January 13

9th Lit Week 2: January 15-19

     We continue or war theme narratives.

Planning Your Week:

Bring in ASAP:

  • Vocab Book money
  • Supplies (binder with 5 dividers, two 100 page composition books)
  • War Theme CEI Paragraph-  Mon. 1/22
  • Vocab Unit 1 quiz- Friday 1/26

 

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP- #1 and Create interactive notebooks adding notes
  2. Vocab for Success-Unit 1 (quiz on Friday 1/26)

 

Monday: MLK Holiday

Tuesday:

  • Organizer binders with dividers
  • Intro Vocab Words 1-6 Unit 1 completing sentence completion exercises

LG:  Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, mood, and plot structure in narrative text

Continue “The Sniper”

  • Continue reading and annotating text for figurative language, setting, characterization, theme and unfamiliar words
  • Using Norman Rockwell PPT last slide, discuss theme and write theme of sniper on story copy

 

Wednesday:

  • Review Parts of Speech notes glued into Survival Guide on Friday
  • DGP#1- Day 1 POS
  • Intro Vocab Words 7-12 Unit 1 completing sentence completion exercises

LG:  Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, mood, and plot structure in narrative text

  • Using Norman Rockwell PPT, discuss theme and write theme of sniper on story copy
  • View student made re-enactment video clip
  • Using guided notes from PPT discuss Plot structure
  • Identify & Analyze plot structure of “The Sniper” by creating a plot diagram including:

Exposition-Rising action-Climax-Falling action-Resolution-Conflict-Theme-Protagonist-Antagonist

 

Thursday:

  • Discuss and add S/V notes to Survival guide
  • DGP #1 Day 2
  • Vocab Unit 1 book work

LG:  Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, mood, and plot structure in narrative text

Sniper/Ambush:

  • Finish “Sniper” activities if needed
  • Preview “Ambush” Vocab
  • Read and annotate the short story looking at theme
  • Ticket out the door- Compare and contrast the two war short stories

 

Friday: 

  • DGP- Students add clause notes to interactive notebook using notes from board and colored pencils
  • Vocab Unit 1 book work quick review

Argument writing LG:  Write war theme argument paragraph using textual evidence

Write argument paragraph using war theme as claim; gather evidence/quotes from stories using handout/chart

  • Introduce CEI and add notes to Survival guide
  • Use graphic organizer to structure CEI paragraph
  • Type or hand write paragraphs (50 pts. W1)
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January 13

World Lit Week 2: Jan. 15-19

Planning Your Week:

  • Vocab Book purchased- Tuesday 1/16
  • Trickster narrative-tenta-  Tuesday 1/23
  • Unit 6 Vocab Quiz- Friday 1/26

 

Writing Workshop Opening Activities:

DGP #1

Vocabulary “Vocab for Success”- Unit 6- Quiz on Friday 1/26

Quick Write Journals

 

Monday: MLK DAY

Tuesday: 

  • Vocab Unit 6 Intro words 1-6 and corresponding completing the sentence exercises
  • Journal Trickster #2: What natural phenomenon amaze you?

Continue to read and analyze trickster tales from different cultures answering “How is the culture reflected in the tale?  What was the purpose of the tale?”  Use literary analysis graphic organizer to help students organize thoughts and evidence.

  • “Briar Rabbit” film clips (early American (cultural hero trickster)
  • “Coyote and the Origin of Death” (overhead) (Native American)
  • Stone Soup (Asian trickster)(own picture book)

 

Wednesday:

  • Vocab Unit 6 Intro words 7-12 and corresponding completing the sentence exercises

Continue to read and analyze trickster tales from different cultures answering “How is the culture reflected in the tale?  What was the purpose of the tale?”  Use literary analysis graphic organizer to help students organize thoughts and evidence.

  • “Coyote and the Origin of Death” (Native American)
  • Stone Soup (Asian trickster)
  • Odysseus Trickster Hero (revisit Cyclopes scene ) A/V clip

Thursday:

Vocab Unit 6 bookwork

Intro Narrative Trickster Tale summative assessment:  (Directions and graphic organizers).

  • Steps to writing a trickster tale: https://amymacdonald.com/educators/writing-your-own-trickster-tale/ to help fill out GO
  • How to Write a narrative mini lesson: Using “Writing Narrative Notes “(SG writing folder)  Jigsaw notes with individual students teaching the different sections
  • Students will write a narrative developing trickster motif using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Assignment Option:  Students can write an original trickster tale or re-imagine an old tale in a modern setting.  Partners optional

 

Friday: LAB 417 if students are ready

Compose Narrative Trickster Tale summative assessment:  (Directions and graphic organizers).

