October 29

Brit Lit Week 13: Oct. 30-Nov. 2

Additional Macbeth resources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryoXyq_DcmQ  (video sparknotes)

http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/macbeth/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/higher/english/macbeth/background/revision/1/

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #12
  2. Vocab for Success- delayed start Unit 20
  3. Brushstrokes- none this week
  4. Journal quick writes- see individual days for topics

 

Monday:  

Analyze elements of Macbeth including character development, theme, language, and symbolism using textual evidence

  • Review Acts 1-3 with PPT “Not Family Entertainment” slides 1-9
  • Respond to text in Journal #4 “How have the Macbeths’ relationship changed”
  • Continue reading and analyzing Macbeth Act 4 with study guide and graphic organizers
  • View and analyze multiple interpretations of a Macbeth evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (RL7)

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 11A

Analyze elements of Macbeth including character development, theme, language, and symbolism using textual evidence

  • Continue reading and analyzing Macbeth with study guide and graphic organizers
  • View and analyze multiple interpretations of a Macbeth evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (RL7)

 

Wednesday: 

Analyze elements of Macbeth including character development, theme, language, and symbolism using textual evidence

  • Continue to create sociogram project (50 points reading standards)
  • Journal #5-“Something Wicked this Way Comes” PPT
  • Before Act 5, review Acts 4 with PPT “Not Family Entertainment” slides 10-11
  • Continue reading and analyzing Macbeth with study guide and graphic organizers

 

Thursday:

  • Chat Tech Rep informational session
  • MUG 11B
  • Vocab Unit 20- Introduce words 1-6 completing corresponding activities page 225
  • If time permits, finish reading and analyzing Macbeth with study guide and graphic organizers

 

Friday:  

  • Lit Term #18 Hyperbole
  • Vocab Unit 20- Introduce words 7-12 completing corresponding activities page 225

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Students will independently read, annotate and summarize Brit Lit novel of choice

 

 

 

October 27

American Lit Week 13: Oct. 30-Nov. 2

 

Important Due Dates:

CEI paragraph rewrites- Friday 11/3

EOC Flashcard Assignment- Thursday 11/16

Moby Dick film Review extra credit- Tuesday 11/28

USA Test Prep Assignments are due Nov 20

USA Test Prep Log in

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #12
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- Participle
  3. Vocab – EOC terms (flashcard assignment)
  4. EOC Test Prep-Language Skills

 

Monday: 

EOC Language Practice-Research

Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure and rhetoric an author uses in his argument in seminal U.S. texts (RI4-6, 8)

  • Continue with SPEECH: Springboard 2.19 pp.173-6  Close read and analysis of rhetorical devices in the Springboard student workbook Patrick Henry’s speech to Virginia Convention
  • Begin visual vocab review cards for Rhetorical devices (handout) finishing for homework

 

Tuesday:

MUG #12A

EOC Language Practice-Research 2

Peer Review Visual Vocab

Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure and rhetoric an author uses in his argument in seminal U.S. texts (RI4-6,8)

  • Cold passage: formative assessment on rhetorical devices using modern day speech:  Al Pacino’s “Inch by Inch” speech from the film Any Given Sunday

If time permit, begin Romanticism

 

 Wednesday: 

Romanticism “The Devil and Tom Walker”

Analyze the impact of diction on mood, imagery, characterization and distinguish what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant in satire (RL4,6)

  • Pre-teach narrative vocab (in narrative packet) and academic vocab “satire”
  • Close read/listen to narrative  answering analysis questions in the margin using think-pair-share & class discussion
  • Complete “After Reading” question in packet

 

Thursday:

  • MUG #12B
  • Vocab Unit 15- Introduce words 1-6 completing corresponding activities page 167

Continue Romanticism “The Devil and Tom Walker”

Analyze the impact of diction on mood, imagery, characterization and distinguish what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant in satire (RL4,6)

  • Close read/listen to narrative (PDF handout) answering analysis questions in the margin using think-pair-share & class discussion
  • Complete after reading question in packet
  • Formative assessment- 10 question reading check (20 points to reading standard)

