Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Objective: The students will read "Lamb to Slaughter" and identify its use of the three types of Irony and identify its ambiguity.

1. Get lit books and folders
2. Vocabulary Grading
3. CST
4. Read story
5. Assignment

Homework: Outside Book Needed by Monday. This time EVERYONE MUST HAVE ONE APPROVED AND SIGNED BY ME!!!!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Objective: The students will begin a short one week unit on Irony and Ambiguity by starting a very fun story called "Lamb to Slaughter."

1. Get folders and lit book. Clean out: All Assignments, Tests/Quizzes and CSTs out. Leave Notes and Handouts.
2. Grade Discussion: a) Recent Emails
b) Parent Phone Calls
c) Colleges!
d) Missing Assignments
e) Writing and Outside Reading
f) Extra Credit
3. CST #1
4. Lamb to Slaughter Vocab.

Homework: New Outside Book. We will start our class novel, The Lord of the Flies, in about 4-5 weeks, so YOU WOULD BE VERY SMART to finish a novel before then!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Objective: Pass the Final

1. Get your answer sheet.
2. Get the test book
3. Mark Form A on Answer Sheet

Get all old work: I am working on grades right now.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Objective: The students will study for the final.

Zero Period: Today and tomorrow is the Final.

Other Periods: Semester Study Guide.

Turn in your Theme for Honors Lit to the basket. First Highlight and label the three poetic devices that you included.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Objective: Students will pass the Chapter 4 Test. Then complete their Theme poem.

1. Hand in Review to basket.
2. Get Test Answer Sheet and Test Booklet (DO NOT WRITE ON BOOKLET!!)
3. Take Test. Only do 1-20 of the Test Booklet.
4. Complete Theme Poem. Remember to follow ALL INSTRUCTIONS on format and poetic devices!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Objective: Students will review for Chapter 4 Test on Theme and Figurative Language. They will also show that they have completed their Outside Reading Requirement by correctly answering the Oral Questions, the Active Reading and the Book Report.

1. Get Review and complete with a partner.
2. Oral Questions

Chapter 4 Test tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Objective: The students will discuss the overall theme of Theme for English B and its very cool symbol, then they will begin writing their own Theme for Honors Lit.

1. Complete poster 10 minutes.
2. Discuss
3. Begin Writing your own theme. This is easier (and deeper) than you think!

Book Report tomorrow. 100 points AR (highlights, comments, end notes, character page)
100 points Oral Question
200 points written report (Remember.... Don't use any 1st person)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Objective: Students will read and analyze a poem called “Theme for English B”

Date: Tuesday January 17, 2012

Just get your folders.

  1. Notes
  2. Group Activity

Homework: Outside Book


Tues: Group activity

Wed: Write poem’

Thur: Chp. 4 Review and oral Question

Fri: Chapter 4 Test

Friday, January 13, 2012

Objective: The students will review stories that we have read this year and determine their theme. Then they will tell if the theme is personal or universal.

1. Get lit books and folders
2. No grammar test today.... I forgot to make it. CST instead.
3. Complete yesterday's "The Bass..." assignment.
4. New assignment, "Themes from Lit"

This is not a quiet day.

Homework: Enjoy your long weekend, but finish your book too.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Objective: The students will read a short story and analyze the characters, the conflicts and the overall theme of the piece.

1. Get folders and books
2. Turn in "The Man in the Water" and your Original Satire
3. Read "The Bass, the River and Sheila Mant"
4. Complete assignment

Today is a QUIET DAY!

Book Report is homework.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Objective: The students will analyze the essay "The Man in the Water" and write about its theme. They will also review how to write an inverted triangle intro paragraph.

1. Get folders and books
2. CST
3. Man in the Water assignment which we started yesterday. Complete.
4. Satire Advertisement due tomorrow.

Book Report due January 19.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Objective: The students will read an essay with a very strong theme (main idea).

Get lit book and folder.

1. Man in the Water CST
2. Notes
3. Man in the water video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIb8wfXGngA
4. Man in the Water reading
5. Man in the Water assignment

Homework: Satire Advertisement and outside book.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Objective: The students will read a satirical essay, identify the author's purpose and analyze the author's style in an assignment.

1. CST #34
2. Discuss/Correct Catch the Moon assignment and turn in for 100 points.
3. Learn with Book satire assignment

Homework: Outside Reading Book/Report/Oral Question due January 19th. NO LATE PAPERS!!

Friday, January 06, 2012

Objective: The students will know how authors use satire to make a statement about life and society.

1. CST/Grammar Quiz
a) Correct the error (circle it)
b) Tell what "rule was broken." Punctuation, Capitalization, Word Choice, Tense.
Note: Number 9 has a typo.... it is not the error!

2. Complete yesterday's assignment.

3. Satire notes

4. Satire song #1. Short People. Listen and discuss. What is the author making fun of? What does he was to see changed?

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Objective: The students will review yesterday's story and use the methods we talked about yesterday to figure out the theme and explain it in writing.

Get folders and lit books.

1. CST #33
2. "Catch the Moon" assignment
3. Discuss the assignment and turn in for points.

Homework: Outside Book due January 19th. Active Reading (3 things!! 100 points). Oral Question (100 points) and Book Report (using format on Haiku 200 points). No Late Papers!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Objective: The students will know the four ways to find a story's theme. They will then read a short story and identify its theme.

Get lit books and folders.

1. CST #32
2. Correct Vocabulary
3. Notes
4. Read Catch the Moon
5. Begin assignment.

Homework: Outside Book Due Jan. 19.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Objective: The students will know important vocabulary words for this week's reading.

1. Get folders and lit book.
2. CST # (Note.... Each Friday we will have a "grammar" CST type test/quiz because most of you seem to NOT BE LEARNING these rules).
3. The Bass vocabulary. Due tomorrow at the start of class.

Homework: Finish vocabulary if not done and Outside Book. Report due Jan. 19.