I hope that each of you had a fantastic weekend. The weather was truly gorgeous! This week we will prep for the ACT, you will take the ACT, and then we will begin looking at short stories, motives, and consequences. Thank you so much for making the past few weeks amazing! I know it has been a rough couple of weeks, but I am proud of each of you for showing up and doing your best.
Below is the proposed agenda for the week:
How can we transform our writing?
What are motives? How do they affect our choices and lives?
What is war? How do we, as a society, prevent it?
What can we learn from the past to positively affect the future?
Monday: ACT Prep and vocabulary. Objective: Today students will receive last minute preparation for the writing portion of the ACT, as well as test-taking strategies to maximize their potential. In addition, students will also receive their weekly vocabulary words. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be more prepared for the writing portion of the ACT tomorrow. Homework: Review notes for the ACT and get rest! Remember to get a good breakfast!
Tuesday: (Short Class due to the ACT) Review vocabulary words, begin reading about Edgar Allan Poe, and begin reading The Pit and the Pendulum. Objective: Today students will use this shorten class period to read about Edgar Allan Poe, as well as begin reading The Pit and the Pendulum. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be more well versed in diction, as well as the life of Edgar Allan Poe. Homework: Finish Crucible Projects.
Wednesday: Turn in Crucible Projects, grammar review, finish reading The Pit and the Pendulum, and writing exercise: narrative experience. Objective: Today students will turn in their projects, as well as finish reading The Pit and the Pendulum. Finally, students will focus on narration, as they create their own short narrative activity. Outcomes: By the end of class, all projects should be turned in, students should finish the Pit and the Pendulum, and students should be much more familiar with narrative techniques. Homework: Finish narrative activity.
Thursday: Turn in narrative activities, grammar review, begin reading An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, and discuss the impact of war on society. Objectives: Today, students will begin reading An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, while also discussing the impact of war on our society. Outcomes: By the end of class, students should be able to more articulate the impact of war on society, as well as the choices that lead to war. Homework: None.
Friday: Vocabulary Quiz, Grammar Quiz, finish reading An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, and discuss motives in literature. Objectives: Today students will be assessed on their understanding of current vocabulary and grammar. Students will also be formatively assessed on motives in life and literature. Outcomes: By the end of class, students should have finished reading An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, as well as demonstrated their understanding of motives, choices, and consequences. Homework: None.