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  • 1/29-2/6

    Please keep up with your reading calendar and questions for our novel  To KIll a Mockingbird.

    Final test is March 8.

    In class essay is March 9.

    Final project for the novel is due March ; you may complete one other project for extra credit.

  • 1/24/2018

    1. Get bellwork assignment from the basket.

    2. Complete and review.

    3. Complete reading “Blue’s Ain’t no Mockin Bird;” it begins on p. 350.

    4. Complete reading guide & T-chart.

    5. Writing Assignment:  Utilizing diction/local color and taking into consideration audience, denotation, and connotation: Imagine that you have had a bad experience with a restaurant or business. Write an email/Facebook entry to your friends regarding this incident. Then write a letter to the manager of the business concerning this incident (2 paragraphs for each scenario).

    6. JFK writing assignment due Friday at the start of class. None will be accepted after last call!!

  • 1/23/2018

     

    1. Get bellwork assignment from the basket.

    2. Connotation, Denotation activity

    3. Read “Blues Ain’t No Mockingbird”    p. 350

    Annotate as normal and also focus on the following while reading:

    Examples of connotation & denotation Local color, colloquialisms, and idioms.

    Complete T-chart to analyze diction/word choice

    concerning Local Color/Colloquialisms/idioms.

  • 1/22/2018

    Reading Inventory

  • 1/16/2018

    1. Get a bellwork sheet from the basket.

    2. Complete bellwork & review.

    3. Turn in homework from Friday.

    4. Journal #1: In your folder, list famous historical events and what you know about them.  Are there any from history that you remember learning about? Are there any that you have personally lived through?

    5. Read from “A White House Diary” and create a summary including the conflict, author’s perspective, and author’s purpose.

    6. Read “American History” and create a summary of the text making sure to include the main conflict, author’s  perspective, and author’s purpose.

    7. Complete Venn Diagram for both pieces, **Pay attention to how each person’s perspective is displayed through her memoir.

  • 1/12/2018

    1. Get test prep bellwork sheet from basket. Make sure to thoroughly read all questions and choose the best response.

    2. As a class, begin reading Maya Angelou’s “When I Lay my Burden Down” & annotate for the following:

    • Underline or highlight man ideas.

    • Circle key vocabulary.

    • Write questions, connections, or clarifications in the margins.

  • 1/11/2018

    1. Get the writing assignment from the basket.

    2. Read the directions thoroughly and begin to write. This assignment will count as a MAJOR assessment, so do your BEST work.

  • 1/10/2018

    Bellwork:

    1. Get a test prep bellwork sheet from the basket. Be sure to read the passage and the ENTIRE question.

    2. Continue Unit 3 notes.

    3. Begin reading Rosa Parks assignment.

    While reading we will do the following to annotate the text:

    • Underline or highlight main ideas.

    • Circle key vocabulary.

    • Write questions, clarifications, and connections in the margins.

  • 1/9/2018

    1. Get a bellwork sheet 12.3 and complete.

    2. Turn in to tray for your class period when complete.

    3. MLK writing assignment - rhetorical appeals and devices.

    • Ethos -- appeal to credibility

    • Pathos -- appeal to emotion

    • Logos -- appeal to logic

    **Turn in when complete.

    1. If there is enough time, continue work on logical appeals magazine assignment.

  • 1/5/2018

    1. Get handout from basket.

    2. Locate rhetorical appeals in “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

    • Ethos -- appeal to credibility

    • Pathos -- appeal to emotion

    • Logos -- appeal to logic

    1. Review rhetorical appeals/devices.

    2. Review notes from “Letter from Birmingham Jail.”

    3. Begin Ethos, Pathos, Logos assignment.

  • 1/4/2018

    1. Grab a handout from the basket; read the short excerpt and answer the questions.

    2. For number 4, please write a brief defense of your answer on the back of the handout. Be sure to use textual evidence whenever possible.

