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Unit 1: Facing Fear Take 2
Transcript of Unit 1: Facing Fear Take 2
Pg. 63-66 Short Story
Pg. 67-70 Expository Essay
Collection 1: Facing Fear
Performance Tasks pg. 2
1. Write a short story in which a character faces a fear.
2. Write an expository essay about a fear using information found in selections for the collection and your own research.
FYI: What Really Scares People: Top 10 Phobias
"Do one thing every day that scares you."
Create four squares to explain
each vocabulary word.
Discuss background knowledge and definitions.
Draw a picture of a ravine setting and label the picture with these words.
: In this story, "The Ravine," Graham Salisbury's main character,
Vinny, must make a tough decision. What motivates Vinny's decision?
How do I use text evidence and my own knowledge to make inferences about character while I read?
: 1st reading: Do NOTHING...What is the gist? (PASSING NOTES)
2nd reading: Mark the text. (Table talk/Class discussion/questions)
3rd reading: Focus on Vinny and Joe-Boy.
Fill out the STEAL chart citing text evidence (pg. or line #).
Honors: Include Starlene or Mo.
With a small group, discuss how Vinny’s feelings and behavior are influenced by the boy’s tragic death. Refer to events in the story to support your ideas. What would have happened if the story were taken place somewhere else? What if the story of the boy never happened?
Compare and contrast Vinny
and Joe-Boy's character by creating
and presenting a 2-voice poem.
Honors: Include a 3rd voice.
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
E.Q. 1. How does the author demonstrate the narrator’s fear as the plot unfolds?
2. How does the point of view of the story impact the reader?
pg. 35...using the words to explain
pg. 15 synonyms...explain
Purpose: In the story "Fine?," Bailey faces her worst fear, death. Margaret Peterson Haddix arranged the plot to increase suspense. What events help to increase suspense?
Why did the author choose that particular point of view?
Task: 1st reading: As you listen or read, write any questions you have as you read and mark the text.
2nd reading: With a partner, note the important events based on plot.
In a small group: Which events increase suspense?
What techniques does the author use to increase suspense?
As a Group: Mom could not get a hold of dad throughout the story, so let's email dad the happenings from Bailey's mom's point of view. THINK: How would her point of view affect the story? Follow the actual story and include details that Bailey shares with her mother in your email to dad.
1. Select a Greek root to study.
2. Create a tree (bark being the root, leaves the word forms) to display on the board. Define the root on the bark.
3. Use your root to create a superhero or villain (see example).
5. Partner up to create a comic strip using your root characters.
Do you have hospital or doctor stories to tell? Take a moment to share an experience. (Big circle/little circle)
"Life Doesn't Frighten Me"
by Maya Angelou
E.Q. 1. In a lyric poem, how can a reader sense the narrator’s fear?
2. How can poems be performed?
Highlight in yellow the word
and any words that rhyme with it.
any last words that do not rhyme with the yellow words, and any other words that rhyme with it.
words become A,
Identify any patterns in the rhyme scheme in the remaining stanzas.
Purpose: "Life Doesn't Frighten Me", written by Maya Angelou is a lyric poem; therefore, tends to have a musical quality. What sound devices adds to this quality? Who is the speaker and what is his/her tone?
Task: Read it a few times for fluency.
Then: write in the margins.
Identify the speaker by citing evidence.
Determine his/her tone (feelings towards the topic).
Does it change? Participate in the collaborative discussion.
Outcome: As partners or teams decide on it's meaning to you, and perform the poem, keeping in mind your rhythm, tone, pace, volume, personality, and positioning!
Every member of the group must read a part of the poem.
Write a CSET to defend why you made 1 performance choice.
"Fears and Phobias"
E.Q. How do authors organize nonfiction to teach readers about fear?
Pg. 49-explain your choice of example
prefixes meaning "not"
1. Text Features.
2. Text Structures.
3. How do I read nf?
4. How do I analyze the organization?
6. What do I know about the topic?
Purpose: "Fears and Phobias" is a nonfiction article by kidshealth.org that identifies different types of fear and how to control it, as well as explains the difference between phobias and fears we enjoy.
What is the central idea? How does the author's choices of structure and features help to identify important information? Evaluate the author's choices.
Task: Follow the steps of reading nonfiction to read our text. Use the steps to analyze organization to determine the best way to organize the information for notes.
Outcome: Use your notes to write a summary of the article.
"In the Spotlight"
by Glenn Murphy
E.Q. How do I determine the central idea and supporting details in this informational text about glossophobia?
Pg. 57 select the correct example
Purpose: In the article "In the Spotlight", by Glenn Murphy, he sometimes states, but sometimes implies the central idea of his article. It is about a common fear many people have-glossophobia. What is the central idea and supporting details of the text? What is the author's style of writing?
Task: Write unclear words and ideas while reading, either fill out the graphic organizer, or highlight in yellow the central idea and green the details that support that idea. Note a summary of the information and include whether the central idea is stated or implied. Participate in collaborative discussion.
Outcome: Use my WriteSmart to write an letter as if you are an advice columnist to a reader who would like advice on how to cure glossophobia.
"Wired for Fear"
by The California Science Center
E.Q. How can I gain information about how fear affects the body in the visual and sound elements in a video?
Purpose: In "Wired for Fear", The California Science Center includes a variety of visual and sound elements to convey information in their videos. How is the information presented? How does the video introduce and explain new terms and idea?
Task: Watch, pause, and rewind as often as needed. Take note to what impresses you or about ideas you might want to talk about later. Participate in the collaborative discussion.
Outcome: Create an audio recording for a podcast movie review of the video "Wired for Fear." After review, record your podcast using GarageBand.
by Graham Salisbury
E.Q. How is fear revealed to the reader?
How do I use text evidence and my own knowledge to make inferences while I read?
commas, dashes, and parentheses
Quick write: What are your fears?
Read pg. 16.
What are elements of a good performance?
What do you know about Maya Angelou?
Fill out the CSET.
How does this video make you feel?