December 9

American Lit Weeks 18 & 19: December 10-21

Suspense!

Planning your last 2 weeks:

Hot Chocolate Extravaganza- Wednesday 12/12

Current Event Extra Credit- Wednesday 12/12  Extra Credit NF current event

Black Cat Vocab RAFT- Friday 12/14

Suspense Clip for partner share- Monday 12/17

Final Exam Presentation– Friday 12/21

Daily Opeining Activities:

Writing Workshop

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #16
  2. Black Cat Vocab RAFT  Black cat vocab
  3. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- Suspense Grammar Challenge

 

Monday: 

MUG 16 A

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 Monday 12/21)

Final exam guided practice

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

 

 

Tuesday:

  • Vocab- RAFT with Black Cat Vocab

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 

 

 

Wednesday:   Hot Chocolate Extravaganza

  • MUG 16 B
  • Turn in extra credit

Final exam guided practice

 

Thursday SUB

  • Suspense Grammar Challenge- students may work with partner
  • Vocab- 15 min. to work on RAFT

“‘The Lady and Tiger”:

  • Respond to anticipatory questions PPT slide in journal
  • Read and analyze/listen to short story

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSJOQ7bVkFc

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZaX-Dn6Npw 
  • Journal: Suspense #2 Create/write an ending for” Lady and the Tiger” (must be at least ½ page long in composition book writing under their anticipatory question answers.)
  • Begin/continue viewing Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock film clip and North by Northwest analyzing techniques used to create suspense; add to Suspense chart

 

Friday-

Suspense Grammar Challenge-students may work with partner

Final exam guided practice

HW:  Find final film clip for analysis

 

Monday-

MUG 17A

Final exam guided practice

  • Pair share final film scene selection
  • View “The Monsters are on Maple Street” Twilight Zone Episode analyzing suspense; add to chart

 

Tuesday-

MUG 17B

Lit Term Friday #14 “Denotation/Connotation”

Final exam guided practice

  • Type written analysis & test film presentation
  • If time permits, view scenes from Vertical Limit analyzing director’s use of suspense techniques.

 

Wednesday Lab 417

Final exam guided practice-

  • Finish typing written analysis

 

Thursday-no class

  

Friday-

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

 

December 9

Brit Lit Week 18 & 19: December 10-21

 

Dates to Remember:

White Elephant/Hot Chocolate Extravaganza- Wednesday 12/12

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

Final Argument Photo Essay Presentation-Thursday 12/20

Daily Opening 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

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

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 18B

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

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

 

Wednesday: 

White Elephant/Hot Chocolate Extravaganza

Perspective

  • Present Partner Photo Essay for “Why Eat Insects”
  • Mini-lesson on the how to write a thank you note

 

Thursday:  

  • Using template from yesterday, write thank you note for yesterdays’ gift and turn in

Perspective

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

 

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

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)

 

Wednesday: 

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.

 

Thursday:

FINAL EXAM

  • Finals- present photo argument essay and written research.
December 2

American Lit Week 17: December 3-7

Suspense!

Planning your Week:

Hot Chocolate Extravaganza – Wednesday 12/12

Current Event Extra Credit- Wednesday 12/12

Suspense Clip for partner share- Monday 12/17

Final Exam Presentation– Friday 12/21

Daily Opening Activities:      

Writing Workshop

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #15
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- active voice/action verbs
  3. Journal-see in individual days for topics

 

Monday: 

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

Begin “On the Edge” Suspense Unit-

  • Hook activity using Vertical Limit Video clip & respond with 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” using student made PPT
  • Read “The Black Cat” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9oqF8wiyzs
  • Using Suspense Chart Handout identify 3 suspenseful moments and which techniques Poe used to created them

 

Tuesday:

MUG 15A

Intro extra credit NF article assignment-due next Wednesday 12/12

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: 

Sign up for Hot Chocolate Extravaganza

 “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets”:

