Monday/Tuesday - NO SCHOOL. ENJOY THE SHORT BREAK.
Wednesday - Review Twain's piece from "Life on the Mississippi" from over the long weekend that the students read, annotated, and answered questions on. Read "The Celebrated Jumping Frog." Looking at humor and dialect within the short story. Group work.
HW - Read the Bret Harte short story, "The Outcasts of Poker Flat."
Thursday - Bret Harte/Mark Twain biography and notes. Partner questions from "The Outcasts of Poker Flat." Share out and discuss.
Friday - Anticipation guide questions. Move around the room and debate essential questions from the anticipation guide. Journal entry. Pass out books and begin reading.