English 10 Unit 1: Self Discovery and Reflection

English 10 Unit 1: Self Discovery and Reflection

English 10 Unit 1: Self Discovery and Reflection Unit Essential Question: What are the elements of good story-telling? Baseline Writing: The Chaser Read The Chaser by John Collier Analysis: In a CSET paragraph, analyze John Colliers theme through The Chaser, providing at least two specific examples of support. This paragraph will be evaluated as a class work grade and a 25-point baseline argumentative writing grade

and a 10 point class work grade. 8/27 Building Background Knowledge LEQ: How is narrative voice used to tell a story? Lather and Nothing Else by Hernando Tellez What page is it on? __________ (How did you know that?) Read the Readers Resource and About the author pages and complete the Important Pre-reading and Authorial Information sections on your graphic organizer. 9/4 What are the elements of good story-telling? LEQ: How is narrative voice used to tell a

story? 9/5 Warm Up: Label your notes today with the date and the title Lather and Nothing Else, Hernando Tellez, pg. 164 In your warm-up section, draw the plot diagram below and label the parts. (Hint: There are SEVEN labels) Key Vocabulary and Literary Terms Define these words on your graphic organizer. Key Vocabulary

Literary Terms foray Theme regime Narrative Indifference

Voice revolutionary Setting minutely Mood indelible

Internal monologue Attribution 9/5 Guided Reading LEQ: How is narrative voice used to tell a story? Open your textbook to page 165. Read along as we enter a world where people are not who they appear to be. We will stop during the reading to answer the blue box questions in the text to help monitor and clarify your comprehension.

9/5 You should respond to these questions in your notebook, noting the page number. Guided Reading Questions LEQ: How is narrative voice used to tell a story? p. 165: How does the barber react to the customer? p. 166: What does the barber know the customer is taking for granted?

p. 167: What is going to happen at six oclock at the school p. 167: On what does a good barber stake his reputation? p. 167: What is going to be difficult for the barber to explain? p. 168: What does the barber imagine doing? 9/5-9/6 Guided Reading LEQ: How is narrative voice used to tell a story? Write a 5 sentence summary of Lather and Nothing Else in the Summary box of your graphic organizer.

On the back of your graphic organizer, draw the plot diagram. Fill it in with the appropriate examples from the story. 9/6 Work on your Mood CSET for Lather and Nothing Else **Bring it with you next week but DONT procrastinate! What are the elements of good story-telling? LEQ: How is narrative voice used to tell a story? Warm Up: Write a paragraph response to the prompt:

9/9 Did the barber make the right choice? Why or why not? To be prepared for class, you should have your textbook, notebook, & graphic organizer out on your desk. Review answers to the plot diagram you drew on the back of your graphic organizer Narrative Voice LEQ: How is narrative voice used to tell a story? Definition: The narrative voice is the way

that the story is told to the reader. In fiction, the narrators voice is often the main character in the story. 9/9 e.g. Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird The narrators voice is dependent on point of view: In a first person narration, the character is part of the story.

In a third person narration, the character is reporting the story. How does Tellez develop narrative voice? LEQ: How is narrative voice used to tell a story? What is the point of view? Who is the narrator? 9/9 What interesting technique does Tellez use to establish the narrators voice? Internal Monologue

LEQ: How is narrative voice used to tell a story? With your partner, (in your notes) record examples from the story of the barbers internal monologue that show: 1. Which passages in the selection reveal the narrators love of his work as a barber? 2. Which passages reveal his dedication to the revolution? 3. Which passages reveal his uncertainty about what course of action to take? 9/9

Grammar Lesson: Attribution 9/9 Attribution: giving credit to another author Parenthetical Citation: a method of giving credit to the original author within the text of your writing MLA Format: (Author page #) For example: (Tellez 168)

Place the parenthetical citation at the end of the sentence in which the original information (quote or paraphrase) resides. Examples 9/9 While debating what to do, the barber says, I am a revolutionary but not a murderer (Tellez 168). It is obvious that the barber is affected by the appearance of his customer when he says, I started to shake (Tellez 165).

