Introduction to Historical Recounts Unit Plan

Unit Plan

Introduction to Historical Recounts Unit Plan

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7 x Lessons | This unit is suitable for Grades: 5 - 6

This English unit has been designed to introduce the historical recount text type to older students; specifically, the purpose, structure and language features of factual historical recounts.

It consists of 7 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An independent writing task, which may couple as an assessment task, is included in the unit. The number of lessons required to complete this task may vary from class to class.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Historical Recounts - Literary vs Factual

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will explore the difference between a literary historical recount and a factual historical recount.

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Historical Recounts - Text Structure

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore the structure of historical recounts.

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Historical Recounts - Language Features

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will identify and explore the language features of historical recounts.

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Research and Note Taking - Exciting Expeditions

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will research and take notes about an exciting expedition in history.

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Shared Writing - Incredible Inventions

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will construct a historical recount about the development of a famous invention in pairs.

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Lesson 6 60 minutes

Applying Proofreading and Editing Skills

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will learn and apply proofreading and editing skills.

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Lesson 7 60 minutes

Independent Writing - Amazing Achievements

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A 60 minute lesson in which students will independently write a historical recount using appropriate text structure, language and features.

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Common Core State Standards alignment


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