Welcome I trust you to know where you need to sit, so choose wisely and have a seat. When the bell rings you should be seated and ready to begin.
Agenda • Warm-up • Housekeeping • Learner Poll and Reflection • Who Are We? • Goals
August 26 Warm-up: Looking Back Where were you at this time last year? Describe yourself and how you have changed since last year. (Think deeper than…well, I used to have long hair, but now it’s short.) Make sure to write a full paragraph.
Warm-up continued: Looking Forward Where will you be at this time next year? Describe how you think your life will be different. If you don’t think it will be different, explain why. Make sure to write a full paragraph.
What Type of Learner are You? Visual Auditory Read-Write Kinesthetic
Are you a Visual Learner? • They tend to be fast talkers. • They exhibit impatience and have a tendency to interrupt. • They use words and phrases that evoke visual images. • They learn by seeing and visualizing.
Are you an auditory learner? • They speak slowly and tend to be natural listeners. • They think in a linear manner. • They prefer to have things explained to them verbally rather than to read written information. • They learn by listening and verbalizing.
Are You a read-write learner? • They prefer for information to be displayed in writing, such as lists of ideas. • They emphasize text-based input and output. • They enjoy reading and writing in all forms.
Are you a kinesthetic Learner? • They tend to be the slowest talkers of all. • They tend to be slow to make decisions. • They use all their senses to engage in learning. • They learn by doing and solving real-life problems. • They like hands-on approaches to things and learn through trial and error.
Reflect How do you know what type of learner you are? What is your evidence? What does this mean for you in the classroom? What does this mean for your teacher? Knowing this information about yourself, what do you need to do to be successful in this class?
Body Bio • Heart: Who or what do you hold near and dear to your heart? • Spine: What is your goal? What drives you…your thoughts…your actions? • Feet: Where are you going? What journey are you on? • Mirror: How do people see you? Is this how you see yourself? • Color: What color is a symbol of you and why?
Reflection • Write at least 3 goals for this class and a to do list of how to accomplish them.
August 27 Warm-up: Freedom What is freedom? What does it mean to be free? What can be some obstacles to freedom?
Agenda • Academic Vocabulary • Poe’s background • Fall of the House of Usher • Finding Unity of Effect • Theme Analysis • Reflection • HW • Quiz Friday • Info sheet due Friday • AA form due Aug 30
Academic Vocabulary • Unity of effect – When all the elements of a story – plot, character, setting, imagery, and other literary devices – work together to create a single effect • Mood – the feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader. The writer’s use of connotation, imagery, figurative language, sound and rhythm, and descriptive details all contribute to the mood.
Poe – Pg 410 • Read assigned section. • Write down interesting facts. • Share one with class. • Responsible to keep info shared in day book.
Reflection • Explain the obstacles to freedom found in The Fall of the House of Usher.
August 28 Warm-up: How do people handle loss? At some point in our lives, we all face loss—of someone we love, our favorite pet, or even a cherished dream. But even though the experience of loss is universal, people can choose many different ways to cope with the sadness and grief they feel. What do people need to do to face their grief and move on?
Agenda • Unity of Effect Analysis of House of Usher • Academic Vocab • Read The Raven – pg 436 • Finding sound devices in The Raven • Theme Reflection • HW: Modern Day Raven
Unity of Effect • Setting • Character Traits • Plot Development • Imagery
Academic Vocabulary • Rhyme • Repetition • Alliteration • Onomatopoeia • Stanza • Rhyme scheme
HW: Modern Day • On a dark, foggy, creepy night around midnight, I laid in depression thinking about curious books about legends that have been long forgotten. While I was almost asleep, I started to doze, suddenly I heard a knock, a very light knocking at my bedroom door. This was strange but I thought to myself, “Must be some visitor knocking so late at my bedroom door. Yes, this is what it is and nothing else.
August 29 Warm-up: Describe the obstacles to freedom in The Raven.
Agenda • Sound Devices in The Raven • Think, Pair, Share – Price of Freedom – pg 573 • Hyeonseo Lee’s Obstacle to Freedom • Academic Vocabulary
Academic Vocabulary • Internal conflict • External conflict • Suspense • Characterization • Tone • Figurative language • Dialogue • Author’s purpose
August 30 -Take out a sheet of paper (can be a half sheet). -Name and Date. -Clear your desk.
Agenda • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl – pg 572 • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – pg 558 • Text Analysis • Venn Diagram • Reflection
Text Analysis Harriet Jacobs • T-Chart Conflicts
Text Analysis Frederick Douglass • Find at least two examples of: tone, figurative language, and dialogue. • Be sure to find specific quotes and give page numbers.
Reflection Can you set yourself free?
