Friday, February 27, 2015

Can You Translate Shakespeare?

Objective:  The students will get their first chance at a line by line translation of a Shakespearean soliloquy.

1.  Ge folders and lit books.
2.  WP #7
3.  Presentations:  Caesar, Brutus and Cassius
4.  Notes
5.  Read
6.  Act I Translation (if you are at the DECA or CADA conference, go to warrenmlk, click on Julius Caesar Unit, and the handout is there for you to print.

Homeowork:  Outside Reading is getting so close......

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Act I: 2

Objective:  The students will read some more of Act I:2

Put phones and head phones away.  I am getting a little frustrated with them out and I hate being a jerk.

1.  Get folders and lit book.
2.  WP #6
3.  Presentations:  Roman Prisoners; Festival of Lupercal; Tiber River; Soothsayer
4.  Notes Act I:2
5.  Read to Caesar's return from the race.

Homework:  Outside Book....  21 days left.  NO LATE PAPERS

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Start the Drama!

Objective:  The students will learn a bit more about the history behind the play and then start reading.

1.  Get lit books and folders.
2.  Presentations:  The second grouping.
3.  Act I Scene 1 Notes
4.  Read Act I Scene 1
5.  Outside Book

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Presentations 1-6

Objective:  The students will become familiar with several important aspects of Shakespeare's works and life as well as important info about Caesar.

1.  Get folders.
2.  Pick up a Presentation Note Sheet and a JC Timeline Handout
3.  WP #_____
4.  Presentations 1-6 (Students write important notes onto note sheet.
5.  JC Timeline
6.  Complete JC Intro Notes Handout and turn in for points.

Homework:  Outside Book

Monday, February 23, 2015

Ooutside Book: You have 25 days to finish it and complete the active reading and book report.

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary to read the first act of the play.

1.  Get folders and pick up vocab sheet.
2.  Discuss Outside Book:  Due March 19. 
Active Reading 100 points:  a)    b)    c)
Oral Question 100 points
Book Report :  200 points
3.  Complete Vocabulary Sheets.  Due today.

Tomorrow's 1 Minute 1 Slide Presentations:  Plutarch, Renaissance, The Globe, Elizabethan Actors,  Elizabethan Stage, Elizabethan Audience.

1 Power Point Slide (with title, graphic, bulleted facts, source) and 1 MLA page write up with Works Cited Page.

Friday, February 20, 2015

I am pretty proud of you all....

Objective:  The students will start their Shakespeare Unit.

1.  Get 1)  Your Final Draft Essay         2)  Your Edited Essay/Edit Sheet        3)  All Sources

I will come by and check that all parts are in.

2.  Get handouts.
3.  Discuss Shakespeare Presentations

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Last day of this unit. End strong!

Objective:  The students will earn 100 points for editing a peer's paper.  They will find all errors with the paper so that when it is turned in to be graded by Mr. Warren, it is perfect.

1.  Get peer edit sheet.
2.  Exchange papers.  Everyone who has a paper here needs to edit a paper.  If you don't have a paper here, you can't edit... and you can't get 100 points.

Tomorrow:  Turn in 1)  Final Perfect Draft.
                                 2)  Edited Copy (today's draft) with Peer Edit Sheet stapled to it.
                                 3)  All sources used and cited.

We begin our Caesar unit tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Done Wriiting. Now put it all together.

Objective:  The students will use their time in class to put their paper together for final editing.

1.  Get out your Part 4 (Close and Works Cited) for 50 points.
2.  Today you will integrate all 4 parts into 1 document. 
  • Make sure it is in the right order.  
  • Make sure there are no extra spaces between parts.
  • Make sure there is a header.
3.  Tomorrow you will bring in the complete paper for one last 50 points and final edit.

Friday You Will Turn In:
a)  Final Best Draft
b)  Final Edited Draft (so I can give an editing grade to your partner).
c)  All sources that you cited.  I want to see that you didn't plagiarize or use wikipedia. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Last Part! Is your paper going to be any good?

Objective:  The students will be see a simple way to wrap up their research paper as well as an awesome, easy way to create a perfect Woks Cited page.

Put Part 3 on your desk for points and editing.

