2State Standards - Reading Summarize ideas drawn from stories, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, interpreting events and ideas, and connecting different works to each other and to real-life experiencesIdentify a purpose for reading, such as gaining information, learning about a viewpoint, and appreciating literatureComprehend reading by using strategies such as activating prior knowledge, establishing purpose, self-correcting and self-monitoring, rereading, making predictions, finding context clues, developing visual images, applying knowledge of text structures, and adjusting reading rate according to purpose and difficultyExtend the literal meaning of a text by making inferences, and evaluate the significance and validity of texts in light of prior knowledge and experienceSummarize key details of informational texts, connecting new information to prior knowledge
3Goals & Objectives Students will be able to: Understand more of the book through connections rather than comprehension questions.Answer questions about the text that have not been answered yet. (Tell me why they think Grandfather is crying. I don’t need them to know what kind of farm he owns.)Connect themselves or something they have experienced to the text.
4RationaleStudents will use all of their knowledge while reading and writingStudents will learn to ask themselves questions about the How’s and Why’s of the text before they find the answerTeaches what is necessary and not the minor detailsLets the students know exactly what is expected
5Why Change to UbD Format? Previous lessons:- Read chapter by chapter - Answered comprehension questions (multiple choice) - Writing prompts about specific events that occurredHow UbD alters learning experience:- Challenge- Critical thinking skills - Connections - Inferencing
6Essential QuestionsLittle Willie is 10 years old but he knows that he can save Grandfather and the farm. Why is it important to dream big and believe in yourself just as Little Willie did? What happens if you do not?Stone Fox wants to win the race as he has in the past. Why do you think he helped Little Willie win? How has your image of Stone Fox changed?
7Enduring Understandings Winning is sometimes the hardest part / Sometimes you can get what you want but at a great costUnderstanding the conflicts between characters and relating them directly back to life experiences or background knowledge (text-to-self)How characters that may be “bad” can do “good”Why it is important to dream big and believe it yourself
8Knowledge & Skills – Lesson 1 Connection Writing Prompt - individual writing; whole and small group discussion Example: In the story, Little Willy enters a dogsled race. He hopes to win the prize money in order to save the farm for himself and his grandfather. Think of a time you were in a competition and how you felt. Remember what it was like to compete. Write about the experience of being in a competition.
9Knowledge & Skills – Lesson 2 Inference and Evidence Writing Prompt - have students truly think about what is not actually written.Example: Sometimes you can get what you want but at a great cost. The race is the climax of the story. Write a paragraph describing Willy's experiences in the race.
10Evidences of Learning & Assessment Teacher QuestionsConnection PromptsInference and Evidence promptsReflective Mini-JournalsCharacter ExplorationChapter Reading Checks (oral and written)Vocabulary QuizzesComprehension QuestionsWhole and Small Group Discussion Questions