The emphasis this week is on completing the respective units, processing a variety of exams and beginning MP1 final assessment
Students will be adding their signed FAQ Sheets.
AP Students will be adding their Summer Projects
* Non-AP Folders will wait till classes are well established
Exit Comp Essays
Group Work (Formative/Collaborative)
Vocabulary, Text Explorer, Document Study
Vocabulary Quizzes (Summative)
Uncle John's Band * Using Youtube Video of the Grateful Dead's song Uncle John's Band students will take notes on Proper Nouns and key connections. Note the video is of poor quality to allow students to concentrate of the words. Lyrics will be provided as well as links to the Annotated Dead
Freytag Crisis & Resolve * Selecting a High Point * Miller's Purpose
Students will use definitions of Protagonist and Antagonist to determine the problem and the crisis. A graphic organizer is provided
Vocabulary 1776 Quiz Students select 30 vocabulary words from 1776 List (see Vocabulary Hunt)
Essay Builder 1 Students take two of the free-writes from September with a common theme and either combine two of them into three paragraphs or rewrite both into 2 paragraphs each. Work to be down first in the notebook and later on loose-leaf in best possible English to be handed in. Ideally assigned when there is a two lesson break.
Document Study Students will Jigsaw/Teach your fellowman a selection of documents related to the early days of the United States. Lesson is in contemporaneous with 1776
1776 (See Unit 1776 for detailed description). Students will watch 1776 and explore the meanings and implications of the songs and characters. Students will select character connected/related to the genre and create 2-3 minute presentations in groups of 3.
Research 1 Intro to Documentation At different points through a series of segments, students are introduced to parts of bibliography and the vocabulary needed. Works well with Double Entry Notebooks. (Author/Creator. "Sub-Title", Title. Publication Information. reference point
GN/GL (3-5 lesson segments)
After the 2 minute presentations students will watch GN/GL complications, high point and resolve. Students will diagram the plot structure.
Rapid Video Note Taking
Developing Research Project 1
Use the Summer Project as documentation model
AP Class (1 segment) Summer Project Extension
Research 1 (2-4 segments) Students will research in group a series of topics related to GN/GL and the Crucible. Groups will do a 2-minute presentation starting in the following class.
Portfolio Creation (1 - aide, 1- class segment) The student aides/interns will create and file in cabinet folders for all students. Corrected work will be placed in the folders and student access sample will begin around 9/20-24.
Materials All Segments
"Salem Witch Trials"
2 minute presentation sheets
Miller, Arthur. The Crucible
Freytag's Graphic Organizer
Book Cards and Labels
Folders and Labels
Large Paper and Markers
The Crucible, GN/GL, 1776
Quiz, Freewrites, Essay Builders, Exit Comp
Good Night and Good Luck
Research Project 1 /2