Friday, December 13, 2019

Book Report Day

Objective:  The students will show knowledge of their entire novel.

1.  Get out book,

2.  Get out report.

3.  Wait to be called up for oral question.

When you are done.  You are done.  Good job.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

12 Angry Men

Objective:  Read and Act a Drama.  It's fun!

1.  If you want to read, pick a chosen seat.

2.  Read Act 1

3.  Book Report

Monday, December 09, 2019

Mini Unit

Objective:  The students will know important words for Twelve Angry Men

1.  Grab the two sheets.

2.  Define the words.  You do not have to do anything but define them.

3.  Complete the exercise sheet.

4.  Outside Book.

Friday, December 06, 2019

Happy Pac 12 Championship Day!

Objective:  The students will show that they have read and can analyze their novel.

1.  Take the MC section first.  You can use notes.  Following Directions will help!

2.  Bring it to me to scan.

3.  Get your Close Reading Out.  Bring it to me when I call you.  100 points

4.  Book Report!  Due Dec 13.  NO LATE PAPERS!!!  One week!!!

Thursday, December 05, 2019

Last Day Animal Farm...

Objective:  The students will complete Animal Farm.

Damn....  Not Boxer!!

1.  Finish Chapter 10.

2.  Tomorrow I decided to give a MC test.  It will be easy if you read.  You can use notes.

3.  Tomorrow I will give points for Close Reading and the Notes Packet.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

This is great reading weather!!! Especially when you are at the climax of a book!

Objective:  The students will read the climax of Animal Farm.

1.  Read Chapter 9

2.  Make sure you complete the character notes packet to be turned in friday.

3.  Outside Book.

Report Due sooooon!!!

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Good Morning!!! What was your parents' reaction to yesterday's grade thing?

Objective:  The students will read Chapter 8 for tomorrow's quiz.

1.  Tomorrow, instead of doing a study guide, we will have a Chapter 7-8 quiz.

2.  Read Chapter 8 (tomorrow it gets sad!!!!!)

3.  Outside Book:  Are you motivated now to finish the book? 

Monday, December 02, 2019

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Objective:  The students will know what is expected on their outside reading report.

Get your MC CD Project.  When I call your name, tell me the score that you got.

Here is the plan for the rest of the semester:
     1)  Finish Animal Farm (Final Test and Movie, no essay)
     2)  Read a play:  Twelve Angry Men.  It's cool!  And movie.
     3)  Outside Book:  This is worth 650 points!!!  Due December 13.

1.  Close Read Chapter 7 of Animal Farm

2.  Discuss Book Report Format and Expectations.

3.  Discuss what I will do to check that you have FINISHED READING your outside book.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Rally... And Thanksgiving!

Objective:  The students will complete their outside book.

1.  Turn in your Animal Farm Chapters 5-6 Study Guide

2.  I would finish my outside book this next week.  I will go over the book report requirments when we return from break.

Have a fun, relaxing week off.  Be safe!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

One more day...

Objective:  The students will complete Animal Farm Chapter 6.

1.  Do any of you notice a relationship between what is happening in the book and what is happening now in America???

2.  Complete Chapter 6 and the study guide.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Rain!! Finally!!!

Objective:  The students will read and analyze Chapters 5-6 of Animal Farm.

1.  Wed:  Chapter 5

2.  Thursday:  Chapter 6

Friday:  Bring food! :)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

How is that outside book??

Objective:  The students will complete reading of chapter 4 and add to their character notes as needed.

1.  Complete Chapter 4 Study Guide

2.  Add notes and quotes to the characters packet

3.  Outside Book.  STAY BUSY!!

Monday, November 18, 2019

Good Morning!!

Objective:  The students will read Chapter 4 of Animal Farm and continue looking into its allegorical meaning.

1.  Get a handout.

2.  Complete the Chapter 3 questions.

3.  Then read Chapter 4.  Tomorrow you will complete the study guide back side for Chapter 4.

How is that outside book???

Friday, November 15, 2019

Powder Puff Game Tonight!!

Objective:  The students will complete reading of Animal Farm chapter 3.

1.  Close Read Animal Farm Chapter 3

2.  Staple Chapter 1-2 Study Guide and turn in for credit.

Homework:  Enjoy the weekend and read!!!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Happy Thursday!!

Objective:  The students will complete Animal Farm Chapters 1-2.

Today is a work day for you and me.  Sorry!

1.  Finish close reading Animal Farm 1-2.

2.  Complete Study Guide 1-2.  Due tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Good MOrning Sophomores!

Objective:  The students will complete chapter analysis of two chapters of Animal Farm.

1.  WP

2.  Get the handout for chapters 1-2

3.  Collaborate with a group to answer all of the chapter questions.  This is due tomorrow so work fast and well.

Homework:  How is that outside reading?  One month!!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Animal Farm Chapter 2

Objective:  The students will continue presentations and reading analysis. to share your songlist link.  Turn in project.

1.  WP

2.  Presentations

3.  Read Chapter 2

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Presentation Day 1

Objective:  The students will find out important information for the novel as far as the allegorical meaning.

1. Get the novel packet and the notes sheets.

2.  Presentations.

3.  Tomorrow a sub.  You will close read Chapter 1.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Project Day

Objective:  The students will complete their projects.

