Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Presentations Day 1

Objective:  The students will know background info of the play.

1.  Get folders.

2.  Presentations (first group).  Take notes on all topics.  ALL NOTES that you take during this unit CAN BE USED ON THE 300 point final.  And it's hard, so it's smart to take notes.

3.  JC Timeline:

4.  Next group of presentations tomorrow.

Outside Book

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Presentations Start Tomorrow

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary for Act I of JC.

1.  WP #5

2.  Complete JC Note Intro Note Sheet (this is on on the Julius Caesar link.

3.  Complete Act I Vocabulary.

Presentations start tomorrow.  First group.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Starting my favorite unit... Julius Caesar

Objective:  The students will know important facts about Shakespeare and Julius Caesar before we start the play.

1.  Get folders and a lit book.

2.  WP Number _____

3.  Extra Credit Discussion

4.  Presentation Discussion and sign ups

5. Julius Caesar Into Note Sheet

Homework:  How is that outside book?  We have about 4 weeks, then we start our novel.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Last Day to Impress Me

Objective:  The students will use this day to edit, make any final changes, do some final research or writing, and double check their citations and works cited page.

1.  Get out your entire paper so that I can check your Part 4 for 50 points.

2.  Give it to your partner for one final edit.  Verify that the Works Cited page matches up with the citations in the essay.  Look for any last minute things that can be made to save the writer points.

3.  This is due on Monday.  Printed.   Must also submit to

4.  Looking forward to starting Julius Caesar with you all next week.

Oh... How is that outside book?

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Almost done!

Objective:  The students will know how to finish their play and compete a Works Cited page.

Discussion:  It is time to address "the elephant in the room."  What is our plan if there is a "fire drill" or some situation on campus?
     a)  If the alarm sounds.  Don't automatically start moving toward the door.
     b)  I will lock the door.  I will go out to see if everything is OK.  If everything looks OK, then we will go out.  BUT, we don't need to rush to be the first to the stairs, quad, or the field.  Heck, we can be last.
     c)  If there is a situation, know what your options are:  hide or fight.  Look for something that will help you if you need to protect yourself:  Bats, Hot water, Fire Extinguisher, etc.

1.  Part 3 Check.  50 points or none.
2.  Edit Part 3
3.  Example of Part 4 and
4.  Do Part 4 and the Works Cited

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday Short Day

Objective:  The students will finish writing their Part 3 of the Research Paper.

1.  Get a laptop and do work!  Due tomorrow.  Printed.  50 points or Zero.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Ready to move on with the paper.

Objective:  The students will write Part 3 of the paper.  This is the most important part.

1.  Put Part 2 on your desk.  I need to get a score for it today.

2.  Get a sample of Part 3.  Go over it with the teacher.

3.  Use your research sources to write Part 3.  This is what your person did LAST YEAR to be the Person of the Year.

We will work on this today and tomorrow.  It is due for editing on Thursday (and points).

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Registration Day

Objective:  The students will peer edit Part 2

1.  Get out Part 2 for points.

2.  Peer Edit.  Use checklist on board.

3.  Registration Day.

Homework:  Read your outside book.  It's a perfect weekend to do it!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Research Paper Part 2: The Past

Objective:  The students will peer edit Part 1 and work on Part 2

1.  Peer Edit Part 1

2.  Get Part 2 Example:  Go over and write notes.

3.  Use your research tom complete Part 2.  The background information on your person.

This will be due on Thursday. 

Note:  We will not have computers until next Tuesday.  SO bring a device of be ready to use your phone.

Monday, February 12, 2018

A New Type of INtro

Objective:  The students will write part 1 of their research paper.

1.  Get a chromebook

2.  Get sample part 1.

3.  Write sample part 1

4.  Complete it and bring printed copy for 50 points tomorrow.  This is a one time grade.  If you don't have one to peer edit tomorrow, you will NOT get the 50 points.

Friday, February 09, 2018

Research Day 2

Objective:  The students will find their printed periodical source.

1.  Get a chromebook


3.  Use that to find your article

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Short Day but a bunch to do!!!

Objective:  The students will know how to properly integrate a quote into their writing.

1.  WP

2.  Integration practice.

3.  Research Paper Prompt Discussion

Homework:  Outside book and think of someone you want to write about who deserves the title of Person of the Year.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Person of the Year Research Paper

Objective:  The students will see an example of a person of the year before they begin their own research.

1.  WP #2

2.  Turn in vocabulary/

3.  Video of Man in the Water

4.  Close Read Man in the Water

Monday, February 05, 2018

Well that didn't work out as I planned. :(

Objective:  The students will enjoy their victory.  No essay.

1.  The Research Paper vocab.

If you are absent go to and click on the Research Paper unit for the assignment.

Friday, February 02, 2018


Objective:  The students will prewrite their essay.

1.  Get Animal Farm out for me to grade.

2.  Discuss the prompt

3.  Home Work:  Watch the Patriots win!

My dog:  Brady...

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Thursday, February 01, 2018

Wrap up day...

Objective:  The students will complete reading Animal Farm.

1.  If you need to finish MAPS, see me.

2.  Finish  Close Reading Animal Farm for 100 points tomorrow.  (highlight, annotate, character page and chapter end notes)

3.  Finish Animal Farm the movie.