2015-2016

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1.1

FIRST QUARTER WEEK ONE   
9/2

Wednesday

Welcome Back!


1) Complete getting to know you handout.

2) Brainstorm 10 interview questions with open ended "follow ups" to share with the class next week.

 

Concept--  What is a follow up question?

 

YES No
(doesn't count)


YES
ORIGINAL TOPIC QUESTION
ONE WORD ANSWER QUESTION
OPEN ENDED FOLLOW UP
EXAMPLE
What was the last movie you saw?
   EXAMPLE
Did you like it?
EXAMPLE
Why did you like it?


   Follow Up--    Oh, you are a gamer?  What are your main games right now?  TITANFALL  ELITE DANGEROUS



LEARNING TOOLS (select the picture):



9/3

Thursday



Baseline Assessment




9/4

Friday



Baselines

Done?   Complete your Brainstorm 10 interview questions with open ended "follow ups" to share with the class next week.


TITANFALL  ELITE DANGEROUS

 

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1.2

FIRST QUARTER WEEK TWO

9/7  

Monday

Labor Day--- Closed
9/8

Tuesday

Have you taken both the multiple choice and writing baseline assessment?  If not see me!



Interviews for introductions.  Done?   Introduce your assigned classmate.

HW -- For a quiz grade, be able to correctly and neatly sign your name in cursive by the end of the week (see tools if you have a question).
9/9

Wednesday



Introduce your assigned classmate.  
Smart Goals

9/10

Thursday

SMART Goals Assignment
Smart Goals -- Create three S.M.A.R.T. goals for yourself (first for this quarter, second for the year, and lastly for after graduation) and explain how each of them are S.M.A.R.T.  -- you should be able  to share them with the class.



9/11

Friday


Continue to work on smart goals assignment.  It is due Wednesday 9 16




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1.3

FIRST QUARTER WEEK THREE

9/14 

 

Monday

ROSH HASHANAH---  CLOSED
9/15

 

Tuesday

ROSH HASHANAH---  CLOSED
9/16

Wednesday




Smart Goals are due.






Today's Quick Assignment:
What I would like to do in class this semester as far as Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking is to
...

Folders, and begin daily progress journals -- .



Vocabulary Mondays & what are you doing in your other class Fridays....  Let's talk schedule.

SAT WORD LISTS: HERE
TODAY: SAT vocabulary for quiz Friday...  no word bank.

Group 1

Abhor hate
Bigot narrow-minded, prejudiced person
Counterfeit fake; false
Enfranchise give voting rights
Hamper hinder; obstruct
Kindle to start a fire
Noxious harmful; poisonous; lethal
Placid calm; peaceful
Remuneration payment for work done
Talisman lucky charm

Spell it.    (4 pts)
Define it.  (4pts)
Use it correctly in a sentence. (pts)


 




  Look up vocabulary here
9/17

Thursday



Today's Quick Assignment:





TODAY: Continue SAT vocabulary for quiz Friday...  no word bank.


SAT VOCABULARY LISTS

Spell it.    (4 pts)
Define it.  (4pts)
Use it correctly in a sentence. (pts)



keep journal

Work together to complete sentences and review for quiz.








  Look up vocabulary here
9/18

Friday




Today's Quick Assignment:








Review for Quiz.

Take quiz.

Score quiz.



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1.4

FIRST QUARTER WEEK FOUR

9/21

Monday

Go to Library to select book for AIR Accountable Independent Reading



BRING BOOK EVERY DAY
9/22

Tuesday



Today's Quick Assignment:
TED


SAT WORD LISTS: HERE

Group 2

Abrasive rough; coarse; harsh
Bilk cheat; defraud
Covert hidden; undercover
Engender cause
Hangar storage area (like garage) for a plane
Knotty complex; difficult to solve
Nuance something subtle; a fine shade of meaning
Plagiarism taking credit for someone else's writing or ideas
Renown fame
Tangent going off the main subject








9/23

YOM KIPPUR CLOSED

Wednesday

Closed  Happy Holiday
9/24

Thursday




Go to Library to select book for AIR Accountable Independent Reading



BRING BOOK EVERY DAY

9/25

Friday


Review for Quiz.

Take quiz.

Score quiz.




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1.5

FIRST QUARTER WEEK FIVE

9/28

Monday

 

Today's Quick Assignment/Response:
 TED

Give summary and response in complete sentences.

 

 

 

 

Group 3

Abasement humiliation; degradation
Billowing swelling; fluttering; waving
Cower recoil in fear or servility; shrink away from
Enhance improve; make better or clearer
Harangue noisy, attacking speech
Labyrinth a maze
Nullify to counter; make unimportant
Plaintiff petitioner (in court of law)
Replete full
Tangible can be touched


HW__ BRING YOUR BOOK EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY

9/29

Tuesday

WORK ON YOUR AIR PROJECT / READ / HELP WITH OTHER ENGLISH CLASSES AS NEEDED


Here, in the order you will turn them in, are the FOUR (4) written project components:

 

Project Proposal 20%      THIS IS DUE BY THE END OF CLASS WEDNESDAY

In a one (1) page typed statement, give the title and author you are reading, the author of your book, why you are interested in this book/subject, and a description what your actual final project might look like based on your clearly identified personal learning goals.  Also, if your parent reads along (with another copy) as you read it, you will not have to do the “book talk!” Simply have them write their intentions at the bottom of your proposal where they agree to keep to your schedule.  Generally, I just need to know that you are thinking about the learning process and that you have some ideas as you establish a timeline that will allow you to complete the book by assigned date, and the project by the end of the following week.  If you wish to have some in class reading/project time as part of your proposal include it in the proposal.  In addition to the 10% of the total project grade this part is due ON TIME because you may need to keep a journal as you read (see project ideas HERE).

 

 

Project Rubric with the ability to make Evidence Based Claims 10%     THIS IS DUE BY THE END OF THE CLASS THURSDAY

This should be related to your learning goal. Be able to describe how you will earn an A B C D and F.   A Rubric and Evidence? Go HERE

 

 

Essay 20%:  

A) Practice Critical Lens only if you are taking the Regents Exam.  SAT essay if you have taken and passed the Regents Exam. 

For whatever book you read, you will be responsible for writing a sample Critical Lens essay using YOUR independent book as one of the two works of literature featured in the essay.  This task involves YOU choosing the LENS (quotation), selecting one other work of literature, and writing (handwriting OR typing) a CRITICAL LENS ESSAY of appropriate length and style as if for a Final Exam or Regents Exam.  This component of your project is worth 20% of your total grade.

 

B) Practice SAT style essay--  USE ONE OF THE PRACTICE TOPICS PROVIDED at the bottom of this page.

