4/30 – Self-Harm and HHGTTG ch 9-12

Round Table: 1st block:
Self-Harm video
Self-Harm handout and discussion

 

Round Table: 2nd block:
Self-Harm video
Self-Harm handout and discussion

 

English IV: 4th block:
Vocab 5

 

https://padlet.com/kimberlylivaudais/60fng11g12o4

Word Definition Synonyms (4-5)
brevity

noun

concise and exact use of words in writing or speech. Conciseness, succinctness
aplomb

noun

self-confidence or assurance Poise, self-assurance
Barrage

noun

 

a concentrated outpouring, as of questions or blows. Torrent, onslaught
cognizant

adjective

having knowledge or being aware of. Aware, mindful
Collusion

noun

 

secret or illegal cooperation or conspiracy, especially in order to cheat or deceive others. Conspiracy, intrigue
Ennui

Noun

 

a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement. Boredom, tedium
Nebulous

adjective

 

unclear, vague, or ill-defined. Vague, hazy, uncertain
Paradigm

noun

 

a typical example or pattern of something; a model Model, template
Unctuous

adjective

 

(of a person) excessively or ingratiatingly flattering Groveling, insincere
urbane

adjective

of a person, especially a man) suave, courteous, and refined in manner. Sophisticated, worldly
schism

noun

a split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties, caused by differences in opinion or belief. Rife, split
Brazen

adjective

 

bold and without shame. Shameless, daring
E.C
Inscrutable

adjective

 

impossible to understand or interpret. Mysterious, inexplicable
wizened

adjective

shriveled or wrinkled with age Wrinkled, aged
Prognosticate

verb

 

foretell or prophesy (an event in the future) Forecast, predict

Ch 9-12 – Pgs 79-103

Create a social media profile for a character in the novel: https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1svJ-il4a6Wbpmsoub7yUJPYf7d-lSvSKi-NPstDBmVw/edit?usp=sharing

4/27 – Depression, Self-Harm, and Vogon poetry

Round Table: 1st block:
Lit Circles
Youtube Video: “Explaining My Depression to My Mother” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqu4ezLQEUA

Teen Depression: A Short Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzwEahJ11dM

Depression handouts and discussion depression handout

recognizing depression handout.pdf

Get students to brainstorm coping techniques that teens can and actually will use in order to manage depression

 

Round Table: 2nd block:
Lit Circles
Self-Harm Video: Skin Deep-A Short Documentary on Self Harm https://youtu.be/T5w8DElzTnA

Self-Injury: One Family’s Story By Jeanie Lerche Davis (online)

http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/features/self-injury-one-familys-story?

 

English IV: 4h block:
Share Vogon poetry and discuss what makes poetry and what Adams is saying about poetry

4/26 – Anxiety, Depression, and HHGTTG ch 5-8

Round Table: 1st block:
Anxiety Power Point Anxiety and Stress Management 1
Activity: Make stress balls using white balloons and play doh and sharpies

HW: Anxiety Blog Reading – http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/category/blog/anxiety – journal a response to one of the blog entries

 

Round Table: 2nd block:
Youtube Video: “Explaining My Depression to My Mother” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqu4ezLQEUA

Teen Depression: A Short Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzwEahJ11dM

Depression handouts and discussion depression handout

recognizing depression handout.pdf

Get students to brainstorm coping techniques that teens can and actually will use in order to manage depression

 

English IV: 4th block:
Ch 5-8 – Pgs 45-78
Imagery and Fig Lang, Theme: Language and Communication
Figurative Language Handout HHG to the Figurative Language Prewriting

ThinkBoard: https://boardthing.com/board/5aa1c7beaf0a2c060f7a6fc5

Homework: Create your own Vogon poem. Make it as bad as you like, but be able to recite it and convey emotion so that classmates can determine its meaning.

