Welcome to Twenty Fifteen.

Lesson plans for Monday, January 5, 2015 to January 9, 2015:

 Bring your literature book all week!

Monday, January 5, 2015:

  1.  ACT Prep: Idioms—Page 1266 in lit book
  2. Discuss essential questions that are printed on their January calendars.
  3. Have students draw from a box. Find out who “wins” the prize.  Have that person sit in the middle of the classroom and give them a prize.
  4. Do a Predictogram for “The Lottery”
  5. Read/listen to “The Lottery” (I have 20 copies, so students need to look on with a partner.)

Tuesday, January 6, 2015:

  1. ACT Prep:  The Hyphen
  2. Video of “The Lottery”
  3. Questions given out to students regarding “The Lottery”
  4. Students form groups to answer questions
  5. Discussion/answer the questions as a class  (Standard 15. (RI. 11-12.6)  Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.)  Students will identify the point of view in “The Lottery” and analyze the way in which the work is effective for the reader.
  6. PowerPoint on Shirley Jackson and “The Lottery”
  7. Discuss: Irony/Morality (Standard 10. (RI. 11-12.7) Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matter uncertain.)
  8. ***Also discuss allusions to “The Lottery”—The Simpsons’ “Dog of Death” alludes to it.
  9.  Use Draw Inferences Sheet back at desk.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015:

  1. ACT PREP: What is Satire?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvhHsRAwDz4&edufilter=vH8ntV7keCE-ZLl5wRMzNg
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn9JRyTqzOQ&spfreload=10
  3. The Onion is satire.  Share examples.
  4. http://www.theonion.com/articles/george-zimmerman-wins-florida-state-lottery,33139/
  5. Video: What is off limits for The Onion when it comes to satire?

  1. Finish up anything not done from Tuesday
  2. Read page 1116 “Drama”

Thursday, January 8, 2015:

  1. ACT PREP: Pg. 1268 ACT reading practice  Prose Fiction
  2. Read about  Arthur Miller pg. 1118-1121
  3. Critical Reading Questions
  4. Lit Analysis—Plot pg 1123 Act I Crucible
  5. Vocabulary  1123 Act I

Friday, January 9, 2015:

  1. ACT Prep:  Pg. 1270 “Editing in Context”
  2. Background 1124 to 1125  The Crucible
  3. Read as much of Act I that we can


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