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.
SUB - I was gone at a training, but this is what you did in class with the substitute.
Warm up: Describe “flashback”. Why might an author use a flashback in their story?
Read "The Leap" found on page 37 of your Holt textbook.
When you have finished reading, get out a separate sheet of paper and put an MLA heading on top. Create a flowchart to put the events in the story in CHRONOLOGICAL order. Look back at your notes to make sure you remember what this means.
Page 43: Answer questions 1-4 and 10-13 and the “Writing Skills Focus”.
I will be back tomorrow to collect this. If you don’t finish in class this is homework.
SUB - I was at a training today so here is the agenda from when the substitute was here.
Warm up: Vocab #2 1/4
Read "Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket" on page 17 of the Holt textbook.
When you are finished reading, get out a separate sheet of paper and do the following questions (don’t forget your MLA heading):
Page 31: Questions 1-9 and the “Writing Skills Focus”
This will be collected in class tomorrow so if you don’t finish in class you need to finish as homework.
Warm up: VOCAB QUIZ #1
Students took Cornell notes on elements of short stories. The presentation can be found below.
We then started reading "The Pedestrian" on page 8 of the Holt textbook.
Finish reading "The Pedestrian".