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ELA / G7 / M1 / U1 / lesson 1

Unit Introduction: A Long Walk To Water

1 hour
Module introduction through a map of South Sudan in the central text, A Long Walk to Water
ELA / G7 / M1 / U1 / lesson 2

Close Reading Strategies Used In The Central Text 

1 hour
Learning close reading strategies used in the Central Text throughout the model. 
ELA / G7 / M1 / U1 / lesson 3

Inferring About Character

1 hour
Analyzing and Discussing Points of View (Chapter 2)
ELA / G7 / M1 / U1 / lesson 4

Establishing Structures For Reading

1 hour
Gathering Evidence about Salva’s and Nya’s Points of View (Reread Chapters 1 and 2)
ELA / G7 / M1 / U1 / lesson 5

Practicing Structures For Reading (Chapter 3)

1 hour
Gathering Evidence about Salva’s and Nya’s Points of View (Reread Chapter 3)
ELA / G7 / M1 / U1 / lesson 6

Building Background Knowledge

1 hour
The Lost Boys of Sudan
ELA / G7 / M1 / U1 / lesson 7

Practicing Structures For Reading (Chapter 4)

1 hour
Gathering and Using Evidence to Analyze Salva’s and Nya’s Points of View (Chapter 4)
ELA / G7 / M1 / U1 / lesson 8

Mid-Unit Assessment

1 hour
Gathering and Using Evidence to Analyze Points of View in A Long Walk to Water (Chapter 5)
ELA / G7 / M1 / U1 / lesson 9

World Café To Analyze And Discuss Points Of View (Chapters 1–5)

1 hour
Students use a text-based discussion protocol to revisit chapters 1-5.
ELA / G7 / M1 / U1 / lesson 10

Building Background Knowledge: Reading For Gist

1 hour
The Dinka and Nuer Tribes Until the Mid-1980s (“Sudanese Tribes Confront Modern War” Excerpt 1) (Version 1)
ELA / G7 / M1 / U1 / lesson 11

Building Background Knowledge: The Dinka And Nuer Tribes

1 hour
Building background knowledge: using text based evidence and vocabulary to support analysis.
ELA / G7 / M1 / U1 / lesson 12

Building Background Knowledge About Sudanese Tribes

1 hour
The Dinka and Nuer Tribes Until the Mid-1980s (“Sudanese Tribes Confront Modern War” Excerpt 2)
ELA / G7 / M1 / U1 / lesson 13

Citing Evidence In Writing

1 hour
Citing evidence in writing through gathering and using evidence in a full response to constructed questions.
ELA / G7 / M1 / U1 / lesson 14

End Of Unit Assessment

1 hour
Identifying Perspective and Using Evidence from Informational Texts about the Dinka and Nuer Tribes
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 1

Theme

1 hour
Students learn about the concept of theme
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 2

Routines

1 hour
Students are introduced to classwork and homework routines
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 3

Practicing Note-Taking Routines

1 hour
Students practice discussion and note-taking routines
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 4

Theme And A Long Walk To Water

1 hour
Students continue to work with the theme of survival in A Long Walk to Water
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 5

Juxtaposition

1 hour
Using Routines for Discussing A Long Walk to Water and Introducing Juxtaposition (Chapters 9 and 10)
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 6

Comparison Of Accounts

1 hour
Students compare historical accounts of the Sudanese civil war to the novel.
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 7

Author's Use Of Alteration

1 hour
Students analyze the author's use or alteration of historical information in the novel.
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 8

Analyzing Theme And Characters

1 hour
Students use a text based discussion protocol to analyze theme and characters in the novel.
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 9

Mid-Unit Assessment

1 hour
The Mid-Unit 2 Assessment, which evaluates students’ ability to explain how and why historical facts were altered by the author
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 10

Introducing Essay Prompt

1 hour
Factors for Survival in A Long Walk to Water
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 11

Analyzing A Model Essay: “Challenges Facing A Lost Boy Of Sudan”

1 hour
Students are introduced to a model essay in A Long Walk to Water.
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 12

The Rubric

1 hour
Students look at the Expository Writing Evaluation rubric
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 13

Analyzing A Model Essay

1 hour
Students analyze the model essay to learn about how details are used to support a claim.
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 14

Evidence To Support A Claim

1 hour
Students begin to select evidence for supporting the claim to plan their body paragraphs
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 15

Writing The Body

1 hour
Students write their planned body paragraphs.
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 16

Introduction And Conclusion

1 hour
Students write their introduction and conclusion paragraphs for their literary analysis.
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 17

Performance Task Introduction

1 hour
Students are introduced to their performance task for the module
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 18

Gathering Evidence

1 hour
Students gather textual evidence from both the texts to prepare their poems
ELA / G7 / M1 / U2 / lesson 19

