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1 ENDURING UNIVERSAL UNDERSTANDINGS Students will understand that... 1. Creativity is rooted in the unexpected CRITICAL CONCEPTS 1. Surprise 2.


ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS 1. How did this text set up an unexpected moment? 2. What is the nature of surprise? 3. How do cause-and-effect and timing impact the surprise effect of texts? 4. What is the nature of memoir? 5. What are the component parts of a good memoir?

CRITICAL STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES cognitive (to know and understand) affective (to feel/value) & non-cognitive

performative (to do)

COGNITIVE (to know and understand) 1. The student will understand that surprise is rooted in the unexpected AFFECTIVE (to feel/value) & NON-COGNITIVE 2. The student will cultivate a level of comfort with uncertainty PERFORMATIVE (to do) 3. The student will be able to use a variety of prewriting strategies 4. The student will be able to analyze and evaluate cause and effect relationships and their impact on surprise 5. The student will be able to write a memoir incorporating cause and effect and surprise 6. The student will be able to read, analyze, and discuss a variety of texts SOL# SOL Objective

1. 6.4 The student will read and learn the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts. c) Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words. e) Use word-reference materials. 2. The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry. b) Make, confirm, and revise predictions. d) Describe cause and effect relationships and their impact on plot. 3. 6.7 The student will write narration, description, exposition, and persuasion. b) Use a variety of prewriting strategies including graphic organizers to generate and organize ideas. d) Establish a central idea and organization. i) Revise sentences for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information. j) Use computer technology to plan, draft, revise, edit, and publish writing. CCS# CCS Objective

1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences. (Lesson 11) 2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3.A Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically. (Lesson 11) 3. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6.3.D Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to convey experiences and events. (Lessons 6, 10, 11)

Texts Eleven by Sandra Cisneros (primary) A Mistake That Should Last a Lifetime Excerpts from: o Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris o Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls o Please Dont Kill the Freshman by Zoe Trope