What motivates individuals to make a difference?
DAY 1–3 - SEED 1
DAY 4–5 - PLAN 1
DAY 6–7 - SEED 2
DAY 8 - SEED 3
DAY 9–10 - PLAN 2
DAY 11 - SEED 4
DAY 12–13 - SEED 5
DAY 14–15 - SEED 6
DAY 16–17 - SEED 7
DAY 18–19 - SEED 8
DAY 20 - SEED 9
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Lesson seeds are ideas that can be used to build a lesson aligned to the CCSS. Lesson seeds are not meant to be all-inclusive, nor are they substitutes for instruction. When developing lessons from these seeds,
teachers must consider the needs of all learners. It is also important to build checkpoints into the lessons where appropriate formative assessment will inform a teachers instructional pacing and delivery.
Text: Give Me Liberty Chapters 2-5Length: 2 days
Teacher Note:At this juncture in the novel, the teacher will assign students to cooperative groups to conduct an ongoing character study that extends through the completion of the novel. The culmination of this study is composing a written opinion regarding which character created the greatest difference in Nathaniel's life.
Once groups are organized, the teacher will assign each group a major character from the novel. At the conclusion of each section of chapters; the novel is organized into sections, and instruction occurs within each section, the groups will meet to discuss their assigned character with focus on the character's actions, thoughts, and words as they pertain to Nathaniel. After discussion, students will record the major points of the discussion and hold these notes in an individual designated folder for the duration of the novel. For students who require additional support, provide them with a checklist to assure that each stage of the task is accomplished. These notes will serve as a basis for a culminating jigsaw activity and will be the "literary research" used to create a written opinion.
Major characters include Basil Wilkinson, Edan Maguire, Mrs. Maguire, and Benjamin Blyth.
Minor characters include Owen, Moses, Maria Rind, Lord Dunmore, Thomas Jefferson, Jeremiah, John Hunter, Nathaniel's father, and Nathaniel's mother.
Minor characters might be coupled with a major character or several minor characters might be joined and tracked without attention to a major character. How this is organized becomes the instructor's choice.
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