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English 2, Week 1, Day 2 Course Introduction

Essential Questions:

What are irregular verbs?


Objectives:

Students will be able to:

Use the correct present tense form of the verb to-be in complete
sentences by scoring 80% or higher on the exit ticket..

Indiana ELA Standards:

8.RV.2.1: Use context to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.
7.RV.2.2: Use the relationship between particular words (e.g.,synonym/antonym, analogy) to better
understand each of the words.
8.RN.2.2: Analyze the development of a central idea over the course of a text, including its relationship to
supporting ideas; provide a detailed, objective summary of the text.
8.W.3.1: Write arguments in a varietyof forms that
Introduce claim(s),using strategies such as textual analysis,
comparison/contrast and cause/effect.
Use an organizational structure to group related ideas that
support the argument.
Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using
credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
8.RN.3.3: Determine an authors perspective or purpose in a text, and analyze how the author acknowledges
and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints..
8.RN.4.2: Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text,
video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.
8.RV.3.1: Analyze the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in works of literature, including
figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone,
including analogies or allusions to other texts.
8.RV.3.2: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a nonfiction text, including
figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning
and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
8.W.6.1b: Verbs Explaining the function of verbals (gerunds,participles, infinitives) in general and their
function in particular sentences; forming and using active and passive voice; recognizing and correcting
inappropriate shifts in verb voice.
8.W.6.1c: Adjectives and AdverbsStudents are expected to build upon and continue applying conventions
learned previously.
8.W.6.2a: Capitalization Students are expected to build upon and continue applying conventions learned
previously.
8.W.6.2b: Punctuation Using punctuation (comma, ellipsis,dash) to indicate a pause, break, or
omission.
Classroom Activities:

Activity #1: Do Now

Students will use previous weeks graphic organizer to complete sentences that require
them to conjugate regular verbs.

Activity #2: Whole Group

Instructor will go over answers to the Do-Now and lead discussion over irregular verbs.
Students will be given sentences in which the correct forms of the verb to-be are blank.
As a class, instructor will lead students through conjugating the verb to-be in present
tense.. Students will fill out graphic organizer for the verb to be.

Students will work in small groups to to create a poster about a topic the group decides
on. Students will use images and words from magazines to create five sentences, each
using a present tense form of the verb to-be.

Activity #3: Software Rotation

Students will achieve 20 minutes of R180 software time.

Activity #4: Independent Reading

Students will read from their selected text and write one journal reflection entry.

Activity #5: Small Group

Groups will read short articles/stores that require them to fill in correct forms of the
verb to be. Instructor will read through stories/articles with students and lead
discussion.

Activity 6: Exit Ticket

Students will write/complete sentences that require them to use the correct form of the
verb to-be.

Assessments:

Do Now worksheet (Informal)


Small group work (Informal)
Exit Ticket (Formal)

Focus Skills: Parts of Speech


Vocabulary
Modifications/accommodations/differentiations:
Students will be grouped by Lexile score and LM status
LM students and students with lower Lexiles will be provided with an
alternate journal prompt
Enrichment exercises will be available for LM students and students
with lower Lexiles
Students will work together in groups to create a JPA

Materials:

Reading Logs
Vocabulary Graphic Organizers
Posters
Magazines
Sentence Starters