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Copy of Unit 1: Facing Fear

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Critical Vocabulary
ravine
gnarly
rivulet
cascade
precipice
Critical Vocabulary
technician
reminisce
emphatic
conscientious
magnanimously

Vocabulary
speaker
stanza
repetition
rhyme scheme
couplet
GOAL!
Pg. 63-66 Short Story

Pg. 67-70 Expository Essay
"The Ravine" by Graham Salisbury
Essential Question:
How do I use descriptions of
characters
and
setting
to make
inferences
while I read?
Collection 1: Facing Fear
FF-"Ted"
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."
-Eleanor Roosevelt
Academic Vocabulary for Facing Fear Unit
evident

factor
indicate
similar
specific
Create a
foldable
for each word
and
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
Genre
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?

Task #1:
CLOSE READ..
.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!

Writing assignment:
Write essay to compare and contrast the character traits of Vinny and Joe-Boy.


Task #2:
CLOSE READ
...from The Jumping Tree
"Fine?"
by Margaret Peterson Haddix
E.Q. How do I describe
plot elements
and
analyze

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.

Task #1:
CLOSE READ..
.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
lyric poems
structured? How can I identify
repetition
and
rhyme scheme
?
Highlight in yellow the word
wall

and any words that rhyme with it.
Highlight in
green
any last words that do not rhyme with the yellow words, and any other words that rhyme with it.
Yellow
words become A,
green
B...
Identify any patterns in the rhyme scheme in the remaining stanzas.
Stanza 1
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"
by kidshealth.org
E.Q. How do I
cite

textual evidence
to analyze
text features
and
structures
?
Vocabulary
activate
trigger
turbulence
immaturity
Pg. 49-explain your choice of example
prefixes meaning "not"
Subject/Object pronouns
https://jeopardylabs.com/play/subject-and-object-pronouns
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
central idea
and
supporting details
in information text?
Vocabulary
ambush
aggression
confidence
distract
Pg. 57 select the correct example
Possessive Pronouns
http://esolhelp.com/Possessive-Pronouns-and-Adjectives-Millionaire/millionaire.html
http://prezi.com/8nl6etho_u4o/suffixes-ance-and-ence/#
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?
Vocabulary

visual elements
*stills
*animation
sound elements
*music
*narration
technical terms
Pg. 61
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.
Dialect
commas, dashes, and parentheses
5 things
Close Reader: from
The Jumping Tree
Short Story by Rene Saldana, Jr
Read.....Analyze character...Cite text evidence....Annotate
Get your
yellow highlighters
out!
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 &
Group Presentations
Footnotes #1-4

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

Suspense:
is a feeling of growing tension and excitement that makes the reader curious to find out what happens.

Plot:
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!
FOLDABLES
SKITS
ART
Pair/Share
Bring it Alive!
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