Lesson: genre: fiction: novel: Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

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Lesson Objective

SWBAT define key literary terms related to novels and identify the key elements of novels. SWBAT explain how reading a novel is different than reading a shorter text.

Lesson Plan




 

Teacher


 

D’Alessio/Konieczna                        


 

 

Subject: Reading


 

 


 

 

Grade: 6


 

 

Unit/Week:


 

Novel: J.P.


 

4/5/2010


 

 

Day


 

 

Friday


 

 

BPCS Standard(s)


 

 

10.3 genre


 

8.22 main ideas/details


 

 

Objective(s)


 

 
  • SWBAT define key literary terms related to
           novels and identify the key elements of novels.

  • SWBAT explain how reading a novel is different
           than reading a shorter text.

  • SWBAT preview the novel Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key.


 

 

Do Now (5-10)


 

 


 

 

Students will view graphic
  of Joey Pigza cover: Make a prediction about what the novel might be about.
  If you’ve already read this novel write 1-2 opinions you have about it.


 

 

Do Now Review


 

 

Have a few students share
  reactions.


 

 

Learning Activities
  (20-25)


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

 

Key Points:


 
  • Reading a novel takes perseverance and
           memory—it’s longer and more complicated.

  • We’ll be learning strategies to help us with
           this!


 

 


 

Class Notes:


 
  • What is a novel? A longer work of fiction with more than one main character and a
           complicated plot.

  • What makes a novel different? Requires concentration, focus, memory
           and keeping up!

  • What is expected of you during part one of our
           novel unit? Excellent listening
           and text tracking skills. You MUST bring your novel to class EVERY day.


 

 


 

Half-time Ticket:


 
  • Distinguishing features of a novel.


 

 


 

Pre Reading
  (complete independently)


 

Students will read a
  summary of “Joey Pigza Swallows a Key”


 
  1. Based on the summary, what are two questions
           you have about the novel?

  1. Based on the summary, make one connection to
           the text.

  1. Based on the summary make two predictions about
           the novel.


 

 


 

Pass out novels:


 
  • Review expectations list.

  • Students should sign expectations list once it
           is reviewed

  • Hand out novels/record student numbers.


 

 

Closing (2)


 

 

What makes novels different
  from other types of texts?


 

 

Homework


 

 

Literary term review.


 

Short excerpt from novel –
  what hints does it give you about Joey’s character traits? What other
  predictions can you make? What other questions do you have?


 

 

Materials


 

 

â–¡  
  Half time
  tickets


 

â–¡  
  Copies of Novel
  & CD contracts


 

â–¡  
  Copies of chp
  summary sheet


 

 

â–¡  
  Novels


 

â–¡  
  Class list to
  record novel numbers


 

Lesson Resources

2010.04.09.task 230.CW.novel introduction1.doc  
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2010.04.09.task 231.HALF TIME TIC.novel introduction.doc  
172
2010.04.09.task 232.HW.novel introduction1.doc  
173

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