August 30

World Lit Week 3: August 31- Sept. 4

Weekly Checklist:

  •  “Where I am From” Poem to CTLS- Thursday 9/3
  • Independent Book choice in hand-Friday 9/4

Class notebook Link

CTLS LOG IN

MONDAY:

Learning Goal(s): Read and analyze trickster tales from different cultures answering “How is the culture reflected in the tale?  What was the purpose of the tale?”  (RL1-2, 3-6)

CTLS Live Session

  • Log into CTLS LOG IN and MicrosoftO365
  • 20 minutes to work on “Where I am From” Poem
  • Journal Trickster #1: What lessons do you remember learning as a child? (Use your table manners, chew with your mouth closed, don’t run with scissors, etc.) Respond in CNB/journal
  • Introduce Trickster Archetype with Crashcourse Trickster Part 1
  • Discuss Trickster notes in CNB (class notebook)

Independent Work Session

  • Work on your Where I am From poem and be ready for peer review tomorrow

 

TUESDAY:

Learning Goal(s): Self and peer edit poems; Read and analyze trickster tales from different cultures answering “How is the culture reflected in the tale?  What was the purpose of the tale?”  (RL1-2, 3-6)

CTLS Live Session

  • Peer review poems in CNB
  • Begin reading and analyzing Trickster archetype in tales from various cultures “Numskull and the Rabbit” (Ancient India) CNB/Numskull Handout
    • Intro culture/purpose with PPT slides
    • Read tale together and view video tale
    • Complete literary analysis graphic organizer on notes page in CNB

Independent Work Session

  • Work on your Where I am From poem
  • Find something to read

 

WEDNESDAY

Independent workday and sessions as needed

  • Finish your Where I am From poem

**I am available to help 1-3:30 today if you need assistance.  Email or Remind text me to schedule a help session.

 

THURSDAY

LG: Read and analyze trickster tales from different cultures answering “How is the culture reflected in the tale?  What was the purpose of the tale?”  (RL1-2, 3-6)

CTLS Live Session

  • Continue reading and analyzing Trickster archetype in tales from various cultures “Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby” (African American) CNB/handouts/Brer Rabbit
    • Review section of Crashcourse #20 about Brer Rabbit starting at 8:10
    • Discuss culture/background of Brer Rabbit
    • Read tale together and view video tale
    • Complete literary analysis graphic organizer in CNB

 

Independent Work Session

  • Submit “Where I am from” poem to CTLS
  • Have book/magazine/graphic novel to show tomorrow

 

FRIDAY

LG: Read and analyze trickster tales from different cultures answering “How is the culture reflected in the tale?  What was the purpose of the tale?”  (RL1-2, 3-6)

CTLS Live Session

  • Book Check
  • Continue reading and analyzing Trickster archetype in tales from various cultures “Hermes the Cattle Thief” (Ancient Greek) CNB/handouts/Hermes
    • View Crash Course #21
    • Read tale together
    • Complete literary analysis graphic organizer in CNB

 

Independent Work Session

  • Finish any missing or late assignments
  • READ
August 30

American Lit Week 3: August 31- Sept. 4

 

Student Weekly Checklist:

  • Lit Term Tuesday notes #2- Tuesday 9/1
  • Native American CEI-Tuesday 9/1 to CTLS
  • Personal Narrative- next wee TBA
  • Independent reading book -Friday 9/4

CTLS LOG IN

American Lit Class Notebook

MONDAY:

Learning Goal(s): Write a cohesive CEI paragraph with proper citations, evidence and interpretation

CTLS Live Session

  • Log in to   CTLS LOG IN 
  • Introduce “When Grizzlies Walked Upright” Analysis GO
  • Read the text answering questions in GO
  • Open a new MLA format Microsoft document
  • Compose a CEI paragraph answering the prompt: What Native American principles or customs are emphasized in the myth? (Use your GO to help you)
    • Be sure to include your claim, 2 pieces of evidence with citations and interpretation.

Independent Work Session

  • Find your independent reading material/read

 

TUESDAY:

Learning Goal(s):  Write a cohesive CEI paragraph with proper citations, evidence and interpretation

CTLS Live Session

  • MUG 1A (class notebook CNB-MUG section)
  • Work session on CEI paragraph-share with me, so we can have a writing conference/digital chat on your paper as you write.
  • When you finish, work on missing discussion assignments, notes, and Lit Term Tuesday notes

Independent Work Session

  • Lit Term Tuesday #2 -In your class notebook, watch the video and take notes Lit Term Tuesday
  • Finish and Submit CEI paragraph Rubric
  • Work on finding independent reading text/book or read if you have it

 

WEDNESDAY

Independent workday and sessions as needed

  • Work on any missing assignments (graded and ungraded) and read

 

**I am available 1-3:30 if you need help!  Email or Remind me to set up a help session.

 

THURSDAY

LG: Read and determine author’s purpose

CTLS Live Session

  • MUG 1B
  • Anticipation:  Assimilation Discussion
  • Read and annotate “The Cutting of My Long Hair” CNB-handouts-
  • Answer in a complete sentence:  What was the author’s purpose?

