How do our choices affect the consequences that people face?
Days 1-2 - SEED 1
Days 3-5 – PLAN 1
Days 6 - SEED 2
Days 7 - SEED 3
Days 8-9 - SEED 4
Days 10 - SEED 5
Days 11 - SEED 6
Days 12-17 – PLAN 2
Days 18-23 – PLAN 3
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CCSS Standards for this Unit
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Students will read chapters 1-3 in the novel Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James Swanson to identify the point of view in the text. These chapters include the events leading up to and including the assassination of Lincoln. Students will discuss the texts in groups. Students will complete a writing task based on the text.
TEACHER PLANNING, PREPARATION, AND MATERIALS
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RL.7.1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL.7.3: Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
RL.7.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Speaking and Listening
SL.7.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one), in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
W.7.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
W.7.5: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
L.7.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.