Sunday, April 25, 2010

Weekly Agenda April 26-30

MON
Quick KWL and letter to double bomb survivor
Overhead notes
-statistics on the bomb's "little boy" and "fat man"
-geography and blast chart
Review Chapter 1 3Qs
-class discussion
Notes on the characterizations of the survivors
HW Read Chapter 2 for Thursday and 3Qs

TUES
Peter Jenning's Documentary
Set up Notes in graphic organizer
-look for key players
-how the decision was made; for example, what factors were taken into consideration before they finalized the day and place.

WED
NO SSR today, get books for next week
Finish watching documentary and taking notes

THURS
Chapter 2 review
-3Q class discussion
Discuss Tone (journalistic style)
-word choice (how do Hersey's choice of adjectives influence the readers perception of the survivors' experiences?)
-literary devices, if any
-characterization
-structure
-point of view
HW Read Chapter 3 for Monday and 3Qs

FRI
Discuss population behavior in terms of disaster and compare it to how you think a modern, western society would react
Parent Interview Assignment
-Interview an adult (18 and older) who may have some opinions to share
-ask specific questions and record answers as best as possible
-include your responses if there are any
Generate generic interview Qs
HW Interview Adult and Read Chapter 3