First:  Finish Vocabulary Practice #9.
Second:  FInish "Think Like a Puritan" Activity.
Third:  Go over character chart and themes.
Fourth:  Characterization assignment.
Fifth:  READ THE CRUCIBLE!!!
 
 
Today we will finish our pre-reading activities before we start The Crucible.  We will complete a "Think Like a Puritan" activity and then we will discuss characterization and theme before beginning to read.  Be prepared to volunteer for a part!


 
 
Today we will do several activities before beginning to read The Crucible.  We will examine an anticipation guide as well as a character map and theme sheet.  Also, we will complete a Think Like a Puritan activity and then get started reading.  

OBJECTIVES:  Gain understanding of the mindset of Arthur Miller as he wrote The Crucible and understand the historical context in which it is situated.

CCSS:  RL.11-12.7:  Analyze multiple interpretations of a drama, evaluating how each version interprets the source text.
 
 
Happy Friday!  Today we will go through our typical Friday drill:  take Vocabulary Quiz #8 (don't forget the questions on the board!) and begin Vocabulary #9.

OBJECTIVE:  Today we will assess our learning of last week's vocabulary terms and expand our Vocabulary through learning new roots and words using those roots.  We will also check our understanding of the proper punctuation of titles.

CCSS:  Language 11-12.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.  11-12.4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues and analyze meaningful word parts.  
 
 
After we finish our 15 minutes of reading time, we will return to the computer lab to finish our Webquest over The Crucible.  It is DUE TOMORROW!  Also, don't forget that you will have a vocabulary quiz tomorrow that may or may not include the punctuation of titles. (hint, hint)

OBJECTIVE:  To investigate the setting of The Crucible and the Red Scare to understand the historical context and allegorical nature of the play.

CCSS:  RL.11-12.9  Demonstrate knowledge of 18th, 19th, and early 20th century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar topics or themes.
 
 
Today we will review one last time our vocabulary for this week.  Do not forget to turn in your 12 sentences.

Then, we will watch the film clips to kick off our webquest over The Crucible.  When we finish the clips, we will head to the computer lab to complete the webquest.

OBJECTIVE:  To investigate the setting of The Crucible and the Red Scare to understand the historical context and allegorical nature of the play.

CCSS:  RL.11-12.9  Demonstrate knowledge of 18th, 19th, and early 20th century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar topics or themes.
 
 
First on today's priority list will be to finish Vocabulary #8.  After everyone shares their words, definitions, and sentences, we will then transition to our introductory information about The Crucible.  We will watch the following three clips and answer the questions on your webquest.  Then, we will move to the computer lab to complete the webquest.
 
 
Our first objective is to review the proper punctuation and capitalization of titles.  After today's bellwork, we should be able to properly punctuate and capitalize titles or books, chapters, movies, songs, etc.

CCSS:  L.11-12.2:  Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Next, we will examine week 8's vocabulary words and roots.  We will do them a little differently today.  Instead of just having a list from Miss Lamb of words and roots, we will discover which words have which roots.  Using the following steps:

1.  Define your word.
2.  Find other word-mates.
3.  Create the PERFECT sentence demonstrating the meaning of the word.
4.  Find classmates with the same root.
5.  Determine your root's meaning.
6.  Be prepared to share with the class!

Our roots and words are:
PLAC:  complacent, placebo, placid
GRAT:  gratuitous, ingratiate, ingrate
DOC/DOCT:  docile, indoctrinate, doctrine
TEMPER:  temper, temperance, intemperate

CCSS: Language 4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and
phrases by using context clues and analyze meaningful word parts.
 
 
Today we will be writing and discussing people we admire.  Remember as we do this not to pick people just because they are famous in pop culture--you want to select people who embody the characteristics you would like to have one day. 

Once we have explored our own aspirations and goals, we will head to the library to begin our Independent Reading: Life Studies project.  We will each select a memoir, autobiography, or biography of our choosing.  You should have this book read by November 12, 2012.  You will have time in class to read your books (15 minutes twice a week).

If you did not get your book today, or are choosing a book that is not in teh school library, make sure that you obtain your book by next Monday, October 22, 2012.
 
 
Today we will take the Vocabulary Unit #7 Quiz. 

OBJECTIVE:  Today we will assess our learning of last week's vocabulary terms and expand our Vocabulary through learning new roots and words using those roots.

CCSS:  Language 4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and 
phrases by using context clues and analyze meaningful word parts.