Thursday, April 15, 2021

Day 94

 Objective:  The students will read Night Chapter 3

WHOEVER "BORROWED" TWO NIGHT BOOKS FROM ME THE LAST TWO DAYS....  I WANT THEM BACK!!!!  Especially the one that I am close reading!!

At home:  

1.  Roll

2.  Read Chapter 3 of Night and complete the Chapter 3 Handout in GC.  This is DUE TODAY by Noon. 

At School:

1.  Roll

2.  Discuss Chapter 2 and Faction:  Video: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6G2y35nUnc&ab_channel=GeethanjaliKids-RhymesandStories

3.   Read Chapter 3 and complete handout.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Day 93

 Objective:  The students will work diligently to finish the outside reading requirement.  You have ONE WEEK before I click "GRADING COMPLETE" and all heck happens!

WHOEVER "BORROWED" TWO NIGHT BOOKS FROM ME THE LAST TWO DAYS....  I WANT THEM BACK!!!!  Especially the one that I am close reading!!!

1.  Roll in GC

2.  I know GC had issues for some of you onb Chapter 2 Handout, so you have until noon today to get it in.

3.  Outside Reading!


Monday, April 12, 2021

Day 92

 Objective:  The students will read Chapter 2 of Night and think about the author's possible use of "faction."

At home:

1.  Roll out loud.

2.   Short Cartoon Video :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6G2y35nUnc&ab_channel=GeethanjaliKids-RhymesandStories

3.  Night Chapter 2 reading (five pages) and assignment in GC.  Due Wednesday before class.

At school:

1.  Roll

2.  Short Cartoon Video :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6G2y35nUnc&ab_channel=GeethanjaliKids-RhymesandStories

3.  Night Chapter 2 and Handout.

4.  Outside Book

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Day 91

 

Objective:  The students will start the reading of Night.

 Note:  Extra Credit Opportunity:  Jacob Merrill's band will be playing at Dorry's on Saturday.  Go see him and support his band.  20 points.  Take a picture/selfie and show me that you were there for 20 points.  Stay safe and social distance, but get out and have fun now that we can.  They will be on about 6 pm

At home:

1.  Roll

2.  WP Number 10

3.  Outside Book (Note:  This is the last week that I will only assign this.  I have to give you other things to do, so I would get the book read and done.)

 At School:

1.  Roll

2.  WP Number 10

3.  Reading of Chapter 1 and Handout.

4.  Haiku Writing Assignment

 

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Day 90

Objective:  The students will really try to complete the outside book assignment.  You have until I am done grading all research papers, and then I will check that little box on Aeries that says GRADING COMPLETE so that your mom and dad go nuts!!!  I will be done with all Research Papers after our last football game next Thursday!

Note:  Extra Credit Opportunity:  Jacob Merrill's band will be playing at Dorry's on Saturday.  Go see him and support his band.  20 points.  Take a picture/selfie and show me that you were there for 20 points.  Stay safe and social distance, but get out and have fun now that we can.  They will be on about 6:30 pm.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Outside Book.  All parts due on May 7

Monday, April 05, 2021

Day 89

Objective:  The students will start the reading of Night.

At home:

1.  Roll

2.  WP Number 9

3.  Outside Book (Note:  This is the last week that I will only assign this.  I have to give you other things to do, so I would get the book read and done.)

 At School:

1.  Roll

2.  WP Number 9

3.  Reading of Chapter 1 and Handout.

4.  Haiku Writing Assignment

 

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Day 88

Objective:  The kids at home will read outside books and the kids in class will be introduced to the last novel of the year.

Make sure you bring Night with you to class each day!

1.  Roll (out loud.  I am tired of GC)

2.  At home:  Independent Reading (Book Due May 7... that's about one month!!)

3.  In class:  Elie's Weisel interview with Oprah video and handout.

 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Day 87

Objective:  The students will discuss "Faction" and the possibility that Night may be an excellent example of it.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  WP Number ???

3.  Outside Book

Monday, March 29, 2021

Day 86

Objective:  The students will be introduced to Elie Weisel and his book titled Night.

