Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lord of the Flies Final

Objective:  Pass the test!!!

1.  Use a pencil if you have one.
2.  Read the test questions carefully.  There are some tricky ones.
3.  When you are done...  Give it to Mr. McDermott.  He will grade it and instantly (like magic) tell you your score.

Your Presentation scores are in the computer on Aeries. The test (300 points) will be in by the end of the period.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Our last (and hopefully good!) presentation.

Discussion:  You know it would be nice if a teacher could do whatever he wanted.....!!

1.  Presentation Chapter 12
2.  Lord of the Flies Review

Tomorrow is the 300 point test.

No More LotF Reading!!!

Objective:  The students will present the RESOLUTION of the book.

1.  Get your folders
2.  Ch. 12 Presentation
3.  LotF Review Worksheet

If you borrowed a copy of LotF, please return it by tomorrow so they can be checked back in to the library!!!

Best Something Extras: Folk Song by Justin Johnson (have him sing it for you) & LotF movie trailer by Kayla Pina (on youtube)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Two More Days!

Objective:  The students will present the CLIMAX of the book.

1.  Get folders and LOTF
2.  Chapter 11 Presentation
3.  Finish the Book.

If I see phones out playing that STUPID QUIZ game I will destroy them!!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Good Afternoon!!!

Objective:  The students will present the chapter before the CLIMAX of LotF.

1.  Get folders and LotF books.
2.  Chapter 10 Presentation
3.  Read Chapter 11 (the climax)

Week Plan:  Mon:  Chapter 10
                    Tues:  Chapter 11
                    Wed:  Chapter 12

                    Thurs:  LotF 300 point test
                    Fri:  LotF Simpson's Allusion Video

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Ch. 8 Presentation & Discussion

Objective: The students will present their assigned Chapter from Lord of the Flies

 Grab you folders, a copy of LotF, and pull out your WP and a quiz paper to be ready for the presentation. Those that are presenting come up to the computer and prepare your presentation.

Your "Listening" grade is in effect right when the bell rings!!!

1. Ch. 8 Presentation
2. Discuss key parts of Chapter as a class.
3.. Read some of Ch. 9

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Presentation #2- Ch. 6

Objective:  The students will present their assigned chapters of Lord of the Flies.

1.  Get folder and LotF novel.
2.  Presentation 2:  Chapter 6 Group.
3. Read Ch. 7

Remember:  You are getting "Listening and Participation Points" for being in the audience.  From now on the projects will be graded a little tougher and so will the "Listening and Participation Points".

Monday, December 08, 2014

Presentation 1

Objective:  The students will present their assigned chapters of Lord of the Flies.

1.  Get folder and LotF novel.
2.  Presentation 1:  Chapter 5 Group.

Remember:  You are getting "Listening and Participation Points" for being in the audience.  Positive points are added to your 100 points for good questions and comments, and points will be deducted for negative behavior.

3.  Read Chapter 6.  The BEAST comes!

Friday, December 05, 2014

Getting Ready for Presentations

Objective: Students will have their LotF projects modeled for them before they start presenting them.

Grab your folders and a copy of Lord of the Flies

1. LotF Ch. 4 Part 2 Quiz
2. WP # ??
3. Ch. 4. Dialectical Journals Discussed
4. Begin reading Ch. 5
5. Meet with your group!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Debate Time!

Objective: Students will practice rational thinking and reasoning similar to what the kids from the novel experienced.

Grab your folders, a copy of LotF, and a blank piece of paper
1. LotF Quiz Ch. 4 (so far)
2. Read rest of Ch. 4
3. "Who Will Survive" Debate

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

LotF Ch. 2-4 and Group Work

Objective:  The students will finish their group project for "Who Will Survive?" and Read Ch. 4

Staple and Turn in Ch. 1-3 Journals Now!

