1. As students enter the class they will be guided to complete the bellringer on the board. The bellringer states, "Have you ever lost something of value that belonged to someone else? If so, how did you react? How did you repay them for the lost item?"
2. After approximately five minutes, allow the students to share their bellringer answers.
3. Students will be guided to the computers to complete a WebQuest that discusses life in Paris, France during the late 1800s. (See attached link: http://zunal.com/webquest.php?w=9703)
4. As students view the WebQuest, they will take notes on the differences in cultures of the past and present. Once the class is brought back for discussion, we will share those key differences.
5. In a brief mini-lesson, the teacher will review the elements of plot. Students will use the Plot Mountain handout (see attached link) and take notes as the teacher reviews each element. http://printables.scholastic.com/printables/detail/?id=35528
6. As a pre-reading activity, the teacher will ask the students, "Does socio-economic status matter? Why or Why not?" After a few minutes, students and teacher will discuss their answer.
7. As an exit slip, students are to copy the vocabulary words from the board or whiteboard. These words relate to the story and will be used as their entrance slip the following day. Words can be found on the following website: https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/136961#view=notes
1. As students enter class, their vocabulary should be on their desks as they complete their daily bellringer. The bellringer poses the following question, "Can you tell when something is real or fake? How so?"
2. After approximately five minutes, students will share their responses.
3. The teacher will distribute copies of the story, "The Necklace" to the students within the class. (See attached: http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/Neck.shtml
4. Initially, the story will be read aloud in class. As the story is read, various details will be discussed. Items such as:
a. How did the perception of class affect the main character and her family?
b. How did the main character ruin her own life?
5. As a during-reading activity, students will be provided a handout with questions that relate to the story. (See attached: http://www.scribd.com/doc/105397765/The-Necklace-Student-Worksheet
6. Once the story has been read orally as a group, students will use their plot mountain graphic organizer. The organizer will be used to list the plot development of the story.
7. For time purposes, this will be used as the students' exit/entrance slip.
1. Students will submit their entrance slip.
2. Students will complete their bellringer, which will be a short quiz on "The Necklace" (Sample questions are provided on the following link: http://www.tutorvista.com/content/english/english-i/necklace/multiple-choice.php
3. As a culminating activity, students will be divided into three groups. Each group will represent one of the main characters. The groups will have to develop an argument supporting their actions in the story. Also, each group will develop their own questions to pose to the other groups. Using a rubric, students will know how they will be graded during the debate. (See attached link for debate rubric: http://www.csun.edu/~ds56723/phil338/hout338rubric.htm)
4. As an exit activity which will extend to homework, students will pick a character and write one-two paragraphs explaining why their character is either a protagonist or an antagonist.
1. As students enter into class they will submit their homework. Once they are situated, the bellringer for the day will ask, "Can you tell real jewelry from fake jewelry? If yes, how? If no, how does that limit you from buying jewelry?"
2. Final Project: Students will use recycled products from around the house (i.e. plastic bottles, newspaper) to make a piece of jewelry. Jewelry will be showcased within the classroom. They will research the prices of similar items and give their piece of jewelry a price for resale.
2. Final activity, will be a review of the story and its elements. Quiz should take place within the next two days. See attached link for sample test questions: http://quizlet.com/17504702/the-necklace-by-guy-de-maupassant-story-element-questions-flash-cards/