November 26

American Lit Week 16: November 27- December 1

EOC Week! You can do this!

 

(Quizlet Lit terms for Milestone)   https://quizlet.com/168663554/georgia-milestones-eoc-american-literature-literary-terms-most-of-the-terms-you-will-ever-need-to-know-flash-cards/

 

 DUE DATES

  • USA TestPrep assignments -due November 28
  • Moby Dick Extra Credit–due November 28
  • Vocab Unit 15-RAFT assessment due 12/8

 

Monday: 

Intro vocab Unit 15 words 1-6 and complete pg.167 “Check for Understanding” EOC Milestone Review

  • Review EOC online Platform with PPT
  • Sentence Error Testing Practice (handout)
  • EOC Vocab Flashcard Review
  • Parallelism Practice with grammar Bytes online
  • Reading Informational/narrative writing 47-50 “Susan B. Anthony” sample items  #5-9

 

Tuesday:

Intro vocab Unit 15 words 7-12 and complete pg.167 “Check for Understanding” (RAFT assessment handout)

EOC Milestone Review

 

Wednesday: 

EOC Milestone Testing Day 1

Thursday:

EOC Milestone Testing Day 2

Friday:

EOC Milestone Testing Day 3

 

November 26

Brit Lit Week 16: November 27- December 1

 Independent novel/film analysis due- Friday December 8th end of class.

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #14 & 15
  2. Vocab of the day- https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day http://www.wordthink.com/
  3. Journal- Perspectives

 

Monday:    

Research independent novel author, annotate and summarize findings (handout) (45 points to reading)

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 15A

Perspective

Springboard 1.3 Importance of Perspective

  • Students complete graphic organizer, imagining the response of each individual in the situation (student pulled over by police giving student a ticket)
  • Narrative Prompt: Compose monologue from one of the perspectives from graphic organizer; instructions on handout (30 points writing)

 

Wednesday: 

  • MUG 15B

Perspective

Excerpts from Grendel by Gardner

Read an excerpt from Grendel  (chapter 11 & 12-)

Complete Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the two perspectives

  • How does John Gardner’s portrayal compare to your understanding of Beowulf?
  • What does this perspective reveal about the writer? Your feelings towards Grendel? Think-pair-share

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 16A
  • Complete Grendel perspective activities
  • Introduce and review independent novel/film analysis essay requirements/rubric (handouts)
  • Brainstorm/plan essay using self-generated graphic organizer

 

Friday:  Media Center

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Compose novel/film analysis essay (W2)

 

November 11

American Lit EOC Extra Help.

The American Literature Team wanted to reach out to you to inform you of an awesome opportunity for your student(s) to receive extra help before they take the American Literature End Of Course assessment (EOC) on November 29-30 and December 1. We are offering morning and afternoon review sessions the week of November 13-17 (see calendar below). These sessions, with their times, are specific and geared toward concepts on the EOC. Since the test dates are almost immediately following the November break, we want to be sure the students have time to review before they leave.

 

Schedule Monday Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday Friday
 

Morning Teacher and Room #

7:15-8:15

McClure

Room 107

7:15-8:15

Riley

Room 9105

7:15-8:15

Riley

Room 9105

7:15-8:15

Crandall

FA Lab 9234

7:15-8:15

Riley

Room 9105

 

Session:

Rhetorical Devices

Narrative Writing: Dialog

Test-Taking Skills Synthesis Writing Tone and Author’s Purpose
 

Afternoon Teacher and Room #

3:45-4:45

McClure

Room 107/Lab 113

3:45 -4:45

Crandall

FA Lab 9234

3:45-4:45

Crandall

FA Lab 9234

3:45-4:45

McClure

Room 107/Lab 113

Session: Constructed Response Academic Vocabulary Rubric Review EOC Grammar

 

 

We are reviewing daily in class as well and the two class periods the week of the EOC are 100% practice/review for the EOC. This test score will be 20% of their overall grade for the class, and our goal is student success, so please encourage your student(s) to attend any or all of these review sessions!

November 11

American Lit Week 15: November 13-17

Important Due Dates:

Daily Bell Ringer Activities: 

Writing Workshop

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #14
  2. Lit Term Review
  3. EOC Language Practice
(Quizlet Lit terms for Milestone) Quizlet American Lit terms

EOC Info

 

 Monday: 

Lit term Friday- #9 Characterization

Finish Naturalism “To Build a Fire” activities from Friday (themes graphic organizer, plot diagram)

If time permits, EOC Milestone Review

  • Reading Literary page 33 “from Little Woman” and “The Eyes Have it” pp 39-42 sample items

 

Tuesday:

Mug 14 A

Lit term Friday- #10 Satire/Parody

Review Touchstone #3 results analyzing questions and answers using document camera and teacher modeling meta-cognition, test-taking strategies

 

Wednesday: 

Lit term Friday- #11 Interior Monologue

EOC Milestone Review (Realism, language, narrative)

  • Intro Mark Twain with PPT
  • Language-constructed response – EOC sample item #15-17 “A Fable” by Mark Twain
  • EOC narrative practice–  After viewing the funeral scene from the film, retell the scene from one of the characters’ perspectives using first person POV.  (Tom, Aunt Polly, Sid, or Preacher).  Be sure to add not just correctly punctuated dialogue but also interior monologue (what your character is thinking).

 

Thursday:

MUG 14B

Flashcards due- (100 points to language standard)

EOC Milestone Review

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

 

Friday: Happy Thanksgiving.

