September 29

World Lit Week 8: September 20-October 4

Welcome to The Iliad

Planning your week:

  1. Iliad Book 1 quiz when we finish reading Book 1
  2. Unit 8 Vocab quiz w/CD & parallelism- Friday 10/11
  3. IR Novel Still Life Life-Friday 10/11

 

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP Week #5 CD sentence
  2. Vocabulary “Vocab for Success”- Unit 8 (quiz on Friday 10/11)
Iliad Resources:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL6y26tACnk

Monday: 

DGP Week #5 CD sentence

Vocab Unit 8: Intro Vocab Unit 8 words 1-6 with corresponding activities pg.85 activities

LG: Annotate text and identify elements of the epic and archetypal hero; respond to Bloom’s leveled focus question regarding the Iliad

  • View shmoop A/V clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL6y26tACnk
  • Oral reading of “Ship Gathering” (Black Ships before Troy)
  • Read and analyze “Quarrel with the High King” (Black Ships before Troy) annotating text and discussing
  • Answering Bloom analysis questions (handout)

 

 

Tuesday:

DGP Week #5 CD sentence

Vocab Unit 8: Intro Vocab Unit 8 words 7-12 with corresponding activities pg.85 activities

LG: Annotate text and identify elements of the epic and archetypal hero; respond to Bloom’s leveled focus question regarding the Iliad;

  • Discuss difference between paraphrase and translation
  • Continue reading and analyzing Iliad Book 1 (textbook) annotating text and discussing
  • Answer Bloom’s analysis questions using pair share (handout)

 

Wednesday: 

DGP Week #5 CD sentence

Vocab:

LG: Annotate text and identify elements of the epic and archetypal hero; respond to Bloom’s leveled focus question regarding the Iliad;

  • Finish reading and analyzing Iliad Book 1 (textbook) annotating text and discussing
  • Answer Bloom’s analysis questions using pair share (handout)
  • If time permits, complete review worksheet

 

Thursday:

DGP Week #5 CD sentence

Vocab:  Oral review/ book practice Vocab- quick review

LG: Annotate text and identify elements of the epic and archetypal hero; respond to Bloom’s leveled focus question regarding the Iliad;

  • Book 1 Reading Comprehension Check

LG: Analyze the relationship between speaker, audience, and medium

  • View Troy as scenes correlate to text (from the HHS Media Center, an edited, educational, age appropriate version

Friday:  

DGP Week #5 CD sentence

Vocab Unit 8 – students will create M/C questions for review game

LG:  Identify and evaluate the use of appeals in a speech

  • Assess prior knowledge of ethos, logos pathos with QHT chart
  • Mini Lesson on Logos, ethos, pathos appeals ppt
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKtQEnERhSY
  • Student will find examples of appeals in advertisement (magazines from Media Center)
  • Begin analyzing Andromache’s speech.
September 29

American Lit Week 8: September 20-October 4

 

Planning your week:

Figuring Out Figurative Language in “Sinners”- Thursday 10/3

Olaudah Equiano CEI Paragraph- TBD

Vocab Unit 14- Friday 10/11

EOC Terms Flashcards-Monday 11/18

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #6
  2. Vocab for Success-Unit 13

Monday: 

  • Vocab Unit 13: Intro Vocab words 1-6 with corresponding activities pg. 147 activities

Native American

LG:  Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a native American text and analyze their development over the course of the text(RL2)

  • Read and analyze “When Grizzlies…” using PPT images answering guided reading questions and connect to the time period

 

Tuesday:

MUG #6A

Vocab Unit 13 Intro Vocab words 7-12 with corresponding activities pg. 147 activities

Colonial Period Lit

LG: Demonstrate understanding of the visual and persuasive nature of powerful imagery and effective use of figurative language analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text (RI4-6, L5)

  • Create QHT vocab chart of figurative language devices
  • Create Figurative language/Lit Terms flip books and add to survival guides
  • Close read and analyze the visual and persuasive nature of powerful imagery and effective use of figurative language using Edward’s sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (handout)
  • Imagery/Figurative Language PPT visuals and Audio of Sinners
  • “Figuring out Figurative Language” assignment (Formative Reading standard)

 

Wednesday: 

Vocab Unit 13 bookwork

  • Intro EOC Flashcard assignment (handout)

Colonial Period Lit

LG: Demonstrate understanding of the visual and persuasive nature of powerful imagery and effective use of figurative language analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text (RI4-6, L5)

  • Finish Sinners figurative language assignment
  • Close read with annotations & questions on poetic devices, tone, subject in Anne Bradstreet “To My Dear and Loving Husband” in poetry packet

 

Thursday:

MUG #6A

Vocab Unit 13

  • Finish Colonial Period Lit if needed

LG:  Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure and rhetoric an author uses in his argument in seminal U.S. texts (RI4-6,8)

