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History Alive: The New Soviet

History Alive: The New Soviet

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 Classsystem presentations

-Intro Angel 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

DESCRIPTIONS AND DIRECTIONS FOR TOPIC CLUSTERS, UNITS, CHAPTERS with assessments.

DAY-BY-DAY LESSON PLANS