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.
Wednesday - 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.
Wednesday - 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 - This week we will analyze rhetorical devices through persuasive speeches in the play. Calpurnia tries to convince Caesar to stay at home for his own safety while Decius tries to persuade him to go to the capitol. The students will pair up. With three different colored highlighters, they will highlight the parts of each speech (Calpurnia’s and Decius’) that include ethos, parts that utilize logos, and parts that rely on pathos. In the margins, they will explain WHY each part of the argument fits the mode of persuasion identified. Finally, they will write a response to the following short answer question: Both Calpurnia and Decius are very persuasive, but in the end, Caesar listens to Decius and chooses to walk to his death. How does Decius show that he understands Caesar’s personality and motivation better than Calpurnia does? Discuss as a class.
HW - Read Act V Scenes I & II
Tuesday - Work day in the computer lab for our scrapbook assignment, which is due on Friday.
Wednesday - Read Act V Scenes III & IV as a class. Continue working on scrapbook assignment. Movie, if time.
HW - Finish play at home, if we haven't already in class. Scrapbook due on Friday.
Friday - Turn in scrapbooks and present some of them. Twilight Zone connection piece. HAVE A GREAT BREAK!