Characterization Learning Paths (October 23-30th)
RED
1.Windowpane notes: protagonist, antagonist, dynamic, static, flat, round characters
(use the powerpoint slide to guide note-taking)
__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Srrhne5pgM__
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azUsjQwF_UI
2. S will re-read the short story “Eleven” and complete a character web as a group.
(p. 78-82 Interactive Reader)
3. THINK-PAIR-SHARE Character types practice 2(powerpoint and worksheet)
4. View the video clips, recording at least two characters. Identify the protagonists and the antagonists.


Protagonists:
Antagonists:



__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6SdCDpvTnw&list=PLB40G1KZtmBGAcjZS_1BIwx5IanA3BSdD__

5. Using one of our stories we read this past week- create a character web on: __http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/storymap/__
6. Online practice:
__http://www.fcatexplorer.com/media/parent/tiplister/flash/tip121a.swf__



YELLOW
  1. Windowpane notes on your own: protagonist, antagonist, dynamic, static, flat, round characters
(use the powerpoint slide to guide note-taking)
__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Srrhne5pgM__
__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azUsjQwF_UI__
2. Character types practice worksheet 2 in partners and character traits chart(see worksheet).
3.Read “Scout’s Honor” p. 360 in partners. Create a characterization chart like on page 375, #6 to be taught to a peer.
4.View the video clips, recording at least two characters. Identify the protagonists and the antagonists.


Protagonists:
Antagonists:



__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6SdCDpvTnw&list=PLB40G1KZtmBGAcjZS_1BIwx5IanA3BSdD__

5. Using one of our stories we read this past week- create a character web on: __http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/storymap/__

6. Online practice:

__http://www.fcatexplorer.com/media/parent/tiplister/flash/tip121a.swf__


GREEN
  1. Using “The Cat and the Hat”, demonstrate the STEAL method of characterization for one of the characters(complete one of the STEAL charts)
__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jK6l1WJKUU__


Plot, setting, and characterization mini-project
on choice of the following stories:
  1. “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros p. 198
  2. “Scout’s Honor” by Avi p. 360


Present your mini-project to the class on October 30th.
(green sheet and mini-poster)





Story Structure Learning Path
(10/6-10/15th):

Red

Using “The Breakaway”, we will read the story and identify parts of the story using the powerpoint presentation.
__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOWjUhH9QJA__


Together we will answer and identify parts of the story and questions about the plot. (questions)

Read “Thank You, Ma’am” as group; watch video and complete the story pyramid as a class.
__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt8JL8MocLI__

__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9M8fjkdzVs__

After reading, complete Story Mapping of one of the following based on “Thank You M’am”:
character map, conflict map, resolution map, or setting map based on “Thank You M’am” story
__http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/storymap/index.html__

Cinderella online review and practice:
__http://www.learner.org/interactives/story/__

More review:
__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwIJzYM58X0__

__http://www.flocabulary.com/fivethings/__

__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA3r1w535Bg__




Yellow

Using “The Breakaway”, we will read the story and identify parts of the story using the powerpoint presentation.
__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOWjUhH9QJA__


In partners, students will complete the parts of the story activity before moving on to the next activity.(questions)

Read “Lob’s Girl” pg 88-100 or “The School Play” pg 36-42.
After reading, complete a Plot Pyramid (See example on pg 43 #7 or the handout) with images and events from short story choice.

After reading, complete Story Mapping of two of the following from the story choice: character map, conflict map, resolution map, or setting map:
__http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/storymap/index.html__

Listen and view Five Elements Flocabulary rap and complete the “Five Elements of a Story Graphic” and the challenge questions on the 2nd tab.

__http://www.flocabulary.com/fivethings/__

Cinderella online review and interactive:
__http://www.learner.org/interactives/story/__

More review:
__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwIJzYM58X0__

__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA3r1w535Bg__



Green

Read “The School Play” pg 36-42 or “All Summer in a Day” pg 68-74

Complete the Plot Pyramid (See example on pg 43 #7 or the handout) with images and events from your short story choice.

Complete Story Mapping of all four graphic organizers: character map, conflict map, resolution map, and setting map:
__http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/storymap/index.html__

Complete the Story Pyramid exercises #1-2.