 

 Friday

  • BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT
  • Lit Term Friday- #6 Tone/Mood
  • Vocab Unit 15- Introduce words 7-12 completing corresponding activities page 167

If time permits, finish Romanticism with

  • POETRY: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow- “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls” – close read with annotations & questions on poetic devices, tone, subject, etc

 

 

October 22

American Lit Week 12: October 23-27

Study Help on Quizlet for Rhetorical Devices

USA Test Prep Log-in   (don’t forget you have remediation assignments due)

Important Due Dates:

Olaudah Equiano CEI Paragraph- Wednesday 10/25

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #11
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- Participle
  3. Vocab for Success-Unit 14 (quiz on Friday)
  4. Journal quick writes –none this week

 

Monday: 

Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure and rhetoric an author uses in his argument in seminal U.S. texts (RI4-6,8)

  • Collaborating as a class, create QHT chart of rhetorical Devices
  • Introduce with PPT Terms to Know   added to survival guide-students will highlight the vocab words
  • If time permits,  start Olaudah Equiano Slave Narrative

 

Tuesday:

MUG #11A

Vocab Unit 14 page 158

Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure and rhetoric an author uses in his argument in seminal U.S. texts (RI4-6,8)

  • Continue to introduce with PPT Terms to Know added to survival guide-students will highlight the vocab words
  • Close read Olaudah Equiano excerpt from The interesting Narrative of the Life of OE (PDF handout) analyzing diction and pathos in persuasion with CEI paragraph formative assessment/rubric 30 pts.

 

Wednesday: 

  • Brushstrokes- Participle Phrases practice

Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure and rhetoric an author uses in his argument in seminal U.S. texts (RI4-6, 8)

  • Finish close reading Olaudah Equiano excerpt from The interesting Narrative of the Life of OE (PDF handout) analyzing diction and pathos in persuasion with CEI paragraph formative assessment/rubric 30 pts. (handouts)
  • If time permits, begin Declaration of Independence

 

Thursday:

MUG #11B

Vocab Unit 14 Kahoots

Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure and rhetoric an author uses in his argument in seminal U.S. texts (RI4-6,8)

  • Close read US HISTORICAL DOCUMENT: The unanimous Declaration of the 13 United States of America (annotated handout) modeling rhetorical analysis with annotated copy which provides scaffolding of difficult text

 

Friday

Lit Term Friday- #5 Appeals

Vocab Unit 14 Quiz (multiple choice and sentence composing) 50 pts to language standard

Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure and rhetoric an author uses in his argument in seminal U.S. texts (RI4-6, 8)

  • SPEECH: Springboard 2.19 pp.173-6  Close read with analysis of rhetorical devices in the Springboard student workbook Patrick Henry’s speech to Virginia Convention
October 22

Brit Lit Week 12: October 23-27

Additional Macbeth resources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryoXyq_DcmQ  (video sparknotes)

http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/macbeth/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/higher/english/macbeth/background/revision/1/

 

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #11
  2. Brushstrokes- Continue Review
  3. Vocab for Success- Unit 19 (quiz on Friday 10/27)
  4. Journal quick writes- see individual days for topics

 

Monday:  

Analyze elements of Macbeth including character development, theme, language, and symbolism using textual evidence

  • Finish reading Act 1
  • Journal: Explain & illustrate  (theme) “Look like the innocent flower/But be the serpent under’t” (22)
  • Reading Check formative assessment Act 1 (30 pts.)

Analyze multiple interpretations of a Macbeth evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (RL7)

  • After reading and analyzing Act 1, view multiple film adaptations clips of Act 1 to aid with comprehension and compare/contrast film and text
  • If time permits, begin reading/analyzing Act 2.

