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Tues day , 12/ 17/ 13 class plan. Go over the assignment sheet Revise and expand your prewriting for your story to include plot characters setting theme (if you know it yet) any ideas about dialogue, scenes, structure, inventions, “vocabulary,” and so on

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tues day 12 17 13 class plan

Tuesday, 12/17/13 class plan

Go over the assignment sheet

Revise and expand your prewriting for your story to include

plot

characters

setting

theme (if you know it yet)

any ideas about dialogue, scenes, structure, inventions, “vocabulary,” and so on

Work on your story as I go through the class.

HW

Typed rough draft of your story is due Thursday, 12/19. It should be at least 1000 words. For tomorrow, continue to write the story.

monday 12 16 13 class plan

Monday, 12/16/13 class plan

Remember Gaiman’s Three Phrases. Write your version of them for your story.

Your prewriting should cover

plot

characters

setting

theme (if you know it yet)

any ideas about dialogue, scenes, structure, inventions, “vocabulary,” and so on

Work on your story as I go through the class.

HW

Typed rough draft of your story is due Thursday, 12/19. It should be at least 1000 words. For tomorrow, begin to write some of the story.

friday 12 13 13 class plan

Friday, 12/13/13 class plan

Consider Gaiman’s Three Phrases.

Discuss warm up

We work on the assignment as we go

HW

Prewriting of SF story is Monday, 12/16.

Typed rough draft of your story is due Thursday, 12/19

thursday 12 12 13 class plan

Thursday, 12/12/13 class plan

Consider Gaiman’s Three Phrases.

Two ways to develop a SF story about “the present” by means of an imagined future:

1. Starting with an idea/concern/issue about the present that you develop into a version of the future

2. Starting with a vision of the future that you analyze to learn what concerned you about the present

HW

If you choose #1, research local, national, or international issues and write a paragraph or more about what the issue is and why it concerns you.

If you choose #2, write a paragraph or more about the future world that you are building and what problems people face in that world.

wednesday 12 11 13 class plan

Wednesday, 12/11/13 class plan

Review Vocab pp. 57-59 with a partner

Reread the introduction to F 451 (xi-xvi).

Watch the video

Two ways to develop a SF story about “the present” by means of an imagined future

HW

Do Unit 4 Vocab practice test online. Print your test results and bring them in to class.

Unit 4 Vocab Test on Thursday, 12/12

Think about our world today. Consider Gaiman’s Three Phrases. Try to develop an idea that can become a story.

friday 12 6 13 class plan

Friday, 12/6/13 class plan

F 451 seminar

HW

Do Unit 4 Vocab pp. 57-59 for Monday, 12/9.

Do your best to learn how to pronounce them, too.

(reminder: the vocab website will say them for you)

Unit 4 Vocab Test on Tuesday, 12/10

thursday 12 5 13 class plan

Thursday, 12/5/13 class plan

Review warm up in pairs.

Then we will have a whole class discussion of “The Tiger,” and perhaps also its relationship to F 451.

Review Unit 4 vocab pp. 55-56.

HW

F 451 “Burning Bright” seminar on Friday. Write five interpretive questions on either Part 3 or the text as a whole for Friday. If you haven’t finished your part 3 elements analysis, do that, too.

Do Unit 4 Vocab pp. 57-59 for Monday.

Do your best to learn how to pronounce them, too.

(reminder: the vocab website will say them for you)

wednesday 12 4 13 class plan

Wednesday, 12/4/13 class plan

Review warm up in pairs.

Then we will have a whole class discussion of symbolism in F 451.

HWDo Unit 4 Vocab pp. 52-56.

Do your best to learn how to pronounce them, too.

(hint: the vocab website will say them for you)

F 451 “Burning Bright” seminar on Friday

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Tuesday, 12/3/13 class plan

Review warm up & Unit 3 Vocab Test

Finish the pair project, but make sure you both have a copy:

Go through the text of F 451 “Burning Bright” page by page.

Note all references to fire, water, air and earth. Copy the phrase, underline the “element” and note the page number.

HWDo Unit 1-3 Vocab pp. 43-44.

Do your best to learn how to pronounce them, too.

(hint: the vocab website will say them for you)

monday 12 2 13 class plan

Monday, 12/2/13 class plan

(Review Unit 3 Vocab Test tomorrow)

You may work in pairs.

Go through the text of F 451 “Burning Bright” page by page.

Note all references to fire, water, air and earth. Copy the phrase, underline the “element” and note the page number.

HW Make sure you have read F 451, pp. 107-158.

Read Unit 4 vocab words.

Do your best to learn how to pronounce them, too.

(hint: the vocab website will say them for you)

tuesday 11 26 13 class plan

Tuesday, 11/26/13 class plan

Unit 3 Vocab Test

HW

Read F 451, pp. 107-158 by Monday, Dec. 2.

Enjoy your break!

monday 11 25 13 class plan

Monday, 11/25/13 class plan

Take out Unit 3 vocabulary work. I will check anything I haven’t seen yet from Unit 3. You will write sentences using Unit 3 vocabulary words for 10 minutes, then share with a small group, who will let you know if you have used it well. Vice versa. Your sentences can be a science fiction fragment, or part of a Thanksgiving story, or anything else amusing or touching, and yet school-appropriate.

