Mrs. Byrd's English II
December 8 - December 12
6 DAY COUNT DOWN - FOCUS AND FINISH STRONG!
Remember - Starting tomorrow all lunch periods are open for make-ups and remediation!
"“Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him?”
― Anthony Burgess
EQ: What resources can I use to help me understand a difficult text?
Do Now: Discussion post
- Share Chapter Summaries- make sure they are posted on the discussion board.
- Complete Chapter 8-12 Quiz
HOMEWORK: Complete Quiz
Tuesday, December 9
“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can't be any large-scale revolution until there's a personal revolution, on an individual level. It's got to happen inside first.”
― Jim Morrison
EQ: How does an author develop theme?
Theme review notes - do I really know what a theme is and how to identify it?
To replace any incorrect theme charts you may have turned in - locate and create 2 thematic statements. You must provide 1 piece of evidence and explanation for both.
Wednesday, December 10
EQ: How does an author develop theme? How can I identify themes in a text?
Theme Scale - You will use this several times over the next week. Make sure you reflect on what you still need to understand, how I can help you, and what you can personally do to increase your comprehension of the specific concept.
Identifying Theme Presentation - If at any point you fall behind on your notes or when reviewing you do not remember what you wrote means - here is the power point!
Finish theme review notes - do I really know what a theme is and how to identify it?
Table activity - "The Cost of Happiness" - This activity will probably carry over to Thursday.
To replace any incorrect theme charts you may have turned in - locate and create 2 thematic statements. You must provide 1 piece of evidence and an explanation for both.
Thursday, December 11
"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it."
- Herman Melville
What did the author want me to get out of this piece? How do I know what the theme is?
Verbal Vocabulary Review
Review Notes - each table group put together a 3,2,1
Independent Practice -
1. choose a short story from the literature book
2. Read the story
Thursday, December 11