Actual Final Project and Self Scored Rubric 50%:

The possibilities here are endless.  Should you come up with an original idea you like better than any I suggest, GO FOR IT! Keep in mind, when you have time scheduled for this assignment you need to be working in class.  Expect at least one day per week to be working on some aspect of this project in class.  Originality and quality WILL be rewarded.  Consider ideas that other classes have come up with in prior years HERE.  The following are possible essential questions for exploration:












9/30

Wednesday

Project Proposal 20% 



Done?  WORK ON YOUR AIR PROJECT / READ / HELP WITH OTHER ENGLISH CLASSES AS NEEDED




10/1

Thursday

 

Project Rubric with the ability to make Evidence Based Claims 10%  


Done?  WORK ON YOUR AIR PROJECT / READ / HELP WITH OTHER ENGLISH CLASSES AS NEEDED

HW__ BRING YOUR BOOK EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY   REVIEW WORDS FOR TEST

 

 

10/2

Friday

WORK ON YOUR AIR PROJECT / READ / HELP WITH OTHER ENGLISH CLASSES AS NEEDED


TURN IN A COPY OF YOUR PROPOSAL AND RUBRIC.   YOU MUST EXPLAIN HOW YOU WILL USE Evidence Based Claims related to your text and project.


CHECK POWERSCHOOL next week are "Interim Reports."



WHAT ARE YOUR CURRENT GRADES AND HOW CAN YOU FIX ANY LOW GRADES?





Done?  WORK ON YOUR AIR PROJECT / READ / HELP WITH OTHER ENGLISH CLASSES AS NEEDED

















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1.6

FIRST QUARTER WEEK SIX

10/5

Monday

QUIZ------- 0n last weeks words  Group 3


LISTEN TO THE WORDS
SPELL
DEFINE
USE CORRECTLY IN SENTENCES


BRING BOOK TO READ FOR TUESDAY




SAT WORD LISTS: HERE
Group 4:
VOCABULARY.COM


Ambivalence lack of clarity; wavering; being undecided
Cantankerous bad-tempered; quarrelsome
Derogatory uncomplimentary
Exemplify to serve as a good example
Impecunious having no money
Lucid clear
Ornate highly decorated
Precipice steep slope
Salubrious health-giving
Truant shirker; someone absent without permission













10/6

Tuesday       



Journal summary/response




In class reading / work on AIR.


What are you doing in your other English class?




10/7

Wednesday



Journal summary/response

TBA




10/8

Thursday

Period 4 in room 2118
Period 9 in room 1211
Work on Project in Computer Lab / complete summary response / work on other English Class Essays and Assignments.




Changing Education HERE



Spelling and vocabulary quiz tomorrow.






10/9

Friday           




Journal summary/response


Quiz

TBA




 

1.7

FIRST QUARTER WEEK SEVEN

10/12

COLUMBUS DAY CLOSED

Monday

October  Spirit week
10/13

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

SAT WORD LISTS: HERE
Group 5:
VOCABULARY.COM

 

Absolution forgiveness; pardon; release
Blatant obvious
Creditable praiseworthy
Ensconce establish firmly in a position
Hasten hurry; accelerate; rush
Laceration a cut
Obdurate stubborn
Plausible can be believed; reasonable
Reprieve a respite; postponement of a sentence
Tawdry of little value; gaudy


10/14

Wednesday



AIR READING / PROJECT DAY



10/15

Thursday

Olympic night Oct. 15


Summary /  response in Journal










10/16

Friday

16th homecoming


AIR  and VOCAB 5 Quiz







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1.8

FIRST QUARTER WEEK EIGHT

10/19

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

Group 6

Abstain desist; go without; withdraw
Blighted damaged; destroyed; ruined
Credulous gullible; ready to believe anything
Enshroud cover
Haughtiness arrogance; pride
Lachrymose tearful; sad
Obfuscate deliberately make something difficult to understand
Plethora an excess
Repudiate shun; eschew
Tedium boredom
10/20

Tuesday





Bring Book For AIR Project  DUE IN TWO WEEKS!  Monday 11/2


10/21

Wednesday




Summary Response


10/22

Thursday








Summary Response


10/23

Friday

Bring Book For AIR Project
Periods 4 & 9 in room 1211
AIR Project  DUE IN TWO WEEKS!  Monday 11/2

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1.9

FIRST QUARTER WEEK NINE

10/26

Monday

AIR Project  DUE next WEEK!  Monday 11/2
Begin New Unit:  Short Stories -- Fiction and non fiction with annotation. Additionally, we are close reading and learning vocabulary from context. This foundation is one they will build upon throughout the year, so its introduction here is critical. Students will be introduced to the purposes of close reading and will begin learning to read closely as they examine an excerpt from Karen Russell’s short story, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves.”  There are other


The Essential Question for this unit:

What does it mean to be a human being?

Supporting Questions:

  1. What does it mean to be an outsider?
  2. What is a dominant culture?
  3. Is it easier for some people to fit in to the dominant society than others? Why?
  4. Is fitting into the dominant society desirable? Why/ why not?
  5. What common themes unify the experience of being an outsider?
  6. How do we respond to forced assimilation?
  7. Does the way we react shape who we are? How?
10/27

Tuesday



AIR Project  DUE next WEEK!  Monday 11/2

Work on Project / Summary Response Journal / Individualized Support Activities

10/28

Wednesday





AIR Project  DUE next WEEK!  Monday 11/2




Work on Project / Summary Response Journal / Individualized Support Activities


10/29

Thursday




AIR Project  DUE next WEEK!  Monday 11/2






Work on Project / Summary Response Journal / Individualized Support Activities


10/30

Friday

Periods 4 & 9 in room 1211
AIR Project  DUE next WEEK!  Monday 11/2

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1.10

FIRST QUARTER WEEK TEN

11/2

Monday

AIR Project is due 11/2 Monday
Begin New Unit:  Short Stories -- Fiction and non fiction with annotation. Additionally, we are close reading and learning vocabulary from context. This foundation is one they will build upon throughout the year, so its introduction here is critical. Students will be introduced to the purposes of close reading and will begin learning to read closely as they examine an excerpt from Karen Russell’s short story, “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves.”  There are other


The Essential Question for this unit:

What does it mean to be a human being?

Supporting Questions:

  1. What does it mean to be an outsider?
  2. What is a dominant culture?
  3. Is it easier for some people to fit in to the dominant society than others? Why?
  4. Is fitting into the dominant society desirable? Why/ why not?
  5. What common themes unify the experience of being an outsider?
  6. How do we respond to forced assimilation?
  7. Does the way we react shape who we are? How?



The Island of Dr. Moreau By H.G. Wells Text Here

View excerpts of film and take notes on the worksheet provided.

Name____________________________

As you view excerpts of The Island of Dr. Moreau, complete the following by providing specific evidence for each of the following topics for a writing assignment.

Select any three of the following characters and take notes with evidence from the media:  Dr. Moreau / Montgomery / Hyena-Swine / Dog Man (and the pack) / Sayer of the Law / Leopard Man / Edward Douglas / Aissa / M'ling      

Character:

Topic Central Idea

Evidence

Topic

Evidence

Food Types and Hunger

 

 

Violence and Peace

 

Alcohol and Drugs

 

 

Beast Like

 

 

 

Looks and Appearance

 

 

Social Status and Rights

 

Rules and Chaos

 

 

 

 

Protagonist

 

 

Beliefs and Religion

 

 

Antagonist

 

Science and Education

 

 

Civilized or Primitive

 

Compassion and Feelings

 

 

 

Morals

 

Based on my evidence this character is more like a __________________________________(Human or Beast) because:

1

2

3

 


 





DO NOT COPY THIS WORK<College level Annotated Text>DO NOT COPY THIS WORK it is here as a sample of what people do when reading at the college level!