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 11A

Analyze elements of Macbeth including character development, theme, language, and symbolism using textual evidence

  • Continue reading and analyzing Macbeth with study guide and graphic organizers
  • After Act 2 scene 3 (Duncan’ murder), complete Great Chain of Being Activity
    • Pass out cards w/categories of the great chain of being
    • Student will arrange their own cards on board tray in “divine order” without talking and they cannot touch other’s cards
    • Follow up discussion on the divine right of kings/Duncan’s murder violating order universe/consequences (people/weather/natural order).

Analyze multiple interpretations of a Macbeth evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (RL7)

  • After reading and analyzing Act 2, view film adaptation clips of Act 2 to aid with comprehension and compare/contrast film and text

 

Wednesday: 

Brushstrokes- continue review sheet

Analyze elements of Macbeth including character development, theme, language, and symbolism using textual evidence

  • Continue reading and analyzing Macbeth with study guide and graphic organizers

After Act 3

  • Create “sociogram” of character relationships (directions/rubric) PPT Example

Analyze multiple interpretations of a Macbeth evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (RL7)

  • If time permits, after reading and analyzing Act 3, view film adaptation clips of Act 3 to aid with comprehension and compare/contrast film and text

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 11B
  • Journal: How has the Macbeths’ relationship changed?

Analyze elements of Macbeth including character development, theme, language, and symbolism using textual evidence

  • Continue creating Sociograms of character relationships (directions/rubric)
  • Continue reading and analyzing Macbeth with study guide and graphic organizers

Analyze multiple interpretations of a Macbeth evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (RL7)

  • After reading and analyzing Act 3, view film adaptation clips of Act 3 to aid with comprehension and compare/contrast film and text

 

Friday:  

Lit Term #17 “Foreshadow/flashback”

Vocab Unit 19 assessment M/C and sentence writing (50 pts. Language standards)

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Students will independently read, annotate and summarize Brit Lit novel of choice  Book Check #7
October 15

Brit Lit Week 11: October 16-20

 

   Welcome to Macbeth

Additional Macbeth resources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryoXyq_DcmQ  (video sparknotes)

Sparknotes

Macbeth Bitezize

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

  • Writing Workshop-MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #10
  • Brushstroke review
  • Vocab for Success- Unit 19 (quiz on Friday 10/27)
  • Journal quick writes- see individual days for topics

 

Monday:  

  • Brushstroke review- “Write Like a Pro”
  • Vocab Unit 19-oral review

Introduce and gain background knowledge for understanding Shakespeare’s drama, The Tragedy of Macbeth

  • Anticipatory activity– Anticipation Questionnaire discuss
  • Journal: Macbeth #1 on PPT:  Respond to one of the anticipation guide questions in a paragraph of at least 8 sentences.
  • Standard Deviants Intro to Macbeth Modules 9 Pre-reading w/guided questions

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 10A

Introduce and gain background knowledge for understanding Shakespeare’s drama, The Tragedy of Macbeth

 

Wednesday:  

Vocab Unit 19-review with pictorial cues (PPT images & sticky notes)

Analyze elements of Macbeth including character development, theme, language, and symbolism using textual evidence (RL1-6)

  • Complete “Macbeth in 32 seconds” play acting kinesthetic activity (script)
  • View  Macbeth Webquest plot overview clip
  • Begin reading and analyzing Macbeth with study guide and graphic organizers.
  • After reading thru scene 3, view film clips from Web quest (performance tab, then opening scene)  (visual/auditory prompt)
  • Journal: If you were directing the witch scene, what choices would you make with regard to such things as the setting, props, lighting, sound effects, costumes, and acting?  Why?   (Illustrations welcome)
  • Continue analyzing Act 1

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 10B
  • Journal: Explain & illustrate  (theme) “Look like the innocent flower/But be the serpent under’t” (22)

Analyze elements of Macbeth including character development, theme, language, and symbolism using textual evidence (RL1-6)

  • Continue reading and analyzing Macbeth with study guide and graphic organizers

Analyze multiple interpretations of a Macbeth evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (RL7)

  • After reading and analyzing Act 1, view multiple film adaptations clips of Act 1 to aid with comprehension and compare/contrast film and text

 

Friday:  

