Friday, December 22, 2017

I am gonna miss you all! Have a great holiday! Be safe.

Objective:  The students will read chapter 3 of Animal Farm.

1.  Animal Farm.  Chapter 3 Close Reading.

2.  Over break be sure to read your outside book.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

One more day!

Objective:  The students will complete reading of Chapter 2.

1.  WP #30

2.  Turn in WP Packet 21-30

3.  Complete Close Read of Chapter 2

4.  Complete Handout

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Animal Farm: What are you seeing in it?

Objective:  The students will complete the reading of chapter 2.

1.  Animal Farm Cahoot Quiz (30 points)

2.  Close Read Chapter 2.  Make sure you know the commandments.

3.  The folder in the back.  It needs to be empty by the end of the period.  Folders need to be organized.  Surprise check soon.

Outside Book:  I need to see on Friday for 50 points.  Page 100.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Complete Chapter 1

Objective:  The students will complete reading of the first chapter of our new novel.

1.  WP

2.  Discuss the first two pages.

3.  Complete reading chapter 1.

4.  Outside reading Book (page 100 by Friday)

Monday, December 18, 2017

Patriots WIN!!!!!! Quiet down about that one play.... He dropped it! :)

Objective:  The students will complete the film and then read the first chapter of Animal Farm.

1.  WP

2.  Read Chapter 1 of Animal Farm.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Book Check 1: 50 POints

Objective:  The students will watch more of the film.

1.  Book Check (50 points)

2.  Continue MOvie

Have a great weekend.  Get some reading in.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Twelve Angry Men: The Modern Adaptation

Objective:  The students will compare and contrast the play that we read with he modern adaptation  .

1.  Get a piece of paper:  Set it up with two columns (Hotdog).  Label the left, 1954 Version.  Label the right, Modern Version.

2.  Watch the movie and note the differences that you see in the two versions.  You need 25 to get an A.  You don't have to write complete sentences, but they need to be more than one word to be clear.

3.  Tomorrow I want to see your book:  Page 50 for 50 points. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Twelve Angry Men Act III

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

1.  Read the end of the play.

2.  Complete Character Chart

3.  Give me your extra credit for all three days.  Up to 30 points.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Twelve Angry Men Act II

Objective:  The students will continue reading the play and analyzing the characters.

1.  Read Act II

2.  Add more to your character sheet.

Outside Reading:  Book in class on Friday up to page 50 for 50 points.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Twelve Angry Men Act I

Objective:  The students will read/act Act I of the play and then analyze the characterization.

1.  Sit in a character seat for extra credit reading/acting.  5 points or 10 points.

2.  Read Act I

3.  Complete some of character sheet.  Need 5 examples for each character by the end of the play.

Homework:  Outside Reading.  Page 50 minimum by Friday.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Twelve Angry Men Character Analysis

Objective:  The students will analyze the character descriptions provided by the author of the play.

1.  WP #26

2.  Character Close Reading

Homework:  Start your outside book.  I expect you to be at page 50-100 next Friday.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Mini Unit: Twelve Angry Men

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary needed to read next week's play.

1.  WP #

2.  Twelve Angry Men Vocab

Need your book in class tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Finish the movie. Wait for the TWIST at the end.

Objective:  The students will finish the modern adaptation of the novel.

1.  Enjoy the end of the movie.

2.  Be ready to get back at it tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Movie Part 2

Objective:  The students will continue watching the modern adaptation of the novel.

1.  Movie

2.  I need to see outside book in your hand.  Today through Friday.  I need to approve the book.  25 points.

3.  Each Friday from here on out, I will give 25 points for it in class.  I will monitor your progress and give points accordingly.

Monday, December 04, 2017

MC Book Report Due

Objective:  The students will watch the modern version of their book.

1.  Hand in Monte Cristo Book Report.  You MUST upload it to for me to grasde it.

2.  Move

Friday, December 01, 2017

CD Project Due: How many of you regret not listening to me about NOT WAITING UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO BURN IT!!!

Objective:  The students will complete their Book Report on Monte Cristo.

1.  Turn in CD to the box.

2.  Complete the Book report.  It is due on Monday printed out! 

3.  Movie starts Monday.  Feel free to bring popcorn. :)

Thursday, November 30, 2017

MOnte Cristo Book Report

Objective:  The students will work on their Monte Cristo Analysis Essay using the Book Report Format

1.  Use the book and the format to write a great analysis.

2.  Sign up for so that you can submit your paper for plagiarism check.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

CD Project and Outside Book Discussion

Objective:  The students will know expectations of project and outside reading.

