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Et Tu, Thursday?

Standard:

  • RL.9-10.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

Learning Target: Students will continue reading Julius Caesar and look for vocabulary words in the text.

Activator: 

Work Session:

Welcome to class, everyone! Today we are going to continue reading the play – here’s your Cast List!

We will be finishing Act II – Remember yesterday when we saw Brutus interact with his wife, Portia? Today we will see Caesar intact with his wife Calpurnia, which is a much different scene than we saw yesterday!

We will also read Act III Scene I – Sorry, Caesar. You kick the bucket today.

That’ll take most of class, as of course we will stop and discuss throughout the reading.

Closing Session:

Find 5 words that are new to you from the play, jot them down, and look up and write out their definitions.

Assessment: 

Vocab words will be graded for completion, reading is a participation grade.

Differentiation: 

Readers will have different length parts based on strength of readers and desire.

A Flood of Vocabulary!

Standards

ELACC9-10RI7 Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person’s life story in print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.

Learning Target

Students will look at modern coverage of massive floods and write about the similarities in a modern flood and an ancient one.

Warm-up

Activator

Hurricane Katrina coverage video

Work Session

We are going to move from myths about floods to floods that has happened during our time. We will look into hurricane Katrina first then move into the Japanese Tsunami along with the Indian Ocean Tsunami (the Christmas Tsunami).

We will look at the articles below as a class and have a discussion on what happened.

ORRRRR

If you want I found a good PBS documentary on hurrican Katrina that is about 50 minutes. I may pair this video with the articles.

Closing Session

Now take out your journals and label this:

1. Journal #8, Choose one of the modern flood stories we talked about in class – Hurricane Katrina, the Japanese Tsunami, or the Christmas Tsunami.

2. Pretend you’re in the middle of that flood as it’s happening.

3. IN PEN, write three journal or diary entries from three days as you experience what it was like to live through that flood. Each entry should be about 2 paragraphs long. Don’t forget to sign your name at the end.

4. When you’re finished, turn in your journal to me.

If any students want to share they are more than welcome.

Assessment Strategy

Informal observation, class discussion, graded journal.

Differentiation

Articles come from different reading levels, some are pictorial, students can be creative in the writing of their flood
journal.

Context Clues!!

Standards

CCRR6 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
CCRR7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
CCRL4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.

Learning Target

Students will revisit how to find meaning of words in context. They will also practice this to get them prepared for the SLO’s and their vocab tests Friday.

Warm-up

Any papers that need to be turned into me? If you did not finish yours, you need to either go to the media center before or after school to type it up!

Activator

Context Clues to Kayne West 🙂

Work Session

So, when we think of context clues you can now thank Kayne West for something!

Looking at our standards and watching our activator, what do you guys think we are going to focus on today?! That’s right…Context clues!! Someone remind me what these are….

Right! They are things we look at in a sentence to help us find the meaning of those hard or difficult vocabulary words.

Please take out your notes and get ready to become “sharks” at finding context clues!!! Don’t worry, you will understand in a minute!

(At this time I will show a powerpoint over context clues and have the students help me find the meaning of words in context)

During this powerpoint, I have a worksheet that you will fill out and find the meaning of words using your context clues!

Closing Session

Review Questions over todays lesson:

What are context clues?
Why might they be important?
What’s the context clues strategy?
What are the four types of context clues?
When it comes to context clues, how are we like sharks?

Assessment Strategy

Informal: Answering questions that students have, and also hearing students answer my questions to the notes. Closing session questions.
Formal: Worksheet over context clues

Differentiation

Visual Learners: They saw context clues in a video (activator) and also another at the end of our powerpoint
Hands-on learners: Handout on context clues
I also go over this worksheet on the board to help the students who need to see the questions on paper but also needs more help to find the answers.
We go over everything together but I also give them individual time to work by themselves.
Different examples and different types of videos to show.

Remediation Wednesday

Activator

El Chupacabra!
Resources:

 

 

 

Learning Target

Scholars will receive remediation on standards where they show weaknesses; scholars who do not need remediation will work on an enrichment activity.
 

Work Session

Welcome to class! Today we’re going to take some time to get set up on this cool website called USA test prep. We don’t have enough laptops for everyone, so we’re going to split the class in half. Half of you will set up USA test prep on the laptops while the other half works on some cool enrichment activities 🙂 I have a crossword puzzle for you guys to do today! You’re welcome to work together on it, because I realize it might be kinda tough 🙂

Those of you on the computers, I would like you to head on over to www.usatestprep.com and sign up. You’ll need to search for me so you can join our class. I’m kind of learning this process along with you, so we’ll work through it together. Once we figure out what all is involved, if we have any time left, you can work on one of the standards that you feel you are weaker in.