  • Lit term Friday- #16 Personification

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Students will independently read, annotate and summarize Brit Lit novel of choice  READING CHECK # 6
October 15

American Lit Week 11: October 16-20

 

Important Due Dates:

Monday 10/16/17- Character Collage

Thursday 10/19/17- Figuring Out Figurative Language in “Sinners”

Friday 10/2017- Olaudah Equiano CEI Paragaph

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #10
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-
  3. Vocab for Success-Unit 14
  4. Journal quick writes –none this week

 

Monday: 

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

Intro American Literature Periods Overview 

Native American

  • Review “When Grizzlies…” completed on Friday with sub and connect to the time period

 

Tuesday:

MUG #10A

Colonial Period Lit

Demonstrate understanding of the visual and persuasive nature of powerful imagery and effective use of figurative language analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text (RI4-6, L5)

  • Create Figurative language/Lit Terms flip books and add to survival guides
  • Close read and analyze the visual and persuasive nature of powerful imagery and effective use of figurative language using Edward’s sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God 
  • Imagery/Figurative Language PPT visuals and Audio of Sinners
  • “Figuring out Figurative Language” assignment (30 pts. Reading standard)

 

Wednesday: 

  • Brushstrokes- Participle Phrases practice
  • Vocab book-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85QcLiXBm6A then page 137 “Using Context Clues” (20 pt. language standard)

  • Finish Sinners figurative language assignment
  • Close read with annotations & questions on poetic devices, tone, subject in Anne Bradstreet “To My Dear and Loving Husband”

 

Thursday:

MUG #10A

  • Finish Colonial Period Lit if needed

Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure and rhetoric an author uses in his argument in seminal U.S. texts (RI4-6,8)

  • Introduce the time period with PDF/PPT
  • Pretest on figurative language and rhetorical devices
  • Collaborating as a class, create QHT chart of terms

 

Friday

Lit Term Friday- #4 Point of View

Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure and rhetoric an author uses in his argument in seminal U.S. texts (RI4-6, 8)

  • Introduce with PPT Terms to Know added to survival guide-students will highlight the vocab words
  • Close read Olaudah Equiano excerpt from The interesting Narrative of the Life of OE analyzing diction and pathos in persuasion with CEI paragraph formative assessment/rubric 30 pts.
October 6

Brit Lit Week 10: October 9-13

     Resume Writing Time

Resume Template

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #9
  2. Brushstroke review
  3. Vocab for Success- Unit 19 (delayed start)
  4. Journal quick writes- none this week

 

Monday:  

  • MUG 9A

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

  • Assess knowledge of resume writing with pre-test
  • Review answers
  • Mini-lesson on resume writing guidelines using PPT and guided notes (handout)
  • Prewrite/brainstorm resume ideas using graphic organizer

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 9B

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

  • Draft resume on computer
  • Peer/edit with rubric
  • Submit final draft for grading
  • If time permits, read independent novel

 

Wednesday:

 PSAT Schedule/Senior Summit No class

 

Thursday: (Early Release Day Schedule)

  • Vocab Unit 19 Intro words 1-6 and complete corresponding “Check for Understanding” questions

Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact. (RL5)

  • As a class, orally read and review “How to Read A Graphic Novel” handout
  • Students will choose a graphic novel from provided stack and independently read
  • If time permits, they will read their independent novels.***
  • Students need to bring them and their auidiobooks if using to class tomorrow.

 

Friday:  

  • Vocab Unit 19 Intro words 7-12 and complete corresponding “Check for Understanding” questions

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Students will independently read, annotate and summarize Brit Lit novel of choice
October 6

American Lit Week 10: October 9-13

How does Fitzgerald portray the corruption of the American Dream?

