I hope that each of you were able to have fun and relaxing weekend. This should be a rather awesome week as we are starting Greek Mythology!!
Below is the proposed agenda for the week:
Common Core Standards:
RL: 9-10:1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7.
RI: 9-10: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
SL: 9-10: 2,4, and 5.
L: 9-10: 1, 3, and 4.
Monday: Benchmarks, and ssr. Overview: Today students will be assessed on their understanding of key and core concepts that we have covered over the past four week. Outcomes: Students will demonstrate what they have learned over the past four weeks, as they are assessed on their understanding of key skills. Homework: None.
Tuesday: SSR, vocabulary, class discussion: what is a hero, PowerPoint: gods and goddesses, and begin reading The Odyssey. Overview: To students will begin learning about Greek Mythology, as well begin reading The Odyssey. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be to correctly identify the main gods and goddesses of Greek Mythology, as well as identify, in their own words, what a hero is. Homework: Study for eight parts of speech quiz tomorrow.
Wednesday: Grammar quiz: eight parts of speech, ssr, vocabulary, creating a hero assignment, continue reading The Odyssey, watch some very brief clips from the movie Troy, and discuss the Trojan War. Overview: Students will continue learning about Greek Mythology today, as well as use what they have learned so far to more accurately depict heroes. Outcomes: By the end of class, student will have a much firmer grasp on the Trojan War, as well as the life of Odysseus heading into the Odyssey. Students will also be assessed on their understanding of the eight parts of speech. Homework: Finish hero assignment.
Thursday: SSR, grammar focus: interjections, Discussion of the Odyssey so far, and continue reading the Odyssey. Overview: Today students will begin focusing on interjections, as well as continue to learn about the life and times of Odysseus. Outcomes: Students will be able to explain the basis for the Trojan War, as well as the aftermath that took place in the wake of the war. Student will also be able to define and use an interjection properly. Homework: Study for tomorrow’s vocabulary quiz.
Friday: Vocabulary quiz, ssr, grammar focus continued: interjections, continue reading The Odyssey, and begin character and journey maps. Overview: Today students will continue to grow in their understanding of the trials and tribulations of Odysseus. Outcomes: Students will be assessed on their understanding of vocabulary, as well as continue to grow in their understanding of grammar and Greek Mythology. By the end of class, students should be able to understand why Odysseus is going to be on such a long journey home. Homework: None.