Lesson Plans

 Week of February 22-26, 2010

Review Objectives:

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Puritan writing

            SWBAT identify Anne Bradstreet, John Smith, Jonathan Edwards, and the Salem

                          Witch Trials

            SWBAT know the ideals and writings of the Age of Enlightenment

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Romanticism in writing and in art

            SWBAT identify Hawthorne, Irving, Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Whitman,

            SWBAT define and understand transcendentalism

            SWBAT define and recognize regionalism/ local color

            SWBAT define and identify Realism in literature and art

Learning objectives for the week

            STUDENTS WILL THINK (about literature and thus, about life)

            SWBAT read with comprehension and analyze literature

            SWBAT define and identify the Harlem Renaissance

            SWBAT identify Paul Lawrence Dunbar and Langston Hughes

 

Monday—

A.  check off homework:  poetry of Paul Lawrence Dunbar

B.  Small group – large group discussions of the poems

 

Tuesday--

            A.  Read about Langston Hughes  (p. 715)

            B.  Small groups:  choral reading activity

                        1.  Each group much present their poem as a choral reading

                        2.  poems are in a handout

            C.  Presentations and discussions

 

Wednesday

A.  finish presentations

B.  review for final

           

Thursday:  Finals

 

FridayFinals

Week of February 15-19, 2010

Review Objectives:

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Puritan writing

            SWBAT identify Anne Bradstreet, John Smith, Jonathan Edwards, and the Salem

                          Witch Trials

            SWBAT know the ideals and writings of the Age of Enlightenment

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Romanticism in writing and in art

            SWBAT identify Hawthorne, Irving, Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Whitman,

            SWBAT define and understand transcendentalism

Learning objectives for the week

            STUDENTS WILL THINK (about literature and thus, about life)

            SWBAT read with comprehension and analyze literature

            SWBAT know about Mark Twain and evaluate his importance in America

            SWBAT define realism, contrast it with romanticism, and theorize why the

                           change in literature and art occurred

            SWBAT define and recognize regionalism/ local color

            SWBAT define and identify dialect in writing.

            SWBAT define and identify the Harlem Renaissance

            SWBAT identify Paul Lawerence Dunbar and Langston Hughes

Monday—SNOW DAY #10.  NO CLASS

          

Tuesday--

             A.  Discuss Time article on Mark Twain and his impact on the United States

B.  Review for test


Wednesday

              A. TEST:  Realism, Bret Harte, and Mark Twain

        

Thursday:

               A.  Read about Paul Lawrence Dunbar in textbook

B. Read “Douglass” (yellow level lit book) and “Sympathy” (handout)

C.  Small group/large group activity

            1.  P. 704 do “Meaning” questions 1 & 2; Extended metaphor and theme

            2.  Questions over  “Sympathy”  (poem and questions are available on the Class Handouts link.)


Friday--No School.   Inservice day.

                       

 

Week of February 8-12, 2010.  Week 12

Review Objectives:

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Puritan writing

            SWBAT identify Anne Bradstreet, John Smith, Jonathan Edwards, and the Salem

                          Witch Trials

            SWBAT know the ideals and writings of the Age of Enlightenment

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Romanticism in writing and in art

            SWBAT identify Hawthorne, Irving, Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, Whitman,

            SWBAT define and understand transcendentalism

Learning objectives for the week

            STUDENTS WILL THINK (about literature and thus, about life)

            SWBAT read with comprehension and analyze literature

            SWBAT know about Mark Twain and evaluate his importance in America

            SWBAT define realism, contrast it with romanticism, and theorize why the

                           change in literature and art occurred

            SWBAT define and recognize regionalism/ local color

            SWBAT define and identify dialect in writing.

