Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Book Reports Tomorrow

Objective:  The students will finish something that they were assigned 4.5 months ago. :)

1.  Turn in report and book or finish reading and the report.

2.  Help me with the game.

3.  Do this survey:
LAST EXTRA CREDIT:  Friday:  Community Service Extra Credit:  ACS donation at the softball game or in class.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Satire Number 2

Objective:  The students will analyze a modern satire.

1.  Get the handout.

2.  Review the purpose of satires.

3.  Complete assignment.

4.  Book Reports (due Thursday.  Don't expect me to grade them if turned in on Friday.  Won't happen)

Friday, May 26, 2017

Deep thinker #3....

Objective:  The students will analyze a piece of lit that requires them to think deeper than usual.

1.  Turn in Haiku

2.  Get SOAPSTONE Handout

3.  I will hand out the lit piece.

4.  Analyze, Listen, Analyze, Think, Analyze, and Fill in SOAPSTONE sheet.  NO PHONES OR TALKING!!

5.  Notes

6.  Think again. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Been kind of frustrated (Period 4 and 5) with the WP effort.... soooo

Objective:  The students will complete Night.

1.  WP Test #1 (100 points):  Find the ten errors.  Circle and make correction: 5 points each.  Under WP, make the number list and identify what type of error it is: 5 points each).

2.  Finish Chapter 8 and 9 of Night.

3.  Complete Night Haiku and type

4.  Turn in typed Haiku tomorrow.

6.  Tomorrow AP Type Reading Analysis #3

How about turning in a book report????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Your last WP ever.... You know you're gonna miss them!

Objective:  The students will show understanding of Night through writing and discussion.

1.  WP # Last One

2.  Turn in WP Packet 21-30

3.  Night Chapter 6 Quiz

4.  Read Chapter 7:  Pages 103-108.  Write the haiku.

Outside Reading and Report.....  7 days!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Thanks for the awesome Oregon tie Lela!

Objective:  The students will read Chapter 6 (91-102) and complete a haiku.

1.  Hand out testing schedules and turn in your outside reading book requirement (I am getting very nervous that some of you will try to not finish the book and try to pass one by me!)

2.  WP #29

3.  Night Chapter 5 pulled quote quiz.

4.  Read Chapter 6 and write Haiku.

Monday, May 22, 2017

You now have 12 days.

Objective:  The students will read Chapter 5 of Night.

1.  Night Chapter 5.  Page 73-91

2.  You should have 5 Haiku written by tomorrow.

3.  Outside Book.  Remember the format is on  And you will have to scan it through  The assignment is set up for you when you log on.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Tough, AP, deep reading number 2

Objective:  The students will analyze a great, deep piece of literature.


2.  Read it quietly, trying to determine the deeper meanings of the piece. Try to identify:

a)  Theme
b)  Symbols
c)  Key passages that develop both of these.

No reading of Night today unless you want to.  The next chapter is long, so you may want to start on it.  We will resume it on Monday.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

For some reason, I really love Thursdays!

Objective:  The students will see a short video and make a connection to chapter 3 of Night.

1.  WP 29
2.  Video Quiz Chapter 3
3.  Read Chapter 4.  Pages 55-72

Did any of your parents freak out yesterday when they saw your grade??

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Faction: Have you read anythinng so far in Night that could be "faction"?

Objective:  The students will review chapters 1-2 of the book and make a connection to chapter 2.

1.  TOMORROW:  Bring your lit text book to return.  WE are going to the library together to return it.  If you have other texts that you are not using anymore this year... bring them too.

2.  Chapter 1-2 Review Handout

3.  Read Chapter 3:  Pages 37-54

How is that outside book?  What is your grade without it??  DUE June 1.  I will not take late papers.   I really tried to warn you. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Night.... Fact or Faction??

Objective:  The students will read through night with the intent of judging exactly what type of literature category it falls into.

1.  WP #    _______.  A couple more and our last Packet is done for the year.

2.  Night Chapter 1 Quiz

3.  Night Haiku assignment

4.  Read Chapter 2.  Starts on page 32.  Ends on page 37

How is that outside Book??  Tomorrow you will see what your grade will be without it.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Night Book: The most powerful book in 10th grade lit

Objective:  The students will be introduced to Night.

1.  Check out the novel.

2.  Night Video Intro

3.  Read Chapter 1

Friday, May 12, 2017

Sophomore AP Test: So no assignment today. AND, good job softball for making CIF. Nice pitching Alina!

Objective:  Students will see the correct interpretation of yesterday's poem.

1.  Reread yesterday's poem.

2.  See the video.

3.  Discuss the poem.

4.  Outside Book.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Let's See What You Have Learned This Year About Reading and Analyzing a Difficult Piece of Lit

Objective:  The students will read and analyze "Nothing Man" by Bruce Springsteen.

1.  Put all phones away today.  If I see one out at any time today, you will recive a ZERO on today's assignment.
2.  Get the handout.
3.  Look at the back of the paper for what you are going to have to analyze.  If there are any questions as to what each of those things are, ask me now.
4.  Close Read the Poem.  Find and label all of the items you need to identify.
5.  Using the bottom of Side 2, create the mini-poster of all the elements of the song.  Include a small graphic or drawing.

Let's see if anyone can figure it out.  And please don't share this activity with students in later classes.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Happy Day of the Teacher: Thanks for being my daily "gift"... I love coming to class each day this year... unless I am sick. :)

Objective:  The students will critique more of the modern version of LOTF.

1.  All JC Newspsper Posters are graded.  Find your poster, look at the grade, and yell it out when I call your name so that I can get it into the gradebook.

2.  Continue movie or Outside Reading Requirement.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

I have a question.... How are they doing a season 2 of "Thirteen Reasons Why"? Didn't the girl die at the end? What is next season going to be called? "14-26 Reasons Why"?

Objective:  The students will critique the modern American version of LOTF.  Or work on Outside Reading.

1.  Roll
2.  Video or work in side room quietly on outside book.  It is due in 3 weeks.

Monday, May 08, 2017

What did you do this weekend? I caught a shark!!!

Objective:  The students will analyze an allusion to LOTF.

1.  Get handout and folder.

2.  WP # I don't know.

3.  Allusion Video and Handout.

4.  Vote on back board:  Do you want to watch the Lord of the Flies movie?

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Last LOTF Presentation

Objective:  The students will present the final chapter of the book.

1.  Chapter 12 Presentation

2.  LOTF Final (300 points) tomorrow.

3.  Outside Book June 1.

Monday, May 01, 2017

Two Days: No Warren

Objective:  The students will teach the chapter and then finish treading the book.

1.  Chapter 11 Presentation

2.  Read Chapter 12

3.  Sub tomorrow and Wednesday:  Easy writing assignments each day.