January 5

Welcome to World Lit: January 4-12

    Welcome to World Lit

Planning Your Week:

Bring in ASAP:

  • Signed syllabus, profile sheets
  • Vocab Book money if you don’t have a book
  • Supplies (binder with 5 dividers, two 100 page composition books if you don’t have already)

Wednesday 1/10—Simile Slam Nametag due

 

Thursday:

Intro to world lit with A/V clip of works to be studied

Create “Class Optimal Learning Environment” Poster with sticky notes, markers and butcher paper

Review Syllabus World Lit syllabus Spring 2018

Fill out Profile Sheet while teacher completes TRSS forms

Sign up for Remind invite World Lit Remind-sivxxg

Affinity/Aversion share

Intro Simile Slam Nametag with A/V & direction handout–due Wednesday

 

Friday:

Warm up: Collect syllabi and profile sheets

Purchase vocab books if needed

Mini lesson Pathos/logos/ethos appeal with:  “How to Identify Logos, Ethos, Pathos” A/V clip and PPT completing “Art of Persuasion” sketch notes- add to Survival guide

Intro baseline timed writing with editorial on Robert Smalls: “Slave, Warrior, Hero”(Analysis pathos appeal and organization of evidence)

Baseline writing timed essay heroes:  “Who should be hailed as a hero Highlight or underline  thesis statement.  Circle use of Pathos appeal.

Time to work on nametag

 

Monday

Collect syllabi and profile sheets

Purchase vocab books

Introduce archetypes with PPT and guided student notes

Intro the Trickster archetypes with Crash Course “Tricksters: An intro World Mythology #20” (10:10 minutes)

Time to work on nametag

 


 

Tuesday   Lab 417

PSAT Reflection

RI Assessment (directions handout)

NoRedInk.com diagnostic (directions handout)

HW:  Finish name tags and be prepared for presentations tomorrow

 

Wednesday

Present nametags (25 pts. SL grade)

Begin analyzing Trickster motif in tales from various cultures

  • Intro PPT Discuss and take guided notes on characteristic of a trickster

LG: Read and analyze trickster tales from different cultures answering “How is the culture reflected in the tale?  What was the purpose of the tale?”  (RL1-2, 3-6)

Use literary analysis graphic organizer to help students organize thoughts and evidence

  • My Lucky Day by K. Kasza (modern)
  • Numskull and the Rabbit text pp 182-186; (Ancient India) with intro PPT
  • “Coyote and the Origin of Death”  (Native American)
  • “Briar Rabbit” film clips (early American cultural hero trickster)
  • “Hermes the Cattle Thief” (trickster god Ancient Greek) handout
  • “How Monkey Tricked Shark” Myths and Legend book pp.124-127
  • Stone Soup (Asian trickster)
  • “Loki: The Kidnapping Of Idun”(trickster god) handout
  • Odyssey Trickster Hero (revisit Cyclopes scene) Transition to Hero archetype

 

Thursday

Vocab for Success review of last year’s vocab words -formative assessment

  • Journal Trickster #1: What lessons do you remember learning as a child? (Use your table manners, chew with your mouth closed, don’t run with scissors, etc.)

Continue to read and analyze trickster tales from different cultures answering “How is the culture reflected in the tale?  What was the purpose of the tale?”  Use literary analysis graphic organizer to help students organize thoughts and evidence.

 

Friday

Journal Trickster #2: What natural phenomenon amaze you?

Continue to read and analyze trickster tales from different cultures answering “How is the culture reflected in the tale?  What was the purpose of the tale?”  Use literary analysis graphic organizer to help students organize thoughts and evidence

January 5

Welcome to 9th Lit: January 4-12

      Welcome to 9th Lit

Planning Your Week:

Bring in ASAP:

Signed syllabus, profile sheets

Vocab Book money

Supplies (binder with 5 dividers, two 100 page composition books)

Wednesday 1/10—Mini-me due

 

Thursday:

“Choices” intro activity: “How will our choices define who we are?” PPT and quick write (pre-write for Mini me)

Check and mark TRSS forms while students write

How to make the best decision in this class PPT with memes

Discuss Syllabus  9th Lit syllabus Spring 2018

Sign up for Remind invite to Remind 9th lit-1tfpjpd

Fill out Profile Sheet

Vocab diagnostic Pretest

Intro Mini-Me–due Wednesday

HW:  Get Syllabus and profile sheet signed and bring money for vocab book; collect/purchase supplies for class (2 composition notebooks, binder with 5 dividers)

 

Friday:

Sticky note parts of speech formative assessment (students place sticky notes on board under POS. Add definitions and give them a chance to collaborate and change answers