Revision

1 hour
Students revise their literary analysis essays based on teacher feedback.
ELA / G7 / M1 / U3 / lesson 1

Comparing Experiences

1 hour
Students analyze point of view by considering how comparing and contrasting Salva’s and Nya’s experiences 
ELA / G7 / M1 / U3 / lesson 2

Planning The Poem

1 hour
Students plan their two-voice poem.
ELA / G7 / M1 / U3 / lesson 3

Model Poem

1 hour
Students read a model poem focusing on how the author of the poem used evidence.
ELA / G7 / M1 / U3 / lesson 4

Peer Critique Of Poems

1 hour
Students engage in a peer critique session focusing on use of evidence in their poems.
ELA / G7 / M1 / U3 / lesson 5

Evidence For Analysis

1 hour
Students read and analyze several text excerpts and select strong evidence to support their analysis.
ELA / G7 / M1 / U3 / lesson 6

Presenting The Poems

1 hour
Students present their two-voice poems
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 1

Gallery Walk: Working Conditions—Then And Now

1 hour
Students preview and connect the case studies that compose the module.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 2

Launching Lyddie

1 hour
Students analyze how the plot, setting, and characters in Lyddie interact.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 3

Modeling Entry Task, Reading Notes, And Reading Strategies For Lyddie

1 hour
Students become familiar with the protocols for reading Lyddie.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 4

Close Reading To Learn About Lyddie's Character

1 hour
Students analyze how plot, character, and setting interact in Lyddie.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 5

Analyzing Lyddie

1 hour
Students engage in character analysis of Lyddie using evidence from the text.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 6

Understanding Lyddie

1 hour
Students begin to focus on working conditions in the mill and how they affect Lyddie. 
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 7

Analyzing Word Choice: Understanding Working Conditions In The Mills

1 hour
Students continue to focus on working conditions in the mill and how they impact Lyddie. 
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 8

Analyzing Textual Evidence: Working Conditions In The Mills

1 hour
Students complete the Working Conditions in Lyddie: Textual Evidence note-catcher.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 9

Mid-Unit Assessment About Working Conditions In The Mills

1 hour
Students use evidence to support their claims.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 10

To Sign Or Not To Sign

1 hour
Students use Odell's evidence based claims material to prepare an argument.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 11

To Sign Or Not To Sign: Gathering Evidence

1 hour
Students gather evidence to support their position regarding whether Lyddie should sign the petition
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 12

Crafting The Argument

1 hour
Students synthesize the evidence they have gathered and begin forming their argument.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 13

Writing The Argument

1 hour
Introducing the Writing Prompt and Model Essay
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 14

Decision Point: Which Claim To Argue

1 hour
Students continue to gather evidence and begin to write their argument, choosing the most compelling claim.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 15

A Model Argument

1 hour
Students analyze the model argument to better understand how to craft their own successfully.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 16

Writing An Argumentative Essay: Planning The Essay

1 hour
Students start a Writing Improvement Tracker.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 17

Writing An Argumentative Essay: Peer Critique

1 hour
Students evaluate other students' arguments.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 18

End Of Unit Assessment

1 hour
Part 1: Drafting the Argumentative Essay
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 19

Who Is Lyddie

1 hour
Students engage with questions of identity, independence and freedom.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U1 / lesson 20

End Of Unit Assessment

1 hour
Part 2: Revise Essay Drafts
ELA / G7 / M2A / U2 / lesson 1

Who Changes Working Conditions?

1 hour
Students understand the context in which Chavez delivered his speech, beginning with a children's book "Harvesting Hope"
ELA / G7 / M2A / U2 / lesson 2

Introducing Chávez's Commonwealth Club Address And Considering The Plight Of The Farmworker

1 hour
Students analyze the claims in Chavez's speech.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U2 / lesson 3

Agents Of Change

1 hour
Students learn about how Chavez organized the UFW, and how he uses rhetoric to advance his argument.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U2 / lesson 4

Unions: Agents Of Change

1 hour
Students continue studying Chavez's address and how he shifts the focus from the past to the future.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U2 / lesson 5

Mid-Unit Assessment

1 hour
How Chávez Develops His Claims in the Commonwealth Club Address
ELA / G7 / M2A / U2 / lesson 6

Speech Structure

1 hour
Part 2 of the Commonwealth Club Address
ELA / G7 / M2A / U2 / lesson 7

The Power Of Rhetoric

1 hour
Students study the rhetoric in the second part of Chavez's address.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U2 / lesson 8

End Of Unit Assessment

1 hour
Analyzing the Structure of Chávez’s Wrath of Grapes Speech
ELA / G7 / M2A / U3 / lesson 1

Setting Purpose For Research: What Are Fair Working Conditions?

