Friday, September 30, 2016

I am feeling a bit sick... Cough... Cough... So be good on Monday!

Objective:  The students will analyze a symbol in MC.

Late Passes.  You get TWO.  Use them wisely.  Stop copying, sending pictures of assignments to others, etc.  You have unlimited opportunity to extra credit, so one assignment will not hurt your grade... but getting caught cheating will hurt....  my feelings!

1.  Get handout.
     a)  Close read with the purpose of writing about the characteristics of a Baptism.
     b)  Use Chapter XVII (17) The Isle of Tiboulen to complete the notes outline.
     c)  Write a great detailed paragraph analyzing how Dantes' Escape is symbol of a baptism.

Here is the handout:

Homework:  None.... unless you are behind in your reading.  And judging from many of your EXACT SAME ANSWERS and obvious cheating on the last study guide...

Thursday, September 29, 2016

MAP Testing Day 2

Objective:  The students will complete the MAP Test.

1.  Get computer.
2.  Sign on to MAP using the code and password
3.  Wait for me to confirm
4.  You have to finish today, so use time wisely.

One more day to get totally caught up on Monte Cristo.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

MAP Testing Day 1

Objective:  Students will take the district's new MAP test for next year's placement in classes.

1.  Get Chrome Book from cart.
3.  Follow instructions.....  I am learning this too, so be patient.  Don't just start clicking....

1.  OPen Chrome Book
2.  Turn on
3.  Bottom Left under Apps:  Open the MAP app.
4.  Don't do anything until  I prompt you to.

GET caught up to Chapter 20 of MC

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Last Day for Essay 2

Objective:  The students will complete their essay, edit it, proof -read it, and bring in a clean, perfect printed copy to me tomorrrow.

1.  10th grade Lit Survey.  Take it, complete it, and scan it.  Then toss it.  But give me back the question sheet.

2.  Essay Writing:  Closing Paragraph:  Apply what you have proven to the bigger picture.  Wrap it all up.  Expand my mind. 

3.  No Monte CRisto tonight.  If you are behind on any chapters, this is the time to get caught up!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Let's finish this essay!

Objective:  The students will complete the last body paragraph of the essay.

1.  Pulled Quote Quiz Chapters 17-18
2.  Body Paragraph 3.  Your persuasion part.  Which story is most likely to happen.  Here you must use a non-fiction article to help support your ideas.
3.  Read Monte CRisto Chapters 19-20

Study guide due tomorrow.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Stealing from the cancer club on the day of the cancer game during cancer week... Some kids are just wrong!

Objective:  The students will write the first two body paragraphs of their essay.

1.  MC Quiz Chapters 15-16.
2.  Discuss study guide questions...  I assumed again!
3.  Write body paragraphs (the explanations of the stories)

Homework Reading:  Chapters 17-18 (13 pages).  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Cancer Football Game Day

Objective:  The students will organize their info and begin writing the first three parts of the essay.

1.  Discuss "The Treasure chapter of MC
2.  Go over your story elements outline organizer.
3.  Discuss how to set up the essay.
4.  Write your intro and begin your explanation of one story.

Homework:  Read chapters 15-16 (10 pages....  The Third Attack)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Little Break Today from Work.... But we're still learning!

Objective:  The students will prove or disprove a study by the American Institute of Higher Education.

1.  Get folders.
2.  Extra Credit Experiment:  Who is Smarter?  Boys or Girls???
3.  Monte Cristo Chapter 14.  The Treasure.  IT IS THE HARDEST CHAPTER IN THE BOOK.  Read it, but if you don't understand it.... no problem.  I will explain it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

It's great day!!! Essay Number 1 is DONE!!!!

Objective:  The students will outline two of the body paragraphs for Essay 2.

1.  Get folders and a paper for a quiz.  It can be an old paper.
2.  Turn in any last rewrites of Essay #1.  Today is the last day.  I don't want any more after today.
3.  MC Pulled Quote Quiz Chapters 11-12
4.  Monte Cristo Timeline and Character List
5.  Finish Long Way Home reading and backside questions.
6.  Story Outline Handout.

Homework:  Monte Cristo Chapter 13 only.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Cancer Awareness Week.

Objective:  The students will read the next story for our 2nd essay.

1.  Get folders.
2.  WP #6
3.  Writing Prompt and Notes
4.  Read "Long Way Home."  This is a science fiction story set in the future, but it is NOT a cautionary tale.
5.  Monte Cristo Chapters 11-12 and study guide.

Friday, September 16, 2016

The weekend already!! Go to the game! It will be packed, loud and fun!

Objective:  The students will be introduced to the MC Projects, get into groups and plan their activities.

1.  Get folders.
2.  WP #5
3.  Project Discussion and examples.
4.  Complete "The Pedestrian" assignment and turn in for 100 points.
5.  MC Chapter 10 and complete study guide.  It is due Monday first thing.

Have a great relaxing weekend!  I will!!!  NO ESSAYS TO GRADE!  Yeah!!!!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Happy Thursday!

Objective:  The students will analyze Bradbury's use of tone in "The Pedestrian."

1.  Get folders and lit book.
2.  MC Quiz Chapters 4-7
3.  Lit Notes
4.  Complete Pedestrian assignment.

Homework:  Read Chapters 8-9 of MC

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Our first fiction short story. Ray Bradbury,,, you are probably familiar with him.

