Unit 1 - Bloom High School

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Unit 1
Of Mice and Men
Short Stories
Essential Question
0 How do we justify
our decisions?
Big Ideas
0 Literary Elements
0 Allusion
0 Foil
0 Satire/Sarcasm
0 Foreshadowing
0 Logos, Ethos and
Pathos
What is a Coat of Arms?
8/15/13
0 A Coat of Arms or Family Crest has long been a symbol
of a family's identity and values. Originally used to
identify warriors dressed in armor, each knight chose
symbols and colors to represent his family. These
family crests or coats of arms have been passed down
throughout generations.
Your Coat of Arms
0 Requirements
0 Pictures
0 Words
0 Color
Your Coat of Arms
1. Your greatest personal achievement to date.
2. The state, region, or place you identify with.
3. Your family’s greatest achievement.
4. THREE goals you hope to attain in the future.
5. TWO things you do well.
6. A person who has influenced you.
7. One word that best describes your most admirable
trait.
8. Your motto, favorite expression, or quote.
Journal
8/20/13
0 Preview the novel you received yesterday.
0 In your notebook, write down the title and author of
the novel.
0 Read the back of the book. Write one observation
about the book based on what you’ve read.
0 Flip through the pages of the book. Do you notice
anything strange?
Moral Dilemma
8/16/13
Discussion
0 Option A: A single woman is close friends with the couple next door and has
secret romantic feelings for the husband. She discovers that his wife is
having an affair. Normally, this woman minds her own business but now she
sees an opportunity to get closer to the man she wants. You are her friend
and she confides in you. What advice do you give her?
0 Option B: In the last episode of Seinfeld, Jerry, Elaine, George and Kramer are
arrested after witnessing a robbery. A man with his hand thrust in his pocket
robbed someone in broad daylight, and the victim shouted that the robber
had a gun. They are convicted for not helping the victim; is that right?
0 Option C: A friend confides to you that he has committed a particular crime
and you promise never to tell. Discovering that an innocent person has been
accused of the crime, you plead with your friend to give himself up. He
refuses and reminds you of your promise. What should you do? In general,
under what conditions should promises be broken?
Moral Dilemma
Writing Sample
0 Select ONE of the prompts
0 Respond to the prompt to the best of your ability
0 Keep the following things in mind:
0 This is a FORMAL writing sample
0 Remember to explain your opinion or “justify your
decision”
0 Writing more does not earn you a better grade- I want
QUALITY not quantity
0 If you need help, just ask!
0 Be sure to return the handout before you leave
Pre-Assessment
8/19/13
0 Tests what you already
know
0 Counts as an
Assessment Grade
(65%)
0 Read all passages and
try your best
0 Sleeping, texting, talking,
not trying= 0, no points!
0Subject: English
0Benchmark: Pre
0Teacher: Gehrt
0Date: 8/19/13
Journal
8/20/13
0 What is irony?
0 Write down what you think first, then look up the
definition.
0 If your definition was correct draw a smiley face.
0 If your definition was incorrect, write the correct
definition underneath your definition.
0 Write down an example of something that is ironic or
an ironic situation.
Verbal Irony
0 The author says one thing but means something else
0 Mother comes into the TV room and discovers her 11-
year-old watching TV instead of doing his homework,
as he was sent to a dozen minutes ago. Pointing to the
screen she says, "Don't let me tempt you from your
duties, kiddo, but when you're finished with your
serious studies there, maybe we could take some time
out for recreation and do a little math."
Dramatic Irony
0 The audience knows something the characters do not
0 Dramatic irony is the suspenseful knowledge that a
character is unaware of. It's when you know the
boogeyman is hiding in the attic, but the hero of the
movie doesn't know that. You want him to get a clue
and stay away from the attic. "Don't open that door!
Get out of the house!" The irony is that the hero thinks
he is safe, when you know he's in danger.
