December 8

American Lit Weeks 17 & 18: December 9-20

Talking about our suspense unit, not waiting for EOC scores!

Planning your Week:

  • Tissue Box Extra Credit- Wednesday 12/11
  • Hot Chocolate Extravaganza- Wed 12/11
  • Suspense Clip for partner share- Monday 12/16
  • Final Exam Presentation– Friday 12/20

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #14
  2. Journal-see in individual days for topics
  3. Vocab- In context “Black Cat”

 

Monday: 

Intro extra credit Tissue Box assignment -due next Wednesday 12/11

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

 

Tuesday:

MUG 14A

 “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets”:

  • Anticipatory Set video clip for “Contents”
  • Read and analyze “Contents of the Dead Man’s Pockets” Audiobook     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6VJCeY9D0o  
  • Using Suspense Chart Handout identify 3 suspenseful moments and which techniques J. Finney used to created them

 

Wednesday:  Hot Chocolate Extravaganza

Submit extra credit Tissue Box assignment

MUG 14B

“The Sound of Thunder”:

  • Intro PPT
  • Read and analyze short story  Audiobook:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdmEBLbyTjM
  • 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.

 

Thursday:

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 12/16)

Final exam guided practice

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

 

 

Friday:

MUG 158

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 

 

Monday: 

Final exam guided practice

  • Pair share final film scene selection
  • Review final expectations

Final exam guided practice

 

Tuesday:

Suspense Grammar Challenge-students may work with partner

Final exam guided practice

 

Wednesday:   Have a wonderful Christmas Break!

Final exam guided practice-

  • Finish typing written analysis
  • If time permits, view scenes from Vertical Limit analyzing director’s use of suspense techniques.

 

Thursday no class

 

Friday-

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

Course Evaluation

 

December 8

World Lit Weeks 17 & 18: December 9-20

Julius Caesar Unit

Planning your final weeks:

  • JC RAFT -Tuesday 12/10
  • Tissue box EC – Wed. 12/11
  • JC reading guide- when finished reading
  • JC Journals- when finished reading
  • Final- Thursday 12/19

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. Writing Workshop- Summative JC Vocab/RAFT Students can use any word we have covered in vocab book
  2. Journal quick writes

 

Monday: 

Vocab RAFT:

LG:  Identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the themes, structures, characters and elements of dramatic literature and provides evidence from the text to support understanding

  • Continue reading/viewing Julius Caesar (use No Fear Shakespeare: Julius Caesar and viewing /study guide
  • After each act, review with meme

 

Tuesday:  

Submit Vocab RAFT

LG:  Identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the themes, structures, characters and elements of dramatic literature and provides evidence from the text to support understanding

  • Continue reading/viewing Julius Caesar (use No Fear Shakespeare: Julius Caesar and viewing /study guide
  • After each act, review with meme

 

 

Wednesday: 

Submit Tissue box extra credit

LG:  Identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the themes, structures, characters and elements of dramatic literature and provides evidence from the text to support understanding

  • Analyze ethos, logos and pathos appeals in Brutus and Anthony’ speeches
  • Continue reading/viewing Julius Caesar (use No Fear Shakespeare: Julius Caesar and viewing /study guide
  • After each act, review with meme

 

Thursday:   

LG:  Identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the themes, structures, characters and elements of dramatic literature and provides evidence from the text to support understanding

  • Continue reading/viewing Julius Caesar (use No Fear Shakespeare: Julius Caesar and viewing /study guide
  • After each act, review with meme

 

Friday:  

LG:  Identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the themes, structures, characters and elements of dramatic literature and provides evidence from the text to support understanding

  • Finish reading/viewing Julius Caesar (use No Fear Shakespeare: Julius Caesar and viewing /study guide – submit for grade (50 pts. to LS standard/50 reading standards)
  • Work on completing study guide
  • Submit journals for grading

 

