Monday, April 1, 2013 and Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Clear Target: I can identify theme and use it to create something new.
  1. Think about yourself and come up with a list of your best qualities. Are you a great artist? Athlete? Are you particularly intelligent? Do you dress well? Have excellent taste in music? Are you a good reader and writer? Are you a computer expert? Are you a good dancer? Do you play an instrument or sing? Do you cook well? Consider those qualities that make you an individual and that would set you apart in Harrison’s world. List four of those qualities on your index card.
  2. Harrison Bergeron
  3. Theme
  4. Searching for a Theme , Examples of Theme
  5. Assignment:Using this prompt, “Imagine you live in Vonnegut’s America in 2081. The 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments have been passed, and the Handicapper General has handicapped you. How do you feel about it? What is your life like?” Create a a comic book story (with the attached template) that contains the following three elements: What is your usual life like—that is, set up the situation (conflict), tell us about your handicaps and why you have them, describe the world around you and resolve the conflict.
    You should draw a graphic story (like a comic book) choosing one or more of these templates. Make sure your story has a title section. Print and then begin your writing/drawing. Staple and put completed work in the basket.
  6. Writing Workshop: Type of Clauses One Two
  7. Brainpop
  8. Quizlet
  9. Types of Clauses/Phrases practice Download the .pdf file (with your best score). Upload that document to Edmodo.
  10. TUESDAY ONLY: Literature Circles at My Big Campus.
  11. When all work has been turned in you should read your literature circle book OR write a blog entry. There should be NO sitting around doing nothing, talking to classmates, or playing on the computer.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Clear Target: I can identify and summarize the key ideas in a text.
  1. 3rd/4th Period: Literature Circles at My Big Campus.
  2. What is a lottery?
  3. Read "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson using Read-Say-Question strategy: Students take turns reading two paragraphs at a time. After one person reads, the person to the reader's right asks a question or makes a comment. After that, the discussion and any questions are opened to the group. The person who asked a question or made a comment becomes the next reader, and the person to that reader's right asks a question before it is opened to the group. Continue until the story is finished.
  4. Assignment: Write a really simple summary - 140 characters or less of the story using Fake Tweet Builder, If you can't see your conversation, you have written too much. Create a new character and have them speak. At the bottom of your tweet is "Download." Download the file and attach the image to Edmodo. Here is a model. Harrison Bergeron Tweet.png
  5. Writing Workshop: Type of Clauses One Two
  6. Practice with this link with identifying types of clauses. Notice what you miss and get right.
  7. Now complete this graded practice Recognizing Subordinate Clause Types. Take a screen shot of your results, paste into Paint and upload to Edmodo.
  8. When all work has been turned in (Remember Comic Books) you should read your literature circle book OR write a blog entry. There should be NO sitting around doing nothing, talking to classmates, or playing on the computer.

Thursday, April 4, 2013 Clear Target: I can identify the plot elements of a narrative.
  1. Plot Elements
  2. Elements of Plot
  3. Assignment: Use this template to identify the plot elements of "The Lottery" and submit to Edmodo.
  4. Writing Workshop: Type of Clauses One Two
  5. Practice on Clauses - keep taking the practice until you get a 100% then go to #6, which I am will be grading.
  6. Types of Clauses/Phrases graded practice
  7. When all work has been turned in you should read your independent reading book. There should be NO sitting around doing nothing, talking to classmates, or playing on the computer.

Friday, April 5, 2013 Clear Target: I can determine tone and mood in a piece of text.
  1. Post the dystopian elements found in "The Lottery" at 1st/2nd Period AnswerGarden, 3rd/4th Period AnswerGarden.
  2. Mood and Tone
  3. Directions for Syntax Surgery: Underline all Verbs -Squiggles under subjects -Circle mood (setting, objects, images) -Box around words of tone (attitude) -Question marks next to things we don’t understand -Make ties
  4. Assignment: Use this template and conduct the “Syntax Surgery” on the chosen text,responding to the questions, “What is the author’s tone, how did she develop mood, and how has it changed from the beginning of the story?” Submit your response in the form of an essay to Edmodo. Model:
  5. When all work has been turned in you should read your independent reading book. There should be NO sitting around doing nothing, talking to classmates, or playing on the computer.