Bellwork #1: SW Gallery walk to take notes on OMAM and discuss their findings. SW view The Pursuit of Happiness apply his experience to the American Dream. • Write Gallery Walk for your bellwork, then take these notes under your unit notes. Bellwork #2: SW respond to an anticipatory set of questions for OMAM and discuss. SW critically read, interpret, and analyze Chapter 1 of OMAM with 3 column notes. • Write Anticipatory set- Respond to the handout given to you. Bellwork #3: SW recap/review chpt. 1 of OMAM. SW critically read, interpret, and analyze chpt. 2 of OMAM and create 3 column notes with this chapter. • Create a double-bubble based upon George and Lennie. What are their similarities and differences. Find 5 similarities and 5 Differences on each side. Don’t forget your FOR and question. Bellwork #4: SW close and critically read an excerpt and apply the 4 square to it. • Write down 4 square set up under Bellwork: First side: What does it say? How does it say it? Second side: What does it mean? So..What does it mean to me? Bellwork #5: SW SSR for 10 mins. And respond to their reading with a sentence stem. SW read, interpret, and analyze an AOW by T2T and connecting to OMAM. • • • • • Define Chris Gardner’s American Dream. List 5 obstacles he has faced and overcame them. What did he do to overcome them? Do you think he will succeed? Why? What characteristic does he have that you think is beneficial to him? Bellwork #6: SW divide into Lit. circles, while we read Chapt. 2 of OMAM they will be responsible for a specific task. SW share their finding with the group. • What evidence has been brought up so far in the novel that shows you that something is different with Lennie? Explain. Bellwork #7: SW work in Lit. circles on a specific task that their group will continue to research throughout the novel. SW be given some resources and be able to research, as well. • What is Lennie excited about at the end of Chapter 2? Who is Curly? What is your first impression of him? Explain. Bellwork #8: SW read and interpret meaning behind Chpt. 3 in OMAM. SW respond to a specific task in their lit. groups concerning chpt. 3. • Why do you think relationships are so hard to form on the ranch? Explain in detail in terms of Curley’s wife, Slim, Curley, the old swamper, and the stable buck. Bellwork #9: SW focus on their Lit. groups and the roles they are tracking up to this point in the novel. SW share out their findings with the class at the end of the hour. • Which character do you think is having the hardest time forming relationships? Explain. Bellwork #10: SW SSR based upon a novel of their choice. SW apply their knowledge to a quiz based upon Chapters 1-4. SW read an AoW, T2T and apply SOAPSTone. • Take 10 minutes to read a novel of your choice for SSR. Then, complete one of the following: • While I was reading I felt….. • I was surprised by….. • Because of _____ I assumed…. • I wonder if ….. Bellwork #11: SW work in their lit. groups to compile their information based upon what their groups have come up with so far and apply it to a chart paper Thinking map. Read and write the following quotes down. Explain who said them, to whom, and what your interpretation is of them. 1.“Come on, ya big bastard. Get on your feet. No big son-of-abitch is gonna laugh at me. I’ll show ya you’s yella.” 2.“You know how the hands are, they just come in and gt their bunk and work a month, and then they quit and go out alone. Never seems to give a damn about nobody. It jus’ seems kinda funny a cuckoo like him and a smart little guy like you travelin’ together.” Bellwork #12: SW read, interpret, and apply lit group roles to Chap. 4 of OMAM. SW discuss concepts seen within this chapter as a lit group and a class. • How has George’s social life improved since he came to the ranch? How has Lennie limited him from forming relationships in the past? Explain. Bellwork #13: SW work in their lit. groups to add information to their chart thinking maps. • Create a tree map based upon Crooks: • List his role on the farm, possessions, relationships with others, and feelings about the American Dream. Bellwork #14: SW read, interpret, and apply lit. group roles to Chapt. 5 of OMAM. SW discuss as a group and as a class their findings. • In what ways is Crooks’s conflict similar to the other characters in the novel? Explain. Bellwork #15: SW SSR to a novel of their choice. SW present their lit group findings to the class as a whole. • Take 10 minutes to read a novel of your choice for SSR. Then, complete one of the following: • While I was reading I felt….. • I was surprised by….. • Because of _____ I assumed…. • I wonder if ….. Bellwork #16: SW read and interpret Chpt. 6 of OMAM. SW apply their lit. roles to this chapter and share out with the class their findings. • Why does George leave and then return to the scene of the crime with the others? Who does Carlson think has stolen his Luger pistol? Bellwork #17: SW view OMAM and look for aspects of the American Dream. SW apply aspects of the American Dream to a viewing guide. • Who is really to blame for what happened to Curley’s wife? Explain Bellwork #18: SW view OMAM and look for aspects of the American Dream. SW apply aspects of the American Dream to a