  • Introduce the time period with PDF/PPT
  • Pretest on figurative language and rhetorical devices
  • Collaborating as a class, create QHT chart of rhetorical Devices

 

Friday

Vocab Unit 13

Term Friday- #4 Point of View

Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure and rhetoric an author uses in his argument in seminal U.S. texts (RI4-6, 8)

  • Introduce with PPT Terms to Know added to survival guide-students will highlight the vocab words
  • Close read Olaudah Equiano excerpt from The interesting Narrative of the Life of OE (PDF handout) analyzing diction and pathos in persuasion with CEI paragraph formative writing formative (handouts)
September 15

World Lit Lit Week 7: September 16-20

Welcome to War

Planning your week:

  • Greek Myth Research Poster- Monday 9/16
  • Hero Paragraph Extra Credit –Wed. 8/18
  • Judgment of Paris Storyboard- Friday 9/203rd Book check- Friday 9/20
  • (must have book in class)
  • Fall Break -next week
  • End of book Still Life Project- Friday 10/11

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. Journaling-see day for topics
  2. DGP (daily grammar practice) – Parallelism

 

Monday:

Grammar– LG:  Use parallel structure (L1)

  • View Shmoop A/V clip on parallelism
Parallel Structure Resources:

Shmoop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoiW5LWuQGA

Genius Plaza https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJiu5pD_YuQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTjmVOPqN9I

  • Add definition to survival guide (PPT)
  • Write examples and compose your own

LG:  Acquire and review background knowledge of foundational works (the Iliad); use knowledge of world mythologies to understand the meaning of new words; recognize and identify literary terms and elements of an epic for analysis (RL5, L5)

  • Review reading scanning skill  (PPT slide)
  • Students (partner optional) complete Focus Questions: Intro to Iliad (handout) (text pp. 14-15, 360-362 handout)
  • Create QHT of unit terms.
  • Discuss foundational terms with “Intro notes lit terms”  PPT (stopping at “the epic” intro slide) with students adding notes  to “Intro”  handout (chart on back)

  

Tuesday:  

Grammar- Springboard Parallelism handout Practice A

LG:  Acquire and review background knowledge of foundational works (the Iliad); use knowledge of world mythologies to understand the meaning of new words; recognize and identify literary terms and elements of an epic for analysis (RL5, L5)

  • Verbally tell “The Golden Apple/Judgment of Paris” with PPT images
  • Follow with 3.5 min illustrated A/V summary
  • Complete Background summary using text pg. 361–cloze reading exercise with a partner (“Iliad intro and character notes” handout)
  • Perform Reader’s Theater “Judgment of Paris” (handout)

 

Wednesday: 

Collect extra credit

Grammar- Springboard Parallelism handout Practice A & B

LG:  Acquire and review background knowledge of foundational works (the Iliad); use knowledge of world mythologies to understand the meaning of new words; recognize and identify literary terms and elements of an epic for analysis (RL5, L5)

Continue intro activities from yesterday

  • Finish intro activities from Wednesday
  • The Judgement of Paris Retelling Collaborative Assignment- after reading  students will retell the story in a storyboard poster presentation (electronic or paper) or dramatic presentation (working GO/rubric handouts)
  • If time permits, work on Team Troy VS Gang Greek character wall adding gods/goddess from background research, character introductions

 

 

Thursday:  

LG:  Acquire and review background knowledge of foundational works (the Iliad); use knowledge of world mythologies to understand the meaning of new words; recognize and identify literary terms and elements of an epic for analysis (RL5, L5)

Continue intro activities from yesterday

  • The Judgement of Paris Retelling Collaborative Assignment- after reading, students will retell the story in a storyboard poster presentation (electronic or paper) or dramatic presentation (working GO/rubric handouts) (25 pts. to reading & LS standard)

 

Friday:  Happy Fall Break

LG:  Acquire and review background knowledge of foundational works (the Iliad); use knowledge of world mythologies to understand the meaning of new words; recognize and identify literary terms and elements of an epic for analysis (RL5, L5)

Continue intro activities from yesterday

  • Present Storyboard
  • Work on Team Troy VS Gang Greek character wall adding gods/goddess from background research, character introductions
  • Shmoop Iliad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL6y26tACnk
  • “Intro Iliad Character” PPT & text book with guided notes & Iliad plot using “Intro notes lit terms”  PPT (starting at “the epic” intro slide)
  • Homer’s Iliad Youtube clip from History Channel – 9 minutes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccdneMYVVVo
  • Oral reading of “Ship Gathering” (Black Ships before Troy)
  • View Troy as scenes correlate to text (from the HHS Media Center, an edited, educational, age appropriate version)
September 15