1.  Roll in GC for those at home.

2.  For those in class:  Night video.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SwArNTM_KA

3.  Read Chapter 1

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Day 85

Objective:  The students will finish the District Writing Assessment with a passing score of 4 or above.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Complete essay.  Remember to use integrated quotes properly and to punctuate titles of lit how I taught you.  These are the simple things that you can do to show that you have learned this year.  And it makes me feel happy!   😎

3.  If you finish early, you have have an outside book that needs to be CLOSE READ and CLOSE READ well!

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Day 84

Objective:  To have a nice day! :)

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Let's talk about the district writing test.  Don't ask me any questions about it because I am not allowed to help you. Remember it is due on Friday by noon.

3.  Have a great day! 

Monday, March 15, 2021

Day 82

Objective:  The students will write a passing paper for the district mandated essay.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Make sure that your "Theme" poem is turned in.  I can't wait to read those.  Not like how I hate to grade the next thing that I have to assign...

3.  The District Writing Test:  In GC.  This is due on Friday by NOON.  If it's late I will not be able to grade it.  You have a time limit on it that the district has mandated.

Sorry to have to give this to you.  I tried my best to show that we have done probably more writing than other classes, but NO GO!  We have to do it.  I have to grade it... or I will get reprimanded.

So you have all week to do this.  You still must be in class if you finish early (Hailey H.  :)

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Day 81

 Objective:  The students will discuss Theme for English B and then they will write their own "theme" poem for their life.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Discuss Theme for English B:  You may want to take a screen shot of mine, so that you can use it later when you write.

This is due next class.

3.  Outside Book

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Day 81

Objective:  The students will complete a Writing Practice and double check their Aeries grade to be sure that it is correct for third quarter report card.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  WP

3.  Check your Aeries grade.  Make sure I have it all correct.  Third Quarter grades are due today.

Monday, March 08, 2021

Day 80

Objective:  The students will read and analyze one of my favorite poems then create a group Google Slide presentation to share with the class.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  WP Number 6

3.  "Theme for English B" group activity (or alone, whatever you want to do).  Make sure that each group member turn it in to GC so that I can grade it and give points.

4.  Outside Reading Book May 7.

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Day 79

 

Objective:  The students will complete their character and exposition mental analysis of novel, paying special attention to the type of conflict that is presented and how the story's setting may affect it.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Assignment explanation.

3.  Complete the assignment.  Stay on task the entire class.  I will call you all back with 10 minutes left to discuss our progress of the assignment.

You guys are great!!!  Relax and enjoy the assignment.

 

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Day 78

Objective:  The students will look at two paragraphs written in AP Style.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Two samples of student writing.

3.  Outside Reading Requirement.  May 7 by 3 pm.  Again, if it is late, I will not grade it.  650 points to your grade.  I think we will be back in school by then, so CLOSE READ it well!  I will be hard this time.

Monday, March 01, 2021

Day 77

Objective:  The students will practice responding in writing to an AP Style Writing Prompt.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  WP Number 5

3.  Complete "Catch the Moon" if you are not done.

4.  AP Writing Practice Paragraph in GC (due today)

5.  Outside Reading Book

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Day 76

Objective:  The students will read a nice story and analyze the characters and the theme.

Note:  I was wrong about how we will return to school...  You all will go to school 2 days a week.  The other three will be online.

Make sure your satires are turned in.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Theme and Figurative Language Notes

3.  Read "Catch the Moon" and complete the assignment in GC

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Day 75

Objective:  The students will be able to differentiate between a moral and a theme.

No homework Wednesday if I have 20+ cameras on this morning.  You people are coming back to school soon... I need to know what you look like... Plus, you want your classmates to know how awesome you look! :)

1.  Roll in GC

2.  WP Number 4

3.  Homework (if we don't have enough class participation):  Watch three satirical videos and write an analysis of each (one good paragraph each)

Monday, February 22, 2021

Day 74

Objective:  The students will analyze their last satire.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  WP #3

3.  Satire Analysis:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aSD0GkU4jk

4.  Discussion

5.  Writing:  Original Satire:  Due Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Day 73: Thursday and Friday

 

Objective:  The students will complete an assignment on a written satire.


1.  Roll in GC

2.  Complete the assignment in GC called "Satire: Johnny Can't Read."  It is due today.


Day 72: Wednesday with Sub: Mr. Vassel

Objective:  The students will complete a short assignment on a video satire.

THIS IS FOR WEDNESDAY!!!!

