Friday, September 28, 2012

Counselor in class to visit and chat.

Objective:  The students will discuss all parts of Chapters 11-20 of Monte Cristo that they may have found confusing.

1.  Get out study guides and folders.
2.  Discuss any questions on study guide.
3.  Counselor and Student Discussion
4.  If time, 12 page essay on the symbolism of the way that Dantes escapes the Chateau D'if.

Homework:  Catch up on Monte Cristo if you are behind (Erick, Dylan, etc!)

Outside Reading Book

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Notes then group work.

Objective:  The students will analyze the characterization in "Everyday Use."

1. Get books and folders.
2.  Notes
3.  Everyday Use handout

Monte Cristo Chapters 19-20 and Study Guide.  I will collect it FIRST THING tomorrow so finish it.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Escape! After 14 years!

Objective:  The students will discuss character types in literature and read a short story titled "Everyday Use."

1.  Get folders and Lit Books.
2.  CST #15
3.  Lit Book Chapter 2 Notes:  Character
4. Read "Everyday Use" on page 77

Monte Cristo Chapters 17 and 18 and Study Guide.  I can tell MANY of you are not reading.  Some of you are just lazy, others are busy with sports, band, etc.  Remember though what we call those activities.... Extra Curricular. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mobte Cristo is getting GOOD huh!

Objective:  The students will discuss the importance of Dantes' new friend and how Dantes has changed.

1.  Get folder.
2.  CST #14
3.  Correct Vocabulary
4.  MC Quiz 11-13
5.  Discuss Study Guide Questions
6.  Monte Cristo Chapters 14-16

Monday, September 24, 2012

A great weekend for the Ducks!

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary words to read this week's two stories.

1.  Get lit books and folders.
2.  CST #13
3.  Mary and Everyday Use Vocab
4.  Monte Cristo 11-13 and Study Guide
5.  Rewrites:  You have a week from today to turn it in as many times as you want.

Friday, September 21, 2012

It Feels Like I Just Left This Place!!!!

Objective:  The students will show that they know how authors create Plot by passing a test with an A or B. 

1.  Look over your notes for a few minutes.
2.  Chapter 1 Test
3.  Monte Cristo Projects
4.  Pass back all work and organize folders.

Homework:  Outside Book.  Your First Book Report is due on October 19th.  Do not wait until the last week.  It is not a good idea.  Next week we push harder through Monte Cristo!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Back to School Night!!! Welcome Parents

Objective:  The students will review for the chapter 1 test.

1.  Turn in Monte Cristo Study Guide
2.  MC Quiz 7-10
3.  Complete "Long Way Home"
4.  Complete Poster
5.  Monte Cristo Projects
6.  Lit Book Chapter 1 Review:  Test Tomorrow.

By the end of the period I need all corrected work passed out and in folders.  Put folders away standing up neatly.

Homework:  Outside Book or get caught up in Monte Cristo.  Next week we start going faster through it!

Syllabus Link: It is the right one now!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

You guys work.... Me grade essays...

Objective:  The students will create a poster for the classroom by picking words from a letter that fit the "Connotation" of the subject that they choose.

1.  CST #12
2.  No Quix today but tomorrow we will have one on Chapters 7-10.
3.  "Important Words' Lesson.
4.  Turn in Syllabus for 100 points.

Homework:  Monte Cristo Chapters 9-10.  Study Guide due tomorrow.  100 points.

Here is the Syllabus again if you need it:  Syllabus Link

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tuesday. Let's make it a good day!

Objective:  The students will read the last story of Chapter 1 and analyze the sequence that it is written in as well as its tone.

1.  Get folders only.
2.  CST #11:  Denotation and Connotation review
3.  MC Quiz 4-6
4.  Long Way Home by Charles Waugh Active Reading
5.  Long Way Home assignment

Homework:  Download Syllabus, read it, sign it, share with parents and have them sign.  Bring in tomorrow for an easy 100 points.