1.  CD Project

2.  Outside Reading:  Due January 19, 2018

Worth 650 points to your grade:  That is about one letter grade.
           250 for pages
           100 close reading (character page 10 points, end chapter notes 20, highlights/annotations 70)
           100 oral question (or 70 or 50 or ZERO)  If you fail the question, it's a zero/650.
           200 for the written report

3.  Book Report format:  Is on my website.

4.  Let's go over expectations of the report.

5.  You need your book by Monday.  Must be from the Honors Book List.  Also on my site.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Count of MOnte Cristo Final

Objective:  The students will complete the Final for our first novel.

1.  Get the final answer sheet and test.

2.  Listen for instructions.

3.  Complete the test and scan it.  Write your name and score on your paper.  Then turn it in.  If your name is not on the paper with a score, you will not get a score.... out of 300 points.

If you have the close read book, show it to me and I will give you extra credit.  Make sure your nmae is in the book.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Stump the Teacher

Objective:  The students will earn extra credit by asking the teacher questions on the book.

1.  Quick Quiz:  Pass and you get to play.  Fail and you write an essay.

2.  Stump the Teacher

3.  Monte Cristo Test tomorrow.  300 points.

4.  CD Project due Friday.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Almost there...

Objective:  The students will complete their original personal symbol.

1.  Grade vocab and turn in.

2.  Type your personal symbol.

3.  Complete Stump the Teacher.

Note:  I am sick and will be out tomorrow, so Stump the Teacher is moved to the day that we get back.  You also need to FINISH MONTE CRISTO over break.  No work, just finish the reading.  The end is amazing!!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Two People Figured Out Yesterday's Symbol; We all need to look deeper into the work.

Objective:  The students will get their chance to attempt to write deeply.

1.  Correct vocabulary tomorrow

2.  Complete yesterday's Beginning of Grief Handout.

3.  Symbol Writing

Stump the Teacher coming soon!   Chapters 51-60.  Read it! 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A great story!

Objective:  The students will read a story that has a deep meaning.

1. Anyone want to try to stump me??  I haven't read yet.

2.  WP

3.  Notes

4.  Read:  The first person top figure out the symbol gets 10 extra credit points.

5.  Complete the handout.

Monday, November 13, 2017

How's Stump the Teacher Questions coming along?

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary for this week's AWESOME story.

1.  WP

2.  "The Beginning of Grief" vocabulary.

3.  Work on Monte Cristo Stump the Teacher.  Must be complete by Friday.  I would be on Chapter 53 today.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Stump the Teacher time!

Objective:  The students will now be able to quiz the teacher on his knowledge of Monte Cristo.

1.  Get your District Writing Test.  And get your scan sheet.  Fill in the appropriate bubbles for all Rubric Scores and the final overall grade.

2.  Give the scan sheet back to me.  If you worked on it at home, please put it in the :Home" folder so that I don't scan them into the data system.
 Grades are converted to points like this:  If there is a minus after the number, it is worth 1 point less.
1=50 or less.

3.  Stump the Teacher:  For Chapters 51-60.  Read it by next Friday.  For each chapter, write two questions and answers.  Make them hard!!  Next Friday you get to ask me questions from the chapters, and if I don't know them, you get 5 points of EXTRA CREDIT for each question that I don't know.

But!!!  You will have a quiz before we play.  If you don't pass, you will write an essay instead of playing.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

I didn't even know we have Friday off until this morning!!!

Objective:  The students will complete the Monte Cristo Study Guide up to Chapter 50.

1.  WP #22

2.  Finish the ambiguous poem and its analysis mini-poster.  Due today for 100 points.

3.  Read Chapter 50 of Monte Cristo.  This is a great chapter.  You find out how Fernand got rich and how Haydee came to be with the Count.

Study Guide due tomorrow.

Monday, November 06, 2017

How was your weekend? Mine? Red Team Lost. Oregon Lost... That about sums it up! :(

Objective:  The students will read and analyze a great poem by one of America's best current story-tellers.

1.  WP #21

2.  "Nothing Man" reading and analysis.

3.  Group discussion.

4.  Monte Cristo Chapter 49.  It's so short!!

Friday, November 03, 2017

Go to the POwder Puff Game tonight.

