Reading Warm-Up
agenda: elements of myth
obj: identify elements of myth and types of
conflict
King of all gods
Wife of Zeus, queen of gods
Dionysus
Athena
god of the sun
Goddess of Victory
Half Man/Half Goat
Spring Maiden
Falls in love with his own reflection
FRIDAY
February 10
a. goddess of
wisdom and war
b. Zeus
c. Hera
d. god of wine and
music
e. Narcissus
f. Apollo
g. Nike
h. Persephone
i. Satyr
Reading Warm-Up
AGENDA:
Greek & Latin Roots/Mythology
FRIDAY
January 6,
2011
Review your notes if you have any questions 
USE COMPLETE SENTENCES!!!!
What does this help me
1.
2.
3.
4.
do?:
Identify the kinds of
conflict present in literary
plots
What is the “moral” of a story?
Conflict in a story represents what?
Name the types of conflicts.
Tell what type of conflict is present in the following
situations: Internal, External, or Both?? EXPLAIN WHY!!
Hector thought, "Why did I ever agree to be in this play? I'll never have
the nerve to act in front of an audience.”
Violet wanted her friends to let the new girl join the club, but no one else
agreed. Violet felt badly for the new girl, but she didn't know what to do
about the problem.
warm-up
The Origin of Seasons
agenda: Quiz on Friday
Monday
January 9
1.What does Echo do that annoys Hera?
Echo talks too much and tries to distract Zeus.
2.How does Hera punish Echo?
Hera punishes Echo by cursing her to only repeat what is
spoken to her.
3.What curse does Aphrodite place on Narcissus?
Aphrodite curses Narcissus to fall in love with only
himself.
4.How does this myth explain the creation of an
echo and of the narcissus flower? Write 2 to3
sentences explaining.
warm-up
The Origin of Seasons
agenda: Quiz on Friday
Monday
January 9
2.Which character do you have the
most sympathy for? Why? What
would you do in this situation?
3. Demeter is able to change Zeus’
mind about the marriage of Hades
and Persephone. What does this tell
you about the “green earth mother?”
warm-up
agenda: Group
work/mythology
Monday,
January 23
Use your text to help answer the questions.
The Flight of Icarus, pg. 677
1. Is there any conflict in the story of Icarus? If so, what kind of
conflict? Between whom is the conflict?
2. Is there a moral of this story? What do you think it is? Can you
relate to it?
agenda: Group
work/mythology
Monday,
January 23
Each group will be assigned a story. You will work AS A GROUP to
complete these worksheets.
GROUP 1:
Echo & Narcissus
GROUP 2:
The Origin of Seasons
GROUP 3:
Orpheus the Great Musician
GROUP 4:
The Flight of Icarus
Magical Monday
January 30
Warm-Up
You will have Warm-Up in Reading class, too. Here’s how it will
look:
Warm-Up: Jan. 30-Feb. 3
Monday:
Tuesday:
Your Warm-Up will look like this. You will
have one every day. If you are absent,
you will write “absent”. When you turn it
in, name is on it and it is stapled
together.
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
After we read stories, you will have a
Reader’s Response. It will look like
this. If you are absent, you must get
the questions from a friend, read the
story, and respond. WRITE THE
QUESTIONS DOWN!!
Reading Response: Title
of Story, pg. #
Introduction to Ms. Hensel’s
Reading Group
Magical Monday
January 30
We will cover Mythology and Propaganda. Here is what you’ll be
doing:
Propaganda
•Discussion of Warm-Up
•Daily Notes and discussions.
•Questions after discussions.
•Propaganda Project and
Presentation
Mythology
•Discussion of Warm-Up
•Daily notes and discussions.
•Vocabulary
•Three to four stories
•Mythology Project and
Presentation
Expectations
•You are expected to follow the SAME RULES as you do in
Geography.
•LATE POLICY: No late work will be accepted after the rotation.
If you do not turn in any late work, it will not receive any credit.
•You are expected to actively participate in class discussions
and be on task.
Introduction to Ms. Hensel’s
Reading Group
Magical Monday
January 30
We will cover Mythology and Propaganda. Here is what you’ll be
doing:
Propaganda
Mythology
•What do you KNOW about
Propaganda?
•What do you KNOW about
Mythology?
•What do you WANT to know
about propaganda?
•What do you WANT to know
about mythology?
Expectations
•You are expected to follow the SAME RULES as you do in
Geography.
•LATE POLICY: No late work will be accepted after the rotation.
If you do not turn in any late work, it will not receive any credit.
•You are expected to actively participate in class discussions
and be on task.
agenda:
Propaganda
Tuesday,
January 31
Who is your favorite athletic team (any sport)? Why are they
your favorite team?
