Lesson plans for the week of April 13–17, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

1. No bellringer. Go over work from Friday. Page 870 1-3 and 871 1-5. Goes in binder as #11.

2. Passing out prog reports. Are you missing something that you didn’t realize we turned in? Do it now.

3. Peer editing and re-writing short stories. Tomorrow we will begin typing in the computer lab. Due Thursday for gold grade.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 and Wednesday, April 15, 2015:

We will be in computer lab typing the short stories that are due on Thursday for a gold grade. Edited or non-edited written rough drafts will now be extra credit. They are not a “have to.”

Thursday, April 16, 2015:

1. Before you turn in your stories today, let’s take some class time to read some of these out loud. I will not make anyone read their story if they don’t want to.

2. In addition, you will choose one person to quietly read your story and complete a Summarizing the Text Worksheet based on your short story (like the ones we did with “Everyday Use” an “The First Seven Years”)

3. Discuss your summary with the author of the story before you turn it in.

4. Turn in your short stories. If you have rough drafts, please staple these to the back. These will count as extra credit.

Friday, April 17, 2015
1. Bellringer

A copy of Langston Hughes’ poem “A Dream Deferred” is on each student’s desk, and desks are into small groups of three. Upon entering class, each group should complete the following assignment :

As a group, read and discuss the poem found on your desks.

Address the following questions:

***What does the first question mean?

***What does each of the six metaphors or similes used to answer the first question mean?

Students will share their group’s responses to the poem

 Discuss the following as a class: What do you think the “dream” in Hughes’ poem could be? Hughes lived from 1902 – 1967; how might the poem relate to his experiences as a black American living in those times? How might each of the six metaphors or similes that he uses to discuss a “dream deferred” be understood in terms of the black American experience?

2. usethisanticipationguideraisin<——————anticipation guide for Raisin in the Sun

Do and then we will discuss.

3. Introduction to Lorraine Hansberry

4. Plan who will play the parts in the play:

Narrator               Ruth              Walter      Travis     Beneatha    Mama     Asagai   George   Bobo                Mr. Lindner

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