Friday, October 11, 2019

Our First Q3 Piece is Done

Objective:  The students will see what a Q3 Prompt looks like and discuss how they need to be able to have a book in mind to address the prompt in an essay.

1.  Sample Q3 Prompts

2.  Complete Q3 Study Form:  Due Tuesday printed out (not shared with me)

Here is the link:

3.  Grendel Packet (100 points) and Close Reading (50 if printed 60 if in book) is due Monday.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Finish Grendel Today

Objective:  The students will complete analysis of their first Q3 piece:  Grendel.

1.  Two Nick Adams Presentations

2.  Grendel 12.  Read and analysis.

3.  Grendel 11-12 Theme Chart

Put together Grendel Packet.  12 Chapter Analysis papers and 6 Theme Charts in order!  If you didn't have one when I checked it, do not add it to the packet.

Essay Paragraphs:  They are graded:  Here is what I saw:

2.  You have to have a complete UT, not just the subject of it.
3.  You need to go deeper.  Don't just list a bunch of metaphors without analyzing each.
4.  Some of you have to work on neatness.
5.  Five sentence paragraphs are for regular kids!  Not you!

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Nick Adams Presentations

Objective:  The students will participate in lively discussions of two Hemingway stories.

Here is the link to Hemingway Chart for your project:

1.  Two presentations

2.  Grendel 11.

Tomorrow off.  Grendel 12 Thursday.  Huge 300 point test Friday.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Three Day Weekend...

Objective:  The students will work on presentations for Tuesday.

1.  I am feeling a bit sick... cough... cough... so I will be out Monday.

2.  I will have Grendel 10 for you and a themes chart for 9-10.

You need to work well.  The sub is probably going to be an Ex-King kid of mine.  So be super!!

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Grendel Thinks He's Shakespeare

Objective:  The students will complete theme analysis of Grendel 7-8 and analyze 9.

1.  Get the two handouts

2.  Grendel 8 Discussion/PP

3.  Themes Chart 7-8

4.  Read Grendel 9

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Essay Practice

Objective:  The students will get some writing practice using the story "The End of Something" as the focus piece.


FFASA opened yesterday.  Don't wait too long to do it.  It sucks!  Remember passwords!!

Go on college board and check yes or no to taking the AP Exam.  You don't have to pay and I think that you can change your mind at any time until you actually pay. 



Check your email.  Pick the sessions that you want to attend next week for the College and Career Day.  If you don't pick, someone will for you.

1.  Discuss your TTSTCANDI

2.  Put the TTSTCANDI away.  You can keep your story out.  Get out one sheet of paper and a pen.

3.  Write to the following prompt:

AP Prose Prompt: “The End of Something”
In the following short story by Ernest Hemingway, “The End of Something,” the author describes a dramatic experience. Read the passage carefully. Then, in a well-organized essay, show how Hemingway’s techniques convey the impact of the experience on the main character to reveal his purpose.

Write the intro paragraph and your first body paragraph.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

A super cool story. Great for symbolism.

Objective:  The students will analyze a Hemingway story much like they will for their project.

1.  TTSTCANDI "The End of Something"

This will be done in class.  Right now.  In pairs or groups.  I want to see deep thinking, rich discussion and analysis.

This means everyone.  I may collect at the end of the period!!!

Get at it!