Step Up to Writing for Academic English

PMS - Spring Semester 2017

Learning Goal: By June 2016, Academic English students will be able to summarize an article by writing a paragraph using Step Up to Writing strategies.

Materials:

Weeks

First Period

Second Period

Article Name

Goal/Assessment

Weeks 2-3

January 17-20

January 23-27

Reading Routine

1. Model

2. Choral

3. Independent or partner

Vocabulary procedures with Frayer Model

Comprehension Quiz (optional)

Assessment

MLK

Trump

Frayer Model Vocabulary

Students will create a Frayer model vocabulary card to explain two new words in an article.  

Weeks 4-5

January 30-February 3

February 6-10

Reading Routine

1. Model

2. Choral

3. Independent or partner

Vocabulary (1 card only)

Introducing main ideas using IVF: highlight, chart, and then write sentence

Comprehension Quiz (optional)

Fireworks

Commercial 

Fallen Tree

Liger 

Main Idea

Students will use an IVF chart to identify and write the main idea of an article.

Weeks 6-7

February 13-17

Break

February 27-March 3

Reading Routine

1. Model

2. Choral

3. Independent or partner

Vocabulary (2 cards)

Details: highlight

Details: write a list below IVF - pull out key phrases  

Comprehension Quiz (optional)

Dam 

Soccer Field

Details 

Students will create a list of details (key phrases) to support the main idea of an article.

Weeks 8-9

March 6-10

March 13-17

Reading Routine

1. Model

2. Choral

3. Independent or partner

Vocabulary (2 cards)

Model Paragraph

IVF + details list → paragraph

(I do)

Comprehension Quiz (optional)

Colorblind

Plumber

Model Paragraph

Students will contribute as the teacher models writing a summary paragraph using IVF and details list.

Weeks 10-11

March 20-24

March 27-31

Reading Routine

1. Model

2. Choral

3. Independent or partner

Vocabulary (2 cards)

Model Paragraph

IVF + list → paragraph

(we do)

Comprehension Quiz (optional)

Girls Coding

Little Robot

Collaborative Paragraph

Students will work in partners to a summary paragraph using IVF and details list.

Weeks 12-16

April 3-7

Spring Break

April 18-21

April 24-28

May 1-5

May 8-12

Reading Aloud Routine

1. Model

2. Choral

3. Independent or partner

Vocabulary (2 cards)

Write IVF  

List details

Write paragraph

(you do)

Comprehension Quiz (optional)

Carlos Santana

Sloths

Animal Adoption

Wildland Fires

Beecher Stowe

Independent Paragraph

Students will write an IVF, list details, and then write a paragraph.