Class Genius Annotation  This is what we are going to update and annotate.

Below is a word document of the text we are annotating:

COPY OF TEXT FOR ANNOTATION

 

 

11/3

Tuesday

Conference
11/4

Wednesday

Moreau and humanity.
11/5

Thursday

Computer Lab  1102


Project extended to 11 / 12--  NO EXCUSES!  IT MUST BE PRINTED TO TURN IN AT THE START OF CLASS ON THAT THURSDAY.

Here, in the order you will turn them in, are the FOUR (4) written project components:

 

Project Proposal 20%      THIS IS ALREADY PAST DUE --  IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED IT YOU MUST WRITE AND REVISE AN ESSAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEXT

In a one (1) page typed statement, give the title and author you are reading, the author of your book, why you are interested in this book/subject, and a description what your actual final project might look like based on your clearly identified personal learning goals.  Also, if your parent reads along (with another copy) as you read it, you will not have to do the “book talk!” Simply have them write their intentions at the bottom of your proposal where they agree to keep to your schedule.  Generally, I just need to know that you are thinking about the learning process and that you have some ideas as you establish a timeline that will allow you to complete the book by assigned date, and the project by the end of the following week.  If you wish to have some in class reading/project time as part of your proposal include it in the proposal.  In addition to the 10% of the total project grade this part is due ON TIME because you may need to keep a journal as you read (see project ideas HERE).

 

 

Project Rubric with the ability to make Evidence Based Claims 10%     THIS IS ALREADY PAST DUE --  IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED IT  YOU MUST USE THE RUBRIC PROVIDED HERE

This should be related to your learning goal. Be able to describe how you will earn an A B C D and F.   A Rubric and Evidence? Go HERE

 

 

Essay 20%:  

A) Practice Critical Lens [you may select one from below or find another] only if you will be taking the Regents Exam.  SAT essay if you have taken and passed the Regents Exam. 

~"In literature, evil often triumphs, but never conquers."
~"Good people... are good because they've come to wisdom through failure."
~"All literature is protest. You can't name a single literary work that isn't protest."
~"The bravest of individuals is the one who obeys his or her conscience."
~"Knowing about the life and times of an author is irrelevant to appreciating the full meaning of a literary work."
~"A work of literature must provide more than factual accuracy or vivid physical reality... it must tell us more than we already know."
~"Good literature appeals to our intelligence and imagination, not merely our curiosity."
~"A writer should aim to reach all levels of society and as many levels of thought as possible, avoiding democratic prejudice as much as intellectual snobbery."
~"If the literature we are reading does not wake us, then why do we read it? A literary work must be an ice-axe to break the frozen sea inside us."
~"I am interested in making a good case for distortion because I am coming to believe that is the only way to make people see."
~"A work of literature is limited by the dominant attitudes and ideas of the period in which it is written."
~"If literature is nebulous or inexact, this inexactness is the price literature pays for representing whole human beings and for embodying whole human feelings."
~"Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." ~George Orwell
~“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” ~Philip K. Dick
~“Humankind cannot stand very much reality.” –TS Eliot
~’Reality’ is the only word in the English language that should always be used in quotes.”
~“Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.” –Jules de Gaultier
~“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” ~Soren Kierkegaard
~“The purpose of the writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” ~ Bernard Malamud
~"This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper." ~TS Eliot
~“History repeats itself; that's one of the things that's wrong with history.” ~Clarence Darrow
~“This is not the end. This is not even the beginning of the end. But, it is, perhaps the end of the beginning.”~ Winston Churchill
~“When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers therefore are the founders of human civilization.” ~Daniel Webster (1782-1852)
~"The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
~"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill." – Barbara Tuchman
~“The world is beautiful, but has a disease called man." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
~“The ultimate security is your understanding of reality.” ~H. Stanly Judd
~“The truly educated man is that rare individual who can separate reality from illusion.”
~“The real hero is always a hero by mistake…” ~Umberto Eco
~“…it is the human lot to try and fail...” ~David Mamet
~“Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right using of strength….” ~Henry Ward Beecher
~“For what does it mean to be a hero? It requires you to be prepared to deal with forces larger than yourself.” ~Norman Mailer
~“To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.” ~Bernadette Devlin
~“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
All that is literature seeks to communicate power...” ~Thomas De Quincey ~

For whatever book you read, you will be responsible for writing a sample Critical Lens essay using YOUR independent book as one of the two works of literature featured in the essay.  This task involves YOU choosing the LENS (quotation), selecting one other work of literature, and writing (handwriting OR typing) a CRITICAL LENS ESSAY of appropriate length and style as if for a Final Exam or Regents Exam.  This component of your project is worth 20% of your total grade.

 B) Practice SAT style essay--  USE ONE OF THE PRACTICE TOPICS PROVIDED at the bottom of this page.

Actual Final Project and Self Scored Rubric 50%:

The possibilities here are endless.  Should you come up with an original idea you like better than any I suggest, GO FOR IT! Keep in mind, when you have time scheduled for this assignment you need to be working in class.  Expect at least one day per week to be working on some aspect of this project in class.  Originality and quality WILL be rewarded.  Consider ideas that other classes have come up with in prior years HERE.  The following are possible essential questions for exploration:

11/6

Friday

Moreau and humanity.

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1.11

FIRST QUARTER WEEK ELEVEN
11/9

Monday

Computer Lab



AIR PROJECT DUE THURSDAY
Check last Thursday for details on the AIR assignment!

The Essential Question for this unit:

What does it mean to be a human being?

Supporting Questions:

  1. What does it mean to be an outsider?
  2. What is a dominant culture?
  3. Is it easier for some people to fit in to the dominant society than others? Why?
  4. Is fitting into the dominant society desirable? Why/ why not?
  5. What common themes unify the experience of being an outsider?
  6. How do we respond to forced assimilation?
  7. Does the way we react shape who we are? How?



The Island of Dr. Moreau By H.G. Wells Text Here

View excerpts of film and take notes on the worksheet provided.

Name____________________________

As you view excerpts of The Island of Dr. Moreau, complete the following by providing specific evidence for each of the following topics for a writing assignment.

Select any three of the following characters and take notes with evidence from the media:  Dr. Moreau / Montgomery / Hyena-Swine / Dog Man (and the pack) / Sayer of the Law / Leopard Man / Edward Douglas / Aissa / M'ling      

Character:

Topic Central Idea

Evidence

Topic

Evidence

Food Types and Hunger

 

 

Violence and Peace

 

Alcohol and Drugs

 

 

Beast Like

 

 

 

Looks and Appearance

 

 

Social Status and Rights

 

Rules and Chaos

 

 

 

 

Protagonist

 

 

Beliefs and Religion

 

 

Antagonist

 

Science and Education

 

 

Civilized or Primitive

 

Compassion and Feelings

 

 

 

Morals

 

Based on my evidence this character is more like a __________________________________(Human or Beast) because:

1

2

3

 


 





DO NOT COPY THIS WORK<College level Annotated Text>DO NOT COPY THIS WORK it is here as a sample of what people do when reading at the college level!

