2017 Week (s)
Opening Song – “Get You” Daniel Caesar ft. Kali Uchis (4:33- 2017)
Do Now: Think about where you are in your Independent Reading Book. Answer the following question based on if you’re at the- ANSWER ONLY 1
Beginning- What are the characters’ major problems/conflicts? (4 Sentences)
Middle- Which characters uphold stereotypes? Which ones disrupt them? (4 Sentences)
End- Which characters best reflect what the author is trying to say about are in life and in society? (4 Sentences)
- NATIVE SON Test on next time we meet! There’s reading time today if you’re trying to brush up.
- ET tomorrow- it’s supposed to be cold and we’re supposed to be outside for much of the day. – please plan accordingly.
SLT’s and HW Check
SLT- I can track developments in the characters throughout the course of my independent reading book.
Circle the verbs, underline the nouns
- Review Do Now Questions as they relate to our anchor text-
- Beginning- What are the characters’ major problems/conflicts?
- Bigger is trapped in poverty with no possible way out because of his race
- Bigger has his internal conflicts. He rages and does not follow the norms of society. He’s volatile, temperamental, reactive.
- Middle- Which characters uphold stereotypes? Which ones disrupt them?
- Bigger- Black males are lazy and dangerous.
- Daltons- white people are rich and manipulative
- End- Which characters best reflect what the author is trying to say about life and society?
- Bigger- Some/Most black males never have a chance in society. From the start of the book, Bigger is the rat, fated to die young and without a real chance for anything better in life.
Practice (3 min)- Revise your Do Now question if you have a better understanding. Share with your partner.
Independent Work Time:
Option 1- Read for 20 minutes +
Option 2- Read for 20 minutes +. Jot down your thinking about your book’s characters in your notebook.
- Lauren with Thesis.
- Josh with books
Exit Ticket- Summarize your reading for the last 20 minutes.