Mon, Aug 27, 2012
  • Teacher Work Day

Tue, Aug 28, 2012
  • Teacher Work Day

Wed, Aug 29, 2012
  • First day of school -- Reading through handbook and sylabus

Thur, Aug 30, 2012
  • Handing out books
  • Review of Unit 1:Fiction -- Reading Elements
  • Review Unit 1 Objectives -- Notetaking by students -- pg 2
Assignment: Read aloud Intro to Fiction pg 4-8
  • Review "After 20 Years" Build Background (BB) + Set Purpose (SP) + Analyze Lit (AL) pg 9
  • Journal: Reader's Context pg 9
  • Read pgs 10-14, 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 anaylizing cause and effect
  • define plot and analyze how characters deal conflict
  • describe the literary accomplishments of Henry O.
  • appreciate a story that has an unexplained twist.

Fri, Aug 31, 2012
  • 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.