Mon, Aug 25, 2014
  • Discuss journal, M&W and questions over "After 20 Years"
  • Discuss and practice literary terms CONNOTATION and DENOTATION pg 16
Assignment: Review Understanding Characters pg 17
  • Review "The 11:59" Build Background (BB) + Set Purpose (SP) + Analyze Lit (AL) pg 18
  • Journal: Reader's Context pg 18
  • Read pgs 19-25, Do Mirrors & Windows (M&W), Do Questions ??? 1-6 and Analyze Literature
Objectives: Studying this lesson will enable students to
  • use reading skills such as notetaking.
  • analyze character development.
  • explore the work of Patricia and Frederick McKissack.
  • synthesize content from different texts to appreciate a story about a dedicated worker.

Tue, Aug 26, 2014
  • Discuss the short story "The 11:59" M&W and questions pg 15
  • Read together in class from "A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter"
  • Discuss Text 2 Text

Wed, Aug 27, 2014
Assignment: Understanding Setting
  • Review Literary Element pg 29
  • List Objectives at the top of your questions
  • Review Build Background (BB) + Set Purpose (SP) + Analyze Lit (AL) pg 30
  • Journal: Reader's Context pg 30
  • Read pg 31-46 "The Inn of Lost Time" Do Mirrors & Windows (M&W) pg 46, Do Questions ??? 1-5, pg 47

Objectives: Studying this lesson will enable students to
  • use reading skills such as analyzing sequence of events
  • explain how setting affects plot
  • sample the historical fiction of Lensey Namioka
  • appreciate a story with an interplay of mystery, confusion, and truth

Thur, Aug 28, 2014
  • Discuss "The Inn of Lost Time"
Assignment: Cause and Effect "The Portrait"
  • List Objectives at the top of your questions
  • Review Build Background (BB), Set Purpose, Analyze Lit pg 49
  • Journal: Reader's Context pg 49
  • Read pg 50-54, "The Portrait" Do Mirrors and Windows (M&W) Do Questions ??? 1-6 pg 55
Objectives: Studying this lesson will enable students to
  • use reading skills such as analyzing cause and effect
  • define plot and recognize the elements of plot in the selection
  • describe literary accomplishments of Tomas Rivera and explain the influence of Mexican American culture on his writing
  • appreciate a story of loss and remembrance.

Fri, Aug 29, 2014
  • Discuss "The Portrait"
  • Reading AR Books