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for Mrs. Collins Language Arts Classes
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TRIMESTER TWO
Scroll down to find the links you need. 
Reading, Writing, Vocab & Conventions (Grammar), or Other.


READING : 

Trimester 2 Weekly SSR Report  DUE EVERY FRIDAY!

SLIDES on LITERARY ELEMENTS


Historical Fiction Unit

SLIDES from Class   &  Book List


LESSON 1: Character and Conflict

VIDEO Lesson 1: Historical Fiction Unit - Orienting Oneself to The Story 

Exit Slip: Exposition    VIDEO explanation before filling out Exit Slip (staring Enya)  (FIRST, do Lesson One, and read chapter one of your first Historical Fiction Novel, then do this Exit Slip with the video.)


LESSON 2: The Real Backstory (Researching the Historical Event) 

.VIDEO of Lesson 2 (PART ONE)       VIDEO of Lesson 2 (PART TWO)
Also, complete this EXIT SLIP: THE BACKSTORY and turn it in.


LESSON 3&4: Conflict and Your Character (Internal and External Conflict)

VIDEO of Lesson 3 and 4      Exit Slip: Conflict & Character


LESSON 5: 



Reading prior to Historical Fiction Unit:

The Keyhole (a Creepypasta story)

Charles by Shirley Jackson  SLIDES from Class on Charles

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson   SLIDES from Class on The Lottery (with MLK connection at the end)

Possible THEMES of The Lottery suggested by students

Notes on THEME




WRITING :


Shared Padlet of Student Writing (This is also linked to your "Free, Independent Writing" assignment in Google Classroom.


VOCABULARY & CONVENTIONS (Grammar):

SAT VOCAB

The Unforgettables of Writing


ROOT WORDS/Vocabulary

Next 4-Week Unit Root Words is #9-12: 
Click here for a Student created QUIZLET to help you study! (Thank you, Faith!)

Root Words Weeks 4-8  - Root Word SUMMATIVE was on weeks 5-8.

Grammar Rock Review
Grammar Rock Worksheet (If absent, print and fill out. Use THIS LINK to the Grammar Rock slides if you don't know something on the worksheet.) Video on Complete Sentences for the last part of the worksheet.


Click here for all the links for COMMA RULES: 
This Link has all the Rules, The SLIDES from class and VIDEOS of the lessons, teaching you how to use each rule, and the worksheets to use for PRACTICE.



OTHER: 

COMPANION BOOK PROJECT: (Incorporates Reading & Writing.)  
Companion Book = The book YOU are writing to explain a novel.
Project Novel = The novel you are writing about. The one you chose to do this project on.

Completed Companion Book DUE Friday January 11, 2018
(No Homework Coupons accepted for big projects.)


CLICK THE LINKS for information and examples for each part. Due dates in red.


  1. Book Jacket (with 3 relevant reviews) DUE as part of completed Companion Book on Friday January 11, 2018

  2. Table of Contents DUE as part of completed Companion Book on Friday January 11, 2018

  3. Author’s Note Click here for example: My Author's Note on The Outsiders DUE Tues 12/18

  4. Novel Plot Summary Click here for example : My brief Plot Summary of The Outsiders DUE Mon 12/14

  5. Choice chapter 1 (See bottom of Overview and Directions for ideas.) Due 1/11

  6. Choice chapter 2 (See bottom of Overview and Directions for ideas.) Due 1/11

  7. Choice chapter 3 (See bottom of Overview and Directions for ideas.) Due 1/11

All choice chapters DUE as part of completed Companion Book on Friday January 11, 2018


  • Each choice chapter must include an expository writing piece.

  • One of the choice chapters must be a full multi-paragraph essay.


Q: How will this be graded? How do I get an A?        

Before break, you should have your Plot Summary, Your Author's Note (and therefore, you choice chapter's decided on), and you should should have a good start on the other things. When we get back from break, we will finish this amazing book quickly! You're well on your way to being done!


ALL Companion Book Project SLIDES FROM CLASS  This goes through ALL the lessons we've done in class and ALL the parts of your Companion Book. (Use anchors in the first slide to find some specific things, OR look for the Meercat bookmark to find where we are in class.)













VOCABULARY:

Week 5 Root Words,  Week 6 Root Words, Week 7 Root Words,

READING: 

The Companion Book Project
Slides from Class - Includes: OBOB, the Companion Book Project, Graphing with Gratitude Journals to capture ideas, Literary Analysis(What is? and How do?) The Chaser (goes with Lit Analysis Slides)


The Novel The Outsiders

Handout/Graphic Organizer: Character Chart - Greasers

The Outsiders - SLIDES from class - Chapters 1-2

The Outsiders - SLIDES from class - Chapters 3-5

The Outsiders - SLIDES from class - Chapters 6-8

The Outsiders - SLIDES from class - Chapters 9-12

Slides/NOTES on Literary Elements (I will keep adding more as we go over them in class.)

The Outsiders - SLIDES from class on Literary Analysis/Citing Evidence




Literary Devices Scavenger Hunt - At least two examples for each, three for simile.  Be sure to explain the symbolism, then use the Citing Evidence sheet to further explain one symbol from the book. 

Citing Evidence Sheet for Symbolism in The Outsiders.


The Outsiders: Book v Movie - RL7 Organizer for your structured paragraph comparing the book to the movie.



WRITING:


Shared Padlet of Student Writing (This is also linked to your "Free, Independent Writing" assignment in Google Classroom.