4/25 – Mental Heath Soc Sem, Anxiety, and HHGTTG comparison

Round Table: 1st block:
Mental Health Socratic Seminar Mental Health Socratic Seminar

Round Table: 2nd block:
Anxiety Power Point Anxiety and Stress Management 1
Activity: Make stress balls using white balloons and play doh and sharpies

HW: Anxiety Blog Reading – http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/category/blog/anxiety – journal a response to one of the blog entries

 

English IV: 4th block:
Ch 1-3 audio vs video
Comparing textual formats

Audio: http://www.induceddyslexia.com/hitchhiker.htm

Video: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4syjrl

Compare reading with audio version and complete handout  During Reading HHGTTG Text to Audio Comparison

4/24 – Mental Health Intro and Soc Sem, HHGTTG ch 2-4

Round Table: 1st block:
Mental Health Four Corners
Mental Illness videos with discussion
The Road Back Dramatic Film on Teen Anxiety/Depression
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRjSVNYlwBE
Bressie A Lust for Life 1000 Hours
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhoEu5xfsi4&t=38s

Journal response to video

HW: Read novel and ready questions for Socratic seminar
HW: Please being in play doh

 

Round Table: 2nd block:
Mental Health Socratic Seminar Mental Health Socratic Seminar

 

English IV: 4th block:
HHGTTG CH 2, 3, and 4 – Pgs 20-44

Summarizing Main Idea, POV and narration, Irony and Satire
Irony/Satire Handout Irony and Satire in the Introduction

Questions on padlet or thinkboard: https://boardthing.com/board/5aa1c2f5af0a2c060f7a6fbe

4/23 – Spoken Word, Mental Health Intro, and HHGTTG Pro-Ch 1

Round Table: 1st block:
Present spoken words
Mental Health Lit Circles intro and get novels Mental Health Literature Circles

 

Round Table: 2nd block:
Mental Illness videos with discussion
The Road Back Dramatic Film on Teen Anxiety/Depression
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRjSVNYlwBE
Bressie A Lust for Life 1000 Hours
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhoEu5xfsi4&t=38s

Journal response to video

Mental Health Lit Circles intro and get novels Mental Health Literature Circles
Introduction to Mental Health Research Project

HW: Read novel and ready questions for Socratic seminar

HW: Please bring in play doh

 

English IV: 4th block:
HHGTTG Prologue and Ch 1- pp 1-19
Boardthing – https://boardthing.com/board/5aa1c2f5af0a2c060f7a6fbe

Hitchhiker CH Questions

4/20 – Spoken Poem, Mental Health intro, HHGTG pp 1-19

Round Table: 1st block:
Spoken Word poem due
Lit circle novel choice Mental Health Novels

Round Table: 2nd block:
Lit circle novel choice  Mental Health Novels

 

English IV: 4th block:

Vocab 4 quiz

Finish Intro Activity

Look at unit project and choose project: https://sites.google.com/jcsnc.org/hitchhikersguidepbl/absurdity

4/19 – Spoken Word, Perks, and Hitch hiker’s intro

Round Table: 1st block:
Work on spoken word poem Spoken Word Poetry Assignment

Round Table: 2nd block:
Finish Perks

  1. There are many life-lessons in this story. Describe one.

 

  1. Until the very end of the movie, Charlie thought his aunt Helen was one of his favorite persons in the world. Why would he feel something like that and why didn’t he remember what she had done to him?
  2. . Aunt Helen tells Charlie that, “It’s our little secret”. This is often said by abusers to their victims. Why would this instruction resonate with a child?4. There is one night shown in this story that changed Charlie’s life forever. Which night was it? Why did you pick this night as being the turning point?

5. Stephen Chbosky, the author/director, said that he wanted to present a story in which none of the characters was a bad person. Was he successful? Is this really a story without a bad person? Explain the reasons for your answer. 6.

6.  Why do really great people sometimes let themselves be treated badly?

7. Flashback is a device that is usually used to fill in a backstory, that is, to tell the audience what has happened before the story told by the book or movie begins. Flashback is used in The Perks of Being a Wallflowerfor that purpose but also for an additional purpose which relates to the description of Charlie’s character. What was that?

English IV: 4th block:
Sci Fi ppt Science Fiction Intro
Get novels
Intro unit project https://sites.google.com/jcsnc.org/hitchhikersguidepbl/home?authuser=1

Before reading, have students in groups of 4, decide what they will bring with them if the world is going to blow up. See problematic situation handout.