Preview Week: 2/12/18 – 2/16/18

MONDAY:

  • Warm Up:
  • Students will complete the fourth timed multiple choice practice by responding to questions. As a class we will discuss the correct answers from the first practice reading passage.
  • Students will take brief notes on test-taking tips for the multiple choice, as part one of our overview of the AP exam.

-As a class we will discuss the annotations, rhetorical claim, and stylistic choices Didion utilizes in practice reading passage 3.  Annotations will be collected to determine DOK levels of analysis among an initial reading set.

 

  • Work Session:

-Our class will be combined with Ms. Antonacci’s class to complete a critical viewing of Acts I and II of The Crucible

-This will include an embedded discussion of the major themes of the drama.

-My students will receive directions for the Crucible Sociogram project.

-Students will be given time during class this week on designated project days to work on this summative unit assessment

  • Closing:

-Students will preview Act III in small reading groups

TUESDAY:

  • Warm Up:

-Students will review the definitions for direct and indirect characterization as part of Lit Term Tuesday.

-Students will be directed to the appropriate Quizlet study set for today’s additional literary terms

  • Work Session:

-Students will continue reading Act III in small assigned reading groups

-Students will work collaboratively to answer Review and Assess questions associated with Act III

Closing:

-The instructor will conduct deskside conferences for targeted students in order to discuss grade remediation and extra credit opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY:

  • Warm Up:

-Students will complete a quickwrite response to the selected artwork today

-As a class we will discuss this work as we collaboratively complete an OPTIC graphic organizer.  This is done to remediate and review the skill we practiced yesterday

  • Work Session:

-Students will conduct a critical screening of Act III with an embedded discussion of how redemption works as a thematic element in the drama

-Until we receive the laptop cart from Ms. Coyle’s class the class will begin the planning stages for their sociogram project

  • Closing:

-Utilizing the department laptop carts, students will complete the Health Survey

THURSDAY:

  • Warm Up:

-Students will take a review quiz on the rhetorical devices/literary terms outlined earlier in the week

  • Work Session:

-As a class we will listen to the podcast Lore: Episode 52- Half Hanged Mary

-Students will work with their 10 o’clock buddy to complete the TP-CASTT graphic organizer using Margaret Atwood’s poem, “Half-Hanged Mary” as their primary document

  • Closing:

-Together students will begin reading and discussing Act IV

 

FRIDAY:

  • Warm Up:

-Students will take the Act III assessment

Work Session:

-Students will complete their reading of Act IV of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

-As a final assessment of the play, students will use the remaining class time to complete their sociogram projects ahead of Winter Break

  • Closing:

-Students will be allowed to work to the bell on this summative assessment

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Preview Week: 1/29/19 – 2/2/18

MONDAY:

  • Warm Up:
  • Students will complete the third timed multiple choice practice by responding to questions. As a class we will discuss the correct answers from the first practice reading passage.
  • Students will take brief notes on test-taking tips for the multiple choice, as part one of our overview of the AP exam.

-As a class we will discuss the annotations, rhetorical claim, and stylistic choices Wilbeforce utilizes in practice reading passage 3.  Annotations will be collected to determine DOK levels of analysis among an initial reading set.

-HaMlit students will complete a quickwrite to review our previous discussion of visual literacy in Puritan literature

  • Work Session:

-In order to review last week’s material, we will be playing a quick round of “Jonathan Edwards? OR Heavy Metal?”

-Students will break into pre-determined panel groups of 8-10 members.

-In order to prepare for tomorrow’s panel discussion student groups will work to establish norms and roles according to the provided panel discussion folders.

-Student groups will be provided with multiple copies of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”

  • Closing:

-Students will begin room reset and cleanup while completing an Exit Ticket for the class parking lot

TUESDAY:

  • Warm Up:

-Students will free write for the first ten minutes of class using the first independent reading journal prompt as the focus

  • Work Session:

-Students will take brief notes on Lit Term Tuesday (set 2).  The appropriate Quizlet will be reviewed as well.

