Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Starting new short story

Objective: Students will learn about different ways to develop characters in literature.

1. Get Lit Books and Folders
2. WP #11 (new packet)
3. Characterization notes
4. Read a long: "Everyday Use"
5. Work on Vocab Activities

Homework: Read MC Ch. 28

Monday, September 29, 2014

I hope you had a relaxing weekend and enjoyed Homecoming!

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

1.  Get lit books and folders.
2.  WP #10
3.  Turn in WP Packet 1-10
4.  Go over Baptism Symbol
5.  "Everyday Use" vocabulary
6.  Read Chapters 26-27

Friday, September 26, 2014

Essays Due

You guys have worked pretty hard for the last week.  Good job!

Objective:  The students will look at the main symbol for the first half of the book.... Dantes' Baptism.

1.  Turn in your essay.  No need for prompt on top.
2.  Discuss Chapter 25
3.  Get a Baptism Symbol Handout.
4.  Use Chapters 16-20 to analyze how Dantes' Escape is a Symbol of a Baptism.

Homework:  Nothing.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

District Writing Test

Objective:  The students will put all that we have talked about and practiced over the last month to use today to write a GREAT in class essay for the district.

1.  Get out three sheets of paper.
2.  Get prompt.  Put name and period on all papers.
3.  Read prompt:  Highlight what you need to do in order to pass.
4.  Briefly plan. (Summarize the author's argument.  Discuss if you agree or disagree with it, using strong examples from text and life).  TITLE??????????
5.  Write.

Homework:  Print, Proof, Edit, and Re-print essay to be turned in tomorrow.

MC Chapter 25.  The Fifth of September

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Finish that Essay

Objective:  The students will use class time to finish their essay, proof read, edit, and make it an A paper that Mr. Warren and Mr. McDermitt can read in less than 2 minutes!

1.  MC Quiz Chapters 21-24 and discuss any questions that you have.
2.  Finish all parts of the essay.

Body 1:  Story Explanation 1
Body 2:  Story Explanation 2
Body 3:  Argument:  Which story is most likely to come true using an informational article as support of your thoughts.
Close:  Apply what you have proven to the bigger picture.

No reading tonight.  Just read your essay and catch the easy errors so that Mr. Warren has a nice weekend and doesn't want to throw things through his window!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Rhetorical Appeals- 4th Paragraph

Objective: Students will learn how to use ethos, pathos, and logos in their argumentative essays.

1. Get your folders/lit books
2. Ethos, Pathos, Logos presentation
3. Write your 3rd body paragraph and Conclusion

Homework: Read Monte Cristo Ch. 23-24. Essay DUE ON THURSDAY

Monday, September 22, 2014

Essay Writing Day 2

Objective:  The students will write their body paragraphs.


login is student number   password is your birthday....  2/2/1965  (no zeros needed)

it will say 2012 homecoming, but it's 2014..
1.  Get your folders.
2.  Go over Study Guide and turn in for points.  Get the new study guide for 21-30.
3.  Write paragraphs 2 and 3 (the expository paragraphs for the stories).

Monte Cristo Chapters 21-22 (Dantes confronts (kinda) Caderousse).

Friday, September 19, 2014

If you are not getting into Monte Cristo.... Check your pulse!

Objective:  The students will write their first two paragraphs of their expository/argumentative essay.

1.  Get your lit books and folders.
2.  Discuss Chapters 16-17 (Those were GREAT chapters!!).  What does Dantes look like now?
3.  Discuss Writing Prompt and write your thesis that you are going to prove.  "Yes, but so"
4.  Write the intro (follow the inverted triangle format for a perfect intro)
5.  Write the first body paragraph (what paragraph would be most logical to put first?)

Homework:  read Chapters 18-20 (that's only 11 pages!!)  Sit by the pool, relax, read a GREAT book!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Don't tell me that you don't like to write!!! I know how much you guys text and stuff!

Objective:  The students will begin their second essay.  This one will be an expository/argumentative essay. 

1.  Get lit books and folders.  I KNOW IT'S HOT!!!  I am so sorry, but we have to work.
2.  Monte Cristo Quiz 13-15
3.  Finish "Long Way Home" assignment.
4.  Writing Prompt
5.  Write the intro paragraph.

Homework:  Chapters 16-17  Monte Cristo!  The Escape!!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What "Archetype Hero" quality has Dantes met.... although he doesn't know it yet?

Objective:  The students will read a new story, with a different view of what the future may hold for us.

1.  Get folders.
2.  WP #9
3.  MC Quiz Chapters 11-12
4.  "Long Way Home" close reading and assignment.
5.  Monte Cristo Chapter 13.

