August 26

American Lit Week 5: August 27-31

We continue our study of The Great Gatsby.

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG 4 (Mechanics, usage, grammar)
  2. Vocab for Success-Unit 12 Quiz on Friday
  3. Reader/writer journal

 

Monday:  

USA Test Prep on classroom Computers (Complete practice exercises and/or retake test) 1. GG2 “Appearances” –Write ½ page journal entry in composition book(handout)

2. Vocab Unit 12 – Practice worksheet (handout)

3. STEAL characterization Sheet for Gatsby Character

Station one

Students will work for 45 minutes in the groups above then switch activities for the second 45 minutes.

 

Tuesday:

  • Mug 4A
  • Vocab Unit 12 bookwork

Gatsby

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

  • Review Wealth abstract words to help with commentary/interpretation of textual evidence and discuss use of graphic organizer to collect textual evidence
  • Continue reading and analyzing The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer if time permits

Audiobook: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soMKdFH8y1Q&t=766s   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3g6mElQTzQ

 

 

Wednesday:   SUB Early Release

USA Test Prep on classroom Computers (Complete practice exercises and/or retake test) ·         Vocab Unit 12 bookwork pg 133

 

Station One

Station Two

 

**Work half the period then switch

 

Thursday:  

  • Mug 4B
  • Vocab Unit 12 – Vocab Unit 12 Kahoots

LG:  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
  • When finished with chapter 3, complete reading check over chapters 1-3 (30 pts. reading stand.)
  • Author John Green on Gatsby A/V clip (after chapter 3)

 

 

Friday: 

  • Lit Term Friday #3
  • Vocab Unit 12 assessment M/C and sentence writing (50 pts. Language standards) *Bonus points for vocab flashcards

LG:  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
  • Analyze multiple interpretations of a story (RL7) by viewing film clips of The Great Gatsby
August 26

Brit Lit Week 5: August 27-31

William, a chivalric hero?

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #4
  2. Vocab for Success- unit 17 Quiz on Friday
  3. Journal quick writes

 

Monday: Sub

Vocab Unit 17 bookwork

Transition from Unit 1 Beowulf to Unit 2 Sir Gawain Activities:

  • Journal: SG 1: How is Beowulf different than modern day heroes?
  • 15 minute Medieval Scavenger Hunt: Working on computers & phones, students will research Medieval topics: Medieval romance /knights/ chivalry/feudalism/beheading game/weapons & warfare/King Arthur . completing 5 Facts handout  (They can work in pairs if they want)

Analyze multiple interpretations of Beowulf evaluating how each version interprets the source text (W7)

  • Beowulf’s epic finale: View “Beowulf” from History Channel’s Clash of the Gods series and think, pair share commonalities and differences to the text.

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 4A
  • Vocab Unit 17 bookwork

LG: Examine the Medieval time period through research to gain a better understanding of chivalric heroes and Sir Gawain

  • Using Compare/ contrast PPT and “Compare and Contrast Epic & Chivalric hero” quotes of support graphic organizer
  • View “Worst Job in History – Medieval”  with guided notes

 

Wednesday:  Sub/ Early Release

  • Vocab Unit 17- review words and complete pg 194

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

  • Review definition of anachronism top of handout
  • View scenes A Knight’s Tale: William, a chivalric hero and deleted scene “Heart of a knight”
  • Take notes on elements of the chivalric hero using graphic organizer and theme analysis-Redemption GO

 

Thursday: 

  • MUG 4B
  • Vocab Unit 17 nearpod review with ipads

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

  • Intro extra credit extension assignment: -Create a Code of Chivalry
  • View scenes from  A Knight’s Tale: William, a chivalric hero

If time permits, added time for vocab practice

 

Friday:  

LG: Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words

  • Vocab Unit 17 assessment M/C and sentence writing (50 pts. Language standards)
  • Lit Term Review #12

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Individual reading of novel with reading check #2 and chapter summaries
August 19

American Lit Week 4: August 20-24

How does Fitzgerald portray the corruption of the American Dream?

