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Cause & Effect - Nonfiction in Google Classroom

Cause & Effect - Nonfiction

We will be reading a cause and effect nonfiction article. 
Cause and Effect: Explain the reasons why something happens or explain the various effects of a particular event.
1. Review examples of cause and effect
2. Read the article
3. Complete the worksheet

Formative: 10 points

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Chronological: Letter in Google Classroom

Chronological: Letter

We will be reading a nonfiction article that is written in chronological order and completing the worksheet.
Chronological = of a record of events, or steps, starting with the earliest and following the order in which they happen
1. Read the article
2. Complete the worksheet

Formative: 16 points

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Nonfiction:Description in Google Classroom

Nonfiction:Description

Directions
1. Read each article
2. Fill in each worksheet


NOTE: You will need to make a copy of the worksheet and share it with me once you have completed it. 

Formative: 16 pts

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Compare/Contrast: Schools in Google Classroom

Compare/Contrast: Schools

Directions: We will read the article that compares our modern schools to the older, original schoolhouses. 
- Complete the chart as we read

Formative: 10 points


Remember: Formative scores for this nonfiction unit will be averaged for a summative grade.

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Compare/Contrast Practice in Google Classroom

Compare/Contrast Practice

Directions: Read the article that compares Greenland and Iceland and complete the comparison chart. We will do this together in class.  

Formative: 10 points

Remember: Formative scores for this nonfiction unit will be averaged for a summative grade.

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Nonfiction: Compare/Contrast 1 in Google Classroom

Nonfiction: Compare/Contrast 1

We will examine the structure of compare/contrast nonfiction writing. 

Formative = 4 points


Note: All of the nonfiction, formative assessments will be averaged for a summative grade at the end of this unit.

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Introduction to Nonfiction in Google Classroom

Introduction to Nonfiction

Determine which type of nonfiction is represented by each video. 
Make sure you review the notes on the Google Doc and enter your responses there.

Formative = 5 points

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Quiz: Parts of Speech in Google Classroom

Quiz: Parts of Speech

Directions: Read each question carefully and choose the best answer.  
This quiz covers all nine parts of speech we have been studying. 


Summative: Your earned score, out of a max of 24 points, will be converted to a 4-point proficiency score as indicated. 



When you are finished, check your work and then click SUBMIT at the bottom.

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Practice: Parts of Speech in Google Classroom

Practice: Parts of Speech

Directions: Label ALL the words in each sentence indicating its part of speech. Use the Parts of Speech Cheat Sheet to help you complete this activity. Formative = 10 points
Note: This practice assignment is in preparation for a summative quiz.

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Schoolhouse Rock: Parts of Speech in Google Classroom

Schoolhouse Rock: Parts of Speech

Directions: Describe 1 thing you learned or found interesting in each of the following videos.

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Parts of Speech Practice in Google Classroom

Parts of Speech Practice

Formative - 18 points

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Parts of Speech Review in Google Classroom

Parts of Speech Review

Directions: Take notes as we review the 9 parts of speech.
Formative = 18 points based on completeness

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Pretest: Parts of Speech in Google Classroom

Pretest: Parts of Speech

This pretest is just a way to gather information about what you remember about the parts of speech. 
Your score will not be entered into IC. 


Your results on this pretest will determine the lessons we cover in class.

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Literary Connections: The Hunger Games in Google Classroom

Literary Connections: The Hunger Games

Directions -
1. Watch each movie clip in class.
2. Discuss how the plot is connected to the other stories we read in class.
3. Use the attached Google Doc to complete the assignment.

Each response scored on a 2 point scale, for a total of 16 points.

Summative = 4 point proficiency scale.

The video clips are numbered based on YouTube’s labeling.
- Begin with Propaganda video - why there is a yearly game
- Follow with clips: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12
- Response for clip 1 has been given as an example.

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Visualize Suspense
Summative Assessment 4-point in Google Classroom

Visualize Suspense Summative Assessment 4-point

Directions
Use the link to the website Word Art: https://wordart.com/create
1. Type in the suspenseful words you collected from the story.
2. Manipulate the image, using shapes, colors, etc. to create a visual representation of the suspense created in the story.
3. Take a picture of your final image
4. Insert your image and write an explanation of your visual in the attached Google Doc.

See rubric posted in the Google Doc

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Reading Notes:

Reading Notes: "Most Dangerous Game"

We will read this short story together, using an audiobook. Complete the worksheet as we read.

Notes - Formative = 12 points based on completness.

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Basic Literary Terms, Volume 1: Narrative, Plot, Tone, Mood, Setting, Character in Google Classroom

Basic Literary Terms, Volume 1: Narrative, Plot, Tone, Mood, Setting, Character

1. Watch the video
2. Pay close attention to the review questions at the end of the video.
3. Take the review quiz using the Google Form attached here.

Formative = 4 points

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Open-Book Reading Quiz in Google Classroom

Open-Book Reading Quiz

Use the story and your outline to answer each of the 6 questions.

