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Fall Semester Overview- English Honors

Week

Monday/Tuesday

Wednesday/Thursday

Friday

1

8/17


Back To School Twitter Profile



Expectations/Rules

Website


Can I chew gum? First Day activity

Assign first novel- Farewell to Manzanar

Introduce Overview- Resiliency, Enculturation, Human Psyche


Interactive Notebook Setup

Activity 1: Resiliency

Read Chapter 1 Novel


2

8/24


Differentiate Act. 1

Discuss


Act. 2 (option 1)

Read- AUP Act 3- Jigsaw

Class chart of technology usage norms

HW: Have AUP signed by parent and Is This a Hoax?- Tree Frog Activity1



Review HW- Collect AUP

Activity 4- scenarios (common sense)

Share out scenario findings

Activity 5- visual text

Activity 6 Questions

Share Out- Answers

HW: Resiliency HW Assignment


Exit Ticket- Act. 7 use differentiation

Review Definition Resiliency, go over vocab

Activity 8

HW: study for novel quiz



3

8/31


NOVEL QUIZ-M/C, SHORT ANSWER & Discuss what is happening

Activity 9: Annotating Text

Activity 10- First Turn/Last Turn


Common Sense Media Research

Activity 11- Research

**Get Ipad Cart?

HW: Outside Research



NO SCHOOL

4

9/7


MON: NO SCHOOL

TUES:


Finish Act. 11 & Share out HW Answers

Act. 12


Act. 13

Act. 14

Act 15


Act. 16

Act. 17

Act. 18



5

9/14


MON: NO SCHOOL

TUES: Novel Quiz

Act. 19

Act. 20


Act. 21

Act. 20 (part 2) and Act. 22

Act. 23


Act. 24

Act. 25


Video Clip- Ted Talks

Act. 26-27



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9/21


Act. 27 if needed

Act. 28


Act. 29- differentiated

Give Novel Study Guide with Essay prompt



WED: NO SCHOOL

Thurs: Act. 30




Finalize Essay concluding unit



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9/28


NOVEL EXAM- Farewell to Manzanar- incorporate resiliency essay prompt

Introduce Unit:

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How does text structure contribute to meaning?

After reading Melting Pot, write an essay in which you explain how the structure of the text contributes to the development of the central idea. Support your discussion with evidence from the text (s)


Begin New Novel- The Pearl by John Steinbeck

Read Maya Angelou excerpt “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”-

1st silently, then group


  1. Annotate firs part as class- “How can citing textual evidence support my analysis of the text? (RI8.1)2

HW: Answer the questions at the end of the section on excerpt.



  1. How do I support my analysis of a text with explicit and/or implicit evidence from the text? (RI8.1, RL8.1)3

What is the author saying? What is she doing (examine structure)?- Chart in groups

Go over at end of class

HW: How does Maya Angelou get her point across?

Honors- Using the chart, explain how Angelou develops the central idea through structural components. Incorporate evidence from the text.


8

10/5


Novel Quiz- The Pearl

Read MLK- American Dream silently

Annotate using post-its (writing in the margin)

Complete Say? Do? And add Mean? Column

HW: Answer the questions at end of reading


Analysis of American Dream and Caged Bird Sings- What is the central idea? How do the authors communicate this?

  1. How do I trace the development of the central and supporting ideas when analyzing a text? (RI8.2, RI8.1, RL8.2, RL8.1)4

HW: Pearl Handout

Novel Quiz- The Pearl

Writing assignment- What is the overarching concept that these authors are trying to convey? How is this communicated? Use evidence from the text to support your response. (3 paragraph essay)** Give outline to guide their writing.



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10/12


Read the Melting Pot silently

Annotate copy (guide from district assessment)

HW: Answer questions abt story and read


Continue analysis of Melting Pot using assessment as guidance- chunk the essay and do gallery walk- students take notes

Writing- What is Quindlen’s perspective of melting pot?



Quote analysis poster activity- students are given post-its and are then to respond to the quotes. Call on students to summarize that others have said.

10

10/19


MELTING POT DISTRICT ASSESSMENT


MELTING POT ASSESSMENT

MELTING POT ASSESSMENT

Novel Quiz- Pearl



11

10/26


UNIT ESSAY- Over the course of the units on resiliency and text structure, we have explored various texts dealing with identity and culture. Taking evidence from the novels, as well as the in-class reading, respond to the prompt: (outline) HW: 1st draft

UNIT ESSAY: Edit 1st Draft, Work on 2nd draft

Through various ethnic and cultural perspectives, explain how racism and intolerance has/has not given way to a new America that embraces enculturation? Individuality? Ethnic diversity?


UNIT ESSAY:

Work on Final Draft- Due Monday


Pre-Reading Anticipation Guide

Begin New Text-

Tell Tale Heart (Vincent Price Reading)


12

11/2


Collect Final Draft- Essay

Read Tell Tale Heart-

After Reading Q’s

Vocab Task Cards

HW: Discussion Questions


Go over Discussion Questions

Mood & Tone Handout

Mood and Tone Sort

Exit Ticket- Mood and Tone



Novel Exam- Pearl

New Novel- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

HW: Written Analysis- Tell Tale Heart Mood (1 paragraph) & Tone 1 paragraph


13

11/9


Insanity Philosophical Chairs

Insanity Small group and individual task

Create their own thesis


W: NO School

Thurs:


Read The FAQ’s on Insanity Defense5

Say Mean Matters Evidence Chart

HW: Finish Evidence Chart and study for inference test


Tell tale Heart Inference Test

Draft of Tell Tale Heart Essay




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11/16


Edit Draft

Work on Second Draft

Read Cask of Amontillado- can eliminate if necesary


Edit second draft-

Final Draft Due Friday.

Watch video of catacombs- see lesson plan


Collect Final Draft

Novel Quiz-

HW: Finish Novel


15

11/23


NO SCHOOL- THANKSGIVING BREAK

16

11/30


Review Cask of Amontillado by answering questions

Examine plot structure vocab

Go over plot structure

After reading Tell Tale Heart, Cask of Amontillado, and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, write an informative/explanatory essay in which you compare and contrast how the text (plot) structure contributes to the main character’s belief that they are justified in their actions.


Gather Evidence to support- Say Do Mean


Work on Outline for Essay-


Novel Exam-
First Draft Due Monday


17

12/7


First Draft of Essay- peer edit

Edit some essays

HW: Second Draft


Second Draft of Essay- Due

Edit others who I did not read

HW Final draft


Final Draft Due-

Read Gift of Magi



18

12/14


Watch Gift of Magi- Mickey Mouse

Answer Questions based on Gift of Magi- Extra Credit



Music Concert- Events?

Supplies needed for first day Spring Semester


1 http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/1135_hoax.pdf

2 http://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib08/CA01000043/Centricity/Domain/243/Secondary%20Curriculum%20Maps/Standards-Skills%20IW1_Grade%208_2015-16.pdf

3 http://achieve.lausd.net/cms/lib08/CA01000043/Centricity/Domain/243/Secondary%20Curriculum%20Maps/Standards-Skills%20IW1_Grade%208_2015-16.pdf

4 same as above

5 http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/crime/trial/faqs.html






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