Friday, October 30, 2009

Objective: The sttudents will complete reading of Monte Cristo and apply what they have learned to the two complrehensive projects.

1. Work on anything Monte Cristo today. If you don't work on something Monte Cristo, then I have the test ready for you.

Have a great three day weekend. Get your test from the folder and put in your's.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Objective: The students will take and pass the Chapter 3 Test on Narrator and Voice.

1. Get test and answer sheet.
2. Pass test.
3. Pass all work back in folder before you leave.

Bring stuff to work on Monte Cristo Projects tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Objective: The students will complete an assignment that will help analyze Frank McCourt's writing style and voice.

1. CAT6 #22
2. Typhoid Fever assignment
3. Chapter 3 Test on Narrator (Point of View) and Voice tomorrow. Look over your notes.

Homework: Finish Monte Cristo and work on projects.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Objective: The students will get a bunch of extra credit by asking the teacher hard questions from The Count of Monte Cristo Chapters 51-60 (because he didn't read or study!). They will also do a short assignment on Typhoid Fever.

1. Get lit book and folder.
2. CAT6 #21
3. Stump the Teacher
4. Typhoid Fever assignment

Homework: Finish Monte Cristo by Friday.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Objective: Students will know what faction is and how and why an author would use it in non-fiction.

1. Get folder and lit book.
2. CAT6 #20 and turn in CAT6 Packet 11-20
3. Put your Stump the Teacher Questions on your desk for scoring.
4. Notes
5. Read "Typhoid Fever" on page 194

Get ook reports, hole punch and put in folder.

Homework: Finish Monte Cristo by Friday. Projects by next Friday.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Objective: The students will continue the comparison/contrast of Dumas' two works.

1. The Three Musketeers
2. Stump the Teacher Questions (DON'T WAIT UNTIL SUNDAY TO START!!!!!)

Zero Period: remember Friday start time.... 7:40.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Objective: The students will compare and contrast Monte Cristo to another famous work by Alexandre Dumas.

1. Turn in MC Study Guide for Chapters 41-50
2. Discuss Chapters 51-60 Stump the Teacher Questions Asignment (Due Monday)
3. Video of "The Three Musketeers" by Dumas

Zero Period: We will meet at 7:40 on Friday: Don't be late

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Objective: The students will know what vernacular style is and why authors use it in their writing. They will read a short story that uses it.

1. CAT6 #19
2. Discuss Chapters from Monte Cristo
3. Notes
4. Read "The Secret Lion"
5. Monte Cristo Chapters 49-50. Study Guide Due tomorrow.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Objective: The students will show competence in Active Reading and knowledge of outside lit analysis by turning in the Book report and answeing oral questions .

This is going to be kind of a weird day. Not teacher directed at all.

1. Get your folder only.
2. Have your outside book and book report ready.
3. When called up for oral question, bring it all up.
4. Get your District Writing Test, hole punch, and put into folder. Pass all other work back.

Assignment: Monte Cristo Chaps. 47-48 for quiz/discussion tomorrow.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Objective: The students will complete story.

1. CAT6 Activty 18
2. Finish Reading "By the Waters... " from page 145
3. Handout
4. Weekend off of Monte Cristo

Book Report

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Objective: Students will read the beginning of our next short story and discuss any problems they might have with Chapters 44-45.

Please get your folder and your lit book.

1. CAT6 #17
2. Point of View Graphic Visual to help understand the three types.
3. Read 1/2 of By the Waters...
4. Discuss Chapters 44-45
5. Homework: Chapters 46-47 and study guide

Book Report Due Monday. NO LATE PAPERS!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Objective: The students will know the three types of point of view and be able to identify the POV of stories that we have read and some that we haven't.

Since many of the students will be taking the PSAT Test... we will have a light day.

1. Chapter 3 Notes
2. POV Assignment
3. MC Chapters 44-45 and study guide questions.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Objective: The students will know important words (denotations and connotations) for stories this wee.

1. Good morning. Get your lit book and folder.
2. CAT6 # _____
3. Discuss and questions from MC Chapters 41-43
4. "The Secret Lion" vocabulary.

Homework: Night off MC. Go to the Staff vs Senior Basketball game. Support a good cause and see some old folks beat down a bunch of kids.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Objective: The students will write a great persuasive essay for the district writing test.

1. Get your writing folder and your prewrite.
2. Write the essay. Be NEAT!!! Remember to use formal writing rules.
3. Monte Cristo Chapters 41-43 and study guide questions.

How's that book report going???? Due one week from today.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Objective: Students will know what is expected on the Book Report due October 19th and then prewrite their district writing test.

1. Book Report Format
2. District Writing Test
3. Be prepared to write on Monday. One class only.

Turn in Chps. 31-40 MC Study Guide

Homework: Have a fun, safe and relaxing weekend. Finish your outside book.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Objective: Students will know what is required to pass a Persuasive essay and prewrite a practice prompt.

1. Persuasive essay notes
2. Prewrite and intro paragraph

Monte CRisto Chapters 39-40 and study guide.

Book report due on October 19 (new day due to me being out on the 16th)

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Objective: The students will prepare for the RUSD District Writing Test and know what it takes to pass a persuasive essay.

1. Monte Cristo Chapters 31-36 Quiz
2. Persuasive Essay Notes
3. Sample Prompt and Outline

Homework: Monte Cristo 37-38

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Objective: Students will discuss the pretest, then pass the Chapter 2 Test with a score of proficient or above.

1. Good Morning. Get your lit book and folder.
2. Discuss Pretest and score.
3. Chapter 2 Test

MC Chapters 34-36. The story is getting SO GOOD right now!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Objective: The students will take a practice test to prepare for tomorrow's Chapter 2 Test.

Get folder and lit book
1. CAT6 #15
2. Notes
3. Practice Test
4. Get Monte Cristo Study Guide 31-40

Homework: Chapters 31-33

Friday, October 02, 2009

Objective: The students will see an awesome example of a soundtrack with the perfect 5 songs that fit the tone and plot of Monte Cristo Chapters 1-30. If this was a real record it would sell a million copies and make the genius who created it a million bucks.

1. Song Quiz
2. Discuss any questions for Chapters 21-30 (Period 4 Cash will lead this discussion)
3. Group work on projects.

Homework: Finish Direct to Indirect and catch up on any chapters of Monte Cristo.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Objective: The students will create a character sketch that uses the three methods of indirect characterization.

1. Get folder.
2. Go over Two Kinds handout.
3. Direct to Indirect assignment. Creative EWriting using the methods of indirect characterization.

Homework: Finish to chapter 30 for music quiz tomorrow.