Literacy in Language Arts

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The Common Core State Standards that are reflected in this lesson are as follows:
R: 6,7
W: 6,7,9,10
SL: 1(b,d),2,4
L: 6
Literacy Strategies used: graphic organizer (Form, Audience, Topic, Purpose), Think/Write/Pair/Share, and a vocabulary frame

Samantha Reichard, an ELA teacher at Ranson MS, promotes literacy in her discipline by using frontloading strategies such as anticipation guides and making inferences, constructing meaning strategies such as Say Something and a 4 Stage Text Investigation, and allowing students to extend their meaning by providing options through choice boards.

The attachment is a lesson plan for students to investigate “Armed and Underage” text to gather information about children being used as soldiers. At the end of the lesson, they will know how to use informational texts to provide information about a subject, author’s purpose, target audience, and meaning. She uses an anticipation guide to get the students interested in what they are reading, a think aloud to process the first stage of the text investigation, and the Say Something strategy and 4 Stage Text Investigation to promote comprehension of the text. She extends the students’ thinking by offering a menu of choices based on multiple intelligences to argue for or against children soldiers.
* The context frame can be found under the "Using the Context Frame" link on the left.

Storyboarding the Transformation from Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde
In this lesson plan, students will:
  • summarize and evaluate Freud’s theory of repression through note taking and orally.
  • apply Freud’s theory to their reading of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
  • develop their own interpretive perspective on the significance of the transformation of Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde.
  • relate the visual choices they made to their interpretation of the text through writing
  • evaluate and argue movie interpretations of the novel.