Lesson Plan : "Broken Chain"/ Spelling #1

Teacher Name:
 Ms. Comardo

Topic:
 "Broken Chain" Gary Soto Additional plot practice.
Content:
 "Broken Chain" Key Vocabulary: Apparent, sullen, impluse, retrieved and emerged.
Goals:
 Students can identify new vocabulary terms within the story. Going over spelling handouts to make sure students are competent with the new words (do not collect papers).
Objectives:
 Grade 8 Literary Response and Analysis 3.2 Evaluate the structural elements of the plot (for example, subplots, parallel episodes, climax), the plot's development, and the way in which conflicts are (or are not) addressed and resolved. Students have knowledge of new vocabulary words.
Materials:
 Spelling Lesson #1 handout. Holt Literture book. Plot Structure Practice Handout.
Introduction:
 Quite Write: Ideal date. Where would you go? What would you do? How would you get there since you do not have a driver lincense?
Development:
 Starting "Broken Chain" pages 7-14. Reading as a class/ or audio from the CD
Practice:
 Plot structure handout(getting started on the first portion of the activity). Class voluntering information from story to fill in the work sheet.
Checking For Understanding:
 Stopping periodocially during reading. Using Bllom's Taxonomy Sample Question Stems. Can you give evidence fromthe story for why Alfonso may have low self esteem? What were some of the motives behind Ernie not letting Alfonso borrow his bike? If Alfonso could not get a bike, what might the ending have been?
Closure:
 Summing up Story so far, will continue tomorrow. Reminder for Culture Bag presentations. Hand out Culture bag presentation sheets.
Evaluation:
 Vocab Handout for "Broken Chain" the following day.

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