September 16

American Lit Week 8: September 17-21

Time write your essay!

Planning your Week:

Each night you should be working on your Gatsby Essay. Due on FRIDAY! Visit our Writing Center Tuesday and Wednesday in Lab 9129 FA after school for extra help!

 

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) –in essay
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-Adjective shifted out of Order in essay
  3. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)  DUE TUESDAY

 

Monday: 

Journal #6 “Is Gatsby really Great?” (turn in journals for a grade tomorrow)

LG: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence (W1)

Begin GG Argument essay using PPT and graphic organizers:

  • Create thesis/claim statements
  • Complete outline
  • Read NF article “Possession in the GG” and highlight any supporting evidence (finish for homework)

 

Tuesday:

Continue GG Argument essay using PPT and graphic organizers

  • Review 2nd source from yesterday
  • Model body paragraphs
  • Begin composing body paragraphs using CEI graphic organizers (finish for homework)

 

Wednesday: 

  • Brushstrokes- ASO in essay

Continue GG Argument essay using PPT and graphic organizers

  • Add counter argument (GO) if time permits
  • Compose intro and conclusion paragraphs with GO (finish for homework)
  • Begin typing final draft

 

Thursday: LAB 417

  • Present George Wilson Character Collage as example
  • Type first draft (finish for homework)
  • Highlight thesis and claim pink, circle, abstract associations, highlight evidence yellow & interpretation green

 

Friday:  LAB 417

  • Collect extra credit Wealth Current Event Analyze assignment (up to 25 points to reading)
  • Peer revise and edit with checklist and rubric (W5)
  • Publish final drafts and submit (80 points to writing and 20 points to language)
  • Work on Character Collage
September 16

Brit Lit Week 8: September 17-21

 

Time to create!

Newspaper Resources:

https://www.presentationmagazine.com/editable-powerpoint-newspapers-407.htm

 

http://www.extranewspapers.com/newspaper-template-pack-word-school/

Planning your week:

  • Medieval Newspaper- Friday 9/21
  • Novel Check #5- Friday 9/21
  • Vocab Unit 18 Quiz- Friday 9/21
  • Last day to submit Code of Chivalry Extra Credit- Friday 9/21

 

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) – in newspaper
  2. Vocab for Success- Unit 18

 

Monday:  

Vocab Unit 18- book work

Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption.

  • Continue First Knight, Lancelot, the unlikely chivalric hero
  • Examine how Lancelot behaves. He presents positive & negative examples of chivalry graphic organizer.
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO

 

Tuesday:

  • Vocab Unit 18 book work

LG:  Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption.

  • Finish First Knight, Lancelot, the unlikely chivalric hero if needed
  • Examine how Lancelot behaves. He presents positive & negative examples of chivalry graphic organizer.
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO
  • Begin planning and prewriting for Summative Assessment: Medieval Newspaper using planning guide, rubric, directions

 

Wednesday:  room 202

  • Vocab Unit 18-book work

LG:  Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption.

  • Summative Assessment: After analyzing the chivalric heroes in three works, students will create a Medieval Newspaper. Must include textual evidence and demonstrate a deep understanding of the characters, themes of redemption and values of the time period.  Directions/ Rubric (50 pts reading/ 50 pts writing =100 points)

 

Thursday:  room 202

  • Vocab Unit 18 Kahoot Review with Ipads

LG:  Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption.

  • Summative Assessment: After analyzing the chivalric heroes in three works, students will create a Medieval Newspaper. Must include textual evidence and demonstrate a deep understanding of the characters, themes of redemption and values of the time period.  Directions/ Rubric (50 pts reading/ 50 pts writing =100 points)

 

Friday:  HAPPY FALL BREAK

Lit Term Friday #15 Irony

Turn in newspaper

Submit extra credit

Vocab Unit 18 assessment M/C and sentence writing (50 pts. Language standards)

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Individual reading of novel with reading check #5 and chapter summaries and annotations
September 9

Brit Lit Week 7: September 10-14

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #6
  2. Vocab for Success- unit 18 (Quiz on 9/22)
  3. Journal quick writes- none this week

 

Monday:  

Vocab Unit 18-intro words 7-14 and complete corresponding sentences

LG:  Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption

  • Intro Sir Gawain with the “Knight’s Code of Chivalry” A/V clip (3 min)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2ZaNK5EOgQ

  • View “Sir Gawain” Intro PPT with guided notes
  • Begin reading and analyzing Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (text pp 171-183)
  • Analyze chivalric hero using graphic organizer and hero chart
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 6A

LG: Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption.