1.  Get at it.  You have your Russia Animal Farm Presentation due tomorrow and the CD Project Due Tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

Our New Unit: Animal Farm

Objective:  The students will collaboratively work to present their real person or group that is fictionalized in Animal Farm.

1.  WP Number _________

2.  Project Introduction and Rubric

3.  Group Work:  We will have our first presentation on Thursday.  Work well and fast!

Don't forget Monte Cristo Song list Project due on Thursday

Friday, November 01, 2019

Monte CRisto Final

Objective:  Pass.  Show me that you read.

1.  If you close read the book, put your name on the first page and pile them on my desk.

2.  Get the test scan sheet.  Put your name on it.

3.  I will give you the test.  Read each question carefully.  I think there is only one misspelled word (Caderousse) so I didn't try to trick you by misspelling a word.

When you are done, scan it on the computer and write your grade % on the paper.  Put in white basket.

Have a great weekend!  Oregon vs USC tomorrow!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween

Objective:  The students will watch more of the Monte Cristo movie.

1.  Look at your returned work folder.  I am gonna toss everything, then  have a folder check!

2.  Watch movie

3.  Finish reading Monte CRisto for test tomorrow.  I can't believe he dies!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Last Two Days of MC

Objective:  Students will compare our book to the most recent film adaptation.

1.  Finish reading Monte Cristo (300 point test is on Friday)

2.  Monte CRisto CD Project is due next Thursday.

3.  Movie beginning.  Relax and enjoy.  It's a good movie although very different from the book.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Satire Unit Complete: So What Did You Learn

Objective:  The students will read and analyze a satire on their own.

1.  Satire Test

2.  Complete Monte Cristo

3.  Hand in your original satire.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Last Day for Satire

Objective:  The students will complete their ORIGINAL satire.

1.  Satire is due tomorrow.  Remember, it must be ORIGINAL.  If I can find one like it online, it is plagiarism.  Due printed tomorrow.

2.  Finish Monte CRisto by Friday.

3.  MOnte CRisto CD Due Nov 7 (Thursday)

4.  Outside Reading 250 pages due Dec. 13

Friday, October 25, 2019

Your Satire

Objective:  The students will create their own satire.

1.  WP #21

2.  Sample Satirical Ads

3.  Make your own.

Finish Monte Cristo

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Satire Week

Objective:  The students will read and analyze a satire to figure out the author's purpose.

1.  Extra Credit possibility:  RUSD Gallop Survey:  Here is the link.

2.  WP

3.  Learn with Book

4.  Finish Monte CRisto by next Friday (not tomorrow)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Stump the Teacher

Objective:  Ask me a question that I don't know and get extra credit.

1.  Stump the Teacher One Question Quiz

2.  Stump the Teacher (100 plus points)

3.  Complete reading Monte Cristo on your own by next Friday.  300 point Test Friday

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Ketchup Day!

Objective:  The students will use this day to get caught up on Monte CRisto in prep for tomorrow's "event."

Staple your poster to your typed and printed poem and put in red basket.

1.  You have the whole day.  Use it wisely.  Stump the Teacher is tomorrow.  Or an essay. 

Monday, October 21, 2019

How is that Song List Going?

Objective:  The students  will look at a different type of literature and try to figure out the UT.

How is your MC Stump the Teacher going?  Remember, if you don't pass my quiz, you don't get to play and you will write an essay instead.  NO FUN AT ALL!!

1.  WP
2.  Song 1
3.  Notes
4.  Song 2

Theme Poem due tomorrow!!

Friday, October 18, 2019

I only have 4 more district sophomore essays to grade!!!!!

Objective:  The students will write their theme about life as a teen growing up in Riverside.

1.  You have two things that you can work on.  One:  Theme for Honors Lit.
                                                                            Two:  Monte Cristo Stump the Teacher

Theme is due typed on Tuesday.

Stump the Teacher is Wednesday!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Good Win Volleyball!!

Objective:  The students will write a great theme for their life as a sophomore.

1.  Discuss Theme for English B

2.  Discuss your theme (due Monday typed and printed)

3.  Turn MC Study Guide

4.  Discuss Stump the Teacher

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Our First Poem

Objective:  The students will read, analyze and discuss an awesome poem by Langston Hughes.

1.  Discuss Chapter 48

2.  Theme for English B group activity

3.  Read Chapter 49-50 and complete study guide by Thursday (you can do this after the PSAT.  You will have a lot of time left!)

Monday, October 14, 2019

I* Should Not Be Here Today! I Messed Up!

Objective:  The students will jot some notes down about theme and how to identify them in literature.

1.  WP

2.  Theme and Figurative Language Notes

3.  Monte Cristo Discussion of Chapter 46-47

4.  Read Monte Cristo Chapter 48 and complete study guide

Friday, October 11, 2019

Finish District Essay

Objective:  The students will write an amazing paper that will impress the sophomore literature teachers.

1.  Complete Essay.  Make sure you don't slap your readers.

2.  Staple the prompt to the top and turn in to the folder.

These will be graded on Monday.

Homework:  Read Monte Cristo Chapter 47

Thursday, October 10, 2019

District Essay

Objective:  The students will write a great essay!

