Monday - Review reading from Act II Scenes II & III with quotes from the scenes. Go over reading questions. Close look at Walter's and Mama's speeches to Travis. What is Mama and Walter really saying here. How does this relate to his relationship with others in the apartment. Read and watch the movie, if time.
Tuesday - NO SCHOOL.
Wednesday - Norman Rockwell activity for Ruby Bridges activity. Objective vs. subjective observations. Read to end class. Movie, if time.
Friday - Go back to our anticipation guide from the beginning of the play. Connect our values to those of the characters within the play. Discuss as a full class. Time to read. Finish play if we did not finish in class. The unit test will be next week.
Monday - YouTube Obama's "Hope" speech. Review TIME article from Friday. How is the American Dream expressed in each character in the Younger family? Go through each of their dreams. Read as a class. Movie, if time.
Tuesday - DO NOW: Name all of the symbols thus far in the play. Students will be given a "Analyzing Symbols" graphic organizer. Go through each of the symbols. What is the importance of Asagai and George? What do they help us to understand/see? Read and watch film.
Wednesday - Today we will be going through the Jim Crow laws. Background information on where "Jim Crow" originated and the different "laws" from all around the south. Continue reading as a class. Film, if time.
Friday - This will be a discussion-driven class that focuses on the motifs and themes within the play. Each student will be assigned a group, and then they will have a four corner discussion on the questions presented to them. Read, if time.
Monday - DO NOW: Which character have you connected with most thus far? Explain out in a journal response. Vocabulary review work. Read and watch movie.
Tuesday - Close look at the male characters within the play. What is the "American Dream"? Go over students responses; this will be a great start to our close look of this question throughout the unit. Read and movie, if time.
Wednesday - QUIZ on entirety of Act I. DO NOW: Who needs the money most? Fill out reasons/motivations worksheet. Share out. Read and watch movie.
Friday - Students will have a substitute today. They will read a TIME article on the American Dream and respond in a one-page written response.
Monday - Anticipation guide debate based on essential questions for the unit. DO NOW after debate. Watch CrashCourse YouTube on the 1950s/Civil Rights Movement. Discuss time period and how it will shape the story. Begin reading as a class.
Tuesday - DO NOW on setting of the play. Spatial/visual activity where the students create their interpretation of the play's opening scene. Look at similarities and differences between the students' interpretations. Exit slip on the Youngers living in such tight quarters. Continue reading, if time.
HW - Read to page 40 and finish up apartment activity.
Wednesday- Read background information on Lorraine Hansberry and answer questions in the packet. Students will hang up their drawing from yesterday Pass out vocabulary words for each Act. Continue reading. Gallery walk at the end.
Friday - Review Scene I. Direct vs. indirect characterization of the five main characters thus far. Work time. Share out as a class. Begin Scene II. Assign parts and have students read aloud. Students will answer questions as we read. Movie, if time.
Tuesday - Work day in computer lab for our final rites of passage paper. The students will now have their graphic organizers completed, an exemplar essay to model after, and a guiding rubric.
Wednesday - First draft due. Peer edit papers. Additional computer lab time to make adjustments to papers. Final draft will be due on Friday.
Friday - .Hand in final drafts. Begin A Raisin in the Sun unit. DO NOW on ultimate goal for life. Read "Harlem" by Langston Hughes. Reading questions with a partner. Discuss. Exit slip on a prediction for the book.