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Class Agenda #73 – ELA FINAL

Opener- 1 Word association with “Protest”

#503 “Yougin” Fabulous (3:26)

Part I- SLT- I can write for extended periods of time.

Final-

Critical Lens Quote-~”All literature is protest. You can’t name a single literary work that isn’t protest.”

Your Task: Critical Lens: 

Texts- “White Bear” and The Tell Tale Heart

Literary Elements- Mood, POV (Unreliable Narrator)

Write a critical essay in which you discuss two works of literature you have read from the particular perspective of the statement that is provided for you in the Critical Lens. In your essay, provide a valid interpretation of the statement, agree or disagree with the statement as you have interpreted it, and support your opinion using specific references to appropriate literary elements from the two works.
Guidelines: Be sure to:
~ Provide a valid interpretation of the critical lens that clearly establishes the criteria for analysis
~ Indicate whether you agree or disagree with the statement as you have interpreted it
~ Choose two works you have read that you believe best support your opinion
~ Use the criteria suggested by the critical lens to analyze the works you have chosen
~ Avoid plot summary. Instead, use specific references to appropriate literary elements (for example: theme, characterization, setting, point of view) to develop your analysis
~ Organize your ideas in a unified and coherent manner
~ Specify the titles and authors of the literature you choose
~ Follow the conventions of standard written English

 

SLTs-

  • I can analyze the impact of the author’s choices in developing and relating the elements and devices of literature. (R3-lit)
  • I can analyze the author’s purpose and perspective. (R6)
  • I can analyze how the structure and organization contribute to the meaning of the text. (R5)
  • Exit Ticket/Closing Circle- How am I preparing for regents exams this weekend?

Homework- Respond to some readings from the #validus.

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Class Agenda #72 – Think Pair Share- “Tell Tale Heart”, III

Opener- What is a physical movement or characteristic that bothers you about other people? ex… slouching, mustaches, webbed toes, close talker, shout talker…

#1 (IN MY HEART)- “Midnight Train To Georgia” Gladys Knight & The Pips (4:38)

Part I- SLT- I can write for extended periods of time.

(5 Min) DO NOW- Journal about a characteristic or trait that drives you maddddddddddd! Think context and anecdote!

  • Share 1

Part II– Mini-Lesson – Point Of View

Unreliable Narrator- A narrator who should and cannot be trusted!

 

Mini-Lesson- What makes this character unreliable? How could it affect the story? 

Think Aloud- 

Now this is the point. You fancy me mad. Madmen know nothing. But you should have seen me. You should have seen how wisely I proceeded—with what caution— with what foresight—with what dissimulation I went to work! I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him. And every night, about midnight, I turned the latch of his door and opened it—oh, so gently! And then, when I had made an opening sufficient for my head, I put in a dark lantern, all closed, closed, so that no light shone out, and then I thrust in my head. Oh, you would have laughed to see how cunningly I thrust it in! I moved it slowly—very, very slowly, so that I might not disturb the old man’s sleep. It took me an hour to place my whole head within the opening so far that I could see him as he lay upon his bed. Ha!—would a madman have been so wise as this? And then, when my head was well in the room, I undid the lantern cautiously—oh, so cautiously—cautiously (for the hinges creaked)—I undid it just so much that a single thin ray fell upon the vulture eye. And this I did for seven long nights—every night just at midnight—but I found the eye always closed; and so it was impossible to do the work; for it was not the old man who vexed me, but his Evil Eye.

  • Think Pare Share- How does this passage show the narrator is unreliable? 

    Every night about twelve o’clock I slowly opened his door. And when the door was opened wide enough I put my hand in, and then my head. In my hand I held a light covered over with a cloth so that no light showed. And I stood there quietly. Then, carefully, I lifted the cloth, just a little, so that a single, thin, small light fell across that eye. For seven nights I did this, seven long nights, every night at midnight. Always the eye was closed, so it was impossible for me to do the work. For it was not the old man I felt I had to kill; it was the eye, his Evil Eye.

    • Think 15 Seconds
    • Partner 1 Share
    • Partner II Paraphrase what partner 1 said

Part III- “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe – The Difficult Version

  1. Download “The Tell Tale Heart” to your desktop.
  2. Save As- and Name it Using Your Name. example- “tell_tale_heart_poe_boccheciampII.doc”
  3. Independent Read this story.
  • Class Read Aloud- “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

    • As You Read- Text Code-
    • Highlight Lines from the story the represent the narrator’s reliability.
    • Underline words the address the story’s mood.
  • SHARE- Are there examples of reliability?
  • How do you know the story’s POV?
  • What are some words that contribute to the mood?

