Monday, November 30, 2020

Day 45

Objective:  The students will know important words for the drama that we will read: Twelve Angry Men.

Roll Quiz

1.  WP # ______

2.  Twelve Angry Men Vocabulary

Twelve Angry Men Vocabulary Activity: In GC

  1. homicide

  2. reasonable doubt

  3. innocent

  4. premeditated

  5. testimony

  6. bigot

  7. physical evidence

  8. foreman

  9. unanimous

  10. jury

  11. alibi

  12. tentative

  13. acquit

  14. opinionated

  15. perjury

  16. subservient

  17. fifth amendment

  18. guilty

No Place for Hate:  Day 1 Monday:

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Day 44

Objective:  The students will discuss their book and progress made with completing the requirement.

PERIOD 4:  No Place for Hate Slide Show:

1.  Roll will be taken during the "Book Talk."

2.  Get your book out, and your highlighter and pen.  Start reading.  I am going to call you all in a random order.  You will show me your book, show me where you are at in the book, and show me a sample of your close reading skills.

If I am not happy with today's discussion, the "Done Grading" box gets clicked and your holiday may not be so Thankful.  :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Day 43

Objective:  The students will discuss the requirements of the Outside Reading Book Report.


1.  Reminder:  Outside Book is due December 7.  IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED LATE.  By law (ED CODE 48205), I have to accept pate work if you are excused "sick."  BUT, there is one exception:  LONG TERM ASSIGNMENTS.  I assigned this on the first week of school.  You could have completed it at anytime.  So, LATE WORK DOES NOT HAVE TO BE ACCEPTED. 

You now have 19 days to complete the close reading and the report.  Everyone look at Aeries right now:  That is your grade.  If you don't do it...  Now look at your grade. 

2.  Book Report Format:  Linked on  The format must be followed EXACTLY is you want full credit.

Reminder:  This is worth 650 points to your grade.

Close Reading IN BOOK:  100

Oral Question:  100

Book Report:  200 (no rewrites on this)

Page total:  250

This will probably drop a grade 10% if not complete.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Day 42

 Objective:  The students will take and pass the District Mandated Reading Assessment.

1.  Roll Quiz

2.  Discuss "The Beginning of Grief"

3.  Complete the district reading test.  Is it a grade?  Yes, but small.  If you get an A, you get 25 points, a B is 20, a C is 15, a D is 10 and an F is 5.

Here is how you do it:

Here is a video:

1.  Go to Clever:

2.  Click on the RED McGRaw Hill icon

3.  At the TOP of the Page, make sure that you have the right school picked.

4.  Click on the (four circles icon) for California Study Sync ELA

5.  Click on Lauch Study Sync (four circles) icon

6.  Click on Study Sync 10th grade Reading Diagnostic assessment.  You have 80 minutes to complete.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Day 41

Objective:  The students will read a short story to analyze character, point of view and symbol.

1.  Roll Quiz

2.  Read "The Beginning of Grief" for a test on Monday.


1. characters and types

2.  Point of View

3.  Symbols

4.  Universal Truth

Monday, November 09, 2020

Day 40

 Hard to believe that we have been in "school" now for 40 days.  And I still don't know what some of you look like! :)

1.  Roll Quiz in GC

2.  Notes:  Voice and Jargon:

 What is jargon?  Jargon is special vocabulary used by people engaged in a particular activity or occupation.  It’s basically words that those people would understand and be familiar with, but others may not know what they mean.


Example:      Computer people:  RAM, cookie, boot

                     Baseball fan:  Sacrifice, squeeze, pinch hitter


3.  Voice Creative Writing in GC.  Due Wednesday.

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Day 39

Objective:  The students will analyze the unique voice of the narrator of our story.

1.  The Secret Lion Quiz

2.  WP #17

3.  The Secret Lion assignment.  Due by the end of independent time.  I will not accept late.  

4.  Outside Reading Book

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Day 38

Objective:  The students will read a story with a very creative "voice" for analysis tomorrow.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  WP # ______

3.  Read "The Secret Lion."  Just read it.  If you can print and close read, that would be helpful.  Test on it tomorrow to make sure that you actually read it.

Monday, November 02, 2020

Day 37

Hello all!  Hope you had a nice weekend!  Patriots lost again...  Oh it is going to be a long, hard season for me!!


We have a nice day today.  Vocabulary day!  Make sure that your symbol writing is turned in.  I am grading them now.

1.  This week's words:

Arroyo:  n

Vat: n

Ore: n

Elaborate: adj.

Vernacular: n

Periphery: n

Prudent: adj.

Judicious: adj.

Indignation: n

Futile: adj.

2.   Complete the vocabulary assignment in GC by next class beginning.

3.  Outside Book for independent time.