February 22

9th Lit Week 7: February 27 – March 3

        Let’s talk about Poetry

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP – Caught Ya #1-4
  2. Vocab – EOC terminology vocab
  3. Journal quick writes- none this week

 

Monday: 

Grammar-Caught Ya #1

Poetry

Intro Poetic Devices PPT with 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- Caught Ya #2

Vocab –EOC Vocab with Nearpod add (ipads)

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:

Caught Ya #3

Vocab –EOC Vocab with Nearpod add (ipads)

Poetry

  • Finish annotating and analyzing the following poems if needed:
  • Complete Poetry EOC practice
  • Poetry Quick Check (25 points RL4)

Intro Romeo and Juliet with:

 

 

Thursday:

Caught Ya #4

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

Luhrmann  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UubjlL4AH4s

 

Friday: 

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

Romeo and Juliet

  • Intro Prezi https://prezi.com/ekr7uys8oioe/romeo-and-juliet-introduction/
  • CSI: Intro argument essay with Crime Scene Investigation PPT
  • Using document camera and class set of books, begin reading R&J graphic novel Act 1 filling in CSI evidence handout as we read using character chart to aid comprehension

 

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February 22

American Lit Week 7: February 27-March 3

We begin our novel study Alas, Babylon by Frank

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #5
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-Participle Phrases
  3. Vocab for Success- enrichment exercises; AB vocab
  4. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)

 

Monday:  Class Registration- Have your electives picked out and numbered

  • Brushstrokes- Intro Participle Phrases with PPT and notes (glue into composition book)

Alas Babylon Pre-reading Activities

  • Anticipatory activity: “What do you need to Survive” create buy and to-do lists (PPT slide)
  • USA vs USSR Fight! The Cold War: Crash Course World History #39 ( watch till what ends cold war)
  • “Traits of the Survivor” NF article

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 5A
  • Preview Alas Babylon vocabulary (handout) with Nearpod Part 1
  • AB Journal #1 “What does contemporary society have in common with Pat Frank’s audience of the 1950’s? Think about 9-11, terrorist attacks & nuclear threats. In what way is modern society the same as Frank’s audience?”
  • Begin reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)

 

Wednesday: 

  • Brushstrokes- Participle Phrases practice
  • Preview Alas Babylon vocabulary (handout) with Nearpod Part 2

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

  • Inference mini-lesson with page 5 “Randy‘s background”- with a partner, surmise who Randy is based on Florence’s memories.

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 5B
  • Vocab-book page 135 “Connotation & Denotation”

After Pastor Henry’s sermon “Alas, Babylon” in novel:

  • Create Figurative language/Lit Terms flip books in Surivival Guide

Connect literary text to informational text: sermons using Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and Alas Babylon

  • Read and analyze the visual and persuasive nature of powerful imagery and effective use of figurative language using Pastor Henry’s sermon and the significance of the phrase “Alas, Babylon” and Edward’s Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (handout)
  • Journal AB#2 (part of “Sermons” activity) Discuss author’s purpose of sermon in Alas, Babylon.
  • Imagery/Figurative Language PPT and Audio of Sinners
  • “Figuring out Figurative Language” assignment (30 pts. Reading standard)

 

Friday: 

  • Vocab book- then page 137 “Using Context Clues” (20 pt. language standard)
  • Finish Sinners/AB figurative language assignment
  • If time permits, continue reading and analyzing Alas Babylon using study guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)
February 10

American Lit Week 6: February 13-17

 

Important Due Dates:

·        Extra Credit Wealth NF article- Wed. 2/15

·        GG Essay- Wed 2/15

·        Character Collage Presentation Thurs. 2/16

·        Vocab Unit 12 quiz- Friday 2/17

·        Winter Break!  Woo Hoo!  2/18-26

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #4
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-Adjectives shifted out of order
  3. Vocab for Success-Unit 12 Assessment Friday 2/12
  4. Journal quick writes –none this week with focus on essay

 

Monday:  202

Continue GG Argument essay

  • Touchstone Assessment
  • Type final drafts in room 202

 

Tuesday:   202

  • MUG 4A
  • Present George Wilson Character Collage as example(SL4)
  • Highlight thesis and claim pink, circle, abstract associations, highlight evidence yellow & interpretation green
  • Peer revise and edit with checklist and rubric (W5)
  • To room 202 to type final drafts if needed and complete Character Collage

 

Wednesday:  202

  • Turn in extra credit
  • Vocab page 131

The Great Gatsby Finale:

  • Submit essays
  • Finish Character collage

 

 Thursday:

  • MUG 4B
  • Vocab 12- Kahoots review (ipads) and page 133

The Great Gatsby Finale:

  • Character collage presentations
  • Analyze “A Dreamed Deferred”  and how it relates to Jay Gatsby
  • Organize and put GG materials in binders.
  • Analyze multiple interpretations of Gatsby (student choice of scene from 2013 film) evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (RL9)

 

 

 

 

 

Friday: 

  • Vocab Unit 12 assessment M/C and sentence writing (50 pts. Language standards)
  • Activate and supple background knowledge for AB using Jericho pilot (50 minutes)
February 10

9th Lit Week 6: February 13-17

We finish up our Short Story Unit this week!

