Start-Up - Discussion

Start-Up - Discussion

Start-Up - Discussion 9/26/16 With your HORIZONTAL partner, discuss the following: What is your favorite type of story: Humor, horror, romance, science fiction, adventure, etc. What is it about that type of story that interests you?

Start-Up - Writing 9/26/16 Now write about what YOUR PARTNER answered. What is THEIR favorite type of story? What is it about that type of story that interests THEM?

Unit Objectives By the end of the UNIT, students will be able to: Determine the theme of a text and discuss the development of that theme over the course of the text. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2) Cite strong textual evidence to support analysis the text. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1) Analyze how an authors choices create effects (ie: mystery, tension, etc.) and contribute to the overall meaning and impact of a text. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.5)

Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4) Todays Objective By the end of the PERIOD, students will be able to: Understand the nature of and requirements for the Short Story Project. They should have an opportunity to choose their stories and begin reading the

stories chosen. The Short Story Project A survey of great short fiction. So Many StoriesSo Little Time There are so many brilliant examples of writing to be found in short stories that we cant possibly cover them all

OR CAN WE??? (We can sure try!) 21No3 Stories I have selected 21 short stories that I think represent a wide variety of styles and voices and are all worth reading. Your job will be to choose 3 of those 21 stories which you will read and complete assignments on in the next few weeks.

You will use those 3 stories to complete 3 assignments. 3 Assignments 1. A Google document in which you will answer 5 questions, in complete paragraphs, about one of the three stories you have chosen. 2. A book jacket which will contain specific information about one of the three stories you have chosen. 3. A Google slide presentation, at least 5 slides

long, which you MAY be presenting to the class. LETS BREAK THIS DOWN A BITSHALL WE??? Assignment 1 The Google Document After reading your first story, you will use the Google Document titled Assignment 1 - Story Questions and answer the 5 questions found there.

Those questions will ask you to discuss: Setting Characters Authors choices Theme A summary of the story The Google document will is in Google Classroom. You will answer the questions, in complete paragraphs, and submit it.

Assignment 2 The Book Jacket After reading your second story, you will create a book jacket (on the paper provided). Your book jacket will include: A Front Cover: Title, Author, and Illustration Inside Pages: Character descriptions and importance; a paragraph on theme; and a plot map showing elements of the rising action, climax, falling action and resolution of the story. A Back Cover: One paragraph summary of the story and a short review of the story.

Assignment 3 The Google Slide Presentation For your third chosen story, you will create a Google slide presentation. Your presentation will include: A title/author slide with an illustration A story summary slide (one paragraph summary) A Story theme slide (one paragraph on theme) A character slide Discussion of the main character (or one of the main characters), their entrance into the story, and

their importance to the story A plot map - Showing elements of the rising action, climax, falling action and resolution of the story. YOU MAY BE CHOSEN (BY RANDOM SELECTION) TO PRESENT YOUR SLIDESHOW TO THE CLASS! CITATIONS In ALL THREE ASSIGNMENTS, you MUST CITE the story whenever necessary! Citations should be by AUTHORS LAST NAME

and PARAGRAPH NUMBER! EXAMPLES: (King para 4) (Jackson para 11) Since all stories are being provided by me, there will be NO WORKS CITED PAGE REQUIRED! 21 Stories All 21 of the stories are already available to you on my webpage. You may read them on the computer or, if you prefer, print them at

home or in the Library and read them on paper. You will choose your stories TODAY based only on the brief synopsis provided. Only 6 people may choose any one story. Once 6 have chosen, you will have to choose something else. Story Synopses The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain (1865)

The story of Jim Smiley and his famous frog, who could supposedly outjump any other frog in the county is told by Simon Wheeler; a man who loves to talk...and talk...and talk. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson (1948) The story of a small town with an unusual, superstitious tradition to ensure a good harvest. Who will be chosen in this years lottery? The Luck of Roaring Camp by Bret Harte (1868)

The story of a gold mining camp in California. Once the roughest, rowdiest camp around, everything changes when a baby boy is born in camp and needs to be cared for. Story Synopses An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce (1890) The story of the hanging of Civil War era southern gentleman, Peyton Farquhar. The tale reveals how he came to be standing at Owl Creek Bridge with a noose around his neck.

