Week 4 of "Flowers for Algernon"

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Bellwork: Tuesday, 9/3/13
George stated, “That’s a lousy excuse. Fran, you
shouldn’t accept his apology.”
A. Change stated, “That’s to stated “That’s
B. Change Fran, to Fran
C. Change accept to except
D. No change needed
Explanation: ______________________________
Tuesday, 9/3/13 Agenda
I. Bellwork (Proofreading Skills)
II. Spelling Words
A. Return Spelling Test #2
B. Spelling Test #3 (Friday, 9/6)
1. #s 1-38
III. Vocabulary Terms (#26-38)
A. Vocabulary Test (Thursday, 9/5)
B. Discussion of terms (relate to real-life)
C. I/O Circle (review terms & definitions)
IV. Part I Quiz (4 Constructed Response Questions)
VI. Early Finishers
V. Review of the lesson/Homework Assignments
Vocabulary Terms
(#s 26-38)
26. justified v: to prove or show to be just, right, or
reasonable
27. equivalent adj: equal in force, amount, or value
28. prediction n: a guess based on observation, experience, or scientific
reasoning
29. intelligence n: the ability to learn or understand or to apply knowledge
30. sensation n: a mental process or awareness resulting from external
stimulation of a sense organ
31. oversensitive n: highly responsive or susceptible as easily hurt or
delicately aware of surroundings
32. technique n: a method of accomplishing something
Vocabulary Terms, cont.
33. amnesia n: a loss of memory due
usually to brain injury, shock, fatigue,
repression, or illness
34. feebleminded adj: mentally deficient
35. cognition n: mental processes such as thinking, reasoning,
or remembering
36. syndrome n: a group or signs or symptoms that are
particular to a condition
37. statiscally adj: based on or related to data
38. significant adj: important
1. Subplot is defined as a minor plot that relates in some way to the main story. Conflict is
defined as the problem in the story. Reflect on the subplot involving the Charlie and following
characters:
(1) Charlie and his coworkers, (2) Charlie and Miss Kinnian, and (3) Charlie and Algernon.
Choose one set of characters to answer the following question: What conflict arises between
the Charlie and the set of characters you selected. Has the relationship changed from the
beginning of the story to the end of part 1? Use information from the reading to support your
answer.
2. An idiom is an expression peculiar to a particular language that means something different
from the literal meaning of the word. How does “to pull a Charlie Gordon” represent an
idiom? What does it mean? Use information from the text to support your answer?
3. An Inference is an educated guess based on clues. Foreshadowing is defined as the use of
clues or hints to suggest events that will occur later in the plot. When Charlie is on his way to
the hospital to have the operation, a black cat crosses his path. What might the black cat
crossing his path symbolize? What might this event foreshadow about Charlie’s operation? Use
information from the text to support your answer.
4. Dramatic irony occurs when the reader knows something a character does not know.
Identify an example of dramatic irony from the story (pages 33-49) and explain how this
example represents dramatic irony. What does the reader know that the character does not
know? Use information from the text to support your answer.
Early Finishers Assignment
Begin Spelling Words Homework:
• Write each spelling word that you missed on
Spelling Test #2 10 times each.
• Write your spelling words set #3 (#s 26-38
from your handout) 5 times each.
Tuesday, 9/3/13 Homework
Write each spelling word that you missed on Spelling
Test #2 10 times each.
Write your spelling words set #3 (#s 26-38 from your
handout) 5 times each.
Study your spelling words #s1-38 for your test on Friday,
9/6.
Study your vocab. terms and definitions #s 26-38 for
Quiz on Thursday, 9/5.
(Your spelling words and vocabulary terms are the same
words. See handout.)
Study your Literary Terms/Reading Skills Terms and
definitions for a retake test on Friday, 9/6.
Bellwork: Wednesday, 9/4/13
Flowers for Algernon was made into a movie; we will
watch the film next week.
A. Change Flowers for Algernon to “Flowers for
Algernon”
B. Change movie; we to movie, we
C. Change movie; we to movie; and we
D. No change is needed
Explanation: ________________________________
Wednesday, 9/4/13 Agenda
I. Bellwork (Proofreading Skills)
II. Check homework (spelling words)
III. Return Part 1 TEST
IV Vocabulary Review (#s 26-38)
V. Part 2 (Begin reading) page 50-62
VI. Review of the lesson/Homework Assignments
REVIEW OF QUIZ
1. Subplot is defined as a minor plot that relates in some way to the main story. Conflict is
defined as the problem in the story. Reflect on the subplot involving the Charlie and following
characters:
(1) Charlie and his coworkers, (2) Charlie and Miss Kinnian, and (3) Charlie and Algernon.
