April 28

World Lit Week 15: April 29-May 3

We finish our study of Night with poetic finale.

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop- Summative RAFT

 

Monday:  Extended time due to ELA testing

20 minutes to finish Theme assignment

Finish Oprah interview

POETRY LESSONS

LG:  Identifies and analyzes elements of poetry and demonstrates awareness of an author’s use of stylistic devices for effects (RL4, L5)

Holocaust Poetry Activity

 

Tuesday:  

LG:  Identifies and analyzes elements of poetry and demonstrates awareness of an author’s use of stylistic devices for effects (RL4, L5)

Holocaust Poetry Activity

  • Finish yesterday’s activities
  • Read NF article “Remedy: Giving Never Again a Hip-Hop Vibe”
  • Annotate figurative language & poetic devices in “Never Again” song lyrics by Remedy and determine artist’s purpose and tone (poem & tone words handouts)  first in whole group then in partners
  • View/listen to music video
  • Complete SOAPSTone graphic organizer

 

 

Wednesday: 

Vocab RAFT

LG:  Analyze various accounts of survivor stories told in different mediums determining which details are emphasized in each account. (RI7)

  • Read fictional narrative “Cattle Car Complex”
  • Respond to reading questions (handout)
  • Connect to Night
  • Recreate scene in dramatic performance

 

Thursday:  

Vocab RAFT

  • Finish RAFT (50 points) rubric

Journal: JC1 Brainstorm “What I know about Julius Caesar /Shakespeare/ Cleopatra is…”

Build background knowledge of Julius Caesar to aid comprehension of Shakespeare’s drama Julius Caesar

  • Intro with Julius Caesar 2 PPT
  • View Background film to Julius Caesar

 

Friday:  

Build background knowledge of Julius Caesar to aid comprehension of Shakespeare’s drama Julius Caesar

  • View Background film to Julius Caesar
April 28

9th Lit Week 15: April 29- May 3

EOC Week! You can do this!

Extra Credit: Current Events- due Friday 5/11

Monday:  (Go to A lunch)

  • EOC Milestone Testing Day 1 Room 111

 

Tuesday:   (Go to A lunch)

  • EOC Milestone Testing Day 2 Room 111

 

Wednesday:  (Go to A lunch)

  • EOC Milestone Testing Day 3 Room 111

 

Thursday:

EOC Reflection (handout)

Intro Current Events extra credit assignment-due next Friday 5/11 (handout)

Odyssey

  • Intro Epic Hero traits with PDF and Epic hero/Jason handout
  • View Jason and the Argonauts and identify elements of the epic hero and intro ancient Greek culture

 

Friday:  

Grammar- Correcting Fragments (22.4) practice (handout)

Odyssey

  • Finish viewing Jason and the Argonauts and complete epic hero graphic organizer reviewing together (key)

When finished, begin storyboard Summary assignment.  Students will create a six panel summary of the plot using text and images

 

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April 21

World Lit Week 14: April 22-26

Oprah and Wiesel

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP (daily grammar practice) – DGP #8 CD-CX sentences
  2. “Vocab for Success”- Unit 10 Quiz  Friday 4/26

 

Monday: 

DGP #8 Day 1

Vocab Unit 10-bookwork

LG: Demonstrate comprehension by identifying and analyzing mood, imagery, figures of speech, conflict, plot events, POV, author’s purpose, tone and themes in Night text (RI1-6)

  • Figure of speech PPT Mini-lesson with PPT adding terms to SG notes
  • Matching activity and author study WS
  • Review  Visual Vocab
  • If time permits, Ticket In/Out the door : “Night Thoughts: Answer the Whys”  (30 pts. reading standards)

 

Tuesday:   SUBSTITUTE

  1. Visual vocab Assessment
  2. Timeline activity (handout)-Using given events and locations on the handout & butcher paper, students will demonstrate reading comprehension by creating a timeline of events.

