Monday, September 30, 2013

Good Morning! Hope you had a great weekend! Congratulations Football!

Objective:  The students will complete their last body paragraph.

1.  Get folders.
2.  Complete last body paragraph.  You must use an informational non-fiction article (cite it and its author within the paragraph) and include a couple quotes in order to support your claims.
3.  Start typing the whole essay up.  We will complete it tomorrow and have it ready to turn in on Wednesday.

Homework:  Chapters 18-20 (only 12 pages.  The treasure and Dantes' return!!!!)

Friday, September 27, 2013

Good Morning My Favorite Class!

Objective:  The students will complete writing the first three paragraphs and begin the persuasive part of the paper.

1.  Get folders.
2.  Monte Cristo Quiz 16-17 (These chapters are sooooo goood!)
3.  Finish Expository Paragraphs (explaining the stories.  Remember, in Long Way Home the son is leaving for 200 years... you better explain that!!)
4.  Write your third body paragraph.  Form your argument.  Then find an article that you can use to support it by using facts and quotes from it.

Homework:  Catch up on Monte Cristo if behind.  And do some outside reading!  It will be a nice weekend to sit around the pool, watch Oregon beat Cal by 40 points, and READ!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Day to Write

Objective:  Students will use the day to write their two expository (he said, he said) paragraphs using as much detail as possible from each story.

1.  Discuss any questions on the study guide chapters.
2.  Write the next two paragraphs of your paper.  Expository=Explain.  Explain both stories to your reader (me) as if I have never heard of the stories before.  Note:  This is NOT A SUMMARY of the story.  This IS an EXPLANATION of the story that uses literary terms and analysis.
3.  Find your nonfiction informational article which will support your thesis.  Print it out.  Read it.  Highlight information that would be good in your essay.

Homework:  Monte Cristo Chapters 16-17.  Short and easy 14 pages!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

I hope you all read!

Objective:  The students will begin their next essay.

1.  Get folders and lit books.
2.  Monte Cristo Quiz Chapters 11-13
3.  New Essay Prompt
4.  Write the intro and pre-write the rest of the essay.

Homework:  Monte Cristo Chapters 14 and 15.  (14 is confusing....  just read it and make sure you know where the treasure is an how it got there).

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

No Quiz Today

Objective:  The students will complete analyzing Long Way Home and compare its similarities and differences to The Pedestrian.

1.  Get folder.  (hand out RUSD Book).
2.  CST 12
3.  Complete "Long Way Home" assignment.
4.  Monte Cristo Chapter 13 and Study Guide.  New character that YOU WILL WANT on poster.
5.  Projects:  Get with your partners to discuss what you have so far....

Homework:  Only one chapter of Monte Cristo today,

Book Report Format:  Here is the link:

Monday, September 23, 2013

How is that Outside Book??? You have 1 month to finish it!!!

Objective:  The students will read the last story of Chapter 1 and begin the next set of chapters in Monte Cristo.

1.  Get folders.
2.  CST #11
3.  Chapter 1 Notes for Test
4.  Long Way Home AR and Assignment
5.  MC Chapters 11-12

Homework:  First Book Report is Due:  October 25. 

Here is the link:

Friday, September 20, 2013

Homecoming: Short Classes then go have fun!

Objective:  The students will see two short videos that show the important settings of The Count of Monte Cristo.

1.  Get folders.
2.  Discuss any questions that you have on the chapters and study guide.  Turn in for points.
3.  Isle of Elba and Chateau D'if video.
4.  Get all returned work and put in folders.

Homework:  Go to the Homecoming Game.  And have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Almost Homecoming! Hope you're participating!

Objective:  The students will discuss Chapters 7-8, complete Important Words Poster and read Chapters 9-10.

1.  MC Chapters 4-8 Quiz
2.  Complete POster for 100 points
3.  Read Chapters 9-10 and complete Study Guide for turn in tomorow AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I need something on my walls....

Objective:  The students will create a "Found Poem" poster as modeled by the character from the movie Mystery, Alaska.

1.  No Quiz today!  But we can discuss the chapters... especially Chapter V.
2.  Group Activity:  Important Words Poster worth 100 points.
3.  Read Chapters 7-8 (only 12 pages....  You're welcome!)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

So how did you like the first three chapters?

Objective:  The students will show that they have read and understood the first 3 chapters of MC and then discuss their projects that will go with the MC Unit.

1.  Get folders.  No CST today.
2.  Monte Cristo Chapters 1-3 Quiz
3.  Discuss Chapters and Study Guide Questions.
4.  Discuss Projects and Groups
5.  Monte Cristo Chapters 4-6 Read

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Password:  your birthday

Monday, September 16, 2013

Today we start the best book that you may ever read!