10-point Formative Assessment

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Lady or the Tiger - Reading Notes in Google Classroom

Lady or the Tiger - Reading Notes

Notes for the Short Story, Lady or the Tiger.

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The Lady or the Tiger: Pre-Reading Focus Activity
 in Google Classroom

The Lady or the Tiger: Pre-Reading Focus Activity

Use the attached Google Doc to complete a pre-reading activity. We will review the assignment first.

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Interpreting Plot Elements in Google Classroom

Interpreting Plot Elements

Directions: Read each Fairytale and complete the plot elements chart. The first one has been done for you. Will we review before you complete the rest on your own.

Formative: 4 points based on completness.

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Elements of Short Stories in Google Classroom

Elements of Short Stories

Directions: Fill in the blanks as we review the elements of a plot diagram.
Answers are in RED.

Formative: 10 points based on completeness and correctness of your answers.

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Traditional Stories of Santa Claus
 in Google Classroom

Traditional Stories of Santa Claus

The stories of Saint Nicholas and Santa Clause have been around for over 1500 years. These stories fit into the various categories of traditional literature that we have studied.

1. While watching the History Channel documentary about Stanta Claus, take note of the various types of traditional literature that make up these.
2. Complete the Google Doc as a summative assessment worth 4 points, scored based on correctness and completeness.

Traditional Literature
· Myths: Ancient stories that explain a natural or social event involving supernatural beings.
· Fairy Tales: Stories for children, and include villains and magical creatures.
· Fables: An Allegory; animals teaching a lesson about human behavior.
· Legends: The Stories of Heroic Quests & Heroic Adventures
· Tall Tales: Supposedly a true story that has been exaggerated.

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Interpreting Tall Tales in Google Classroom

Interpreting Tall Tales

Directions for today

1. If you did not complete the notes from class on Wednesday, please do so before completing this assignment.

2. The attached document reviews the 4 key elements of Tall Tales and include a Tall Tale for you to interpret. Read the directions carefully.

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The Sword and the Stone - Post-Viewing Summative
 in Google Classroom

The Sword and the Stone - Post-Viewing Summative

Directions: Read the attached review of the movie, The Sword and the Stone. Below the review is a question referring to the article. Follow the directions for your response. You can copy and paste parts of the article, using quotes " ", to make your point. See the example. 4 Point Summative

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Notes on American Tall Tales in Google Classroom

Notes on American Tall Tales

Directions: Complete the notes as we review the elements of the traditional literature known as Tall Tales.

View the example of an American Tall Tale: John Henry and the Railroad.

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Legend of King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone in Google Classroom

Legend of King Arthur: The Sword in the Stone

- We will watch the Dinsey movie, The Sword in the Stone. It is a modern interpretation of the legend of King Arthur.

- The video has been divided into 3 parts, 1 per class. We will discuss the questions at the end of each part.

- The movie is available on Disney+, and I have attached a complete synopsis that can be read if you cannot watch the movie.

Formative = 32 points

The movie is available through Disney+, and it is also available in multiple sections on YouTube.
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDOTky9ynmDGQMi5SKyKp6peAxkTdwotc

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King Arthur: Fact & Fiction in Google Classroom

King Arthur: Fact & Fiction

We will read an overview of the King Arthur Legend and watch a short video overview of the legend of King Arthur.

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Legends: Classnotes in Google Classroom

Legends: Classnotes

Today we will review the types of traditional literature and learn about Legends.

Directions
1. Watch short review video on the types of traditional literature: Myths, Fairy Tales, Fables & Leends
2. Complete the following notes as we are introduced to Legends & King Arthur.

Note: The answers are in dark red In the slide presentation.

Formative = 17 points

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Quiz on Fables in Google Classroom

Quiz on Fables

This is a short, multiple-choice quiz on Fables.
* Open-notes
* Summative worth 5 points

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Interpreting Fables in Google Classroom

Interpreting Fables

We will read and interpret 3 of Aesop's fables. Please use the attached Google Doc to complete this ungraded assignment.

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Allegory in Fables in Google Classroom

Allegory in Fables

1. We will watch the video as a class.
2. You will complete a short review quiz about the video.

Video password if watching independently:
username: windham-hs
password: eagles

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Introduction to Fables in Google Classroom

Introduction to Fables

1. Complete the attached word document as we learn about Fables.

2. Read and interpret the fable: "Hare & Tortise."

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Original Fairy Tale in Google Classroom

Original Fairy Tale

Fairy Tales are traditional stories, with magical creatures, that teach a lesson, often a warning for children. Create an outline for an original fairy tale. Use the following prompts and think about the fairy tales we have read in class.
* Use the attached Google Doc to write your outline.
* Use the Fairy Tales: Key Elements to guide your responses

Summative Assessment = 4 point scale

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Sleeping Beauty Interpretation - Remediation in Google Classroom

Sleeping Beauty Interpretation - Remediation

1. As a class, we will review the elements of Fairy Tales.
2. Then will apply our understanding to the original version of the Fairy Tale, Sleeping Beauty.

This is a formative assessment worth 9 points.

