English III Assignments

  • Hunger Games Unit: 

    Hunger Games Readings: 

    PDF Full Text "Hunger Games""

    9/17-9/20- Ch 1-5 (Quiz 9/23)

    9/23-9/27- Ch 6-10 (Quiz 9/30)

    9/30-10/4- Ch 11-15 (Quiz 10/7)

    10/7-10/11 - Ch 16-20 (Quiz 10/14)

    10/14-10/18 - Ch 21-25 (Quiz 10/21)

    10/21-11/2 - Ch 25-27

     

    Discussion Questions for 10/3:

    Discussion Questions

     

    Assignments: 

    Unit Calendar & Assignments

    Brainstorms:

    Excerpt Analysis:

    Excerpt Analysis Process (How To:)

    Student Excerpt Analysis Examples

    • Due September 23rd
      • First Excerpt Analysis
    • Due September 30th
      • Second Excerpt Analysis with optional ACED paragraph over how Suzanne Collins uses that element to comment on our society OR uses that element in a way that you can learn about writing from. 
    • Due October 7th
      • Third Excerpt Analysis with optional ACED paragraph over how Suzanne Collins uses that element to comment on our society OR uses that element in a way that you can learn about writing from. 

    "Truman Show" & "Harrison Bergeron" Elements Analysis

    Elements of Dystopian Genre Notes

    Monday, 9/9

    • Watch "The Truman Show" on Netflix or schedule a time to come into my room before school, during lunch, or after school to watch the section you missed. We viewed the first 30 minutes of the film today. While watching or after you watch thirty minutes, fill out the setting notes in the document above. Then do the same within the "Harrison Bergeron" short story, filling in the notes and annotating within the story where you see specific setting elements of importance. 

    Tuesday 9/10

    • Continue watching "The Truman Show" on Netflix or schedule a time to come into my room before school, during lunch, or after school to watch the section you missed. We viewed 28:30-53:00 today. While watching or after you watch the section for today, fill out the point of view notes in the document above.  Then do the same within the "Harrison Bergeron" short story, filling in the notes and annotating within the story where you see specific point of view elements of importance. 

    Wednesday 9/11

    • Continue watching "The Truman Show" on Netflix or schedule a time to come into my room before school, during lunch, or after school to watch the section you missed. We viewed 53:00-1:20:00 today. While watching or after you watch the section for today, fill out the type of control notes in the document above.  Then do the same within the "Harrison Bergeron" short story, filling in the notes and annotating within the story where you see specific types of control used to hint at a problem. 

    Thursday 9/12

    • Continue watching "The Truman Show" on Netflix or schedule a time to come into my room before school, during lunch, or after school to watch the section you missed. We viewed 1:20:00-end today. While watching or after you watch the section for today, fill out the thematic notes in the document above.  Then do the same within the "Harrison Bergeron" short story, filling in the notes and annotating within the story where you see specific themes of importance. 

    Friday 9/13

    • Students will turn in the plot diagram, setting handout, point of view handout, and types of control handout at the beginning of class. 
    • Assignment for the day is attached below with student models. 

    Dystopian Element & Critical Lens Notes, with "Harrison Bergeron". 

    Wednesday, Sep 4th- Copy the dystopian element notes into your composition book on the notes side. Then, print the short story "Harrison Bergeron" and do a first read, annotating with notes in the margins for comprehension (summary) and for dystopian elements that you see within the story. Consider how the elements impact the way you read the story and what the author's purpose might be. 

    Thursday, Sep 5th- Copy the critical lens notes into your composition book on the notes side.Paste the Hunger Games passage in your composition book behind the notes and annotate for each of the four lense, considering each lens one at a time. Complete the homework assignment using one of the lenses of your choice, excluding reader response. Then, write an ACED paragraph using the format outlined in the notes PowerPoint. 

    Friday, Sep 6th- Use the ACED Paragraph format and write an analysis over a song, cartoon, poem, or other short written or visual artifact using one of the critical lenses, excluding reading response. 

    Wellness Wheel Reflection: 

    Get a wellness wheel paper from the table by the door closest to Mrs.O's office. Use the powerpoint below to complete the journal entry, wheel, and reflection. 

    Wellness Wheel Activities

    1. Which section of your wheel has the most color? 
    2. Which section of your wheel has the least color? 
    3. Which section of your wheel would you most like to improve on? 
    4. What are three steps you can take to improve this section of your wheel? 
    5. Choose one more section of your wheel to improve on, and do steps 3. and 4. again. 
    6. Having someone with whom you can share your goals is a critical part of actually following through. Pick someone with whom you can share your goals, and describe how they could help you succeed. 

     

    First Day(s) Stations: 

    School Policy Station:

    Search through your agendas and find the answers to the following questions, recording the information as you find it on notebook paper with what page you found the information. 

    Agenda Scan

    1. When are students classified as tardy and when are students classified as absent when coming into class late? 
    2.  What are the rules outlined to comply with ID policy? What is the consequence for not wearing your ID once? Twice? Three times? 
    3. After how many absences do you fail a course? Can you make up absences? If so, how? How long do you have to turn in doctor’s notes? 
    4. List four pieces of clothing/dress that violate dress code, and what the consequences are for violating dress code. 
    5. How long do you have to make-up work that is from an excused absence? Who is responsible for getting information regarding make-up work?
    6. What determines whether you are eligible for sports or extracurricular? When is it posted and how frequently? What does a lack of eligibility do?
    7. What credits are required for graduation?
    8. Where can you check your grades, missing assignments, and attendance? Who do you talk to in order to gain access? 

    6 Word Memoir Station:

    On the white side of a notecard, create a six word memoir that describes you and add color and decoration to the card. Look at Mr. Fong and Mrs.O’Rourke’s models for help if you need it. 

    Models

     

    Class Text Exploration: 

    With the texts we will read this year, give yourself 1 minute to read and look at the front cover,  back cover, first page of each book. After the 1 minute, take time to write down what interests you about the book, what you think the book will be about, and what this book might show us about American identity. Rotate books and set the timer again for 1 minute. Continue this process until you have gotten the chance to look at each of the texts for this year. Rank the books in order from 1-3 which you feel most or least interested in and explain why. 

    Text 1

    Text 2

    Text 3