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Copy of Unit 1: Facing Fear
Transcript of Copy of Unit 1: Facing Fear
Pg. 63-66 Short Story
Pg. 67-70 Expository Essay
"The Ravine" by Graham Salisbury
How do I use descriptions of
while I read?
Collection 1: Facing Fear
Facing Fear Unit (9 weeks)
Performance Task Preview
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.
"Do one thing every day that scares you."
Academic Vocabulary for Facing Fear Unit
for each word
Copy the related forms.
Discuss background knowledge and definitions.
Draw a picture of a ravine setting and label the picture with these words.
"The Ravine" talks about cliff diving.
How much do you know about cliff diving?
Meet the Author
Setting a Purpose
Key Learning Objective: describe characters & setting & make inferences in the context of a short story
Purpose: In this story "The Ravine," Graham Salisbury develops a setting that affects the characters' development. How does the setting affect the characters? How do the characters affect each other?
.The Ravine....As you read...
1. write down words or ideas that are unclear or confusing (??)
2. highlight in yellow any places where setting affect Vinny
Let's Read! Let's Analyze! Let's Cite Evidence! Let's Make Inferences!
Write essay to compare and contrast the character traits of Vinny and Joe-Boy.
...from The Jumping Tree
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
E.Q. How do I describe
point of view
while I read?
pg. 35...using the words to explain
pg. 15 Critical vocabulary practice and apply...explain
Purpose: As you read, pay attention to the clues that help you understand how Bailey feels and thinks about her life.
.Fine?....As you read...
write down words or ideas that are unclear or confusing (??)
Let's Read! Let's Analyze! Annotate! Let's Cite Evidence! Let's Make Inferences!
"Life Doesn't Frighten Me"
by Maya Angelou
E.Q. How are
structured? How can I identify
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 their tone?
Task: Write down unclear words or idea as you read. Identify the speaker by citing evidence in yellow highlighter. Note your reasoning for your highlights and his/her tone (feelings towards the topic). Does it change? Participate in the collaborative discussion.
Outcome: As partners or teams, perform the poem. Decide on it's meaning to you, and practice the reading keeping in mind your rhythm, tone, pace, volume, and personality!
FYI-"Dr. Maya Angelou, Poet" interview
"Fears and Phobias"
E.Q. How do I
Pg. 49-explain your choice of example
prefixes meaning "not"
Check out any of the first 6 articles in FYI to read and share with your group!
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. How is the text organized? What text features did the author use? What is essential?
Task: While reading, write unclear words and ideas. Highlight in yellow 3-5 key words from each section. In notes, create a summarizing sentence using the important KEY words.
Outcome: Use your notes and my WriteSmart to write a summary of the article.
"In the Spotlight"
by Glenn Murphy
E.Q. How do I determine the
in information text?
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. What is the purpose of a video and how are visual and sound elements used?
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.
commas, dashes, and parentheses
Close Reader: from
The Jumping Tree
Short Story by Rene Saldana, Jr
Read.....Analyze character...Cite text evidence....Annotate
1. Meet the Author
2. Preview Text
3. Academic Vocab
4. Critical Vocab
5. Preview Literary Elements: Plot, conflict,
point of view, flashback
Vocab Foldable &
This week we are exploring short story Fine? by Margaret Peterson Haddix. We will be focusing on the following story elements:
Plot: The plot usually centers on a conflict, or struggle, faced by the main character
is a feeling of growing tension and excitement that makes the reader curious to find out what happens.
Exposition Rising Action Climax Falling Action Resolution
Point of view:
- Point of view: refers to how a writer chooses to narrate a story.
- First-person point of view: the narrator is a character in the story and uses pronouns such as I, me, and, we.
- Third-person point of view- The narrator is not a character, but is more like a voice that tells the story.
- Third-person omniscient , limited, objective/camera view
Group Exit Ticket:
1. Analyze The Text
2. Plot Line
Act It Out!
Bring it Alive!