Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Week 24, Day 3
Objective: recognize distinctive and shared characteristics of cultures through reading; understand cultural background to literary texts, grade level vocabulary, and listening for understanding.

  1. Bell Work: The story you will read today is by Shirley Jackson and takes place in a small rural village. The people are gathered for the drawing of a lottery. Consider what you know about small towns. What are some characteristics of a small town or community? What is it like living in a small town? When you think of a lottery, what do you expect to take place? How would you define a lottery? Have you or do you know someone who has participated in a lottery? What was the outcome?
    1. I know there are a lot of questions, but answer all of them and remember to use at least two SAT words and a minimum of 80 words.
    2. Do this in your new Bell Work Google Doc that you created yesterday.
    3. If you weren't here yesterday, go read the blog post.  
  2. Turn in your Bucket List on this form
  3. We are about to start talking about how literary genres are connected.  One way they are connected is by a "Universal Truth."  Universal Truth is a truth that applies to all places and all things.  
  4. Read this article that I found interesting that helps explain how literature connects all of us.  
  5. Then, read "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
    1. I would encourage you to take notes (handwritten, on your own paper)
    2. You will have a quiz tomorrow over this story and you may use your notes.  
  6. With a partner or two, work on these discussion questions
  7. Be ready for a quiz tomorrow over "The Lottery."
  8. If there is time at the end of class, you may read silently or play Free Rice.
  9. I miss you and, as always, BE GOOD FOR THE SUB!
  10. Remember that I can see your computers from home (the perks of technology).  Stay off of games, YouTube, and anything else that you know I would NOT approve of.  
  11. Feel free to tweet me @AvalosEnglish or email me if you have any questions!!!!

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