Periods 6 & 9
Extra Help Periods:
1, 4, 7, & 8
Quarter 1 Lesson Plans:
September 4 - 8:
Monday: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday: WELCOME BACK!
1. Expectations and Assessments
2. Collect Summer Assignment
- Discuss purpose of Summer Reading
3. Writing Folders
4. "Welcome" Power Point Presentation
5. In-Class writing assignment
1. Summer Assignment Review
- Identify Strengths, Weaknesses, Flaws, and Expectations
- HW: Re-Write your Introduction
Thursday - Friday:
1. Collect Summer Assignments with re-written introductions
2. Literary Elements (see files below)
- Quiz coming soon to a classroom near you...
3. HW: Finish Literary Elements
September 11 - 15:
1. Review Literary Elements from last week
2. Read Liliana Heker's "The Stolen Party"
3. On your second read, focus on Literary Elements and Annotate
1. Identify TOPICS and CENTRAL IDEAS in "The Stolen Party"
2. Select three Central Ideas you feel most confident explaining
3. What Literary Elements does Heker use to reveal these Central Ideas?
1. Find specific textual evidence to support each of the three Central Ideas you found yesterday
2. In a one-paragraph response, explain HOW Heker uses one Literary Element to reveal a
Central Idea. Be sure to use specific textual evidence to support your points.
- Due by tomorrow
1. Collect one-paragraph responses
2. Read John Updike's A&P
- Click here for a link to the PDF file
1. Annotate A&P, focusing on Literary Elements
2. Answer the accompanying questions (see files)
September 18 - 22:
1. Finish Friday's Questions
- Complete for HW if necessary
2. 1920s VS 2017:
- Identify and discuss differences regarding the following topics:
> Culture, ideals, values, societal tendencies, music, relationships, and gender roles
3. Begin Film: Al Capone: Icon
1. Conclude Film
1. Answer the following questions in your notebooks:
- Why are (some) people obsessed with the lives of celebrities?
- Understanding that Al Capone was a career criminal, discuss why people "rooted" for him
- From a Literary Analysis perspective, how would you classify his character? Explain.
- Discuss why Prohibition ultimately failed and what that suggests about the nature of
laws and how society regards them.
- Explain the impact Al Capone had on Music, Movies, and the Law. Include specific examples
from the film to support your points.
Thursday: NO SCHOOL
Friday: NO SCHOOL
September 25 - 29:
1. Begin F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
- Begin reading Chapter 1 in class
- Identify key elements of the Exposition
> Setting and Character Introductions
2. HW: Finish reading Chapter 1
- Possible reading quiz tomorrow