English 3, Quarter 3 Lesson Plans

Teacher:           Ms. Ellis                                               Robert Morgan Educational Center
Grade Level & Subject: 11th Grade/ English 3
Lesson and/or Unit: HMH Collections 6: The Modern World (The Crucible)
Amount of Time: 10 Weeks
 *Schedule changes based on testing.

LAFS.1112.RL.3.7- Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare and one play by an American dramatist.)

LAFS.1112.RI.1.3- Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.

LAFS.1112.W.1.2.- Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

LAFS. 1112.W.2.5- Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grades 11–12 on page 54.)

LAFS.1112.W.2.6.-  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.

LAFS. 1112.SL.1.1.- Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11–12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

LAFS. 1112.L.1.2.- Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

LAFS. 1112.WHST.3.7- Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Student Learning Objective: The student will be able to analyze the selections in the collection in terms of an historical context.

Objectives by Text: The student will be able to…

  • Winter Dreams”- analyze character motivations in a short story and support their inferences about those motivations with evidence from the text.
  • The Harlem Rennaissance: Poems by Jean Toomer, Countee Cullen, & Arna Bontemps- analyze and compare multiple works from a time period on the basis of topic and theme
  • Narrative Poetry: “Mending Wall” & “The Death of the Hired Man”- analyze the structure and language of poetry
  • The Crucible– identify and analyze elements of a drama
    • film- analyze audio and fim productions of a play for theme and characterization
Assessment For Learning (Summative or Formative):

  • Research paper/ Documented Essay: Comparative Essay (Formative)
  • Portfolio Reflection Assessment
  • Peer Assessment
  • Oral Assessment/ Discussion Participation
  • Project-based Presentation/ Assessment
  • Timed Writing Assessment
  • Standardized Test Practice Assessment
  • Analytical Reading Log/ Dialectical Journal
  • Other:

By Week:

  • 1: Phase 1: Digital Portfolio
  • 2: The Tempest Essays
  • 3: Literature Test: Winter Dreams, Harlem Renaissance, Narrative Poetry
  • 4: Reading Collaboration Group Assignment
  • 5: Harlem Renaissance Petry/ Narrative Poetry Circle
  • 6: The Crucible Packet
  • 7: The Crucible Comparative Essay First Draft
  • 8: Act 1: The Crucible Illustrative Relationships
  • 9: Khan Academy SAT Reading: Science Practice
  • 10: NRI: 3rd Quarter Grammar Test
Characteristics of the Exemplary Work Product/Lesson Outcome: see FSA Writing Rubric
Key/Essential Questions: How did Americans respond to modern life in a globally connected world?
Key/Academic Vocabulary: HMH Collections  p.410 (digital bk)

  1. comtemporary
  2. global
  3. infinite
  4. simulated
  5. virtual

*Other words based on each individual text.

Materials/Items Needed:

  • The 3 A.M. Epiphany by Brian Kiteley
  • HMH Collection 6 (digital or copies made by teacher)
  • McDougal Littel Text (The Crucible)
  • HMH Common Core Writing 10-11th Grade
  • No Red Ink Website
  • Khan Academy Website

  • Grammar Practice
  • Reading Practice
  • Journal/ Writing Practice
  • Group Discussion
  • Vocabulary Practice
  • Weekly Inspiration

Week 1: Weekly Inspiration. Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken.” NRI: Third Quarter Grammar Diagnostic (Due: Sun.). Restrategize: Goal- Setting for second semester of junior year. Begin Collection 6: The Modern World in Collaborative Study Groups Days 1 & 2. Start reading/ note taking- “Winter Dream”- by Fitzgerald.

Week 2: Weekly Eye-Opener. Finish “Winter Dream”- Fitzgerald. Reading Collaborative Groups: Collection 6 Days 3 & 4 “Winter Dream” Collaborative Discussion, “Analyzing the Text” #8 & 9, “Performance Task” #1-2 (work in pairs), “Critical Vocabulary” p. 436. NRI: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers Practice. Khan Academy SAT Practice.

Week 3: Weekly Inspiration. Complete “Winter Dream” assignments. Reading Collaborative Groups: Collections 6 Day 5: The Harlem Renaissance. Continue NRI: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers Practice.

Week 4: Weekly Inspiration.  Retakers: Timed Essay in Class (Cuba Embargo). Collection #6: Day 6- Narrative Poetry- Robert Frost. Review NRI: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers Practice. Take NRI: Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers Quiz. ONLY 3 DAYS OF SCHOOL! SEE CALENDAR. 