Here is the link:  Honors Syllabus 2012

Homework 2:  Read Monte Cristo Chapters 7-8

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Pedestrian Wrap Up

Objective:  The students will finish all activities with "The Pedestrian" and maybe get some extra credit.

1.  Get folders.
2.  CST 10
3.  Turn in CST Packet 1-10 for 100 points
4.  "The Pedestrian" Game.  Boys vs. Girls for 15 Extra Credit Points.
5.  Monte Cristo Projects Discussion
6.  Read Monte Cristo Chapter 6

Friday, September 14, 2012

Good job football and water polo!

Objective:  The students will work with "The Pedestrian" and analyze the tone of the piece.  Then change it.

Get Lit Book and Folders.

1.  CST #9
2.  Discuss Chapters 4-5
3.  "The Pedestrian" assignment.

Put all graded papers in your folder neatly and in the proper section!

Weekend Homework:  If you are behind in Monte Cristo (shame, shame) then catch up.  Outside Book!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

So how was Monte Cristo??

Objective:  The students will read a short story and be prepared to discuss how the right choice of words create the emotional tone of the setting.

1.  Get your lit books and your folder.
2.  CAT6 #8
3.  Lit Book Chapter 1 Notes on "Sequence and Tone"
4.  "The Pedestrian" Assignment and read "The Pedestrian"
5.  Monte Cristo Chapters 4-5.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Good Morning Everyone!

Objective:  The students will know the political background of the setting of The Count of Monte Cristo in order to read and understand the exposition.

1.  CST #7 Etymology
2.  Monte Cristo Intro Notes and Short Video.
3.  Turn in and look at your Autobiographical Narratives.

4.  Read Chapters 1-3 and complete study guide questions for those chapters.

Links:  Video:

MC Power Point:  MC Power Point

Monte Cristo Study Guide 1-10:  Coming!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Almost ready for Monte Cristo!!! Excited???

Objective:  The students will know how to break down and explain the etymology of a word.

1.  CST #6
2.  Book Checkout.  Hurry back!
3.  Teach and learn Etymology
4.  Cgrade Vocab.
5.  Look at and turn in your essays.

Tomorrow:  Monte Cristo intro and first chapters!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Week 3: Time to learn your names!

Objective:  The students will learn important vocabulary for this week's literature.

1.  Seating Chart
2.  Late Passes
3.  Vocabulary "The Pedestrian" and "Long Way Home."  Here is the Link:  Pedestrian Vocab

Homework:  Your essay is due typed tomorrow.  Save it to share!

Friday, September 07, 2012

Weekend... And no homework if....

Objective:  The students will look at a few samples of intro paragraphs and see "the good" and "the bad" of what others did.  Then they will continue writing the rest of their paper.

1.  Get folders.
2.  Active Reading Requirements for Outside Book Handout.
3.  Three sample student essays.
4.  What to do in closing paragraph.
5.  Write (we will see how well we work if it is due on Monday.

Homework:  Relax and read.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Is it Friday Yet?

Objective:  Students will know how to write a GREAT narrative essay.

1.  Get folders.
2.  CST#5
3.  Narrative Essay Notes
4.  Discuss Prompt
5.  Begin essay.  I want a typed and saved intro by everyone tomorrow.

Homework:  Outside Book

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Second Week: Day Two

Objective:  The students will be able to know how to discuss and write about the events of a story using correct literary terms.

1.  CST#4
2.  Chapter 1 Lit Notes:  Plot
3.  Plot Graph "A Hero's Story" and turn in for points.

Homework:  Outside Book.  Remind me tomorrow to discuss Active Reading Requirements.

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Second Week: Day 1

Objective:  The students will know what they did right, and what they did wrong, on their in class essay.  They will NOT make those same mistakes on this week's essay.

1.  Get folders
2  CST #3 and Roll
3.  Essay Discussion (Please don't get depressed and drop the class, think I am mean and nasty, etc. based upon the first essay scores.)  Take Notes on "What NOT TO DO in Essays"
 4.  Reading assignment:  Active Read "A Hero's Story" by Fred Pulse

Homework:  Need an outside bok approved by Friday.