March 26

American Lit Week 12: March 28-April 1

The End of Alas, Babylon

                The End of Alas, Babylon

 

Additional Resources:

Alas, Babylon

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/alas/

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Test Prep- USATest prep Question and vocab of the day

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) -#8
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- Appositives  More about Appositives 
  3. Vocab for Success- Unit 14 (quiz Friday 4/1)
  4. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)

 

Monday: 

  • Turn in extra credit
  • Journal AB #8 Greed
  • Vocab Unit 14- quick verbal review and page159

Alas, Babylon

  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab) pp 269-284 (finish ch.11)

 

Tuesday:   

  • MUG 8A
  • Vocab Unit 14 page161

Alas, Babylon

  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab) 285-301

 

 

Wednesday: 

  • “Girl in the Mirror” dramatic performance in theater girl in the mirror
  • If time permits, work on vocab and writing sentences with appositives

 

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 8B
  • Vocab Unit 14- Kahoots (with ipads)

Alas, Babylon

  • Finish reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab) 301-316
  • Quiz over chapters 10-13

 

Friday:  HAPPY SPRING BREAK

  • Vocab Unit 14 Quiz consisting of multiple choice and sentence writing with appositive (50 pts. L stand.)

Alas, Babylon

  • Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums  by viewing clips of Jericho episode 3
March 26

9th Lit Week 12: March 28-April 1

Poetry Unit

We begin our Poetry Unit

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP – EOC grammar mini lessons
  2. Vocab for Success- Unit 4 (Quiz Friday 4/1)
  3. Journal quick writes- none this week

 

Monday: 

Collect extra credit

Grammar-EOC practice questions 15 & 16 dependent clauses and semicolon usage

Vocab Unit 4- quick review and write complex sentence with vocab word

Poetry

Finish Poetic Devices PPT and guided notes

Annotate and analyze the following poems:

  • “The Eagle” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • “Harlem [Dream Deferred]” by Langston Hughes
  • “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by Wordsworth
  • ”Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer

 

Tuesday: 

Grammar- EOC practice questions 13 & 14 definition usage and parallel structure (ppt)

Vocab Unit 4- book work & write a sentence with vocab word using parallel structure

Poetry

Continue to annotate and analyze the following poems:

  • “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by Wordsworth
  • ”Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer

 

Wednesday:

Vocab Unit 4  book page 45

Poetry

  • Finish annotating and analyzing the following poems if needed:
  • Complete Poetry EOC practice
  • Poetry Quick Check (50 points RL4)

Intro Romeo and Juliet with:

 

Thursday:

Vocab Unit 4-Kahoots review using iPad mini

Intro Romeo and Juliet with:

  • Analyze the representation of the prologue in three different artistic mediums using “RomeoandJuliet” PPT and youtube links
  • Student will view these videos and write a 10 sentence response that compares and contrasts the videos. (30 pts. Writing standard)

Prologue

Zeffirelli   (you only have to watch the first 1:30 seconds)

 

Touchstone Pictures

Luhrmann 

 

Friday:  Happy Spring Break!

Vocab Unit 4 quiz (M/C choice and composing complex sentences with vocab words) 50 pts Lang. standard

Finish prologue comparison writing activity if needed (30 pts. Writing standard)

Shakespearean Insult Activity (handout)

  • Students will use Shakespeare’s words to create an original insult with colloquial version and illustration

 

 

 

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March 18

9th Lit Week 10: March 21-25

5 people overview

 

Dates to remember:

Five People Test on Thursday 3/24

STUDY GUIDE for The Five People You Meet in Heaven Summative Assessment

Extra Credit PPT due on Monday 3/28

extra credit for 5 People

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP #8 (Complex)  Complex Sentence Examples
  2. Vocab for Success- Unit 4 (Quiz Friday 4/1)
  3. Journal quick writes- none this week

 

Monday: 

DGP #8 Day 1

Vocab Unit 4- Intro words 1-6 and complete corresponding Check for Understanding exercises page 41

Five People You Meet in Heaven

Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums (RL7)

  • View film The Five People you Meet in Heaven comparing and contrasting novel to film using Venn diagram
  • Five Lesson review activity (handout)-students will create a review slide of assigned lesson from novel and present to class to review for summative assessment

 

Tuesday: 

DGP #8 Day 2

Vocab Unit 4- Intro words 7-12 and complete corresponding Check for Understanding exercises page 41

Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • Finish and Present Five Lesson review PPT
  • Work on study guide (handout)


 Wednesday:

