September 16

American Lit Week 8: September 18-22

Springboard online:  https://cobbga.springboardonline.org/ebook/login
Resources for Gatsby:

Audiobook:

Sparknotes:

Sparknotes

Planning your Week:

  • Tom B. CEI paragraph due -Tuesday 9/19
  • Vocab Unit 12 quiz on Friday 9/22
  • USATest Prep activities (minimum 5)- when we return from break Monday 10/2   USATest Prep
  • Wealth Extra Credit due when we return from break on Tuesday 10/3

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #8
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-Adjectives shifted out of order
  3. Vocab for Success- Unit 13 Assessment Friday 9/22
  4. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)

 

Monday:     

  • Brushstrokes: Compose sentence with ASO about a character corrupted by wealth in Gatsby
    • Example: George Wilson, despondent and weak, suspects that his wife is having an affair with a wealthy man
  • Vocab Unit 13– book work

Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby. (RL1-6)

  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer-finish chapter 7

Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. (W1)

  • Add CEI notes to survival guide: guided writing & mapping
  • Gatsby Two Perfect CEI Sentences formative assessment (30 pts. writing standard)

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 8A
  • Vocab 13- book work
  • Finish CEI writing assignment

Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby. (RL1-6).

  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer-chapter 8

 

Wednesday: 

  • Brushstrokes- Continue with “Adjectives out of order” PPT and practice
  • Vocab 13- book work

Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby. (RL1-6).

  • Intro extra credit Wealth Current Event Analyze assignment (up to 25 points to reading)
  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer Ch 8 & 9

 

Thursday:  Ipads

  • MUG 8B
  • Vocab 13- Nearpod Review

Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby. (RL1-6).

  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer Ch 9
  • Reading Comprehension Check chapters 7-9 (30 points to Reading standard)

 

Friday:    Enjoy Fall Break

  • Lit Term Friday- #3 “Antagonist/Protagonist”
  • Vocab Unit 13 Quiz consisting of multiple choice and sentence composing (50 pts. Language standard)
  • Analyze multiple interpretations of a story (RL7) by viewing film clips of The Great Gatsby

 

 

September 16

Brit Lit Week 8: September 18-22

      Lancelot, a chivalric hero?

Planning your Week:

  • Reading Check #4 on Friday
  • Vocab Unit 18 quiz on Friday (flashcards= bonus points)

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #7
  2. Vocab for Success- unit 18 (Quiz on 9/22)
  3. Journal quick writes- none this week

Monday:  

Vocab Unit 18- book work

Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption.

  • Sir Gawain Text Autopsy Activity- On poster paper, pairs will dissect the text, reconstruct meaning and diagnosis which chivalric hero trait the text justifies (direction/rubric) Student will then complete Epic vs Chivalric hero chart. (students have this from beginning of unit) 
  • If time permits First Knight, Lancelot, the unlikely chivalric hero
  • Examine how Lancelot behaves. He presents positive & negative examples of chivalry graphic organizer.

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 8A
  • Vocab Unit 18 book work

Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption.

  • Continue First Knight Lancelot, the unlikely chivalric hero
  • Examine how Lancelot behaves. He presents positive & negative examples of chivalry graphic organizer.
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO

Wednesday: 

  • MUG 8B
  • Vocab Unit 18-book work

Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption.

  • Finish First Knight Lancelot, the unlikely chivalric hero
  • Examine how Lancelot behaves. He presents positive & negative examples of chivalry graphic organizer.
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO

 

Thursday:  Lab 417

  • Vocab Unit 18 Kahoot Review with Ipads
  • Finish First Knight activities if needed
  • Begin planning and prewriting for Summative Assessment: Medieval Newspaper using planning guide, rubric, directions
  • To lab 417 to type if time permits

 

Friday:  Enjoy Fall Break!  (read your novels)

Lit Term Friday #15 Irony

Vocab Unit 18 assessment M/C and sentence writing (50 pts. Language standards)

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Individual reading of novel with reading check #4 and chapter summaries and annotations
September 10

American Lit Week 7: September 11-15

How does Fitzgerald portray the corruption of the American Dream?

Springboard online:  https://cobbga.springboardonline.org/ebook/login
Resources for Gatsby:

Audiobook:

Sparknotes:

Sparknotes

Crash Course:  (spoiler alert!)

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #3
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-Adjectives shifted out of order
  3. Vocab for Success- Unit 13 Assessment Friday 9/22
  4. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)

 

Monday: 

  • Brushstrokes- add “Adjectives out of order” notes to composition book (handout)
  • Vocab Unit 13–Create pictures for assigned words on post-it notes

Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby. (RL1-6).

  • Finish reading chapter 6
  • Reading check after chapters 4-6 (30 pts. reading stand.)
  • Analyze multiple interpretations of a story (RL7) by viewing film clips of The Great Gatsby (thru chapter 6)

Tuesday:

  • MUG 3A
  • Vocab 13- share images; trying to guess which word is represented
  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer-chapter 7

Wednesday: 

  • Brushstrokes- Continue with “Adjectives out of order” PPT and practice
  • Vocab 13- quick review
  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer Ch 8

Thursday:  

  • MUG 3B
  • Vocab 12- bookwork
  • Brushstrokes: Compose sentence with ASO about a character corrupted by wealth in Gatsby-tape to board

Example:  George Wilson, despondent and weak, suspects that his wife is having an affair with a wealthy man.

