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Unidad 10.3

Choices

7 Semanas

In this unit, the student explores how choices affect one’s life. He/she reads narratives in which characters are faced with choices and examine and discuss the choices made by the characters. The student has the opportunity to examine his/her own life and to write about a choice he/she has had to make and the effect it has had on his/her life. The student also studies word choice by authors and the impact it has on the text.

  • 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 How does word choice affect meaning in text?
CD2 Words powerfully affect meaning; therefore careful word choice is critical.
PE3 How do root words and context clues help us discern meaning of unknown words?
CD3 Readers use language structure and context clues to identify the intended meaning of words and phrases as they are used in text and in spoken language.
PE4 How can we relate a personal experience through writing?
CD4 Narratives allow us to share observations, perceptions, or personal experiences to connect with and influence the world.

T1. The student will leave the class able to use his/her learning about personal narratives and choices to better understand his/her own choices and experiences as well as those of others. He/she will read and write narratives and essays to relate and connect to characters and their choices, using new vocabulary they have chosen. ?

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A1. 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.
A2. Respond orally through closed- and open-ended questions.
A3. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a literary text, including figurative and connotative meanings; to 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).
A4. Write literary texts to develop real or imagined experiences or events, using literary elements and techniques (narrative structure, theme, mood, plot, setting, moral, alliteration, hyperbole, allegory, and others).

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.1b Follow turn-taking and show consideration by affirming others, adding relevant information, and paraphrasing key ideas. Extend ideas or arguments with minimal support.
10.L.1d Listen to a variety of literature, genres (plays, poetry, and others), and styles to analyze character development, setting, tone, voice, and mood to make connections to text.
10.S.2 Respond orally through closed and open-ended questions.
10.S.2c Critically analyze closed and open-ended questions and answer with increasing knowledge.
10.S.3 Use a variety of grade-appropriate and content-specific social, academic, college, and career ready words accurately and appropriately when giving speeches, presentations/performances to tell, retell, explain, and analyze stories and personal experiences with current/world events.
10.R.1 Use in-depth critical reading of a variety of grade-level texts, presented in various print and multimedia formats (when accessible) to explain ideas, phenomena, processes, cultural identity, genre, and relationships within and across texts, using detailed sentences, and a variety of general academic and content-specific words. Recognize fact vs. opinion and fiction vs. nonfiction as well as facts/supporting details from the texts.
10.R.10 Read and comprehend a variety of literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, and informational texts (e.g., history/social studies, science, and technical texts) of appropriate grade level.
10.R.3L Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a literary text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot and its components or develop the theme.
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.W.3 Write literary texts using transitional words and other cohesive devices to better organize writing to develop real or imagined experiences or events, using literary elements and techniques (narrative structure, theme, mood, plot, setting, moral, alliteration, hyperbole, allegory, and others).
10.W.7

Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

10.W.8 Write routinely for short and extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) for a variety of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
10.LA.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

10.LA.2b

Spell correctly.

10.LA.2c Apply capitalization rules correctly.
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.
10.LA.4a Use context clues to help determine meaning.