April 29

9th Lit Week 15 & 16: May 1-12

You can do this!

Extra Credit: Current Events  due Tuesday May 16, 2017   Extra Credit NF current event-1f69738

Monday -Wednesday:  (Go to A lunch then testing beginnings immediately in Lab 204)

  • EOC Milestone Testing

 

Thursday:

Odyssey

  • Intro The Odyssey with intro PPT and guided notes
  • Intro Epic Hero traits with PDF and Epic hero/Jason handout
  • View Jason and the Argonauts and identify elements of the epic hero and intro ancient Greek culture

 

Friday:  

Grammar- Correcting Fragments (22.4) practice (handout) Complete ½ today and the other ½ on Monday. Students may need to write sentences on a piece of notebook paper.

Odyssey

  • Finish viewing Jason and the Argonauts and complete epic hero graphic organizer reviewing together (key)
  • When finished, begin storyboard Summary assignment (handout): Students will create a six panel summary of the plot using text and images.

 

Monday:   (shortened class due to math EOC)

Grammar- Correcting Fragments (22.4) practice (handout). Complete second half. Students may need to write sentences on a piece of notebook paper.

Odyssey:

  • Finish viewing Jason and the Argonauts epic hero graphic organizer and storyboard if not finished from Friday
  • Complete “Odyssey Vocab Connection graphic organizer- Students may use desktop computers or phone (your discretion) to look up words. Dictionaries are available on the book shelf.

 

 

Tuesday:  (shortened class due to math EOC)

Odyssey

Pre-reading overview with John Green Crash Course “A Long and Difficult Journey, or The Odyssey” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS4jk5kavy4

Preview vocab using graphic organizer

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

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

  • Character chart (pictorial representations)
  • 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

 

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: 

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

Greek Mythology

  • Read the play “Hunt for Medusa’s Head” from Scope magazine
  • Complete theme handout
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April 29

American Lit Week 15 &16: May 1-12

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) – Correcting fragments
  2. Vocab- “Black Cat” in context

 

After EOC if time permits:

·       Preview Vocab for “The Black Cat” with students creating image poster

·       Extra Credit:  Current Event due Tuesday May 16th  Extra Credit NF current event-1f69738

Monday-Wednesday: 

  • EOC Milestone Testing Lab 204

 

Thursday:

Begin “On the Edge” Suspense Unit-

  1. Hook activity using Vertical Limit Video clip & journal quick write
  2. Use” Creating Suspense” PPT with video clips and Student notes to intro techniques to build suspense
  3. If time permits, begin “The Black Cat” vocab preview using student images

At 11;05-11;45 to Lab 516 for counseling Naviance sign ups

 

Friday:  

Grammar- Correcting Fragments (22.4) practice (handout) Complete ½ today and the other ½ on Monday. Students may need to write sentences on a piece of notebook paper

Continue “On the Edge” Suspense Unit-

  1. Preview vocab for Poe’s “The Black Cat” using student images and handout
  2. Read “The Black Cat”

    (audiobook)

  3. Using Suspense Chart Handout identify 3 suspenseful moments and which techniques Poe used to created them

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #13
  2. Vocab- in context
  3. Journal-see in individual days for topics

 

Monday:    

Grammar- Correcting Fragments (22.4) practice (handout) Finish the rest from Friday. Students may need to write sentences on a piece of notebook paper

Finish “Black Cat” if needed

 “‘The Lady and Tiger”:

Journal:  Suspense #2 Create/write an ending for” Lady and the Tiger” (must be at least ½ page long)

 

 

Tuesday:

MUG 13A

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

Discuss Tim Burton and view “Tim Burton Movie Tribute movie clip (8 min.)

 

A word on pacing:  The God the Bad and the Ugly clip

“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” (youtube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYAeZBG0vio

 

Wednesday: 

MUG 13B

“Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets”:

  • Continue to 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

Begin “Sound of Thunder” if time permits

 

Thursday:

 “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.

Friday: 

Finish “Sound of Thunder” 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 (2hr 7 min)
April 21

9th Lit Week 14: April 24-28

Resources:  USA Test Prep 9th Lit Milestone

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

EOC Vocab

 

Monday:   

EOC Milestone Review

  • Reading Informational- narrative writing sample items #1-8 “Dragon Mythology” 23-28
  • EOC Vocab with Nearpod (iPad mini)

 

Tuesday: 

EOC Milestone Review

  • Reading Informationalwriting informational essay– sample items #9-10 “Libraries” PP. 28-33
  • EOC Vocab with Nearpod (iPad mini)

 

Wednesday:

EOC Milestone Review

  • Reading Informationalargument CEI writing Sample items #6-9 (2017)“Sojourner Truth” 45-47

 

Thursday:

EOC Milestone Review

  • Intro using “Argument writing” PPT
  • Writing- Argumentative essay sample items #9-12 (2015) “Changing Student Body/Technology” pp. 50-53

 

Friday:  Lab 204

EOC Milestone Review

  • Watch tutoring on testing platform http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/
  • EOC Vocab picture Review (handout) and posters (PPT answer key)
  • Complete any unfinished practice questions/essays
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April 21