Monday—Snow Day # 8


Tuesday--Snow Day #9


Wednesday

A.  Watch United Streaming  “San Francisco” segment

B.  Read “Jumping Frog of Calavaras County” either outloud with partner or silently

C.  Take comprehension quiz when finished reading

      

Thursday:

           A.  Discussd “Jumping Frog” and analyze elements of regionalism

            B.  Watch United Streaming Films:  Return to Hannibal, Huckleberry Finn, Huck and Jim, and  A Tough Choice

                                       1.  http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/       Click this link.   Films can be found by searching for Mark Twai

           

Friday        

            A.  Finish films

            B.  Partner read Time magazine article about Twain:  “Getting Past Black and White”  with pen in hand.

            C.  Do comprehension worksheet when done reading

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            TEST:  Realism, Bret Harte, and Mark Twain--next Tuesday


Week of February 1-5, 2010  Week 11

Learning objectives for the week

            SWBAT read with comprehension

            SWBAT effectively analyze literature

            SWBAT identify how literature reflects American history

            SWBAT recognize the traits of realism and recognize them in literature

            SWBAT recognize the important contributions of Mark Twain and his novel

                           Huckleberry Finn

 

Monday—

            A.  Correct open book tests together.  Discuss knowledge and test taking skills

            B.  Civil War:  Painting examination and Lincoln photograph

            C.  Read "O Captain, my Captain" by Walt Whitman and discuss the extended metaphor together in class

           

Tuesday—

            A.  PowerPoint:  Realism and Bret Harte

            B.  Begin reading “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” together—finish as homework

 

Wednesday

            A.  Comprehension quiz:  “The Outcasts”

            B.  Discuss/analyze the story:  small group to large group

 

Thursday

            A.  PowerPoint/United Streaming presentation:  Mark Twain

                       

Friday:

            A.  Partner read:  “The Jumping Frog of Calavaras County”

            B.  Do worksheet as we read—evaluate comprehension and begin analysis           

Week of January 25-29, 2010.  Week 10.

Review Objectives:

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Puritan writing

            SWBAT identify Anne Bradstreet, John Smith, Jonathan Edwards, and the Salem

                          Witch Trials

            SWBAT know the ideals and writings of the Age of Enlightenment

            SWBAT identify Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, E.A. Poe

            SWBAT identify and define symbolism, folk tale, irony, allegory, foreshadowing,

                           and theme

Learning objectives for the week

            SWBAT read with comprehension

            SWBAT effectively analyze literature

            SWBAT identify how literature reflects American history

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Romanticism in writing and in art

            SWBAT recognize the traits of transcendentalism

            SWBAT define mood in a piece of literature and how that is established.

Monday—No School.  Snow day #6!!!


Tuesday-No School.  Snow day #7.  Last day of school:  June 9.


Wednesday

A.  Read “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman—outloud together in class

B.  Partner activity:  one question at a time.  Make sense of the text

           

Thursday-

            A.  Finish Walt Whitman

            B.  Video segments:  Henry David Thoreau and Walden

 

Friday

            A.  Open notes test:  Romanticism and the transcendentalists


Next Monday:

            A.  PowerPoint:  Realism and Bret Harte

            B.  Begin reading “The Outcasts of Poker Flat"

            C.  TEST DUE.           

 

 

 

 

Week of January 18-22, 2010.  Week 9

Review Objectives:

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Puritan writing

            SWBAT identify Anne Bradstreet, John Smith, Jonathan Edwards, and the Salem

                          Witch Trials

            SWBAT know the ideals and writings of the Age of Enlightenment

            SWBAT identify Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, E.A. Poe

            SWBAT identify and define symbolism, folk tale, irony, allegory, foreshadowing,

                           and theme

Learning objectives for the week

            SWBAT read with comprehension

            SWBAT effectively analyze literature

            SWBAT identify how literature reflects American history

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Romanticism in writing and in art

            SWBAT recognize the traits of transcendentalism

            SWBAT define mood in a piece of literature and how that is established.

