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1 Unit 1 Of Mice and Men Short Stories
Mrs. Gehrt

2 Unit 1 Of Mice and Men Short Stories
Essential Question Big Ideas How do we justify our decisions? Literary Elements Allusion Foil Satire/Sarcasm Foreshadowing Logos, Ethos and Pathos

3 What is a Coat of Arms? 8/15/13 A Coat of Arms or Family Crest has long been a symbol of a family's identity and values. Originally used to identify warriors dressed in armor, each knight chose symbols and colors to represent his family. These family crests or coats of arms have been passed down throughout generations.

4 Your Coat of Arms Requirements Pictures Words Color

5 Your Coat of Arms 1. Your greatest personal achievement to date. 2. The state, region, or place you identify with. 3. Your family’s greatest achievement. 4. THREE goals you hope to attain in the future. 5. TWO things you do well. 6. A person who has influenced you. 7. One word that best describes your most admirable trait. 8. Your motto, favorite expression, or quote.

6 Journal 8/20/13 Preview the novel you received yesterday.
In your notebook, write down the title and author of the novel. Read the back of the book. Write one observation about the book based on what you’ve read. Flip through the pages of the book. Do you notice anything strange?

7 Moral Dilemma 8/16/13 Discussion
Option A: A single woman is close friends with the couple next door and has secret romantic feelings for the husband. She discovers that his wife is having an affair. Normally, this woman minds her own business but now she sees an opportunity to get closer to the man she wants. You are her friend and she confides in you.  What advice do you give her? Option B: In the last episode of Seinfeld, Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer are arrested after witnessing a robbery. A man with his hand thrust in his pocket robbed someone in broad daylight, and the victim shouted that the robber had a gun. They are convicted for not helping the victim; is that right? Option C: A friend confides to you that he has committed a particular crime and you promise never to tell. Discovering that an innocent person has been accused of the crime, you plead with your friend to give himself up. He refuses and reminds you of your promise. What should you do? In general, under what conditions should promises be broken?

8 Moral Dilemma Writing Sample
Select ONE of the prompts Respond to the prompt to the best of your ability Keep the following things in mind: This is a FORMAL writing sample Remember to explain your opinion or “justify your decision” Writing more does not earn you a better grade- I want QUALITY not quantity If you need help, just ask! Be sure to return the handout before you leave

9 Pre-Assessment 8/19/13 Subject: English Benchmark: Pre Teacher: Gehrt
Tests what you already know Counts as an Assessment Grade (65%) Read all passages and try your best Sleeping, texting, talking, not trying= 0, no points! Subject: English Benchmark: Pre Teacher: Gehrt Date: 8/19/13

10 Journal 8/20/13 What is irony?
Write down what you think first, then look up the definition. If your definition was correct draw a smiley face. If your definition was incorrect, write the correct definition underneath your definition. Write down an example of something that is ironic or an ironic situation.

11 Verbal Irony The author says one thing but means something else
Mother comes into the TV room and discovers her 11-year-old watching TV instead of doing his homework, as he was sent to a dozen minutes ago. Pointing to the screen she says, "Don't let me tempt you from your duties, kiddo, but when you're finished with your serious studies there, maybe we could take some time out for recreation and do a little math."

12 Dramatic Irony The audience knows something the characters do not
Dramatic irony is the suspenseful knowledge that a character is unaware of. It's when you know the boogeyman is hiding in the attic, but the hero of the movie doesn't know that. You want him to get a clue and stay away from the attic. "Don't open that door! Get out of the house!" The irony is that the hero thinks he is safe, when you know he's in danger.

13 Situational Irony Things turn out differently than we expected
If a greedy millionaire were to buy a lottery ticket and win additional millions, the irony would be situational because such a circumstance cannot be explained logically. Such a circumstance seems “unfair.” This sense of being “unfair” or “unfortunate” is a trademark of situational irony. Because people cannot explain the unfairness, it causes them to question whether or not the world makes sense.

