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Into the Wild. John Krakauer. March 24th. Purpose Understand who you are as an individual including strengths and weaknesses. Activities Myers-Briggs test on-line – LC front page/ Naviance /login using your student ID. Password is tigers.

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into the wild

Into the Wild

John Krakauer

march 24th
March 24th

Purpose

Understand who you are as an individual including strengths and weaknesses.

Activities

  • Myers-Briggs test on-line – LC front page/Naviance/login using your student ID. Password is tigers.
  • Complete handout after looking at Naviance feedback.
march 25th
March 25th

Purpose

Understand who you are as an individual including strengths and weaknesses.

Activities

  • Bookroom to check out Into the Wild
  • Finish handout for test.
  • Simpsons Myers-Briggs personalities. Add to handout if needed.
march 26th
March 26th

Purpose

Understand who you are as an individual including strengths and weaknesses.

To understand how happiness can be defined by scientists.

Activities

  • Discuss results of Myers-Briggs. Surprises?
  • Overview of the unit – Pursuit of Happiness.
  • TED Talk – We Are We Happy?
march 27th
March 27th

Purpose

To understand how a cover can reveal more about a book.

Activities

  • Discuss key points about the cover and parts of the book.
  • Read author’s commentary and insight about the book.
march 28th
March 28th

Purpose

To utilize close reading skills for the purposes of critical thinking and definitions.

Activities

  • Sustained reading.
  • Completion of Packet #1.
march 28th1
March 28th

Purpose

To understand how a cover can reveal more about a book.

Activities

  • Discuss key points about the cover and parts of the book.
  • Read author’s commentary and insight about the book.
march 31st
March 31st

Purpose

To understand key themes and ideas within the novel.

Activities

  • Discuss characterization of Chris.
  • Review theme of isolation.
  • Discuss epigraphs.
april 1st
April 1st

Purpose

To understand the definition of Transcendentalism.

Activities

  • Transcendentalism Power Point.
  • Poetry in Springboard – page 365.
april 2nd
April 2nd

Purpose

To understand the definition of Transcendentalism as it applies to poetry.

Activities

  • Transcendentalism Power Point– finish for two classes.
  • Poetry in Springboard – page 365.
  • Begin quote analysis of one.
april 3rd
April 3rd

Purpose

To make connections with short readings.

Activities

  • Handout for short reading.
  • Finish Into the Wild packet #1.
quotes
Quotes…

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. – Henry David Thoreau

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain

april 4th
April 4th

Purpose

To utilize close reading skills for the purposes of critical thinking and definitions.

Activities

  • Sustained reading.
  • Completion of Packet #2.
april 14th
April 14th

Purpose

To provide information to the district.

Activities

  • Environmental Survey in the library.
april 15th
April 15th

Purpose

Understand how short writing can connect to larger pieces of literature.

Activities

  • Review Quindlan’s Commencement Speech.
  • Time for packet and reading of Into the Wild.
  • Remember that tomorrow is the SAT. Thursday we will review Activities 2-4 of our packet as a whole class. This means you may or may not have it all done.
april 17th
April 17th

Purpose

Understand imagery, characterization and impressions of novel.

Activities

  • Review Activities 2-4 of our packet. We will first do this in small groups and then move to a whole class.
  • 20 minutes in a small group with a focus on characterization.
  • Whole class with focus on imagery and impressions through epigraphs.
april 18th
April 18th

Purpose

To utilize close reading skills for the purposes of critical thinking and definitions.

Activities

  • Sustained reading.
  • Completion of Packet #3.
april 21st
April 21st

Purpose

To compare and contrast wilderness techniques.

Activities

  • Venn diagram for Chris and Bear Grylls.

Preparedness

Experience

Knowledge

april 22nd
April 22nd

Purpose

To evaluate a short piece of writing as it connects to the novel.

Activities

  • Read part of “All I Really Needed To Know I Learned in Kindergarten” from Springboard – pg.367
april 23rd
April 23rd

Purpose

To understand key vocabulary from the novel.

Activities

  • Review vocabulary for the quiz tomorrow.
april 24th
April 24th

Purpose

To show understanding of vocabulary from the novel.

Activities

  • Vocabulary quiz.
  • Finish packet for this week.
april 25th
April 25th

Purpose

To utilize close reading skills for the purposes of critical thinking and definitions.

Activities

  • Sustained reading.
  • Completion of Packet #4.
april 28th
April 28th

Purpose

To make connections to literature for understanding.

To connect contemporary literature from a different lens.

Activities

  • Review activities from packet #4.
  • Compare and contrast Cheryl Strayed reading from Wild.
april 29th
April 29th

Purpose

To examine the effect of imagery in a short piece of writing.

Activities

  • Read “The Chase” by Annie Dillard on page 397 of your Springboard. Discuss how imagery makes a piece of writing come alive.
  • Review parts of Into the Wild.
april 30th
April 30th

Purpose

To introduce EA #2.

Activities

  • Discuss multi-genre project.
  • Generate student questions.
  • Timeline for completion.
may 1st
May 1st

Purpose

To exhibit an understanding of self as it relates to happiness.

Activities

  • Review EA #1 requirements.
  • Review EA #1 rubric.
  • Due – May 8th
may 2nd
May 2nd

Purpose

To use close reading skills in order to understand the novel.

Activities

  • Reading of chapters 13-15
  • Completion of packet for Monday review and discussion.