September 30

American Lit Week 9: October 1-5

 

Welcome back from Fall Break!

Planning your Week:

  • Character Collage Presentation –Wed.10/3
  • GG Essay rewrites- Friday 10/5 (must have writing conference and visit Writing Center)
  • USATestPrep-Red Dot Assignment every night for homework

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) 7
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-Participle Phrases

Monday:  Lab 417

MUG #7A

The Great Gatsby Finale

  • As a class, create Works cited page for primary source (Fitzgerald) and secondary source (Donaldson) used.
  • Return essays-students may rewrite with writing conference and visit to writing center
  • Present George Wilson Character Collage as example
  • Discuss USATest Prep Red Dot assignment (handout) and due dates

 

Tuesday:   LAB 417

The Great Gatsby Finale:

  • Work on Character collage
  • USA TestPrep EOC Red Dot assignment practice

 

Wednesday: 

MUG #7B

The Great Gatsby Finale:

  • 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/return novels
  • Character collage presentations (SL4)  (with rubric)

 

 Thursday:

  • Brushstrokes- Intro Participle Phrases with PPT and notes (glue into composition book)
  • Finish Character Collage presentations

Intro American Literature Periods Overview

 

Friday: 

  • Lit Term Friday- #4 Point of View

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

Native American

  • Close read “When Grizzlies Walked Upright” by Modoc  orally as a class
  • Complete Reading analysis graphic organizer with textual evidence

 

September 30

Brit Lit Week 9: October 1-5

Shakespeare

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #7
  2. Brushstroke review

 

Monday:  

Vocab Word Study “Proverbs” page 207

Novel Study

  • Independent Novel Author Study- research, annotate and summarize informational article about your author. (handout) (50 points to reading standard)

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 7A

Amnesty Day- Student will submit or finish any missing assignments, redo assignments to show mastery of standards or spend time reading independent novel

 

Wednesday:

 Brushstroke review- “Write Like a Pro” handout

LG:  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” from projection screen
  • Students will choose a graphic novel from provided stack and independently read
  • Collaboratively with a partner, create a graphic novel page about a moment in time in Brit Lit

 

Thursday

  • MUG 7B
  • Brushstroke review- Continue with “Write Like a Pro” handout

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

  • Worst Jobs in History

 

Friday:  

Lit Term Friday

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Students will independently read, annotate and summarize Brit Lit novel of choice; Reading Check #6
September 16

American Lit Week 8: September 17-21

Time write your essay!

Planning your Week:

Each night you should be working on your Gatsby Essay. Due on FRIDAY! Visit our Writing Center Tuesday and Wednesday in Lab 9129 FA after school for extra help!

 

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) –in essay
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-Adjective shifted out of Order in essay
  3. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)  DUE TUESDAY

 

Monday: 

Journal #6 “Is Gatsby really Great?” (turn in journals for a grade tomorrow)

LG: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence (W1)

Begin GG Argument essay using PPT and graphic organizers:

  • Create thesis/claim statements
  • Complete outline
  • Read NF article “Possession in the GG” and highlight any supporting evidence (finish for homework)

 

Tuesday:

Continue GG Argument essay using PPT and graphic organizers

  • Review 2nd source from yesterday
  • Model body paragraphs
  • Begin composing body paragraphs using CEI graphic organizers (finish for homework)

 

Wednesday: 

  • Brushstrokes- ASO in essay

Continue GG Argument essay using PPT and graphic organizers

  • Add counter argument (GO) if time permits
  • Compose intro and conclusion paragraphs with GO (finish for homework)
  • Begin typing final draft

 

Thursday: LAB 417

  • Present George Wilson Character Collage as example
  • Type first draft (finish for homework)
  • Highlight thesis and claim pink, circle, abstract associations, highlight evidence yellow & interpretation green

 

Friday:  LAB 417

  • Collect extra credit Wealth Current Event Analyze assignment (up to 25 points to reading)
  • 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 Character Collage
September 16

Brit Lit Week 8: September 17-21

 

Time to create!

