Unit 1: The Power of Language

Week of 9/7

Essential Questions

  • How are literary elements used in a text?

  • How does one text reflect the elements of another text?

Homecoming Spirit Week

Show your Cowboy spirit this week by dressing for each day's theme (see below)! Remember that dress code is still enforced.

Monday, 9/7

Happy Labor Day!

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, 9/8

Grey's Anatomy Day!

In Class:

  • SSR
  • Your Censorship Manifesto
  • Independently read “A Dark Brown Dog” and create a first-draft read summary of the text (3 sentences max!)


Skills of Focus:

  • Close Reading


Homework:
  • 30 minutes of Membean this week

Wednesday, 9/9

Once Upon a Time Day!

In Class:

  • SSR
  • Look at "A Dark Brown Dog" through a different lens
  • Small group discussion


Skills of Focus:

  • Close Reading
  • Historical Context
  • Allegory


Homework:
  • 30 minutes of Membean this week

Thursday, 9/10

Pajama Day!

In Class:


Skills of Focus:

  • Theme
  • Symbol


Homework:
  • 30 minutes of Membean this week

Friday, 9/11

Homecoming!

In Class:


Skills of Focus:

  • Listening and Speaking
  • Team Building