Tuesday - Review for Poe quiz through a review game. Bonus points will be available! Go over any questions before tomorrow's quiz.
Wednesday/Thursday - Poe unit quiz! Students may use their own notes on the quiz. Independent reading once the students are done with their quizzes.
Friday - Article of the week. We will begin our next unit, The Miracle Worker, on Monday.
Monday - What is rhyme scheme? Today we will look at the poem "Annabel Lee" and identify the rhyme scheme that Poe used within it. We will look at the first two stanzas together, and the students will complete the rest of the poem in groups. Review. Anticipation questions for "The Raven." Listen to Christopher Walken's reading of the poem.
Tuesday - DO NOW. Stanza-by-stanza review activity for "The Raven." Review each stanza as a class. One word to describe protagonist exit slip.
Wednesday/Thursday - Pre-reading questions for "The Cask of Amontillado." DO NOW on revenge. PowerPoint for upcoming short story. Begin reading.
HW - Finish reading short story and answer questions in the margins.
Friday - Review short story as a class and review answers from reading packet. Will the crime ever be discovered? Group activity for "The Cask of Amontillado." Exit slip: Out of the three works from Poe that we have looked at thus far, which one is your favorite and why?
Monday - Begin Poe unit. Students will have a "gallery walk" where they look at various gothic images on the SmartBoard. They will write down their initial reactions to the images in their journals. After viewing the images on the SmartBoard, the students will watch the "Psycho" trailer to see which gothic elements from the gallery walk come up again. We will then compare/contrast and discuss. After discussing, the students will fill out an initial questionnaire on the upcoming unit on Poe. Exit slip before leaving.
Tuesday - DO NOW to begin class. Note taking on the life and influences of Edgar Allan Poe. Students will write down important information on the board and then transcribe the notes into their notebooks. Think-pair-share on essential questions from Poe's life in the middle and end of our note taking. Exit slip: what makes a "great" poem?
HW - In a paragraph, respond to the following question: What about Poe has caught your attention? Does he seem like a person worth spending getting to know? Respond in four to six sentences.
Wednesday/Thursday - Review what students wrote for "great" poems. Brain-dump favorite short stories and poems. What do all of these have in common? Class will come up with tenants for "great" short stories and poems. Note taking on Poe's "Philosophy of Composition" and "The Poetic Principal." Discuss how our tenants match up with Poe's. In their journals, students will make predictions of Poe's writing in their journals based on what they have learned about him thus far.
Friday - DO NOW: How do you think Poe's losses will effect his writing? Read "Annabel Lee." Discuss the poem and look at the poem's rhyme scheme. Exit slip.
Tuesday - DO NOW on our next short story, "The Most Dangerous Game." Read as a whole class and then break up into smaller groups to finish reading. Finish reading short story for homework.
Wednesday/Thursday - Independent reading time. Quick reading comprehension quiz on the short story. Close reading questions on "The Most Dangerous Game." Close look at epiphany and point of view. Plot diagram work.
Friday - Twilight zone companion piece: "Eye of the Beholder." Compare/contrast as a full class.