Friday, March 28, 2014

And the Roman Papers are DUE!

Objective:  The students will complete any final work on Newspapers.

1.  Finish up.
2.  Turn in.

Have a great break!  See you in a week!

Note:  We start Lord of the Flies when we get back.  If you want to buy it and Active Read it for Extra Credit, try to have it by MOnday.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Objective:  The students will continue writing, organizing and printing their newspaper for tomorrow's deadline of THE END OF THE PERIOD of your class.

1.  Remember:  And article in a newspaper answers 6 Essential Questions:  Who, What, Where, When, How and Why?  All articles must have a "byline" (which says By Joe Blow).

2.  Remember:  Your paper NEEDS to LOOK like a newspaper like the back board samples.

If you are going to be absent tomorrow (as I hear many of you are going to be... Lough), your paper and your contribution is due.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Newsroom 3

Objective:  The students will use knowledge of play and SOME CREATIVITY to create a Roman Newspaper.

1.  How am I gonna grade these?  Well based on effort that I have seen the last two days by many groups....  I have decided to grade like this...

I will pick the best.  It gets an A.
I will pick the worst:  It gets an F.

The rest will fall in between.  A-, B, B-, C, C-, D, D-.  So you have two chances against the rest of the class for an A. 

Let's see if that motivates you!  :)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Newsroom 2

Objective:  The students will continue producing their Roman Newspaper.

1.  If you need to take the test.  Do it.
2.  If I need to see your book.  Bring it up.
3.  If you need the Roman Newspaper Instructions.  Get it up here.
4.  Continue work on newspapers.  I have some samples of real ones on the back with things you need labeled.

Remember:  This project should look like a GROUP worked on it for 5 days.  If it is just thrown together, expect a grade that represents that effort.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Roman Newsroom this week!

Objective:  The students will work collaboratively to create a Roman Newspaper that shows how much we learned from reading of the play.

1.  Get folders and lit books.
2.  Put Book Reports and Outside Book on your desk.
3.  Discuss Project.
4.  Get in groups of 4 or less.  This is your "news team."
5.  Discuss who will do what.  Everyone must write at least one "article" for your paper.  It all will be typed.

I will call you up one at a time for oral questions. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

I have a FEVER so I will be out tomorrow....

Objective:  The students will identify Shakespeare's use of poetic devices in JC.

1.  Get lit books and folders.
2.  Tomorrow is the JC test (300 points).  Take home your notes and all 5 Act Reviews and look them over.
3.  Alliteration, Assonance and Personification Handout

Be good for sub tomorrow. 

Note:  Although I know that you are all done with your book reports, DO NOT TURN THEM IN TO THE SUB.  Bring the report and book on Monday.

Monday we begin the JC Newspaper Group Project which will take a week in class to do.  It will all be typed, so if you want to bring a typing device, that would be smart.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

So CHSEE is over

Period 5:

Turn in
1)  Note Packet (make it easy for me to count 18 perfectly marked highlights.
2)  Act V review

Get and complete JC whole play review....

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


5th Period Only:

1.  I want all papers in the "Graded Folder" in you folders by end of period.  You Research Papers are graded!

2.  Complete Act V Review and JC Note Packet.  I will collect both tomorow.

3.  Book Report.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Let this day end what the Ides of March started.....

Congratulations to everyone who dressed up Friday.  I had the most students ever participate... 147 of you.  Now just watch what those points do to your grade...  I will have 100 kids with an A+ this quarter (If you complete the book report!)

1.  Notes
2.  Finish play
3.  Complete Act IV Review if you have not yet.  Turn in.

Book Report Friday!

Friday, March 14, 2014

You guys look awesome!

Objective:  The students will begin reading the final act (reslution) of JC.

1.  Notes
2.  Read a bit
3.  Newspaper Card/Read/Money for King
4.  Complete Act IV Review

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tomorrow is Dress Up Day!!

Objective:  The students will complete reading of Act IV and complete Act IV Review and Translation.

