November 18

World Lit Week 16: November 28 – December 2

Auschwitz 30

                                    Auschwitz

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP (daily grammar practice) – #7 Complex sentences
  2. “Vocab for Success”- Night Vocab RAFT

 

Monday: 

Demonstrate comprehension by identifying and analyzing themes in Night text (RI4)

Night summative Assessment Part 1- analyzing themes in Night text (50 pts RI4)

  • With a partner, categorize textual evidence bank by theme
  • With your partner, analyze black and white photos discussing thematic representation & correlation to Night themes
  • Discuss and demonstrate composing theme statements
  • Students will create theme statement for Night citing evidence from the text and photograph for support with written analysis.
  • Students will each create their own theme graphic organizer or poster

 

Tuesday:  

Night summative Assessment Part 2- Argument Response Paragraph (70 points W1)

  • Independently read the editorial “Teen’s Auschwitz Selfie: Are We Now So Clueless?”  by  Pitts, Jr.
  • Circle unfamiliar words and define using context clues and underline main ideas
  • Think, do you agree with the author’s point of view that taking a smiling selfie at Auschwitz shows a lack of respect for the millions who died there? Or, do think the teens actions are perfectly acceptable?
  • Write an argument paragraph of no less than 10 sentences using textual evidence from the article to support your position as well as your thoughts and feelings after reading Night.

Finish thematic posters from yesterday, if needed

If time permits, work on vocab  RAFT

 

Wednesday: 

POETRY LESSONS

Identifies and analyzes elements of poetry and demonstrates awareness of an author’s use of stylistic devices for effects (RL4, L5)

Holocaust Poetry Activity

 

Thursday:  

Holocaust Poetry Activity

  • Read NF article “Remedy: Giving Never Again a Hip-Hop Vibe”
  • Annotate figurative language & poetic devices in “Never Again” song lyrics by Remedy and determine artist’s purpose and tone (poem & tone words handouts)  first in whole group then in partners
  • View/listen to music video
  • Finish RAFT (50 points) rubric

 

Friday:  

Journal: JC1 Brainstorm “What I know about Julius Caesar /Shakespeare/ Cleopatra is…”

Build background knowledge of Julius Caesar to aid comprehension of Shakespeare’s drama Julius Caesar

  • Intro with Julius Caesar 2 PPT
  •  View Background film to Julius Caesar
November 18

Brit Lit Week 16: November 28 – December 2

jack-and-ralph

LOTF Resources

Audiobook

Sparknotes

Sparknotes Video Summary

Crash Course Novel Analysis (Crash Course-spoiler alerts)

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #15
  2. Vocabulary- LoTF Vocab in context/ RAFT

Monday:  

Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel LOTF.

  • Turn in journals for grade
  • Finish on character sketches
  • Continue reading/analyzing LOTF chapters 8-11 filling in answering and discussing guided reading questions.

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 15A
  • Present character sketches

Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel LOTF.

  • Continue reading/analyzing LOTF chapters 8-11 filling in answering and discussing guided reading questions.

 

Wednesday: 

Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel LOTF.

  • Continue reading/analyzing LOTF chapters 8-11 filling in answering and discussing guided reading questions.

 

Thursday:

MUG 15

Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel LOTF.

  • Continue reading/analyzing LOTF chapters 8-11 filling in answering and discussing guided reading questions.

 

Friday:  Media Center

Students will complete

 

Remaining Brit Lit assignments: (subject to change)

BRITISH NOVEL STUDY (Due no later than Friday 12/2)

NO LATE PAPERS ACCEPTED!!!

  • Novel/Film Essay – (100 points Writing)  Lab Day Friday 11/18:  turn it in early so as to not worry about it over break
  • Novel/film handouts-  (40 points reading)

LOTF: (Due dates dependent on reading schedule)

  • Character sketch (50 points Reading/LS)
  • Guided questions- (100 points reading/LS)
  • Poster Child-  (30 points writing)
  • LoTF Journal entries
  • LoTF Vocab RAFT (50 pts to writing)
·        Leadership/ human nature timed writing (50 pts to writing)
  • Themes Synthesis Project w/presentation  (100 pts)

This and That (due dates TBD)

  • Thank you Note

FINAL: (Due Tuesday 12/20)

  • Test M/C & paragraph  (100 pts Reading/writing)
  • Resume  (75 points writing)
November 11

Brit Lit Week 15: November 14-18

jack-ralph-piggy-castle-rock

Ralph, Piggy and Jack

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:  

LOTF Resources

Audiobook

Sparknotes

Sparknotes Video Summary

Crash Course Novel Analysis (Crash Course-spoiler alerts)

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #14
  2. Vocab for Success-  Unit 20 Quiz Friday 11/18
  3. Journal quick writes- see individual days for topics

 

Monday:  

Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel LOTF.