Objective:  The students will complete MOnte CRisto up to Chapter 47 and 48.

These are very long chapters 47-48.  So you have all weekend to finish them.

1.  WP #20.

2.  Complete WP Packet and turn in.

3.  I want folders organized for folder check on MOnday. 

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Hope you had a nice day off and caught up on any reading.

Objective:  The students will discuss Chapter 45-46 after a quiz.

1.  Monte Cristo Quiz:  Chapter 45.  50 points.  I warned you.

2.  Discuss the chapters.

3.  Monte Cristo Chapter 47.  It is long. 

4.  Projects due in 2 1/2 weeks.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Day off tomorrow.

Objective:  The students will complete the reading of the story written in vernacular style and note the author's use of a very distinctive voice.

1.  WP #19

2.  Notes

3.  Complete story (10 minutes)

4.  Share/discuss close reading and turn in for 100 points.

5.  Discuss Monte Cristo Chapters 43-44 (maybe a quiz)

Homework:   Read Monte Cristo Chapters 45-46 by Thursday.

Have a nice day off.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Oregon won finally!

Objective:  The students will read a short story that uses vernacular style very effectively.

1.  Monte Cristo Quiz:  Chapter 42

2.  Correct vocabulary.

3.  Unit 3 Notes:  Point of View and Voice

4.  Close read "The Secret Lion" looking for examples of vernacular, irony and tone.  Most of you are not close reading well and it is dropping your grade!!

Monte Cristo:  Chapters 43-44  Not much.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Beginning Unity 3

Objective:  The students will know important words for our next two literary pieces.

1.  WP

2.  Discuss Monte Cristo and "The Telegraph"

3.  "The Secret Lion" vocabulary

4.  Monte Cristo Chapter 42

Thursday, October 26, 2017

On to the next set of chapters in Monte Cristo

Objective:  The students will be clear on what's happening in Monte Cristo up to Chapter 40.

1.  You habve 20 minutes to complete the essay.

2.  Discuss Chapters 39-40.

3.  Turn in the study guide.

4.  Read Chapter 41 and complete the questions.

We have about three weeks left of Monte Cristo.  How is that CD coming along?  You know how to burn one yet???

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Essay Day 2

Objective:  The students will write their essay in class.

1.  YOU CAN NOT USE AN ESSAY THAT YOU ALREADY WROTE!  I said that you could use notes and jot down ideas, but YOU CAN NOT COPY A PAPER THAT YOU DID AT HOME!!!

2.  Complete essay that you started yesterday.

Homework:  Monte Cristo Chapter 41 only.  It's hard to understand.  Try to figure out what the Count of Monte Cristo does to make Danglars lose a lot of money.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Unit 2 Test

Objective:  The students will get an A on this chapter test.

1.  Mandatory Voluntary Survey.  10 points.

2.  Unit 2 Test

3.  Discuss Chapters 37-38

4.  Read Chapters 39-40

Tomorrow:  Sub and essay writing/planning day 1

Friday, October 20, 2017

One last story in preparation of the essay.

Objective:  The students will read one last very short story that they may use in their upcoming district essay.

1.  Monte Cristo discussion.

2.  "The Great Secret"

3.  Read Monte Cristo 37-38

4.  MOnday:  Unit 2 Test Characterization

    Tuesday:  Essay Day 1

     Wednesday:  Essay Day 2

Thursday, October 19, 2017


Objective:  The students will complete chapters 35-36 of Monte Cristo.

1.  Monte Cristo Quiz Chapters 33-34

2.  Since third period is going to be earthquake drilling, all other classes will just read the chapters assigned for homework, so there is no homework tonight.  Monte Cristo Chapters 35-36.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Objective:  The students will complete their character sketch.

1.  You will have a sub tomorrow.  Please remember sub rules (if your name is left by the sub, you will not get the 100 points for the assignment).  He is a former student/player of mine, so be respectful.

2.  Monte Cristo Quiz Chapters 31-32

3.  Complete Character Sketch.  Be sure to use all 3 methods of indirect characterization.

4.  Read Monte Cristo Chapters 33-34.  Only 11 pages.

Monday, October 16, 2017

A Little Bit of Creative Writing Today

Objective:  The students will complete a (flat) character sketch.