The Ransom of Red Chief by O. Henry (1907) Two small-time criminals, Bill and Sam, kidnap Johnny, the red-haired son of an important citizen named Ebenezer Dorset, and hold him for ransom. To Build a Fire by Jack London (1908) An adventure story of a mans attempt to travel across ten miles of Yukon wilderness in temperatures dropping to seventy-five degrees below zero.

Story Synopses The Lost Phoebe by Theodore Dreiser (1915) The touching and emotional story of Henry Reifsneider who cant seem to let go of his love for his wife, Phoebe, when she passes away. Rikki Tikki Tavi by Rudyard Kipling (1894) The story of a young mongoose and his fight to protect the family that takes him in as a pet from deadly, poisonous enemies.

Spunk by Zora Neale Hurston (1925) A story of love, betrayal, and revenge as Spunk Banks steals Joe Kantys wife, and Joe gets his revenge...after death. Story Synopses The Sniper by Liam OFlaherty (1923) The story of a wounded sniper during the beginning of the Irish Civil War and his ploy to stay alive. The Monkeys Paw by W. W. Jacobs (1902)

The story of Mr. and Mrs. White and the strange talisman that grants them three wishes. Cora Unashamed by Langston Hughes (1934) The story of Cora Jenkins, a young black woman who works as a servant for a white family and how she stands strong against the hatred and indifference of her environment. Story Synopses Roman Fever by Edith Wharton (1934)

The story of Grace Ansley and Alida Slade on a trip to Rome, and a long kept secret deception that is revealed along the way. The Last Question by Isaac Asimov (1956) The story of the most powerful computer in the world, the ultimate question, and the end of the universe. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber (1939) The story of mild-mannered, hen-pecked husband,

Walter Mitty, and the adventures he goes on in his imagination as he tries to escape his unhappy life. Story Synopses The Laughing Man by J.D. Salinger (1949) The story of a group of young boys in an after-school group and the interesting stories told to them by their leader. A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury (1952) The story of a group of hunters who travel back in

time to kill the most dangerous predator to ever walk the earth. The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant (1884) The story of Madame Loisel; a woman who is never satisfied with what she hasuntil she loses everything. Story Synopses Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut (1961) The story of a dystopian society where everyone

is equal, and one man who refuses to be. Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl (1953) The story of an unhappy husband, a murderous wife and a very unusual murder weapon. A Death by Stephen King (2015) The story of Jim Truesdale, the town nitwit, who is accused of murdering a girl over a silver dollarbut is he guilty?

Choosing Stories I will be calling groups, by random draw, to come up and select their stories. If a story you want already has 6 names under it when you get your turn, you will have to choose another one. Make sure you make note of the 3 stories you chose on your Story Synopses page, so you dont forget by Monday. Homework

Start reading your stories! They are all on my webpage! Exit Ticket 9/26/16 What story on the list were you interested in right away? What was it about it that caught your attention?

Start-Up - Discussion 9/27/16 With your VERTICAL partner, discuss the following: Did you get the stories you wanted? Which one are you most looking forward to reading and why? Start-Up - Writing

9/27/16 Did you get the stories you wanted? Which one are you most looking forward to reading and why? Assignment 1 Story Questions Lets take a look at it, so you can see exactly what is

expected! 1- What is the setting of the story? (time and place) Why do you think the author chose that setting for this story? Why is the setting important to the development of the story? 2- Who is/are the main character(s) of the story? How are they introduced in the story? Do they change over the course of the story? How? What is the characters MAIN MOTIVATION in the story? 3- Why do you think the author chose to begin

and end the story where he/she did? How did those choices add to the meaning and impact of the story? 4- What would you say is the theme of this story? Remember: the theme of a story is what the author is trying to convey in other words, the central idea of the story. Short stories often have just one theme, whereas novels usually have multiple themes. 5- Provide a one-paragraph summary of the story. Be

