Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday 4-18-18

Week #32:
Unit 6: Analyzing & Comparing Form & Structure
Bell-Ringer:
10 minute free-write
Objective:
We will learn how to write a short story that
develops real or imagined experiences or events using
effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and
well-structured event sequences by looking at a student
example of a historical fiction short story.  
We’ll know we have it when we’ve written the first two rising
action events.
Warm-Up:
Read and analyze a student example of a historical fiction
short story.
Class Work:
Begin writing historical fiction short story.
Homework:

30 Minutes of independent reading.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday 4-17-18

Week #32:
Unit 6: Analyzing & Comparing Form & Structure
Bell-Ringer:
10 minutes of independent reading
Warm-Up:
Read and analyze the story Blue-Sky Home.
Learning Intention:
We will learn how to plan out a story using a plot map
We’ll do this so that we can write a short story that
develops real or imagined experiences or events using
effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and
well-structured event sequences.
We’ll know we have it when we’ve completed the plot map (plan).
Class Work:
7 Elements of Historical Fiction
Plan short story using a plot map (create in notebook)
Homework:

30 minutes of independent reading

Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday 4-16-18

Unit 6: Analyzing & Comparing Form & Structure
Bell-Ringer:
10 minutes of independent reading
Warm-Up:
Read and analyze the story Black Blizzard.
Learning Intention:
We will learn how to plan out a story using a plot map
We’ll do this so that we can write a short story that
develops real or imagined experiences or events using
effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and
well-structured event sequences.
We’ll know we have it when we’ve completed the plot map (plan).
Class Work:
Notes: What makes for a good story?
Plan short story using a plot map (create in notebook)
Homework:

30 minutes of independent reading

Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday 4-13-18

Week #31:
Unit: Analyzing & Comparing Form & Structure
Bell-Ringer:
10 minutes of independent reading
Warm-Up:
Read and analyze the song, Behind the Clouds.
Learning Intention:
We will learn how to read like a writer and examine a
writer’s craft by reading and analyzing the short story
Black Blizzard by Maurine V. Eleder.
We’ll do this so that we can write a short story that
develops real or imagined experiences or events using
effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and
well-structured event sequences.
We’ll know we have it when we’ve noted and named
several techniques a writer uses to create an engaging story.
Class Work:
Read and analyze the story Black Blizzard
Research Notes for Historical Fiction Short Story
Homework:
Finish up your research and make sure that your
Research notes are completed.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday 4-12-18

Week #31:
Unit: Analyzing & Comparing Form & Structure
Bell-Ringer:
10 minute free-write
Warm-Up:
Analyze the poem, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
Learning Intention:
Today we will learn how to research like a writer of historical
fiction by researching the who, what, where, when, why  and
how of our chosen historical events.
We’ll do this so that we can write our own historical
fiction short story with one of the historical events from our
research.
We’ll know we have it when we are able to complete at least
nine boxes of Step 2 of our research notes.
Class Work:
Research Notes for Historical Fiction Short Story
Homework:

Finish analyzing the poem,
Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wednesday 4-11-18

Week #31:
Unit: Analyzing & Comparing Form & Structure
Bell-Ringer:
Library Visit: Get a book for CMAS testing.
Warm-Up:
Read and annotate the poem, I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.
Learning Intention:
Today we will learn how to research like a writer of historical
fiction by researching the who, what, where, when, why  and
how of our chosen historical events.
We’ll do this so that we can write our own historical
fiction short story with one of the historical events from our
research.
We’ll know we have it when we are able to complete at least
six boxes of Step 2 of our research notes.
Class Work:
Research Notes for Historical Fiction Short Story
Homework:
Finish reading and annotating the poem,
Wandered Lonely as a Cloud.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday 4-10-18

Week #31:
Unit: Analyzing & Comparing Form & Structure
Bell-Ringer:
10 minutes of required reading (Historical Fiction Novel)
Warm-Up:
Complete the analysis for the text, The Color of Clouds.
Learning Intention:
Today we will learn how to research like a writer of historical fiction
by researching and identifying three possible historical events.
We’ll do this so that we can write our own historical fiction short
story with one of the historical events from our research.
We’ll know we have it when we are able to complete at least
three boxes of Step 2 of our research notes.
Class Work:
Research Notes for Historical Fiction Short Story
Homework:
Finish the analysis for the text, The Color of Clouds.