Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Experiment Notification Letter

Objective:  The students will complete reading of "By the Waters of Babylon" and figure out its puzzle.

1.  Get folders and lit books.
2.  MC Quiz.  Chapters 37-38 for Periods 3,4 and 5 only.
3.  CST# 22
4.  Finish Story
5.  Assignment
6.  Monte Cristo Chapter 39-40 and Study Guide.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Beginning Chapter 3 of Lit Book.

Objective:  The students will be able to identify the three types of Point of View.

1.  Get folders and lit book.
2.  CST #21
3.  Chapter 3 Notes on Point of View
4.  Read 15 minutes of "By the Waters of Babylon"
5.  Monte Cristo Chapters 37-38

Character Sketch due typed in MLA on Friday.

NEED EXTRA CREDIT??  25 points if you bring a Blood Pressure Machine that we can use in class Thursday and Friday for our assignment/experiment.

Monday, October 28, 2013

No Book Reports are NOT graded...

Objective:  The students will write a character sketch using all the methods of Indirect Characterization.

1.  Get your folders.
2.  Discuss "Direct to Indirect" writing assignment.  33.3 points per part.
3.  Read Monte Cristo Chapter 36:  Toxicology.  The Count "teaches" Madame Villefort about poison...

Note:  We are going to speed things up on Monte Cristo, so be ready!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Book Report Day

Objective:  The students will show knowledge of their outside book by answering oral questions, showing awesome Active Reading, and through a well written report.

1.  Read Monte Cristo Chapter 35 in class.  It is the Count's visit to the Morrel Family.  You find out what happened to Mr. Morrel before he died.  It's a cool chapter.

2.  Have your book and report ready.  You will be called up one at a time for your oral questions.

Homework:  Relax!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

I hope you are done with your book!

Objective:  The students will pass the lit book chapter 2 test.

1.  Look over your review.  Then turn it in for 100 points.
2.  Use scan sheet for the test.  Do not write on the test.  Thanks!!!
3.  Pass the test!
4.  Read Chapter 34.  Haydee is a character you want on your poster.

5.  Book report tomorrow.  In my hand or in my email box by 2:30 or I will NOT grade it.  No exceptions.  Danny..... 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Two days left of the Fisrt Quarter.

Objective:  The students will review Chapter 2 of the Lit Book for tomorrow's test.

1.  Get folder.
2.  Chapter 2 Review (ignore the book work on he bottom)
3.  Monte  Cristo Chapter 33 (now he sets up a meeting with his third antagonist)
4.  Book Report

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Good MOrning!!

Objective:  The students will complete outside reading and Monte Cristo Chapter 32.

1.  Get folder.
2.  CST #20
3.  Hand in CST Packet 11-20 for points.
4.  Monte Cristo Chapter 32....  Another short chapter.  Do study guide questions. 

Week Schedule:
Wednesday:  Quiz, Chapter 2 Review
Thursday:  Chapter 2 Test (actually it covers terms from Chapter 1 too)
Friday:  Book Report Stuff.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Five Days.... Book Report! NO LATE PAPERS!!!

Objective:  The students will analyze the characters and the last paragraph of "Two Kinds."

1.  Get folders and lit book.
2.  CST #19
3.  "Two Kinds" assignment
4.  Chapter 31 of Monte Cristo.  This is a cool chapter!  He meets Fernand and Mercedes after 23 years!!

Homework:  Book Report. Report Link

Friday, October 18, 2013

Have a great weekend.... but also finish Outside Book.

Objective:  The students will see what an A+ Monte Cristo Project would "sound" like.

1.  Get folders and lit books.
2.  Discuss Study Guides and Turn in for points.
3.  Monte Cristo Song Quiz
4.  Finish Two Kinds reading.

Homework:  Book Report!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

PSAT Day: Over 55 Kids will be absent....

Objective:  The students will use today as a day to catch up on anything they are behind in...

1.  You can do any of the following:
  • Monte Cristo reading and study guide (up to chapter 30)
  • Monte Cristo Projects (listen to your Ipods and find some songs)
  • Outside Reading
  • All that work over there in the Returned Folder....  Put it in YOUR FOLDER!!
  • Extra Credit??
  • Read the next few chapters of Monte Cristo (I have the next study guide if you want it!)
It wouldn't be fair to the others to make them get behind, so USE this time wisely!  Don't just play games and watch stupid Vine Videos!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Projects? How many songs does your group have?

Objective:  The students will read another story with complex characters.

1.  Get lit book and folder.
2.  CST #18 (We will turn in a packet on Friday so if you have missed any, copy them!)
3.  Monte Cristo Chapter 29 Quiz (Don't share these questions with Danny Gonzalez!)
4.  Read "Two Kinds" (14 minutes)
5.  Monte Cristo Chapter 30 and Study Guide

Homework:  Outside Book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Let's Talk about the Book Report that You are all almost ready to write. Right?

Objective:  The students will know what is expected on the book report and Active Reading.