Independent Work Session

  • Read and finish any unfinished business

 

 FRIDAY

LG: Write a personal narrative using first POV, details, and dialogue  

CTLS Live Session

  • Independent Reading Check in: Show me the book!
  • Read excerpt from “We were Liars”-discuss POV and author’s choice of figurative language for impact.
  • Revisit “Cutting of my Long Hair” looking at narrative techniques
  • Introduce Personal Narrative Assignment (CNB/Assignment/Narrative)
  • Here is some inspiration: Carrots
  • Brainstorm narrative ideas and begin to draft.

Independent Work Session

  • Read your independent choice novel/find your independent reading novel
August 22

American Lit Week 2: August 24-28

Does it still exist?

Resources

CTLS LOG IN

American Lit Class Notebook

Student Weekly Checklist:

6 Word Memoir to Padlet -Monday 8/24

American Dream Discussion post- Tuesday 8/25

Lit Term Tuesday notes- Tuesday 8/25

Literary Period Scavenger Hunt PPT Slide- end of day Wed. 8/26

American Dream Vision Board-Thursday 8/27

Class discussion post: “Passing on Stories”- Friday 8/28

Independent reading book -Friday 9/4

 

MONDAY:

Learning Goal(s): Identify what the American Dream means to you individually.

CTLS Live Session

  • Log in to   CTLS LOG IN 
  • Class meeting: Review digital expectations, trouble shoot any digital issues, comments or concerns
  • Watch American Dream TEDtalk independently (13 minute video)
  • Take notes while you watch in your class notebook: “Intro to the American Dream” Page
    • Bullet points you agree with
    • What makes you the “Weirdo you are”?
    • What is the speaker’s claim/main point?
    • Which three would you pick? Family, fun, fitness, friends, financing, the Dream.
  • Return to Live Session after TedTalk and be ready to discuss
  • Intro American Dream Board Assignment with PPT (located in class notebook)

Independent Work Session

  • Post your 6 Word Memoir to Padlet using your student # as the title (no name)
  • Ponder and respond about the “American Dream” in our class discussion board (Collaboration tab)- due end of day tomorrow
  • Work on American Dream Vision Board – due end of day Thursday

 

TUESDAY:

Learning Goal(s):  Conduct short research and sum up findings

CTLS Live Session

  • Fill in your schedule in our class notebook
  • Intro Literary Periods of American Lit with Kahoot
  • American Lit Time Periods Scavenger Hunt:  Using the shared PPT, complete a web search and complete your assigned slide by end of day.

Independent Work Session

  • Lit Term Tuesday -In your class notebook, watch the video and take notes Lit Term Tuesday
  • Finish PPT slide-due when class starts Thursday
  • Work on Vision Board

 

  WEDNESDAY

Independent workday and sessions as needed

  • -Work on American Dream Vision Board (due Thursday submit in CTLS)
  • -Complete any unfinished tasks (discussions, Lit Term Notes, Scavenger Hunt etc.) from Monday and Tuesday
  • -How is your novel search? You should have your book by next Friday 9/4

**I am available  1-3:30 if you need help!  Email or Remind me to set up a help session.

THURSDAY

LG: Demonstrate understanding of Native American oral tradition myth characteristics

CTLS Live Session

  • Opening Questions:  Favorite Family Stories
  • Take 10 minutes to respond to our class discussion post: “Passing on Stories”
  • Present Scavenger Hunt Findings (class PPT)
  • Discuss Native American Lit/myths characteristics
  • Read and annotate “The Earth on Turtle’s Back”  (here and in class notebook assignments)
    • Pink = mother, father, Supreme Being
    • Yellow = nature, cardinal directions, talking animals
    • Green = origin element (what/who was created)

Independent Work Session

  • Finish annotations
  • Read Native American Notes in Class Notebook Handout (Word documents can be opened and read aloud using “View” then “Immersive Reader” then highlight what you want it to read aloud.
  • Submit American Dream Vision Board and paragraph to CTLS Assignments

 

FRIDAY

LG: Write a CEI paragraph

CTLS Live Session

  • Independent Reading Check in: In the chat box, tell me your status
  • Review CEI elements with Kahoot
  • Guided Practice: Write a CEI together as a class on the following prompt: What message (or theme) about human achievement is conveyed by the success of the Muskrat after the other creatures failed?
  • Review CEI and myth elements as needed

