Students in 1st period will team up with students from the other English II Honors class to create mini-lessons for reviewing the various objectives covered over the course of the semester.
Students in 3rd period will continue working on their Question Stems Mini-Project.
Students in 4th will work in their Hogwarts Houses to create their own "Day in the Life" game to review topics discussed over the course of the semester.
Students in 1st and 4th will come in and receive a Hogwarts Acceptance Letter as well as a house sorting quiz. They will take the quiz to determine which house they will be in during our EOC review over the next 3 weeks. Afterwards, they will get into small groups to play "A Day in the Life". The game will review different topics and discussions we've had over the course of the semester. Winners will receive extra credit.
Students in 3rd will come in and take a quiz reviewing the various methods discussed over the course of the year. Once they are finished, we will take a look at their grades and determine what they need in order to pass the class. Finally, we will discuss the break down of the EOC and the various question stems that are used in creating the questions.
As students enter the class, they will sign out a copy of the novella Anthem by Ayn Rand. We will read the first bit of the novella together and discuss some of the major points. Afterwards, students will elect to either work by themselves or with a partner to do a self-paced reading of the novella and complete activities for it within a digital packet. They will have until Spring Break to complete the assignments.
Students will complete their warm-up for the day and then use the rest of the period to finish their work from the week or make up missing assignments.
After today's warm-up, students will go on to work on their slide for the poetry dictionary and create 2 original poems based on the types listed in the dictionary. Finally, they will complete a poetry scavenger hunt in which they will match a poem to its definition or example.
Students will finish their warm-ups and read a NewsELA article about Emma Lazarus' "The New Colossus". They will then answer 4 EOC style multiple choice questions and a short answer question about the selection. Finally, working with a partner, they will be given a type of poem to define, find an example of that type, and explain how to identify that type as well as how the form affects understanding of the poem.
After warm-ups, students will read through "The New Colossus" and "Liberty Needs Glasses". They will start with a cold reading of each poem. From there, they will be given background knowledge on the poems in order to help them understand the poems. They will then take notes on the SIFTT method of analyzing poetry and then use that method to analyze the poems in small groups.
Students will begin the class by taking their vocabulary quiz for set 8. Once they are done, we will go over the TP-CASTT method for analyzing poetry. As a class, we will then read "Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins and use the TP-CASTT method to analyze it.