Week of Oct. 16 – Oct. 20

  • Monday:
    • Warm Up: USA Test Prep
    • Opening: Anticipation Guide
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Introduce Of Mice and Men
          • Historical Context
          • About the Author
          • Introduce Unit Vocabulary
        • Guided Practice (We do):
          • Historical & Social Context Video & Handout
        • Independent Practice (You do):
          • Word Maps (Group)
        • Closing: See independent practice

 

  • Tuesday:
    • Opening: Quickwrite: How can context contribute to the understanding of a novel?
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review Unit Expectations
        • Review Conflict
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Close reading of Chapter 1
        • 1 Response Notes / Text Dependent Questions
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Conflict Chart (Group work – Springboard pp. 235, 236)
      • Closing: See independent practice

 

  • Wednesday:
    • Opening: USA Test Prep: Characterization
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Mini Lesson – Plot Development
        • Review – Characterization (Flat/Round, Dynamic/Static, Indirect/Direct)
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Review exposition from Ch. 1
        • Begin reading Ch. 2 (pp. 17 – 26)
        • Whole Group Discussion Throughout
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Analyzing George & Lennie (Group Work – Handout)
      • Closing: Group Presentations

 

  • Thursday:
    • Warm Up: Historical Context Quickwrite
    • Opening: Idiom Exercise
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Set purpose for reading
          • Review SIFT strategy
        • Guided Practice (We do):
          • Finish reading chapter
        • Independent Practice (You do):
          • 2 Response Notes / Text Dependent Questions (Independent work)
          • SIFT (Group Work)
        • Closing: See independent practice

 

  • Friday:
    • Opening: Real World Connections Quickwrite
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Set purpose for reading
          • Have students find one quote that is significant to them
        • Guided Practice (We do):
          • Read Ch. 3
          • Response Notes / Text Dependent Questions
        • Independent Practice (You do):
          • Quote – Why is it significant? How does it relate to the real world?
          • Letter to the Government (Group Work)
        • Closing: See independent Practice
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