Students will be able to (1) deconstruct text in order to extract meaning from unfamiliar words and phrases and (2) to create a poem expressing the positive characteristics of a friend or loved one.
Standards: Communication, Connections, Cultures
L1: Demonstrate command of conventions and grammar when writing and speaking
L2: Demonstrate command of conventions of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing
L3: Apply knowledge of language functions in order to affect comprehension and expression across contexts
L4: Extract meaning from unknown words and phrases using context clues, word parts, and appropriate references
L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative expression, word relationships, and nuances in language
L6: Acquire and apply general academic and specific vocabulary necessary for college and career readiness; use language independently to increase vocabulary
R1: Read closely and state meaning of text. Give specific examples from text to support conclusions
R2: Identify the main idea of the text and provide supporting details
R3: Analyze culture through history, media, and culturally informative texts
R4: Interpret words in a culturally authentic document to determine type of text or resource through tone, technical, and figurative language
R5: Use structure of text, text components, and formatting to assist in understanding
R7: Combine and evaluate information from different sources, including media. Use media in various forms to enhance comprehension
R10: Use acquired techniques and strategies to read complex texts independently
W2: Write a sequential, organized text to inform
W4: Present information clearly demonstrating consideration of perspective, purpose, and audience
W5: Develop and strengthen writing through planning, revising, editing, rewriting or trying a new approach
W10: Write frequently on a variety of topics for a variety of purposes
Materials Used: anticipatory set, guided notes, guided and independent practice, answer keys, scissors, crayons or other coloring utensils
Estimated Time: 55 minutes
1. Students read an authentic document describing Valentine’s Day.
2. Students apply reading comprehension strategies in order to draw inferences.
3. Students write an acrostic poem reflecting the positive characteristics of a friend.