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Fairy Tales Open-Note Quiz in Google Classroom

Fairy Tales Open-Note Quiz

NOTE: Assessment canceled - we will remediate this work

Directions
• Carefully read the original version of Sleeping Beauty, by the Grimm Brothers.
• The numbered paragraphs correlate to the specific quotes used in the quiz.
• Match each quote from an authentic Grimm’s Fairy Tale to the appropriate quality it represents.
• Summative Assessment = 9 points

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Interpreting Fairy Tales: Cinderella in Google Classroom

Interpreting Fairy Tales: Cinderella

We will read the attached document together, and you will take notes based on our discussion on Fairy Tales. This will be submitted for a formative score of 1-4, based on the completeness of your answers.

DO NOT use the Word file - Use the Google Doc file only.

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Interpreting Fairy Tales: Rapunzel in Google Classroom

Interpreting Fairy Tales: Rapunzel

We will read the attached document together, and you will take notes based on our discussion on Fairy Tales. This will be submitted for a formative score of 1-4, based on the completeness of your answers.

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Traditional Literature Class Notes in Google Classroom

Traditional Literature Class Notes

Complete the attached worksheet as we review the class notes about traditional literature.

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Applying Purposes of Myths in Google Classroom

Applying Purposes of Myths

Complete the Google Form as part of a class activity.

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Steps 1&2: My Hero Journey in Google Classroom

Steps 1&2: My Hero Journey

We have read, watched, and reviewed examples of the hero journey. Now you will show your understanding of the hero journey by applying the elements to an event in your own life – see yourself as a hero on an adventure.
Think creatively and use your time well.

Step will be a summative assessment

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Personal Hero Journey Step 4 in Google Classroom

Personal Hero Journey Step 4

4. Using the template, create a slide presentation of your Hero Journey.
• You will use Google Slides to create this presentation
• You will need to submit your finished presentation to the assignment in our Google Classroom.

Note: Scoring rubric is included in this PDF

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Step 3: My Hero Journey in Google Classroom

Step 3: My Hero Journey

Using the Hero Journey chart, outline the steps of your personal journey. Please remember that steps of a hero's journey do not always follow in order.

Step 4 will be a summative

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Defining Archetypes in Google Classroom

Defining Archetypes

The Hero Journey is an Archetype. We have spent a lot of time examining the structure of the hero journey.
Today, we will look at other types of archetypes.

Directions: You will use the website listed listed in the Google Form to complete this formative assessment.
* Read the directions carefully:
-- You may copy and paste the information
-- You may type the information in your own words.
* Each correct response is worth up to 2 points.

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Interpreting Modern Hero Journey - Star Wars in Google Classroom

Interpreting Modern Hero Journey - Star Wars

1. Read over the list of major events in the movie, Star Wars: A New Hope (also known as Episode 4).
2. Determine how each event connects to a STEP of the hero journey.
3. There are 3 columns to allow each of you 3 attempts in interpreting Luke's Hero Journey.

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Hero Journey in Star Wars in Google Classroom

Hero Journey in Star Wars

- Together we will watch part 1 of a documentary called, Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed.
- You will need to have 2 windows open, side by side: Google Classrom Meeting & the Google Doc.
- Open the attached Google Doc to take notes.
- I will stop the video at key moments.
- Submit the document once yu are done.
- Formative worth 10 points based on completeness

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Hero Journey of Theseus in Google Classroom

Hero Journey of Theseus

Determine the elements of the Hero Journey in the myth, Theseus and the Minotaur.

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Theseus: Applying Purpose of Myths in Google Classroom

Theseus: Applying Purpose of Myths

As we read the myth about the Greek hero, Theseus, take notes of the purposes of myths, copying and pasting in the Google document.
- Submit once completed
- This is a 4 point formative assessment - based on correctness and completeness.

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Interpret the Hero Journey of Perseus in Google Classroom

Interpret the Hero Journey of Perseus

We will reread the story of hero, Perseus, to determine the elements of the STEPS of his hero journey.

PLEASE submit your completed document once done.

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Applying Purposes of Myths in Google Classroom

Applying Purposes of Myths

As we read the myth about the Greek hero, Perseus, take notes of the purposes of myths found in the Google document.

This is a 4 point formative assessment - based on correctness and completeness.

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 Introduction to Myths in Google Classroom

Introduction to Myths

Answer each question based on the information presented in the PowerPoint.

Although these are class notes, please make sure you submit once you are done so that I can track your work.
This will count as a 4 point formative assessment, scored based on completeness.
Make sure you save your completed copy in an Engish folder on your Google Drivbe once it is returned.

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Myth & Archetype Reading Notes in Google Classroom

Myth & Archetype Reading Notes

Please save in your English folder, online or on your desktop.

Directions: As we read each section together take notes in the space provided. Do not JUST copy and paste from the text on the left. When possible, try to summarize your understanding, in your own words.

THESE NOTES WILL BE USED ON AN ASSESSMENT.

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What is a hero? in Google Classroom

What is a hero?

Complete this short survey about the qualities of a modern Superhero.

There is no right or wrong, I am just asking for your opinion.