March
Core Periods 1, 2, 5 and 7                      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?            
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Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Legend: EQ=Essential Question
SQ=Supporting Question
H=Handout
HW=Homework
WN=Writer's Notebook
ESOL Strategies/ ESOL Strategies
Strategies Matrix in website
The Standards The highlighted
standards are the extremely important
ones addressed in my class.
4
I. Warm Up
A. Secure a
Collections textbook
II. 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
I. Warm Up
Secure a
Collections book, pages
364-369 and a red book for the
Odyssey
Begin reading the epic poem.
6
Classes will be at Portable
28 due to SAT testing

Introduce the
Odyssey,
see pages 364-369.
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.





III. Homework
A. Anything not completed in
class.
Character
Name
Description
Book
     
8
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.




III. Homework
A. Anything not completed
in class.
Character
Name
Description
Book
     
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.
11
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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11
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?
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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?
I5
I. Warm Up
A. Prompt 8 Odysseus Biopoem
Use this template for a
Biopoem
to focus on Odysseus. Instead
of "I Am," write "He is" or the
verb that is use for each line.
The title will be the same as the
prompt.
II. Small Groups
Conclude reading The
Odyssey.
In your WN, answer the
questions that follow from the
textbook on page 418.
III.  Homework
A. Anything not completed in
class.
An Anti-hero of One's Own by
Tim Adams

Scroll down to
Character
Development
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 8 Odysseus Biopoem
Use this template for a
Biopoem to focus on
Odysseus. Instead of "I Am," write "He is" or the
verb that is use for each line. The title will be the
same as the prompt.
II. Small Groups
Conclude reading The
Odyssey.
In your WN, answer the questions that follow from
the textbook on page 418.
III.  Homework
A. Anything not completed in class.

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

Scroll down to
Character Development

II. Whole Class
A. The
Odyssey Mandala
Rubric
Mandala
Character Mandala
19
I. Warm Up
A. Take out WN
1. Respond to Prompt #9: Changes
Write about a time that was pivotal in
yourlife, 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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