9/251. We read "The Conents of a Dead Man's Pocket" pg. 6
9/24Grammar Lesson: Run-On Sentences, There...and Too..
9/231. Show example of persuasive 2. Finish draft and editingHomework: Final copy due Thursday
9/22 -Complete first draft of persuasive essay (US postal stamp)
9/211. Persuasive essay examples from past years2. Complete Graphic organizer below: PERSUASIVE WRITING ORGANIZERIntroduction: (Attention Grabbing)
Position Sentence/Thesis Statement: ____________________ (name of person, place or thing) should be on the face of the next US postage stamp because REASON 1, REASON 2, REASON 3.
Paragraph 2: Focus on Reason 1 Paragraph 3: Focus on Reason 2 Paragraph 4: Focus on Reason 3
Topic Sentence Topic Sentence Topic Sentence
3 examples/details 3 examples/details 3 examples/details
1. 1. 1.
2. 2. 2.
3. 3. 3.
Closing Sentence Closing Sentence Closing Sentence
Conclusion Restate Position Sum up major points Clincher (End with a bang)
Checklist for your final draft:
ü Use figurative language
ü Use transition words and phrases
ü Check your Writing Goal
9/181. TEST! "The Open Window"2. Prewriting activity for persuasive essayHOMEWORK: Finish prewriting
9/17Period: 1-2 Course: English 2 Connections Objectives: Students will read, interpret, and understand a short story: “The Open Window,” focusing on the elements of a short story1. Instructional Activity: Check homework questions 2-9Learning Outcome: check reading comprehension2. Instructional Activity: Vocabulary Activity: Word BankLearning Outcome: practice vocabulary words3. Instructional Activity: Quiz: Plot devices in “The Open Window” Learning Outcome: assess mastery of elements of a short storyHomework: Study for “The Open Window” test -- Friday
2009-09-16Page 544 (1-7)
EXPOSITIONThe reader is introduced to Frampton Nuttel, his nerve condition, and the fact that he doesn’t know anyone in the Sappleton home.
RISING ACTIONVera’s story, her aunt’s conversation with Framton, and Framton believing the aunt is deranged.
Framton is shocked to see the men approaching the window and notices the look of horror on Vera’s face. He believes they are ghosts and leaves in a panic.
FALLING ACTIONMrs. Sappleton comments on Framton’s strange behavior and Vera invents a story about Framton being afraid of dogs to explain his quick departure. RESOLUTION
We learn that “romance at short notice” is Vera’s specialty. (Vera tells a lot of stories.)
HOMEWORK: Pg. 545 (2-9)
2009-09-15 “The Open Window” by SAKI (HH Munro) Pg. 538More Vocabulary:1. Manipulative (adj.) – to influence in an unfair way (Ex: Because she is a manipulative person, she conned him into giving her money for lunch with a sob story about how her family is poor.)2. Deranged (v.) – insane, disturbed Literary Terms: Protagonist: the main character of a literary workAntagonist: antagonizes the protagonist Pseudonym: a fictitious nameSatire: literary genre or form where some person, thing or idea is ridiculed – Meant to be funny and witty, but is also meant to bring about improvement or change through the attack Example: Borat, Scary Movie, etc. PLOT: the sequence of events that make up a storyEXPOSITION: introduces the setting, characters, and situationINCITING INCIDENT/RISING ACTION: leads to a central conflict or problem; the conflict intensifies during the rising actionCLIMAX: the high point of interest or suspenseFALLING ACTION: follows the climax; shows the effects; the details that lead to the resolutionRESOLUTION/DENOUEMENT: the end of the storyHOMEWORK: Page 544 (1-7)