The sub will have detailed lesson plans, of course. But just to keep the train on the rails, here is the lesson plan. Consult it and help the sub along. I'm counting on you to make this awesome.
BTW, I will not be able to put you into your non-fiction groups on Monday. Mr. Ibarra will take care of it on Wednesday.
Magnet English, 8th Grade
Write the Sacred Silent Writing Prompt on the board. It is “Write a series of Haikus about the Future.” Give them 10 minutes to write.
Next, invite students to share what they have written. A few will raise their hands and want to share.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Their “Preservation Hall” memorized passages are due NEXT TIME. They will each be performing their selection for the class. Remember, bonus points available for going above and beyond.
Also… announce that the final documents and showcase for the Time Capsule will be on November 15th. November 15th will also be the day we start the non-fiction unit.
Ask students to get into their Time Capsule groups. These should be groups of 3. Once they are grouped, pass out the sheet labeled “Time Capsule from Tomorrow: Day 2” to each student. Invite a student to stand and read the instructions.
Distribute the “Genre Conventions” worksheet. You only need to pass out 2 sheets PER GROUP for them to fill out.
For the rest of class, students should be discussing the various implications of future technologies, looking up examples of various genres of writing, and starting to create their actual documents.
Final Announcement (toward the end of class): “Next class period will be a production day. You will need to assign yourselves homework. What do you need to bring to create your authentic documents?