ELA LESSON PLAN Week of: 11.11-14,2008
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STANDARD: 6LT-G2 Identify the characteristics of different forms of prose (short story, novel, novella, essay)
WARM-UP (BCR): List down 5 titles of books that you have read. Classify each book according to its literary form.
OBJECTIVE: Make an outline listing all the prose forms and give the characteristics of each.
ESSENTIAL QUESTION: What are the different literary forms and their characteristics?
PRODUCT: T-chart listing the literary forms and characteristics
Guided Instruction & Independent Practice/Study:
WHOLE GROUP DISCUSSION:
Discuss the different forms of prose and their characteristics:
http://www.learninginhand.com/lessonplans/genre/genre.ppt (use Promethean Board)
SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION:
Break the class into smaller groups of 3. Ask each group to summarize what they have learned about the literary forms and their characteristics using a T-Chart.
WRAP UP Q & A:What kind of literary text is Amelia Earhart? What is the author’s purpose for writing this story? What kind of literary text is The Girl Who Married The Moon? What is the author’s purpose for writing this story?
WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY 11.12-13.2008
STANDARD: 6LT-C1 Analyze the relevance of the setting (eg, time, place, and situation) to the mood and tone of the text.
Imagine a warm, clear night. Describe what you might see in the sky. Tell how the moon changes during a month.
Identify the setting of the text.
ESSENTIAL QUESTION: Why is the girl wearing these clothes? Where do you think is she from? What do you think life is like for the Alutiiq people?
Completed Describing Wheel Graphic Organizer of the setting http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/pdf/wheel_eng.pdf
Completed Frayer Model Graphic Organizer with words used in the story. http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/programs/edu/best/links/FrayerModel.pdf
WHOLE GROUP INSTRUCTION:
-Say: “This week we will be reading a folktale about the moon and the way it appears to change shape in the night sky. To get ready to read, we will talk about things we see in the sky, and what they look like. The moon is one thing we see. How would you describe how it looks --- it’s appearance?”
-Display the poem “The Night Sky” on the Promethean Board and read it aloud. Use gestures to help convey meaning. Have students read the poem including the motions. Ask: What does the poet say a star looks like? What does the poet say a planet looks like?
SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION: “Word Work”
- Show these words and their pictures to the class:
http://www.smbsd.org/uploaded/reading/files/Sixth_Grade/Girl_Who_married_the_moon_theme_2_Wk_2.pdf (use Promethean Board)
- Break the class into small groups of 3. Ask each group to choose two words according to their level of difficulty and analyze each word in this website using the Frayer Model Graphic Organizer http://www.vancouver.wsu.edu/programs/edu/best/links/FrayerModel.pdf
WRAP UP: E-Word Game:http://eduplace.com/kids/hmr06/ewordgame/index.html?grade=6&theme=2&selection=2
STANDARD: 6IT-E1 Identify and analyze the author’s stated purpose, main ideas, supporting details, and supporting evidence.
WARM-UP (BCR)What is your favorite book? What made you like this book? Do you think the author made a good job in writing this book? Why?
Identify the author’s stated purpose of expository text.
Who is Joseph Burchac and what is the message that he is trying to tell his readers of the story? Why did you say that?
Completed Describing Wheel Graphic Organizer about the author http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/pdf/wheel_eng.pdf
WHOLE GROUP INSTRUCTION:
With the Promethean Board, show Joseph Burchac’s page on the Houghton and Mifflin website: http://eduplace.com/kids/hmr06/mtai/bruchac.html?grade=6
Ask a student to read the “About the Author” page.
Discuss and review to the students the author’s purpose in writing a story, show this slide on the Promethean Board: http://www.scribd.com/doc/3110802/Authors-Purpose-Ppt
SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION:
Ask the students to work in pairs. Give out the Describing Wheel Graphic Organizer Completed Describing Wheel Graphic Organizer about the author http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/pdf/wheel_eng.pdf and ask them to describe the author focusing on what motivated him to write the story.
WRAP UP: Author’s Purpose Song:
WORD LIST: Spelling Rule: Homophones
BACHELORS (Easy) = sole, soul; pore, pour; loan, lone; poll, pole; main, mane
MASTERS (Average) = cereal, serial; stationary, stationery; canvas, canvass; patience, patients; prey, pray
PhD (Challenge) = aisle, isle; dissent, descent; barren, baron; assent, ascent; kernel, colonel