  • Introduce Character Sketches
  • Continue reading/analyzing LOTF chapters 4-7 filling in answering and discussing guided reading questions.

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 15A

Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel LOTF.

  • Finish reading/analyzing LOTF chapters 4-7 filling in answering and discussing guided reading questions. Turn in for grade
  • Work on character sketches

 

Wednesday:

Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel LOTF.

  • Review Chapters 4-7 with PPT
  • Continue reading/analyzing LOTF chapters 8-11 filling in answering and discussing guided reading questions.
  • Work on character sketches

 

Thursday: 

  • MUG 15B

Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel LOTF.

  • Continue reading/analyzing LOTF chapters 8-11 filling in answering and discussing guided reading questions
  • Present Character Sketches

 

Friday:  Lab 204

Vocab Unit 20 assessment M/C and sentence writing (50 pts. Language standards)

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Compose novel/film analysis essay (W2)

 

 

              Remaining Brit Lit assignments: (subject to change)
BRITISH NOVEL STUDY (Due no later than Friday 12/2)
  • Novel/Film Essay – (100 points Writing)  Lab Day Friday 11/18:  turn it in early so as to not worry about it over break
  • Novel/film handouts-  (40 points reading)
LOTF: (Due dates dependent on reading schedule)
  • Character sketch (50 points Reading/LS)
  • Guided questions- (100 points reading/LS)
  • Poster Child-  (30 points writing)
  • LoTF Journal entries
  • LoTF Vocab RAFT (50 pts to writing)
·        Leadership/ human nature timed writing (50 pts to writing)
  • Themes Synthesis Project w/presentation  (100 pts)
This and That (due dates TBD)
  • Thank you Note
FINAL: (Due Tuesday 12/20)
  • Test M/C & paragraph  (100 pts Reading/writing)
  • Resume  (75 points writing)
November 11

World Lit Week 15: November 14-18

elie-and-oprah

Mr. Wiesel and Oprah

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP (daily grammar practice) – DGP #6 CX sentences     Complex Sentence Help with Video
  2. “Vocab for Success”- Unit 10 Quiz Friday 11/18
  3. Quick Journal- submit Night journal entries Monday 11/14 for a grade

 

Monday: 

Demonstrate comprehension by identifying and analyzing mood, imagery, figures of speech, conflict, plot events, POV, author’s purpose, tone and themes in Night text (RI1-6)

  • Collect journals for writing grade (W10)
  • Continue reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 81-109 (Sequence of Events)
  • Survivor story video clips (5-10 min) from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

Tuesday:  

Demonstrate comprehension by identifying and analyzing mood, imagery, figures of speech, conflict, plot events, POV, author’s purpose, tone and themes in Night text (RI1-6)

  • Continue reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 80-109 (Sequence of Events)
  • Survivor story video clips (5-10 min) from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

Wednesday: 

Demonstrate comprehension by identifying and analyzing mood, imagery, figures of speech, conflict, plot events, POV, author’s purpose, tone and themes in Night text (RI1-6)

  • Finish reading/listening/analyzing Night 80-109
  • Sequence of Events PPT and creating timeline of key events discussing why author chose to write narrative in chronological order.
  • Finish Survivor story video clip from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

Thursday:  

  • Vocab “win lose or Draw” Review

Demonstrate comprehension by identifying and analyzing imagery and figures of speech in Night text (RL4)

  • Ticket In/Out the door : “Night Thoughts: Answer the Whys”  (40 pts. reading standards)
  • Figure of speech PPT Mini-lesson with PPT adding terms to green lit term notes
  • Matching activity and author study WS (scaffolding-provide examples)

 

Friday:  

  • Unit 10 Quiz M/C and CX sentence writing (50 points to language standard)
  • Oprah’s interview with Wiesel (45 minutes)
November 4

Brit Lit Week 14: November 7-11

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LOTF Resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY-X3PU1WFs

(Audiobook)

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

(Sparknotes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tXpA3dIEtI (Sparknotes Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfNiQBXmPw8 (Crash Course-spoiler alerts)

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #13
  2. Vocab for Success- Vocab Unit 20 (Quiz 11/18)
  3. Journal quick writes- see individual days for topics

 

Monday:  

Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel LOTF.