-Student groups from yesterday’s lesson will meet for thirty minutes to  complete the tasks required for today’s panel discussion.

-Panel presentations will be completed in a whole class setting

-As students wit for their panel they will track the class discussion using the sketchnote method

  • Closing:

-Students will clean up sketch notes for today’s panel before turning it in for a speaking, listening, viewing grade

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY:

NOTE: The entirety of today’s class will be spent with the department laptops gathering in-progress data.  Students will work through individual modules of grammar practice activities from No Red Ink, as well as the medium size test for USATestPrep.

 

THURSDAY:

NOTE: Due to the morning junior class meeting, students will be completing independent reading activities in 3rd and 4th block today.  The instructor will complete deskside conferences in order to individual discuss the results of yesterday’s EOC diagnostic while the rest of the class completes independent reading journal prompt #2 and continues with their novel choice.

 

FRIDAY:

  • Warm Up:

-Students will be given the first ten minutes of class to respond to the first reading journal writing prompt.  Today’s prompt discusses book and genre preferences and includes response questions from the brief podcast, “The Annotated Librarian”

-As a class we will discuss responses to the prompt

Work Session:

-Students will work on independent reading of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” with followup questions.

-Students will mirror close reading strategies, as indicated  in Springboard, to annotate as they read

-Concurrently, the instructor will conduct deskside conferences with students to sign them up for Quizlet and discuss the first study set

  • Closing:

-Students will spend the last ten minutes of class reading and annotating the provided chapter one from Understanding Movies.  This is assigned as overnight homework.

Preview: Week 1/22/18-1/26/18

MONDAY:

Teacher Absence- The substitute will monitor small collaborative learning groups as they complete the Four Corners assignment from last Tuesday.

 

(NOTE: Elements from last week’s lesson plans are repeated due to snow days from Tuesday-Friday last week)

TUESDAY:

  • Warm Up:
  • Students will complete the second timed multiple choice practice by responding to questions. As a class we will discuss the correct answers from the first practice reading passage.
  • Students will take brief notes on test-taking tips for the multiple choice, as part one of our overview of the AP exam.
  • Warm Up:

-As a class we will discuss the annotations, rhetorical claim, and stylistic choices Twain utilizes in practice reading passage 2.  Annotations will be collected to determine DOK levels of analysis among an initial reading set.

-Students will complete active versus passive voice exercises as recorded on the front board.

-These exercises are a result of the NRI diagnostic test given last week.

-Individual students will correct the exercises to model the correct answers.  Student work will be collected for a speaking/listening/viewing assessment.

-The instructor will revisit the class resources (Remind, Quizlet, NoRedInk) and discuss the online vocabulary study sets they will be responsible for this week.

  • Opening:

-Students are instructed in how to set up a section of their notebook for Independent Reading.

-Students will write a reflection on their past successes in choosing an Independent Reading selection.  As a class we will share these responses and discuss.

-Students who have note chosen an independent reading novel for the unit will be sent to the Media Center to make a choice.

  • Work Session

-Students will take the CTLS pretest for the course.  Results from this assessment will be recorded as pre/post assessment data for the course.

-Students will choose groups of four to work in as we explore a broad overview of the major eras of American literature.

-Using the laptop cart and the resources listed on the class blog, students will begin four corner responses to research and discuss assigned eras.

-Students will begin to record responses to the Four Corners assignment on the provided chart paper.

  • Closing:

-As we will be working to the bell on the Four Corner assessment, select student helpers will assist in the cleanup, collection of class resources, and storage of incomplete charts.

 

WEDNESDAY:

  • Warm Up:
  • Warm Up:

-We will start class today by reviewing both Quizlet study sets students are responsible for tomorrow.

-The instructor will show the class how to use the review game, “Gravity.”  They will be reminded to study these sets tonight.,

-Students will complete work on the Four Corners chart assessment begun in class yesterday.

-Completed charts will be displayed outside the classroom door.

