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