Lesson Plans
English 2 Period 4 1st Q 08.09 Lesson Plans
Week: 09/01/2008 Instructor: Duane Hannan Academics
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Monday:
No school--labor day





Tuesday:
Intro to class: objectives, grades/expectations, activities, rules

Monsters and Superheros--list; list new name possibilities; story characteristics of stories with monsters and superheros

Intro to epic literature/poetry--characteristics of epic poetry/literature: nine convention; epics we know.

Writing sample: an important place from the summer


Wednesday:
Type writing sample using proscribed format

Gilgamesh--how one gets a monster or superhero to do what one wants; read Prologue--Gilgamesh King in Uruk and The Coming of Enkidu; in groups--list evidence of the conventions; a very brief history of the poem; what the audience of the work believed; what separates Enkidu from the animals

Reading skills--vocabulary development: understanding by understanding context, figurative language, symbolism, mood, tone, irony, satire; context clues: comparison, contrast, definition, restatement, example; practice 1, p.p. 29-30




Thursday:
Reading skills--vocabulary development: understanding by understanding context, figurative language, symbolism, mood, tone, irony, satire; context clues: comparison, contrast, definition, restatement, example; practice 1, p.p. 29-30

Gilgamesh--how Gilgamesh convinces Enkidu to carry on; read The Forest Journey through 1st para on p.81


Friday:
Reading skills--figurative language: simile, metaphor, extended metaphor, personification, allusion--ex. in identifying fig. lang.; practice 2, p. 31

Gilgamish--read to the end of The Forest Journey: what the arguments are for and against killing Humbaba

The week's terms exercise
 
 
 
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