Essential Questions for Quarter 1:
Why do we read?
How do our scars tell our story?
Why might people hide their true selves?
How does setting help us understand the motivations of characters?
How do we know truth?
Texts for Quarter 1:
The Story of an Hour: http://my.hrw.com/support/hos/hostpdf/host_text_219.pdf
The Outsiders: http://nisbah.com/summer_reading/the-outsiders_se_hinton.pdf
15-- Tuesday: Welcome
Rules and Procedures: back_to_school_power_point.pptx
Syllabus should be signed by student and parent/guardian by next Tuesday. (10 pts)
16-- Wednesday: Why we read--John Green Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x78PnPd-V-A
"The Color of Words" game
17-- Thursday: The Power of Words Power Point: the_power_of_words.pptx
18-- Friday: Rules and Procedures
Essay Writing Day
21 -- Monday: Eclipse Day!
Juxtapositon Handout -- No make up work for students who are absent today! :)
22 -- Tuesday: Essay Writing Day -- Due tomorrow!
23 -- Wednesday: "Thank You Ma'am": staff.esuhsd.org/danielle/English%20Department%20LVillage/RT/Short%20Stories/Thank%20You,%20Ma%27am.pdf
Contrasts and Contradictions
24 -- Thursday: Opinionaire Discussion
Welcome to the 60's PowerPoint slides 1-10 : welcome_to_the_60s.pptx
Cornelle Note Must Do #1: Have you ever felt like an Outsider?
25 -- Friday: The Outsiders Chapter 1
28 -- Monday: News article
29 -- Tuesday: Chapter 2
Race Paragraph#2. What stereotypes do you see in the novel? Do these stereotypes exist in our school? How do they affect how you see someone? Did you stereotype the author?
30 -- Wednesday: Begin Book Clubs
31-- Thursday: Memory Moments: Rataouille: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVd6CnKLPgY&list=PLouRMAo6_Fx06ZXV7egTZiyWPoleAEik1
The Princess Bride: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXmAPgpeYqI&list=PLMocR3CT6oQTek420pamiY72iyohBi_ko&index=2
The Hunger Games: www.youtube.com/watch?v=snKXo2S-lRg&index=3&list=PLMocR3CT6oQTek420pamiY72iyohBi_ko
Aha Moments: Despicable Me: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSHaERIvFNE&list=PLzmDYckMOxaeoTClYdLXvF7QWqpegjM7Y&index=4
Read Chapter 3 at home
1-- Friday: Chapters 4
Discuss Race paragraphs -- how to fix-- Revisions due by Thursday!
5-- Tuesday: Finish Chapter 5
Race Paragraph #3: What do you think the poem means? Do you like it? Why or why not?
6-- Wednesday: Book Clubs
7-- Thursday: Read Chapter 6
Race paragraph #3 Due today!
8-- Friday: Passion Projects: passion_projects.pptm
11-- Monday: Read Chapter 7
Discuss Dynamic and Static Characters
Race Paragraph #5: Which character from the novel is an example of a dynamic character? Which is an example of a static character? Explain why in both cases. This is due tomorrow!
12-- Tuesday: Race Paragraph #5 due today!
Words of the Wiser:
The Lion King: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw45nBcWNbQ&index=2&list=PLKzwy3WP_C6h1uQCDGrQgieBZQJwOKtBW
Again and Again
Ground Hog Day: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPjDfN9E74o
13-- Wednesday: Book Clubs
14-- Thursday: Read Chapter 8
Discuss Foreshadowing and Flashback
Race Paragraph #6: Where in the book do we see a flashback? Where in the book do you notice foreshadowing? What do you think the foreshadowing means? This is due tomorrow!
15-- Friday: Race Paragraph #6 due today!
Passion Projects -- Inspiration: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h2aSPA0Gcc
18-- Monday: Read Chapter 9
Finish Plot Orgnaizer
Actors from The Outsiders: Where are they now?
19-- Tuesday: Read Chapter 10
20-- Wednesday: Book Clubs
21-- Thursday: Theme Group Activity
22-- Friday: Passion Projects: Project choice is due today!
Final Race paragraph for The Outsiders: Choose one of the main characters from the novel and try to imagine what this character would say he/she stands for. Your paragraph should begin, "I think (Ponyboy, Johnny, Dally, Cherry, etc) would say he/she stands for...."
25-- Monday: What do I stand for? video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwbfAy01KwU
Study example essays: example_for_this_i_stand_essays.pdf
Discuss 6-Trait Writing: 6_trait_writing_definitions.pdf
See Think Wonder: see_think_wonder.pdf
26-- Tuesday: See Think Wonder group activity
Final Race Paragraph due!
27-- Wednesday: Book Clubs
28-- Thursday: What is good writing score sheet: what_is_good_writing_score_sheet.pdf
Planning sheet for "What do I stand for?" due today!
29-- Friday: Passion Projects
2-- Monday: Rough Draft/ Peer Editing
3-- Tuesday: Turn in This I Stand For" essay
Watch The Outsiders
4-- Wednesday: Passion Projects
5-- Thursday: Watch The Outsiders
6-- Friday: No School
9-- Monday: Ink blots and Apperception Tests
Group Discussion Questions
10-- Tuesday: Read "Flowers for Algernon", March 5-10 (pages 204-207)
To do at home by Thursday: Read "Flowers for Algernon", March 15- April 20 (pages 208-212)
11-- Wednesday: Book Clubs
12-- Thursday: Read "Flowers for Algernon", April 21-30 (pages 213-216)
13-- Friday: Passion Projects
Read "Flowers for Algernon", May 15-June 4 (pages 217-220)
Race Paragraph: Do you feel that Charlie's life is better after having the surgery?
END OF 1ST QUARTER