-Small and selected groups will be asked questions about their chart as part of a s-l-v assessment

-If time permits, students will take notes on Puritanism

  • Closing:

-Students will spend the last ten minutes of class reading and annotating the provided chapter one from Understanding Movies.  This is assigned as overnight homework.

 

THURSDAY:

  • Warm Up:

-Students will be given the first ten minutes of class to respond to the first reading journal writing prompt.  Today’s prompt discusses book and genre preferences and includes response questions from the brief podcast, “The Annotated Librarian”

-As a class we will discuss responses to the prompt

Work Session:

-Students will work on independent reading of “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” with followup questions.

-Students will mirror close reading strategies, as indicated  in Springboard, to annotate as they read

-Concurrently, the instructor will conduct deskside conferences with students to sign them up for Quizlet and discuss the first study set

  • Closing:

-Students will spend the last ten minutes of class reading and annotating the provided chapter one from Understanding Movies.  This is assigned as overnight homework.

 

FRIDAY (Independent Reading and Film Studies Friday):

  • Warm Up:

-The instructor will assess students on their weekly parallel reading.  A reading sample will be assigned and students will use the provided purpose questions to identify author’s purpose.  We will also discuss rhetorical and stylistic choices, specifically diction and syntax.

-Students will continue notes on the overview of the AP exam before completing the third timed reading passage as part of multiple choice practice.

-Students will discuss their annotations of chapter one.  This will be collected as a reading assessment.

-Students will complete Reading Journal Prompt #1 before beginning today’s independent reading acrivity

  • Work Session

-As a class we will complete the notes based on yesterday’s presentation on the Puritans

-Students will spend half of class time engaging in independent reading.

-Students that finish early will utilize the department laptop to complete the ongoing assigned NRI or USATestprep practice activities

  • Closing:

–          Students will end this week by viewing the Blue River Dog Food skit from SNL.

–          As an exit ticket, students will describe how this clip illustrates the concept of losing an argument with an overreliance any side of the rhetorical triangle.

Preview: 1/15/18 – 1/19/18

MONDAY:

MLK- No School.

 

(NOTE: Elements from last week’s lesson plans are repeated due to a two day absence.  In place of these activities students completed critical viewing guides after their screening of the unit 1 film “In America.”

TUESDAY:

  • Warm Up:
  • Students will complete the second timed multiple choice practice by responding to questions. As a class we will discuss the correct answers from the first practice reading passage.
  • Students will take brief notes on test-taking tips for the multiple choice, as part one of our overview of the AP exam.
  • Students will respond in a quickwrite to the definition for xenophobia and the visual of a Puritan village (from the unit assessment). Students connect the Puritan mindset to the expression of xenophobia in precolonial architecture through the provided writing prompt.
  • Work Session

-Students will be provided with the note-taking graphic organizer for today’s mini-Socratic Seminar.

-Students will meet in groups of four and will be presented with viewing guide questions to have a structured discussion of their screening of “In America.”

-Students will provide four additional critical viewing questions to the film and its themes of assimilation, adaptation, and a definition for the American Dream.

  • Closing:

-Students will pair with one more group to “field test” seminar questions

 

WEDNESDAY:

  • Warm Up:

-As a class we will discuss the annotations, rhetorical claim, and stylistic choices Twain utilizes in practice reading passage 2.  Annotations will be collected to determine DOK levels of analysis among an initial reading set.

-Students will complete active versus passive voice exercises as recorded on the front board.

-These exercises are a result of the NRI diagnostic test given last week.

-Individual students will correct the exercises to model the correct answers.  Student work will be collected for a speaking/listening/viewing assessment.

-The instructor will revisit the class resources (Remind, Quizlet, NoRedInk) and discuss the online vocabulary study sets they will be responsible for this week.

  • Opening:

-Students are instructed in how to set up a section of their notebook for Independent Reading.

-Students will write a reflection on their past successes in choosing an Independent Reading selection.  As a class we will share these responses and discuss.

-Students who have note chosen an independent reading novel for the unit will be sent to the Media Center to make a choice.