viewing guide. • George does the right thing. Support or refute this statement. How is the ending bitter sweet (good and bad)? Explain. Bellwork #19: SW complete work on their projects for presentation tomorrow. SW read, T2T, and apply the 4 square to on an AoW . • If you could change the ending of the novel, how would you change it? Why? IF you wouldn’t change it, why not? Why is the novel called: Of Mice and Men? Bellwork #20: SW SSR to a novel of their choice. SW present their lit group findings to the class as a whole. • Take 10 minutes to read a novel of your choice for SSR. Then, complete one of the following: • While I was reading I felt….. • I was surprised by….. • Because of _____ I assumed…. • I wonder if ….. Bellwork #21: SW discuss proper set up of an introduction paragraph of an essay and critique samples. SW apply the guidelines and create their own intro. SW share what they created with another classmate and get feedback. When responding to a prompt, 3 things need to be present in your introduction: 1)Hook (Catchy Phrase or Situational) Quotes from important people (cited) Statistics from a source (cited) Creative catchy phrases ( don’t use clichés!) No questions or broad statements. 2)Claim: Essay Topic + Opinion + Three Reasons(If you have 3 prongs) 3)Definition of Prompt: Some people say…other people say Your Topic: How is the American Dream seen through the eyes of three different characters? The power even when it’s fruitless and the influences of living off the “fatta” of the land. Of Mice and Men is a novel about the American Dream. The American Dream is shown through many of the characters views and actions throughout the novel. I am going to tell you how it is seen through three characters views and actions. The failure of the American Dream can be seen through George’s, Crook’s, and Curley’s wife’s views and actions. "I remember when I was a little kid on my old man's chicken ranch. Had two brothers. They was always near me, always there. Used to sleep right in the same room, right in the same bed—all three. Had a strawberry patch. Had an alfalfa patch. Used to turn the chickens out in the alfalfa on a sunny morning” (36). George’s American Dream can be seen as simplistic and realistic, yet it still fails. The American Dream can be painted as the ideal house with the white picket fence, 2.5 kids, a dog, husband/wife, and the perfect life. It is unrealistic for people to believe they can obtain the perfect life, yet they still strive for it. This can be seen with many of the characters within Of Mice and Men. The failure of the American Dream can been seen through the views and actions of Lennie, Crooks, and Curley. Bellwork #22: SW finish working on their intro paragraphs and begin writing their body paragraphs. SW discuss what format body paragraphs should follow and rules to remember. Body paragraphs: • Body paragraphs should follow the claim statement’s order. • For Example: The failure of the American Dream c be seen through the views and actions of George, Crooks, and Curley’s wife. • Then: Body 1: George’s American Dream Body 2:Crook’s American Dream Body 3: Curley’s American Dream • Also remember to use topic sentences: The failure of George’s American Dream can be seen through his views and actions. And Transition sentences: This failure can also be seen in Crooks’ life. Bellwork #23: SW continue working on their body paragraphs and then begin writing their conclusion. SW discuss proper set up of the conclusion and transition words. Conclusions: Transition words: • Essentially • Ultimately • In essence Remember: • Restate the claim • Final thoughts (3-5 sentences). Bellwork #24: SW peer edit their papers with another student. SW write their final draft of their paper. • Use this time to have another student peer edit your paper and fill out the peer editing sheet I gave to you. Bellwork #25: SW gallery walk to review for the unit exam tomorrow and discuss their findings. SW read and excerpt for the Cera and apply their knowledge to a set of questions. SW Work in groups to review for their unit test. • Write Gallery walk for your bellwork. Take notes based upon the poster presentations around the room. SW apply their knowledge to a unit exam on OMAM. • No Bellwork- Use this time to look over your study guide before you turn it in. Bellwork #26: SW read and excerpt and apply the close and critical strategy in creating a 4 square. Write 4 square set up for your Bellwork. Take out a lined piece of paper and fold it hamburger style. Label it: First side: What does it say? How does it say it? Second side: What does it mean? So..What does it mean to me? Bellwork #27: SW view The Green Mile and compare/contrast it to OMAM. SW fill out a viewing guide in response to the movie. • Create a double-bubble based upon John Coffey and Lennie Smalls. Create 5 similarities and 5 differences on each side. Don’t forget a FOR and a question. Bellwork #28: SW view The Green Mile and compare/contrast it to OMAM. SW fill out a viewing guide in response to the movie. • What is the main difference between John Coffey and Lennie Smalls? How does that affect the position that Paul Hedgecomb is placed in at the end of the story as opposed to George in OMAM?