Monday - Begin with students' "Most Important Page" analysis. Stanislav Petrov article and discussion. Time to read and go over reading questions and vocabulary.
HW - Finish reading chapters 4-5 and prepare for tomorrow's quiz.
Tuesday - Reading/vocabulary quiz on chapters 4-5 of Alas, Babylon. Once completed, the students will receive new reading questions, vocabulary, and then read independently
HW - Chapters 6-7 due on Friday. .
Thursday - DO NOW: What can an author use/do in order to make a "great" book? Discussion on style. What is style and what does it include? Group work on style analysis and quote support. Share out. Time for "Most Important Page."
Friday - "Most Important Page" to begin class. DO NOW on leaders and decision making. Connection article. Discuss as a full class.
HW - Chapters 8-10 due on Monday with reading questions.
Monday - DO NOW: In your opinion, why are the end of the world/zombie movies so popular? Fill out anticipation guide and discuss. Exit slip: What is human nature? How would you describe/define it?
Tuesday - Notetaking on The Cold War from CrashCourse. Share out notes. What is foreshadowing? Examples from life. DO NOW: Have you ever tried to warn a friend or relative not to do something? What ended up happening? Begin reading while students look for foreshadowing and make predictions. Exit slip: what are your predictions based off of the foreshadowing from the reading?
HW - Read chapters 1 - 3 and complete reading questions for Friday.
Thursday - DO NOW: What are three personality traits that are most important to have in a crisis situation? Receive reading questions and read for twenty minutes. Survival scenario stations. Exit slip.
Friday - DO NOW: What is your opinion on Randy thus far? Explain. Review chapter 1 - 3 questions. Character analysis for the major characters in the book. Read/work on reading questions and vocabulary.
HW - Chapters 4-5 due on Tuesday; There will be a quiz on Tuesday on the reading and vocabulary.
Monday - Unit test on A Raisin in the Sun. The students will have the entire period to work on the test.
Tuesday - Time to finish the test, if needed. We will begin our next book and unit, Alas, Babylon, next week. Today, however, we will go through another Article of the Week, which does a good job of directly relating to the upcoming unit.
Have a great Thanksgiving break!
Monday - Review pages 131 - 138 from over the weekend. Discussion on the importance of Asagai's quote: "Good! Then stop moaning and groaning and tell me what you plan to do" (136). Continue catching up with the film.
Tuesday - Finish reading in class. "Dreams" vs. "Harlem." Finish reading packet questions. Finish watching movie. Announce that the unit test will be on Monday.
Thursday - DO NOW: In your opinion, is the American Dream still alive today? Read Jon Meacham's article titled, "Keeping the Dream Alive." Revisit journal entry and change stance, if needed. Find one quote from the article that builds off of your opinion of the American Dream. Four corner discussion.
Friday - Review day for unit test on Monday.
Monday - Review reading from Act II Scene II with quotes from the Scene. Go over reading questions. Close look at Walter's speech to Travis at the end of Scene II. What is Walter really saying here. How does this relate to his relationship with Mama? Read and watch the movie, if time.
Tuesday - NO SCHOOL.
Thursday - Norman Rockwell activity for Ruby Bridges activity. Objective vs. subjective observations. Read to end class. Homework for over the weekend = read pages 131 - 138.
Friday - NO SCHOOL.