1. Topic-
Technologically Grand Conversations
2. Content-
Reading and writing/reader's response, conversation, forum
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Write a short response about your reading
2. Respond to others in a written "conversation" about their response
3. Respect the opinions and thoughts of others
4. Objectives-
1. CC.RL.5.10
Range of Reading and Complexity of Text: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4"�5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Text Types and Purposes: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Text Types and Purposes: Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer's purpose
4. CC.W.5.1b
Text Types and Purposes: Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
5. CC.W.5.2
Text Types and Purposes: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
6. CC.W.5.2b
Text Types and Purposes: Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
7. CC.W.5.4
Production and Distribution of Writing: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1"�3 above.)
8. CC.W.5.6
Production and Distribution of Writing: With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.
9. CC.L.5.1
Conventions of Standard English: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
10. CC.L.5.2
Conventions of Standard English: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
11. CC.L.5.3
Knowledge of Language: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
5. Materials and Aids-
computers, reading material
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Brainstorm some possible prompts to begin literature responses, such as:
a. Write about a character in the novel. What kind of person is this character? Did the character change during the book?
b. Comment on the author's use of description or other author's craft in your reading. Are there things a student writer could learn from this author?
c. How would you feel to be in the situation that the main character was in? Would you make the same decisions?

B. Development-

1. Post on the forum my own response to reading.
2. Demonstrate good use of conventions for language
3. Have students identify introductory sentence, details, conclusion sentence

C. Practice-

Students will have previously practiced using forums to post reader's responses.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Students are to draw fellow classmate's name card in order to buddy up with for "conversations"
2. Each student is to write a response to some aspect of the reading in their Literature groups.
3. Students are to post to the forum after re-reading and correcting any errors
4. Students may use suggested starter prompts such as those above, if desired.
5. Students will read posts from card drawn upon entering classroom and respond to that student's response, ask questions, or comment on the topics raised.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

All students can offer an opinion, ask a question, or comment on a portion of the response, so all learners will succeed.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Teacher will walk around observing and assisting students as necessary throughout response time.
2. Teacher will make her own comments and post on forum for student responses.

G. Closure-

1. After allowing time for each student post a response to partner's posting, students will then take time to respond back if needed to any postings on their own responses.
2. Forum will remain open for any students who want to continue their "conversation."
7. Evaluation-
1. Participation rubric (see attached)
2. Printed copy of forum

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