Finish for homework

  1. If time permits, view Survivor story video clip from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

 

Wednesday: 

DGP #8 Day 2 & 3

Vocab Unit 10-bookwork

LG:  Demonstrate comprehension by identifying and analyzing themes in Night text (RI4)

Night summative Assessment Part 1- analyzing themes in Night text (50 pts RI4)

  • Discuss and demonstrate composing theme statements

    ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFCh-cgPops /PPT slide /handout)

  • With a partner, categorize textual evidence bank (handout) by theme
  • With your partner, analyze black and white photos discussing thematic representation & correlation to Night themes (laminated photos)
  • Students will create theme statement for Night citing evidence from the text and photograph for support with written analysis. ( GO handout)
  • Students will each create their own theme graphic organizer or poster

 

 

Thursday:  

DGP #8 Day

Vocab Review

Night summative Assessment Part 2- Argument Response Paragraph (70 points W1)

  • Independently read the editorial “Teen’s Auschwitz Selfie: Are We Now So Clueless?”  by  Pitts, Jr.
  • Circle unfamiliar words and define using context clues and underline main ideas
  • Think, do you agree with the author’s point of view that taking a smiling selfie at Auschwitz shows a lack of respect for the millions who died there? Or, do think the teens actions are perfectly acceptable?
  • Write an argument paragraph of no less than 10 sentences using textual evidence from the article to support your position as well as your thoughts and feelings after reading Night. (rubric)
  • Work on thematic posters from yesterday when finished

 

Friday:  

  • Unit 10 Quiz M/C and CX sentence writing (50 points to language standard)
  • Oprah’s interview with Wiesel (45 minutes)
April 20

9th Lit Week 14: April 22-26

Planning your Week:

·        EOC  Extra Help Session before and after school in room 113

·        EOC “Words to Know” assignment -due Tuesday 4/23/18 Words to know student sheet-2caz94a

·        EOC Practice Extra Credit -due Monday April 29th

Daily Opening Activities:

  • Parallelism
  • EOC Language practice #13-16
  • MLA citation

 

Monday:   

Review MLA Citation/Works Cite (handout)

Parallelism Practice handouts (Springboard 1.4, 1.8, Grammar Bytes)

EOC Milestone Review

  • Reading Informational- narrative writing sample items #1-8 “Dragon Mythology” 23-28

HW:  Finish Dragon narrative

 

Tuesday:  Substitute

Students will work 45 minutes on USATest Prep and 45 minutes on assignments in two groups

Group 1 Group 2
USA TestPrep-Red Dot Assignment (instructions and sign-in cards) 1.     Work on EOC “Words to Know” (green sheet from last week) and turn in by end of class

2.     Finish  composing Dragon narrative from yesterday and turn in by end of class

3.     Extra Credit

 

Wednesday:

Review EOC “Words to Know” with PPT

EOC Milestone Review

  • Reading Informationalargument CEI writing Sample items #6-9 (2017)“Sojourner Truth” 45-47

HW:  Finish CEI paragraph

 

Thursday:

EOC Milestone Review

  • Intro using “Argument writing” PPT
  • Writing- Argumentative essay Item & Scoring Sampler (2018) “Step Away from the Smartphone”/”Getting Fit with Technology” pp. 20-28

HW:  USATestPrep Red Dots

 

Friday: 

  • EOC Language practice #13-16

EOC Milestone Review

  • Review essay from yesterday concentrating on prewriting and organizational strategies
  • EOC Pre-test packet
  • Watch tutoring on testing platform http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/
  • Practice test/platform familiarity for EOC Milestone in lab 417 Technology-enhanced items, students can log on to Experience Online: http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/. (The first five questions are set up to represent the evidence-based reading and writing section of the test.)
  • Grammar Bytes Parallel Practice #3 handout then check answers online http://www.chompchomp.com/structure03/structure03.htm
  • Complete any unfinished practice questions/essays
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April 14

World Lit: Week 13: April 15-19

We continue our study of Night

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP #7 CX
  2. “Vocab for Success”- Unit 10 (Quiz Friday 4/26)
  3. Quick Journal- see individual days for topics

 

Monday: 

DGP #7 Day 1

Vocab Unit 10- Intro words 1-6 with PPT & corresponding Check for Understanding pg. 109

Night LG:  Demonstrate comprehension by analyze author diction and use of figurative language to enhance the mood, imagery and theme of night/darkness (RI4)

  • Review Night Visual Vocab
  • Continue reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 45-62 36 min. (Circle language related to darkness, night death, & decay used to covey the horrors- imagery & theme)
Create Theme Wall adding themes as we read
  • Survivor story video clip from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

Tuesday:  

DGP #7 Day 2

Vocab Unit 10- Intro words 7-12 with PPT & corresponding Check for Understanding pg. 109

Night LG:  Demonstrate comprehension by analyze author diction and use of figurative language to enhance the mood, imagery and theme of night/darkness (RI4)

