Devon O'Brien

Devon  O'Brien
8th Grade ELA
124 Lessons
Leonardtown Middle
Leonardtown, MD
Student Environment:
Suburban
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Intro to Narrative Poetry/Paul Revere's Ride
 
Big Idea: Narrator+Story+Structure=Narrative Poetry
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Group Workshop: Narrative Poems
 
Big Idea: Students working together to practice with new ideas makes higher level assignments more "doable."
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Preparing for Presentations
 
Big Idea: Student presentations provide good practice in speaking...and listening.
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Students Present Narrative Poem Lessons to the Class
 
Big Idea: Learn it ---> Teach it ---> Know it forever.
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Assessment: The Midnight Ride of William Dawes
 
Big Idea: It's time to show what we know about narrative poetry.
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The Charge of the Light Brigade: Waterfall Readings
 
Big Idea: Multiple readings bring a greater appreciation for the intricacies of rhyme and meter.
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Plot Mapping - In Partners
 
Big Idea: You think you know the story, but now let's get technical...
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The Charge of the...Light Brigade Parodies?
 
Big Idea: Writing parodies gets students into the mind of the poet.
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Writing Workshop: Parodies
 
Big Idea: Writing workshop means time to craft, clarify and edit.
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Peer Editing, Typing, Proofreading, Finalizing our Parodies
 
Big Idea: Editing and polishing are crucial steps in the writing process.
Standards:
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Performance Day!
 
Big Idea: Performance day provides opportunities to practice both speaking and listening.
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