9th/11th Work: March 31–April 4, 2014


Monday, March 31, 2014

Advanced 9th/9th

  1. DRP Week 25
  2. Finish poster presentations.

Advanced 11th

  1. Bell ringer 5: 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. Finish reading/explaining essays for extra credit/class discussion about court cases
  3. Remind students about Tuesdays With Morrie. Needed by Wednesday.
  4. Rita Dove powerpoint/give “Adolescence III” to anyone who needs it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Advanced 9th/9th

  1. DRP Week 25
  2. Pre Reading Questions on Fahrenheit 451 and Survey
  3. Discussion

Advanced 11th:

  1. Bellringer 6:  What would happen if you got ten thousand in the mail? What would you want to do with it?

What do you think your family would want to do with it?

Do you think you would all agree? Why or why not?

Pre-Reading Strategy

  • People should do whatever it takes to accomplish their dreams.
  • Life is fair.
  • Inherited money should be equally split between family members
  • Finances should be left to the man of the house
  • Racism stopped with the Civil War
  • People learn from their mistakes
  • How you act in a crisis shows who you really are.
  • Love conquers all.

PowerPoint introduction to A Raisin in the Sun, review themes/symbolism in the play.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Advanced 9th/9th

  1. DRP Week 25
  2. Video of Ray Bradbury from BIG READ, questions to fill in while they view.
    1. Video of Ray Bradbury/The Big Read—22 minutes long   (http://moshej.edublogs.org/student-resources/essential-rubrics-and-resources/novel-study-resources/novel-specific-stuff/fahrenheit-451-resources/)
    2. Completing worksheet that goes along with the video of Ray Bradbury.
  3. Read the introduction of Fahrenheit 451 by Neil Gaiman if your copy has it!!! (It’s beautiful!)
  4. Part One: The Hearth and the Salamander, pages 1-10. I read to you!

Advanced 11th

  1. Bellringer #7: Have you ever experienced discrimination? How so? How did you react?What do you think you would do if someone tried to tell you that you could not live in his or her neighborhood?
  1. Assign roles for Raisin in the Sun and begin reading Act One.
  2.   Homework:  Give reading schedule for Tuesdays with Morrie
  3.   Tonight’s reading: First 2 sections: 1-13 “The Curriculum and “The Syllabus”

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Advanced 9th/9th

  1. DRP Week 25
  2. Read the introduction of Fahrenheit 451 by Neil Gaiman (beautiful!)
  3. Use   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MSMIcC4EoY
  4. Part One: The Hearth and the Salamander, pages 1-25
  5. Finish reading selection at home if not finished in class

Advanced 11th

  1. Bellringer #9: What lessons can a young person learn from an older generation, and what can older people learn from the young?
  2.  Act One Raisin in the Sun, reading
  3. Homework: Read  page 14-25  “The Student”, “The Audiovisual” for Tuesdays with Morrie

Friday, April 4, 2014

Advanced 9th/9th

  1. DRP Week 25. Turn in Weeks 24 and 25
  2. Discussion of what we read yesterday and graphic organizer regarding characterization/characters
  3. Graphic Organizer on sequence of events of Fahrenheit 451 so far.
  4. Continue reading , pages and finish up to “Flutter of cards” (Page 29 in red version of book)

Advanced 11th

  • Bellringer #9: Make a list of activities you engage in or would like to engage in. Which activities feed your soul instead of improving your self-image and earning money? Which activities make you feel more connected to your true self and to the other people around you?
  1. Quiz on pages 1-25 Tuesdays with Morrie (20 pts)

Homework: Read “The First Tuesday-The Third Tuesday”

(Big chunk of reading here.) Finish at home.


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