Collect syllabi and profile sheets & Vocab $

Lit term baseline pretest

LG:  Provide textual evidence to analyze and interpret writers’ choices that create voice, engage readers, and suggest meanings (RL1&3)

  • Springboard 1.3 Read the excerpt from Speak on pp. 9-11. How does the author use elements of STEAL characterization to bring the narrator to life?
  • Imitate Laurie Halse Anderson’s style to create a STEAL characterization of a little monster

HW:  Get Syllabus and profile sheet signed and bring money for vocab book; collect/purchase supplies for class (2 composition notebooks, binder with 5 dividers)

 

Monday  

Collect syllabi and profile sheets

Lit term baseline pretest

Create QHT of Narrative Choices Unit vocab (using QHT chart and laminated words)

LG:  Provide textual evidence to analyze and interpret writers’ choices that create voice, engage readers, and suggest meanings (RL1&3)

  • Springboard 1.3 Read the excerpt from Speak on pp. 9-11. How does the author use elements of STEAL characterization to bring the narrator to life?
  • Imitate Laurie Halse Anderson’s style to create a STEAL characterization of a little monster
  • View clip from Monster’s University to activate creative thoughts

 

Tuesday Meet in Lab 417

PSAT Review

SRI assessment

NoRedInk.com diagnostic

HW:  Bring in two 100 page compositions books, 3 ring binder with 5 dividers tomorrow.  We will get organized!

 

Wednesday 

Create Survival Guide and Interactive notebooks (MUST have two 100 page compositions books)

Organize 3 ring binders

Present mini-me (SL grade)

LG: Analyze elements of theme, language and style, point of view, irony and plot structure in “The Sniper” and  “Ambush” (RL1-6).

  • Introduce irony: “Reading Art” PPT slides 5-8 filling in Lit Short Story Lit Term Unit Notes
  • Norman Rockwell paintings of soldiers as Sniper pre-reading discussion:
  • Sniper Pre/post-reading info PDF “The History of the Conflict”
  • If time permits, begin reading and annotating text

 

Thursday

Parts of Speech- add definition to composition notebook

LG:  Analyze elements of theme, language and style, point of view, irony and plot structure in  “The Sniper” and  “Ambush” (RL1-6).

  • Begin reading “The Sniper” annotating as we read
  • Using Norman Rockwell PPT last slide, discuss theme and write theme of sniper on story copy
  • View student made re-enactment video clip (7 minutes)

 

Friday 

DGP- Glue Subject/Verb notes into composition notebook and review highlighting main ideas

Students will independently complete “Finding subject and verb exercise” handout

Review correct answers and have students add to DGP section of binder

LG: Analyze elements of theme, language and style, point of view, irony and plot structure in  “The Sniper” and  “Ambush” (RL1-6).

  • Using guided notes from PPT discuss Plot structure
  • Identify & Analyze plot structure of “The Sniper” by creating a plot diagram including:

Exposition-Rising action-Climax-Falling action-Resolution-Conflict-Theme-Protagonist-Antagonist

  • “Ambush” Vocab preview study
  • Read and annotate the short story looking at theme
  • Ticket out the door- Compare and contrast the two war short stories
  • Complete “Ambush” Review Questions (handout) with a partner or independently-turn in
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December 10

American Lit Weeks 18-19: December 11-20

 

Enjoy your holidays. I will miss you.

Hot Chocolate Extravaganza- Tuesday 12/12

Current Event Extra Credit- Wednesday 12/13

Suspense Clip for partner share- Wednesday 12/13

Final Exam Presentation– Wednesday 12/20

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #16
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- Suspense Grammar Challenge

 

Monday: 

MUG 16 A

Final exam guided practice

  • Continue Final exam guided practice by viewing scenes from Jurassic Park analyzing techniques used to create suspense and add to Suspense chart.

 

Tuesday:   Hot Chocolate Extravaganza

Grammar:  “Painting with Action Verbs” partner activity from Brushstroke packet

Final exam guided practice

 

 Wednesday: 

  • Turn in extra credit
  • Suspense Grammar Challenge
  • Pair share final film scene selection
  • Begin/continue viewing Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock film clip and North by Northwest analyzing techniques used to create suspense; add to Suspense chart

 

Thursday

MUG 16 B

Final exam guided practice

  • View North by Northwest analyzing techniques used to create suspense; add to Suspense chart

 

Friday- SUB for data day

Suspense Grammar Challenge

Final exam guided practice

  • Finish viewing North by Northwest analyzing techniques used to create suspense; add to Suspense chart
  • Type written analysis & test film presentation

 

 

Monday-

Final exam guided practice

  • Finish typing written analysis

 

Tuesday-No class

 

Wednesday

Finals:  Film Analysis Presentations with peer review (50 pts. Writing & 50 pts. Listening/speaking standards)

Course Evaluation

December 10

Brit Lit Weeks 18-19: December 11-19

   Enjoy your holiday break. I will miss you.