  • Continue reading and analyzing Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (text pp 171-183) and filling out hero GO
  • Review with detailed PPT:    http://www.slideshare.net/spinheiro79/ppt-sir-gawainandthegreenknight and “Sir Gawain official Selection” A/V summary (6 min)
  • Theme analysis-Redemption
  • If time permits, Sir Gawain Text Autopsy Activity- On poster paper, pairs will dissect the text, reconstruct meaning and diagnosis which chivalric hero trait the text justifies (direction/rubric) Student will then complete Epic vs Chivalric hero chart. (students have this from beginning of unit)

 

Wednesday: 

LG: Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption.

  • Sir Gawain Text Autopsy Activity- On poster paper, pairs will dissect the text, reconstruct meaning and diagnose which chivalric hero trait the text justifies (direction/rubric) Student will then complete Epic vs Chivalric hero chart. (students have this from beginning of unit)
  • If time permits First Knight (film) Lancelot, the unlikely chivalric hero
  • Examine how Lancelot behaves. He presents positive & negative examples of chivalry graphic organizer.
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO

 

Thursday: 

  • MUG 6B

LG:  Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption.

  • Continue First Knight (film)  Lancelot, the unlikely chivalric hero
  • Examine how Lancelot behaves. He presents positive & negative examples of chivalry graphic organizer.
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO

 

Friday:  Pep Rally Schedule

Lit Term Friday #15

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Individual reading of novel with reading check and chapter summaries and annotations  READING CHECK #4
September 9

American Lit Week 7: September 10-14

Resources for Gatsby:

Audiobook:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niA9bZ9Lunc

Sparknotes:

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gatsby/section1.rhtml

Crash Course:  (spoiler alert!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw9Au9OoN88

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #6
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-Adjectives shifted out of order
  3. Vocab for Success- Unit 13 RAFT- due Wednesday 9/12
  4. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)

 

Monday:    

  • Brushstrokes- Continue with “Adjectives out of order” PPT and practice
  • Vocab Unit 13–RAFT

LG:  Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby. (RL1-6).

  • Gatsby Two Perfect CEI Sentences formative assessment (30 pts. writing standard)
  • Intro “Wealth Extra Credit Assignment” –due Monday 9/17

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 6A
  • Vocab 13- RAFT

LG:  Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby. (RL1-6).

  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer-chapter 7

 

Wednesday: 

  • Vocab 13- RAFT DUE
  • Journal #5 “Daisy” (after chapter 7)

LG:  Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby. (RL1-6).

  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer Ch 8

 

Thursday:  

  • MUG 6B
  • Vocab 13- bookwork
  • Brushstrokes: Compose sentence with ASO about a character corrupted by wealth in Gatsby-tape to board

Example:  George Wilson, despondent and weak, suspects that his wife is having an affair with a wealthy man.

LG:  Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby. (RL1-6).

  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer Ch 9

 

Friday: 

  • Lit Term Friday- #5 “Antagonist/Protagonist”
  • Vocab Unit 13 –alternate assessment opportunity

LG:  Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby. (RL1-6).

  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer
  • Reading check after chapters 7-9 (30 pts. reading stand.)
  • Analyze multiple interpretations of a story (RL7) by viewing film clips of The Great Gatsby
September 3

American Lit Week 6: September 3-7

How does Fitzgerald portray the corruption of the American Dream?

Resources for Gatsby:

Audiobook:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niA9bZ9Lunc

Sparknotes: Spark notes

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gatsby/section1.rhtml

Crash Course:  (spoiler alert!)

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #5
  2. Vocab for Success-Unit 13 delayed start Assessment Friday 9/21
  3. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)

 

Monday:  Labor Day

Tuesday:

  • MUG 5A
  • Journal GG#4 Gossip

LGL  Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby. (RL1-6).

  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby 4-6 looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer

 

Wednesday: 

  • Vocab Unit 13- Intro words 1-6 with corresponding sentences

LG:  Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby.

  • Discuss Character Collage and graphic organizer for gathering textual evidence (handout)
  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby 4-6 looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 5B
  • Vocab Unit 13- Intro words 7-12 with corresponding sentences

LG:  Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby.

  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer Chapter 5 audiobook:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YupaESYcBjc

 

Friday: 

  • Lit Term Friday #4

LG:  Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby.

  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer
  • Reading check after chapters 4-6 (30 pts. reading stand.)
  • Analyze multiple interpretations of a story (RL7) by viewing film clips of The Great Gatsby
September 3

Brit Lit Week 6: September 3-7

We continue our Chivalric Hero studies.