sure to include all important elements of the plot. Dont give me a list of: This happened, then this happened, then this happened. Dont give me your opinion on the story. Do tell me who and what the story was about and summarize the plot. Summary Paragraphs A summary is a shortened, condensed version of a story. The purpose of a summary is to share the key

ideas from the item with your reader. Summaries keep the same tone as the original piece and do not contain opinion. Summaries do not have a formal conclusion. Summarizing a Story Exposition Give the title of the story and authors name, Introduces the characters and setting. Ex: An Hour With Abuelo by Judith Cofer is a about a boy who visits with his Grandfather in a retirement home (Cofer para 1).

Conflict - The problem or struggle that drives the story's plot. Ex: The boy, Arturo, doesnt really want to be there but his mother makes him go (Cofer para 6). Climax - The turning point, or the most important event. Ex: When the hour is up, but Arturo is so interested in Abuelos story, he doesnt want to leave (Cofer para 22). Resolution - The story ends and the problem is solved. Ex: Abuelo sends Arturo away because he has other

things to do (Cofer para 24). Theme - The main idea in a story or the lesson to be learned Ex: Judith Cofer makes the point that we should never take time with our loved ones for granted. Summarizing a Story An Hour With Abuelo by Judith Cofer is about a boy who visits with his Grandfather in a retirement home (Cofer para 1). The boy, Arturo, doesnt really want to be there, but his mother makes

him go (Cofer para 7). When the hour is up, Arturo is so interested in Abuelos story he doesnt want to leave (Cofer para 22). Abuelo sends Arturo away because he has other things to Do (Cofer para 24). Judith Cofer makes the point that we should never take time with our loved ones for granted. Exit Ticket 9/27/16

What did you get done today? Are you satisfied with the amount and quality of the work you completed? What do you need to do next? Start-Up - Discussion 9/28/16

With your HORIZONTAL partner, discuss the following: Which one of your stories did you choose to read first? Why? What was your impression of that story (ie: like, dislike, etc) and why? Start-Up - Writing 9/28/16

Which one of your partners stories did they choose to read first? Why? What was their impression of that story (ie: like, dislike, etc) and why? Unit Objectives By the end of the UNIT, students will be able to: Determine the theme of a text and discuss the development of that theme over the course of the text. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2)

Cite strong textual evidence to support analysis the text. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1) Analyze how an authors choices create effects (ie: mystery, tension, etc.) and contribute to the overall meaning and impact of a text. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.5) Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4) Todays Objective By the end of the PERIOD, students will be able to:

Demonstrate progress toward the completion of ASSIGNMENT 1 GOOGLE DOCUMENT, as evidenced by their written responses to the questions in that document with regard to: Setting, Plot, Theme, Characterization, and Authors choices. Paragraphs on Theme The theme of a story is what the author is trying to convey in other words, the central idea of

the story. Short stories often have just one theme, whereas novels usually have multiple themes. The theme of a story is woven all the way through the story, and the characters' actions, interactions, and motivations all reflect the story's theme. The events of the story illustrate the theme, and the lesson that you learn relates directly to the theme.

Paragraphs On Theme The first step is to introduce and give a ONESENTENCE summary of the story. Example: The story, The Love Letter by Jack Finney is about a man and woman who fall in love but are unable to ever be together. Paragraphs On Theme The next step is to write, in 1-2 sentences, what you think is the theme of the story. Example:

The theme of this story is that love is stronger than any obstacles. Paragraphs On Theme Now go to the story and find quotes that you can use as evidence to support what you say is the theme. Example: This theme can be seen in the simple statement that Helen made on the bottom of her picture. She writes, I will never forget (Finney para 28). The

fact that she writes this proves that her love for him was greater than the years that separated them. It is also evident at the end of the story when Jack finds Helens gravestone (Finney para 41). Paragraphs On Theme Now, use a transition and end your paragraph by restating the theme in a different way. Example: In short, this story shows us that love is strong and powerful, even against impossible odds.

