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October 16-20, 2017

Tuesday, October 17

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:  flipgrid project introduced


Tests done?  (nope)


Do you have your next book?  (Let's read if we do....)


Flipgrid introduced

Use Inkitt and find a genre you like.  Read at least one chapter.  See directions on flipgrid (make your video)  ;)



October 9-13, 2017

No school on Monday, October 9

Wednesday, October 11

Essential Questions:  How does one show strength when all odds are against him/her?
Learning Objective:  Compare our author's purpose from our novel with one of a Hollywood director with the same message.
Skills: compare and contrast author's messages, identify similar plot elements between text and media, connect to issues of today
Assessment:  whole class discussion

Watching Hotel Rwanda

Discuss a bit

Choose your next book:  Book or your choice (no older than 10 years)


Friday, October 13

Essential Questions:  How does one show strength when all odds are against him/her?
Learning Objective:  Compare our author's purpose from our novel with one of a Hollywood director with the same message.
Skills: compare and contrast author's messages, identify similar plot elements between text and media, connect to issues of today
Assessment:  whole class discussion


Finish our movie from last class (20 minutes)
Discuss

Do you have …

October 2-6, 2017

Monday, October 2

Essential Question: How does one's past experiences influence future decisions? How does a society influence and shape individuals? How does one overcome obstacles?
Learning Objective:  Students will research important news of the day.  They will tell the "story" of that news using tweets.
Skills: cite strong textual evidence to support analysis (RL1), determine theme and analyze in detail its development (RL2), initiate and participate effectively in collaborative discussions (SL1), make connections from our text to our world
Assessments:   Class discussion, 
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Storify again....   Assigned and due when we finish the novel.
Read :  Finish our book for Friday

**Please add to the Padlets in Ch 6-10 (at least 4 from each student)
Add to your themes sheet (quotes that show our various themes)


Wednesday, October 4

Essential Question: How does one's past experiences influence future decisions? How does a society influence and shape individuals? How does one overcome…

September 25-29, 2017

Tuesday, September 26

Essential Question: How does one's past experiences influence future decisions? How does a society influence and shape individuals? How does one overcome obstacles?


Learning Objective:  Students will research important news of the day.  They will tell the "story" of that news using tweets.
Skills: cite strong textual evidence to support analysis (RL1), determine theme and analyze in detail its development (RL2), initiate and participate effectively in collaborative discussions (SL1), make connections from our text to our world
Assessments:   Ch 13-15 Quiz
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Let's try that Storify again....   Assigned and due when we finish the novel.
Read Ch 16-17 for next class.

**Please add to the Padlets in Ch 6-10 (at least 4 from each student)


Thursday, September 27

Essential Question: How does one's past experiences influence future decisions? How does a society influence and shape individuals? How does one overcome obstacles?


Learning Objective:  Students will r…

September 17-21, 2017

Monday, September 18


Essential Question: How does one's past experiences influence future decisions? How does a society influence and shape individuals?

Learning Objective: Students will determine how effective the author's use of flashbacks are in the story.   They will formulate connections to the themes emerging in the text.  They make a connection about themes and rap music.

Skills: cite strong textual evidence to support analysis (RL1), determine theme and analyze in detail its development (RL2), initiate and participate effectively in collaborative discussions (SL1), make connections with ALWG


Assessments:   Schoology Themes sheet, Chapter questions, large group discussions

Assigned Chapters 10-12
Quiz next class on chapters through Ch 10 


Discussed Ch 4-6 journals.

Rap music?  Why important to Ishmael? And others like him?

Sugar HIll

LL Cool J

Run DMC


Wednesday, September 20

Essential Question: How does one's past experiences influence future decisions? How does a society influe…

September 11-15, 2017

Tuesday, September 12


Essential Question: How does one's past experiences influence future decisions? How does a society influence and shape individuals?

Learning Objective: Students will use poetic structure to relate to a childhood memory-- connects to Chapter 1 of our book.
Students will research various facts about an unknown region of the world.
Students will use technology to learn about Sierrs Leone's issues today.

Skills: cite strong textual evidence to support analysis (RL1), determine theme and analyze in detail its development (RL2), initiate and participate effectively in collaborative discussions (SL1), make connections

Assessments:  childhood poem, Schoology Themes sheet, Chapter questions, slide show



Quick Write
Childhood.... what is your favorite time.
Create a found poem in schoology to reflect on this.
Create a book mark to keep in your book with this found poem on it.

Twitter Universe.... let's join and learn   #sierraleone2  (next class)... check it out if you'…

September 5-8. 2017

Hello everyone....  This is the place I will post all your work.  I will provide you with an agenda so you always know what we are doing in class.  If you are absent, this is the place to go.  Please bookmark it on your chrome book by clicking on the little star above.


Wednesday, September 6

Students will learn what is expected of them in class.  They will being thinking about what books to choose for future lessons.

Welcome 

Let's go over the expectations:  HERE

Let's google for some book ideas.... what's coming to the big screen?


Choose a slide and research some information for our book:  (to be continued next class)
Let's share powerpoints of Sierra Leone:  POWERPOINT

Thanks for a great day!


Friday, September 8

Essential Question: How does one's past experiences influence future decisions? How does a society influence and shape individuals?

Learning Objective: Students will use poetic structure to relate to a childhood memory-- connects to Chapter 1 of our book.
Students w…