Monday - Discussion on embarrassing moments while watching National Anthem bloopers. This will be a perfect introduction into the erratic mind of the protagonist in our new book, The Red Badge of Courage. Prezi on Stephen Crane. Discuss article from over the weekend on Crane's life. Pass out books and materials.
HW - Read through chapter 3 and complete reading worksheet by Friday.
Tuesday - DO NOW: What stylistic elements and features would an author use to "wow" a reader? Discussion on journal entries and how Crane's style is now commonplace but it once was very innovative. Students will read a review on the book from a New York Times article from 1896. Worksheet in groups on the reading. Discussion.
HW - Continue reading and working on questions.
Thursday - DO NOW: How do you think Crane created such a realistic war book without ever being in battle himself? How would he educate himself on the intricacies of war? Looking at photographs from the Civil War and choosing descriptive words to describe each image. Imagery worksheet. Students will then create their own paragraph with descriptive words and vivid imagery, just like Crane.
HW - Finish reading and questions for tomorrow's class.
Friday - Review chapters 1-3 worksheet. Explain journal assignment and the importance of point-of-view within the book. Hand out journal #1 and let the students work on their journals. Turn in journals before the end of the period.
HW - Read through chapter 7 and complete reading questions for Monday.
Monday - Transcendentalism projects are due. Gallery walk using students' projects as the "art." SAT reading work.
Tuesday - SAT writing work. After reading a passage, students will analyze how an author establishes and illustrates his/her thesis in a writing response.
Wednesday - Students will be given a New Yorker article on the life of Stephen Crane. The students will be responsible for reading and annotating the article over break. The link for the article is below, if needed.
Monday - Discuss responses from "Pond Scum" New Yorker article. Circle thesis statement on paper. Prezi on thesis statements/claims. Hand out and explain end of unit project for Transcendentalism.
Tuesday - Work day for project.
Thursday - Work day for project.
Friday - Emily Dickinson poems. Discussion on transcendentalism unit. Projects will be due on Monday.
Monday - DO NOW: What were your impressions of "Walden"? Discuss reading from over the weekend and share answers from homework in groups. Come back together for a class discussion.
HW - Read "Civil Disobedience" and answer questions from the textbook.
Tuesday - NO SCHOOL.
Wednesday - No class.
Thursday - We will review Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience." Transition into looking at transcendentalism's effect on social change and future leaders. Close look at Ghandi and MLK.
HW - One page typed paper due on Monday. Topic will be assigned during class on Thursday.
Friday - NO SCHOOL in observance of Veteran's Day.