Lessonplans for Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

****I have moved the poetry that was on the March calendar (“Mending Wall,” “Chicago,” and “Harlem”) to April. Instead, see the following:

Slideshare on Malamud and story

1. Get out SWBS from Friday. Review and turn in for bronze grade.

2. Get questions out from “The First Seven  Years” by Malamud, pages 1037 and 1038 1-6 and 1-10 and review. Turn in for silver grade.

3. Review questions from “Everyday Use” (should already be turned in from last week)

4. ABC/QUILT review—work in groups to fill in the ABC/QUILT with vocabulary from “Everyday Use”/Names/Themes from same short story . Put in binder as #8

5. Summarizing a Literary Text from the Common Core Companion WS. Do one for each short story.  HOMEWORK. DUE TOMORROW. (SILVER GRADE)


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

1. Test on short stories and the vocabulary involved with them—“Everyday Use” and “The First Seven  Years”  GOLD GRADE

2. TURN IN the 2 WS for “Summarizing a Literary Text” for the 2 short stories (SILVER GRADE)

3.  You will be writing your own short story now. (Narrative Writing) The assignment:

Write a realistic or purely imaginative short story. Include the following:

  • a clear, consistent, single point of view, or clear, effective multiple points of view
  • characters, a setting, and an inciting incident
  • a conflict that precipitates the rising action, leads to the climax, and is resolved in the ending
  • a clear sequence of events that builds towards a particular tone and outcome
  • narrative techniques, including natural dialogue, reflection or interior monologue, multiple plot lines, and appropriate pacing
  • precise words, telling details, and sensory language
  • a satisfying conclusion that follows from the conflict and events of the narrative
  • correct use of language conventions

4. I will give you different photos to get an idea about what you want to write about, if you need help with an idea.  You can use one photo or a collection of different photos.  You will have time to write in class. You don’t have to write a story involving the theme of the generation gap, but think about it.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

1. Bellringer: Reviewing how to write characters, setting, dialogue, etc.

2. Writing short stories in class.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bellringer: Reviewing how to introduce conflict. Brainstorming as class.

2. Writing short stories in class.

Friday, March 27, 2015

1. Bellringer: Generation Gap Contest/Jimmy Kimmel

 2. Life: Generation Gap Discussion

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