Paragraphs On Theme The story, The Love Letter by Jack Finney is about a man and woman who fall in love but are unable to ever be together. The theme of this story is that love is stronger than any obstacles. This theme can be seen in the simple statement that Helen made on the bottom of her picture. She writes, I will never forget (Finney para 28). It is also evident at the end of the story when Jack finds Helens gravestone (Finney para 41). The fact that she writes this proves that her love

for him was greater than the years that separated them. In short, this story shows us that love is strong and powerful, even against impossible odds. Exit Ticket 9/28/16 What work did you get done today? Are you satisfied with the amount and quality of the work you

completed? What do you need to do next? Start-Up - Discussion 9/29/16 With your VERTICAL partner, discuss the following: Who is the main character in the story you are currently reading (or just

finished)? Describe them to your partner and discuss why their character traits make them important to the story. Start-Up - Writing 9/29/16 Who is the main character in the story you are currently reading (or just

finished)? Describe them and discuss why their character traits make them important to the story. Discussion of Characters Description Can include a BRIEF physical description but should focus on personality and character traits. Ex: Jake is a young man in his twenties who is described as being tall and thin (Finney para 3). He is single and lives alone in New York City (Finney para 5). Jake is a romantic who is hoping to find his one true love (Finney para 8).

Entrance into the story When and how does the character enter the story? Why you think the author chose that method and time to introduce him/her? Ex: Jake enters the story at the very beginning explaining to the reader how he came to be the owner of the desk that is a central part of the story (Finney para 2). Finney lets the reader know, from the first paragraph, that he is the main character and will be the one narrating the story. Discussion of Characters Importance Why was this character important to the

story? What is it about their personality or traits that contributes to the storys plot or theme? Ex: Jake is important to the story because it is his thoughts and actions that drive the plot. Jakes romantic nature and willingness to do things that others would find extreme are what make push the plot forward. Character Arch - Does the character change over the course of the story? If so, why and how? If not, how was it important to the story that they not change? Ex: Jake does change over the course of the story. At the beginning, he wonders if he will ever find true love

(Finney para 6). As the story progresses, we see Jake actually fall in love with Helen, even though they never met (Finney para 37). Exit Ticket What work did you get done today? Are you satisfied with the amount and quality of the work you completed? What do you need to do next?

Start-Up - Discussion 9/30/16 With your HORIZONTAL partner, discuss the following: What would you say is the CLIMAX (turning point) of the story you read most recently? How did that moment change the story? Start-Up - Writing

9/30/16 What would you say is the CLIMAX (turning point) of the story you read most recently? How did that moment change the story? Unit Objectives By the end of the UNIT, students will be able to: Determine the theme of a text and discuss the

development of that theme over the course of the text. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2) Cite strong textual evidence to support analysis the text. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1) Analyze how an authors choices create effects (ie: mystery, tension, etc.) and contribute to the overall meaning and impact of a text. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.5) Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4)

Todays Objective By the end of the PERIOD, students will be able to: Understand how to draw and complete a PLOT MAP illustrating the rising action, climax, and falling action of a story; as evidenced by their creation of plot maps for Assignment 2 and 3 of their short story project. Plot Map

A plot map should include important details that drive the plot of a story; the conflict, climax, and resolution. Rising Action (3) This is the conflict in the story that drives it to its climax. Do not include things that dont push the story forward. Climax (1) This is the pivotal turning point in the story. It is in this moment that everything changes. Falling Action (2) What happens after the climax that carries a story to its resolution. Resolution (1) The ending of the story. There are

usually no unanswered questions left after this. Plot Map Example Everyday Use Climax Mama hugs Maggie, takes the quilts from Dee, and gives them to Maggie. RA3 Dee takes the churn top and dasher and rifles through Mamas trunk of quilts (Walker para 55-56). RA2 Dee and Hakim a Barber arrive at Mamas house (Walker para 19). Rising Action 1

Mama and Maggie get ready for Dees Arrival (Walker para 1-11). Falling Action 1 Dee gets upset and tells Mama she doesnt understand her heritage (Walker para 78). FA2 Dee and Hakim a Barber Leave (Walker para 82). Resolution Maggie smiles... a real smile (Walker para 84).

