Class 26
HW due: see class 25 HW
1. sentence pattern
2. TFA Discussion #2 (ch 7-13)
  • reminder: Literature Circle Discussion Skills
  • Characterization Analyst (3-5min)
  • Cultural Consultant (3-5min)
  • Cultural Evaluator (3-5min)
  • Discussion Director (10min)
  • reflection 5 minutes
3. Independent World Literature Book check
4. World Literature Circle book selection
  • C block: four groups (2x4; 2x3)
  • E block: five groups (4x4; 1x3)
  • list your top three choices
  • you must form a group that has no more than one person from your current group
  • World Literature Circles
  • physical copy of book due May 11th, 2010
HW:
1. TFA, ch 14-18 (33)
  • quiz possible

Class 27
HW due: see above
1. sentence pattern
2. TFA
3. World Literature Circles
  • you need to purchase your book - due May 11, 2010
  • see you class wiki page for your book assignment
4. time to work: reading and blogging
HW:
1. TFA, ch 19-22 (29)
  • prep for discussion #3
2. blog posts - one (total) for last week and this week
3. read your Independent World Lit. book during KIS reads
4. purchase your World Lit. Circle book - physical copy due May 11, 2010

Class 28
HW due: see above
1. quiz + sentence patterns
2. Things Fall Apart
  • see Literature Circle Discussion Skills
  • literature circle discussion #3
    • Characterization Analyst (3-5min)
    • Cultural Consultant (3-5min)
    • Cultural Evaluator (3-5min)
    • Discussion Director (10min)
  • reflection
  • determine role for literature circle discussion #4 - next class!
HW:
1. TFA, ch. 23-25
  • prep for discussion #4
2. blog posts - one (total) for last week and this week
3. read your Independent World Lit. book during KIS reads
4. purchase your World Lit. Circle book - physical copy due May 11, 2010

Class 29
C Block Special Note: Mr. Stephens is absent for class 29; please be cooperative with the substitute. Thank you!
HW due: Things Fall Apart ch. 23-25; preparation for discussion #4
1. sentence patterns - SKIP
2. Things Fall Apart
  • discussion #4 - about 20-25 minutes
    • form groups as usual
    • you will be evaluating you performance today, so please use your discussion skills
    • follow the same order as previous classes
      • Characterization Analyst (3-5min)
      • Cultural Consultant (3-5min)
      • Cultural Evaluator (3-5min)
      • Discussion Director (10min)
  • discussion reflection #4 - on your block's wiki page - 5-10 minutes
  • TURN IN YOUR FINAL ROLE SHEET TO THE SUBSTITUTE - thank you
3. Things Fall Apart - comparative essay
  1. You will recall that a few classes ago you compared a cultural element in Things Fall Apart to a culture with which you are familiar. A hard-copy of the following was distributed: Things Fall Apart Comparative Essay.doc
  2. Please find your hard-copy of the assignment.
  3. Now you need to complete the pre-writing on the handout and begin a rough draft of the short essay. It only needs to be four paragraphs as indicated in the outline.
  4. You may be wondering, "Does this paper need a thesis?" The answer is "yes," but the only thesis for this short essay is your statement of the comparison in the opening paragraph - see the handout. Also, the introductory paragraph needs to be more than one sentence - begin with an interesting lead (aka - hook).
  5. Please begin working on a draft of this short essay now. You have the remainder of the class to work on it, and a rough draft is due next class. Please keep in mind - this is a rough draft. Focus on getting the key information and ideas down on paper without obsessing about sentence fluency. But you do need to include at least one sentence pattern in the essay.
4. Blogging
  • if you happen to complete your draft, please work on your blog
  • we are up to a total of ten blog posts (3rd + 4th quarters); I have already checked the eight required for the third quarter
  • one of your new blog posts needs to be about your Independent World Literature Book - you could discuss the setting, what you think about it, why you selected it, etc. - use your imagination.
HW:
C Block
1. submit a ROUGH DRAFT of your short (four paragraph) comparative essay to Turnitin by the beginning of the next class
2. read your Independent World Lit. book during KIS reads
3. purchase your World Lit. Circle book - physical copy due May 11, 2010
E Block
1. write a rough draft of the first three paragraphs of the comparative short essay Things Fall Apart Comparative Essay.doc
  • you simply need to have the draft on your computer
2. read your Independent World Lit. book during KIS reads
3. purchase your World Lit. Circle book - physical copy due May 11, 2010