Situational Irony
0 Things turn out differently than we expected
0 If a greedy millionaire were to buy a lottery ticket and
win additional millions, the irony would be situational
because such a circumstance cannot be explained
logically. Such a circumstance seems “unfair.” This
sense of being “unfair” or “unfortunate” is a
trademark of situational irony. Because people cannot
explain the unfairness, it causes them to question
whether or not the world makes sense.
“Lamb to the Slaughter”
Vocab
Vocab Word
Meaning
0 Tranquil
0 Calm; peaceful
0 Bewilder
0 Confuse; puzzle
0 Instinct
0 Intuition; gut feeling
0 Precinct
0 Area; zone; division
0 Translucent
0 Clear
0 Administer
0 Oversee; control
0 Trifle
0 A little; a touch
Comprehension Check
8/21/13
1. List the main characters. Next to their names write
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down one of their character traits.
What did Patrick tell his wife when he came home?
Why was it a bad time to tell her this?
What influence does Mary's pregnancy have on the
story?
What do you think the setting of the story is like?
Where in the world do you think this takes place?
Why Is Patrick's profession important?
Why is the title of the story important? What does it
mean?
Why does Mary insist the Police eat the leg of lamb?
What is the Dramatic Irony in "Lamb to the Slaughter"?
“Lamb to the Slaughter”
BY: ROALD DAHL
8/21/13
R: Role
A: Audience
F: Format
T: Topic
Attorney
Jury
Closing Argument
Speech
Mrs. Maloney’s
innocence OR guilt
Mrs. Maloney
Mr. Maloney
Letter
Apology OR
Reasons for
murdering
Detective Noonan
Captain of the
Police Department
Formal Letter
Reasons you
suspect Mrs.
Maloney for
murdering her
husband
Requirements:
• Must use evidence from the text to support your writing
• 2 paragraphs; Make these realistic to the character
SRI Testing Directions
8/22/13
1.
Log-on to the computer
1.
Open Internet Explorer (not Google Chrome)
2.
3.
Click on the yellow "favorites" star
Select Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI)
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6.
Username: Your ID number
Password: Bloom-206 (Make sure the B is capitalized)
When you are finished view your score and PRINT it.
Bring your score to Mrs. Gehrt; pick up your writing sample from last
week.
Type your writing sample; save it to your U DRIVE (the one with your ID
number)
No talking until everyone is finished
No headphones until YOU are finished
(keep the volume LOW; one ear bud only)
Leave this handout on the keyboard for the next class! Thanks!!
Surviving the Dust Bowl
8/23/13
0 Watch the video
0 In your OWN words complete the graphic organizer
Act Quickly
8/26/13
In literature, the antagonist is often seen as the bad guy or villain. The antagonist,
however, isn’t always a human being. It can be anything that creates conflict with
the main character. If a character gets stranded in a snowstorm, the storm can be
the antagonist. The antagonist could be a disease, a temptation, an opposing
team, or even yourself! If it causes a problem, then it’s probably an antagonist.
You are the hero in this story. As a hero, you must battle many forces. These are
your antagonists. You have just scaled the wall of a castle. It seems empty, but
there are many surprises inside. Opening the door to the Great Hall, you discover
a line of doors on each side. Two doors are on the left; two doors are on the right.
An antagonist lurks behind each one. Your task is to make two columns on your
paper. In the first column, describe the antagonist you encounter. In the second
column, describe how you overcome your antagonist.
Example:
Fire-breathing dragon
Spray dragon with a fire extinguisher
Four antagonist are ready to battle-be quick!
Modern Tragedy
Tragic Hero
Tragic Flaw
A great/virtuous character in a
dramatic tragedy who is destined
for downfall, suffering, or defeat.
The character defect that causes
the downfall of the protagonists
of a tragedy; hamartia.
Climax
Catastrophe
A decisive moment that is of
maximum intensity or is a major
turning point in the plot.
The final resolution which brings
the story to a close; in tragedies
it may be the death of one or
more of the main characters.
