May 13

American Lit Week 18 and 19: May 16-25

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

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

Monday: 

MUG 15 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:

Turn in extra credit   Extra Credit NF current event

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

Final exam guided practice

  • If needed, finish viewing Jurassic Park analyzing techniques used to create suspense add to Suspense chart
  • NF Article on Alfred Hitchcock, Master of Suspense: “North by Northwest”
  • If time permits, view scenes from Vertical Limit analyzing director’s use of suspense techniques.

 

Wednesday: 

Final exam guided practice

  • Pair share final film scene selection
  • Read/view/discuss Alfred Hitchcock’s Secret Sauce
  • Tribute to Hitchcock movie clip
  • Hitchcock Montage movie clip
  • Begin viewing North by Northwest analyzing techniques used to create suspense; add to Suspense chart

 

Thursday

MUG 15 B

Final exam guided practice

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

 

Friday-Lab 113

Seniors present finals

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- Lab 113

Final exam guided practice

  • Finish typing written analysis

Begin final exam presentations with peer review

 

Tuesday

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

 

Have a great summer.  I will see you in the fall for Brit Lit!

May 13

9th Lit Week 18 & 19: May 16-25

the-odyssey-book-cover-

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Current Event Extra Credit due Tuesday May 17th:  Extra Credit NF current event

Daily Grammar Practice – CX sentence practice with “Integrated Language Skill:  Grammar” activity handout

Vocabulary- in text vocab practice

 

Monday:

Odyssey

  • Continue reading and analyzing Odyssey Part 2 pp. 1088-1114

odyssey book 2

Tuesday:  (Sub due to data day)

  • CX and CD-CX sentence practice with “Integrated Language Skill: Grammar” activity

Odyssey

  • Odyssey vocab Simile activity: Students will pick 5 of their Odyssey vocab words to complete similes.
  • Continue reading and analyzing Odyssey Part 2 pp. 1088-1114

 

Wednesday: 

Odyssey

  • Continue reading and analyzing Odyssey Part 2 pp. 1088-1114

 

Thursday:

Odyssey

  • Continue reading and analyzing Odyssey Part 2 pp. 1088-1114

 

Friday: 

Odyssey

  • Finish reading and analyzing Odyssey Part 2 pp. 1088-1114 if needed
  • Finish study guide
  • Analyze the representation of epic themes and Greek cultural in 3 different artistic mediums comparing and contrasting The Odyssey, Jason and the Argonauts and Percy Jackson and Sea of Monsters using graphic organizer

 

Monday:

Organize notes for final & review study guide

Odyssey

  • Write an explanatory paragraph presenting Odysseus as an epic hero
  • Analyze the representation of epic themes and Greek cultural in 3 different artistic mediums comparing and contrasting The Odyssey, Jason and the Argonauts and Percy Jackson and Sea of Monsters.

 

Tuesday:

No class due to 1st and 2nd finals

 

Wednesday:  FINALS

Odyssey

Final on the Odyssey M/C

 

Have a wonderful summer.  I will see you in August!

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May 9

American Lit Week 17: May 9-13

Suspense!

Suspense!

Current Event Extra Credit due Tuesday May 17th-  Extra Credit NF current event
Active Voice Resources:

English Club Active Voice

English Club Active Voice PRACTICE QUIZ

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #13B and #14
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- active voice/action verbs
  3. Vocab- in context
  4. Journal-see in individual days for topics

 

Monday: 

MUG 13 B

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

Review and finish “Black Cat”

Discuss Tim Burton and view “Tim Burton Movie Tribute movie clip (4 min)

Begin  “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets” if time permits

 

Tuesday:

MUG 14 A

 “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”

 

Wednesday: 

Finish “Dead Man” if needed

“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.

 

Thursday:

MUG 14 B

Finish “The Sound of Thunder”

 “‘The Lady and Tiger”:

  • Interactive reading questions PPT (before and after reading)
  • Read and analyze/listen to short story
  • Journal: Suspense #2 Create/write an ending for” Lady and the Tiger” (must be at least ½ page long)

 

Friday:

Finish “Lady and the Tiger” if needed

Intro 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)

Final exam guided practice

  • View Jurassic Park analyzing techniques used to create suspense add to Suspense chart
May 9

9th Lit Week 17: May 9-13

The voyage of Odysseus

                                          The Voyage of Odysseus

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Daily Grammar Practice – CD & CX sentence practice with “Integrated Language Skill:  Grammar” activity handout

Current Event Extra Credit due Tuesday May 17th   Extra Credit NF current event

Vocabulary- in text vocab practice

 

Monday: 

Finish viewing Jason and the Argonauts identifying elements of the epic hero

Odyssey:

Pre-reading overview with John Green Crash Course “A Long and Difficult Journey, or The Odyssey”

Preview vocab using graphic organizer

If time permits, read The Odyssey Part 1 from text (pp.1042-1082) using:

  • Character chart (pictorial representations)
  • Vocab Connection graphic organizer
  • Epic Hero Cycle Chart (evidence of Odysseus as epic hero characteristic)
  • Mythical voyage map graphic organizer
  • “Literary Analysis: Epic Hero” (evidence for mental and physical prowess)
  • Film clips of obstacles

 

Tuesday:

CD & CX sentence practice with “Integrated Language Skill:  Grammar” activity handout page 1

Odyssey

Continue reading and analyzing Odyssey Part 1 from text (pp.1042-1082)

 

Wednesday: 

Odyssey

  • Continue reading and analyzing Odyssey Part 1 from text (pp.1042-1082)
  • View film scene of the “Cyclops” (11 min.)

 

Thursday:

Odyssey

  • Continue reading and analyzing Odyssey Part 1 from text (pp.1042-1082)
  • View film scene of the “Aeolus” (12 min.)

 

 Friday: 

Odyssey

  • Continue reading and analyzing Odyssey Part 1 from text (pp.1042-1082)
  • Paint a scene: student will recreate a scene of Odyssey’s journey citing textual evidence to support artistic choices
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