Monday - Chapters 1-5 summaries. Review reading questions. Character chart work. Movie, with questions.
Tuesday - Read for the first 15 minutes of class. DO NOW: Who is a role model in your life? What makes a person a "good" role model? Share out. How is Atticus a strong role model? Find and cite three instances from the book of Atticus being a strong role model. Discuss. Movie.
Wednesday/Thursday - Vocabulary work to start class. There will be a quiz on Friday! Journal entry activity. Share out journals and discuss. Chapter analysis and discussion. Movie.
Friday - Review for vocabulary and To Kill a Mockingbird quiz on Monday. Study over the weekend and complete chapters 6-11 reading and questions!
Wednesday/Thursday - Group work: What is the most important part of the first few chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird? Write up on the board and review. Boo Radley work and sketch. Student-led discussion on chapter questions. Begin movie.
Friday - Journal/discussion on "the spirit of the law." Analysis of Harper Lee's use of terror and suspense when Jem sneaks on to the Radley property. Read and watch movie.
Monday - Hand in/present projects. 60 Minutes video on nuclear threats around the world that pertain to Alas, Babylon. Journal questions to follow. Class discussion.
Tuesday - Begin our To Kill a Mockingbird unit. Pre-reading questions individually. Face-to-face activity. Response questions. Discuss the day's lesson. Pass out books.
Wednesday/Thursday - Read aloud chapter 1. While reading, the students will write down anything that comes up about Boo Radley. Sketch of Boo. Quotation/statement activity. Share out.
Friday - Read for first 15 minutes. Receive chapters 1-3 reading questions. DO NOW on community prompt. Close reading analysis with paired questions. Discussion.
Monday - DO NOW to conclude Alas, Babylon. Analysis of the last two pages of the book. Again, what is Pat Frank trying to communicate to the reader? Look back to the anticipation questions from the beginning of the unit and see it the students' feelings have changed. Book rating and recommendation for future sophomores. Pass out project options and explain each.
Tuesday - Work day in the computer lab. Students were given six different project options to choose from. These projects will be due on Friday.
Wednesday/Thursday - Last day to work on the projects in class. Projects are due tomorrow - regardless of whether or not there is a snow day!
Friday - Present projects. Article of the week, if time allows.