October 25

World Lit Week 10: October 26-30

We continue our study of American Born Chinese

Student To Do List:

  • ABC Guided questions- Checks as we read so keep up!
  • ABC Blog and IRJ- end of reading

Class notebook Link

MONDAY:   

Learning Goal(s): Analyze characterization, plot and theme

CTLS Live Session

  • Opener: Review ABC Vocab (CNB/Collaboration)
  • Read and analyze American Born Chinese (ABC) completing guided reading questions in packet
  • Continue working on Blog Discussion posts, character chart, and IRJ entries

Independent Work Session

  • Continue working on Blog Discussion posts and IRJ entries

 

TUESDAY:

Learning Goal(s): Analyze characterization, plot and theme

CTLS Live Session

  • Grammar: Complex sentence review (CNB/grammar)
  • Read and analyze American Born Chinese (ABC) completing guided reading questions in packet
  • Continue working on Blog Discussion posts character chart and IRJ entries

Independent Work Session

  • Continue working on Blog Discussion posts and IRJ entries

 

WEDNESDAY     

Independent workday and sessions as needed

**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: Analyze characterization, plot and theme

CTLS Live Session

  • Grammar: Complex sentence review (CNB/grammar)
  • Read and analyze American Born Chinese (ABC) completing guided reading questions in packet
  • Continue working on Blog Discussion posts, character chart, and IRJ entries

Independent Work Session

  • Continue working on Blog Discussion posts and IRJ entries

 

FRIDAY

LG: Analyze characterization, plot and theme

CTLS Live Session

  • Read and analyze American Born Chinese (ABC) completing guided reading questions in packet
  • Continue working on Blog Discussion posts, character chart, and IRJ entries

Independent Work Session

  • Continue working on Blog Discussion posts and IRJ entries
October 18

World Lit Week 9: Oct 19-23

 

Student To Do List:
  •  ABC Vocab-Monday 10/19
  • ABC Blog and IRJ#1- Friday 10/23

Class notebook Link

MONDAY:   

Learning Goal(s): Analyze characterization, plot and theme

CTLS Live Session

  • Opener: Review ABC Vocab (CNB/Collaboration)
  • Intro Summative assessment for unit: Illustrated Response Journal (IRR) (CNB/Assignments)
  • Nuts and bolts of a graphic novel: “How to Read a Graphic Novel” PDF
  • Read and analyze American Born Chinese (ABC) completing guided reading questions in packet

Independent Work Session

  • Finish vocab/intro activities

 

TUESDAY:

Learning Goal(s): Analyze characterization, plot and theme

CTLS Live Session

  • Grammar: Complex sentence review (CNB/grammar)
  • Read and analyze American Born Chinese (ABC) completing guided reading questions in packet

Independent Work Session

  • Start on IRJ#1

 

WEDNESDAY     

Independent workday and sessions as needed

**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: Analyze characterization, plot and theme

CTLS Live Session

  • Grammar: Complex sentence review (CNB/grammar)
  • Read and analyze American Born Chinese (ABC) completing guided reading questions in packet
  • Class Discussion Blog #1: Describe a time when you wanted to be different. Give specific examples and explain why. (CBN/Collaboration)

 

Independent Work Session

  • Work on IRJ#1

 

FRIDAY

LG: Analyze characterization, plot and theme

CTLS Live Session

  • Read and analyze American Born Chinese (ABC) completing guided reading questions in packet
  • IRR work session

Independent Work Session

  • Complete IRJ #1

 

 

October 9

World Lit: Week 8: Oct. 12-16

 

Planning your week:

  • Hero expository PPT assignment- Wed 10/14
  • ABC packet pp. 3-5-Friday 10/16

MONDAY:   

Learning Goal(s): Create cohesive, visually pleasing presentation of findings and write explanatory text

CTLS Live Session

  • Opener: Review traits of archetypal heroes with
  • Work on Hero expository PPT assignment (CNB/quiz)

Independent Work Session

  • Work on Hero PPT

 

TUESDAY:

Learning Goal(s): Create cohesive, visually pleasing presentation of findings and write explanatory text

CTLS Live Session

  • Grammar: Compound sentence review 2 Quizizz (link in CNB/grammar)
  • Workday on Hero Expository PPT include at least 2 compound sentences.

