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WEEK SEVEN--February 19-23, 2018

Monday, Feb. 19

OFF--President's Day


Tuesday, Feb. 20th --Wednesday, Feb. 21st

Agenda:

  • PREPARATION WORK FOR SOCRATIC SEMINAR DUE ON THE WAY IN THE DOOR (worth 30 points)
  • Remind students about Extra Credit Opportunity
  • Return folders/work portfolios for The Kite Runner
  • Finish The Kite Runner film and then "WHIP" around the room: "_____ stood out for me in the movie the most because ________."
  • Socratic Seminar--review expectations; conduct seminar, self-assessment (worth 50 points)
  • Discuss expectations for Essay Response on Thursday 2/22--Friday 2/23
HOMEWORK:
  1. Essay Response for The Kite Runner written IN CLASS (only--you may not write at home) on Thursday 2/22--Friday 2/23. Response worth 100 points in Summative Assessment category of the gradebook.
  2. All work for The Kite Runner (PhotoStory notes--worth 70 points; Journals #1-8--worth 80 points; Study Questions and/or post-its/annotations--worth extra credit) due, ideally, in class on Thurs 2/22--Fri 2/23 but the latest you may turn work in is Friday 2/23 at 3 pm.
  3. Extra Credit due on or before Monday, Feb. 26 by 3 pm.


Thursday, Feb. 22nd--Friday, Feb. 23rd

Agenda:

  • Write in-class Essay Response to The Kite Runner (worth 100 points in Summative category)
  • All work for The Kite Runner (PhotoStory notes, Journals, Study Questions, etc.) due, ideally, during class today but the latest you may turn in work is Friday 2/23 at 3 pm.
  • Video clip--Khaled Hosseini talks about "Why I write about pain..."

HOMEWORK:

  1. All work for The Kite Runner (PhotoStory notes--worth 70 points; Journals #1-8--worth 80 points; Study Questions and/or post-its/annotations--worth extra credit) due, ideally, in class on Thurs 2/22--Fri 2/23 but the latest you may turn work in is Friday 2/23 at 3 pm.
  2. Extra Credit due on or before Monday, Feb. 26 by 3 pm.

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WEEK SIX--February 12-16, 2018

Monday, Feb. 12

OFF--Lincoln's Birthday


Tuesday, Feb. 13th --Wednesday, Feb. 14th

Agenda:

HOMEWORK:
  1. To be announced


Thursday, Feb. 15th--Friday, Feb. 16th

Agenda:

  • Assign homework/prep work for the Socratic Seminar; due next Tuesday 2/20--Wed 2/21. Worth 30 points.
  • Watch film version of The Kite Runner and create a t-chart/take notes

HOMEWORK:

  1. Socratic Seminar preparation (worth 30 points) DUE Tues 2/20--Wed 2/21 at the BEGINNING OF CLASS.
  2. Essay Response for The Kite Runner written IN CLASS on Thurs 2/22--Fri 2/23. Worth 100 points. All work for The Kite Runner due on or before Fri 2/23 at 3 pm. Journals 1-8 worth 80 points. PhotoStory Notes worth 70 points. Any other work is extra credit.

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WEEK FIVE--February 5-9, 2018

Monday, Feb. 5th

Agenda:

  • Reading Day
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read to the end of chapter 20-22 in The Kite Runner. Be ready for a quiz on Tues 2/6--Wed 2/7 on chapters 20-22. Study Questions (for EC) will be stamped on Tues 2/6--Wed 2/7.

Tuesday, Feb. 6th--Wednesday, Feb. 7th

Agenda:

  • Comprehensive Review and a "Sorting Game"
  • Quiz on ch 20-22
  • Graded Discussion
  • PhotoStories--watch History from 1989-2011; Government and Politics; Afghan Americans
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read to the end of chapters 23-24 in The Kite Runner. Be ready for a quiz on Thurs 2/8--Fri 2/9 on chapters 23-24. Study Questions (for EC) will be stamped on Thurs 2/8--Fri 2/9.


Thursday, Feb. 8th--Friday, Feb. 9th

Agenda:

  • WARM-UP: 
---> If you haven't already watched the PhotoStories on History from 1989-2011, Gov't and Politics, and Afghan-Americans, please watch them and take notes NOW. 
---> Complete Journal #7
  • Quiz on ch. 23-24
  • Reading time. Please note that you will need to be FINISHED with the book by the beginning of class next Tuesday/Wednesday
  • Collect journals

HOMEWORK:

  1. Read to the end of chapter 25 (LAST CHAPTER!) in The Kite Runner. Be ready for a quiz on Tues 2/13--Wed 2/14 on chapters 25. Study Questions (for EC) will be stamped on Tues 2/13--Wed 2/14. Reading day will be ON YOUR OWN Monday, Feb. 12th (we don't have school)..