  • Anticipatory Set video clip for “Contents”
  • Read and analyze “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6VJCeY9D0o
  • 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

“‘The Lady and Tiger”:

  • Respond to anticipatory questions PPT slide in journal  (slide printed out) in journal
  • Read and analyze/listen to short story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C9PZtfzomc
  • Journal: Suspense #2 Create/write an ending for” Lady and the Tiger” (must be at least ½ page long)

 

Friday:

“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

December 2

Brit Lit Week 17: December 3-7

Dates to remember:

White Elephant/Hot Chocolate Extravaganza- Wednesday 12/12

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

Final Argument Photo Essay-Thursday 12/20

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

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

 

Monday:    

  • MUG 16A

Perspective

  • Review perspective with “The Can Opener” from Everybody loves Raymond

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5dpzux about first 10 minutes till Raymond says, “What did I do?”

  • It is not what you say but how you say it
  • Who do we go to validate our perspective?
  • Springboard 1.3 Importance of Perspective (PDF handout)
  • 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)

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 16B

Perspective

  • Finish narrative prompt form yesterday

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.

 

Wednesday: 

  • MUG 17BA

Perspective

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

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

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 17B
  • Continue with web quest

IF time permits, begin guided partner practice

 

Friday:  

Perspective

Guided partner practice

  • View “Why Not Eat Insects” Ted Talk

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

  • With a partner, create a photo essay for the TedTalk

 

November 25

American Lit Week 16: November 26-30

EOC Testing this week.  Go to A Lunch

Daily Opening Activities:

(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/

 

Monday: 

Understanding EOC Milestone Review

 

Tuesday:

EOC Milestone Review

Watch tutoring on testing platform http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/

  • Practice test/platform familiarity for EOC Milestone Technology-enhanced items,

 

Wednesday: 

EOC Milestone Testing Day 1

 

Thursday:

EOC Milestone Testing Day 2

 

Friday:

EOC Milestone Testing Day 3

 

November 25

Brit Lit Week 16: November 26-30

Dates to remember:

  • Novel/Film Analysis Essay- Friday 11/30
  • White Elephant/Hot Chocolate Extravaganza- Tuesday 12/11
  • “Why Not Eat Insects” Photo Essay Presentation- Tuesday 12/11
  • Final Argument Photo Essay-Tuesday 12/20

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

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

 

Monday:   

  • MUG 15A
  • Vocab of the day

Perspective

  • Review independent novel/film analysis requirements/rubric (handout)
  • Independent novel/film analysis essay- create thesis and plan essay (W5)
  • Brainstorm/pre-write using self-generated graphic organizer
  • View scenes from Japanese adaptation of Macbeth Throne of Blood analyzing and discussing differences & similarities, director choices, and how to compose essay explaining them. etc. (RL7)

 

Tuesday:  202 to work on essays

Perspective

  • Brainstorm/pre-write using self-generated graphic organizer
  • Compose first draft

 

Wednesday:  extended class time due to EOC schedule

  • MUG 15B
  • View scenes of Japanese adaptation of Macbeth Throne of Blood analyzing and discussing differences & similarities, director choices, and how to compose essay explaining them. etc. (RL7)
  • Continue to work on essays

 

Thursday:  extended class time due to EOC schedule

Media Center

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Compose novel/film analysis essay with peer revisions and editing (100 pts to W2) due end of class  Friday

 

Friday: extended class time due to EOC schedule

 Media Center

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Submit final draft of novel/film analysis essay (100 pts to W2) due end of class

 

November 11

Brit Lit Week 15: November 12-16

 Important Due Dates:

  • Independent Novel/Film Analysis Essay- Friday November 30th

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #13 & 14

 

Monday:    

  • MUG 13A
  • Independent Novel/film analysis work day-develop thesis statements

Amnesty Day: Students will work on missing assignments or redo assignments to show mastery of the standard or work on novel