Class Genius Annotation  This is what we are going to update and annotate.

Below is a word document of the text we are annotating:

COPY OF TEXT FOR ANNOTATION




11/10

Tuesday



Complete-- The Island of Dr. Moreau --  and Worksheet Assigned.




AIR PROJECT DUE THURSDAY



The Essential Question for this unit:

What does it mean to be a human being?

Supporting Questions:

  1. What does it mean to be an outsider?
  2. What is a dominant culture?
  3. Is it easier for some people to fit in to the dominant society than others? Why?
  4. Is fitting into the dominant society desirable? Why/ why not?
  5. What common themes unify the experience of being an outsider?
  6. How do we respond to forced assimilation?
  7. Does the way we react shape who we are? How?



The Island of Dr. Moreau By H.G. Wells Text Here

View excerpts of film and take notes on the worksheet provided.

Name____________________________

As you view excerpts of The Island of Dr. Moreau, complete the following by providing specific evidence for each of the following topics for a writing assignment.

Select any three of the following characters and take notes with evidence from the media:  Dr. Moreau / Montgomery / Hyena-Swine / Dog Man (and the pack) / Sayer of the Law / Leopard Man / Edward Douglas / Aissa / M'ling      

Character:

Topic Central Idea

Evidence

Topic

Evidence

Food Types and Hunger

 

 

Violence and Peace

 

Alcohol and Drugs

 

 

Beast Like

 

 

 

Looks and Appearance

 

 

Social Status and Rights

 

Rules and Chaos

 

 

 

 

Protagonist

 

 

Beliefs and Religion

 

 

Antagonist

 

Science and Education

 

 

Civilized or Primitive

 

Compassion and Feelings

 

 

 

Morals

 

Based on my evidence this character is more like a __________________________________(Human or Beast) because:

1

2

3

 


 





DO NOT COPY THIS WORK<College level Annotated Text>DO NOT COPY THIS WORK it is here as a sample of what people do when reading at the college level!

Class Genius Annotation  This is what we are going to update and annotate.

Below is a word document of the text we are annotating:

COPY OF TEXT FOR ANNOTATION






11/11

VETERAN'S DAY CLOSED

Wednesday

 
11/12

Thursday




Point of View, Perspective, Audience, and Voice 
Notes / Worksheets Here

"Little Red Riding Hood" & the wolf's perspective assignment.





11/13

Friday

MARKING PERIOD ENDS



Point of View, Perspective, Audience, and Voice 
Notes / Worksheets Here

"Little Red Riding Hood" & the wolf's perspective assignment.

 

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2.1

11/16

Monday

No grades are due to be completed until Friday.  Asking only delays the process of reconciliation.



How to Succeed in the Second Quarter:


You are responsible to have worksheets and texts with you every day and not to lose it.  Come prepared ready to work with a writing instrument that doesn't require to be sharpened.  You are expected to not make noise when the teacher is giving instruction.  There is plenty of time for you to talk in class as I do not lecture for 40minutes... or even 20... rarely 10.  There is no eating in class, this is not the Mr. Galanaugh show.  There is no sleeping in class.  You are required to write legibly.  If you must, you may rewrite any assignment at home and turn it in at the start of class the next day.  You are expected to work with all of the members of the class as part of practicing positive communication skills. If you have a problem see me first and we will work something out.  You are not allowed to leave the class with a question unanswered about the work we are doing.  Expect to be challenged.  Quality and completeness of work makes your grade.  Additional assignments will be provided for enrichment if you are done early, expect to work bell to bell.



Point of View, Perspective, Audience, and Voice 
Notes / Worksheets Here

Locked up in America
Excerpts ( http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/locked-up-in-america/#prison-state )




11/17

Tuesday



How to Succeed in the Second Quarter:


You are responsible to have worksheets and texts with you every day and not to lose them.  Come prepared ready to work with a writing instrument that doesn't require to be sharpened.  You are expected to not make noise when the teacher is giving instruction.  There is plenty of time for you to talk in class as I do not lecture for 40minutes... or even 20... rarely 10.  There is no eating in class, this is not the Mr. Galanaugh show.  There is no sleeping in class.  You are required to write legibly.  If you must, you may rewrite any assignment at home and turn it in at the start of class the next day.  You are expected to work with all of the members of the class as part of practicing positive communication skills. If you have a problem see me first and we will work something out.  You are not allowed to leave the class with a question unanswered about the work we are doing.  Expect to be challenged.  Quality and completeness of work makes your grade.  Additional assignments will be provided for enrichment if you are done early, expect to work bell to bell.

Complete assignment given in class.

Should prison be limited to violent offenders?

Using your notes, take a position and explain in writing (in your journal) why your position is the best.
You must include five reasons to support your claim.  Each reason must be explained.


http://www.debate.org/opinions/should-prison-be-limited-to-violent-offenders








11/18

 

Wednesday

How to Succeed in the Second Quarter:


You are responsible to have worksheets and texts with you every day and not to lose them.  Come prepared ready to work with a writing instrument that doesn't require to be sharpened.  You are expected to not make noise when the teacher is giving instruction.  There is plenty of time for you to talk in class as I do not lecture for 40minutes... or even 20... rarely 10.  There is no eating in class, this is not the Mr. Galanaugh show.  There is no sleeping in class.  You are required to write legibly.  If you must, you may rewrite any assignment at home and turn it in at the start of class the next day.  You are expected to work with all of the members of the class as part of practicing positive communication skills. If you have a problem see me first and we will work something out.  You are not allowed to leave the class with a question unanswered about the work we are doing.  Expect to be challenged.  Quality and completeness of work makes your grade.  Additional assignments will be provided for enrichment if you are done early, expect to work bell to bell.



Close reading and annotation using  'St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" written by Karen Russell




11/19

Thursday





Close reading and annotation using  'St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" written by Karen Russell


11/20

Friday






Close reading and annotation using  'St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" written by Karen Russell



 

 

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2.3

11/23

Monday



FOR FULL CREDIT FOLLOW THE 18 STEPS OF CLOSE READING AS DISTRIBUTED IN CLASS ON THE MR. G's GUIDE!

Close reading and annotation using  'St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" written by Karen Russell

Continue Close Reading-- be prepared to turn in your annotations and for additional assessment.

11/24

Tuesday




FOR FULL CREDIT FOLLOW THE 18 STEPS OF CLOSE READING AS DISTRIBUTED IN CLASS ON THE MR. G's GUIDE!

Close reading and annotation using  'St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" written by Karen Russell

Continue Close Reading-- be prepared to turn in your annotations and for additional assessment.

Answer questions on worksheets as assigned.


