From Electric English...
This is a comprehensive packet for Joyce Carol Oates and her short story, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?". You might notice as you peruse my store that each of these items is listed individually, as well as, bundled. For example, the rubric for an essay is listed separate from the essay itself.... This is not because I am greedy or want to squeeze one more dollar out of you. Had I included the rubric with the essay, I would have listed the price at a dollar higher anyway.
No, I list everything separate because as a teacher, I know, that sometimes you want some material but do not want other material. And, you should not have to pay for items you do not need. To continue with my previous example, you might just want to do the rubric yourself and save the money.... I completely understand the need to save money; what teacher doesn't :) But if you do want it all...
This packet contains about two weeks of work, give or take a day. I have, intentionally, not included lesson plans with these packets because I feel, at times, they can be stifling.... The idea here is; you can pick and choose whatever material you want; in whatever order you want (depending on the time you have); instead of, constantly feeling like you must adhere to a certain schedule. Plus, this way, you have many resources at your disposal and can mix and match from year to year depending on your mood. This packet contains the following:
- Research Biography
- Essential Journal Questions Powerpoint (These accompany the information the students will learn about her life and her work.)
- Where Are You Going: Full Text
- Where Are You Going: Questions
- Where Are You Going: Thematic Activity
- Where Are You Going: Feelings Chart
- Where Are You Going: Diction (LEAD) Activity
- Where Are You Going: Syntax and Style Activity
- Where Are You Going: SOAPSTone Activity
- Where Are You Going: DIDLS Activity
- Informational Text: "Should Parents Snoop on the Kids Online?"
- Informational Text: "Teen Tracking Apps: Good Parenting or Risky?"
- Song: "Father and Son" by Cat Stevens
- Song: "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" by Bob Dylan
Please contact me with any questions or observations you might have :)
NOTE: I have to tell you, this story is quite disturbing on many levels. Just want to give you fair warning, in case, you are not familiar with it.... That being said, every time I have ever taught this story, the students have loved it, and it has always generated some incredible conversations about a teenager's life and the story's analysis.