Unit 4: The Power of the Past

Week of 2/8/16

Essential Questions

  • How do I determine what the best process is to develop my understanding in a meaningful way?
  • Why do humans perpetuate social injustice on others?

Monday, 2/8

In Class:


Skills of Focus:

  • Archetypes
  • Theme


Homework:

Tuesday, 2/9

In Class:


Station Norms:

  • Stay with your group.
  • Get the Help You Need (Cups)
  • If a station is taken, skip it and come back! These stations do not have to be done in any special order. (If you're waiting on the last station, what can you be producing while you wait?)
  • Document - take pictures of your work so that you can refer back to it.
  • Put it back how you found it.
Station Menu:
  • Red - Pic Scene
  • Orange - Visual Interpretation
  • Green - Social Injustice in Literature
  • Blue - Social Injustice Charades
  • Purple - Acrostic Activity


Skills of Focus:
  • Making Connections Across Texts

Homework:

  • 45 minutes of Membean this week (135 minutes over 13 days between 2/8 and 2/26)
  • Mid-Book Reading due 2/18

Wednesday, 2/10

In Class:


Skills of Focus:
  • Reflection

Homework:

  • 45 minutes of Membean this week (135 minutes over 13 days between 2/8 and 2/26)

Thursday, 2/11

In Class:
  • Ferguson B Rhetorical Precis Corrections
  • Historical Fiction SSR and Dialectical Journal Entry


Skills of Focus:

  • Close Reading
  • Reflection


Homework:

  • CCF due by 8:00am Friday - Requirements for Individual CCF:
    • Article should keep to the subject we have explored through the Ferguson articles, though you can focus on an incident other than the Michael Brown shooting (e.g. Eric Garner, Renisha McBride, John Crawford, Tamir Rice, Marlene Pinnock, etc.)
    • The article MUST present an argument - if the purpose is merely to "inform," that is not making an argument
    • Don't forget to copy and paste the article into your CCF document
  • 45 minutes of Membean this week (135 minutes over 13 days between 2/8 and 2/26)

Friday, 2/12

In Class:

  • CCF due by 8:00am
  • Mini-Lesson: Questioning
  • Historical Fiction Lit Circles and SSR
    • Personal goal: Create 1 comprehension, 1 analysis, and 1 universal question to include in your Dialectical Journal
    • Dialectical Journal Entry


Skills of Focus:

  • Close Reading
  • Reflection

Homework:

  • 45 minutes of Membean this week (135 minutes over 13 days between 2/8 and 2/26)

Look Ahead!