When barber describes his feelings of horror at Captain Torres description of the punishment in store for the captured rebels, the reader feels the same way (Tellez 167). Make sure youve written your Mood CSET for Lather and Nothing Else 9/9 Narrative Voice LEQ: How is narrative voice used to tell a story? 9/10 Today you will use your knowledge of narrative voice and first person narration to create a picture of a

narrator. Listen to the Letter to Sarah Ballou as dramatized in the PBS film The Civil War. Complete the graphic organizer, using specific examples from the text to show the elements of the narrators voice. Sullivan Ballou Letter LEQ: How is narrative voice used to tell a story? 9/10 He was an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War

He was 32 when he died; he left behind his wife, who was 24, and 2 sons Later, Sarah Ballou moved to New Jersey with her younger son, where she lived until she died. Sarah Ballou never remarried and was burried next to her husband when she died at the age of 80. Sarah Ballou never received this letter. It was found among Sullivans things when the Gov. of RI retrieved the belongings of RI soldiers who died in the Battle of Bull Run.

Tie it together LEQ: How is narrative voice used to tell a story? Write a CSET paragraph response to the prompt given to you, focusing on narrative voice. In the letter to his wife, what character traits are exhibited by Sullivan Ballou? Remember: Claim Set Up Evidence (with attribution!) Tie-In 9/10 CSET LOOK AT

LEQ: How can I use textual evidence to write a coherent and cohesive text-based argumentative essay? 9/11 Assignment: Switch your CSETs with a partner Review your partners Lather CSET and Ballou CSET do they have all the necessary parts? Make any necessary revisions to them

Turn your final drafts in TOMORROW! On the note cards Title of the Story # of Claims Comments: ___/1 # of Set-Ups ___/2 # of Examples ___/2 # of Citations # of Tie-Ins ___/2 ___/2 # of Concluding

Sentences 9/11 ___/1 - Spelling Indenting Capitalization First-person Informal language Cohesion Examples dont prove claim Tie-ins dont explain Etc. Thursday, September 12 Before you do anything else Turn in ALL of the following things in your class periods Turn-In Bin:

Graphic Organizer for Lather CSET for Lather (Mood) CSET for Ballou letter (Narrative Voice) 9/12 Parts of Speech Noun person, place, thing, or idea 9/12 Adjective descriptive word

Describes a noun a/an/the Verb an action word to Adverb describes a verb -ly The Necklace YOU NEED YOUR BOOK!

9/16 Warm-Up LEQ: How does a character impact the theme of a story? 9/16 In your warm-up section, respond to the following question: When meeting someone for the first time, on what do you judge them? (Appearance, what they say, etc.) Why do these judgments seem to mean so much to people? Literary Devices

9/16 Using your notes, review the following and define on your graphic organizer: Theme plot structure dynamic character Irony Foreshadowing Motivation Naturalism

descriptive detail Key Vocabulary Use the text features to define these words on your graphic organizer: 9/16 Dowry Convent Incessantly Chagrin Elated

Homage Odious Vocabulary Practice 9/16 Half of you have a word, half have a definition Find the word/definition that matches you! If there isnt a partner for you in the room, find someone else who doesnt have a partner and join together. Then, find a word or definition for one of you in the pile/bucket and use that.

On your poster, include: The word And a picture representing the word Part of Speech Definition An original sentence using the word correctly Pre-Reading LEQ: How does a character impact the theme of a story?

Turn to page 198 in your text. Using the Pre-reading page, fill in the: Title & Author Authorial Information Important Pre-reading information 9/17 The Necklace p. 198 Read the story The Necklace, in pairs 9/17 Take turns reading the story

Suggestion: switch each paragraph or page As you read, answer the blue box questions in bulleted answers on the back of the Graphic Organizer. The Necklace LEQ: How does a character impact the theme of a story? Warm Up 9/18 How do Madame Loisels decisions create her future? What else could

she have done and how would that have affected the outcome of the story? The Necklace LEQ: How does a character impact the theme of a story? 9/18 Share your bulleted answers with your partner and make sure you change any answers that you need to correct. In the summary box, with your partner, develop a five sentence summary for the story.