1.  Get folders, LotF book and your Dialectical Journals Ch. 3
2. Discuss Dialectical Journals
3. Read Ch. 4 up until Pg. 68 "Come back! Come back!"
4. Finish "Who Will Survive?" Activity

**No more Dialectical Journals- except for your assigned chapter**

**ALL WORK not picked up from folders by the end of the day today will be THROWN AWAY TOMORROW**

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

SUB RULES.... BE GOOD!!!! If your name is left for a bad reason, you lose all points for the day!

Note:  I expect everyone to follow class rules.  Two day class suspension on top of losing points if your name is left.  (YOU KNOW WHO I AM TALKING TO!!!!)

1.  Get folders and a book.
2.  Chapter 1-2 Quiz.  No Books.  No Talking.  No looking at others papers.  100 points!
3.  WP #28.  I will check it tomorrow to see that you did it!!!!  (10 points)
4.  Chapter 3 Dialectic Journal.  Your own paper.  10 important quotes/actions and explanations.

All dialectics are DUE tomorrow. NO LATE PAPERS! 

Monday, December 01, 2014

Objective:  The students will discuss the symbols from LotF so that can follow their development throughout the novel.

1.  Get folders and a LotF book.
2.  Notes on Symbols
3.  Discuss Reading/Presentation Schedule
4.  Start/Continue Chapter 2 Reading and Dialectic Journal

**Finish Ch. 2 Reading and Journals at home if not finished today!!!**

Note:  Use this website for full text of Lord of the Flies

Friday, November 21, 2014

Who Will Survive?

Objective: Students will engage in group debate concerning the important qualities necessary to survive on an island in reference to Lord of the Flies.

Grab your folders and a copy of LotF

Good Morning Students and Mr. McD from Oregon!


1. WP #27
2. Quick Reading Ch. 2
3. Allegory Notes
4. Who Will Survive? Activity

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Finish LotF Ch. 1

Objective: Students will continue reading and completing their corresponding Dialectical Journals in Chapter 1 of Lord of the Flies.

Grab your Folders and a LotF book from the front

1. WP #26
2. Continue reading and doing journals for Chapter 1
3. Discuss Survival IQ test

Template to be used on Group Project

Survival IQ Test

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Starting Lord of the Flies

Objective: Students will begin their new novel and be introduced to their final project.

Grab your folders, a LotF book (unless you have one already), and a handout

Turn in your vocab. No corrections

1. Review Final Project
2. Discuss Dialectical Journal format
3. Read LotF Ch 1:
All the way up to Pg. 17 "Ralph took the shell away from his lips. 'Gosh!' "

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Author Background and Vocab

Objective: Students will learn about William Golding, the author of Lord of the Flies, that will contribute to their understanding of the text.

Grab your folders

1. Review last 4 Vocab words
2. Author Background Presentation and Notes
3. Finish Vocab Chart and Activity, correcting it tomorrow

Monday, November 17, 2014

Finish Monte Cristo


Relax, sit back, and enjoy the end of the The Count of Monte Cristo movie.

The longer it takes for you to settle down and be quiet, the more work you will be assigned later this week!!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Nice Friday.

Objective:  The students will continue the video experience of Monte Cristo.

1.  Get folders
2.  WP #25
3.  Monte Cristo Movie.  The story of a man who goes to prison for 14 years for something he didn't do... and how he gets revenge on the men who set him up.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Beginning LOTF Unit

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary for the first 1/2 of LOTF.

1.  Get folders.
2.  WP #25
3.  Go over the vocabulary words.
4.  Finish vocab. exercise.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Lord of the Flies Vocab

Objective: Students will be introduced to and work with the vocabulary from the first five chapters of Lord of the Flies

1. Grab your folders- Turn in your Facebook Projects
2. WP #24
3. LotF Vocabulary

Homework: Bring your Things Fall Apart library book to turn in tomorrow!

Monday, November 10, 2014

TFA Final

Clear off your desks of everything but a pen. NO PENCIL ALLOWED.

You have the entire period to work on the exam, due by the bell.


**Make sure that the answer sheet you have has your name at the top; they are specific to every student**

Friday, November 07, 2014

Review Day!!!

