1. Lesson on Making Inferences:
a. Please download the following document. Read the excerpts and make inferences about the characters, the events, or the circumstances.
b. Please download and complete the Pages document or print and complete the PDF file:
2. Lesson on Historical Background-Early American Literature:
a. INDEPENDENTLY, each member of the group must research/study the assigned topic and take Cornell notes (Topics/Main Ideas+Details OR Main Ideas/Details)
b. In small groups, members must share their Cornell notes-taking turns, discuss, and agree on what information will be presented to/shared with the class.
c. Each small group must create a slide show presentation that will be shared with the audience.
3. Lesson on Ben Franklin's "Autobiography" p. 86:
We are going to continue practicing inferential thinking using excerpts from Ben Franklin's autobiography.
a. Download the slide show and complete the assignment using the T-chart on slide 2.
b. Preview the questions in the following document -part I, "Leaving Boston" (p. 86 in the textbook). Read the text, and respond to the related questions. Be prepared to discuss your responses and inferences in class.
c.Preview the questions. Read part II of Franklin's Autobiography, "Arrival in Philadelphia"(p. 90 ) and part III, "Arriving at Moral Perfection," and respond to the related questions. We will be discussing your responses in class.
4. ACES Format Response
Based on what Ben Franklin reveals about his habits and experiences over the course of his autobiography, which of the thirteen virtues do you imagine would be the most difficult for him to master? Explain your opinion and support your ideas with at least two details from the entire selection. FCA: structure and organization 10 p.
FCA: The argument is supported with at least two specific references to the tex10 p.
FCA: Every statement/textual evidence is explicitly explained, connected to the argument, and elaborated on 10p.
5. Lesson on The Declaration of Independence:
5. Lesson on Context Clues and B. Franklin, "The Autobiography"-Vocabulary
a. Download and review the slide show on how to determine the meaning of the unfamiliar words:
b. Print and complete the worksheet-infer the meaning of each vocabulary word based on the context clues.
c. Complete the following assignment using vocabulary words in a context:
Homework- Most of our work will be done in class. Any assignments that have to be finished/completed at home will be posted here. This section is updated daily-if nothing is posted, there is no homework.
1. Lesson on Identifying Main Ideas in Informational Texts:
Download the slide show and review the strategies for identifying main ideas and supporting details.
2. Slide Show Presentation Rubric
3. Lesson on M. Rowlandson's Narrative
4. Lesson on Anne Bradstreet, "Upon Burning of Our House"
5. Lesson on ACES Format Review
Download the ACES graphic organizer and use it to organize your writing:
6. Lesson on ACES Revisions: Common Errors/Transitions
Revise your ACES responses to address the following common errors. Make sure that from this point on, all writing assignments are revised for these errors-there will be a one point deduction each time these errors occur in your writing (you will not be able to get these points back)
7. Lesson on T. Jefferson's "Autobiography: The Declaration of Independence"
a. Download and complete the following assignment on the first part of The Declaration (p.117-p. 118 of the Textbook):
b. Download and complete your corresponding group assignment (assignments are listed in order):
c. Download and complete the assignment on the last part of the Declaration:
8. Lesson on Parallelism
Please download and complete the following exercise on parallelism and parallel sentence structure: