1 English Language arts 2014c . Common core edition Unit Sampler Grade 10 - Unit 1. SpringBoard English Language arts 2014. Common core edition Grade 10 - Unit Sampler SpringBoard is the College Board's college and career readiness program for ALL students, Grades 6-12. The English Language arts program prepares learners, beginning in middle school, for the courses, including Advanced Placement , that lead to success in college and beyond, without remediation. The program is designed to make rigor and the Common core State Standards accessible so every student benefits from the very best opportunities to succeed. Here are sample pages from the SpringBoard English Language arts 2014 Teacher's edition that also contains the corresponding Student edition pages. You'll find the Table of Contents for this unit starting on page 2 of this booklet.
2 In the Grade 10 unit sample, students . encounter a variety of texts focusing on cultural identity. use a range of close reading strategies in their analysis of novel excerpts, art, essays, and poetry. write about their own cultural identity in the first Embedded Assessment, after consulting a mentor text. synthesize multiple texts and use carefully selected evidence to craft their own argumentative essay, in the second Embedded Assessment. Unit 1. UNIT. 1 Unit 1 guides students' explorations of culture and its components . family, ethnicity, gender, race, and subgroups. The goal is for students to understand how those components shape their sense of self and their perceptions of the world. Students will examine a variety of texts that range from personal reflections to short stories and also Cultural consider film and art.
3 Read aloud the Unit Overview, asking students to mark the text by highlighting words and phrases Conversations that help them predict what the unit will be about. Share responses in partner, small-group, or whole-class discussion. Have students look at the photograph and respond to the visual prompt. You may want to have Visual Prompt: How does this image express a culture to you? students think-pair-share to write a short response or discuss their responses as a class. Unit Overview Culture is often difficult to define, but it influences everything from who you are as an 2014 College Board. All rights reserved. individual to how you relate to other people at home and around the world. In this unit, you will explore different cultures by reading texts in a variety of genres that reflect on the connection between one's cultural heritage and his or her sense of identity.
4 Using your own experiences and information in texts, you will write a reflection about cultural identity, as well as creating an argument about the extent to which culture shapes an individual's perceptions of the world. Unit 1 Cultural Conversations 1. 2014 College Board. All rights reserved. Unit 1 Cultural Conversations 1. UNIT 1 UNIT Cultural Conversations Have students read the goals for the 1. unit and mark any words that are unfamiliar to them. Have students add these words to the classroom GOALS: Contents Word Wall, along with definitions. To analyze how culture affects identity and Activities You may also want to post these perceptions goals in a visible place in the Previewing the Unit .. 4. To practice effective classroom for the duration of this speaking and listening Exploring Culture and Communication.
5 5. unit, allowing you and your students skills that build capacity to revisit the goals easily and gauge for collaboration and Exploring Cultural Identity .. 8. progress toward achieving goals communication Informational Text: What Is Cultural Identity? . throughout the unit. To analyze the concept of Personal Essay: Ethnic Hash, by Patricia Williams voice in reading and writing To examine and apply the Language and Writer's Craft: Syntax ..14. VOCABULARY DEVELOPMENT elements of argument Two Kinds of Cultural Identity ..17. Important terms in this unit are To analyze and apply Novel: Two Kinds, from The Joy Luck Club, by Amy Tan syntactic structures in divided into academic vocabulary writing Two Perspectives on Cultural Identity ..27. (those words that are used in Art: Self-Portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the multiple curriculum areas) and United States, by Frida Kahlo literary terms, which are specific ACADEMIC VOCABULARY Poetry: Legal Alien, by Pat Mora to the student of literature and synthesis Language arts .
6 Perspective Introducing the Strategy: OPTIC. Adding to vocabulary knowledge argument claim Connecting Cultural Identity to Theme .. 34. is essential for reading fluency. counterclaim Short Story: By Any Other Name, by Santha Rama Rau Students will encounter new concession refutation Consulting with a Mentor (Text) ..41. vocabulary in this course in multiple Personal Essay: Multiculturalism Explained in One ways: Word: HAPA, by Kristen Lee Academic Vocabulary Literary Terms Literary Terms Embedded Assessment 1: Writing About Cultural Identity ..45. 2014 College Board. All rights reserved. voice Unfamiliar terms in text selections syntax Previewing Embedded Assessment 2 and Preparing (often glossed) conflict for a Writing Prompt ..47. Word Connections theme Oral Discussions. thematic statement Colliding Worlds.
7 50. allusion Essay: When Worlds Collide, by Pico Iyers Encourage students to keep a symbol Reader/Writer Notebook in which images Perspectives on Heritage: Poetry ..53. figurative Language Poetry: My Mother Pieced Quilts, by Teresa they record new words and their meanings (and pronunciations if Palomo Acosta needed). Having students use word Perspectives on Heritage: Fiction .. 58. study graphic organizers to study Short Story: Everyday Use by Alice Walker key vocabulary terms in depth will greatly enhance their understanding Perspectives on Heritage: Nonfiction Text ..69. of new words and their connection to Essay: Two Ways to Belong in America, . unit concepts and to the broader use by Bharati Mukherjee of academic terms. See the Resources section at the back of this book for examples of graphic organizers suitable for 2 SpringBoard English Language arts Grade 10.
8 Word study. As students become 2014 College Board. All rights reserved. more familiar with using graphic organizers to explore the meaning of a word, you may want them to create their own graphic organizers. 2 SpringBoard English Language arts Grade 10. Unit 1. Language and Writer's Craft Each unit includes Language and Language and Writer's Writer's Craft features as well as Argumentation in An Indian Father's Plea ..74 Craft Grammar & Usage content. You may Essay: An Indian Father's Plea, by Robert Lake Syntax ( ). Colon and Semicolon want students to devote a section Synthesis: Drafting Your Position .. 81 ( ) of their Reader/Writer Notebooks to Phrases and Clauses ( ) their study of Language and grammar. Synthesis: Presenting Your Position .. 83. Encourage students to make notes Embedded Assessment 2: Writing a Synthesis Paper.
9 85 about their understanding of specific grammar rules and how to use Language in their writing to create specific effects. CONTENTS. Have the students skim/scan the activities and texts to find a Wow (an activity that looks interesting). and a Whoa (an activity that looks challenging). Share responses in partner, small-group, or whole-class discussion. Teacher TO Teacher The SpringBoard program has 2014 College Board. All rights reserved. been designed to allow students to interact with the text by making notes in their books and marking text to facilitate close reading. In addition to making notes in the text, students are expected to use their Reader/Writer Notebooks often: for vocabulary study, reflections, some writing assignments, notes about texts they are reading for independent reading, capturing thoughts about learning strategies and how to use them, and so on.
10 The Reader/Writer Notebooks are not listed as part of the materials for each activity, but the expectation is that students will have access to them. Unit 1 Cultural Conversations 3. 2014 College Board. All rights reserved. Unit 1 Cultural Conversations 3. Activity 1. 1 ACTIVITY Previewing the Unit Plan Materials: Sticky notes; chart paper;. red, yellow, green markers, crayons, Learning Targets LEARNING STRATEGIES: Preview the big ideas and the vocabulary for the unit. or colored pencils Close Reading, Marking Suggested pacing: 1 50-minute class the Text, Think-Pair-Share, Identify and analyze the skills and knowledge required to complete Embedded Summarizing, Paraphrasing, Assessment 1 successfully. (with Unit Overview and Contents). Graphic Organizer Making Connections TEACH In this unit, you will read poetry, short stories, and essays all focusing on some element of cultural identity.