December 9

American Lit Weeks 18 & 19: December 10-21

Suspense!

Planning your last 2 weeks:

Hot Chocolate Extravaganza- Wednesday 12/12

Current Event Extra Credit- Wednesday 12/12  Extra Credit NF current event

Black Cat Vocab RAFT- Friday 12/14

Suspense Clip for partner share- Monday 12/17

Final Exam Presentation– Friday 12/21

Daily Opeining Activities:

Writing Workshop

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #16
  2. Black Cat Vocab RAFT  Black cat vocab
  3. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- Suspense Grammar Challenge

 

Monday: 

MUG 16 A

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 Monday 12/21)

Final exam guided practice

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

 

 

Tuesday:

  • Vocab- RAFT with Black Cat Vocab

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 

 

 

Wednesday:   Hot Chocolate Extravaganza

  • MUG 16 B
  • Turn in extra credit

Final exam guided practice

 

Thursday SUB

  • Suspense Grammar Challenge- students may work with partner
  • Vocab- 15 min. to work on RAFT

“‘The Lady and Tiger”:

  • Respond to anticipatory questions PPT slide in journal
  • Read and analyze/listen to short story

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSJOQ7bVkFc

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZaX-Dn6Npw 
  • Journal: Suspense #2 Create/write an ending for” Lady and the Tiger” (must be at least ½ page long in composition book writing under their anticipatory question answers.)
  • Begin/continue viewing Tribute to Alfred Hitchcock film clip and North by Northwest analyzing techniques used to create suspense; add to Suspense chart

 

Friday-

Suspense Grammar Challenge-students may work with partner

Final exam guided practice

HW:  Find final film clip for analysis

 

Monday-

MUG 17A

Final exam guided practice

  • Pair share final film scene selection
  • View “The Monsters are on Maple Street” Twilight Zone Episode analyzing suspense; add to chart

 

Tuesday-

MUG 17B

Lit Term Friday #14 “Denotation/Connotation”

Final exam guided practice

  • Type written analysis & test film presentation
  • If time permits, view scenes from Vertical Limit analyzing director’s use of suspense techniques.

 

Wednesday Lab 417

Final exam guided practice-

  • Finish typing written analysis

 

Thursday-no class

  

Friday-

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

 

December 9

Brit Lit Week 18 & 19: December 10-21

 

Dates to Remember:

White Elephant/Hot Chocolate Extravaganza- Wednesday 12/12

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

Final Argument Photo Essay Presentation-Thursday 12/20

Daily Opening 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

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

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 18B

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

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

 

Wednesday: 

White Elephant/Hot Chocolate Extravaganza

Perspective

  • Present Partner Photo Essay for “Why Eat Insects”
  • Mini-lesson on the how to write a thank you note

 

Thursday:  

  • Using template from yesterday, write thank you note for yesterdays’ gift and turn in

Perspective

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

 

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

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)

 

Wednesday: 

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.

 

Thursday:

FINAL EXAM

  • Finals- present photo argument essay and written research.
December 2

American Lit Week 17: December 3-7

Suspense!

Planning your Week:

Hot Chocolate Extravaganza – Wednesday 12/12

Current Event Extra Credit- Wednesday 12/12

Suspense Clip for partner share- Monday 12/17

Final Exam Presentation– Friday 12/21

Daily Opening Activities:      

Writing Workshop

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #15
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes- active voice/action verbs
  3. Journal-see in individual days for topics

 

Monday: 

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

Begin “On the Edge” Suspense Unit-

  • Hook activity using Vertical Limit Video clip & respond with 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” using student made PPT
  • Read “The Black Cat” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9oqF8wiyzs
  • Using Suspense Chart Handout identify 3 suspenseful moments and which techniques Poe used to created them

 

Tuesday:

MUG 15A

Intro extra credit NF article assignment-due next Wednesday 12/12

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: 

Sign up for Hot Chocolate Extravaganza

 “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets”:

  • Anticipatory Set video clip for “Contents”
  • Read and analyze “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6VJCeY9D0o
  • 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

“‘The Lady and Tiger”:

  • Respond to anticipatory questions PPT slide in journal  (slide printed out) in journal
  • Read and analyze/listen to short story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C9PZtfzomc
  • Journal: Suspense #2 Create/write an ending for” Lady and the Tiger” (must be at least ½ page long)

 

Friday:

“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

December 2

Brit Lit Week 17: December 3-7

Dates to remember:

White Elephant/Hot Chocolate Extravaganza- Wednesday 12/12

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

Final Argument Photo Essay-Thursday 12/20

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

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

 

Monday:    

  • MUG 16A

Perspective

  • Review perspective with “The Can Opener” from Everybody loves Raymond

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5dpzux about first 10 minutes till Raymond says, “What did I do?”

  • It is not what you say but how you say it
  • Who do we go to validate our perspective?
  • Springboard 1.3 Importance of Perspective (PDF handout)
  • 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)

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 16B

Perspective

  • Finish narrative prompt form yesterday

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.

 

Wednesday: 

  • MUG 17BA

Perspective

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

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

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 17B
  • Continue with web quest

IF time permits, begin guided partner practice

 

Friday:  

Perspective

Guided partner practice

  • View “Why Not Eat Insects” Ted Talk

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

  • With a partner, create a photo essay for the TedTalk