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...for 10th Grade World Literature and Composition

All weekly schedules are posted on this site. Once an unit is complete, old weekly schedules will be deleted.

If you are absent for any amount of days, be sure to check out what the class has completed and try to catch up.

Monday    5/7

Do Now: Mind-map topic: true freedom

Classwork: Writing Arguments
- finish writing rough draft

Tuesday   5/8

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): cathartic, flagrantly, havoc, humility, unfathomable

Classwork: Writing Aguments
- HMH: Creating a Coherent Argument (interactive writing lesson from the text book)
- peer-check for coherence
- start rewriting rough draft with corrections

Wednesday    5/9

Do Now: mind-map topic: a year in review

Classwork: Writing Aguments
- Check list: claim, 2x (reason and 2 textual evidence) coutner-argument and coutnerclaim, closing (claim restated) -> students need to make sure their essay has all of those elements

Thursday    5/10

Do Now: Using the five words from Tuesday: tcathartic, flagrantly, havoc, humility, unfathomable write a sentence using them in the correct context (cross- check it with the synonyms you wrote down previously).

Classwork: Writing Aguments
- write a bibliography: author (lastname, firstname). title of work.
- make sure all intext citation is correct: (author last name only) if not mentioned in sentence

Friday    5/11

Do Now: Using the mind-maps write a well-developed paragraph (9 sentences) with an introductory sentence, explanation, and a closure sentence. The aim is to look back and analyze what they have learned and understand and with which concepts they are still struggling.

Classwork: Writing Arguments
- finish writing final draft
- turn in all of the parts of the writing process (they are a part of the grade!)

 

Monday    4/30

Do Now: Mind-map topic: Bile

Classwork: Writing Arguments
- 3rd/4th Period: read Write an Argument p 377
- gather textual evidence to answer "What constitutes true freedom?"
- 5th Period: HMH: What is a claim? (interactive writing lesson from the text book)
- write claim, counter-argument, and counterclaim

Tuesday   5/1

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): trivial, mantra, plateau, synopsis, taut

Classwork: Writing Aguments
- 3rd/4th Period:HMH: What is a claim? (interactive writing lesson from the text book)
- write claim, counter-argument, and counterclaim
- 5th Period: HMH: Support Reasons and Evidence (interactive writing lesson from the text book)
- write rough draft

Wednesday    5/2

Do Now: mind-map topic: Writing Arguments

Classwork: Writing Aguments
- 3rd/4th Period: HMH: Support Reasons and Evidence (interactive writing lesson from the text book)
- all classes: write rough draft

Thursday    5/3

Do Now: Using the five words from Tuesday: trivial, mantra, plateau, synopsis, taut write a sentence using them in the correct context (cross- check it with the synonyms you wrote down previously).

Classwork: Writing Aguments
- write rough draft

Friday    5/4

Do Now: Using the mind-maps write a well-developed paragraph (9 sentences) with an introductory sentence, explanation, and a closure sentence. The aim is to look back and analyze what they have learned and understand and with which concepts they are still struggling.

Classwork: Writing Arguments
- HMH: Building Effective Support (interactive writing lesson from the text book)

 

Monday    4/23

Do Now: Mind-map topic: Invictus

Classwork: Invictus
- write a summary from Friday's viewing
- continue watching movie

Tuesday   4/24

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): invictus, winced, menace, bludgeon, loom

Classwork: Invictus
- write a summary from Monday's viewing (add to previous ones)
- finish watching movie

Wednesday    4/25

Do Now: mind-map topic: add to Monday's mind-map

Classwork: Bile CR 105-112
- complete all assignments as outlined in the book

Thursday    4/26

Do Now: Using the five words from Tuesday: invictus, winced, menace, bludgeon, loom write a sentence using them in the correct context (cross- check it with the synonyms you wrote down previously).

Classwork: Bile CR 105-112
- finish all work and turn in

Friday    4/27

Do Now: Using the mind-maps write a well-developed paragraph (9 sentences) with an introductory sentence, explanation, and a closure sentence. The aim is to look back and analyze what they have learned and understand and with which concepts they are still struggling.