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 13B

Perspective

  1. Introduce the idea of perspective with teacher made “Perception PPT”
  2. Previewing the Unit, Springboard Activity 1.1: Silent conversation (butcher paper gallery walk) to answer the following questions:
  • How does perspective influence perception?
  • What does it mean to be a “stranger in the village”?
  • Have you ever felt like an outsider? Describe your experience.
  • What do you do when you disagree with someone’s perspective?
  • Analyze “Don’t judge a man until you have walked a mile in his shoes”
  1. Unpack skills and knowledge needed to master Argument Photo Essay using web on large poster paper, sticky notes and laminated skills and knowledge
  2. Continue with PPT: view perspective puzzles – After examining the perception puzzles, think-pair-share with a partner how your perception changes as you continue to look at the image. What makes your perception change?

 

Wednesday: 

MUG 14A

Perspective

Springboard 1.2 “Perception is everything” (PDF handout)

  1. Introduce aphorisms about perception and analyze meaning
  2. Create a bumper sticker expressing your PERCEPTION or a general truth about the world. Rubric/instructions (30 pts to SL)

Thursday:

  • MUG 14B

LG:  Analyze author’s choices of multiple perspectives in a story

  • View Vantage Point film creating graphic organizer of the information that is gained from each character’s perspective

 

Friday:  Happy Thanksgiving

  • Independent novel notes/film analysis check in.

LG:  Analyze author’s choices of multiple perspectives in a story

  • View Vantage Point film creating graphic organizer of the information that is gained from each character’s perspective
November 11

American Lit Week 15: November 12-16

Important Due Dates:

EOC Flashcard Assignment- Wednesday 11/14

 

(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/

https://www.smore.com/hk05k-the-ga-milestones-assessment-ela

Daily Opening Activities: 

Writing Workshop

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #13
  2. Lit Term Review
  3. EOC Language Practice-parallelism

Monday: 

Lit term Friday- #9 Characterization

Realism Literature

  • Review Realism
  • Listen to Simon and Garfunkel’s rendition of Richard Cory
  • Close read A.E. Robinson “Richard Cory” (narrative poem) annotations & questions on poetic devices, tone, subject, etc. (poetry packet)

EOC Milestone Review

  • Reading Literary page 33 “from Little Woman” and “The Eyes Have it” pp 39-42 sample items

 

Tuesday:

Mug 13 A

Lit term Friday- #10 Satire/Parody

Review Touchstone #3 results analyzing questions and answers using document camera and teacher modeling meta-cognition, test-taking strategies

HW:  Springboard Parallelism handout

 

Wednesday: 

Lit term Friday- #11 Interior Monologue

Flashcards due(100 points to language standard)

EOC Milestone Review (Realism, language, narrative)

  • Intro Mark Twain with PPT
  • Language-constructed response – sample item #15-17“A Fable” by Mark Twain
  • View funeral scene from film Tom Sawyer and compose narrative of scene from an alternative perspective finishing for homework    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORFROs1-ckc

 

Thursday:

MUG 13B

EOC Milestone Review

  • Writing- Argumentative and Informational ESSAY   sample items #10-13 “Exotic Pets/ Cats”  55-59 finishing for homework

 

Friday: Happy Thanksgiving.

  • Using PDF Presentation, intro naturalism as a sub-genre of realism
  • View film Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” (survival of the fittest) from Media Center
  • Analyze elements of plot, setting, characters and how the author’s choices support themes of naturalism (handout) (themes graphic organizer, plot diagram)

 

November 4

Brit Lit Week 14: November 5-9

We finish Macbeth this week.