1.  WP:  Dialogue

2.  Direct to Indirect Character Sketch Writing.  This will be typed using proper writing rules, paragraphs, and dialogue format.

3.  Monte Cristo Chapters 31-32.  You are now at my favorite part of the book.  Monte CRisto meets Fernand, Mercedes and Danglars today.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Wrapping Up unit Two: Characterization

Objective:  The students will complete the analysis of "Two Kinds"

1.  Correct Vocab.

2.  MC Chapter 30 Discussion and new characters

3.  Discuss Chapters and Study Guide

4.  Two Kinds analysis

No Homework this weekend.  Have a fun, relaxing, safe weekend.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Discuss Nonte Cristo and Finish the story

Objective:  The students will complete this week's story about controlling one's life.

1.  WP #16

2.  MC Quiz Chapters 28-29

3.  Complete reading "Two Kinds"

4.  MC Chapter 30.  Complete Study Guide

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

I am sure you are tired from testing.

Objective:  Students will make sure that their folders are organized.

1.  Discuss any problems with reading chapter 28.

2.  Read Chapter 29

3.  Pass back all corrected work and put into the appropriate part of your folder.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

I think we need to have a quiz today!

Objective:  The students will complete reading half of the new story.

1.  WP #15

2.  MC Quiz Chapters 26-27

3.  Two Kinds (first 15 minutes... Then go back and close read important parts to help analyze the two characters.

Homework:  Read Chapter 28 today.  Chapter 29 tomorrow.  You will have lots of extra time tomorrow after you are done with the PSAT test.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Objective:  The students will know important vocab for this week's story.

1.  WP #14

2.  Everyday Use vocab.

3.  Read Chapters 26-27.  It is now 9 years later.  It is 1838.  Dantes is 42 years old.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Monte Cristo Soundtrack CD

Objective:  The students will see/listen to a PERFECT EXAMPLE of what they should be doing for their project.

1)  Discuss yesterday's chapters.  PERIOD FIVE YOU BETTER HAVE READ!!!

2)  Tonight's reading:  Just Chapter 25.  It is the end of what I see as the first part of the book.

3)  Monte Cristo Song Quiz.

4)  Project Work

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Dantes gave Caderouse a diamond? Why???

Objective:  The student will complete the characterization analysis and identify the story's local color.

1.  Discuss Chapter 23-24 of Monte Cristo

2.  Local Color Notes

3.  Complete both sides of the handout in your group.

4.  Read Chapters 23-24

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Characteriztion Day

Objective:  The students will analyze the characterization of the three main characters of Everyday Use.

1.  Notes

2.  Work with partner to complete the characterization handout.

3.  Monte Cristo Chapters 21-22

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Turning in Vocab today.

Objective:  The students will analyze one of the key symbols/allusions in the story.

1.  Correct Vocab.

2.  Baptism handout and Group Work.

3.  Discuss MC Chapters 19-20 and turn in MC Study Guide

4.  Finish Everyday Use.

No homework in MC tonight.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Dantes was hunting kids???

Objective:  The students will discuss chapters 17-18 of Monte Cristo and find out what character types are in literature.

1.  WP #13

2.  Notes

3.  Discuss Chapters 17-18 of Monte Cristo

4.  Close Reading of Everyday Use

Homework:  Chapters 19-20 and complete study guide.

Friday, September 29, 2017

What is up with the Abbe's Eyes?

Objective:  Discuss the SYMBOL of EYES in Monte Cristo.

1.  Monte Cristo Quiz Chapters 15-16 and discuss the EYES symbol.

2.  Turn in Invictus

3.  Complete Everyday Use Vocab.

4.  Monte Cristo Chapters 17-18

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Let's Discuss "The Treasure"

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary for the next short story.

1.  WP #12

2.  Discuss Chapter 13 "The Treasure"

3.  Everyday Use Vocab.

Homework:  Read Chapters 15-16.  18 pages so don't wait until midnight to start.  They are great chapters!!!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sub today... I am getting my knee fixed... hopefully! Be respectful to sub/

Objective:  Students will analyze a famous poem about fate and destiny.

You have one of my favorite ex-student and football player as your sub.  He is awesome, so be good to him!

