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SOPHOMORE ENGLISH: CRITICAL READING AND WRITING
LESSON PLANS: August 31-September 4
Posted by Casey RushMONDAY 8/31 - NO CLASS MEETINGTUESDAY 9/1
- The Seven Traits of Highly Effective Students
- Course Description - signed parent/guardian slips due FRIDAY F 9/4
- Read "Panache" by W.P. Kinsella
Close Reading Protocol - Narrative
- Unpacked Sophomore English Standards: RL.1 and RL.2.
- Review - "Panache" and The Seven Traits of Highly Effective Students
- Close Reading Protocol - "Panache"
- Cloze Reading Exercises 1 A and B
- Unpacked Sophomore English Standards: W.1., W.5. and W.9.
- W.1. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
- W.5. Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
- W.9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Theirs is a perfection of pure form.Nobody but has his proper place and knows it.Everything they do is functional.Each foray in a zigzag lineEach prodigious liftingOf thirty-two times their own weightEach excavation into the earth’s coreEach erectionOf a crumbly parapetted tower -None of these feats is a private pleasure,None of them doneFor the sake of the skill alone -They’ve got a going concern down there,A full egg-hatcheryA wet-nursery of aphidsA trained troop of maintenance engineersSanitation expertsA corps of huntersAnd butchersAn armyA queenEachIs nothing without the others, each being a partOf something greater than all of them put togetherA purpose which none of them knowsSince each is onlyThe one thing that he does. There isA true consistencyToward which their actions tend.The ants have bred and inbred to perfection.The strains of their genes that survive survive.Every possible contingencyHas been foreseen and written into the plan.Nothing they do will be wrong.
- Poets' Corner: "Ants" by Daniel Hoffman
- Unpacked Sophomore English Standards: L.1. and L.2.
- L.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (10th grade focus as determined)
- L.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. (10th grade focus as determined)
- Course Description - signed parent/guardian slips due TODAY
- Unpacked Sophomore English Standards: SL.1. and L.5.
- SL.1. Initiate and participate effectively in discussions, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
- L.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
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Oedipus Rex by Sophocles- 1957 CBC Television Version
"Kill the Indian, Save the Man."
Posted Mar 13, 2015, 9:15 AM by Casey RushNative American Boarding Schools
Native American Story Teller, Activist and Educator Steven Perry shares compelling stories about Native American Boarding Schools and the impact they have had on the Native American culture. Collaborative project funded through the Ferris State University Foundation Grant.
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