Read Aloud, Together.

Final-

Critical Lens Quote-~”All literature is protest. You can’t name a single literary work that isn’t protest.”

Your Task: Critical Lens: 

Texts- “White Bear” and The Tell Tale Heart

Literary Elements- Mood, POV (Unreliable Narrator)

Write a critical essay in which you discuss two works of literature you have read from the particular perspective of the statement that is provided for you in the Critical Lens. In your essay, provide a valid interpretation of the statement, agree or disagree with the statement as you have interpreted it, and support your opinion using specific references to appropriate literary elements from the two works.
Guidelines: Be sure to:
~ Provide a valid interpretation of the critical lens that clearly establishes the criteria for analysis
~ Indicate whether you agree or disagree with the statement as you have interpreted it
~ Choose two works you have read that you believe best support your opinion
~ Use the criteria suggested by the critical lens to analyze the works you have chosen
~ Avoid plot summary. Instead, use specific references to appropriate literary elements (for example: theme, characterization, setting, point of view) to develop your analysis
~ Organize your ideas in a unified and coherent manner
~ Specify the titles and authors of the literature you choose
~ Follow the conventions of standard written English

 

SLTs-

  • I can analyze the impact of the author’s choices in developing and relating the elements and devices of literature. (R3-lit)
  • I can analyze the author’s purpose and perspective. (R6)
  • I can analyze how the structure and organization contribute to the meaning of the text. (R5)
  • Exit Ticket/Closing Circle- How am I preparing for regents exams this weekend?

Homework- Respond to some readings from the #validus.

Class Agenda #71 – Think Pair Share- “Tell Tale Heart”, I

Opener- How do you know when someone is feeling guilty about something?

#498- “Give Up The Funk” The Parliament (5:47)

Part I- SLT- I can write for extended periods of time.

DO NOW- Journal about guilt. Write about someone feeling guilty for something they did. You could have been a part of the incident, or just around the guilt.

  • Share

Part II– Mini-Lesson – Point Of View

2) Unreliable Narrator

This narrator is not limited to one type (1st or 3rd), but is unreliable and conveys information to the reader of which he/she (the narrator) is not aware. This could be because the narrator is a young child, going insane, naïve, old and senile, or other reason.

Let’s look at a few examples:

Think Pare Share- What makes this character unreliable? How could it affect the story?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pqcESS0gRc

Think Pare Share- What makes this character unreliable? How could it affect the story?

Part III- “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe

  1. Download “The Tell Tale Heart” to your desktop.
  2. Save As- and Name it Using Your Name. example- “tell_tale_heart_poe_boccheciamp.doc”
  3. Independent Read this story.

How to text code the story on your desktop.

  • Next to the search bar on the top right of the doc, their is a little icon with a square and pencil in the middle. CLICK ON THAT. This allows you to underline.
  • Two icons to the left, there’s a highlight button. CLICK ON THAT
  • Now you are ready to text code!
  • Independent Read for 5 Minutes
    • As You Read- Text Code-
    • Yellow Highlight Lines from the story the represent the narrator’s reliability.
    • Underline words the address the story’s mood.
  • SHARE- Are there examples of reliability?
  • How do you know the story’s POV?
  • What are some words that contribute to the mood?

Read Aloud, Together.

Read Aloud Audio File

 

SLTs-

  • I can analyze the impact of the author’s choices in developing and relating the elements and devices of literature. (R3-lit)
  • I can analyze the author’s purpose and perspective. (R6)
  • I can analyze how the structure and organization contribute to the meaning of the text. (R5)
  • Exit Ticket/Closing Circle- How am I preparing for regents exams this weekend?

Homework- Respond to some readings from the #validus.

Class Agenda #70 – Think Pair Share- “Tell Tale Heart”, I

Opener- Have you ever felt guilty about something? Or… describe how you act when you’re feeling guilty about something.

#499- “Bop Gun”, George Clinton and The Parliament Funkadelics (Ft. Ice Cube) (4:57)

Part I- SLT- I can write for extended periods of time.

