LESSON FOUR: Chronicling the Journey
Students summarize information clearly and concisely in a multi-paragraph text using an appropriate method for note-taking.
W3B Routinely use an appropriate method for note-taking.
W3D Write a multi-paragraph text that summarized large amounts of information clearly and concisely and
complete research papers/projects that develop a thesis, contain information from multiple sources and
conforms to a style manual (e.g., APA, MLA).
§ Sources of literature
o Internet access
o Taped segment of CBS’s Without a Trace (must be taped no more than 10 days prior to use, then erased)
§ Handouts provided
o Life is Journey graphic organizer
o Narrative Frame Questions
§ Words to know
o graphic organizer
Assessment (Teacher) Assessment (Student) Scoring Guide
Teachers may use any literature containing a journey. The unit is designed to be used with The Odyssey, but can be adapted to other journey/episodic literature. (See suggestions in the bibliography.)
Episodic literature often contains several smaller “journeys” in the entire work. Teachers may utilize this section of the unit in three ways, depending upon time and objectives.
Problem Solving: Think-Pair-Share-Square
In groups of four, use the questions provided below in Discussion Questions to complete the following activity:
§ Think – Think about each question. Write down your response in your journal.
§ Pair, Share – Turn to your partner and share your responses.
§ Square – Turn to the other partner and share your responses.
Be ready to represent your square by orally sharing your response with the class.
§ Describe a time when you faced a problem.
§ What decision did you make?
§ Were the results effective? Why or why not?
§ it is necessary to take notes before they write the summary.
§ the summary must be in a multi-paragraph format.
|Students need to think and ask questions while they read; however, struggling readers do not always know to ask the questions good readers automatically ask. The Think-Aloud strategy helps students make predictions about the text; compare and contrast events, ideas, and characters; visualize the information that is described in the text; and make connections to prior knowledge.|
How do you define a graphic organizer?
How is a graphic organizer helpful as you read the literature?
What are some of the elements of a narrative?
What kinds of journeys do people take?
Why do people go on a journey?
Is it possible to take a journey emotionally?
If you were to take a physical journey, what would you consult to guide you?
How would the map you use on a journey compare to note-taking methods?
Why do people keep a journal? How is it a summary?
How does a journal help in comprehending and evaluating a journey?