11/25

Wednesday


FOR FULL CREDIT FOLLOW THE 18 STEPS OF CLOSE READING AS DISTRIBUTED IN CLASS ON THE MR. G's GUIDE!

Complete the first section of close reading and annotation using  'St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" written by Karen Russell





Thanksgiving Metaphor Assignment




11/26

THANKSGIVING CLOSED

Thursday

 

11/27

THANKSGIVING CLOSED

Friday

 

 

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2.4

11/30

Monday

For the next section (besides being prepared for the vocabulary...) focus on questioning the text and predicting based on your questions.

ALSO

Identify Literary Devices the author is using:
Metaphor
Imagery
Charachterization
POV
Irony
12/1

Tuesday

For the next section (besides being prepared for the vocabulary...) focus on questioning the text and predicting based on your questions.

ALSO

Identify Literary Devices the author is using:
Metaphor
Imagery
Charachterization
POV
Irony
12/2

Wednesday

For the next section (besides being prepared for the vocabulary...) focus on questioning the text and predicting based on your questions.

ALSO

Identify Literary Devices the author is using:
Metaphor
Imagery
Charachterization
POV
Irony
12/3

Thursday



Assessment of skills.


1 The "Big Four" types of conflict. 

2 Establishing a controlling idea / theme / central topic.


3 Academic vocabulary.



YOU MUST GET YOUR PARENTS TO SIGN THE COMPUTER USE POLICY TO WORK ON A COMPUTER NEXT M T W--
or you will have an alternative assignment.
12/4

Friday

Assessment of skills.


1 The "Big Four" types of conflict. 

2 Establishing a controlling idea / theme / central topic.


3 Academic vocabulary.



YOU MUST GET YOUR PARENTS TO SIGN THE COMPUTER USE POLICY TO WORK ON A COMPUTER NEXT M T W--
or you will have an alternative assignment.

 

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2.5

12/7

Monday

Assessment of skills.


1 The "Big Four" types of conflict. 

2 Establishing a controlling idea / theme / central topic.


3 Academic vocabulary.



YOU MUST GET YOUR PARENTS TO SIGN THE COMPUTER USE POLICY TO WORK ON A COMPUTER NEXT M T W--
or you will have an alternative assignment.
12/8

Tuesday

Assessment of skills.


1 The "Big Four" types of conflict. 

2 Establishing a controlling idea / theme / central topic.


3 Academic vocabulary.



YOU MUST GET YOUR PARENTS TO SIGN THE COMPUTER USE POLICY TO WORK ON A COMPUTER NEXT M T W--
or you will have an alternative assignment.
12/9

Wednesday

Assessment of skills.


1 The "Big Four" types of conflict. 

2 Establishing a controlling idea / theme / central topic.


3 Academic vocabulary.



YOU MUST GET YOUR PARENTS TO SIGN THE COMPUTER USE POLICY TO WORK ON A COMPUTER NEXT M T W--
or you will have an alternative assignment.
12/10

Thursday

Complete part 2 of Close Reading.
For the next section (besides being prepared for the vocabulary...) focus on questioning the text and predicting based on your questions.

ALSO

Identify Literary Devices the author is using:
Metaphor
Imagery
Charachterization
POV
Irony

YOU MUST GET YOUR PARENTS TO SIGN THE COMPUTER USE POLICY TO WORK ON A COMPUTER NEXT M T W--
or you will have an alternative assignment.
12/11

Friday

Complete part 2 of Close Reading.
For the next section (besides being prepared for the vocabulary...) focus on questioning the text and predicting based on your questions.

ALSO

Identify Literary Devices the author is using:
Metaphor
Imagery
Charachterization
POV
Irony

YOU MUST GET YOUR PARENTS TO SIGN THE COMPUTER USE POLICY TO WORK ON A COMPUTER NEXT M T W--
or you will have an alternative assignment.

 

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12/14

Monday

Periods 1 /4/ 5/ 8/ 9 in room 2118


For the second section through to line 206-- 50% of your grade will be to focus on questioning the text and predicting based on your questions as marginalia (write your thoughts as you read).

50% of your grade will be the clear and correct identification of a minimum of one each of the following literary devices the author is using (questioning and predicting can include asking why the author is using a particular device and working out an answer)--


Metaphor

Conflict

Imagery

Characterization

Point of View


Irony

Personification

Conflict





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12/15

Tuesday

Periods 1 /4/ 5/ 8/ 9 in room 2118


For the second section through to line 206-- 50% of your grade will be to focus on questioning the text and predicting based on your questions as marginalia (write your thoughts as you read).

50% of your grade will be the clear and correct identification of a minimum of one each of the following literary devices the author is using (questioning and predicting can include asking why the author is using a particular device and working out an answer)--


Metaphor

Conflict

Imagery

Characterization

Point of View


Irony

Personification

Conflict




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12/16

Wednesday

Periods 1 /4/ 5/ 9 in room 2118 & Period 8 in room 2120


For the second section through to line 206-- 50% of your grade will be to focus on questioning the text and predicting based on your questions as marginalia (write your thoughts as you read).

50% of your grade will be the clear and correct identification of a minimum of one each of the following literary devices the author is using (questioning and predicting can include asking why the author is using a particular device and working out an answer)--


Metaphor

Conflict

Imagery

Characterization

Point of View


Irony

Personification

Conflict






My Classroom Toolbox



 
12/17

Thursday

 

The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman | TEDxCSU

Identify the things that you must do to learn a new skill.

Plan a skill that you can learn using his claims.

 
ANNOTATION NEEDS TO BE DONE BY MONDAY IN ORDER TO NOT HAVE HW OVER THE HOLIDAY!

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12/18

Friday




Identify the four things Tony claims we do or need to do to make a change.

Make a NEW YEARS RESOLUTION and discuss how they will impact your success.


ANNOTATION NEEDS TO BE DONE BY MONDAY IN ORDER TO NOT HAVE HW OVER THE HOLIDAY!




 

 

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12/21

Monday


December Solstice in Middle Island NY  U.S.A. is on Monday, December 21, 2015 at 11:49 PM EST

Celebrate the return of longer daylight!










Today we will further explore the role of symbolism combined with dynamic (changeable) and static (unchanging) characterization by creating a physical symbol in the classroom.



I am distributing construction paper. 
Fold your construction paper as shown to make strips of about 1.5 to 2 inches wide.
If you have been given white, gold, or green you are tracking literary elements from the following list and a brief example from the text.
Do your best to find the following as each is present =  Foreshadowing, Flashback, Metaphor, Conflict, Imagery, Characterization, Irony, Personification & Conflict

If you have any other color you are tracking characteristics of Ebenezer, provide a brief example from the text.   

Indicate if the characteristic is positive or negative with a + sign or – sign.

When you have filled your paper you are ready for the last step we will do on Wednesday 12 23.







12/22

Tuesday

December Solstice in Middle Island NY  U.S.A. is on Monday, December 21, 2015 at 11:49 PM EST

Today we will further explore the role of symbolism combined with dynamic (changeable) and static (unchanging) characterization by creating a physical symbol in the classroom.


