Thursday, January 31, 2019

Sophomore Registration Day

Objective:  Students will register for next year's classes and hopefully get a little Extra Credit.

1.  Today, we have to correct vocabulary if we didn't do it yesterday (periods 3, 5 and 6)

2.  Walk to counselor to register.

3.  Extra Credit:  Show me your outside reading book and do some close reading for 15 points of extra credit.

4.  Work on presentations if you have not completed them yet.  We start reading Monday so the play will progress fast.  Presentations will come quickly.

5.  At the end of the period we will make up any presentations that were not given yesterday due to absences.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

First Day of Presentations!

Objective: Students will provide the historical information for either Julius Caesar, the play, or the man himself.

1. JC Timeline notes

2. Begin Presentations!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


Objective:  The students will.....

1.  WP # _______




Monday, January 28, 2019

New Unit! Julius Caesar

Objective: Students will learn the history of Shakespeare and discover how it connects to his play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.

1. Turn in finished Research Project.

2. Shakespeare Lecture (Julius Caesar Discussion)

3. Finish Shakespeare/Julius Caesar Note Chart

4. Think-Pair-Share Discussion for the last ten minutes.

Homework: Work on your Presentations at home or the library! First group will be on Wednesday.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Finishing Touches

Objective: Students will produce the final product of their research project.

1. Show us your part 4 of the research project.
         Closing paragraph - 25 points
         Work Cited - 25 points
2. Peer edit part 4.

3. Complete any last edits to your paper and prepare to turn it in finished on Monday!

Homework: Bring in your research project printed out at the beginning of class!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Almost Done

Objective:  The students will complete their essay and create the Works Cited Page.

1.  Get out Part 3 for 50 points.  Maybe 55 if I get 100% participation.

2.  Peer Edit part 3

3.  Discuss what do do with Part 4.  The Close and the Works Cited page.  Take a picture of the directions for how to use  It will create a perfect works cited page for you.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Get At It!

Objective:  Students will synthesize information into their own writing for Part 3.

1.  Write.  Cite.

Pretty simple!

Print for points tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

On to Part 3 Of the Research Paper

Objective:  The students will peer edit Part 2 and move on to writing Part 3.

1.  Peer editing and scoring (50 points) for Part 2.

Use checklist to edit.

2.  Write Part 3:  The 2018 Info which should prove your thesis.  This is due Thursday!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Happy Friday!!

Objective:  The students will write their Part 2 of the Research Paper.

1.  Get a laptop.

2.  Go over Warren's Part 2 example (it's brilliant)

3.   Use your sources to write a logical Biography or History section of your subject.

Complete it over the weekend and bring it in printed and ready for points when you walk into class on Monday.  You will not be able to print it here and I will not let you go to the library to do it during class.  Be young adults!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Peer Edit of Part 1 & Begin Part 2 of Research Project

Objective: Given class time today and tomorrow, students will complete their part 2 of their research project.

1. Students will show their part 1 of the research project for 50 points.

2. Students will trade papers for the peer edit.

3. Part 2 example/notes and discussion.

4.  Make corrections to your Pt 1.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Part 1 of Research Project

Objective: Students will begin writing part 1 of their research project.

1. Show us your three printed sources.
                0 or 50 points

2. Part 1 example/notes and discussion.

3. Begin writing your own Part 1. 

Homework: Part 1 due tomorrow for 50 points! Print it out for peer editing.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Last IN Class Day to Find Sources

Objective:  The students will complete their initial hunt for informational sources for theeir research paper.

1.  Today you will continue and finish your initial hunt for sources.  Tomorrow you will come in with the following:
        a)  One printed copy of your magazine or newspaper article.
        b)  Two other printed copies of any other type of source.  These MUST be printed out too.
        c)  At least TWO different colored highlighters.

This will be worth 50 points tomorrow.

2.  You will Close Read these sources.  Use one color to highlight information that will fit into Part 2 of your paper:  The Past/History/Bio section.   Use the other color to highlight information that you will use in Part 3 of your paper:  The 2018 Info.  This will help you organize your thoughts when yo9u write the paper and it will keep you from plagiarizing.

We start writing tomorrow!!!!!  Yeah!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Begin Your Research!

Objective: Students will learn to evaluate the reliability of information and begin their research for their person/trend of the year.

1. Grab your Chromebooks and pull out your research project prompts.

2. Briefly review research prompt.

3. Go over what are unreliable and reliable sources.

4. Begin your own research. Use for printed periodicals.
      login: king             password: library

Tip: Use a google doc to record what sources you are using!


Friday, January 11, 2019

Research Project Starts Today!

Objective: Students will begin research on their Person/Trend of 2018.

1. Go over questions for "Man in the Water"

2. Cover Research Project Prompt and Examples

3. Use Chromebooks to research your own topic.

Note: You should have already chosen or started your outside reading books!

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Tomorrow you will have a sub (an ex-student) so be great!

Objective:  The students will read "The Man in the Water" and analyze the overall thesis and claims that the author made.

1.  WP #2

2.  Close Read the essay:  a)  For each section, write a 2 sentence GIST statement.
                                          b)  Identify the overall conflicts (both internal and external) in the piece.
                                          c)  Identify the overall tone of the piece and how the author creates it.
                                          d)  The thesis is implied.  The author never states it word for word, but it
                                                it is made.  At the end of the piece, write what you think the implied
                                                thesis is.

3.  Tomorrow we start our research paper.  Start thinking... what would you like to research and write about.  Who or what made an impact on the world in 2018.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Man in the Water

Objective:  The students will see/read about a great example of someone who could be person of the year.

1.  WP #1

2.  Correct Vocabulary

3.  Man in the Water Close Reading Activity
     a)  Before You Read
     b)  Videos
     c)  Close Read essay  (due tomorrow)

Monday, January 07, 2019

Welcome back! We Missed You.

Objective: Students will begin vocabulary practice for Research Papers

Sit anywhere!!And get your folders.  Clean out!

1. Research Paper Introduction.

2. Research Paper Vocabulary sheets.

3. Outside Reading Discussion.

New Phone Policy:  Since a few of you (well one of you) figured out that it's illegal for me to take points away for "inappropriate phone use," I have a new way of dealing with it.  It's a "Participation Grade."

You will all start out with 100 points on a "Participation" assignment grade.  I will deduct 20 points from it each time you are using the phone in a rude, uncaring, inappropriate way.  That's legal. :)