Type:

Lesson Plan

Description:

This lesson is part of a larger unit on "Coming of Age" novels. In this unit, students focus on the strategies of asking questions and making inferences, and they also gain familiarity with characterization analysis and analysis of theme. In today's lesson, students have the opportunity use all of their reading strategies together as they code the text using the symbols they have learned thus far this year. Inside, you will find a detailed lesson plan, customizable student notes that include the shared passage from Gayle Forman's If I Stay, and an overhead transparency of the reading passage. This resource is part of the Coming of Age Unit collection.

Subjects:

  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

Infer Question Predict Visualize Connect UBD understanding-by-design

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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Update Standards?

LA.9-12.3.1.12.A.1: Language Arts Literacy

Interpret and use common textual features (e.g., paragraphs, topic sentence, index, glossary, table of contents) and graphic features, (e.g., charts, maps, diagrams) to comprehend information.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.A.2: Language Arts Literacy

Identify interrelationships between and among ideas and concepts within a text, such as cause-and-effect relationships.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.C.1: Language Arts Literacy

Decode new words using structural and context analysis.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.D.1: Language Arts Literacy

Read developmentally appropriate materials (at an independent level) with accuracy and speed.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.D.2: Language Arts Literacy

Use appropriate rhythm, flow, meter, and pronunciation when reading.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.D.3: Language Arts Literacy

Read a variety of genres and types of text with fluency and comprehension.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.E.1: Language Arts Literacy

Assess, and apply reading strategies that are effective for a variety of texts (e.g., previewing, generating questions, visualizing, monitoring, summarizing, evaluating).

LA.9-12.3.1.12.E.2: Language Arts Literacy

Use a variety of graphic organizers with various text types for memory retention and monitoring comprehension.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.E.3: Language Arts Literacy

Analyze the ways in which a text's organizational structure supports or confounds its meaning or purpose.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.F.1: Language Arts Literacy

Use knowledge of word origins and word relationships, as well as historical and literary context clues, to determine the meanings of specialized vocabulary.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.F.2: Language Arts Literacy

Use knowledge of root words to understand new words.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.F.3: Language Arts Literacy

Apply reading vocabulary in different content areas.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.F.4: Language Arts Literacy

Clarify pronunciation, meanings, alternate word choice, parts of speech, and etymology of words using the dictionary, thesaurus, glossary, and technology resources.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.F.5: Language Arts Literacy

Define words, including nuances in meanings, using context such as definition, example, restatement, or contrast.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.1: Language Arts Literacy

Apply a theory of literary criticism to a particular literary work.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.2: Language Arts Literacy

Analyze how our literary heritage is marked by distinct literary movements and is part of a global literary tradition.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.3: Language Arts Literacy

Compare and evaluate the relationship between past literary traditions and contemporary writing.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.4: Language Arts Literacy

Analyze how works of a given period reflect historical and social events and conditions.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.5: Language Arts Literacy

Recognize literary concepts, such as rhetorical device, logical fallacy, and jargon, and their effect on meaning.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.6: Language Arts Literacy

Interpret how literary devices affect reading emotions and understanding.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.7: Language Arts Literacy

Analyze and evaluate figurative language within a text (e.g., irony, paradox, metaphor, simile, personification).

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.8: Language Arts Literacy

Recognize the use or abuse of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, incongruities, overstatement and understatement in text and explain their effect on the reader.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.9: Language Arts Literacy

Analyze how an author's use of words creates tone and mood, and how choice of words advances the theme or purpose of the work.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.10: Language Arts Literacy

Identify and understand the author's use of idioms, analogies, metaphors, and similes, as well as metrics, rhyme scheme, rhythm, and alliteration in prose and poetry.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.11: Language Arts Literacy

Identify the structures in drama, identifying how the elements of dramatic literature (e.g., dramatic irony, soliloquy, stage direction, and dialogue) articulate a playwright's vision.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.12: Language Arts Literacy

Analyze the elements of setting and characterization to construct meaning of how characters influence the progression of the plot and resolution of the conflict.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.13: Language Arts Literacy

Analyze moral dilemmas in works of literature, as revealed by characters' motivation and behavior.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.14: Language Arts Literacy

Identify and analyze recurring themes across literary works and the ways in which these themes and ideas are developed.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.15: Language Arts Literacy

Identify, describe, evaluate, and synthesize the central ideas in informational texts.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.16: Language Arts Literacy

Distinguish between essential and nonessential information.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.17: Language Arts Literacy

Analyze the use of credible references.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.18: Language Arts Literacy

Differentiate between fact and opinion by using complete and accurate information, coherent arguments, and points of view.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.19: Language Arts Literacy

Demonstrate familiarity with everyday texts such as job and college applications, W-2 forms, contracts, etc.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.20: Language Arts Literacy

Read, comprehend, and be able to follow information gained from technical and instructional manuals (e.g., how-to books, computer manuals, instructional manuals).