1.  Get your folders and a handout of Part 4
2.  Discuss what you need to do in part 4
3.  Works Cited info and example of how to use

Part 4 is due tomorrow.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Research Paper Part 3... Finish it today... Enjoy a homework free 4 days!

Objective:  The students will complete Part 3 (the 2014 information) of their research paper.

1.  Get out your sources and your device.
2.  Complete your Part 3.  Share it with me on GoogleDocs and I will edit it for you.

3.  It is due for 50 points on Tuesday.  Typed, Printed and ready for Peer Editing!

Have a great 4 Day Weekend. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Objective:  The students will write the most important part of the research paper.

Note:  Tomorrow, the Superintendent of the district will be in class.  I NEED all of you on task!

1.  It is my goal for you to complete this entire paper in class.  I have given 2 weeks of class time for it (something that I completed myself in about 1 1/2 hours).

2.  So I get a little pissed off when I see kids doing math, playing games and other stuff and NOT working on this assignment.

3.  I want great papers.  I am giving you time to write GREAT papers.  I am going to grade them as if I gave you a lot of time to do GREAT papers.

You get my gist?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Editing Part 2, Awesome Sample of Part 3.... That's the plan

Objective:  The students will finish part 2 and begin Part 3.

1A. Get a sample handout of Part 3
1B.  Get out your printed Part 2 for points and editing.
2.  Peer Edit according to the checklist on board.
3.  Look over my awesome example of Part 3
4.  Begin writing Part 3.  You may need to find more resources!

IMPORTANT SOPHOMORE NOTE:  If you do not have a student Aeries account, see me!!!  You will register online this year.  If you don't have an account, you will automatically be placed in all a ZERO Period and a 7th Period class (and no Honors classes)

Monday, February 09, 2015

Part 2 Writing

Objective:  The students will use their time very wisely and complete part 2 of the research paper.

1.  Complete Part 2.  If you would like me to look it over, I will.
2.  It is due tomorrow at the beginning of the period, printed out and ready to exchange and edit.

50 points or NO Points.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Homework is no fun! So Part 2 is due on Tuesday.

Objective:  The students will use this time in class to find more information, read and highlight, or write their Part 2 section of their paper.

1.  Get folders.
2.  Watch and learn how to insert a Header on your document (using Google Docs)
3.  Work.  Use your time wisely!  Don't make me regret the "no homework" this weekend idea.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Part 1 Done... Let's Try Part 2 (The Background Section)

Objective:  The students will Peer Edit Part 1 of the Research Paper, then see an awesome example of what part 2 looks like.  Then they will start writing it!

1.  Get folders.  Get the sample of Part 2.
2.  Pair up with someone.  Pick someone who will be honest, truthful, and not shy about telling it as it is.  If it sucks, you want to know now instead of later.
3.  Go over the sample of Part 2
4.  Begin Part 2, using your source material from research.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Finish INtro

Good Morning!  Get your folders.

1.   Today you need to finish your anecdotal intro.  Type it.  Save it.  Print it.  Bring it.  50 points or NADA tomorrow.

2.  Want me to look it over?  Share it with me on Google Docs.

Homework:  Read some of that outside book!

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Time to get a little creative!

Objective:  The students will see an example of, and then write an anecdotal intro for their research paper.

1.  Get your folders.  Put your outside book on your desk.  Today you get points for having it approved.  Go over 100 points Active Reading requirements.  (highlights, comments, chapter end notes, character page)
2.  Get the sample intro handout:
3.  Read it, then discuss.
4.  Write your own anecdotal intro (in MLA format) for your paper.  This will be due on Thursday for 50 points OR NO POINTS.  Typed, edited, printed, and ready to share via the computer.

Homework:  Start reading your outside book.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Did you all see that interecption???

Objective:  Today the students will start finding information on their person of the year.

1.  Get a piece of paper out:  Write This:

Person of the Year:

Part 1:  Intro
Part 2:  Biography
Part 3:  2014 Info
Part 4:  Close and Works Cited

Today you will need to find information on your person for part 2 and 3.  Try to get a magazine or newspaper article.  Use Ebsco Search in the library for this.  Remember you must have a newspaper or magazine (periodical) source for this paper!!