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1 Central Questions Journal 11H SWBAT examine central ideas presented by our unit and prepare for analyzing their development over the course of the text.

2 Grade Level 11H Time Required: 43 Unit: Into Thin Air February 3, 2015 Standards to be addressed: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences. February 4, 2015 SWBAT examine central ideas presented by our unit and prepare for analyzing their development over the course of the text.

3 Learning Objective: SWBAT examine central ideas presented by our unit and prepare for analyzing their development over the course of the text. Do Now: Take out your journal that you bought or created. ON the cover, write:  Your Name  Teacher’s Name  Junior Honors English  Spring Semester, 2015 February 5, 2015 Homework: Complete your book cover! SWBAT examine central ideas presented by our unit and prepare for analyzing their development over the course of the text.

4 THIS WEEK  Quiz on SAT words Friday.  Turn in your poems SWBAT examine central ideas presented by our unit and prepare for analyzing their development over the course of the text.

5 Central Questions Journal Throughout this unit, we will read a range of texts to build a world around Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild; we will read short stories, poetry, philosophy, journalism, excerpts from works of non-fiction, and more. As we read, you will be expected to keep track of the ways each of these texts relates to the central questions that guide our thinking. Those questions are:  How do we construct identity through our actions, interests, values and beliefs?  What is the relationship between nature and American identity?  What does it mean to be a rebel?  What is the relationship between self and society?  What is success?  To what extent is community central to happiness? SWBAT examine central ideas presented by our unit and prepare for analyzing their development over the course of the text.

6 central Questions Journal  For each text, you will choose at least two passages (sentences or paragraphs) that you see relating to one of the central questions. For each passage you choose, you will write out the passage and the page number on which it appears, note the central question to which it relates, and write a paragraph exploring the ways in which the passage guides your thinking about the central question. Your journal entries will serve as the basis for a group activity toward the end of the unit and will provide you with evidence to use when you construct your synthesis essay. SWBAT examine central ideas presented by our unit and prepare for analyzing their development over the course of the text.

7 Central Questions Journal  For each text, you will choose at least two passages (sentences or paragraphs) that you see relating to one of the central questions. For each passage you choose, you will write out the passage and the page number on which it appears, note the central question to which it relates, and write a paragraph exploring the ways in which the passage guides your thinking about the central question. Your journal entries will serve as the basis for a group activity toward the end of the unit and will provide you with evidence to use when you construct your synthesis essay. SWBAT examine central ideas presented by our unit and prepare for analyzing their development over the course of the text.

8 Central Questions Journal  For each text, you will choose at least two passages (sentences or paragraphs) that you see relating to one of the central questions. For each passage you choose, you will write out the passage and the page number on which it appears, note the central question to which it relates, and write a paragraph exploring the ways in which the passage guides your thinking about the central question. Your journal entries will serve as the basis for a group activity toward the end of the unit and will provide you with evidence to use when you construct your synthesis essay. SWBAT examine central ideas presented by our unit and prepare for analyzing their development over the course of the text.

9 BOOK COVERS On the front:  Your Name  Teacher’s Name  Junior Honor’s English On the front:  Your Name  Teacher’s Name  Junior Honor’s English As you complete your cover, make sure you include: On the back:  Central questions for the unit On the back:  Central questions for the unit SWBAT examine central ideas presented by our unit and prepare for analyzing their development over the course of the text.

10 Closing  Quick write: 2 minutes Of the central questions presented, which is most compelling to you? Explain why. Write this on the inside flap of the back cover. SWBAT examine central ideas presented by our unit and prepare for analyzing their development over the course of the text.

11 Formative Assessment: Teacher performs informal check of opening, closing, and medial summary. Name generator prevents students from opting out. Book cover provides opportunity Adaptations: Teacher models creating book covers. Partner work supports struggling students. Extensions: Students can discuss L3 questions Technology: Name Generator, Website, Remind.com, PPT, Interactive WhiteBoard Materials: Copies of assignment, extra paper for journals. SWBAT examine central ideas presented by our unit and prepare for analyzing their development over the course of the text.


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