One Thousand Bucks!
Utilizing Edmodo and the associated app inside Edmodo, Blendspace, students will navigate a lesson on O. Henry, One Thousand Dollars. The lesson components include: Story with audio; link to images of the author; fun video; powerpoint looking at the theme of the story; vocabulary lesson using words in context; before, during and after reading activities; and a quiz. Edmodo and Blendspace allows students to progress through the lesson at their own pace.
2 Direct Instruction
3 Independent Practice
Read the short story One Thousand Dollars by O. Henry
4 Guided Practice
Before, during and after reading discussion questions and vocabulary lessons.
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6 Wrap UP
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Key Standards Supported
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear (e.g., what moment in a story an illustration depicts).
(Not applicable to literature)
With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key details.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).