October 18

American Lit Week 9: Oct 19-23

Student Weekly Checklist:
  • Tom Walker Vocab-Monday 10/19
  • Mug Shot-Tuesday 10/20
  • Tom Walker Reading questions- Friday 10/23
  • Satire CEI- TBD
CTLS LOG IN

American Lit Class Notebook

Devil and Tom Walker Audiobook

MONDAY:   

Learning Goal(s): Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words based on grades 11-12 reading and content (L4)

CTLS Live Session

  • Introduce Romanticism with PPT and quick video
  • Review literary terms: imagery, characterization, alliteration,
  • Intro satire with video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvhHsRAwDz4
  • Pre-teach vocabulary with collaboration visual vocab (CNB/Collaboration/Vocab): each student completes assigned sections of the graphic organizer

Independent Work Session

  • Finish visual vocab

 

TUESDAY:

Learning Goal(s):  Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words based on grades 11-12 reading and content (L4) and Analyze the impact of diction on mood, imagery, characterization and distinguish what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant in satire (RL4,6)   

CTLS Live Session

  • MUG 6A “Mug Shot” formative assessment
  • Review text and academic vocab with Kahoots
  • Introduce author Washington Irving with video and jot down 1 interesting character trait or fact about the author on our Padlet
  • Discuss purpose for reading and CEI writing assignment on satire
  • If time permits, begin reading and analyzing The Devil and Tom Walker answering analysis questions embedded in the text using think-pair-share & class discussion audiobook: Devil and Tom Walker Audiobook (CNB/Assignments)

Independent Work Session

  • Ticket out the door: Define satire
  • Lit Term Tuesday

 

WEDNESDAY

  • Finish vocab and Lit term notes

Independent workday and sessions as needed

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

 

THURSDAY

LGAnalyze the impact of diction on mood, imagery, characterization and distinguish what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant in satire (RL4,6)   

CTLS Live Session

  • MUG 6B
  • Recap vocab, purpose for reading, and expectations;
  • View plot overview video clip
  • Read and analyze The Devil and Tom Walker answering analysis questions embedded in the text using think-pair-share & class discussion audiobook: Devil and Tom Walker Audiobook (CNB/Assignments)

Independent Work Session

  • Finish questions from reading

 FRIDAY

LG: Analyze the impact of diction on mood, imagery, characterization and distinguish what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant in satire (RL4,6)    

CTLS Live Session

  • Read and analyze The Devil and Tom Walker answering analysis questions embedded in the text using think-pair-share & class discussion audiobook: Devil and Tom Walker Audiobook (CNB/Assignments)
  • Reading quiz (CNB/Quiz)
  • If time permits, view student-made interpretation of the short story

Independent Work Session

  • Finish questions from reading

 CEI writing NEXT WEEK

October 9

American Lit Week 8: October 12-16

Student Weekly Checklist:
  • “Inch by Inch” analysis SAMPLED & QUIZ-Monday 10/12
  • Parallelism Quizizz– Tuesday 10/13
  • Rationalism Summative Choice Assessment-Friday 10/16

MONDAY:   

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

CTLS Live Session

  • Review parallelism with Video links (CNB/Grammar/Parallelism) and Quizizz
  • Review SAMPLED modern day speech: Al Pacino’s “Inch by Inch” speech from the film Any Given Sunday (CNB/handout/Any Given Sunday
  • Formative assessment: Formative assessment: Complete Forms quiz analyzing rhetorical devices in “Inch by Inch” CNB/Quiz/Any Given Sunday

Independent Work Session

  • Finish Inch by Inch activities (SAMPELD GO and QUIZ)
  • Complete Quizizz on Parallel structure and

 

TUESDAY:

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

CTLS Live Session

  • MUG 5A (CNB/MUG)
  • Parallel Structure Collaboration (CNB/Collaboration)
  • Review Inch by Inch assessment: clarify misconceptions and review
  • Introduce Rationalism choice summative assessment
  • Work on assessment

Independent Work Session

  • Lit Term Tuesday
  • Come to class with your choice picked out and questions

 

 

WEDNESDAY

  • PSAT DAY

 

Independent workday and sessions as needed

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

 

 

 