1.  Roll however Mr. Vasel wants to do it.  Introduce yourselves!  Turn your camera on and say hello!  He is a good dude!

2.  Complete the assignment in GC called "Satire: Research Paper."  It is due today.

Here is a link to the video if needed:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDxN4c_CmpI

 Stay in class the entire 20 minutes please!

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Day 71

Objective:  The students will read their first satire and determine what the author's universal truth is.

ROLL IN GC

1.  WP Number 1

2.  Satire Assignment:  Learn with BOOK" due next class.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Day 70

Objective:  The students will know why and how satires are written and produced.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Discuss Book Reports:  New due date:  May 7 by 3 pm.  Again, if it is late, I will not grade it.  650 points to your grade.  I think we will be back in school by then, so CLOSE READ it well!  I will be hard this time.

3.   Satire Notes

Monday, February 08, 2021

Day 69

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary for the satire unit.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Satire Vocab in GC (due today by end of independent time).

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Day 68

Objective:  The students will complete the ENTIRE Research Paper and turn it in for grading.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Put all parts of the Research Paper into ONE complete document.  Please follow these guidelines:

a)  Start with Part 1.  Make sure that the header and heading are there.  

b)  Copy your Part 2 and put it right after Part 1.  It should NOT have a separate title.  It should be just ONE double space away from the end of Part 1.

c) Do the same for Part 3.

d)  Do the same for Part 4, but only the Closing Paragraph.

e)  START A NEW PAGE.  Here you will put the Works Cited Page.  IT MUST BE A SEPARATE PAGE!!!  But in the same document.

f)  Do one final edit (Use the Spell and Grammar Check).

g)  Turn it in.  Congrats!  You are done!  I am proud of you all!


Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Day 67

Objective:  The students will create their Works Cited Page using Easybib.com

 ROLL IN GC (If you were absent, here is the video of the class today)  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RrzqoWEcC3xC8lfAU_249gmy6jtSRl-E/view?usp=sharing

1.  I will teach you how to use easybib.com to create your Works Cited Page.

2.  Create your own Works Cited Page and put in you GC assignment for Part 4.  Due before next class!

Monday, February 01, 2021

Day 66

Objective:  The students will peer edit Part 3 of the Research Paper and then finish the essay by writing a close.

1.  Roll

2.  Exchange Part 3 with your partner.  Edit and, again, be VERY honest with them.

3.  Write Part 4.  Tomorrow I will teach you the Works Cited Page.  Easybib chnaged a bit, and I need to figure it out first. Here is an example:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3L_VvieQoSodjAzejNyQTlGbms/view?usp=sharing

Closing Paragraph:  One or two paragraphs where you apply what you have proven to the bigger picture (all people, the future, etc.) OR reconnect to the character you had in the anecdotal intro.



Thursday, January 28, 2021

Day 65

Objective:  The student will write the most important part of the research paper:  The 2020 Current Information Section where you prove your thesis.

Roll in GC.

1.  Part 3 discussion and sample.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3L_VvieQoSoTVRwOENSajhCY28/view?usp=sharing

2.  Write Part 3.  This is the most important section.  This is where you prove your thesis, or you don't.  If you don't, your paper will fail in its purpose.

3.  I will be looking at each student's Part 2.  I will be checking that 1) your editor told you of any errors and 2) that you did it right.  Be prepared...  I may bet a little "vocal" in my concerns.

Part 3 is due NEXT CLASS for 50 points of No Points. 

Side Note:

"Hey current Sophomores!

In case you didn't know already, I'm running to be your Junior Class President! A little bit about me: I'm your current Sophomore Vice President, I've been involved with UNICEF and Reach out Club, I'm a lead varsity attorney for King Mock Trial, I currently work for an attorney as "a paralegal without the college degree," am in the process of starting a small business, and am a published author in a national law review! Essentially, I do a lot, and all that I do has shaped me to be a successful president for our class.

As the current Sophomore Vice President, I have worked hand in hand with our current president in handling, managing, and approving money. A huge part of leading our class office is not only to plan events, but to initiate them. I have that experience. Everything you've seen in the past year that has been sophomore specific has been a direct byproduct of my work along with the rest of the 2023 office. As someone who strives to be a leader on and off campus, I have the experience running our class office that is necessary to be a successful and efficient president. Vote for me as your next Junior Class President!!