    3. Take notes on what is a rhetorical device and why authors use them.

    4. Begin reading “Letter from Birmingham Jail” while annotation for comprehension and vocabulary.

  • November 29, 2017

    Complete page 2 front & back of bellwork packet - 8 minutes.

    Begin TOWM 6 word memoir FINAL project (due Friday).

    The Other Wes Moore 6 word memoir project

    See examples www.sixwordmemoirs.com

    HW:

    Novel folders due Friday.

  • November 28, 2017

     

    Turn in your chapter 7 writing if you did not do so yesterday.

    Turn in your cell phone and get an answer sheet for your test.

    Final Test on TOWM.

    We will begin FINAL PROJECTS on TOWM tomorrow; due Friday.

    TOWM green folders due Friday.

  • November 27, 2017

    1. Get bellwork packet out of the basket. Complete the first page front & back.

    2. Review bellwork answers.

    3. Review questions/Discuss reading

    4. Writing assignment TWOM.

    HW: The Other Wes Moore final test tomorrow.

  • November 17, 2017

    1. Bellwork packet due. Turn into the tray when you enter. After I say last call, no more bellwork will be accepted.

    2. “The Most Dangerous Game” writing assignment. Complete for homework if not finished in class. "The Most Dangerous Game" writing assignment

    HW: Complete reading TOWM by Monday 11/27/17. It is due at the start of class. TOWM FINAL TEST on Tuesday 11/28/17!

  • November 10, 2017

    1. Bellwork due - after I say last call, I will no longer accept any bellwork.

    2. Complete paraphrase a day #5 in left pocket of  Green Folder.

    3. Review Ch. 4 questions

    4. Complete the "Mind Map" assignment on ch. 4. Be sure to include 2 quotations.

    5. On the back of your “mind map,” write a paragraph describing why you made the choices that you did. What does each item represent and why was it important? Why did you include those specific quotations? Explain!

    HW:

    Read ch. 5 & 6 TOWM and complete handouts. Due MONDAY 11/13/2017.

    Test on The Other Wes Moore ch. 1-6 on Tuesday. Study your questions and vocabulary.

    Have a GREAT weekend and make GOOD choices!

  • November 9, 2017

    1. Complete paraphrase a day #4 slip. Should go in left pocket of GREEN folder.

    2. Monte Carlo quiz on TOWM ch. 2-3.

    3. Review TOWM chapters 2 & 3.

    4. Next assignment: TOWM chapters 4 & 5 in class tomorrow.

    5. Bellwork due tomorrow at the start of the class period. After I say last call, I will not accept any more bellwork.

    I will be checking BLUE short story folders tomorrow 11/10/17.

  • November 8, 2017

    Read “Lamb to the Slaughter” and complete reading guide.

    Short story folder check on Friday 11/10 (Blue folder).

    Tomorrow, you need to have completed The Other Wes Moore chapters 2 & 3 for Thursday 11/9. Make sure to have complete vocabulary for the chapters, the questions, and continue to add to the compare/contrast chart of the 2 Weses.

  • November 7, 2017

    “Rules of the Game” writing assignment. Due at the end of class. 

  • November 6, 2017

    1. Get bellwork packet out of the tray. Complete the first AND second page front and back. Also complete Teen Maze post survey.

    2. Review bellwork.

    3. Begin reading Amy Tan’s “Rules of the Game” p. 317 in your textbook and complete reading guide.

    4. Finish story and reading guide for homework.

    5. I will not be here tomorrow, so you must have this done in order to do tomorrow’s writing assignment that will be graded.

    6. Wednesday morning I will not be here, and you will have a reading assignment that I will grade. It is in your best interest to complete it in class and turn it in as assigned.
    7. HW due 11/9:
    8. Read chapters 2 & 3 of TOWMcomplete the vocabulary chartall questions in packet for each chaptercontinue to add to the compare/contrast chart of the 2 Weses.
    9. Short story folder check on Friday 11/10.