THURSDAY

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

CTLS Live Session

  • MUG 5B
  • Workday: Rationalism choice summative assessment

Independent Work Session

  • Work on assessment (due by end of class on tomorrow)

 

FRIDAY

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)

CTLS Live Session

  • TOUCHSTONE assessment (CTLS Assess)
  • Submit  Rational assessment

Independent Work Session

  • Fix it Friday: Complete missing/incomplete work such as Lit term Tuesday, etc.
October 2

American Lit Week 7: Oct 5-9

Weekly Checklist:

  • Rhetorical device Choice Project- Monday 10/5
  •  “Inch by Inch” analysis SAMPLED GO & QUIZ-Thursday 10/8
  • Rationalism Summative Choice Assessment-Monday 10/12
  • Independent reading book -Continue to read

MONDAY:   WELCOME BACK!

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

CTLS Live Session

  • Upload Rhetorical Devices Project completed Rubric to CTLS and share project with peers
  • Background to Henry’s Speech
  • Whole group Guided Practice: Under document camera, close read Patrick Henry’s speech to Virginia Convention annotating rhetorical devices/figurative language/appeals together. Print out document if possible, if not annotate in CNB (CNB/handouts/Give me Liberty)

Independent Work Session

  • Read your novel

 

TUESDAY:

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

CTLS Live Session

  • MUG 4A (class notebook CNB-MUG section)
  • Share your Rhetorical Devices Project with peers
  • Guided Practice: Analyze Patrick Henry’s speech using SAMPLED GO
  • Review Rhetorical Devices (CNB/Handout/Review)

Independent Work Session

  • Finish Henry’s SAMPLED GO and Review in CNB

 

WEDNESDAY

  • Finish Henry’s SAMPLE GO and Review in CNB

 Independent workday and sessions as needed

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

 

THURSDAY

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

CTLS Live Session

  • MUG 4B
  • Guided Practice: Read and analyze using SAMPLED GO modern day speech: Al Pacino’s “Inch by Inch” speech from the film Any Given Sunday (CNB/handout/Any Given Sunday
  • Formative assessment: Complete  Forms quiz analyzing rhetorical devices in “Inch by Inch” CNB/Quiz/Any Given Sunday

Independent Work Session

  • Finish “Inch by Inch” quiz

 

FRIDAY

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)

CTLS Live Session

  • Review Inch by Inch assessment: clarify misconceptions and review
  • Introduce Rationalism choice summative assessment
  • Work on assessment

Independent Work Session

  • Read your independent choice novel

 

 

 

September 20

American Lit Week 6: September 21-25

Student Weekly Checklist:

  • Lit Term Tuesday notes-work on Rhetorical device project
  • Rhetorical device Collaboration Choice Project- Wed. 9/23
  • EO CEI- Thursday 9/24
  • “Inch by Inch” speech analysis-Friday 9/25
  • Independent reading book -Continue to read

All handouts are in our Office 365 Class Notebook:

American Lit Class Notebook

MONDAY:   

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

CTLS Live Session

Independent Work Session

  • Work on Rhetorical devices project

 

TUESDAY:

Learning Goal(s):  Gain understanding of Colonial/Puritan literary time period and understand and use figurative language

CTLS Live Session

  • MUG 3A (class notebook CNB-MUG section)
  • Continue reading and analyzing The interesting Narrative of the Life of OE (PDF handout in our CBN/Assignment/OE) analyzing diction and pathos in persuasion with CEI paragraph formative assessment. (directions on same page in CNB-download word document)

Independent Work Session

  • Lit Term Tuesday-work on Rhetorical device Project-due tomorrow end of day
  • Work on CEI

 

WEDNESDAY

Independent workday and sessions as needed

  • Finish Rhetorical device Project-due end of day (
  • Finish OE CEI due tomorrow end of day to CTLS

 

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

 

THURSDAY

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

CTLS Live Session

  • Background to Henry’s Speech
  • Whole group Guided Practice: Under document camera, close read Patrick Henry’s speech to Virginia Convention annotating rhetorical devices/figurative language/appeals together. Print out document if possible, if not annotate in CNB (CNB/handouts/Give me Liberty)

