MYP Language and Literature 9

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Monday, Nov. 18 (Day 2) and Tuesday, Nov. 19 (Day 1) 

Today we finished/discussed “X: A Fabulous Child’s Story” and looked at some real life examples of people raising “gender neutral” children. Then we did a group activity to practice asking good questions.

Thursday, Nov. 14 (Day 2) and Friday, Nov. 15 (Day 1) 

Today we finished our gender stereotypes activity and talked about understandings of gender as a binary and as a spectrum. We did a 10 minute “Quickwrite,” had a brief class discussion, and  read “X: A Fabulous Child’s story.”

Tuesday, Nov. 12 (Day 2) and Thursday, Nov. 14 (Day 1) 

Today we went over our character terms (first page of terms booklet). Then we started to discuss gender stereotypes in preparation for our next short story. We brainstormed examples of these stereotypes and considered which ones do/don’t apply to us as individuals. To be continued next class..

Thursday, Nov. 7 (Day 1 and Day 2)

Block D2 went to the Remembrance day assembly today. Blocks C1 and C2 did a “speed booking” activity to introduce their independent reading books to other students in the class.

Homework:

The first page of your literary terms booklet should be filled in.

Monday, Nov. 4 (Day 2) and Tuesday, Nov. 5 (Day 1) 

Today we watched Alfred Hitchcock’s film version of “Lamb to the Slaughter,” then added the story to our unit chart. We also started to review literary terms.

Homework:

Finish filling in the first page of your literary terms booklet (character terms)

Friday, Nov. 1 (Day 1) 

Today we finished our “Lamb to the Slaughter” dialogues. We shared them in small groups, then presented some to the class. All dialogues were handed in.

Thursday, Oct. 30 (Day 1 and Day 2) 

Today we reviewed the parts of a plot and did a collaborative scary story writing activity. Have a fun and safe Halloween, everyone!

Tuesday, Oct. 29 (Day 2) 

Today we finished our “Lamb to the Slaughter” dialogues. We shared them in small groups, then presented some to the class. All dialogues were handed in.

Thursday, Oct. 24 (Day 2) and Monday, Oct. 28 (Day 1) 

Today we continued to discuss the short story “Lamb to the Slaughter.” Then we reviewed dialogue rules and worked in partners to write the conversation that may have taken place between Mary and Patrick when he “told her.”

Homework:

Next class, you will have 15 minutes (max) to finish writing your dialogues. If this will not be enough time, you should work on it at home over the weekend to ensure that you will be able to finish.

Tuesday, Oct. 22 (Day 2) and Thursday, Oct. 24 (Day 1) 

Today we debriefed the Sociometry of Oppression activity from last class. Then we read and discussed the short story “Lamb to the Slaughter,” by Roald Dahl.

Friday, Oct. 18 (Day 2) and Monday, Oct. 21 (Day 2) 

Today we did some brainstorming about power — what it “looks like” and “doesn’t look like.” Then we did a Sociometry of Oppression activity to further explore what power and privilege look like.

Homework:

Complete “After” column your Sociometry of Oppression chart. What can you add, as a result of having done this activity?

Thursday, Oct. 17 (Day 1 and 2) 

Today we reviewed our plot diagrams and performed specific discussion roles while exploring possible themes of “Yertle the Turtle.” We also started on a chart to keep track of the stories we read and how they address the unit question(s). Interim reports went home today — please see Ms. Keller if you were absent or haven’t received one.

Friday, Oct. 11 (Day 2) and Monday, Oct. 15 (Day 1) 

Today we filled in our interim self evaluations (to go home next week). Then we reviewed plot structure and applied it to a children’s story, “Yertle the Turtle.”

Homework (for Thursday):

Finish your “Yertle the Turtle” plot diagram

Thursday, Oct. 10 (Day 1 and 2) 

Today we finished our reading strategies practice (handed in.) Then we did a written response to the following unit questions:

What is wrong with the world? How can we fix it?