Exit Ticket 9/30/16 What work did you get done today? Are you satisfied with the amount and quality of the work you completed? What do you need to do next?

10/3/16 No Start-Up No Exit Ticket JUST GET WORK DONE And SEE ME if you need help!!! 10/4/16 No Start-Up No Exit Ticket

JUST GET WORK DONE And SEE ME if you need help!!! 10/5/16 No Start-Up No Exit Ticket JUST GET WORK DONE And SEE ME if you need help!!! 10/6/16

No Start-Up No Exit Ticket JUST GET WORK DONE And SEE ME if you need help!!! 10/7/16 No Start-Up No Exit Ticket JUST GET WORK DONE

And SEE ME if you need help!!! Start-Up - Discussion 10/10/16 With your VERTICAL partner, discuss the following: You should have read all three of your stories by now. Which one do you think had the strongest THEME? What was it?

Start-Up - Writing 10/10/16 You should have read all three of your stories by now. Which one do you think had the strongest THEME? What was it? Unit Objectives By the end of the UNIT, students will be able to:

Determine the theme of a text and discuss the development of that theme over the course of the text. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2) Cite strong textual evidence to support analysis the text. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1) Analyze how an authors choices create effects (ie: mystery, tension, etc.) and contribute to the overall meaning and impact of a text. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.5) Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate

to task, purpose, and audience. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4) Status Check How many are done with one assignment? Two assignments? All three?

Anything you are struggling with specifically? If you finish If you are done with all 3 assignments, you have the opportunity to earn up to 30 points extra credit. Choose another story, read it, and complete ANY 1 of the 3 assignments on it. You choose which assignment. Submit it, but be sure you mark it EXTRA CREDIT somewhere on the document.

Exit Ticket 10/10/16 How close are you to finishing the project? What do you need to get done tomorrow to get back, or stay, on track? Start-Up - Discussion

10/12/16 With your VERTICAL partner, discuss the following: Which one of the stories you read would you say had the best ending? What was it about it that you liked? Start-Up - Writing

10/12/16 Which one of the stories you read would you say had the best ending? What was it about it that you liked? Exit Ticket 10/12/16 Are you satisfied with the work you

have done to this point? What do you need to get done tomorrow to get back, or stay, on track? Start-Up - Discussion 10/13/16 With your HORIZONTAL partner, discuss the following:

Which one of your stories do you think would make the best movie? What is it about the story that makes you think so? Which one would make the worst movie? Why? Start-Up - Writing 10/13/16 Which one of your stories do you think would make the best movie? What is it

about the story that makes you think so? Which one would make the worst movie? Why? Today FINISH as much as you can! No headphones/earbuds unless you are FINISHED WITH ALL 3 ASSIGNMENTS! LAST CHANCE to ask for help! Dont waste it!

Tomorrow PRESENTATIONS of Google Slide Shows will begin tomorrow! I will take volunteers and/or call on people to present. You can only present if your Google Slide Show has been completed and submitted. Exit Ticket

10/13/16 Everything is due by 7:00 A.M. Are you finished? What do you need to get done tonight? Start-Up - Discussion 10/14/16 With your VERTICAL partner, discuss the following:

Which part of this short story project did you think was the hardest? Why Which part was the easiest? Why? Start-Up - Writing 10/14/16 Which part of this short story project did you think was the hardest? Why

Which part was the easiest? Why? Today You have the opportunity to earn up to 10 points extra credit. If you VOLUNTEER to present your slideshow, you will get 10 points. If I have to CALL ON people to present, they will only get 5 points. Exit Ticket

10/14/16 Of the stories you heard presented today, which one would you most like to read? Why? What specifically caught your attention?

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