Thursday, October 30, 2014

Discuss the Great Secret

Objective: Students will use their close reading of "The Great Secret" to address the beginnings of an essay writing prompt

1. Grab your folders and a copy of "Still I Rise"
2. Theme/Figurative Language Notes
3. "The Great Secret" essay prompt- 2 paragraphs
4. "Still I Rise" close reading assignment

Homework: Finish "Still I Rise" close reading and theme questions.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"The Great Secret"

Objective:  The students will complete a mid-term review of the important elements of literature that we have discussed by completing a short story reading and outline.

1.  WP #20
2.  Turn in WP Packet 11-20
3.  "The Great Secret" Close Reading and Outline.  On this outline, you can be "succinct" (This week's Wolf Academic Vocabulary Word).  I don't expect full blown paragraphs, but succinct notes that you could use to write a great paragraph or essay.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Let's Make This a GOOD Period!!!! Try to listen, learn, etc.

Objective:  The students will discuss "The Secret Lion" and the author's creative and original use of voice and diction.

1.  WP # 19 (we will turn in Packet 11-20 tomorrow)
2.  Discuss and Turn in "The Secret Lion"  PUT ALL PENS DOWN.
3.  TFA  Ch. 23 and Do Journal

4.  Homework:  Complete Chapter 23 and Journal

Monday, October 27, 2014

Catch Up Day

Objective: Students will complete work on "The Secret Lion" and "Things Fall Apart."

1. Grab your folders
2. "The Secret Lion" Close Reading
3. "The Secret Lion" Activity

Homework: TFA Read Ch. 23 and Do Journals!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Essay Day!

Objective: Students will demonstrate their ability to write an expository essay in the First Quarter District Assessment.

1. Pull out 3 Pieces of blank paper and your Essay prompt

** Only write on one side of the paper**
**Use only blue or black ink**

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Essay Planning

Objective: Students will read and analyze the District Quarter Assessment Prompt and the Articles to be used on the essay.

Grab an Essay Packet from the Front

1. Prompt Breakdown
2. Article #1
3. Article #2

No Homework

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What is the Secret Lion?

Objective: Students will further investigate the literary devices and nuances of "The Secret Lion"

Get your folders

1. WP #17
2. Continue Modeled Close Read
3. Finish "The Secret Lion" close reading
4. "The Secret Lion" writing activity

Homework: Read and Do Journals for TFA Ch. 22

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"The Secret Lion"

Objective: Students will read the short story "The Secret Lion" and analyze it for examples of Point of View and Voice/Diction.

Get your folders

1. WP #__
2. Quiz TFA Ch. 20
3. Correct Vocab
4. Notes: Voice and Diction
5. Active Reading: "The Secret Lion"

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hope you had a great weekend

Objective:  The students will know how author's use voice and diction to create different point of views.

1.  Get lit books and folders.
2.  WP Number ______
3.  Point of View/Narrator Notes
4.  "Point of View" assignment.

Things Fall Apart Ch. 20 reading and Journals
Secret Lion vocab due tomorrow at beginning of class.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Love your head band!

2.  District Writing Prompt (Do what you would do if we were taking the test again today)
3.  SOAPStone for the prompt.
4.  Go over prompt and what it SHOULD LOOK LIKE!
5.  Go over SOAPStone.

So what is the paper looking for in order to pass with a 4 or higher?  What should you have done?

6.  Look at your papers.  Figure out why you got the score you did.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Symbolism!!! And did you Read?

Objective:  The students will discuss the important symbols in Things Fall Apart and think about their projects.

1.  Characterization:  You are going to Pre-Grade it for me.  Take out a highlighter, and highlight and label the three parts:  TWA of Character, TWA of Other, and Physical Description.

2.  Discuss the symbols of TFA

3.  Group Work.

Homework: Finish Symbol chart

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Shift Focus: Point of View

Objective: Students will become familiar with unknown vocabulary from their next set of short stories.

Get your Lit Book and Folders

1. Discuss TFA Study Guide. Due tomorrow
2. WP #15
3. Vocabulary "Secret Lion"
4. Start tonight's reading/ Work on Characterization assignment

Homework: Type up Characterization assignment. Finish TFA Study Guide 14-19. Both DUE TOMORROW

Monday, October 13, 2014

Be creative, Be Be creative

Objective: Students will continue their practice on dialogue by writing a creative writing piece.

Get folders

1. WP
2. Work on/Finish Creative Writing Characterization

Homework: Read TFA Ch. 19 and answer questions

Friday, October 10, 2014

Show Weekend! Woot

Objective:  The students will create a GREAT character using indirect characterization.

1.  Folders
2.  WP Test #1
3.  Discuss TFA Ch. 18
4.  Discuss Two Kinds questions and symbolism.
5.  Character Sketch (our next piece of writing)  ONE DRAFT ONLY!!!!!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

"Two Kinds" of What?

 Objective: Students will finish reading "Two Kinds" and begin analyzing the story's characterization.

Get your lit books and folders

1. WP
2. Finish Reading "Two Kinds"
3. "Two Kinds" Comprehension Questions

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Short Day... More Meetings!

Objective: Students will begin reading this week's story, "Two Kinds", with emphasis on characterization.

Get folders and lit books

1. Post-Test: Theme
2. Ch. 15 & 16 Quiz
3. Go over Vocab words for meaning
4. Read first part of "Two Kinds" which is a short anecdote from the novel called The Joy Luck Club
Page 99. 

Homework: Read TFA Chapter 17 and answer questions. 

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Project, What Project? We have a TFA Project?

1. Get Folders
2.  Grade & Turn in Vocab
3. WP #12
4. TFA Pulled Quote Quiz Ch. 14
5. Class-wide Project Discussion

Homework: Read and Answer Questions for TFA Ch. 15 & 16

Monday, October 06, 2014

Hope you had a good weekend!

Objective:  The students will complete a vocabulary activity for this week's featured story.

1.  Get lit books and folders.
2.  Get all three handouts.
3.  Turn in Every Day Use Characterization Chart
4.  Get Vocabulary Words.
5.  Work on Vocab or Finish Poster from Friday.

Homework: Read and answer questions for TFA Ch. 14

Friday, October 03, 2014

Don't mention last night's game.... I may cry!

Objective:  The students will use word connotations to create a found poem.

1.  Get folders
2.  Discuss Connotation
3.  Video
4.  Handout Discussion
5.  Complete 100 point activity.

Homework:  No reading.  If you haven't finished Study Guide....  do it.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Objective:  The students will complete analyzing the characterization and local setting used in "Everyday Use."

Get lit books and folder

1.  Correct Vocabulary
2.  WP
3.  Complete Assignment Handout.
4.  Finish All Charts.  Read Chapter 13.... no questions for it yet.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

"Everyday Use" Practice

Objective: Students will apply their knowledge of Characterization to describe the characters in the short story "Everyday Use"

1. Get folders/lit books
2. Finish individually reading "Everyday Use", where ever we left off
3. Fill out the "Everyday Use" character chart and "Setting/Local Color Review"
4. Finish Vocab activities for "Everyday Use"

Homework: Vocab Sheets and TFA Ch 9-12 Questions and Plot Chart due tomorrow