September 3 Warm-up: What does friendship mean to you?
Agenda • Visitor from King’s College • Vocab words – HW due Wednesday; Quiz Friday • Preposition Quiz Friday September 6 • Day Books due Friday September 6
Vocab Words • Sub – below, under • Trans – across, over • Subconscious • Subdue • Subjugate • Subsidize • Subterranean • Transcribe • Transfer • Transform • Translucent • transplant
September 4 Warm-up: What dreams do you have? How can they fail? How can they succeed?
Agenda • Vocab words – HW due Thursday; Quiz Friday • Prepositions • Of Mice and Menvocab • Read Section One Of Mice and Men • Complete Reading Questions • Preposition Quiz Friday September 6 • Day Books due Friday September 6
Prepositions • Position in time and place • The book is on the table. • Describe a relationship between other words in a sentence • Links nouns, pronouns, and phrases to other words in a sentence • Object of the preposition is the word of phrase the preposition introduces. • The book is on the table. • Prepositional phrase is made up of the preposition, its object and any associated adjectives or adverbs. • The book is on the table.
AcadVocab • Antagonist – main character in opposition with protagonist • Protagonist – hero or one the audience identifies with • Modernism – modernists saw mass society as threat to individual. Features: nontraditional subject matter and themes; focus on alienated individuals rather than heroes; use of understatement and irony to reveal emotions and ideas; use of symbols and images to suggest meaning; experimentation with style and language • Personification – object, animal, or idea is given human characteristics • Simile – compares two things that have something in common with like or as
Reading Questions • Identify two passages that are particularly descriptive. • Find an example of personification and simile. For example, “Evening of a hot day started the little wind to moving [personification] among the leaves. The shade climbed up the hills [personification] toward the top. On the sand banks the rabbits sat as quietly as little gray, sculptured statues [simile]” • Describe (citing specific examples) what type of relationship George and Lennie have (parent/child, brothers, best friends, and so on). What is the source of George’s frustration with Lennie? • Identify (citing specific examples) how Steinbeck describes the characters of George and Lennie. For example animal imagery is used to describe Lennie). “Lennie dabbled his big paw in the water and wiggled his fingers so the water arose in little splashes…” • Identify the “dream” and why it is so important to Lennie and George.
September 5 Warm-up: How important is it to have a place where you belong?
Agenda • Review Vocab • Review Day Book entries • Read Photo Essay: The Grapes of Wrath pg 1026 • Analyze photos and text. • Preposition Practice • Reflection
Vocab: Sub – below, under; trans – across, over • Subconscious – n: the part of the mind’s function of which you are not aware • Subdue – v: to conquer or bring under control • Subjugate – v: to conquer or bring under control by force • Subsidize – v: to furnish money or to assist with the payment of money • Subterranean – adj: beneath the earth’s surface • Transcribe – v: to make a written copy • Transfer – v: to carry or send from one person or place to another • Transform – v: to change in form or appearance • Translucent – adj: permitting some light to pass through but giving an unclear image • Transplant – v: to plant in another place
Preposition Practice • Dean thinks that he is smarter than everyone in the class. • Will you put these cookies on the tray? • His doctor read through his chart and looked down his throat. • His idea will not work after sunrise. • She peered slowly around the doorway before crossing the threshold. • The champion will compete against other dogs from the club. • At a minimum, you will spend three hours on each assignment. • During the debates, Alfred was feeding his turtle in the yard.
Which word is NOT a preposition? • Between • Against • For • Better
In which sentence is a preposition in bold type? • I stepped into the tent. • The rain was coming down hard. • I could hear thunder in the distant mountains. • We chose a bad time for this camping trip.
He made his escape by jumping _____ a window and jumping ______ a waiting car. • Over/into • Between/into • Out of/between • Out of/into • Up to/out of
He drove _____ me without stopping and drove off ____ the centre of town. • From/into • Towards/over • Along/up • Past/towards • In/next to
In which sentence is a prepositional phrase in bold type? • I researched my report on the internet. • I wanted information about sharks. • I started reading about shrimp instead. • Then I changed my report topic to the life of the shrimp.
Which prepositional phrase in bold type is an adjective phrase? • I walked through the field and saw something amazing. • A huge red-tailed hawk was soaring across the sky. • It swooped near the ground very close to me. • I could see the bright color on the hawk’s tail.
Which prepositional phrase in bold type is an adverb phrase? • The dandelion is a useful plant for cooking. • I like the taste of the leaves, whether raw or cooked. • The dandelions on our lawn are growing thickly. • The name comes from French and means “tooth of the lion.”
Reflection What does the mouse in the first section tell you about Lennie? Think about why Lennie insists on carrying it around with him.