What kind of shampoo do you use? Why do you use it? What
made you purchase it?
What is your favorite soft drink? What made you try this
drink?
Warm-up 
Agenda: Today we will look at Propaganda in commercials
and in advertisements.
WE
ARE
GOOD.
THEY ARE
What
were
the messages
EVIL. STOP
THEM
FROM
propaganda
used
during
times
DESTROYING
of war? US.
Wonderful
Wednesday
February 1
This type of propaganda
encourages you “join the crowd”.
Bandwagon
This type ofand
propaganda
Name Calling
is
referred to as “mud-slinging”.
(Talking negatively about a
competitor).
You are reading a magazine, you come across and
advertisement that read “NEW AND IMPROVED! OUR BEST
and Snob
Appeal
FORMULA YET!Loaded
Try thiswords
AMAZING,
DOCTOR
RECOMMENDED
TOOTHPASTE! You will dazzle like a movie star!
What type(s) of propaganda are used here?
Today in class…
We will identify types of propaganda
techniques used in the media.
We will watch commercials and identify what
type of propaganda is being used.
We will look at advertisements from
magazines and identify what type of
propaganda is being used.
Warm-Up*
Thankful it’s Thursday 
February 2
AGENDA: we have identified different types of
propaganda. Now, we will talk about WHY you think
they are effective?
Give an example of each of the following types of
propaganda:
1. Bandwagon
2. Slogan
3. Plain folks
4. Snob appeal
5. Loaded Words
6. Testimonial
7. Name-calling
Propaganda: Magazine Advertisements
Name the product in your advertisement.
Describe the advertisement.
Who do you think this advertisement is intended to reach?
Identify the types of Propaganda being used in the advertisement. Be specific
in your explanation.
What message is the advertisement portraying?
Why do you think this advertisement is effective?
If you could change something about this advertisement, what would it be and
why?
WARM-UP: BRAINSTORM THE FOLLOWING IDEAS. WRITE THEM DOWN IN
YOUR BELLWORK:
You are going to CREATE authentic
propaganda!
You may CREATE your own product OR use
an existing advertisement to redesign.
You may CREATE World War II
Propaganda. You must incorporate all
three messages into your project.
REQUIREMENTS:
Propaganda Project:
MUST HAVE FIVE
COLORS.
CREATE AN ADVERTISMENT FOR A PRODUCT OR
SERVICE.
YOU MUST HAVE A
USE 3 TYPES OF PROPAGANDA.
PARAGRAPH
WRITTEN.
WRITE A PARAGRAPH ON THE BACK EXPLAING WHY
IT IS DUE MONDAY.
YOU THINK THIS PRODUCT OR SERVICE WILL BE
SUCCESSFUL TO A SPECEFIC GROUP. GIVE YOUR
SUPERBOWL:
EXAMPLES OR PROP.
THREE
Commercials.
WWII:
CREATE YOUR OWN WWII PROPAGANDA.
Describe the
commercial.
EXPLAIN WHAT MESSAGES ARE FOUND IN YOUR
MESSAGE.
Identify the
PROPAGANDA
WRITE A PARAGRAPH EXPLAING WHY YOU THINK
YOU MUST HAVE
PEOPLE WERE SCARED OF THE ENEMY OR WHY THEY
A PARAGRAPH
FELT COMPELLED TO HELP THE CAUSE.
WRITTEN.
Warm-Up
Monday, February 5
OBJ: create a piece own authentic propaganda using three propaganda techniques
Propaganda Pop-Quiz:
1.
Which technique of propaganda encourages everyone to “join the masses”?
2.
Which technique of propaganda is also known as “mud-slinging” and often uses
negative words when addressing a competitor?
3.
Beyonce, Snookie, Usher, Michael Jordan, Tiger Words, and Justin Beiber all
endorse a product. What type of propaganda technique would this be
considered?
4.
Using an everyday person in a commercial is an advertiser’s way of trying to get
you to identify with him or her. What type of propaganda technique is this?
5.
What were the three messages typically found in World War II Era propaganda?
Warm-Up
Agenda:
Literary Terms for Mythology– Need to Know Words
Progress Reports out tomorrow. Please turn in all work!!!!
OBJ: define literary terms and give an example of EACH

Terrific
Tuesday
February 7
This poster is from
the World War I
Era. What do you
think the message
of the poster is?
What is the poster
telling you to do?
(hint: it’s not we
are good/they
are evil/stop
them..)
HAVE NOTES ON YOUR DESK.
FROM YOUR LITERARY
TERMS, WHICH WORDS DO
YOU THINK RELATE TO
MYTHOLOGY AND WHY?
