Thursday, December 20, 2012


Objective:  The students will pass the chapter 4 test on Theme.

1.  Get the test answer sheet and the test document.
2.  Follow directions on the test answer sheet.

Satire due tomorrow.  Book Report due on January 11.

Zero Period:  Tomorrow:  Work in your computer lab on the satire until 7:15 since the computer lab here is not open for us.

Bring in your satire by 7:30 to be marked present for class.

I will be here at regular time for people who need to use my computers.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday Esay Day....

Objective:  The students will review all parts of Chapter 4 of the lit book for tomorrow's test.

1. Get folder and lit book.
2. CST 40
3. Turn in CST Packet 31-40 for points
4. Discuss "Parable"
5. Complete Chapter 4 Review

Take Monte Cristo Posters home.  I only want to keep about ten up so I can unclutter my room.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Good MOrning!!

Objective:  The students will do a bit of writing, then look at a very famous parable to analyze its theme.

1.  Get folders and lit book,
2.  CST
3.  Complete and discuss "Man in the Water"

Homework:  Outside Book.  January 11........

Monday, December 17, 2012

Man in the Water

Objective:  The students will read an inspiring essay about a hero.

Get lit book and folder.

1.  CST
2.  "Man in the Water" assignment.

Satire:  Due on Friday....

“The Man in the Water”

I:  Before you read:  What is a hero?  List 5 people from the past or the present who fit your description of a hero.

Watch Youtube Video:  Flight 90 (pt 3-4)

II:  Read the essay “Man in the Water” and the “Black Box” transcript on page 275 of the lit book.
III:  After reading:  Answer the following:

1.  What are the two overall conflicts in the essay?  Tell them and explain.  *use the key words that I am looking for.
2.  The essay has an implied thesis (main idea).  What is it?
3.  What supporting detail does the author provide that proves his thesis?
4.  Read the “Black Box” transcript on page 275.
What does the pilots’ conversation tell you?  Explain.
5.  This is a very sad subject…. How is the essay NOT SAD???  More inspirational than sad.

IV:  For writing:  Write an inverted triangle intro paragraph for the following essay prompt:  Roger Rosenblatt

Writing Situation:  In life, people are put into situations where they have to make a difficult decision.  They could decide to do what is best for them, or they could choose to help someone else.  This fact is made evident in “The Man in the Water.”

Writing Directions:  Write about a situation where someone had to make a decision to help themselves or to help others instead.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Book Report... It's coming fast... and some of you don't even have a book yet!

Objective:  The students will read and write a satirical advertisement.

1.  Get folders
2.  CST
3.  "Learn with BOOK" assignment.

Homework:  Outside Book.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Satires... What is their purpose??

Objective:  The students will read a couple satires and know what they are intended to do.

1.  Get folders.  No books needed today.
2.  Discuss "The Bass..." and turn in assignment for 100 points.
3.  CST #36
4.  Notes
5.  Satire Songs

Homework:  Christmas shopping.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

All Twelves

Objective:  The students will analyze "The Bass, the River and Sheila Mant"

Good Morning.  Get your lit books and folder please.

1.  CST #35
2.  Complete "The Bass, the River and Sheila Mant" assignment.

Satire:  Let's make it due Friday

“The Bass, the River and Sheila Mant”

1.   What are the two conflicts of the story?  Explain each in a sentence.
2.   What are the story’s main plot parts?  List all in either a graph or outline.
3.   What is the story’s theme?  Which of the 4 methods of figuring it out did you use?  Explain.
4.   Is the theme universal or personal?  Explain.
5.   Sheila Mant is a stock character.  Explain.  Give five examples from the story that show this.
6.   Critique the piece using literary knowledge.
                  NOTE:  I want to see literary terms from this year used in this part.  Underline at least five terms in this writing to show your use of them.  And I don’t want a bunch of BS.  Show me that you have learned something this year and you know how to explain/analyze literature.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I love/hate Late Start Tuesdays!

Objective:  The students will read this week's short story.

1.  Get folders and lit books.
2.  Correct Vocab.
3.  read "The Bass, the River and Sheila Mant"
4.  Put folders and books away neatly.

I need the Returned Work Folder worked on!!!!  Get the stuff in your folder.

Outside book report 1 month!

Monday, December 10, 2012

A New Week!

Objective:  The students will know vocaulary words for this week's story.

1.  Turn in your poem to the basket.
2.  get folders and lit books.
3.  CST
4.  The Bass vocab.

Outside book in about a month!!!

Friday, December 07, 2012


Objective:  Students will read 1/2 of a short story and try to find and identify different types of figurative language used by the author.

1.  Get your folders and lit books.
2.  CST 33
3.  Notes
4.  Read 1/2 of "Catch the Moon"

Homework:  Type your poem and have it ready to turn in Monday.  Outside ook.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Ready to write a poem??

Objective:  The students will create their own poem using a short story as a reference.

1.  Get folders
2.  CST #32
3.  Notes
4.  Complete "Last Night of the World"

Homework:  Type poem and read outside book.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Wow am I tired!

Objective:  The students will read and analyze the tone, irony, ambiguity and theme of a Bradbury short story.

1.  Get folders
2.  Correct Vocabulary
3.  Get both handouts for story.
4.  Follow directions:  Do all except the For Writing part.

Homework:  Outside Book

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Good Job JV Basketball!

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

1.  Get folders and lit books.
2.  Look at your scores on posters so I can record them.
3.  CST #31 and Chapter 4 Theme Notes
4.  Orange Parent Slip:  Need back signed ASAP.
5.  "Last Night" and "Catch the Moon" Vocab.

1.  Parlor (n)
2.  Trifle:  (adj)
3.  ajar (adj)
4.  harassing (v)
5.  dismantled (v)
6.  vintage (adj)
7.  ebony (adj)
8.  sarcastic (adj)
9.  relics (n)
10. makeshift (adj)

Put folders and books away neatly!!!  I am tired of the mess!

Homework:  Orange Sheet and Outside Reading

Monday, December 03, 2012

A new week!

Objective:  Pass the Chapter 5 Test.

1.  I will hand out tests and answer sheets.
2.  Use pencil only.  Mark answers clearly.
3.  Complete the test.

I need all work from folders passed back and put into folders.

Homework:  Outside Reading Book

Tomorrow we begin our last chapter of the semester.