Finish the Graphic Organizer The Necklace LEQ: How does a character impact the theme of a story? 9/18 Draw the plot diagram and fill in the events from the story. Below the plot diagram explain the conflict of the story. Be sure to remember that the conflict drives the plot, so the climax on the plot diagram should address the most suspenseful point of the conflict. Thursday, September 19

Before you do anything else Turn in the following things in your class periods Turn-In Bin: Graphic Organizer for The Necklace 9/19 The Necklace 9/19 In a CSET paragraph, answer the following promt: In The Necklace, what kind of character is Mme. Loisel (static or dynamic)? How do her motivations

help to define her as that type of character? This is due first thing TOMORROW! Friday, September 20 Before you do anything else Turn in the following things in your class periods Turn-In Bin: Motivation CSET for The Necklace 9/20 By the Waters of Babylon by Stephen Vincent Benet

By the Waters of Babylon LEQ: How is a story influenced by the narrators perspective? Warm-Up: Why do you think that human beings throughout history been driven by a desire to know more? Does this yearning for knowledge usually result in positive or negative revelations? 9/20 Building Background Knowledge LEQ: How is a story influenced by the narrators perspective?

Turn to page 965 in your textbook and read about the author of our story, Stephen Vincent Benet. Also read the Readers Resource section, 9/20 Note important information about Benet in the Authorial Information box of your graphic organizer. Note significant information in the Important Pre-Reading Information box of your graphic organizer. Pre-Reading

LEQ: How is a story influenced by the narrators perspective? Key Vocabulary Literary Terms Fasting Theme Enchantment Setting

Summon Perspective Perplexed Aphorism Dialect Simile

Allusion 9/20 By the Waters of Babylon Day 2 LEQ: How is a story influenced by the narrators perspective? Warm-Up: Read the following quote. Then, in a paragraph, explain whether you agree or disagree with the statement and why and include at least 3 vocabulary words in your response. What experience and history teach is thisthat people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced (drawn) from it.

-- Georg Wilhelm Hegel 9/23 Draw the following T-Chart on your groups paper: (a few examples have been provided for you to get you started) Narrators Description Our Terminology God-roads highway Ou-dis-sun Place of the Gods 9/23

Tuesday, September 24 Warm-Up: In your warm-up section, complete #110 of the Synonyms section on page 18 of the orange vocab books. By the Waters of Babylon LEQ: How is a story influenced by the narrators perspective? 9/23-9/24 Turn to page 967 in your textbook and read By the Waters of Babylon with your group stopping to discuss the answers to the questions in the blue boxes.

As you read, note the descriptions the narrator provides about the setting. Try to determine where the narrator may be at various points in the story by completing the T-Chart you have started with your group By the Waters of Babylon LEQ: How is a story influenced by the narrators perspective? 9/25 Warm-Up: Identify a simile and an allusion that

Benet uses By the Waters of Babylon. What effect does the use of figurative language have on his descriptions? By the Waters of Babylon LEQ: How is a story influenced by the narrators perspective? 9/25 Finish reading By the Waters of Babylon with a partner, stopping to answer the questions in the blue boxes on the back of your graphic organizer. Finish the T-chart from yesterdays reading

By the Waters of Babylon LEQ: How is a story influenced by the narrators perspective? 9/30 Look back at the T-Chart you made with your group. Identify at least two descriptions of the setting given by the narrator in By the Waters of Babylon. For each description, be ready to explain how the description is influenced by the narrators perspective.

Be ready to discuss! By the Waters of Babylon LEQ: How is a story influenced by the narrators perspective? 9/30 Read the article on Babylon provided to you. Be prepared to discuss the significance of the title of the story, citing examples from the article to support your response.

Self Discovery and Reflection Unit Test: Part 2 10/3 Essential Question: How does the understanding of the structure of a text help the reader to better comprehend its meaning? Assessment: YOU MUST HAVE YOUR RED BOOK TODAYYOU CAN NOT SHARE! Read the short story Like the Sun which

starts on page 218 in the text book. Remember to pre-read and pay attention to text features! Complete the Skills Assessment. Complete the CSET Paragraph.

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