  • Work Session

-Students will take the CTLS pretest for the course.  Results from this assessment will be recorded as pre/post assessment data for the course.

-Students will choose groups of four to work in as we explore a broad overview of the major eras of American literature.

-Using the laptop cart and the resources listed on the class blog, students will begin four corner responses to research and discuss assigned eras.

-Students will begin to record responses to the Four Corners assignment on the provided chart paper.

  • Closing:

-As we will be working to the bell on the Four Corner assessment, select student helpers will assist in the cleanup, collection of class resources, and storage of incomplete charts.

 

THURSDAY:

  • Warm Up:

-We will start class today by reviewing both Quizlet study sets students are responsible for tomorrow.

-The instructor will show the class how to use the review game, “Gravity.”  They will be reminded to study these sets tonight.,

-Students will complete work on the Four Corners chart assessment begun in class yesterday.

-Completed charts will be displayed outside the classroom door.

-Small and selected groups will be asked questions about their chart as part of a s-l-v assessment

-If time permits, students will take notes on Puritanism

  • Closing:

-Students will spend the last ten minutes of class reading and annotating the provided chapter one from Understanding Movies.  This is assigned as overnight homework.

 

FRIDAY (Independent Reading and Film Studies Friday):

  • Warm Up:

-The instructor will assess students on their weekly parallel reading.  A reading sample will be assigned and students will use the provided purpose questions to identify author’s purpose.  We will also discuss rhetorical and stylistic choices, specifically diction and syntax.

-Students will continue notes on the overview of the AP exam before completing the third timed reading passage as part of multiple choice practice.

-Students will discuss their annotations of chapter one.  This will be collected as a reading assessment.

-Students will complete Reading Journal Prompt #1 before beginning today’s independent reading acrivity

  • Work Session

-As a class we will complete the notes based on yesterday’s presentation on the Puritans

-Students will spend half of class time engaging in independent reading.

-Students that finish early will utilize the department laptop to complete the ongoing assigned NRI or USATestprep practice activities

  • Closing:

–          Students will end this week by viewing the Blue River Dog Food skit from SNL.

–          As an exit ticket, students will describe how this clip illustrates the concept of losing an argument with an overreliance any side of the rhetorical triangle.

Four Corners- American Literary Eras Overview

Puritanism:

Historical Overview

Puritan Belief

Characteristics of Puritan Writing and Thought

Rationalism:

Historical Overview

Rationalist Beliefs

Characteristics of Rationalist Writing and Thought

Transcendentalism:

Historical Overview

Transcendentalist Beliefs

Characteristics of Transcendental Writing and Thought

Dark Romanticism:

Historical Overview

Dark Romantic Beliefs

Characteristics of Dark Romantic Writings and Thought

Realism:

Historical Overview

Realist Beliefs

Characteristics of Realist Writings and Thought

Modernism:

Historical Overview

Modernist Beliefs

Characteristics of Modernist Writings and Thought

 

Preview: Week Two- 1/8-1/12

Below is a preview of what we will be learning in class this week:

 

MONDAY:

COUNTY SNOW DAY- No School.

TUESDAY:

·       Warm Up:

·       Students will complete the first timed multiple choice practice by responding to questions based on Eighner’s On Dumpster Diving.  As a class we will discuss the correct answers.

·       Students will take brief notes on test-taking tips for the multiple choice, as part one of our overview of the AP exam.

·       Students will respond in a quickwrite to the Reverend  John Winthrop “America as a shining city on the hill” quote on the front board.

·       Extended discussion on the principal values comprising early American culture as well as the persistence of American exceptionalism revealed by the quote.

·       Work Session

 

-The instructor will discuss the mnemonic story, “The Road Trip,” in call-and-response with students.

-Students will receive cloze notes to record key unit vocabulary in the context of the mnemonic story.

-Working with a collaborative learning partner, students will read the introductory text essay about the Puritans and collaboratively write their own mnemonic story, using the provided vocabulary handout.

·       Closing:

-Students will share their story with the instructor in a Gallery Walk on the last fifteen minutes of class.