1.  Go over notes from yesterday.
2.  Read from 843 to end of Act
3.  Act IV Review

Dress Up Day.  Tomorrow.  Remember....  If I see any American clothing (other than shoes) you will get NO POINTS!  You must be Roman from top to Bottom!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Thanks for being such great kids while I am out! I know sometimes I don't show it... But you guys are awesome!

Objective:  The students will complete some reading of Act IV:3.

1.  Get lit books and folders.
2.  CST #14
3.  Act IV: 3 Notes
4.  Read Act IV:3 from 838-843 (I have a student picked in each class to be me.  Listen carefully to what they have to say...)
5.  Complete any of the following:   a)  Act III Review
                                                      b)  Act III and IV Storyboard
                                                      c)  Outside Book (that report is due in 9 days.  Active Reading:      Highlights and Notes/Character Page/3 Chapter Notes)

See you tomorrow.  Good luck BB tonight.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I need someone to be me tomorrow... I know it will be hard, but who wants to do it?

Objective:  The students will review Act III and read a little bit of Act IV.

1.  Get folders and lit book.
2.  CST #13
3.  Notes
4.  Read Act IV: 1-2 (very short reading today.
5.  Act III Review.

How are those togas/tunics coming along?  Are you ready?

And that book?  11 more days!

Monday, March 10, 2014

That was one busy weekend! Good job King in all sports, Theater, Cheer and Pom, and evryone else!

Objective:  The students will read Act III:2, which is the key scene of the play.  The Turning Point!

1.  Notes
2.  Read Act III:2 and 3
3.  Pass back all work in the returned work folder.

Outside Book:  You now have 12 days.  Due Friday March 21st.

Don't forget Extra Credit Ides of March (minus one) Dress Day on Friday.

Here is the POwer POint Link.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Good luck basketball tomorrow. And cheer/pom/dance at Nationals.

Objective:  The students will read and understand Act II:1 of JC.

1.  Get lit books and folders.
2.  CST 12
3.  Notes
4.  Read
5.  Translation 3

Homework:  Outside Book.  2 weeks from today (if you are going to miss for soccer... it's due on Thursday before.)

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Poor Caesar!!

Objective:  The students will read up to Caesar's death.

1.  Get folders and lit books.
2.  CST
3.  Notes
4.  Read from 807
5.  Ides of March (minus 1) Dress Up Day Power Point

Homework:  Outside Reading:  Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock ......

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

This meeting that I am at right now is TORTURE!!!!!

Objective:  The students will complete Act II Vocabulary and Act I-II Story Board.

1.  Complete Act II Review (both sides).  Remember the table needs 5 specific details to support your rating.
2.  Complete Story Board bottom three squares for Act II.  Remember you need a drawing, word bubble, setting, mood, and description.
3.  Outside Read:  No I am not getting points today.... so bring it tomorrow (Jenna!)

See you tomorrow!  Be good for Coach Greenwalt.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Research Papers: I got 3 classes done yesterday. Sorry Period 4 and 5. But if you think about it, I read 105 papers, each about 5 pages long, so yesterday I read and marked up over 500 pages in 12 hours. That's all the reading you have to do in a semester. So give me a little more time...

Objective:  The students will review Act II and go over the soliloquy translation.

1.  Get lit books and folders.
2.  Go over yesterday's scenes that you read without me.  Add additional notes to timeline.
3.  Go over yesterday's soliloquy.  See how you did without my help.  Make changes if necessary.
4.  Act II Review.

Homework:  Outside book.  I read 500 pages yesterday...  How far are you?

Monday, March 03, 2014

I am just down the hall if you need anything.

Objective:  The students will finish reading Act II as if I were here.

1.  Turn in Vocab.  Staple all sheets together.  Proper Heading and all.
2.  CST # ___
3.  Notes
4.  Read then fill in blanks on notes.
5.  Act II Soliloquy Translation (If the sub sees a phone being used, you fail the assignment).

Homework:  Outside book is due in 18 days.