Write your own short story in google docs using imaginary or real characters in whatever genre you choose.
(Use the Analyze or Write a story sheet to prewrite your story).
Make sure to include all components of the story structure pyramid.
Label the parts of the story with the following: Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution(denouement).

For review:
__http://www.flocabulary.com/fivethings/__

__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwIJzYM58X0__

__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA3r1w535Bg__






TEXT FEATURES:


RED LEARNING PATH

1. Text Features Powerpoint and Windowpane notes.

2. Read “SuperCroc” pages 900-904(Lit Book) as a group or audio. As you read,
Create a double entry journal detailing the effects of text features: map, captions, photograph, timeline.
View the video to detail the true life connections to “Supercroc.”
__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyboQPZxMYw__

3.Online text features practice:
__http://www.quia.com/rr/902827.html__
__http://www.quia.com/quiz/2345442.html__

4.Create a brochure showing 3 text features you learned about. Include a definition, picture, and importance for each features.

5.Online flashcards:
__http://quizlet.com/38853717/vocab-21013-nonfiction-text-features-flash-cards/__

YELLOW LEARNING PATH:

1. Read “SuperCroc” pages 900-904 on your own or in partners, then answer the text features questions on page 905, #1-7 in your journal.
View the video to detail the true life connections to “Supercroc.”
__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyboQPZxMYw__

2.Create a flyer on google docs or handwritten that has examples of text features and their labels. Include picture, caption, diagram, headings, glossary, index
(completed by Monday PL)

3.Text Features Practice Assessment Search and Rescue(in hallway)

4.Online text features practice:
__http://www.quia.com/rr/902827.html__
__http://www.quia.com/quiz/2345442.html__

5.Online flashcards:
__http://quizlet.com/38853717/vocab-21013-nonfiction-text-features-flash-cards/__

GREEN LEARNING PATH:

1. Read “SuperCroc” pages 900-904 on your own, then research your own extinct reptile.
View the video to detail the true life connections to “Supercroc.”
__https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyboQPZxMYw__
2.Write an informational article on the extinct reptile in google docs which includes: picture and caption, diagram, headings, and a small glossary for unknown words in the text. (shared by Monday PL)
3. Online text features practice:
__http://www.quia.com/rr/902827.html__
__http://www.quia.com/quiz/2345442.html__
4.Online flashcards:
__http://quizlet.com/38853717/vocab-21013-nonfiction-text-features-flash-cards/__


SEPTEMBER 15TH WEEK
Genre Learning Paths:

GREEN:

1. Search and Rescue of Genres and

passage excerpts.

2. Genre Book cover project or Genre Newspaper project (due Friday either shared on google drive or on copy paper)

3. Choose 4 on-line practice tests on the following link:

http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/e-reading-worksheets/online-reading-tests/online-genre-practice-tests/

YELLOW:

1. Search and Rescue of Genres and passage excerpts(in partners).

2. Create a Crossword Puzzle Using Genres(on paper)

3. Genre matching activity:

__http://www.quia.com/mc/382369.html__

4. Choose 3 on-line practice tests on the following link:

__http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/e-reading-worksheets/online-reading-tests/online-genre-practice-tests/__

5. Online practice flashcards and activities:

__http://quizlet.com/892808/literary-genres-flash-cards/__

RED:

1. Windowpane notes of genres and definitions (see Genre powerpoint)- Teacher led

2. Search and Rescue of Genres and correct definitions. (partners)

3. Concept bundle paragraph using genre terms correctly. (on your own)

4. Online practice flashcards and activities:

__http://quizlet.com/892808/literary-genres-flash-cards/__



Green Genre P
Need access to my Google drive for student work?
Here is the link so you can see assignments, catch up on make-up computer lab work, or need a review of previous activities:

Student Shared Folder







Here are past links to activities we have done in class to further review content from this year:

Story Elements Review

Bubble Map Example

Hatchet Literature Hunt


: __Urban Legend Examples__

: __Real or Fake?__

__Classic Urban Legends__

__Fast Food Urban Legends__

Presentations 2013/2014


Resources


How to "hook" the reader while writing:

Writing Starters