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Expert 21 – Curriculum Guide Workshop 3

Essential Questions

Content

Writing:
Language Progressive Skills

Red Routines

Resources

Assessment

C.C.S.S.

How are we changing the Earth?
Inquiry 1:
Planet in Peril
Inquiry 2: Think Green

Readings
Meet the Expert:
Severn Cullis-Suzuki: Environmental Activist
(Stud.  WB: p.p.152-157)
Science Book Excerpt:
from The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming
(Stud.  WB: p.p.158-169)
Short Story:
“Traffic”
(Stud.  WB: p.p.175-177)
Photo Essay
from Earth Then and Now: Amazing Images of Our Changing World
(Stud.  WB: p.p.178-185)
Short Story:
“Squid Girl”
(Stud.  WB: p.p.186-199)
News Feature:
“Teens Tackle Pollution in Their Communities”
(Stud.  WB: p.p.200-207)
Infographic: Diagram
“Green House”
(Stud.  WB: p.p.208-213)

21st century Skills:

  • ~Solve Problems
  • ~Determine Priorities

 

Comprehension

  • Problem and Solution
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Cause and Effect
  • Problem and Solution 

Navigating The Text:

  • Author’s Purpose
  • Photo Essay
  • News Feature Elements
     
  • Vocabulary/Word Analysis:
  • Academic Language
  • Adjective Suffixes
  • Adverb Suffixes
  • Target Vocabulary
  • Noun Suffixes

Critical Thinking:

  • Analyze
  • Synthesize
  • Evaluate

Literary Analysis:

  • Character Traits
  • Setting

Think Across The Texts:

  • Organize and Synthesize
  • Compare and Evaluate
  • Discuss and Write

*Quick Writes
*Writing On Demand
*Discuss and Write
*Respond and Write

Traits of Writing by Ruth Culham:
Unit 3 Expository
Unit 4 Persuasive

Expert21 T.E. Persuasive Writing

  • Word Choice

Applying Strong Verbs

  • Ideas

Developing the Topic

  • Organization

Structuring the Body

  • Conventions:

     Grammar
Using Correct Verb Tense

  • Conventions:

     Mechanics
Commas in a Series

 

 

 

 

Features of Persuasive Writing: Problem and Solution Essay

  • Introduction

States the problem and why it needs to be fixed

  • Solutions

That the writer believes will help fix the problem

  • Evidence

Made up of experiences, logic, and statistics that support the solutions

  • Focus Trait: Word Choice

Strong verbs that help make the problem and solutions clear

  • Conclusion

Sums up the problem and how to solve it

Problem-and-Solution Essay
Students will write a problem-and-solution essay that describes a problem with the environment in their community and suggests one or more solutions

Grammar, Usage, Mechanics (GUM’s):

  • Commas in a Series
  • Using Correct Verb Tense

 

Red Routine 1: Teaching Vocabulary

Red Routine 2:

  • Modeled Reading
  • Choral Reading
  • Partner Reading
  • Oral Cloze
  • Independent Reading

Red Routine 3: Think, Pair (write), Share

Red Routine 4: Idea Wave

Red Routine 5: Give One, Get One

Red Routine 6: Jigsaw Groups

Red Routine 7: Socratic Method

Red Routine 8: Peer Feedback

Red Routine 9: Quick Write, Writing on Demand

 

Red Routine 10

  • Entrance Ticket
  • Questioning Circle

Expert21:

21st Century Toolkit

T.E. Scholastic Expert21

Strategy Sourcebook

Professional Development Guide

Teacher Implementation Guide

Expert Space

Expert21 Teacher resource Binder

Anchor Media Videos

 

 

 

 

Traits of Writing by Ruth Culham:

Traits Writing Source Kit: Teaching guide, Implementation guide, Comments Book, Mentor Texts, Trait Posters, Traitspace, Student Handbook and Writing Folders

Record-Keeping Forms

Rubrics for each mode of writing

BrentwoodUFSD
Resources
:

Workfolio Table of Contents

Workfolio Strands of Writing

Supplemental Grammar Packet

SRI

Informative Assessment
Ongoing Progress Monitoring

Formative Assessment:

  • Workshop Wrap-Up
  • 21 Book Progress Test (2)
  • xSkills Test
  • Formal Writing Pieces- Expository and Persuasive
  • Expert Project: Research What’s your Carbon Footprint?
  • Performance Evaluation-Solve Problems

Organize Information

  • Portfolio Evaluation using Traits of Writing Scoring Guide (rubrics)
  • Portfolio Evaluation-

Problem-and-Solution Essay

 

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