English 10 Week 3

Monday, September 21

  • Free Write: Choose one of the memories you wrote about last week and respond to the following:
    • How did I change? (Who was I before and after the situation?)
    • Why did the event or situation occur? What forces were at work?
    • Did I realize the significance of the event at the time? Why or why not?
    • Why was the event or situation important to me?
  • Debriefing from Friday: How did it go?
  • Quiz on While the Locust Slept through page 77.
  • Comprehension check — go through the events and themes of the book so far. Create a timeline as a class.
  • Start Vocab packet for lesson 2
  • Read pages 79-95 in Locust for tomorrow

Tuesday, September 22

  • Free Write:Working with the memory you wrote about yesterday respond to the following:
    • What does my memory reveal or show about the nature of __? (childhood, fear, love, failure, etc.)
    • Who might relate to my memory? Why?
    • Is there a public issue is related to my memory? If so, what is it?
  • Start Found Poetry Project
  • Define found and parallel poems:
    • Found Poems: poems that are composed from words and phrases found in another text.
    • Parallel Poems: original poems that use the same line structures as another poem, but focus on a completely different topic. Some words from the original poem are retained, but some words are replaced with new words.
  • Example: found and parallel poem models
  • We are going to write found and parallel poems using pages 92-95 of While the Locust Slept. Instructions can be found here.
  • Read pages 97-114 in Locust for tomorrow

Wednesday, September 23

Lumberjack schedule

  • Free Write: Choose another memory you wrote about last week and respond to the following:
    • How did I change? (Who was I before and after the situation?)
    • Why did the event or situation occur? What forces were at work?
    • Did I realize the significance of the event at the time? Why or why not?
    • Why was the event or situation important to me?
  • MCA Prep: "Queen of the Nile" questions and writing prompt
  • Then, when you are done, use the rest of class to get caught up on work.
    • Finish found poem
    • Read through the end of chapter 8
    • Work on vocab packet
  • Read pages 115-127 in Locust for tomorrow

Thursday, September 24

  • (10 min) Free Write: Choose one of the memories you wrote about last week and respond to the following:
    • How did I change? (Who was I before and after the situation?)
    • Why did the event or situation occur? What forces were at work?
    • Did I realize the significance of the event at the time? Why or why not?
    • Why was the event or situation important to me?
  • Finish Found poem if needed. Then, write a Parallel Poem:
    • Remember, parallel poems are original poems that use the same line structures as another poem, but focus on a completely different topic. Some words from the original poem are retained, but some words are replaced with new words.
    • Follow the directions on the Parallel Poem Instructions sheet to write a parallel poem using your found poem from Tuesday.
  • Read pages 129-151 in Locust for tomorrow

Friday, September 25

  • While the Locust Slept Quiz #3
  • Turn in notebooks with an attached checklist. Put it in your hour's crate and make sure your name is on it
  • Turn in Vocab 2 packets
  • Vocab 2 test
  • Make sure your poems are turned in — most of you did this yesterday.
  • In small groups, create a timeline of your assigned chapter.
  • For Tuesday: read through page 181 and write four open-ended higher-level questions for a GRADED discussion on Tuesday.

I am collecting your notebooks today. Here is what I should find: Notebook Check English 10 September 25

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