7th: “How the Snake Got poison” “Zoo”
For Thursday, November 10: Write a short report on your favorite animal, be sure to cover the following topics:
· common and scientific names of the animal
· geographical distribution and habitat
· diet and social behavior
· life expectancy in the wild and in captivity
· status: whether or not the species is endangered or threatened
Students will each do a 1-2 minute presentation on their findings.
8th: “Flowers for Algernon”
Summarizing- Writing a book jacket
For Tuesday, November 8: “The Tell Tale Heart”
· Plot: Give a brief summary of the piece.
· Setting: Describe the setting(time and place). What words or phrases help paint the picture?
· Characters: How does Poe portray the characters?
· Perspective: Who is the narrator? Describe this person's feelings. Is it written in third or first person? How does this affect the piece?
What human emotions are revealed? (Examples may include fear, sadness, regret, loneliness, obsession, anticipation, and helplessness.) Identify and write words and phrases that portray these emotions.
Think about events or images from your own experiences that conjure up the same emotions. For example, what have you experienced that may have sparked deep fear or loneliness? Finally, create an original piece that portrays these emotions.
Students may make posters, write poems or short stories, or record songs. Try to use some of Poe's words and phrases in your own work.
Work in notebooks, dirty, in ripped pages, with ink blotches and obviously done in a rush will not be accepted.
For Tuesday, November 15 working with a partner students must choose three specific dates in the story on which a reporter might have interviewed Charlie. Record the interviews in audio or video format. As always, no phones, tablets, i pads, etc will be accepted for the presentation, must bring the interviews on their usb. * For this work students can work individually and later on edit the work to tie it all.
9th: “The Red Headed League”
Vocabulary and Literary analysis
For Monday, November 7: Students will pick out a scene from “The Dancers” and perform it. Students will work in groups for this activity.
For Tuesday, November 15. Students must write a resume for Sherlock Holmes.
Prepare Sherlock Holmes's résumé to be submitted for consideration for the available detective position. Since your résumé is for Sherlock Holmes, you'll need an excellent resource for information about him.
Be sure to include the following details in Sherlock Holmes's résumé:
· Holmes's personal information (address, birth date, etc.)
· an objective—Holmes's reasons for believing he is qualified for the detective position
· professional knowledge and experience—the criminals he has encountered and the number of cases he has solved
Your résumé should be no longer than one page. Use your imagination to complete any other sections you may be interested in, such as a list that reflects Holmes's knowledge base, or a list of his hobbies and interests.
10th: “Monster”- Analogies
11th: “The Life you Save May Be Your Own”
Writing a letter to Lucynell
For Wednesday, November 9
Write a missing person's report. You are the police officer called by the boy in the diner when Lucynell wakes up. Describe the victim and the events surrounding her discovery. You may use the sample below for your report or search for one yourself.
For Fridays throughout the partial: the students working in groups will e-mail advances on the research project they have chosen. Friday, Oct 28 is the first due date.
Group# 4: Family – Monday, November 7
Economy and Politics
Questionnaire and vocabulary