Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Turn in your Themes.

Objective:  The students will look at a great poem and analyze its elements.

1.  Get folders.
2.  Turn in your Theme poems to basket, but first highlight and label the alliteration, the assonance and the personification:  If you included anything else (symbol, onomatopoeia, etc.) then label that to.

Franklin will present his rap/poem.  

3.  Analyze "Boy with His Hair Cut Short"

4.  Book report!  Due in one week.

5.  Don't forget Friday.  Seniors, Staff and Softball Against Cancer Game.  Donate and get EXTRA CREDIT!!!  And hopefully win a prize too!

Friday, May 22, 2015

What is your THEME for life as a 15/16 year old?

Objective:  The students will dig deep into their souls to create a theme for their life as a sophomore.  :)

1.  Work on "Theme for Honors Lit"  Be sure to include some alliteration, assonance and personification.  Can you add a symbol?  Maybe a cool image?  Maybe some onomatopoeia?  Make it a RAP (Franklin B.).  THIS IS DUE TYPED ON TUESDAY!

2.  Book Report:  It's due a week from Tuesday.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Continue our poetry unit with a poem by Lanston Hughes

Objective:  Students will read a cool poem, then model one of their own after it.

1.  Get handout.
2.  Complete group activity
3.  Write your own "Theme for Honors Lit"

Book report is less than 2 weeks away.Some of you still don't have a book approved...  Some of you don't even have a book.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A poem a day.... Kind of cool way to end the year.

Objective:  The students will analyze a cool John Updike poem.

1.  Get your folders, your lit books and your Night books.
2.  Analyze all parts of Ex-Basketball Player"
3.  Discuss your analysis.
4.  Outside Reading:  You now have 13 days.

ALL EXTRA CREDIT IS NOW OVER...  Except one last one.

Seniors, Staff and Softball Against Cancer Game:  May 29th at 3 pm.

Donate $1 to the American Cancer Society and get 10 Extra Credit Points.
Max Points:  $20 = 200 Extra Credit Points (This can not be used in place of the book report).
Isn't that like buying a grade?  Well Kinda...  but it's for a good cause!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Continue our poetry unit with Langston Hughes

Objective:  Students will read a cool poem, then model one of their own after it.

1.  Get handout.
2.  Complete group activity
3.  Write your own "Theme for Honors Lit"

Bring Books tomorrow to return.

Book report is a mere 2 weeks away.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Done with Night

Objective:  Students will pass the test.

1.  Turn in typed and printed Haiku.
2.  Grab both a test answer sheet and the test booklet.  DO NOT WRITE ON THE TEST.
3.  Put your name on the front of the test answer sheet and set up the back like the back board.
4.  Take the test.

We will return Night and our literature anthology on Wednesday to the library.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Let's look at another poem.

Objective:  Look at another poem... and finish night.

1.  Get folder and a poem paper.  The paper needs 2 sides.

2.  Let's do "Summer Remembered" today.

3. Tomorrow and Friday:  Sub.  You will get a packet of 3 assignments to complete with Night over those two days.

4.  Night Haiku are due on Monday.  Typed.

5.  Don't forget.  I am not going to remind you daily....  Book report due on June 2.   I will not... WILL NOT...  grade late papers.  PERIOD!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I like these Haiku quizzes!

1.  Get handout and folder.
2.  Night Chapter 6 Haiku Quiz
3.  Poetry Lesson #1 Extended Metaphors

Reading:  Night Chapter 7

Close Read Both Poems:  What you are looking for:

Format:  Stanzas
               Rhyme Scheme

Elements:  Speaker

Poetic Devices: 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Poetry Terms

Objective The students will re-familiarize themselves with poetry terms so that we can begin our in depth discussion of poetry.

1.  Get folders and a handout.  Also your lit books if you want to use them to look up the meaning of the terms in the glossary.

2.  Night Quiz:  Chapter 5

3.  Complete the terms sheet.

4.  Night Chapter 6

Friday, May 08, 2015

Night's Biggest Symbol

Objective:  The students will discuss the meaning of the big symbol in Chapter 4 of Night.

1.  Get folders
2.  WP 20
3.  Turn in WP Packet 11-20 for 100 points.
4.  Chapter 4 Quiz (worth 25 points)
5.  Read and Complete Chapter 5 Study Guide

Here is the link if you are at home for stealing a sombrero and burritos:


Thursday, May 07, 2015

Have you ever been so busy... and so tired... that you look forward to 4 in the afternoon at 7 in the morning?

Objective:  Fiinsh Night Chapter 4.

1.  Get folders.
2.  Get Chapter 4 Handout.
3.  Turn in Chapter 3 Handout.

4.  Finish reading Chapter 4.  Write the Haiku.  Complete the study guide.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

History Lesson along with Literature

Objective:  The students will learn a little history to go along with Chapter 3 of Night.

1.  Get folders.
2.  WP # 19
3.  Video Quiz
4.  Chapter 3 Study Guide

Homework:  Chapter 4

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Fact or Faction??

Objective:  The students will examine and write about the allusion in Night Chapter 2.

1.  WP #18
2.  Chapters 1-2 Quiz
3.  Night Chapter 2 Study Guide.

Chapter 3 Reading

Monday, May 04, 2015

NIght Reading Schedule: Keep up with it!

Objective:  The students will work with the important parts of chapter 1.

1.  WP#17
2.  Chapter 1 Handout
3.  Discuss Haiku Writing Ass.
4.  Read Chapters according to schedule.

Monday Chapter 2
Tuesday Chapter 3
Wednesday Chapter 4
Thursday Chapter 5
Friday Chapter 6

Friday, May 01, 2015

Objective:  The students will read a complex story to try to see its deeper meanings.

1.  Get folders and look at grade for newspaper project.  Get the three handouts.  Don't write on the story packet.
 2.  WP 16
3.  Beginning of Grief Vocabulary.  We will finish and grade today.
4.  Read the story.  Think.  Deep.  It may hurt... but you can do it.

Homework:  read Chapter 1 of Night.