14 “Lamb to the Slaughter” Vocab
Vocab Word Meaning Tranquil Bewilder Instinct Precinct Translucent Administer Trifle Calm; peaceful Confuse; puzzle Intuition; gut feeling Area; zone; division Clear Oversee; control A little; a touch

15 Comprehension Check 8/21/13
List the main characters. Next to their names write down one of their character traits. What did Patrick tell his wife when he came home? Why was it a bad time to tell her this? What influence does Mary's pregnancy have on the story? What do you think the setting of the story is like? Where in the world do you think this takes place? Why Is Patrick's profession important? Why is the title of the story important? What does it mean? Why does Mary insist the Police eat the leg of lamb? What is the Dramatic Irony in "Lamb to the Slaughter"?

16 “Lamb to the Slaughter” BY: ROALD DAHL 8/21/13
R: Role A: Audience F: Format T: Topic Attorney Jury Closing Argument Speech Mrs. Maloney’s innocence OR guilt Mrs. Maloney Mr. Maloney Letter Apology OR Reasons for murdering Detective Noonan Captain of the Police Department Formal Letter Reasons you suspect Mrs. Maloney for murdering her husband Requirements: Must use evidence from the text to support your writing 2 paragraphs; Make these realistic to the character

17 SRI Testing Directions 8/22/13
Log-on to the computer Open Internet Explorer (not Google Chrome) Click on the yellow "favorites" star Select Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) Username: Your ID number Password: Bloom-206 (Make sure the B is capitalized) When you are finished view your score and PRINT it. Bring your score to Mrs. Gehrt; pick up your writing sample from last week. Type your writing sample; save it to your U DRIVE (the one with your ID number) No talking until everyone is finished No headphones until YOU are finished (keep the volume LOW; one ear bud only) Leave this handout on the keyboard for the next class! Thanks!!

18 Surviving the Dust Bowl 8/23/13
Watch the video In your OWN words complete the graphic organizer

19 Act Quickly 8/26/13 In literature, the antagonist is often seen as the bad guy or villain. The antagonist, however, isn’t always a human being. It can be anything that creates conflict with the main character. If a character gets stranded in a snowstorm, the storm can be the antagonist. The antagonist could be a disease, a temptation, an opposing team, or even yourself! If it causes a problem, then it’s probably an antagonist. You are the hero in this story. As a hero, you must battle many forces. These are your antagonists. You have just scaled the wall of a castle. It seems empty, but there are many surprises inside. Opening the door to the Great Hall, you discover a line of doors on each side. Two doors are on the left; two doors are on the right. An antagonist lurks behind each one. Your task is to make two columns on your paper. In the first column, describe the antagonist you encounter. In the second column, describe how you overcome your antagonist. Example: Fire-breathing dragon Spray dragon with a fire extinguisher Four antagonist are ready to battle-be quick!

20 Modern Tragedy Tragic Hero Tragic Flaw Climax Catastrophe
A great/virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat. Tragic Flaw The character defect that causes the downfall of the protagonists of a tragedy; hamartia. Climax A decisive moment that is of maximum intensity or is a major turning point in the plot. Catastrophe The final resolution which brings the story to a close; in tragedies it may be the death of one or more of the main characters.

21 Literary Elements Plot: series of related events
Basic Situation/Exposition: character/problem External Conflict: Man vs. man/nature Internal Conflict: Man vs. himself Complications: Resolution: Protagonist: Main character; sets the plot in motion Antagonist: Setting: Atmosphere: Mood or feeling in a work of literature (also called mood) Theme: Irony: Contrast or discrepancy between expectation and reality.

22 Literary Elements (continued)
Stock Character: a character who fits our preconceived notions; typical character. Flat Character: 1-2 personality traits. Round Character: complex/multiple personality traits. Point of View: POV: Omniscient Narrator: “all-knowing”/narrator plays no part in the story. First-Person: Narrator is a character in the story/ “I”/Only know what the narrator hears/sees. Third-Person Limited: Narrator plays no part in the story/zooms in on the thoughts and feelings of one character. Symbol: Person, place, thing, or event that stands both for itself and for something beyond itself. Figurative Language: “figure of speech”/ comparing two unlike things.

23 Application 8/26/13 Answer the following questions with a partner.
Who is the Protagonist in “Lamb to the Slaughter?” When does the climax or turning point occur in the story? Name one external conflict and one internal conflict. What type of character is Mrs. Maloney? Stock, round or flat? What POV is the story told from? Name one symbol from the story. Explain how it is a symbol.