 

Daily Opening Activities:

  1. MUG 3 (Mechanics, usage, grammar)
  2. Vocab for Success-Unit 12
  3. Reader/writer journal

 

Monday:  

  • Brushstrokes- Add “Phrases” notes to SG book (handout)
  • Vocab Unit 12 Intro words 1-6 with corresponding “Check for Understanding” questions pg.129

Gatsby Intro Activities:

 

Tuesday:

  • Mug 4A
  • Vocab Unit 12 Intro words 7-12 with corresponding “Check for Understanding” questions pg.129

Continue Gatsby Intro Activities:

  • Finish activities from yesterday
  • Intro and discuss 1920s, Gatsby & Fitzgerald ” with PPT (doodle notes)
  • Concrete and abstract mini lesson PPT and Wealth PPT and (handout)
  • Review summative assessment of argument essay “Does wealth corrupt?” and finding textual evidence for support with graphic organizer

 

Wednesday:   

  • Vocab Unit 12 bookwork

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

 

Thursday:  OPEN HOUSE

  • Mug 4B
  • Vocab Unit 12 book work

LGAnalyze 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

 

Friday:  Pep Rally Schedule

LGAnalyze 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

LG:  Analyze multiple interpretations of Gatsby evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (RL7)

Analyze multiple interpretations of the text by viewing film clips of The Great Gatsby

August 17

Brit Lit Week 4: 20-24

 

 

Planning your Week:   HOYA PRIDE WEEK!  Dress Up!

Monday 8/20- Proposal and Beowulf Resume due

Thursday 8/23-Grendel Perspective narrative first draft due when you walk in the door; final by end of class

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #3
  2. Vocab for Success- unit 17  (Quiz on 8/31)
  3. Journal quick writes

 

Monday:  

  • Vocab Unit 17 Intro words 1-6 with corresponding “Check for Understanding” questions pg.191
  • Submit resumes and proposals

LG:  Write narratives using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences

  • Discuss showing not telling using narrative mentor text We Were Liars by Lockhart and pp167-168 (“the death of Don”) from Grendel by Gardner
  • Students create a sticky note checklist of what they notice about the texts- add to survival guide
  • Introduce Grendel’s Perspective Narrative (handout)
  • Collaboratively complete graphic organizer analyzing the battle scene from both Beowulf and Grendel’s perspectives

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 3A
  • Vocab Unit 17 Intro words 7-12with corresponding “Check for Understanding” questions pg.191

LG:  Write narratives using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences

  • Draft Grendel’s Perspective Narrative

 

Wednesday:  202

LG:  Write narratives using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences

  • Compose first draft on computers on Beowulf summative assessment– Grendel’s Perspective Narrative –due tomorrow when you walk in the door

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 3B
  • Vocab Unit 17-book work

LG:  Write narratives using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences

  • Peer edit, revise and publish Grendel’s Perspective Narrative –due end of class

IF TIME PERMITS:

LG:  Analyze multiple interpretations of Beowulf evaluating how each version interprets the source text (W7)

  • Beowulf’s epic finale: View “Beowulf” from History Channel’s Clash of the Gods series and think, pair share commonalities and differences to the text.

 

Friday:  

LG: Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words

  • Vocab Unit 17 bookwork
  • Lit Term Review #14 Connotation/Denotation

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Reading Check #1
  • Individual reading of novel with reading check and chapter summaries
August 12

Brit Lit Week 3: August 13-17

 

Planning your Week:

·        Vocab Unit 16 quiz- Friday 8/17 (make flashcards to help study and  for bonus points)

·        Novels and proposals due Friday 8/17

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #2
  2. Vocab for Success- unit 16 (Quiz on Friday)
  3. Journal quick writes

 

Monday:

  • Brushstroke review- Review ASO by composing 2 sentences about Beowulf using ASO
  • Vocab Unit 16 bookwork

LG:  Analyze how Beowulf fits the role of the epic hero.

  • Review purpose for reading: analyze Beowulf as an epic hero & analyze author’s craft for narrative writing
  • Continue reading/analyzing Beowulf– complete doodle sheet “HERO Resume” doodle notes & graphic organizer as we read

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 2A
  • Vocab Unit 16 bookwork

LG:  Analyze how Beowulf fits the role of the epic hero.

  • Review previous reading with discussions of graphic organizer, hero notes and A/V clip “Character Review Part 2” (60 seconds)
  • Continue reading/analyzing Beowulf– complete “HERO Resume” doodle notes & graphic organizer as we read

 

Wednesday: 

  • Brushstroke review- Review by composing 2 sentences about Beowulf using Participles phrases
  • Vocab Unit 16

LG:  Analyze how Beowulf fits the role of the epic hero.

