Monday 08/11 Tuesday 08/12 Wednesday 08/13 Thursday 08/14 Friday 08/15 Essential Question What skills do strong readers and writers possess? (Remind them inferencing is one!) BR: NEATLY color interactive cover for “Thinking Aloud and Marking the Text” page. BR: PreSeminar Quiz BR: Vocabulary text-based questions; discuss Define inference; Inference activity with a photo. TSW evaluate accuracy; TSW complete “inference” skill page in interactive notebook. BR: Vocabulary Review: TSW choose a picture (3) on the board and describe what word the picture illustrates; justify. TSW define veldt; wordleTSW make inferences about what the short story, “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury will be about based on connotation; TSW watch a short video as hook. TTW model a think aloud with a short text; discuss TSW read “The Veldt” and mark the text. TSW carousel the room in preparation for “The Veldt” Seminar. YOU MUST HAVE EVIDENCE TO BAKE UP YOUR CLAIM! TTW have Steven Colbert read “The Veldt” aloud. TSW mark the text! Opening Question: What was Ray Bradbury’s message in “The Veldt”? “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury wordle – TSW make inferences about what the short story will be about based on connotation. TTW introduce vocabulary through pictures and sentences 1. p. 2 middle instinctively 2. p. 6 mid-bot insufferable 3. P. 4 mid-top subsided 4. P 10. mid prompted 5. P. 9 bottom contemplating What does it mean to think aloud? To “mark the text”? TSW complete skill page in interactive notebook. Introduce Seminar by presenting rules; example; rubric. Who made the biggest mistake in the story? Why? Choose a character and give and adjective to describe. Justify! What other environment could Ray Bradbury have used and created the same effect? Explain. What happens to Mr. McClean at the end of the story? What clues in the story lead you to your conclusion? Define theme; TSW find theme in “Full House” episode intro; TSW complete “theme” skill page in interactive notebook using discussion from “The Veldt” TTW discuss preseminar quiz; SEMINAR DAY! In a roundtable setting student minds discuss, not debate, ideas from “The Veldt” using carousel questions from Thursday. Next week: Crossword puzzle activity page Common Core Objectives: R.L.8.1. Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. R.L.8.2.Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text. SL.8.1.Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.