Grade: Grade 9
Subject: English I/Mass Media
Standard 26.5: Analysis of Media

Standards: 19.26: Write well-organized essays that have a clear focus, logical development, effective use of detail, and variety in sentence structure.
Students will complete all drafts and revisions of compare/contrast essays.

Expected Outcome Of This Lesson Plan-
1.Analyze visual or aural techniques used in a media message for a particular audience and evaluate their effectiveness.
2. Write well-organized essays (persuasive, literary, personal) that have a clear focus, logical development, effective use of detail, and variety in sentence structure.
Teacher Objectives-
1.Students will identify, analyze, and apply knowledge of the conventions,
elements, and techniques of film, radio, video, television, multimedia productions,
the Internet, and emerging technologies, and provide evidence
from the works to support their understanding.
2. Students will write with a clear focus, coherent organization, and sufficient detail.

Journals, pencils, graphic organizers, word processing program, 3-5 paragraph essay templates.
Teaching Methods-

1. Lesson Introduction-

1. Discuss class objectives, overview of week objectives.

2. Lesson Progression-

1. Post and Explain teacher expectations for compare/contrast essay.
2. Discuss revising strategies for completing a compare/contrast essay.

3. Guided Practice-

1. Prewriting, focusing and planning, drafting, revising, etc.

4. Student Practice-

1. Students should continue revising their 3-5 paragraph essays. By the end of class, all essays should be finished and handed in to teacher, either handwritten or typed.

5. Learner Accommodations-

1. Graphic organizers for pre-writing, word processors for students with writing difficulties, scribes for ELL students.

6. Assessment-

1. Final essay to be graded based on ELA rubric for multi-paragraph essays.

7. Lesson Closure-

1. Wrap up lesson! Discuss objectives learned and get student feedback on positives/negatives of lesson as a whole.
Measuring Student Progress-
1. Students will be evaluated by an ELA rubric for their essays.

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