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"