 

Additional resources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWU54AKk8YE  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7j0V1AHvBU

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #5
  2. Vocab for Success- unit 18 (quiz Friday 9/21)
  3. Journal quick writes

 

Monday: Labor Day

 

Tuesday:

MUG 5A

Brushstrokes- Create sentences about characters from A Knight’s tale using ASO

Review the extra credit extension assignment:  -Create a Code of Chivalry –due Wednesday

LG:  Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption

  • Finish viewing Knight’s Tale

 

 

Wednesday: 

  • Senior Seminar with Counselors 10:42-11:30

LG:  Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption

  • Finish viewing Knight’s Tale
  • Complete Chivalric hero graphic organizer, discuss
  • Write a well-organized paragraph analyzing whether William fits the requirements of the chivalric hero or not. (underline thesis) (30 points writing standard)
  • Add Knight’s Tale/William to redemption theme GO

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 5B
  • Vocab word Unit 18 Intro words 1-6

LG:  Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption Sir Gawain Anticipatory Activity:  acting out skits based on four scenarios derived from SG plot events

  • Finish A Knight’s Tale activities if needed
  • Sir Gawain Anticipatory Activity: acting out skits based on four scenarios derived from SG plot events
  • Intro Sir Gawain with the “Knight’s Code of Chivalry” A/V clip (3 min) in folder or on youtube for better clarity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2ZaNK5EOgQ
  • View “Sir Gawain” Intro PPT with guided notes

 

Friday:  

Lit Term #15 Irony

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Individual reading of novel with reading check and chapter summaries
August 26

American Lit Week 5: August 27-31

We continue our study of The Great Gatsby.

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG 4 (Mechanics, usage, grammar)
  2. Vocab for Success-Unit 12 Quiz on Friday
  3. Reader/writer journal

 

Monday:  

USA Test Prep on classroom Computers (Complete practice exercises and/or retake test) 1. GG2 “Appearances” –Write ½ page journal entry in composition book(handout)

2. Vocab Unit 12 – Practice worksheet (handout)

3. STEAL characterization Sheet for Gatsby Character

Station one

Students will work for 45 minutes in the groups above then switch activities for the second 45 minutes.

 

Tuesday:

  • Mug 4A
  • Vocab Unit 12 bookwork

Gatsby

LG:  Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby.

  • Review Wealth abstract words to help with commentary/interpretation of textual evidence and discuss use of graphic organizer to collect textual evidence
  • Continue reading and analyzing The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer if time permits

Audiobook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soMKdFH8y1Q&t=766s   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3g6mElQTzQ

 

 

Wednesday:   SUB Early Release

USA Test Prep on classroom Computers (Complete practice exercises and/or retake test) ·         Vocab Unit 12 bookwork pg 133

 

Station One

Station Two

 

**Work half the period then switch

 

Thursday:  

  • Mug 4B
  • Vocab Unit 12 – Vocab Unit 12 Kahoots

LG:  Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby.

  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer
  • When finished with chapter 3, complete reading check over chapters 1-3 (30 pts. reading stand.)
  • Author John Green on Gatsby A/V clip (after chapter 3)

 

 

Friday: 

  • Lit Term Friday #3
  • Vocab Unit 12 assessment M/C and sentence writing (50 pts. Language standards) *Bonus points for vocab flashcards

LG:  Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby.

  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer
  • Analyze multiple interpretations of a story (RL7) by viewing film clips of The Great Gatsby
August 26

Brit Lit Week 5: August 27-31

William, a chivalric hero?

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #4
  2. Vocab for Success- unit 17 Quiz on Friday
  3. Journal quick writes

 

Monday: Sub

Vocab Unit 17 bookwork

Transition from Unit 1 Beowulf to Unit 2 Sir Gawain Activities:

  • Journal: SG 1: How is Beowulf different than modern day heroes?
  • 15 minute Medieval Scavenger Hunt: Working on computers & phones, students will research Medieval topics: Medieval romance /knights/ chivalry/feudalism/beheading game/weapons & warfare/King Arthur . completing 5 Facts handout  (They can work in pairs if they want)

Analyze multiple interpretations of Beowulf evaluating how each version interprets the source text (W7)

  • Beowulf’s epic finale: View “Beowulf” from History Channel’s Clash of the Gods series and think, pair share commonalities and differences to the text.

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 4A
  • Vocab Unit 17 bookwork

LG: Examine the Medieval time period through research to gain a better understanding of chivalric heroes and Sir Gawain

  • Using Compare/ contrast PPT and “Compare and Contrast Epic & Chivalric hero” quotes of support graphic organizer
  • View “Worst Job in History – Medieval”  with guided notes

 

Wednesday:  Sub/ Early Release

  • Vocab Unit 17- review words and complete pg 194

LG:  Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption.

