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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.
After students watch a brief video introducing thesis statements, they will create a class thesis statement checklist, use a prompt to write a personal thesis, compare theirs to others in their group while working to craft and revise a group thesis to present to the class after participating in a Gallery Walk where they provide and incorporate revision suggestions.
Make Connections Between and Across Literary Texts (English 7 Reading)
You will learn how to make connections between and across texts, including other media (e.g., film, play), and provide textual evidence.
Monologues and Soliloquies (English I Reading)
You will be able to recognize monologue and soliloquy and explain how they function in a play.
Parallelism of Details (English I Writing)
You will learn strategies for evaluating and revising an essay so that similar grammatical structures in sentences, phrases, and paragraphs are parallel.
Syntax (English I Reading)
You will be able to evaluate the author's syntax and its impact on the meaning of a text.
Use Outlines, Notetaking, Graphic Organizers, Lists (English I Writing)
You will learn how to use outlines, notes, graphic organizers, and lists to help you evaluate and organize your ideas.
Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English 8 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.
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.
Distinguish Between Summary and Critique (English I Reading)
You will learn how to summarize a text in contrast to writing a critique that takes a position.
Analyze How Author's Style and Syntax Support Meaning (English I Reading)
You will be able to analyze how an author's style and syntax support meaning in a text.
Analyze Famous Speeches for Rhetorical Structures and Devices (English I Reading)
You will be able to analyze the persuasive impact of rhetorical structures and devices in famous speeches.
Analyze an Argument: Practice 1 (English I Reading)
You will be able to analyze the quality, relevance, and credibility of evidence that supports or opposes an argument.
Writing an Engaging Short Story with Interesting and Believable Characters
You will be able to write a short story with interesting and believable characters.