Monday - Chapters 9-12 are due from over the weekend. Review in small groups and then go over the chapters as a class. Read China connection article. Go over the rest of the week and the following week's schedule.
HW - Read chapter 13 for tomorrow's class.
Tuesday - DO NOW on chapter 13. Caste grouping activity. At this point, the students should be able to distinguish one caste from another and all their characteristics. Go through each caste and have groups present. Vocabulary work time.
HW - Read chapters 14-15 for Thursday's class.
Thursday - DO NOW on chapters 14-15. Introduce motif mountain. Have students create two mountains for two different motifs.
HW - End of the book due on Friday.
Friday - Chapters 16-18 due (end of the book). DO NOW: Rate the book and the ending. Creating Socratic Seminar questions for Monday. Hypnopaedia article. Discuss as a class.
Monday - NO SCHOOL.
Tuesday - Chapters 4-5 due. Review chapters through reading questions and vocabulary. The vocabulary words will be on the final. Please keep these in a safe place so you can study. In-class FRJ for chapters 3-5. Share out as a class.
HW - Read chapters 6-7 with quote worksheet for Thursday's class.
Thursday - The students had to meet with guidance last week so today we will be in the computer lab to complete the webquest. The students will work in pairs to answer questions from the internet that directly relates to the book. Go over answers, if time.
HW - Complete webquest if not finished. Read chapter 8 for tomorrow's class with quote worksheet.
Friday - Go over webquest answers. Review chapter 8 through student responses and close reading questions. Share out as a class. Article connection. Time to read to end class. Please keep up with reading schedule!
HW - Read chapters 9-12 and complete quote worksheet.
Monday - Pass out Brave New World books. Anticipation guide to begin the unit. Move around the room, share out, and debate. Post-discussion essential question writing task. Begin reading as a class.
HW - Read chapter 1 and complete quote worksheet.
Tuesday - Prezi on the beginning of the book with guided notes. Review chapter 1 through quote worksheet and reading questions. Time to work on reading questions with a partner. Share out. Time to read.
HW - Read chapters 2-3 with quote worksheet for Thursday's class.
Thursday - Today we will be in the computer lab to complete a webquest. The students will work in pairs to answer questions from the internet that directly relates to the book. Go over answers, if time.
HW - Complete webquest if not finished. Read chapter 3 for tomorrow's class with quote worksheet.
Friday - Go over webquest answers. Read NYT article, "The Clone Named Dolly." Read and annotate article. Share out thoughts on article as a class. Read as a class, if time.
HW - Read chapters 4-5 and complete quote worksheet.
Monday - Today the students will be given their essay assignment and prompts. We will go over the directions and expectations. The students will then have the rest of the period to outline/plan their essays. We will have the next two days in the computer lab to work on and finish the essays. Please be sure to closely follow the 9-point rubric as this will be the exact grading criteria. Essays will be due at the beginning of class on Friday.
Tuesday - First work day in the computer lab. Students will be graded on their effort and work habits in the computer lab, so please use time wisely. Closely follow the rubric and essay assignment sheet.
Thursday - Last work day in the computer lab. Students will be graded on their effort and work habits in the computer lab, so please use time wisely. Closely follow the rubric and essay assignment sheet. Essays are due tomorrow at the beginning of class.
Friday - Turn in assignments. Article of the week. We will begin our Brave New World unit next week.
Monday - Chapters 9-10 due with an FRJ. Have students share out FRJs and discuss the chapters. Creating discussion questions/essay prompts for these two chapters. Get into small groups and begin small Socratic seminars. Share out discussion topics. Movie, if time.
Tuesday - Chapter 11 due. Review some key pieces from chapter 7 and the build up to where we are now. How does flight-flight-freeze response connect to what has happened on the island? Citing details from the text. Journal entry. Share out journals. Movie, if time.
Thursday - End of the book is due tomorrow! DO NOW to begin class. Today we will take a close look at symbolism within the book. The students will get into pairs and go over the beast, conch, face paint, fire, smoke, and the Lord of the Flies. We will then go through the responses and dig for deep analysis for each. Journal entry #2. Share out responses. Movie, if time.
Friday - End of the book, along with an FRJ is due today! Theme work in five different groups. Go around to each station and point out aspects of the novel that expresses the theme. Share out responses. Finish movie. Begin looking at next week the schedule for the essay.