American Lit Week 14: April 24-28

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Resources:

(Quizlet Lit terms for Milestone) American Lit Quizlet Links

Helpful Resources

Writing Workshop

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #12
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-use in EOC narrative writing (ASO, Participle phrases, appositives)
  3. Vocab – EOC Vocab
  4. Lit Term Review

 

Monday: 

Lit term Friday- #9 Characterization

Complete Brushstroke “cheat sheet” if needed

EOC Milestone Review

  • Reading Literary page 33 “from Little Woman” and “The Eyes Have it” pp 39-42 sample items
  • EOC Vocab with Nearpod (iPad mini)

Homework: Depth of Knowledge Example “Margret Atwood “Question pp. 10-13 from EOC Milestone

 

Tuesday:

Mug 12 A

Lit term Friday- #10 Satire/Parody

Turn in Brushstrokes “Cheat Sheet” notes

EOC Milestone Review

  • Reading Informational/narrative writing 47-50 “Susan B. Anthony” sample items  #5-9

*Add ASO, Participle phrases, appositives to narrative writing using “Cheat Sheet”

  • EOC Vocab with Nearpod (iPad mini)

 

Wednesday: 

Lit term Friday- #11 Interior Monologue

EOC Milestone Review

  • Watch tutoring on testing platform http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/
  • Practice test/platform familiarity for EOC Milestone in room 202
  • Reading Literary-narrative writing 36-38 “Les Miserables” (9th EOC handbook) *Add ASO, Participle phrases, appositives to narrative writing using “Cheat Sheet”

 

Thursday:

MUG 12B

Lit term Friday- #12 Simile/Metaphor

EOC Milestone Review

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

 

 Friday:

Lit term Friday- #13 Symbolism

EOC Milestone Review

  • EOC Vocab picture Review (handout) and posters (PPT answer key)
  • Rhetorical Analysis in a speech “Why not eat insects?” from TedTalks (16:34 min) –an analysis of use of logos, ethos and pathos appeals in persuasive speech (guided questions handout)
April 14

American Lit Week 13: April 17-21

You can do this!

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #10 and #11
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- Review ASO, PP, Appositives
  3. Vocab for Success- Unit 15 (Quiz this Friday 4/21)

 

Monday: 

Brushstrokes- Review ASO, PP, Appositives

Vocab Unit 15- bookwork & write sentence with word using brushstrokes

Read, analyze and draw inferences from NF article (RI 1, 2, 4)

  1. Anticipatory Activity: View Aron Ralston interview

    Independently close read NF article “One Hand Gone, But Not His Spirit” (RI 1, 2, 4)

HW:  Alas, Babylon Vocab RAFT

 

Tuesday:

  1. MUG 10A
  2. Alas, Babylon Vocab RAFT-submit for grading (50 pts.)
  3. Vocab Unit 15: book activities & write sentence with word using brushstrokes

Rhetorical Appeals- Determine an author’s purpose in a text in which the rhetorical appeals are particularly effective, analyzing how the appeals contribute to the persuasiveness (RI6)

“How to recognize ethos, pathos, logos” A/V clip (4 min)

  1.  Review Ethos, pathos and logos using PPT and guided notes
  2. Identify appeals in ads independently with ad around the room then review annotating with eBeam and student participation
  3. What does using appeals look like in essay writing? Analyze how MLK used them effectively in “Letters from a Birmingham Jail”. PPT
  4. Highlight how appeals are used in essay writing on guided notes

 

 

 


 

Wednesday: 

MUG 10 B

Vocab Unit 15 –write sentence with word using brushstrokes

EOC Skills Review-

  1. EOC practice questions 15 & 16 dependent clauses and semicolon usage
  2. Finish appeals from yesterday if needed
  3. Poetry analysis- “The Tides Rises and the Tide Falls” (romanticism) and “Richard Cory” (realism)

 

Thursday:

Mug 11A

Vocab Unit 15- Review Game

EOC Skills Review

  1. EOC practice questions 13 & 14 definition usage and parallel structure (ppt)
  2. Grammar Bytes: Rules for Fining and Fixing Errors in Parallel Structure and Exercise 3 practice (use interactive site to check answers on ipad or for homework)
Parallel structure & Run on Practice:

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/niu/niu10.htm

http://chompchomp.com/handouts.htm

 

Friday:

  1. MUG 11B
  2. Vocab Unit 15 Assessment –M/C and sentence composing (50 pts. Language standard)
  3. Create a “Cheat Sheet”/Note sheet for 3 brushstrokes studied this semester (ASO, Participles, Appositives)-due by Tuesday (Students will use while practicing EOC narrative writing next  week)
  4. Work on parallel on-line practice (see link in text box/on blog)

 

 

April 14

9th Lit Week 13: April 17-21

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP – #8 CX sentences and Complex Sentences Practice
  2. Vocab for Success- Unit 5 (Quiz Friday 4/21)

 

 Monday:   

DGP – #8 Day 1

EOC Milestone Review

  1. Sentence Error Test Prep Practice
  2. Read Ralph Helfer’s NF memoir “Fly Away” and create a web explaining how the author developed a humorous mood/tone in his autobiographical narrative.