1.  Get your lit text books from the back.

2.  Discuss Monte Cristo Chapter 13 with the sub.  He will go over all of the important parts with you.

3.  Carefully tear out "Invictus" from your book (pages 21-24).

4.  Complete all Think Questions (p. 23) and all Focus Questions (p. 24)

Homework:  Monte Cristo Chapter 14.  It will be confusing.  Just get through it to get the gist of it.  I will make it all clear tomorrow. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Our first test

Objective:  The students will show that they have learned the elements of plot and can analyze a short story.

1.  Hand in Long Way Home.

2.  Monte Cristo Chapters 11-12 Quiz

3.  Unit One Test:  Plot.  Take and scan.  Do not writ on my test please.

Homework:  Chapter 13 only

Monday, September 25, 2017

Homecoming Week

Objective:  The students will discuss Monte Cristo Project

Period 3 Vote:  

Login is their student ID number
Password is the students birthday so July 1, 2000 and has a password of  7/1/2000

Chapter 1 Test Tomorrow:  Plot/Suspense, Conflict and Sequence.  Look over your nootes.

1.  WP #11

2.  Monte Cristo Study Guide:  Turn it in for 100 points.

3.  Tomorrow I will collect Long Way Home so be sure to finish if you havn't.

4.  MC Quiz Chps.  9-10

5.  Monte CRisto CD Project Handout and Discussion

6.  MC Study Guide 11-20

7.  MC Chapters 11-12

Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Friday!

Objective:  The students will close read another short story that deal with destiny.

1.  WP #10
2.  Hand in complete WP Packet 1-10 for points.
3.  Discuss Monte Cristo Chapters and Characters on Board (periods 3-4)
4.  Close Read "Long Way Home"

Homework:  Monte Cristo Chapters 9-10 and complete the questions on the study guide.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Almost Friday!

Objective:  The students will show understanding of Monte Cristo and share their creative tone writing.

1.  WP #9

2.  MC Quiz 5-6

3.  MC Study Guide and Character List Dicussion

4.  Pedestrian Writing Share:  Winner gets chips.

5.  Monte Cristo Chapters 7-8

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

No WP Today

Objective:  The students will discuss Monte Cristo (Protagonist and Antagonists).

1.  Grade and Hand in Vocabulary.

2.  MC Quiz Chapters 3-4

3.  Complete "The Pedestrian" assignment/writing

Homework:  Monte Cristo Chps 5-6

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

So did you understand your first two chapters?

Objective:  The students will work with "The Pedestrian" and tone.

1.  WP #8
2.  MC Quiz Chps 1-2
3.  Tone Notes
4.  The Pedestrian reading/listening/assignment

HomeworK;  Read Monte Cristo Chapters 3-4

Monday, September 18, 2017

Oregon Wins! San Diego State Wins! King Wins!!!

Objective:  The students will understand the history behind our novel so that we will understand what we read.

1.  WP #7 Connotation Review

2.  Monte Cristo Intro

3.  Monte Cristo Chapters 1-2 and Study Guide Questions

4.  Be sure to have completed Close Reading of The Pedestrian for tomorrow.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fridays... I just LOVE Fridays!

Objective:  The students will complete the vocabulary assignment.

1.  WP #6

2.  Complete Vocabulary (second sheet)

3.  Close Read "The Pedestrian" looking for how the author creates tone, the setting, and the conflict for the character.

Homework:  Beat Poly.  Give your parents a hug!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Monte Cristo Checkout

Objective:  The students will understand the importance of plot in a story/novel/drama.

1.  WP #5

2.  Book Checkout (see times on board)

3.  Plot Notes

4.  The Pedestrian Vocab.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Last Day for Essay

Objective:  The students will edit and make this paper the "best writing" that they can do.

1.  Closing paragraph:  Apply what you have proven to the bigger picture.

Tomorrow:  A printed, edited paper is due with everything done that we have talked about.

Intro with strong thesis
Body 1:  Summarize, evidence, show fault
Body 2:  Summarize, evidence, show support

NOTE:  Bring Monte Cristo tomorrow if you have it!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The important part of your paper

Looking at essays today. Make corrections as I point them out.

Objective:  The students will write the third paragraph of their essay.  It is the most important one, so be thorough!

1.  Get your essay pulled up, get your packet out and start working on paragraph 3.

2.  Tomorrow paragraph 1-3 should be complete.

Monday, September 11, 2017

I didn't get a chance to see IT! I heard it's great!

