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.
Thursday - 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 read a TIME article on the American Dream and respond in a one-page written response. Continue reading as a class. Fill out Act question sheet.
Monday - Anticipation guide debate based on essential questions for the unit. Go over values chart. Watch CrashCourse YouTube on the 1950s/Civil Rights Movement. Discuss time period and how it will shape the story. Read 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.
Thursday- 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.
HW - Finish reading Act I and the reading questions for tomorrow's class.
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.
Wednesday - PSAT Day.
Thursday - Go through PSAT writing.
Friday - DO NOW to begin new unit. Read the poem "Harlem." Go through questions and share out as a class. Begin reading as a class.
Monday - Finish up Rudy, if needed. Pass out essay rubric, assignment sheet, and outline. Go over essay and field any questions. The students will have the rest of the class to outline, brainstorm, and prepare.
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.
Thursday - First draft due. Peer edit papers. Final draft will be due on Friday. Article of the week.
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.