1. Topic-
2. Content-
1. Odyssey--reading fluently and comprehending grade level text
2. Personification--definition and examples
3. Semi colon--Can they use them correctly?
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Student will correctly use a semi colon.
2. Student will identify the definition of personification, as well as examples of it within a text.
3. The students will read fluently at grade level.
4. The student will illustrate reading comprehension by creating a response journal to the Odyssey
4. Objectives-
1. The student will create 3 sentences, using a semi colon instead of a period.
2. The student will find an example of personification within "Boulevard of Broken Dreams," by using their own knowledge of the word as well as their group members' knowledge.
3. The student will read the section of Odyssey to themselves, prior to reading it aloud, so they are able to demonstrate reading fluently at grade level.
4. The student will predict what will happen to Odysseus and his men while in the hands of the Cyclops.
5. Materials and Aids-
1. Power Point
2. You Tube
3. Internet
4. Projector Screen
5. White Board
6. Copies of "Boulevard of Broken Dreams."
7. Student copy of Green Lit Book
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Bell Work
2. Learning Target Discussion
3. Vocab Activity--group work
4. Form circle, access prior knowledge of what is happening in the Odyssey

B. Development-

1. Model to students what it sounds like when we read fluently.
2. Allow them time to read through the selection on their own prior to reading it aloud.

C. Practice-

1. Read Lotus Eaters as a class, each turn reading as many lines as they feel comfortable reading, practicing observing punctuation.
2. Read first section of Cyclops independently, then as a group, observing punctuation.

D. Independent Practice-

1. In order to demonstrate their understanding of Odyssey, students will independently create a response journal.
2. Do the students identify characteristics while pulling text from the book to support their answer?
3. Do students make predications using past events to help them predict what will happen while with the Cyclops?

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Extra time
2. Shortened assignments
3. Directions provided in a variety of ways.
4. Independent reading prior to group reading
5. Group discussions to ensure comprehension.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Group discussion comments
2. Response journals
3. Creation of personification the following class period

G. Closure-

1. Ticket out the door...
Students will need to identify at least one example of personification from the Odyssey and write it down on a scratch sheet of paper, prior to leaving the classroom.
7. Evaluation-
1. End of Unit Test
2. Final Exam
3. Ticket out the door

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