Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Day 96

 Objective:  The students will complete reading of assigned Act and Scene.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  By noon today, I need you to be done with assigned reading:

Group A:  All of Act IV

Group B:  Act IV Scene 1.  We will complete the act tomorrow in class.

This is due by noon today. 

Monday, April 19, 2021

Day 95

 Objective:  The students will read and listen to Othello Act IV Scenes 1-2.

At home:  

1.  Complete Othello Act IV Scene 1 Reading and Notes.  This is due before Wednesday.

At school:

1.  Read and complete Act IV Scenes 1-2.



Thursday, April 15, 2021

Day 94

Objective:  The students will read and discuss Othello Act III

At home:  

1.  Roll

2.  Complete reading of Act III and complete the notes in GC.  This is due by NOON today or it's a ZERO. 

At School:

1.  Roll

2.  Read and Listen to Othello Act III Scenes 1-3.  Complete the handout.

3.  At home complete the Act III Scene 4 Reading and complete the handout on your own.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Day 93

 Objective:  The students will do an independent Poetry MC Practice for 10 points to grade.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Poetry MC Practice:  "Read History" in GC for 10 points.  Due by noon today or a ZERO.

Monday, April 12, 2021

Day 92

 Objective:  Well I had one, but Google Classroom won't let me load the assignment.

At home:

1.  Roll

2.  No assignment because GC SUCKS!

At school:

1.  Roll

2.  Read Act III 1-3 and complete the notes.

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Day 91

Objective:  The students will complete reading of Act II Scenes 1-3.

At home:

1.  Roll

2.  Complete reading of Act II Scene 1 and finish the notes.  I am going to grade these at 12 Noon today.

At school:

1.  Roll

2.  Complete reading of Act II Scene 1 and discuss.

3.  Read Act II Scenes 2 and 3.  Fill in notes and turn in for points.

4.  Act II Soliloquy Translation

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Day 90

Objective:  The students will know common symbols used by Shakespeare in his writing.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Complete the Shakespeare Symbols Research assignment in GC.  This is due by NOON today.  After that the assignment will be closed and you can not get credit.  There are five people who really need to do this ON TIME!!!  25 points.

Monday, April 05, 2021

Day 89

 Objective:  The students will complete reading of Act II Scenes 1-3.

At home:

1.  Roll

2.  Complete reading of Act II Scene 1 and finish the notes.  I am going to grade these at 12 Noon today.

At school:

1.  Roll

2.  Complete reading of Act II Scene 1 and discuss.

3.  Read Act II Scenes 2 and 3.  Fill in notes and turn in for points.

4.  Act II Soliloquy Translation

 

Thursday, April 01, 2021

Day 88

Objective:  The students will complete two MC Practice pre-tests.

1.  Roll out loud.  I am tired of GC

2.  For those at home:  Complete yesterday's reading of Act II Scene 1 and notes.

3.  For those in class:  MC Practice (one prose and one poetry)

Note:  Bring your text book to class each day until the end of the year.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Day 87

 Objective:  The students will read Act II Scene 1 (most of it).

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Get out Perrine's and read Act II Scene 1 and complete Act II Scene 1 Notes for 25 points.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Day 86

Objective:  The students will complete two MC Practice pre-tests.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  For those at home:  Chill.

3.  For those in class:  MC Practice (one prose and one poetry)

Note:  Bring your text book to class each day until the end of the year.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Day 85

Objective:  The students will complete a MC Practice using a poetry piece.  They will then discuss Othello Act I Scene 3 (since so many students ditch on Wednesday).

1.  MC Poetry Practice:  The Female Philosopher (I like this one!)

2.  Discuss Act I Scene 3 Notes and Reading.  

3.  Warren's Power Point Master Piece

Have a great break!!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Day 84

Objective:  To have a nice day!

Note:  If your parent is a teacher in the district... apply for the RCTA Scholarship!  It is easy and you are almost 100% sure to get money if you fill out the application correctly.  There are currently only a few people who have applied.  Go to myrcta.org for the application.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Discuss Act I Scene 3 and fill in notes.  WHY ARE THEY NOT DONE BY 14 people???  YOU ARE NOT LIVING UP TO YOU END OF THE BARGAIN THAT WE MADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Monday, March 15, 2021

Day 83

 Objective:  The students will finish the reading of Act I of Othello.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Discuss Act I Scene 2 which you should have read/listened to and completed the notes.

3.  Act I Scene 3.  It is longer (20 minutes).  Complete reading/listening and notes.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Day 82

Objective:  The students will read and understand Othello Act I Scenes 1-2.