Independent Work Session

  • Submit CEI to CTLS with claim highlighted pink, textual evidence with citation yellow and interpretation/analysis gray)

 

 FRIDAY

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)

CTLS Live Session

  • Review Rhetorical Devices with PPT (CNB/Handout/Review)
  • Formative assessment: Individually analyze rhetorical devices using modern day speech:  Al Pacino’s “Inch by Inch” speech from the film Any Given Sunday (CNB/Quiz/Any Given Sunday)

Independent Work Session

  • Read your independent choice novel and enjoy FALL BREAK!
September 13

American Lit Week 5: September 14-18

Puritan/Colonial Lit

Student Weekly Checklist:
  • Lit Term Tuesday notes – catchup #1-3 due Tuesday 9/15
  • Figurative Language Visual Vocab- Tuesday 9/15
  • Rhetorical device Collaboration Choice Project-
  • Independent reading book -Continue to read-TBD

MONDAY:   

Learning Goal(s): Gain understanding of Colonial/Puritan literary time period and understand and use figurative language

CTLS Live Session

  • Continue Intro Puritan/Colonial time period with PPT slide
  • Read and analyze “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Bradstreet (CNB/handout/poetry)
  • Work Session: Figurative Language Visual Vocab (CNB/Assignments/Figurative Language)

Independent Work Session

  • Work on Figurative langue Visual Vocab

 

TUESDAY:

Learning Goal(s):  Gain understanding of Colonial/Puritan literary time period and understand and use figurative language

CTLS Live Session

  • Kahoot Figurative language Review

Independent Work Session

  • Finish journal entry
  • Lit Term Catch up- CNB/Lit Terms watch the video and take notes Lit Term Tuesday
  • Finish Figurative langue Visual Vocab for a grade

 

WEDNESDAY

Independent workday and sessions as needed

 

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

 

THURSDAY

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

CTLS Live Session

  • MUG 2B (from last week)
  • Introduce Rational/Colonial time period with PDF/PPT
  • Pretest on figurative language and rhetorical devices Microsoft Forms (CNB/Quiz/Rhetorical Devices)
  • Collaborating as a class, create QHT chart of rhetorical Devices (CNB/Handouts/QHT)
  • Rhetorical Devices collaboration choice projects- planning and doing

Independent Work Session

  • Work on your rhetorical device project

 

FRIDAY

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)

CTLS Live Session

Independent Work Session

  • Read your independent choice novel
September 6

American Lit Week 4: September 7-11

Student Weekly Checklist:

  • Lit Term Tuesday notes #3- Tuesday 9/8
  • Personal Narrative- Thursday 9/10
  • Intro Independent reading book in Padlet -Friday 9/11
  • Figurative Language Visual Vocab- Tuesday 9/15

 

MONDAY:   Holiday

TUESDAY:

Learning Goal(s):  Write a personal narrative using first POV, details, and dialogue 

CTLS Live Session

  • MUG 2A (class notebook CNB-MUG section)
  • Work session Personal Narrative or Myth-share with me, so we can have a writing conference/digital chat on your paper as you write.

Independent Work Session

  • Lit Term Tuesday #3 -In your class notebook, watch the video and take notes Lit Term Tuesday
  • Work on narrative

 

WEDNESDAY

Independent workday and sessions as needed

  • Work on personal narrative and read

 

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

 

THURSDAY

LG: Revise and edit personal narrative

CTLS Live Session

  • MUG 2B
  • Mini lesson on punctuating dialogue  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWSfn9oPnJg

    and Kahoot

  • Using the checklist, revise and edit your narrative
  • Highlight dialogue yellow / highlight imagery & figurative language gray

Independent Work Session

  • Submit personal narrative to CTLS

 

 

FRIDAY

LG: Gain understanding of Colonial/Puritan literary time period and understand and use figurative language

CTLS Live Session

  • Book check-Padlet Introduction
  • Intro Puritan/Colonial time period with PPT slide
  • Read and analyze “To My Dear and Loving Husband” by Bradstreet (CNB/handout/poetry)
  • Introduce Figurative Language Visual Vocab (CNB/Assignments/Figurative Language)

Independent Work Session

  • Read your independent choice novel
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 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

 

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