Friday, November 21, 2014

Who Will Survive?

Objective: Students will engage in group debate concerning the important qualities necessary to survive on an island in reference to Lord of the Flies.

Grab your folders and a copy of LotF

Good Morning Students and Mr. McD from Oregon!


1. WP #27
2. Quick Reading Ch. 2
3. Allegory Notes
4. Who Will Survive? Activity

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Finish Ch. 1 LotF

Objective: Students will continue reading and completing their corresponding Dialectical Journals in Chapter 1 of Lord of the Flies.

Grab your Folders and a LotF book from the front

1. WP #26
2. Continue reading and doing journals for Chapter 1
3. Discuss Survival IQ test

Survival IQ Test

Journals to be used as Template for Group Project

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Starting Lord of the Flies

Objective: Students will begin their new novel and be introduced to their final project.

Grab your folders, a LotF book (unless you have one already), and a handout

Turn in your vocab. No corrections

1. Review Final Project
2. Discuss Dialectical Journal format
3. Read LotF Ch 1:
All the way up to Pg. 17 "Ralph took the shell away from his lips. 'Gosh!' "

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Golding Background Info

Objective: Students will learn about William Golding, the author of Lord of the Flies, that will contribute to their understanding of the text.

Grab your folders

1. Review last 4 Vocab words
2. Author Background Presentation and Notes
3. Finish Vocab Chart and Activity, correcting it tomorrow

Monday, November 17, 2014

Finish most MC movie


Sit down, relax, and watch the rest of the Monte Cristo movie.

Longer it takes the more work you will have this week.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Projects Due

Good Morning!

Objective:  The students will evaluate the most recent Hollywood adaptation of Monte Cristo compared to the actual book.

1.  Turn in projects.
2.  Video.

Homework:  Go to Volleyball Game at King Saturday at 7 PM.....  Nothing!!!  Relax.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Lord of the Flies Start

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary for the first half of Lord of the Flies.

1.  Get folders and vocabulary packet.
2.  WP #25
3.  LOTF Vocabulary Exercise
4.  Video

Projects due tomorrow.  Rubrics on (click on Justice and Monte Cristo link)

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Exam Day

Objective: Students will take their Count of Monte Cristo final exam to demonstrate their understanding of the novel.

1. Everything on the floor except for a pencil.
2. Make sure the name on your bubble sheet is yours.

Bubble each answer in dark, so the scanner can read your answers.

Question 15 the answer is A.
Question 30 the answer is A.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monte Cristo Jeopardy

Objective: Students will participate in a class-wide Jeopardy game in order to review for their Monte Cristo final

1. Grab your folders
2. WP #24
3. Jeopardy!!!

Remember: Test is on Wednesday and your Projects are due Friday!!!

Friday, November 07, 2014

Poor Valentine.... Dead? What is Max gonna do?

Objective:  The students will discuss the theme of "Catch the Moon" and explain through a discussion how they determined it.

1.  Get folders
2.  WP #23
3.  Discuss "Catch the Moon" assignment.  I am looking for a GREAT critique/challenge paragraph with specifics!!!
4.  Last day to work on projects.

Monday:  Review activity for Monte Cristo.  Wednesday Test.  Friday Projects.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

What? Monte Cristo died from drinking the red elixir?

Objective:  The students will complete a short analysis of the short story, "Catch the Moon."

1.  Get your lit books and folders.
2.  Grab a handout from the front desk.
3.  Finish reading the story from page 238, top right column (they had sat down at the table together)
4.  Monte Cristo projects or reading.  You should be at chapter 65 by now.

Please don't wait until the last day to read. 

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

A "Cute" Story today.... nothing depressing... well kinda.

Objective:  The students will read a pretty good little story about a troubled teen, and they will try to figure out the theme.

1.  Get folders and lit books.
2.  WP #22
3.  Correct and hand in vocabulary.
4.  Notes
5.  Read the story.  Page 234 of lit book.

Homework:  Finish Monte

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

You guys did GREAT yesterday with Stump the Teacher!

Objective:  The students will have a nice, relaxing day and work with imprtant vocabulary for tomorrow's story.

1.  Get folders and lit books.  Get the two handouts for vocabulary.
2.  WP # 21
3.  "Catch the Moon" vocabulary (due first thing tomorrow.
4.  Read the rest of Monte Cristo or work on projects.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Stump the Teacher Day

Objective:  The students will try to get as much extra credit as they can by asking HARD questions from Chapters 51-60 of Monte Cristo.

1.  Get your folders and put your questions on your desk.
2.  I will come around and see that they are done.  If they aren't, you get to write an essay today.
3.  Very short quiz.  If you pass, you get to play.
4.  Stump the Teacher Activity.
5.  Over the next week, finish reading Monte Cristo.  Final 300 point test next Wednesday and Projects due November 14.  That's a Friday.