February 23

9th Lit Week 7: February 24-28

Intro to Poetry

 

Planning your week:

  • Favorite Song TPFASTT –Wed. 3/4
  • Vocab Unit 3 quiz- Friday 3/6
  • Narrative Rewrite- Friday 3/6

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. Grammar- CD sentences
  2. Vocab – Unit 3

 

Monday: 

Touchstone on classroom computers

Vocab unit 3- Classroom PPT: When students are finished with touchstone, they will create ppt for assigned words

Organize binders

Individual Writing Conferences

Poetry (if time permits)

LG:   Analyze the poet’s use of sound, imagery, figurative language, rhythm, and rhyme to create meaning and tone.

  • Anticipatory discussion-“What are your feelings about poetry?” “Music and songs?”
  • What do you think the song/poem titled “This is Me” might be about?
  • Listen/watch “This is Me” song performance and analyze lyrics in groups on posters looking at TPFASTT elements

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjxugyZCfuw with PPT

 

Tuesday: 

Grammar:  LG Use FANBOYS to link independent clauses (L2)

  • Review Simple and compound sentences with “Sentence type Mini lesson” PPT
  • Simple to Compound Sentence Combining using FANBOYS (handout)

Vocab Unit 3:  20 minutes to work on PPT

Poetry

LG:   Analyze the poet’s use of sound, imagery, figurative language, rhythm, and rhyme to create meaning and tone.

  • Anticipatory discussion-“What are your feelings about poetry?” “Music and songs?”
  • What do you think the song/poem titled “This is Me” might be about?

Listen/watch “This is Me” song performance and analyze lyrics in groups on posters looking at TPFASTT elements https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjxugyZCfuw

 

Wednesday:

Grammar:  LG Use FANBOYS to link independent clauses (L2)

  • Simple to Compound Sentence Combining using FANBOYS (handout)

Vocab Unit 3:  Introduce words using student made PPT

Poetry

LG:    Analyze the poet’s use of sound, imagery, figurative language, rhythm, and rhyme to create meaning and tone

  • Together as a class, read, annotate and discuss “Intro to Poetry” by B. Collins
  • Complete TPFASST graphic organizer
  • Together as a class, complete cloze CEI paragraph graphic organizer answering author’s purpose (handout) (W1)

 

 

Thursday:

Grammar:  LG Use semicolons link independent clauses (L2)

  • Introduce semicolon with Shmoop a/v clip

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMKufGCs1Ec

  • Review Simple and compound sentences with “Sentence type Mini lesson” PPT
  • Practice with Simple to Compound Sentence Combining using semicolon (handout)

Vocab Unit 3:  bookwork

Intro narrative redo assignment (handout)- new narrative with Writing Lab visit due Friday 3/6

Poetry

LG:  Analyze the poet’s use of sound, imagery, figurative language, rhythm, and rhyme to create meaning and tone

  • Review complete cloze CEI paragraph graphic organizer answering author’s purpose
  • If time permits, Intro Poetic Devices PPT with guided notes and add glossary to survival guide

 

Friday: 

Grammar:  LG Use semicolons link independent clauses (L2)

  • Practice with Simple to Compound Sentence Combining using semicolon (handout)

Vocab Unit 3:  bookwork

Poetry

LG:   Analyze the poet’s use of sound, imagery, figurative language, rhythm, and rhyme to create meaning and tone

  • Peer review song lyric choice for TPFASTT & 10 minutes to beginning annotating lyrics
  • Finish Poetic Devices PPT with guided notes and add glossary to survival guide

Annotate and analyze one the following poems with a partner then in whole group:

  • “The Eagle” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by Wordsworth
  • “Harlem [Dream Deferred]” by Langston Hughes
  • ”Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer (A/V clip 8 min.)
  • “Taking one for the Team”

Last 15 minutes:

  • Poetry Summative: Analyze your favorite song lyrics using Directions/checklist, Rubric and TPFASTT graphic organizer
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February 22

Brit Lit Week 7: February 24-28

Gawain and the Green Knight

Planning your Week:

  • Continue to read your independent novel  
  • Reading Check #4 on Friday  2/28
  • Work on your Knight’s shield- due 3/6

 

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 1-6 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

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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 Chivalric hero chart.
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO

 

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)
  • Theme analysis-Redemption GO
  • Student will then complete Chivalric hero chart
  • If time permits First Knight (film)  Lancelot, the unlikely chivalric hero
  • Examine how Lancelot behaves. He presents positive & negative examples of chivalry graphic organizer.