1.  Roll in GC

Notes on AP Test:

Date:  Tuesday 5/18 at 9:P00 am

Full Refund if you don't take it.  Just don't show up.  Refund will be given after last test window date of June 11.

Note:  I have decided that my goal with this unit is to give you something that you can use on a Q3 Essay on the AP Test.  I just want you to know it well enough to write a good essay.  I WILL NOT load you up with a bunch of busy work and quizzes if you PROMISE to read/listen to it as I assign, then discuss it with me (a real two-sided conversation).  If we can do this... there will be no busy work or test involved.  Just notes and discussions.

2.  Othello Biblical Allusion Notes

3.  Othello Act I Scene 1:  Read in Perrine's.  Follow along to the audio (in GC) to help you understand.  Fill in the blanks on the notes.  Discuss with teacher.

4.  Othello Act I Scene 2:  Read and follow audio:  Fill in blanks on notes.


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Day 81

Objective:  The students will discuss Drama Chapter 3 Power Point.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Drama Chapter 3 Discussion  https://drive.google.com/file/d/12RtebgZuCfoJlMc8oloUJS8m8Z-Czo-Z/view?usp=sharing

3.  Check your Aeries grade.  Make sure it is correct.  Third Quarter Grades are due today.

Monday, March 08, 2021

Day 80

Objective:  The students will discuss "Mind the Gap" and then outline a chapter in preparation for Othello.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Mind the Gap Power Point

3.  Perrine's Drama Chapter 3 Outline in GC.

We will start Othello on Wednesday.

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Day 79

Objective:  The students will read the next play of the drama unit.  One that is totally opposite from the one that was read earlier.

1.  Poetry MC Practice.  This will also serve as Roll today.  It is for 10 points in the gradebook.

2.  Mind the Gap reading and assignment in GC.  This play is easier to understand than The Sandbox.  Due by Monday.


Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Day 78

 Objective:  The students will discuss the one act play that they read.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Three Strikes You're Out verbal quiz for No Essay Thursday or AP Essay Thursday

3.  Discuss the play.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-fHK1cJpIDDT4JjiOMtZuWdgx9t4YTLz/view?usp=sharing

Monday, March 01, 2021

Day 77

Objective:  The students will discuss the elements of Dramas and then read their first one.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Drama Chapters 1 and 2 Power Point discussions.

3.  Read The Sandbox and complete the questions assigned.  It is a trip!  If you don't understand something, just move on.  I will explain it all on Wednesday.  But try!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Day 76

Objective:  The students will outline two chapters about Dramas before we read our first one.  And it is a weird one!!!

 

Happy 18th B Day Raphael!!

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Deus Ex Machina explained:  Pretty cool video explanation of that term from yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iviZR85VMcU

3.  Outline Perrine's Chapters 1 and 2 for assignment in GC.  Sounds like a lot, but it is 8 pages total.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Day 75

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary for our Drama Unit.

Easy 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.  If we have 20+ cameras on, only complete the Lit Terms on the Drama Unit Study Guide posted in GC.  If not... Read all of Othello tonight for an essay tomorrow.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Day 74

Objective:  The students will complete the last poetry analysis.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Discuss the poem "Do Not Go Gentle..."

3.  MC Poetry Practice:  The Thief in GC for 10 points.  Due now so that we can discuss.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Day 73 THURSDAY!!! Mr. Bohrer (I know him as Josh, will be in charge!)

 

Objective:  The students will complete their last awesome poem from the last poetry unit.

THIS IS FOR THURSDAY

1.  Roll however Mr. Bohrer wants to do it.  Introduce yourselves!  Turn your camera on and say hello!  He is a good guy!  I have told him  how great my classes are! 

2.  Complete the assignment in GC called "Do Not Go Gentle..." It is worth 50 points and it is DUE TODAY!!!!

Stay in class the entire 50 minutes please!

Day 72: WEDNESDAY!!!!

 

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 get some poetry MC Practice then analyze their second to last poem of this unit.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Poetry MC Practice "The Forerunners" in GC

3.  "Judged by my goddess..."  in GC Due next class.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Day 70

Objective:  The students will talk today.  They will participate.  The teacher is in a mood.  He is tired of no participation.  I will try to make him happy today.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Participation Game.  Participate, you win.  Don't participate... you lose.  Literally. 

Note:  FAFSA:  You guys need to get on it!  

This year has been tough for everyone but I need help getting some news to our Seniors. There are 22 days left until the California Financial Aid Deadline. So far we only have 208 students who have completed their FAFSA or CADAA forms. If you have seniors in any of your classes or clubs please remind them to submit their applications before March 2. 