Objective: Students will review for their Things Fall Apart Final on Monday 11/10

1. Grab Folders 
2. Turn in Dialectical Journals
3. WP #23
4. Jeopardy Review
5. Finish "Catch the Moon" Worksheet

Remember: Project Due Wednesday 11/12 and Final on 11/10

Thursday, November 06, 2014

"Catch the Moon"

Objective:  The students will complete a short analysis of the short story, "Catch the Moon."

1.  Get your lit books, folders, and a handout from the front desk.
2.  WP #22
3.  Read along with "Catch the Moon"
4. Final Project example

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Good Afternoon Period 6

Objective:  The students will read a short story in order to figure out the theme.

1.  Get folders and lit books.  Do not touch food or drinks.  Thanks to the person who threw the Snickers Bar and wrapper on the floor yesterday THAT I HAD TO PICK UP!)

2.  WP

3.  Project Discussion (dues Wednesday of next week.  November 12)

3.  Notes

4.  Read Story

Final Project Template

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Good afternoon!

Objective:  The students will finish reading the resolution of their class novel, Things Fall Apart.

1.  Get folders.  Staple your vocabulary sheets together.
2.  Correct Vocab.
3.  Complete the Chapter 24-25 Things Fall Apart handout.  It is due today.

How is that Facebook Page Project going? 

Monday, November 03, 2014

Hello everyone! Hope you had a nice weekend.

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary from this week's story, Catch the Moon.

1.  Get folders and lit book.
2.  Catch the Moon Vocab.

Read the next chapter of Things Fall Apart.... What chapter are you all on anyway?????  I am lost!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Discuss the Great Secret

Objective: Students will use their close reading of "The Great Secret" to address the beginnings of an essay writing prompt

1. Grab your folders and a copy of "Still I Rise"
2. Theme/Figurative Language Notes
3. "The Great Secret" essay prompt- 2 paragraphs
4. "Still I Rise" close reading assignment

Homework: Finish "Still I Rise" close reading and theme questions.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"The Great Secret"

Objective:  The students will complete a mid-term review of the important elements of literature that we have discussed by completing a short story reading and outline.

1.  WP #20
2.  Turn in WP Packet 11-20
3.  "The Great Secret" Close Reading and Outline.  On this outline, you can be "succinct" (This week's Wolf Academic Vocabulary Word).  I don't expect full blown paragraphs, but succinct notes that you could use to write a great paragraph or essay.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Let's Make This a GOOD Period!!!! Try to listen, learn, etc.

Objective:  The students will discuss "The Secret Lion" and the author's creative and original use of voice and diction.

1.  WP # 19 (we will turn in Packet 11-20 tomorrow)
2.  Discuss and Turn in "The Secret Lion"  PUT ALL PENS DOWN.
3.  TFA  Ch. 23 and Do Journal

4.  Homework:  Complete Chapter 23 and Journal

Monday, October 27, 2014

Catch Up Day

Objective: Students will complete work on "The Secret Lion" and "Things Fall Apart."

1. Grab your folders
2. "The Secret Lion" Close Reading
3. "The Secret Lion" Activity

Homework: TFA Read Ch. 23 and Do Journals!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Essay Day!

Objective: Students will demonstrate their ability to write an expository essay in the First Quarter District Assessment.

1. Pull out 3 Pieces of blank paper and your Essay prompt

** Only write on one side of the paper**
**Use only blue or black ink**

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Essay Planning

Objective: Students will read and analyze the District Quarter Assessment Prompt and the Articles to be used on the essay.

Grab an Essay Packet from the Front

1. Prompt Breakdown
2. Article #1
3. Article #2

No Homework

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

What is the Secret Lion?

Objective: Students will further investigate the literary devices and nuances of "The Secret Lion"

Get your folders

1. WP #17
2. Continue Modeled Close Read
3. Finish "The Secret Lion" close reading
4. "The Secret Lion" writing activity

Homework: Read and Do Journals for TFA Ch. 22

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"The Secret Lion"

Objective: Students will read the short story "The Secret Lion" and analyze it for examples of Point of View and Voice/Diction.

