Conference Reminder: Parents, please be on the look out for an email from me related to our upcoming conference week. Students will conference with his/her THIRD period teacher. Students will be released at 1:30 each day during conference week. (October 15th – 19th, 2018)
Standards: ELAGSE7RL1, ELAGSE7RL2, ELAGSE7RL3, ELAGSE7RL6, ELAGSE7RL10, ELAGSE7RL5, ELAGSE7RL7
Targets: 1. I CAN identify and distinguish between the elements of a DRAMA SO I can participate in and better interpret a PLAY. 2. I CAN compare and contrast a drama to its audio and filmed version SO I can analyze the similarities and differences.
Monday: I am taking a personal day today. Students will be reading two nonfiction articles related to fear and mob/herd behavior. These articles will help set the stage and build background knowledge related to key concepts in the play we will read.
Tuesday: 1. Turn and Talk: Brainstorm something that can turn a crowd into a mob. 2. “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” – Guided Reading – Answer ‘before’ reading questions and read and answer corresponding questions for ACT ONE. 3. As we finish our reading today, what conflicts are being revealed?
Wednesday: Think about it! What fears might be called universal? How can fear affect the decisions we make? 2. “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” – Guided Reading – ACT TWO and questions. 3. Making Judgements: I think the monsters in the title are __________. One reason I feel this way is _______________.
Thursday: “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” – Listen to audio version and complete a plotline organizer. Open Discussion: Share something that was clarified to you by listening to the audio version of the text.
Friday: Students view the filmed “Twilight Zone” version of The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street.” Complete any unfinished tasks. The guided questions and plotline organizer will be taken for a FORMATIVE grade.
***On Monday, October 8th, students will complete a SUMMATIVE performance task. As a writing performance task, this is not subject to a retest. While I cannot give the specifics, I can say students will have to write from the perspective of a character in the story and demonstrate their understanding of the play.