Literary Elements
1. Plot: series of related events
2. Basic Situation/Exposition: character/problem
3. External Conflict: Man vs. man/nature
4. Internal Conflict: Man vs. himself
5. Complications:
6. Resolution:
7. Protagonist: Main character; sets the plot in motion
8. Antagonist:
9. Setting:
10. Atmosphere: Mood or feeling in a work of literature
(also called mood)
11. Theme:
12. Irony: Contrast or discrepancy between expectation
and reality.
Literary Elements
(continued)
13. Stock Character: a character who fits our preconceived notions;
typical character.
14. Flat Character: 1-2 personality traits.
15. Round Character: complex/multiple personality traits.
16. Point of View: POV:
0 Omniscient Narrator: “all-knowing”/narrator plays no part in the
story.
0 First-Person: Narrator is a character in the story/ “I”/Only know what
the narrator hears/sees.
0 Third-Person Limited: Narrator plays no part in the story/zooms in
on the thoughts and feelings of one character.
17. Symbol: Person, place, thing, or event that stands both for itself
and for something beyond itself.
18. Figurative Language: “figure of speech”/ comparing two unlike
things.
Application
8/26/13
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Answer the following questions with a partner.
Who is the Protagonist in “Lamb to the Slaughter?”
When does the climax or turning point occur in the
story?
Name one external conflict and one internal
conflict.
What type of character is Mrs. Maloney? Stock,
round or flat?
What POV is the story told from?
Name one symbol from the story. Explain how it is
a symbol.
Schedule this week…
0 Tuesday 8/27: Lab 408- Bring your
notebook (Of Mice and Men Web Quest)
0 Wednesday 8/28: Lab 408- Bring your
notebook; EARLY RELEASE
0 Thursday 8/29: Back in class room;
Notebook
0 Friday 8/30: Classroom; Notebook/NOVEL
0 Monday 9/2: Labor Day- No School
Early Release Schedule
(Breakfast is served; no lunches)
0PERIOD 1: 7:35–8:35
0PERIOD 2: 8:40-9:20
0PERIOD 3: 9:25-10:05
0PERIOD 4/5/6: 10:10-10:50
0PERIOD 6/7/8: 10:55-11:35
0PERIOD 9: 11:40-12:20
Journal
8/29/13
If you lived
during the Dust
Bowl, would
you have fled
to California?
Explain your
answer.
Article/Poster
8/29/13
Directions
Poster Requirements
0 Read the article (I)
0 Title
0 Discuss the article
0 15 interesting facts
with your partner
(P)
0 Pick out the 15
facts you want to
include on your
poster (I/P)
about your topic
0 Color
0 Creativity
0 Neatness
Housekeeping Items
Graded Work
0 Keep all graded
work and handouts
0 Study for
tests/quizzes
0 Use on future
assignments
0 Grade book
Yearbook Pictures
0 Wednesday
September 4th
Fire Drill
1. Remain calm
2. Proceed to the exit matching the number
above the classroom door
3. Stay with your teacher as you exit
4. Stay with your teacher – cross the street
5. Stay with your teacher – they need to take
attendance
6. Stay with your teacher – wait for the “all
clear”
7. Your teacher will escort you back into the
building – go directly to class.
Tornado Drill
1. Remain calm and quiet
2. Proceed to the area indicated
on Emergency poster
3. Sit with back to wall
 knees to chest
 face covered by knees
 hands with interlaced fingers protecting back of neck
4. Remain silent in this position until “all
clear”
Lockdown
1.Remain calm and silent
2.Move away from windows
and doors
3.Refrain from using
electronic devices
4.Wait for “all clear”
Application Answers
Questions
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FROM:8/26/13
Who is the Protagonist in
“Lamb to the Slaughter?”
When does the climax or
turning point occur in the
story?
Name one external conflict
and one internal conflict.
What type of character is Mrs.
Maloney? Stock, round or flat?
What POV is the story told
from?