I am distributing construction paper. 
Fold your construction paper as shown to make strips of about 1.5 to 2 inches wide.
If you have been given white, gold, or green you are tracking literary elements from the following list and a brief example from the text.
Do your best to find the following as each is present =  Foreshadowing, Flashback, Metaphor, Conflict, Imagery, Characterization, Irony, Personification & Conflict

If you have any other color you are tracking characteristics of Ebenezer, provide a brief example from the text.   

Indicate if the characteristic is positive or negative with a + sign or – sign.

When you have filled your paper you are ready for the last step we will do on Wednesday 12 23.





12/23

Wednesday

Today we will further explore the role of symbolism combined with dynamic (changeable) and static (unchanging) characterization by creating a physical symbol in the classroom.


Today we cut the construction paper into strips with characterization and literary devices then staple them into a chain to function as a symbol of the text we have read and the literary devices we have learned.  As Marley is forced to wear his chain because he did not learn his lesson in life, we can use the chain to decorate the classroom and not wear it precisely because we have learned tis lesson!  IT is a symbol of our triumph over ignorance!

Enjoy your Holiday Break and see you in 2016!



12/24

WINTER RECESS CLOSED THROUGH 1/4

Thursday

 
12/25

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2.8

1/4/2016

Monday





Annotation part two and guided reading assignment due Thursday.







The Annotating Song   AP Lang project


What is close reading?  Look Here:   How to do a Close Reading - TeachLikeThis  (go to settings- translate captions- options and select the language you wish)







Welcome back!  Use your close reading of part two to identify the following and highlight in the annotation copy then begin answering the questions in the reading guide for this section:






Question

ing
    RED/PINK
Predicting     GREEN
Literary devices     YELLOW
Extra credit bonus for identifying how the literary device is used by the author-- (what effect it has in the text/on the reader)     BLUE










1/5

Tuesday

What is close reading?  Look Here:   How to do a Close Reading (go to settings- translate captions- options and select the language you wish)
What kind of Language Arts Terms:  HERE

Continue to work on the reading guide.



Annotation part two and guided reading assignment due Thursday.







1/6

Wednesday

 What is Annotating Text?  Look Here:   Annotating Text   (go to settings- translate captions- options and select the language you wish)   


Continue to work on the reading guide.





Annotation part two and guided reading assignment due Thursday.





1/7

Thursday



Author's context for writing:


Fiction Writer Karen Russell, 2013 MacArthur Fellow | MacArthur Foundation



Who is Saint Lucy? Find out in 60 Seconds



St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves  fan tribute video  Here



Turn in annotation part two and guided reading assignment.


1/8

Friday


The Essential Question for this unit:

What does it mean to be a human being?

Supporting Questions:

  1. What does it mean to be an outsider?
  2. What is a dominant culture?
  3. Is it easier for some people to fit in to the dominant society than others? Why?
  4. Is fitting into the dominant society desirable? Why/ why not?
  5. What common themes unify the experience of being an outsider?
  6. How do we respond to forced assimilation?
  7. Does the way we react shape who we are? How?

We continue exploring these questions using   "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves"  through close reading and annotation.


Today we will work together to complete section III of our reading and improve our speed while providing evidence for our claims in order to be able to answer the essential questions.

Here is the Literary Graffiti assignment for  --  "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves"

When we began annotation and close reading it took 8 days for you to complete the first section of annotation or approximately five hours of solid work (not including home work) at the most basic level.
The last section took four class periods or two and one half hours of work and we introduced the complexity of literary elements along with required comments.

As we saw in the TED talk, The first 20 hours -- how to learn anything | Josh Kaufman | TEDxCSU, we know it will take 40 class periods of 30minutes solid practice to get good at something.  We have put in our first 8 hours and 30 minutes!  17 of 40 classes complete!  23 to go and we will be really good at it!


Today, by working together we will attempt to complete reading and sharing what we find in order to be done collecting evidence in one class period.


Work in your group to complete the following and be prepared to present your work:

As past of our close reading and annotations, read this new section of the short story.  In your group, as you read use highlighters to identify text that provokes questions and your comments predicting where the author is going with the story in marginalia (where you write your thoughts as you read): you should have five of each questions and predictions for 50% of your grade for this section.
50% of your grade will be the clear and correct identification of a minimum of one each of the following literary devices the author is using (questioning and predicting can include asking why the author is using a particular device and working out an answer)-- 1) Metaphor
2) Conflict 3) Imagery 4) Characterization 5) Point of View 6) Irony 7) Personification 8) Conflict

Use the four following colors to identify your work as described.

  Questioning     RED/PINK

  Predicting     GREEN

Literary devices     YELLOW
  Extra credit bonus for identifying how the literary device is used by the author-- (what effect it has in the text/on the reader)     BLUE


When you are done come up to the wall, use crayons, and on the paper write one thing you personally have found or commented on and tag it with your name... you must give line numbers!  Pictures from the story with your evidence and line number also count as extra credit!

When we are done we will present what we have found to the class.



 

 

 

 

 

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1/18

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING'S BIRTHDAY

Monday

 
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Second Semester

Third Quarter

 

3.1

 

2/1

Monday

An introduction to the AIR project and AIR Plan/Proposal.

Summary / Response

 

2/2

Tuesday

Meet here then go to Library to select book (must be approved by teacher).

You must have a book selected and approved by Friday for a HW grade.

2/3

Wednesday

An introduction to our next unit for quarter three:

Essential Question:

What is the nature of true love?

Supporting Questions (to explore as appropriate for individual students and classes):

1.     Are the "rules" of love the same across cultures and time?

2.     Is love the same for both genders?

3.     How does media portray love?

4.     What is Platonic love?

5.     What is love at first sight?

6.     Does media help us understand love?

7.     What are the messages about love in media?

8.     What role does social media play in relationships?

9.     What age are children able to have a serious relationship?

10.  What role should a parent have in a child's relationship?

11.  What are the boundaries for sacrifice in the name of love?

12.  Are the messages about love from Shakespeare valuable today?

13.  Why would parents think they know something about love?

14.  What are the dangers of love?

15.  Is an arranged marriage good for children?

16.  Is love possible if you never see the other person with your eyes?

17.  Would you still love someone if they were badly disfigured in an accident?

18.  Who should you take advice about love and relationships from?

2/4

Thursday

Annotation and Romeo and Juliet. 
2/5

Friday

Annotation and Romeo and Juliet. 

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3.2

2/8

Monday

AIR Plan/Proposal MUST BE APPROVED BY FRIDAY  
2/9

Tuesday

Continue reading Romeo and Juliet as a class.

 
2/10

Wednesday

Continue reading Romeo and Juliet as a class.

 
2/11

Thursday

Continue reading Romeo and Juliet as a class.

 
2/12

MIDWINTER RECESS SCHOOL WILL RESUME 2/22

Friday

Continue reading Romeo and Juliet as a class.

