Lesson 1: Elements of Plot in Fiction
LT: I can identify the elements of a plot diagram in a piece of literature. Elements of Plot in Fiction Prezi
LT: I can analyze the plot in order to gather textual evidence that demonstrates where and how the author creates tension and suspense.
LT: I can write a summary that covers all the major points of plot in a work of fiction.
Lesson 2: Writing Arguments
LT: I can write arguments to support claims I have made about substantive topics or texts, using reason and specific, relevant, evidence.
Lesson 3: Making Inferences about Theme
LT: I can work with my peers to identify the theme and how the elements of plot contribute to the theme.
Lesson 4: Backing Interpretations of Evidence with Warrants
LT: I can support my interpretation of evidence with a general rule (aka: Warrant).
Lesson 5: Examining Sample Argumentative Essays
LT: I can analyze sample argumentative essays to identify their strengths and then apply my new understandings to a piece of my own writing.
Lesson 6: Making Inferences About Characters
LT: I can make inferences about characters and support them with textual evidence.
Lesson 7: Figurative Language
LT: I can identify symbolism and use textual evidence to support my findings.
LT: I can define figurative language and identify examples of figurative language in fiction.
Lesson 8: Reading Complex Texts
LT: I can read complex pieces of literature in order to comprehend plot, character motivations and traits, and themes.