This unit is designed to allow students to explore concepts surrounding Ancient Egypt. Students will explore culture, socio-political and science of Ancient Egypt through reading, writing, mathematic, science and artistic endeavors. The content areas are all represented and the order designed to build on previous lessons or background. By the completion of the unit, students will demonstrate their understandings through completing a project designing their own moment pyramid. Our group choose our theme and worked together to design our unit, though each of us contributed by writing up the lesson plans, gathering up information and writing the essay and editing activities. Heather- Lesson Planning(2 lessons)
Alicia- Lesson Planning and Editing
Aaron- Lesson Planning and Essay
Anthony- Lesson Planning(2 lessons)
Amanda- Lesson Planning(2 lessons)
Bethany- Essay Writing and Editing
Resource 2: SIOP Lesson Plan
Date: Grade/Subject: 6th Grade English
Unit/Theme: Vocabulary/Ancient Egypt
5. “Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. a. Interpret figures of speech (e.g., personification) in context. b. Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., cause/effect, part/whole, item/category) to better understand each of the words. c. Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., stingy, scrimping, economical, unwasteful, thrifty). (6.L.5)
6. Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. (6.L.6)” (Arizona Department of Education, Pg. 28, 2012)
“E-1: legibly writing numbers and letters independently and with directionality (top to bottom, left to right).
E-2: using common spelling of high frequency words, word families and rhyming words.” (ELL Standards, Pg. 8, n.d.)
All students will be able to spell the vocabulary words given to them correctly by the end of the lesson.
All students will know the definitions of the vocabulary words given to the by the end of the lesson.
All students will be able to use the vocabulary words learned to help complete a crossword puzzle.
All students will be able to read and recite the vocabulary words given to them by the end of the lesson.
All students will be able to read the definitions and descriptions of the crossword puzzle clues after the lesson.
Key VocabularyHieroglyphics, Papyrus, Pyramids, Scribe, Sarcophagus, Pharaoh, Mummy, Delta, Embalming, Canopic Jars| Supplementary MaterialsVocabulary Words SheetVocabulary TestVocabulary Crosswords Puzzle| SIOP Features|
Preparation| Scaffolding| Grouping Options|
✓ Adaptation of content✓Links to background ✓Links to past learning✓Strategies incorporated| ✗Modeling✓ Guided practice ✓Independent practice ✓ Comprehensible input| ✗Whole class ✗Small groups ✓Partners ✓Independent| Integration of Processes| Application| Assessment|
✓ Reading ✓Writing ✓ Speaking ✓Listening| ✗ Hands-on ✓Meaningful ✓Linked to objectives ✓Promotes engagement| ✓ Individual ✗ Group ✓ Written ✓Oral| Lesson Sequence:Building Background:Introduce the lesson by asking the students if they have any knowledge about Ancient Egypt. Give them the vocabulary words they are going to learn, and have share what they know about each one, and if they know what they mean. This will indicate how much knowledge the students’ have on Ancient Egypt, and the words we are about to go over.Introduction of Vocabulary Words:After introducing the Ancient Egypt vocabulary words...