World Lit 1: Their Eyes Were Watching God and Things Fall Apart

 

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LABOR DAY

INTRO DAY

(1/2 day; picnic in afternoon)

Hand out new books

Explain new setup

Intro & writing Prompt

Introduce the year’s theme of leadership and the unit’s theme of stories  

Prompt: Learning through stories, see Apndx 1

Peer-edit writing assignment

Begin reading log and reading portfolio

Peer Editing, using Qs in Apndx 4

Revision Checklist, Apndx 2 

Rubric, Apndx 3

Introduce essential questions

Themes and Essential Questions, Apndx 5 

Intro quotations,  Apndx 6

Have students read:  You Don’t Need a Title To Be a Leader by Mark Sanborn”  Apndx 10

 

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On whiteboard at beginning of class: “What is Mark Sanborn’s point about leadership?  What do you have to do to be a leader?  What do effective leaders share?”  

 

Discussion over assignments and leadership

Think Aloud Procedure Apndx 13  

 

Quickwrite: choose one of the leadership qualities and tell how you would accomplish it in your life 

 

Begin selection of independent novels.

 Dialect Lesson

Zucker, David and Jerry (dirs.).  Airplane, Excerpt Spoofing Ebonics.  1980.

 

Godheval on Black English.  Video.  YouTube.

 

Alvarez, Louis, and Andy Kolker (dirs.).  Linguistic Discrimination in School African-American English.”  American Tongues.  Video.  Center for New American Video, 1987. 

 

Patrick, Peter L., Professor.  Answers to Some Questions About Ebonics.  University of Essex. 

Quickwrite: discuss the attitudes these people have about language: in what ways are they correct or incorrect?  

Begin Their Eyes Were Watching God

Mini-Lecture and note-taking: Genre of Novel: Apndx 14a; hand out Bookmark, Apndx 14b

Read aloud Ch  1, p 1-7 (7 pgs)

Mini-Lecture: Plot, Apndx 15

Focus Question #1, Apndx 17

Also, Focus Question Directions, Apndx 16, and Focus Question  Rubric, Apndx 18 

Mini-lecture and note-taking: Review of Figurative Language, Apndx 19

Read aloud Ch 2, p 8-20 (12 pgs)

Focus Q. Rubric Apndx 18 

Focus Question #2,  Apndx 20 

Assign reading of Ch 3 & 4, p 21-33 (12 pgs)

Discuss Focus Question #3, Apndx 21, using Think-(Write)-Pair-Share Procedure, Apndx  12

 

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Have students read Ch 5, p 34-50 (16 pgs)

Mini-lecture and note-taking: Zora Neale Hurston, Apndx 23a-b

History of Eatonville Apndx 22 

Quick Write Apndx 11  Procedure

Students read Ch 6, p 51-71 (20 pgs)

Review “You Don’t Need a Title To Be a Leader by Mark Sanborn”, Apndx 10;

Discuss Focus Question #4, Apndx 24 

 

Focus Q. Rubric, Apndx 18 

Figurative Language, Apndx 19 

Have students read Ch 7-9, p 76-93 (17 pgs)

Review Figurative Language Apndx 19 

Respond to Quick Write Prompt, Apndx 11 

 

Data Walls Apndx 25 

Have students read Ch 10-12, p 94-115 (21 pgs)

Focus Question #5 Apndx 26  

Focus Q. Rubric Apndx 18 

 

Have students read Ch 13-15, p 116-138  (22 pgs)

Focus Question #6, Apndx 27  

Focus Question Scoring Rubric, Apndx 18 

 

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Have students read Ch 16-17, p 139-153 (14 pgs)

Focus Question #7, Apndx  28  

Think-(Write)-Pair-Share Procedure, Apndx  12 

Have students read Ch 18, p 154-167  (13 pgs)

Focus Question #8, Apndx 29  

Focus Question Scoring Rubric, Apndx 18 

Have students read Ch 19, p 168-189 (21 pgs)

Focus Question Scoring Rubric, Apndx 18 

Focus Question #9, Apndx 30  

Have students read Ch 20, p 190-193 (3 pgs)

Focus Question Scoring Rubric, Apndx 18 

Focus Question #10, Apndx 31  

Quick Write Procedure, Apndx 11 

Data Walls, Apndx 25 

Begin Things Fall Apart

Transformational Leadership,  Apndx 32  

Genre:  Parable and Proverb,  Apndx 33  

Sinbad, Apndx 34a-c

Story Quotations, Apndx 6 

Quick Write Procedure, Apndx 11 

 

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Ch 1, pgs 3-8

Review Unit Themes and Essential Questions Apndx 5 

Quickwrite:

Character Rating Scales [Days 19+] Apndx 35  

Story Quotations Apndx 6 

Quick Write Procedure Apndx 11 

Read Ch 2-4, pgs 9-35 (26 pgs)

Quick Write Procedure Apndx 11 

Think-(Write)-Pair-Share Procedure Apndx  12 

Data Walls Apndx 25 

 

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Read Ch 5-7, pgs 36-62 (26 pgs)

Quick Write Procedure Apndx 11 

Read Ch 8-10, pgs 63-94 (31 pgs)

 

Quick Write Procedure Apndx 11 

Read Ch 11-13, pgs 95-125 (30 pgs)

Focus Question Scoring Rubric Apndx 18 

Focus Question #11 Apndx 37  

Genre: Pourquoi Tale Apndx 36  

Ch 14-16, pgs 129-147 (18 pgs)

“The Second Coming” 38

“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” by Langston Hughes, Apndx 41 

Chart: Poetry Says / Means / Suggests, Apndx 39  

 “White Man’s Burden” by Rudyard Kipling, Apndx 40a-b  

Ch 17-19, pgs 148-167 (19 pgs)

Focus Question #12, Apndx 42  

Figurative Language and Plot Devices Apndx 19 

 

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Ch 20-22, pgs 171-191 (20 pgs)

 You Don’t Need a Title To Be a Leader by Mark Sanborn” Apndx 10a-c 

Ch 23-25, pgs 192-209 (17 pgs)

Focus Question Scoring Rubric Apndx 18 

Quick Write Procedure Apndx 11 

Aristotle’s Tragic Hero Apndx 43 

 

 

 

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Genre:  Parable and Proverb Apndx 33  

 

 

 

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Folklore Lesson Plans

 

 

http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=407

 

 

Dialect Lesson Plans from National Geographic

 

 

Google/youTube: Linguistic Discrimination in School African-American English

Dialect lesson Plans designed for The Color Purple

 

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Patrick, Peter L., Professor.  Answers to some Questions about "Ebonics".  University of Essex. 

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Apndx 2 Revision Checklist

Apndx 7  Genre:  Speech 

Apndx 9  Getting the Most from Discussions and Presentations 

Apndx 11  Quick Write Procedure

Apndx 12  Think-(Write)-Pair-Share Procedure

 

Life as storytelling

 

Others’ stories, my stories, your stories, our story