Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Week 24, Day 4
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 because it is a new six weeks the minimum is now 80 words. 
  2. 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.  
  3. Read this article that I found interesting that helps explain how literature connects all of us.  
  4. Then, read "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
    1. I would encourage you to take notes (handwritten, on your own paper)
    2. Be ready for a quiz tomorrow over "The Lottery." (you may use your handwritten notes on the quiz)  
  5. With a partner or two, work on these discussion questions.  
  6. If there is time at the end of class, you may read silently or play Free Rice.
  7. Reminders: 
    1. I miss you and, as always, BE GOOD FOR THE SUB!
    2. Remember that I can see your computers from my training (the perks of technology).  Stay off of games, YouTube, and anything else that you know I would NOT approve of.  
    3. Feel free to tweet me @AvalosEnglish or email me if you have any questions!!!!
    4. W24 DRE is due tomorrow!

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