Name one symbol from the
story. Explain how it is a
symbol.
Answers
1. Mary Maloney. WHY?
2. When Mary murder’s
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Patrick. WHY?
External/Internal
Mary is a round
character. WHY?
Third Person Limited.
WHY?
The leg of lamb. WHY?
Journal
8/30/13
0 Copy the quote below into your notebook. Explain
what you think the quote means.
0 “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”
Robert Burns, Scottish poet
During Reading
Chapter 1
0 Using your post-it flags, mark places in your book that describe
Lennie and George. Keep in mind that we can find out about
characters through their names, physical description,
actions/reactions, thoughts, and dialogue. We can find
things out directly (Steinbeck tells us) or indirectly (we must
infer).
0 Jot down five words that describe Lennie and five words that
describe George.
Lennie
George
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Post-Reading
Chapter 1
1. Which of the words above best describes Lennie?
Why?
2. Which of the words above best describes George?
Why?
3. Complete the following sentence: The relationship
between George and Lennie is like… After you
complete the sentence, explain why their
relationship is like this and provide examples to
support your idea.
4. Speculate about what happened in Weed that
caused them to leave. Predict what you think will
happen in this story based on what happened
before. What details do you base your prediction
on?
ELECTRONICS
1. Remove headphones upon entering the room
 Place headphones in pocket, purse, or
around neck
2. Keep phones off or on silent
 “vibrate” mode is not allowed, HB p. 33
3. Keep phones on top corner of desk, in pocket,
or in purse
** cannot charge device in school, HB p. 33 **
** it is not advised to share your electronics **
SRI Graphs/Goals
0 Chart your SRI Score from your most recent
test.
0 Set a realistic goal for the next test.
0 Journal: What types of things can you do to
achieve your goal?
Comprehension Check
Chapter 1
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10.
Identify and give a physical description of Lennie and George.
What is George's first complaint to Lennie?
What trouble did George and Lennie have in Weed?
What is in Lennie's pocket? Why does he have it?
George bursts into a long speech about what he could do if he were
alone. What could he do?
Lennie offers to go away and live in a cave. What is George's
response?
Why are George and Lennie different from the other "guys like us
that work on ranches"?
What are George and Lennie going to do someday?
What two things does George want Lennie to remember?
Why did George want to camp overnight instead of going another
quarter of a mile to the ranch?
Objective
OMAM Chapter 1
Students will…
0 Work collaboratively to complete the
character analysis and sensory details chart.
0 Evaluate the text for character traits and
words or phrases that contain sensory
details
0 Identify these textual qualities in writing and
support them with evidence from the text.
Sensory Chart
Characterization Chart
9/5/2013 & 9/9/13
0 Work on your own or with a partner to complete the
chart.
0 Include page numbers and direct quotes from the text.
Objective
OMAM Chapter 2
Students will…
0 Determine the qualities of a good friend.
0 Analyze relationships from multiple
perspectives.
0 Compare/contrast the relationship between
George and Lennie to that of Candy and his dog.
0 Generate word list to illustrate the mood at the
beginning of the novel and at the end of this
chapter.
During Reading
Chapter 2
0 List three qualities of a good friend. A good friend is
____________________, ____________________, and ____________________.
0 As you read flag moments revealing the relationship
between George and Lennie.
0 Jot down five things you notice about their relationship.
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2.
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5.
Post Reading
Chapter 2
1. Look at the qualities you used to describe a good
friend. Do these apply to George and Lennie? Why
or why not? Use details from the text to support
your response.
2. Describe Curley’s wife by focusing on her
relationship with Curley and the men.
3. How might you compare the relationship between
Lennie and George with Candy and his old dog?
4. How does the mood change in this chapter?
Generate several words to describe the mood in
the story in the beginning and at the end of the
chapter. What causes that change?
Comprehension Check
Chapter 2
1. What does George answer when the boss asks what he is
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trying to put over?
Identify and describe Curley.