1.  CST #16 or 17
2.  Discuss Book Report:  Here is the link again.  Book Report Download Link

3.  Monte Cristo Chapters 29-30.  It is the longest reading we have done so far.  So it will be quiet (yes you can listen to headphones) and you will read it now.  Complete study guide.  Due tomorrow.

Homework:  Read MC or Outside Book

Active Reading:  Highlights and Comments (60), 3 Chapter Notes (30), Character Page (10)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Clean out those returned work folders! Today!

Objective:  The students will complete characterization/local color assignment and then teach the class orally through a discussion of questions from "Everyday Use."

1.  Get folders and lit books.
2.  MC Quiz Chapters 26-28.
3.  Complete "Everyday Use" assinment.
4.  Discuss Questions.

Homework:  Outside Book. That report is coming fast!  Link to book report is right here.

 Book Report Format

Thursday, October 10, 2013


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

1.  Get folders and lit books.
2.  CST #16
3.  "Everyday Use" assignment

Homework:  Read Chapter 28 (Albert's Kidnapping)

Outside Book...... 

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

You have to love this weather!!

Objective:  The students will read a great short story that will help them see how authors create real, round characters.  It has cool local color too!

Good morning!!  Get your folders and your lit boks.

1.  Chapter 2 Notes continued.
2.  Read "Everyday Use" for the assignment tomorrow.
3.  Monte Cristo Chapter 27 (again a very short read, so DO IT NOW)

Homework:  Outside Book...  Outside Book...  Outside Book (to the background music of Jaws the movie!)

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

How is that outside book? Remember Oct. 25th!!!!

Objective:  The students will be able to identify the types of characters in literature.

1.  CST #15
2.  Correct and turn in Vocabulary Assignment
3.  Chapter 2 Lit Notes:  Character
4.  Video Clip and Discussion
5.  Monte Cristo Chapters 24-25 Study Guide discussion.  I will NOT give out answers, but you can "teach" me!
6.  Monte Cristo Chapter 26 (Look at the first sentence.... What does that tell you?

Monday, October 07, 2013

New Lit Book Chapter: Character

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

1.  CST #14
2.  "Two Kinds"  Vocabulary
3.  Monte Cristo Chapters Chapters 24-25.

Friday, October 04, 2013

King Kids Against Cancer


  • To promote Cancer Awareness on Campus.
  • Help promote, organize and work the Seniors, Staff and Softball Against Cancer Game.
  • Aid Students, Adults and Kids in the community affected by or with cancer.
  • Be a TOTALLY FREE club with no fund raising requirements.

  • Form a partnership with Loma Linda or another closer hospital to help with cancer patients (for example:  Visit a kid during his Chemo and play Playstation with him)
  • Provide "Best Wishes" cards to staff, students who have someone affected with cancer.
  • Promote Club each month to staff of King by handing out free Cup of Noodles (with cancer prevention tips)
  • Walk in the Walk of Life with our own team.
To Do Today if interested in joining:
  • Sign up and give me your shirt size
  •  Sign something nice on Sponsor Thank You Letters
Thanks for helping us with our game!  Joe Blow    King Kids Against Cancer

I bet you missed me! I missed you!

Objective:  The students will look at how Dumas creates suspense.

1.  NO Quiz today
2.  Look deeper at chapters 21-22 in small groups.
3.  Project discussion and Chapter 23.
4.  Hand in your perfect expository essay.

Homework:  Outside Book

Look at chapters 21-22 and answer the following on one paper in small groups.

1.  Caderouse is a good actor.  What does he do and say that shows he is a lying con man?
2.  What are several things that the priest does that shows you that he is actually Dantes (and you should know it even if I didn't tell you).
3.  In our book, it looks like Caderousse gets off free.  But what does he say or do (or have) that shows he really is one of the bad guys who deserves Dantes' revenge?
4.  The priest says one of the main themes of the book while talking to Caderousse.
5.  What has happened to two of the main bad guys?  Why will this only make Dantes' revenge more sweet?

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The Last of Caderouse Today

Objective:  The students will review for tomorrow's Lit Book Chapter 1 Test (Plot and Setting)

1.  CST #13
2.  Go Over Study Guide 11-20 and Turn In
3.  Chapter 1 Review (for tomorrow's test)
4.  Chapter 21-22 of Monte Cristo (these are really, really awesome chapters!!!!  Make sure you know that the mysterious white guy from here on out is Dontes in disguise).
5.  Finish, Proof Read, Edit and print Out YOUR BEST WRITING to hand in to me.

Be good for the sub tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

A Very Cool Symbol in Monte Cristo!!

Objective:  The students will see how Monte Cristo can be read literally, but also figuratively in order to see the deeper meanings.

1.  Get folders and Monte Cristo Book out.
2.  MC Quiz Chapters 18-20
3.  Group Activity:  Reading Figuratively:  The Baptism Symbol.
4.  Write your closing paragraph.  Reverse inverted triangle!  Essay due typed, proof-read, and edited on Thursday.
5.  No MC Reading tonight.