1.  How did you like Chapter 45?  It got a bit intense!

2.  District essay.  Be sure not to slap quotes.

3.  Monte CRisto Chapter 46 reading.  New character:  Valentine's grandma and grandpa.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

You Get the Day off tomorrow!

Objective:  The students will discuss the MC CHapters with one another and the teacher and then read one of the best Chapters of the book:  The Summer Ball

1.  MC Quiz:  Chapters 41-44

2.  Discuss Chapters

3.  Read Chapter 45.

I want ALL work passed back and put in your folders.  We start district essay on Thursday and you need to have your three pieces handy and your textual evidence picked out!

Friday, October 04, 2019

Three Day Weekend!!!

Objective:  The students will practice writing using integrated quotes.

1.  Integrated quote writing using the Mercedes recognizes the Count scene.

2.  Discuss the Cavalcanti's (the fake rich guys)

3.  Work on MC Music Projects.  Due in three weeks (approx)

Monday you will have a sub.  You guys are already awesome for me, so keep it up for her.  She is one of my ex-students.

Directions for writing:  Write a detailed paragraph where you didcuss the idea that Mercedes DOES recognize Dantes when they meet at her home after 24 years apart.  Use specific details from the scene to support your claim.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

District Writing Test... What are you going to write about?

Objective:  The students will discuss the district writing prompt and brainstorm the three pieces that could be used to write the essay.

1.  Discuss TTSTCANDI of The Secret Lion

2.  Breakdown the prompt.

3.  Brainstorm things that we have read:

4.  Monte Cristo Chapters 41-42

Wednesday, October 02, 2019


Objective:  The students will discuss in their groups all of the author's techniques using specific textual example.

1.  Discuss Monte Cristo Chapters.  And turn in study guide.

2.  Group TTSTCANI The Secret Lion

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

A Fun, but different story about growing up.

Objective:  The students will complete their first TTSTCANDI for a cute story about growing up.

1.  WP

2.  Correct Secret Lion Vocab

3.  Read The Secret Lion.

4.  With partners, complete the TTSTCANDI Chart.  This is not homework.  We will finish it tomorrow.

5.  Homework:  Read Chapters 39-40

Monday, September 30, 2019

Start of Point of View Unit

Objective:  The students will know the three types of point of view and important words for tomorrow's story.

1.  WP

2.  Notes

3.  The Secret Lion vocab

4.  Discuss Chapter 37 and read Chapter 38 of Monte Cristo

Friday, September 27, 2019

IAB Testing Day

Objective:  The students will try to do their best on this test that will give teachers data about how they are doing in literature.

1.  Get a chromebook.  DO NOT LOG IN!!!

2.  Wiat for me to walk you through the test process.

3.  We have only ONE DAY for this, so make sure that you finish!

4.  Read Chapter 37.  You may want to look up what insider trading is.  It will help you understand how Danglars became a rich man.  It's illegal.  Martha Stewart went to prison because of it.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

How is your creativity flowing today?

Objective:  The students will complete their character sketch.

1.  Complete Direct to Indirect writing.

Be sure that you have all three methods of Indirect Characterization.  Tomorrow when you turn in your typed and printed paper, you will be asked to highlight each one and label. 

2.  Read Chapters 35 and 36 for tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Creative Writing... How Do You Like Doing It?

Objective:  The students will create a character sketch using all the methods of Indirect Characterization.

1.  WP

2.  Discuss Chapters from MC

3.  Discuss Two Kinds

4.  Direct to Indirect Writing:  Character Sketch

Take the night off of MC (or catch up if you are behind)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

You Know I was Going to Give You a Story to Read... but realized It Was Busy Work,,, So

Objective:  The students will discuss the developments in Monte Cristo over Chapters 31-32.

1.  Discuss Chapters... If three people can't answer discussion questions, we will have to have a quiz.

2.  Discuss study guide questions.

3.  Discuss "Two Kinds" assignment.

4.  Read Chapters 33-34.  If you are smart, this will be done now so that you have no homework... and I won't have to give busy work to you...

Monday, September 23, 2019

How was your weekend??? Hope it was good.

Objective:  The students will see an example of what they will do on the Monte Cristo Song List CD Case Project.

1.  Turn in MC Study Guide 21-30 and get the new one for 31-40.

2.  Add characters to character list and add event to timeline.

3.  Song List Quiz.  Get out a blank sheet of paper.  Prepare to be amazed. 😀

4.  Group work on project.  Assign jobs to people.  Brainstorm songs for specific events.

5.  Read Chapters 31-32 for quiz tomorrow

Friday, September 20, 2019

Happy Homecoming!

Objective:  Finish all stuff.

1.  Two Kinds assignment.

2.  Read MC 30 and complete study guide.  Due tomorrow

Go to Homecoming Game.  Have fun.  Support the team, cheer, band, homecoming court.  Etc.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Happy Thursday!

Objective:  The students will finish a story and analyze the characters.

1.  Get the lit book.

2.  Finish the story

3.  Two Kinds assignment.

4.  Read MC 30 and complete study guide.  Due tomorrow

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

ALICE Training Day

Objective:  The students will read 1/2 of the new short story.

1.  WP
2.  ALICE Training and Drill

Any questions on Monte Cristo??
3.  Read 1/2 of Two Kinds
4.  Complete Vocab.

