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January 2018

Page history last edited by Jane Smith-Vaniz 1 year, 11 months ago

 

Date and Learning Target 

Classwork and Resources  

Assignments  

2/2 

GROUND HOG DAY!!!!!!!

via GIPHY

 

1/31-2/1

I can compare the words describing Kharybdis to those of Skylla in order to form a claim about why Kharybdis is more frightening.  

Nightmare in My Closet 

Monster Under My Bed

What can we say about fear?

 

Compose 3rd paragraph:  topic sentence must take a stand on why Kharybdis is more frightening that Skylla.  NOW you will have to use the MEN's reactions and experiences.  

 

Odyssey Film 

Complete 3rd paragraph; come to class with 3 paragraphs DONE and ready to write a conclusion AND introduction

1/29-30

I can compose a paragraph about Skylla using feedback from Kharybdis paragraphs reviewed in class, focusing on the analysis/explanation of the supporting details.

 

OREO method Redux 

Kharybdis paragraph sample -- focus on the "bottom cookie" of

Compose Skylla paragraph

Odyssey Film 

Complete your Skylla paragraph.  Add it to your document with Kharybdis.  

We write the 3rd paragraph NEXT class -- the 3 paragraphs will then become a summative ESSAY! 

 

1/25-26

I can compose 2 topic sentences (one for Kharybdis, one for Skylla) that make a clear claim about Homer's purpose in his description.

IXL connotation practice 

Topic Sentences and Paragraphs

Sample about Polyphemus

1) compose a topic sentence for EACH monster using worksheet as guide 

2) draft a paragraph for Kharybdis that includes NO FEWER than 4 words from the text.  

 

Odyssey Film  from 1:35 

 

 

Complete draft of paragraph for Kharybdis that includes NO FEWER than 4 words from the text.  

Submit to Schoology DRAFT Paragraph assignment.

1/23-24

I can examine the connotations of words to better understand the monsters Homer describes and then infer why Kharybdis is the more fearsome or frightening creature.

 

I can use synonyms of key words to help explain connotation of actual words used. 

Fix These

 

Topic sentence starters - compose one for EACH of the monsters: Kharybdis & Skylla

Worksheet (hard copies provided)

 

Make sure you and partner have completed SIDE ONE of the worksheet  before next class.

1/19-22

I can examine the connotations of words to better understand the monsters Homer describes and then infer why Kharybdis is the more fearsome or frightening creature.

STAR TESTING

When finished, work on Khan Academy OR SSR 

 

Select the KEY ADJECTIVES, NOUNS, and VERBS used to describe of each down the column (Identify as Skylla or Kharybdis); write at least one synonym in column next to it.  

 

CHART

Compare and Contrast the language, the theme of words chosen to describe each -- what is the message? 

 

 

 

20 Minutes SSR -- bring your book to class next time! 

1/16-18

I can use close reading skills to better understand the monsters that Odysseus and his men face.  

 

I can explain why Kharybdis is more frightening than Skylla. 

Refresher -- Connotation vs. Denotation

Denotation:  the actual meaning of a word

Connotation:  the associations of a word 

Sheet metal workers are asking for a 20% increase

Sheet metal workers are demanding a 20% increase.

 

Should parents be allowed to spank their children?

Should parents be allowed to strike their children?

 

She looked at Sharon's new hairstyle and snickered.  

She looked at Sharon's new hairstyle and giggled.

 

Close read the passage describing Skylla and Kharybdis -- BIG question:  Why is Kharybdis more frightening than Skylla ( NOT why is she more dangerous).  

 

Class selects KEY words from passage to examine based on their findings

 

List the ADJECTIVES, NOUNS, and VERBS used to describe of each down the column (Identify as Skylla or Kharybdis); write at least one synonym in column next to it.  

 

CHART

 

 

REPLACE these words with synonyms to evaluate CHANGE in meaning.

 

On your CHANGED version (the one with your synonyms), describe how each sentence has changed your perception/ visualization/ understanding of these monsters

20 Min. Khan Academy  

1/11-12

 

I can compose a polished, edited paragraph that supports a strong topic sentence with no fewer than 3 details (cited) from the text. 

Using poems as textual evidence: title and citation 

 

Topic Sentences for Sirens' Song paragraph -- write on board and review 

CP students =>write paragraph that explains how/why the sirens' song is irresistible not only to Odysseus, but everyone who hears it. 

 

Honors students => compare the original with Margaret Atwood's Poem Siren Song, explaining how it fits into the theme and message of the original song and character (Odysseus). 

 

Paragraph Checklist

Submit to Schoology

 

20 min Khan Academy  

1/9-10

I can close read for the promises made by the sirens in their song and thereby identify the source of their power.

4A) Quiz on Odyssey events so far

 

 

Bk XII - The Sirens!  

The Sirens' Song 

 

We will practice close reading the text and then CP students will write a paragraph about why the sirens' song is so powerful.

 

20 min of SSR in your chosen book 

 

1/3-8 (snow days 1/4&5)

I can identify and infer reasons for differences between original and TV adaptation of  Odyssey 

 

 

4A- Khan Academy code HU6GDYFE

 

Finish up section of made-for-TV version of Odyssey through Land of the Dead 

NOTE differences between this and the original version -- you will be writing about them!

Schoology:  Differences between TV Adaption and Original Odyssey 

 

2&3B Quiz on Odyssey: Cicones - Circe 

 

 

4A)  Review Odysseus' adventures Cicones - Circe -- expect a quiz on them NEXT class.  Know what happens and the nature of the challenge in: 

  • Cicones
  • Lotus Eaters
  • Polyphemus
  • Aeolus
  • Circe 

 

1/2/18

 

I can identify and infer reasons for differences between original and TV adaptation of  Odyssey 

PSAT PRACTICE KHAN Academy 

 

Odyssey_world.gif (568×568) 

Made-for-TV version of Odyssey through Land of the Dead 

NOTE differences between this and the original version -- you will be writing about them!

Schoology:  Differences between TV Adaption and Original Odyssey 

Complete Khan academy assignment  - 15 min practice GRAMMAR

Review Odysseus' adventures Cicones - Circe -- expect a quiz on them NEXT class.  Know what happens and the nature of the challenge in: 

  • Cicones
  • Lotus Eaters
  • Polyphemus
  • Aeolus
  • Circe 

 

 

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