  • Continue reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 45-62 36 min. (Circle language related to darkness, night death, & decay used to covey the horrors- imagery & theme)
  • Review Night Visual Vocab
  • Start next section Night pp 63-80 if time permits

 

Wednesday: 

DGP #7 Day 3

Vocab Unit 10- bookwork

Night LG:  Demonstrate comprehension by analyze author diction and use of figurative language to enhance the mood, imagery and theme of night/darkness (RI4)

  • Continue reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 63-80 (figure of speech & theme)
  • Complete Reoccurring language-Author’s Diction Analysis graphic organizer with partner
  • Survivor story video clip from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

Thursday:  

DGP #7 Day 4

Vocab Unit 10-bookwork

Night LG:  Demonstrate comprehension by analyze author diction and use of figurative language to enhance the mood, imagery and theme of night/darkness (RI4)

  • Journal: Extended narrative (after pg. 78 The Choice):  Writing from the “Faceless one’s” POV, write about the evacuation or choice to stay.  What does he do?  What happens to him?.
  • Continue reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 63-80
  • Survivor story video clips (5-10 min) from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

Friday:  

DGP #7 Day 5

Vocab Unit 10- quick review

Night LG:  Demonstrate comprehension by analyze author diction and use of figurative language to enhance the mood, imagery and theme of night/darkness (RI4)

  • Collect journals for writing grade (W10)
  • Continue reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 81-109 (Sequence of Events)
  • Survivor story video clips (5-10 min) from DVD “I am Still Here”
April 14

9th Lit: Week 13: April 15-19

Planning your Week:

  • Vocab Unit 5 quiz on Friday. (Did you do your bonus flashcards?)
  • EOC  Extra Help Session before and after school in room 113
  • EOC “Words to Know” assignment -due Monday 4/22/18 Words to know student sheet-2caz94a
  • EOC Practice Extra Credit -due Monday April 29th BEFORE THE EOC

 

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP – #7 CX sentences and Complex Sentences Practice (PDF)
  2. Vocab for Success- Unit 4 (Quiz Friday 4/20)
  3. EOC Pre-test packet

 Khan Academy Complex Sentences

Monday:   

DGP – #7 Day 1

Unit 5 -bookwork

EOC Milestone Review LG ELAGSE9-10RI4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone

  1. Create QHT of EOC terms
  2. Intro EOC “Words to Know” assignment (due Monday 4/22/18)
  3. Add tone/mood definition image to Survival Guide
  4. Read Ralph Helfer’s NF memoir “Fly Away” and create a web explaining how the author developed a humorous mood/tone in his autobiographical narrative.
  5. Compose constructed response explaining how Helfer developed a humorous tone. (timed writing)

 

 

Tuesday: 

DGP – #7 Day 2

Unit 5 –bookwork

10-15 minutes to work on Intro EOC “Words to Know” assignment

Finish “Fly Away” activities from yesterday

EOC Pre-test packet

 

Wednesday:

DGP – #7 Day 3/Add CX notes to orange Survival Guide Sentence notes.

Unit 5 -bookwork

Complex Sentence Practice (annotate and discuss front page) (PDF handout)

EOC Milestone Review- author’s tone and purpose

  1. Close read NF article “Mark Zuckerberg” completing graphic organizers
  2. Complete graphic organizer discussing author’s claim and tone

 

Thursday: ipads

DGP – #7 Day 4

Complex Sentence Practice #1

Vocab Unit 5- Kahoots Review Game

EOC Milestone Review

  1. Mark Zuckerberg nonfiction assignment and CEI paragraphs if needed
  2. Quick Review CD and CX with PPT note handout
  3. Sentence Manipulatives partner activity

 

Friday:

Vocab Unit 5 Assessment –M/C and sentence composing (50 pts. Language standard)

After quiz, independently work on Complex Sentence Practice #2 and EOC Vocab to Know

EOC Milestone Review

  1. MLA Citation mini lesson and handout with manipulatives

 

 

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April 7

9th Lit Week 12: April 8-12

“One Hand Gone, But Not His Spirit”

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP – #6 CD sentences
  2. Vocab for Success- Unit 5 (Quiz Friday 4/19)

 

Monday:   class desktops and student laptops/ipads

DGP – #6 Day 1

Vocab Unit 5 Intro words 1-6 and corresponding fill the blank exercise pg. 51

USATESTPREP.com EOC Benchmark (directions handout)