Class 30
1. sentence pattern review
2. cultural comparison essay
C block:
  • consider transitional words
    • read example and identify transitions in second example (in class handouts)
    • read your paper, looking for transition words
    • revise for transitions: end and beginning of paragraphs, etc.
  • revise topic (thesis) sentence
  • revise conclusion - "So What?" factor
  • Did you use a sentence pattern?
  • What do we learn by comparing cultures?
E block:
  • consider conclusion and "so what" factor
  • time to write
  • Did you use a sentence pattern?
  • What do we learn by comparing cultures?
3. Things Fall Apart
  • What do we learn by comparing cultures?
  • Why did Okonkwo kill himself?
  • Is the arrival of the Christian missionaries (and British colonial law) in Umuofia a positive or negative development?
4. any time remaining: edit paper and/or blog
HW:
C block:
1. edit your short essay
  • give your essay a title that reflects a key concept in the paper
  • use the present tense of verbs for this paper
  • read each sentence aloud on it's own - does it have any DOL type problems?
  • look for any missing articles (a, an, the) - check each noun to see if it might need one
  • submit another DRAFT of this paper to Turnitin.com
2. read your Independent World Lit. book during KIS reads, etc.
  • one of your new blog posts needs to be about your Independent World Literature Book - you could discuss the setting, what you think about it, why you selected it, etc. - use your imagination.
3. purchase your World Lit. Circle book - physical copy due May 11, 2010
4. bring Animal Farm to the next class!!
E block:
1. revise and edit your short essay, submitting a DRAFT to Turnitin.com
  • give your essay a title that reflects a key concept in the paper
  • use the present tense of verbs for this paper
  • read each sentence aloud on it's own - does it have any DOL type problems?
  • look for any missing articles (a, an, the) - check each noun to see if it might need one
  • submit another DRAFT of this paper to Turnitin.com
2. read your Independent World Lit. book during KIS reads, etc.
  • one of your new blog posts needs to be about your Independent World Literature Book - you could discuss the setting, what you think about it, why you selected it, etc. - use your imagination.
3. purchase your World Lit. Circle book - physical copy due May 11, 2010
4. bring Animal Farm to the next class!!

Class 31
HW due: draft submitted to Turnitin; have required texts: Animal Farm, Sentence Patterns, independent world lit. book
1. sentence patterns
2. Have you ordered your World Literature book? It's due May 11th.
3. Animal Farm
  • discuss key terms
  • propaganda handout
  • introduce discussion leaders project
  • read chapter 1 - share example analysis
4. read your independent world lit book
HW:
1. Animal Farm
  • complete reading ch 1
  • begin reading ch 2-4 - not due until class 33
  • discussion leaders for ch 2-4 begin preparing
  • 2-4 post-it responses per chapter, beginning with ch 2
2. continue reading your Independent World Lit book
3. blogs - ten total (quarter 3+4) required so far
  • one of your new blog posts needs to be about your Independent World Literature Book - you could discuss the setting, what you think about it, why you selected it, etc. - use your imagination.
4. PRINT THREE COPIES OF YOUR COMPARATIVE PAPER - bring them to class

