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!

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Weekly Agenda

MONDAY, December 8

Quote:

"“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


Agenda:

  • Share Chapter Summaries- make sure they are posted on the discussion board.
  • Complete Chapter 8-12 Quiz

HOMEWORK: Complete Quiz


Tuesday, December 9

Quote:

“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?

Do Now:

Discussion post

Theme Scale


Agenda:

Identifying Theme Presentation

Theme review notes - do I really know what a theme is and how to identify it?


HOMEWORK:
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

Quote:

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."

Christopher Reeve



EQ: How does an author develop theme? How can I identify themes in a text?


Do Now:

Vocabulary Practice Quiz

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.


Agenda:

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.


HOMEWORK:
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

Quote:

"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


EQ:

What did the author want me to get out of this piece? How do I know what the theme is?


Do Now:

Verbal Vocabulary Review


Agenda:

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

HOMEWORk:



Thursday, December 11


Mid-term Vocabulary Study Guide



Socratic Seminar Article