Planning Your Week
T 1/15: BY 11:59 p.m.–Complete No Red Ink practice
F 1/18: IN CLASS–bring a printed copy of your revised memory map narrative (public draft) to class.
F 2/8: ZINC 1st quarter check (100+words due)
ONGOING: Bring an independent reading book to class each day; this should be a print text–no ebooks, please.
Monday, January 14
Opener: Review ZINC and No Red Ink expectations; examine unit 1 assessment and rubric (due Jan. 31).
- Review literary elements as authors’ “moves” for a specific audience and purpose and theme as a connection to the human condition; differentiate between thematic topics and theme statements.
- Read “The Sniper”; analyze for irony.
- Compose a narrative: “What happens next in “The Sniper?” Emulate the author’s style staying in bounds of the setting and characterization.
Closer: Choose one of the memories from your memory map and compose a private “Burn This!” draft.
Tuesday, January 15
Opener: Quickwrite: compose a response to the pizza prompt.
- Share pizza prompts and analyze the concept of voice (diction, syntax, imagery) p.6-7.
- SB: Read the excerpt from Speak p.10-11; reread and answer questions 1-4 p. 11. Note Vocabulary p.10, Word Connections p.11, Roots & Affixes p.6
- SB: Lesson 1.3 p.10-12 Read and mark diction, imagery, and syntax to determine voice and tone; focus on dashes and how a 38 year old author creates an authentic teen voice.
Closer: Work on ZINC vocabulary or No Red Ink.
Wednesday, January 16–PSAT DAY
- SB: Lesson 1.6 Learning How to Interview p.30-33 Compose four questions to use to interview a peer then revise to make sure they are open-ended; interview your partner, making note of exact words so you can create a voice for the individual; compose an introduction to the class.
Closer: Revise your introduction and prepare to present tomorrow.
HOMEWORK: Prepare to present your partner introduction tomorrow; turn your private draft into a public draft due Friday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.
Thursday, January 17
Opener: Review details with your partner and prepare to introduce each other to the class.
- Introduce your partner to the class.
- Think-Pair-Share: Read the opening paragraph of “The Scarlet Ibis” and respond to the prompt analyzing diction and tone.
Closer: IR: Read from the text you selected and brought to class; reflect on the diction, imagery, syntax; make inferences about voice.
HOMEWORK: Turn your private draft into a public draft due tomorrow (bring a printed copied). Bring an independent reading text (print only); No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.
Friday, January 18
Opener: Turn in memory map narratives; review foreshadowing, symbolism, and irony.
- Finish foreshadowing and symbolism analysis of “The Scarlet Ibis”; complete analysis in small groups.
Closer: Review think-tac-toe requirements; IR: Read from the text you selected and brought to class; reflect on the diction, imagery, syntax; make inferences about voice.