"Culture is the broadening of the mind and of the spirit." Nehru


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Anchor Text: Bonne Annee A Personal essay by Jean-Pierre Benoit


Objectives: The student will be able to:

  • analyze elements of a personal essay, including its purpose, structure, central idea, and supporting details

  • Understand and use critical vocabulary

Common Core Standards:

8.RI.1.1 Cite textual evidence.

8.RI.1.2 Determine a central idea and analyze its development, including its relationship to supporting ideas.

8.RI.1.3 Analyze how a text makes connections among ideas or events.

8.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases.

8.RI.2.5 Analyze structure.

8.RI.2.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose.

8.SL.1.1a Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study.

8.W.3.7 Conduct short research projects.

8.L.3.4c Consult general and specialized reference materials (glossaries), both print and digital

Word of the Week: assiduous (adj) diligent; hardworking; industrious

Quote of the Week: "The will to win is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare." Bobby Knight NBA Coach

Essential Question: Is a person’s homeland the country where he or she is born, or the country where he or she is raised?

Monday

Warm Up: Week 4 Day 1

Agenda

  • Complete Today's warm up

  • Characterization (TALES)

  • Discuss Critical Vocabulary and build background


Tuesday

Warm Up: Week 4 Day 2

Agenda

  • Complete Today's warm Up

  • K-W-L Haiti

  • Read and discuss Bonne Annee

  • Analyze text structure (main Idea, supporting details)

  • Discuss connections (text to text, text to self, text to world)


Wednesday

Warm Up: Week 4 Day 3

Agenda

  • Complete Today's Warm Up

  • Turn in Characterization assignment

  • Types and examples of Irony

  • Irony Practice


Thursday

Warm Up: Week 4 Day 4

Agenda

Complete Today's warm up

Author's Purpose and Narrative Point of View

Author's Purpose and Narrative Point of View Practice


Friday

Warm Up: Week 4 Day 5 Check Weekly Warm ups

Selection Assessment