The swamper said, "Seems like Curley ain't givin' nobody a
chance." Explain.
What advice does George give Lennie after Curley and the
swamper leave?
Identify Slim and Carlson.
What does Slim have that Lennie wants?
Objective
OMAM Chapter 3
Students will…
0Analyze the plot, select 5 key details and
explain their importance to the story.
0Identify moments of tension, conflict, and
foreshadowing in the text.
0Compare/contrast relationships based on
respect.
0Interpret and justify opinions.
Reminders for Wednesday
9/11/13
0 Open notes/book Quiz
0 Bring something to read for SSR (silent sustained
reading)
0 Early Release 12:20
Journal/Pre-Reading
Chapter 3
0 List five key details that provide background to the
character and the plot up to this point. Explain why
each detail is so important to the story.
Detail
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Explanation
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During Reading
Chapter 3
0 As you read flag moments that increase the tension in
the story. Look for places of conflict and/or
foreshadowing.
1. Explain how these moments affect the plot.
Post-Reading
Chapter 3
1. Everyone respects Slim, especially Candy (p. 45) for whom
“Slim’s opinions were law.” Write down a few reasons why
people respect someone. Explain why everyone respects
Slim and how Slim is similar to or different from a person
you respect.
2. John Steinbeck said, “In every bit of honest writing in the
world there is a base theme: Try to understand men; if you
understand each other you will be kind to each other.
Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always
leads to love.” Explain what you think this quote means and
how it relates to the novel and your own experience.
3. You are roughly halfway through the novel. Based on what
you know at this point, what do you think will happen in the
remainder of the story? What do you base your prediction
on?
Comprehension Check
Chapter 3
1. Slim and George have a long conversation. Slim says it's funny
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how George and Lennie go around together. What is George's
answer?
Identify Candy.
What did Carlson do with his Luger? Why?
What card game does George play?
Describe Curley's wife. What's the problem about her?
What will Lennie's job be when he and George get their land?
What does Candy want when he hears about George's and
Lennie's plans? What is he willing to contribute?
Why did Curley fight with Lennie? What happened?
Discussion Questions
1. (Page 51) Why does Curly's wife spend so much time around the
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men? What is she looking for? Do you think she will find whatever
she is looking for from any of the men on the ranch? Who is most
likely to fall for Curly's wife?
(Page 52) Are places like Susy's still available today? Susy's whore
house is a seemingly normal place for the men to visit. How might
the same type of place be seen today? Is this acceptable? Why/why
not?
(Page 56) Why does George seem to prefer a whore house over
Curly's wife? What is the difference?
(Page 52) Why do minor characters, even Susy the prostitute, and
the dog Lulu, have names, but not Curley’s wife?
(Page 62) Carlson suggests Curly's wife has no place outside of the
house. What does this say about his opinion on women? What does
this say about the 1930's opinion on women?
Has this opinion changed since the 1930s? How so? How is it
similar?
Group Work
9/12/13
0 Groups of 3-4 students
0 One piece of paper per group
0 Top of paper: take notes (bullet points);
0 What did your group talk about?
0 What are the different opinions about the question?
0 What pages did you look at in the text?
0 Bottom of paper: As a group, come to a consensus and
determine a final answer to your question.
Objective
OMAM Chapter 4
Students will…
0Analyze personal situations.
0Identify dominant characters within the
text.
0Determine what makes characters
stronger/weaker.
0Examine the cause/effect of characters’
problems.
Journal/Pre-Reading
Chapter 4
Think about your
own experiences in
which one person
seemed stronger or
more dominant than
everyone else? How
did that person treat
others? How did
the weak respond?
During Reading
Chapter 4
As you read, flag instances in which one character seems to
dominate or take control of another. What makes this person
stronger or weaker?
Strong Character
Verb
Weak Character
Reason
(EXAMPLE) Person X belittles person Y
to prove that he…
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4.