EOC Milestone Review

  • EOC Vocab Review with flashcards #1
  • “How to recognize ethos, pathos, logos” A/V clip (4 min)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf81d0YS58E

  • 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)
November 11

Brit Lit Week 15: November 13-17

 Springboard Log in

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #14
  2. Vocab for Success- Unit 20 (Quiz Thursday 11/16)
  3. Brushstrokes- with vocab words
  4. Journal quick writes- none this week

 

Monday:    

Amnesty Day: Students will work on missing assignments or redo assignments to show mastery of the standards.

Vocab Unit 20 –book work

Assign Film Analysis notes for independent novel

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 14A
  • Vocab Unit 20-write sentences using brushstroke

Perspective

  1. Introduce the idea of perspective with teacher made “Perception PPT”
  2. Previewing the Unit,  Springboard Activity 1.1: Silent conversation (butcher paper gallery walk) to answer the following questions:
  • How does perspective influence perception?
  • What does it mean to be a “stranger in the village”?
  • Have you ever felt like an outsider? Describe your experience.
  • What do you do when you disagree with someone’s perspective?
  1. Unpack skills and knowledge needed to master Argument Photo Essay using web on large poster paper, sticky notes and laminated skills and knowledge

 

Wednesday: 

Vocab Unit 20 Review

Perspective

Springboard 1.2 “Perception is everything”

  1. Continue with PPT: view perspective puzzles – After examining the perception puzzles, think-pair-share with a partner how your perception changes as you continue to look at the image. What makes your perception change?
  2. Introduce aphorisms about perception and analyze meaning
  3. Create a bumper sticker expressing your PERCEPTION or a general truth about the world. Rubric/instructions (30 pts to SL)

Thursday:

  • MUG 14B
  • Vocab Unit 20 Quiz (M/C, composing sentences)

Analyze author’s choices of multiple perspectives in a story

  • View Vantage Point creating graphic organizer of the information that is gained from each character’s perspective

 

Friday:  Happy Thanksgiving

  • Independent novel notes/film analysis check in.

Analyze author’s choices of multiple perspectives in a story

  • View Vantage Point creating graphic organizer of the information that is gained from each character’s perspective

 

 

November 5

American Lit Week 14: November 6-10

   Transcendentalism

Important Due Dates:

EOC Flashcard Assignment- Thursday 11/16   EOC Study Guide (Vocab starts pg. 30)

Moby Dick film Review extra credit- Tuesday 11/28

USA Test Prep Assignments are due Tuesday 11/28  USA Testprep Log in Link 

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #13
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- Appositive
  3. Vocab – EOC terms Vocab
  4. EOC Test Prep-Language Skills

 

Monday: 

  • MUG #13A

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information on Transcendentalism presented in different media or formats (RI7)

  • Intro basic ideas of transcendentalism with Overview handout having students highlight key points and main ideas.
  • View Dead Poets Society  completing viewing guide of Transcendentalism themes (handout)

 

Tuesday:   Teacher Work Day

 

 Wednesday: 

Lit term #7

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information on Transcendentalism presented in different media or formats (RI7).

  • View Dead Poets Society  completing theme viewing guide of Transcendentalism themes

 

Thursday:

  • MUG #13B
  • Vocab –EOC term Vocab

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information on Transcendentalism presented in different media or formats (RI7).

  • Close read Ralph Waldo Emerson  “Nature” highlighting themes of transcendentalism

Linking Transcendentalism to the Present

  • Close read poem “In the Depths of Solitude” by Tupac Springboard 4.5 annotating poem circling transcendentalism themes

 

Friday

Lit term #8

Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a narrative developing themes of realism and naturalism (Rl2)

  • Intro realism
  • Close read A.E. Robinson “Richard Cory” (narrative poem) annotations & questions on poetic devices, tone, subject, etc.
  • Using PDF Presentation, intro naturalism as a sub-genre of realism
  • View film Jack London’s “To Build a Fire” (survival of the fittest) from media center
  • Analyze elements of plot, setting, characters and how the author’s choices support themes of naturalism
November 5

Brit Lit Week 14: November 6-10

We finish Macbeth this week.

Planning your week:

  • Macbeth test Friday 11/10 (Make sure  your study guide is complete)
  • Finish reading your independent novel by Friday  11/10
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) #13
  2. Vocab for Success- Unit 20 (quiz on Thursday 11/16)
  3. Brushstrokes- none this week
  4. Journal quick writes- none this week

 

Monday: 

Vocab Unit 20 –book work

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

  • Journal Macbeth #6 Guiltiness PPT- students glue in Bob Marley’s song lyrics to “Guiltiness” in journal and make text to text connections in journal
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP3VsZ7QD08 (lyrics)
  • Turn in journal for writing grading
  • Present sociogram project (50 points reading standards)
  • View and analyze multiple interpretations of a Macbeth evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (RL7)

 

Tuesday:  Student Holiday/Teacher Work day

 

Wednesday: 

  • MUG 13A
  • Vocab Unit 20 –book work

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

  • Review using Nearpod app and teacher made review activities Technology needed phone or computer
  • Review with student made review games.
  • View and analyze multiple interpretations of a Macbeth evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (RL7)

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 13B
  • Vocab Unit 20 –book work

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

  • Kahoot on-line review game (teacher made) Technology needed phone or computer
  • Answer the unit question “How is Macbeth a tragic hero?” (PPT slide handout w/traits/ rubric) 50 points to writing standard

 

Friday:  

  • Lit Term #19 Hyperbole

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

  • Macbeth Assessment (100 pts. reading standard) (themes GO w /M/C & constructed response)

After assessment, Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Final novel check #9
  • Complete novel notes graphic organizer (handout)