DGP #8 Day 3

Vocab Unit 4 Complete flip notes for vocab words when finished with creating Lesson slide

Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • Two Perfect CEI sentences assignment (Claim=Eddie’s most significant lesson)
  • Work on study guide

 

Thursday:

DGP #8 Day 4

Vocab Unit 4-continue to work on flip notes after test

Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • Summative Assessment consisting of multiple choice, short answer and extended response (50 points to reading and 50 to writing)

 

Friday: 

DGP #8 –write 2 complex sentence with vocab words

Vocab Unit 4 page 40

Transition from 5 People to Poetry

  • As a class complete a poem for Eddie using words from magazines then complete
  • If time permits, Intro Poetic Device with PPT using guided notes
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March 18

American Lit Week 11: March 21-25

Alas-Babylon

Additional Resources:

Alas, Babylon  

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/alas/

AB Class vocab

Grammar

Apposotives

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Test Prep- USATest prep Question and vocab of the day

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) -7
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- Appositives
  3. Vocab for Success- Unit 14 (quiz Friday 4/1)
  4. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)

 

Monday: 

  • Journal AB #6 narrative starting with “Nothing will ever be the same again.”
  • Vocab Unit 14- Intro words 1-6 and complete corresponding Check for Understanding exercises

Alas, Babylon

  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 7A
  • Vocab Unit 14- Intro words 7-12 and complete corresponding Check for Understanding exercises

Alas, Babylon

  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)
  • Reading Checking after chapters 8-9

 

Wednesday: 

  • Brushstrokes- Appositives –glue notes into interactive notebook
  • Vocab Unit 14- 4 Complete flip notes for vocab words

Alas, Babylon

  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 7B
  • AB Journal #7 Greed
  • Vocab Unit 14- 4 Complete flip notes for vocab words

Alas, Babylon

  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)

 

Friday: 

  • USA Test Prep Q of the Day
  • Vocab Unit 14- page 158
  • Brushstrokes: “Appositives and Appositive Phrases” pp. 67-68 Prentice-Hall Grammar Exercise Workbook

Alas, Babylon

  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)

 

 

March 11

American Lit Week 10: March 14-18

the end is near

Additional Resources for Alas, Babylon

Spark Notes

Audible

AB Class Vocab notes

 

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Test Prep- USATest prep Question and vocab of the day

Question of the Day         Vocab Question of the Day

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) -6
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- Review Participles and ASO
  3. Vocab for Success- Unit 13 (quiz Monday 3/14)
  4. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)

 

Monday: 

  • Vocab Unit 13 quiz consisting of multiple choice and upper level sentence writing (50 pts. Language standard)
  • Activate and supply background knowledge to radiation poisoning using Jericho episode 2

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 6A

Alas, Babylon-reading camp out outside or inside

  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)

 

Wednesday: 

  • Brushstrokes- “Participle Phrase- Imitating”

Alas, Babylon

  • Journal #5 “Crouching in the car…”
  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 6B

Alas, Babylon

  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)

 

Friday: 

  • USA Test Prep Q of the Day
  • Brushstrokes-Participle Phrase and ASO partner review

Alas, Babylon

  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)
March 11

9th Lit Week 10: March 14-18

5 people movie poster

Review Site

Websites to find song lyrics for your theme synthesis /musical connection assignment

AZ Lyrics         Song Lyrics

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP #7 (Complex sentence)   See a review of all sentence types below:

  1. NoRedInk grammar practice
  2. Vocab for Success- Unit 3 (Quiz Monday 3/14)  and enrichment exercises for units 1-3
  3. Journal quick writes- incorporated with novel response journal

Monday: 

DGP #7

Vocab Unit 3 quiz consisting of multiple choice and CD sentence writing (50 points to language standard)

After quiz, finish up NoRedInk CD practice if needed

Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • Continue reading/analyzing the novel Five People You Meet in Heaven Lesson 4 using response journal guided questions
  • Make connections with theme from text to song lyrics of choice (Playlist graphic organizer) citing evidence from both

 

Tuesday: 

DGP #7

Vocab Unit 1-3 Enrichment page 32 Synonyms & Antonyms

Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • Complete Lesson 4 actives including: Reading check, Sociogram, response journal guided questions, written extended response and musical connection

 

Wednesday:

DGP #7

Vocab Unit 1-3 Enrichment page 33 Connotation and Denotation

Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • Continue reading/analyzing the novel Five People You Meet in Heaven Lesson 5 using response journal guided questions
  • Make connections with theme from text to song lyrics of choice (Playlist graphic organizer) citing evidence from both

                  

Thursday:

DGP #7

Vocab Unit 1-3 Enrichment page 34 Vocab for Comprehension

Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • Continue reading/analyzing the novel Five People You Meet in Heaven Lesson 5 using response journal guided questions

 

Friday: 

DGP #7

Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • Complete Lesson 5 actives including: Reading check, Sociogram, response journal guided questions, written extended response and musical
  • If time permits, work on Musical Connection summative assessment (handout)
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March 4

American Lit Week 9: March 7-11

What will happen when the lights go out in Fort Repose?

