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January 2-5, 2018

Monday, January 1
HAPPY NEW YEAR

Tuesday, January 2

Essential Question:  How do books portray  themes and conflicts to young children?
Learning Objective:  Students will analyze children's literature for themes.  They will use some of these devices to create their own children's story on one of the themes we have discussed from the year.
Skills: identify how an author demonstrates theme, cite bibliographic information, identify essential parts of a story, create a story for an intended audience, use creative writing devices for an effect
Assessment:  annotated bibliographic entries for 8-10 stories, presentation of a story for a specific theme

Look at app CHOICES.  Reflect on this type of story and its interactive properties. Answer exit question in Schoology today.

Why to read to children?

What are the elements of a good story? 
Coflict, Theme, Character Changes or Understanding

Children's literature:  Acceptance of those different

Read stories.... what are the elements

I…

December 18-22, 2017

Tuesday, December 19

Essential question:  How can poetry be used to give a voice to contemporary issues?
Learning Objective: Students will look at the trends in poetry today.  They will utilize modern poetic devices in their own writing.
Skills: identify devices in poetry (alliteration, repetition, free verse, slam poetry, figurative language, assonance and consonance, rhythmic meter, internal rhyme, line formations)
Assessments: large group discussion, own poetry

SLAMS next day..
-- You should practice (little scary to read deep poetry)
--Be ready to turn in 6 poems

How are slams coming into mainstream culture? Youtube "I am not black, you are not white"

Commericals:  (Poetry and the close relationship with advertising)
Ipad  (Robin Williams and Dead Poet's Society)
Levis  Walt Whitman
Breaking Bad  (Shelley's Ozymandias)

Continue Dead Poets Society --What did ya think?



Thursday, December 21

Essential question:  How can poetry be used to give a voice to contemporary iss…

December 11-15, 2017

Monday, December 11

Essential question:  How can poetry be used to give a voice to contemporary issues?
Learning Objective: Students will look at the trends in poetry today.  They will utilize modern poetic devices in their own writing.
Skills: identify devices in poetry (alliteration, repetition, free verse, slam poetry, figurative language, assonance and consonance, rhythmic meter, internal rhyme, line formations)
Assessments: large group discussion, own poetry

(Let's Read....)
Now you try..... write a poem using one of my poetic methods to guide you.  It should be about the book you just finished.  Be creative-- it should not be a simple summary.    Be ready to read it to the class.

Let's look at some SLAMS.

Let's look to the text... how do they look?

You try one....  Read your prepared poem today for a grade.


Wednesday, December 13

Essential question:  How can poetry be used to give a voice to contemporary issues?
Learning Objective: Students will look at the trends in …

December 4-8, 2017

Tuesday, December 5
Sub Today

Well, I just saw that this wasn't posted for you.... and there's only 5 minutes of class left.  I hope you enjoyed your day off.  We will begin poetry next day!

Thursday, December 7

Essential question:  How can poetry be used to give a voice to contemporary issues?
Learning Objective: Students will look at the trends in poetry today.  They will utilize modern poetic devices in their own writing.
Skills: identify devices in poetry (alliteration, repetition, free verse, slam poetry, figurative language, assonance and consonance, rhythmic meter, internal rhyme, line formations)
Assessments: large group discussion, own poetry

Slam poetry intro: rules, issues, samples

Let's look at some--- analyze for various poetic elements

Now you try..... write a poem using one of my poetic methods to guide you.  It should be about the book you just finished.  Be creative-- it should not be a simple summary.    Be ready to read it to the class.


November 27-December 1, 2017

Monday, November 27

Essential Question:  Are teens faced with more issues today or just different ones of years past?
Skills:  Students will be able to identify themes that are a reflection of society.  They will analyze how an author develops characters to deal with teen issues and determine if those reactions are legitimate ones for teens today.
Learning Objectives:  find textual evidence to support a theme (RL1), determine a theme or idea and analyze its development (RL2), analyze how an author draws on source material in a work (RL9)
Assessment:  script of detective story,  exit ticket on beginning read of book, summary and reflections in journals for chapters (10 required), padlet discussion

How are your scripts?  Any changes (25 minutes)

Young Adult Literature – a novel or nonfiction book of your choice which focuses on characters that are in their teens and facing issues similar to what other teens must deal with.  Reading journal should be a chapter by chapter reflection paragraph o…

November 20-22, 2017

Tuesday, November 21 B

continue as needed.... due at the end of the hour today:
Essential Question:  Why are people fascinated with murder-mysteries and what does this say about us?
Skills:  Students will be able to identify key elements of murder/mystery stories. 
Learning Objectives:  Recognizing how author's use of words and structures create plot twists (RL2-4), find textual evidence to support a theme (RL1), write a narrative using appropriate structures (mystery stories)
Assessment: Questions given in Schooloogy;  script of detective story

LINK HERE FOR SHARED STORY
Finish script today  

Next Book:--  (Let's read a bit today!)


Young Adult Literature – a novel or nonfiction book of your choice which focuses on characters that are in their teens and facing issues similar to what other teens must deal with.  Reading journal should be a chapter by chapter reflection paragraph of how this issue is or is not realistic with the teens of today.  Would you have handled the situation the s…

November 13-17, 2017

Monday, November 13 

Essential Question:  Why are people fascinated with murder-mysteries and what does this say about us?
Skills:  Students will be able to identify key elements of murder/mystery stories.
Learning Objectives:  Recognizing how author's use of words and structures create plot twists (RL2-4), find textual evidence to support a theme (RL1), write a narrative using appropriate structures (mystery stories)
Assessment:  Movie discussion

Did you finish your questions in Schoology?

Let's go the MOVIES!!  Meet me at my room at 10:40.  Movie starts at 11:30!


Wednesday, November 15

Essential Question:  Why are people fascinated with murder-mysteries and what does this say about us?
Skills:  Students will be able to identify key elements of murder/mystery stories.
Learning Objectives:  Recognizing how author's use of words and structures create plot twists (RL2-4), find textual evidence to support a theme (RL1), write a narrative using appropriate structures (mystery s…