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Lesson Plan~The Academy for Technology & the Classics~Cultivating Fearless Learners

Instructor’s name:
Ayers

Course/Grade:
Grade 11 AP Language and Composition

Week of:

Unit Name:

02/29 -03/04

Multiple Choice Intensive

(1A)*Essential

Question(s):
(1A/1B) Connections (prior/future learning):
How does the author utilize diction, organization and
Students will connect with past experience analyzing noncharacter development to create a quality piece of non- fiction work.
fiction?
(1A) Common Core/State Standards:
W.11-12; RI.11-12; SL.11-12
(1E) Other considerations (modifications,
(1D) Resources/Materials:
accommodations, acceleration, ELL, etc.
All accommodations and modifications indicated in
Laptops
student IEPs will be followed. Any needs of ELL
Norton Readers
students (modification of assignment length,
Vocabulary list/quiz
modification of assignment complexity, modification of
source reading, etc.) will be implemented.
(1F) Assessment (How will you monitor progress and know students have successfully met outcomes? What happens
when students understand and when they don’t understand?
Daily: direct observation
This Week: direct observation/written analysis/vocabulary quiz/Socratic dialogue
MONDAY
Wednesday: multiple choice analysis paragraph due
Thursday: Vocabulary quiz
Friday: Socratic dialogue: “Existentialism” in the Norton
Reader

Learning Target: Students will show improved skills
in multiple choice understanding by completing items on
an online platform.
(1C) Do Now: What do you know about Existentialism as
a philosophy?
(1C)

We will introduce the concept of existentialism in
preparation for this week’s Socratic dialogue. Then we
will engage in multiple choice practice using
Learnerator.com.

(1F)Embedded Formative Assessment: multiple choice
items
(1B)Closing Activity: As a whole class, we will discuss what
we learned today and how we will use these skills in the
future.

TUESDAY

No Classes: Teacher Inservice
WEDNESDAY
(1C) Learning Target: Students will show improved skills
in multiple choice understanding by completing practice
items and a written analysis of one incorrect answer.
(1C) Do Now: Emotional Intelligence check-in.
After completing practice items, students will choose one
item they answered incorrectly and write a paragraph
(no less than seven sentences) describing the logic that
led them to this answer. This should be turned in at the
end of class.
THURSDAY
(1C) Learning Target: Students will show improved skills
in multiple choice understanding by completing items on
an online platform.
Do Now: Take out a pencil, clear your desk, and get
ready for a vocabulary quiz.
(1C)

(1F)Embedded Formative Assessment: Written analysis
(1B)Closing Activity: As a whole class, we will discuss what
we learned today and how we will use these skills in the
future.

(1F)Embedded Formative Assessment: multiple choice
items.
(1B)Closing Activity: As a whole class, we will discuss what
we learned today and how we will use these skills in the
future.

After completing a vocabulary quiz, students will
complete practice items on Learnerator.com.
FRIDAY
(1C) Learning Target: Students will improve their skills in
speaking and listening. They will show their learning by
engaging in Socratic dialogue.
Do Now: Please produce the opening question(s) you
have prepared for today’s discussion. Be ready to share
it with the class and explain why this particular question
is important to you and important for us to explore.
(1C)

(1F)Embedded Formative Assessment: Observation of
oral discussion and written notes
(1B)Closing

Activity: Students will briefly discuss high
points and areas of growth in the Socratic dialogue.

Socratic dialogue: “Existentialism.”
*Refers to NMTEACH Rubric:
1A-Demonstrating knowledge of content
1B-Designing coherent instruction
1C-Setting Instructional outcomes
1D-Demonstrating knowledge of resources
1E-Demonstrating knowledge of students
1F-Designing student assessment

Formative Assessment includes, but is not limited to:
Exit tickets, white board response, consensagrams, red/green cards, formal or
informal student conferences, sticky note assessment.