Class 32
C Block Special Note: Mr. Stephens is absent for class 32; please be cooperative with the substitute. Thank you!
HW due: three hard-copies of your comparative paper; required texts: Sentence Patterns, Animal Farm, Independent World Lit. book
1. sentence patterns (time: 10 minutes)
  • work for ten minutes on the sentence pattern study sheet with your partner
  • Mini-Lessons, DOL, and Sentence Patterns Quarter 4
  • make sure you have identified the essential features for all patterns 7-10a
  • please save the document on your computer to review next class
2. peer revising comparative essay - (time: as long as work is productive)
  • YOU WILL SUBMIT ALL THREE COPIES OF THE ESSAY FOR A PARTICIPATION GRADE
  • begin by underlining and labeling your sentence pattern on each copy of your essay
  • please follow the steps outlined below:
Part I - group revising
  • form groups of three, moving three desks into a circle
  • follow the directions at the top of the following handout: (hard copies distributed by teacher)
  • Revising and Editing using the 6 Traits with Sentence Patterns.pdf
    • make sure each author selects one of the traits for the other two group members to discuss
    • the author should not read his/her own paper aloud
    • the author must take notes on his/her copy of the paper while listening to the discussion
  • repeat this process for all three papers
Part II - silent editing
  • now you will silently edit both of your partners' papers
  • silently read one partner's paper, using the following as a guide: (hard copies distributed by teacher)
  • make helpful suggestions and comments
  • repeat the process for your second partner's paper
3. silent work time (time: remainder of class)
  • please return desks to their regular position
  • please select one of the following to work on silently for any remaining time:
    • revise your comparative paper
    • read your independent world literature book
    • work on your blog - (we still have ten total blog posts assigned)
    • read Animal Farm chapter 2
HW:
1. submit a final draft of your cultural comparison to Turnitin.com
2. Reminder: purchase your World Lit. Circle book - physical copy due May 11, 2010
3. Reminder: continue reading your Independent World Lit book in KIS Reads

Class 33
HW due: see above; check revisions for a participation grade
1. sentence patterns - review for quiz
2. Animal Farm
  • examine the example analysis for chapter one
  • read chapter 2
  • whole class analysis of chapter 2
3. clarify discussion leader assignments and requirements
HW:
1. Animal Farm ch 3-4
  • Discussion Leaders:
    • C block (Katie, Carol) see the C block wiki page for your specific assignment
    • E block (John, PeterL, Joanna, Eric, Alex, Susie) see the E block wiki page for your specific assignment

Class 34
HW due: see above
1. sentence patterns review 7-10a
2. AF discussion ch 3-4
3. time to read
HW:
Animal Farm 5-6 - see your block's page for assignments

Class 35
1. quiz on patterns 7-10a
2. AF discussion ch 5-6
3. time to read
HW:
Animal Farm 7-8 - see your block's page for assignments

Class 36
C Block Only Special Note: Mr. Stephens is absent for class 32; please be cooperative with the substitute. Thank you!
1. no sentence pattern today
2. AF discussion ch 7-8 postponed until class 37 C block only
2. AF discussion ch 7-8 is due for E block
3. silent work time for C block only (50 minutes)
  • for the first 50 minutes of class, you need to work silently on one of the following:
    • read your independent world literature book
    • read Animal Farm ch 9-10 (presenters for 9-10 could work on their wiki page)
    • work on your blog (the total is now 11)
  • for the final 25 minutes, you may continue silently working on one of the above OR you may:
    • quietly read aloud with a partner
    • help edit your partner's Animal Farm wiki page if you are presenting on chapters 7, 8, 9, or 10
    • read and comment on other students' blog
HW:
Animal Farm 9-10 - see your block's page for assignments

Class 37
HW due: world literature circle book; presentations for ch 7-10
1. sentence pattern - skip
2. discussion AF ch 7-10 for both C and E blocks
3. blog - 11 total so far
HW:
bring world lit circle book AND you independent world lit book

Class 38
HW due: bring world lit circle book AND you independent world lit book
1. sentence pattern - return quiz
2. complete Animal Farm presentations
3. World Lit. Circle Introduction
  • go to your block's wiki page - complete the Reading Assignments and Preview
  • time to read
HW:
1. read + annotate your world lit. book for discussion #1
  • note: you do not need heavy textual annotations, but you do need some sort of annotations (every few pages on average)
  • review the Post-it Response Strategies for ways to annotate
2. discussion preparation #1 World Lit Circle Discussion Prep Revised 2010.doc

Class 39
HW due: see above
1. sentence patterns - skip
2. WLC Discussion #1
  • 25 minute meeting
    • use "Save the last word for me" while discussing passages
      • read your passage aloud while other members follow along
      • other members share what they think about the passage
      • finally, the member who read the passage shares why they think it is important
    • remember to ask follow-up questions
    • 'take it back to the book' - texts open, actively referring to the book
    • pursue your discussion topics in depth rather than jumping from topic to topic without getting everyone's input
    • pay close attention to what your members have to say because after the discussion you'll be writing about the best idea that was discussed
  • 10 minute reflection
  • share highlights with the whole class
3. explore the setting of your novel - see the assignment on this page: World Literature Circles
HW:
1. continue reading your book
2. complete the setting research for your novel

