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English10:Unit2Overview/AssessmentPlan

ThingsFallApartbyChinuaAchebe
SeptemberOctober2016

ctesch@realmcharterschool.orgor(textorcall)5106845829
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EssentialQuestions
Howcananauthoruseaworkoffictiontomakeastatementaboutculture?
Howmightthecultureofacommunitybeaffectedwhenitencountersnewideas?
UnitGoals

AnalyzeculturalexperiencesreflectedinaworkofliteraturefromNigeria
Analyzehowcomplexcharactersinanoveldevelopandinteracttoadvanceaplotortheme
Researchtoanswerquestions,explorecomplexideasandgatherrelevantinformation
Presentfindingstoanaudienceclearlyandlogically,makinguseofreliablesources
Drawevidencefromaliterarytexttosupportanalysisandreflection
MajorAssessments

ResearchProject
SocraticSeminar
LiteraryAnalysisEssay
LiteratureCircles

INTHISUNIT,WEWILLEXPLORE:
AcademicVocabulary

LearningStrategies

Proverb

Ashortsayingaboutageneraltruth

Folktale

Astorywithoutanauthorthathasbeenpreservedthrough
retelling

Archetype

Apattern,symbol,image,orideathatrecursinliterature

Epigraph

Isaphrase,quotationorpoemthatissetatthebeginning
ofadocumenttohelpdirecttheauthorspurposeortheme

Markingthetext
(annotation)

Motif

Recurringimage,symbol,themeorsubjectthatbecomesa
unifyingelementinthestory

Predicting

Characterization

Referstomethodsawriterusestodevelopcharacters,
includingdescriptionsofwhattheysay,howtheyact,etc.

Summarization

Foreshadowing

Referstotheuseofhintsorcluesinanarrativetosuggest
futureaction.

Visualizing

Groupdiscussion

Brainstorming

UsingContextclues

Reflecting

NoteTaking

NameoftheStrategy

Tragichero

Acentralcharacterwhoisusuallyofhighornoblebirth
anddemonstratesafatalflaw

Hamartia

Thisisthetragicherosfatalflaw:theingrainedcharacter
traitthatcausestheherotomakedecisionsthatleadto
theirdownfall

Irony(dramatic,
verbal,situational)

Ironytheoppositeofwhatisexpected

Plagiarism

Theactofusinganotherpersonswordsorideaswithout
givingthemcredit

Annotated
bibliography

Listofcitationstocreateanessay,projectorpresentation.

Howcomfortable
areyouwiththis
techniqueona
scaleof110?

Two Major Projects for Unit 2

Research Project- Due 9/12

Literary Analysis Essay - Due 10/14

Instructions:Yourassignmentistoselectoneofthe

Instructions:Yourassignmentistowritea3pageessay

followingresearchquestionsrelatedto

ThingsFallApartand
createaposterthatteachesyourpeersaboutthetopic.

whereyouanalyzeThingsFallApartandexamineacharacters
responsetotheculturalcollisioncausedbytheintroductionof
WesternideasintoIboculture.Inyouressay,analyzehowthe
collisionchallengesthecharacterssenseofidentityandexplain
howhisorherresponseshapesthemeaningoftheworkasa
whole.

ResearchQuestions
1) WhowasChinuaAchebeandwhydidhewriteThingsFall
Apart?
2) WhoaretheIbopeople?Whataresomeuniqueaspectstotheir
culturalgroups?HowdoesthisrelatetoThingsFallApart?
3) HowdidColonizationaffectNigeria?Howdoescolonization
relatetoThingsFallApart?
4) WhatroledidmissionariesplayinNigeria?Howdoesthisrelate
toThingsFallApart?

BeforeWritingtheessayProcess(Reading)
1) Asyoureadthenovel,takedetailednotesonimportantcharacters
2) TakesnotesonhowthecharactersresponsetoWesternIdeas.
Takenoteofimportantpagenumbersandquotes.
3) Useannotationtechniquesandreadingstrategiestoincreaseyour
knowledgeofthetext
4) Askquestionsaboutpartsyoudontunderstand

ResearchRequirements
1.
2.
3.
4.

MustCompleteadialecticalresearchjournal
Mustuseauthentic,reliablesources
Mustuseatleast1ofMs.Teschsprintedsources
MustcreateanMLAformattedworkciteddocumentedto
accompanyposter,mustbeprintedoremailedbyresearchdate.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Clearlyincludestitleofsubject
Explainswhatthetopicis
ExplainshowthetopicisrelatedtoThingsFallApart
Providesimportantdates,facts,names
Asksaquestion
Includesanimageandamap
Isnicelywrittenandcreative

PreWritingProcess
1)
2)
3)
4)

Reviewtheprompt
ReviewtheRubric
Gatheryournotesandcreateanoutline
Draftyourthesisandgetfeedbackonyourthesisbeforeyouwrite
theessay.
5) Findevidencetosupportyourthesisbeforeyoubeginwriting.

PosterRequirements

Drafting/Revising
1) Draftessayandgetfeedback
2) TypeessayinMLAformatandcreatebibliography
3) Turninontime


AssignmentCalendar
Week4
Sep69

IntrotoUnitScavengerhunt
unitandpreview

Reviewassignmentsforthisweek

InClassResearch

CompleteDialecticalResearchJournal

ConductResearch

CompleteDialecticalResearchJournal
Reviewposterchecklist

Homework

BeginconductingresearchProjectdue
nextMonday!

PrepareresearchposterandMLA
formattedworkscited

ResearchPresentationisdueonMonday
remembertoprintorshareyourMLA
formattedworksciteddocument

ResearchPresentationstoday
BookCheckout
NovelPreview

Readchapter1inClasstogether

InClassIndependentReadingofchap
3withreadingcomprehension
questions.Ms.Teschattraining
today.

TFAchap5

Chapters14quiz

CompositionNotebookChecktoday.

ReadChapter2athomeandanswer
questionsinjournal

Readchapter4athomeandanswer
questionsinjournal

Readchapters67athomeandanswer
questionsinjournal

Week5
Sep1216

Homework

1)
2)

Turninreadingcontract
AnswerQuestionsforNovel
Preview

Week6
Sep.1923

ReadChap8inclass

ReadChap10inclass

ReadChap12inclass

ReadChap14
Chapters513Quizinclass

Notebookchecktoday

Homework

Readchapter9athomeandcomplete
comprehensionquestions

Readchapter11athomeandcreate
comprehensionquestions

Readchap13athomeandanswer
comprehensionquestions

Readchapter15athomeandanswer
comprehensionquestions

Week7
Sep.2630

ReadChap16inclass

ReadChap18inclass

ReadChap20inclass

Chapters1521quiz
Notebook

Homework

Readchapter17

Readchapter19

Readchapter21

Readendoftextathomeandanswer
comprehensionquestion

Week8
October37

Endoftextreadaloud

SocraticSeminarprep

SocraticSeminartodayinclass

TimedEssayExaminclasstoday

Homework

Readrestoftextandanswersocratic
seminarpreparationquestions

CompleteSocraticSeminarquestionsin
preparationfortomorrow.

Completeyouroutlinein
preparationfortheTimedWriting
Examfortomorrowsclass.

Nohomeworkthisweekend