Exploring Cultural Differences and Making Connections Through Reading
Unit 4: Novel Study
Contemporary Literary Nonfiction via Literature Circles
Below, you will find documents/links to our daily lesson materials from class. Please note that not all materials will be posted here. Some stories, presentations, and other assignments/related materials must be picked up from Miss Muhlbaier in class.
Indistributionof this calendar, students were advised that they should be bringing their books home every day. Students will be expected to come prepared to class having done the reading and their journal entries regardless of absence from class/school. If absent from class/school, students will be entitled to make up the class work only.
-"The Danger of a Single Story" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
-Introduction to Literature Circles & book selection
-Homework: Watch Adichie’s talk again and answer the questions.
-Anticipation Guide: Identifying Issues
-Literary Nonfiction notes
-"It Is Raining on the House of Anne Frank" by Linda Pastan
-Distribution of Unit Calendar (see above); students created the reading schedule for their groups
-Distribution of Double-Entry Journal assignment
-Lesson: Elements of Effective Discussion
-Literature Circle Meeting #1
-America the Beautiful?
-Setting Study Intro & Prep: Students conducted research for their Setting Study assignment (find a credible article related to the topic chosen) and completed the notes handout (via Office365)
-Setting Study Discussion
-10 Supreme Court Cases Every Teen Should Know
-Current Events: The Refugee Crisis (Focus: Syria)
-Literature Circle Meeting #2
-Refugees: Then and Now
-Should the US Allow More Refugees into the Country? (A Philosophical Chairs Debate)
-Literature Circle Meeting #3
-Socratic Seminar Prep
-Socratic Seminar: What can reading about other cultures teach us about our own?
-Choice Menu (extra credit)