Choose one set of characters to answer the following question: What conflict arises between
the Charlie and the set of characters you selected. Has the relationship changed from the
beginning of the story to the end of part 1? Use information from the reading to support your
answer.
2. An idiom is an expression peculiar to a particular language that means something different
from the literal meaning of the word. How does “to pull a Charlie Gordon” represent an
idiom? What does it mean? Use information from the text to support your answer?
3. An Inference is an educated guess based on clues. Foreshadowing is defined as the use of
clues or hints to suggest events that will occur later in the plot. When Charlie is on his way to
the hospital to have the operation, a black cat crosses his path. What might the black cat
crossing his path symbolize? What might this event foreshadow about Charlie’s operation? Use
information from the text to support your answer.
4. Dramatic irony occurs when the reader knows something a character does not know.
Identify an example of dramatic irony from the story (pages 33-49) and explain how this
example represents dramatic irony. What does the reader know that the character does not
know? Use information from the text to support your answer.
Vocabulary Terms (#s 26-38)
26. justified v: to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable
27. equivalent adj: equal in force, amount, or value
28. prediction n: a guess based on observation, experience, or scientific
reasoning
29. intelligence n: the ability to learn or understand or to apply knowledge
30. sensation n: a mental process or awareness resulting from external
stimulation of a sense organ
31. oversensitive n: highly responsive or susceptible as easily hurt or
delicately aware of surroundings
32. technique n: a method of accomplishing something
Vocabulary Terms, cont.
33. amnesia n: a loss of memory due usually to brain injury,
shock, fatigue, repression, or illness
34. feebleminded adj: mentally deficient
35. cognition n: mental processes such as thinking, reasoning,
or remembering
36. syndrome n: a group or signs or symptoms that are
particular to a condition
37. statiscally adj: based on or related to data
38. significant adj: important
“Flowers for Algernon” Part 2 (page 50)
Note-Taking Strategy
On a new sheet of paper, head it correctly, and title
it “Flowers…Part 2: Notes.”
PowerPoint for Part 2 of “Flowers for Algernon”
http://curriculumcompanion.org/public/lite/holt/h
olt08/media/ho08_bb_ch01_algernon2.htm
Wednesday, 9/4/13 Homework
Study your spelling words #s1-38 for your test on
Friday, 9/6.
Study your vocab. terms and definitions #s 26-38 for
Quiz TOMORROW on Thursday, 9/5.
(Your spelling words and vocabulary terms are the
same words. See handout.)
Study your Literary Terms/Reading Skills Terms and
definitions for a retake test on Friday, 9/6.
Bellwork: Thursday, 9/5/13
The horse’s hair is very course.
A. Change horse’s to horses’
B. Change is to are
C. Change course to coarse
D. No change needed.
Explanation: _______________________________
Thursday, 9/5/13 Agenda
I. Bellwork (Proofreading Skills)
II. Vocab. TEST
III. “Flowers for Algernon” Part 2 (continue
reading)
IV. Review/Homework
“Flowers for Algernon” Part 2 NoteTaking, continued
Take out your notes from yesterday and/or a new
sheet of paper to continue taking notes on Part 2.
http://curriculumcompanion.org/public/lite/holt/
holt08/media/ho08_bb_ch01_algernon2.htm
Thursday, 9/5/13 Homework
Study your spelling words #s1-38 for your test on
Friday, 9/6.
(Your spelling words and vocabulary terms are the
same words. See handout.)
Study your Literary Terms/Reading Skills Terms
and definitions for a retake test on Friday, 9/6.
Bellwork: Friday, 9/6/13
Sandra asked, “Where does she live at?
A. Change asked, “Where to asked “Where
B. Change does to do
C. Change live at? to live?
D. No change needed
Explanation: ____________________________
Friday, 9/6/13 Agenda
I. Bellwork (Proofreading Skills)
II. Spelling TEST # 1-38
III. Literary Terms/Reading Skills TEST (retake)
(#s 1-35)
IV. Complete “Flowers for Algernon” Part 2
A. Numbered Heads Together (page 64)
VI. Review/Homework
“Flowers for Algernon” Part 2
Complete Reading Part 2.
Numbered Heads Together Questions a-e from
page 64.
Friday, 9/6/13 Homework
Have a great weekend!!

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