Wednesday/Thursday - Friday - Finish movie and pass out essay assignment and rubric. Introduction and conclusion essay work. Next week we will be in the computer lab to work on the essays.
Friday - Computer lab day #1 for our code hero essays. We will have one more day in the computer lab on Monday.
Monday - Four corner discussion for the first 20 minutes of class. Journal entry on the discussion process right after the discussions are done. Turn in alternative assessments and begin presentations.
Tuesday - SNOW DAY.
Wednesday/Thursday - Complete any more presentations. End of the unit PowerPoint on the key themes and elements from The Old Man and the Sea. Once completed, we will then transition into the last part of our unit: the code hero essay. We will compare the code hero characteristics from the book to the famous Will Smith movie, The Pursuit of Happyness. Pass out writing planner and outline, which will be completed as the students watch the film. Begin watching the movie.
Friday - Continue watching the movie and working on our writing planner/outline.
Monday - Article of the week to start the week. If students are done with the article and questions early, they can independently read as the end of the book is due on Friday.
Tuesday - DO NOW: What obstacles is Santiago having to deal with while he is out trying to catch the big fish? Share out. Today we will find specific quotes from the novella that supports Santiago as being Hemingway's code hero. The students will have to look through the text for direct quotes that illustrate the five code hero characteristics. Present findings from the worksheet. Read, if time.
Wednesday/Thursday - Reminder that the end of the book is due tomorrow. Today we will go over what a four corner discussion is and how it works. The students will be given questions that they will begin to work on. These questions will be discussion questions for our four corner discussion which will be on Monday. Review vocabulary words and read.
Friday - End of the book is due. Quiz with vocabulary will be given. Once completed, we will watch the short illustrated version of the movie on YouTube. Please prepare for the four corner discussion on Monday over the weekend by completing the worksheet and creating two of your own open-ended questions on the text.
Monday - Journal: Do you consider Santiago to be a success or failure? Explain why with text evidence. Go over reading packet questions from over the weekend. Continue reading as a class.
HW - Pages 37-80 due on 2/1 with completed questions.
Tuesday - Comparing our way of life to Santiago and Manolin. What similarities do we have? How about our differences? Go back to page 17 and have a discussion on what qualities are found in a hero or someone that we look up to. Write down in our journals and then discuss. Pass out the vocabulary words. Vocab work time. Read as a class.
Wednesday/Thursday - Read for the first 15 minutes of class. Possible quiz on the reading tomorrow? Characterization activity for Santiago and Manolin. Students will go up to the board and write down the similarities and differences, as well as quotes for support. Continue reading and studying vocabulary.
Friday - Quiz on pages 37-80??? DO NOW: Create a timeline of the eight most important events within the book so far. Share out. Pass out final reading questions, which will be due with the end of the book on Friday 2/8.
Welcome to the second half of the year!
Thursday - Journal entry: What is something that you had to work extremely hard for, but you'd do it all over again because of what you learned/earned? Look ahead to the next couple of weeks. Anticipation guide for our new book, The Old Man and the Sea. Move around the class and debate. Assign out books to each student. Begin reading as a class.
Friday - PowerPoint and note taking. Personal responses to essential questions. Continue reading and use our "Say Something" reading strategy as a class. Pages 1-36 are due on Monday and questions will be collected.
Monday - Go over entire midterm and what the structure will be. Review literary elements from the beginning of the year. Pass out the vocabulary words that will be on the exam. Give students time to work on the vocabulary.
Tuesday - Pass out the short story that will be on the midterm. Students will be given time to start reading and annotating the short story. They can use this annotated copy of the story on the actual midterm.
Wednesday - Full class to review and prepare for midterms. Good luck!
Monday - DO NOW: What do you predict will happen once all of the patients take the medicine? Continue watching Awakenings. We will finish the movie tomorrow, but please add to the viewing guide today.
Tuesday - Finish movie to begin class. Time to complete viewing packet and write out rough draft comparison paper. Share out. Journal in Leonard's point of view, if time. We will go to the computer lab during next class to write our one-page comparison papers.
Wednesday/Thursday - Write one-page papers in the computer lab. Papers are due tomorrow.
Friday - Hand in one-page papers. Article of the week.
Wednesday/Thursday - Begin watching the movie, Awakenings, as a supplementary piece for The Miracle Worker. Students will be responsible for filling out a worksheet while viewing the movie, as well as a writing piece once the movie is over.
Friday - Continue watching movie and filling out worksheet.
Monday - Read the last two pages of the play together as a group. Prepare for test on Tuesday and Wednesday by handing out the essay question and going over the test format. Discuss what students can bring to the test and begin brainstorming and finding quotes. Finish film.
Tuesday - Unit test on The Miracle Worker.
Thursday - Continue working on the test. If students are finished early, they may read independently.
Friday - Holiday show/Twilight Zone. Enjoy the holiday break!
REMINDER TO STUDENTS: I am available during lunch and after school for test review.
Monday - Read together as a class. We will assign out parts and continue on with the play. After reading, we will hold a class discussion on the various parts of the play that we just read. Were conflicts intensified? Did any of our symbols come back up? After discussing, we will watch the film.
Tuesday - Finish reading Act II of the play. Students will act out the play in the room to get a better sense of how chaotic the scene really is. Once we have finished Act II, the students will get into small groups and complete Act II reading questions. These questions will be homework if they are not completed in class. Continue with the film.
Wednesday/Thursday - The first 20 minutes of class will be devoted to starting and reading Act III. After reading for twenty minutes, the students will write a short journal entry from Helen's point of view. What does she think about Annie and the situation in the garden house? Share out journals. Catch up with the motion picture.
Friday - The play will be finished by Monday, so we will try to get as far as we can during today's class. We will try to finish in class, but whatever is leftover will be for homework. Act III questions will help students comprehend what is going on at the end. Start reviewing for the test, which will begin next Tuesday.