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December 2015

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Date and Learning Target  Class Activities and Resources  Assignments to be done by next class (unless otherwise noted) 

11/30-12/1

I can change the meaning of a word through the manipulation of prefixes and suffixes.  

 

I can use the close reading techniques to make 3 inferences about a confusing text.

12 Labors Interim Quiz on Schoology

SSR

 

Prefixes, roots, suffixes -- how these work REVISITED 

 

Before we enter the ANCIENT and often disorienting world of epic heroes, let's enter the futuristic and often disorienting world of Sci Fi -- close reading 

  • Write down 3 inferences about the text that you can defend by using the text AND your prior knowledge.
  • Write down 1-2 questions you have about specific sections in the text.
 

Complete the practice with prefixesfor words with

pre-

re-

sub- 

This practice is VITAL as you are expected to know it! 

 

READ 20 pp.

12/2-3 

I can change the meaning of a word through the manipulation of prefixes pre, re, sub, a/n, anti, dis, un, in & non.  

 

I can participate in a group discussion in order to improve whole class understanding and insight.

SSR

Prefixes - negative ones  

A/an- anti-, dis-, un-, in-, non-

Negative Prefixes Kahoot 

 

Groups discuss on SCHOOLOGY questions on "Beauty and the Bot," then take the quiz on SAME questions -- FOR AN INTERIM GRADE .  

To make this flow as a discussion better, each member of group should tackle a diff't question as their first post.  THEN others add their comments...

 

 

FINISH the formative discussion on "Beauty and the Bot" and complete the INTERIM QUIZ (both on Schoology) -- READ DIRECTIONS!  CONSENSUS is encouraged.

 

READ 20 pp.

12/4-7 

I can discuss the Greek ideas of nostos and kleos by explaining which is more important to me. 

 

I can form thoughtful questions from comments.

SSR - 20 minutes

 

"Go Fish" for the ROOTS - approx 15 min.

 

each student gets ONE prefix (orange or red word) and 3 ROOTS, then try to form as many REAL words as possible through trade or pick-up from the pile.  

 

"Beauty and the Bot" discussion questions and QUIZ revisited.  Discussion, elaboration, getting deeper...  the art of the FOLLOW-UP QUESTION

We will examine a few responses to Questions 1&2 -- and then go from there.  No more lazy responses or questions! 

 

READ 20 pp.  

 

REVISIT the "Beauty and the Bot" discussion--each member should pose a GOOD question that creates thoughtful discussion.  

You will complete the INTERIM QUIZ (both on Schoology) on "Beauty and the Bot" NEXT class.

 

 

12/8

A bit different 

I can create good follow-up questions that lead to discussion and deeper understanding.

A/C Days - since you already did the Judgment of Paris, You will do  

"Beauty and the Bot" discussion questions and QUIZ revisited.  Discussion, elaboration, getting deeper...  the art of the FOLLOW-UP QUESTION

We will examine a few responses to Question 1 -- and then go from there.  No more lazy responses or questions! 

 

Read 20 pp.

 

Complete your QUIZ on "Beauty and the Bot" if not done in class... 

12/9 -B/D Day

I can discuss the Greek ideas of nostos and kleos by explaining which is more important to me. 

Prefixes:  co-, con-, trans-

INTERIM QUIZ (both on Schoology) on "Beauty and the Bot"

 

 

 

 

Finish Quiz if needed by 3:00 PM

 

12/10

I can discuss the Greek ideas of nostos and kleos by explaining which is more important to me. 

SSR!

 

Prefixes:  inter/intra; co/con; mal-, bene-, pre/pro-, sub/super-

Achilleus' choice:  happiness or glory?

Nostos - the yearning for home

Kleos - renown and glory

 

 

Read 20 pp. in BOOK! 

12/11

 

I can use my prefix skills to dissect (ooh, sect = cut) polysyllabic words in order to tease out meaning.

 

I can predict the dangers that arise from great powers and gifts.  

Word-Attack -- what can this word mean?!

 

SSR 

 

In SMALL groups (no more than 4)  read up on the background of The Trojan War (Judgement of Paris)

If you were in Paris' situation, which goddess would you have awarded apple to??? 

 

Now, remembering that this is the Apple of Discord, what problems do you see arising from each gift?  

EX:  Paris got the The MOST beautiful woman, but he caused a 10 yr war that led to the utter destruction of his family, his people, his city ...

 

Each table should imagine the specific problems of a life where one is 

  • A Powerful Ruler  (like President of United States);
  • Famous for brains and skill  (glory in war/business/tech)
  • Married to the most beautiful/handsome individual in the world

WRITE out ideas - one copy/table -- on paper and hand in 

Review your prefixes 

 

Read 20 pp.

Your SSR book should be done by 12/20 so you can get Second Book Review submitted by 12/23 (due date).

 

12/14-15

I can use my prefix skills to dissect (ooh, sect = cut) polysyllabic words in order to tease out meaning. 

 

I can understand how nostos and kleos would make Odysseus want to leave Calypso's island...

Prefixes QUIZ - formative (if you get 100%, exempt from interim)

B/D Days Only 

Achilleus' choice:  happiness or glory?

Nostos - the yearning for home

Kleos - renown and glory

 

 We NOW begin OUR Odyssey: reading excerpts of The Odyssey:  The invocation -- stuck on the island

Odyssey Bk I -

 

READ 20 pp.

 

Blocks 1,2&4 B/D HOMEWORK:  

 read excerpts of The Odyssey:  The invocation -- stuck on the island

Odyssey Bk I -

 

Study prefixes as needed (refer to the practice quiz for the type of question...

pre/pro

mal/bene

inter/intra

sub

re

un/non/de/dis/in/im

a(n)

co/con

trans

 

12/16-17

I can use my understanding of the prefixes study to tackle foreign words.

 

 

 

 

Prefixes Quiz 

Newsela on HACKING BARBIE-  read the actual article and take the quiz.  

COOL DOWN

The Odyssey Book V - Assignment and links on SCHOOLOGY

What do we learn about the gods? Odysseus? 

READ in SSR book; complete review if you are finished.

Reviews are due 12/23 

 

FINISH BEAUTY AND BOT QUIZ REVISIONS!!!!

12/18-21 

I can find words that use the prefixes in question and explain HOW it works.  

 

I can identify where the topics of nostos, kleos, and xenia occur in The Odyssey so far 

 

MORE Prefixes:  ambi-/amphi-, auto-, epi-, ex-  para-, peri- mono-, post- 

 

Find at least 3 more words that use the above prefixes 

write out their definitions and be ready to explain HOW that word works.

 

Allusions:  The Odyssey 

Story Telling 101 - having a topic:  

Pick one:   Nostos, Kleos, Xenia...

 

Book IX part I Cicones/Kikones... 

 

Book Reviews are due next Wed, 12/23

Finish your book and write your review! 

12/22-23

I can manipulate prefixes and roots to create new meanings/words.  

 

I can identify key characters and events in Books I-V of The Odyssey.

Prefix Playtime - create NEW words using your prefixes and useful ROOT words

- WHAT do these NEW words mean?

Ex:  autoscope -- a tool for self-reflection, a mirror that shows you who you REALLY are... 

 

Books I-V  film version -- to fill in the gaps before: 

 

 

BOOK REVIEWS DUE WEDNESDAY
1/4-5 

More Latin Roots 


Block 1A)  Bk IX:  Cicones/Kikones

either ACTIVELY LEARN or in text 

 

 

 

 

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