World Lit: Hopefully, it’s textbook time!

Standard: ELAGSE9-10L6 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

Learning Target: I can identify and analyze the skills and knowledge required to complete Embedded Assessment 1 successfully.

Opening Session: After we complete our 20 minutes of Independent Reading, we’re going to first assign textbooks! I’m going to assign you a numbered book, but this book is YOURS, so feel free to decorate it any way you like. Sharpies work best – washable markers will smear all over. Note: We may not have textbooks yet! If not, we will pull up the activities online and work from there.

After we get textbooks, we’re going to flip to page 4 and complete activity 1.1, Previewing the Unit, and preview our Cultural Identity unit, as well as the first Embedded Assessment.

Work Session: After we finish 1.1 in the text, we’re going to continue on to 1.2, discussing how our cultural identity creates a lens through which we see the world. Included in this lesson is writing a brief constructed response (aka short essay).

As we finish our Work Session today, I would like for you to trade essays with a classmate and give your buddy any feedback you have on their writing.

Closing Session: We will end today with the final bit of activity 1.2, and discuss our classroom norms (aka rules). Effective communication is important, and I want each of your voices to be heard in class!

Differentiation: Process (scaffolded essay); product (modified essay length).

Assessment: Constructed Responses may be graded.

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