What do we want students to be able to know and do?
- W 8.3 a Organize events that unfold
- W 8.3 b Write using dialogue
- W 8.3 c Use of transitions
- W 8.3 d Sensory details
- W 8.3 e Provide Conclusion
- Students will be able to analyze picture books and the use of narrative techniques (dialogue, actions, vivid descriptions) to depict a theme/message.
- Students will be able to write, illustrate and record a picture book that contains narrative techniques and clearly depicts a theme.
- END OF UNIT: The passage above lacks detail and development. Rewrite the passage, adding elements from your own imagination to add dramatic effect to the passage. Make sure your rewritten passage features:
- appropriate dialogue among characters
- vivid description
- proper and clear pacing
- provide a conclusion
NOTE: The passage is not a complete narrative, and your revised passage does not have to be a complete narrative. Focus on the wording, description, and pacing, not on completing the story.
End of Unit Goal:
- 75% of the students will be able to score a 3 or 4 on and end of unit assessment, in which they will rewrite a passage adding vivid details, dialogue, clear vision and pacing within a short story.
Develop Scoring Rubrics:
- Rubric is developed in Actively Learn.
- Constructed Response: Rewrite the details add dramatic effect, dialogue, clear vision, pacing
- Transitional words and phrases
- No conclusion write a brief conclusion and draws the narrative to a logical close
- Click on the two sentences that are distracting or interrupt the flow of the narrative.
- Choose the sentence that is distracting or does not maintain the focus of the paragraph
- Continue the narrative by writing one to three paragraphs that help readers better understand the central conflict of the story.
- For each underlined pair of words, click on the word that is the most precise
- Write the dialogue that might have occurred when George walked up to Joe.
- Use vivid description (Popcorn and Instagram lesson)
- Discuss what makes children’s books memorable
- Read a variety of children’s books and draw conclusions about characteristics that they all have in common
- Literary devices (similes, metaphors)
- Repetition of structure, words (parallel episodes, words, sentence frames, event)
- Bring in a children’s book and analyze looking at the found characteristics
- Brainstorm and begin creating your own children’s book around a specific message
- Students must understand who their audience
Mid way check
Bring April 26: Using passage “Jackson’s a Bully” (questions 8) students will add dialogue- bring evidence that shows students can use appropriate dialogue in order to add dramatic effect to the passage. Punctuate dialogue correctly, use appropriate voice. (In actively learn titled Unit midway)
Bring May 3: Students will be able to add a conclusion to a piece of writing and draw the narrative to a logical close (need to create)
- Proposed testing date 5-10-17
- Projects due 5-12-17