Warm-Up
Monday, February 5
OBJ: create a yearbook of Greek gods/goddesses using superlatives
Answer the following and explain WHY.
Which god/goddess would be your best friend?
Which god/goddess would you tell your secrets to?
Which god/goddess would you NOT want to invite to
your birthday party?
Which god/goddess would you trust most? Which
would you trust least?
Who would you want on your team?
Warm-Up
Thursday, February 6
OBJ: create a yearbook of Greek gods/goddesses using superlatives
You are going to CREATE a yearbook for the gods and goddesses.
You will choose six figures. (NOTE CARDS)
You must include SUPERLATIVES (MOST, BEST, LEAST LIKELY,
MOST LIKELY, Etc.)
Include a quote that person would say or a favorite activity
he or she would enjoy.
Illustrate your gods/goddess or mythological figures using 5
colors.
Warm-Up
Thursday, February 6
OBJ: create a yearbook of Greek gods/goddesses using superlatives
MT. OLYMPUS
PARTHENON
ACROPOLIS
600 BC
BEST LOOKING
MOST ATTRACTIVE
MOST DEADLY
MOSTLY LIKELY TO…
LEAST LIKELY TOO…
PROM KING AND QUEEN
CLASS CLOWN…
MOST ATHLETIC
WITTIEST/FUNNIEST
DRAW AND
COLOR YOUR
FIGURE.
GIVE THEM A
SUPERLATEIVE.
GIVE THEM A
QUOTE THEY
WOULD SAY OR
ACTIVITY THEY
WOULD DO
Warm-Up
Tuesday, February 14
OBJ: identify elements of myth in Echo and Narcissus
Name five elements of myth.
•Set in ancient times.
•Element of supernatural (relationship
between mortals and supernatural)
•Moral
•Conflict
•Explains the creation of something or a
natural phenomenon
Two types of conflict and give the
example(s) of each one.
•Internal: Man vs. Himself
•External: Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature, Man vs.
Technology
OBJ: identify elements of myth in Echo and Narcissus
In Celebration of
Valentine’s Day, we are
going to read a Love story.
Read Echo and Narcissus, pg.
290. Fill out your graphic
organizer as you read.
You are looking for specific
examples of the elements of
myth we talked about!! You
MUST use specific details from
the story.
Tuesday, February 14
OBJ: identify elements of myth in Echo and Narcissus
EXTRA CREDIT
Use 5 colors. I will give
you index cards.
Tuesday, February 14
Warm-Up
Wednesday, February 15
OBJ: select one word from each paragraph of Echo and Narcissus to create a
collage that tells the Main Idea
1.What does Echo do that annoys Hera?
She talks too much and distracts Hera so that Zeus
can return to Mount Olympus.
2.How does Hera punish Echo?
She curses Echo. Echo can only repeat what is said
to her.
3.Why does Aphrodite place a curse on Narcissus?
Echo loves Narcissus and he is mean to her.
4. Do you agree with how Aphrodite treated Narcissus?
Why or why not?
Warm-Up
Wednesday, February 15
OBJ: select one word from each paragraph of Echo and Narcissus to create a
collage that tells the Main Idea
Element of Myth
Part in the Story
Set in Ancient Times
The story makes references to Zeus, Hera, and
Aphrodite. These characters are gods and goddesses
from ancient Greek Mythology.
Explains the creation of something
In the story, the echo (repeating of voice) and
narcissus flower are created.
Shows the relationship between
mortals and supernatural
Both Aphrodite and Hera caste spells on characters,
showing there is a supernatural element to the story.
Conflict
Man vs. Man: Hera and Echo, Echo and Narcissus
Man vs. Nature: Narcissus dies
Man vs. Himself: Narcissus falls in love with himself
Moral
Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Do not be self-centered.
Warm-Up
Wednesday, February 15
OBJ: select one word from each paragraph of Echo and Narcissus to create a
collage that tells the Main Idea
Today, you will re-read Echo and Narcissus. You will pick out the
MOST IMPORTANT WORD from each paragraph (one word
ONLY!)
The word you pick must be a STRONG word that SUMMARIZES
the paragraph. (NOT WORDS LIKE AND, THE, OR… )
You will do this for each paragraph of the story. There are about
28 paragraphs.
You will also select THREE scenes from the story that you will
visually recreate. These three scenes must visually show the main
idea of the story.
Warm-Up
Wednesday, February 15
OBJ: select one word from each paragraph of Echo and Narcissus to create a
collage that tells the Main Idea
HAVE YOUR MOST
IMPORTANT WORD
HOMEWORK ON YOUR DESK.
Select three scenes from the story
that explain CONFLICT. You will
recreate these scenes today.
Project Example
Warm-Up
Tuesday, February 21
OBJ: TCAP Tuesday
TEAM ECHO
TEAM NARCISSUS.