Get your folders

1. WP #__
2. Quiz TFA Ch. 20
3. Correct Vocab
4. Notes: Voice and Diction
5. Active Reading: "The Secret Lion"

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hope you had a great weekend

Objective:  The students will know how author's use voice and diction to create different point of views.

1.  Get lit books and folders.
2.  WP Number ______
3.  Point of View/Narrator Notes
4.  "Point of View" assignment.

Things Fall Apart Ch. 20 reading and Journals
Secret Lion vocab due tomorrow at beginning of class.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Love your head band!

2.  District Writing Prompt (Do what you would do if we were taking the test again today)
3.  SOAPStone for the prompt.
4.  Go over prompt and what it SHOULD LOOK LIKE!
5.  Go over SOAPStone.

So what is the paper looking for in order to pass with a 4 or higher?  What should you have done?

6.  Look at your papers.  Figure out why you got the score you did.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Symbolism!!! And did you Read?

Objective:  The students will discuss the important symbols in Things Fall Apart and think about their projects.

1.  Characterization:  You are going to Pre-Grade it for me.  Take out a highlighter, and highlight and label the three parts:  TWA of Character, TWA of Other, and Physical Description.

2.  Discuss the symbols of TFA

3.  Group Work.

Homework: Finish Symbol chart

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Shift Focus: Point of View

Objective: Students will become familiar with unknown vocabulary from their next set of short stories.

Get your Lit Book and Folders

1. Discuss TFA Study Guide. Due tomorrow
2. WP #15
3. Vocabulary "Secret Lion"
4. Start tonight's reading/ Work on Characterization assignment

Homework: Type up Characterization assignment. Finish TFA Study Guide 14-19. Both DUE TOMORROW

Monday, October 13, 2014

Be creative, Be Be creative

Objective: Students will continue their practice on dialogue by writing a creative writing piece.

Get folders

1. WP
2. Work on/Finish Creative Writing Characterization

Homework: Read TFA Ch. 19 and answer questions

Friday, October 10, 2014

Show Weekend! Woot

Objective:  The students will create a GREAT character using indirect characterization.

1.  Folders
2.  WP Test #1
3.  Discuss TFA Ch. 18
4.  Discuss Two Kinds questions and symbolism.
5.  Character Sketch (our next piece of writing)  ONE DRAFT ONLY!!!!!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

"Two Kinds" of What?

 Objective: Students will finish reading "Two Kinds" and begin analyzing the story's characterization.

Get your lit books and folders

1. WP
2. Finish Reading "Two Kinds"
3. "Two Kinds" Comprehension Questions

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Short Day... More Meetings!

Objective: Students will begin reading this week's story, "Two Kinds", with emphasis on characterization.

Get folders and lit books

1. Post-Test: Theme
2. Ch. 15 & 16 Quiz
3. Go over Vocab words for meaning
4. Read first part of "Two Kinds" which is a short anecdote from the novel called The Joy Luck Club
Page 99. 

Homework: Read TFA Chapter 17 and answer questions. 

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Project, What Project? We have a TFA Project?

1. Get Folders
2.  Grade & Turn in Vocab
3. WP #12
4. TFA Pulled Quote Quiz Ch. 14
5. Class-wide Project Discussion

Homework: Read and Answer Questions for TFA Ch. 15 & 16

Monday, October 06, 2014

Hope you had a good weekend!

Objective:  The students will complete a vocabulary activity for this week's featured story.

1.  Get lit books and folders.
2.  Get all three handouts.
3.  Turn in Every Day Use Characterization Chart
4.  Get Vocabulary Words.
5.  Work on Vocab or Finish Poster from Friday.

Homework: Read and answer questions for TFA Ch. 14

Friday, October 03, 2014

Don't mention last night's game.... I may cry!

Objective:  The students will use word connotations to create a found poem.

1.  Get folders
2.  Discuss Connotation
3.  Video
4.  Handout Discussion
5.  Complete 100 point activity.

Homework:  No reading.  If you haven't finished Study Guide....  do it.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Objective:  The students will complete analyzing the characterization and local setting used in "Everyday Use."

