I hope that each of you had a fantastic and enjoyable weekend. This week, we will continue to focus on the tenants of Gothic literature, as well as continue to focus on your Gothic Journals. Please remember that your first 4 pages, edited, are due Tuesday when you come into class. Also, we have benchmarks on Monday this week. This will be an evaluation and assessment of the standards we have focused on thus far.
Below is the proposed agenda for the week:
What is Gothic Literature?
What is Romanticism?
What is assessment?
Why do we write?
What can be gained from extensive long-term writing?
Monday: Benchmarks and SSR. Overview: Today students will take their benchmarks. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be evaluated on their understanding of the standards they have been taught over the past seven weeks. Homework: Finish first four pages of Gothic Journals; it is due upon arrival to class tomorrow.
Tuesday: SSR, vocabulary, Gothic Journals, and begin reading An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. Overview: Today, students will share their edited first four pages of their Gothic Journals with me, as well as continue looking at Romanticism as they read An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. Outcomes: Students will demonstrate their writing and abilities with me, as well as continue to look at the power of narration and imagery as they read An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. Homework: Continue working on Gothic Journals.
Wednesday: SSR, vocabulary review, continue Gothic Journals, and continue reading An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge. Overview: Today will be a continuation of yesterday’s class. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will have continued to demonstrate their understanding and usage of writing, as well as incorporate more elements of imagery and narration into their own stories based of An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge which we are reading in class. Homework: Continue working on Gothic Journals.
Thursday: SSR, Gothic Journals, discussion of writing process, begin reading The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Overview: Today students will begin reading The Birthmark and focus on the juxtaposition of science and beauty. They will also continue working and discuss their Gothic Journals. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will be able to explain, in depth, the use of Romanticism as it applies to all stories we have read the past two weeks. They will also be able to discuss the use of juxtaposition and its effect on a story. Homework: Review for vocabulary quiz tomorrow.
Friday: Vocabulary quiz, ssr, Gothic Journals, and continue reading The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Overview: Today students will be assessed on their understanding of diction, as well as the concepts of science, logic, and emotions through Socratic questioning. Outcomes: By the end of class, students will have demonstrate their understanding and evaluate the different techniques and tenants being used in The Birthmark. Homework: Continue working on Gothic Journals.