Sample Lesson Plan B for Charlene Douglas

Name; Night Day 2 Text Patterning

Grade Level; 8       Time; 30 minutes         Topic; Night, by Elie Weisel

Content Objectives; By the end of the lesson the student shall:
*identify the basic facts and essential ideas in what they have read, heard, or viewed.
*interpret the meanings of literary works, non-fiction, films, and media by using different critical lenses and analytical techniques.
analyze how a film or work of literature can be shown to reflect the period, ideas, customs, and outlooks of a people living in a particular time in history.

Strategy Objective:  By the end of this lesson the student shall:
--Differentiate between the various types of text patterns in fiction and nonfiction texts.

Resources/ Materials;
    Night, by Elie Wiesel.
    Rose Blanche, by Roberto Innocenti
    The Terrible Things, by Eve Bunting
    Text pattern signs on chart paper.

Step 1. 15 minutes.
    In groups of four, students will use the "Patterns of Text Structure in Informational Texts" chart (Fountace, P 402) and will differentiate the text patterns of three texts.

Step 2. 15 minutes (scheduled.)
    Given a title, students will move to the area of the room that contains a poster listing a text pattern.  Students will then write any key words, reasons, or quotes why they believe the text follows their selected pattern.  Disagreements will fuel evaluative discussion.

    (After Teaching)

Strengths of this lesson:

Weaknesses of this lesson:

Areas for improvement:

I will remember to do/ say next time: 
--Note the time spent in each step.  Adjust as needed.

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