DO NOW- Journal about guilt. What comes to mind when you see/hear the word “guilt.”

  • Share

Part II– Mini-Lesson – Point Of View

Reading-

POINT OF VIEW

Who is the narrator? Does the narrator tell the story in first person or third person? How much of the world can the narrator perceive (omniscient or limited)? How does the vantage point of the narrator affect the meaning of the story? How would the story change if the narrator changed?

The story has an author, a narrator, and characters, not to be confused with each other. If the narrator and a character in the story are one and the same, you have a story told in first person. If they are separate, you have a story told in third person, of which there are three different types, depending on the amount of knowledge the narrator has about the inner feelings and thoughts of the characters.

We’re focusing on 2 TYPES of POV this week-

1) First Person

“I”; all is told/filtered through the storyteller’s perception, an character in the story, but not always the main character. Can know the thoughts/feelings of the narrator (the “I”) but no others.

2) Unreliable Narrator

This narrator is not limited to one type (1st or 3rd), but is unreliable and conveys information to the reader of which he/she (the narrator) is not aware. This could be because the narrator is a young child, going insane, naïve, old and senile, or other reason.

CFU- Think Pair Share- Can you think of a text with a 1st Person Narrator? Can you think of a text with an Unreliable Narrator?

Part II- “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe

  1. Download “The Tell Tale Heart” to your desktop.
  2. Save As- and Name it Using Your Name. example- “tell_tale_heart_poe_boccheciamp.doc”
  3. Independent Read this story.

How to text code the story on your desktop.

  • Next to the search bar on the top right of the doc, their is a little icon with a square and pencil in the middle. CLICK ON THAT. This allows you to underline.
  • Two icons to the left, there’s a highlight button. CLICK ON THAT
  • Now you are ready to text code!
  • Independent Read for 5 Minutes
    • As You Read- Text Code-
    • Yellow Highlight Lines from the story the represent the narrator’s reliability.
    • Underline words the address the story’s mood.
  • SHARE- Are there examples of reliability?
  • How do you know the story’s POV?
  • What are some words that contribute to the mood?

 

SLTs-

  • I can analyze the impact of the author’s choices in developing and relating the elements and devices of literature. (R3-lit)
  • I can analyze the author’s purpose and perspective. (R6)
  • I can analyze how the structure and organization contribute to the meaning of the text. (R5)
  • Exit Ticket/Closing Circle- How am I preparing for regents exams this weekend?

Homework- Respond to some readings from the #validus.

Class Agenda #69 – Think Pair Share- White Bear IV

Opener- Group Juggle. #turnup

#47- “Move On Up”, Curtis Mayfield (8:11)

Part I– Black Mirror “White Bear” Discussion Questions and Annotated Character List

SLTs-

  • I can analyze the impact of the author’s choices in developing and relating the elements and devices of literature. (R3-lit)
  • I can analyze the author’s purpose and perspective. (R6)
  • I can analyze how the structure and organization contribute to the meaning of the text. (R5)
    Do This- Finish: Annotated List of Characters as we watch- Names- Victoria, Jem, Baxter
  • DO NOW- Answer this question in a complete paragraph for the first part, and one or more for the second. Your claim and rational/evidence.
    • QUESTION- In the text “White Bear, which Literary Elements were the most impactful? How were they used?
    • Literary Elements List- 
      • Setting

        Setting refers to TIME and PLACE: Time: of day, year, era/age? Place: city, country? Outside, inside? Rich and opulent or poor and simple? Stark and barren landscape? Rainy or sunny? Beautiful or adversarial? Dark or light? Dangerous or safe? The weather? how does all this affect meaning? What feelings (atmosphere) are evoked just by the setting?

        Tone

        The author’s attitude towards what (s)he is writing that translates into your attitude: or – what is the feeling of the whole work and the writing/artist’s craft? Joyful? Melancholy? Fatalistic? Angry? Peaceful? Scary? Mysterious?

        Theme

        The story’s ideas? Author’s attitude towards those ideas? Author’s “statement” about those ideas? The story’s message or main point? Your attitude?

        • Dramatic IronyDoes the audience/some characters know more than another character? Is one or more character(s) speaking/acting without knowledge others have, thus creating a double meaning?
        • Crisis

          What is the moment of decision (internal dilemma resolved) for the main character? When is the character faced with his/her internal conflict and realizes she/he must make a decision?

