This is the first week of a two week English Language Arts lesson plan.
As it currently sits this lesson is best suited for grades 9 or 10, however it can easily be adapted to higher grade levels by extending assignment length and writing requirements.
The focus of this lesson plan is on sentence and paragraph structure and I have included multiple writing assignments, including a final product at the end of the week to be submitted for evaluation. mostly students will be creating critical reviews for various reality television shows easily found on YouTube. However, the activity sheets included can be used with any show you may want to select and still remain relevant.
I have run into the problem that no students in a class really watch television at all. This slowed me down a little at the first part of the week, however I told students to focus on YouTube channels and the type of videos that are posted. Regardless all students should be able to come up with something to contribute.
This package should be very straight forward. All the links and activity sheets are on the one document arranged in order that you will need them. I created these on google drive so it should be easily opened via drive or Microsoft office. Each teacher will need to apply their own grading approach and link their own outcomes. This week one plan should provide a final product as well as 2 other options for work to be marked.
Students in all grades should be kept busy for an entire week and there should be no additional preparation required. If you like this plan take a look at the second week which will be uploaded within 24 hours of this post.
I will note that I haven't included any instruction on what the teacher may talk about specifically to their class regarding writing structure and guidelines. I refrain from doing so because I wouldn't want to impose upon a fellow teacher's processes and ideas on that matter.
Hope this plan runs smoothly and saves you some prep time.