7thGrade English:Quarter 3; WritingSOL’s: 7.1,7.3, 7.4,7.5,7.6,7.7,7.8The student will plan, draft, and revise original poems by:a) Creating a list of possible poetry topics, memories, important events, etc. into his/her HeartMap.b) Observe characteristics of effective Poetry Mentors: Langston Hughes, William Carlos Williams, etc.c) Learning the importance of ‘Show, don’t tell’ in writingd) Incorporating figurative language elements and other poetic forms into their writinge) Meeting with peers and teachers for specific feedbackf) Drafting a final copy with attention to; composing, mechanics and usage, and written expression.g) Incorporating all skills & strategies learned into a Final Class AnthologyEnglish 7 PLC
Standards:EL 7.4.f Extend general and specialized vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, writingEL.7.7 The student will write in a variety of forms with an emphasis on exposition, narration, and persuasion.EL.7.7.a Identify intended audience.EL.7.8.e Edit for verb tense consistency and point of view.EL.7.8 The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure,and paragraphing.EL.7.7.k Use computer technology to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish writing.EL7.1.d Use language and style appropriate to audience, topic, and purposeEL7.3.c Describe how word choice and visual images convey a viewpointEL.7.4.c Identify and analyze figurative language.EL.7.5 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction,and poetry.EL 7.5.b Compare and contrast various forms and genres of fictional textEL 7.5.c Identify conventional elements and characteristics of a variety of genresEL.7.5.d Describe the impact of word choice, imagery, and literary devices including figurative language.EL 7.5.f Use prior and background knowledge as a context for new learningEL 7.5.j Identify the author’s organizational patternEL.7.6.g Describe how word choice and language structure convey an authors viewpoint.EL.7.6.k Organize and synthesize information for use in written formats.EL.7.7.b Use a variety of prewriting strategies including graphic organizers to generate and organize ideas.EL.7.7.c Organize writing structure to fit mode or topicEL.7.7.d Establish a central idea and organization.EL.7.7.g Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.EL.7.8.b Choose appropriate adjectives and adverbs to enhance writing.EL.7.8.h Use correct spelling for commonly used words
NAMEDATEThe Unit Organizer: Bigger pictureLAST UNIT /Experience CURRENT UNIT NEXT UNIT /ExperienceUNITSELF-TESTQUESTIONSis about...UNITRELATIONSHIPSUNIT SCHEDULE UNIT MAPCURRENT UNIT1 3245678Getting StartedChoosing aTopicMentor TextsKinds ofLeadsAssessmentMemoirPERSONAL NARRATIVEPersuasive EssayF - Nothing ever Happens on90thStreet - ResponseF – 7 Best ThingsS - Writing TerritoriesF - Choosing 3 TopicsF – Ba Da Bing!S - Exploding a MomentF - Owl Moon- ResponseF – IHASMOP HuntS - Figurative LanguageFlipbooksF - Review LeadsF - Try 2S – Memoir LeadF – Focused Peer FeedbackF - Focused Teacher FeedbackS – Memoir Final DraftS - Released Narrative Promptwriting a single event from my life andcomposing a piece that has voice, specificword choice, figurative language, and astrong lead that will interest my readers.Memoir andautobiography havea lot in common.Whoseautobiography wouldI like to read?1. What events in my life are important for me to remember?2. How do I explode a moment in my writing?3. What are the elements of figurative language?4. How do I create a strong lead?5. Do I know how to choose specific words to make my writing stronger?6. Do I know what the terms; composing, usage and mechanics, and written expression mean?Writing TerritoriesExploding aMomentFigurative LanguageElementsCreating a strongleadComposingUsage & MechanicsWritten ExpressionResearch11/811/1211/1411/1611/2011/2711/2912/312/1012/1212/1412/1812/201/31/101/14Grading Period ends: 1/17/13
