July 31

American Lit Week 1: August 1-3

Welcome to American Lit

 

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. Journal quick writes

 

Wednesday:  

Introduction Activities

  • Welcome with: “I have an affinity for ________ and an aversion to___________” and/or

                         “Preceding the crime I ________, and subsequently, the police ___________.”

  • Syllabus & Course Intro/Policies and procedures quickly.  AM Lit syllabus
  • Grammar formative assessment
  • Organize binders and composition books; inventory supply needs.
  • Student Profile sheets
  • Intro “American Interview” assignment w/ American Dream PPT
  • Respond in journal
  • TRSS forms while you are writing

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

 

Thursday:  

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

LG Preview big idea and vocab & Identify and analyze skills needs for participating in Socratic Seminar

  • Preview the Unit unpacking assessment (Socratic Seminar) creating a graphic organizer of skills needed
  • If time permits, begin Springboard 1.2 with Anticipatory questions: What is a Veteran? Do any of you have Veterans in your family?

HW:  Forms signed/purchase supplies/continue with interviews and bring in 1-2 composition books ASAP

 

Friday:   

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

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

  • 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

July 31

Brit Lit Week 1: August 1-3

Welcome to Brit Lit and Senior Year!

Planning your Week:

  • Signed syllabus and profile sheet back ASAP
  • Purchase supplies for class
  • Select novel for your independent novel study
  • We start vocab on Monday.

 

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. Vocab for Success-none this week (start unit 16 next week)
  2. Journal quick writes

 

Wednesday: 

  • Sign up for Remind 101 on overhead invite Brit Lit remind  
  • Introduction Activities
    • Welcome with: “I have an affinity for ________ and an aversion to___________”. or

                             “Preceding the crime I ________, and subsequently, the police ___________.”

    • TRS forms
    • Brit Lit “What can you expect” PPT
    • Review syllabus/requirements/materials and fill out profile sheet:  Brit syllabus
    • Journal 1: 10 year/ 5 year/ 1 year/ 6 month goal card
    • Intro Brit Lit A/V clip (7 min)
    • Organize binders left in classroom

    LG:  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) c

     

    Thursday:

    • Collect signed syllabus/profile sheet/vocab book money
    • Brushstrokes Review formative assessment (handout) (includes ASO, PP, Appositives. Vivid Verbs)

    LG:  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 MONDAY
    • Before typing letter, research proper letter format on-line & confirm with Mrs. H.

     

    Friday:  ipads from Media Center

    • Collect signed syllabus/profile sheet/vocab book money

    Vocab “Password” Review Units 11-15

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

    LG:  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

    Last 10 minutes of class,  Intro Anglo –Saxons with 10 min A/V clip