Topical News and Extra Credit
9 January - 15 January
Monday: Institute Day - No School
Objective - Students will be able to identify at least three key components of Realism and Naturalism in American Literature.
Methods - Students will take Cornell Notes on Realism and Naturalism in class.
Objective - Students will be able to apply concepts from Realism and Naturalism to different texts.
Methods - Students will participate in a gallery walk within groups and work to identify concepts from Realism and Naturalism within poetry and prose from the era. They will then come up with a theory of how these concepts can help reveal larger themes in a text.
Objective - identify key concepts in naturalistic fiction. Focus on the concept of the, “human beast.” Upon completion of notes, we will begin reading “The Notorious Jumping frog of Calaveras County.”
Homework - Read “The Notorious Jumping frog of Calaveras County.”
Friday: All School Testing Day
16 January - 22 January
Objective: Today students will identify how "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" fits with the genre of American Realism.
Methods: Quick writing exercise in class using evidence from the text as well as the notes we took in class last week.
Warm Up: Stephen Crane Poetry - How does the poem fit with the Naturalist philosophy?
Objective: Identify Naturalist themes in "To Build a Fire."
Methods:Today in class we will start reading Jack London's "To Build a Fire." Students will annotate using the following rules...
Underline any passage where a character is controlled by an internal force.
(Parenthesize) any passage where a character is controlled by an external force.
Place an asterisk* next to passages where a character has chosen to use his free will and is punished.
As usual, use emoji faces to react/connect. Write in your notes or margins why you marked up the text.
Homework: Finish "To Build a Fire."
Objective: Students will be able to synthesize a different ending for "To Build a Fire" where the character does not choose to use his own free will.
Homework: Study for quiz over "Jumping Frog" and "To Build a Fire."
Assessment followed by Independent Reading.
23 January - 29 January
6 February - 12 February
Monday: Review Prufrock. Come up with three questions to ask the speaker of the poem.
Homework: Answer question 3 on page 712 (link below)
Objective - Prepare for quiz over Modernist Poetry
Quiz over Modern Poetry
Learn the three ways pronouns and their antecedents must agree. Students will be able to revise ten sentences so that the pronouns agree with their antecedents.
Friday: Independent Reading Day