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Short Stories

 

Mod 2

Mod 9

Daily Lessons

Thurs, 9/22

Wed, 9/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, we will learn how to…

  • identify elements of plot in a short story.
  • identify both internal and external conflicts in a short story.
  • identify examples of foreshadowing and make predictions.

Activities:

  1. Finish “The Most Dangerous Game”

Homework: Review what we read in class and all corresponding questions are answered

QUIZ on Plot and “The Most Dangerous Game” the next time we meet.

Bring a #2 pencil and your summer reading book.

Fri, 9/23

Thurs, 9/22

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, we will learn how to…

  • identify elements of plot in a short story.
  • identify both internal and external conflicts in a short story.
  • identify examples of foreshadowing and make predictions.

Activities:

  1. Quiz: Plot and “The Most Dangerous Game”
  2. Plot / Conflict Graph Organizer for your Summer Reading Book

Homework: Finish Plot / Conflict Graph Organizer for Summer Reading Book due Monday.

Mon, 9/26

Mon, 9/26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, we will learn how to…

  • tell the difference between round and flat characters.
  • identify the antagonist and protagonist in a short story.
  • identify direct and indirect characterization in a short story.

Activities:

  1. Introduce: Character and Characterization
  1. Direct and Indirect Characterization
  2. Round and Flat Characters
  3. Static and Dynamic Characters
  1. Begin “The Scarlet Ibis”

Homework: Review what we read in class and make sure all corresponding questions are answered

Wed, 9/28

Tues, 9/27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, we will learn how to…

  • explain how characters develop over the course of a story, interact with other characters, and advance the plot.
  • make inferences based on story details.
  • recognize a symbol and understand how it functions within a short story.

Activities:

  1. Finish “The Scarlet Ibis”
  2. Questions and chart

Homework: Finish all questions and chart.

QUIZ on Characterization and “The Scarlet Ibis” the next time we meet.

Bring a #2 pencil and your summer reading book.

 

Fri, 9/30

Wed, 9/28

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, we will learn how to…

  • explain how characters develop over the course of a story, interact with other characters, and advance the plot.
  • make inferences based on story details.
  • recognize a symbol and understand how it functions within a short story.

Activities:

  1. Quiz: Characterization and “The Scarlet Ibis”
  2. Characterization Chart for your Summer Reading Book

Homework: Finish Characterization Chart for your Summer Reading Book due Monday

Mon, 10/3

Mon, 10/3

 

 

 

 

Today, we will learn how to…

  • identify examples of imagery.
  • describe mood and explain how it is shaped by specific details (imagery).

Activities:

  1. Introduce Imagery and Mood
  2. Begin “The Rule of Names”

Wed, 10/5

Tues, 10/4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, we will learn how to…

  • identify examples of imagery.
  • describe mood and explain how it is shaped by specific details (imagery).
  • make inferences based on story details.

Activities:

  1. Finish “The Rule of Names”
  2. Complete Questions and Graphic Organizer for Mood and Imagery

Homework: Finish all questions and chart.

QUIZ on Imagery & Mood and “The Rule of Names” the next time we meet.

Bring a #2 pencil and your summer reading book.

Thurs, 10/6

Wed, 10/5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, we will learn how to…

  • identify examples of imagery.
  • describe mood and explain how it is shaped by specific details (imagery).
  • make inferences based on story details.

Activities:

  1. Quiz: Imagery & Mood and “The Rule of Names”
  2. Imagery & Mood Chart for your Summer Reading Book

Homework: Finish Imagery & Mood Chart for your Summer Reading Book due…

                   Mod 2: Tues, 10/11                 Mod 9: Mon, 10/10

Fri, 10/7

Fri, 10/7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, we will learn how to…

  • identify the theme of a short story.
  • write a theme statement.
  • identify and explain the details that contribute to theme.

Activities:

  1. Introduce Interpreting Theme and Theme Statements
  2. Begin “The Lie”

Homework: Imagery & Mood Chart for your Summer Reading Book due the next time we meet.

 

Tues, 10/11

Mon, 10/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, we will learn how to…

  • identify the theme of a short story.
  • write a theme statement.
  • identify and explain the details that contribute to theme.

Activities:

  1. Finish “The Lie”
  2. Answer Questions for “The Lie”
  3. Begin Model Paragraph

Homework: Bring your summer reading book.

Wed, 10/12

Tues, 10/11

 

 

 

 

 

Today, we will learn how to…

  • identify the theme of a short story.
  • write a theme statement.
  • identify and explain the details that contribute to theme.

Activities:

  1. Finish Model Paragraph
  2. Begin paragraphs

Homework: Typed paragraph for theme due Thursday.

Thurs, 10/13

Thurs, 10/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, we will learn how to…

  • write a thesis statement for a compare contrast essay.
  • outline a 5-paragraph compare/ contrast essay.

Activities:

  1. Plan body paragraphs.
  2. Write thesis statement.
  3. Outline essay, including documented quotes as examples.

Homework: Finish outline. Typed essay due Wednesday, 10/19. Please see me during unit lunch if you need help.

Be sure to SAVE your essay. We will continue to work on it!

 

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