Story “The Story of Keesh” by Jack London
8th Grade Code X
This amazing bundle contains everything you need to teach “The Story of Keesh” by Jack London.
A) Two Teacher generated graphic organizer. The first graphic organizer visually represents the conflicts and the actions Keesh takes in order to overcome the conflicts. The second graphic organizer visually represents how the setting creates conflict. Both graphic organizers helps students focus on textual evidence in order to support their responses. It is teacher/student tested and it is a great supplement to use in conjunction with Code X. It can be used as a classroom activity, given for homework, used as differentiation, used for small group instruction, or for an extension activity. In provides a great foundation for the Performance Task. Even though this graphic organizer was originally created for and intended to be used with the Code X curriculum, if you are not using the Code X curriculum in your school, this graphic organizer can still be used by obtaining a copy of the story via web. In addition, it contains a detailed answer key for teachers.
B) 5 very detailed CCLS aligned lesson plans on “The Story of Keesh”
a. Introduction to Code X Unit 2
b. 1st Read of “The Story of Keesh”
c. 2nd Read/Close Read of the “The Story of Keesh”
d. Key Ideas and Details/Craft and Structure Lesson on “The Story of Keesh”
e. Interactive Academic Vocabulary lesson for “The Story of Keesh” – This also includes access to an interactive site that contains virtual flashcard created by Omega English. Link and password is included in the document. On the site students will listen to the word, practice spelling the word, match the word with the definition, and play several games using the word. You can also give the students the password to access these flashcards at home. This ensures that the needs of all audio, visual, and tactile learners are being meet. This password is ONLY intended for the buyer and his/her students (1 teacher per 100 students). If you want to share this password with your colleagues you must buy additional licenses. Note: In order to access this site you must have internet connection in the classroom and some sort of projection device
C) This bundle also contains a graphic organizer that correlate with each lesson (this is in addition to the two teacher generated ones listed in section A) and provides links for audio support.
D) All lesson plans highlights the Danielson Domains to ensure effectiveness. In addition, it contains an abundance of differentiation; thus, this lesson can be implemented regardless of what type of diverse learners you have in your classroom. Differentiation includes, but not limited to differentiation for high, mid, and struggling students. (This differentiation includes ESL,ELL, Special Needs, Struggling Learners, First Time Test Takers, General Education, and Advanced/Honors)
E) All lessons and activities are teacher/student tests. I received a Highly Effective for the overall 2013-2014 school year and obtained a perfect HEIDI score of 60/60. In addition, I attended several Code X PDs and participated in curriculum mapping and development. Therefore, my knowledge on the implementation of Code X is extensive.
F) Although lesson are intended to be used with the 8th Grade Code X Curriculum, teachers that aren't using Code X and just want to teach “The Story of Keesh” by Jack London may also use some of these lessons. It is versatile and you can still use all of the resources including the lesson plan, interactive site, and worksheet.
G) Files can be easily edited for any specific changes you need to make for your class
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