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English I Pre-AP

2019-2020 Enlish I Pre-AP Lesson Plans

 

Week 1

 

Date

Lesson Plans

12 Aug

Teacher Work Day

13 Aug

Introduce myself via powerpoint

Class introductions

Field questions about summer reading assignment

14 Aug

Turn in summer reading project

Go over syllabus

Review expectations for class

Organize Binders

15 Aug

Objective test over The House on Mango Street

Set up vocabtest.com accounts

16 Aug

BW: Tell about a time you did not feel like a kid

Introduction to Cisneros

Biography

Overview of the book: Bildungsroman

Notes on Style and Vignette


 

Week 2

 

19 Aug

BW: What do you remember about Cisneros? How do you think her background affects her writing?

Review style and vignette

Read  and discuss “My Name” together

Vocabtest: Learning Definitions 

20 Aug

Library Orientation

21 Aug

BW: Write a vignette about your name

Share with a partner

Role of women in society from “Marin” and “Alicia Who Sees Mice”

Make graphic organizer displaying information

Vocabtest: Synonym Practice 

22 Aug

BW: What is the role of women in our society?

Notes on Juxtaposition, Social Commentary, Theme, and Cultural Stereotypes

Fill out notes on juxtaposition, theme, social commentary, and cultural stereotypes from “”Geraldo No Name”

Vocabtest: Synonym Practice

23 Aug

Visit with Ms. Hartman


 

Week 3

26 Aug

BW: What are some stereotypes you have encountered?

Notes on Symbolism

Look at “Skinny Trees” and rewrite using another symbol

Finish graph organizer on “Geraldo No Last Name”

Vocabtest: Vocab Sentences

27 Aug

BW: What symbols do you use/see in life?

One paragraph essay on juxtaposition, social commentary, symbolism, or bildungsroman

28 Aug

BW: What is something unjust you see in today’s world?

Expand essay to three paragraphs, continue with word

Vocabtest.com: Write sentences using words

29 Aug

BW: Write about a time you visited someplace very different from here

Type three paragraphs

Edit paragraphs

30 Aug

BW: What will you do for your long weekend?

Vocab Test Unit 1