July 30

Brit Lit Week 1: July 31-August 4

Welcome to Brit Lit and Senior Year!

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG 2 (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #1
  2. Brushstrokes- review techniques from last semester: ASO, PP, Appositives.
  3. Vocab for Success-none this week (start unit 16 next week)
  4. Journal quick writes

 

Monday: 

Introduction Activities

  • Welcome with “I have an affinity for ________ and an aversion to___________”
  • Tic Tac Know intro activity
  • TRS forms
  • Brit Lit “What can you expect” PPT
  • Review syllabus/requirements/materials and fill out profile sheet  SG Brit syllabus
  • Journal 1: 10 year/ 5 year/ 1 year/ 6 month goal card
  • Intro Brit Lit movie

If time permits:  “Unpack the standards”:

  • As a student of the ELA-GSE, how do I break the code? – Unpack the ELA standards for senior English
  • Discuss how we will address and meet each of these standards this semester
  • Organize Binders left in classroom

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 2 1A
  • Collect signed syllabus/profile sheet/vocab book money

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience (W4)

  • Journal 2: “Things I wish I knew as a underclassman”- think, pair share
  • Compose advice letter to underclassman (50 pts writing standards) DUE THURSDAY
  • Before typing letter, research proper letter format on-line & confirm with Mrs. H.

 

 

Wednesday: 

  • Collect signed syllabus/profile sheet/vocab book money
  • If finished, turn in advice letter to underclassman (50 pts writing standards)
  • Brushstrokes Review formative assessment

Read and comprehend informational texts independently and proficiently:

  • Read and respond to NF article “The 10 Skills Employers Most Want In 20-Something Employees” (handout)
  • Journal 3: What Employee Skills need improving?  How can you grow in your areas of weakness this semester?

If time permits:  Intro Anglo –Saxons with 10 min A/V clip

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 2 1B
  • Turn in advice letter to underclassman (50 pts writing standards)

Analyze structure, purpose, language and style of non-fiction article (RI4, 5)

  • Read Rick Meyer’s “When The Shooting Stops” (handout)
  • Begin discussing what makes good writing
  • Rick Meyer Craft and Structure analysis Standards 4 & 5

 

Friday:  

Ticket in the door:  Rick Meyers article “When The Shooting Stops”

Vocab “Password” Review Units 11-15

  • Students review past vocab words with Password activity (Password PPT game 1& 2)

Initial research into Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Discuss project components (Author FAQ, novel/film analysis or choice)
  • Intro possible novels using PPT “ You Might like this book if…” and handout “Possible topics”
  • Using Ipads and computers, students will search novel/author of interest for project
July 30

American Lit Week 1: July 31-August 4

Welcome to American Lit

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG 1 (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #1
  2. Brushstrokes/Mentor Sentences-
  3. Vocab for Success-none this week (start unit 11 next week)
  4. Journal quick writes

 

Monday:

Sign up for Remind Sign up for Remind

Introduction Activities

  • Introduction Activity: Who’s my teacher? Be happy this is not your teacher:
  • Welcome with “I have an affinity for ________ and an aversion to___________”
  • Syllabus & Course Intro/Policies and procedures quickly.   SG AM Lit syllabus
  • Student Profile sheets
  • Intro “My American Heritage” assignment w/PPT (due next Tuesday August 7)
  • Using Family Tree graphic organizer, begin prewriting for Heritage Project
  • TRSS forms while you are writing

If time permits:  Organize binders and composition books; inventory supply needs.

HW:  Forms signed/purchase supplies/begin researching family history/ bring in 2 composition books ASAP

 

Tuesday:

  • Collect signed syllabus/profile sheet/vocab book money
  • Mug 1A
  • Lit Term pre-assessment

Distribute and explore new Springboard text (add names)

Springboard 1.1:  LG Preview big idea and vocab & Identify and analyze skills needs for writing a definition essay

  • Read aloud the unit overview pg 1 marking the text
  • Preview the Unit unpacking EA1 (Definition essay) creating a graphic organizer of skills needed for EA1 pg. 4

HW:  Forms signed/purchase supplies/continue researching family history bring in 2 composition books ASAP

Wednesday:   

  • Collect signed syllabus/profile sheet/vocab book money
  • Self-review Lit term pre-test highlighting words correct

Springboard 1.2:  LG: Make independent reading plan & Identify and understand exemplification to define the concept of patriot   (pp.5-8)

  • Discuss independent reading in and outside of class- set class goal
  • Anticipatory questions: What is a Veteran? and Do any of you have Veterans in your family?
  • View iconic picture of military veterans
  • Close read “Veteran’s Day: Never Forget their Duty” marking the text
  • Complete text dependent questions

 HW:  Forms signed/purchase supplies/continue researching family history/bring in 2 composition books ASAP

 

Thursday:  

Collect signed syllabus/profile sheet/vocab book money

Mug 1B

Complete Springboard lesson 1.2

If time permits, begin Springboard LC1.3 Placing Modifiers (L1) (page12-13)

HW:  Forms signed/purchase supplies/continue researching family history and bring in what you have/ bring in 2 composition books tomorrow

 

Friday: 

Create ELA Survival Guide with tabs and Reader/Writer Notebooks with tabs

Model “My American Heritage” presentation (family pictures) and reiterate expectations and have students collaborate with a peer on progress

Finish Springboard activities

Time to investigate classroom library, check out book, begin independent reading.

HW:  Prepare for Heritage Presentation