– Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text.
– Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
– Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact.
– Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.
– Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
– Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
– Distinguish among the connotations of words with similar denotations.
– Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.
– Use a comma to separate coordinating adjectives.
– Choose language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, recognizing and eliminating wordiness and redundancy.
Students will understand the following elements in a short story:
– Rising Action
– Falling Action
– Protagonist vs. Antagonist
– Point of View
Students will understand characterization:
– Indirect Characterization (Other’s Reactions, Speech, Appearance, Private Thoughts, and Actions.)
– Round Character/Flat Character
– Dynamic Character
– Static Character
– Direct Characterization
Students will demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar.
Monday, December 11 – Elements of a Short Story
Tuesday, December 12 – Literary Terms, Nick Vujicic – Different on the Outside. Comprehension Quiz: Different on the Outside.
Wednesday, December 13 – Periods 1, 2, & 3 – Movie, Butterfly Circus / Periods 5, 6, & 7 – Free Read
Thursday, December 14 – Elements of a Short Story Diagram – Nick Vujicic videos and movie.
Friday, December 15 – Scholastic SCOPE Magazine
Monday, December 18 – Volusia County DIA
Tuesday, December 19 – Spelling/Vocabulary Quiz/Grammar Review
Wednesday, December 20 – Periods 1, 2, & 3 – Kahoot / Periods 5, 6, & & – Free Reading, Macke-up Work, or Kahoot. (Grammar.)