Each day before class begins:
  1. Write the Clear Target in your Assignment Book.
  2. Homework is always any unfinished class work, blogging, and/or independent reading
  3. Complete Quickwrite using your interactive notebook. Make sure you back up your response with TEXT EVIDENCE. Here is the rubric I use for grading.
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  5. Socrative: Room Number: DShoulders
  6. Fourth Nine Weeks Unit Overview:

Monday, April 20, 2015 Clear Target: I can determine how the author’s word choices develop the tone and meaning of the text.
  1. Omelas
  2. Complete Text Dependent Questions:
    1. How does the author describe the city of Omelas? What is the tone of the story at this point? How does the author achieve this through word choice?
    2. Why does the narrator think seem to doubt that we will believe in and accept the description of “the festival, the city, the joy?”
    3. How does Le Guin’s use of pronouns help you decide where the narrator is from? A Citizen of Omela? A former citizen of Omela? An outsider observer looking in?
    4. Choose a word to describe the citizens of Omelas, and explain why that word is best.
    5. Draw a line through the paragraph where the narrator stops talking about the citizens of Omelas and starts talking about our own society. Give a reason the narrator praises the citizens of Omelas and their society. Give a way the narrator finds fault within our society. How does word choice show the effect of this contrast?
    6. Which of the narrator’s statements sheds doubt on Omelas’ perfection? Why does the narrator assume the reader doesn’t believe in the perfection of Omelas?
    7. Who are the ones who walk away from Omelas? Why do they leave? And why go alone? How does the author use word choice to develop this idea?
    8. Why do some people stay? How does the author use word choice to develop this idea?

Tuesday, April 21, 2014 and Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Clear Target: Clear Target: I can determine how the author’s word choices develop the tone and meaning of the text.
  1. Complete Vocabulary Quiz for "Those Who Walked Away From Omelas."
  2. Reading through the lens of word choice:
  3. Grammatical Analysis "Those Who Walked Away From Omelas."

Thursday, April 23, 2015 Clear Target: I can determine the meaning of words through Greek and Latin affixes and roots.
  1. Independent Practice: Complete this worksheet for April's roots/affixes.

Friday, April 24, 2015 Clear Target: I can determine how the author’s word choices develop the tone and meaning of the text.
  1. Video Version
  2. Group Work Omelas.png