Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 English 11A TODAY’S OBJECTIVES: Students will examine how the author’s purpose affects his/her use of language and choice of form (MCPS 3.4.2) AGENDA: 1. Write interior monologue from the viewpoint of the dancer or one of the white people in the audience. Try to imagine how he/she looks at the world and wonder what life experiences made him/her the person they are…please note that you don’t necessarily have to approve of their behavior. Needs to be at least ½ - 1 page. Turn in by end of period. 2. Introduce Ernest Gaines’ A Lesson before Dying: Hand out texts and reading schedules/journal assignment Go over weekly quiz schedules – open notes only As you read, keep a running sheet of notes and include the following items (you can use these notes in your weekly quizzes): Additional characters Setting/change in setting Plot/major events Questions/inconsistencies (with page number) to be asked on the day that reading is due Read first chapter together; discuss and take notes on the following: Setting Characters Situation 3. Select one word from A Lesson before Dying vocabulary handout. Using a dictionary and/or thesaurus, define the word, its synonyms and antonym, part(s) of speech, and use in sentence. Teach this word and its proper usage to rest of class. HOMEWORK/UPCOMING DUE DATES: Any rewrites of “Stereotypes” Essay are due no later than end of school day this Friday, 10/9. DO NOT DELETE teacher comments.