Voting is taking place now at mlk.voting4schools.com!"


If you could let me know, I would appreciate it SO MUCH!!

Thank you,
Chloe Christensen
 
 
Side Note 2:
 
 
Hey Wolves! For those of you who don't already know, I am your current ASB Executive Treasurer and I'm running to be your Jr. Class President next year!

As part of the ASB Executive Office, I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve the school on a grand scale.  In addition to managing all of the school's funds, I have also been tasked with the responsibility of working with other schools within our district to plan and manage future multi-school events.

My heart is to serve and, after the kind of year we've all had, I would love to use my networking ability, interpersonal skills, teamwork mentality, and financial experience toward the role of Jr. Class President.  One of the primary responsibilities of Jr. Class President is to plan Prom and I am confident that my hands-on experience on the Executive Team makes me the most qualified person for the position. 

Voting takes place at mlk.voting4schools.com and opens up Friday at midnight (technically Saturday HAHA) and closes Monday in 3rd period.  

So put your prom plans in capable hands and vote ALYSSA BURTON for Jr. Class President! 



Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Day 64

 Objective:  The students will share Part 2 and edit.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Share Part 2 with your partner.  Edit like I would.  Don't be nice, but be truthful.

Editing Checklist:

1.     Did they cite a source in a sentence?

2.     Does each paragraph have a citation?

3.     Did they use a parenthetical citation (it must have at least one).

4.   Is there any OBVIOUS sentence that stands out that needs to be in quotes?  Ex:  Drake penned his first single at the age of 21.

5.   Are the quotes and citations punctuates correctly?

6.    DON’T START PARAGRAPH WITH A CITATION & DON’T USE WIKEPEDIA !!!!!

7.    Make sure you keep all edited parts of the paper in case I need to see them.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Day 63

Objective:  The students will see an example of how Part 2 should be written, then they will write their own.

 ROLL IN GC 

Here is the recording of today's lesson.  If you missed class, you are responsible for knowing this info!!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ssVIb7SXAqP0cdbOb1gIPvtEt36lJGiQ/view?usp=sharing

1.  Writing Notes for Part 2 (Copy the notes that I tell you to.  Use these notes when you write!)

2.  Look at sample Part 2 for Ice Bucket Challenge:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3L_VvieQoSoZ1NIOFZxVUJUaW8/view?usp=sharing

3.  Write your Part 2 (Due by start of next class).  It should be about 1 page of info with proper citations and integrated quotes. 



Thursday, January 21, 2021

Day 62

Objective:  The students will use this period (and whatever else time they need) to research their paper in order to start writing Part 2 and 3 on Monday.

 1.  Roll in GC

2.  Research your topic.  Find info for past and 2020.

1)  Use the internet to find sources for your info.  Remember you need facts about your subject for the Background/History Section as well as the 2020 Section.

2)  I will help find things for you too.  Just let me know what your topic is.  

3)  When you find good info, either print the article OR open a new doc and copy and paste the good info onto the doc.  Make sure you also copy the URL so that you can use that info for the works cited page. 

Example:  Dr. Fauci

Source:  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Title:   "Anthony S. Fauci, MD., NIAID Director"

URL:  https://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/director

Date:  January 19, 2121

Dr. Fauci was appointed Director of NIAID in 1984. He oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis and malaria as well as emerging diseases such as Ebola and Zika. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies. The NIAID budget for fiscal year 2020 is an estimated $5.9 billion.

Dr. Fauci has advised six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world.

 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Day 61

Objective:  The students will Peer Edit another student's Anecdotal Intro.

 

ROLL IN GC

1.  Share your intro with the student that you are assigned to edit.

2.  Edit paper.  Do NOT be a "friend" and do not be lazy.  Help them out.  Point out TRUTHFULLY if it is not good.  Mark all of their errors with a highlighter.  At the bottom of the paper, make suggestions as to how they can make it better.

a) Make sure header and heading are correct.  

b)  Make sure spacing is correct (especially between the title and the start of the paper, and in between paragraphs.

c)  If it is too short.  It's not good.

d)  If it is one long paragraph, it is not good!

e)  If it doesn't have a thesis at the end, it is wrong.  Make sure the thesis is CAPS for the Person of the Year (or Event of the Year, or Whatever of the Year).