Read Chapter 29

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Yesterday's Chapter Was a Bit Confusing... I will Help

Objective:  The students will know important vocab for our next short story.

1.  WP

2.  Discuss MC Chapters 26-27

3.  Two Kinds vocab

4.  Read MC Chapter 28

Monday, September 16, 2019

No More Nice Guy for Dantes!!!

Objective:  The students will discuss the character change and tone shift in the last two chapters of Monte Cristo.

1.  MC Quiz 24-25

2.  Discuss Chapters and Update Character and Timeline pages.

3.  Finish Everyday Use Characterization and turn in.

4.  Read MC 26-27

Friday, September 13, 2019

Dantes will repay the one person who helped him!

Objective:  The students will analyze the characterization of the characters in Everyday Use

1.  Get the book.

2.  Get the handout. Complete with a partner.

3.  Monte CRisto:  Chapters 24-25

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Catch Up Day

Objective:  The students will discuss Monte Cristo Chapters 21-22 and read Chapter 23.

1.  WP #_____

2.  Correct Vocab and hand in

3.  Turn in MC Study Guide 11-20

4.  Discuss MC Chapters 21-22

5.  Finish Everyday Use and Answer Questions

6.  Read Chapter 23

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Characters and Characterization Today

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

1.  WP

2.  Character and Characterization Notes

3.  Read Everyday Use by Alice Walker

Homework:  Chapters 21-22.  These are great chapters!!!  A mysterious white man comes to Caderousse's door.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Important Symbol/Metaphor

Objective:  The students will analyze one of the most important symbols/metaphors in the book.

1.  Keep vocabulary until tomorrow.

2.  WP #11

3.  MC Quiz Chapters 16-20

4.  Symbol Worksheet

5.  Turn in MC Study Guide 11-20.  Get the new one for Chapters 21-30

6.  Read Chapters 21-22.  Great chapters.  A mysterious white guy appears at Caderousse's door!!!!

Monday, September 09, 2019

UCLA Loses. Oregon Wins... Patriots Win. It was a good weekend!

Objective:  The students will discuss Monte Cristo and complete vocabulary for tomorrow's reading of Everyday Use.

1.  WP #10.

2.  Turn in WP Packet 1-10

3.  Notes on Characterization and Characters

4.  Discuss  MC Chapters 16-17 The Escape

5.  Complete vocab if not done yet.  Due tomorrow first thing.

6.  Read MC Chapters18-20 (all three chapters are only 12 pages)

Friday, September 06, 2019

I need to finish these essays, so you will work on some vocab!!

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary for the next two short stories.

You essays are done.  Get them from the returned work folder.

1.  Get both handouts.

2.  Complete all parts (definitions, connotations, syllables, sentences, and activities)

Read Chapter 16.and 17.  Great chapters

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Almost Friday!

Objective:  The students will read a hard chapter, then an easy one.

1.  WP #9

2.  MC Quiz Chapter 13

3.  Read Chapters 14-15. 

For Chapter 14, just concentrate on knowing what is on the Island of Monte Cristo and how Dantes may find it later.  And how big it is!!

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Objective:  The students will analyze their second fictional story, keeping in mind the TTSTCANDI discussions that we have had.

1.  No quiz today.  Just discuss the chapters MC 11- 12

2.  Close Read "Long Way Home" (You need to add the title to the top (highlight and label too)
   Look for and label (exposition a,b,c, rising action, climax and resolution).  Find the stated UT.  Identify the narrative structure.

3.  Read Monte Cristo Chapter 13

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

I Hope You Had a Great Weekend!!

Objective:  The students will discuss setting and narrative structure.

1.  WP #8

2.  Notes

3.  Monte Cristo Discussion

4.  Read Chapters 11 and 12.  Quiz Tomorrow

Friday, August 30, 2019

Happy Three Day Weekend (almost)

Objective:  The students will discuss the characterization of the main characters in Monte Cristo.

1.  WP Long Way Home

2.  MC Chapter 7-9 discussion and study guide questions.

3.  Present Characters

4.  Read Chapter 10 and complete study guide.  Due Tuesday

How to Integrate Quotes:

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Monte CRisto is Getting Good!!!

Objective:  The students will look closely into the author's diction that he used to characterize his main characters at the beginning of the book.

1.  MC Quiz 4-6.  And discuss.

2.  Characters and Diction

a) Get in groups of up to five people:

b) Pick one of the following characters from Chapters 1-6.  Dantes, Danglars, Fernand, Caderouse, Mercedes, Mr. Morrel, Villefort.

c) Look in book at words that the author uses to describe the character and his actions.  Pick at least 15 words that help characterize that person.

d)  Make a Google Slide to present to the class.

Read Chapters 7-9.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Your parents were very friendly last night!

Objective:  The students will discuss the beginning of Monte Cristo and look at some of the diction that characterizes the main characters.

No WP:  Staple and turn in The Pedestrian.  Anyone want to share their romantic writing?

1.  Quiz:  Monte Cristo Chapters 1-3

2.  Discuss the chapters and the study guide questions.

3.  Discuss the Monte Cristo Group Project:  Spotify List and CD Case/Booklet

4.  Read Chapters 4-6 and complete study guide

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Back to School Night Today

Objective:  The students will know important information that will help them understand Monte Cristo.