  • Journal LOTF #4 Fear
  • Begin reading/analyzing LOTF chapters 4-7 filling in answering and discussing guided reading

 

Tuesday:  STUDENT HOLIDAY

 

Wednesday: 

  • MUG 13A

Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel LOTF.

  • Continue reading/analyzing LOTF chapters 4-7 filling in answering and discussing guided reading questions.

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 13B

Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel LOTF.

  • Finish reading/analyzing LOTF chapters 4-7 filling in answering and discussing guided reading questions.  Turn in for grade
  • Introduce Character Sketches

 

 

Friday:  

Continue LOTF Activities 45 minutes

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Compose informative/explanatory essay to convey analysis of film/ novel interpretations (rubric/directions)

If time permits, work on resume

Remaining Brit Lit assignments: (subject to change)
BRITISH NOVEL STUDY (Due no later than Friday 12/2)
  • Novel/Film Essay – (100 points Writing)  Lab Day Friday 11/18:  turn it in early so as to not worry about it over break
  • Novel/film handouts-  (40 points reading)
LOTF: (Due dates dependent on reading schedule)
  • Character sketch (50 points Reading/LS)
  • Guided questions- (100 points reading/LS)
  • Poster Child-  (30 points writing)
  • LoTF Vocab RAFT (50 pts to writing)
  • Themes Synthesis Project w/presentation  (100 pts)
This and That (due dates TBD)
  • Vocab Unit 20 quiz  Friday 11/18
  • Thank you Note
FINAL: (Due Tuesday 12/20)
  • Test M/C & paragraph  (100 pts Reading/writing)
  • Resume  (75 points writing)
November 4

World Lit Week 14: November 7-11

elie-wiesel

Author Elie Wiesel

Night Resources:

Vocabulary Help by Oprah

Planning your Week:

  1. Hero Argument Essay Rewrite due- Wednesday 11/9
  2. Vocab quiz Unit 10 due- Friday 11/18

 

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. Caught Ya Grammar #29-32
  2. “Vocab for Success”- Unit 10 (Quiz Friday 11/18)
  3. Quick Journal- see individual days for topics

 

Monday: 

Night:  Demonstrate comprehension by analyze author diction and use of figurative language to enhance the mood, imagery and theme of night/darkness (RI4)

  • Pre-reading Activity: Danger Web PPT and brainstorming and discussion (reactions & consequences)
  • Journal: Describe a time you felt in danger or afraid. Describe the situation and your response using imagery, vivid verbs.
Students create Theme Wall adding themes as we read
  • Begin reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 45-62 36 min. (Circle language related to darkness, night death, & decay used to covey the horrors- imagery & theme)
  • Survivor story video clip from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

Tuesday:   STUDENT HOLIDAY

 

Wednesday: 

Hero essay rewrite due

Night:  Demonstrate comprehension by analyze author diction and use of figurative language to enhance the mood, imagery and theme of night/darkness (RI4)

  • Continue reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 45-62 36 min. (Circle language related to darkness, night death, & decay used to covey the horrors- imagery & theme)
  • Start next section Night pp 63-80 if time permits
  • Survivor story video clip from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

Thursday:  

Night:  Demonstrate comprehension by analyze author diction and use of figurative language to enhance the mood, imagery and theme of night/darkness (RI4)

  • Finish reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 63-80 (figure of speech & theme)
  • Complete Reoccurring language-Author’s Diction Analysis graphic organizer with partner
  • Survivor story video clips (5-10 min) from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

Friday:  

Demonstrate comprehension by identifying and analyzing mood, imagery, figures of speech, conflict, plot events, POV, author’s purpose, tone and themes in Night text (RI1-6)

  • Journal: Extended narrative EOC Practice (after pg. 78 The Choice):  Writing from the “Faceless one’s” POV, write about the evacuation or choice to stay.  What does he do?  What happens to him?.
  • Continue reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 63-80
  • Survivor story video clips (5-10 min) from DVD “I am Still Here”