  • Review definition of anachronism top of handout
  • View scenes A Knight’s Tale: William, a chivalric hero and deleted scene “Heart of a knight”
  • Take notes on elements of the chivalric hero using graphic organizer and theme analysis-Redemption GO

 

Thursday: 

  • MUG 4B
  • Vocab Unit 17 nearpod review with ipads

LG: Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption

  • Intro extra credit extension assignment: -Create a Code of Chivalry
  • View scenes from  A Knight’s Tale: William, a chivalric hero

If time permits, added time for vocab practice

 

Friday:  

LG: Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words

  • Vocab Unit 17 assessment M/C and sentence writing (50 pts. Language standards)
  • Lit Term Review #12

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Individual reading of novel with reading check #2 and chapter summaries
August 19

American Lit Week 4: August 20-24

How does Fitzgerald portray the corruption of the American Dream?

 

Daily Opening Activities:

  1. MUG 3 (Mechanics, usage, grammar)
  2. Vocab for Success-Unit 12
  3. Reader/writer journal

 

Monday:  

  • Brushstrokes- Add “Phrases” notes to SG book (handout)
  • Vocab Unit 12 Intro words 1-6 with corresponding “Check for Understanding” questions pg.129

Gatsby Intro Activities:

 

Tuesday:

  • Mug 4A
  • Vocab Unit 12 Intro words 7-12 with corresponding “Check for Understanding” questions pg.129

Continue Gatsby Intro Activities:

  • Finish activities from yesterday
  • Intro and discuss 1920s, Gatsby & Fitzgerald ” with PPT (doodle notes)
  • Concrete and abstract mini lesson PPT and Wealth PPT and (handout)
  • Review summative assessment of argument essay “Does wealth corrupt?” and finding textual evidence for support with graphic organizer

 

Wednesday:   

  • Vocab Unit 12 bookwork

LGAnalyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby. (RL1-6).

 

Thursday:  OPEN HOUSE

  • Mug 4B
  • Vocab Unit 12 book work

LGAnalyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby. (RL1-6).

  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer

 

Friday:  Pep Rally Schedule

LGAnalyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby. (RL1-6).

  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer

LG:  Analyze multiple interpretations of Gatsby evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (RL7)

Analyze multiple interpretations of the text by viewing film clips of The Great Gatsby

August 17

Brit Lit Week 4: 20-24

 

 

Planning your Week:   HOYA PRIDE WEEK!  Dress Up!

Monday 8/20- Proposal and Beowulf Resume due

Thursday 8/23-Grendel Perspective narrative first draft due when you walk in the door; final by end of class

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #3
  2. Vocab for Success- unit 17  (Quiz on 8/31)
  3. Journal quick writes

 

Monday:  

  • Vocab Unit 17 Intro words 1-6 with corresponding “Check for Understanding” questions pg.191
  • Submit resumes and proposals

LG:  Write narratives using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences

  • Discuss showing not telling using narrative mentor text We Were Liars by Lockhart and pp167-168 (“the death of Don”) from Grendel by Gardner
  • Students create a sticky note checklist of what they notice about the texts- add to survival guide
  • Introduce Grendel’s Perspective Narrative (handout)
  • Collaboratively complete graphic organizer analyzing the battle scene from both Beowulf and Grendel’s perspectives

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 3A
  • Vocab Unit 17 Intro words 7-12with corresponding “Check for Understanding” questions pg.191

LG:  Write narratives using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences

  • Draft Grendel’s Perspective Narrative

 

Wednesday:  202

LG:  Write narratives using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences

  • Compose first draft on computers on Beowulf summative assessment– Grendel’s Perspective Narrative –due tomorrow when you walk in the door

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 3B
  • Vocab Unit 17-book work

LG:  Write narratives using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences

  • Peer edit, revise and publish Grendel’s Perspective Narrative –due end of class

IF TIME PERMITS:

LG:  Analyze multiple interpretations of Beowulf evaluating how each version interprets the source text (W7)

  • Beowulf’s epic finale: View “Beowulf” from History Channel’s Clash of the Gods series and think, pair share commonalities and differences to the text.

 

Friday:  

LG: Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words

  • Vocab Unit 17 bookwork
  • Lit Term Review #14 Connotation/Denotation

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Reading Check #1
  • Individual reading of novel with reading check and chapter summaries