Monday—2 hour late start due to weather

A.  Review “The Raven”

B.  Discuss/connect events from Poe’s life that could lead to the poem

D.  PowerPoint:  The Transcendentalists and Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Tuesday—2 hour late start

            A.  Finished PowerPoint

            B.  begin reading "Self Reliance"---

 

Wednesday--No school due to weather

           

Thursday

             A.  Finish "Self Reliance" and do comprehension questions together

            B.  Small group to large group—analysis questions

          

                       

Friday:

            A.  PowerPoint:  Walt Whitman

            B.  Learning communities:  Read “Song of Myself” and do questions

            C.  Large group discussions

                     

 

 

 

  Week of January 11-15, 2010  Week 8

Review Objectives:

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Puritan writing

            SWBAT identify Anne Bradstreet, John Smith, Jonathan Edwards, and the Salem

                          Witch Trials

            SWBAT know the ideals and writings of the Age of Enlightenment

Learning objectives for the week

            SWBAT read with comprehension

            SWBAT effectively analyze literature

            SWBAT identify how literature reflects American history

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Romanticism in writing and in art

            SWBAT identify Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, E.A. Poe

            SWBAT identify and define symbolism, folk tale, irony, allegory, foreshadowing,

                           and theme

            SWBAT define mood in a piece of literature and how that is established.

Monday—

A.  PowerPoint:  Nathaniel Hawthorne

B.  Partner read:  “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment”

            1.  there WILL be a quiz over it tomorrow, so use good comprehension strategies (note taking, notes in margin with sticky notes, re-read when confused, write down questions for class if all else fails).

 

Tuesday—

            A.  QUIZ: “ Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment”

            B.  Analysis in groups:  foreshadowing, symbol, allegory, theme

                        1.  worksheet with graphic organizers will lead analysis

 

Wednesday

            A.  Discuss analysis of “Dr. Heidegger”

            B.  PowerPoint/United Streaming:  Edgar Allen Poe

 

Thursday

            A.  Read “The Raven” together 2 times

                        1.  Discuss together to understand the poem

            B.  Assignment:  Create a PowerPoint to illustrate two stanzas

                       

 

Friday—No School due to conferences

             

 

 

             


Week of January 4-8, 2010.  Week 7

Review Objectives:

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Puritan writing

            SWBAT identify Anne Bradstreet, John Smith, Jonathan Edwards, and the Salem

                          Witch Trials

            SWBAT know the ideals and writings of the Age of Enlightenment

Learning objectives for the week

            SWBAT read with comprehension

            SWBAT effectively analyze literature

            SWBAT identify how literature reflects American history

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Romanticism in writing and in art

            SWBAT identify Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, E.A. Poe

            SWBAT identify and define symbolism, folk tale, irony, allegory, foreshadowing,

                           and theme

 

Monday—No School.  Inservice

 

Tuesday--

A.  PowerPoint:  Romanticism and Washington Irving

B.  Begin reading "The Devil and Tom Walker" by Irving (pg. 124)

 

Wednesday

            A.  Finish reading "The Devil and Tom Walker"

            B.  Do comprehension worksheet and vocabulary work

            C.  Correct together and self-evaluate comprehension:  what did you miss?

   

 Thursday--NO SCHOOL DUE TO A SNOW DAY

   

 

Friday--2 hour late start

             A.  Assignment:  Do analysis questions over "The Devil and Tom Walker":  Folk tale, irony, allegory

                        1.  students must choose ONE of these and write a sound paragraph


Week of December 21-25, 2009

Review Objectives:

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Puritan writing and its major authors

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Neoclassic writing and its major authors

 

Learning objectives for the week

            SWBAT read with comprehension

            SWBAT effectively analyze literature

            SW understand the connection between literature and history

             SWBAT identify the traits of the romanticism movement in US History

 

Monday—

            A.  PowerPoint:  Traits of romanticism

            B.  Romantic Art activity (see worksheet)

                                    

Tuesday—

            A.  Finish art activity

 

Wednesday: No school

 

           

Thursday—No school

           

FridayNo School.  MERRY CHRISTMAS :)

 

 


 

Week of December 14-18, 2009.  Week 5

 

Review Objectives:

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Puritan writing

            SWBAT identify Anne Bradstreet, John Smith, Jonathan Edwards, and the Salem

                          Witch Trials

 

