What is a blossom-e-portfolio for an educator without a unit plan? Something about that would seem incomplete, or imperfect. While I love the imperfect tense, I would hate to have an imperfect portfolio. On the Nutritional Value page, you can find the standard used as the focal point of all my lesson plans. Each lesson on this portfolio has technology integrated into the lesson, just as this unit plan does.
For my integrated unit I have chosen the Present System, specifically introducing the imperfect and future tense. Outline below is the unit overlay. Each lesson has its own page that I encourage you to explore. I’ve adapted my unit plan outline and lesson plans from Gini Cunningham’s “New Teacher’s Companion.”
Unit title: Present System
Subject area(s): Latin; Grammar; Verbs; Present System
Purpose of Unit: For students to learn the Present System (learning the imperfect and future tense) for indicative active verbs. The Present System includes present, imperfect and future tense. Students will only learn future for 1st and 2nd conjugation verbs.
Key Concepts: use of the imperfect tense; formations for future and imperfect tense verbs.
Desired outcomes: Students will know the difference in translation between the three tenses of the perfect system. Students will know how to form verbs in the present system. Students will understand the specific use of the imperfect.
Overarching goals, big ideas:
–> Building on the conjugation skills of the students
–> Expand use and function of the language
Overarching standards to be studied:
LI.6 The student will compare basic elements of the Latin language to those of the English language.
Recognize that the basic language patterns of Latin differ significantly from those of English.
What are tenses in English?
What are tenses in Latin?
What is the imperfect tense?
Is there an imperfect tense in English?
How do you form the imperfect tense?
How do you form the future tense for first and second conjugation verbs?
How does conjugating sum and possum differ from regular conjugation verbs?
Assessment types to be used:
Mini Monster Hunt
Present System Monster Verb Quest
Methods to monitor and adjust instruction during lesson: Printouts of Bingo Boards; text visually and audibly represented
Methods to determine background knowledge:
Discussion on tenses on the first day of unit
Tier 1 – tense, verb, conjugation, present, future tense, sum, possum
Tier 2 – imperfect, eram, ero, aspect, continuous, perfect, simple
Tier 3 – imperfect
Materials needed: For each class the students will get to play Buzzword Bingo. If students are unable to have the app, print off copies of the bingo board.
For the summative assessment for the unit the students will use Roar, an augmented reality app.
Time allotment per day: 50 minutes (10 minute classroom routines)
Number of days required to complete the unit: 4 days
Desired outcomes based on previous lessons and student progress: Students become more confident in their understanding of how tenses work in both Latin and English.
Daily plan for lesson phases:
Day 1: Tenses: English vs. Latin
Day 2: Imperfect Tense
Day 3: Future Tense (1st and 2nd only)
Day 4: Imperfect and Future form of sum & possum
Methods for connecting all learning:
Buzzword Bingo as an optional assignment after each class where students can receive rewards for getting bingo outside of class. See the rules for how to earn a Bingo Bonus.