"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats
English 12: Why do we need heroes? Is it more important to win or to take a stand?
Students will read a variety of poems based on heroism and war. They will be asked to identify the importance of word choice (diction) and tone for interpretation. Students will create a thesis statement (for a compare/contrast essay) and an outline to analyze and interpret the tone and message of the poet towards heroism in war (sacrifice/success). Poetic devices will be identified and discussed. They will then be asked to create an argumentative essay utilizing the variety of poems read from Unit 1. Students will be asked to write a complete essay on heroic traits and show whether it is more important to win or to take a stand.
English 11: What is the meaning of Freedom?
Students will continue to read informational texts on the Founders of the Constitution. Students will be asked to respond to the text by identifying any unknown vocabulary, highlighting, asking questions and applying relevancy through connections. Students have been given a Constitution packet that includes a chart for research on a particular founder, ideals found in the Constitution, and Argument outlines. The packet, along with the rubric will help guide students as they create the Founders PowerPoint with a perspective.
Public Speaking: How do basic speaking and listening skills help us to communicate?
Students will work on their Introductory Speeches which will begin on Thursday, 10/12. There will be peer critiquing and discussion. Chapters 10 & 12 are due on 10/17. Chapters 11, 13, and 14 are due on 10/20. One-to-one conferencing for the Introductory Speech will begin on Monday, 10/16.
Keystone Literature Workshop: How does my interaction with the text provoke thinking and
Students will learn word dissection and analysis. They have been asked to create a board game using word parts. Students, working cooperatively will write instructions, create boards and board pieces, play, and learn affixes and roots through experience and application. They have been given a rubric. Word dissection, analysis, and vocabulary in concept are necessary tools to respond to the text.