Monday, September 19, 2016

The Land of the Cyclops

LT: I can read and annotate a text. I can answer comprehension questions over The Odyssey to demonstrate understanding.

1. Google Classroom
2. Book Nine reading and annotations
3. Prep for lit circle meeting #1: Silent Reading and DEJ work

HW: 1st reading assignment and double entry journal due next class

Thursday, September 15, 2016


Learning Target: I can work collaboratively in my group to plan out reading assignments. I can read and annotate a text.

1. Literature Circle Meeting: work together in your group to plan out reading assignments for each literature circle meeting:
Maroon: 9/21, 9/27, 10/11
White: 9/22, 9/28, 10/12

2. Begin reading The Odyssey. We will be reading together. As you read, I'd like you to annotate the text. Annotations are showing your thinking on the page by underlining passages that stand out, and making notes and asking questions in the margins. Pay particular attention to Odyssus's traits- focus on his actions and interactions with others.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Hero's Journey

LT: . I can connect the hero’s journey to real life events. I can use context clues to determine the meaning of words.

1. Meet in groups to discuss myths
2. Hero's Journey Talk and W.P.
3. Choose books
4. Vocab Set 1
5. Begin reading The Odyssey

HW: Responding to Reading 1-6

Friday, September 9, 2016

Whirligig wrap-up and Greek mythology intro

LT: I can write an on-demand essay to demonstrate my knowledge of Whirligig. I can read and map out the heroic cycle in a selected myth.

1. Discuss Whirligig Chart
2. Intro to Greek Mythology: Assign myths
2. Whirligig Writing Prompt

HW: Finish heroic journey chart. We will be reporting out on our myths next class!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Welcome to English 9!

1. Course Syllabus
2. How gritty are you?
3. Share Whirligigs
4. Heroic Journey Chart- Brent

HW: Finish Heroic Journey Chart

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Lit Circle Meeting #3

Learning Target: I can contribute to my group discussion by offering my own ideas, asking clarifying questions, and building off of other's points.

1. Summer Assignment

2. Lit Circle Meeting #3
  • Each person shares a passage, leaving time for discussion and clarifying questions
  • Create shared document
  • Review all passages selected by all group members
  • Choose the 3-4 passages that BEST answer the essential question: how do we overcome adversity?
3. Groupwork: Review
4. Final Exam Essay Outline

Monday, June 6, 2016

Literature Circle Meeting #2

Learning Target: I can use vocabulary words accurately in my writing.  I can contribute to my group discussion by offering my own ideas, asking clarifying questions, and building off of other's points.

2. Vocabulary Assessment
3. Lit Circle Meeting #2/ Reflection
4. Final Exam Vocab Review

Check homework calendar for upcoming due dates!