Planning Your Week
M 8/13: Continue to bring A Streetcar Named Desire to class each day through Wednesday; obtain a copy of The Awakening by Kate Chopin (shop around–it’s free on Kindle, and you can find copies under $5.00). Article précis due to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.
T 8/14: High rollers will participate in the discussion in class; be prepared with your annotated article, annotated play (Streetcar), and high stakes critical thinking. Outside observers/”dealers” will post a written response to the question you are given in class.
W 8/15: Start bringing your textbook and The Awakening to class each day. Finish reading the literary theory chapter in your textbook (ch.25); be able to differentiate among the theories, apply to Streetcar, and focus on two theories (one should be the theory you chose in class last week).
S 8/19: Post completed storyboard for “A Rose for Emily” to Schoology.
M 8/20: Literary theory quiz with “A Rose for Emily”
ONGOING: ZINC–continue with assignments. Remember your goal is to beat Walter’s class on the Leaderboard! (I mean, your goal is to enhance the sophistication of your writing by expanding your vocabulary. It will also help with SAT and ACT.) You must log in through Clever.
Monday, August 13–Substitute Teacher
Opener: Daily Lines (analyze the passage for thematic connections and literary elements).
- Complete 1/2 length multiple choice exam.
- View A Streetcar Named Desire, analyzing for tomorrow’s discussion.
Closer: Compose a précis for the article you found last week. You may submit one per partnership if you were working together.
Homework: Submit article précis to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.
Tuesday, August 14
Opener: Daily Lines; set up for high rollers discussion.
- Discuss A Streetcar Named Desire, responding to questions from the outer circle.
Closer: Outer circle participants post the response to your question to Schoology.
Homework: Outer circle participants post the response to your question to Schoology by 11:59 p.m.
Wednesday, August 15
Opener: Daily Lines; review feedback from previous FRQ.
- Compose a response to the FRQ prompt for A Streetcar Named Desire.
Closer: Read the literary theory chapter (ch. 25) from your textbook.
Homework: Finish reading literary theory chapter (ch.25); differentiate among the theories, apply to Streetcar, and focus on two theories (one should be the one you chose last week).
Thursday, August 16
Opener: Daily Lines
- Discuss Streetcar and literary theory.
- Work in small groups to structure a short story.
- Read “A Rose for Emily” and create a storyboard for a short scene (2-3 sentences).
Closer: Review literary theories, applying to Streetcar and “A Rose for Emily.”
Homework: Review literary theories, applying to Streetcar and “A Rose for Emily.”
Friday, August 17
Opener: Respond to the anticipation guide for The Awakening.
- Introduce the novel and scholar’s journal.
- Read chapters 1-6 from The Awakening and complete scholar’s journal entries for your symbol or motif.
Closer: Examine novel choices for research.
Homework: ZINC! Post storyboard for “A Rose for Emily” to Schoology; study for literary theory quiz.