Learning objectives for the week

            SWBAT read with comprehension

            SWBAT effectively analyze literature

            SW understand the connection between literature and history

            SWBAT identify neoclassic traits in art, government, and literature

            SWBAT identify Neoclassic thinking in the works of Ben Franklin, Patrick Henry and Thomas Paine

            SWBAT identify the history of the Enlightenment movement

 

Monday—

            A.  Question quiz:  “The Crisis Number 1”

            B.  Partner activity:   Meaning questions 1-3 from "The Crisis" and the analogy Q p. 87

                                    

Tuesday—

            A.  Discuss and review partner activity

            B.  Neoclassic architecture and artwork:  Activity in class together


Wednesday:

            A.  Introduce writing assignment:  Writing about the Neoclassic period (class handout page)

            B.  Lesson:  writing the body paragraph (see class handouts page)

Thursday

            A.  Lesson:  the introduction methods (handout)

            B.  Work time

Friday

            A.  Lesson:  the conclusion (handout)

            B.  Work time:  Paper due Tuesday

 

 

Week of December 7-11, 2009.  Week 4

 

Review Objectives:

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Puritan writing

            SWBAT identify Anne Bradstreet, John Smith, Jonathan Edwards, and the Salem

                          Witch Trials

 

Learning objectives for the week

            SWBAT read with comprehension

            SWBAT effectively analyze literature

            SW understand the connection between literature and history

            SWBAT identify neoclassic traits in art, government, and literature

            SWBAT identify Neoclassic thinking in the works of Ben Franklin, Patrick Henry and Thomas Paine

            SWBAT identify the history of the Enlightenment movement

Monday:

        A.  Discuss Ben Franklin and his Autobiography piece from book--check off that it is done

        B.  PowerPoint:  Patrick Henry

 

Tuesday—

            A.  Notes:  anaphora, rhetorical questions, allusion and metaphor

            B.  Partner read :"Speech to the Virginia Convention"

             C.  Assignment: Getting at Meaning: questions 1 and 2

                                        Identify anaphora, rhetorical question, allusion, and metaphor with sticky notes as you read

                            20 minutes of class time given to complete the assignment


Wednesday--SNOW DAY.  NO CLASS.  :)

           

Thursday:  SNOW DAY.  NO CLASS.  :)

     

Friday

             A.  Discuss Patrick Henry speech--check off for grade book that the assignment is done

            B.  PowerPoint:  Thomas Paine.

            C.  Assignment:  Read “Crisis #1” and do Meaning questions 1-3 and the analogy--identify with sticky notes again

                                         Questions are on p. 87

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Week of November 30-December 4, 2009.  Week 3

 

Review Objectives:

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Puritan writing

            SWBAT identify Anne Bradstreet, John Smith, Jonathan Edwards, and the Salem

                          Witch Trials

 

Learning objectives for the week

            SWBAT read with comprehension

            SWBAT effectively analyze literature

            SW understand the connection between literature and history

            SWBAT recognize the traits of Puritan writing

            SWBAT identify Anne Bradstreet, John Smith, Jonathan Edwards, and the Salem

                          Witch Trials

            SWBAT identify neoclassic traits in art, government, and literature

            SWBAT identify Neoclassic thinking in the works of Ben Franklin, Patrick Henry and Thomas Paine

            SWBAT identify the history of the Enlightenment movement


Monday:

            A.  Partner read:  Salem Witch Trial Transcripts

            B.  Discuss and review

 

Tuesday:

            A.  TEST:  The Puritan Age

 

Wednesday—

A.  Movie:  The Enlightenment

            1.  Take notes as we watch (see PowerPoint page for this handout)

 

Thursday—

            A. Take notes on Ben Franklin and Neoclassicism (see Neoclassic powerpoint on PowerPoint page)

            B.  Assignment:  read My Autobiography by Ben Franklin

                        1.  Comprehension questions 2 and 4 in book

Friday:

            A. Discuss My Autobiography

            B.  Notes on Patrick Henry

          

 

 

 

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