Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What is a Hero?

Objective:  The students will read about a hero and think about who they will want to research for their Person/Hero of the Year for 2016.

1.  Correct Vocab
3.  Listen/Read "Man in the Water" essay.
4.  Close Read the essay with the purpose of identifying:  Key info and chunk
          * Key participants
          * Setting
          * Conflict
          * Main argument
          * Key claims made to support argument
          * Overall tone of the piece

5.  Use your phones to explore Time Person of the Year people and CNN Hero's of the Year.

Monday, January 30, 2017

A New Start

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary for The Research Paper Unit.

1.  Get folders and sit anywhere.  I know all of you now, so you don't have to sit alphabetically.  But sit by someone who will not cause you to be distracted.

2.  Folders:  Clean out everything EXCEPT Notes and Important Handouts (Honors Book List and Book Report Format).

3.  Get the two handouts.

4.  Complete Vocabulary Assignment.

5.  Tomorrow we will discuss Outside Reading for 2nd semester.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Finals Week: Relax... You're too young for stress!

Objective:  Do as well as you can on today's final.

1.  Get test booklet and answer sheet.

2.  Take test.

3.  Scan test when you are finished.

4.  Write the grade (percentage on it and bring it to me).

5.  Get semester grade.

6.  If you want any old work or projects, take them today.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Patriots WIN!!!!!

Objective:  Get your PSAT scores and know how to interpret them.

1.  Highlight and Label Poetic Devices:  Hand in poem.
2.  Get PSAT Score Report and Test
3.  Watch Results Video
4.  Grades

How Final Affects Your Semester Grade:  You WILL ALL TRY HARD!!!

A= Semester Grade Up 3%
B= Semester Grade Up 1%
C=  Grade Stays
D=  Semester Grade Drops 1%
F=  Semester Grade Drops 3%

Study Guide Available on Desk

Friday, January 20, 2017

Complete Poems and Print for Monday. Last assignment of the semester.

Objective:  Dig DEEP!  Be a poet.

1.  Complete poem.

HomeworK:  Relax, enjoy the rain.  Drive safe.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Have you figured out your Theme for life???

Objective:  The students will dig DEEP and create a strong theme poem.

1.  WP #28

2.  You write.  I grade!  It must be typed.  It is due on Monday.  It will be the last official grade of the semester.

3.  Do This.... Don't Do That:

1.  Copy the format.  Don't copy the words.
2.  Use the three poetic devices.  Don't copy his and just chnage the words (Riverside We Talk)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

What is YOUR THEME for life right now as a 15-16 year old growing up in today's changing world?

Objective:  The students will complete analyzing and discussing their poems.  They will then write their own theme.

1.  WP #27
2.  Complete mini-poster and discuss.
3.  Discuss your writing assignment:  Break down Hughes" poem format so that yours is similar.
4.  Begin writing your life theme.

Theme for Honors World Lit.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

One more week. Only about 300 more points going into the grade. Almost done.

Objective:  The students will read and analyze a great poem.

Note:  Only three classes of book reports were graded.  They are really long!

1.  Get folders and a handout.

2.  WP Number 25

3.  Follow directions to complete activity through Number 8.  Do not complete the writing part yet.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Book Reports Due

Objective:  Not make Mr. Warren Mad

1.  Make sure that you have submitted your essay through Turn it In.  Only 132 of you have.

2.  Relax (HAAA) at your desk and be ready to be called for your oral question.

3.  When called, bring up your book and your paper.

Thursday, January 12, 2017


Objective:  The students will work on their book report and submit it through Turn it In.

1.  Complete registration to Turn it In.  If you get the message to enter a Password, click "forgot password" and they will send you an email with a new one.

2.  Submit your paper when finished to Turn it In.  It will scan your paper and look for any plagiarism.

3.  Book Reports and Books are due tomorrow.

4.  Oral Questions are tomorrow.

5.  650 points.  Tomorrow.  Only.  Tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Book Report: Yesterday I had three parents "talk" with me about the stress of the reading....

Objective:  The students will work on their book report.

1.  Get lit book.  Discuss yesterday's story.  If the discussion is good, then we won't have an assignment.

2.  Work on book report.  Your parents seem to think you're stressed.  You should have made better decisions earlier, but I will give you today and tomorrow in class just to be nice. :)

3.  Be sure to have signed up for Turn it In.  When you get the email, login, change your password, and make sure you are "enrolled" in my class so you can "submit" your assin=gnment.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Did you show your parents your "grade" if you don't complete the reading?

Objective:  The students will read a short story to determine theme.

1.  Get lit book and folder.
2.  WP #25
3.  Read Catch the Moon
4.  Book Report

Book Report Due Friday.  NO LATE PAPERS or Books will be graded.

See Ethan's Book Report (on board)  as an example of what you should do.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Welcome Back!! I missed all of your friendly faces!

Objective:  The students will discuss how they should read to determine theme.

1.  Find your Monte Cristo CD Project that is graded.  Share your grade with all group members. If a member is in another class, leave it for them to see it.

2.  Get the scores in the computer when called.

3.  WP Number _____

4.  Theme Notes

5.  Book Report.  It is due this Friday.  I WILL NOT ACCEPT LATE PAPERS AT ALL!  If they are not in my hands by Friday, I will not grade them.  Get on Aeries and see what it will no to your grade if you don't do it.