Dates to Remember:

  • White Elephant/Hot Chocolate Extravaganza- Tuesday 12/12
  • “Why Not Eat Insects” Partner Photo Essay Presentation- Tuesday 12/12
  • Final Argument Photo Essay Presentation-Tuesday 12/19

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #18
  2. Vocab of the day- https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day http://www.wordthink.com/
  3. Journal- Perspectives

 

Monday:    

  • MUG 18A

Perspective

Guided partner practice (Photo essay planning sheet graphic organizer)

  • With a partner, create a photo essay for “Why Not Eat Insects” Ted Talk using handouts from last week

 

Tuesday:

White Elephant/Hot Chocolate Extravaganza

Perspective

  • Present Partner Photo Essay for “Why Eat Insects”
  • Write thank you note for  gift

 

Wednesday: 

Perspective

Conduct research of argument essay demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation (W7)

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 17B

Perspective

Conduct research of argument essay demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation (W7)

  • Using graphic organizer, research chosen topic of interest/importance to you.
  • Create argument photo essay using at least 10 images and captions expressing your perspective/position about your chosen topic (rubric/planning guide graphic organizer)

 

Friday:  

Perspective

Conduct research of argument essay demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation (W7)

  • Create argument photo essay using at least 10 images and captions expressing your perspective/position about your chosen topic (rubric/planning guide graphic organizer)

 

 

Monday:   

Perspective

Conduct research of argument essay demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation (W7)

  • Create argument photo essay using at least 10 images and caption expressing your perspective/position about your chosen topic (rubric/planning guide graphic organizer)

 

Tuesday:  FINAL EXAM

  • Finals- present photo argument essay and written research.

 

 

December 3

American Lit Week 17: December 4-8

Talking about our suspense unit, not waiting for EOC scores!

Planning your Week:

  • Vocab Unit 15 RAFT- Friday 12/8
  • Hot Chocolate Extravaganza –Tuesday 12/12
  • Final exam film clip- Wednesday 12/13
  • NF Article Extra Credit- Thursday 12/14

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #15
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- active voice/action verbs
  3. Vocab for Success- Unit 15 (RAFT due 12/8)
  4. Journal-see in individual days for topics

 

Monday: 

Mentor sentences- active voice/action verbs- add notes to composition book and complete activities

Vocab Unit 15- oral review

Begin “On the Edge” Suspense Unit-

  • Hook activity using Vertical Limit Video clip & journal quick write
  • Use” Creating Suspense” PPT with video clips and Student notes to intro techniques to build suspense
  • Preview vocab for Poe’s “The Black Cat”
  • Read “The Black Cat”
  • Using Suspense Chart Handout identify 3 suspenseful moments and which techniques Poe used to created them

 

Tuesday:

MUG 15A

Vocab Unit 15 –10 minutes to work on RAFT

Finish “Black Cat”

IF time permits, “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets”:

  • Anticipatory Set video clip for “Contents”
  • Read and analyze “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets”
  • Using Suspense Chart Handout identify 3 suspenseful moments and which techniques J. Finney used to created them

 

Wednesday: 

Vocab Unit 15 –10 minutes to work on RAFT

 “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets”:

  • Anticipatory Set video clip for “Contents”
  • Read and analyze “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets”
  • Using Suspense Chart Handout identify 3 suspenseful moments and which techniques J. Finney used to created them
  • 10 min follow up student made video clip of “Contents” (youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYAeZBG0vio

If time permits, begin “The Sound of Thunder”

 

Thursday:

MUG 15B

Vocab Unit 15 –10 minutes to work on RAFT

“The Sound of Thunder”:

  • Intro PPT
  • Read and analyze short story
  • Using Suspense Chart Handout identify 3 suspenseful moments and which techniques the author used to created them
  • Ray Bradbury Theater present Sound of Thunder 24 min. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxgbZAwIhVw

Friday:

Submit Vocab Unit 15 RAFT Assessment (50 points to writing)

Finish “The Sound of Thunder”

Techniques of suspense in film with PPT and student notes

Intro Final Exam using directions/rubric, graphic organizer and excerpts from The Hobbit (your scene selection due Wednesday 12/13)

Final exam guided practice

  • View scenes from Jurassic Park analyzing techniques used to create suspense add to Suspense chart

 

