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.