Week of Aug. 28 – Sept. 1

  • Monday:
    • Warm Up: USA Test Prep
    • Opening: Life Lines (Childhood through Old Age) & Discussion Question
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do): Review juxtaposition, flashback and imagery
      • Guided Practice (We do): Preview & Read “Marigolds” (p. 16) Student annotation
      • Independent Practice (You do): Text dependent questions
    • Closing: Think-Pair-Share (last sentence of story) & Independent Reading Logs
  • Tuesday:
    • Warm Up: USA Test Prep
    • Opening: Think-Pair-Share: In your own words, explain the difference between denotation and connotation.
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do): Review “Marigolds” (p. 16-23)
      • Guided Practice (We do): Complete “Marigold’s Text-Dependent Questions
      • Independent Practice (You do): Deciphering conflict and Conversations with Characters (p. 34)
        • Exploring Coming of Age (Web Organizer)
      • Closing: Sustained Silent Reading
  • Wednesday:
    • Warm Up: USA Test Prep
    • Opening: Venn Diagram: Prose v. Poetry
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do): Preview the story
      • Guided Practice (We do): Read and annotate an excerpt from Always Running (p.37).
      • Independent Practice (You do): Share annotations and complete second read. In pairs or groups answer questions.
    • Closing: SSR & See independent practice
  • Thursday:
    • Warm Up: USA Test Prep
    • Opening: Quickwrite: in 5-7 sentences summarize yesterday’s reading
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do): Notes on Poetry
      • Guided Practice (We do): Read and annotate “Race Politics” (p.39, 40) Discuss and complete second read
      • Independent Practice (You do): Venn Diagram and text dependent questions
    • Closing: SSR
  • Friday:
    • Warm Up: USA Test Prep
    • Opening: In your opinion, what is the best story we have read so far? List 5 things you enjoyed about the story.
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do): Go over the criteria and review the rubric for the Short Story Embedded Assessment
      • Guided Practice (We do): Plot a fiction story as a class (to model)
      • Independent Practice (You do): Brainstorm and plot your narrative
    • Closing: SSR
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