  • Analyze how Beowulf fits the role of the epic hero
  • Finish reading/analyzing Beowulf– complete “HERO Resume” doodle notes & graphic organizer as we read
  • If time permits, begin resume

 

Thursday: Room 202

  • MUG 2B
  • Vocab Unit16 Kahoots Review with ipad  minis

LG:  Analyze how Beowulf fits the role of the epic hero.

  • Compose Resume for Beowulf as an epic hero using proper resume format and textual evidence for support. (Partners optional) (50 pts to reading standard)

 

Friday:   

LG:  Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words (L6)

  • Vocab Unit 16 assessment (multiple choice and sentence writing) (50 pts. to Language standard)
  • Lit Term Review #12 Simile/Metaphor

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Submit Proposal if not completed already
  • Begin reading novel creating check points (record on bookmark)
August 10

American Lit Week 3: August 13-17

Does it still exist?

Planning your week at home:

·        Finish  USA TestPrep pretest and begin practice exercises

·        Study Vocab Unit 11 making bonus points flashcards- quiz is on Friday

·        We have our Socratic Seminar Wednesday

Daily Opening Activities:

  1. MUG 2 (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #2
  2. Vocab for Success-Unit 11 (quiz August 17)
  3. Reader/writer journal

 

Monday:

  • Vocab Unit 11 book work

Springboard 1.10:  LG Identify and apply use of exemplification, negation, function and classification to define the concept of freedom (W2). (pp 56-58)

  • Review/define exemplification, negation, function and classification using Unpacking EA1 handout
  • Read aloud “What is Freedom” marking the text for definition strategies
  • Complete Check for Understand chart (pg. 58)
  • Collaboratively, complete the strategies side of “An American is…” graphic organizer

 

Tuesday:

  • Mug 2A
  • Vocab Unit 11

LG:  Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (SL1)

  • Opening Activity: American Dream Basket Ball
  • View and discuss Photo essay “Who Still Believes in the American Dream” “Who Still Believes in the American Dream”
  • American Dream Portraits
  • Complete Socratic Seminar prep graphic organizer using interview, assignments, graphic organizers,

 

Wednesday:   

  • Brushstrokes- Create grammar/brushstroke tabs to Survival guide and add “Clauses” notes to notebook
  • Khan Academy- Clauses
  • Vocab book work

LG:  Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (SL1)

Assessment 1:  Participate in Socratic Seminar (rubric)

Wrap up:

  • Create poster defining the American Dream on American flag graphic

 

Thursday: 

  • MUG 2B
  • Vocab Unit 11 review with Kahoots iPad minis

LG:  Conduct short research project (W7)

Intro Great Gatsby:

  • Intro quick research assignment of 1920s: Political-Fashion-Economical-Cultural-
  • Students will research internet for facts from chosen area and write findings on poster paper [computers, iPad, smart phones]

 

Friday: 

LG:   Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words (L6)

  • Vocab Unit 11 Quiz (50 pts language standards)
  • Lit term #1 Theme notes in survival guide

Intro Great Gatsby:

  • Survey pg. 63 Springboard discuss
  • Finish any missing/incomplete assignments
August 5

American Lit Week 2: August 6-10

What does it mean to be an American?

Planning your Week:

  • Interviews due Thursday 8/9
  • Have classroom supplies ASAP

 

Daily Opening Activities

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG 1 (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #1
  2. Vocab for Success-Unit 11 (quiz August 17)
  3. Reader/writer journal

Monday:

  • Intro Unit 11 Vocab words 1-6 and corresponding fill in the blank exercises

Springboard 1.4:  LG Analyze thematically linked poems (tone, imagery diction) & Create a thesis supporting it with textual evidence (pp 16-18)

  • Close read poems marking the text
  • Collaboratively complete graphic organizer (pg. 552)comparing/contrasting author’s tone, diction and imagery
  • R/W Journal: Create thesis statement address authors’ tones: While Whitman uses a _____ tone in his poem “I Hear America Sing”, Hughes’ tone in “I, Too, Sing America” is ________ & ________.
  • Compose well-developed paragraph supporting thesis with textual evidence.
  • Return to poem, highlight any textual evidence pink that you can use in your in Socratic seminar summative assessment and add thoughts to “An American is…”GO

