Friday, November 22, 2013

Stump the Teacher Day

Objective:  The teacher wants to give out Extra Credit to those students who have read Chapters 51-60  and completed their OWN questions.

1.  Get out your Stump the Teacher Questions.
2.  One Question Quiz.  Pass= Play.  Fail= Essay.
3.  Ask Questions and Get 5 points for each question I don't know.

Holiday Week:  No Homework.  We will finish Monte Cristo by December 6 ON YOUR OWN.  The final 300 point test will be Friday December 6..

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanks for being good for the sub.

Objective:  The students will read a short story and work to identify the overlying themes and the author's use of figurative language.

1.  CST #28
2.  Notes
3.  Read "Catch the Moon" on 234 and work on assignment at the same time.
4.  Complete "Stump the Teacher" for tomorrow.  Remember, I will ask a random question to all classes (one from a different chapter for each class).  If you don't know the answer, you can not participate in Stump the Teacher, you will take a zero on the assignment, and you will work on an essay while we do it.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Objective:  The students will analyze a poem that is very similar to "The Bass..."

1.  Get lit books and folders.
2.  CST #27
3.  Complete yesterday's work with "The Bass..."
4.  Read the poem on page 251.  Add the final question to your assignment.
5.  Stump the Teacher.  You should be at minimum on Chapter 53.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Start Writing Your Stump the Teacher Questions! Don't wait until Thursday.

Objective:  The students will analyze the characters and the theme of The Bass....

1. Get folders and lit books.
2.  CST #26
3.  "The Bass..." Assignment
4.  Monte Cristo Chapters 51-60 Stump the Teacher (2 questions and two answers for each chapter for a total of 20 questions to ask me on Friday.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Stump the Teacher.... Are you smarter than me???

Objective:  The students will read a coming of age story about a kid who likes a girl... and a fish.

1.  Get lit books and folders.  And if those books and folders are put back a mess like that again, I will start taking points away from your grades!!)
2.  Turn in MC Study Guide 41-50.
3.  Discuss Chapters 51-60 and Stump the Teacher (Next Friday)
4.  CST
5.  Notes
5.  Read "The Bass...."  page 244.

Homework:  Relax and read Monte Cristo....   The book should be getting SOOO good to those of you who a really reading (not skimming or reading SPARK Notes... Tyler)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Objective:  The students will discuss and show knowledge of Monte Cristo and then know important words for this week's story.

1.  Get folders and Lit Books.
2.  Monte Cristo Quiz 46-49
3.  "The Bass..." Vocabulary
4.  Monte Cristo Chapter 50. Study Guide Due tomorrow.  Complete at beginning of the period.

How are the projects going???

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Wednesday Already?

Objective:  The students will all show how smart they are by getting an "A" on the Chapter 3 Lit Book Test.

1.  Get folder.  Look over the Chapter 3 Review for a second (especially what we covered yesterday).
2.  Turn in Review for 100 points.
3.  Get the test answer sheet and the test.
4.  Do the front side of the test (my section) and turn the paper over and answer the Multiple Choice Part on the back.  Do Not Write on the Test Handout.
5.  Monte Cristo 49.  A Very short chapter.  Quiz tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Good luck Volleyball, Tennis and Water Polo in CIF this week!

Objective:  The students will review al elements of Chapter 3 from lit book for tomorrow's test.

1.  Get folder.
2.  Chapter 3 Notes
3.  Chapter 3 Review for 100 points.
4.  Monte Cristo:  Chapter 48.

Friday, November 08, 2013

Congratulations Football. A very good, competitive season. Congratulations CC league champ girls and 2nd place boys!

Objective:  The students will discuss "The Secret Lion" using literary terms to show understanding of the deeper meanings of the story.

1.  Get folders.
2.  CST #24
3.  Get into groups for discussion extra credit contest.
4.Monte Cristo Chapter 47 and study guide.

And if anyone mentions Oregon's loss last night, I might cry!

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Catch up day...

Objective:  The students will complete analyzing "The Secret Lion" for discussion/presentation tomorrow.

1.  Get folders.
2.  CST #
2.5.  Notes
3.  Monte Cristo Quiz:  Is one needed?
4.  Complete "The Secret Lion" for tomorrow's activity
5.  Monte Cristo Chapters 46

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

How am I going to catch those kids in later periods cheating on the quizzes?

Objective:  The students will work in groups to discuss and analyze "The Secret Lion" story.

1.  MC Quiz 43-44
2.  Group work with "The Secret Lion"  (I typed that story at 3 AM yesterday, so please ignore the obvious spelling errors.  Not the words the author intended to be misspelled, just the other ones).
3.  Monte Cristo Chapter 45.  A GREAT Chapter.  Monte Cristo and Mercedes talk of the past....

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Good Morning Everyone!

Objective:  The students will read a great short story and analyze its style, symbolism and irony.

1.  Quiz Monte Cristo Chapters 41-42
2.  Discuss the Chapters
3.  Finish Vocabulary (for correction and points tomorrow).
4.  Active Read "The Secret Lion"
5.  Monte Cristo Chapters 43-44 and Study Guide

Monday, November 04, 2013

Turn in Characterization and Study Guide

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary for "The Secret Lion."

1.  Get folders: 
2.  Turn in Characterization:  You must highlight and label EACH method of characterization for grading.
3.  Turn in MC Study Guide 31-40.
4.  Get the two new handouts.
5.  "Secret Lion" Vocab
6.  Read Chapters 41-42

Friday, November 01, 2013

Objective:  The students will see how authors use comic relief to lighten the mood of a piece.

1.  Complete the experiment.
2.  Monte Cristo Chapters 31-40 Study Guide Due on Monday.
3.  Characterization Due Monday.  Typed.  MLA.