Focus for this week: Who we are and who we grow to be. (The impact of setting upon character.)
All readings are on the Lit Unit page "Who We Are"
All work is posted/submitted in Google Classroom (Classroom)
shared class doc on how each character in "Plainswoman" and "Only Daughter" were influenced by 1)the time/place where they were raised and
2) how the time/place of the story influence the characters actions/choices
Shared Google doc gathering evidence. Post in the column that aligns with your view. A) George was right to shoot Lennie OR B) George was wrong to shoot Lennie. State the reason for your opinion in 2-3 sentences. Add supporting quotes or story info that would act as evidence in an essay. Include page #s.
Essay: Choose ONE of the two stories "Plainswoman" OR "Only Daughter". Write an essay in any writing style you prefer or suits the task. Prompt: How does setting affect who a character becomes and how they behave in a given situation. Submit by the end of class.
*This essay is a "baseline" to see what skills students currently have and thus determine what writing skills we will learn this year.
Complete the essay "Was George Right or Wrong to Shoot Lennie?" Submit.
Read "The Necklace". EAI questions will be formally assigned on Monday (but you could get started early if you finish reading).
CP/AP Going forward, I will attach a rubric to assignments. For today however, make a copy of the rubric attached: Rubric Here (this way you will also have your own copy of the basic rubric)
Then please "unsubmit" your SEAO: Plainswoman from Classroom. Copy/paste the rubric into your existing SEAO. Self evaluate based on the standards. Finally, resubmit your revised/self-evaluated SEAO.
If you are unsure of "how you did", you may peruse the Sample SEAO on the unit page (below the link to the story). How does your work compare?
Time to work on/submit your "Personal Challenge and Need to Adapt" story.
Toward the end of class.
I will assign the groups and the section on which you will work. Today, you're group will gather info and plan your poster. Tuesday, you will have time to make your poster. We will present to the class, then put the posters up.
Intro the SEAO terms. What will be expected as you analyze the elements of a short story. Short film, "Feed the Kitty". Discuss the elements (using SEAO) as a practice breakdown.
SEAO is on the Freshman home page.
Read Plainswoman (pg 8 in text)
Begin an SEAO in Classroom.
The text is available as an audio book or as an e-text on the Freshman lit units page.
Block Day (W/Th)
Work on the SEAO: Plainswoman for the first hour. More time if needed by majority.
Review CCSS ELA standards.
Underline the important verbs and/or adjectives.
Rewrite you assigned standard(s) in "student friendly" language. About six words ea. Keep important verbs/adj in your restatement.
Here I will post what the class did each day, what was due, what was assigned and when it's due, and where work should be turned in (Classroom, in-box, TII).
Often there will be links to resources or assignments posted here as well. Other times I'll post that "directions are on the lit unit page" or "directions in Classroom" and the information you need can be found there.
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Ten minutes of silent reading
Continue reading TKAM (ch 16-19).
We will all contribute to a Google doc as we read and discuss.
Read and discuss Ch 12.
Read aloud. Stop and discuss as we go.
ALSO answer the following questions on your own paper/Google doc and hand in/submit:
1. Aunt Alexandra arrives to stay at the Finch house; discuss her role in the Finch house, her role in Maycomb society, her personality, and her beliefs.
2. Reread the conclusion of Chapter 13. What is Atticus trying to convey to Jem and Scout? Why does he leave without communicating his point?
3. Discuss the tensions that develop when Scout asks Atticus if she can visit Calpurnia’s home. Discuss Jem’s reaction.
4. How are the Jem and Scout’s perception of things changing?
5. Explain the reasons for Dill running away. Compare his relationship with his parents to Scout’s relationship with Atticus and Cal. How does this contribute to Dill being a “mockingbird”?
6. Discuss the events that occur Sunday night before the trial. What was the “mob” trying to do? What stopped them? How is this related to a theme in the story?
7. What was Mr. Underwood doing while this was going on? Why is it strange that he would do this? And why does he do this?
Review Quiz on TKAM Part I
Using only info in Part I of TKAM, prepare to write the following essays. You may use your notes and your text during the final.
On the day of the final, I will put two questions on the board. You will pick which ONE of the two on the board and write your essay. Staple your notes to the back of the essay.
HW for break: no digital tech M-F (cell, remote, TV, iPod, video games, bluetooth, etc). Journal what you did with the time instead. 5 pts/day. Label date/day.
Fall: Basics of writing, literary analysis, short story elements, culminating in applying these skills to a novel.
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