Homework:

  1. If you did not complete your reading strategies chart, you should complete it at home and hand it in next class. You can find the prompts here: Reading Strategies
  2. Written response (questions above) should be completed and handed in.

Monday, Oct. 7 (Day 2) and Tuesday, Oct. 8 (Day 1) 

Today we reviewed our reading strategies and did some guided practice with our independent reading novels.

Poems are now overdue!

Thursday, Oct. 3 (Day 2) and Friday, Oct. 4 (Day 1) 

Today we finished up our poems (if not complete) and did a feedback/sharing workshop. Then we started talking about reading skills and did a Reading Survey (“What Kind of Reader Are You?”)

Homework:

If your poem is still not complete, please finish it at home and bring it next class.

Tuesday, Oct 1 (Day 2) and Thursday, Oct. 3 (Day 1) 

Today we created our poems using selected “inside text” and “outside text.” We titled our poems and decorated them (time permitting).

Thursday, Sept. 26 (C2) and Friday, Sept. 27 (C1) 

Today we worked on step two of our Found Poetry assignment: “Outside Text.” We picked out words and phrases from magazines, books, newspapers, etc. to be used in combination with our “inside text.”

Tuesday, Sept. 24 (C2) and Thursday, Sept. 26 (C1 and D2) 

The writing assessment was handed back and discussed. Then we started step one of an introductory “Found Poetry” assignment: “Inside Text.” We identified lines from our own writing to be (potentially) used in our poetry.

If you have not yet completed your writing assessment (childhood memories), please see Ms. Keller to arrange a time to make it up.

Friday, Sept. 20 (Day 2) and Monday, Sept. 23 (Day 1) 

Today we set up our portfolios and reviewed the assessment criteria for Language and Literature. Blocks C1 and  C2 also did an MYP Kahoot; block D2 had a fire drill.

Reminders:

  1. Don’t forget to bring a silent reading book every class.
  2. Parent letters and “20 Questions” are very overdue!
  3. If you have not yet completed your writing preassessment, please see Ms. Keller to arrange a time to make it up.

Thursday, Sept. 19 (Day 1 and Day 2) 

Today we went down to the Learning Commons and Ms. Cauduro did a “Book Talk” about new/popular books available for sign-out. We picked out our first independent reading novels, went over a handout about independent reading, and spent some time getting into our books.

Reminders:

  1. Don’t forget to bring a silent reading book every class.
  2. Parent letters and “20 Questions” are very overdue!

Monday, Sept. 16 (Day 2) and Tuesday, Sept. 17 (Day 1) 

Today we did some brainstorming about MYP and rotated around to six MYP “Reflection Stations.” If you were absent today (or if your reflections aren’t complete), you can find the worksheet and questions here: MYP Stations

Reminder: Parent letters and “20 Questions” now overdue!

Thursday, Sept. 12 (Day 2) and Friday, Sept. 13 (Day 1) 

Today we finished up our imagery competition, then did our initial writing assessment. We also started on a “20 Questions” Getting-to-know-you sheet.

Homework:

  1. Finish “20 questions”
  2. Parent letters are now overdue — please return ASAP.

Tuesday, Sept. 10 (Day 2) and Thursday, Sept. 12 (Day 1) 

Today we went over the course expectations and did a pop quiz to see if everyone was listening 😉 We also talked about the writing preassessment (next class) and did an imagery competition to prepare. (Day 1 will do imagery competition next class)

Homework:

  1. Initial writing assessment next class. Bring your completed planning page (childhood memories)
  2. Bring signed parent letter/cell phone policy

Friday, Sept. 6 (Day 2) and Monday Sept. 9 (Day 1) 

Today we went over the course outline, took a look at the website, and voted in the poll (below). We discussed the poll results and did some brainstorming in small groups, then went over the classroom cell phone policy.

Homework:

  1. Bring signed parent letter and cell phone policy.
  2. Bring writing assessment planning page (childhood memories) (Day 2 only)

 

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