Brunswick High School LFS Weekly Lesson Plan Teacher: Hutcheson Subject: American Lit PLEASE NOTE: SCHEDULING AND STRATEGIES WILL VARY AS EACH TEACHER WORKS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF SPECIFIC CLASSES. Dates: March 5 – March 8 Unit Topic: Revolutionary Period Romanticism & Transcendentalism Standard(s): ELAALRL1.1a,b,e; ELAALRL2a,b,c,d; ELAALRL3b; ELA11W1a,g; ELA11LSV2 Prior to teaching: Bell Ringer activity Monday Tuesday Essential Question How are literary devices How are the themes of used in Revolutionary Romantic literature still literature? seen in contemporary literature? How are themes presented in Revolutionary Period How does Romantic poetry literature compare with the poetry we have read in other units? Wednesday How does Irving’s use of imagery in the story convey the tone and meaning of the story? How does the short story “The Devil and Tom Walker” portray the themes of Romanticism? Thursday What are the characteristics of Transcendentalism? Friday NO SCHOOL How does Emerson’s diction express the major themes of Transcendentalism (aphorisms)? What tensions exist between self-reliance and conformity? Activating/Acceleration: (Some ideas: KWL, Pre-reading, Think Pair Share, Thinking Maps, Vocabulary Overview, Word Splash, Survey, Big Four) Vocabulary overview Vocabulary Overview: Thinking Map: Defining in KWL – What I know about Theme, parallelism, rhyme scheme, alliteration, context--Greed Transcendentalism; What I inference allusion, meter, tone want to know about Transcendentalism; What I learned about Transcendentalism Cognitive Teaching Strategies: include time for distributed practice or summarizing (Some ideas: Lecture/Question, Read/Discuss, TIMS, Hands on Activity, Thinking Map, Pictograph, Research, Vocabulary, Diagrams/Graphs, Brunswick High School LFS Weekly Lesson Plan Comprehension) Read “What is an American?” Complete packet in pairs. Review packet together. Read intro and complete guided notes. Students will read and paraphrase “Psalm of Life” together . Discuss tone and imagery. Read “The Devil and Tom Walker” by Washington Irving. Fill out “Is it Romantic” sheet together. Answer questions and complete sequencing map. Video clip of Dead Poets’ Society – Walking in the Courtyard Read/Discuss “SelfReliance” by Emerson. Complete graphic organizer while reading for different characteristics of Transcendentalism. “You Might be a Transcendentalist if…” Summarizing Strategies: (Some ideas: Ticket Out the Door, 3-2-1, The Important Thing, One Word, Learning Logs) What are common Ticket out the Door: The most important thing Three word, One word elements in all three Answer the first essential about Romanticism is… packets? question.