Independent Work Session

  • Read your independent choice novel/find your independent reading novel

 

August 22

World Lit Week 2: August 24-28

Additional Resources
Class notebook Link

 

Student To Do List:
Hero essay (claim underlined, pathos appeal highlighted pink) to CTLS- Wed.  8/26

“Where I am From” Poem to CTLS- Thursday 9/3

Independent Book choice in hand-Friday 9/4

MONDAY:

Learning Goal(s): Be able to define and use pathos appeal in my writing

  • CTLS Live Session
  • Log into CTLS LOG IN and MicrosoftO365
  • Intro rhetorical appeals with QHT chart (class notebook-handouts-QHT)
  • Mini lesson Pathos/logos/ethos appeal with: “How to Identify Logos, Ethos, Pathos” A/V clip
  • PPT completing “Art of Persuasion” sketch notes in class Notebook -Handouts- “appeals”
  • Read editorial on Robert Smalls: “Slave, Warrior, Hero” highlighting pathos appeal pink
  • Answer: What is the author’s purpose?  How did the author organize his argument?  How did the author use pathos appeal?
  • Closer: Do you agree with the author, what makes someone or a group of people heroic

Independent Work Session

  • Brainstorm who you think deserves the title of hero jotting down at least 3-4 reasons for your choice (you will need this tomorrow)

TUESDAY:

Learning Goal(s): Write an organized argument essay using pathos appeal and evidence to back up my claim.

  • CTLS Live Session
  • Review rhetorical appeals with Quizlet
  • Open up a word document in O365 search for MLA template as soon as Word opens
  • Compose an essay answering: “Who should be considered a hero?”
  • Underline your claim statement (answers who should be considered a hero)
  • Highlight your use of pathos appeal (charged words, reasons that tug on your reader’s emotions

Independent Work Session

  • Compose essay and upload to CTLS by end of day Wednesday

WEDNESDAY

  • Independent workday and sessions as needed
  • Work on hero essay and submit by end of day to CTLS.

**I am available to help 1-3:30 today if you need assistance.  Email or Remind text me to schedule a help session.

 

THURSDAY

LG: Define culture and understand how our culture impacts our values and behaviors

CTLS Live Session

  • Discuss and define “culture” with PPT
  • View Discovery Streaming videos about culture (class notebook-Content Library-Culture)
  • Introduce “Where I am From” assignment
  • Add Imagery to QHT chart (class notebook-Lit Terms)
  • Annotate and analyze poem together as a class annotating imagery/circle unfamiliar words and define
  • Begin prewriting activities (Class notebook-open PDF and write, or use draw tool in on the printout image, or print and write

Independent Work Session

  • Work on brainstorm/prewrite for poem

 

FRIDAY

LG: Compose poetry using imagery that conveys a picture of individual culture

CTLS Live Session

  • Independent Reading Check in: In the chat box, tell me your status
  • Review Vocab: Imagery, ethos, pathos, Logos
  • Work on “Where I am From” poem
  • Closer: Intro Trickster motif with “My Lucky Day”

Independent Work Session

  • Continue to work on poem
August 14

American Lit Week 1: Learning Everywhere Digital Literacy

Welcome to American Lit.  I will use this blog to communicate assignments and due dates.  Remind and email are the best ways to communicate with me M-F 8-3:30. I will respond as soon as I am able.  We will use CTLS for our live learning sessions and our Office 365 Class Notebook to collaborate and house documents and resources.  Please see the Tech 2020 tab to the right for links and important log in instructions.  Below, you will also find links to needed documents and assignments.  I look for ward to “seeing” you in our first live session Monday 10:40.

 

*Scroll down to the bottom for your end-off-the-week checklist!

You can join our class Remind in a variety of ways:

  • Click HERE
  • Text @amlitrm111 to the number 81010

Both students and parents are welcome!

 

MONDAY:

Learning Goal(s): Reflect on personal goals and dreams; meet your new American Lit digital community; understand class policies and procedures

CTLS Live Session

  • Testing 1-2-3 Scavenger Hunt   CTLS LOG IN 
  • Discuss digital expectations/syllabus/remind
  • Where can I find digital resources and Tech Help (Blog, Class Notebook)
  • Flipgrid Intros
  • Student and Parent Surveys

Independent Work Session

 

TUESDAY:

Learning Goal(s): develop digital literacy skills-CTLS, Flipgrid, and forms

CTLS Live Session

  • Digital literacy-troubleshooting Flipgrid and forms; practice with CTLS
  • Group practice with assignments in CTLS
  • Intro 6 Word Memoir 6 Word Memoir Assignment

Independent Work Session

  • Complete “Getting to Know You” assignment in CTLS (download, complete and submit in CTLS)
  • Complete student and parent surveys if not completed
  • Continue to work on Flipgrid if needed

 

WEDNESDAY

Independent workday and sessions as needed

 

THURSDAY

LG: develop digital literacy skills-blogs and O365 Class Notebook

CTLS Live Session

  • Digital literacy- troubleshooting and practice with teacher blog and Link to Class Notebook
  • Finding and working in our Class Notebook (log in to Office 365 and have our Class Notebook open in another tab) Can you split screen?

