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May 2015

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Date & CCSS  Classwork and resources  Assignments 

5/4-5 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3
Analyze how complex characters

(e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations)

develop over the course of a text, interact with other

characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

 

Symbolism -- how can the same place mean different things?

What does the farm represent to each character who wants to join?

  • George
  • Lennie
  • Candy
  • Crooks 

Who else has a dream?  What role does it play?  

Ch. 4-5 directorial choices... Curley's wife?? 1:15 - 1:35 (ish) 

 

How did Steinbeck set this up from Ch.1?  What has happened all along the way?

 

 

 

Select THREE of the MAIN characters in the novel; for each, write out

  • what they want,
  • what they fear,
  • what they NEED,
  • what they lack,
  • and how they cope with their world.   

5/6-7 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.2.B
Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.

brainstorm list of foreshadowing clues or events that Steinbeck creates...  Lines that scream "Lennie is going to...!"

 

Venn diagram of characters

what do the share (or not) and why?  What is the message?

 

compose your thesis!

Work on the outline bunny slope essay 2.xml

Outline

 

Complete the outline 

This will be an interim grade worth 12 pts!

5/8-9

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.1.C
Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims. 

Transitions!  Getting from one paragraph to another:  

Draft one body paragraph making sure your last sentence sets up for NEXT topic sentence.

We will stop and critique each other's paragraphs.

Checklist

Then write second paragraph's topic sentence

 

Of Mice and Men in cartoons

Bugs!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5vdR0XIjJs  

Why does this book get to people?

 

 

 

 

 

 

complete 2nd and 3rd body paragraphs. 

5/12-13

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.1.A
Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.1.E
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented. 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.9-10.4
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9-10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

 

 

Composing Conclusions and Introductions

intros & conclusions.pdf

 

 

Complete the essay's DRAFT.

You should come to class with all 5 paragraphs completed and in correct order.

IF you do not have a device or can't bring one, PRINT OUT copy of your draft.

5/14-15

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.9-10.3.A
Write and edit work so that it conforms to the guidelines in a style manual (e.g.,MLA Handbook, Turabian's Manual for Writers) appropriate for the discipline and writing type. 

Pair/SHARE -- partners read other's draft OUT LOUD to writer.

 

RFI:  "Split by Race and Wealth, but ..." 

Read article first in small groups -- ID words and passages that you do not understand -- work for clarification.

THEN INDIVIDUALLY, answer questions

=>Different worlds

 

Here's the SPARKNOTES summary   cartoon

Complete the NOTES SHEET as we watch.

 

FINISH and POLISH your final copy of OF MICE AND MEN ESSAY -- A/C classes Make sure it is in the shared folder by Friday NIGHT;

B/D classes by MONDAY PM

 

Complete your NOTES SHEET of the play if you missed anything first go 'round.  

 

 

 

5/18-19

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.9-10.6
Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. 

Vocab Words for Today's Class

  • Grudge - lasting ill-will or hatred
  • Mutiny - rebellion against authority
  • Pernicious - dangerous in a sneaky way, like a disease or slow poison
  • Forfeit - give up, as in a match
  • Adversary - competition, enemy, opponent
  • Augment - make bigger
  • Rapier - very pointy sword (fencing > hacking)
  • Portent(ous) - sign that something important is about to happen

 

Thou's and Thee's -- what's with THESE?  (Ha!  See what I did there?!  I'm sooooooo clever!)

 

Prologue

I.i. or if worried, try I.i. (No Fear version)

 

 

 

Annotate your copy of The Prologue with suitable pictures, news headlines, maps, or clips... 

5/20-21 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.10

By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

 

Review Word: Rapier

 

New Vocab Words:

Nuptial - wedding ceremony

Virtuous - good moral character

Profane - irreverent, sacreligous 

Purge - cleanse by throwing out/up...

 

practice PROLOGUE

Then we continue the play:

Block 1A) read Romeo's lines @ end I.i.

Arranged marriages: you vs. parents -- what would YOU look for in a spouse?

What about your parents?

Block 3A) I.ii.

 

Read Articles about arranged marriages and complete pro/con assignment.Arranged Marriages Articles

ALSO

Have your parents take the RIGHT survey

A/C Day survey

OR

B/D Day survey

on who they'd choose for your life partner.

5/22-26

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.10

By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literacy nonfiction in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

 

Today's Vocab: 

  • Solemnity - dignified, solemn state
  • Shrine -sacred site
  • Pilgrim - religious traveler
  • Palmer - religious traveler -- would often wear palm symbolically
  • Prodigious - impressive, great
  • kin/kinsmen - family, relative

 

Arranged marriages?  What do you think about your parents' choices?

A/C results

Watch I.v.

Read II.ii!  

Romeo and Juliet's imagery!

 

None.  Enjoy the break before the final month of school! 

5/27-28

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

  • woe - grief, sadness
  • chide - scold
  • rancor - hatred
  • mar - deface, make ugly, ruin
  • knave - dishonest rascal

Watch BBC R&J II.iii & iv

 

 II.iii.

Or NO FEAR version 

II.iii & iv - characterization! 

 

Friar Lawrence:  5 words to describe him and his motives II.iii.

THEN 

Mercutio - Mercury/Quicksilver -- changeable in II.iv.

 

complete EITHER a paragraph on Friar Lawrence OR a paragraph on Mercutio USING your 5 words chart

5/29-6/1

By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

 

 

 

  • feign - fake, pretend
  • jaunt - short trip
  • poultice - medicinal paste applied to reduce swelling and pain
  • drudge - someone who does hard, menial work (drudgery IS that work)
  • loathe(some) - despise, 
  • confound - mix up, confuse, works against
  • gossamer - spiderweb or something else light and filmy

 

 

II.v & vi

Create Document labeled:  DEAR DIARY

What is their plan?  what good can come from this?  List hopes and dreams for 

  • Romeo
  • Juliet
  • Friar Lawrence
  • Nurse

 

ACT III.i.  OOPS!!!!!!!!!!

 

DEAR DIARY, 

...Write a diary entry as though you are ONE of the following characters:

  • Romeo
  • Juliet
  • Friar Lawrence
  • Nurse

 

Be sure that in your entry, you get at what they are worried about, why, and what they think about the present, past, and future events...

Think about what each character is like too!

150 word MIN - but 200 more respectable

 

EXTRA CREDIT:  write a 2nd diary entry for a different character on the list!

 

 

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