 

 

Tuesday: 

DGP – #8 Day 2

EOC Milestone Review- author’s tone and purpose

  1. Close read NF article “Mark Zuckerberg” completing graphic organizers
  2. Write two CEI paragraphs discussing author’s claim and tone

 

Wednesday:

DGP – #8 Day 3

Complex Sentence Practice #1

EOC Milestone Review- author’s tone and purpose

  1. Continue Mark Zuckerberg nonfiction assignment and CEI paragraphs

 

Thursday:

DGP – #8 Day 4

Complex Sentence Practice #2 & #3

Vocab Unit 5- Review Game

EOC Milestone Review

  1. Finish Mark Zuckerberg nonfiction assignment and CEI paragraphs if needed
  2. Sentence Manipulatives partner activity

 

Friday:

Vocab Unit 5 Assessment –M/C and sentence composing (50 pts. Language standard)

Complex Sentence Practice #4

EOC Milestone Review

  1. RL & narrative writing practice- “from Les Miserables” pp. 36-40 (for narrative complete a web and read exemplar)
  2. Compare text passage to film interpretation of scene-discuss
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April 7

9th Lit Week 12: April 10-14

 

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP – #7 CX sentences
  2. Vocab for Success- Unit 5 (Quiz Friday 4/21)

 

Monday:   

DGP – #7 Day 1

Vocab Unit 5 Intro words 1-6 and corresponding fill the blank exercise

Romeo and Juliet Essay Rewrite with writing conferences

 

Tuesday: 

DGP #7 Day 2

Vocab Unit 5 Intro words 7-12 and corresponding fill the blank exercise

Finish Romeo and Juliet Essay Rewrite

 

Wednesday:  

DGP #9 Day 3 and add CX to orange triangle notes & staple Conjunction note Handout to SG

Touchstone #2 Formative Assessment

Vocab Unit 5- students will pick TWO vocab card with directions and a number that corresponds to the word in the unit.  They are to create poster for assigned word using image and words clues/definition (do not write the word!)

 

 Thursday:

DGP #9 Day 4

Vocab Unit 5-

Subject/Verb Agreement Error Test Prep Practice  Shmoop on Subject Verb Agreement

Review Touchstone Results

 

Friday: 

DGP #9 Day 5 and Vocab- write cx sentence with vocab word

Sentence Error Test Prep Practice

Review Touchstone Results

If time permits, read Ralph Helfer’s NF memoir “Fly Away” and create a web explaining how the author developed a humorous mood in his autobiographical narrative.

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April 7

American Lit Week 12: April 10-14

AB Extra Credit due Wednesday 4/12- Survive the Apocalypse Extra Credit

AB Vocab RAFT due Tuesday- 4/18- Vocab AB  raft1

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #8
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- Review ASO, Participles and Appositives
  3. Vocab for Success- Unit 15 (Quiz on Friday 4/21)
  4. Journal quick writes –none this week

 

Monday: 

  1. Brushstrokes- Continue “Appositives and Appositive Phrases” 67-68 Prentice-Hall Grammar Exercise Workbook
  2. Vocab- Intro Unit 15 words 1-6 with corresponding “Check for Understanding” questions pg. 167
  3. With a partner, using Character Sketches from before “The Day”, use sticky notes to show how the character changed over the course of the text-using evidence and quotes and present finding to the class.( 25 points LS grade)

 

Tuesday:

  1. Mug 8A
  2. Vocab- Intro Unit 15 word 7-12 with corresponding “Check for Understanding” questions pg. 167

Writing 101 Mini lessons:  MLA Citation

  • Intro and review MLA citation with PPT
  • Play review game at:  MLA Practice Game
  • Using Works Cited Quick Notes and manipulatives-students will construct Works Cited page (use answer key to check)

 

Wednesday: 

  1. Brushstrokes- Continue “Appositives and Appositive Phrases” 67-68 Prentice-Hall Grammar Exercise Workbook
  2. Vocab 15 page 168

Writing 101 Mini lessons:

  • Finish MLA citation if needed
  • Quotation integration with “Quotation Integration Guidelines” PPT including 2 perfect sentence practice and handout staple into SG
  • 10 Commandments of Writing (handout) glue in SG  Transition and lead in help

Assign RAFT using AB Vocab- due next Tuesday  Vocab AB  raft1

 

Thursday:

  1. Mug 8B
  2. Vocab Unit 15: quick review and book work if time allows

Argument essay: traits needed to Survive EOC type prompt w/ NF article “Miraculous Survivors”

  • Read and annotate the article looking for evidence to support essay
  • Begin collecting evidence from AB text for essay using Character Sketch and Randy/Dan quote bank

Work on RAFT if time permits

 

Friday: Room 202

  1. Vocab Unit 15-none
  2. Argument essay: traits needed to Survive EOC type prompt w/ NF article “Miraculous Survivors”
  • Student have the class period to compose argument essay- 100 points using EOC 7 point 2 trait rubric (80 pts to Writing & 20 points to language)
  1. If time permits, work on RAFT using AB Vocab- due next Tuesday