March
Honors: Periods 3, 4, and 8                       A-Day=Yellow         B-Day=Blue
Essential Questions: How can I become an effective communicator? How do our differences make us similar? What are some strategies for building effective oral communication skills? What stragegies can I use to make reading
come alive? How does language    What How are we able to get past our differences to obtain a sense of belonging?
What are the primary elements of an argumentative essay? How can something intangible impact
my life?            
  Mon
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
 
Standards:
-Cite textual
evidence to support
analysis of what the
text says explicitly as
well as inferences
drawn;
-Analyze how
characters develop
and interact with
others;
-Determine the
meaning of words
and phrases,
including figurative
and connotative
meanings.
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I. Warm Up
A. Secure a Collections
textbook
1. Turn to "Duty," page 289
II. Whole Class
A. Review "Duty" Write the
theme
III. Dyads
A. On a loose-leaf paper
create
a graphic organizer
to show how all five
selections address the same
theme. Ensure that evidence
is provided for all selections:
"From Love's Vocabulary,"
"Duty," "My Shakespeare,"
Romeo and Juliet, and
Pyramus and Thisbe.
5
Begin reading
The Odyssey. Oral
reading for pronunciation,
enunciation, articulation.
6
Classes to be held in Portable 28 due to
SAT testing.
Begin reading the
Odyssey. Oral
reading for pronunciation, enunciation,
articulation.
7
I. Warm Up
A. Hero
What qualities characterize a Hero?
II. Buddy Team
A. Review what has been read in
class from the
Odyssey. Then read
up to the end of Book VIII (Nextext
version).
1. In WN, create a chart to record
the characters encountered, worthy
descriptions, and book in which
each of the character appears.
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I. Warm Up
A. Hero
What qualities characterize a Hero?
II. Buddy Team
A. Review what has been read in
class from the
Odyssey. Then read
up to the end of Book VIII (Nextext
version).
1. In WN, create a chart to record the
characters encountered, worthy
descriptions, and book in which each
of the character appears.
Objectives:
-Describe how
characters respond
to major events
-Identify the theme of
a story in an epic
poem
-Interpret symbols
and figurative
language in fiction
-Analyze text using
text evidence
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I. Warm Up
A. Prompt# 7 Writing
Techniques:
Looking at Odysseus's
narrative in Books 9-12,
think about the techniques
Homer uses to portray the
magical and fastastical
aspects of Odysseus's
adventure. How does he
handle what we might call
special effects? That is, how
does he make his monsters
fearsome, his goddesses
stunning, the dangers
frightening, etc? (Think
about the adjectives and the
senses that you imagine in
your mind as the story plays
out like a movie.)
B. Review what was read
and then read with audio
Books 9-12 from the
Odyssey.
1. Answer the prompt in WN
(X 2 points)
II. Homework
A. In Canvas, answer the
questions for the Odyssey in
reference to Books 1, 9-12.
Do not attempt plagiarism.
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I. Warm Up
A. Prompt# 7 Writing Techniques:
Looking at Odysseus's narrative in
Books 9-12, think about the
techniques Homer uses to portray
the magical and fastastical aspects of
Odysseus's adventure. How does he
handle what we might call special
effects? That is, how does he make
his monsters fearsome, his
goddesses stunning, the dangers
frightening, etc? (Think about the
adjectives and the senses that you
imagine in your mind as the story
plays out like a movie.)
B. Review what was read and then
read with audio Books 9-12 from the
Odyssey.
1. Answer the prompt in WN (X 2
points)
II. Homework
A. In Canvas, answer the questions
for the Odyssey in reference to
Books 1, 9-12. Do not attempt
plagiarism.
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Continue reading the
Odyssey
A great way to understand literature
from epic poetry to literary series is to
understand what makes a hero. In this
very engaging animated video from
TEDed, you will learn about the hero
cycle, a common literary trope that can
been found in many works like
Harry
Potter, The Hunger Games
and even
The Odyssey!
Tutorial
What Makes a Hero?
Write a Text/Me Chart for this
tutorial:
Greek Monsters on Parade
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Continue reading the
Odyssey
A great way to understand literature
from epic poetry to literary series is
to understand what makes a hero. In
this very engaging animated video
from TEDed, you will learn about the
hero cycle, a common literary trope
that can been found in many works
like
Harry Potter, The Hunger
Games
and even The Odyssey!
Tutorial
What Makes a Hero?
Write a Text/Me Chart for this
tutorial:
Greek Monsters on Parade
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In small groups conclude reading The
Odyssey
Answer the questions that follow from
the textbook:

Tutorials:
An Anti-hero of One's Own by Tim
Adams

Scroll down to
Character
Development
Characterization:

flat vs round
character
static vs dynamic
character
We learn about
characters by
directly or indirectly:
-what they do as
described by the
narrator
-what the character
says
-what the character
thinks
-what other
characters say about
the character
-dialogue
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In small groups conclude
reading The
Odyssey
Answer the questions that
follow from the textbook:
Tutorials:
An Anti-hero of One's Own
by Tim Adams

Scroll down to
Character
Development

III. Whole Class
A. The
Odyssey Mandala
Rubric
Mandala
Character Mandala
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I. Warm Up
A. Take out WN
1. Respond to Prompt #9: Changes
Write about a time that was pivotal in
your
life, an instance when you or
your circumstances changed
dramatically.  Think about how active
you were in making that happen. If it
hit without warning, how did you
cope? Did you use an opportunity to
redefine yourself-or your
circumstance-in terms of the new
reality?

II. Small Groups
A. Continue Friday's work.
1. Due today in your WN

III. Whole Class
A. The
Odyssey Mandala
Rubric
Mandala
Character Mandala
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I. Warm Up
A.
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