 

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3.3

2/22

Monday

Group 1

Acrid sharp; pungent (used of smells and tastes)
Boorish ill-mannered
Cynical believing that people act only out of selfish motives
Epistle a letter (form of communication)
Heresy against orthodox opinion
Lance spear; spike; javelin
Obscure difficult to understand; partially hidden
Poignant deeply moving; strongly affecting the emotions
Respite a break; intermission
Terse concise; to the point
   Quiz Next WED
2/23

Tuesday

Independent work / Read or Summary Response /
Accountable Independent Reading Project
2/24

Wednesday

Independent work / Read or Summary Response /
Accountable Independent Reading Project
2/25

Thursday

Independent work / Read or Summary Response /
Accountable Independent Reading Project
2/26

Friday

Independent work / Read or Summary Response /
Accountable Independent Reading Project

3.4

2/29

Monday

Group 1    SAT LIST HERE

Acrid sharp; pungent (used of smells and tastes)
Boorish ill-mannered
Cynical believing that people act only out of selfish motives
Epistle a letter (form of communication)
Heresy against orthodox opinion
Lance spear; spike; javelin
Obscure difficult to understand; partially hidden
Poignant deeply moving; strongly affecting the emotions
Respite a break; intermission
Terse concise; to the point
3/1

Tuesday

Independent work / Read or Summary Response /
Accountable Independent Reading Project
3/2

Wednesday

Independent work / Read or Summary Response /
Accountable Independent Reading Project


QUIZ
3/3

Thursday

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Independent Study
3/4

Friday

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Independent Study

3.5

3/7

Monday

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Independent Study
3/8

Tuesday

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Independent Study
3/9

Wednesday

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Independent Study
3/10

Thursday

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3/11

Friday

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3.6

3/7

Monday

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Independent Study
3/8

Tuesday

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Independent Study
3/9

Wednesday

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Independent Study
3/10

Thursday

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Independent Study
3/11

Friday

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Independent Study

 

3.7

3/14

Monday

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Independent Study
3/15

Tuesday

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Independent Study
3/16

Wednesday

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3/17

Thursday

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3/18

Friday

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3.8

3/21

Monday

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Independent Study
3/22

Tuesday

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Independent Study
3/23

Wednesday

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Independent Study
3/24

Spring Recess Closed

Thursday

 
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3/28

Spring Recess Closed

Monday

 
3/29

Tuesday

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3/30

Wednesday

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3/31

Thursday

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4/1

Friday

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4/4

Monday

AIR Accountable Independent Reading  due MONDAY (be sure to complete all together for full credit-- Click on the project link)
4/5

Tuesday

AIR Accountable Independent Reading  due MONDAY (be sure to complete all together for full credit-- Click on the project link)
4/6

Wednesday

AIR Accountable Independent Reading  due MONDAY (be sure to complete all together for full credit-- Click on the project link)

Harrison Bergeron 1995 (Adapted from Kurt Vonnegut's short story)


The adaptation takes place in a dystopian future in which the US government mandates total egalitarianism in all things, by having everyone attach wearable mind "handicapping" devices to their heads and showing only mind numbing shows on TV. The story centers on a high school student named Harrison Bergeron whose extreme intelligence makes him something of a pariah. He is ultimately recruited by a secret organization whose purpose is to operate the functions of society that cannot be handled by the unintelligent.

While he thrives in this environment for a time and even falls in love with the girl who introduced him into the organization, he ultimately pays a personal price and comes to see the true social structure as unethical and immoral, and thus rebels - even if it means making a sacrifice.
4/7

Thursday

AIR Accountable Independent Reading  due MONDAY (be sure to complete all together for full credit-- Click on the project link)




4/8

Friday

AIR Accountable Independent Reading  due MONDAY (be sure to complete all together for full credit-- Click on the project link)



 

 

4/11

Monday

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4/12

Tuesday

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Independent Study
4/13

Wednesday

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4/14

Thursday

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4/15

Friday

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4.1

4/18

Monday





Begun Today:
Major Poetry Assignment



Create  10 HAIKU  five on the the following topics (barbeque, taking a test, summer, silence, the beach) and five of your own devising for a total of ten due Thursday.

For ONE Full Extra Credit assignment:  create five additional Haiku, each with a focus on one each of the five senses.

THE FOLLOWING IS NOT A HAIKU:




HAIKU    10 should be completed today at the latest according to directions


Do it yourself: poetry | Luke Wright | TEDxSouthmoorAcademy  Here

A YouTube Haiku, according to the subreddit (a subsection of popular social news site Reddit) that coined the name, is a video that lasts no longer than 14 seconds, and is, as they describe it, pure poetry. Cheap humor isn't what they are looking for.
4/19

Tuesday




Cinquain Poems 
 5 should be completed today at the latest  according to directions



4/20

Wednesday


Pattern Poems      5 should be completed by Tuesday according to directions



Meet Kioni "Popcorn" Marshall, an extraordinary 12-year-old poet from the Bronx. Despite her age, Kioni has earned the respect and admiration of the NYC poetry community by developing her own unique voice and bravely exploring mature themes like alienation, abandonment, loneliness, and abuse. Follow Kioni's emotional journey as she prepares for her first featured performance at New York's famed Nuyorican  HERE




Grand Slam Poetry Champion | Harry Baker | TEDxExeter HERE
A Day in the Life HERE

10 Haiku
5 Cinquain
5 Pattern poems (Rhyme Labled)
3 Limericks

What we have found out about creating Limericks:




Limerick: Rhyming and syllable pattern:

 A (7, 8 or 9 syllables*)
 A (7, 8 or 9)
 B (5 or 6)
 B (5 or 6)
 A (7, 8 or 9)

     *Note: If the first line is seven (7) syllables, the second and fifth lines require the same meter (seven syllables each, too); if the third line is five (5), the fourth line must be five (5), too. If you don't understand, please ask. Thanks.

Limerick:

Syllables? 7 7557  --- this varies as long as it fits the spoken rhythm

Rhyme? aabba

Rhythm?  So here the key is to add the spoken word... (you have to be able to say it)!


a:da-da-daah da-da-daah da-da-daah
b:da-da-daah da-da-daah

Generally the poem is in the following order or "Argument:"

Line 1 & 2 Introduce a character

Lines 3 and 4 a conflict or problem

Line 5 a resolution or question usually funny.










4/21

Thursday



Investigate and define a Limerick Poem:

What is the rhyme scheme / pattern of a Limerick?
What is the syllable structure?

Consider exploring the four following typical examples:



A creature of charm is the gerbil
Its diet's exclusively herbal;
It grazes all day
On bunches of hay
Passing gas with an elegant burble.

I know a young fellow named Vin
Who is really remarkably thin.
When he carries a pole
People say, “Bless my soul!
What a shock to find out you’ve a twin.”


There once was a princess named Jinx
Who was asked what she thought of the Sphinx.
She replied with a smile,
"That old fraud by the Nile?
I personally think that she stinks!"

There once was a man from Peru
Who dreamt that he swallowed his shoe.
He woke up in fright
In the mid of the night
To learn that his dream had come true!


What other things do you notice about the poems?


How to Write a Limerick Here
How to Write a Limerick Poem  Here



NOW...  WRITE THREE ORIGINAL LIMERICKS for Wednesday.



