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Expert 21 – Curriculum Guide Workshop 1

Essential Questions

Content

Writing:
Language Progressive Skills

Red Routines

Resources

Assessment

C.C.S.S.

How can I get what I want out of life?
Inquiry 1:
Finding Your Dream
Inquiry 2: Dreams that Make a Difference

Readings
Meet the Expert:
Oscar Pistorius: Sprinter
(Stud.  WB: p.p. 2-7)
Magazine Article:
“Peak Performance”
(Stud.  WB: p.p.8-17)
Short Story:
“The No-Guitar Blues”
(Stud.  WB: p.p.18-27)
Autobiography Excerpt
Playing to Win
(Stud.  WB: p.p.28-33)
Nonfiction Book Adaptation
Ryan and Jimmy and the Well in Africa that Brought them Together
(Stud.  WB: p.p.34-45)
Legend:
“Fa Mulan”
(Stud.  WB: p.p.46-53)
Poetry:
“Dream Poems”
(Stud.  WB: p.p.54-59)

21st century Skills:

  • ~Finding your Dream
  • ~Dreams That Make a Difference

 

 

Comprehension

  • Main Idea and Details
  • Make Inferences
  •  

Navigating The Text:

  • Text Features
  • Chronological Order
  • Photos
  •  
  • Vocabulary/Word Analysis:
  • Academic Language
  • Context Clues
  • Definitions
  • Base Words
  • Target Vocabulary
  •  

Critical Thinking:

  • Analyze
  • Synthesize
  • Organize and Synthesize
  • Compare and Evaluate
  • Evaluate
  •  

Literary Analysis:

  • Plot
  • Elements of a Story
  • Poetic Elements
  •  
  • Think Across The Texts:
  • Organize and Synthesize
  • Compare and Evaluate
  • Discuss and Write
  •  

*Quick Writes
*Writing On Demand
*Discuss and Write
*Respond and Write

Traits of Writing by Ruth Culham:
Unit 1 Getting started: The Writing Process

Expert21 T.E. Narrative Writing

  • Sentence Fluency

Crafting Well-Builtsentences

  • Ideas

Finding a Topic

  • Organization

Creating the Lead

  • Grammar

Fragments and Run-ons

  • Mechanics

Using End Punctuation Marks

Features of Narrative  Writing:

  • Introduction

Catches reader’s attention

  • Details/Feelings

Help the reader picture the experience

 

  • Focus Trait: Sentence Fluency

Transitions connect parts of the sentences

  • Events

Allows the reader to follow what happened

  • Conclusion

Tells why the experience was important

Personal Narrative Essay
Students will write a personal narrative about an experience in their life that inspired or affected them.

Grammar, Usage, Mechanics (GUM’s):

  • Subject/Verb Agreement
  • Nouns
  • Contractions
  • Prefixes
  • Commas in a Series

Red Routine 1: Teaching Vocabulary

Red Routine 2:

  • Modeled Reading
  • Choral Reading
  • Partner Reading
  • Oral Cloze
  • Independent Reading

Red Routine 3: Think, Pair (write), Share

Red Routine 4: Idea Wave

Red Routine 5: Give One, Get One

Red Routine 6: Jigsaw Groups

Red Routine 7: Socratic Method

Red Routine 8: Peer Feedback

Red Routine 9: Quick Write, Writing on Demand

 

Red Routine 10

  • Entrance Ticket
  • Questioning Circle

Expert21:

21st Century Toolkit

T.E. Scholastic Expert21

Strategy Sourcebook

Professional Development Guide

Teacher Implementation Guide

Expert Space

Expert21 Teacher resource Binder

Anchor Media Videos

Traits of Writing by Ruth Culham:

Traits Writing Source Kit: Teaching guide, Implementation guide, Comments Book, Mentor Texts, Trait Posters, Traitspace, Student Handbook and Writing Folders

Record-Keeping Forms

Rubrics for each mode of writing

Brentwood UFSD Resources:

Workfolio Table of Contents

Workfolio Strands of Writing

Supplemental Grammar Packet

SRI

Informative Assessment
Ongoing Progress Monitoring

Formative Assessment:

  • Workshop Wrap-Up
  • 21 Book Progress Test (2)
  • xSkills Test
  • Formal Writing Pieces- Personal Narrative

The writing process

  • Expert Project: Innovate Create Your Future MyPage
  • Performance Evaluation-Gather Information
  • Portfolio Evaluation

Personal Narrative

  • Portfolio Evaluation

Using Traits of Writing Scoring Guide (rubrics)

C.C.R.6.2
C.C.R.6.3
C.C.R.6.5
C.C.R.6.6
C.C.R.6.7
C.C.R.6.8
C.C.R.6.9
C.C.R.6.10
R.L.6.1
R.L.6.2
R.L.6.3
R.L.6.4
R.L.6.5
R.L.6.7
R.L.6.8
R.L.6.9
R.L.6.10
R.I.6.1
R.I.6.2
R.I.6.3
R.I.6.4
R.I.6.5
R.I.6.6
R.I.6.7
R.I.6.8
R.I.6.9
R.I.6.10
C.C.R.W.6
C.C.R.W.7
C.C.R.W.8
C.C.R.W.9
C.C.R.W.10
W.6.1.a
W.6.1.b
W.6.1.c
W.6.2.a
W.6.2.b
W.6.2.c
W.6.2.d
W.6.2.e
W.6.6
C.C.R.S.L.6.2
C.C.R.S.L.6.3
C.C.R.S.L.6.5
C.C.R.S.L.6.6
S.L.6.1.a
S.L.6.1.d
S.L.6.2
S.L.6.3
S.L.6.4
S.L.6.5
S.L.6.6
C.C.R.L.6.1
C.C.R.L.6.2
C.C.R.L.6.3
C.C.R.L.6.4
C.C.R.S.L.6.6
L.6.1.a
L.6.1.b
L.6.1.c
L.6.2.a
L.6.2.b
L.6.3.a
L.6.4.a
L.6.4.b
L.6.4.c
L.6.6