UPCOMING Unit: Perseverance
PERSEVERANCE: (n.) The steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.
“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
― Thomas A. Edison
“It always seems impossible until it's done.”
― Nelson Mandela
How do individuals, real and fictional, use words and actions to demonstrate perseverance.
In this unit, we will explore the topic of PERSEVERANCE through a variety of fiction and nonfiction, particularly a variety of informational texts. We will also explore how this theme ties into
our current unit in Social Studies.
Character's Conflict (External & Internal)
What you are expected to know...
-Common prefixes and suffixes
-Elements of fiction and nonfiction
-how to identify the type of text you read
-use context clues to identify meaning of words
what you are expected to understand...
How an author uses a variety of literary techniques and style to present a message or literary effect.
what you are expected to do...
-Analyze primary and secondary sources
-Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact( i.e. how the setting might affect a character or plot)
-Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the duration of the text
-provide an objective summary of the text
-conduct short research projects while using terms effectively
-Participate in discussions
-Pose questions to the class and yourself that elicit higher-order thinking
-Create a piece of narrative writing (Lucy Calkins Writers Workshop)
-Explain author's use of literary techniques such as diction and imagery.