Priority List: 9/26 – 9/30

It’s the last Monday in September, Monarchs!

Can you believe we’re already almost half way through first semester? Click on the title of this post to see your priority list for the week. The English 9 priority list is first, and the English 10 priority list is second. Remember: if you are absent, I expect you to refer to this priority list for your make-up work! Be sure to get your work turned in within two days of your return to class. If you missed a quiz, email me at kelly.hayes@aps.edu to make an appointment to make up your quiz during lunch or after school. 

English 9

Essential Question: Why do stories have conflict?

Monday, 9/26: Vocabulary Day and Picture Day! 

  1. Take your vocabulary quiz using Schoology. Make sure you use the same account you made last week! If you need help logging in, see me. I can tell you your username and password. You may not talk to another student as you take your quiz or as they take their quiz. You may not use your notes.
  2. Once you’ve finished taking your vocabulary quiz, please go to All Things Vocabulary Week Three to find your new words for the week. Watch the video and make your vocabulary foldable for next week.
  3. Today is also PICTURE DAY! Once everyone is done taking their quiz, we will walk down to the student center so you may have your picture taken. You will need to bring you order form and your money for pictures. Even if you aren’t ordering any photos, you still need to have your picture taken.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 9/27-9/28: : “Sonata for Harp and Bicycle”

  1. There are two different types of conflict: internal and external
    • There is one type of internal conflict:
      • Man vs. Self
    • There are six different types of external conflict:
      • Man vs. Fate/God
      • Man vs. Another Person
      • Man vs. Society
      • Man vs. Nature
      • Man vs. Technology
      • Man vs. Supernatural
  2. We will now read “Sonata for Harp and Bicycle” by Joan Aiken on page 46 of the green literature books.
    • Dialectical Journal Essential Question: How does conflict move the plot forward?
      • You must have three quotes and three commentaries
      • Conflict Map: How many of the different types of conflict exist in “Sonata for Harp and Bicycle”?

Thursday and Friday, 9/29-9/30: “The Most Dangerous Game”

  1. Read “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell on page 214 of the green literature books.
    • Dialectical Journal Essential Question: How do internal and 
      • You must have four quotes and four commentaries to help you answer the essential question.
  2. Exit-Ticket – Please answer the following questions on a blank sheet of paper:
    1. What type of conflict was most evident in “The Most Dangerous Game,” Man vs. fate, man vs. self, man vs. another person, man vs. society, man vs. nature, man vs. supernatural, or man vs. technology? Use textual evidence to support your answer.
    2. How did the author use internal conflict to move the plot forward? Use textual evidence to support your answer.
    3. How did the author use external conflict to move the plot forward? Use textual evidence to support your answer.

English 10

Essential Question:

Monday, 9/26: Vocabulary Day and Picture Day! 

  1. Take your vocabulary quiz using Schoology. Make sure you use the same account you made last week! If you need help logging in, see me. I can tell you your username and password. You may not talk to another student as you take your quiz or as they take their quiz. You may not use your notes.
  2. Once you’ve finished taking your vocabulary quiz, please go to All Things Vocabulary Week Three to find your new words for the week. Watch the video and make your vocabulary foldable for next week.
  3. Today is also PICTURE DAY! Once everyone is done taking their quiz, we will walk down to the student center so you may have your picture taken. You will need to bring you order form and your money for pictures. Even if you aren’t ordering any photos, you still need to have your picture taken.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 9/27-9/28: The Pearl Chapter 4

  1. Abstract Concept Frayer Model Charts are due at the beginning of the period!
    • Small group discussion: in groups of three to four, have a small discussion in which you attempt to answer each other’s level three questions. You should spend between five to seven minutes per question.
  2. Thematic Statement Notes: Use the Cornell method to take notes on how to write thematic statements.
  3. Read chapter 4 of The Pearl
    • Dialectical journal essential question: What themes are beginning to develop in The Pearl?
      • You must have three quotes and three commentaries that will help you answer the essential question.

Thursday and Friday, 9/29-9/30: “The Monkey’s Paw” by W. W. Jacobs

  1. Read “The Monkey’s Paw” by W. W. Jacobs on page 32 of the purple textbooks.
    • Dialectical Journal Essential Question: Do people always know what’s best for themselves? 
      • You must have four quotes and four commentaries that will help you answer the essential question.
  2. Exit-Ticket – Please answer the following questions on a blank sheet of paper:
    1. We’ve spent a lot of time talking about abstract concepts evident in The Pearl. How are at least three of these abstract concepts also evident in “The Monkey’s Paw?”
    2. Select one of the abstract concepts from question 1. Use the four-step process to write a level-three question about that concept.
    3. Answer your level-three question in a well-developed paragraph. You must use evidence from The Pearl, “The Monkey’s Paw,” to support your claims.

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