Tuesday - Return essays from before break. Go over common areas of improvement for the essays. Review how to incorporate quotations into writing. Look at exemplary student essay. Pre-reading questionnaire for Poe mini unit. Discuss. Exit ticket.
Thursday - Gallery walk on SmartBoard. Close look at "gothic" movie trailer. DO NOW: How do experiences in an author's life affect his or her writing? Note taking on Poe's life. Looking at Poe's "Poetic Principle" and "The Philosophy or Composition." Exit ticket based on what we've learned so far on Poe's life.
Friday - Pick up with yesterday's exit slip. Discuss student answers. Read aloud "Annabel Lee." Think-pair-share on poem. Stanza by stanza questions. Exit slip with three questions.
Monday - Students will finish watching the end of the movie on YouTube. After finishing, the students will be given the essay assignment for The Red Badge of Courage. An outline will also be passed out to the students. Rest of the class will be dedicated to the students outlining and preparing for the essay.
Tuesday - Outline due. Work day in the computer lab.
Thursday - Last day to work on essay. Peer review, if completed.
Friday - Essays due. Wrap up and holiday show.
Monday - Return journal entry #1. Review reading questions for chapters 11-17. Journal entry #2. Pass in journal entry at the end of class.
Tuesday - DO NOW/Partner work. "Attack and the Repulse" analysis. Discuss as a whole class after partner work. Start Walt Whitman poem and complete for homework.
Thursday - Journal entry review activity. How authentic is this book anyway? Analysis and review of the authenticity of The Red Badge of Courage. Exit slip.
Friday - Quiz on the end of the book. Read!
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Monday - Check and review reading questions for chapters 4-7 of The Red Badge of Courage. Descriptive words/passages activity. Discussion. Student created descriptive paragarph, ala Crane. Begin watching movie.
Tuesday - Read for 15 minutes as a class to begin chapter 8. Taking a close look at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Share out and take notes. Introduction to spirituals. Journal entry on music's ability to make an emotional response with a person.
HW - Read chapters 8-10 and fill out reading questions.
Thursday - Chapter 8-10 review questions due; review and discuss as a class. DO NOW: Think back to the poem "The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls." What are the importance of refrains? Analysis of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "Go Down, Moses." 4 corner discussion.
Friday - DO NOW: What makes a great leader? What common attributes do all great leaders share? Analysis of Abrham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee's writings. Share out as a class.