Weekly Overview

Weekly Topics

The focus of this week’s instruction is to strengthen writing skills by:

  1. Writing a thank you note to the servant from Brian to express thanks for his nice gesture. 
  2. Explaining what events from the story caused a character to react a certain way.
  3. Writing a summary using the main events of the nonfiction text.   
  4. Determining key details to include in a summary of the text.
  5. Writing a memoir using the narrative by Dr. Seddon as a model. 

Lesson Overview

  1. Identifying how a character’s actions contribute to the sequence of events.
  2. Students will use “The Rocket Girl” to gain knowledge about the Civil Rights Movement while exploring an author’s word choice through idioms.
  3. Students will make connections and analyze the relationship between main events, people, and actions of people in a text. 
  4. Students will gain an understanding of the life of Dr. Rhea Seddon through her memoir and be able to select key details to summarize the text. 
  5. Students will understand what makes this text a narrative, non-fiction memoir and be able to create their own.

Materials List

The following materials list will be used for the entire four weeks: Materials List.

Weekly Assessment

Student Print Materials

Student activities and print materials (if applicable) are included in the daily lesson plans.

Alternative Video Links

The links in this document are for users who cannot access the links in the lesson plans.