Weeks 5: Weekly Inspiration, Review first part of Collection 6. First Collection 6 Test: Winter’s Dream, The Harlem Renaissance, & Narrative Poetry. Original narrative poetry assignment + Poetry Sharing Circle.

Week 6: Weekly Inspiration, All- Star Digital Portfolio Examples. Correct Literature Test (Graded on my desk. DO NOT look at the correct answer sheet). NRI Quiz: MLA Citation Review Quiz.  Salem Witchcraft Background/ Begin The Crucible.  NRI Embedding Quotations 3rd Quarter Practice (HW).

Week 7: Weekly Inspiration #1 & #2,  Day 3 & 4 of Collection 6: The Crucible

Week 8: Weekly Inspiration,  Weekly Inspiration, NRI: Hyphens Practice,  Day 5 of Collection 6: The Crucible.  NRI: Embedding Quotations Quiz (3rd Quarter).

Week 9: Weekly Inspiration, NRI: Third Quarter Grammar Review, Day 6 -8 of Collection 6: The Crucible, Student Groups: Khan Academy, Reading: Science Practice, NRI: Hyphens Quiz (3rd Quarter)

Week 10: Weekly Inspiration, NRI: Third Quarter Grammar Test, Days 9-10 of Collection 6: The Crucible, Mini Research Project Presentations, Khan Academy: History Practice, NRI: Commas for Formatting

 FSA Retaker Prep Schedule:

Week 1 (Feb 1): Gallery Walk to review writing types/ Review prompt analysis/ planning/ brainstorming

Week 2 (Feb. 8): Write essay with teacher from scratch (focus= thesis, organization)

Week 3 (Feb. 17): Review Ethos, Logos, Pathos & Fallacies/ Use in Writing

Week 4 (Feb. 22): Write essay with teacher from scratch (focus= elaboration, citing evidence)

Week 5 (Feb. 29): Timed Essay Writing

Week 6 (Mar. 7): Review timed essays and discuss correlation btw planning and final product

Week 7 (Mar. 14): Revising and Editing in a timed setting

SPRING BREAK- Timed FSA Practice Writing Test (Students send essays to Ms. Ellis)

Week 8 (Mar. 28): FSA RETAKES

Differentiation Notes: Technology Integration
Honors/ Students Who Passed the FSA:

  1. New SAT Overview: https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/new-sat/new-sat-tips-planning/new-sat-about-sat/v/walk-through-sat-practice-platform
  2. www.hmhfyi.com Extended Activities
  • No Red Ink
  • Khan Academy New SAT Prep
  • ThinkCERCA
  • Padlet
  • Kahoot!
  • Word Processing
  • PowerPoint
  • Internet Resources
  • Graphics/Charts
  • Internet Research
  • Web Cam
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Class Dojo
  • Remind
  • Teacher Website
  • Movie/ Film
  • Other:
ESE (IEP/ 504) & ELL

  •  Extended time
  • Other: as stated in IEP or 504
Teacher Strategies – Best Practices

  • Student choice
  • Teacher modeling
  • Cooperative learning
  • Hands-on learning/ manipulatives utilized
  • Small group
  • Higher-ordering thinking skills
  • Real-world connections
  • Criteria charts created (student-driven; supports learning by defining and clarifying a task )
  • Rubrics created (student-centered)
  • Mentor texts
  • Anchor charts (a reference tool that “anchors” new and ongoing learning to key concepts previously introduced)
  • Research/research materials
  • Evidence of assessment for learning (teacher modifies instruction based on students’ understanding)
  • Socratic Circle/ Seminar
  • Other:

Reading Skills

  • Annotation
  • Paraphrase
  • Summarize
  • Chronology/ Timeline
  • Literary Element Analysis
  • Questioning
  • Prediction
  • Independent Reading
  • Writing before and after reading
  • Implementing pre, post, or during reading activities
  • Teaching metacognitive strategies/reading strategies
  • Classroom/Literacy library

Vocabulary Skill

  • Greek/ Latin Roots
  • Analogies
  • Context Clues
  • Synonyms/ Antonyms
  • Prefixes/ Roots/ Suffixes

Writing Skill

  • Literary Analysis
  • Pre-Writing
  • Revision/ Peer Editing
  • Reflection/ Self Analysis
  • Informational/ Explanatory
  • Persuasive/ Argumentative
  • Narrative
  • Writing workshop time
  • Teaching grammar and mechanics in context
  • Conferencing
  • Other

 HW: See REMIND posts.

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