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.21: Language Arts Literacy

Distinguish between a summary and a critique.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.22: Language Arts Literacy

Summarize informational and technical texts and explain the visual components that support them.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.23: Language Arts Literacy

Evaluate informational and technical texts for clarity, simplicity and coherence and for the appropriateness of graphic and visual appeal.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.24: Language Arts Literacy

Identify false premises in an argument.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.G.25: Language Arts Literacy

Analyze foundational U.S. documents for their historical and literary significance and how they reflect a common and shared American Culture (e.g., The Declaration of Independence, The Preamble of the U.S. Constitution, Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address," Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail").

LA.9-12.3.1.12.H.1: Language Arts Literacy

Select appropriate electronic media for research and evaluate the quality of the information received.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.H.2: Language Arts Literacy

Develop materials for a portfolio that reflect a specific career choice.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.H.3: Language Arts Literacy

Develop increased ability to critically select works to support a research topic.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.H.4: Language Arts Literacy

Read and critically analyze a variety of works, including books and other print materials (e.g., periodicals, journals, manuals), about one issue or topic, or books by a single author or in one genre, and produce evidence of reading.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.H.5: Language Arts Literacy

Apply information gained from several sources or books on a single topic or by a single author to foster an argument, draw conclusions, or advance a position.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.H.6: Language Arts Literacy

Critique the validity and logic of arguments advanced in public documents, their appeal to various audiences, and the extent to which they anticipate and address reader concerns.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.H.7: Language Arts Literacy

Produce written and oral work that demonstrates synthesis of multiple informational and technical sources.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.H.8: Language Arts Literacy

Produce written and oral work that demonstrates drawing conclusions based on evidence from informational and technical text.

LA.9-12.3.1.12.H.9: Language Arts Literacy

Read and compare at least two works, including books, related to the same genre, topic, or subject and produce evidence of reading (e.g., compare central ideas, characters, themes, plots, settings) to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.

LA.9-12.3.5.12.A.1: Language Arts Literacy

Understand that messages are representations of social reality and vary by historic time periods and parts of the world.

LA.9-12.3.5.12.A.2: Language Arts Literacy

Identify and evaluate how a media product expresses the values of the culture that produced it.

LA.9-12.3.5.12.A.3: Language Arts Literacy

Identify and select media forms appropriate for the viewer's purpose.

LA.9-12.3.5.12.A.4: Language Arts Literacy

Examine the commonalities and conflicts between the visual and print messages (e.g., humor, irony, or metaphor) and recognize how words, sounds, and images are used to convey the intended messages.

LA.9-12.3.5.12.B.1: Language Arts Literacy

Analyze media for stereotyping (e.g., gender, ethnicity).

LA.9-12.3.5.12.B.2: Language Arts Literacy

Analyze visual techniques used in a media message for a particular audience and evaluate their effectiveness.

LA.9-12.3.5.12.B.3: Language Arts Literacy

Analyze the effects of media presentations and the techniques to create them.

LA.9-12.3.5.12.B.4: Language Arts Literacy

Compare and contrast how the techniques of three or more media sources affect the message.

LA.9-12.3.5.12.C.1: Language Arts Literacy

Use print and electronic media texts to explore human relationships, new ideas, and aspects of culture (e.g., racial prejudice, dating, marriage, family and social institutions, cf. health and physical education standards and visual and performing arts standards).

LA.9-12.3.5.12.C.2: Language Arts Literacy

Identify and discuss the political, economic, and social influences on news media.

LA.9-12.3.5.12.C.3: Language Arts Literacy

Identify and critique the forms, techniques (e.g., propaganda) and technologies used in various media messages and performances.

LA.9-12.3.5.12.C.4: Language Arts Literacy

Create media presentations and written reports using multi-media resources using effective images, text, graphics, music and/or sound effects that present a distinctive point of view on a topic.
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