Romeo and Juliet Essay Rewrite with writing conferences

 

Tuesday:  class desktops and student laptops

DGP #6 Day 2

Vocab Unit 5Intro words 7-12 and corresponding fill the blank exercise pg. 51

Newslea Reading Skills Assignment

Finish Romeo and Juliet Essay Rewrite and work on any missing work

If time permits, begin working on vocab poster

 

Wednesday:  

DGP #6 Day 3

Vocab Unit 5-They are to create poster for assigned word using image and words clues/definition (do not write the word!)  Most will do on the computer but artistic students can hand draw (laminated cards)

LG: Read, analyze and draw inferences from NF article (RI 1, 2, 4)

  1. Anticipatory Activity: View Aron Ralston interview

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6zKipbWzg8

  2. After reading the first half together, independently close read 2nd half of NF article “One Hand Gone, But Not His Spirit” (RI 1, 2, 4)

 

Thursday:

DGP #6 Day 4

Vocab Unit 4- book work

Subject/Verb Agreement Error Test Prep Practice (handout)

http://www.shmoop.com/grammar/subject-verb-agreement/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEVhUEq6P1w  Video

Review NF article from yesterday finishing if necessary

EOC practice with 9th Lit GSE EOC Milestone Assessment Pre-test packet

 

Friday: 

DGP #6 Day 5 and Vocab- write CD sentence with vocab word

Sentence Error Test Prep Practice (handout)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLAU8LsRR6k

EOC practice with 9th Lit GSE EOC Milestone Assessment Pre-test packet

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April 7

World Lit Week 12: April 8-12

We begin our Night Unit

 

Night Resources:

http://www.oprah.com/world/Inside-Auschwitz (vocab help)

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP (daily grammar practice) – DGP #6
  2. “Vocab for Success”- Night vocab
  3. Quick Journal-see individual days for topics

 

Monday:

DGP#6 Day 1

LG:  Introduce and gain background knowledge of autobiographic narrative study Night

  • Anticipatory activity Listen/read to “I Believe” essay Wiesel at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89357808
  • Journal PPT Night #1: respond to  the statement “This I believe”
  • Pre-assess background vocab of Holocaust and WW 2 with teacher made Kahoots
  • Intro to WWII video clip (5 minutes)
  • Intro Night with PPT
  • Intro Night Vocab (Visual Vocab & Packet of activities)

 

Tuesday:  

DGP #6 Day 2

Discuss Iliad Hero Argument Essay rewrite

Finish intro activities from yesterday

Night:  Demonstrate comprehension by identifying and analyzing mood, theme (RI1-6)

  • Begin reading/listening to Night pp 1-20 44 min. (theme: deception)
  • At the end of the section, review and discuss how the German’s were able to use deception to fool the Jewish people into submission using “A  Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” handout

 

Wednesday:   

DGP#6 Day 3

Night LG:  Demonstrate comprehension by identifying and analyzing conflict (RI1-6)

  • Journal: Write about a time you were deceived by appearances
  • Intro Vocab section 2-3 (packet)
  • Review types of conflict with PPT (Students write down definition on green lit term notes)
  • Continue to read/listen to Night pp 21-43 47 min. (conflict)

If time permits, Survivor story video clips (5-10 min) from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

Thursday:  

DGP#6 Day 4

Night LGDemonstrate comprehension by identifying and analyzing conflict (RI1-6)

  • Explore rhetorical device- anaphora (handout)
  • Journal: Compose a free verse poem using anaphora as modeled by Wiesel’s “Never shall I forget” pg.32
  • Finish reading/analyzing Night pp 21-43 47 min. (Conflict & theme)
  • Group discussion Conflict handout: -on notes write examples of conflict found in Night
  • Survivor story video clip from DVD “I am Still Here”

 

Friday:  

Night LG: Demonstrate comprehension by analyze author diction and use of figurative language to enhance the mood, imagery and theme of night/darkness (RI4))

  • Finish conflict analysis if needed
  • Pre-reading Activity: Danger Web PPT and brainstorming and discussion (reactions & consequences)
  • Journal: Describe a time you felt in danger or afraid. Describe the situation and your response using imagery, vivid verbs.
Students create Theme Wall adding themes as we read
  • Begin reading/listening/analyzing Night pp 45-62 36 min. (Circle language related to darkness, night death, & decay used to covey the horrors- imagery & theme)
  • Survivor story video clip from DVD “I am Still Here”
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