Mon, Dec 1, 2014

Assignment - "Eshu" A Yoruban Folk Tale
  • Read and discuss Build Background, Analyze Literature, pg 733
  • Assign journal ~ Reader's Context pg 733
  • Review literary term folk tale
  • Read pg 734-736 - Reflect on Mirrors and Windows (M&W)
  • Complete Refer and Reason questions 1-4 and Analyze Lit pg 737

Objectives: Studying this lesson will enable students to
  • use reading skills such as identifying the main idea
  • define folk tale and recognize the selection as an example
  • describe Judith Gleason's role in popularizing African folk tales
  • appreciate a folk tale featuring a trickster character


Tues, Dec 2, 2014
  • Discuss "Eshu"

Assignment:: The Secret Name of Ra - An Egyptian Myth Retold by Geraldine Harris
  • Read and discuss Build Background, Analyze Literature, Set Purpose, Meet the Author pg 738
  • Assign journal ~ Reader's Context pg 738
  • Review literary term cause and effect
  • Read pg 739-742 - Reflect on Mirrors and Windows (M&W)
  • Complete Refer and Reason questions 1-5 pg 742
Objectives Studying this lesson will enable students to
  • use reading skills such as monitoring comprehension analyzing cause and effect
  • define motivation and recognize how this literary technique is used in connection with characters
  • describe the literary accomplishments of Geraldine Harris
  • appreciate an Egyptian myth about a power struggle between the gods


Wed, Dec 3, 2014
  • Discuss "The Secret Name of Ra
Assignment - "Tsali of the Cherokees"
  • Read and discuss Build Background, Analyze Literature, pg 747
  • Assign journal ~ Reader's Context pg 747
  • Review literary term motivation
  • Read pg 748-754 - Reflect on Mirrors and Windows (M&W)
  • Complete Refer and Reason questions 1-6 and Analyze Lit pg 754

Objectives: Studying this lesson will enable students to
  • use reading skills such as identifying the main idea
  • define folk tale and recognize the selection as an example
  • describe Judith Gleason's role in popularizing African folk tales
  • appreciate a folk tale featuring a trickster character


Thu, Dec 4, 2014
  • Discuss "Tsali of the Cherokees"

Assignment - "Moving West: A Native American Perspective"
  • Read Informational Text pg 755
  • Do Text to Text and Analyze Literature pg 756

Fri, Dec 5, 2014 (Early Release Day)
  • Discuss "Moving West"
  • Reading AR Books