Back to School Night Freshman English by Mr. Balmaseda
My Objectives as a Teacher <ul><li>* Incite to Think </li></ul><ul><li>* Incite to Question </li></ul><ul><li>* To challen...
Student Objectives of this Course <ul><li>* Apply Critical Thinking and Critical literary analysis to works reviewed in th...
Course Highlights <ul><li>* &quot;Romeo and Juliet&quot; animations </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>* &quot;A Separa...
&quot;Romeo and Juliet&quot; Animations <ul><li>* Students will work in groups to use a podcast to animate a  </li></ul><u...
&quot;A Separate Peace&quot; Years Later paper <ul><li>Students will complete a paper that continues the plot of this  </l...
Unrecommended Reading <ul><li>Read a work of fiction that is recommended reading in its   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><u...
Student Written Fiction Publishing Party <ul><li>Students will write a short fiction story of 1000+ words and  </li></ul><...
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Back To School Night Freshman English

  1. 1. Back to School Night Freshman English by Mr. Balmaseda
  2. 2. My Objectives as a Teacher <ul><li>* Incite to Think </li></ul><ul><li>* Incite to Question </li></ul><ul><li>* To challenge students' to adapt and overcome </li></ul><ul><li>* To challenge students' </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>assumptions of themselves,  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>others and their surroundings. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Student Objectives of this Course <ul><li>* Apply Critical Thinking and Critical literary analysis to works reviewed in the course. </li></ul><ul><li>* Improve Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>* Improve Writing skills </li></ul><ul><li>* Utilize the available technology to teach the class a new way of seeing the material. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Course Highlights <ul><li>* &quot;Romeo and Juliet&quot; animations </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>* &quot;A Separate Peace&quot; Years Later paper </li></ul><ul><li>* Read a work of fiction that is not recommended reading </li></ul><ul><li>* Student Written Fiction Publishing Party </li></ul>
  5. 5. &quot;Romeo and Juliet&quot; Animations <ul><li>* Students will work in groups to use a podcast to animate a  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>short but critical scene from Romeo and Juliet and lead a short  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>class discussion as to its importance in its portrayal of Italian  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>society and the importance of this structure to the plot. </li></ul>
  6. 6. &quot;A Separate Peace&quot; Years Later paper <ul><li>Students will complete a paper that continues the plot of this  </li></ul><ul><li>novel when Gene returns to school years later. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Unrecommended Reading <ul><li>Read a work of fiction that is recommended reading in its   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>country of origin, preferably for your age group. Students will  </li></ul><ul><li>use the school's electronic authoring tool to receive feedback  </li></ul><ul><li>from students in the book's country of origin. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Student Written Fiction Publishing Party <ul><li>Students will write a short fiction story of 1000+ words and  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>post it in a personal blog. Students will then comment on the  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>stories of three other students in a positive and constructive   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>manner. </li></ul>

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