Learning Goal: I will examine the elements of a short story in order to be successful in unit #1
Minds On: What is a "short story"? Elements handouts
Action: Elements of a short story. Read "Harrison Bergeron" and note/chart
Learning Goals: I will continue to examine the elements of a short story by continuing my examination of "Harrison Bergeron"
Minds On: HB Themes
Action: Complete chart and note
Watch 25 mins video "2081" and compare to "HB"
Consolidation: Impressions? What techniques did the director use to convey meaning and gov't control. Was this more effective/less?
Learning Goal: I will continue to examine the elements of short stories through the examination of "The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury
Minds On: Comparative paragraph HB short story to film
Action: Read "The Pedestrian" - Complete your chart independently. In pairs, compare "Harrison Bergeron" to "The Pedestrian"
Consolidation: Share your comparison with the class.
Learning Goal:I will continue to examine the elements of short stories through the examination of "Survivor Type" by Stephen King
Minds On: Short story elements
Action: Read ST - Complete your chart independently. In pairs, compare to "Harrison Bergeron" and "The Pedestrian"
Consolidation: Share your comparison with the class
Learning Goal: I will demonstrate my understanding of the short stories we have studied by writing a comparative essay.
Action: Independent completion of story and questions. Complete comparison chart
Comparison essay lesson and expectations
Consolidation: Conversation re essay questions
Thursday, 16th - The Lady or the Tiger
Friday, 17 - Comparative essay
Learning Goal: I will continue to examine elements of a comparative essay.
Minds On: Re-cap TLOTT
Action: Review elements of comparative essay and assignment criteria. Draft thesis and plan of development.
Consolidation: submit thesis and plan for feedback.
Comparative essay (this will actually NOT be in the library computer lab)
Learning Goal: I will demonstrate my understanding of the short stories studied and comparative essay structure by completing a comparative essay.
Minds On: Review success criteria
Action: Complete comparative essay
Consolidation: Proof read and submit.
Tuesday, 21st - Intro Paragraph writing - DUE at the end of the period!
Learning Goal: I will organize my thesis statement and plan of development into an introduction.
Minds On: Problems faced...?
Action: Using the graphic organizer, write your introduction. When you have completed this, proof read and hand in to ME! I will mark this and return tomorrow. If you give me nothing, you will receive a zero as I will give you your mark update with your paragraph tomorrow.
Consolidation: Proof read! What can you improve?
Wednesday - Thursday - Lab days
Friday, 24th - Peer edit and epigraph analysis in classroom. You will also get your short story test review in class!
Monday, 27th - library computer lab
Tuesday, 28th - Conclusion paragraph! (Yes, you should be at this point!)
Learning Goal: I will review the elements of a conclusion paragraph and complete mine.
Minds On: Review feedback and assess what still needs to be completed.
Action: Complete Conclusion.
Consolidation: If you are not done at this point, you have homework! You must type up your entire rough draft tomorrow in the lab as your typed rough draft is due in class on Wednesday for peer editing...you will be marked on your feedback!
Epigraph: A short quotation or saying at the beginning of a book or chapter, intended to suggest its theme.
Wednesday, 01st - Short Story Test!
Thursday, 02nd - Begin Othello
Friday, 03rd - ESSAY DUE!!!!!! Include all rough work and peer edit sheet. You must also hand in your self evaluation or form for not submitting essay today with completed contract for when you will submit this!