Objective:  The students will learn some important information about the book so that reading will be understood.

1.  Get folders
2.  CST #10.
3.  Turn in CST Packet 1-10 for 100 points.  If you were "new" to the class be sure to note that for my TA.
4.  Monte Cristo Intro
5.  Read Chapters 1-3 and complete the questions on the study guide.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Let's Play a Little Game to See Which Sex is More Observant...

Objective:  The students will work (well kind of) with "The Pedestrian" and discuss its overall theme.

1.  Get folders.  Period 5 RUN DOWN AND GET MONTE CRISTO!!!
2.  CST #9
3.  Extra Credit Game.  Boys v Girls (winners get 10 Extra Credit Points)
4.  Complete the last part of The Pedestrian Assignment.

Homework:  Read outside Book.  We start MC on Monday.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Good Morning Everyone!

Objective:  The students will work with "The Pedestrian" and its tone and word choice.

1.  Get folders and lit books.
2.  CST #8
3.  Book Checkout at library back window.  Monte Cristo
4.  Chapter 1 Notes
5.  Complete "The Pedestrian" assignment.

Homework:  Outside Book Reading.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The Pedestrian... another story from Ray Bradbury

Objective:  The students will read "The Pedestrian" and see how he uses specific words to create tone.

1.  Get your folders and lit books.  Staple both sheets of vocabulary assignment.
2.  CST #7  "The Pedestrian"
3.  Discuss Etymology on Vocabulary Assignment.
4.  Grade Vocab and turn in.
5.  "The Pedestrian" assignment and reading.  page 47.

Homework:  Bring ID cards tomorrow to check out our novel.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Turn in your essay today.

Objective:  Begin our next story.

1.  Get folders.
2.  CST #6
4.  "The Pedestrian" Vocabulary Assignment

Bring ID Cards tomorrow to check out Monte Cristo

Monday, September 09, 2013

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Objective:  Finish the essay.  Edit it yourself.  Find all the errors.  Correct them.  And turn in "YOUR BEST WRITING" tomorrow.

1.  Get folders.
2.  Turn in Signed Syllabus for 100 points.  Tomorrow is worth 90 points.
3.  Period 2 Sign the Student Handbook Sheet.
4.  Discuss Closing Paragraphs.
5.  Complete Essay.  Due Typed, Edited, Corrected and Printed tomorrow.

I will look at any essays today if you have them.  This will be the second day in class that we have worked on the writing, so there should BE NO LATE papers.  They all should be well written and free of easy errors.

Friday, September 06, 2013

I love Friday!

Objective:  The students will see three great (or not so great) examples of MLA format and Inverted Triangle Format Intros for the paper we are writing.

1.  Get your folder.  No CST Today.
2.  Outside Reading Requirements Discussion.   400 points to grade.  10% of semester grade.
               a)  Active Reading 100 points (Highlights and comments, Character Page, Three Chapter Notes.
               b)  Oral Question   100 points.  If you get the first one right, you're done.  70 points for the second
                     50 points for the third.  If you miss all three, you didn't read the book.  And you get NO
                     POINTS (of the 400) and NO PAGE CREDIT!
               c)  Book Report 200 points.
3.  Let's see some examples of your Intro Paragraphs and use of MLA.
4.  Write the body of your paper.

Homework:  Download Syllabus.  Read it.  Have your parents/guardians read it.  Sign.  Bring in Monday for the EASIEST 100 points in the world!  Here is the link:

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Another Essay Already???

Objective:  The students will know what is expected in a narrative essay and they will begin writing.

1.  Get folder.  Put your completed "Hero's Story" assignment on your desk.
2.  CST#5
3.  Narrative Essay Notes (Period 3-4 talk about your last essays)
4.  Go over Writing Prompt.
5.  Go over MLA format
6.  Plan Essay

Homework:  Type your intro paragraph.  Save it on your computer.  And then email it to yourself to share tomorrow.  EVERYONE MUST DO THIS!

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

It is darn hot!

Objective:  Students will know the parts of a plot and then identify and graph the parts of "A Hero's Story."

1.  Get your folders and let's make a seating chart.
2.  CST #4
3.  Discuss Essays (Periods 3-4 only)
4.  Chapter 1 Notes
5.  Hero's Story Plot Graph.

Homework:  I need to see everyone's outside reading book.  I need to put an OK on the inside cover.  If your book does not have an OK on it, I wouldn't start reading it until you are sure it will be accepted as Honors' Material.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Did you all see Oregon kick butt this weekend?

Objective:  The students will discuss problems with their essays.  Then we will start our second story that will lead to our next essay.

1.  Get your folder.
2. CST #3 (or is it 4?)
3. Writing Problems and Positive (there were many of each).
4.  Active Read "A Hero's Story"