Objective:  The students will read a short story and analyze the tone of the piece.

1.  Get folders and lit books from the back shelf (behind the white board)
2.  WP #4 (or is it 5)
3.  Discuss yesterday's reading.  Chapter 4 was easy, Chapter 5 was a bit confusing.  So no quiz.
4.  Notes
5.  "The Pedestrian"

Home Reading:  Monte Cristo Chapters 6 and 7.  We will for sure have a quiz tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Essays are Done! Now to make them better.

Objective:  The students will see what they did well, and what they need to improve, on their first essay.

1.  Get your folders.
2.  Monte Cristo Chapter 1-3 Quiz
3.  Essay Distribution and Discussion:  Problems and how we can fix them for the grade that we really want.  Rewrites will be accepted any time (as many times) until next Tuesday.
4.  Monte Cristo Chapter 4-5 and Study Guide Questions

Monday, September 12, 2016

More Essays to Grade...

Objective:  The students will know important background information needed to fully understand Monte Cristo.

1.  Library Book Checkout:  The Count of Monte Cristo
2.  Correct and turn in Vocabulary
3.  The Monte Cristo Unit on  Use it if you are absent.
4.  Monte Cristo Intro Notes
5.  Read Chapters 1-3 and Study Guide Questions

Friday, September 09, 2016

Essay Number 1: Done

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

1.  Staple your essay and put it on your desk until called to turn it in.
2.  Grab both handouts for today's activity when you bring your paper up.
3.  "The Pedestrian" vocabulary assignment.

Homework:  If you still want to buy Monte Cristo, we start it next week.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Last Day to Write! Monte CRisto Tomorrow!!!

Objective:  The students will write the last two paragraphs of their first paper.

1.  Get your folders.  Geet all parts of the paper out and ready.
2.  Discuss Body Paragraph 3:  The paragraph about YOU.

Look at the prompt:  What does it tell you to do?

Discuss what has influenced your life (positive or negative) that you feel will impact you as an adult.
             Be specific!  No general.  Develop with specific people, incidents, examples.
             This should be an interesting paragraph for the reader (ME) to read.  Make it so good that I will feel like I know you, I am interesting in getting to know you, I want to find out more about you in the coming year.

3.  Discuss Closing Paragraph:  What do you do?  What did you make my mind do in the Intro Paragraph?  Well, you do the OPPOSITE in the Close. 

Homework:  Open your essay ON A COMPUTER!!!  Clean it all up.  Read it.  EDIT it!  Print it.  Have it ready for me BEFORE the bell rings tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Proper Use of Quotes is EASY!

Objective:  The students will see how to properly use quotes.

1.  Seating Chart.
2.  Proper use of quotes:

  1. The he says quote:  The Exhibit "Home for the Heart" says, "Crop failures, the most famous being the potato famines of the 1840s, were a result of land use policies."
  2. The sample quote:  It is evident in the exhibit "Home for the Heart" that land use policies led to many problems for the Irish:  "Crop failures, the most famous being the potato famines of the 1840s, were a result of land use policies."
  3. The integrated quote:  The exhibit "Home for the Heart" presents the opinion that "[c]rop failures, the most famous being the potato famines of the 1840s, were a result of land use policies."
3.  Write the 3rd body paragraph about Frank McCourt.  Have it typed into your doc ready to share tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Feels like Monday... But it's not!

Objective:  The students will begin typing.  They will complete the first two paragraphs to share with the class.

1.  Set up your Essay Doc on Google Docs.

  1. Go to your account.  Go to Google Drive.
  2. Click "New"
  3. Click "Untitled Document" and name it:  Essay 1 Period 1 (or 2,3,4,5,6)
  4. Click Share
  5. Share it with me:  Make sure "can edit" is marked. " Send"
  6. Click Line Spacing Tab:  Click "Double"
  7. Click "Inset" Tab:  Go to Header
  8. Scroll to the right about the 5 inch line:  Type in your last name and then one space.
  9. Click Insert Tab again, Go to Page Number, then 1-2 right side.
  10. Put Proper MLA Heading
  11. Put Title (Centered)
And you're set!!!  Type away.  I can now look at your papers as you type and make suggestions.

Friday, September 02, 2016

You made it through a full week with me! Hope you are enjoying it!

Objective:  The students will begin writing their essay.

1.  WP #3
2.  Folder Check (100 points) and Close Reading Check (100 points)
3.  Outline Essay
4.  Intro Paragraph discussion and things you may have been taught in the past.
5.  Write the intro.

Homework:  Relax.  Find a pool.  Camp.  Fish.  BBQ.  Have fun.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Football season... Volleyball Season... Golf, Tennis, Cross Country and Water Polo. Go out and support your friends!

Objective:  The students will read the final piece in preparation for the essay.

1.  Roll
2.  WP #2
3.  King Kids Against Cancer Fund Raiser Discussion and Food/Drink in Class Policy
3.  Close Read "The Education of Frank McCourt"

Homework:  Supplies by tomorrow.  Everything but the outside reading book.

PS:  Today I will find an alternative Monte Cristo book to buy if you are trying to find it for Extra Credit.  I will share that info with you tomorrow.  Sorry about any issues.

PSS:  Third Period:  Someone lost money.  Morgan S. found it.  I have it for you.