I hope that each of you had a wonderful weekend! This week we will be finishing up the Crucible, as well as starting to learn and read about Gothic Literature. Fall is upon us! In lieu of giving a unit test, I will be giving a longer quiz this week on the Crucible as well as a project; this will give you an opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned throughout the course of the past few weeks.
Below is the proposed agenda for the week.
Common Core Standards:
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.
Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of the text.
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to address a question or solve a problem.
Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
How can we learn from other’s experiences?
How does the life continue to evolve and stay the same?
What is assessment?
What are ethics?
Monday: SSR, Vocabulary, continue reading the Crucible, watch the Crucible, and grammar review. Objectives: Today students will continue reading and acting out the Crucible, as well as focus on learning new vocabulary in context and increasing their overall usage of grammar. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will have made it through most the Crucible, as well as look at themes, motifs, and figurative language that is being used. Homework: None.
Tuesday: (I will not be in class today; please be kind to the sub!) SSR, Vocabulary review, continue reading the crucible, grammar review, and journal writing. Objectives: Today students will continue reading the Crucible as well as use what they have learned as they write from the perspective of the characters of that time. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will have used what they have learned from reading the Crucible to create a narrative of the lives of the characters in their own voice. Homework: None.
Wednesday: SSR, grammar review, reading skills review, quiz review, finish reading the Crucible, and begin working on the Crucible project. Objectives: Today students will focus on finish reading the Crucible as well as begin working on their projects. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be finish reading the Crucible, they will also be prepared to take their unit quiz tomorrow. Homework: Review for Quiz tomorrow.
Thursday: SSR, unit quiz, continue working on the Crucible project. Objectives: Today’s class will primarily focus on students being assessed on the Crucible. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be assessed on their understanding of the Crucible, as well as continue working on their Crucible Projects. Homework: Study for vocabulary quiz.
Friday: SSR, vocabulary quiz, Crucible project, and begin Gothic Literature. Objectives: Today students will finish their Crucible projects. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will turn in their Crucible projects, and begin learning about Gothic Literature. Homework: None.