Wednesday - 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. Read "The Fall of the House of Usher" and complete the questions.
Thursday - DO NOW: What were your impressions of Poe after reading his short story? Review reading questions in small groups from "The Fall of the House of Usher" and then come back together as a whole group. Gallery walk on SmartBoard. Close look at a "gothic" movie trailer.
Friday - DO NOW: How do experiences in an author's life affect his or her writing? Note taking on Poe's life. Assign out different parts of Poe's life and have groups pick out the key information. Begin reading Poe's poem, "Annabel Lee."
ESSAY OUTLINE IS ATTACHED
Monday - Quiz on the end of the book. Once the quiz is completed, the students will be given the last journal entry, which will be due on Wednesday.
HW - Journal entry due on Wednesday. Essay due on Friday.
Tuesday/Wednesday - 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 chapters 11-12 before the students begin the next journal entry. Journal entry #2. Pass in journal entry at the end of class. If students complete the journal early, they may continue reading.
HW - Chapters 12-17 with questions due on Wednesday.
Tuesday/Wednesday - Go through chapter questions and clarify any confusion. "One Day in the Life of a Solider" group activity. Post activity questions. Time to read to end class.
HW - End of book due on Monday with questions. There will be a quiz on the end of the book on Monday.
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. Read, if time.
Friday - The students will be given the essay assignment for The Red Badge of Courage. An outline will also be passed out to the students. Students will begin outlining and preparing for the essay. Time to read and prepare for Monday's quiz on the end of the book.