We will also make sure everyone here can log into Synergy so that you can check your grades 🙂
 

Closing Session

TOTD – What is remediation?
 

Assessment

Students will have remediation grades added to the standards where they are weak.
 

Differentiation

Enrichment/remediation varies student to student depending on where a student’s strengths and weaknesses lie.

Define your Wednesday…

Standards

L.9-10.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9—10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
L.9-10.4.a Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
L.9-10.4.b Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (e.g., analyze, analysis, analytical; advocate, advocacy).
L.9-10.4.c Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning, its part of speech, or its etymology.
L.9-10.4.d Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).
L.9-10.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
L.9-10.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activator

Kafka ROCKS!

Learning Target

Scholars will review The Metamorphosis by finding vocabulary definitions in a team activity.

Work Session

Today we’re going to do a little bit of a review/vocab/team activity 🙂 I’ve got a MASSIVE LIST of vocabulary words from The Metamorphosis (228 to be exact), and I thought it would be a good review to ask you guys to figure out the definitions of these words. We’re going to split you up into 2 teams – I’ll let you choose some awesome team names 🙂 Your challenge over the entire block is to find the definitions of as many of these words as you can. You should use all the resources available to you – me, your phones, the textbook, dictionaries, your phone, and did someone say “Can we get a pass to the media center?”

At the end of class, whichever team has the most definitions (or gets them all done the fastest) will WIN the massive prize!! Whoooohoooooooo!!!!

Here is the big-list-o-words 😀

Metamorphosis Vocab – Team 1

Metamorphosis
Translate
Transformed
Vermin
Textile
Dull
Flounder
Strenuous
Irregular
Shudder
Instance
Contract
Subordinate
Debt
Strain
Suspicious
Insurance
Excessive
Cautious
Circumstances
Contented
Plaintively
Enunciate
Acquired
Occupational
Hazard
Frenzy
Breadth
Consciousness
Consideration
Envelop
Suppress
Nonsensical
Comdemn
Lout
Pang
Conscience
Enquirey
Elastic
Muffle
Concede
Gruff
Adjoin
Commerce
Pursue
Barricade
Astonished
Peculiar
Whim
Entrust
Intercede
Secure
Symptom
Insistent
Wrench
Distinguish
Crucial
Adhesive
Retreat
Hostile
Austere
Façade
Lieutenant
Bearing
Arduous
Diligence
Enormous
Prejudice
Exhausted
Protruding
Prohibition
Supernatural
Numberous
Sorrow
Sway
Engrossed
Flee
Impede
Seize
Merely
Lethal
Anxious
Hinder
Vile
Fleck
Quiver
Coma
Antenna
Gaze
Timorous
Vain
Vague
Impose
Rotten
Compelling
Consume
Lethargic
Suffocate
Bulge
Construe
Diligently
Scurry
Seldom
Emphatically
Fetch
Prospect
Incarcerate
Despair
Representative
Convert delighted
Affection
Conservatory
Enthusiasm
Destination

Metamorphosis Vocab – Team 2

Thrift
Surplus
Enable
Holiday
Modest
Distinct
Barren
Mingle
Ordeal
Transformation
Protrude
Glimpse
Trace
Tone
Cope
Monotonous
Inherited
Enthusiastic
Dominate
Dissuage
Assure
Assail
Copious
Tremor
Unyielding
Immobile
Glower
Caustic
Opporessed
Anxiety
Reproach
Numb
Subdued
Violence
Subtlety
Neglected
Invariably
Institute
Emerge
Unkempt
Monogram
Determination
Strict
Decisive
Lurch
Muster
Concealed
Notch
Bombard
Revolting
Contrary
Revulsion
Monility
Invalid
Deterioration
Fancy
Slumber
Shabby
Obstinate
Importune
Endearment
Abruptly
Behest
Affair
Apprentice
Provincial
Inaccessible
Filth
Thoroughly
Bitter
Aggrieve
Implore
Agitated
Robust
Repel
Indicate
Resentful
Earnest
Clutter
Tolerate
Superfluous
Establish
Courtesy
Thread
Immaculate
Preoccupied
Melancholy
Captivate
Yearning
Tenant
Repugnant
Prevail
Torture
Endure
Vigorously
Presecute
Rumination
Martyr
Nuisance
Confirm
Corpse
Disconcerted
Anticipation
Quarrel
Humility
Stride
Premises
Posture
Principal
Tremendous
Vertical
Simultaneously
Blossom
Confirmation

Closing Session

The winning team will be awarded a PRIZE of extra credit points