1.  WP

2.  Turn in The Pedestrian assignment.

3.  Monte Cristo Intro and Notes

4.  Read Chapters 1-3 and complete Study Guide Questions.  Be prepared for a quiz tomorrow.

Monday, August 26, 2019

I literally spent 9 hours yesterday reading 4 classes of essays!!! That's TOO LONG!!!!

Objective:  The students will know the expectations for integrating quotes into their writing.

All of my class syllabi are online.  Read them.  I am not having you print and sign.  If there is an issue, I will assume that you read it and know the expectations.


Honors Sophomore:

English Lit:

1.  Get your essay.  Look it over.  Are you happy with your grade?  Could you have done better?  Well you have one week to improve the score.  One week from today.  Keep the old draft and turn it in along with the new draft.

2.  Proper Quote use discussion.

3.  Tomorrow we start Monte Cristo.  Today you have a chance to improve your essays.  Use the time to write a better essay!!!!!

Friday, August 23, 2019

Happy Friday!!

Objective:  The students will show how smart they are by doing well on the sophomore common assessment.

1.  Check out Monte Cristo

2.  Sophomore Common Assessment.  10 points to computer.  Try hard and you get 10 points.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Tomorrow we get Monte Cristo books

Objective:  The students will focus today on word choice, connotation and how those things create tone.

1.  WP The Pedestrian

2.  Complete The Pedestrian assignment.

3.  Have IDs for tomorrow in order to check out books

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Our First Real Story

Objective:  Students will read and analyze a story for Character, Tone and Imagery.

1.  Correct Vocab

2.  Plot Notes

3.  The Pedestrian reading and assignment.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Today we begin our first fiction story.

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary to read tomorrow's story.

1.  WP Number _____

2.  "The Pedestrian" vocabulary.

3.  If you plan on Close Reading Monte Cristo, you should buy it now!  We will get the book on Friday.

Here is the link again:

Monday, August 19, 2019

And Another Week Begins...

Objective:  Students will understand TTSTCANDI and how we will use it all year long.

1.  Seating Chart
2.  Handbook and Code of Conduct Presentation (period 2, 3 and 4)
     and Participation Grade in Aeries.
3. Turn in Essay
4. Outside Reading Book Talk and Late Work Passes.
5.  TTSTCANDI Handout and Discussion
6.  The Pedestrian Vocabulary

Friday, August 16, 2019

First Friday. I like Friday!

Objective:  Students will complete a great essay.

1.  website quiz
2.  Supples (Class Participation Grade explanation)
2.  Essay:  MLA format (MLA Heading, header, double space, 12 pt font, regular text)
4.  Finish Essay:  Due Monday

Thursday, August 15, 2019

We are ready to write!!!

Objective:  The students will discuss the argument presented and then decide which of the two is strongest.

1.  WP #3
2.  Discuss Outliers and the questions.
3.  Outline essay:  What would be the most logical way to compose the essay?
4.  Discuss intro paragraphs:  The easiest way to write an intro without really thinking too hard.

Tomorrow:  We will turn in the packet (close reading and questions)
                     warrenmlk Quiz

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Early Release Day

Objective:  The students will close read the second article for their first essay.

1.  WP #2
2.  Discuss answers to the Sports Gene questions.
3.  Close Read The Outliers and complete questions.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

I hope that your first day went well.

Objective:  The students will discuss the first non-fiction piece.

1.  Sit anywhere.  Roll.  I have to start learning your names!
2.  My website:  Save it.  Use it.  Never ask me, "Mr. Warren, I was absent yesterday, did I miss anything?"  You are a young adult in a college level class.  It's on you to figure it out.
3.  Restroom and Eating/Drinking Policy.

4.  WP #1
5.  Persuasive Writing Notes (Clarify Thesis (Main claim) and other claims, and evidence)
6.  Finish Sports Gene and Questions

Monday, August 12, 2019

Welcome to the First Day of Your Sophomore Year!

Objective:  The students will know how author's create arguments and close read one article.

1.  Sit anywhere that will allow you to focus and learn.
2.  Roll and Info: Supplies:  One Inch Three Ring Binder;  Pens; Highlighters and some pencils for tests.
3.  Close Reading Notes and Rhetorical Devices
4.  Essay Prompt
5.  "The Sports Gene"

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Schindler's List Part 4

Objective: Students will complete Schindler's List.

1. Quick Part 3 Recap.

2. Part 4 of Schindler's List. (Hopefully Finish)

Watch the film critically, as if we were reading it as a text together

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Schindler's List Part 3

Objective: Students will watch the film depiction of the Holocaust and compare it to Wiesel's Night.

1. Recap Part 2 of Schindler's List.

2. Part 3 of Schindler's List
Watch the film critically, as if we were reading it as a text together.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Schindler's List Part 2

Objective: Students will watch the film depiction of the Holocaust and compare it to Wiesel's Night.

1. Go to library to return Night.

2. Recap of Part 1 of Schindler's List.

3. Watch Part 2 of Schindler's List.
    NO SLEEPING. If I catch anyone sleeping we will have a quiz tomorrow.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Schindler's List Part 1

Objective: Students will watch the introduction of Schindler's List.

