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6/12

posted Jun 12, 2018, 5:59 AM by Sarah Larkin

Today's Class Agenda: 
  1. Do Now: Advertisement Analysis Practice Sheet
  2. Share the advertisements we brought in for last night's HW
  3. Discuss common corrections & notes on IPIWT essays
  4. Go over Sci Fi Quizzes
  5. Start reading "Lose Now, Pay Later" 
Tonight's Homework: 
  • Finish close-reading of  "Lose Now, Pay Later"
  • Read your book report book! 
    • Book must be completed for group book talks on **June 14th**

6/6

posted Jun 8, 2018, 9:32 AM by Sarah Larkin

Today's Class Agenda: 
  1. Do Now: Quizlet Live
  2. Facts vs. Inferences Pictures Gallery Walk
  3. Science Fiction Elements & Devices quiz
  4. Do Now:  Infer: What do you think the world outside of Jay's quarantine looks like based on the clues we have read so far?
  5. Go over, discuss
  6. Continue reading "Patient Zero"
Tonight's Homework: 
  • Finish reading "Patient Zero"
  • Science Fiction Vocab packet due Friday
  • Science Fiction Vocab quiz also Friday
  • Read your book report book! 
    • Book must be completed for group book talks on June 14th

6/5

posted Jun 8, 2018, 9:28 AM by Sarah Larkin

Today's Class Agenda: 
  1. Do Now: Quizlet Live
  2. Facts vs. Inferences Review
  3. Facts vs. Inferences with Cartoons Practice sheet (collected)
  4. Continue reading short story, "Patient Zero"
Weekend Homework: 
  • Science Fiction Vocab packet due Friday
  • Science Fiction Vocab quiz also Friday
  • Read your book report book! 
    • Book must be completed for group book talks on June 14th

cartoon inferencing2


6/4

posted Jun 8, 2018, 9:25 AM by Sarah Larkin   [ updated Jun 8, 2018, 9:26 AM ]

Today's Class Agenda: 
  1. Do Now: Quizlet Live
  2. Go over vocabulary definitions & POS
  3. Start reading short story, "Patient Zero"
Weekend Homework: 
  • Science Fiction Vocab packet due Friday
  • Science Fiction Vocab quiz also Friday
  • Read your book report book! 
    • Book must be completed for group book talks on June 14th
  • Science Fiction Vocabulary


6/1

posted Jun 1, 2018, 8:44 AM by Sarah Larkin

Today's Class Agenda: 
  1. Do Now: Science Fiction Anticipation Guide Sheet
  2. Essays collected
  3. Go over Do Now, create class Word Splash with Science Fiction Terms
  4. Science Fiction Notes (Slides below)
  5. Science Fiction Video Clip - Time to Nerd Out :)
Weekend Homework: 
  • Science Fiction Vocab packet - Definitions & POS ONLY
  • Read your book report book! 
    • Book must be completed for group book talks on June 14th

Science Fiction.pptx

Science Fiction Notes Sheet

Science Fiction Vocabulary Printable




5/16

posted May 16, 2018, 6:53 AM by Sarah Larkin

Today's Class Agenda: 
  1. Do Now: Student Examples of Test Open Responses Editing Sheet
  2. Continue (and hopefully finish) book report presentations
  3. Go over Ch. 6 questions & key scenes
  4. Start reading Ch. 7 together
Tonight's Homework: 
  • Read IPIWT Ch. 7 & complete Ch. 7 questions & evidence in question packet

5/15

posted May 16, 2018, 6:50 AM by Sarah Larkin

Today's Class Agenda: 
  1. Do Now: Answer Ch. 6 pre-reading Questions in composition notebooks
    • The concentration camps that Sonia has been in so far have been work camps, where inmates were expected to work long hours in difficult and violent conditions.  How do you think she will feel when she is still held in a concentration camp, but no longer given work to do?
    • Why do you think the Nazi soldiers would no longer be giving them work to do?
  2. Continue book report presentations
  3. Start reading Chapter 6 together outloud
  4. Answer questions 1 & 2 notes & evidence together (Answers posted below)
Tonight's Homework: 
  • Finish reading IPIWT Chapter 6 & complete Ch. 6 notes & evidence in question packet


Chapter 6

Why was Bergen Belsen much worse than the other camps? Why do you think this camp was so less organized and efficient than earlier camps?

  • The war was ending, and supplies and troops were both limited

  • They were no longer concerned about whether prisoners lived or died.  Their main concern was finding somewhere to put them all that would not be discovered by invading enemy troops

  • Sadly apparent that if it was possible to just kill them all, they would have, but they didn’t have a means of doing this and adequately covering it up without their cruelty being discovered

  • Soldiers have stopped really caring because they know that they are losing the war

“For Blanca and me, Bergen-Belsen was much worse than Auschwitz. The guards dumped three hundred of us in a barracks that had room for about fifty people. We had no blankets, no bunks, no food, no space, no latrines. It was the perfect breeding ground for typhus and other diseases that thrive in unsanitary conditions.” p. 55

Why does Weitz say that they knew the newcomers to the camp would not survive?  What were some of the “lessons to learn” in surviving that Sonia knew, but the newcomers did not?  

  • Newcomers did not know the important tricks to survival

    • How to get the most food

    • How to appear healthy during selection

  • “It was heart wrenching, because we knew they would soon be dead. They did not have our experience— our expertise in surviving.”

  • “We knew that the best position for roll calls was in the middle—out of reach of SS guns and whips, yet close to other victims who might hold you up if you fainted.” 56

  • “For food, we knew that the best position was also in the middle of the line. Those in the front often received the watery substance at the top of the bucket. At the end, there might not be any food left at all. No, it was in the middle of the line that one had the best chance of getting some nourishment.” p. 56

  • “And so, over time, we watched them die—of longing, of terror, of torture, of starvation.” p. 56

5/9

posted May 9, 2018, 6:16 AM by Sarah Larkin

Today's Class Agenda: 
  1. Do Now: Quizlet Live!
  2. Finish Test if did not finish yesterday
  3. If done, can work on quiz corrections or vocab packet
  4. Go over Vocab definitions & POS with slides (attached below)
  5. Go over IPIWT Comprehension Quiz & directions for corrections 
  6. If time, start reading Ch. 6 together
Tonight's Homework: 
  • Biography/Autobiography/Memoir Book Report due Monday, May 14th
  • IPIWT Vocabulary Packet due Tuesday, May 15 and will be counted as a project grade 

IPIWT Vocabulary Slides

I Promised I would Tell Vocabulary Printable


Biography / Autobiography / Memoir -in-a-Bag Report




5/1

posted May 1, 2018, 9:03 AM by Sarah Larkin

Today's Class Agenda: 
  1. Do Now:  Quizlet Live - Poetry Terms Review
  2. Explain Silent Close Reading Circles Group Activity Procedures
  3. Start the timer - 5 minutes per poem
  4. Start / continue reading Chapter 4, either with group or as a class
 
Tonight's Homework:

I Promised I Would Tell Reading Questions


4/30

posted May 1, 2018, 8:58 AM by Sarah Larkin

Today's Class Agenda: 
  1. Do Now:  5 minutes to study
  2. IPIWT Vocabulary Quiz #2
  3. Answer Do Now: Sonia was forced to leave her diary behind because, “Inside the camp, paper and writing tools were forbidden.”  Why do you think the Nazis made this rule?  What are they afraid of?
  4. Go over / Share
  5. Watch short clip: "Schindler's List" - Liquidation of Krakow Ghetto Scene
  6. Discuss
 
Tonight's Homework:
  • None! :)

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