 

Thursday: 

  • MUG 6B

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.

 

Friday:  

Lit Term Friday #15

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Individual reading of novel with reading check and chapter summaries and annotations

 

February 9

9th Lit Week 6: February 10-14

Planning your week

  • Short story sitcom extra credit – Wed. 2/12
  • SS Lit Term Study Guide -Wed 2/13
  • Short Story unit posttest- Thursday 2/13
  • Narrative writing- Friday 2/14

 

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP- #3 (Compound sentence) Khan Academy
  2. Vocab for Success- none

 

Monday:  

DGP #3 Day 1

Intro Short Story Study guide (handout)

Intro “The Cask of Amontillado” Springboard 2.8 (PDF handout)

  • Review Point of View, setting/mood
  • Intro “Cask of Amontillado” with “Pre reading/post reading” PPT with anticipatory questions, vocab, and background information handout

 

Tuesday:

DGP #3 Day 2

LG:  Read/listen to “The Cask of Amontillado” analyzing how the setting and POV shape mood, plot and style using guided notes  (17 min. audiobook)

  • Discussion Points: What do the following add to the mood of the story? How would the story change if it were altered?
  1. Montressor’s 1st person point of view                               b. Italian Carnival setting

Post-reading activities:

  1. Analysis of setting questions
  2. Storytelling Arc activity (manipulatives)

 

 

Wednesday:

Submit Extra Credit

DGP #3 Day 3

Review Finish Post-reading activities:

  1. Review Study Guide
  2. Time to work on Short Story narrative assessment
  3. Closing: Play short story elements slap game (review).

 

 Thursday: 

DGP #3 Day 4

Short story literary term posttest (25 multiple choice)

Continue composing short story narrative

  1. Discuss EOC Narrative Rubric (EOC 4-Point Holistic Rubric or Checklist/rubric 2 )

HW:  Work on narratives

 

Friday:  Happy Winter Break

Peer edit-revise- publish narrative-submit

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February 9

Brit Lit Week 6: February 10-14

 

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) #4B & #5
  2. Journal quick writes

 

Monday:

MUG 4B

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

Intro 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
  • Complete Chivalric hero graphic organizer, discuss

 

Tuesday:

MUG 5A

Complete Knight’s Tale activities

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

  • Complete Chivalric hero graphic organizer, discuss both Adhemar and William
  • Add Knight’s Tale/William to redemption theme GO
  • Discuss how Jocelyn and Kate defy female roles of the time
  • Rewrite a scene from the film narrative from the perspective of either Jocelyn or Kate. Be sure to include narrative techniques such dialogue, imagery and POV .(writing standard)

  

Wednesday: 

Brushstrokes:  Review Participle Phrases-add a particle phrase to your narrative-highlight

LG:  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. (W3)

  • Rewrite a scene from the film narrative from the perspective of either Jocelyn or Kate. Be sure to include narrative techniques such dialogue, imagery and POV (writingformative standard)

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 5B

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

  • 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

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

  • View “Sir Gawain” Intro PPT with guided notes
  • If time permits, view Merlin’s “Gawain”

 

Friday:  Happy Winter Break

Lit Term #15 Irony

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Individual reading of novel with reading check and chapter summaries-Reading Check #3

 

 

 

February 2

9th Lit Week 5: February 3-7

Planning your week:

  • MDG Mood Storyboard-Tuesday 2/4
  • Unit 2 Vocab Quiz-Friday 2/7
  • Short story sitcom extra credit – Thursday 2/13

**Handouts available in our class notebook

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. Grammar- sentence fragments Khan Academy
  2. Vocab for Success-Unit 2 (quiz on Friday 2/7)

 

Monday:  

Grammar-fragment mini-lesson  https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/syntax-conventions-of-standard-english/fragments-and-run-ons/v/recognizing-fragments-syntax-khan-academy

Vocab Unit 2:  bookwork

Post reading Activities:

