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History Alive: Escape

History Alive: Escape

ORANGE A

GOALS/STANDARDS and BENCHMARKS:

  • 1B3a: Preview reading materials, make predictions and relate reading to information from other sources.
    • Preview reading materials, make predictions, and relate reading to information from other sources across content and literary areas
    • Devise personal reading strategies to improve comprehension and fluency
    • Select and justify reading strategies to improve comprehension
  • 1B3c: Continuously check and clarify for understanding.
    • Evaluate understanding by comparing and contrasting to other readings
    • Do various exercises of reading comprehension strategies including predicting, questioning, forming vocabulary schemas and responding to text.
    • Respond verbally and written to critical thinking questions about assignment reading selections
  • 1B3d: Read age-appropriate material with fluency and accuracy
    • Read age appropriate material with fluency
  • 1C3a: Use information to form, explain and support questions and predictions.
    • Interpret written material by forming questions and predictions
    • Use information to form, explain and support questions and predictions
  • 1C3b: Interpret and analyze entire narrative text using story elements, point of view and theme.
  • 16.A.3c: Identify the differences between historical fact and interpretation.
    • Interpret and analyze historical fiction text for story elements, point of view and theme.
  • 1C3c: Compare, contrast and evaluate ideas and information from various sources and genre.
    • Compare and contrast various historical information focusing on common ideas, themes, and topics
  • 1C3d: Summarize and make generalizations from content and relate them to the purpose of the material.
    • Paraphrase and summarize
  • 1C3e: Compare how authors and illustrators use text and art across materials to express their ideas (e.g. foreshadowing, flashbacks, color, strong verbs, language that inspires)
    • Identify and recognize the author's use of literary devices and illustrations to enhance comprehension
    • Discriminate how authors, artists and illustrators use text and art across materials to express their ideas

OTHER OBJECTIVES:

  • Students will learn about the Russian Empire & art related to this era.
ASSESSMENTS
  • Students will take reading comprehension quizzes and tests throughout the course.
MATERIALS ARE KEPT BY: Danielle DeCamp
  • Angel on the Square, Impossible Journey, Burying the Sun, The Turning by Gloria Whelan
  • Post-its for marking skill integration
  • DVD-Nicholas and Alexandra, Dr. Zhivago, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Born to be Wild, Anasstasia
  • CD-Non-fiction clips of the Russian Empire, Rah-Rah Rasputin, Closer to Fine
STRATEGIES
  • This is a reading comprehension course versus a literature course.
  • We are teaching the overt skills of reading comprehension keeping in mind our ESL student population.
  • Strategy programs such as Guided Reading® can be useful.
Time Frame:
10-30 minutes - SSR while posting for literary devices and specific book details.
10-20 minutes - whole group lesson
10-30 minutes - working on individual work

CURRICULUM MAP

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
Mapping the Russian Empire Russian Class system presentations
IntroAngel on the Square& post-its
Word study
Comp quiz
Images of Russia Scavenger Hunt
Word study
Comp quiz
Explore N/A website
Word study
Comp quiz
Ballet study
Russian Classes from novel
DVD clips activity
Word study
Comp quiz
Rasputin character study
Word study
Comp quiz
Fictional movie study
Book Test
Anastasia

 

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