24 Schedule this week… Tuesday 8/27: Lab 408- Bring your notebook (Of Mice and Men Web Quest) Wednesday 8/28: Lab 408- Bring your notebook; EARLY RELEASE Thursday 8/29: Back in class room; Notebook Friday 8/30: Classroom; Notebook/NOVEL Monday 9/2: Labor Day- No School

25 Early Release Schedule (Breakfast is served; no lunches)
PERIOD 1: 7:35–8:35 PERIOD 2: 8:40-9:20 PERIOD 3: 9:25-10:05 PERIOD 4/5/6: 10:10-10:50 PERIOD 6/7/8: 10:55-11:35 PERIOD 9: 11:40-12:20

26 Journal 8/29/13 If you lived during the Dust Bowl, would you have fled to California? Explain your answer.

27 Article/Poster 8/29/13 Directions Poster Requirements
Read the article (I) Discuss the article with your partner (P) Pick out the 15 facts you want to include on your poster (I/P) Title 15 interesting facts about your topic Color Creativity Neatness

28 Housekeeping Items Graded Work Yearbook Pictures
Keep all graded work and handouts Study for tests/quizzes Use on future assignments Grade book Wednesday September 4th

29 Fire Drill Remain calm Proceed to the exit matching the number above the classroom door Stay with your teacher as you exit Stay with your teacher – cross the street Stay with your teacher – they need to take attendance Stay with your teacher – wait for the “all clear” Your teacher will escort you back into the building – go directly to class.

30 Tornado Drill Remain calm and quiet
Proceed to the area indicated on Emergency poster Sit with back to wall knees to chest face covered by knees hands with interlaced fingers protecting back of neck Remain silent in this position until “all clear”

31 Lockdown Remain calm and silent Move away from windows and doors
Refrain from using electronic devices Wait for “all clear”

32 Application Answers FROM:8/26/13
Questions Answers Who is the Protagonist in “Lamb to the Slaughter?” When does the climax or turning point occur in the story? Name one external conflict and one internal conflict. What type of character is Mrs. Maloney? Stock, round or flat? What POV is the story told from? Name one symbol from the story. Explain how it is a symbol. Mary Maloney. WHY? When Mary murder’s Patrick. WHY? External/Internal Mary is a round character. WHY? Third Person Limited. WHY? The leg of lamb. WHY?

33 Journal 8/30/13 Copy the quote below into your notebook. Explain what you think the quote means. “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Robert Burns, Scottish poet

34 During Reading Chapter 1 Using your post-it flags, mark places in your book that describe Lennie and George. Keep in mind that we can find out about characters through their names, physical description, actions/reactions, thoughts, and dialogue. We can find things out directly (Steinbeck tells us) or indirectly (we must infer). Jot down five words that describe Lennie and five words that describe George. Lennie George 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

35 Post-Reading Which of the words above best describes Lennie? Why?
Chapter 1 Which of the words above best describes Lennie? Why? Which of the words above best describes George? Why? Complete the following sentence: The relationship between George and Lennie is like… After you complete the sentence, explain why their relationship is like this and provide examples to support your idea. Speculate about what happened in Weed that caused them to leave. Predict what you think will happen in this story based on what happened before. What details do you base your prediction on?

36 ELECTRONICS Remove headphones upon entering the room
Place headphones in pocket, purse, or around neck Keep phones off or on silent “vibrate” mode is not allowed, HB p. 33 Keep phones on top corner of desk, in pocket, or in purse ** cannot charge device in school, HB p. 33 ** ** it is not advised to share your electronics ** REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN ALTER THESE PROCEDURES TO FIT YOUR CLASS RULES!

37 SRI Graphs/Goals Chart your SRI Score from your most recent test.
Set a realistic goal for the next test. Journal: What types of things can you do to achieve your goal?

38 Comprehension Check Chapter 1
Identify and give a physical description of Lennie and George. What is George's first complaint to Lennie? What trouble did George and Lennie have in Weed? What is in Lennie's pocket? Why does he have it? George bursts into a long speech about what he could do if he were alone. What could he do? Lennie offers to go away and live in a cave. What is George's response? Why are George and Lennie different from the other "guys like us that work on ranches"? What are George and Lennie going to do someday? What two things does George want Lennie to remember? Why did George want to camp overnight instead of going another quarter of a mile to the ranch?

