Each event in history teaches a lesson .
Quote “ All great achievements require time.” Maya Angelou.
Word of the Week: coherent (adj.) THE FCAT WRITES IS TOMORROW. TEAM D, ARE YOU READY ?
RIF: Vocabulary
Essential question: How can one person make a difference when encountering a social challenge?
Students will:
1. To compare pre and post writing assessment samples.
2. Organize writing portfolio
3. Preview a unit on voices and challenges
4. Develop meaningful talking points about the Holocaust.
5. Practice speaking and listening speaking skills and provide oral constructive feedback on writing samples.
6. To connect to events in the Holocaust through allegory.
7. Use Children’s book as a springboard for class discussion.

Warm up: Response to quote of the week
Class work: Writing samples comparison.
Homework: None
Warm UP: None
Class work: Homework: revise and edit writing sample
Warm up: Poem of the Week (POW) “Africa” by Maya Angelou. Brainstorm your ideas and thoughts about the poem .
Class work: Preview of Unit – Voices and Challenges SpringBoard Page 225-227
H Home work: None
Warm up: POW--To what or whom is Africa compared? What are your thoughts about this comparison? What figure of speech is used in the poem?
Class work: Springboard page 228-229
Home work: none
Friday :
Warm up: conduct a web search on the poet Angelou. How do you view her life in relationship to the events in the poem? Visualize and illustrate a scene depicted in the poem. Write an explanation for your depiction.
Class work: Allegory – Terrible Thing by Eve Bunting --Springboard page 230- 232
Home work: none.