Additional Resources for Alas, Babylon

Spark Notes

Audible

AB Class Vocab notes

Additional Resources for grammar this week:

Clauses

Sentence Types

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Test Prep- USATest prep Question and vocab of the day

Question of the Day

Vocab Question of the Day

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) – Sentence type review
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- none this week
  3. Vocab for Success- Unit 13 (quiz Monday 3/14)
  4. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)

 

Monday:  Junior Class meeting (30 mins.)

  • Sentence type review square notes in interactive notebook with clauses review A/V clip and mini lesson PPT-Simple Sentences
  • Vocab Unit 13- book work if time allows

Alas, Babylon

  • Turn in questions for chapters 1-4 (reading standard)
  • Reading comprehension Check chapters 1-4
  • When finished with quiz, AB journal #3 “Radioactive Vocab”
  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)

 

Tuesday:   

  • Sentence type review square notes in interactive notebook with mini lesson PPT -Compound Sentences
  • Vocab Unit 13- create word web for with AB as topic (model w/example PPT slide) optional graphic organizer

Alas, Babylon

  • AB Vocab review with Nearpod (ipads from Media Center)
  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)

 

Wednesday: 

  • Sentence type review square notes in interactive notebook with mini lesson PPT -Complex Sentences
  • Vocab Unit 13-write CD and CX sentences with AB topic

Alas, Babylon

  • Journal #4 “Attack”
  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)

 

Thursday:

  • Sentence type review square notes in interactive notebook with mini lesson PPT -Compound-Complex Sentences
  • Vocab Unit 13-book work

Alas, Babylon

  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)

 

Friday: 

  • USA Test Prep Q of the Day
  • Sentence type formative assessment: Using manipulative with optional partners, students will create 4 types of sentences (sentence recording/grading sheet)
  • Vocab Unit 13 review using Nearpod (ipads from Media Center)  QUIZ ON MONDAY!

Alas, Babylon

  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)
March 4

9th Lit Week 9: March 7-11

Lesson 2 B

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP #6 (CD sentence with fanboy)
  2. NoRedInk grammar practice
  3. Vocab for Success- Unit 3 (Quiz Monday 3/14)
  4. Journal quick writes- incorporated with novel response journal

 

Monday: 

DGP #6

Vocab Unit 3- verbal review and bookwork

Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • Continue reading/analyzing the novel Five People You Meet in Heaven Lesson 3 using response journal guided questions
  • Make connections with theme from text to song lyrics of choice (Playlist graphic organizer) citing evidence from both

 

Tuesday: 

DGP #6

Vocab Unit 3- Visual vocab: create image (hand or computer) for assigned words (1/2 page size)

Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • Continue reading/analyzing the novel Five People You Meet in Heaven Lesson 3 using response journal guided questions
  • Make connections with theme from text to song lyrics of choice (Playlist graphic organizer) citing evidence from both

 lesson 3

Wednesday:

DGP #6

Vocab Unit 3- Review with visual vocab

Mini Lesson Figurative Language PPT

  • Using song lyrics to review types of figurative language
  • Practice examining and explaining the significance of figurative language using song lyrics
  • Analyze figurative language from quotes from Five People You Meet in Heaven

Quiz yourself:

Five People You Meet in Heaven

Complete Lesson 3 actives including:  Reading check, Sociogram, response journal guided questions, written extended response and musical connection

  • Continue reading/analyzing the novel Five People You Meet in Heaven using response journal guided questions

               

Thursday:

DGP #6

NoRedInk.com semicolon and conjunctive adverb practice

Vocab Unit 3- bookwork

Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • If needed, complete Lesson 3 actives including: response journal guided questions, written response and musical connection
  • Continue reading/analyzing the novel Five People You Meet in Heaven using response journal guided questions

 

Friday: 

DGP #6 –extended time for writing CD sentences

Vocab Unit 3- bookwork and review-quiz on Monday

Five People You Meet in Heaven

  • Continue reading/analyzing the novel Five People You Meet in Heaven using response journal guided questions
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