NAMEDATEThe Unit Organizer: Bigger pictureLAST UNIT /Experience CURRENT UNIT NEXT UNIT /ExperienceUNITSELF-TESTQUESTIONSis about...UNITRELATIONSHIPSUNIT SCHEDULE UNIT MAPCURRENT UNIT1 3245678Getting StartedPoetryElements Mentor PoetsKinds ofPoemsAssessmentPoetryWRITING WORKSHOPMemoirS - Released Narrative PromptF - HeartmapF – Borrow a Line ResponseS – HaikuF – AmEx AdsF – Dream Deferred ResponseS – I am From…poemF - William Carlos WilliamsBiography ActivityF – 4 Try ItsS – So Much DependsPoemF – 13 Ways of Looking…ResponseF – Try 3 points of viewS –Point of View PoemF – The Bean EatersF – Write about a PebbleS – Bucket List PoemUnderstanding what makes a poem effectiveIncorporating figurative language, rhythm,rhyme, and repetitionLearning how to show, not tellDifferent kinds of poetryUsing what I’ve learned to write my own poemsMany poets writeabout their own lifeexperiences – justlike a memoir.Figurative languageis important in poetryas well.1. What elements make a poem effective to me as a reader?2. How do I ‘show, not tell’ in my poetry? Do I understand what specific word choice means?3. What are the different poetic forms? Which ones do I like to write?4. How do I create an effective poem?5. Who are my favorite poets? Why do I like their work more than others?6. Can I apply what I’ve learned about poetry into my own writing?Poetry PB ResponseStationsBorrow A Line – IntroductionTo PoetryPoetry Slam VideoLangston HughesWilliam Carlos WilliamsWallace StevensBilly CollinsGwendolyn BrooksMary OliverNaomi Shihab NyeSonnetsCinquainsAcrosticConcreteFree VerseHaikuComposingUsage & MechanicsWritten ExpressionResearch1/261/282/12/152/223/1Grading Period ends: March 22, 2013Figurative LanguageRhythmRhymeRepetition
CONCEPT DIAGRAMCONVEY TARGETEDCONCEPTNOTE KEY WORDSOFFER OVERALLCONCEPTCLASSIFYCHARACTERISTICSAlways Present Sometimes Present Never PresentExamples:TIE DOWN ADEFINITIONEXPLORE EXAMPLESKey WordsPRACTICE WITHNEW EXAMPLENonexamples:1)memoir2)narrative3) simile4) hyperbole5) alliteration6) metaphor7) onomatopoeia8)personification9) Leads10) Composing11) Usage &Mechanics•. WrittenExpressionMemoir True Personal StoriesSlice of LifeAutobiographyGraphic Novel MemoirPersonal NarrativeFantasyRealisticFictionBiographyHistorical FictionTrue storyWriter’s own storyActual events______________Real PeopleReal PlacesHistorical eventsFigurative LanguageIllustrationsTalking animalsMemoir is a type of writing that is based on the author’s experience and/or real life,written by the author, and includes actual events from the author’s life.
134 5 2TermReminding WordLINCing Story LINCing Picture DefinitionLINCS TablesList the parts Identify a reminding word Note a LINCing story Create a LINCing picture Self-test134 5 2TermReminding WordLINCing Story LINCing Picture Definition134 5 2TermReminding WordLINCing Story LINCing Picture Definition134 5 2TermReminding WordLINCing Story LINCing Picture DefinitionMemoirFigurative LanguageComposingMechanicsMemoryfreshAn account of thepersonal experiencesof an authorA word or phrase thatdeparts from everydayliteral language for thesake of comparison,emphasis, clarity, orfreshness.
