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Lesson Plan, Unit

Description:

By Alexander Serna-WallenderBy the end of this unit students should be able to effectively work with any number of people as members of a team. Students will be able to recognize the consequences of their own actions and how those affect a larger group. Additionally, students will be able to develop the skills need to navigate conflict that arises in group settings. Along with that, students will develop their critical thinking skills to effective engage in problem solving. All of this is leading up to students being able to, as a group, identify an issue in their community and work towards addressing that issue together. This unit is based on the experiential education model. It is designed to get students active and learn through doing. This unit is designed to be used in an advisory type class and can be implemented over a series of weeks and doesn't need to happen in a quick succession of days.These works are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Subjects:

  • Arts > General
  • Career & Technical Education > General
  • Education > General
  • Educational Technology > General
  • Health > General
  • Information & Media Literacy > General
  • Language Arts > General
  • Mathematics > General
  • Science > General
  • Social Studies > General
  • World Languages > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Special Education

Keywords:

UBD understanding by design Trinity University team building community critical thinking

Language:

English

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Update Standards?

LA.8.LA.8.1.5.1: Reading and Language Arts

adjust reading rate based on purpose, text difficulty, form, and style.

LA.8.LA.8.1.6.1: Reading and Language Arts

use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly;

LA.8.LA.8.1.6.2: Reading and Language Arts

listen to, read, and discuss familiar and conceptually challenging text;

LA.8.LA.8.1.6.3: Reading and Language Arts

use context clues to determine meanings of unfamiliar words;

LA.8.LA.8.1.6.4: Reading and Language Arts

categorize key vocabulary and identify salient features;

LA.8.LA.8.1.6.5: Reading and Language Arts

relate new vocabulary to familiar words;

LA.8.LA.8.1.6.6: Reading and Language Arts

distinguish denotative and connotative meanings of words;

LA.8.LA.8.1.6.7: Reading and Language Arts

identify and understand the meaning of conceptually advanced prefixes, suffixes, and root words;

LA.8.LA.8.1.6.8: Reading and Language Arts

identify advanced word/phrase relationships and their meanings;

LA.8.LA.8.1.6.9: Reading and Language Arts

determine the correct meaning of words with multiple meanings in context;

LA.8.LA.8.1.6.10: Reading and Language Arts

determine meanings of words, pronunciation, parts of speech, etymologies, and alternate word choices by using a dictionary, thesaurus, and digital tools; and

LA.8.LA.8.1.6.11: Reading and Language Arts

identify the meaning of words and phrases derived from Anglo-Saxon, Greek, and Roman mythology.

LA.8.LA.8.1.7.1: Reading and Language Arts

use background knowledge of subject and related content areas, prereading strategies, graphic representations, and knowledge of text structure to make and confirm complex predictions of content, purpose, and organization of a reading selection;

LA.8.LA.8.1.7.2: Reading and Language Arts

analyze the author?s purpose and/or perspective in a variety of texts and understand how they effect meaning;

LA.8.LA.8.1.7.3: Reading and Language Arts

determine the main idea or essential message in grade-level or higher texts through inferring, paraphrasing, summarizing, and identifying relevant details;

LA.8.LA.8.1.7.4: Reading and Language Arts

identify cause-and-effect relationships in text;

LA.8.LA.8.1.7.5: Reading and Language Arts

analyze a variety of text structures (e.g., comparison/contrast, cause/effect, chronological order, argument/support, lists) and text features (main headings with subheadings) and explain their impact on meaning in text;

LA.8.LA.8.1.7.6: Reading and Language Arts

analyze and evaluate similar themes or topics by different authors across a variety of fiction and nonfiction selections;

LA.8.LA.8.1.7.7: Reading and Language Arts

compare and contrast elements in multiple texts (e.g., setting, characters, problems); and

LA.8.LA.8.1.7.8: Reading and Language Arts

use strategies to repair comprehension of grade-appropriate text when self-monitoring indicates confusion, including but not limited to rereading, checking context clues, predicting, note-making, summarizing, using graphic and semantic organizers, questioning, and clarifying by checking other sources.

LA.8.LA.8.6.1.1: Reading and Language Arts

explain how text features (e.g., charts, maps, diagrams, sub-headings, captions, illustrations, graphs) aid the reader?s understanding;

LA.8.LA.8.6.1.2: Reading and Language Arts

use information from a variety of consumer (e.g., warranties, instructional manuals), workplace (e.g., applications, contracts) and other documents to explain a situation and justify a decision; and

LA.8.LA.8.6.1.3: Reading and Language Arts

create a technical manual or solve a problem.

LA.8.LA.8.6.2.1: Reading and Language Arts

select a topic and develop a search plan with multiple research strategies, and apply evaluative criteria (e.g., scope and depth of content, authority, reputation of author/ publisher, objectivity, freedom from bias) to assess appropriateness of resources;

LA.8.LA.8.6.2.2: Reading and Language Arts

assess, organize, synthesize, and evaluate the validity and reliability of information in text, using a variety of techniques by examining several sources of information, including both primary and secondary sources;

LA.8.LA.8.6.2.3: Reading and Language Arts

write an informational report that includes a focused topic, appropriate facts and relevant details, a logical sequence, a concluding statement, and a list of sources used; and

LA.8.LA.8.6.2.4: Reading and Language Arts

understand the importance of legal and ethical practices, including laws regarding libel, slander, copyright, and plagiarism in the use of mass media and digital sources, know the associated consequences, and comply with the law.

LA.8.LA.8.6.3.1: Reading and Language Arts

analyze ways that production elements (e.g., graphics, color, motion, sound, digital technology) affect communication across the media;

LA.8.LA.8.6.3.2: Reading and Language Arts

demonstrate the ability to select and ethically use print and nonprint media appropriate for the purpose, occasion, and audience to develop into a formal presentation; and

LA.8.LA.8.6.3.3: Reading and Language Arts

distinguish between propaganda and ethical reasoning strategies in print and nonprint media.

LA.8.LA.8.6.4.1: Reading and Language Arts

use appropriate available technologies to enhance communication and achieve a purpose (e.g., video, digital technology); and

LA.8.LA.8.6.4.2: Reading and Language Arts

evaluate and apply digital tools (e.g., word, processing, multimedia authoring, web tools, graphic organizers) to publications and presentations.
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