Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Objective: Students will see the video adaptation of the anecdote "Two Kinds" from The Joy Luck Club, then complete the assignment on character analysis.

1. Get folder and lit book.
2. Video
3. Complete Assignment
4. Homework: By Friday be through Chapters 28-30 and be ready for Music Sountrack Sample Quiz.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Objective: The students will read "Two Kinds" and be able to identify and discuss what types of characters each of the main charaters are.

Good Morning! Get your folder and lit book please.

1. CAT6 #14
2. Read story along with CD. It's kind of long so FOCUS!
3. Begin handout. It's not homework.

Homework: Chapters 26-27. It's now later, in a different city. Here you will be introduced to two very important NEW characters.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Objective: The students will discuss the characters in Everyday Use and begin reading Two Kinds for character analysis.

Get Lit book and folder
1. CAT6 #12
2. Discuss MC Chapters 21-23 and Basptism Symbol/Metaphor
3. Go over Everday Use handout and turn in
4. Read the first few pages of Two Kinds

Homework: 24-25

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Objective: The students will identify a character's traits through the 3 methods of Indirect Characterization.

1. Good Morning! Get your lit book and folder.
2. Chapter 2 Notes
3. "Everyday Use" assignment
4. Go over sub rules.
5. Discuss tomorrow's lesson plan.

Homework: Read Chapters 17-20 and complete study guide. 20 pages.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Objective: Students will read "Everyday Use" and identify main characters (round/flat).

1. Good Morning! Get your folder and lit book.
2. MC Quiz and discussion.
3. Read "Everyday Use"
4. Begin assignment.

HW: Take a break! If you need to catch up on MC.... do it.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Objective: The students will discuss different types of characters in literature.

1. Get lit book and folder
2. Correct Vocabulary
3. CAT6 #12
4. Chapter 2 Notes: Character
5. Video Clip
6. Read "Everyday Use"

HW: Chapters 14-16 of Monte Cristo

Monday, September 21, 2009

Objective: Students will know denotation and connotation of important vocabulary for this week's story.

1. CAT6 #11
2. "Two Kinds" vocabulary: Use lit book page 98
3. Complete Important WordsFound Poem poster for class display
4. Homework: Monte Cristo Chps. 11-13 and study guide

Note: I will take essay rewrites starting today.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Objective: Students will do a group activity which shows the importance of choosing the right words with the right connotations.

1. Discuss MC Chapters 7-10
2. Important Words Activity
3. No Homework this weekend. Enjoy it! Maybe read some outside book.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Objective: The students will review for Chapter 1 Test and then take the test. We will also discuss any questions they have with MC Chapters 7-10.

1. Chp. 1 Lit Book Review
2. Chapter 1 Test: PLot and Setting
3. Discuss Chapters 7-10 of MOnte Cristo
4. Complete Long Way Home assignment if time.

No Monte Cristo tonight. Catch up if needed.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Objective: The students who failed yesterday's quiz will discuss the important plot developments from Chapters 5-6 with he rest of the class.

1. NO CAT6 Today.
2. Chapters 4-6 Discussion led by students
3. "Long Way Home" Active Reading

HW> Chapters 7-10 and complete the studey guide for turn in.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Objective: Students will discuss the first three chapters of MC and start thinking about the two projects that will be due at the end of the unit.

1. CAT6 #10
2. MC Quiz 1
3. Discuss the chapters/study guide questions
4. Discuss Project Handout
5. "Ling Way Home" Active Reading

HW: Chapters 4-6 MC

Monday, September 14, 2009

Objective: The students will understand the political atmosphere of the setting for The Count of Monte Cristo.

1. CAT6 #8
2. Monte Cristo intro Power Point
3. Read Chps. 1-3 and complete study guide questions for those chapters.

Quiz tomorow.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Objective: Students will work with The Pedestrian theme.

1. Get folder (no lit book today)
2. The Pedestrian Activity
3. Count of Monte Cristo checkout

NO HOMEWORK: Just your outside book

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Objective: The students will identify the tone of "The Pedestrian" and rewrite a paragraph from the story in a different tone.

1. Good Morning! Get lit book and folder.
2. Turn in signed (by someone: hopefully a parent!) Syllabus
3. WE #2
Read article: Identify the problem stated and consequences of it. Discuss your life and
how the "problem" applies to you. Is it diferent during summer than it is
4. Complete "The Pedestrian" assignment

Note: Discuss "Extra Credit"

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Objective: Students will read "The Pedestrian" and discuss the importance of the setting within the plot.

1. Seating Chart
2. Get folder and lit book
3. CAT6 #8
4. Correct "The Pedestrian" vocab
5. WE #2
6. Read story
7. Homework: Download Class Syllabus from Weblockers, Read and Sign

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Objective: Students will know important words for this week's story: The Pedestrian.

1. Complete "Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket" assignment.
2. "The Pedestrian" vocabulary
3. Outside Book is Homework

Friday, September 04, 2009

Objective: Students will complete reading of "Contents of a Dean Man's Pocket" and complete assignment which identifies plot and characters.

1. Get Lit Book and Folder.
2. Put outside book on your desk for 5 points EXTRA CREDIT. Once I approve book, you CAN NOT CHANGE unless I approve the new book.
3. Complete reading of "Contents..."
4. "Contents..." Assignment

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!! It would be smart to finish your book while you lay by the pool, etc...

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Objective: Students will begin the first half of "Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket."

1. Get folder AND lit book.
2. WE #1. Get the handout on Barrack's Book Bag. Paste it on a blank page. Then answer the following:
a) What does Obama's summer reading list reveal about him?
b) List the last 5 boks that you ahev read (or are reading). What does your list say about you?

3. Begin "Contents." Read for 22 minutes with the CD.
4. I will check your outside book tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Objective: Students will practice Word Etymology on their own and then complete Hero's Story Graph for 100 points.

1. CAT6 #7
2. Complete "Hero's Story" Plot Graph and turn in for grade.
3. Homework: Outside Book

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Objective: Students will know all parts of a plot and make a plot graph for "A Hero's Story."

1. Turn in essay. Staple the Writing Prompt on the top.
2. CAT6 #6
3. Continue PLot Notes
4. Assignment: Hero's Story Plot Graph (use story to fill in details from the story in the correct position on the graph)
Homework: Outside Reading ("This Active Reading sucks" a quote from an Honors student)