These two weeks will start the meat of the course. Currently sections 2 and 3 are off pace and need to be brought froward. Section 1 may have to be paced with section 2 to allow Teressa 1 prep for both. GN/GL might be postponed till Week of Sept 29. We'll substitute Character Lists & Freytag. All sections are running. Section 2 is one lesson off pace - have slowed down 1,3,4 to accommodate. AP seems stable - will start GN/GL with them on Weds 9/24. Sections have unique character and different cultures. Section 2 has a large number of absentee students - esp from the ICT population and has three teacher - two who are new to the program. Section 1 is also an ICT section - but the
Portfolio 1 *
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
Group Work (formative/Collaborative)
Vocabulary, Text Explorer, Research 1
Salem Witch Trials, GN/GL, Research 1 rewrite or Book Explorer rewrite
Vocabulary Quizzes (Summative)
The Crucible 1
The Crucible 2
Each class will work with the Crucible Vocabulary selecting their words in a collaborative group segment. The "refined" list will be print in class with a standard quiz two lessons following. Quiz follows the scoping concept wherein students choose a limited selection of words from a larger list.
Portfolio Creation (1 - aide, 1- class segment)
The student aides 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.
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.
Nature of Communism, Socialism and Capitalism (Robert) (1 segment)
Introduction to the Crucible (2 segments)
Apon distribution students will be allowed 7 minute exploration. A freewrite will follow with share and compare.
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.
Class Room Skills
A review of basic class room skills including but not limited to Note-Taking, Participation, Home Work and Deportment.
All Sections * Students will group
Deep Reading Tech
Students will practice 5-10 minutes of deep reading. Initial segments will be interrupted every 2 or so minutes to prompt students into taking notes on such topics as: Questions, Vocabulary and character lists. May end in Freewrite but is better as a share. Should lead to class discussions. Makes an excellent means of recording teacher observations.
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
Procedures/Techs/Strats (see new page under scope and sequence)
The Crucible, Phillis Wheatley, Anne Bradstreet
Quiz, Freewrite, Essay Builders
Capitalism, Communism & Socialism
What is a witch?
Salem Witch Trials
Parts of a play
Good Night and Good Luck
Research Project 1
Class Room Skills (section 1 & 2)