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    Day

    Learning Objective

    Deliverables (Due Dates)

     

    Resources/Instructions

    Day 1

     

    DUE DATE:

    April 6th

     

    Activity 4.1

    ¨ View the PowerPoint for Activity 4.1-4.4. It contains helpful hints, links, and examples.

    ¨ Answer the first Essential Question in complete sentences and SUBMIT to me.

     

    Days 2-4

     

    DUE DATE: April 9th

    Write an objective summary of an informational text [RI.8.2]

     

    Demonstrate understanding of the denotations and connotations of words related to humor. [L.8.5C]

    Activity 4.2

    ¨  Read the essay “Made You Laugh” by Marc Tyler Nobleman and annotate according to the Purpose for Reading.

    ¨  Answer the Second Read questions #1-7. Be sure to restate the question then answer it just like we do in class. SUBMIT to me.

    ¨  Complete the Working from the Text question #8. SUBMIT to me.

    ¨  Complete the chart #9 by providing the denotation and connotation of each word. Three examples are located in the PowerPoint (Slide 8). SUBMIT to me.

    Days 5-9

     

    DUE DATE:

    April 16th

    Categorize humorous texts into levels of comedy.

     

    Write an analysis of how an artist creates humor. [W.8.2 and W.8.2a]

    Activity 4.3

    ¨  Read about the differences between low comedy and high comedy and complete #1-3. SUBMIT to me.

    ¨  Complete the Analyzing Humorous Texts section by answering questions #4-5. SUBMIT to me.

    ¨  Read about the RAFT strategy and use it twice: first for the analysis of a humorous comic strip and then for the analysis of a political cartoon. Record your answers in the chart (#6). Both the comic strip and political cartoon are located in the PowerPoint (Slides 11 and 12). A completed example is also located in the PowerPoint (Slide 13). SUBMIT to me.

    ¨  Complete the Writing to Sources Activity. Think about the assigned cartoon or comic. How does the author create humor? Write a paragraph explaining your answer. Be sure to follow the guidelines outlined on Springboard. SUBMIT to me.

    Days 10-11

     

    DUE DATE: April 20th

     

    Analyze how authors convey humor in a speech and writing [RI.8.1]

    Activity 4.4

    ¨ Complete # 1-2. SUBMIT to me.

    ¨ View the Jerry Seinfeld clip on Halloween candy (see link below) and complete #3-4. SUBMIT to me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwdaxSI6lM4

    ¨ Complete the “Check Your Understanding” question (#5). SUBMIT to me.

    ¨ Read the Brothers excerpt by Jon Scieszka and annotate according to the Purpose for Reading.

    ¨ Answer Second Read questions #6-7. Be sure to restate the question then answer it just like we do in class. SUBMIT to me.

    Day 14

     

    DUE DATE: April 23rd

    Assessment of standards covered in Activities 4.2-4.4

    Springboard Digital Assessment 4.2-4.4

    Complete the Springboard Digital assessment for Activities 4.2-4.4. The assessment will open at 12:00 a.m. and close at 11:45 p.m. You will have 20 minutes to complete it. SUBMIT to me.

    Days 15-16

     

    DUE DATE: April 27th

    Analyze a humorous essay [RI.8.1, RI.8.2]

     

    Write to explain how an author conveys universal truths through humor [W.8.2]

    Activity 4.5

    ¨ View the PowerPoint for Activity 4.5-4.7. It contains helpful hints, links, and examples.

    ¨ Read “I’ve got a few pet peeves about sea creatures” by Dave Barry and annotate according to the Purpose for Reading.

    ¨ Answer Second Read Questions #1-4. Be sure to restate the question then answer it just like we do in class. SUBMIT to me.

    ¨ Answer Working from the Text Questions #5-10 only. Be sure to restate the question then answer it just like we do in class. SUBMIT to me.

    ¨ Complete the Writing to Sources Prompt. Write a paragraph that explains how Barry uses humor to convey a truth about life. Be sure to follow the guidelines outlined on Springboard. SUBMIT to me.

    Days 17-19

     

    DUE DATE:

    April 30th

     

    Analyze satire in print and non-print texts [RI.8.1, RI.8.4]

     

    Write an analytical paragraph that includes appropriate and varied transitions [W.8.2c]

    Activity 4.6

    ¨ Watch the assigned video clip about pollen https://youtu.be/Roo--idDA24 and Complete #1. SUBMIT to me.