Newspaper Resources:

https://www.presentationmagazine.com/editable-powerpoint-newspapers-407.htm

 

http://www.extranewspapers.com/newspaper-template-pack-word-school/

Planning your week:

  • Medieval Newspaper- Friday 9/21
  • Novel Check #5- Friday 9/21
  • Vocab Unit 18 Quiz- Friday 9/21
  • Last day to submit Code of Chivalry Extra Credit- Friday 9/21

 

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) – in newspaper
  2. Vocab for Success- Unit 18

 

Monday:  

Vocab Unit 18- book work

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

  • Continue First Knight, Lancelot, the unlikely chivalric hero
  • Examine how Lancelot behaves. He presents positive & negative examples of chivalry graphic organizer.
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO

 

Tuesday:

  • Vocab Unit 18 book work

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

  • Finish First Knight, Lancelot, the unlikely chivalric hero if needed
  • Examine how Lancelot behaves. He presents positive & negative examples of chivalry graphic organizer.
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO
  • Begin planning and prewriting for Summative Assessment: Medieval Newspaper using planning guide, rubric, directions

 

Wednesday:  room 202

  • Vocab Unit 18-book work

LG:  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.  Directions/ Rubric (50 pts reading/ 50 pts writing =100 points)

 

Thursday:  room 202

  • Vocab Unit 18 Kahoot 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.

  • 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.  Directions/ Rubric (50 pts reading/ 50 pts writing =100 points)

 

Friday:  HAPPY FALL BREAK

Lit Term Friday #15 Irony

Turn in newspaper

Submit extra credit

Vocab Unit 18 assessment M/C and sentence writing (50 pts. Language standards)

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Individual reading of novel with reading check #5 and chapter summaries and annotations
September 9

Brit Lit Week 7: September 10-14

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #6
  2. Vocab for Success- unit 18 (Quiz on 9/22)
  3. Journal quick writes- none this week

 

Monday:  

Vocab Unit 18-intro words 7-14 and complete corresponding sentences

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

  • Intro Sir Gawain with the “Knight’s Code of Chivalry” A/V clip (3 min)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2ZaNK5EOgQ

  • View “Sir Gawain” Intro PPT with guided notes
  • Begin reading and analyzing Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (text pp 171-183)
  • Analyze chivalric hero using graphic organizer and hero chart
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 6A

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

  • Continue reading and analyzing Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (text pp 171-183) and filling out hero GO
  • Review with detailed PPT:    http://www.slideshare.net/spinheiro79/ppt-sir-gawainandthegreenknight and “Sir Gawain official Selection” A/V summary (6 min)
  • Theme analysis-Redemption
  • If time permits, Sir Gawain Text Autopsy Activity- On poster paper, pairs will dissect the text, reconstruct meaning and diagnosis which chivalric hero trait the text justifies (direction/rubric) Student will then complete Epic vs Chivalric hero chart. (students have this from beginning of unit)

 

Wednesday: 

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

  • Sir Gawain Text Autopsy Activity- On poster paper, pairs will dissect the text, reconstruct meaning and diagnose which chivalric hero trait the text justifies (direction/rubric) Student will then complete Epic vs Chivalric hero chart. (students have this from beginning of unit)
  • If time permits First Knight (film) Lancelot, the unlikely chivalric hero
  • Examine how Lancelot behaves. He presents positive & negative examples of chivalry graphic organizer.
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO

 

Thursday: 

  • MUG 6B

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

  • Continue First Knight (film)  Lancelot, the unlikely chivalric hero
  • Examine how Lancelot behaves. He presents positive & negative examples of chivalry graphic organizer.
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO

 

Friday:  Pep Rally Schedule

Lit Term Friday #15

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Individual reading of novel with reading check and chapter summaries and annotations  READING CHECK #4
September 9

American Lit Week 7: September 10-14

Resources for Gatsby:

Audiobook:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niA9bZ9Lunc

Sparknotes:

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gatsby/section1.rhtml

Crash Course:  (spoiler alert!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw9Au9OoN88

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #6
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-Adjectives shifted out of order
  3. Vocab for Success- Unit 13 RAFT- due Wednesday 9/12
  4. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)

 

Monday:    

