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Unit 3: The Odyssey


The Odyssey Resources
Odyssey Text Graphic Organizer (see this document for all notes taken in class)
Greek gods and goddesses Refresher(click here if you need a refresher on which god is which)
Literary Devices Glossary (click here if you need one of the literary terms we've covered in class)
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Wednesday, February 7th 
Please refer to Notes 02/07 for quick write, target, and notes
In class...
1. Log into turnitin.com and join the new class: 
1st Block
Class Name: Foley Block 1 (Spring 2018)
Class ID: 17395391
Enrollment Key: 105499
2nd Block
Class Name: Foley Block 2 (Spring 2018)
Class ID: 17395453
Enrollment Key: 105499
3rd Block
Class Name: Foley Block 3 (Spring 2018)
Class ID:17395461
Enrollment Key: 105499
2. Peer Editing Time--> using the editing and revision checklist, go through your paper and make sure your essay has all the components it needs.
3. 30 minutes of work time to finish making edits
4. Self Reflection/Evaluation (See above power point for questions, should be done on a blank piece of paper.) 
5. Finish Of Mice and Men Anticipation Guide

At home... 
Your Definition Essay is due to turnitin.com by 11:59 pm tonight, February 7th.

Monday, February 5th 
Please refer to Notes 02/05 for quick write, target, and notes
In class...
1. Independent Reading Time
2. Quick Write
3. Conclusion Review and work time (see ppt for notes)
4. Turn in your Rough Draft of your Definition Essay to Google Classroom by 11:59 tonight!
5. Begin work on Of Mice and Men Anticipation Guide (we will complete this on Wednesday).

At home...
 

You should come to class on Wednesday with a MOSTLY COMPLETE version of your Definition Essay. We will be going through a short peer editing process, then you will have 30 minutes to apply the suggestions.

Thursday, February 1st 
Please refer to Notes 02/01 for quick write, target, and notes
In class...
1. Independent Reading Time
2. Quick Write
3. Finish The Odyssey (Books 24)
4. Body Paragraph Work Time. If you need a review of the PEAL paragraph format, click here!

At home...
 

If you are not finished with your body paragraphs, do this at home.


Tuesday, January 30th 
Please refer to Notes 01/30 for quick write, target, and notes
In class...
1. Independent Reading Time
2. Quick Write
3. Introduction & Thesis Review Notes (hook statement cheat sheet)
4. Thesis/Intro Work time
5. Read: The Odyssey Books 22-23

At home... 

If you are not finished with your introduction paragraph, do this at home.

Friday, January 26th 
Please refer to Notes 01/26 for quick write, target, and notes

In class...
1. Independent Reading Time
2. Quick Write
3. Google Classroom Login:
-1st block Class Code: 49ao03
-2nd block Class Code: 2actxhw
-3rd block Class Code: k5wn4
4. Foley Model of Brainstorming on Mentor Definition Essay Outline
5. Time to work on your own Definition Essay Outline (steps 1&2)
-Make a COPY of this document and edit that one
6. Read: Books 20-21 in the graphic novel
7. Mini Lesson: Intro and Open/Closed Thesis. Use this note catcher and see ppt. above for notes
8. Work time: complete the thesis and intro sections (steps 3&4) on your Outline. Turn your thesis statement into the assignment on Google Classroom.

At home... 

Turn in your thesis statement onto google classroom if you did not in class today.

Wednesday, January 24th
Please refer to Notes 01/24 for quick write, target, and notes

In class...
1. Independent Reading Time
2. Literary Device Review
3. Quick Write
4. Definition Essay Rubric Jigsaw: Look at the mentor texts for  The Definition Essay. Using the rubric, analyze which mentor text is the better example, and which still needs editing. Create a checklist for your component. If I was going to try for a three on my introduction, what would I need to include?
5. Rubric component posters
6. Read: Books 17-19 in the graphic novel

At home... 
Think about if you'd like to write about heroism or perseverance for the Definition Essay


Monday, January 22nd
 
Please refer to Notes 01/22 for quick write, target, and notes

In class...
1. Independent Reading Time
2. Quick Write
3. Time to finish Close Reading Practice from last class.
5. Read: Books 12-17 in the graphic novel

At home... 
Finish Close Reading practice if you didn't finish it in class today.

