Friday, September 28, 2018

If you sang in the choir last night.... AWESOME!!!

Objective:  The students will analyze one of the metaphors in Monte Cristo.

Monte Cristo Quiz:  

1.  Chapter 32 and 33 discussion.  Analyze the passage.

2.   Two Kinds Vocab.


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Work Day

Objective:  The students will complete their character sketch.

THANKS Period 3 for the great lesson yesterday during my observation... enjoy a snack on me.

1.  Discussion:  Find textual proof from Chapter XXXI "The Presentation" that Mercedes never stopped loving Dantes even when she was married to Fernand.

2.  Complete Character Sketch (due typed tomorrow.  Make sure you use all three methods).

3.  Monte Cristo Study Guide 31-40 and Read Chapters 32-33.  The Count now meets Danglars.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Monte Cristo Soundtrack.... Here is an awesome example!

Objective:  The students will analyze the tone and theme of a piece of literature and apply it to a different genre.

1.  WP #16

2.  Chapter 31 Discussion:  Did Mercedes Recognize Dantes?  How do you know?  What is your textual evidence?

Close Read the passage:  Find and highlight textual clues that prove your answer.  Also, identify the TONE of the passage.

3.  Monte Cristo Song Quiz:  Get out your Timeline.  We are 1/2 way done with the book.  It is time to really start thinking about your project, so here is MY A+ example....  Using an 80's-90's Rock Theme.

4.  Group Project Work.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Did You Read???

Objective:  The students will complete a character sketch where they use all three methods of Indirect Characterization.

1.  WP

2.  Quiz

3.  Direct to Indirect Writing

Directions:  Type.
                    Use all three methods.  Each must be more than just one sentence.
                    This will have dialogue.  Properly format it.
                    Edit.  But Writing Rules 

Monday, September 24, 2018

Monte Cristo Chapter 30

Objective:  The students will complete Characterization and Local Color Work from Everyday Use

1.  Discuss Monte Cristo 28-29

2.  Complete Everyday Use Characterization

3.  Read Monte Cristo Chapter 30 and complete study guide (due tomorrow).  You need to add some questions to the back from Chapter 30.  I will put them on the board.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Powder Puff Game.... Come Out and Have Fun

Objective:  The students will analyze the characters in Everyday Use.

1.  No Quiz today:  Discuss and Fill in New Characters on your list.

2.  Everyday Use Characterization

3.  Read Chapters 28-29 of Monte Cristo

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Monte Cristo: On to Part 3

Objective:  The students will read a short story that is great to teach symbolism and local color.

Note:  Get green lit books from behind whiteboard.

1.  WP 14

2.  Characterization Notes

3.  Read "Everyday Use"

4.  Monte Cristo  Chapters 27-27 (Note:  It is now 10 years later after Dantes helped Mr. Morrel.  Dantes is now 42 years old).

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Objective: This Chapter Ends The Goodness in Dantes....

Objective:  The students will know how authors create characters.

1.  WP 13

2.  Unit 2 Notes:  Character and Characterization

3.  Read only Chapter 25.  That marks the end of Part 2 of the book.  From here on it gets crazy!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

OK.... Was Caderouse Really Regretful?

Objective:  The students will discuss two GREAT chapters and complete vocabulary for tomorrow's story.

1.  MC Quiz 21-22.

2.  MC Study Guide Handout.

3.  Complete Vocab for Everyday Use

4.  Read MC Chapters 23-24.....  And another mysterious white guy appears.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Dantes is Rich and Focused!!!!

Objective:  The students will discuss the Baptism Symbol in MC.

1.  WP 12
2.  Baptism handout.
3.  Everyday Use Vocab
4.  HW:  Read Chapters 21-22.  The First Mysterious White Guy Appears.....

Friday, September 14, 2018

Read Monte CRisto Chapter 20

Objective:  The students will complete MC Study Guide.

1.  Grade Check today.

2.  Rewrites due Monday.

3.  Complete Chapter 20 and study guide.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Escape

Objective:  The students will show that they have read the novel.

1.  Active Shooter Training

2.  MC Quiz 15-17

3.  Study Guide Questions

4.  Reading Monte Cristo and Project  Chapter 18-19

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Treasure

Objective:  The students will complete analysis of Long Way Home.

1.  WP #11

2.  Discuss Chapter 14

3.  Complete and Turn in Long Way Home

4.  Discuss Monte Cristo Project

5.  Read Chapter 15,16, and 17.  That's 18 pages so plan your day.  THE ESCAPE!!!!!

I need all the work in the back folder passed out!!!!!

Monday, September 10, 2018

All the essays are done. You have a week from today to rewrite.

Objective:  The students will read a great short story that focuses on free will for our unit.

1.  WP #10.  Turn in WP Packet 1-10

2.  Turn in The Pedestrian Assignment (Story, Questions, Paragraph)

3.  Close Read "Long Way Home" by Charles Waugh.

Homework:  Chapter 14.  It is confusing.  It's where the Abbe tells Dantes about a great treasure that he has hidden.  Just read it and get the GIST of the chapter)

Friday, September 07, 2018

And the Exposition of Monte Cristo is DONE!

Objective:  The students will work together to complete the Monte Cristo Study Guide.

1.  WP #9

2.  Monte Cristo Quiz Chapters 11-12

3.  Complete Study Guide Questions for Chapters 11-12.

4.  Read Chapter 13.

Finish Pedestrian Paragraph

Have a Great Weekend!  No Homework!

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Work Day

Objective:  The students will do some creative writing.

Turn in MC Study Guide 1-10

1.  WP #8

2.  Complete "The Pedestrian" close reading and assignment.

3.  Complete the Creative Paragraph Rewrite on your own paper.  Copy the entire paragraph.

Homework:  Read Chapters 11-12

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

The Pedestrian Tone Analysis

Objective:  The students will complete analysis of Bradbury's "The Pedestrian"

1.  WP #7  Intro Paragraph Review

2.  Notes (Setting and Tone)

3.  Read "The Pedestrian" again along with the CD

4.  Complete Handout.

Homework:  You have the day off from Monte Cristo.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Hope you had a great weekend!

Objective:  The students will read another story about free will or fate... with a slight twist.

1.  WP #6

2.  Monte Cristo Quiz 6-8

3.  The Pedestrian Assignment

4.  Collect Pedestrian Vocab

Homework"  Monte CRisto Chapters 9-10