Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thanks for being good for my kid. He says you were all awesome.

Objective:  The students will Close Read an editorial and write a solid, developed summary of the piece.

1.  Turn in typed poems.
2.  Get the editorial handout.
3.  Close read with the purpose of identifying
       1)  The problem
       2)  Specific event
       3)  Reasons for Problem
       4)  Solutions offered to stop problem
       5)  Write a GIST statement for each paragraph
       6)  Write a summary of the article

Tomorrow, bring something to keep you entertained....

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

College is about two years away! The average cost of college is 20 grand per year. How will you pay for it?

Objective:  The students will read and discuss three separate articles about college financial aid.

1.  WP #22 and discuss the list.

2.  Close Read the article given to you with the PURPOSE of finding the main points to each argument presented.

3.  Share your article with the rest of the class.

4.  Phone Activity:  On Google:  Search for _______________________________

5.  Video

6.  Discuss

7.  Write:  In a paragraph, tell your thoughts of what you will do to get into college.

Poem due tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Creative Wriitng

Objective:  The students will write a poem that reflects the theme and voice of yesterday's story.

1.  Get out your Close Reading from yesterday for scoring.
2.  Complete Number 4 and 5.
3.  Discuss your ideas (Do Number 6) with partners.
4.  Complete the writing.

It must have an original title.  It must be typed.  Must be 15 lines.  No other rules.

Sub tomorrow.  Be good.

Take home posters by Friday or they go in the trash.

Monday, December 19, 2016

We should be on BREAK!!! :)

Objective:  The students will close read a short story by Ray Bradbury in order to discuss its theme, irony and voice.

1.  Grab a story handout.

2.  Go over instruction with teacher.

3.  Complete Close Reading and activities up to the writing (Save the writing for tomorrow).

Home Reading:  How is that book coming along?  January 13 is coming soon!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Sub Today

Objective:  The students will complete the analysis of the modern film version of the play.

1.  Get folders.
2.  Complete Video
3.  Turn in Difference Chart

Home Reading:  Outside Book Due Jan. 13

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Finish the Drama

Objective:  The students will complete the reading/acting of Twelve Angry Men.

1.  Get the Act 3 Handout.

2.  Complete and turn in the Character Chart.

Sub tomorrow:  Be good. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Short Day.... Just the video

Objective:  The students will continue comparing the modern version of Twelve Angry Men to the original script.

1.  Get folders and the assignment that you are working on.
2.  Watch Act 2 and continue comparisons.  Right now, the highest total is 42.

Home Reading:  Outside Book.

Note:  Be sure that you are reading a book on the list.  AND not one that we crossed off that you can't read.  Lord of the Flies, F. 451, Poe, Sherlock Holmes, Animal Farm, The Pearl, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ann Frank (unless approved by me)  NO NO NO!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Objective:  The students will read aloud Act 2 and complete character analysis.

1.  Get Act 2 handout.
2.  Read Act 2
3.  Complete Character Chart and turn in.

Home Reading:  Outside Book.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Hope you all had a great weekend!

Objective:  The students will watch the most modern screen adaptation of the drama Twelve Angry Men, Act 1, and complete an evidence chart following the details of the play.

1.  WP #22
2.  Act 1 Video and assignment.  Keep track of differences between what we have read and the modern adaptation.

Home Reading:  You now have 1 month to complete outside reading.

Friday, December 09, 2016

No Reading Today.

Objective:  The students will analyze the characters from Twelve Angry Men.

1.  Get a copy of Act 1.
2.  Work with a partner to complete the Character Analysis Chart.
3.  Turn in the Character Personality Close Reading and Paragraphs.

Outside Reading:  You started yet?  Remember it is due January 13, 2017.  That date is about a month away.  And it is worth 650 points.  NO LATE PAPERS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Act 1

Objective:  The students will act out Act 1.

1.  Sit anywhere.  If you are sitting in one of the numbered chairs, you are acting!  10 extra credit points.

2.  WP #21

3.  Go over vocabulary.  Turn in for points.

4.  Get the Act and the Character Chart.

5.  Read Act 1.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Book Report #1 Due for 200 points

Objective:  The students will do a character analysis for Twelve Angry Men.

1.  Turn in your book report on Monte Cristo.
2.  Get today's handout for the drama (play) that we will start tomorrow.
3.  Follow instructions and complete activity.  Develop the two paragraphs.

Note: Return Monte Cristo the the library.  They are sending out late notices and fines, but I talked to them yesterday and they will clear it if you return it soon.

Have you started your outside reading yet?  Due January 13th.  Worth 650 points.  You don't want to wait until the last minute!

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

MC Book Report Tomorrow

Objective:  The students will be totally clear on expectations of their first book report.

Look at your grade that you got on your MC Poster Project:  Be ready to share it with me to put into the grade book.

1.  WP #20. 
2.  Turn in WP Packet for 100 points.
3.  Book Report Expectations:  Do's and Don'ts
4.  Complete Vocabulary for grading tomorrow.
5.  Complete MC Book Report

Note:  Turn in Monte Cristo to the library on your own.  Don't wait.  You may lose it.

Book Report Issues:

Book Report Specific Issues:
·     Heading (you were taught this on the first day) and Header.
·     Properly punctuate title.
·     Be specific as to type of novel it is:  It is more than just fiction.
·     Follow the format (outline provided).  It will tell you exactly what you need to have in the essay.
·     Setting:  Time and place.  Time can be a specific year or an era (10 years).
·     Characters:  Be sure to tell who the pro and antagonists are.
·     Conflict:  Internal, External, Man vs what:  Then explain.
·     Point of view:  Pick one the three (Third Person is not one)
·     Plot parts:  Don’t limit yourself to 5 sentences.
·     Decision:  Pick ONE.  And fully develop the paragraph.  Here would be a great place for some quotes.
·     Recommendation:  Don’t use First person.
·     Don’t copy the example.
·     Concentrate on what we have learned this year and use this knowledge:  You can discuss plot, characters, theme, symbols, setting, tone, voice, allusions, etc.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Congratulations Girls BB, Lauren P for repping CA in Oregon, and Girls Soccer for a great weekend of sports!

Objective:  The students will know important words for the mini Drama and Crime and Justice Unit.

1.  Get folders and both handouts.
2.  WP #18
3.  Twelve Angry Men Vocab.
4.  MC Book Report due typed, edited, printed on Wednesday for 200 points.  NO LATE PAPERS!

Friday, December 02, 2016

Any Questions on the MC Book Report?

Objective:  The students will complete the modern version of Monte Cristo.

1.  Complete Video.

2.  Work on Report.  Be sure to follow all rules that you have been taught this year.

3.  You start an outside book yet??