Utopian Ideals and Dystopian Reality
What would the world be like if everyone in our society were the same—average in intelligence, talents, appearance, and strength— and no one was better than anyone else? How do you think people would feel and act toward each other? Would they be happy and satisfied?
This week, students will be reading the short story "Harrison Bergeron," by Kurt Vonnegut. As we read and discuss the story, students will take notes, focus on evidence from text to support their claims and provide interpretations to quotes from the story.
Learning Targets for this week include:
Thursday, we will meet in the Innovation Lab to complete a quiz on "Harrison Bergeron" and IXL practice .
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Explanatory Writing: Compare/Contrast
this link is no longer activeThis week we are reading and analyzing the essay " Grant and Lee: A Story in Contrasts ," by Bruce Catton to learn how writers use the compare/contrast structure to communicate ideas. As we read, students will take notes and answer text dependent questions. They will complete a double bubble map comparing/contrasting two subjects. Students will then use this information to write a paragraph that demonstrates their ability to use compare/contrast organizational structure. The following checklist provides the requirements for this assignment.
Compare/Contrast Paragraph Checklist:
IXL Skills -Tuesday, we will meet in the Exploration Lab and Wednesday we will meet in the Innovation Lab. You will need to show 80% or more to show mastery of skills:
On Friday, our class is scheduled to take the GA Student Survey at the Learning Commons.
UNIT 2: THE CHALLENGE OF UTOPIA
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 5th- NO SCHOOL
Thursday November 7th - Class is scheduled to complete Unit 1 Vocabulary Assessment and IXL Grammar Practice in the Wildcat Lab.
This week, we will begin Unit 2, "The Challenge of Utopia."
In the last unit you studied what it is to be a hero and how heroes test themselves to find their own heroic qualities. In this unit you will read a novel that features a hero who must struggle to combat forces greater than he knows in his quest for an individual sense of freedom and identity.
Learning Targets for this Week:
IXL Skills (this assignment will count as grade) - Wednesday, we will meet in the Wildcat Lab
(You will need to show 80% or more to show mastery of skills)
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