Unit Plan - ____ Grade | Subject Areas: _________, ________, ________| Name________________________ | Cohort _____  | Dates: __________________________________

Will you: Read and annotate the five chapters of this New York Times series. Write about Dasani, the focus of these narrative articles, the way you would write about the main character of a short story. Also, get involved in discussions about each of the articles by posting your responses, adding your comments, doing more research into the issues of homelessness and making more comments, citing your research. There are more than 22,000 homeless children in New York, the highest number since the Great Depression. This is one of their stories.

Track your progress.

⌧ Turned in

⌧ More work needed

⌧ Mastery

Reflect

Keep Track and

Make Connections

Wonder

Point to What's Important

and Ask Questions

Investigate

Analyze and

Draw Conclusions

Construct

Create and Collaborate

with Multimedia

Express
Combine Your Ideas
with Other Texts

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Critical Thinking Independent reading and quantitative reasoning

Chapter 1, Step 1

Chapter 2, Step 1

Chapter 3, Step 1

Chapter 4, Step 1

Chapter 5, Step 1

Step One of Six: Annotate in NowComment - Chapter 1 of the five New York Times Dasani articles.

Step One of Six: Annotate in in NowComment - Chapter 2 of the five New York Times Dasani articles.

Step One of Six: Annotate in NowComment - Chapter 3 of the five New York Times Dasani articles

Step One of Six: Annotate in in NowComment - Chapter 4  of the five New York Times Dasani articles.

Step One of Six: Annotate in NowComment - Chapter 5 of the five New York Times Dasani articles.

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Creativity

Self-directed learning
and problem solving

Chapter 1, Step 2*

Chapter 2, Step 2

Chapter 3, Step 2

Chapter 4, Step 2

Chapter 5, Step 2

Step Two of Six: Write about Dasani as if she were a character in a story using Lit Guide: Tracking the Characters,

Step Two of Six: Write about Dasani as if she were a character in a story using Lit Guide, Questioning and Speculating.

Step Two of Six: Write about Dasani as if she were a character in a story using Lit Guide: Character Traits and Relationships.

Step Two of Six: Write about Dasani as if she were a character in a story using Lit Guide,  Character Analysis Introduction

Step Two of Six: Write about Dasani as if she were a character in a story using Lit Guide, Character Archetypes.

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Build

Making creative projects for learning and sharing

Chapter 1, Step 3

Chapter 2, Step 3

Chapter 3, Step 3

Chapter 4, Step 3

Chapters 1-5, Step 3

Step Three of Six: Write 15 questions: 5 for people you know; 5 for “Vox Pop”/street interviews; 5 for experts.

Step Three of Six: Record interviews with other students you know about homelessness. Post on Youth Voices.

Step Three of Six: Record interviews in hallways or in the street about homeless-

ness. Post on Youth Voices.

Step Three of Six: Record interviews with experts or in the street about homelessness. Post on Youth Voices.

Step Three of Six: Record interviews with experts about homelessness. Post on Youth Voices.

Chapter 1, Step 4

Chapter 2, Step 4

Chapters 3, Step 4

Chapter 5, Step 4

Chapter  5, Step 4

Step Four of Six: Annotate one podcast about Dasani on the mission page.

Step Four  of Six: Use Dialectical notes and read resources on The NYT Index: Homelessness

Step Four of Six: Annotate a second podcast about Dasani on the mission page.

Step Four of Six: Use Dialectical notes and read resources on The NYT Index: Homelessnes

Step Four of Six: Annotate a the video about Dasani from the mission page.

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Connect Participating in conversations with evidence and precision

Chapter 1, Step 5

Chapter 2, Step 5

Chapter 3, Step 5

Chapter 4, Step 5

Chapter 5, Step 5

Step Five of Six: Post a response to “Girl in the Shadows” as a YV post, using: Adding a quotation,,,

Step Five of Six: Post a response to “A Future Rests on a Fragile Foundation” as a YV post, using: Basic Non-Fiction.

Step Five of Six: Post a response to “A Neighbor- hood’s Divide” as a YV post, using: Ethos, Pathos, Logos.

Step Five of Six: Post a response to “Finding Strength in… Siblings” as a YV post, using: Developed Non-Fiction Response.

Step Five of Six: Post a “Collage Essay” using all of your writing about Dasani (Step 2) and posts on Chapters.1-5.

Chapter 1, Step 6

Chapter 2, Step 6

Chapter 3, Step 6

Chapter 4, Step 6

Chapter 5, Step 6

Step Six of Six: Add comments to "Invisible Child" posts, quoting from research. Use: Adding a quotation to a comment,

Step Six of Six: Add comments to "Invisible Child" posts, quoting from research. Use: Quoting a source in a comment

Step Six of Six: Add comments to "Invisible Child" posts, Add quotes (from Step 4) to Guide: Agree/Disagree Response

Step Six of Six: Add comments to "Invisible Child" posts, quoting from research. Use: Quoting a source in a comment

Step Six of Six: Add comments to "Invisible Child" posts, quoting from research. Use: Quoting a source in a comment