NOT Testing Thursday!

With all the excitement of your break, we decided we’d skip the test for this unit. I think we have some activities planned that will be more valuable to you than wasting a whole class period on a test 🙂

Standard: RL.9-10.3. Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

Learning Target: Students will discuss the ideas of fairness and equality, and debate the idea of right vs. wrong in a given situation.

Activator: Dante’s Summary

Today we’re starting off with an activity brought to you by Ms. Jones of 1st block 🙂 We’re going to discuss the concepts of fairness and equality and whether or not those always mean the same thing 😀 Sounds like fun, right?

Afterwards, I’m going to tell you a little story about Tarzan, Jane, and their friends. I want you guys to listen to the story and then make a simple determination: in this scenario, which person acted the best, and which person acted the worst? Write a short explanation for why you think these people were the best and worst – and remember, no one is perfect, and best and worst are relative terms.

After we finish the Tarzan activity, I want to take a few minutes to continue polishing your Dante’s Essay drafts. Remember, computer lab tomorrow to type and turn in your essay!!

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