Priority List: 10/10 – 10/14

Howdy, Monarchs!

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: How do authors use a variety of literary devices to create a story that people love?

Monday, 10/10: Literary Devices Review and Up

Today, you will take guided notes on the movie Up. Specifically, you will keep track of the literary devices we’ve discussed in class up until this point, and you will find evidence of those devices as you watch the movie.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 10/11-10/12: Literary Devices Review and Up continued

Today, you will finish watching Up and finish your Movies and Literary Devices guided notes worksheet. If you have time at the end of the period, work on your vocabulary so you are prepared for your quiz on Monday.

Thursday and Friday, 10/13-10/14: Tone and Mood

  1. Define the following terms in the English Class Glossary section of the notebook.
    • Tone
    • Mood
    • Implicit
    • Explicit
  2. Read from Always Running by Luis J. Rodriguez on page 33 of the SpringBoard book.
    • Dialectical Journal Essential Question: How does an author implicitly communicate their feelings on a subject within a story?
      • You must have two quotes and two commentaries.
  3. Read “‘Race’ Politics” by Luis J. Rodriguez on page 35 of the SpringBoard book.
    • Dialectical Journal Essential Question: How does an author implicitly communicate their feelings on a subject within poetry?
      • You must have two quotes and two commentaries.
  4. Exit-Ticket: Aside from using two different genres, what strategies did Rodriguez use to tell the same story using two very different tones?

English 10

Essential Question: Why might good people make bad decisions?

Monday, 10/10: Abstract Concepts and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Today, you will take guided notes on the movie The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Specifically, you will find evidence of abstract concepts from The Pearl in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. You must have evidence from both The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and from The Pearl.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 10/11-10/12: Abstract Concepts and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Today, you will finish watching The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and you will finish your guided notes from the last class. If you have time at the end of the period, work on your vocabulary so you are prepared for your quiz on Monday.

Thursday and Friday, 10/13-10/14The Pearl Chapter 5

  1. Review the abstract concepts from The Pearl and from The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Are any of these abstract concepts also evident in “The Monkey’s Paw”? What does this suggest about the human condition? What predictions do you have for the last two chapters of The Pearl?
  2. Read chapter five of The Pearl.
    • Dialectical Journal Essential Question: How do we determine whether someone is a “good” or “bad” person?
      • You must have four quotes and four commentaries.
  3. Exit Ticket: Listen to “Handlebars” by The Flobots. How are the lyrics (which can be found below) to this song relevant to the other texts we’ve read throughout the unit?

I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars
I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars
Look at me, look at me
Hands in the air like it’s good to be
Alive and I’m a famous rapper
Even when the paths are all crookedy
I can show you how to do see do
I can show you how to scratch a record
I can take apart the remote control
And I can almost put it back together
I can tie a knot in a cherry stem
I can tell you about Leif Erikson
I know all the words to “De Colores”
And “I’m proud to be an American”
Me and my friend saw a platypus
Me and my friend made a comic book
And guess how long it took
I can do anything that I want ’cause look
I can keep rhythm with no metronome
No metronome
No metronome
And I can see your face on the telephone
On the telephone
On the telephone
Look at me, look at me
Just called to say that it’s good to be
Alive in such a small world
I’m all curled up with a book to read
I can make money open up a thrift store
I can make a living off a magazine
I can design an engine
sixty four miles to a gallon of gasoline
I can make new antibiotics
I can make computers survive aquatic conditions
I know how to run a business
And I can make you wanna buy a product
Movers shakers and producers
Me and my friends understand the future
I see the strings that control the system
I can do anything with no assistance ’cause
I can lead a nation with a microphone
With a microphone
With a microphone
And I can split the atom of a molecule
Of a molecule
Of a molecule
Look at me, look at me
Driving and I won’t stop
And it feels so good to be alive and on top
My reach is global
My tower secure
My cause is noble
My power is pure
I can handout a million vaccinations
Or let ’em all die in exasperation
Have ’em all healed from their lacerations
Or have ’em all killed by assassination
I can make anybody go to prison
Just because I don’t like them
And I can do anything with no permission
I have it all under my command because
I can guide a missile by satellite
By satellite
By satellite
And I can hit a target through a telescope
Through a telescope
Through a telescope
And I can end the planet in a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars
I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars

Songwriters: Andrew Guerrero / Jamie Laurie / Jesse Walker / Kenneth Ortiz / Mackenzie Roberts / Stephen Brackett
Handlebars lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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