    10. Bellwork due Friday. Do not copy anyone else’s work. It is due at the start of the class period. After I say last call, I will not accept any more bellwork.
  • November 3, 2017

    1. Turn your bellwork into the tray for your class. After I say last call, no more bellwork will be accepted. Get out “Thank you, Ma’am” from yesterday; I’m coming around to check these.

    2. In the GREEN folder write Journal #2 TOWM.  Answer this question in 5-6 thoughtful grammatically correct sentences.

    “I was taught to remember, but never question. Wes was taught to forget, and never ask why.” Which have you been taught? Which do you think is better? Why?

    1. Review & discuss questions on TOWM.

  • November 2, 2017

    Read “Thank you ma’am” and answer guided reading questions.

  • November 1, 2017

    1. Complete paraphrase of the day #3.

    2. Review “The Necklace”

    3. Writing activity: https://prezi.com/qceqzgwlqtfq/the-necklace/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

    4. “The Necklace” writing assignment - complete for homework if not completed in class - Due Friday.

    5. Remember: Friday 11/3

      1. Have read the introduction and chapter 1 of The Other Wes Moore

      2. Define the vocabulary for the introduction & ch. 1

      3. complete the KWL chart & the “While Reading” questions

      4. Complete the chapter check questions

      5. Compare/Contrast chart on the 2 Weses.

      6. Bellwork should be turned in at the start of the class period...no excuses. DO NOT COPY SOMEONE ELSE’S. TAKE THE TIME TO DO YOUR OWN WORK.
  • October 30, 2017

    1. Get bellwork packet out of tray - complete the 1st page front & back; due 11/3 at the START of class.

    2. Journal # 1- Short Stories - “The Sniper” - answer the following in complete thoughtful sentences. You must write at LEAST 5-6 sentences.

    What qualities or characteristics allow people to perform when under stress or when facing fear? Think about your own experiences as well as things you have read/seen. How or why are people able to take action in tough or dangerous situations.

    1. Begin reading “The Sniper” and complete reading guide. chrome-extension://oemmndcbldboiebfnladdacbdfmadadm/https://web.usd475.org/school/jchs/staff/artley/SiteAssets/SitePages/Home/The%20Sniper.pdf

    HW: Complete “The Sniper” reading guide - do not have to do Critical Thinking

    Remember: By Friday, Nov. 3:

    1. Have read the introduction and chapter 1 of The Other Wes Moore

    2. Define the vocabulary for the introduction & ch. 1

    3. complete the KWL chart & the “While Reading”

    4. Complete the chapter check questions.

    5. Bellwork should be turned in at the start of the class period...no excuses.

  • 10/27/2017

    1. Complete paraphrase a day slip #2.

    2.   Notes on the Story-Telling Arc. http://tinyurl.com/h2wfb28

    Remember: By Friday, Nov. 3:

    1. Have read the introduction and chapter 1 of The Other Wes Moore.

    2. Define the vocabulary for the introduction & ch. 1

    3. complete the KWL chart & the “While Reading” question

    4. Complete the chapter check questions.

     

  • 10/26/2017

     

    1. Grab a paraphrase a day slip from the black basket next to the bellwork. Complete it and be ready to give your interpretation.

    2. Journal - Answer in 5-6 thoughtful sentences. Make sure you date and label your journal. The Other Wes Moore  Journal 1

    Do you know anyone who has the same or similar name as you?  Are you similar or different from that person?  Or do you know any two people who have the same name?  Are they similar or different to each other? Explain your answer.

    1. Complete The Other Wes Moore anticipation guide while you are doing that, I will assign copies of the novel.

    2. View The Other Wes Moore author introduction video. (if time permits)

    3. By Friday, Nov. 2:

      1. Have read the introduction and chapter 1 of The Other Wes Moore.

      2. Define the vocabulary for the introduction & ch. 1

      3. complete the KWL chart & the “While Reading”

      4. Complete the chapter check questions.

    **Be prepared to discuss this information in class on Nov. 3.

    *****meet in the media center tomorrow.

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