Plans for 11th grade classes: Week of March 17-March 21, 2014

Monday, March 17——-Advanced 11:

  1. Bellringer 1: How would you define “Generation Gap”? How do generation gaps cause conflict within families, communities, and societies?
  2. Explain the fourth 9 weeks focus. Anticipation Guide for Generation Gap/Decisions Affecting Others (#1 in folder)
  3. Students will write down the following words and define them (not cutting and pasting them, but writing them in their own handwriting), underlining OR highlighting the vocabulary words:
    • Aesthetic Impact, Comedic resolution,Tragic resolution, Quantitative,Qualitative, Cohesive, Coherent, Authoritative sources, Formal language, Informal language, Generation gap (Use your literature book index for the definition for most of these.)

mending wallTuesday, March 18, 2014

Advanced 11:

  1. Bellringer 2: What old saying/quote/adage does your mom or dad or someone else older than you say often? Do you agree with this saying/quote/adage? Why or why not?
  2. “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost, page 872-873. Literary Analysis: Pastoral poems, blank verse
  3. Mending Wall powerpoint
  4. Complete the 3 questions after “Mending Wall” in complete sentences.

 Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Advanced 11th:

  1. Bell ringer 3: Describe an important moment you shared with a parent, grandparent,  or a guardian. What were you doing? What did you talk about? What were you thinking about? How do you feel about this moment now?
  2. Review questions about “Mending Wall.” Put questions in their folder. (#2 in folder)
  3. Read Rita Dove’s “Adolescence III” after reading Rita Dove’s biographical information (page 1417)
  4. Turn your bell ringer for today into a poem, using a similar style to Rita Dove’s in “Adolescence III.” Put this poem in your folder as #3.  Impress me and type it as well ( if possible.)

 Thursday, March 20, 2014

Advanced 11th:

  1. Bell ringer 4: Think about a time when you visited a relative or friend of the family whose way of living was very different from your own. Describe the housing of this person. Describe any meal you had there, and what things surprised you, upset you, scared you, etc.  If you cannot think of any time this has happened, write about an imaginary relative or friend of the family.
  2. Relate my experience with my Grandma D and her way of life/memories of her home and how I still dream of that place/share quilt she made.
  3. Short story: Alice Walker and “Everyday Use.” Page 1310 in literature book. Literary analysis: characterization, dialect. Write down vocabulary in your folder (from page 1310). #4 in folder
  4. Questions that follow on pages 1320-1321. On page 1320, do 1-3 and make sure you cite textual evidence to support your responses.  On page 1321, do 1-10 and answer questions in complete sentences. #5 in folder

Friday, March 21, 2014

Adv. 11:

 1.Bellringer 5: What was the most interesting thing that you discovered during your time researching this last writing project? OR what skill did you improve upon during this last writing project?

2. Read cases aloud. Let them use the laptop/projector to find a photo of the person/event they are discussing.

3. If time, discuss the short story/narrative they will write in the upcoming weeks. Have them buy Tuesdays With Morrie over the break. Remind them that we have a class set of A Raisin in the Sun.

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