Independent Work Session

  • Submit hero ppt by end of day tomorrow

 

WEDNESDAY      PSAT

Independent workday and sessions as needed

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

 

THURSDAY

CTLS Live Session

  • Intro stereotypes with
  • Collaboration Activity (CNB/Collaboration/Class Discussion
  • Answer Introduction activities questions on pg. 3 of ABC packet

Independent Work Session

  • Finish ABC questions page 3

 

FRIDAY

CTLS Live Session

  • Grammar: Quick quiz
  • Intro Gene Luen Yang author pg. 4 and BIO Video
  • Complete page 4 and 5 in ABC packet

Independent Work Session

  • Finish pp.3-5 in packet
October 4

World Lit Week 7: Oct. 5-9

MONDAY:   

Learning Goal(s): Analyze the commonalities of heroes across cultures and time beginning with archetypal similarities

CTLS Live Session

  • Hero Vocabulary: Complete your assigned words in GO (CNB/Collaboration/Vocab/Hero)
  • Brainstorm Session: List as many ideas for the following archetypal hero characteristics:  special weapon, (supernatural*) helper, unhealable wound, flaws of heroes
  • Take notes from J. Campbell’s Archetypal Hero PP w/guided notes

Independent Work Session

  • Finish hero vocabulary

 

TUESDAY:

Learning Goal(s): Analyze the commonalities of heroes across cultures and time beginning with archetypal similarities

CTLS Live Session

Independent Work Session

  • Ticket out the Door: (CBN/assignments)

3 Literary heroes from different cultures

2 traits they share

1 difference that makes each unique (CNB/assignment)

 

WEDNESDAY

Independent workday and sessions as needed

**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: Create cohesive, visually pleasing presentation of findings and write explanatory text

CTLS Live Session

  • Grammar: Compound sentence review (CNB/grammar)
  • Intro and discuss EQ: How Does the Hero Reflect Cultural Values? Nearpod learning activity
  • Add modern day film hero to notes (CNB/handouts)
  • Introduce Hero expository PPT assignment (CNB/assignment)

Independent Work Session

  • Work on Hero expository PPT assignment

 

 

FRIDAY

LG: Create cohesive, visually pleasing presentation of findings and write explanatory text

CTLS Live Session

  • Opener: View cover art of comics from 1940-150
  • Review Vocabulary
  • Work on Hero expository PPT assignment (CNB/assignment)

Independent Work Session

  • Work on Hero expository PPT assignment
September 20

World Lit Week 6: September 21-25

Gilgamesh Statue

Student Weekly Check List

  • Non-fiction “Gilgamesh” reading assignment- Wed. 9/23
  • Gilgamesh Battle with Humbaba- Friday 9/25

 

**All handouts are in your Office 365 Class Notebook (CBN)  Class notebook Link

MONDAY:   

Learning Goal(s): Students will collaborate with peers to create a definition and illustration of an ideal hero to discuss with class

CTLS Live Session

Independent Work Session

  • Finish

 

TUESDAY:

Learning Goal(s): Through reading and analysis, compare and contrast heroes of the ancient Sumerians and Hebrews.

CTLS Live Session

  • Grammar: Caught Ya Grammar #1 (CNB/Grammar)
  • Intro Gilgamesh with Crash Course #26
  • Complete close reading of NF Article “The Epic of Gilgamesh: What is this story about anyway?“ with questions (reading grade) (CBN/assignments)

Independent Work Session

  • Finish NF article and questions

 

WEDNESDAY

Independent workday and sessions as needed

**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: Through reading and analysis, compare and contrast heroes of the ancient Sumerians and Hebrews

CTLS Live Session

  • Grammar: Caught Ya Grammar #2 (CNB/Grammar)
  • Review NF article from Tuesday
  • Read Gilgamesh and the Battle of Humbaba paraphrased version (CBN/assignments) and the Interactive Reading version answering reading questions in the margin.

