Weekly Overview

Weekly Topics

The focus of this week’s instruction is to understand setting and character development in a work of historical fiction.

Lesson Overviews

  • LESSON 1: In this lesson, students will be introduced to the main character in The Wall and note how the character’s attributes are revealed in Chapter 1. Students will use notes to write a summary of Chapter 1 and predict what will happen next.
  • LESSON 2: In this lesson, students will summarize the events of a chapter and understand how it fits into the overall structure of the text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot. There will continue to be a focus on understanding a character based on what he says, how he acts, and what others say to/about him. Students will be drawing inferences from the text and analyzing the impact of setting in historical fiction.
  • LESSON 3: In this lesson, students will understand how a chapter fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
  • LESSON 4: In this lesson, students will recognize the author’s purpose in using figurative language, collect examples of figurative language, and describe what they help the reader understand in the text. They will also use some of the examples in their own writing and try to find examples in something they read, hear, or watch.
  • LESSON 5: In this lesson, students determine the theme of The Wall and analyze hoe the author develops that theme.

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

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