  • Brushstrokes- Continue with “Adjectives out of order” PPT and practice
  • Vocab Unit 13–RAFT

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

  • Gatsby Two Perfect CEI Sentences formative assessment (30 pts. writing standard)
  • Intro “Wealth Extra Credit Assignment” –due Monday 9/17

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 6A
  • Vocab 13- RAFT

LG:  Analyze 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-chapter 7

 

Wednesday: 

  • Vocab 13- RAFT DUE
  • Journal #5 “Daisy” (after chapter 7)

LG:  Analyze 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 Ch 8

 

Thursday:  

  • MUG 6B
  • Vocab 13- bookwork
  • Brushstrokes: Compose sentence with ASO about a character corrupted by wealth in Gatsby-tape to board

Example:  George Wilson, despondent and weak, suspects that his wife is having an affair with a wealthy man.

LG:  Analyze 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 Ch 9

 

Friday: 

  • Lit Term Friday- #5 “Antagonist/Protagonist”
  • Vocab Unit 13 –alternate assessment opportunity

LG:  Analyze 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
  • Reading check after chapters 7-9 (30 pts. reading stand.)
  • Analyze multiple interpretations of a story (RL7) by viewing film clips of The Great Gatsby
September 3

American Lit Week 6: September 3-7

How does Fitzgerald portray the corruption of the American Dream?

Resources for Gatsby:

Audiobook:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niA9bZ9Lunc

Sparknotes: Spark notes

http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gatsby/section1.rhtml

Crash Course:  (spoiler alert!)

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #5
  2. Vocab for Success-Unit 13 delayed start Assessment Friday 9/21
  3. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)

 

Monday:  Labor Day

Tuesday:

  • MUG 5A
  • Journal GG#4 Gossip

LGL  Analyze 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 4-6 looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer

 

Wednesday: 

  • Vocab Unit 13- Intro words 1-6 with corresponding sentences

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

  • Discuss Character Collage and graphic organizer for gathering textual evidence (handout)
  • Read and analyze The Great Gatsby 4-6 looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 5B
  • Vocab Unit 13- Intro words 7-12 with corresponding sentences

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 Chapter 5 audiobook:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YupaESYcBjc

 

Friday: 

  • Lit Term Friday #4

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
  • Reading check after chapters 4-6 (30 pts. reading stand.)
  • Analyze multiple interpretations of a story (RL7) by viewing film clips of The Great Gatsby
September 3

Brit Lit Week 6: September 3-7

We continue our Chivalric Hero studies.

 

Additional resources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWU54AKk8YE  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7j0V1AHvBU

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #5
  2. Vocab for Success- unit 18 (quiz Friday 9/21)
  3. Journal quick writes

 

Monday: Labor Day

 

Tuesday:

MUG 5A

Brushstrokes- Create sentences about characters from A Knight’s tale using ASO

Review the extra credit extension assignment:  -Create a Code of Chivalry –due Wednesday

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

  • Finish viewing Knight’s Tale

 

 

Wednesday: 

  • Senior Seminar with Counselors 10:42-11:30

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

  • Finish viewing Knight’s Tale
  • Complete Chivalric hero graphic organizer, discuss
  • Write a well-organized paragraph analyzing whether William fits the requirements of the chivalric hero or not. (underline thesis) (30 points writing standard)
  • Add Knight’s Tale/William to redemption theme GO

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 5B
  • Vocab word Unit 18 Intro words 1-6

LG:  Analyze the behaviors and values of the time period and evaluate and compare/contrast chivalric heroes and the reoccurring theme of redemption Sir Gawain Anticipatory Activity:  acting out skits based on four scenarios derived from SG plot events

  • Finish A Knight’s Tale activities if needed
  • Sir Gawain Anticipatory Activity: acting out skits based on four scenarios derived from SG plot events
  • Intro Sir Gawain with the “Knight’s Code of Chivalry” A/V clip (3 min) in folder or on youtube for better clarity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2ZaNK5EOgQ
  • View “Sir Gawain” Intro PPT with guided notes

 

Friday:  

Lit Term #15 Irony

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Individual reading of novel with reading check and chapter summaries