Independent Work Session

  • Continue to work on your Gilgamesh reading assignment

FRIDAY

LG: Through reading and analysis, compare and contrast heroes of the ancient Sumerians and Hebrews

CTLS Live Session

  • Finish Gilgamesh assignments and submit for grade
  • Listen Hebrew giant-killing story
  • Compare and contrast the two with graphic organizer in (CNB/handouts)
  • Closer: Review Gilgamesh with student created film rendition

Independent Work Session

READ independent book choice and Happy Fall break

September 13

World Lit Week 5: Sept. 14-18

 

Weekly Checklist:

  • NoRedInk Diagnostic & Practice- NOW
  • Trickster Analysis GO (in CNB) -Monday 9/14
  • Trickster Vocab (CNB)- Tuesday 9/15
  • Trickster Narrative Summative Assessment Part 1 – (read and analyze) Tuesday 9/15 in CNB
  • Trickster Narrative Summative Assessment Part 2- Write the beginning of a trickster tale- Friday 9/18 in CNB

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

  • Finish View Odysseus and the Cyclops if needed
  • Complete literary analysis graphic organizer in CNB
  • Building Vocabulary: Complete assigned Trickster vocab words in CNB/Collaboration/Vocab

Independent Work Session

  • Finish all trickster analysis charts in CBN for a grade
  • Be sure NoRedInk assignments are complete
  • Finish Trickster vocab.

 

TUESDAY:

Learning Goal(s):; Demonstrate understanding of trickster archetype and narrative elements

CTLS Live Session

Trickster Narrative Assessment Part 1 (CNB/Quiz/Trickster Assessments Part 1)

Independent Work Session

Finish assessment

 

WEDNESDAY

Independent workday and sessions as needed

  • Work on narrative

**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: Demonstrate understanding of trickster archetype and narrative elements

CTLS Live Session

  • Trickster Narrative Assessment Part 2 (CNB/Quiz/Trickster Assessments Part 1)

 

Independent Work Session

  • Read

 

FRIDAY

LG: Demonstrate understanding of trickster archetype and narrative elements

CTLS Live Session

  • Finish Trickster Assessment Part 2
  • Fix it Friday Work session

Independent Work Session

  • Finish any missing or late assignments
  • READ independent book choice
September 6

World Lit Week 4: September 7-11

 

Student To Do List:

  • NoRedInk Diagnostic -Tuesday 9/8
  • NoRedInk Caps in Quotes-Thursday 9/10
  • Independent reading Padlet Friday 9/11
  • Trickster Analysis GO (in CNB) -Monday 9/14

MONDAY:   HOLIDAY

TUESDAY:

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

  • 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
  • Join NoRedInk with this one-time link: and take diagnostic

Independent Work Session

  • Finish NoRedink Diagnostic

 

 

WEDNESDAY

Independent workday and sessions as needed

  • Finish NoRedInk Diagnostic

**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 Native American tales CNB/handouts/Native American
    • View Crash Course #22
    • Read the trickster tale “Coyote and the Origin of Death” a Caddo Tale
    • Complete literary analysis graphic organizer in CNB
  • NoRedInk Caps in Quotes Practice

Independent Work Session

  • Finish NoRedInk practice
  • Read

 

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-Padlet Introduction
  • Continue reading and analyzing Trickster archetype in tales from various cultures “Odysseus and Cyclops” (Ancient Greek) CNB/handouts/Odysseus
    • Discuss “Can a trickster be a hero?”
    • View Odysseus and the Cyclops
    • Complete literary analysis graphic organizer in CNB

Independent Work Session

  • Finish any missing or late assignments
  • READ
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 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

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