Families need all the help they can get during these unprecedented times and there are plenty of programs out there where need is not considered for the student to receive an award, they just need to complete the forms. If you have any questions or need to check on any of your students please let me know and I can confirm whether or not they have submitted the forms. 

Here is a link to our school Financial Aid Help Page which includes a list of scholarships. I have also been receiving calls from scholarship sponsors who are worried and discouraged because they have had significantly fewer applications this year than in previous years. 

Monday, February 08, 2021

Day 69

Objective:  The students will discuss the anayzed poem and then look at another.

1.  Go over "When You Are Old"

2.  "Forgiveness" in GC

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Day 68

 Objective:  The students will discuss rhythm in poetry and then look at a cool poem.

Note:  I have to go see a realtor about selling my mother in law's house in Menifee.  I may have to leave class a bit early.  I will try to connect on my phone while I drive there.  PLEASE stay in class until 10:50.  I really appreciate it!

We have 5 poems left to analyze.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Perrine's Chapter 12 Discussion

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PHhXrW9v9HMV0RU90cuhnczS6pBg6gVu/view?usp=sharing

3.  "When You Are Old" poem and analysis in GC

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Day 67

 Objective:  The students will complete a poem MC Practice in Albert.io.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Albert.io assignment for 10 points.  We have done this poem before... If 10 people get 100 percent, I will give the entire class 5 extra credit points!!!

Monday, February 01, 2021

Day 66

Objective:  The students will analyze their last poem for the Poetry Unit 2.

1. Roll in GC

2.  I have not graded the essays yet...  One more student has to write it.  But do you want to talk about it?  What did you all write about?

Here are samples that AP Readers graded:  https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap17-english-literature-q1.pdf

This is the old grading scale based on a 9 point rubric.  1-4 fail.  5 is minimal pass.  9 is the best.

So these essays would translate to a 6, 4----, 2.

Here is mine:  It would be a 4...  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cl3PT1ZmVMR37IFSAVUf3Qh903dMB7s4/view?usp=sharing

3.  Complete "The Echoing Green" assignment in GC.  Do not write the essay, I just added a prompt to help you think about what you should look for.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Day 65

Objective:  The students will get a score of 4 or better on the district writing test.

1.  District Writing Test.  You have 50 minutes.

Hints:  Remember, AP Literature likes to present contrasts as something that is to be analyzed.  Remember too that the prompt will TELL you specific words (ideas, concepts) that you need to focus on and mention IN YOUR ESSAY.  And remember, everything comes back to the author's purpose which should be mentioned and referred to a few times. 

Hint 2:  I am not dumb.  Believe me... I am not dumb.  Don't chance doing something stupid that you will regret!  One grade will have little effect on the semester grade.  One dumb mistake means I will seek to fail you or have you dropped from class.  To make this clear... I know there are essays on the internet... don't use them!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Day 64

Objective:  The student will discuss Chapter 11 and then outline chapter 12.

1.  Discuss Chapter 11:  Musical Devices

2.  Outline Chapter 12:  Rhythm and Meter, pages 915-930 Due tomorrow

Monday, January 25, 2021

Day 63

Objective:  The students will analyze a poem in an AP Test Type of situation and then outline a Perrine's chapter.

1.  Writing Prompt:  Prompt: Read carefully the following poem by Lorraine Dafney, paying close attention to the relationship between form and meaning. Then, in a well-written essay, analyze how the literary techniques used in this poem contribute to the author's purpose.

2.  Perfectly Poised.  Use Perfectly Poised to outline what you would discuss if you had to write the essay above.

3.  Outline Chapter 11 on Musical Devices in Poetry.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Day 62

Objective:  The students will analyze a poem by Sylvia Plath.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Mad Girl's Love Song in GC TTSTCANDI (due Monday)

This is well done:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twIfwSvL9Uo

3.  Albert.io assignment:  Poetry Practice Early Spring (Due tomorrow)

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Day 61

Objective:  The students will have a great discussion about the analyzed poem, and if they do, there will be no essay tomorrow.

Roll in GC

1.  All Frankenstein essays are graded.  These were good.  I think most of you have a grasp on what is needed to pass the AP essay.  You are getting the typical errors out of the way, but...

Book need italics or underlines... not quotations.

Quotation Punctuation... "The punctuation goes inside of the last quotation mark."

Make sure you say the CORRECT AUTHOR!

Long Quotes still do not help your paper.

If you use Example Quotes:  You need a colon before.