Important dates:

  • Extra Credit- Monday 2/13
  • Short Story Test- Thursday 2/16
  • Vocab Unit 2 Quiz- Friday 2/17

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP- #4 (compound verb/simple sentence)
  2. Vocab for Success-Unit 2 (quiz on Friday 2/17)
  3. Journal quick writes- none this week

 

Monday:  Extra credit due

Turn in MDG narrative if you didn’t Friday

DGP#4 Day 1

Vocab Unit 2-bookwork

 Short Story Review activity:

Choose a symbol for assigned story and cut out on butcher paper

Examine assigned lit terms/story elements

Provide evidence from text that demonstrates term.

 

Tuesday: 

DGP#4 Day 2

Vocab Unit 2-bookwork

Continue Short Story Review activity:

Choose a symbol for assigned story and cut out on butcher paper

Examine assigned lit terms/story elements

Provide evidence from text that demonstrates term

 

Wednesday:

DGP#4 Day 3

Vocab Unit 2 Write CD sentence with word

Student Review presentations; student take notes from presentation (50 pts. SL grade)

Organize notes for assessment and review

If time permits, begin writing portion of short story summative assessment

 

Thursday:

DGP#4 Day 4

Kahoots Review Unit 2 words (ipads)

Analyze the short stories in a 25 question M/C and short-answer summative assessment. This is a 100-point Reading grade; short answer portion is open book/open notes

 

Friday: 

9th grad advisement in CCC (30 minutes)

10 minutes to review words

Vocab unit 2 assessment (m/c questions and write 5 CD sentences with words on back)

Finish SS written portion if needed

Finish A/V adaptation of Cask (13 min. total)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwQ2fcqe5w0

 

 

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February 3

9th Lit Week 5: February 6-10

“The Cask of Amontillado”

Cask Resources:

 Cask Text

Audiobook

Text Analysis

 

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP- #3 (simple sentence)
  2. Vocab for Success-Unit 2 (Quiz Friday 2/17)
  3. Journal quick writes- none this week

 

Monday:  

Intro “The Cask of Amontillado”

  • Introduce Point of View – “& setting/mood and add to notes
  • Intro “Cask of Amontillado” with anticipatory questions, vocab, and background information handout

 

Tuesday:

Finish “Cask” intro activities if need

Read/listen to “The Cask of Amontillado” p.60 analyzing how the setting and POV shape mood, plot and style using guided notes

  • Discussion Points: What do the following add to the mood of the story? How would the story change if it were altered?
  1. Montressor’s 1st person point of view                               b. Italian Carnival setting

 

Wednesday:

Continue reading “Cask of Amontillado”

Post-reading activities:

  1. Student Made Video of Cask (4 minutes)
  2. Analysis of setting questions
  3. POV flow chart (convey thought, actions and motives of both Montresor and Fortunato)

 

 

Thursday:

Continue “Cask of Amontillado”

Post reading assessment (EOC narrative practice)  POV, setting): (50 pts. W3 standard)

  1. Add narrative notes to Survival guide
  2. Discuss EOC Narrative Rubric
  3. Keeping in mind the setting and staying in 1st POV of Montressor, write a diary entry that tells the story of the “insult” that Furtunato inflicted upon Montressor.  Use GO prewrite and EOC 4-Point Holistic Rubric

 

Friday: 

Finish Cask narrative-type in Lab 204

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February 3

American Lit Week 5: February 6-10

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) –none this week
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-Adjective shifted out of Order in vocab and essay
  3. Vocab for Success-Unit 12 Assessment TBD next week
  4. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)

 

Monday: 

  • Vocab Unit 12 128
  • Journal quick write: GG#5 Daisy
  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer-chapter 9

 

Tuesday:

  • Vocab Unit 12 –quick oral review
  • Intro extra credit Wealth Current Event Analyze This assignment (up to 25 points to reading)
  • If needed finish The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer-chapter 9
  • Reading Checking chapters 7-9 (30 points to Reading standard)
  • If time permits, Journal- GG5 “Was the great Gatsby really great?”  (PPT) Collect journals for grade (50 pts W10)

  

Wednesday: 

  • Vocab –page 129
  • Journal- GG5 “Was the great Gatsby really great?” (PPT) Collect journals for grade (50 pts W10)

Begin GG Argument essay using PPT and graphic organizers:

  • Create thesis/claim statements
  • Read NF article “Possession in the GG” and highlight any supporting evidence
  • Compose body paragraph topic sentences using CEI model
  • Model body paragraphs
  • Begin composing body paragraphs

 

Thursday:

Continue GG Argument essay using PPT and graphic organizers

  • Finish composing body paragraphs
  • Add counter argument (GO) if time permits

 

Friday: 

  • Brushstrokes- ASO in essay
  • Vocab 12-page 130

Continue GG Argument essay using PPT and graphic organizers

  • Compose intro and conclusion paragraphs with GO
  • Begin typing final draft