 Monday:  Ipads

  • Journal JC3: Who is the tragic hero of the drama? (PPT) Brainstorm ideas & turn in journal for grade (writing)
  • Review JC with Kahoots
  • Discuss Tragic Hero with PPT for Wednesday writing assignment
  • With a partner answer questions on study guide for final
  • If time permits, view Julius Caesar background film

 

Tuesday:  

  • On computers and laptops, research tragic heroes literary or real-life, and complete the Tragic Hero Research graphic organizer.
  • With a partner answer questions on study guide for final
  • If time permits, view Julius Caesar background film

 

Wednesday: 

LG:  Identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the themes, structures, characters and elements of dramatic literature and provides evidence from the text to support understanding

  • Final Part 1: Timed writing Who is the tragic hero of the drama?
  • If time permits, view Julius Caesar background film

 

Thursday:

  • Turn in study guide for extra credit
  • Final exam (comprehensive summative: heroes, Iliad, Night, JC, literary terms)

 

Friday:  Have a wonderful Christmas break!

No Class

 

December 1

American Lit Week 16: December 2-6

EOC Week! You can do this!

 

Rest up!  Go to A lunch Monday- Wednesday

Monday: 

  • EOC Milestone Testing Day 1

 

Tuesday:

  • EOC Milestone Testing Day 2

 

Wednesday: 

  • EOC Milestone Testing Day 3

 

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) – Correcting fragments
  2. Vocab- “Black Cat” in context

Thursday: 

Begin “On the Edge” Suspense Unit-

  1. Hook activity using Vertical Limit Video clip & journal quick write
  2. Use” Creating Suspense” PPT with video clips and Student notes to intro techniques to build suspense
  3. If time permits, begin “The Black Cat” vocab preview using student images

 

Friday: 

Continue “On the Edge” Suspense Unit-

  1. Preview vocab for Poe’s “The Black Cat” using student images and handout
  2. Read “The Black Cat” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYFZTEDVDRY (audiobook)
  3. Using Suspense Chart Handout identify 3 suspenseful moments and which techniques Poe used to created them
December 1

World Lit Week 16: December 2-6

We begin our Julius Caesar Unit

Daily Opening Activities:

DGP Week #9 CD-CX

Writing Workshop- Summative JC RAFT Students can use any word from units we have covered.

 

Monday:  

  • DGP Week 9 Day 1
  • Intro JC Summative RAFT due Wednesday
  • Intro Tissue box extra credit assignment (handout)-due Wed. 12/11

Anticipatory activity:  View Cosby clip “Caesar”

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

 

Tuesday:  

DGP 9 Day 2

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

  • View Background film to Julius Caesar

 

Wednesday: 

DGP  9 Day 3

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

  • If needed finish background film to Julius Caesar (2hr. 20 min total)

LG:  Identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the themes, structures, characters and elements of dramatic literature and provides evidence from the text to support understanding

  • Journal: JC2 Prezi Intro “Good people are driven to do bad things…”
  • View JC Intro Prezi
  • Mini lesson on dramatic terms for Julius Caesar using PPT taking notes on colored lit term handout
  • If time permits, begin reading/viewing Julius Caesar (use No Fear Shakespeare: Julius Caesar and viewing /study guide (50 pts. to LS standard/50 reading standards) and character chart

 

Thursday:  

DGP Day 4

LG:  Identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the themes, structures, characters and elements of dramatic literature and provides evidence from the text to support understanding Finish intro activities from yesterday

  • Begin reading/viewing Julius Caesar (use No Fear Shakespeare: Julius Caesar and viewing /study guide (50 pts. to LS standard/50 reading standards) and character chart

 

Friday:  

DGP day 5

LG: Identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the themes, structures, characters and elements of dramatic literature and provides evidence from the text to support understanding

  • Continue reading/viewing Julius Caesar (use No Fear Shakespeare: Julius Caesar and viewing /study guide
  • After each act, review with meme