April 11-15, 2016

Each day before class begins:
1. Pick up your interactive notebook from the appropriate basket.
2. Sharpen any pencils. Make sure you have a writing utensil ready.
3. Record the Clear Target into your assignment book.
4. Complete the "Do Now," and be ready to share your work.
5. Unless the item is labeled graded or independent practice/assignment, the work will be completed in class.
6. Socrative Room Name: DSHOULDERS
7. Context for Lord of the Flies
8. Lord of the Flies:

Monday, April 11, 2016, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 and Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Clear Target: I can determine the strongest, best evidence to support the author's intentions.
  1. Why I Expect More of Your Writing
  2. Look at the cover of Lord of the Flies. Make a prediction as to what you believe the book is going to be about.
  3. Let's change the rules of this class to these new ones. a. No one will be allowed to talk in class at all without teacher permission. In fact, talking will be very limited from now on. b. The class will be divided into 3 groups based on grades. Students with the highest grades will be in one group, those in the middle will be in another, and those with the lowest will make up the third group. c. You may not discuss your family, interests, or cultural background. The culture of our classroom is more important.
  4. Respond to these questions in your groups: a. How would you feel if rules like these were really implemented in one of your classes? Why? b. What are some possible reasons that a teacher might implement rules like these? c. How would these rules affect the classroom community? d. If I had introduced these rules gradually, over the course of a school year for example, would you have responded in the same way as you did having them all introduced at the same time? Why? e. How has technology improved our lives? What are some current and potential future negative consequences of advancement in technology? f. What are some rules we have in our society or in our school that limit personal g. freedom in some way? Why are these rules in place? When is it okay to limit personal freedom for the benefit of society?
  5. Think about some dystopian books you have read or movies you have seen. What characteristics to they have? In your groups create a definition for this genre of literature.
  6. Introduction to Dystopian Literature:
  7. Dystopia in our Society
    1. Gaza, The Makings of a Modern Day Dystopia
    2. American Dystopia, More Reality Than Fiction
    3. The Original Real Life Dystopia...
  8. After reading your article, in a group construct a Z-Chart and be prepared to share out with the rest of the class.Z Chart Lit.png
  9. Independent Practice: Using evidence from ALL of the resources and activities from lesson, compose a paragraph that explains how dystopian characteristics are part of today's society and are used in Dystopian Literature to reflect current trends. Remember you are using the BEST evidence to determine the author's intentions. Please complete this work at Google Classroom.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 Clear Target: I can analyze the effect the author's stylistic choices have on the audience and text's differing points of view.
  1. Close reading of passage from "Crossing the Deadline" by Michael Shoulders

Friday, April 15, 2016 Clear Target: I can analyze the effect the author's stylistic choices have on the audience and text's differing points of view.
  1. Field Trip to Customs House and Fort Defiance.