Sunday, September 25, 2011

Weekly Agenda Sept. 26-30

1984


MONDAY
2nd period-Assembly
3rd-discuss text and writing about literature
HW See Reading Schedule

TUESDAY
Introduce basic transitional expressions
-practice blending them into our paragraphs from s/m/t
Collect s/m/t charts
Notes: Taj Fel's Social Identity Theory and its application to the High School setting.
HW Conduct an interview of your peers for Journal #7, due FRIDAY.


WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal Entry #8
HW See Reading Schedule


THURSDAY
ADMISSIONS DAY
HAPPY ROSH HASHANAH

FRIDAY
Review Interviews, reflect on similarities to Taj Fel
3Q Class Discussion for Class Credit
Return Graded Work
HW See Reading Schedule


NOTE:  You should be finishing up your Independent Reading book this next week.



Monday, September 19, 2011

Weekly Agenda Sept 19-23

1984


MONDAY
Group Work on book Review Questions
Study Vocabulary
HW Study for vocabulary quiz tomorrow and Read per reading schedule


TUESDAY
Vocab Quiz
3Q Class Discussion
HW Please see reading schedule.  SSR tomorrow, bring your books.
AND, brainstorm a list of symbols you've encountered in the book so far, for Thursday.


WEDNESDAY
SSR
JOURNAL #6
HW Please see reading schedule. 


THURSDAY
Review Questions and 3Q Class Discussion
Symbol/Motif/Theme HANDOUT (missing?  Print from this blog)
-complete symbols and motifs
HW Please see reading schedule. 


FRIDAY
Class work on Symbol/Motif/Theme HANDOUT
-writing a theme statement
Continue 3Q class discussion
HW Please see reading schedule. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

1984 by George Orwell

MONDAY
Journal #4: Excerpts from Octavia Butler interview.

-swap Journal Entry #4
-peer response
"How well did their response negotiate the prompt?"
"What did they do well; what needs improvement?"
Focus on Structure
-format/grammar and mechanics
-evidence and argument
-vocabulary and sentence structure
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Introduce 1984: background and relevance
Orwell Biography
-cornell notes
-3qs and summary
GET BOOKS?
HW Look up key word search and prepare to share with class
See Reading Schedule


TUESDAY
GET BOOKS
Descartes Quotation
-"Thumbprint" poem
-pair work
-reading and explication
HW READ

WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal Entry #5
Vocabulary List
-inventory
-funsheet
-QUIZ next Tuesday
HW READ

THURSDAY
Review "Thumbprint"
3q class discussion
Governing systems, history and
Political Terms related to 1984
-socialism
-communism
-Karl Marx
-Marxism
-Autocracy
-Stalin
Begin Symbol/Motif/Theme chart (SAVE for next week)
HW Read Ch 2-4 and 3q's for MONDAY
STUDY vocabulary for next Tuesday


FRIDAY
cont' notes from yesterday

3q class discussion
Continue with s/m/t chart  (SAVE for next week)
-create working thesis
HW see reading from Thursday agenda



1984 Reading Schedule

1984 is split up into 3 books with chapters in between, you will be required to read approximately 20 pages per every 3 days.

READ
Book 1, Chapter 1 for Thursday 9/15
Book 1, Chapters 2-4 for Monday 9/19
Book 1, Chapters 5-6 for Thursday 9/22
Book 1, Chapters 7-8 for Monday 9/26

Book 2, Chapters 1-3 for Thursday 9/30
Book 2, Chapters 4-6 for Monday 10/3
Book 2, Chapters 7-8 for Thursday 10/6
Book 2, (p166 or stop where Ignorance is Strength begins) for Monday 10/10
Book 2, Chapters 9-10 for Thursday 10/13

Book 3, Chapters 1-2 for Monday 10/17
Book 3, Finish book for Thursday 10/20

Monday, September 5, 2011

Weekly Agenda Sept. 6-9

KINDRED

Tuesday
Discuss Kindred
  • title and implication
  • question of genre
  • 3-level questions discussion and review of text
  • characterization
HW Complete handout, which compares Kindred to Zeitoun, for Thursday.

Wednesday
SSR
Journal Entry #2
HW finish Kindred/Zeitoun worksheet from yesterday, for tomorrow.


Thursday
Journal #3: Explore (in a thoughtful paragraph) time-travel as a metaphor; as it relates to slavery; how it makes the narrative unique and the message more persuasive.
Review Text
-identity, narrative, themes, parallel conflicts, alienation
Introduce literary terms:
  • dynamic vs. static character
  • character foil
  • symbol
  • motif
  • theme
  • personification
  • -->pathetic fallacy
  • conflict
  • imagery
Practice Glossary Entry
HW SAVE FOR TOMORROW's Agenda

Friday
-cont. Define literary Devices
Literary Terms Quiz
Read excerpts from Octavia Butler interview and write a short essay (4 paragraphs) as journal entry #4.