Priority List: 10/24 – 10/28

Happy Halloween, 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 communicate theme within a text?

Monday, 10/24: Vocabulary 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 Six to find your new words for the week. Watch the video and make your vocabulary foldable for next week.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 10/25-10/26: Theme Continued

As a class, we will write an eleven-sentence critical analysis paragraph in which we analyze how tone can affect the literary theme of a text.

  1. Prompt: Luis J. Rodriguez wrote the same story using two different mediums and tones. Write an eleven-sentence critical analysis paragraph in which we analyze how tone can affect the theme of the text. Remember, tone is the author’s attitude about a text, and the theme is the message the author is trying to teach us about life. 
    • Before we can answer this question, we need to consider how to organize our essay. Watch the video below to learn how to organize ideas within a paragraph. What is the best way to organize our response to this prompt?
    • Now, piece together an outline – what information needs to go where within our essay?
    • Finally, flesh out the outline by writing the essay onto the outline!
  2. Did you miss the notes from last week? Check out the new theme video below!

Thursday and Friday, 10/28-10/29: Individual Theme Paragraph – Timed Writing

Review the steps we took yesterday to write a strong critical analysis essay about literature. Then, complete the steps below to successfully complete your timed writing for today:

  1. Pick one text that we’ve read during the literary devices unit:
    • “The Stolen Party” page 107 of your SpringBoard textbook
    • “The Necklace” page 332 of the green literature textbook
    • “Sonata for Harp and Bicycle” page 46 of the green literature books
    • “The Most Dangerous Game” page 214 of the green literature books
    • “Rules of the Game” page 316 of the green literature books
  2. Identify an abstract concept the author is exploring through your selected short story. You may find your dialectical journals helpful during this process.
  3. Write a thematic statement about that abstract concept and short story. You may find your dialectical journals helpful during this process.
  4. Write an eleven-sentence paragraph in which you explain how the author communicates the theme within the story. Your thematic statement should be in your topic sentence. You may find your dialectical journals helpful during this process. Remember to use the three step process for embedding evidence for each piece of textual evidence!
    • Due at the end of the period (stapled together):

      1. Planning outline – what information will go where within your essay?
      2. Completed outline – write the essay into the outline itself.
      3. Final draft – rewrite the essay without the scaffolding of the outline. Highlight the textual evidence before turning in your final draft

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English 10

Essential Question: Why might good people make bad decisions?

Monday, 10/24: Vocabulary 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. Finish your Socratic Seminar Questions for The Pearl so you are completely prepared for your Socratic Seminar in class tomorrow.
    • Download your Socratic Seminar questions here.
    • Don’t forget to use strong organization in your writing! Check out the videos explaining how to organize the ideas within your paragraphs here.
    • Not sure how to embed evidence into your writing? Check out the three-step process for embedding evidence here.
    • Need a refresher on how to write strong level-three questions? Find that video here!
    • Don’t remember how to write a thematic statement? Find the notes here.

Your vocabulary words for the week are:

  1. Ominous
  2. Opportunist
  3. Ostentatious
  4. Pariah
  5. Phlegmatic
  6. Placate
  7. Prodigal
  8. Proximity

Tuesday and Wednesday, 10/25-10/26: Socratic Seminar

It’s our first Socratic Seminar day! Hooray! Make sure you’re prepared by bringing your Pearl books, your answers to the Socratic Seminar Prep Questions, and your dialectical journals.

Thursday and Friday, 10/20-10/21: Work On The Pearl Thematic Notebook Project

Watch the two videos below to get a better understanding of why we read literature.

Next, use what you’ve learned from the Socratic Seminar to write your thematic statement and driving question for your Thematic Notebook. These must be unique, and they must be applicable to modern society.

Finally, use the rest of the class period to find the five sources you will use for your thematic notebook project. Remember: you need to have an explanation for each source! We will be in the lab all next week to continue searching for sources and to type the pages of the notebook.

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