09.19.2011 to 09.23.2011

posted Sep 18, 2011, 6:25 PM by Kevin Chow   [ updated Sep 28, 2011, 1:55 PM ]
"The Most Dangerous Game" Unit Focus: 
  • Figurative Language - Imagery
  • Short Story Characteristics - Setting, Climax, Characters, Resolution, Exposition
  • Suspense, Irony
  • Themes: The Privilege of Power versus the Responsibility to Use Power Humanely; The Meaning of Being a Human

Warmup: Anticipation Guide. Use HoverCam to model WM/CN/HW process. 
CN: Review announcements. Go over what constitutes an "A" packet. Go over the effect of the packet on grades. Note that written projects need to be turned in as paper copies. Read a model PWSS or two. Review Anticipation Guide (WM). Review what to do if you are absent (check website, ask classmates for help, edmodo). Read "TMDG" up to page X. We will not read the entire story in class - students are expected to read at home. We will read in class only parts that are important to our discussion. In pairs: CN vocabulary words (6). Create class list of words. Read from page 19 to 
HW: KWL Chart; cover textbook; Edmodo profile making; TMDG wiki (everyone is allowed, but required for assigned students). Pre-read TMDG pages 22 to 27 bottom.

Warmup: Look around the room. We're going to form Trios today that you will stay in for the next three weeks. Who do you think you will be able to work with best? Remember that these are the people that you will have to depend on for help - and who will depend on you for help. You will not get to change partners until Oct 7. Make a list of two names and for each give a reason why you believe they will be helpful to you and you helpful to them. 
CN: a) Definition: Suspense, Exposition, Character Development. Short lecture: TMDG themes. 2) Form Trios in EGP. Assign study questions and specialization sections. 15 minutes to write response to assigned question. Response must include a supporting quote. 3) Trios jigsaw to get two more study question answers from other groups. 4) Reconvene in 15 minutes to go over these questions as a whole class. 
HW: Pre-Read TMDG pages 27 to 32. Say-Mean-Matter two quotes from the pages you read today that support either of the two themes discussed in class. Students may start in class. However, Contributors for the week are to report to the computer workstations to try their hand at contributing to the TMDG40 wiki. 

Classes will be heading to Library for Accelerated Reader testing. There will be no CN page for today. 
HW: Pre-Read TMDG pages X to End. 

WarmupA man is stranded on an island covered in forest. 
One day, when the wind is blowing from the west, lightning strikes the west end of the island and sets fire to the forest. The fire is very violent, burning everything in its path, and without intervention the fire will burn the whole island, killing the man in the process. 
There are cliffs around the island, so he cannot jump off. How can the man survive the fire? (There are no buckets or any other means to put out the fire) 

CN: Class SMM of study-worthy quotes; Complete Jigsaw from Tuesday.
HW: Mind-Map TMDG's Themes (at least two required; each theme should have at least two Evidence Bubbles). Study for Quiz 2. Complete the IRP online form if you have not done so already. Last day for this week's Contributors to add their resource to the Wiki. 

Quiz 2: TMDG. Quiz will focus on two themes discussed and some basic knowledge-type questions. 
Correct quizzes in-class. 
Compile and submit packets. 
Teacher-Student Check-In: IRP (for students who have not completed the IRP online form). Contributor Check-In.