Quarter 4, Week 7

TeacherGinger Barnhart
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level6
Week #04/30/2018
Unit of InstructionWhat Tales Tell
Standard(s) Taught
Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they see and hear when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.


Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events.Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will engage classical Greek myths through the use of close reading exercises and analyzing the text

Students will begin drafting their own story in the style of a Greek myth

Students will compare and contrast different modes of communicating myths

Students will synthesize vocabulary from “Around the World in Eighty Days”

Students will expand on their knowledge of a story by plotting Phileas Fogg’s journey around the world on a map.

Classroom Activities

Close read “Medusa’s Head” in prose and poetry form

Read and analyze “The Role of Myths in Ancient Greece”

“SWAT” classroom vocabulary competition

Continue reading Around the World in Eighty Days

Continue Lapbook extension

Begin 4th quarter novel project, due May 18

Assignments Due

Close Reader pp 101-114

Read and Analyze “The Role of Myth in Ancient Greece” textbook pp 363-368

Read “Around the World” Chapters 22-26

“The Role of Myths in Ancient Greece” quiz


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