Today's class began with a writing activity to prepare students to view the classic sci-fi Twilight Zone episode, "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street." These questions all touched on themes and elements of the episode. These questions were as follows:
We then had a class discussion on student responses to these questions. After the discussion, we began watching "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street." Here is a link to the video:
After viewing the episode, students responded to the following questions:
We spent the remainder of the period discussing student responses to these questions and related issues.
For homework: Read the next 30 pages of The Martian Chronicles, and begin compiling a vocabulary list of ten words you come across in your reading that were previously unfamiliar to you. For each word, write a definition and a sentence using the word. I have attached a blank vocabulary sheet below. The vocabulary list will be due when you get back from your two weeks of no onsite classes.
Chris Trompas - English teacher at the Learning Choice Academy in Chula Vista and La Mesa, CA.