  • Add CEI notes to survival guide
  • Gatsby Two Perfect CEI Sentences formative assessment (30 pts. writing standard)

 Friday: 

  • Lit Term Friday- #3 “Antagonist/Protagonist”
  • Vocab Unit 12 –quick oral review
  • Finish CEI writing assignment
  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer
  • Analyze multiple interpretations of a story (RL7) by viewing film clips of The Great Gatsby
September 10

Brit Lit Week 7: September 11-15

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #7
  2. Vocab for Success- unit 18 (Quiz on 9/22)
  3. Journal quick writes- none this week

 

Monday:  

Vocab Unit 18-intro words 7-14 and complete corresponding sentences

Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption

  • Intro Sir Gawain with the “Knight’s Code of Chivalry” A/V clip (3 min) in folder or on youtube for better clarity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2ZaNK5EOgQ
  • View “Sir Gawain” Intro PPT with guided notes
  • Begin reading and analyzing Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (text pp 171-183)
  • Analyze chivalric hero using graphic organizer and hero chart
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 7A

Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption.

  • Continue reading and analyzing Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (text pp 171-183) and filling out hero GO
  • Review with detailed PPT:  http://www.slideshare.net/spinheiro79/ppt-sir-gawainandthegreenknight and “Sir Gawain official Selection” A/V summary (6 min)
  • Theme analysis-Redemption
  • If time permits, Sir Gawain Text Autopsy Activity- On poster paper, pairs will dissect the text, reconstruct meaning and diagnosis which chivalric hero trait the text justifies (direction/rubric) Student will then complete Epic vs Chivalric hero chart. (students have this from beginning of unit)

 Wednesday: 

Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption.

  • Sir Gawain Text Autopsy Activity- On poster paper, pairs will dissect the text, reconstruct meaning and diagnosis which chivalric hero trait the text justifies (direction/rubric) Student will then complete Epic vs Chivalric hero chart. (students have this from beginning of unit)
  • If time permits First Knight (Lancelot, the unlikely chivalric hero)
  • Examine how Lancelot behaves. He presents positive & negative examples of chivalry graphic organizer.
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO

 Thursday: 

  • MUG 7B

Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption.

  • Continue First Knight (film) (134 min) Lancelot, the unlikely chivalric hero
  • Examine how Lancelot behaves. He presents positive & negative examples of chivalry graphic organizer.
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO

 Friday:  

Lit Term Friday #15

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Individual reading of novel with reading check and chapter summaries and annotations

 

September 3

American Lit Week 6: September 4-8

We continue our study of The Great Gatsby.

Resources for Gatsby:

Audiobook:

Sparknotes:

Sparknotes

Crash Course:  (spoiler alert!)

Springboard online resources

USA Testprep Login link     (DON’T FORGET TO COMPLETE YOUR ASSIGNMENTS)

 

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #6
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- Clauses & Phrases
  3. Vocab for Success-Unit 13 delayed start (Assessment Friday 9/22)
  4. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)

 

Monday:  Labor Day

Tuesday:

  • MUG 6A

Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, and structure in the novel Great Gatsby. (RL1-6).

  • If needed, finish chapter 1-3 activities
  • Journal GG#3 Character symbols
  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby 4-6 looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer

 

Wednesday: 

  • Vocab Unit 13- Intro words 1-6 with corresponding sentences
  • Brushstrokes- Create grammar/brushstroke tabs to Survival guide and add “Clauses” notes to notebook

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

  • Discuss Character Collage and graphic organizer for gathering textual evidence
  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby 4-6 looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 6B
  • Vocab Unit 13- Intro words 7-12 with corresponding sentences
  • Brushstrokes- Add “Phrases” notes to SG book (handout)

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

  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer

 

Friday: 

  • Lit Term Friday #1- create Lit term section to Survival Guide

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

  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer
  • Reading check after chapters 4-6 (30 pts. reading stand.)

 

 

September 3

Brit Lit Week 6: September 4-8

We continue or studies of Medieval Literature and the Chivalric Hero

Additional resources:

 

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #6
  2. Vocab for Success- unit 18 (quiz Friday 9/22)
  3. Journal quick writes

 

Monday: Labor Day

 

Tuesday:

MUG 6

Brushstrokes- Create sentences about characters from A Knight’s tale using ASO adding to poster

Review the extra credit extension assignment:  -Create a Code of Chivalry –due Wednesday

Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption

  • Finish viewing Knight’s Tale
  • Complete Chivalric hero graphic organizer, discuss
  • Write a well-organized paragraph analyzing whether William fits the requirements of the chivalric hero or not. (underline thesis) (30 points writing standard)
  • Add Knight’s Tale/William to redemption theme GO

Wednesday: 

  • Vocab word Unit 18 Intro words 1-6

Complete Knight’s Tale activities if needed

Journal:  What do you think is the difference between the following and what are some real or modern examples of each?

  • Might is right
  • Might vs. right
  • Might for right

Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption.

  • Sir Gawain Anticipatory Activity: acting out skits based on four scenarios derived from SG plot events
  • Intro Sir Gawain with the “Knight’s Code of Chivalry”
  • View “Sir Gawain” Intro PPT with guided notes
  • Begin reading and analyzing Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (text pp 171-183)
  • Analyze chivalric hero using graphic organizer and hero chart
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 6B
  • Vocab word Unit 18 Intro words 7-12

Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption.

 

Friday:  

  • Senior Seminar with Counselors 10:15-11:00

Lit Term #15  Irony

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Individual reading of novel with reading check #2 and chapter summaries