December 3

Brit Lit Week 17: December 4-8

Dates to remember:

Novel/Film Analysis Essay- Friday 12/8

White Elephant/Hot Chocolate Extravaganza- Tuesday 12/12

“Why Not Eat Insects” Photo Essay Presentation- Tuesday 12/12

Final Argument Photo Essay-Tuesday 12/19

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #16B, #17
  2. Vocab of the day- https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day http://www.wordthink.com/
  3. Journal- Perspectives

 

Monday:    

  • MUG 16B

Perspective

Springboard 1.6 “Different ways of seeing the world” pp 21-22 (handout)

Define terms of photographic images (handout) then use them to help analyze images using OPTIC strategy

  • Use the QHT strategy to assess prior knowledge of terms on teacher made handout
  • Prezi for introducing OPTIC: https://prezi.com/holuprs9tabn/optic-a-strategy-for-analyzing-visual-arguments/
  • Model use of OPTIC graphic organizer to analyze an image together as a class (PDF “OPTIC Analysis” on projector)
  • Guided Practice: View and analyze “The Goal” and “Migrant Mother” for their frame, subject, cropping, lighting, image, composition, and space using OPTIC.

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 17A

Perspective

Springboard 1.7 “The Visual Argument” Identifying and analyzing rhetorical appeals in visual images.

  • Review notes in survival guide on Ethos, Pathos, Logos
  • Review Springboard pages
  • Analyze Ethos, Pathos, Logos in images from Visual Rhetoric ppt
  • Photo essay Webquest with partners (handout) in classroom Photo Essay Webquest-1wrvbxb

 

Wednesday: 

  • MUG 17B

Perspective

  • Continue with web quest

IF time permits, begin guided partner practice

 

Thursday:

Perspective

Guided partner practice

  • View “Why Not Eat Insects” Ted Talk

https://www.ted.com/talks/marcel_dicke_why_not_eat_insects/up-next

  • First viewing- complete Rhetorical Analysis (handout)
  • Second viewing- complete argument essay graphic organizer(handout)
  • With a partner, create a photo essay for the TedTalk

 

Friday:  

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Compose novel/film analysis essay (100 pts to W2) due end of class
November 26

American Lit Week 16: November 27- December 1

EOC Week! You can do this!

 

(Quizlet Lit terms for Milestone)   https://quizlet.com/168663554/georgia-milestones-eoc-american-literature-literary-terms-most-of-the-terms-you-will-ever-need-to-know-flash-cards/

 

 DUE DATES

  • USA TestPrep assignments -due November 28
  • Moby Dick Extra Credit–due November 28
  • Vocab Unit 15-RAFT assessment due 12/8

 

Monday: 

Intro vocab Unit 15 words 1-6 and complete pg.167 “Check for Understanding” EOC Milestone Review

  • Review EOC online Platform with PPT
  • Sentence Error Testing Practice (handout)
  • EOC Vocab Flashcard Review
  • Parallelism Practice with grammar Bytes online
  • Reading Informational/narrative writing 47-50 “Susan B. Anthony” sample items  #5-9

 

Tuesday:

Intro vocab Unit 15 words 7-12 and complete pg.167 “Check for Understanding” (RAFT assessment handout)

EOC Milestone Review

 

Wednesday: 

EOC Milestone Testing Day 1

Thursday:

EOC Milestone Testing Day 2

Friday:

EOC Milestone Testing Day 3

 

November 26

Brit Lit Week 16: November 27- December 1

 Independent novel/film analysis due- Friday December 8th end of class.

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #14 & 15
  2. Vocab of the day- https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day http://www.wordthink.com/
  3. Journal- Perspectives

 

Monday:    

Research independent novel author, annotate and summarize findings (handout) (45 points to reading)

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 15A

Perspective

Springboard 1.3 Importance of Perspective

  • Students complete graphic organizer, imagining the response of each individual in the situation (student pulled over by police giving student a ticket)
  • Narrative Prompt: Compose monologue from one of the perspectives from graphic organizer; instructions on handout (30 points writing)

 

Wednesday: 

  • MUG 15B

Perspective

Excerpts from Grendel by Gardner

Read an excerpt from Grendel  (chapter 11 & 12-)

Complete Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the two perspectives

  • How does John Gardner’s portrayal compare to your understanding of Beowulf?
  • What does this perspective reveal about the writer? Your feelings towards Grendel? Think-pair-share

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 16A
  • Complete Grendel perspective activities
  • Introduce and review independent novel/film analysis essay requirements/rubric (handouts)
  • Brainstorm/plan essay using self-generated graphic organizer

 

Friday:  Media Center

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Compose novel/film analysis essay (W2)