Thursday, December 17, 2015

I am in a good mood today! No more anger!

Objective:  Record more differences in the play and the video.

Get your book out and read for 45 minutes while I check your CLOSE Reading.

1.  Discuss what you have so far.

2.  More video.  If you plan on being absent tomorrow, FINISH all 25 differences today!!

Homework:  Outside Book

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

One Angry Man

Objective:  The students will se the most modern version of Twelve Angry Men and compare it to the original screenplay.

1.  Get folders.

2.  WP #30.  Turn in WP Packet 21-30

3.  Video:  Assignment:  Keep a list of 25 differences between the 1956 version of the drama and the 1997 version from HBO.

Homework:  Outside Book.  I want to see it in everyone's hands tomorrow.  I want to see where you are at in the book and see your Close/Active Reading.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

All Day District Training: Sub Day

Objective:  The students will complete the Semester Writing Test.

I am becoming very concerned and disappointed with students who are supposedly HONORS students who have been caught cheating this year.  I DON'T CARE if it is an entire assignment, or one answer... It's cheating.  Plain and simple.  YOU ARE A CHEATER right then.  Is that what you want to be known as?

So keep your darn phones in your pocket.  If the sub sees it out AT ANY TIME TODAY, you fail this writing assignment, and YOU WILL NOT GET AN "A" THIS SEMESTER.

The words HONORS....  short for HONORABLE...  Very disappointing.

Finish the writing test.

Staple the 4 things in the packet to it.

Turn it in.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Semester 1 Writing Exam

Objective:  The students will show that they have learned how to write a decent essay after reading several things about the subject.

1.  Get writing prompt.
2.  Get out all things that will be turned in with this packet:  Justice/Fairness article, Op Ed by Aziz, The Great Secret Story and the sample student essay.
3.  Read and break down the prompt.
4.  Plan your essay.
5.  Write.  It is due tomorrow at the end of class.

Turn in Twelve Angry Men character chart for points.

Homework:  Outside book!!  You now have a month!!!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Act 3

Objective:  The students will complete the reading of the act and the character analysis chart.

1.  WP 29

2.  Read the end of the play.

3.  Complete and turn in the character analysis.

Homework:  Read you book.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Act 2

Objective:  The students will continue reading the drama and complete more character analysis.

1.  Get folders and Act 2.  Look at your Monte Cristo poster and the grade.  You will yell it out for me to put in the computer in a minute.
2.  WP 28
3.  Act 2 Reading

Homework:  Outside Book.  I know this is silly for me to say... but don't wait until the last minute to start reading your book.  It is worth 650 points to your grade!!!!

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Short Day: Intermission of 12 Angry Men

Objective:  The students will complete a character analysis of the 12 characters in the drama.

1.  Grab a character sheet and an Act I.

2.  Turn the Character sheet to the back side and make an Evidence Table:

Physical Evidence      Witness Testimony        Circumstantial Evidence

3.  Complete both sides with a partner using Act I as your source.


Tuesday, December 08, 2015

I Missed You Guys and Girls! Thanks for being great!

Objective:  The students will begin reading/acting 12 Angry Men.

Sit anywhere.  If you would like up to 25 points PER DAY for reading/acting, sit in a Jurors seat.

1.  Get folders.  Get a copy of Act 1 as you walk in.
2.  Discuss the three readings that you may have to use on the essay that we write possibly on Friday.
              Fairness and Justice
              Influenza Op Ed
              The Great Secret story
3. WP 27
4.  Act I
5.  Character Chart

Homework:  How's that outside book reading?  Period 5 I still need to type in your book titles.

Friday, December 04, 2015

Sub Monday so be on task and be respectful and responsible.

Objective:  The students will read two pieces that they will use in their writing of their next essay.

1.  Get the handout.

2.  Next week you will write an argumentative essay (similar to yesterday's sample, but it will focus on ONE specific legal case.  You will have to decide if it is an example of justice or injustice.  You will have to use these two pieces in your essay.

3.  Close read both pieces.  One is an informational piece which discusses two key terms which will help you write your paper.  The other is an Opinion Editorial which presents one person's opinion of the case in question.

4.  After reading, write a 1/2 page reflection on each piece.  These paragraphs will be used when you write your essay.

Homework:  Outside Book.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Twelve Angry Men Pre-Activities

Objective:  The students will read an essay as an intro to the topic of Twelve Angry Men:  Social Justice in our Society.

1.  Get folders and the handout.
2.  WP_____
3.  Complete Vocab and Go Over and Turn in
4.  "Social Injustice" Close Reading and Writing Activity

1.  Close Read
          Look for:  Main Argument
                           Claims that support argument
                           Support for Claims

2.  Write a 1 page reflection citing the author's main argument and main claims.  Tell if you think she made her case... Proved her point!

Homework:  Outside Book

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Short Day

Objective:  The students will know important terms to complete our first drama:  Twelve Angry Men

1.  Hand in your parable assignment.
2.  Pick up both handouts for Twelve Angry Men Vocabulary.
3.  Complete

Homework:  By Friday, I want to see a book in everyone's hand for outside reading.  It is worth points.  If you don't have one approved by that day, brought to school that day, you will not receive the points.   So you better get one Alex!

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

What does your Theme POem say about you?

Objective:  The students will read a parable and figure out its theme and then write one of their own.

1.  Get out your Theme Poem.  Highlight and LABEL the three devices that you were instructed to include:  Alliteration, Assonance and Personification.

2.  Share your poem with your neighbor (EVERYONE MUST READ ONE!).  At the bottom of the page, write Theme:

After your partner reads the poem, see if they can write your intended theme on the bottom of the page.  Also have them verify that the poetic devices are correct.  If they are correct, have them put their initials next to it.  If it not correct, leave it blank.

3.  Notes

4.  The Parable of the Good Samaritan assignment.

Homework:  Outside Book.