April 2

Honors 9th Lit. April 10-21

Honors 9th Lit.  

 

Planning Your Week: April 10-14

S 4/2 and S 4/9: Membean 45 minutes extra credit due

M 4/10: Finish reading The Night Circus

 

Learning Goal: Enhance and propel collaborative discussion with relevant questioning, thoughtful responses, and appropriate preparation.

Focus Standards: ELACC9-10SL1: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions(one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

 

Monday, April 10

  1. Review The Night Circus and requirements for the projects.
  2. Introduce The Night Circus flyer; mini-art school.
  3. Reread the sections on your chosen attraction; sketch a rough draft of your flyer, planning elements based on key quotes you identified for your attractions.
  4. EOC Prep: Review elements of characterization Art & Reading ppt & compose a response to the narrative prompt.

 

Tuesday, April 11

  1. Computer Lab: Groups begin research for concessions, design of the attraction, and information on the flyer for The Night Circus.
  2. Work on portfolio materials for check #3.

 

Wednesday, April 12

  1. EOC Prep: Read the articles related to the themes of trees and names in literature.  Answer this question:  How has Erin Morgenstern borrowed from old literary traditions involving trees and names?  Cite textual evidence from the articles and from The Night Circus.  Include three vocab unit 8 words. Turn in.
  2. Read the reviews of The Night Circus; compare/contrast the claims and diction.

 

Thursday, April 13

  1. Computer Lab: Groups continue research and development of tent projects.
  2. Work on portfolio materials for check #3.

 

Friday, April 14

  1. Review EOC skills; understand how to identify author’s purpose in a short text, explaining how the author develops his claim.
  2. Read/analyze “Dragon Mythology: East vs. West” from the EOC guide p.23.
    • Be aware of the time and stay focused. You must understand the main point as best as you can in one reading. Underline or highlight topic sentences.
    • Answer the question in the prompt; how does the author develop his claim (use the ARCH method, identify what you need to know as well as textual evidence; write a thesis statement.

 

Honors 9th Lit.                                  

Planning Your Week: April 17-20

 

S 4/16: Membean Vocabulary due

W-F 4/19-4/21 The Night Circus presentations

 

Learning Goal: Enhance and propel collaborative discussion with relevant questioning, thoughtful responses, and appropriate preparation.

Focus Standards: ELACC9-10SL1: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions(one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

 

Monday, April 17

  1. Computer Lab: Finish work on TNC projects; continue to polish portfolios.

 

Tuesday, April 18

  1. Anticipation Guide: Four corners for The Road; debate issues from the novel.

 

Wednesday, April 19—21

  1. Present circus tents; students not presenting will evaluate other tents.
  2. Reflect on your own performance: Each member of the group will write a reflection answering the following questions:
  • How do you think your group did overall? What grade do you deserve and why?
  • How well did your group work together?
  • Did everyone pull his or her own weight? What issues did you encounter in your groups?


Posted April 2, 2017 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors 9th Literature

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