Monday, September 15, 2014

I hope you had a great weekend.

Objective:  The students will continue working with specific word choice and connotation to change the tone/mood of a piece of literature.

1.  Get your folders and lit books please.  Turn in Syllabus if you have it today.
2.  WP #8
3.  Monte Cristo:  Chapters 11-20 Study Guide.  Discuss characters/actors for poster.
4.  Complete "The Pedestrian" assignment with one final paragraph tone change.
5.  Monte Cristo Chapters 11-12 and study guide.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Relax and Enjoy Your Weekend!

Objective:  The students will work with connotations and how words can create a perfect tone in writing.

1.  Get lit books and folder.  Turn in Signed Syllabus for 100 points.
2.  WP #7:  Connotations
3.  Discuss Monte Cristo Chapters 9-10
4.  The Pedestrian Activity
5. Complete "the Pedestrian" assignment.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Finish the exposition

Objective:  The students will work with "The Pedestrian" and then read Chapters 9-10 of Monte Cristo.

1.  Get folders and books
2.  WP #6
3.  MC Quiz/Discussion
4.  Complete "The Pedestrian" assignment:  Here is the link:  Handout
5.  Monte Cristo Chapters 9-10

Homework:  Print, Read and Sign Syllabus
 Download and sign Class Syllabus.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Dantes is betrayed!

Objective:  The students will read the cautionary tale called "The Pedestrian."

Get lit books and Folders
1.  Chapter 4-6 Quiz
2.  Plot Notes
3.  Read "The Pedestrian"
4.  Complete "The Pedestrian" Assignment

Homework:  Monte Cristo Chapters 7-8 (only 12 pages).
Download and sign Class Syllabus.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

So Did You All Understand What Dantes Did, What He Has, and How He Might Get in Trouble?

Objective:  The students will prepare to read a cautionary story by Ray Bradbury that will be part of our next essay.

1.  Get Folders  (CORRECT VOCABULARY very quickly!)
2.  WP #5
3.  MC Quiz 1-3 and Discuss
4.  The Pedestrian Assignment (Before Reading)

Homework:  Read Chapters 4-6 of MC (19 more pages)

Monday, September 08, 2014

Well... The Essays Took Me a Bit Longer Than Expected!

Objective:  The students will be introduced to The Count of Monte Cristo and the Final Projects.

1.  WP for Period 4
2.  The Count of Monte Cristo Intro
3.  The Count of Monte Cristo Project Intros
4.  Monte Cristo Chapters 1-3
          Monte Cristo Study Guide Questions 1-10
5.  Complete "The Pedestrian" Vocabulary.

Homework:  Read those first three chapters.

Final Performance Tasks
Monte Cristo Soundtrack Project
Monte Cristo Movie Poster Project
Monte Cristo Theme Analysis Essay

Friday, September 05, 2014

Get Monte Cristo

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary for two short stories.

Get Folders and literature book.  Staple paper together.  Put in white basket.

1.  Library Book Check
2.  WP (for period 4 or 5)
3.  The Pedestrian Vocab.

Bring Monte Cristo EVERY DAY!!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

First Essay... Due Tomorrow

Objective:  The students will share their first two body paragraphs and then complete the writing of the essay.  The paper will be turned in tomorrow.

1.  WP # _____
2.  Share one or two student essays.  Be brave... volunteer.
3.  Closing Paragraph Discussion:  Apply what you have proven to the "Bigger Picture."
4.  Finish Essay.  Read it and edit.  Print out.  Edit again.  Print it again for me.

Remember:  MLA.  Heading.  Title.  Double Space.

Bring ID Cards tomorrow to check out Monte Cristo

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Let's Write!

Objective:  The students will see some examples of how to start the essay and then write some of the body.

1.  Student Examples of Intros.
2.  Body Paragraphs:  How do you use a quote?  Quote Sandwich!
3.  Write Body.  Outline First the three body paragraphs/Topic Sentences.

Homework:  Complete at least paragraph 2 and 3 of the essay!  I will need more examples tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A New Visitor: Meet Mr. McDermott

Objective:  The students will begin writing their essays and will learn the easiest way to write an intro paragraph.

1.  Seating Chart
2.  Intro to Student Teacher:  Mr. McDermott
3.  Haiku and Google Docs
           User Name:  firstname+lastname+ last three digits of ID @rusdlearns.net
           Password:  Welcome1 (first time, then change it)

This will get you into Google Docs where you can compose your essay.

4.  New essay prompt.
5.  How to start an essay.  The Inverted Triangle Format.