American Lit Week 7: September 16-20

Planning your Week:

  •  Character Collage Presentation –Wed 9/18
  •  GG Essay rewrites- Friday 9/20 (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) #5
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-Participle Phrases

 

Monday:  Using class computers

MUG #5A

Pre-teach/review vocab for touchstone tomorrow using matching cards and answer key notes. (terms:  Rhetorical question, logos, pathos, & ethos appeal, metaphors, rhetorical devices, text structure, anecdote, persuasive essay, unbiased, editorial)

The Great Gatsby Finale

  • As a class, create Works cited page for primary source (Fitzgerald) and secondary source (Donaldson) used using guided notes.
  • Return essays-students may rewrite with writing conference and visit to writing center
  • Present George Wilson Character Collage as example
  • Work on character collage

 

Tuesday:   LAB 113

The Great Gatsby Finale:

  • Touchstone
  • Work on Character collage
  • USA Testprep Red dot assignment

 

 Wednesday: 

MUG #5B

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)
  • View student choice of scene from 2013 Gatsby film adaptation comparing it to text and 1974 version.

 

 Thursday:

 

Friday:  Happy Fall Break

  • Submit Gatsby Rewrites
  • Lit Term Friday- #3
  • Continue Participle Phrases intro and practice

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

  • Review & assess knowledge from yesterday with “American Lit” word splash- student will write a bullet or 2 about what they recall form yesterday’s A/V clip and PPT (butcher paper and markers)
  • Finish Period overview notes
  • Period work sort with manipulatives
September 9

World Lit Week 6: September 9-13

Planning your Week:

  • Skywalker Hero Paragraph– Wed. 9/11@ beginning of class
  • Mythology Poster- Monday 9/16
  • Extra Credit- Wednesday 9/18

 

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP (daily grammar practice) – #4 CD

 

Monday:

DGP#4 Day 1

LG:  Analyze how an author (George Lucas) draws on and transforms old mythologies and heroic archetypes into film

  • Finish analyzing Luke Skywalker as the archetypal hero of Star Wars 

LG:  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey how Luke Skywalker fulfills archetypal hero traits clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. (W2)

  • Answer: How does Luke Skywalker fit the archetypal hero mold in a well-developed paragraph (typed in MLA format) using evidence from George Lucas interview, film and archetypal hero notes. (Summative expository W2 Standard) checklist/Rubric

 

Tuesday:  

DGP#4 Day 2

  • Intro Extra credit: Write expository paragraph how modern film hero fulfills archetypal hero traits -due Wednesday 9/18 in MLA format (handout)
  • Compose and submit explanatory paragraph with rubric and graphic organizer if not done yesterday
  • If time permits, review Lit terms with PPT Star Wars Section with Lit term guided notes and highlighters adding to Survival Guide

 

Wednesday: 

DGP#4 Day 3

  • Submit explanatory paragraph with rubric and graphic organizer if not done yesterday
  • Review Lit terms with PPT Star Wars Section with Lit term guided notes and highlighters adding to Survival Guide

LG: Acquire and review background knowledge of Greek Mythologies for the Iliad.

Intro Greek Mythology and relevance to understanding the Iliad:

  • Use Greek Intro PPT and A/V clips with Guided Notes

 

Thursday: 

DGP#4 Day 4

LG:  Acquire and review background knowledge of foundational works (the Iliad); use knowledge of world mythologies to understand the meaning of new words; recognize and identify literary terms and elements of an epic for analysis

  • Introduce Greek Mythology Poster Project- begin researching topic on computers (handout)

***Check your class notebook for handout*

  • Research and design Greek Mythology Poster Project researching topics on computers (handout)
  • Individual writing conferences reviewing Archetypal hero paragraph while students are researching

 

Friday:  End of 6 weeks

LG:  Acquire and review background knowledge of foundational works (the Iliad); use knowledge of world mythologies to understand the meaning of new words; recognize and identify literary terms and elements of an epic for analysis

structure for organizing and arranging research findings; Student choice in topic.

  • Research and design Greek Mythology Poster Project researching topics on computers (handout)
  • Individual writing conferences reviewing Archetypal hero paragraph while students are researching
September 8

American Lit Week 6: September 9-13

Learning Target this week is to write your argument essay to support  your claim in an analysis of  The Great Gatsby (W1).

Planning your Week:

  • Each night you should be working on your Gatsby Essay. 
  • Visit our Writing Center in Lab 9129 FA for extra help!
  • First draft due Thursday 9/12
  • Revised and polished final on Friday 9/13

 

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) –in essay
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-Adjective shifted out of Order in essay

 

Monday: 

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
  • Working in collaborative groups using character posters, add sticky notes of textual evidence
  • 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:

  • 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: 

  • Collect extra credit Wealth Current Event Analyze assignment
  • Peer revise and edit with checklist and rubric (W5)
  • Publish final drafts and submit (summative writing grade)
  • Work on Character Collage

 

  

September 2

American Lit Week 5: September 2-6

We continue our study of The Great Gatsby.

