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1 Tuesday, 12/17/13 class plan Go over the assignment sheet Revise and expand your prewriting for your story to include plot characters setting theme (if you know it yet) any ideas about dialogue, scenes, structure, inventions, “vocabulary,” and so on Work on your story as I go through the class. HW Typed rough draft of your story is due Thursday, 12/19. It should be at least 1000 words. For tomorrow, continue to write the story.

2 Monday, 12/16/13 class plan Remember Gaiman’s Three Phrases. Write your version of them for your story. Your prewriting should cover plot characters setting theme (if you know it yet) any ideas about dialogue, scenes, structure, inventions, “vocabulary,” and so on Work on your story as I go through the class. HW Typed rough draft of your story is due Thursday, 12/19. It should be at least 1000 words. For tomorrow, begin to write some of the story.

3 Friday, 12/13/13 class plan Consider Gaiman’s Three Phrases. Discuss warm up We work on the assignment as we go HW Prewriting of SF story is Monday, 12/16. Typed rough draft of your story is due Thursday, 12/19

4 Thursday, 12/12/13 class plan Consider Gaiman’s Three Phrases. Two ways to develop a SF story about “the present” by means of an imagined future: 1. Starting with an idea/concern/issue about the present that you develop into a version of the future 2. Starting with a vision of the future that you analyze to learn what concerned you about the present HW If you choose #1, research local, national, or international issues and write a paragraph or more about what the issue is and why it concerns you. If you choose #2, write a paragraph or more about the future world that you are building and what problems people face in that world.

5 Wednesday, 12/11/13 class plan Review Vocab pp with a partner Reread the introduction to F 451 (xi-xvi). Watch the video Two ways to develop a SF story about “the present” by means of an imagined future HW Do Unit 4 Vocab practice test online. Print your test results and bring them in to class. Unit 4 Vocab Test on Thursday, 12/12 Think about our world today. Consider Gaiman’s Three Phrases. Try to develop an idea that can become a story.

6 Friday, 12/6/13class plan F 451 seminar HW Do Unit 4 Vocab pp for Monday, 12/9. Do your best to learn how to pronounce them, too. (reminder: the vocab website will say them for you) Unit 4 Vocab Test on Tuesday, 12/10

7 Thursday, 12/5/13class plan Review warm up in pairs. Then we will have a whole class discussion of “The Tiger,” and perhaps also its relationship to F 451. Review Unit 4 vocab pp HW F 451 “Burning Bright” seminar on Friday. Write five interpretive questions on either Part 3 or the text as a whole for Friday. If you haven’t finished your part 3 elements analysis, do that, too. Do Unit 4 Vocab pp for Monday. Do your best to learn how to pronounce them, too. (reminder: the vocab website will say them for you)

8 Wednesday, 12/4/13class plan Review warm up in pairs. Then we will have a whole class discussion of symbolism in F 451. HW Do Unit 4 Vocab pp Do your best to learn how to pronounce them, too. (hint: the vocab website will say them for you) F 451 “Burning Bright” seminar on Friday

9 Tuesday, 12/3/13class plan Review warm up & Unit 3 Vocab Test Finish the pair project, but make sure you both have a copy: Go through the text of F 451 “Burning Bright” page by page. Note all references to fire, water, air and earth. Copy the phrase, underline the “element” and note the page number. HW Do Unit 1-3 Vocab pp Do your best to learn how to pronounce them, too. (hint: the vocab website will say them for you)

10 Monday, 12/2/13class plan (Review Unit 3 Vocab Test tomorrow) You may work in pairs. Go through the text of F 451 “Burning Bright” page by page. Note all references to fire, water, air and earth. Copy the phrase, underline the “element” and note the page number. HW Make sure you have read F 451, pp Read Unit 4 vocab words. Do your best to learn how to pronounce them, too. (hint: the vocab website will say them for you)

11 Tuesday, 11/26/13class plan Unit 3 Vocab Test HW Read F 451, pp by Monday, Dec. 2. Enjoy your break!

12 Monday, 11/25/13class plan Take out Unit 3 vocabulary work. I will check anything I haven’t seen yet from Unit 3. You will write sentences using Unit 3 vocabulary words for 10 minutes, then share with a small group, who will let you know if you have used it well. Vice versa. Your sentences can be a science fiction fragment, or part of a Thanksgiving story, or anything else amusing or touching, and yet school- appropriate. HW for Tuesday, 11/26: Unit 3 Vocab Test on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Read F 451, pp by Monday, Dec. 2.

