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Picture Book Work Day and Black Panther!

Standards

W.9-10.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
W.9-10.3.b Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
W.9-10.3.c Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.
W.9-10.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
W.9-10.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Activator

Let’s check in with our picture books and then cue up our movie! We’re watching the beginning of Black Panther today!

Learning Target

I can provide an objective summary of Things Fall Apart by working with my group in order to create a picture book based on the novel.

Work Session

It’s CRUNCH TIME PEOPLE!!! You need to get your picture books 90% finished today so that tomorrow can be all about polishing and turning in, because tomorrow you also need to start your research project for this unit!

Consider the following:

  • Don’t put too much text on the page so that it will overshadow your writing.
  • Consider, perhaps, putting text on one side of the page, and illustrating the other side.
  • If you want a single sentence to stand out, put it alone across one or two pages.
  • Or, if you have a beautiful illustration, you could dedicate a whole page to it and put very little writing on that page.

Next, you should figure out what pictures you want to put on each page. Consider the following:

  • Make your illustrations dynamic. You don’t want to have the same picture over and over again, right?
  • Make sure your illustrations show what the text says.
  • Use lots of color and imagination in your drawing ideas. Remember, this is for little kids!

I’ll give you guys paper to begin your bookmaking process and remind you how to fold it. Enjoy!

Closing Session

Picture book check in!

Assessment

Informal assessment (work day)

Differentiation

Students will be placed in groups of varied ability level, talent, and learning style. Students will read in small group to account for differences in reading

The Story of Wednesday

Standard:

  • RL.9-10.3. Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

Learning Target: I will analyze how Gregor has developed over the course of The Metamorphosis by writing his story as a children’s book.

Activator: THUG NOTES!!!

Work Session: Welcome to Wednesday! We are going to continue reading The Metamorphosis today, using the same strategy we did yesterday – and we are gonna finish the book today!! What what, we are DONE reading it!!! Now we just get to work on our picture books and discussion before we do our essay and test next week! (Yep, essay. I must be a glutton for punishment because those suckers take 5ever to grade, and yet I keep assigning them….)

Anyway, we will read to the end of the page and then I’ll ask you guys a question, then reset the timer and check for understanding. This way things are chunked up a little but. BUT, because I have to raise the bar, we are doing 6 minutes per page this time instead of 8 like we had yesterday!

After we finish, I want you guys to get into your groups and work on your picture books. Remember, you need to have your story draft and storyboard (rough draft of illustrations) done TODAY!!! Tomorrow we will have a whole day work session for your picture books, so be ready!

Closing session: Picture book check in! I want to come conference with every group and make sure we’re all on the same page 🙂

Differentiation: Learning Style – visual learners can draw, writers can write, kinesthetic learners can work on book assembly.

Assessment: Formative checks for understanding, picture books will be graded.

Permission forms! Permission forms!!

Welcome to Tuesday!

Standard:

  • ELAGSE9-10W5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

Learning Target: I will write a strong rough draft with my group for my picture book project by focusing on what is most significant for an audience of children.06

Activator: Alien trailer! This is the movie we’re going to watch next week!

Work Session: First things first, I’m going to pass out your permission forms to watch Alien next week! Remember, these have GOT to be signed by mom or dad or whoever you stay with, otherwise you can’t watch the movie, because it is rated R.

Next up…

Today we’re going to read the first half of part III in the book. YAY!! This means we’re ALMOST DONE! For this reading, we’re going to use the questions-by-pages strategy. You guys will read to the bottom of the page (you have 6 minutes per page – they’re longer pages than last time we did this) and then I’ll have a question on the board for you to answer.

When we finish that, you guys should get to work with your groups on the picture book project! By the end of the day today, I expect you should be able to turn in either the rough draft or the storyboard (obviously, you can’t have the very last bit done because you haven’t finished the book, but you should certainly be almost done!). You can also start working on drawing your pages, and those of you who would like to type can send a group member over to the computers.

Closing Session: Picture Book Check In – I would like to meet with every group and check off each of your storyboards or rough drafts!

Assessment: Picture books will be graded, questions can be formatively checked for completion and understanding.

Differentiation: Leveled grouping strategy based on ability/achievement; visual/kinesthetic activity (picture book); chunking

Picture It: Monday

Standards

W.9-10.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
W.9-10.3.b Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.
W.9-10.3.c Use a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole.
W.9-10.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
W.9-10.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Activator

Learning Target

Students will begin part III of The Metamorphosis make a draft and storyboard for their picture book project, detailing the writing and illustrations to go on each page.

Work Session

Okay, nobody panic, but I’m about to put you into assigned groups. Don’t freak out! I do know who your friends are, generally! So get with your groups… Today we’re going to read the first half of part III in the book. YAY!! This means we’re ALMOST DONE!

Read with your group pages 1095-1101 (all the way to the bottom of the page). Then, answer the following questions:

  1. Who becomes Gregor’s caretaker?
  2. What are three things the family does to earn money?
  3. What draws Gregor out of his room?

After everyone has turned in these three questions (consider it a ticket to move onto the next activity),I’ll give you guys a big group assignment, which is….

A picture book!!!

Here’s the skinny:

The Picture Book Project!
For this project, you will plan, write, illustrate, and produce your own original children’s picture book.

You will be working in pre-assigned groups of 3. Your picture book should meet the following requirements:

  • The story must be a retelling of Franz Kafka’s story The Metamorphosis, written for children.
    • You must use the same characters as The Metamorphosis.
    • The story must follow the plot of The Metamorphosis.
  •  Your story should be 300-500 words.
  • Your book should be at least 10 pages, but no more than 20 pages.
  • The text of your book should reflect proper grammar, conventions, and spelling. The text may be typed or hand-written.
  • The illustrations should be fully colored and show effort, creativity, and neatness. I understand that not everyone is Rembrandt, but everyone is capable of putting time and energy into his or her artwork.
  • You must complete and turn in the following components:
    • Story Draft (20 points) – Due tomorrow, Tuesday, September 13th
    • Storyboard (20 points) – Due tomorrow, Tuesday, September 13th
    • Finished Product (60 points) – Due Friday, September 16th
  • The Picture Book Project – metamorphosis.docx

Closing Session

Check in – Picture Book Project

Assessment

Reading ticket, informal assessment of picture book work/brainstorming/drafting.

Differentiation

Students will be placed in groups of varied ability level, talent, and learning style. Students will read in small group to account for differences in reading levels.

Picture Books are DUE TODAY!!!!

Standard: 

  • RL.9-10.9. Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

Learning Target: Students will finish their picture books and turn them in for assessment.

Activator: We love this book at my house 🙂

HEY!!!! Your picture books are due TODAY!!!!!

GET TO WORK, SLACKERS!!!

Closing Session: Picture book check in – anyone care to read their story aloud to the class?

Differentiation: Process – students can work on different aspects of the book; content – differentiated groupings.

Assessment: Checks for understanding throughout, picture book will be a major project grade.