39 Objective OMAM Chapter 1
Students will… Work collaboratively to complete the character analysis and sensory details chart. Evaluate the text for character traits and words or phrases that contain sensory details Identify these textual qualities in writing and support them with evidence from the text.

40 Sensory Chart Characterization Chart
9/5/2013 & 9/9/13 Work on your own or with a partner to complete the chart. Include page numbers and direct quotes from the text.

41 Objective OMAM Chapter 2
Students will… Determine the qualities of a good friend. Analyze relationships from multiple perspectives. Compare/contrast the relationship between George and Lennie to that of Candy and his dog. Generate word list to illustrate the mood at the beginning of the novel and at the end of this chapter.

42 During Reading Chapter 2 List three qualities of a good friend. A good friend is ____________________, ____________________, and ____________________. As you read flag moments revealing the relationship between George and Lennie. Jot down five things you notice about their relationship. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

43 Post Reading Chapter 2 Look at the qualities you used to describe a good friend. Do these apply to George and Lennie? Why or why not? Use details from the text to support your response. Describe Curley’s wife by focusing on her relationship with Curley and the men. How might you compare the relationship between Lennie and George with Candy and his old dog? How does the mood change in this chapter? Generate several words to describe the mood in the story in the beginning and at the end of the chapter. What causes that change?

44 Comprehension Check Chapter 2
What does George answer when the boss asks what he is trying to put over? Identify and describe Curley. The swamper said, "Seems like Curley ain't givin' nobody a chance." Explain. What advice does George give Lennie after Curley and the swamper leave? Identify Slim and Carlson. What does Slim have that Lennie wants?

45 Objective OMAM Chapter 3
Students will… Analyze the plot, select 5 key details and explain their importance to the story. Identify moments of tension, conflict, and foreshadowing in the text. Compare/contrast relationships based on respect. Interpret and justify opinions.

46 Reminders for Wednesday 9/11/13
Open notes/book Quiz Bring something to read for SSR (silent sustained reading) Early Release 12:20

47 Journal/Pre-Reading Detail Explanation 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Chapter 3 List five key details that provide background to the character and the plot up to this point. Explain why each detail is so important to the story. Detail Explanation 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

48 During Reading Chapter 3 As you read flag moments that increase the tension in the story. Look for places of conflict and/or foreshadowing. Explain how these moments affect the plot.

49 Post-Reading Chapter 3 Everyone respects Slim, especially Candy (p. 45) for whom “Slim’s opinions were law.” Write down a few reasons why people respect someone. Explain why everyone respects Slim and how Slim is similar to or different from a person you respect. John Steinbeck said, “In every bit of honest writing in the world there is a base theme: Try to understand men; if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love.” Explain what you think this quote means and how it relates to the novel and your own experience. You are roughly halfway through the novel. Based on what you know at this point, what do you think will happen in the remainder of the story? What do you base your prediction on?

50 Comprehension Check Chapter 3
Slim and George have a long conversation. Slim says it's funny how George and Lennie go around together. What is George's answer? Identify Candy. What did Carlson do with his Luger? Why? What card game does George play? Describe Curley's wife. What's the problem about her? What will Lennie's job be when he and George get their land? What does Candy want when he hears about George's and Lennie's plans? What is he willing to contribute? Why did Curley fight with Lennie? What happened?

51 Discussion Questions (Page 51) Why does Curly's wife spend so much time around the men? What is she looking for? Do you think she will find whatever she is looking for from any of the men on the ranch? Who is most likely to fall for Curly's wife? (Page 52) Are places like Susy's still available today? Susy's whore house is a seemingly normal place for the men to visit. How might the same type of place be seen today? Is this acceptable? Why/why not? (Page 56) Why does George seem to prefer a whore house over Curly's wife? What is the difference? (Page 52) Why do minor characters, even Susy the prostitute, and the dog Lulu, have names, but not Curley’s wife? (Page 62) Carlson suggests Curly's wife has no place outside of the house. What does this say about his opinion on women? What does this say about the 1930's opinion on women? Has this opinion changed since the 1930s? How so? How is it similar?

52 Group Work 9/12/13 Groups of 3-4 students One piece of paper per group
Top of paper: take notes (bullet points); What did your group talk about? What are the different opinions about the question? What pages did you look at in the text? Bottom of paper: As a group, come to a consensus and determine a final answer to your question.