1. Turn in Themes of Night Handout.

2. Schindler's List

Friday, May 17, 2019

Night Chaper 9 and Themes

Objective: Students will identify the key topics to Night and create theme statements with supportive evidence to review the memoir.

1. Final Night Journal Quick write.

2.  Staple your Night Journal packet and turn it in. Make sure each quick write has a heading.

3. Themes Activity.

 Turn in homework from last night at the end of the period.
TURN IN Any Parent Permission Slips for Schindler's List.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Night Chapter 6

Objective:  Students will discuss the contents of Chapter 6 in preparation for Chapters 7-8.

1. Share "Never Shall I Forget" Poems Extra Credit

2. Chapter 6 Quickwrite

3. Schindler's List Permission Slips DUE FRIDAY

4. Chapter 6 Discussion
Homework: Read Chapters 7-8 (No Handout).      Permission slips to watch Schindler's List DUE FRIDAY.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Night Chapter 5

Objective: Students will work in expert groups to answer focus questions for Chapter 5.

1. Turn in "Never Shall I Forget Poems"
    Extra Credit Opportunity for Tomorrow

2. Night Journal Chapter 5 Quick write

3. Night Discussion  Questions (Form groups of 5 and I will number you off)

4. Wrap-up Discussion. Staple Questions to your handout.

Homework: Read Chapter 6 of Night  and complete handout.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Book Reports Due: You have until 2:45/ Night Chapter 4

Objective:  The students will pass their oral question and turn in completed Close Reading and Written Report.                             

Extra Credit from donations on Friday are in Aeries.  In the Extra Credit Column (first assignment).

1 Night Journal Quick write

2. Form groups of 3-5 for discussion of Chapter 4. 

During these small group discussions
            Put your book and your report on your desk.  I will call you up one at a time.

3. Wrap-up Discussion.

4. Homework: New Version  Discussion Handout for Chapter 5
                        "Never Shall I Forget" Poems Due TYPED

Friday, May 10, 2019

Edith P's Story

Objective: Students will watch Edith P's interview to compare and contrast her experience with Wiesel's.

1. Night Journal Quick write

2. Edith's Story
    Video Handout DUE by end of period.

3. Closure Discussion/Question on backside of handout.

4. Work on either Chapter 4 (Discussion Handout), or "Never Shall I Forget" Poem.

Mr. Warren's EXTRA CREDIT Donations. If you want to be in the raffle you must go to the game with your donation.


Homework: Chapter 4 of Night

Thursday, May 09, 2019

"Never Shall I Forget" Poem

Objective: Students will create their own adaptation of Wiesel's poem by using rich sensory images to recall an unforgettable event.

1. Night Journal Quick write

2. "Never Shall I Forget" Poem Examples

3. Begin your Poem.
Show me that you have started your rough draft (topic) before you leave.

Homework: BEGIN Chapter 4 (55-72)

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Chapter 3 Discussion

Objective: Students will discuss the contents of Chapter 3 and share their discussion questions.

Note:  Last Extra Credit Opportunity:  Softball Against Cancer Game:  Donate to the American Cancer Society on Friday:  $1 = 10 points.  Max points is 200.  Donate at the game and get raffle prize tickets too!!!! 

Is this illegal?  Like buying a grade?  Don't know, but it's for a good cause!

1. Quick write (continue Night Journal)

2. Get out Night and Discussion Handout

3. Discuss Chapter 3 in groups 3-5. Take notes on your discussion.

4. Wrap-up Discussion.

Homework: Think about topics for Night "Never Shall I Forget..." Poem.
                    Begin Chapter 4 (55-72)

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Chapter 2 Discussion

Objective: Students will discuss the contents of Chapter 2 and share their discussion questions.

1. Quick write (continue on Night Journal)

2. Get out Night and Discussion Handout.

3. Discuss Chapter 2 and take notes on discussion.

4. Begin Chapter 3 Reading and Handout.

Homework: Finish Chapter 3 (38-54) with handout.

Monday, May 06, 2019

Review Chapter 1 and Prepare Discussion for Chapter 2

Objective: Students will review the contents of Chapter 1 in a discussion to prepare for Chapter 2.

1. Turn in Identification Activity Worksheet.

2. Get into groups of 3 to 5 to review the contents of Chapter 1.

Answer the questions on ONE piece of paper. Alternate who writes the answers.

3. Prepare for the Chapter 2 Discussion.

Homework: Read Chapter 2 and complete front side of Discussion Preparation Handout.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Chapter 1 of Night

Objective: Students will examine and discuss language of Chapter 1 of Night.

1. Peer correct Night Vocabulary.

2. Get out a blank sheet of paper and title it Night Journal.

3. Chapter 1 Quick write.

4. Audio book reading of Chapter 1 (or first half of Chapter 1)
        Finish Chapter 1 over the weekend.

5. Discussion.


Wednesday, May 01, 2019

The Introduction to Night

Objective: Students will spend the class period learning the historical context of Elie Wiesel's memoir, Night.

1. Pull out a blank piece of paper and title it "Introduction to Night" notes.

2. Quickwrite

3. Historical background.

4. Historical/Cultural and Academic Vocabulary for Night. 

Due Tomorrow: Vocab.

Keep Working on that Outside Reading!!!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Finish All Parts LOTF

Objective:  The students will watch the end of the LOTF movie.