Chapters 1 & 2 Quiz
0 Make-ups:
0 Must be done before or after school by
Wednesday 9/18/13
0 Revisions:
0 Must be turned in by Wednesday 9/18/13
0 See me with any questions!
Group Work
9/13/13 (Continued)
0 Groups of 3-4 students
0 One piece of paper per group
0 Top of paper: take notes (bullet points);
0 What did your group talk about?
0 What are the different opinions about the question?
0 What pages did you look at in the text?
0 Bottom of paper: As a group, come to a consensus and
determine a final answer to your question.
Comprehension Check
Chapter 4
1. Identify Crooks.
2. Lennie tells Crooks about the land. What is his reply at first?
3. What does Crooks want when he believes there might really
be land?
4. Why did Curley's wife come to the barn?
5. Why did Crooks change his mind after Curley's wife left?
Post-Reading
Chapter 4
Steinbeck suggests that many of the characters have some
problem—suffer from something that sets them apart from
others. Using the chart below, examine four different characters,
their problems, and the causes & effects of those problems.
Character
Problem
Cause of Problem Effect of Problem
Objective
OMAM Chapter 5 & 6
Students will…
0 Record personal reactions to the text
0 Evaluate characters’ decisions
0 Justify opinions
0 Create an additional chapter to the
novel
Journal/Pre-Reading
Chapter 5/6
What do you
predict will
happen in the
end of this novel?
Why?
During Reading
Chapter 5/6
As you read, flag places where key decisions are being made by
the characters. Note these decisions and your reactions to them.
Character
Decision
My Reaction
Comment and Question
0Make a comment about
the text
0Ask a question about the
text or create a quiz
question.
Comprehension Check
Chapter 5
1. What happened to Lennie's puppy? What is his
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reaction?
Why did Curley's wife come to see Lennie?
What did she tell Lennie?
What did Lennie do to Curley's wife? Why?
What was George's reaction when he found out
about Curley's wife?
What was Curley's reaction when he found out
about his wife?
Comprehension Check
Chapter 6
1. What did George do to Lennie? How and Why?
2. Who is the only one who really understands what
George did?
Post-Reading
Chapter 5/6
1. How do external forces affect Lennie and George?
Explain using details from the text.
2. Evaluate George’s decision at the end of the novel.
Do you agree with his decision? Why or why not?
3. If you could write an additional chapter to this
novel, what would happen in it? Why? What in the
novel leads you to this belief?
Thursday 9/19/13
0 Write an ORIGINAL additional chapter for the novel, Of
Mice and Men.
0 Mimic or imitate the way Steinbeck write his chapters.
0 Some thing to consider:
0 What point of view is the story told from?
0 How does Steinbeck begin and end each chapter? (think of your
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5 senses)
Does Steinbeck use dialogue between characters?
How does Steinbeck portray the characters? Think about how
they speak and act.
What types of slang are used?
Use your book to help you!
Friday 9/20/13
0 OMAM: The Movie Part 1
0 Complete the “Viewing Guide”
0 Most questions are YOUR opinion; NO
COPYING
0 Turn the packet into the sub before you
leave
0 You will have next Friday to finish the
packet when we watch the rest of the film
Week of 9/23/13
0 Monday: No School/Open House
0 Tuesday: Late Start/Independent Reading: BYOB
0 Wednesday: LAB 157
0 Thursday: 4th FLOOR LABS:
Periods 2, 3, 6/8, and 9= 406
Period 4/5= 410
0 Friday: OMAM: The Movie Part 2
Objective
OMAM Film
Students will…
0 Understand and analyze specific film
elements and their effect on the film/story
0 Analyze decisions made by the filmmaker and
the effects they have on the film/story
0 Compare/contrast aspects of the novel and
film
0 Recommend changes to the film
Objective
Chapters 1 & 2 Quiz Revisions
Students will…
0 Examine their response to the short
answer question and the feedback
given
0 Revise their response based on the
feedback
0 Choose additions if necessary

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