Lesson Plans for English 11: Monday, November 16 to Friday, November 20, 2015

Rubric on Eyes <—–That’s the rubric I gave you today to help you edit your essay. This is how it will be scored. Let me know if you have any questions. The essay is a gold grade and will FINALLY (haha) be due on Wednesday at the end of class.

Monday, November 16

1. Bellringer

2. Reviewing the rubric (see above)

3. Working on typing essays on the Chrome Books.

4. If done or if you didn’t have your essay materials,  you should read “The Life You Save May Be Your Own” in lit book. Page 1010-1023

Tuesday, November 17

1. Bellringer

2. Working on typing essays on the Chrome Books.

3. See #4 from Monday if you are done or don’t have your materials.

4. Lit Terms and Vocab from page 1010—write down and put in notebook. (Page 8)

5. Answers only from lit book pages 1023 to 1024. Goes in notebook. (Page 9)

Wednesday, November 18

1. Bellringer

2. You should be done with essays. However, Chrome books will still be in the room if you should need them.

3. Turn in essays, either electronically through Google Docs or by hard copy. Rough drafts are to be turned in as well.

4. We will listen/read Flannery O’Connor’s story “The Life You Save May Be Your Own”

5. Everyone will get work from Tuesday caught up (see number four and five).

Thursday, November 19

1. Bellringer—then turn in all bellringers from last two weeks

2. Quiz on “The Life You Save May Be Your Own”

Friday, November 20

Intro to Night Lesson Plan



  1. 11-12.3: Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (where the story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed).
  2. 11-12.1: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. 

Bell Ringer: Kahoot: “The Triangle” (Adapted from The Holocaust Museum Houston)  Have students choose which role they would choose if they had to choose a role. Would it be a rescuer, a victim, a perpetrator, or a bystander?  Look at the results after 30 seconds.

Discuss why people chose what they did.  Share with students that about 10 percent of the German people chose to be perpetrators. Less than 5 percent chose to be rescuers. Most people chose the role of bystanders.


  1. Ask: Why do you believe so few decided to be rescuers?  

Go here for this if time.  Compare what is shared. Discuss

  1. Have students read the very current (written Tuesday, November 17, 2015) INFORMATIONAL TEXT: Washington Post, “What Americans Thought of Jewish Refugees on the Eve of World War II”


The article has been assigned on Google Classroom. Students are to leave comments of 2-3 sentences each, answering this:

Read the following article. What do you think about the article? Do you agree with it? Disagree? Why? In the comments below, write at least 2-3 sentences explaining your view.


Closing: Over Thanksgiving Break, get a copy of NIGHT by Elie Wiesel

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