1 hour
Investigation of working conditions in the modern-day garment industry.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U3 / lesson 2

Researching: Asking The Right Questions

1 hour
Introduction to the research process and the process of asking questions. 
ELA / G7 / M2A / U3 / lesson 3

Researcher's Roadmap: Building Background Knowledge And Paraphrasing

1 hour
Researcher's Roadmap: Building background knowledge and paraphrasing about the garment industry
ELA / G7 / M2A / U3 / lesson 4

Deepening Your Research

1 hour
Researcher’s Roadmap: Working with Steps 3 and 4.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U3 / lesson 5

Mid-Unit 3 Assessment And Independent Reading Check

1 hour
Students will be doing one of their routine independent reading check-ins.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U3 / lesson 6

Individual Research

1 hour
Students work with Step 5 on the Researcher’s Roadmap.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U3 / lesson 7

End Of Unit 3 Assessment: Writing A Research Synthesis

1 hour
Students have arrived at Step 6 of the Researcher’s Roadmap.
ELA / G7 / M2A / U3 / lesson 8

Researcher's Notebook Completion

1 hour
Researcher’s Notebook Completion: formulating a plan of action
ELA / G7 / M2A / U3 / lesson 9

Workshop Lesson: Finalizing Their Brochures

1 hour
Workshop lesson: Finalizing their brochures with debrief
ELA / G7 / M2A / U3 / lesson 10

Module Reflection And Writing Book Reviews

1 hour
Students will turn in their final performance task and celebrate and reflect on their work.
ELA / G7 / M2B / U1 / lesson 1

Launching The Module

1 hour
Identity and Transformation, Then and Now
ELA / G7 / M2B / U1 / lesson 2

Defining Key Terms

1 hour
Gender and Internal Identity
ELA / G7 / M2B / U1 / lesson 3

Analyzing The Central Ideas, Part 1

1 hour
Part 1, “The Border”
ELA / G7 / M2B / U1 / lesson 4

Analyzing The Central Ideas, Part 2

1 hour
Part 2, “The Border”
ELA / G7 / M2B / U1 / lesson 5

Mid-Unit 1 Assessment

1 hour
Gender identity and expectations
ELA / G7 / M2B / U1 / lesson 6

Drawing Inferences: “My Own True Name”

1 hour
Students begin to explore the idea of self-worth as a facet of identity.
ELA / G7 / M2B / U1 / lesson 7

“Teen Slang"

1 hour
Analyzing Text Structure: “Teen Slang: What’s, Like, So Wrong with Like?”
ELA / G7 / M2B / U1 / lesson 8

“Generation Z ”

1 hour
Analyzing Text Structure: “Generation Z Stereotyped…”
ELA / G7 / M2B / U1 / lesson 9

End Of Unit Assessment

1 hour
End of Unit Assessment: Terms and definitions
ELA / G7 / M2B / U1 / lesson 10

Independent Reading Celebration

1 hour
Independent Reading Celebration and Read-aloud of the Myth of Pygmalion
ELA / G7 / M2B / U2 / lesson 1

Introducing Pygmalion

1 hour
Building Background Knowledge: Introducing Pygmalion
ELA / G7 / M2B / U2 / lesson 2

Understanding Interactions Part 1

1 hour
Launching Pygmalion, Part 1
ELA / G7 / M2B / U2 / lesson 3

Analyzing Character Part 2

1 hour
Launching Pygmalion, Part 2
ELA / G7 / M2B / U2 / lesson 4

Introducing Readers Theater

1 hour
Pygmalion
ELA / G7 / M2B / U2 / lesson 5

Analyzing Characters

1 hour
Eliza Character Pyramid
ELA / G7 / M2B / U2 / lesson 6

Inferences And Evidence

1 hour
Reading More Closely: Inferences and Evidence in Pygmalion
ELA / G7 / M2B / U2 / lesson 7

Mid-Unit Assessment

1 hour
Mid-Unit Assessment: Evidence and Inference in Pygmalion
ELA / G7 / M2B / U2 / lesson 8

Analyzing Key Scenes

1 hour
Analyzing Key Scenes in Pygmalion
ELA / G7 / M2B / U2 / lesson 9

Text-To-Text Connections

1 hour
Text-to-Text Connections with Pygmalion
ELA / G7 / M2B / U2 / lesson 10

Citing Evidence

1 hour
The Ending of Pygmalion
ELA / G7 / M2B / U2 / lesson 11

Closing Reading And Summarizing

1 hour
Closing Reading and Summarizing: The Epilogue of Pygmalion
ELA / G7 / M2B / U2 / lesson 12

Argument Essay 

1 hour
Writing an Argument Essay: Developing Claims and Reasons
ELA / G7 / M2B / U2 / lesson 13

Writing An Argument Essay

1 hour
Writing an Argument Essay: Introducing the Writing Prompt and Model Essay