Students begin by working with others
in the class whom have read the same book, comparing
their matrices and making amendments and/or changes
where necessary. Each group will make a presentation
to the class in which they provide the other students
with a short summary of their book and the answers
to the matrix for their particular disease and its
effects on the society that was stricken with it. This
is the explain lesson. Students will share with others
in class the plot of their books and the ways in which
the disease in the stories affected society in a variety
Students will be able to:
1. Use correct grammar, spelling, and capitalization
in their writing;
2. Connect information learned in history and science
classes with the events described in the books that
3. Make a clear and informative presentation to the
class explaining how disease affected the community
described in the books that were read.
National English Education
Students read a wide range of print and non-print text to build an understanding
of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world,
to acquire new information, to respond to the needs and demands of society and
the workplace, and also for personal fulfillment. Among these texts are fiction
and nonfiction, classic and contemporary works.
Strand 1: Concept 6: Comprehension Strategies
PO 2. Generate clarifying questions in order to comprehend
PO 3. Use graphic organizers in order to clarify the meaning
of the text.
PO 4. Connect information and events in text to experience
and to related text and sources.
W-P1. Use correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization,
grammar, and usage in writing.
PO 5. Sharpen the focus and clarify the meaning of their
writing through the appropriate use of:
- standard grammar and usage
- spelling (with the use of a dictionary/thesaurus)
order to be a helpful moderator and an effective evaluator
it is important to have an understanding of each of the books
that the students are reading. You may wish to skim the various
books as the students read them in class and look up additional
critical information on each of the novels.