Friday, August 28th, 2020

Today’s Activity Flowchart

Today’s Resources:

*Warmup: 3×3 Warmup Choice Board Topic of the week – Theme

Students will have 15 minutes to engage with a piece of media and write a response. 

Work Session: Movie Poster Project 

Students will create a movie poster on Canva.com that highlights the symbolism, theme, and characters present in Lamb to the SlaughterProject details can be found in the “Project” section of your OneNote Notebook under “Lamb to the Slaughter Movie Poster Project – Due 8/31”.

Description of Project, Important Links, and Exemplar

Part I- Movie Poster (20 points): Using Canva.com, create a movie poster for Lamb to the Slaughter. Using visual images and text, demonstrate the following features of the story in your poster. Feel free to get creative in how you achieved this!

        • Show the story’s mood – think about color, text, and visuals!
        • Capture the story’s theme – consider working it into your title or tagline!
        • Show a symbol from the story – consider how you use images to build your project!
        • Include actors, actresses, and taglines to build a preview of plot!

When you’re done, make sure your final project is added to your OneNote notebook!

Vintage Black and White Typewriter Poster

Part II – Explanation (10 points): Using details from your poster, write a brief explanation of how your poster aligns with details from the text. Tell us how your project shows the story’s mood, theme, symbols, and plot. Provide at least 7 sentences that explain your choices.

*Closing: Kahoot! Parts of Speech Review

Students will participate in a Kahoot! Challenge in order review the basic parts of speech.

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Today’s Activity Flowchart

Today’s Resources:

*Warmup: Grammar Module – Parts of Speech Practice Assessment

Students will take a brief assessment that asks them to apply their knowledge of parts of speech. 

Work Session: SRI Administration

Students will take their Scholastic Reading Inventory in order to evaluate their Lexile Scores.  

*Closing: Complete a 3×3 Journal Entry of your Choice!

3 entries are due by the end of this week!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Today’s Activity Flowchart

Today’s Resources:

*Warmup: Grammar Module – Parts of Speech

Students will progress through a brief asynchronous lesson and complete a comprehension check. Comprehension check can be found in your OneNote Notebook under “Grammar Modules”.

 

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Work Session: Lamb to the Slaughter Part II

Students will engage in an inclass reading of Roald Dahl’s Lamb to the Slaughter, and will engage in discussion that prompts them to think about irony, theme, and symbolism

Story and activities are located in OneNote Notebook under “Class Notes” and titled “08.25.20 Part II: Lamb to the Slaughter”

*Closing: Quickwrite – Previewing Narrative Choices

If you were director of this movie, who would play Mary Maloney?

Digital Quickwrite

Monday, August 24th, 2020

Today’s Activity Flowchart

Today’s Resources:

*Warmup: 3×3 Warmup Choice Board

Students will have 15 minutes to engage with a piece of media and write a response. This week’s topic is Theme!

Click to access copy-of-3×3-warmup-8_24.pdf

Work Session: Lamb to the Slaughter Part I

Students will engage in an in-class reading of Roald Dahl’s Lamb to the Slaughter and will engage in discussion that prompts them to think about irony, theme, and symbolism.

Story and activities are located in OneNote Notebook under “Class Notes” and titled “08.24.20 Part I: Lamb to the Slaughter”.

*Closing: Quickwrite – Make a Prediction

How do you believe the story will end? Digital Quickwrite

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Today’s Activity Flowchart

Today’s Resources:

Warmup: Introduction to Personality Types

Mr. Rossi will guide you through what each personality trait means, in order to give you a better understanding of your results!

*Work Session: Take the Survey

Students will need access to their Microsoft OneNote Notebook in order to complete a reflection about their results. In their OneNote Notebook, they will be provided with:

*Closing: Complete the Padlet Reflection

Answer the following reflection on Padlet once you’ve completed your Personality Survey.

Made with Padlet

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

Today’s Activity Flowchart

Today’s Resources:

*Warmup: 3×3 Warmup Work

How to complete your Weekly 3×3 Journal 

This week’s 3×3 Journal Entry Card – 8.17.20

How to Access your Microsoft 365 Account – 3×3 Journal Entries Go In Your OneNote 9th Lit Notebook!

*Work Session: SKI Assessment

Students will be taking the SKI Assessment today in class, in order for Mr. Rossi to measure what information we need to cover in class. Once complete, students will work on their 3×3 Journal Entries and their Short Stories from Tuesday.

*Closing: Turn in 3×3 Journals, & Short Stories. Don’t forget about Summer Reading!

See the “Resources” section on Mr. Rossi’s blog for information. Summer Reading makeup assignments are due 9/11!

 

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Today’s Activity Flowchart

Today’s Resources:

*Warmup: Introduction to 3×3 Warmups

How to complete your Weekly 3×3 Journal 

This week’s 3×3 Journal Entry Card – 8.17.20

How to Access your Microsoft 365 Account – 3×3 Journal Entries Go In Your OneNote 9th Lit Notebook!

Work Session: “First Day” by Edward P. Jones

Students will need access to their Microsoft OneNote Notebook in order to access the story, read along, complete guiding questions, and prepare to write their short story. This material can be found in the “Class Notes” section of your Microsoft OneNote Notebook.

Writing Prompt: ‘After reading the short story “First Day”, use details from your first day of high school to write a story about your experiences. Use details that highlight your thoughts, emotions, and senses during this experience.’ 

*Closing: Begin Writing Your Short Story, and Prepare to Submit in CTLS 

Completed Short Stories are due by 8/20! Please upload your finished project to your student folder on CTLS!