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Day 60

Objective:  The students will begin their research into their subject.

ROLL IN GC

Hello 2nd and 4th Periods.

Since I don't want to get ahead of Periods 1 and 5, today we will not peer edit the intro.  I will give 50 points today for you having in in, but we will have partners tomorrow and you will edit papers then.

1.  Use the internet to find sources for your info.  Remember you need facts about your subject for the Background/History Section as well as the 2020 Section.

2.  I will help find things for you too.  Just let me know what your topic is.  

3.  When you find good info, either print the article OR open a new doc and copy and paste the good info onto the doc.  Make sure you also copy the URL so that you can use that info for the works cited page. 

Example:  Dr. Fauci

Source:  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Title:   "Anthony S. Fauci, MD., NIAID Director"

URL:  https://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/director

Date:  January 19, 2121

Dr. Fauci was appointed Director of NIAID in 1984. He oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis and malaria as well as emerging diseases such as Ebola and Zika. NIAID also supports research on transplantation and immune-related illnesses, including autoimmune disorders, asthma and allergies. The NIAID budget for fiscal year 2020 is an estimated $5.9 billion.

Dr. Fauci has advised six Presidents on HIV/AIDS and many other domestic and global health issues. He was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program that has saved millions of lives throughout the developing world.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Day 59

Objective:  The students will see a new way to write an intro to an essay or research paper.  Then they will write their own for their research paper.

Here is the recording of the class if you were absent.  You need to watch it if you were absent and do the assignment so that you do not fall behind.



1.  Roll in GC

2.  Research Paper Page Set Up.

a)  Open a new doc.

b)  Name it 2020 Research Paper

c)  Set up Heading and Header.  IMPORTANT:  Make sure the heading is NOT in the header.  It should only show up on the first page.

d)  Set up Double Spacing.

e)  Center a title on the first line.  It should be 2020 Peron of the Year (or People, or Event, or Application, etc)

3.  Discuss the sample:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jVv2lI1NAx1CFWa-M6Z4fWXPJQF2oM3p_xt0BGQ20mI/edit?usp=sharing

4.  Write your own.  Due at the END of Independent Time TODAY.  50 points or no points.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Day 58

 

Objective:  The students will discuss their CHOSEN outside reading book and POTENTIAL subject for the Research Paper.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Discuss book and research topic.

Begin Research:  You will need THREE RELIABLE sources.

You will need info for:

1)  History/Background Section of Paper

2)  2020 Info that section of the paper.

I would find good source.  Copy and paste all important info into a Google Doc.  Then print it.  I would read it and highlight for easy use by using a color code system:  See above.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Day 57

 Objective:  The students will discuss the requirements for the research paper.

 Roll in GC please.

1.  Period 1 and 5:  Let's fix the last assignment that I screwed up...

2.  Research paper discussion.  I placed the prompt in your GC.

3.  By Wednesday:  I need for you to have a Topic for your research paper.

Possible searches: 

Person of the Year

Event of the Year

2020 Timeline of Events

Athlete of the Year

And so on

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Day 56

 Objective:  The students will read analyze a nonfiction piece.

1.  Roll Quiz in GC

2.  WP #1 (New Packet)

3.  Man in the Water assignment.  Read and complete the questions and writing.

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Day 55

Objective:  The students will watch two introductory videos for use in discussion and writing.

Roll.  I will do it myself, while you work.  You must stay on the Meet the entire 20 minutes.

1.  Go to GC and complete the entire "Man in the Water" assignment.  Follow all directions exactly.  This is due at the start of the next class.

Outside Book is due IN YOUR HANDS by Next Wednesday.

Monday, January 04, 2021

Day 54

 Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary for this research paper unit.

1.  Roll out loud.  I can't figure out how to set up GC again!

2.  Man in the Water Vocabulary:  Open and make a copy of it.  I will figure out how to link it once I get GC fixed.  This is due next class.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TX-L8QvnvdEMqgo5b5ROg0xT_lm9MaMiJKivXkYKpVo/edit?usp=sharing

3.  Have you picked your next outside reading book.  Same rules apply!  Not sure when it will be due yet.  Probably at end of THIRD QUARTER!!!!