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World Lit: Things Fall Apart, Day 6

Standard: ELAGSE9-10RL2 Determine a theme or central idea of text and closely analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

Learning Target: I can analyze a theme in Things Fall Apart.

Opening Session: THUGNOTES!

Work Session: Today we will continue with Things Fall Apart (I know, you’re shocked!) reading chapters 17-19. Since we are in the last couple days of reading, I’m going to ask you to just read this section on your own, and then as you finish, I want  you to write a paragraph for me:

In Part II of the book, Okonkwo has been away from his clan for 7 years in exile. Do you feel that Okonkwo has changed or “learned his lesson” (if you believe he had a lesson to learn) while he was away? What do you think has happened in Umuofia while he was gone? How do you think Okonkwo will react when he returns, and how do you think his village will react to him?

Once you finish your paragraph, turn it in to the basket please!

Closing Session: Vocab review!

Assessment: Informal (paragraph check)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)

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World Lit: Things Fall Apart, Day 5

Standard: ELAGSE9-10RL2 Determine a theme or central idea of text and closely analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

Learning Target: I can analyze a theme in Things Fall Apart.

Opening Session: Things Fall Apart Summary

Work Session: Welcome back!

Today, as we have been for the past several days, we’re chugging right along in Things Fall Apart. We’re beginning part 2 of the book today, reading chapters 14 and 15. Our reading strategy today will be in partners – we’re going to do a little thing called the Pause Card. I will give each person 2 sticky notes (the cute lil mini ones!) While your partner is reading, your job is to call “Pause!” twice and jot down a question or comment you have on your sticky note and stick it in the book wherever you paused.

After chapter 14, we will switch roles. After everyone is finished, we will play the Stand Up game. Everyone has to stand up! Once you’ve contributed to the discussion by either sharing a pause or responding to a classmate’s pause, you can sit down. Game continues until everyone is sitting!!

Closing Session: TOTD: What are your opinions on the book so far? We’re drawing quickly to the end, so I am excited to hear what you think!

Assessment: Informal (book check)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)

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American Lit: EOC Countdown: 5 days left!

Hey, it’s my son’s birthday today! He turns 2. Just thought you’d wanna know 🙂

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RI1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.  

Learning Target: I can cite evidence from a text.

Opening Session: Test Taking Strategies: Eliminating Wrong Answers

Work Session: Today we will do much what we did yesterday, which means we are going to start out doing an EOC Prep packet together!

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And then I will give you your own packet to do by yourself, which of course we will go over.

And that’s pretty much it for today, y’all!

Closing Session: Vocab review!!

Assessment: Informal (EOC Packet)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)

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World Lit: Things Fall Apart, Day 4

Standard: ELAGSE9-10RI3 Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.

Learning Target: I can analyze a the author’s choices of structure and series of events in Things Fall Apart.

Opening Session: Things Fall Apart Summary, ala Shmoop

Work Session: Today we are continuing to read Things Fall Apart! We are going to read chapters 7 and 13 today – we are skipping a chunk in the middle of the book, chapters 8-12. So to make sure we’re all on the same page, I am going to read a couple summaries to you, just so we’re all caught up.

Ch. 8: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/things/section3.rhtml

Ch. 9-11: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/things/section4.rhtml

Ch. 12: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/things/section5.rhtml

After we read the summaries, we will pick back up reading chapter 13 of the book.

Closing Session: Let’s analyze a bit of the author’s purpose here. For a TOTD, share out why you think Achebe decided to include this large section smack dab in the middle of his book that doesn’t have a lot of relevance to this main plot.

Also VOCAB!

1.      haggle: an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)

2.      coiffure: the arrangement of the hair

3.      callow: young and inexperienced

4.      pestle: a hand tool for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar

5.      foolhardy: marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

6.      frond: compound leaf of a fern or palm or cycad

7.      succulent: full of juice

8.      pandemonium: a state of extreme confusion and disorder

9.      stingy: unwilling to spend

10.   harbinger: something indicating the approach of something or someone

Assessment: Formative (read alouds, class discussions)

Differentiation: Process (Scaffolding)

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American Lit: EOC Countdown: 6 days left!

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RI1 – Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.  

Learning Target: I can cite strong evidence from a text.

Opening Session: Test Taking Tips!

Work Session:  Today we are going to start by doing an EOC review packet together! Check this one out:

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After we go over one together, I want to give you another packet to complete on your own. I will give you a few minutes to work on this by yourself, and then we will go over it together.

Closing Session: VOCAB!!

  1. Approbation: n.) The expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval.
  2. Assuage: v.) To make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench.
  3. Coalition: (n.) A combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose.
  4. Decadence: (n.) Decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence.
  5. Elicit: (v.) To draw forth, bring out from some source (such as another person).
  6. Expostulate: (v.) To attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning.
  7. Hackneyed: (adj.) Used so often as to lack freshness or originality.
  8. Hiatus: (n.) A gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing).
  9. Innuendo: n.) A hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense).
  10. Intercede: (v.) To plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third part or go-between in a disagreement.

Assessment: Informal (EOC packet check)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)

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