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."
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 in one week.
Chris Trompas - English teacher at the Learning Choice Academy in Chula Vista and La Mesa, CA.