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WEEK FOUR--January 29-February 2, 2018

Monday 1/29

Agenda:

  • Discussion 
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read to the end of chapter 11-13 in The Kite Runner. Be ready for a quiz on Tues 1/30--Wed 1/31 on chapters 11-13. Study Questions (for EC) will be stamped on Tues 1/30--Wed 1/31. 

Tuesday 1/30--Wednesday 1/31

Agenda:

  • Journal #5
  • Graded discussion of ch. 8-10
  • Quiz on ch 11-13
  • PhotoStories
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read to the end of chapters 14-19 in The Kite Runner. Be ready for a quiz on Thurs 2/1--Fri 2/2 on chapters 14-19. Study Questions (for EC) will be stamped on Thurs 2/1--Fri 2/2.


Thursday 2/1--Friday 2/2

Agenda:

  • Journal #6
  • Quiz on ch. 14-19
  • PhotoStories

HOMEWORK:

  1. Read to the end of chapter 20-22 in The Kite Runner. Be ready for a quiz on Tues 2/6--Wed 2/7 on chapters 20-22. Study Questions (for EC) will be stamped on Tues 2/6--Wed 2/7. Reading day on Monday 2/5.

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WEEK THREE--January 22-26, 2018

Monday 1/22

Agenda:

  • Read The Kite Runner in preparation for the quiz covering chapters 1-7 on Tues 1/23--Wed 1/24
  • Watch PhotoStories--Pashtuns, Hazaras, History from 1950s-78, and Daily Life (focus on children). Don't forget to take notes showing what you've learned.
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read to the end of chapter 7 in The Kite Runner. Be ready for a quiz on Tues 1/23--Wed 1/24 on chapters 1-7. Study Questions (for EC) for ch. 1-7 will be stamped on Tues 1/23--Wed 1/24.


Tuesday 1/23--Wednesday 1/24

Agenda:

  • Discuss the Venn Diagram from Journal #3
  • Stamp EC Study Questions 
  • Quiz on chapters 1-7
  • Journal #4
  • If time, begin reading next section
HOMEWORK:
  1. Read to the end of chapters 8-10 in The Kite Runner. Be ready for a quiz on Thurs 1/25--Fri 1/26 on chapters 8-10. Study Questions (for EC) will be stamped on Thurs 1/25--Fri 1/26.


Thursday 1/25--Friday 1/26

Agenda:

  • Stamp EC Study Questions
  • Quiz on chapters 8-10
  • Watch and take notes on PhotoStories--#1 Daily Life (adults and family); #2 Daily Life (children); #3 Education
  • Make sure Journal #4 is complete
  • TURN IN JOURNALS #1-4 and PHOTOSTORY NOTES before you leave today
  • Read!

HOMEWORK:

  1. Read to the end of chapter 11-13 in The Kite Runner. Be ready for a quiz on Tues 1/30--Wed 1/31 on chapters 11-13. Study Questions (for EC) will be stamped on Tues 1/30--Wed 1/31. DISCUSSION on Monday 1/29.

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WEEK TWO--January 15-19, 2018

Monday 1/15

OFF--Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Tuesday 1/16--Wednesday 1/17

Agenda:

HOMEWORK:
  1. PhotoStory is due (shared or emailed electronically) by 11:59 pm on Wed 1/17. Please plan accordingly. 
  2. Extra Credit (talk to juniors) DUE BY FRI 1/19


Thursday 1/18--Friday 1/19

Agenda:

  • Reminder about EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY--talk to juniors!!! DUE BY FRI 1/19
  • Discuss "Methods of Study" for TKR and prepare to complete several study questions together as we read
  • Preface the rape scene (pgs 71-79) and read chapters 1 & 2 together. Complete questions 1-3 and discuss.
  • Watch PhotoStories and take notes. VIEW--Pashtuns, Hazaras, History from 1950s-1978, and Daily Life (focus on Children). Take notes.
  • Complete Journal #3
  • Continue reading 

HOMEWORK:

  1. Extra Credit (talk to juniors) DUE BY FRI 1/19
  2. Read to the end of chapter 7 in The Kite Runner. Be ready for a quiz on Tues 1/23--Wed 1/24 on chapters 1-7. Study Questions (for EC) for ch. 1-7 will be stamped on Tues 1/23--Wed 1/24. Read on Monday 1/23.

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WEEK ONE--January 8-12, 2018

Monday 1/8

Agenda:

HOMEWORK:

  1. Do some good in the world :)

 

Tuesday 1/9--Wednesday 1/10

Agenda:

HOMEWORK:
  1. Journal Cover Assignment due on Thurs 1/11--Fri 1/12 (worth 30 points)
  2. Bring The Stranger on Thurs 1/11--Fri 1/12 to return in exchange for The Kite Runner


Thursday 1/11--Friday 1/12

Agenda:

HOMEWORK:

  1. PhotoStory is due (shared or emailed electronically) by 11:59 pm on Wed 1/17. You will have about half the class period on Tues 1/16--Wed 1/17 to work on the PhotoStory. Please plan accordingly. 

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