13 Friday, 11/22/13class plan Take out your 5 interpretive questions. Fahrenheit 451, “The Sieve and the Sand” pp seminar (it’s OK to discuss Part 1 as well) HW for Monday, 11/25: Online vocab test due Monday, Nov. 25 with results ed to me Unit 3 Vocab Test on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Read F 451, pp by Monday, Dec. 2.

14 Thursday, 11/21/13class plan Check Vocab for completion during warm up. Discuss the warm-up. Review Vocab Unit 3 pp. 41. Learn to do online test and results (HW for Monday). Continue “Dover Beach” discussion. HW for Friday, 11/22: Compose at least 5 interpretive questions on F 451, pp , for tomorrow’s seminar. Online vocab test due Monday, Nov. 25 with results ed to me Unit 3 Vocab Test on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Read F 451, pp by Monday, Dec. 2.

15 Wednesday, 11/20/13class plan Check Vocab for completion during warm up. Discuss the warm-up. “Dover Beach” hand out Review Vocab Unit 3 pp HW for Thursday, 11/21: Do Unit 3 Vocab pp. 41. Unit 3 Vocab Test on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Complete F 451, pp outline if you haven’t finished it. Read F 451, pp by Monday, Dec Part 2 ?’s for Friday.

16 Tuesday 11/19/13class plan Check Vocab for completion during warm up. Discuss the warm-up. With a partner, continue your outline of “The Sieve and The Sand.” Review Vocab Unit 3 pp HW for Wednesday, 11/20: Do Unit 3 Vocab pp Read F 451, pp if you haven’t finished it. Tomorrow we will study “Dover Beach.”

17 Monday, 11/18/13class plan With a partner, develop an outline of “The Sieve and The Sand.” For each chunk, write its page numbers, give it a title, and note time and place of that section. Introduce Vocab Unit 3 HW for Tuesday, 11/19: Do Unit 3 Vocab pp Read F 451, pp if you haven’t finished it.

18 Thursday, 11/14/13class plan Check Vocab HW for completion during warm up. Discuss the warm-up. With your partner, complete your outline of “The Hearth and The Salamander.” Read Vocab pp For each Boldface word, write its denotation and its connotation. HW for Friday, 11/15/13: Friday is a graded seminar, so write at least five interpretive questions about “The Hearth and The Salamander.” Study for Vocab Unit 2 Test on Friday, 11/15. Do “Test Your Vocabulary” Unit 2 and results to me. Consider the other online resources, too. Finish reading Part 2 (pp ) by Monday 11/18.

19 Wed., 11/13/13class plan Check Vocab for completion during warm up. Discuss the warm-up. With a partner, complete your outline of “The Hearth and The Salamander.” Review Vocab Unit 2 pp HW for Thursday, 11/14/13: Do Unit 2 Vocab p. 31. Also, compose sentences that correctly use at least 5 vocab words, making sure that you show that you know what they mean. Vocab Unit 2 Test on Friday, 11/15 & graded class discussion on “The Hearth and The Salamander.” Read Part 2 (pp ) by Monday

20 11/12/13class plan Check Vocab for completion during warm up. Discuss the warm-up. With a partner, continue your outline of “The Hearth and The Salamander.” Review Vocab Unit 2 pp HW for Wednesday, 11/13: Do Unit 2 Vocab pp

21 11/11/13class plan Discuss the warm-up. Discuss irony. Begin to consider he phrase “an old-fashioned future.” With a partner, develop an outline of “The Hearth and The Salamander.” For each chunk, write its page numbers, give it a title, and note time and place of that section. Introduce Vocab Unit 2 HW for Tuesday, 11/12: Do Unit 2 Vocab pp

22 11/5/13class plan Distribute progress report and explain the impact of final draft on grades. Review some study methods. HW for Wednesday, 11/6: Studying the meaning, usage, spelling, and pronunciation of the Unit 1 vocabulary words. Work on read Fahrenheit pp Unit 1 Vocab Test on Thursday, Nov. 7

23 10/31/13class plan We will review the vocab assignments, distribute our new novel, and hear a story. HW for Monday, 11/4: Nothing specifically required, although studying the meaning, usage, spelling, and pronunciation of the Unit 1 vocabulary words might be wise. And you may start reading our new book, if you want to get ahead. HW for Tuesday, 11/5: Write a sentence for each vocabulary word, using enough words in the sentence to demonstrate that you understand the meaning of the word Unit 1 Vocab Test on Wednesday, Nov. 6


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