          Mini-Lesson- Think Pair Share-

  • The 4 L’s of Listening-
        • Look – make eye contact
        • Lean – lean toward your partner
        • Low voice – use your private or library voice
        • Listen – demonstrate active listening/responding/accountable talk

Think Pair Share Protocol-

  • QUESTION- In the text, “White Bear,” which Literary Elements were the most impactful? How were they used?
  • Preparation  
    • Laptop Norms- Everyone has 1 minute to ‘THINK’ About their answer to the question.
  • Decide 1 and 2
  • 1st partners  are the teachers: they tell 2s what you think and why/evidence
  • 2nd partners are the learners: they paraphrase 1’s answer, extend, question, or ask for elaboration
    • Protocol for Realzzzzz 
    • 1st Partners have 1 minute to share their response to the question uninterrupted.
    • At the end of 1 minute, partner 2 says back their paraphrasing of partner 1’s response.
    • Partner 1 can now clarify anything they need.

Exit Ticket/Closing Circle- How am I preparing for regents exams this weekend?

Homework- Respond to some readings from the #validus.

Class Agenda #67 – Literary Analysis in Short Fiction- White Bear III

Opener- At the end of “White Bear,” did the punishment fit the crime?

#407- “Pusherman”, Curtis Mayfield (5:01)

Part I– Black Mirror “White Bear” Discussion Questions and Annotated Character List

SLTs-

  • I can analyze the impact of the author’s choices in developing and relating the elements and devices of literature. (R3-lit)
  • I can analyze the author’s purpose and perspective. (R6)
  • I can analyze how the structure and organization contribute to the meaning of the text. (R5)
    Do This- Finish: Annotated List of Characters as we watch- Names- Victoria, Jem, Baxter
  • Mini-Lesson- Using literary elements to create an affect on the viewer/reader. 10
    • Images from White Bear-
    • Literary Elements- Irony, Mood, Tone, Suspense, Imagery,  Symbolism, Theme are a few.
    •  
  • Answer the following- Today focus on the Bold. 10 Min
    • Victoria begins the episode upset about something, what is it?
    • Why does Victoria follow Jem?
    • How does Baxter trick Victoria and Jem?
    • Why does Jem come back for Victoria?
    • What is “White Bear?” (3 Things)
    • What is the narrative structure of “White Bear”? and how does this narrative structure contribute to the meaning of the episode? (How does the show start? What is the first twist? Second twist? Final twist?)
    • What are some choices the show’s creator makes in “White Bear” and how do those choice influence viewers?
    • What was the show creator’s purpose in this episode?
  • How are some of the literary elements such as “mood,” “suspense,” “theme,” and “imagery” used in “White Bear?”

Share Protocol- 15 Min

At your tables, whip around and share your thinking of the literary elements and narrative structures.

Come to a consensus: Which Literary Elements were the most impactful? How were they used?

Literary Elements- Irony, Mood, Tone, Suspense, Imagery,  Symbolism, Theme are a few.

Exit Ticket/Closing Circle- Which literary element was the most impactful in “White Bear”?

Homework- Respond to some readings from the #validus.

Class Agenda #66A – Literary Analysis in Short Fiction- White Bear II

Opener- What do you do when you don’t have the internet or wifi?

#487- “Got Yo Mojo Working”, Muddy Waters (3:00)

Part I– Black Mirror “White Bear” OR… “The Entire History Of You” depending on Kids.

SLTs-

  • I can analyze the impact of the author’s choices in developing and relating the elements and devices of literature. (R3-lit)
  • I can analyze the author’s purpose and perspective. (R6)
  • I can analyze how the structure and organization contribute to the meaning of the text. (R5)
    Do This- Create: Annotated List of Characters as we watch- Names- Victoria, Jem, Baxter
  • Answer the following-
    • Victoria begins the episode upset about something, what is it?
    • Why does Victoria follow Jem?
    • How does Baxter trick Victoria and Jem?
    • Why does Jem come back for Victoria?
    • What is “White Bear?”
    • What is the narrative structure of “White Bear”? and how does this narrative structure contribute to the meaning of the episode?
    • What are some choices the show’s creator makes in “White Bear” and how do those choice influence viewers?
    • What was the show creator’s purpose in this episode?

Exit Ticket- What was the point of this episode?

Homework- Respond to some readings from the #validus.