 Day in the Life HERE

4/22

(Next Week, April 25-29, Spring Recess II)

Friday

Select a poem of 14 lines to memorize and recite it must be a published poem from a book and be approved-- we will work on this in class ... FRIDAY. No duplicates.




TRIP TO LIBRARY TO SELECT A PUBLISHED POEM FOR MEMORIZATION / RECITAL / and ANALYSIS  Select a poem of 14 lines to memorize and recite it must be a published poem from a book and be approved-- we will work on this THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. No duplicates.


RUBRIC
Memorization &  Analysis        highest grade possible--  C
Recital  & Analysis       highest grade possible--  B
Performance and explanation with Analysis        highest grade possible--  A



We will practice memorizing for the week we return.


The Haiku Foundation Reports: The Paideia School Haiku Reading Here

Sokka's Haiku Battle

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4.2

5/2

Monday


Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd


Work on other aspects of  Poetry Assignment in class.

5/3

Tuesday


Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd


Work on other aspects of  Poetry Assignment in class.

5/4

Wednesday


Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd

Work on other aspects of  Poetry Assignment in class.

5/5

Thursday



Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd

Work on other aspects of  Poetry Assignment in class.

5/6

Friday


Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd


Work on other aspects of  Poetry Assignment in class.


Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd


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4.3

5/9

Monday


One sonnet, containing 14 lines, in iambic pentameter with rhyme scheme.  Due for an Assessment Grade.

Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd

Work on other aspects of  Poetry Assignment in class.

Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd



HW -- Get permission slip signed and returned in order to use computer... see counselor/administrator for slip.




5/10

Tuesday


Return Computer Use Permission Slip to 1102 to have your account created.




Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd

Work on other aspects of  Poetry Assignment in class.


Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd



Meet in Computer Lab

5/11

Wednesday

May 11
Periods 1,5,8,9 in room 2118
period 4 in room 2120

Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd

Work on other aspects of  Poetry Assignment in class.


Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd



Meet in Computer Lab

5/12

Thursday

May 12
Periods 1,4,5,8,9, in room 2118



Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd

Work on other aspects of  Poetry Assignment in class.


Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd



Meet in Computer Lab
5/13

Friday

May 13
Periods 1,4,5,8,9, in room 2118


Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd

Work on other aspects of  Poetry Assignment in class.


Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd



Meet in Computer Lab

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4.4

5/16

Monday


Concrete or Visual Poetry  Here

BBC Animated Visual Poetry  HERE



Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd

Work on other aspects of  Poetry Assignment in class.


Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd

5/17

Tuesday

Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd

Work on other aspects of  Poetry Assignment in class.


Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd
5/18

Wednesday

Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd

Work on other aspects of  Poetry Assignment in class.


Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd
5/19

Thursday

Final Exam Review Assignment HERE

 

Part I  close reading notes and annotation

Part II  As part of your group, be prepared to present the central idea of the novel and two literary devices that the author uses to develop the idea from your notes.   3 Paragraph Responses


Each part is a separate grade.
 
5/20

Friday

Final Exam Review Assignment HERE

 

Part I  close reading notes and annotation

Part II  As part of your group, be prepared to present the central idea of the novel and two literary devices that the author uses to develop the idea from your notes.   3 Paragraph Responses


Each part is a separate grade.
 

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5/23

Monday

Final Exam Review Assignment HERE

 

Part I  close reading notes and annotation

Part II  As part of your group, be prepared to present the central idea of the novel and two literary devices that the author uses to develop the idea from your notes.   3 Paragraph Responses


Each part is a separate grade.
 
5/24

Tuesday

Final Exam Review Assignment HERE

 

Part I  close reading notes and annotation

Part II  As part of your group, be prepared to present the central idea of the novel and two literary devices that the author uses to develop the idea from your notes.   3 Paragraph Responses


Each part is a separate grade.
 
5/25

Wednesday

Final Exam Review Assignment HERE

 

Part I  close reading notes and annotation

Part II  As part of your group, be prepared to present the central idea of the novel and two literary devices that the author uses to develop the idea from your notes.   3 Paragraph Responses


Each part is a separate grade.







 

4.5

 
5/26

Thursday






Computer Lab
Major Poetry Assignment Due June 3rd


High School Computer Lab




























5/27



Friday

Memorial Day WEEKEND School Closed 

EXTRA DAY

 

 

 

 

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5/30 

Monday -- Memorial Day

      

 

4.6

 

 

 



5/31

Tuesday

PROJECT
You have worked really hard on this assignment and I have extended the due date and added a computer day:
Major Poetry Assignment is now due June 6th (D Day is due day)
FINAL EXAM WEEK -- Have a pen and pencil on Wednesday 6/8 and Thursday 6/9 as well as be on time: excessive lateness will count as an absence.
6/1

Wednesday

TESTING

6/2

Thursday

Final Exam Review Assignment HERE

Part I  close reading notes and annotation

Part II  As part of your group, be prepared to present the central idea of the novel and two literary devices that the author uses to develop the idea  -- from your notes explain the central idea in a paragraph with a minimum of ten sentences.  Share with your partner.

Part III Paragraph Response


Each part is a separate grade.
6/3

Friday






"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life."      
Muhammad Ali           


 So too, the student who enters 9th grade and is the same person who leaves.  Train your mind hard!  



ENJOY YOUR SUMMER-- LIVE AND LEARN...  DON'T "TAKE OFF."




Poetry Project is Due

Major Poetry Assignment Due June 6


WE BEGAN IN APRIL





 

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4.7

 

6/6

Monday

 


Major Poetry Assignment Due

 

 

 

Final Exam Review Assignment HERE

Part I  close reading notes and annotation

Part II  Be prepared to present the central idea of the novel and two literary devices that the author uses to develop the idea  -- from your notes explain the central idea in a paragraph with a minimum of ten sentences.  Share with your partner.

Part III Paragraph Response


Each part is a separate grade.
6/7

Tuesday

Final Exam Review Assignment HERE

Part I  close reading notes and annotation

Part II  Be prepared to present the central idea of the novel and two literary devices that the author uses to develop the idea  -- from your notes explain the central idea in a paragraph with a minimum of ten sentences.  Share with your partner.

Part III Paragraph Response


Each part is a separate grade.
6/8

Wednesday

 

FINAL EXAM

 

6/9

Thursday

 

FINAL EXAM
6/10

Friday

  EMERGENCY MAKE UP DAY (Final ASSIGNMENT OFFERED IN CLASS)     Absent?  Wednesday  22nd 7AM       Make up Exams with note excusing absence.

 

 

 

Major Poetry Assignment was due one week ago

 

WE BEGAN IN APRIL

 

 

 

 

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6/13

Monday

TESTING WEEK
6/14

Tuesday

TESTING WEEK
6/15

Wednesday

TESTING WEEK
6/16

Thursday

TESTING WEEK
6/17

Friday

TESTING WEEK

 

 

 

6/20

Monday

TESTING WEEK
6/21

Tuesday

TESTING WEEK
6/22

Wednesday

TESTING WEEK
6/23

Thursday

TESTING WEEK
6/24

Friday

TESTING WEEK