Class 40
HW due: see above
1. sentence pattern search; look for the following:
  • semicolon
  • colon
  • series (balanced pairs)
  • dash
  • parentheses
  • appositives
  • dependent clauses (use of subordinating words)
  • repetition
2. share setting research
3. time to read world literature circle book
4. remember to complete you independent book by May 28
HW:
1. prepare for WLC discussion #2


Class 41
HW due: see above
1. sentence pattern search; look for the following:
  • semicolon
  • colon
  • series (balanced pairs)
  • dash
  • parentheses
  • appositives
  • dependent clauses (use of subordinating words)
  • repetition
Now, create a sentence pattern section on your World Literature Reflection Page. Divide it from the other sections with one of those divider lines. Next, type your sentence pattern sentence, including the book title and the page number. Make sure you use quotation marks. Finally, EXPLAIN which pattern you found and WHY you think it is that particular pattern.
2. WLC Discussion #2
  • 25 minute meeting
    • use "Save the last word for me" while discussing passages
      • read your passage aloud while other members follow along
      • other members share what they think about the passage
      • finally, the member who read the passage shares why they think it is important
    • remember to ask follow-up questions
    • 'take it back to the book' - texts open, actively referring to the book
    • pursue your discussion topics in depth rather than jumping from topic to topic without getting everyone's input
    • pay close attention to what your members have to say because after the discussion you'll be writing about the best idea that was discussed
  • 10 minute reflection
  • share highlights with the whole class
HW:
1. you need to be completed with your independent world literature book by this Friday.
2. make sure you bring your independent world lit book to class
3. if you have completed your book, please be prepared to tale with Mr. Stephens next class

Class 42
HW due: see above
1. sentence pattern - WLC connection
2. WLC reading day OR independent book
3. begin IWLB conversations for people who are completed
HW:
1. complete and bring your Independent World Lit. Book
  • short discussion with Mr. Stephens
2. prepare for WLC discussion #3 World Lit Circle Discussion Prep Revised 2010.doc
3. 12 blogs due on the following dates (you will select two for a detailed grade)
  • C block: Wednesday, June 2
  • E block: Thursday, June 3

Class 43
HW due: you must be completed with your independent world lit book
1. World Lit Circle Discussion #3
  • reflection - focus on connections to other texts studied this year
2. conversations with Mr. Stephens about your independent world lit book
3. distribute final study guide English 9 Final Study Guide Sem 2 2009-10 (Stephens).pdf
4. distribute summer reading Summer Reading English 10 2010.pdf
HW:
1. prepare for WLC discussion #4 World Lit Circle Discussion Prep Revised 2010.doc

Class 44
HW due: see above
1. WLC Discussion #4
  • reflection - focus on connections to other texts studied this year
2. complete independent world lit book discussions with Mr. Stephens
3. discuss final
HW:
1. 12 total blogs due - select two for detailed grading
2. You must bring all your texts to study for the test: The Metamorphosis; Things Fall Apart; Animal Farm; world lit. circle book

Class 45
HW due: blogs; The Metamorphosis; Things Fall Apart; Animal Farm; world lit. circle book
1. blog rubric
2. check discussion preparation homework from previous classes
3. finals prep
  • lit circle book connections
  • essay organization
  • study groups

Class 46
study session
You must bring all your texts to study for the test: The Metamorphosis; Things Fall Apart; Animal Farm; world lit. circle book

Final Times:

Final E block: Monday, June 7th, 9:50am - 11:25am
For a Grade: You must bring all your texts: The Metamorphosis; Things Fall Apart; Animal Farm; The Art of Styling Sentences

Final C block: Thursday, June 10th 8:00am - 9:35am
For a Grade: You must bring all your texts: The Metamorphosis; Things Fall Apart; Animal Farm; The Art of Styling Sentences