Monday - Unit test for Farewell to Manzanar. The students had the two previous classes as review, so they should be ready to go. The test should take the whole period.
Tuesday/Wednesday - Begin our last unit of the year: Of Mice and Men. Anticipation guide to begin the unit. Students will respond to essential questions within the unit and debate out their thoughts. Pass out books and give the students the reading schedule. Begin reading as a class.
Thursday - Today we will focus on the theme of friendship within this unit. What makes a "good friend"? Friendship traits activity. Introduce Great Depression packet that the students will work on over the unit. Students will be given 15 minutes to begin working on the packet. Reading time to end class.
Friday - End of chapter 1 due. "My American Dream" worksheet. How does the American Dream connect to Lennie and George? Watch the beginning of the movie. Reading time to end class. Chapter 2 will be due on Monday.