-These stories will be collected as a writing assessment, along with the quickwrite response from the warm up.

-Students are provided with a full copy of On Dumpster Diving to annotate for tonight’s homework.

 

WEDNESDAY:

·       Warm Up:

-As a class we will discuss the annotations, rhetorical claim, and stylistic choices Eighner utilizes in yesterday’s homework.  Annotations will be collected to determine DOK levels of analysis among an initial reading set.

-Students will complete active versus passive voice exercises as recorded on the front board.

-These exercises are a result of the NRI diagnostic test given last week.

-Individual students will correct the exercises to model the correct answers.  Student work will be collected for a speaking/listening/viewing assessment.

-The instructor will revisit the class resources (Remind, Quizlet, NoRedInk) and discuss the online vocabulary study sets they will be responsible for this week.

·       Opening:

-Students are instructed in how to set up a section of their notebook for Independent Reading.

-Students will write a reflection on their past successes in choosing an Independent Reading selection.  As a class we will share these responses and discuss.

-Students will be given a suggested reading list to preview their choices.  This activity will be extended by a trip to the Media Center later this week.

·       Work Session

-Students will take the unit pretest.  Results from this assessment will be recorded as unit data.

-Students will choose groups of four to work in as we explore a broad overview of the major eras of American literature.

-Using the laptop cart and the resources listed on the class blog, students will begin four corner responses to research and discuss assigned eras.

-Students will begin to record responses to the Four Corners assignment on the provided chart paper.

·       Closing:

-As we will be working to the bell on the Four Corner assessment, select student helpers will assist in the cleanup, collection of class resources, and storage of incomplete charts.

 

THURSDAY:

·       Warm Up:

-We will start class today by reviewing both Quizlet study sets students are responsible for tomorrow.

-The instructor will show the class how to use the review game, “Gravity.”  They will be reminded to study these sets tonight.,

·       Opening:

-The first twenty minutes of class will be spent with a visit to the Media Center for students to choose their unit independent reading novel.  Specialized carts aligned with Springboard have already been established for this purpose.

-Students will also get their copy of The Crucible

·       Work Session

-Students will complete work on the Four Corners chart assessment begun in class yesterday.

-Completed charts will be displayed outside the classroom door.

-Small and selected groups will be asked questions about their chart as part of a s-l-v assessment

-If time permits, students will take notes on Puritanism

·       Closing:

-Students will spend the last ten minutes of class reading and annotating the provided chapter one from Understanding Movies.  This is assigned as overnight homework.

 

FRIDAY (Independent Reading and Film Studies Friday):

·       Warm Up:

-The instructor will assess students on their weekly parallel reading.  The text this week was “On Dumpster Diving” by Lars Eighner and the first Quizlet study set associated with the rhetorical strategies discussed this week.

-Students will continue notes on the overview of the AP exam before completing the second timed reading passage as part of multiple choice practice.

-Students will discuss their annotations of chapter one.  This will be collected as a reading assessment.

-Students will complete Reading Journal Prompt #1 before beginning today’s independent reading acrivity

·       Work Session

-As a class we will complete the notes based on yesterday’s presentation on the Puritans

-Students will spend half of class time engaging in independent reading.

-Students that finish early will utilize the department laptop to complete the ongoing assigned NRI or USATestprep practice activities

·       Closing:

–          Students will end the first week of school by viewing the Blue River Dog Food skit from SNL.

–          As an exit ticket, students will describe how this clip illustrates the concept of losing an argument with an overreliance any side of the rhetorical triangle.

 

 

 

Final Exam Study Resources

Use the following links to access practice reading passages.  These passages are very similar to what you will find on the final exam.  Be sure to check your own answers against the provided answer key.  Also, remember to access the associated Quizlet and to take the small practice exam in USATestPrep to best prepare for this exam.

Final Exam Practice Passage 1

Final Exam Practice Passage- Answer Key

Practice Passage #2

Practice Passage #2- Answer Key

Access the associated Quizlet here.

Access the USATesPrep to take the practice exam (small) here.