The monster feels that he is in total control: "You made me, but I am your master." 

2.  Let's analyze Sweetness together

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Day 59

Objective:  The students will practice MC Poetry and then analyze a cool, but sad poem.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  MC Practice:  To Autumn in GC 

3.  Analyze "The Weight of Sweetness" in GC.  Complete assignment.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Day 58

Objective:  The students will discuss their analysis of She Trod...

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Discuss analysis of the poem.  What would you write about if this was the subject of an essay?

Monday, January 11, 2021

Day 56

Objective:  The students will analyze a great poem by William Wordsworth.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Discuss the Frankenstein Prompt and Essay:  What did you all write about?  And what would I have written about?

3.  Perrine's Chapter 7 Outline PP.  You don't have to outline it.  Just takes notes from the discussion.

4.  "She Dwelt Upon the Untrodden Ways" TTSTCANDI due Wednesday.

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Day 55

Objective:  The students will write a passing grade essay.

1.  Frankenstein Q3 Essay

Hints:  

1.  Do not say "the reader" anywhere.  You are not part of the essay.  Instead of saying something like "this shows the reader that..."  Just say, "this shows"  or something to that effect.

2.  Have a good but short intro.  Must include the thesis.  And use key words from the prompt.

3.  Use a few quotes, but not too many on the Q3 essay.

4.  Develop your points with specific details to support your thesis.

5.  Make sure you mention the book and the author's name.


I picked a great prompt.  It should be easy if you read.

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Day 55

 Objective:  The students will complete the Frankenstein test on Albert.io.

1.  I WAS SO PISSED after our lack of discussion of Frankenstein last class.  

I want to treat you all like college kids.  In college, it is the class discussions that make it all so RICH and educational.  


NOT Multiple Choice Tests.  So I hoped that we wouldn't have to use Multiple Choice Tests (other than the Practice MC for the real test).


But since only about 1/3 of you read the book... there has to be some consequence.


This is worth 100 points.  You have 45 minutes from when you start.  It is due today by 2 pm.

Monday, January 04, 2021

Day 54

Objective:  The students will have a final discussion of Frankenstein in preparation for their next essay.

1.  Roll out loud.

2.  Frankenstein Final Observations PP

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rpgG2qJuE6MWanD7AEcWluDDGWTGyfFz/view?usp=sharing

 3.  Complete Frankenstein Q3 Study Form in GC due next class.

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Day 53

 Objective:  The students will complete their Final by discussing the two Perrine's Chapters.

1.  Roll on GC

2.  Discuss Poetry and Figurative Language 1 and 2 PP

3.  Have a great break!  Be safe!

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Day 52

 Objective:  The students will complete the last assignment of the semester.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Complete the assignment in GC:  Chapter 6: Figurative Language 2, pp. 807-817 

3. Tomorrow we will discuss Chapters 2 and 3 and be done! You MUST SHOW UP FOR THIS FINAL!!!!! IT WILL AFFECT YOUR GRADE IF YOU DON'T!

  

Monday, December 14, 2020

Day 51

Objective:  The students will discuss imagery and complete the next Perrine's outline.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Discuss Perrine's Poetry Chapter 4 on Imagery PP

3.  Outline Perrine's Chapter 5:  Figurative Language 1

4.  Frankenstein Reading Schedule for the Week:

Monday: Chaps. 18-19

Tuesday: Chapter 20

Wednesday:  Chaps. 22-23

Thursday:  Chapter 24 to end

Friday:  Vacation

 

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Day 50

 Objective:  The students will discuss Frankenstein reading and outline a chapter on Imagery.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  Discuss Frankenstein reading

Week 2:

Monday:  Chaps. 8-9

Tuesday:  Chaps. 10-11

Wednesday:  Chaps. 12-13

Thursday:  Chaps. 14-15

Friday:  Chaps. 16-17

3.  Outline Perrine's Poetry Chapter on Imagery:

Chapter 4: Imagery, pp. 771-774   

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Day 49

 Objective:  The students will discuss "kitchenette building" and their TTSTCANDI.

1.  Roll in GC

2.  "kitchenette building"  PP

3.  Frankenstein reading:

Week 2:

Monday:  Chaps. 8-9

Tuesday:  Chaps. 10-11

Wednesday:  Chaps. 12-13

Thursday:  Chaps. 14-15

Friday:  Chaps. 16-17

Week 3:

Monday: Chaps. 18-19

Tuesday: Chapter 20

Wednesday:  Chaps. 22-23

Thursday:  Chapter 24 to end

Friday:  Vacation