Unit 3 Behind the Scenes Texts
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
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
January 28- February 1
We worked with the preface more, this document was attached in week 1 of the unit.
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.
Monday- We read chapter 3 of Keckley's memoir
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
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.
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