Fill out ten questions that are posted on the board. They are about yourself, but do not write anything you are uncomfortable sharing with your classmates.
Travel around the room and write the name of a person who shares the same or similar answer.
Practice diction using ABC riddles.
Discuss classroom expectations.
Sneeze – “I’ve solved the problem.”
Captain of the Ship Game
Brainstorming – what is it and how
Brainstorm ideas for script plots
Today students received their note taking worksheet and began the research that they need to complete before week’s end.
The assignment and worksheets are posted on 1/30 on this website AND on the students’ Google Classroom.
When you were a child, was there a neighbor, family member, or place that scared you? Describe that person/place as you remember them.
What is the problem?
What would you do?
As a group, work out a strategy to find a solution to the problem.
1. Your friend has been suspended from school for something she/he did not do.
2. A teacher is unfairly treating your friend because of his/her race.
3. You are a shopkeeper. You have had problems with teenagers stealing so you won’t let more than two teenagers into the store at the same time.
4. You feel that classmates are constantly picking on and bullying you.
5. You copied the answers on a test and received a good mark, while your friend who also cheated was caught and given a zero.
6. You are not given the correct change in a store. Even after asking the clerk to check, you do not get the correct change.
7. Even though your teacher explains why you received a poor mark on your
essay, you still do not understand why. The teacher doesn’t have the time or
desire to explain it to you again.
8. You know that you are supposed to help at home, but you don’t want to. Your mom gets on your case in a big way.
Review create, clarify, fortify. Introduce negotiate. Based on chart from previous lessons.
Go over unusual trials as an introduction to To Kill A Mockingbird: TKAM trials intro
Finish Animal Farm
Assign Julius Caesar BURP (Before Undertaking Reading Prepare)
One topic per pair of students; assignment is as follows: Julius-Caesar-BURP
Complete the genre storyboard project.
Present storyboards and bullet points to class. Take notes. Prepare for final.
Complete presentations; free work time before finals.
Theme work – what theme is each video portraying? Watch video and write theme down. Then give evidence to support your theme.
Read Animal Farm
Read through 62 of Animal Farm while working on inquiry skills.
Read through the end of Chapter 9 while working on Animal Farm.
Copy the Clarify portion of the chart from two days previous in journal. Watch “La Luna: and determine the hidden meaning in the video. Write a create, fortify, and clarify based on the video.
Finish reading Book 9.
Review create, fortify, clarify by giving 5 quiet minutes to review notes, then 2 minutes to share with neighbors. Call on random students to explain the different parts.
Practice evidence paragraphs (create, fotify, clarify) with the hidden message in the video above. Share with class.
Read Book 10 with entire class.
Open to page 926.
In groups of THREE OR FOUR, or by yourself, answer questions 1, 2, 3, 4, and the BEIGE SIDEBAR in complete sentences.
One paper per group.
Once done with the questions, draw the Hero’s Journey clock in your notebooks. One clock PER PERSON. Identify one character, who is NOT Odysseus, who fulfills some of the hero’s journey elements. Write down which parts of the clock they fulfill and what EVIDENTIARY QUOTE (FORTIFY) you can use to support this claim.
Say “Hello” activity.
Hitchhiker improv activity.
- write two bullet points to describe your assigned script genre
- make an eight-frame storyboard illustrating what a story in your genre might look like (appearance counts)
- be prepared to present (presentation counts)