Independent Work Session

  • Go to the Collaboration tab of our class Notebook
  • Go to the Class Discussion section
  • Click on Week 1 page
  • Answer the question in the space under your name
  • Respond to 2 other classmates in the spaces below their name by making a positive comment or asking a question

  

FRIDAY

CTLS Live Session

  • This week in review:  We have navigated CTLS, blogs, and Office 365
  • Digital literacy- troubleshooting and practice with Class Notebook
  • Introduce Independent reading assignment with Padlet
  • View John Green Video in our class notebook collaboration space “Why Read” and respond

Independent Work Session

  • Respond to Padlet
  • Complete Weekly Checklist:
Assignment: Check if done
Student Digital Survey  (Forms link)
Help parents complete Parent survey (link)
Completed Flipgrid Intros & watched peers’ videos
I can find Tech Help and digital resources
Completed and uploaded “Getting to know you” assignment in CTLS

6 Word memoir

Posted my answer to class discussion  and responded to 2 classmates in Class Notebook Week 1
“Why Read” response
Padlet Post

 

  • Research possible novel/book choices

 

August 14

World Lit Week 1: August 17-21

Welcome to World Lit.  I will use this blog to communicate assignments and due dates.  Remind and email are the best ways to communicate with me M-F 8-3:30. I will respond as soon as I am able.  We will use CTLS for our live learning sessions and our Office 365 Class Notebook to collaborate and house documents and resources.  Please see the Tech 2020 tab to the right for links and important log in instructions.  Below, you will also find links to needed documents and assignments.  I look forward to “seeing” you in our first live session Monday at 9:20.

 

*Scroll down to the bottom for your end-of-the-week checklist!

 

 

 

You can join our class Remind in a variety of ways:

  • Click HERE
  • Text @wldlit111 to the number 81010

Both students and parents are welcome! 

 

MONDAY:

Learning Goal(s): meet your new World Lit digital community; understand class policies, procedures, and expectations

CTLS Live Session

  • Testing 1-2-3 CTLS LOG IN Scavenger Hunt
  • Discuss digital expectations/syllabus/remind
  • Where can I find digital resources?
  • Flipgrid Intros
  • Student and Parent Surveys

 

Independent Work Session (Class Notebook)

 

 

TUESDAY:

Learning Goal(s): develop digital literacy skills-CTLS, Flipgrid, and forms

CTLS Live Session

  • Digital literacy-troubleshooting Flipgrid and forms; practice with CTLS
  • Group practice with assignments in CTLS

 

Independent Work Session

  • Complete “Getting to Know You” assignment in CTLS (download, complete and submit in CTLS)
  • Complete student and parent surveys if not completed
  • Continue to work on Flipgrid if needed

 

WEDNESDAY

Independent workday and sessions as needed

 

THURSDAY

LG: develop digital literacy skills-blogs and O365 Class Notebook

CTLS Live Session

  • Digital literacy- troubleshooting and practice with teacher blog and Class Notebook
  • Finding and working in our class Notebook  Try this link

 

Independent Work Session

  • Go to the Collaboration tab of our class Notebook
  • Go to the Class Discussion section
  • Click on Week 1 page
  • Answer the question in the space under your name
  • Respond to 2 other classmates by making a positive comment or asking a question

 

FRIDAY

CTLS Live Session

  • This week in review:  We have navigated CTLS, blogs, and Office 365
  • Digital literacy- troubleshooting and practice with Class Notebook
  • Introduce Independent reading assignment with Padlet and PPT
  • View John Green Video in our class notebook collaboration space “Why Read” and respond

 

Independent Work Session

  • Respond to Padlet
  • Complete Weekly Checklist:
Assignment: Check if done
Student Digital Survey
Help parents complete Parent survey (link)
Completed Flipgrid Intros & watched peers’ videos
I can find Tech Help and digital resources
Completed and uploaded “Getting to know you” assignment in CTLS
Posted my answer to class discussion and responded to 2 classmates in Class Notebook Week 1
Padlet Post

 

  • Research possible novel/book choices