 

Tuesday:

  • Mug 1A
  • Intro Unit 11 Vocab words 7-12 and corresponding fill in the blank exercises
  • Finish Springboard lesson 1.4
  • If time permits, begin Springboard8
  • Independent reading/organize notebooks

 

Wednesday:   

  • Vocab book work

Springboard 1.8:  LG: Analyze use of imagery in poetry and visual text & Research and explain significance of iconic American Image (pp.42-47)

  • Close read poems marking the text
  • Collaboratively complete text dependent questions
  • Highlight any textual evidence pink that you can use in your in Socratic seminar summative assessment and add thoughts to “An American is…”prewrite GO.
  • On computers, research iconic American image that reflect what it is to be an American. Send to Mrs. Hagerty. Complete photo plaque card to hang next to photo

Possible sites to find iconic American Images:

http://blissfullydomestic.com/life-bliss/most-iconic-american-images/

http://100photos.time.com/

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/01/world/gallery/iconic-images/

https://www.buzzfeed.com/gabrielsanchez/the-most-powerful-pictures-in-american-history?utm_term=.lslvLOmEPG#.tuk5rQnDYP

Thursday:   Lab 417

  • Turn in Interview
  • Mug 1B
  • Vocab quick review
  • Complete Springboard 1.8
  • Student will present photo in Photo Walk (20 points writing standard)

 

Friday:  LAB 417

  • USA TestPrep EOC Full length Benchmark Baseline Assessment
  • Vocab Unit 11 book work
August 5

Brit Lit Week 2: August 6-10

Anglo-Saxons

Planning your Week:

Freshmen letter due- Monday 8/6

Pick your independent novel by- Friday 8/10

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG 2 (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #2
  2. Vocab for Success- unit 16 (Quiz August 17)
  3. Brushstrokes/Mentor Sentences- review
  4. Journal quick writes

 

Monday:

  • Turn in advice letter to underclassman (50 pts writing standards)
  • Intro Unit 16 Vocab words 1-6 and corresponding fill in the blank exercises
  • Discuss Beowulf assessments (Resume, Narrative). Examine the Anglo-Saxon community to gain a better understanding of Beowulf as the oldest surviving English national epic
  • Introduction to Anglo-Saxons Period– 16 min A/V clip
  • View United Streaming video of an Anglo-Saxon community – Stowa (4 mins)
  • IF time permits, work on computers – research an article on the Anglo-Saxons. Read it, annotate it and compose a 40 word summary in MLA format (due at the end of lab time tomorrow – partners optional). Rubric

 

 

Tuesday:  208 LAB or 202

  • MUG 2A
  • Intro Unit 16 Vocab words 7-12 and corresponding fill in the blank exercises
  • Work on computers – research an article on the Anglo-Saxons. Read it, annotate it and compose a 40 word summary in MLA format (due at the end of lab time – partners optional). Rubric
  • Work on Vocab when finished

 

Wednesday: 

  • Brushstrokes Review –review pretest from last week; using laminated brushstrokes sentence starters, students will work in pairs to create sentences on posters
  • Vocab Unit 16 bookwork

Examine the Anglo-Saxon community to gain a better understanding of Beowulf as the oldest surviving English national epic

  • View “Worst Job in History – Anglo-Saxon Era”

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 2B

Analyze how Beowulf fits the role of the epic hero.

  • Beowulf PPT with guided notes/graphic organizer
  • Begin reading/analyzing Beowulf (handout) – complete doodle sheet “HERO” & graphic organizer as we read

 

 

Friday:  

Lit Term 14 “Denotation & Connotation”

Brit Lit author/novel studies: Intro Proposal Assignment with teacher made PPT

  • Anticipatory activity: Funny Marriage Proposal A/V Clip
  • Discuss the who- what -why of proposals with PPT (print rubric last page)
  • View student sample
  • Students will create a proposal for novel/author/film study including:
  1. NOVEL- title, author, date written/first published, number of pages, synopsis, availability
  2. FILM- film title, release date, actors, length, availability
  3. RATIONAL-reason for your choice. Why is this novel and film a good choice for you?