Voorhees Middle School

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Non-fiction Review  Discussion Circle Prep.


Monday                                                                                            December 8th


Lesson Objective: Students will cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of non-fiction text


Materials Needed:  Non-fiction Text – Day of Infamy, Captive Breeding to save a species, ipad


Instructional Process:


Warm –up : Clear Desk download nonfiction Articles


  1. Review key concepts of persuasive non-fiction (argument, point of view, opposing claims , etc.

  2. Read –Day of Infamy –respond to prompts and questions

  3. Read-Captive Breeding- respond to prompts and questions


                Homework:  Finish responses


Tuesday                                                                                      December 9th- Professional Day


Lesson Objective: Students will cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of non-fiction text


Materials Needed:  Non-fiction Text – An Unbreakable Code, Bridges With History , ipad


Instructional Process:


Warm –up : Clear Desk download nonfiction Articles


  1. Review key concepts of persuasive non-fiction (connotation, Denotation, tone , etc.)

  2. Read – An Unbreakable Code respond to prompts and questions

  3. Read- Bridges With History - respond to prompts and questions

     


Wednesday                                                                     December 10th


                Homework:  Finish responses


Lesson Objective:  Students will examine the author’s stance while reading a non-fiction article, Use -Talking with Partner Activity Sheet- for previewing and Use Inferring prompts, while reading to insure understanding


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.6  Students will determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.


Materials Needed:  Non Fiction Article , Partner activity sheet, Inferring prompt sheet


Instructional Process:


 1.Split up class- 2 different articles –Talking with partner activity, Read together .


2. Highlight info. –For –yellow , Against- pink on article sheet


3. Use inferring prompt throughout reading


Thursday                                                                         December 11th


Lesson Objective:  Students will prepare for discussion circle by making connections, creating discussion questions, selecting important passages and making a graphic organizer to aid in discussing the nonfiction article


Materials Needed: Article, Information organizer


Instructional Process:


  1. Explain – The procedure for the Discussion Circle, inner, Outer, etc.

  2. Expectations for activity

  3. Work on gathering info. On the graphic organizer.

  4. Hand in completed work


 


 


Friday –Free Read Library – Work on Nonfiction Activity – Tuesday is the Discussion Circle


 


 



Note: This is a tentative plan.  Plans may need to be adjusted.  
 
*** We are currently reading  -    Non-fiction