Important Due Dates:

·        GG Essay- due Wednesday 10/11

·        Character Collage Presentation –Wed.10/11 or Monday 10/16

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) None this week
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-use in essay
  3. Vocab for Success-Unit 14 (delayed start)
  4. Journal quick writes –none this week with focus on essay

 

Monday: 

Continue GG Argument essay

  • As a class, create Works cited page for primary source (Fitzgerald) and secondary source (Donaldson) used.
  • Highlight thesis and claims pink, circle abstract associations, highlight evidence yellow & interpretation green
  • Peer revise and edit with checklist and rubric (W5)
  • Revise and publish final drafts

 

Tuesday:

The Great Gatsby Finale:

  • Present George Wilson Character Collage as example
  • Submit essays
  • Work on Character collage
  • If time permits, work on USA TestPrep EOC practice

 

 Wednesday:  PSAT Schedule

The Great Gatsby Finale:

  • Last day to submit essay
  • Analyze “A Dreamed Deferred”  and how it relates to Jay Gatsby

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6JXHzyX60M

  • 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)
  • If finished, Character collage presentations (SL4) –last day for presentation Monday

 

 Thursday:  Early Release Schedule

  • Vocab Unit 14 Intro words 1-6 and complete corresponding “Check for Understanding” questions
  • Students will work on character collage (save to number for presentation on Monday) or USA Testprep EOC practice

 

Friday:  

  • Vocab Unit 14 Intro words 7-12 and complete corresponding “Check for Understanding” questions

Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early twentieth-century foundational works of American Literature (RL9)

  • Close read “When Grizzlies Walked Upright” by Modoc (handout) orally as a class
  • Complete Reading analysis graphic organizer with textual evidence (handout)
  • If time permits, Students will work on character collage (save to number for presentation on Monday) or USA Testprep EOC practice
October 1

Brit Lit Week 9: October 2-6

Time to create your Medieval Newspapers!

Planning your week:

  • Medieval Newspaper- Thursday 10/5
  • Novel Check #5- Friday 9/23
Newspaper Resources:

Editable PowerPoint Newspapers

Extra Newspaper Template

 

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #9
  2. Vocab for Success- none this week
  3. Journal quick writes- none this week

 

Monday:  

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

  • Begin planning and prewriting for Summative Assessment: Medieval Newspaper using planning guide, rubric, directions
  • Independent reading of novels

 

Tuesday:  LAB 202

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

Summative Assessment:  After analyzing the chivalric heroes in three works, students will create a Medieval Newspaper. Must include textual evidence and demonstrate a deep understanding of the characters, themes of redemption and values of the time period.  c (50 pts reading/ 50 pts writing =100 points)

 

Wednesday:  LAB 202

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

Summative Assessment:  After analyzing the chivalric heroes in three works, students will create a Medieval Newspaper. Must include textual evidence and demonstrate a deep understanding of the characters, themes of redemption and values of the time period.  (50 pts reading/ 50 pts writing =100 points)

 

Thursday: LAB 202 

  • MUG 8A
  • Finish and submit newspaper-100 points summative assessement

 

Friday:  PEP RALLY Schedule

  • MUG 8B

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Individual reading of novel with reading check  #5 and chapter summaries and annotations
October 1

American Lit Week 9: October 2-6

Time to Write our Gatsby Essay!

Planning your week:

  • Wealth Extra Credit- Tuesday 10/3
  • Gatsby Argument Essay-Friday 10/6

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) –MUG 9
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-Adjective shifted out of Order in essay
  3. Vocab for Success-none this week
  4. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)

 

Monday: 

  • USATest Prep Full Practice Benchmark
  • If time allows, individual writing conference over 2 perfect sentence assignment and begin character collage

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 9A
  • Collect extra credit Wealth Current Event Analyze assignment (up to 25 points to reading)

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

 

Wednesday: 

  • Brushstrokes- ASO in essay

Continue GG Argument essay using PPT and graphic organizers

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

  

Thursday:

  • MUG 9B

Continue GG Argument essay using PPT and graphic organizers

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

 

Friday: 

  • Present George Wilson Character Collage as example
  • Highlight thesis and claim pink, circle, abstract associations, highlight evidence yellow & interpretation green
  • Peer revise and edit with checklist and rubric (W5)
  • Publish final drafts and submit (80 points to writing and 20 points to language)
  • Work on complete Character Collage