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Introduction to Character Foils
During this lesson, students will view video clips and read texts that have character foils examples. Students will complete a graphic organizer with evidence that supports their identification of foil characters. Once complete, students will use the information from the graphic organizer to discuss character foils.
Metacognitive Approaches to Student-based Learning
In this lesson, students will learn how to make complex inferences and draw conclusions about a work of literary fiction using a combination of text evidence and background knowledge. Using a graphic organizer and a short story, students will record both text evidence and their prior knowledge, and combine these elements to make an inference about the character.
Una Reseña de un Restaurante
Students describe a restaurant in restaurant review form using simple phrases and sentences. As they write, students focus on noun-adjective agreement and sentence structure.
Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English I Reading)
You will be able to recognize linguistic roots and affixes to use in determining the meanings of academic English words and in other content areas.
Cognates (English I Reading)
You will use your knowledge of cognates from other languages to help you understand unfamiliar words.
Synthesize Ideas and Details in Several Texts (English I Reading)
You will learn how to synthesize ideas and details in texts and support the connections with textual evidence.
Annotate for Meaning (English I Reading)
You will learn how to annotate or mark a text as you read and re-read to gain a deeper understanding of the text.
Annotate and Analyze a Paired Passage: Practice 1 (English I Reading)
You will read and annotate paired texts in order to make inferences, draw conclusions, and synthesize ideas and details using textual evidence.
Generate Ideas and Questions
You will learn strategies to help you generate questions and ideas about a topic.
Effective Introduction and Conclusion and Variety of Sentence Structures (English I Writing)
You will be able to write effective introductions and conclusions with a controlling idea or thesis, using a variety of sentence patterns.
Denotation and Connotation (English I Reading)
You will be able to distinguish between the denotative (dictionary) meaning of a word and its connotative (emotions or associations that are implied rather than literal) meaning.
Understatement/Overstatement (English I Reading)
You will be able to recognize and explain the purpose of understatement and overstatement in a text.
Diction and Tone (English I Reading)
You will be able to evaluate the diction in a text and discover the author's tone.
Close Reading of Prose: Practice 1 (English I Reading)
You will read carefully in order to identify diction, tone, and irony and evaluate their impact on the meaning of a text.
Rhetorical Devices and Transitions
You will be able to write an essay using effective rhetorical devices and transitions.
Organization Appropriate to Purpose, Audience, and Context
You will be able to write an essay that is organized appropriate to audience, purpose, and context.
Development of Characters Through Literary Devices (English I Reading)
You will be able to recognize how literary devices such as character foils can create complex characters in a short story.
Relevant Information and Valid Inferences
You will be able to write an essay that contains relevant information and valid inferences.
Revising for Effective Introductions and Conclusions (English I Writing)
You will learn strategies for evaluating and revising an introduction, conclusion, and controlling idea or thesis in an essay.
Rhetorical Devices and Transitions (English I Writing)
You will learn strategies for evaluating and revising rhetorical devices and transitions in an essay.