• Unit 3 Behind the Scenes Texts

    Feburary 11-15

    Monday: First 65 minutes of class was Interim testing.  Second 1/2 students compared and contrasted Keckley and Douglass's accounts of Douglass's entrance into President Lincoln's inaugural ball. Text on Douglass's account of the inaugural ball

    Tuesday: First hour of class is Interim testing.  Second 1/2 students will be reading chapter 11 of Behind the Scenes.Behind the Scenes Chapter 11

    Wednesday: Students will read and anaylze the poem O Captain, My Captain! by Walt Whitman.  O Captain, My Captain by Walt Whitman

    Thursday: Students will write a Literary Anaylsis about the poem O Captain, My Captain! by Walt Whitman.  This will be practice for the Culminating Writing Task.

    Friday: Students will examine the author's tone and look at her purpose for writing the text with chapter 12 of Behind the Scenes. Behind the Scenes Chapter 12

     

    February 4-8

    Monday:  Students took a practice Cold Read test

    Tuesday:  They revised the essay from yesterday.

    Wednesday:  Students read chapter 10.Behind The Scenes Ch 10

    Thursday and Friday: We are reading a text about Frederick Douglass today, answering comprehension questions and comparing it to Keckley.Douglass Text for Thursday and Friday

    Comprehension Questions about text

    January 28- February 1

    We worked with the preface more, this document was attached in week 1 of the unit.

    January 21-25

    Monday: No school

    Tuesday: We continued with Last Friday's texts

    Wednesday:  We wrote a paper based on a prompt.

    Thursday:  Began work with excerpts of chapters 5, 6, and7 of Behind the Scenes.Behind the Scenes Excerpts of Chapters 5, 6 and 7

    Friday: Finish with excerpts of Chapters 5, 6 and 7.

    January 11-18

    Monday- We read chapter 3 of Keckley's memoir 

    Chapter 3 Behind the Scenes

    Tuesday-  We finished reading chapter 3 of Keckley's memoir and looked at the chronological order of the events that led to her emancipation.

    Wednesday we read chapter 11 of  A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave

    Chapter 11 Frederick Douglass

    Thurday- we continued reading A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave  then we compared and contrasted Douglass' emancipation with Keckley's.

    Friday- We will read The Value of Literacy to the Enslaved by EDSITEment!  and The Great Escape From Slavery of Ellen and William Craft by Marian Smith Holmes and examine the importance of literacy for slaves as well as write an objective summary of the emancipation of The Crafts.

    The Value of Literacy

    The Craft's Emancipation Story

     

    January 7-11

    Monday we read the Preface of Behind the Scenes by Elizabeth Keckley Behind the Scenes-Preface 

    Tuesday we read The People Could Fly by Virgina Hamilton The People Could Fly

    Wednesday we compared the preface to The People Could Fly by Virgina Hamilton

    Thursday we read chapter one of Behind the Scenes by Elizabeth Keckley Behind the Scenes- Chapter 1

    Friday we will compare and contrast chapter 1 of Behind the Scenes by Elizabeth Keckley to The People Could Fly by Virgina Hamilton