Monday - DO NOW on an essential question from the short story, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." Discuss DO NOW as a class. Pre-reading questions. Start reading the short story as a class.
HW - Finish reading the short story and be prepared to answer questions tomorrow in class.
Tuesday - DO NOW. Review short story. Group work for questions. Discuss answers. Begin watching the motion picture adaptation of the short story. As the movie is being played, the students will be asked to complete a compare/contrast graphic organizer on the differences/similarities between the two works.
HW - Review organizer.
Wednesday./Thursday - DO NOW. Review graphic organizer with a partner. Continue watching the movie.
HW - Continue to fill out graphic organizer.
Friday - Review graphic organizer. Finish watching the movie. Graphic organizers will be collected on Monday.
HW - Complete graphic organizer and be ready to hand it in on Monday.
Look at the week ahead...
Students will be given their first writing assignment, which will be counted as a project grade. The students will have the class to brainstorm and start outlining their writing assignment. A rough draft will be due on Wed/Thurs, depending on the class schedule.