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.

4/16 – Racism, Soc Sem, and C/C

Round Table: 1st block:
Wrap up Racism lesson

Round Table: 2nd block:
Soc. Sem. – finally

English IV: 4th block:

Vocab 4

C/C Hamlet with Lion King on Thing Board


Word Definition Synonyms (4-5)


Relieve or diminish a negative feeling Ease, alleviate


having a lot of space inside large, spacious


of or during the day. Daily, everday


free (someone or something) from a constraint or difficulty. Remove,. disengage


deserving or causing public disgrace or shame. Embarrassing, undignified


lessen the seriousness of (an offense or mistake). Reduce, lessen


(of the heart) beat rapidly, strongly, or irregularly. Throb, race


(of a person) having an unemotional and stolidly calm disposition. Calm, composed


giving or indicating a good chance of success; favorable. Lucky, favorable
prostrate (verb)


lay oneself flat on the ground face downward, especially in reverence or submission. Prone, laying flat


accept something reluctantly but without protest. Accede, agree


a friendly relationship Friendship, harmony


involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring. Taxing, difficult


Being clearly understood Plain, clear


overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with. Overwhelm, overload

4/13 – Racism, Soc Sem, and Lion King

Round Table: 1st block:
Speaker on Racism

Round Table: 2nd block:
Writing Prompt – Writing Prompt: Think of a problem at home or at school that you feel comfortable sharing. Write out plausible reasons that trace the logical progression of the problem. Make sure that the sequence of events is in order.
Hannah doesn’t seem to take responsibility for her actions. What responsibility do you have in your own problem?

HW: Bring in 3 questions/statements for a socratic sem, on the novel


English IV: 4th block:
Lion King

4/11 – Racism, 13RW, and Gibson’s Hamlet

Round Table: 1st block:
Journals due tomorrow
Reflection on LGBT bullying – about 1/2 page to a page – what worked? did you like it? learn anything? what would you change? add? stop doing? other comments or ideas?

Racism Bullying ppt Racism Today


Round Table: 2nd block:
Journals due tomorrow

Read to pg 231

HW: finish next section – to pg 252


English IV: 4th block:
Finish Hamlet
Handout on Hamlet