December 10

American Lit Weeks 18-19: December 11-20

 

Enjoy your holidays. I will miss you.

Hot Chocolate Extravaganza- Tuesday 12/12

Current Event Extra Credit- Wednesday 12/13

Suspense Clip for partner share- Wednesday 12/13

Final Exam Presentation– Wednesday 12/20

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #16
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- Suspense Grammar Challenge

 

Monday: 

MUG 16 A

Final exam guided practice

  • Continue Final exam guided practice by viewing scenes from Jurassic Park analyzing techniques used to create suspense and add to Suspense chart.

 

Tuesday:   Hot Chocolate Extravaganza

Grammar:  “Painting with Action Verbs” partner activity from Brushstroke packet

Final exam guided practice

 

 Wednesday: 

  • Turn in extra credit
  • Suspense Grammar Challenge
  • Pair share final film scene selection
  • Begin/continue viewing Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock film clip and North by Northwest analyzing techniques used to create suspense; add to Suspense chart

 

Thursday

MUG 16 B

Final exam guided practice

  • View North by Northwest analyzing techniques used to create suspense; add to Suspense chart

 

Friday- SUB for data day

Suspense Grammar Challenge

Final exam guided practice

  • Finish viewing North by Northwest analyzing techniques used to create suspense; add to Suspense chart
  • Type written analysis & test film presentation

 

 

Monday-

Final exam guided practice

  • Finish typing written analysis

 

Tuesday-No class

 

Wednesday

Finals:  Film Analysis Presentations with peer review (50 pts. Writing & 50 pts. Listening/speaking standards)

Course Evaluation

December 10

Brit Lit Weeks 18-19: December 11-19

   Enjoy your holiday break. I will miss you.

Dates to Remember:

  • White Elephant/Hot Chocolate Extravaganza- Tuesday 12/12
  • “Why Not Eat Insects” Partner Photo Essay Presentation- Tuesday 12/12
  • Final Argument Photo Essay Presentation-Tuesday 12/19

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #18
  2. Vocab of the day- https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day http://www.wordthink.com/
  3. Journal- Perspectives

 

Monday:    

  • MUG 18A

Perspective

Guided partner practice (Photo essay planning sheet graphic organizer)

  • With a partner, create a photo essay for “Why Not Eat Insects” Ted Talk using handouts from last week

 

Tuesday:

White Elephant/Hot Chocolate Extravaganza

Perspective

  • Present Partner Photo Essay for “Why Eat Insects”
  • Write thank you note for  gift

 

Wednesday: 

Perspective

Conduct research of argument essay demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation (W7)

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 17B

Perspective

Conduct research of argument essay demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation (W7)

  • Using graphic organizer, research chosen topic of interest/importance to you.
  • Create argument photo essay using at least 10 images and captions expressing your perspective/position about your chosen topic (rubric/planning guide graphic organizer)

 

Friday:  

Perspective

Conduct research of argument essay demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation (W7)

  • Create argument photo essay using at least 10 images and captions expressing your perspective/position about your chosen topic (rubric/planning guide graphic organizer)

 

 

Monday:   

Perspective

Conduct research of argument essay demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation (W7)

  • Create argument photo essay using at least 10 images and caption expressing your perspective/position about your chosen topic (rubric/planning guide graphic organizer)

 

Tuesday:  FINAL EXAM

  • Finals- present photo argument essay and written research.

 

 

December 3

American Lit Week 17: December 4-8

Talking about our suspense unit, not waiting for EOC scores!

Planning your Week:

  • Vocab Unit 15 RAFT- Friday 12/8
  • Hot Chocolate Extravaganza –Tuesday 12/12
  • Final exam film clip- Wednesday 12/13
  • NF Article Extra Credit- Thursday 12/14

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #15
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- active voice/action verbs
  3. Vocab for Success- Unit 15 (RAFT due 12/8)
  4. Journal-see in individual days for topics

 

Monday: 

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

Vocab Unit 15- oral review

Begin “On the Edge” Suspense Unit-

  • Hook activity using Vertical Limit Video clip & journal quick write
  • Use” Creating Suspense” PPT with video clips and Student notes to intro techniques to build suspense
  • Preview vocab for Poe’s “The Black Cat”
  • Read “The Black Cat”
  • Using Suspense Chart Handout identify 3 suspenseful moments and which techniques Poe used to created them

 

Tuesday:

MUG 15A

Vocab Unit 15 –10 minutes to work on RAFT

Finish “Black Cat”

IF time permits, “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

 

Wednesday: 

Vocab Unit 15 –10 minutes to work on RAFT

 “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

If time permits, begin “The Sound of Thunder”

 

Thursday:

MUG 15B

Vocab Unit 15 –10 minutes to work on RAFT

“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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxgbZAwIhVw

Friday:

Submit Vocab Unit 15 RAFT Assessment (50 points to writing)

Finish “The Sound of Thunder”

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 12/13)

Final exam guided practice

  • View scenes from Jurassic Park analyzing techniques used to create suspense add to Suspense chart

 

December 3

Brit Lit Week 17: December 4-8

Dates to remember:

Novel/Film Analysis Essay- Friday 12/8

White Elephant/Hot Chocolate Extravaganza- Tuesday 12/12

“Why Not Eat Insects” Photo Essay Presentation- Tuesday 12/12

Final Argument Photo Essay-Tuesday 12/19

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #16B, #17
  2. Vocab of the day- https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day http://www.wordthink.com/
  3. Journal- Perspectives

 

Monday:    

  • MUG 16B

Perspective

Springboard 1.6 “Different ways of seeing the world” pp 21-22 (handout)

Define terms of photographic images (handout) then use them to help analyze images using OPTIC strategy

  • Use the QHT strategy to assess prior knowledge of terms on teacher made handout
  • Prezi for introducing OPTIC: https://prezi.com/holuprs9tabn/optic-a-strategy-for-analyzing-visual-arguments/
  • Model use of OPTIC graphic organizer to analyze an image together as a class (PDF “OPTIC Analysis” on projector)
  • Guided Practice: View and analyze “The Goal” and “Migrant Mother” for their frame, subject, cropping, lighting, image, composition, and space using OPTIC.

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 17A

Perspective

Springboard 1.7 “The Visual Argument” Identifying and analyzing rhetorical appeals in visual images.

  • Review notes in survival guide on Ethos, Pathos, Logos
  • Review Springboard pages
  • Analyze Ethos, Pathos, Logos in images from Visual Rhetoric ppt
  • Photo essay Webquest with partners (handout) in classroom Photo Essay Webquest-1wrvbxb

 

Wednesday: 

  • MUG 17B

Perspective

  • Continue with web quest

IF time permits, begin guided partner practice

 

Thursday:

Perspective

Guided partner practice

  • View “Why Not Eat Insects” Ted Talk

https://www.ted.com/talks/marcel_dicke_why_not_eat_insects/up-next

  • First viewing- complete Rhetorical Analysis (handout)
  • Second viewing- complete argument essay graphic organizer(handout)
  • With a partner, create a photo essay for the TedTalk

 

Friday:  

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Compose novel/film analysis essay (100 pts to W2) due end of class