Monday, 10/5 – Today, we will continue our analysis of House on Mango Street. For four chapters, you will complete either SIFTT or SOAPSTone analysis. For Darius and the Clouds and And Some More, you will complete a quotation analysis journal entry. Today, we are practicing a writing standard – W9 Draw evidence from literary texts. While you are working today, we will continue our individual student conferences we began on Friday.
Tuesday, 10/6 – Today, we will take a field trip to the media center to check out The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. When we return to class, we will analyze the image on the front cover of the novel as a pre-reading activity. While you are working on the OPTIC analysis, we will continue to have student conferences.
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Wednesday, 10/7 – Today, we begin our Great Gatsby unit with a new group created by you and by reviewing the major themes and symbols in the novel. You will complete cloze notes on these literary elements. We will utilize a reader’s notebook for our during reading activities for each of the chapters in this novel. We will also review academically appropriate vocabulary for each chapter. We will take a look at this reader’s notebook assignments and begin reviewing the vocabulary. As time allows, we will begin reading of Chapter 1.
Thursday, 10/8 – Today, we will dive deep into Chapter 1 and the analysis of the reading as well. Throughout this unit, we are focusing on themes and symbols. This is a literary focused unit, so we will focus our analysis on author’s choice of literary elements. As we analyze Chapter 1, we will focus on these choices that Fitzgerald makes. Today, we will also take our first vocabulary quiz for this unit.
HW – Complete reader’s journal chapter 1.
Chapter 1 Theme Analysis
Chapter 1 Narrator/Character Analysis
Friday, 10/9 – Today, we will continue in chapter 2. We have a new set of vocabulary words and a new chapter to analyze.
HW – Complete reader’s journal chapter 2.