Thursday, January 18th
 
Please refer to Notes 01/18 for quick write, target, and notes

In class...
1. Independent Reading Time
2. Grammar Review
3. Quick Write
4. Literary Devices Quiz!
5. Close Reading Model--> see the mentor text for an example
6. Close Reading Practice: Using the Close Reading Practice Sheet, read the Book 9- Original text from the Odyssey, following the directions on the Close Reading Practice sheet. You will get 30 minutes next class to work on the practice, and then it will be turned in for 20 points!

At home... 
Work on Close Reading practice if you don't think 30 minutes on Monday will be enough time to finish it!

Tuesday, January 16th 
Please refer to Notes 01/16 for quick write, target, and notes

In class...
1. Independent Reading Time
2. Grammar Review
3. Quick Write
4. Literary Device of the Day: Foreshadowing and Flashback
5. Flashcards for Literary Device Quiz on Thursday
5. Read Book 9 of the graphic novel
6. Respond: Based on what we've read thus far, is Odysseus a hero? Answer in PEAL format. This was submitted.
6. Read books 10-11 independently.

At home... 
Your signed syllabus is due if you haven't submitted it
Literary Terms Quiz one is this Thursday, January 18th- be prepared!


Thursday, January 11th
 
Please refer to Notes 01/11 for quick write, target, and notes

In class...
1. Independent Reading Time
2. Grammar Review
3. Quick Write
4. Literary Device of the Day: Hubris
5. Hero's Journey Rotations. Use this information to complete the Hero's Journey Graphic Organizer.
6. Watch the Hero's Journey Video from Ted
7. Read up to Book 8 in the graphic novel
At home... 
Your signed syllabus is due back by Tuesday, January 15th
Literary Terms Quiz one is next Thursday, January 18th- start to prepare!


Tuesday, January 9th 
Please refer to Notes 01/09 for quick write, target, and notes

In class...
1. Independent Reading Time
2. Quick Write
3. Literary Device of the Day: Imagery and Onomatopoeia
4. Grammar Mini-Lesson: Parts of Speech (find the guided notes here)
5. 4-5 in The Odyssey Graphic Novel (see Odyssey Text Graphic Organizer under resources above for notes)
At home... 
Your signed syllabus is due back by Tuesday, January 15th

Monday, January 8th 

In class...
1. Class building activity
2. Review Syllabus
3. Photo Writing Activity
At home... 
Your signed syllabus is due back by Tuesday, January 15th

Thursday, December 14th 
Please refer to Notes 12/14 for quick write, target, and notes

In class...
1. Independent Reading Time
2. Quick Write
3. Literary Device of the Day: Personification
4. Read Books 2-4 in The Odyssey Graphic Novel (see Odyssey Text Graphic Organizer under resources above for notes)
5. Study Guide work time for final

At home... 
Study guide worth 15 points if you turn it in on Monday
All late work due by this Friday, December 15th 
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Tuesday, December 12th 
Please refer to Notes 12/12 for quick write, target, and notes

In class...
1. Independent Reading Time
2. Quick Write
3. Literary Device of the Day: Epic Simile (Homeric Simile)
4. Read The Incantation from the Orange Anthology (see Odyssey Text Graphic Organizer under resources above for notes)
5. Read Book 1 from The Odyssey Graphic Novel (see Odyssey Text Graphic Organizer under resources above for notes)

At home...
 
All late work due by this Friday, December 15th 
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Friday, December 8th 
Please refer to Notes 12/8 for quick write, target, and notes

In class...
1. Independent Reading Time
2. Quick Write
3. Literary Device of the Day: Epic Poem
4. Quick write prompts inspired by The Odyssey
5. The Trojan War Background Video
**EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: If you take notes on the video (the entire video) and bring me 15 bullet points of information, it will be worth 10 extra credit points

At home... 
Extra Credit Opportunity if you choose
All late work due by this Friday, December 15th 
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Wednesday, December 6th
 
Please refer to Notes 12/6- This I Believe Essay Wrap Up for quick write,  and notes on Turnitin.com login
Please refer to Notes 12/6- The Odyssey Begins for quick write,  and notes on Turnitin.com login

In class...
1. Independent Reading Time
2. Quick Write
3. Turn in TIB essays to Turnitin.com
4. TIB Essay Reflection Questions (This was turned in for a grade).
5. The Odyssey Anticipation Guide + Activity

At home...
 
Nothing!
Unless your essay is not finished- get it turned in ASAP!!!
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