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Unidad 10.5

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6 Semanas

In this unit, the student examines, analyzes, and interprets a variety of poems and dramatic pieces through listening, reading, reciting, writing, and performing. He/she becomes familiar with the elements of poetry and drama and gains an understanding of figurative language, specifically simile, metaphor, and personification. The student writes poems and a short script based on a previous narrative, using precise language and rich vocabulary.

  • Preguntas Esenciales (PE) y Comprensión Duradera (CD)
  • Objetivos de Transferencia (T) y Adquisición (A)
  • Los Estándares de Puerto Rico (PRCS)
PE1 In what ways does history, family, culture and politics influence who we are and what we become?
CD1 Our experiences and relationships on a personal, social, historical and political level affect our actions and decisions and reflect and influence who we are and what we become.
PE2 How do we make meaning of poetry?
CD2 Poetry can take many forms and be interpreted in many ways. Using carefully chosen, specific language, the writer uses themes of identify and self to express thoughts and ideas and to help us understand the message.
PE3 How do authors/writers express themselves through poetry?
CD3 Poets express feelings, experiences, or thoughts through well-chosen words, style, tone, rhythm, formats, techniques, and poetic elements.
PE4 Why does a writer choose a play as the means of expression about his/her thoughts and ideas about the surrounding world and how does the play’s structure enlighten the reader?
CD4 Plays offer a unique and personal way for authors to express themselves using dialogue; stage blocking and visual movements to help us better understand the message and its context.

T1. The student will leave the class able to use his/her learning about elements of the genres of poetry and drama and various components of figurative language to analyze and interpret poetic and dramatic examples, to strengthen/enrich his/her own writing and to better understand him/herself, culture, and the world around him/her. He/she will write, read, analyze, perform and discuss famous literature, as well as original pieces.

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A1. 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.
A2. Contribute to class, group, and partner discussions, sustaining conversations on a variety of appropriate and relevant academic, social, college, and career topics by following turn-taking rules, asking and answering on-topic questions, react to others with relevant information by paraphrasing, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing ideas.
A3. 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.
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) and to demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and differences in word meanings.

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.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.S.6 Plan and deliver a variety of oral presentations and reports on developmentally appropriate topics that present evidence and facts to support ideas using growing understanding of formal and informal registers.
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.2L Determine theme or main idea of a literary text and analyze in detail its development, including how it emerges in the text and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide subjective or responsive summary of the text.
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.6L Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.
10.R.7I Analyze various accounts of a character told in different media (e.g., a person’s life story in both print and multimedia), determining which elements are emphasized in each account.
10.R.9L Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).
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.4

Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning (e.g., outlines and graphic organizers), drafting, revising, editing (editing marks), rewriting, and publishing, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed, avoiding plagiarism, and considering styles (e.g., MLA and APA) and using citations.

10.W.5 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish types of writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with 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.3a Use verbs in the active and passive voice and in the conditional and subjunctive mood to achieve particular effects.
10.LA.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on appropriately complex reading and content, choosing flexibly from a variety of strategies.
10.LA.4b Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (e.g., analyze, analysis, analytical; advocate, advocacy).
10.LA.5

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and differences in word meanings.

10.LA.5a Interpret figures of speech (e.g., euphemism, oxymoron) in context and analyze their role in the text.
10.LA.5b   Analyze word meaning.