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What’s Up for Wednesday?

Standard: ELA10RL3 The student deepens understanding of literary works by relating them to contemporary context or historical background, as well as to works from other time periods.

Learning Target: Students will complete their parody, and watch a video about the historical evidence behind King Arthur.

Activator: The Dark Ages Begins! (History Channel Video)

Welcome to Wednesday, everyone! Today we’re going to spend the first thirty minutes (or so) of class finishing up the parodies we started last Thursday, then continued on Monday. Fourth block, you’ll finish the essays you started on Monday. These are kinda fun, right? RIGHT?

Speaking of finishing, we have a couple more things that need to be finished up today! Remember those notes we started a while ago, then continued last week? We’re going to finally finish them today! YAAAY! I love it when things get finished! And speaking of finishing things, remember the KWL chart? No? Well, way back at the beginning of the unit we made a tree map that diagrammed what we already know about King Arthur, what we would like to learn, and then we left some room for the L, which stands for what we already learned. Today, since we’ve learned so much, we’ll fill out that section!

Next, we’ll watch a video, courtesy of Netflix, on King Arthur. This is an episode of “In Search of Myths and Heroes” on King Arthur, and it’s pretty cool, so I hope you like it! Finally, we’ll end the day with another 8-minute Rushwrite. See you guys tomorrow for our LAST ARTHUR READING!!