Union Middle School,
Union School District
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CALIFORNIA STATE STANDARDS ADDRESSED
English Language Arts/6/Writing 1.2 Create multiple-paragraph expository compositions:
1. Engage the interest of the reader and state a clear purpose.
2. Develop the topic with supporting details and precise verbs, nouns, and adjectives to paint a visual image in the mind of the reader.
3. Conclude with a detailed summary linked to the purpose of the composition.
English Language Arts/6/Reading 1.5 Understand and explain "shades of meaning" in related words (e.g., softly and quietly).
English Language Arts/7/Reading 1.1 Identify idioms, analogies, metaphors, and similes in prose and poetry. 1.3 Clarify word meanings through the use of definition, example, restatement, or contrast.
Through the use of text, graphics, discussion, and practice, students will be able to explain and give examples to illustrate the concept of "shades of meaning", and how this writing technique benefits readers.
Students will be able to identify the concept of "shades of meaning".
After viewing a PowerPoint presentation on "shades of meaning", students will be able to illustrate their understanding of this concept by editing a previously created piece of writing to include examples of more precise shades of meaning.
PowerPoint presentation, A4_ShadesMeaning.ppt, computer, projector, sample of students' previous writing.
Anticipatory Set (Lead-in):
PowerPoint images of Mona Lisa and David.
Lesson Plan Procedure:
Present and discuss the PowerPoint presentation, "A4_ShadesMeaning.ppt".
Closure (Reflect Anticipatory Set):
Students edit a previous writing piece to include more precise shades of meaning.
Assessments & notes
Plan for Independent Practice:
Students continue to revise previous writing.
Assessment Based on Objectives:
Edited version of student's writing, with more precise shades of meaning words.