Monday - The students will have a substitute today. During class, the students will read, annotate, and fill out a chart for primary sources from Japanese internment camps. With 15 minutes left in the period, the students will have the option to continue working on the primary sources or transition into their reading for Farewell to Manzanar.
Tuesday/Wednesday - Today we will review and finish up the "Dear Miss Breed" primary documents. How do these letters match up to Jeanne's experience at Manzanar. Cite specific examples from the book. Vocabulary work. Reading time to end class.
Thursday - Review reading chapters and look at the reading questions. Watch "Monsters are Due on Maple Street" and look for connections to our text. Fill out worksheet and discuss. Character chart work. Reading time.
Friday - Review conflict. How many forms of conflict are evident in Farewell to Manzanar? The students will work with a partner to fill out a worksheet and search for quotations from the book that connect to global, societal, family, and internal conflicts within the book.
HOMEWORK - CONTINUE TO CHECK YOUR READING SCHEDULE (BELOW) AND MAKE SURE YOU'RE UP TO DATE WITH YOUR READING AND QUESTIONS!
Chapters 1-3 due Friday April 28
Chapters 4-7 due Monday May 1
Chapters 8-11 due Wednesday (C period) Thursday (D period) May 3/4
Chapters 12-17 due Monday May 8
Chapters 18-22 due Thursday May 11
End of unit test on Monday, May 15th
Monday - Begin our second to last unit of the year - Farewell to Manzanar.. We will begin our unit with an Anticipation Guide that will challenge the students to look at the essential questions that they will encounter within the book. After filling out the Anticipation Guide, the students will have a four corner discussion where they will debate out their answers. After, each student will write a paragraph on which question they felt most passionate about and explain why. Pass out books and have students fill out book cards.
Tuesday/Wednesday - Pass out worksheet on the book's foreword, chronology, and terms. The students will look through the beginning of the book, with a partner, and fill out the worksheet. Discuss and share out answers as a class. Begin reading as a class. Pass out chapters 1-3 reading questions; students will fill out the questions as we read.
HW - Chapter 2 for Thursday.
Thursday - Today we will investigate Pearl Harbor and its effect on the United States' citizens. Why were Asian Americans targeted? Was this fair? Does this connect to anything we see today? Continue reading as a class. Students will then work in pairs to read an article and fill out the corresponding questions. Share out.
Friday - Read for the first 15 minutes of class. Close look at "shikata ga nai." Do you agree with this? Is this phrase a source of power and hope or despair? Journal entry from character's point-of-view.
Monday - Welcome back from vacation! Go over expectations for formal writing and common errors within the Romeo and Juliet 1-2 page papers. Talk out game plan for the next week and the rest of the year. Quick article of the week as a class.
Tuesday/Wednesday - The next two classes will be devoted to the students finishing up their Romeo and Juliet projects. They will have two full class periods in the computer lab to complete the project.
Thursday - Work day in computer lab.
Friday - Share out projects and present to the class. Introduction into Farewell to Manzanar if we have time.
Monday - Finish movie. Since we didn't have a chance to get to it on Friday, today we will make a plan for Romeo and Juliet. How would it be different than the Friar's plan? Share out. Hand out projects and review each.
Tuesday - I will be out of class today due to professional development, but the students will read, annotate, and answer questions for an Article of the Week. The AOW will be turned in. Students may work on their projects with the time remaining.
Wednesday - SAT DAY. NO CLASS.
Thursday and Friday - Two days to work on projects and essay component of project.