Friday, September 30, 2011

Objective: The students will write the "I Say" paragraph and close the essay.

1. MC Quiz 21-22
2. Discuss "I Say" and use of "I" in your paper.
3. Write the "I Say" and Close (apply what you have proven to the BIGGER PICTURE)
4. Monte Cristo Chapters 23-24

Don't Forget to Vote:

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Objective: The students will know what is expected on the Book Report and Active Reading of outside book.

1. Get folders and books
2. Discuss Book Report and Active Reading Requirements: Due Oct. 21
a) Active Reading 100 points
b) Oral Questions 100 points
c) Book Report 200 points
3. Write the "He Said, He Said" paragraphs of Expository Essay
4. Monte Cristo Chapters 21-22. Oh this part is so COOL! Watch how Dantes has to restrain himself from jumping over the table and choking Caderouse to death!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Objective: The students will know what is expected of them in an expository essay.

Good Morning! Get your folders and books.

1. Pass out PSAT Books (and School Handbooks to the class that didn't get them)
2. Discuss that COOL Chapter 20 from the lit book.
3. Turn in complete study guide for grade.
4. Baptism Metaphor/Symbol Activity
4. Expository Essay Notes
5. Begin essay

Homework: Do any catch up on MC. How are those projects going?

Book Report Due: October 21st.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Objective: Students will start writing our next essay: Expository: Explaining something to their audience.

1. CST
2. Quiz MC 15-19
3. Complete the Long Way Home assignment
4. Essay Prompt
5. Homework: Chapter 20. This chapter is SO COOL!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Objective: The students will active read a new science fiction short story as preparation for our next essay.

1. "Long Way Home" Active Reading
2. Monte Cristo Chapters 18-19
3. Study Guide questions

MC Quiz tomorrow. Chapters 16-19. Try to figure out the Baptism symbol.

NOTE: First Book Report, Active Reading and Oral Questions (400 points) due on October 21, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Objective: The students will practice changing the tone of an author's writing.

Get folders and books.

1. CST 12
2. Complete "The Pedestrian" assignment and turn in.
3. Read Chapter 16-17 MC and complete study guide questions. You are at a GREAT part in the book! The escape. Pay attention to Dantes' change!

Homework: Powder Puff Football Game today at 6 PM. I hear they have great coaches!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Objective: The students will discuss Chapters 11-15 of MC.

1. Correct Vocab
2. MC Quiz 11-15
3. Study Guide Chapters 11-20

Zero Period: Back to School Meeting in D203 at 6:15. NOT 8:00 PM.

Homework: Outside Book. The night off MC.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Objective:The students will apply the theme of "The Pedestrian" in a more modern setting.

Get folders and lit books

1. CST
2. The Pedestrian assignment
3. The Pedestrian activity
4. Correct Vocabulary

Homework: Read Monte Cristo Chapters 14-15

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Objective: The students will read the cautionary tale titled "The Pedestrian" and analyze its character and setting.

Get lit books and folders

1. CST #9
2. CST #10
3. Turn in CST 1-10 Packet
4. Correct Vocabulary
5. "The Pedestrian" assignment

Homework: Read Chapter 13 of Monte Cristo.

Note to Zero Period: Back to School Night: If your parents plan to come to Back to School Night, the Zero Period Session will be BEFORE 1st Period. IT WILL NOT BE AT 8:15. I will not be staying that late. PLEASE INFORM PARENTS!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Objective: The students will discuss Monte Cristo Chapters 7-10. Then we will work on important vocabulary for "The Pedestrian."

1. Quiz 7-10
2. Discuss and turn in Study Guide
3. "The Pedestrian" vocabulary

Homework: Read Monte Cristo Chapters 11-12.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Objective: The students will discuss/quiz on chapters 4-6 of MC.

1. Period Zero. I was wrong about something yesterday (It's the first time in ten years!). Period 1 boys set me right, so I have to clear something up!

2. MC Quiz 3-6

3. District Test

4. Monte Cristo Chapters 7-10 and Study Guide

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Objective: The students will discuss Monte Cristo Chapters 1-3 and the projects that will be completed with the book.

1. CST #8
2. MC Quiz 1-3
3. Discuss Projects (One of the classes needs Archetype Hero Notes and Study Guide)
4. District Pre-Test

Homework: Chapters 4-6

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Objective: The students will finish "Contents" and complete an educated discussion using higher level reading skills.

1. Get lit books and folder.
2. Finish story and discuss "Interpret, Extend and Challenge"
3. Monte Cristo Intro

Homework: Chapters 1-3 and Study Guide.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Objective: The students will finish "Contents" and apply some higher level reading skills in writing.

Get lit books and folders.

SEATING CHART: And Sub Rules for tomorrow.

1. CST# ___
2. Finish Story from page 10.
3. Monte Cristo Book Checkout
4. Narrative Essay Return. You have about a week to rewrite.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Objective: The students will begin a short story that will include suspense.

Get your books and folders!!

1. Correct Vocab.
2. CST #6 Connotations
3. Notes
4. "Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket" first half reading

Homework: Outside Book.

Note: Zero Period: Class on Monday begins at 7 A.M.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Objective: Students will know how to figure out the ETYMOLOGY of a word.

Get folders. If anyone has a syllabus or folder or essay (late for less), put it in the basket.

1. CST #5 Etymology
2. Notes: Plot
3. Finish Vocab

HW: Read

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Objective: Students will know the difference between denotation and connotation.

1. Get folder and lit book.
2. Staple your essay together. I don't need the prompt.
3. CST #4
4. Contents Vocabulary.

Homework: Read outside book.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Objective: The students will write their narrative essay and make sure that all dialogue is used properly.

1. CST #3
2. Share more intros (maybe two)
3. Discuss how the papers should flow. And what a closing paragraph should do.
4. Write the rest of the essay.

Homework: Type and save the essay. Bring BEST EDITED PRINTED COPY tomorrow.

Folder, Book, Syllabus due tomorrow for points! Easiest 200 points you will EVER get!!!

Folder Order: Handouts, CST, Notes, Ass, Test

Friday, September 02, 2011

Objective: The students will learn the best and easiest way to write an Intro Paragraph in one minute.

1. Quiz #1
2. Share some intros from Haiku
3. Discuss BAD Intro things that you have been taught in the past that SUCK!!!
4. Inverted Triangle Format
5. Now write a good intro.

Homework: Nothing over the long weekend. Supplies, Lit Book, Syllabus signed and posible Outside Reading Book is due Wednesday of next week.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Objective: The students will know the requirements of a GOOD NARRATIVE essay and begin writing their own.

1. Staple the two parts of "A Hero's Story" together neatly and turn in to the red basket.
2. Discuss the Monte Cristo version that we will read in class.
3. Narrative Essay Notes
4. Discuss Narrative Essay Prompt: How to break it down; figure out your thesis.
5. Intro: Write it, type it, and save to Haiku in order to share tomorrow.

Homework: Type the intro.

Tomorrow: Quiz #1: MLA, Levels of Reading,