134 5 2TermReminding WordLINCing Story LINCing Picture DefinitionLINCS TablesList the parts Identify a reminding word Note a LINCing story Create a LINCing picture Self-test134 5 2TermReminding WordLINCing Story LINCing Picture Definition134 5 2TermReminding WordLINCing Story LINCing Picture Definition134 5 2TermReminding WordLINCing Story LINCing Picture DefinitionUsageWritten ExpressionImageryHyperbole
134 5 2TermReminding WordLINCing Story LINCing Picture DefinitionLINCS TablesList the parts Identify a reminding word Note a LINCing story Create a LINCing picture Self-test134 5 2TermReminding WordLINCing Story LINCing Picture Definition134 5 2TermReminding WordLINCing Story LINCing Picture Definition134 5 2TermReminding WordLINCing Story LINCing Picture DefinitionAlliterationSimileMetaphorOnomatopoeia
134 5 2TermReminding WordLINCing Story LINCing Picture DefinitionLINCS TablesList the parts Identify a reminding word Note a LINCing story Create a LINCing picture Self-test134 5 2TermReminding WordLINCing Story LINCing Picture Definition134 5 2TermReminding WordLINCing Story LINCing Picture Definition134 5 2TermReminding WordLINCing Story LINCing Picture DefinitionPersonification
The FRAME RoutineKey TopicMain ideais about…So What? (What’s important to understand about this?)Essential detailsThe Cold WarThe Cold War lasted from the end of WWII until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The US representeddemocratic political institutions and a generally free market economic system. The USSR was a totalitariangovernment with a communist (socialist) economic systemThe Truman Doctrine of “containment of communism” was the backbone of American foreign policy during the ColdWar. Conflicts between the two nations continually escalate throughout the stand off.The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was formed as a defensive alliance among the US and westernEuropean countries to prevent a Soviet invasion of Western Europe. The soviets formed their own group witheastern European allies known as the Warsaw Pact. Both sides will maintain large military forces throughout theconflict.The USSR matches the US’ capacity in nuclear weaponry in the 1950’s, the threat of a nuclear war that would destroyboth countries was ever-present throughout the Cold War. This will lead to the concept of mutually assureddestruction (MAD) because if either country attacked the other the response would be all out retaliation.The US and USSR will come into conflict in a variety of arenas around the globe during the Cold War. American andSoviet involvement in areas like Korea, Cuba, and Vietnam will all change the scope of the Cold War.Each US president who served during the Cold War period helped shaped America’s foreign policy. Aside from thepolitical arena the Cold War had effects on the everyday citizen in both nations.The Cold War set the framework for global politics for 45 years after the end of World War II. It also influenceAmerican domestic politics, the conduct of foreign affairs, and the role of the government in the economy after 1945.
Question Exploration GuideBulgren KU-CRL 2/01Date:TitleCriticalQuestion #:Name:Text ReferenceCourseLessonUnitHow can we use the main idea?5 Is there an Overall Idea? Is there a real-world use?61 What is the Critical Question?The main idea behind the question of how US foreign policy has changed since the end of WWII is that the Cold War dominated US foreign policy until the collapseof the USSR in 1991. The US foreign policy immediately following WWII was one of containment of communism. However after public opinion for this policy turnedduring the Vietnam War the US has tried to maintain its position as a superpower and after the USSR collapse the only superpower. This has led the US intoconflicts with other nations, who view the US as the police officer of the globe.42 Key Terms1)Superpower2)Arms race3)Domino theory4)guerrilla3 What are the Supporting Questions and answers?1How has US foreign policy changed since the end of WWII?1) A country with the military, political, and economic strength to influence events worldwide.2) A contest in which nations compete to build more and more powerful weapons.3) The idea that if one country fell to communism, neighboring countries would follow.4) A fighter who works as part of a small band to make hit-and-run attacks.1) What are the origins of the Cold War?2) How did the US respond to the threat ofcommunist expansion?3) What was President Ronald Reagan’s role in thecollapse of the Soviet Union?4) How have presidents shaped American foreignpolicy since 1988?1) The Cold war was essentially a competition between two very different ways of organizing government,society, and the economy: the American-led western nations’ belief in democracy, individual freedom,and a market economy, and the Soviet belief in a totalitarian state and socialism.2) The US anti-communist strategy was one of containment in Asia. This led to America’s involvement inthe Korean and Vietnamese Wars.3) Reagan came into the presidency calling the USSR the “Evil Empire” and arguing that only a wellarmed US could halt the spread of communism. Reagan increased defense spending by 50% and sentmillions of dollars in arms to the government of Afghanistan to fight the USSR.4) George H.W. Bush along with Soviet leader Gorbachev agreed to the Strategic Arms Reduction Treatywhich had about 20% of each nation’s nuclear weapons destroyed. Presidents Clinton, G.W. Bush,and Obama have all had to deal with ever deteriorating relations with Middle Eastern countries.The main idea can be use to help shape America’s current foreignpolicy and hopefully lead to peaceful and successful endings in theIraq and Afghanistan Wars that are currently being fought.Being the most powerful nation on the planet comes with many rewardsbut even more responsibilities. The same can be said in life, the morepower one has the more responsibility as well.