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 firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to make up your quiz during lunch or after school.
Essential Question: What is the relationship between corruption and deception?
Monday, 1/23: Vocabulary Day!
- 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.
- Once you’ve finished taking your vocabulary quiz, please go to All Things Vocabulary Week Twelve to find your new words for the week. Watch the video and make your vocabulary foldable for next week.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/24-1/25: Declaration of Independence Timed Writing and Animal Farm Chapter 3
We will begin the period with the notes and images from our last class on the Declaration of Independence. Then, you will have thirty minutes to outline two nine-sentence paragraphs answering the question: How do the grievances outlined in The Declaration of Independence compare and contrast to the animals’ grievances in Orwell’s novel?
Once you’ve finished your paragraphs and turned them in, we will read Chapter 3 of Animal Farm as a class. Essential Question: What qualities/behaviors allow some individuals to have power over others? Your dialectical journal must have five entries – that is five quotes and five commentaries.
Thursday and Friday, 1/26-1/27: Types of Government and Animal Farm
We will begin class with a mini-lesson on the different types of government relevant to our reading of Animal Farm. Then, we will read chapters four and five of the novel. As we read, you will keep a dialectical journal. Essential Question: How do governments undergo conflict when experiencing a change in structure and in leadership? What are some positive and negative strategies leaders might use to manage these conflicts?
Essential Question: What is the relationship between censorship and oppression?
Monday, 1/23: Vocabulary Day!
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.
Create your foldable for next week. The words are available below.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/24-1/25: F451 pages 40-68
Today we will read pages 40-68 of Fahrenheit 451. As you read, you will keep a dialectical journal on one of the abstract concepts below:
Timed Writing: “One last thing,’ said Beatty. ‘At least once in his career, every fireman gets an itch.’” Write an eleven-sentence paragraph in which you explain what Beatty is referring to by “an itch” and how this might contribute to the overall theme of the text.
Thursday and Friday, 1/26-1/27: “Does Systemic Oppression Really Exist?” by Humera Lodhi and Women’s March on Washington Articles and Opinion Pieces
First, we will read “Does Systemic Oppression Really Exist?” by Humera Lodhi. As you read, keep a dialectical journal answering the essential question: “How do Lodhi’s experiences compare to those of Clarisse in Fahrenheit 451?”
Next, we will explore the various articles and opinion pieces in the Women’s March on Washington Packet. How do the events of this past weekend compare and contrast to Lodhi’s experiences? To Clarisse’s experiences? To the inner workings of oppression?