What characters would side with
Echo? What characters would side
with Narcissus? Whose team would
you be on? Why? Which character has
the saddest story?
Warm-Up
Wednesday, February 21
OBJ: Read Origin of Seasons and answer questions about the reading.
1.
Identify which Greek figure would say the following:
“I am the Maiden of Spring”
Persephone
“If you want to visit me, you will have to come to the Underworld”
Hades
“All things that grow on Earth grow because of me”.
Demeter
“I am the most powerful”.
Zeus
“When you see a beautiful rainbow, you see me”
Iris
“Instead of a text, you could call on me”
Hermes
2.
Based on the title of the story, predict what you think the story will be
about: The Origin of Seasons. What element of myth is this?
It is about the Earth having seasons. The element of myth is that it explains
the creation of something.
Warm-Up
Wednesday, February 21
OBJ: Read Origin of Seasons and identify elements of myth in the reading
questions about the reading.
1.
What are you first impression of the gods and goddess in this myth? What do
you think of the way they treat each other and the people on Earth?
2.
What does this myth explain the creation of?
3.
How does the story of the kidnapping of Persephone and her mother’s grief
explain the change of seasons?
4.
Which character do you have the most sympathy for? Why? What would you
do in this situation?
5.
Demeter is able to change Zeus’ mind about the marriage of Hades and
Persephone. What does this tell you about the “green earth mother?”
What do you think the moral of the story is? Why?
6.
Warm-Up
Thursday, February 23
OBJ: Read Origin of Seasons and identify elements of myth in the reading
questions about the reading.
What we are going to do today:
Complete Elements of Myth Graphic
Organizer. Use specific details and
page number.
Complete Main idea Graphic
Organizer.
Warm-Up
Friday, February 24
OBJ: Read Origin of Seasons and identify elements of myth in the reading
questions about the reading.
Identify three instances of conflict
in the story, The Origin of the
Seasons.
Explain who the characters are that
are involved and what type of
conflict it is.
Warm-Up
Thursday, February 23
OBJ: Read Origin of Seasons and identify elements of myth in the reading
questions about the reading.
What we are going to do today:
Choose one of the following:
Comic Strip OR Conflict Poster
Comic Strip
1. Create a comic strip about The
Origin of the Seasons.
2. You must use four of the six
boxes.
3. Each box must have two
characters and dialogue.
4. Your comic must show conflict.
5. You must also include three
other elements of myth.
Conflict Poster
1. Create a “Boxing” type Poster
for two of the Characters that
experience conflict.
2. You must include a paragraph
explain who the characters are
and what conflict they
experience in the story.
3. You will then rewrite the conflict
in your own words.
Warm-Up
Monday
February 27
“Great Music can pull you right
out of your chair. It can make you
cry, or laugh, or feel a way, you’ve
never felt before”.
Think of a time where music touched your life. Write a paragraph
(at least 6 sentences) about the experience. What song can you
think of that makes you feel strong emotions? What emotion do
you feel? What does this song make you think of?
Warm-Up
Agenda: Read Orpheus the Great Musician
Objective: create a summary by using a graphic organizer
Tuesday
February 27
Use each of your vocabulary words in a
complete sentences. These sentences must
have context clues to show the meaning of the
word!
Please put the sentences in your Warm-Up!
Warm-Up
Agenda: Read Orpheus the Great Musician
Objective: create a summary by using a graphic organizer
Tuesday
February 27
Read Orpheus, the Great
Musician pg.665
Fill out the Graphic organizer in
order to summarize the story.
WARM-UP
Pg. 670 #1-4
Extra! Extra! Read all About It!
Today you are
going to write an
article
summarizing any
of the three stories
we have read.
Your Newspaper Should include
the following:
Paragraph 1:
Paragraph 2:
First line: Catchy phrase or
question
Use two details from the story.
Then, you will answer:
WHO: Who is involved in the
conflict?
WHAT: What happened?
WHERE: Where did it happen?
WHEN: When did it happen?
WHY: Why did it happen?
Use descriptive words.
Use two quotes a character
would say in an interview.
(Provide the two questions you
asked the character).
Close your paragraph with a
catchy phrase.
WARM-UP
If you were Orpheus, what instrument would
you have played OR what song would you
have played to captivate the monsters of
Hades? Why? Write a paragraph (3-5
sentences explaining why?)
DISCLAIMER:
Please do not write about a song whose lyrics
are offensive.
I will print the lyrics and have your parent sign
them if you select a song with obscene lyrics.
WARM-UP
Monday,
March 5
What do you think prediction means? What
are some things we can predict? How do you
come to a prediction?
Answer in a paragraph 