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Events
Tuesday 5/1/2018
ch 1 quiz/start ch 2

Students turned in their c-notes for ch 1 in Of Mice and Men and took a quiz. They had about 40 mins in class to read and I assigned them a short homework assignment to prepare for a class activity for ch 2 tomorrow. 

Wednesday 5/2/2018
Ch 2 Imagery/bunkhouse activity

Students showed me (and got stamps) on their c-notes for the imagery/conclusions about the workers in the first paragraph of ch 2 (#1 on handout). They had the rest of the period to complete #2 - drawing the bunkhouse and including every single detail in the paragraph. Due tomorrow. 

Thursday 5/3/2018
Bunkhouse/Dreams Writing Activity

Students shared their drawings of the bunkhouse and turned them in. I assigned a writing activity that will correlate with the reading of chapter 3 in Of Mice and Men. Absent students can find this writing activity in Eng 11 class resources. 

Monday 5/7/2018
Chs 1 and 2 review

I collected the assignment from Thursday: the writing response on dreams to prepare for reading ch. 3 in Of Mice and Men. Today students were given eight Qs that covered the main events and foreshadowing in the first two chapters.  This took them most of the period to complete and they'll turn it in tomorrow. 

 

Tuesday 5/8/2018
Review chs 1-2, read ch 3

We discussed some of the major events and characters from the first two chapters in Of Mice and Men, and then students had about 30 minutes to start ch 3 in class. Homework: finish reading ch 3 - QUIZ THURSDAY.

Wednesday 5/9/2018
Investigating language

What do we do when faced with objectionable language in classic works of fiction? 5th and 6th hour students began a short activity considering the specific use of "nigger" in literature. 4th hour will complete this tomorrow - assembly today. 

Thursday 5/10/2018
Quiz/Finish Investigating Language

After the quiz on Of Mice and Men ch 3, we finished our mini-lesson on the language of historical documents and stories and why we should remain authentic in our experience of those texts. 

Friday 5/11/2018
Review themes of ch 3/start reading ch 4

We had a (non-graded) class discussion over some of the thematic elements and events from chapter 3. I started reading ch 4 aloud and stopped on these pages: 4th hour - 81, 5th - 79, and 6th - 81

Monday 5/14/2018
Finish ch 4

After ch 4, students were given a team (2 students) analytical activity (see Eng 11 class resources, and students will not have a #4 as there is on the pdf file). They will have about 30-40 more minutes to finish this up tomorrow and we'll start our graded discussion.

Tuesday 5/15/2018
Ch 4 activity/essays back

I returned students' research essays and reviewed the assignment requirements, the grading criteria, and the MLA issues. After that students had the rest of the period to work with their team member on the ch4 activity. 

Wednesday 5/16/2018
Ch 4 Graded Discussion

Working either in teams or individually, we held a graded discussion on the characterization and themes questions from chapter 4. 

Thursday 5/17/2018
Finish chs 5-6

I distributed the last activity for Of Mice and Men, due MONDAY. Together we read the last two chapters of the story and students will have their final exam on the novella Monday. 

Friday 5/18/2018
Longitudinal Post-test
Monday 5/21/2018
Final Exam

Final exam for Of Mice and Men. Turn in the four-chapter quote reflection activity, and begin watching the film adaptation of the novella.