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AC 7 Version: 2011-12

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Unit Name: Unit 1 -Character

Essential Question

How does reading help you better understand how to write interesting, thought-provoking essays?

Enduring Understanding

Students will understand that...

  • Conflict and change are unavoidable parts of the human condition; they affect and reflect a person's character.
  • All of us have turning points that occur throughout our lives and these turning points have the potential to change us.
  • Our sense of self is influenced by relationships, conflicts and experiences.
  • Our self-image impacts how we treat others.
  • Topic 1

    Learning Plan for: "Names/"Nombres"

    Lesson Essential Question: How can a name affect how you look at a person, or how you feel about yourself?

    Lesson Narrative: Students will write a non-fiction narrative about their name. This will be used as a baseline essay.

    Examples:

    Teacher example of name

    Topic 1 Standards and Elements


    CC7L.3.a
    CC7RI.10
    CC7W.2
    CC7W.3.a
    CC7W.4

    Topic 2

    Learning Plan for "Who am I, and how do I describe myself through the books I have read?"

    Lesson Essential Question: How do I introduce myself through my reading? How has reading affected my life as a reader?

    Lesson Narrative: Students will introduce themselves through a multi-media production (Photo Story or prezi.com) utilizing books they have read during different time periods in their life.

    Topic 2 Standards and Elements


    CC7L.1
    CC7L.3
    CC7L.6
    CC7SL.1.a
    CC7W.3.e

    Topic 3

    Learning Plan for Sentence Starters and sentence types (simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex)

    Lesson Essential Question: How do you incorporate the standard rules of grammar into written and spoken formats?

    Lesson Narrative: From different mini-lessons students will learn how to incorporate participial phrases, adverbs, adjectives out of order as well as different sentence types to make writing more interesting.

    Topic 3 Standards and Elements


    CC7L.1.a
    CC7L.1.b
    CC7L1.c

    Topic 4

    Learning Plan for Show Don't Tell/Figurative Language

    Lesson Essential Question: How does using figurative and descriptive language increase the understanding and enjoyment of your writing?

    Lesson Narrative: Students will delve into the realms of figurative and descriptive language to write interesting and exciting essays.

    Topic 4 Standards and Elements


    CC7W.3
    CC7W.3.a
    CC7W.3.c
    CC7W.3.d
    CC7W.5

    Topic 5

    Learning Plan for elements of a narrative

    Lesson Essential Question: How does understanding the literary elements affect your ability to understand various genres of literature?

    Lesson Narrative: Before students begin reading a novel, review the parts of a narrative piece of writing.

    Topic 5 Standards and Elements


    CC7RL.10
    CC7RL.2
    CC7RL.3
    CC7RL.6
    CC7RL.9
    CC7W.9

    Topic 6

    Learning Plan for: Understanding how conflict changes characters

    Lesson Essential Question: How does conflict within a story/novel change characters?

    Lesson Narrative: Using the novel, The Outsiders, students will be able to explore how authors write to make characters complete, and how to deal with conflict within themselves and others. This novel will be used to look at setting, characterization, and conflict.

    Topic 6 Standards and Elements


    CC7L.3.a
    CC7L.4
    CC7L.4.c
    CC7L2.b
    CC7RL.1
    CC7RL.10
    CC7RL.2
    CC7RL.3
    CC7RL.4
    CC7RL.6
    CC7RL.7
    CC7RL.9
    CC7SL.1.a
    CC7SL.1.c
    CC7W.3
    CC7W.3.a
    CC7W.3.b
    CC7W.4
    CC8W.3.b
    CC8W.3.d

    Unit Vocabulary

    • Character
    • hook
    • narrative
    • purpose
    • Audience
    • tone
    • mood
    • setting
    • Exposition
    • rising action
    • climax
    • falling action
    • Resolution
    • internal conflict
    • external conflict
    • man vs. man
    • man vs. nature
    • man vs. society
    • man vs. self
    • flashback
    • foreshadowing
    • hyperbole
    • idiom
    • personification
    • alliteration
    • metaphor
    • simile
    • allusion
    • Plot
    • theme
    • genre
    • prewriting
    • draft
    • revise
    • edit
    • publish

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