Monday: Presenting a Nonfiction Narrative
- Before Working
- Form groups
- Each person will be assigned a role (project manager, researcher, or recorder)
- Project manager monitors the schedule and keeps everyone on task
- Researcher organizes research activities
- Recorder takes notes during group meetings
- You have read about characters facing different milestones on the path to growing up. Work with your group to create a series of nonfiction narratives about rites of passage to present to the class. Use the following prompt to guide you as you develop your presentation.
- What defines an event or experience in a young person's life as a milestone or rite of passage?
- Plan With Your Group
- Analyze the Texts
- Groups discuss the various milestones the characters in the selections face. Using the chart on page 76,
- Gather Evidence and Media Examples
- Groups brainstorm for not only the types of visuals to use but also for ideas about where to find these visuals.
Tuesday: Drafting and Rehearsing
- Draft and Organize
- Students work individually to craft a brief nonfiction narrative for the rite of passage they chose.
- Students then work as a group to rehearse, fine-tune, improve their use of media, and brush up on presentation techniques.
Wednesday: Presentations (Day 1)
- Groups 1-4 present
Thursday: Presentations (Day 2)
- Groups 5-8 Present
Friday: Reading Day
- Students read Ender's game for sustained silent reading. They should have the first five chapters read by Monday for a Test.