Name: Ms.

Hudson Class: E6 Topic: Regents Preparation/TMDG

Date: 5-14-12/Monday CC Standards: W10- write routinely over extended periods of time. SL1- initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions Focus (In the form of a question – How? or Why?): How can we use graphic organizers to help us to write successful critical lens essays? Learning Target(s) Explicitly Stated / Students will be able to (S.W.B.A.T.): 1. Compose a graphic organizer on critical lens essays to help students write well organized essays. Materials Guided Notes Proofreading rubric Folders SmartBoard The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell Stop-watch Literary Element Poster Vocabulary ←Critical Lens ←Literary Elements: a part of a book Start-Up Assessment For Learning (Determine Prior Knowledge): (5 mins) Do you agree or disagree with the following quote? Tell me why. “In the fight between good and evil, good always wins.” Pivotal/Medial Questions: Mini-Lesson (Whole Group): (5 mins) 1. What are some movies that support your anShare outs swer? Review the requirements for completing a criti2. What are some books that support your an- cal lens essay. swer? Review the vocabulary word: literary element 3. What are some steps we can take to write Review the five steps of the writing process. successful essays? Model how to complete a graphic organizer for 4. Do you think this process changes if you are a critical lens essay. writing an essay for an exam? Why or why not? Group Work (Differentiated or Tiered Instructional Strategies – Bold each strategy used): 1. Flexible grouping 4. Model of task 7. Use of technology 2. Rubric 5. Bloom’s questioning 8. Peer discussion/teaching 3. Graphic organizer 6. Cooperative learning 9. Workshop model

Exceeding Standards Task: (30 minutes) Question(s) to Assess Understanding: 1. Students complete the graphic organizer and Where in literature do you see battles between begin writing their critical lens essays. good and evil? At Standards Task: 1. How would you explain this quotation to your 1. Students complete a graphic organizer to little sister/brother/cousin? help them to write a successful essay. Below Standards Task: 1. What does this quote really mean? 1. Students rewrite the quotation in their own words and explain whether to agree or disagree with it in the graphic organizer. Share-Out (Whole Group) Activity / Question: (2 mins) Students share their completed work with the class and a volunteer records the work on the smartboard. Final Summary Question (to Assess Understanding): (3 mins) Where else can we apply the skill of interpreting quotations?

Name: _______________________ 5/11/12 E6 SWBAT 1. Compose a graphic organizer on critical lens essays to help students write well organized essays. Focus: How can we use graphic organizers to help us to write successful critical lens essays? Step 1: Start Up: Do you agree or disagree with the following quote? Tell me why. “In the fight between good and evil, good always wins.”

Step 2: What is the critical lens essay? Step 3: What is a literary element?

Literary Elements

Step 4: How can we organize our thoughts in preparation for writing a critical lens essay?

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