Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Juniors weeks of Nov. 12-26

Teacher: O’Connor-Mesa
Class: 11th grade English
Dates: Weeks of November 12th and November 26th
Learning Development:
Performance Objective:  UW.G11.2R.C1.PO 4
Learning Objective: Explain the writer’s use of irony, contradiction, paradoxes, incongruities, and
ambiguities in a literary selection
Kid-Friendly Language: I can explain how the writer uses mixed messages such as irony and paradox in a literary selection to advance the work.
Key Terms:
Essential Questions:
1. What are literary contradictions, incongruities, and paradoxes? How are they used within a piece of literature to lead the reader to the author’s desired outcome?
Bloom’s Level


x Application

x Analysis
x Synthesis
x Evaluation
Anticipatory Set
·         Congruent
·         Active
·         Past Experience
Students will write one paragraph discussing what they know about irony and if they have ever found themselves in an ironic situation.  If they do not know what irony is they will be required to look up the definition in the literature text glossary.
Instructional Strategies

 Identifying Similarities & Differences
x Summarizing
x Project-Based
 Nonlinguistic Representation
x Setting Objectives
x Peer Feedback
 Generating/Testing Hypothesis

x Lecture
x Discussion
x Homework
x Cooperative Learning
x Instructor Feedback
x Questions, Cues, Advanced Organizers
Learning Activities & Modeling the H.O.T.S.
Week of November 12th
Students will take interactive notes on a PowerPoint Regarding Irony.  The class will then read Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” and the students will write about irony, comparing and contrasting the situational and verbal irony in the story. Students will complete Irony as a Tool Worksheet in cooperative groups as well as “The Art of Two Tongues” assignment. Students will write their own short story, which contains all three types of irony and present it to the class.
Week of November 26th
Students will participate in an interactive PowerPoint regarding paradox.  The class will the read the short story entitled, “All You Zombies”.  Students will discuss the paradox of the story in small groups, write a paragraph describing the circle of events, and present them to the class. 
Guided Practice
The teacher will assist the students with the interactive PowerPoint noting various types of irony and paradox.  The teacher will also model how to accomplish each academic task before individual work is assigned. 
Comprehension Check
Student comprehension will be based off of successful completion of the individual and group work.
Active Participation
·         All Students
·         All the Time
Students will be engaged in a variety of activities including interactive PowerPoint, Cooperative learning, individual dissection, processing, and application; as well as, analyze and organize concept information.
x  Combination
 Selected Response                                                    x Extended Written Response
x Performance Assessment                                          x Personal Communication
·         Congruent
·         Active
·         Past Experience
·         Student Summary
Students will summarize the various types of irony and give an example of each type, as well as provide an example of paradox.
Independent Practice
Students will write their own short story, which contains all three types of irony. 

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