Bell work- FSA Practice (Pair Share). Review Classroom Procedures. Discuss vocabulary for Life of Pi. Homework- Read Life of Pi Chapters 1-5. Create vocabulary flashcards. Write the word on the front; definition and two sentences on the back. Vocabulary quiz on Monday. Electronic Presentation on Writing Informative Essays. Students copy notes. Review Informative Essay Format. See see sample essay. Pre-write Essay: Create a Free write and Idea Map. Write an Informative Essay (rough draft). Refer to transitions list and sample essay. Peer edit. Items handed out: second semester procedure sheet, vocabulary list, transitions chart, sample essay, Life of Pi text.
Week 2 Bell work FSA Reading Practice. (Pair Share) Vocabulary Quiz. Write thesis statement and body paragraphs of informative essay. Write a conclusion for the informative essay. Peer edit: Round Robin Editing. Discuss Life of Pi plot and theme #1: "Curiosity." Quiz on Ch. 1-5 on novel.
Week 3 Read in Class Ch. 1-7 of Life of Pi. Complete Voc. Flashcards for Author's Note and Ch. 4. Define and discuss central idea, analogy, and allusion (FSA terms). Powerpoint on Centra ldea. Complete Author's Note and Ch. 4 questions. Complete Summaries and Identify a significant quote, an example of allusion, and an example of analogy from each chapter.
Week 4 Vocabulary Quiz. Common Assessment. Review (FSA focus).