Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Monte CRisto Last Assignment: First Semester Wriitng Final

Objective:  The students will use their knowledge of Monte Cristo and everything that they have learned about writing this year to complete a literary analysis essay.

1.  Get your graded tests.  Look over your tests to see if you can "argue" your answer is correct and that mine is wrong....  (There will be very few)

2.  Go over Writing Final.  It is due a week from today.  Next Wednesday.  We will spend NO CLASS TIME on this.  It is worth 200 points.

SUB Tomorrow.  Be good!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

MC Final Day

Objective:  To prove that you read the book.

1)  Put posters and CDs on table by my desk.  Make sure name is ON the CD itself.
2.  Get a test and an answer sheet.
3)  Put your  test number ON THE BOTTOM OF YOUR answer sheet.
4)  Fill in your student ID number.

Read carefully, think, and you will pass if you read.

Homework:  Go to, click on the Book Report Formatt link, and print out the three papers to use in class tomorrow.  If you don't have it, then you will not be able to work on the assignment.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Projects Tomorrow!

Objective: The students will review for Monte Cristo Final.

1.  Mon:  Review Extra Credit Game
2.  Tues:  Projects and MC Final
3.  Wed:  Intro Semester Writing Final and Begin Movie
4.  Movie
5.  Movie

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thankful that you all are my students! Have a great break!

Objective:  The students will complete projects.

1.  Projects
2.  Folders
3.  Finish Monte Cristo

Thursday, November 17, 2016

You are on your own.... Projects.

Objective:  The students will work collaboratively to complete the two MC Projects!

1.  Get folders.
2.  Turn in Voice Writing Activity
3.  You have 2 things you can do:  Projects or Finish MC
4.  Surprise Folder Check Soon (HINT).  Any paper in the returned folder will be -10 points!)

Work/Read Productively!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Stump the Teacher Day: Hope you have some hard ones! I like a challenge!

Objective:  The students will try to earn extra credit by asking me questions from Monte Cristo Chapters 51-60.

1.  Get out a small piece of paper for the One Question Pass to Play Quiz.

2.  Stump the Teacher Activity

3.  Finish Monte Cristo by the time we get back from Thanksgiving Break.

4.  Project Work tomorrow and Friday.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

How are your questions coming along? I hope they're hard.

Objective:  The students will complete writing in five distinct voices.

1.  Complete Voice Writing
2.  Complete Stump the Teacher Questions Chapters 51-60 for tomorrow.

Monday, November 14, 2016

We can do five days!!! Then a nice hiatus.

Objective:  The students will write using specific character voices.

1.  Get folders and handout.
2.  WP #8
3.  Notes
4.  Voice Handout Creative Writin'
5.  Stump the Teacher Questions (Due Wed.  Up to Chapter 60)

Weekly Schedule:
Monday:  Voice Handout
Tuesday:  Voice Handout
Wednesday:  Stump the Teacher Activity for Extra Credit
Thursday:  Projects
Friday:  Projects

Monte Cristo Test:  The Tuesday that we get back.  300 points (100 questions)  We will review on Monday/

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Projects: Due the second day after we get back from Thanksgiving

Objective:  Students will write about The Secret Lion using all of the writing rules that we have learned this year.  One mistake is -10 points.  2 mistakes is -20.  Etc...

1.  Get folders.
2.  Write using your Close Read story.
3.  Stump the Teacher Questions.

I want the returned work folder EMPTY!

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Relax America!!! We will be fine, no matter who our "leader" is!

Objective:  The students will discuss Close Reading of "The Secret Lion" and analyze its narrator and voice.  Then they will write about it.

1.  WP #17
2.  Discuss Monte CRisto Chapter 50.
3.  Discuss Stump the Teacher for Chapters 51-60.  Read all by next Wednesday.  Write two questions for each chapter with answers.  You will then ask me the questions.  If you "stump" me, you get 5 points of extra credit for each question that I don't know on top of the 100 points for the questions.
4.  The Secret Lion close reading and writing assignment.

Home Reading:  I would read 2 chapters:  51-52

Monday, November 07, 2016

Powder Puff: Red Team Wins! USC/Oregon: The Bad Team Won!!

Objective:  The students will read a story with a very distinctive voice.

1.  Get folders and The 2 Handouts.  Staple together.
2.  WP #16
3.  Discuss Monte Cristo Chapter 48 (Was Nortier a murderer?)
3.  Notes:  Point of View and Voice
4.  Close Read "The Secret Lion" with the purpose of discussing literary analysis (everything that we have discussed so far:  Setting, Tone, Characters, Sequence, Symbols, Irony, Theme, Voice and Narrator).

Read Chapter 49:  6 pages about Andrea Cavalcanti, Eugenie and Albert.

Sub Tomorrow:  Be good.  Bring Monte Cristo.  You will be using it!

Friday, November 04, 2016

Powder Puff game tonight!

Objective:  The students will complete vocabulary for Monday's story.

1.  WP #15
2.  Monte Cristo Chapter 47 Quiz
3.  Complete Vocabulary and Turn in
4.  Read Monte Cristo Chapter 48 (Nortier to the Rescue:  that's my title, not Dumas')

Thursday, November 03, 2016

It was nice talking with your parents yesterday.

Objective:  The students will know important words for next week's story.

1.  Get out your Character Sketch.  Using a highlighter, find and label the three methods of characterization needed to pass. 

2.  MC Quiz Chapters 45-46

3.  The Secret7 Lion Vocab.

4.  Read Monte Cristo Chapter 47.  "The Promise"

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Day off tomorrow. But you're still reading.

Objective:  The students will complete their characterization.

1.  Complete characterization.  Be sure that you have all three methods of indirect characterization.  It must be typed in MLA format.  Format alone will make it not pass.

2.  Read Chapters 45-46 and do study guide.

3.  Look over Aeries.  Some of you are doing not so well.