53 Objective OMAM Chapter 4
Students will… Analyze personal situations. Identify dominant characters within the text. Determine what makes characters stronger/weaker. Examine the cause/effect of characters’ problems.

54 Journal/Pre-Reading Chapter 4 Think about your own experiences in which one person seemed stronger or more dominant than everyone else? How did that person treat others? How did the weak respond?

55 During Reading Chapter 4
As you read, flag instances in which one character seems to dominate or take control of another. What makes this person stronger or weaker? Strong Character Verb Weak Character Reason (EXAMPLE) Person X belittles person Y to prove that he… 1. 2. 3. 4.

56 Chapters 1 & 2 Quiz Make-ups: Revisions: See me with any questions!
Must be done before or after school by Wednesday 9/18/13 Revisions: Must be turned in by Wednesday 9/18/13 See me with any questions!

57 Group Work 9/13/13 (Continued)
Groups of 3-4 students One piece of paper per group Top of paper: take notes (bullet points); What did your group talk about? What are the different opinions about the question? What pages did you look at in the text? Bottom of paper: As a group, come to a consensus and determine a final answer to your question.

58 Comprehension Check Chapter 4
Identify Crooks. Lennie tells Crooks about the land. What is his reply at first? What does Crooks want when he believes there might really be land? Why did Curley's wife come to the barn? Why did Crooks change his mind after Curley's wife left?

59 Post-Reading Chapter 4 Steinbeck suggests that many of the characters have some problem—suffer from something that sets them apart from others. Using the chart below, examine four different characters, their problems, and the causes & effects of those problems. Character Problem Cause of Problem Effect of Problem

60 Objective OMAM Chapter 5 & 6
Students will… Record personal reactions to the text Evaluate characters’ decisions Justify opinions Create an additional chapter to the novel

61 What do you predict will happen in the end of this novel? Why?
Journal/Pre-Reading Chapter 5/6 What do you predict will happen in the end of this novel? Why?

62 During Reading Chapter 5/6
As you read, flag places where key decisions are being made by the characters. Note these decisions and your reactions to them. Character Decision My Reaction

63 Comment and Question Make a comment about the text Ask a question about the text or create a quiz question.

64 Comprehension Check Chapter 5
What happened to Lennie's puppy? What is his reaction? Why did Curley's wife come to see Lennie? What did she tell Lennie? What did Lennie do to Curley's wife? Why? What was George's reaction when he found out about Curley's wife? What was Curley's reaction when he found out about his wife?

65 Comprehension Check Chapter 6
What did George do to Lennie? How and Why? Who is the only one who really understands what George did?

66 Post-Reading Chapter 5/6
How do external forces affect Lennie and George? Explain using details from the text. Evaluate George’s decision at the end of the novel. Do you agree with his decision? Why or why not? If you could write an additional chapter to this novel, what would happen in it? Why? What in the novel leads you to this belief?

67 Thursday 9/19/13 Write an ORIGINAL additional chapter for the novel, Of Mice and Men. Mimic or imitate the way Steinbeck write his chapters. Some thing to consider: What point of view is the story told from? How does Steinbeck begin and end each chapter? (think of your 5 senses) Does Steinbeck use dialogue between characters? How does Steinbeck portray the characters? Think about how they speak and act. What types of slang are used? Use your book to help you!

68 Friday 9/20/13 OMAM: The Movie Part 1 Complete the “Viewing Guide”
Most questions are YOUR opinion; NO COPYING Turn the packet into the sub before you leave You will have next Friday to finish the packet when we watch the rest of the film

69 Week of 9/23/13 Monday: No School/Open House
Tuesday: Late Start/Independent Reading: BYOB Wednesday: LAB 157 Thursday: 4th FLOOR LABS: Periods 2, 3, 6/8, and 9= 406 Period 4/5= 410 Friday: OMAM: The Movie Part 2

70 Objective OMAM Film Students will…
Understand and analyze specific film elements and their effect on the film/story Analyze decisions made by the filmmaker and the effects they have on the film/story Compare/contrast aspects of the novel and film Recommend changes to the film

71 Objective Chapters 1 & 2 Quiz Revisions
Students will… Examine their response to the short answer question and the feedback given Revise their response based on the feedback Choose additions if necessary

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