How do people form friendships in the midst of trouble?
Days 1-2 - SEED 1
Days 3-7 - PLAN 1
Days 8-12 - PLAN 2
Days 13-18 - PLAN 3
Day 19 - SEED 2
Days 20-21 - SEED 3
Days 22-23 - SEED 4
Days 24-30 - PLAN 4
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CCSS Standards for this Unit
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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.
Students will complete a short focused research project using the Big 6 Steps. Students will use questions that they created from reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Students will conduct research to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions, for further research and investigation. This is the last week in the unit and students will not have finished the entire text. The teacher can complete the short focused research project after reading the entire text or after the previous lesson plan.
TEACHER PLANNING, PREPARATION AND MATERIALS
Text Models:Articles about Mark Twain:
Big 6 Research Model:
Day 1Big6 Step 1 - Task Definition
Big 6 Step - Information Seeking
Big 6 Step 3 – Location and Access
Big 6 Step Four - Use of Information
Use a source to gain information—How will I record the information that I find?
o take notes using cards or electronic note cards
o take notes on notebook paper
o take notes using a word processor (Microsoft Word form)
o illustrate concepts
If students are in roles:
2. Note Taker
5. Presentation Leader
Big6 Step #5 - Synthesis
Big6 Step #6 Evaluation
CCSS STANDARDS ALIGNMENT
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.7.10 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.
Reading: Informational Text
RI. 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.
RI.7.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Speaking and Listening
SL.7.1a Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.
SL.7.5 Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize salient points.
W.7.5 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
W7.7 Conduct short, focused research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.
W7.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
W.7.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflections, and research.
L.7.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
L.7.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
L.7.3 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
L.7.5 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
L.7.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.