November 9 13 Contemp Lit

November 9-13

Monday, November 9

Benchmarks
11.4.2.2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

Activities

  • Free write: On the 13th Tuesday, Morrie describes his pefect day. What is your perfect day? What is it like? What do you do? Why is this your perfect day?
  • Finish group presentations
  • Final discussion of Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Brainstorming portion of unit essay

Assessment

  • brainstorming
  • free write
  • discussion

Tuesday, November 10

Benchmarks
11.4.1.1. 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.

11.7.4.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization,and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Activities

  • Work on unit essays in iMac Lab

Assessment

  • essays

Wednesday, November 11

Benchmarks
11.7.5.5 Use a writing process to develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, drafting, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

Activities

  • Work on unit essays in English Lab
  • Peer review day

Assessment

  • essays
  • peer review sheets

Thursday, November 12

Benchmarks
11.4.1.1. 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.

Activities

  • Tuesdays with Morrie unit essays due at the start of the hour.
  • Double Entry Journals for Tuesdays with Morrie are due. You should have a minimum of 9 total — all of them focused on his aphorisms.
  • Free Writes for Tuesdays with Morrie due — you should have 8 free writes, starting with Oct. 26 (start of Week 8).
  • Tuesdays with Morrie Unit test
  • Begin watching movie

Assessment

  • essays
  • test
  • double entry journals
  • free writes

Friday, November 13

END OF FIRST TERM

  • Finish watching movie and complete student evaluations
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