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Unidad 10.2

Relationships: Friendships in Fiction and the Power of Persuasion

7 Semanas

In this unit, the student will study the persuasive genre of informational text/writing and will explore the theme of friendship by reading and writing about friendships and the characteristics of good friends. Through novel study, the student will gain familiarity with many characters and their traits and will use this knowledge and their own experiences to reflect on writing and orally relationships and the qualities of good friendships and other topics.

  • Preguntas Esenciales (PE) y Comprensión Duradera (CD)
  • Objetivos de Transferencia (T) y Adquisición (A)
  • Los Estándares de Puerto Rico (PRCS)
PE1 How do our experiences, relationships, decisions, and actions change our lives?
CD1 Our sense of self is influenced by relationships, conflicts, choices and experiences.
PE2 What do people gain from friendships?
CD2 Friendships leave a lasting impression on people, even after the friendship has ended.
PE3 How can we convince others to see things our way?
CD3 Effective writing can change people’s minds.
PE4 How does reading about others help us learn about ourselves?
CD4 Reading literature and informational texts about others helps us reflect and make connections to our lives, increasing our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

T1. The student will leave the class able to use his/her learning about friendship in literature and the structure of persuasive informational writing to examine his/her own relationships and to express opinions on friendship and other topics, in a persuasive manner, to convince others to agree with him/her. ? ?

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A1. Listen, respond to, and react/analyze complex instructions and statements; apply, clarify, and provide instructions and directions.
A2. Persuade others in conversations using a growing number of learned phrases and open responses to express and defend different opinions, demonstrating how to adjust language choices as necessary.
A3. Analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims (positions) are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or portions of an available informational text (e.g., essays, reports, and news articles).
A4. Express, clarify, and defend viewpoints and opinions, be able to state or justify arguments, with support of the thesis statement and claims.

10.L.1 Listen, support discussions, and interact with peers during read-alouds (of fictional and informational text); oral presentations; and class, group, and partner discussions on a variety of grade-appropriate academic, social, college, and career topics.
10.L.1c Listen, respond to, and react/analyze complex instructions and statements; apply, clarify, and provide instructions and directions.
10.S.2a Listen, discuss, and respond to complex instructions and information.
10.S.4 Persuade others in conversations using a growing number of learned phrases and open responses to express and defend different opinions.
10.S.5 Demonstrate how to adjust language choices by predicting, making inferences, expressing thought and opinion according to the context, purpose, task, and audience.
10.R.3I Analyze how an author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events in an informational text, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.
10.R.4I Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in an informational text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).
10.R.4L Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a literary text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place or how it sets a formal or informal tone).
10.R.5I Analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims (positions) are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or portions of an available informational text (e.g., essays, reports, and news articles).
10.W.1 Justify opinions and positions using valid reasoning and sufficient evidence.
10.W.1a Express, clarify, and defend viewpoints and opinions, be able to state or justify arguments, with support of the thesis statement and claims.
10.W.2 Write informational and argumentative texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the selection, organization (transitional words, phrases or sentences), and analysis of content through essays (5 paragraphs), letters (formal and informal business letters and cover letters), and other text types.
10.LA.1b Use various types of phrases and clauses to specify meanings and add variety and interest to writing or presentations.
10.LA.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.