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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…

November 6-10, 2017

Monday, November 6  B

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 Schoology

Read Five Minute Mysteries by Ken Weber
Discuss elements in there that make it a mystery-- what is the key detail that gives the culprit?

Reading time given today.... answer questions in Schoology


Wednesday, November 8



Read Five Minute Mystery again... further discuss elements


Clue---  what makes a good detective story?

Field Trip next class!!!  

October 30 -November 3

Tuesday, October 31
Happy Halloween!

Essential Questions:  How does literature reflect the beliefs of a society?
Learning Objective:  Students will analyze themes in contemporary literature.
Skills: making connections, analyzing author's techniques, recognizing conflicts
Assessment:  continue Book review project,  exit ticket

(continued)Introduced next project.... Create a trailer and a video book talk of you about your next book.  Keep track of pictures and plots as you read.  This is the unit test for this book, so be sure to do a good job.  
Deadline for this outside read book is October 31.
Project to be done for first quarter (Nov 3)

Let's read and work on project


Thursday, November 2

Essential Questions:  How does literature reflect the beliefs of a society?
Learning Objective:  Students will analyze themes in contemporary literature.
Skills: making connections, analyzing author's techniques, recognizing conflicts
Assessment:  continue Book review project,  exit ticket

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