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

1.  Get your graded Close Reading of the Outliers

2.  WP #4

3.  Write your paper:

a)  open a new google doc.  Name it warren 3 (or 4 or 5 or 6) depending on your period
b)  share it with
c)  Set up the heading and header (I don't think you can do that on your phone, so you will have to do it at home on a computer or tablet)

Insert = Header
Scroll Right and type last name and one space
Insert= Page Number pick the one for upper right number on all pages.

Set up Spacing:  Line spacing= Double

You have your intro done.  Type it.
Work on first body paragraph.  Present the first argument, his support, and how you agree with it but point out the flaws in it.

Friday, September 08, 2017

The Patriots lost :(

Objective:  The students will start their first essay.

1.  Prepare your packet for 100 points in order.
        Expedition Close Read
        Sports G Close Read
        Sports G Questions
        Outliers Close Read
        Outliers Questions

2.  Essay prompt discussion

3.  Writing Rules.....

4.  Begin essay on a Google doc.

5.  Have a nice relaxing weekend!  Watch Oregon beat Nebraska!

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Seating Chart.... I have to learn your names!!!

Objective:  The students will analyze the main argument and its support in The Outliers excerpt.

1.  Seating Chart
2.  Syllabus (if you have it, hand in for 100 points.  Make sure that I can read your name)
3.  The Outliers close read discussion and handout. 

Tomorrow we start writing!

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

MAPS Day 2

Objective:  The students will show how smart they are.

1.  Get a Chromebook.

2.  Complete MAPS test.  Do your best to finish...  I don't want to do this another day.

3.  Homework:  Go on my web page, print out the Honors Syllabus and bring signed tomorrow for an EASY 100 points.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

MAPS Test Day 1

Objective:  Show us how smart you are!!

1.  Get a Chromebook.

2.  Following Instructions for testing.

3.  Do your best!

4.  If you have your supplies today, show me.

5.  You have until Thursday to complete Outliers.  We will begin writing the essay Thursday and turn in all the close read pieces.

Friday, September 01, 2017

One week... And a Three Day Weekend! I like that!

Objective:  The students will share a few Personal Statements and begin work on the Prose Unit.

1.  Get your Folder and all supplies (Study Sync book too) and put it on your desk for 100 points.

2.  WP #3

3.  Close Read Outliers excerpt

4.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

It's hot! Sorry about the air!

Objective:  The students will analyze what the author of the sports gene did to create his argument.

1.  No WP Today

2.  Honors Book List

3.  Writing Notes:  Persuasive Essays.  Two Good Graphics

4.  The Sports Gene Analysis Handout

5.  Tomorrow:  Supplies and Book in Class:  100 EASY POINTS!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday Short Day: I like Wednesdays!

Objective:  The students will complete reading of the first article. 

1.  WP Number 2

2.  Website Quiz and Discussion

3.  Complete Close Reading and discuss what you found to be important.  I have my example to share.

Homework:  Supplies in class by Friday!!!  Folder, dividers, paper. pens, highlighters.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Had a great day yesterday.

Objective:  The students will close read the first of two articles for their essay.

1.  WP #1
2.  School Handbook Discussion
3.  Class Rules Brief (bathroom, phones, food, cheating)
4.  Close Read article number 1 with a purpose:  Identify the author's argument about the effects of destiny in our lives.

HOMEWORK:  Check out my web page:     look at all of the pages (policies, extra credit, contact me, etc) and read the info.  Tomorrow:  10 point quiz on the webpage information.

Well the first day went well, so let's try another one.

Objective:  The students will look at an example of the Prose section of the AP Literature test.

1.  Prompt Number 2.
     a)  Breakdown the prompt
     b)  Read and annotate the story
     c)  Outline your paper
     d)  Pair up and compare what each of you would write about and share specific details you would use to support.
     e)  Write the intro
     d)  Discuss

Monday, August 28, 2017

Welcome to one of the best classes that you will ever take at King!!!

Objective:  The students will become familiar with class expectations and close reading requirements.

1.  Intro/Roll

2.  Supplies List

3.  Close Reading Notes

4.  Destiny:  Quick Write:  Destiny

5.  Close Read Article #1

Friday, June 09, 2017

The Last Official Day with My Favorite Classes Ever!

Objective:  The kids will know what I really think of them!

1.  What I would really like to say on your Report Card Comments:

Period 1

Period 2

Period 3

Period 4

Period 5

Period 6

Thanks to all of you.  This has been my best overall year in 28 years of teaching.  I will really miss each one of you in your own unique way.