Planning your Week:

  • GG Ch. 7-9 quiz- after we finish the novel
  • NoRedInk- Wed 9/4
  • GG Journals- Thursday 9/5
  • Gatsby Test-Friday 9/6     (Study Resource:  Spark Notes on the Great Gatsby)
  • Vocab 12 Sentences- Friday 9/6
  • Character Collage-TBD
  • USATestPrep Red Dot assignment- ongoing spending 30 minutes weekly

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) –none this week
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-Adjective shifted out of Order in vocab and essay
  3. Vocab for Success-Unit 12
  4. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)

 

Monday:  HOLIDAY

 

Tuesday

  • Vocab Unit 12: Introduce alternate assessment “Active and Concise Vocab Sentences” and complete “Check for Understanding “questions pg. 129

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 8 and 9

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46es4OZ83lo  

  • Discuss study guide (handout)
  • Analyze multiple interpretations of a story (RL7) by viewing film clips of The Great Gatsby

 

Wednesday: 

  • Vocab Unit 12 – pp. 130
  • 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

  • Intro extra credit Wealth Current Event Analyze assignment (up to 25 points to reading)

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

  • If needed finish The Great Gatsby looking for supportive textual evidence for the corruption of wealth and character analysis using graphic organizer-chapter 9

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwyLVg4BmHc

  • Reading Checking chapters 7-9 (Reading formative)
  • Analyze multiple interpretations of a story (RL7) by viewing film clips of The Great Gatsby

 

 Thursday:

  • Vocab –sentence writing assignment

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

  • Journal- GG5 “Was the great Gatsby really great?” (PPT) Collect journals for grade (writing formative W10)
  • Revisit Body Bios
  • Review for assessment
  • Analyze multiple interpretations of a story (RL7) by viewing film clips of The Great Gatsby

 

Friday:   Pep Rally Schedule

  • Vocab Unit 12 assessment-submit for grade
  • Great Gatsby Summative Assessment (multiple choice and constructed response) (RL1-6)
  • Analyze multiple interpretations of a story (RL7) by viewing film clips of The Great Gatsby
  • Work on Character Collage
September 2

World Lit Week 5: September 2-6

 

Luke Skywalker-an archetypal hero

Planning Your Week:

  • NoRedInk- “Formatting Dialogue” Tues. 9/2
  • Unit 7 Vocab Quiz- Friday 9/6
  • IR Book Check #2- Friday 9/6 
  • IR Flipgrid  Presentation- Friday 9/6    https://flipgrid.com/5f281319
  • Gilgamesh reenactment video Extra Credit (upload to Flipgrid) -Monday 9/9    https://flipgrid.com/54dcb6fa

Daily Opening Activities:    

  • Grammar:  Sentence Fragment/appositives
  • Vocabulary “Vocab for Success”- Unit 7
  • Journal quick writes- see individual days for topics

 

Monday:  Labor Day Holiday

 

Tuesday: 

Grammar- Sentence or Fragment Practice 1

NoRedInk assignment due

Vocabulary Unit 7-bookwork

LG:  Analyze the commonalities of heroes across cultures and time beginning with archetypal similarities

  • Journal: Brainstorm Session:  List as many ideas for the following archetypal hero characteristics:  special weapon, (supernatural*) helper, unhealable wound, flaws of heroes  (Journal PPT)

LG:  Through reading and analysis, compare and contrast other cultures’ heroic mythologies. 

  • Campbell’s Archetypal Hero PP w/guided notes

 

Wednesday:

Grammar- Sentence or Fragment Practice 2 Khan Academy

Vocab Unit 7 pg.77

LG:  Through reading and analysis, compare and contrast other cultures’ heroic mythologies. 

LG:  Analyze how an author (George Lucas) draws on and transforms old mythologies and heroic archetypes in into film

  • View “Mythology of Star Wars” film interview with analysis questions (film from Media Center)

 

Thursday: ipads

Grammar Appositives Practice 1 (handout)

Vocabulary Unit 7 page 79 & Nearpod Review

LG:  Analyze how an author (George Lucas) draws on and transforms old mythologies and heroic archetypes into film

  • Review findings from yesterday’s interview
  • View clips of George Lucas’s film Star Wars
  • Using guide notes, analyze how Luke Skywalker fulfills heroic archetype

 

Friday:  PEP Rally Schedule

Vocabulary Unit 7 Quiz consisting of M/C and sentence writing (to language standards)

Book Check #2

Independent Reading

Flipgrid assignment due today