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, 1/30: Vocabulary Day!
- Take your vocabulary quiz using Schoology. 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 13 to find your new words for the week. Watch the video and make your vocabulary foldable for next week.
Tuesday and Wednesday, 1/31-2/1: Timed Writing and the Russian Revolution
Today will begin with a timed writing prompt. You will have thirty minutes to complete your timed writing, and you will not be allowed to use your book. You may only use your Dialectical Journal, so make sure it is complete before coming to class! After the timed writing prompt, we will discuss the events of the Russian Revolution and compare it to what we’ve read thus far in Animal Farm.
Timed Writing Prompt: How do the animals in Animal Farm undergo conflict as they experience a change in structure and in leadership? What are some positive and negative strategies the rival leaders implemented in attempts to manage or prevent these conflicts?
Russian Revolution Lecture Essential Question: As you take notes on the Russian Revolution, make sure you focus on the following essential question: How can world events inspire authors of the time?
Thursday and Friday, 2/2-2/3: Animal Farm Chapter 6 and Propaganda
First, we will read chapter six of Animal Farm. As we read, keep a dialectical journal on some of the following abstract concepts:
Once we finish reading chapter 6 of Animal Farm, we will study various propaganda techniques and analyze how those techniques have been used in the past.
If we have time, you will work with a small group to create a piece of propaganda that might exist on the farm within Animal Farm.
Essential Question: What is the relationship between censorship and oppression?
Monday, 1/30: 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, 1/31-2/1: Part I Reading Check and the 1st Amendment Discussion
Timed Writing: The first thirty minutes of class will be spent on a timed writing on the following prompt: Write an eleven-sentence paragraph in which you compare or contrast the decline of reading and literature in Bradbury’s novel to modern society. What point is Bradbury trying to prove about the dangers of the human condition? You may NOT use your book; you may only use your dialectical journals.
If you finish early, please skim through this article for an interesting perspective on the Women’s March on Washington.
1st Amendment Reading and Discussion: First, we will finish reading the opinion articles about the Women’s March on Washington that we started discussing last week. Then, we will discuss how it is relevant to the 1st Amendment of the Constitution.
Thursday and Friday, 1/26-1/27: Fahrenheit 451 Pgs. 71-93
You have the entire period to read pages 71-93 of Fahrenheit 451. You will be expected to keep a dialectical journal as you read, however today I will not give you a specific journal prompt for the essential question section. Instead, you will write your own essential question based on one of the two timed writing prompts that will begin the next class period:
Prompt Option 1: Write an eleven-sentence paragraph in which you summarize the interaction between Montag, Mrs. Phelps, Mrs. Bowles, and Mildred and explain how this scene is significant to Montag’s character development.
Prompt Option 2: Mrs. Phelps, Mrs. Bowles, and Mildred are all married women with strange attitudes towards their husbands and children. Write an eleven-sentence paragraph in which you describe their attitudes and explain how they contribute to the overall theme of the text.