1.  Library:  Return LOTF.  Get Night.  Pick up PSAT Study Guide Book (ALL OF YOU!)

2.  Finish Movie

Last day of no homework!!  Book Report due in 14 days!!!!  Why did you all wait so gosh darn long?  You are gonna kill me with all that grading at the last minute!!!  UGGGHHHH!!!!!

Monday, April 29, 2019

LOTF Movie

Objective:  The students will watch the modernized, Americanized and pretty bad version of Lord of the Flies and make mental comparisons between it and the awesome book.

1.  We have two days of the movie.  How many of you are doing outside reading?  You now have 15 days.


2.  Watch the movie.  I will do my best to edit out any Rated R material.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

LOTF Final worth 300 points

Objective:  Pass

1.  Get out a pencil
2.  Get answer sheet and write name on top (minus 5 points if I have to look it up by the number).  Bubble in your number.
3.  Get test.  Read the questions and true/false statements carefully.
4.  Scan test when done.  Write the score on your paper and give to me.

Outside Book.  You have 5 days without homework.  How will you use your time?

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lord of the Flies: Epitaphs

Objective: Students will create epitaphs for the four characters to show how well they read the book.

1. Epitaph Examples

2. Create your your epitaphs.

Due Tomorrow Typed!

Homework: Prepare for LOTF Final. Outside Reading

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Last Chapter of LOTF!

Objective: The students will teach one another Chapter 12.

1.  Group load your stuff.

2.  Teach and learn.  Listen and ask questions!

You have all done outstanding work with this unit! Great job.

Read your outside reading book!!!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Chapter 11...Oh no!

Objective: Given the class period, the student led presentation will teach the class chapter 11.

Mr. Le has lost his voice, so please minimize the side conversations. He can't speak loudly!

1. Quiz

2. WP

3. Dialectical Journal Discussion

4. Group Activity

Homework: Final chapter of LOTF! Keep on reading those outside reading books.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Make UP Work Day

Objective:  The students will do anything that they need to do...  Like the OUTSIDE BOOK!!!!!!

Use the time wisely!  Read!

Sorry, the assembly kinda ruined the lesson plans for the day, so we will move Chapter 11 Presentations to Monday and Chapter 12 to Tuesday.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Chapter 10...Did you catch the comic relief?

Objective:  The students will teach one another Chapter 10.

1.  Group load your stuff.

2.  Teach and learn.  Listen and ask questions!

Keep up the hard work! We're on the final two chapters of the book. 

3.  Read Chapter 11.

Read your outside reading book!!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

A View to a Death Chapters 9

Objective:  The students will teach one another Chapter 9.

1.  Group load your stuff.

2.  Teach and learn.  Listen and ask questions!

You've all been doing an amazing job.

3.  Read Chapter 10.

Read your outside reading book!!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Chapter 8.... The nost important chapter

Objective:  The students will teach one another Chapter 8.

1.  Group load your stuff.

2.  Teach and learn.  Listen and question!

I was very impressed with Chapter 7 discussions in all classes.

3.  Read Chapter 9.

How is that outside book?  Today's the day!!!!  Check your grade on aeries right now!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Chapter 8 The most important event happens!

Objective:  The students will teach one another Chapter 8.

1.  Group load your stuff.

2.  Teach and learn.  Listen and question!

I was very impressed with Chapter 7 discussions in all classes.

3.  Read Chapter 9.

How is that outside book?  Today's the day!!!!  Check your grade on aeries right now!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Our First Student Directed Chapter Discussion

Objective:  The students will pre3snt their chapter and the other students will listen, interact with, ask questions of the group teaching.

1.  Chapter 7 Group prepare and present.

2.  Everyone else... participate.

3.  Read Chapter 8 (the most important chapter) for Monday/Tuesday block schedule next week.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

LOTR: A Letter Home

Objective: Given about 40 minutes of the class period, students will create a narrative retelling of the events that occur between chapters 1-6 in for the form of a letter.

1. A Letter Home
        Use your chapters 1-6 review if you think it will help you.

2. Create your letter.

3. Turn in your letter with your chapter 1-6 review.

Homework: READ Chapter 7 of Lord of the Flies. First group will present tomorrow so be prepared for their activities.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Chapter 5 Beast from Water

Objective: Students will discuss the important character interactions that progress the plot and then complete the group challenge.

1. WP #16

2. Chapter 5 Discussion Questions.

3. Ralph vs. Jack discussion.

4. Group Sonnet Challenge.

Homework:   Read Chapter 6
Chapter 7 groups should start considering what they will do for their lesson project on Thursday!  

Monday, April 08, 2019

Chapter 4 Civil or Savage?

Objective: Students will discuss and analyze the characters/symbols in Chapter 4 to determine whether they are representative of civilization or savagery.

1. Ch. 4 Quiz

2. Ch 4 Dialectical Group Discussion

3. Civil or Savage? Symbol Chart

Homework: Read Chapter 5!

Thursday, April 04, 2019

First Activity: Your Group "Conch"

Objective:  The students will discuss the chapter with their group to complete the Chapter 2 Dialectic.

1.  No quiz today.

2.  WP 14

3.  Group Dialectic Chapter 2

4.  Conch Activity

5.  Read Chapter 3 and complete your own dialectic.  It is worth 100 points.  BUT if you don't pass the quiz tomorrow, I will not accept it and give you a ZERO.  That prevents copying!

