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May 10, 2006
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Literature pg. 676-684
handout with th elesson plans/questions that appear on this blog for today

Warm Up:
On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the highest, how would you rate Rod Serling’s “ The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” Act 1? Explain.
Activity 1:
Go over the Night Write: How do the people on Maple Street single out Les Goodman? What qualities of his cause the reaction? What does this really suggest what is happening on Maple Street?

Activity 2:
Students are to read the bracketed text silently. What perspective is created during the opening of Act II?
Prediction: Do you predict that the neighbors watching the Goodman house will or will not discover anything suspicious? Explain.
Students will read page 676 silently.

Activity 3:
So far the suspicion has been cast on Goodman.
Prediction: Do you predict the suspicion will end with Goodman? Why or why not?
Students will read page 677 silently.
What does Don reveal about Steve to their neighbors?

What is the tone of Steve’s speech?

What type of conflict does Steve’s tone suggest?

Activity 4:
Students will read pg. 678-679 silently to find the answer to the following:
How do Don’s actions advance the plot to the climax?

What happens to the dark figure that is walking down Maple Street?

Prediction: Is the dark figure an alien?

Activity 5:
Read the 1st twelve lines on page and describe the atmosphere.

What do you think will happen next on Maple Street?

Students will read the rest of pg. 682 silently.

Activity 6:
Students are to read the 1st eight lines on page 683. Turn to pg. 667 and reread the opening camera shot of Maple Street. Compare the way the viewer first sees Maple Street and the way it appears now.
Students will read the rest of pg. 683-684 silently to find out who is watching what is happening on Maple Street?
Where are they watching from?

Students will turn in their handouts for a grade.

Night Write:
Who are the monsters on Maple Street?
Do you believe people are usually treated as if they are innocent until proven guilty? Explain.

Read for 30 minutes and record the following on their reading on your reading log:
Genre (fiction or nonfiction)
Reading level
Actual pages read (example 21-47)
Minutes read
One-sentence summary

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