Classwork: Writing Arguments
- read Write and Argument p 377
- gather evidence to freedom in various texts (MLK letter, Baker's speech, Gandhi, The Briefcase, Invictus, Bile) in small groups
- share in class
- extract own ideas of freedom in the texts
- HMH: What is a claim? (interactive lesson on claim)

 

Monday    4/16

Do Now: Mind-map topic: The Briefcase

Classwork: The Briefcase p 361-369
- continue reading and answering questions

Tuesday   4/17

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): unpalatable, peremptory, flailing, inversion, transpire

Classwork: The Briefcase p 361-369
- finish reading and answering questions -> turn in work

Wednesday    4/18

Do Now: mind-map topic: add to Monday's mind-map

Classwork: Invictus Poem
- What does the word mean? (latin for unconquerable) discuss the origin in class
- What could the poem be about? Discuss ideas
- Read poem while listening to audio
- analyze poem for rhyme, meter, rhyme scheme, stanza form, theme, imagery, diction, purpose >students will write all of this on their copy of the poem
- How does the title weave into the poem’s overall message? Have students answer in a short constructed response using textual evidence practicing embedding quotes as snippets.

Thursday    4/19

Do Now: Using the five words from Tuesday: unpalatable, peremptory, flailing, inversion, transpire write a sentence using them in the correct context (cross- check it with the synonyms you wrote down previously).

Classwork: Apartheid and Nelson Mandela
- with ppt refresh student’s prior knowledge about Apartheid and Nelson Mandela
- start movie Invictus

Friday    4/20

Do Now: Using the mind-maps write a well-developed paragraph (9 sentences) with an introductory sentence, explanation, and a closure sentence. The aim is to look back and analyze what they have learned and understand and with which concepts they are still struggling.

Classwork: Invictus
- continue watching movie
- have students write a brief summary of what they have seen so far

 

Monday    4/9

Do Now: Mind-map topic: Speech at the March on Washington

Classwork: Letter to Viceroy, Lord Irwin p 352-255
- review rhetoric (ppt)
- read p 351 and discuss
- copy table p 356
- read letter and discuss rhetoric in class
- fill out table for claim, reason, evidence

Tuesday   4/10

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): cognizant, iniquitous, precipitate, complacency, manifest

Classwork: Vocabulary Test
- if finished early and work from previous day is not finished, then complete it

Wednesday    4/11

Do Now: mind-map topic: Letter to Viceroy, Lord Irwin

Classwork: Rise to Fame p 359
- view video
- take notes on Ghandi's rise to fame
- What is the tone in the medium?

Thursday    4/12

Do Now: Using the five words from Tuesday: cognizant, iniquitous, precipitate, complacency, manifest write a sentence using them in the correct context (cross- check it with the synonyms you wrote down previously).

Classwork: Letter versus Media p 360
- complete Analyzing the Text and Media questions, turn in once completed

Friday    4/13

Do Now: Using the mind-maps write a well-developed paragraph (9 sentences) with an introductory sentence, explanation, and a closure sentence. The aim is to look back and analyze what they have learned and understand and with which concepts they are still struggling.

Classwork: The Briefcase p 361-369
- read and discuss character analysis and theme p 370
- read in small groups and answer the questions along (handout)

 

Monday    4/2

Do Now: Mind-map topic: Civil Rights Movement

Classwork: Letter from Birmingham Jail p 319 -336
- copy table from page 337
- read in class p 319 - 323 and start filling out the table
- continue reading with a partner and completing the table

Tuesday   4/3

Do Now: Here are the next five words. Define the part of speech and find synonyms to each one (at least four): voluble, perpetuity, ratify, glacial, pertinent

Classwork: Letter from Birmingham Jail p 319 -336
- finish reading with a partner and completing the table

Wednesday    4/4

Do Now: mind-map topic: Letter from Birmingham Jail

Classwork: Letter from Birmingham Jail p 319 -336
- answer questions to universal theme and allusion p 337

Thursday    4/5

Do Now: Using the five words from Tuesday: voluble, perpetuity, ratify, glacial, pertinent write a sentence using them in the correct context (cross- check it with the synonyms you wrote down previously).

Classwork: Speech at the March on Washington Close Reader 99-104
- do #1 in class
- complete rest individually

Friday    4/6

Do Now: Using the mind-maps write a well-developed paragraph (9 sentences) with an introductory sentence, explanation, and a closure sentence. The aim is to look back and analyze what they have learned and understand and with which concepts they are still struggling.

Classwork: Speech at the March on Washington Close Reader 99-104
- finish all assignments and turn in