Mon, Aug 21, 2017
  • Teacher workday

Tue, Aug 22, 2017

  • Go over syllabus, webpage, seating, class routines, hand out books
  • Set up EDMODO :-) Group Code: 882pu2




Wed, Aug 23, 2017
Assignment: Native American Creation Myths
  • Review Objectives -- Note taking by students -- pg 10
  • Review Build Background (BB) + Set Purpose (SP) + Analyze Lit (AL) pg 10
  • Journal: Reader's Context pg 10
  • Read pg 11, "The Osage Creation Account" Do Mirrors & Windows (M&W),
  • Read pg 12 "The Navajo Creation Myth" do (M&W)
  • Do Questions ??? 1-5, a & b, pg 13
Objectives: After studying this lesson, students will be able to
  • read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate two creation accounts.
  • analyze and understand myth and chronological order.
  • describe the similarities and differences between the Osage and Navajo views of nature.

Thu, Aug 24, 2017
  • Discuss Native American creation myths
  • Review Reading Assessment questions pg 14

Assignment: Tribal Song
  • List Objectives at the top of your questions
  • Review Build Background (BB) + Set Purpose (SP) + Analyze Lit (AL) pg 15
  • Journal: Reader's Context pg 15
  • Read pg 16, "Song of the Sky Loom" Do Mirrors & Windows (M&W), Do Questions ??? 1-5, a & b, pg 19
  • Read pg 17-18 "Prayer to the Pacific " do Review Questions and Text 2 Text pg 18

Objectives: After studying this lesson, students will be able to
  • read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a poem that describes life as a weaving whose threads incorporate elements of nature.
  • analyze and understand metaphor and repetition.
  • infer features of Tewa culture from elements of the song.

Fri, Aug 25, 2017
  • Discuss "Song of the Sky Loom" and Prayer to the Pacific"
  • Review Reading Assessment questions pg 20

Assignment: Trickster Tales
  • List Objectives at the top of your questions
  • Review Background pg 21
  • Read and do questions over "Coyote and the Buffalo"
  • Journal: Mirrors and Windows pg 23
  • Read pg 21-23, "Coyote and the Earth Monster" Do Questions ??? 1-3 pg 23
Objectives: After reading this selection, students will be able to
  • apply active reading strategies: Predict, Visualize, Connect, Question, Clarify and Evaluate
  • analyze literary elements
  • use context clues to understand unfamiliar words. (List words with your questions.)
  • address critical thinking questions
  • Use writing options to assess understanding of the text (Writing an original regional (WY) trickster tale.