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

LOTF Chapter 1

Objective:  The students will dicuss the first chapter and see a good example of what they will do for their project.

1.  LOTF Chapter 1 Quiz

2.  WP #13

3.  Chapter 1 Dialectic Journal discussion and example.

4.  Read Chapter 2 for quiz and discussion tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Starting LOTF Today

Objective:  The students will know important information about author and the theme.

1.  WP #11
2.  LOTF Intro Notes
3.  Reading of Chapter 1

Quiz tomorrow.  So make sure that you read!!!

Monday, April 01, 2019

Welcome to the last quarter. Only about 8 weeks!

Objective:  The students will know important words for reading the first 1/2 of LOTF.

1.  Get LOTF book.

2.  LOTF Vocabulary 1

Use the vocab. sheet to write the word, define the word, identify connotation and divide into syllables. Pick 10 words and do sentences on the back

1. efflorescence (n)
2. enmity (n)
3. decorous (adj.)
4. bastion (n)
5. hiatus (n)
6. ebullience (n)
7. recrimination (n)
8. tumult (n)
9. oppressive (adj.)
10.                  tirade (n)
11.                  inscrutable (adj.)
12.                  blatant (adj.)
13.                  sinewy (adj.)
14.                  malevolently (adv.)

Thursday, March 21, 2019

JC Final

Objective:  The students will pass.

Get out your notes packet.  You can use ALL Notes but NO REVIEWS!!!!

1.  The Final.  You must follow THE DIRECTIONS!

Have a great break.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Julius Caesar Jeopardy!

Objective: Students will do a Jeopardy review of the events and terms related to Julius Caesar.

1. Two team Jeopardy...

The class will be split down the middle. (Make sure it is somewhat even)

Everyone on the team must participate...that means if you answer one question for your team, you have to wait until everyone on your team has spoken to answer again.

Please, no yelling! Raise your hand.

Julius Caesar Newspapers are due by tomorrow. (Make sure to make it public or share it with me)
   EMAIL:                                 LIST YOUR NAMES in the EMAIL or PROJECT

JC 300 point final tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

JC Project Completion

Objective:  The students will complete the JC Newspaper project as a review of all parts of Julius Caesar.

1.  Get a laptop.
2.  Complete the project.  It is due Thursday.

Week at a glance:

Tues:  Complete Project
Wed:  Review JC game for final
Thurs:  300 point final
Friday:  Don't know yet.

Monday, March 18, 2019

CAAPS Test Today

Objective:  The students will perform well on the CAASPS test on Listening and Interpretting.

Turn in your JC Dress Up Signature Sheet for points.

1.  Get a laptop
2.  Get your sign in number.
3.  Take test. 
4.  Return sign in number.

Work on Newspaper Project.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Ides of March

Objective:  The students will be a courteous and respectful audience and attend Julius Caesar presented by the Drama Department.

If you didn't come in before school to get the extra credit signature point sheet, you will not be eligible to receive the entire extra points. 

1.  Roll
2.  Walk to theater and be respectful and great!
3.  We have the CAPS test for listening on Monday.  Be sure to bring headphones.  If you don't, you will have to use "loaners" from the school.  UGGHHHH GROSS!

Outside Reading:  May 13

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Newspaper Project!

Objective: Students will begin the Newspaper Project to review all of the events in Julius Caesar.

Notes: BRING HEADPHONES ON MONDAY unless you want to use the schools.

Ides of March Dress Up Day:  You must come in before school and get your sign sheets and point total.

I need your writing scores!

1. Grab a Chromebook.

2. Think about who you want to group up with (4-5 members).

3. Make an account on Prezi (classic).
    ONE member will be the owner of the Prezi and share it with other collaborators.
    Make your OWN copy of the newspaper template.

4. Work on Julius Caesar Newspaper Prezi.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Poetic Devices In Shakespeare

Objective:  Students will identify poetic devices used in Julius Caesar.

1.  Get a book and a handout.

2.  Complete by the end of the period.

Outside Reading:  May 13. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Let's Finish This

Objective:  The students will finish reading JC.

1.  Turn in Act IV Review and Translation
2.  Sign up for reading (last day for extra credit)
3.  Notes
4.  Read
5.  Act V Review

Monday, March 11, 2019

Ides of March Week!!

Objective:  The students will complete the reading of JC by Tuesday!

IDES OF MARCH DRESS UP DAY is Friday!!  We will be watching the Drama students perform important scenes from the play.  Up to 200 points of EC.

1.  Get folders and books.

2.  WP #11

2.  Notes Act V 1-2

3.  Read Act V 1-2

4.  Julius Caesar Notes due tomorrow (18 scenes) in order and complete.  Folder Prep...  The "graded work" folder is out of control.  Stuff needs to be passed back and put into folders.

Friday, March 08, 2019

Finish Act IV

Objective:  Finish reading Act IV

Third Period, do homework survey:  

1.  Turn in Printed Presentation.
2.  Turn in WP Packet 1-10
3.  Notes
4.  Read
5.  Act IV Review

If you want to buy Lord of the Flies and Close Read it, you will get 100 points extra credit.