Monday - Review chapter 4 FRJs from over the weekend. Review reading questions and turn in. Share out in pairs and then come back as a full class. Setting assignment that can be done with a partner. The students will find text evidence to illustrate how Golding establishes the setting of the island. Continue with movie, if time.
HW - Read chapter 5.
Tuesday - DO NOW on chapter 5 from last night. Discuss answers from journals. Possible reading check??? Today we will take a close look at the two leaders: Ralph and Jack. Character analysis work in pairs. Share out findings and quotes that best illustrate the characters. Time to read and watch the movie.
HW - Read chapter 6 and complete an FRJ.
Thursday - Share out FRJs and discuss as a class. More character analysis work for Piggy, Simon, and Roger. Share out findings. Creating our own rules for our class civilization. Come up with at least six "commandments or rules." Share out each groups rules. Movie, if time.
HW - Chapter 7 due.
Friday - Journal entry to begin class. Read a New York Times article titled, "Their Inner Beasts: 'Lord of the Flies' 60 Years Later." Share out thoughts on article. Time to read and watch movie.
HW - Read chapter 8 and complete FRJ for over the weekend.
Monday - Begin our Lord of the Flies unit. We will first read background information on the author and context of the book. We will then pass the books out and have the students fill out their orange cards. Students will then receive the first batch of reading questions. With the time remaining we will begin reading as a class.
HW - Read chapter 1 and write a free response journal and complete the reading questions.
Tuesday - DO NOW: What does this quote mean to you? “It was simply what seemed sensible for me to write after the war when everyone was thanking God they weren’t Nazis. I’d seen enough to realize that every single one of us could be Nazis.” Discuss answers. Imagine If activity. Time to journal and then work in small groups. Share out discussions and journals. Time to read.
HW - Read chapter 2 and answer the corresponding reading questions.
Thursday - Discuss chapter 2 and review reading questions. First in-class journal entry will be given out. The students will read a quote and then write a one-page response to it. Share out responses and make connections to the text. Pass out vocabulary words and give students time to start writing down the definitions. Begin watching movie.
HW - Read chapter 3 and complete reading questions.
Friday - In-class journal entry #2 to begin class. Share out journals. Begin setting activity where the students will work in small groups to analyze the importance of the setting of the story. Work together and then share out. Read and watch movie.
HW - Read chapter 4 and write a free response journal for Monday.
Monday - Turn in Scrapbook projects. Begin unit test. The students will have tomorrow's class to write their in-class essay in the computer class.
Tuesday - We will write our in-class essay portion of test today in the computer lab. If students finish early, they will have time to continue working on the rest of their tests. Please come in during lunch to complete the rest of the test, if not completed already.
Thursday - SAT practice day. This will be one of our last practice tests of the year.
Friday - Today we will analyze a Twilight Zone that closely connects to Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Discuss as a class after the episode. Debrief on the entire unit. HAVE A GREAT SPRING BREAK!