 

Planning your week:

Macbeth Journals- Monday 11/5

Sociogram- Monday 11/5

Macbeth Test- Friday 11/19

Vocab Unit 20 RAFT-Friday 11/9

Macbeth Tragic Hero – Monday 11/12

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #12
  2. Vocab Unit 20 RAFT ( due 11/9)
  3. Journal quick writes- due Monday 11/5

Monday:  

Vocab Unit 20 –Introduce RAFT

LG:  Analyze elements of Macbeth including character development, theme, language, and symbolism using textual evidence

  • Journal Macbeth #6 Guiltiness PPT- students glue in Bob Marley’s song lyrics to “Guiltiness” in journal and make text to text connections in journal
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP3VsZ7QD08

    (lyrics)

  • Turn in journal for writing grading
  • Present Sociogram project (50 points reading standards)
  • Ticket out the door: Motivation:  Explain what motivates other characters (Witches, Lady Macbeth, Macduff) and why (1/2 sheet handout)
  • If time permits, view and analyze multiple interpretations of a Macbeth evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (RL7)

 

Tuesday:  Student Holiday/Teacher Work day

 

Wednesday: 

  • MUG 12A

LG:  Review elements of Macbeth including character development, theme, language, and symbolism using textual evidence

  • Students will review for summative assessment by rotating through centers in collaborative groups
    • “Pin the Trait on the Tragic Hero” –students will align traits with supporting textual evidence
    • “Ambition Road”- Students will trace Macbeth’s uncontrolled ambition (theme/character development) throughout the drama using images and partner discussion.
    • “Appearance vs Reality”- students will explore and explain instances of this motif using graphic organizers and textual evidence
  • Whole group review using teacher-made Kahoot (Technology needed phone or ipads)

 

Thursday: (Students out due to Zoology field trip need to complete this at home)

  • MUG 12B
  • Vocab Unit 20 –RAFT

LG:  Analyze elements of Macbeth including character development, theme, language, and symbolism using textual evidence

  • Answer the unit question “How is Macbeth a tragic hero?” (PPT slide handout w/traits and rubric) 50 points to writing standard

 

Friday:  

  • Submit RAFT for grading (50 pts. language)

LG:  Analyze elements of Macbeth including character development, theme, language, and symbolism using textual evidence

  • Macbeth Assessment (100 pts. reading standard with multiple choice and constructed response) (You can  use your themes GO)

After assessment, Brit Lit author/novel studies:

Complete novel/film notes graphic organizer and create thesis

November 4

American Lit Week 14: November 5-9

Transcendentalism

Important Due Dates:

EOC Flashcard Assignment- Wednesday 11/15  American Lit EOC Vocabulary Flashcard Activity

Vocab Unit 15 quiz- Friday 11/9

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #12
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- none
  3. Vocab Unit 15 (quiz Friday)
  4. EOC Test Prep-Language Skills

 

Monday: 

  • MUG #12A
  • Vocab Unit 15-bookwork
  • RED Dot Awards and Self Evaluation

LG:  Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information on Transcendentalism presented in different media or formats (RI7)

  • Intro basic ideas of transcendentalism with overview handout having students highlight key points and main ideas.
  • View Dead Poets Society completing viewing guide of Transcendentalism themes

 

 

Tuesday:   Teacher Work Day

 

Wednesday:  ipads

Lit term #7

Vocab unit 15 Kahoots Review

LG:  Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information on Transcendentalism presented in different media or formats (RI7).

  • View Dead Poets Society (Media Center film) completing theme viewing guide of Transcendentalism themes (handout)

 

Thursday:

  • MUG #12B
  • Vocab Unit 15-book practice

LG:  Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information on Transcendentalism presented in different media or formats (RI7).

  • Finish Dead Poet’s Society if needed

Linking Transcendentalism to the Present

  • Close read poem “In the Depths of Solitude” by Tupac Springboard 4.5 annotating poem circling transcendentalism themes
  • If time permits, begin Realism intro

 

 

Friday

Unit 15 Vocab Quiz (M/C and sentence writing with brushstroke techniques) 50 pts. to language standard

After quiz, students will work on flashcards and/or USAtestprep

LG:  Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a narrative developing themes of realism and naturalism (Rl2)

  • Intro Realism literary time period with 7 min A/V clip:

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

  • Close read A.E. Robinson “Richard Cory” (narrative poem) annotations & questions on poetic devices, tone, subject, etc. (poetry packet)