Because of the fire drill yesterday, third and fourth period looked very different today.
Warm up: What is the difference between a static character and a dynamic character?
Working in groups, each group member made their own circle map about one of the main characters. In the center is the character's name. In the outside circle is where you will put all the details you can think of about that character. Outside the circles is your "frame of reference". This is where you will put quotes from the story that give you information about the character.
Once your circle map is as complete as possible, use the details and quotes to describe your character. Be sure to include physical traits, behavioral traits, and whether the character is static or dynamic and how you know.
This activity can be found on slides 15-17 of the link below.
Warm up: Simple and Complex Subjects
Today we learned about different literary devices. Each person looked up information about a different literary device using the link found on Google Classroom. After completing the activity with their literary device, students walked around to teach others about their literary device.
This activity can be found on slides 18-21 on the link below.
Warm up: Vocab #2 3/4
Today, students took notes on a video about static and dynamic characters. Students then got into their groups and used circle maps to list everything they could think of about each character in their short story. You can refer to the following presentation for today's assignment. You'll find it under "Day 4 - Characters", slides 14-17 of the presentation linked below.
Finish the frame of reference on your circle map.
Warm up: Vocabulary Practice
Today we took Cornell notes on narrative perspective and then did an activity to determine the point of view of a story with a quote to support our answer. The PowerPoint is linked below.
Finish your Cornell notes with a summary at the bottom and main ideas or questions answered by your notes, in the left hand column.
Warm up: Fix the fragments and run-ons
Today we talked more about setting. Students worked together as a group to describe ALL the settings in their story. Being sure to include:
Warm up: Sentences, fragments, and run-on sentences: Practice
You worked together in your groups to create a plot diagram for your short story. This includes the exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
Finish if not done in class.
Warm up: Sentences, fragments, and run-ons
We started our short story project today. Students chose their groups and their short story today. This project will be to understand elements of plot, literary devices, and other elements of short stories, Students will demonstrate their knowledge by creating a Google Slides presentation and a poster for their story and present it to the class.
We will be working on this project in shorter segments throughout the next two weeks.
Finish reading your story if you didn't finish in class.
Warm up: Vocab #2 2/4 - Quizlet is up! Start practicing --->
Today we finished our posters on "Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket" and presented them to the class.
Warm up: Vocab practice
Students worked again in their groups to complete their posters. Since students were not finished with their posters by the end of the period, we will continue to work on them on Monday, with presentations to start about halfway through the period.
Warm up: Describe a time when you were frightened? What details did you hear, see, taste, touch, and hear?
Students were grouped into 4s or 5s and given a section of "Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket" by Jack Finney. Each group will create a poster that includes the following:
Students will present their posters to the class.
Warm up: Verb practice
I collected the questions from Monday and Tuesday that the sub didn't collect.
We then worked together as a class to create a plot diagram of "Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket."
Finish the falling action and resolution on the plot diagram.