    ¨ Read “Underfunded Schools Forced to Cut Past Tense from Language Programs” from The Onion and annotate according to the Purpose for Reading.

    ¨ Answer Second Read Questions #2-4. Be sure to restate the question then answer it just like we do in class. SUBMIT to me.

    ¨ Complete the Writing to Sources Prompt: Analyze how the text about underfunded schools uses satirical humor to expose human vice or folly. Be sure to follow the guidelines outlined on Springboard. SUBMIT to me.

    Days 20-21

     

    DUE DATE:

    May 4th

     

     

    Define and recognize comic characters and caricatures.  

     

    Analyze characters and caricatures in a literary text. [RL.8.3]

    Activity 4.7

    ¨ View the opening credits clip of The Simpsons twice and complete #1. Bart is done for you as an example. SUBMIT to me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPzS3QYb868

    ¨ Read the short story “The Open Window” by Saki. And annotate according to the Purpose for Reading.

    ¨ Answer the Second Read Questions #3-12. Be sure to restate the question then answer it just like we do in class. SUBMIT to me.

    ¨ Complete the table for #15. SUBMIT to me.

    Day 24

     

    DUE DATE: May 7th

    Assessment of standards covered in Activities 4.5-4.7

    Springboard Digital Assessment 4.5-4.7

    Complete the Springboard Digital assessment for Activities 4.5-4.7. You will have 20 minutes to complete it. SUBMIT to me.

    Days 25-26

     

    DUE DATE:

    May 11th

     

    Analyze comic situations in a literary text. [RL.8.6]

     

    Determine the impact of word choice on meaning and tone in a comic situation. [RL.8.4]

    Activity 4.8

    ¨ View the PowerPoint for Activity 4.8-4.10. It contains helpful hints, links, and examples.

    ¨ Watch the YouTube clip from the movie Elf. In the movie, Buddy (the elf) is a real elf from the North Pole who has traveled to New York in search of his real father. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tIcnydrwFY

    ¨ Complete Questions #1-2 and SUBMIT to me.

    ¨ Read the excerpt from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Annotate according to the Purpose for Reading.

    ¨ Answer Second Read Questions #3-10. Be sure to restate the question then answer it just like we do in class. SUBMIT to me.

    Days 27-29

     

     

     

    DUE DATE:

    May 14th

     

    Analyze the effect of hyperbole in poetry. [L.8.5 and L.8.5a]

     

     

    Activity 4.9

    ¨View my definition of a Hyperbole and my answers for #1 on the PowerPoint (Slide 7).

    ¨Read the poem “They have Yarns” by Carl Sandburg. Annotate according to the Purpose for Reading.

    ¨Answer Second Read questions #2-3. Be sure to restate the question then answer it just like we do in class. SUBMIT to me.

    ¨Read the poem “Mooses” by Ted Hughes. Annotate according to the Purpose for Reading.

    ¨Answer Second Read questions #8-12. Be sure to restate the question then answer it just like we do in class. SUBMIT to me.

    ¨Read the poem “El Chicle” by Ana Castillo. Annotate according to the Purpose for Reading.

    ¨Answer Second Read Questions #13-14. Be sure to restate the question then answer it just like we do in class. SUBMIT to me.

    Days 30-31

     

     

    DUE DATE:

    May 18th

     

     

     

     

     Interpret the use of wordplay in poetry and drama. [RL8.4 and L.8.5a]

    Activity 4.10

    ¨ View my definition of PUN and my examples on the PowerPoint (Slides 10 and 11).

    ¨ Read the poem “Is Traffic Jam Delectable” by Jack Prelunsky. Annotate according to Purpose for Reading.

    ¨ Answer Second Read questions #1-2. Be sure to restate the question then answer it just like we do in class. SUBMIT to me.

    ¨ Watch the YouTube clip “Who’s on First?” by Abbott and Costello

    https://youtu.be/kTcRRaXV-fg

    ¨ Answer the Analyzing a Humorous Skit questions #8-10. Be sure to restate the question then answer it just like we do in class. SUBMIT to me.

    Day 34

     

    DUE DATE:

    May 21st

     

    Assessment of standards covered in Activities 4.8-4.10

    Springboard Digital Assessment 4.8-4.10

    Complete the Springboard Digital assessment for Activities 4.8-4.10. You will have 20 minutes to complete it. SUBMIT to me.

    Day 35-39

     

    DUE DATE:

    May 28th

    8th Questionnaire DUE

     

     

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