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Unit 4/ from Speak, Memory & Games At Twilight

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  • 1. Week of January 14, 2008 Mrs. Navejar
  • 2. Unit 4/ from Speak, Memory
    • Open to page 340
    • Connect to Literature
      • Describe a memory of your first reading experiences
    • Background
      • Read the paragraph and write down the most important sentence
    • Literary Analysis
      • Personal Narrative
      • Allusion
    • Reading Strategy
      • Recognizing Author’s Purpose
    • Immersed in Words Chart
  • 3. from Speak, Memory by Vladimir Nabokov
    • Background information on Nabokov
    • Russian Revolution of 1917
    • Nabakov wrote about his experiences with books
      • What do you remember about your first reading experiences?
      • Can you remember your first book?
        • I can remember Dick and Jane books
      • How difficult is it to get by in life if you can’t read or don’t read very well? What problems would you face?
        • Literacy program in Milwaukee
        • Extra credit activity
          • We will go to the school’s library and pick out a children’s book
          • Read the book to a young child in your life and write about the experience
  • 4. Quick Review
    • Personal Narrative is a true story about a memorable person, event, or situation in the writer’s life
    • An allusion is a reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art
    • The author’s purpose is his or her reason for writing
  • 5. Review and Assess
    • Page 347
      • Questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 9
    • Page 348
      • Vocabulary Development Lesson
        • Word Analysis- Latin prefix- pro-
      • Grammar
        • Clauses
          • Practice- 1-5
  • 6. Games at Twilight
    • Open your books to page 350
    • Connect
      • Write about the games you remember playing when you were a little kid. What were some of the games you played? What do you recall about the experience?
    • Background
      • Read the paragraph and write down the most important sentence.
    • Literary Analysis
      • Motivation
      • Dialogue
    • Reading Strategy
      • Evaluate a character’s decision
        • Remember the story we read, “A Visit To Grandmother’s”?
        • What do you think about the Grandmother’s decision to baby GL?
    • Immersed in Words Chart
  • 7. Games at Twilight
    • India’s Freedom Struggle
    • Children’s games from around the world
    • Children’s games- extra credit
      • Read the following . pdf link
      • Pick one children's game
      • Learn it and teach the class the game
    • Read the story- 352-360
  • 8. Quick Review
    • Motivation is the reason behind a character’s action
    • Dialogue is conversation between characters
    • To evaluate a character’s decision, assess whether the decision that the character makes is sound (makes sense or is a good choice)
  • 9. Review and Assess
    • Turn to page 361
      • Answer questions 1, 3, 4, 8 and 10
      • We will discuss 10 in class
    • Turn to page 362
      • Word Analysis- Latin Prefix- super-
      • Spelling strategy
      • Grammar Lesson- Subordination
        • Practice- 1-5