  1. EOC practice with MDG using PP, graphic organizers, prompt and highlighters
  2. Mood Story Board with quotes (RL Standard)- due tomorrow

LG:  Analyze multiple interpretations of a story (RL7)

  1. View film adaptation of MDG (63 min) comparing and contrasting film to text
  2. Ticket Out the Door: 3 Differences, 2 similarities, 1 you liked best and why

HW:  Work on MDG Mood Storyboard

 

Tuesday:

Grammar-avoiding fragment kinesthetic practice

Vocab Unit 2:  bookwork

Continue MDG Post reading Activities:

  1. Submit Mood Story Board with quotes (RL Standard)

LG:  Analyze multiple interpretations of a story (RL7)

  1. View film adaptation of MDG (63 min) comparing and contrasting film to text
  2. Ticket Out the Door: 3 Differences, 2 similarities, 1 you liked best and why

 

 

Wednesday:

Vocab Unit 2 bookwork/review activities

LG:  Analyze elements of theme, language and style, character development, point of view, irony, symbolism, mood, and plot structure in short stories. (RL1-6).

  1. Sitcoms as short stories: view Parks and Rec: “Flu Season.”
  2. Complete sitcom and short story activity
  3. Intro short story sitcom extra credit

 

Thursday:  ipads

Vocab Unit 2 Kahoot Review

LG:  Analyze the stylistic elements of foreshadowing, point of view, and imagery to interpret author’s purpose in the short story “Alex, Told me..”

  1. Pre-reading discussion: Who has an Alex? What do you use it for?
  2. Orally read “Alex Told Me Where …” by Lane Loomis
  3. Complete SS analysis activity

 

Friday: 

Vocab Unit 2 Quiz (assessment language standard)

After assessment, NoRedInk assignments:

Confusing words:  https://www.noredink.com/learn/assigned_practices/4764710

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February 2

Brit Lit Week 5: February 3-7

William, a chivalric hero?

Planning your week:

  • Vocab Unit 17 Quiz – Friday 2/7
  • Novel Check 2:  Friday 2/7

 

Daily Opening Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #5
  2. Brushstrokes- participle
  3. Vocab for Success- unit 17 Quiz on Friday
  4. Journal quick writes

 

Monday: 

Vocab Unit 17 bookwork

Transition from Unit 1 Beowulf to Unit 2 Sir Gawain Activities:

  • Journal: SG 1: How is Beowulf different than modern day heroes?
  • 15 minute Medieval Scavenger Hunt: Working on computers & phones, students will research Medieval topics: Medieval romance /knights/ chivalry/feudalism/beheading game/weapons & warfare/King Arthur. completing 5 Facts handout  (They can work in pairs if they want)

Analyze multiple interpretations of Beowulf evaluating how each version interprets the source text (W7)

  • Beowulf’s epic finale: View “Beowulf” from History Channel’s Clash of the Gods series and think, pair share commonalities and differences to the text.

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 5A
  • Vocab Unit 17 bookwork

LG: Examine the Medieval time period through research to gain a better understanding of chivalric heroes and Sir Gawain

  • Using Compare/ contrast PPT and “Compare and Contrast Epic & Chivalric hero” quotes of support graphic organizer
  • View “Worst Job in History – Medieval” (with guided notes)

 

Wednesday: 

  • Review Participle Phrases https://www.grammarflip.com/curriculum/participles-and-participial-phrases
  • Vocab Unit 17- review words and complete pg 194

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

  • Review definition of anachronism top of handout
  • Begin to view A Knight’s Tale: William, a chivalric hero and deleted scene “Heart of a knight”
  • Take notes on elements of the chivalric hero using graphic organizer and theme analysis-Redemption GO

 

Thursday: ipads

  • MUG 5B
  • Vocab Unit 17 nearpod 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

  • Intro extra credit extension assignment: -Create a Code of Chivalry
  • View A Knight’s Tale: William, a chivalric hero and deleted scene “Heart of a knight”

If time permits, added time for vocab practice

 

 

Friday:  

LG: Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words

  • Vocab Unit 17 assessment M/C and sentence writing (Language standards)
  • Lit Term Review #13

Brit Lit author/novel studies:

  • Individual reading of novel with reading check and chapter summaries