|Unit of Instruction||What Tales Tell|
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.
Students will continue to write their own Greek Myth.
Students will complete their Newsela grade for the year.
Students will complete their close read of Medusa’s Head and accompanying poem.
Students will be given some time to make up late or missing assignments.