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Mrs. Farge

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DAY OF THE DEAD COLLABORATIVE UNIT

"Remember Me": A collaborative unit by Mrs. Chavez, Mrs. Farge, Mrs. Levin, and Mrs. Wong-Hauptman.

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CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY WEBSITE. See students projects, EXTRA CREDIT assignments, unit outlines, Common Core Standards, Resources for students and teachers (Useful Links), Figures of Speech, Theme, The Elements of Literature, etc.)

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Calendar

COLLECTION 1: "Culture and Belonging"

Collection 1

 

TEXTBOOK:  COLLECTIONS ~ 8TH GRADE

 

 

Reading Selections:

At the end of this collection, students will write an expository essay focusing on the challenges immigrants face and the adjustments immigrants make.  Students will use information learned in Unit 1 to create an expository essay focusing on immigration and the effects it has on individuals adjusting to a new culture. 

 

    Literary Terms students need to know:
      Worksheet
      Quizlet Practice

 

1.  "My Favorite Chaperone"

 

Similes in My Favorite Chaperone

 

2.  "Bonne Annee"
          Bonne Annee story
          Bonne Annee guiding questions
          Highlighted first half of Bonne Anne
          The highlighted version of second half of Bonne Anne
          

 

NOTE: Close reading activities in this unit will focus on character analysis- main, minor, dynamic, static text structure- exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, conflict (Internal and external) and connecting with the narrator.  

3.  "A Place to Call Home"

 

4.  "The Latehomecomer"
         

         
         BookTV interview with the author video
       

 

COLLECTION 2: "The Thrill of Horror"

TEXTBOOK:  COLLECTIONS ~ 8TH GRADE 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO "The Thrill of Horror" WEBSITE

CLICK HERE TO VISIT "The Monkey's Paw" WEBSITE

We will study the print and video versions of "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Monkey's Paw".  
                

    Resources: Literary Criticism Slide Shows

Point of View
Point of View Practice
Characterization
Narrator Reliability 

1.  "The Tell-Tale Heart

Resources:

Story from the Book

Vocabulary Practice

Organizer to compare the written to video

Tell Tale Heart video

 

2. "The Monkey's Paw"  

Story from the Book

Organizer to compare the written to video

Monkey's Paw video 

 

Self-Paced Assignments 

 

1. Read the story using your online book or read your textbook.

2. Take Quiz 1 Try 1 IN CLASS (open book).

3. Answer the GUIDING QUESTIONS to direct your attention to important ideas.

           Read through the text again answering SOME of the guiding questions.

           I will check to see that you CITE EVIDENCE in red.

           I will look to see that you answered ALL the questions in each question. 

4. Take Quiz 1 Try 2 IN CLASS (open book).

5. Read the story a Third time using your online book.

   

What is the Horror Genre?
          What is the Horror Genre? Essay from our book
          Horror Genre Elements Worksheet
          This is a film on H.P. Lovecraft, but it discusses the horror genre. 
      

    

Performance Task: Winter break.

This collection has given you both experience with and background about the horror genre.  In this activity, you will be discussing whether the written form of The Monkey's Paw or The Tell-Tale Heart is better at creating tension and suspense when compared to the video version of the story.

COLLECTION 3: "The Move Toward Freedom"

 

TEXTBOOK:  COLLECTIONS  8TH GRADE 

 

CLICK HERE TO GO VISIT "Harriet Tubman's" WEBSITE

 

In this unit, we will learn about slavery and the abolitionists who wanted to end it.  Students will be responsible for reading three reading selections and two research reports about two abolitionists.  Students will create an oral presentation on one abolitionist and will explain the conditions of slavery, why people were opposed to slavery, and what was done to end it.

 

 

THE ASSIGNMENTS

1. Explore and learn about two abolitionists by reading your textbook:  Fredrick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. Students should be able to explain how these abolitionists helped end slavery in America.

 

2. Research  

Summarize, type and explain the following topics in detail about Fredrick Douglass and Harriet Tubman

  • Give a brief biography of the abolitionist.
    • What did you learn about the conditions of slavery from the abolitionist's point of view?
    • Why was the abolitionist opposed to slavery?
    • What did your abolitionist do about slavery? 
    • Include a Bibliography (A list of books you used to do your research.)
    • Here is the assignment
  1. "from Harriet TubmanConductor on the Underground Railroad
    1. From the Harriet Tubman video: Taking the 11 north.
    2. From the Harriet Tubman video: Her escape.
    3. Guiding questions #1 (Closed)

 

2. "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh"

We will watch the following videos for context

Animated Battle of Shiloh

 

COLLECTION 4: "THE LEGACY OF ANNE FRANK"


 

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