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September 2018

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Date and Learning Target  Classwork and Resources  Assignments (to be completed before next class unless otherwise noted) 

9/28-10/1 

I can use a combination of reading techniques to understand informational texts, including

summarizing, identifying signal words, questioning.

Revisit "Harrison Bergeron"

 

Reading non-fiction:  

Signals and Transitions

 

Chaos Theory (?)

The Butterfly Effect   ACTIVE READING -- tackling informational reading

 

“What if we could rerun life from the beginning, would it turn out the same?”

 

Common Lit Code: 58ER8N

"A Sound of Thunder" SAT style 

 

Was this story an example of the butterfly effect or not?  DEFEND your position.

Complete "A Sound of Thunder" on Common LIt if you have not.

We will be playing with Sci Fi next week.  

9/26-27

I can explore the implications of a "What if...?" 

I can revise or develop my thoughts about equality and competition after reading "Harrison Bergeron"

What if...? continued 

What if ...?

 

Harrison Bergeron TABLE 

THEN Read

"Harrison Bergeron"

complete post-reading table

Discuss and respond to pre-reading 

What went wrong??

Going Wrong... 

Lazy Tommy Pumpkinhead

Wall-E

 

Dystopian worlds/novels

Complete the TABLE if not already done so 

9/25

I can explore the implications of a "What if...?"

 

 

Where do authors get their ideas? 

Why write a short story?

What if...? 

Assignment on Schoology

 

Khan Academy 20 minutes

9/24 - BLOCK 4

I can read another's paragraph to make sure the claim is clear, specific, and the paragraph supports it with textual evidence. 

 

I can explore the implications of a "What if...?"

Khan Academy - 15 min.

Peer Edit "Lamb to Slaughter" paragraph

 

Where do authors get their ideas? 

What if...? 

Tables work out the basics for a What If...? of their own.  

Image result for harris burdick pictures

Complete your What If...? assignment in Schoology.

Khan Academy 20 minutes

9/21-Block 1

I can work with a peer to teach/learn about blending evidence and using my definition of revenge to support my claim about Mary Maloney.

 

Khan Academy 

 

Students who were here pair up and help review homework ( Blending Practice for  "Lamb to the Slaughter ")

AND explain assignment:  

Revisit the story and select evidence.

HONORS:  select at least one passage that SEEMS to challenge your claim

 

Students who were absent:   

Compose your paragraph on Mary Maloney and submit!

 

Student who were here: 

Peer Edit "Lamb to Slaughter" paragraph

 

Where do authors get their ideas? 

Why write a short story?

What if...? 

 

 

Students who were out Wed: Finalize and submit Revenge Paragraph  

Students who were here:  Enjoy the fall weather. 

9/19-20

I can support my claim about Mary Maloney's motives with textual evidence.  

I can blend my support using OREO cookie method.  

 

Review homework ( Blending Practice for  "Lamb to the Slaughter ")

 

Revisit the story and select evidence.

HONORS:  select at least one passage that SEEMS to challenge your claim

 

Compose your paragraph on Mary Maloney and submit!

 

9/17-18

I can support my claim about Mary Maloney's motives with textual evidence.  

I can blend my support using OREO cookie method.  

Mini-lesson on topic sentences and blending (OREO cookie method)

1st Paragraph Fix-Its

 

Did Mary Maloney Exact Revenge.pdf

 

Blending Practice for  "Lamb to the Slaughter "

 

Start work on gathering evidence for paragraph!

Finish your Blending Practice for  "Lamb to the Slaughter "

Next class we polish our paragraphs and submit!

9/13-14

I can explain why "Lamb to the Slaughter" is ironic.

I can determine reasons why Mary acted as she did.

Khan Academy practice:  15 min.

 

Point of View:  the princess and Alan were in charge -- but what about their lovers?  Did they deserve such treatment?

What if you were the Courtier or Diana and you found out the plan?  What would you do?

 

IRONY -- what is it? Why  Google search "irony" in IMAGES...  then we'll discuss what it is (and is not!) 

midvale

 

"Lamb to the Slaughter" on Actively Learn 

(audio included -- use earbuds if you are going to listen along).

Why did Mary do it?

Khan Academy practice:  20 min

If you have finished the assigned activities, 

HONORS CHALLENGE:  watch the Alfred Hitchcock adaptation of "Lamb to the Slaughter"  

Is the depiction of Mary Maloney basically the same or different from that in the original story?

9/11-12 

I can determine & compare the themes of two different stories.

I can compose a strong claim and use details from the two stories "Lady or the Tiger" and "The Chaser" to defend it. 

 

Khan Academy

Block1 A/C

Block 4 B/D 

Theme of "The Chaser"?

What about a theme for both stories: "The Lady or the Tiger?" and "The Chaser"??? 

Theme

Compose your claim and find support for the paragraph -- see specifics on Schoology.  Remember to check the rubric and SHARE for EDITING.

GUIDE TO PARAGRAPH

Submit paragraph to Schoology.  Remember to check the rubric and SHARE for EDITING.  This will be a draft -- we will revise once more at least for an interim grade :)

9/7-10

I can identify topics of a story and differential topic from theme.

I can determine the themes of example stories.

Topic vs. Theme Theme

Survey of endings:  Lady or Tiger?

Why? How does your ending affect the theme of the story?

"The Chaser" on Actively Learn

IRONY!

Theme of "The Chaser"?

What about a theme for both stories: "The Lady or the Tiger?" and "The Chaser"??? 

 

 Finish reading "The Chaser" and answering the questions on Actively Learn.

9/5-6

I can successfully submit my work to Schoology, making sure it is shared correctly. 

I can write and defend an appropriate ending for "The Lady or the Tiger." 

Submission to Schoology

 

Join the correct section of class in Actively Learn

Block 1 Code: heylq

Block 4 Code:  sg1lq

 

Read the story "The Lady or the Tiger" on Actively Learn.  Answer the questions.  

Then complete the Schoology assignment

Finish writing your ending to "The Lady or the Tiger" and submit to Schoology.

Remember to SHARE for EDITING! 

8/31-9/4

I can fill in details and events from what I know about these types of stories and convert them from one type into another by using classic tropes and devices.

Story types:  labeling and fleshing them out.

Vocab Word:  TROPE 

a common or overused theme or device 

Convert Cinderella into a DIFFERENT story -- one of the other types. 

  • Submit your work to Schoology successfully = shared for editing.
Convert Cinderella into a DIFFERENT story -- one of the other types. 

 8/29-30

I can add titles to the list of different story types to categorize 

 

I can submit work on Schoology correctly.  

Class overview

Story types:   listing and them fleshing them out.

 

 

 

 

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