Jump Off--Turn in the FINAL version of your essay by placing it in the black basket on the front table.
--Pick up the "Vocabulary Units--Exercise Check" slip from the front table. Write your name on the line and open your vocabulary book to page 67.
S. the C.
--quickly complete exercise check--when finished, pass up facedown
--For HW, finish preparing for the Unit #5 vocabulary quiz, which will take place at the beginning of next class. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the "Whimsical Words."
--pick up the "Short Story Writing Assignment" sheet from the front table
Unit Introduction/Discussion -- Short Story Unit
--oral reading of "Short Story Writing Assignment" sheet--any questions that Mr. Martin can answer?
--engage in discussion/notetaking about the reading titled "Reading the Story":
- distinguish between commercial and literary fiction
- begin to answer these questions: What is a short story? and How does purposefully reading a short story enhance our understanding of the human experience?
- analyze our course works thus far--commercial or literary fiction?
- MR. MARTIN WILL ASSESS CONTRIBUTIONS VIA THE "DISCUSSION CONTRIBUTION RATING SCALE"
--take a thoughtful look at pictures via slides (with Poe, expect symbolism--what might each "thing" pictured represent within the story?)
--Transition--“Short Story Analysis Sheet”, story map (if desired), and copy of "The Masque of the Red Death" up
--purposefully read “The Masque…” (use “Short Story Analysis Sheet”)--keep our ideas from earlier in the mini-lesson in mind--MR. MARTIN MODELS
--engage in discussion via notes written on “Short Story Analysis Sheet”
--note-taking (Short Story as a Literary Form, Allegory as a Literary Term, and Romanticism as a Literary Movement)--date the page in your notebook (12/4/2013)
--Finish preparing for the Unit #5 vocabulary quiz, which will take place at the beginning of next class. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the "Whimsical Words."--Finish purposefully reading “The Masque…” (if not finished in class). Be prepared for an assessment and/or a discussion about the reading next class.
--Begin thinking about your short story. The final draft of the assignment will be due before you know it!