HW for Tuesday, 11/26:

Unit 3 Vocab Test on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Read F 451, pp. 107-158 by Monday, Dec. 2.

friday 11 22 13 class plan

Friday, 11/22/13 class plan

Take out your 5 interpretive questions. Fahrenheit 451, “The Sieve and the Sand” pp. 67-106 seminar (it’s OK to discuss Part 1 as well)

HW for Monday, 11/25:

Online vocab test due Monday, Nov. 25 with results emailed to me nathan_rosen@hcpss.org.

Unit 3 Vocab Test on Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Read F 451, pp. 107-158 by Monday, Dec. 2.

thursday 11 21 13 class plan

Thursday, 11/21/13 class plan

Check Vocab for completion during warm up.

Discuss the warm-up. Review Vocab Unit 3 pp. 41.

Learn to do online test and email results (HW for Monday). Continue “Dover Beach” discussion.

HW for Friday, 11/22:

Compose at least 5 interpretive questions on F 451, pp. 67-106, for tomorrow’s seminar. Online vocab test due Monday, Nov. 25 with results emailed to me nathan_rosen@hcpss.org. Unit 3 Vocab Test on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Read F 451, pp. 107-158 by Monday, Dec. 2.

wednesday 11 20 13 class plan

Wednesday, 11/20/13 class plan

Check Vocab for completion during warm up.

Discuss the warm-up.

“Dover Beach” hand out

Review Vocab Unit 3 pp.39-40

HW for Thursday, 11/21:

Do Unit 3 Vocab pp. 41. Unit 3 Vocab Test on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Complete F 451, pp. 67-106 outline if you haven’t finished it. Read F 451, pp. 107-158 by Monday, Dec. 2. 5 Part 2 ?’s for Friday.

tuesday 11 19 13 class plan

Tuesday 11/19/13 class plan

Check Vocab for completion during warm up.

Discuss the warm-up.

With a partner, continue your outline of “The Sieve and The Sand.”

Review Vocab Unit 3 pp.37-38

HW for Wednesday, 11/20:

Do Unit 3 Vocab pp. 39-40. Read F 451, pp. 67-106 if you haven’t finished it. Tomorrow we will study “Dover Beach.”

monday 11 18 13 class plan

Monday, 11/18/13 class plan

With a partner, develop an outline of “The Sieve and The Sand.” For each chunk, write its page numbers, give it a title, and note time and place of that section.

Introduce Vocab Unit 3

HW for Tuesday, 11/19:

Do Unit 3 Vocab pp. 37-38. Read F 451, pp. 67-106 if you haven’t finished it.

thursday 11 14 13 class plan

Thursday, 11/14/13 class plan

Check Vocab HW for completion during warm up.

Discuss the warm-up. With your partner, complete your outline of “The Hearth and The Salamander.”

Read Vocab pp. 22-23. For each Boldface word, write its denotation and its connotation.

HW for Friday, 11/15/13:

Friday is a graded seminar, so write at least five interpretive questions about “The Hearth and The Salamander.” Study for Vocab Unit 2 Test on Friday, 11/15. Do “Test Your Vocabulary” Unit 2 and email results to me. Consider the other online resources, too.

Finish reading Part 2 (pp. 67-106) by Monday 11/18.

wed 11 13 13 class plan

Wed., 11/13/13 class plan

Check Vocab for completion during warm up.

Discuss the warm-up.

With a partner, complete your outline of “The Hearth and The Salamander.”

Review Vocab Unit 2 pp.29-30

HW for Thursday, 11/14/13:

Do Unit 2 Vocabp. 31. Also, compose sentences that correctly use at least 5 vocab words, making sure that you show that you know what they mean. Vocab Unit 2 Test on Friday, 11/15 & graded class discussion on “The Hearth and The Salamander.” Read Part 2 (pp. 67-106) by Monday

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11/12/13 class plan

Check Vocab for completion during warm up.

Discuss the warm-up.

With a partner, continue your outline of “The Hearth and The Salamander.”

Review Vocab Unit 2 pp.27-28

HW for Wednesday, 11/13:

Do Unit 2 Vocab pp. 29-30

11 11 13 class plan

11/11/13 class plan

Discuss the warm-up. Discuss irony. Begin to consider he phrase “an old-fashioned future.”

With a partner, develop an outline of “The Hearth and The Salamander.” For each chunk, write its page numbers, give it a title, and note time and place of that section.

Introduce Vocab Unit 2

HW for Tuesday, 11/12:

Do Unit 2 Vocab pp. 27-28

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11/5/13 class plan

Distribute progress report and explain the impact of final draft on grades. Review some study methods.

HW for Wednesday, 11/6:

Studying the meaning, usage, spelling, and pronunciation of the Unit 1 vocabulary words. Work on read Fahrenheit pp. 1-65.

Unit 1 Vocab Test on Thursday, Nov. 7

10 31 13 class plan

10/31/13 class plan

We will review the vocab assignments, distribute our new novel, and hear a story.

HW for Monday, 11/4:

Nothing specifically required, although studying the meaning, usage, spelling, and pronunciation of the Unit 1 vocabulary words might be wise. And you may start reading our new book, if you want to get ahead.

HW for Tuesday, 11/5:

Write a sentence for each vocabulary word, using enough words in the sentence to demonstrate that you understand the meaning of the word

Unit 1 Vocab Test on Wednesday, Nov. 6