Friday, November 30, 2012


Objective:  Students will review for the Chapter 5 test.

1.  Get folders and lit books.
2.  Discuss "Nothing Man"
3.  Chapter 5 Review.

Outside Book is Homework

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Last Chapter 5 Activity

Objective:  The students will analyze an ironic and ambiguous poem.

1.  Put essay on desk:  Turn it in when called up.
2.  Nothing Man Activity

Outside Book:  You need to be reading it.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Last day of writing essay.

Objective:  The students will proofread the 4 paragraphs that are complete and conclude the paper.

1.  Get folders.
2.  CST 30.  Then turn in CST Packet 21-30
3.  Share some paragraphs on computer.
4.  Proofread what you have.  Do you have all 4 quotations needed?
5.  Write final paragraph.  Apply what you have proven in the paper to the "BIGGER PICTURE."

Tonight:  Put it all together.  Print it out.  Proof read.  Edit.  Print it out again.  If you want to have the chance to rewrite, it will be your BEST WRITING!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Short Day today... Let's get started quickly!

Objective:  The students will share some of their writing with the class and then begin write the remainder of the body paragraphs of the paper.

1.  Get folder.
2.  I need three "volunteers" to share their writing.
3.  Continue writing.  Be sure that you have used all four quote types in the body.  Due tomorrow to share.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Early release tomorrow: Late Start Zero.

Objective:  The students will begin the expository essay.

1.  Get folder and RMS Titanic outline.
2.  Look over outline and highlight things that would be considered ironic.
3.  Discuss examples of irony from the piece.
4.  Essay prompt
5.  Quote examples
6.  Write paragraphs 1 and 2.  Type at home.  Save to email or something to share.

“RMS Titanic” and Irony
Expository Essay
This essay will show your understanding of irony and your ability to explain how a specific event in history was ironic.  It will also show that you know how to find important information in a literary piece and incorporate it into your essay by paraphrasing and quoting information.
You will have to use four different kinds of quotes in this essay to pass:
·         Integrated quote
·         Integrated quote with word change
·         Example quote
·         Quote that uses an Ellipsis properly
Writing Situation:  Many authors of literature use irony in their fictional works.  Writers of non-fiction however are limited in their writing to events that actually took place.  They cannot (or are not supposed to) make things up.  It just so happens that many real-life, true situations are full of ironic events.  This is such the case with the RMS Titanic disaster.
Writing Directions:  In a clear and thoughtful essay discuss how the RMS Titanic is one of the most ironic events in modern history.  Using information from Harrison W. Baldwin’s non-fiction account called “RMS Titanic,” provide at least three developed examples of irony presented in piece.  You will want to develop each example using specific information from the article.  You will need to use a minimum of four quotes (see above) in your essay to support your ideas.

Outside book?  Need it approved this week.

Friday, November 16, 2012

5 hours til break!

Objective:  The students will browse through a newspaper, read a few articles, and complete a quick assignment and survey.

1.  Finish video
2.  Get newspaper and handout.  Complete and fill in survey for 100 points by end of the period.

Over break:  get outside book.  If you know it will be approved, start active reading it.  If you are unsure if it will be approved (Nicholas Sparks????  Come on!) then email me and I will answer back.  You all need to to have a book by Monday when we return.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday! We can do one more day.... Then break.

Objective:  The students will finish the movie version of Monte Cristo and notice how this version has a much different end than the novel.

1.  Sit in your seats for roll.  Period 3, be quiet for announcements.  It sucks to lose your extra credit points for talking!

2.  Video

3.  Pick your outside book.  Get it approved.  Start reading it over the break. 

Active Reading:  Character page, Highlights and comments, Three Chapter End Notes.  100 points.  NO Sticky Notes.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Look over MC Final

Objective:  The students will look over their wrong answers and be able to argue some points (maybe) out of Mr. Warren

1.  Get test answer sheet.
2.  Mark wrong answers using the answer key.
3.  Look at test, and see if you have some wring answers that you think are right.
4.  Make your argument.

Video:  from 44:04.

Note:  If you have a sub tomorrow.  Be good.  I have Jury Duty (maybe).

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

We have a GREAT week planned!

Objective:  The students will see the recent version of the Monte Cristo and notice the differences between the novel and the movie.

1.  If you have not taken the Monte Cristo test, you must do it today.
2.  Movie
3.  Projects.  They are due tomorrow.  No late projects will be graded.

Tuesday:  Movie
Wednesday:  Go over MC Final and answers.  Argue your point on some that you missed and maybe I will give you the point.
Thursday:  Finish Movie, and begin RMS Titanic essay.
Friday:  RMS Titanic essay.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Monte Cristo Test

Objective:  The students will pass the test.

1.  Get test and answer sheet.
2.  Pass it.
3.  Feel good about yourself.
4.  Return novel to library.
5.  Get together over the weekend and relax (and work on Monte Cristo Projects that are due on Wednesday.  No Late Passes accepted)

Thursday, November 08, 2012

I love this weather! Feels like fall finally!

Objective:  The students will complete all parts of RMS Titanic reading and notes.

1.  Discuss Monte Cristo test which we will take tomorrow.  There will be two versions.  One for those I think did read the book.  One for those I do not think read the book.  Thus, we will have no "cannibal" answers.

2.  Finish RMS Titanic notes for essay.

3.  Bring Monte Cristo to school tomorrow to return.  Mr. Hall needs them on MOnday.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Good Morning!

Objective:  The students will continue reading of RMS Titanic and take notes to use in their essay.

1.  Get folders and lit books.
2.  CST (student led today.  Want to volunteer?)
3.  Copy the rest of the outline.
4.  Read and take notes

Monte Cristo test in two days.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Election Day. Glad it's finally here!

Objective:  The students will begin reading a nonfiction piece and take notes to use in an expository essay.

1.  Get folders and lit books.
2.  CST #28
3.  Correct and turn in RMS Titanic
4.  RMS Note Outline up to 1:30.

Monte Cristo:  Finish the novel.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Last week of Monte Cristo

Objective:  The students will work with important vocabulary for RMS Titanic reading and essay.

1.  Get lit books and folder
2.  CST #27
3.  RMS Titanic vocabulary
4.  Finish Monte Cristo reading by Friday.  300 point test on Friday.
5.  MC Projects:  Due Nov. 14.

Late Start/Early Release tomorrow.  Class starts at 6:52 (Chris Hooks!)

Friday, November 02, 2012

Stump the Teacher for Extra Credit

Objective:  The students will show knowledge of Monte Cristo Chapters 51-60 by quizzing the teacher.

1.  Get folders
2.  CST #26
3.  Teacher Check Student Questions
4.  Stump the Teacher (Turn in Questions when done)

5.  Monte Cristo:  Finish the book by next Friday.  On your own and at your own pace.  300 point test on Friday.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

I better not find one candy wrapper on the ground!

Objective:  The students will complete the Lamb to the Slaughter analysis.

1.  Get folders and lit books.
2.  Periods 1-4 turn in The Secret Lion assignment.
3.  Complete the Lamb to the Slaughter assignment.
4.  Finish Stump the Teacher Questions for tomorrow's activity.
5.  Chapters 59-60 Monte Cristo.  If questions are not complete then you get NO EXTRA CREDIT.

Projects Due Nov. 14 and Finish Monte Cristo Next week.