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Monday, November 23

Benchmarks
9.9.3.3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, intended audience, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.

9.4.2.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail 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.

Activities

  • Entrance slip: what is propaganda?
  • Finish watching The Wave
  • Discuss the movie — mechanisms of control
  • 1984 powerpoint — students take notes
  • Students check out books
  • Distribute chapter 1 study guides
  • Explain audio link: 1984 Audio Book
  • Students have time to read

Assessment

  • discussion of movie
  • entrance slip

Tuesday, November 24

Benchmarks
9.4.4.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone

9.4.2.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail 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.

Activities

  • Students turn in chapter 1 study guides
  • Read "Involuntary Conversion…The World of Doublespeak" as an introduction to the language of Big Brother.
  • Students will come up with two jargon terms in groups.
  • Students have time to read chapter 2-3 (pages 20-37) and work on study guide — corresponding study guide due tomorrow

Assessment

  • study guides
  • discussion

Wednesday, November 25

Benchmarks
9.4.3.3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

9.4.2.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail 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.

9.4.4.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone

Activities

  • Entrance Slip: Define Doublespeak
  • Discuss Doublespeak as a review for what we went over yesterday.
  • Discuss Edward Snowden and the NSA.
  • Edward Snowden videos One and Two
  • Check study guides/summaries while watching the interviews.
  • Discuss what students think about Edward Snowden, the NSA, and what connections they can make with the book.
  • Read 37- 63 for Monday and corresponding study guide due

Assessment

  • discussion
  • entrance slips
  • study guides

Thursday, November 26

NO SCHOOL — THANKSGIVING BREAK

Friday, November 27

NO SCHOOL — THANKSGIVING BREAK

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