Get lit books and folder

1.  Correct Vocabulary
2.  WP
3.  Complete Assignment Handout.
4.  Finish All Charts.  Read Chapter 13.... no questions for it yet.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

"Everyday Use" Practice

Objective: Students will apply their knowledge of Characterization to describe the characters in the short story "Everyday Use"

1. Get folders/lit books
2. Finish individually reading "Everyday Use", where ever we left off
3. Fill out the "Everyday Use" character chart and "Setting/Local Color Review"
4. Finish Vocab activities for "Everyday Use"

Homework: Vocab Sheets and TFA Ch 9-12 Questions and Plot Chart due tomorrow

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Starting new short story: "Everyday Use"

Objective: Students will learn about different ways to develop characters in literature.

1. Get Lit Books and Folders
2. TFA Pulled Quote Quiz Ch. 11
3. WP #1 (new packet)
4. Characterization notes
5. Read a long: "Everyday Use"
6. Work on Vocab Activities

Homework: Read TFA Ch. 12. Answer questions as you go. Questions and Plot Chart due THURSDAY!!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hope You Had a Great Homecoming!

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary for this week's story.

1.  Get lit books and folders.
2.  WP #10
3.  Turn in WP Packet 1-10
4.  Go over Plot (so far) of Things Fall Apart
5.  "Everyday Use" vocabulary

Homework: Read TFA Chapter 11

Friday, September 26, 2014

All Essays Due.

You guys have worked pretty hard for the last week.  Good job!

Objective:  The students will make any last corrections to their essay and turn it in.

1.  Turn in your essay.  No need for prompt on top.

Homework:  Nothing.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

District Writing Test

Objective:  The students will put all that we have talked about and practiced over the last month to use today to write a GREAT in class essay for the district.

1.  Get out three sheets of paper.
2.  Get prompt.  Put name and period on all papers.
3.  Read prompt:  Highlight what you need to do in order to pass.
4.  Briefly plan. (Summarize the author's argument.  Discuss if you agree or disagree with it, using strong examples from text and life).  TITLE??????????
5.  Write. Only use one side of the paper!

Homework:  Print, Proof, Edit, and Re-print essay to be turned in tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Finish the Essay!

Objective:  The students will use class time to finish their essay, proof read, edit, and make it an A paper that Mr. Warren and Mr. McDermott can read in less than 2 minutes!

1.  TFA Quiz Chapters 9-10 and discuss any questions that you have.
2.  Finish all parts of the essay.

Body 1:  Story Explanation 1
Body 2:  Story Explanation 2
Body 3:  Argument:  Which story is most likely to come true using an informational article as support of your thoughts.
Close:  Apply what you have proven to the bigger picture.

No reading tonight.  Just read your essay and catch the easy errors so that Mr. Warren has a nice weekend and doesn't want to throw things through his window!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Rhetorical Appeals- 4th Paragraph

Objective: Students will learn how to use ethos, pathos, and logos in their argumentative essays.

1. Get your folders/lit books
2. Ethos, Pathos, Logos presentation
3. Write your 3rd body paragraph and Conclusion

Homework: Read TFA Chapter 10. Essay DUE ON THURSDAY

Monday, September 22, 2014

Writing Day 2

Objective:  The students will write their body paragraphs.

login is student number   password is your birthday....  2/2/1965  (no zeros needed)

it will say 2012 homecoming, but it's 2014..
1.  Get your folders.
2.  Write paragraphs 2 and 3 (the expository paragraphs for the stories).

Homework: Read Chapter 9

Friday, September 19, 2014

Things Get Interesting Before they Fall Apart

Objective: Students will write their first two paragraphs for their argumentative essay.

1. Get your lit books and folders
2. TFA Chapter 7-8 Review. What was the 2nd BIG MISTAKE?
3. Discuss Writing Prompt and write the thesis that you are going to prove.  "Yes, but so"
4.  Write the intro (follow the inverted triangle format for a perfect intro)
5.  Write the first body paragraph (what paragraph would be most logical to put first?)

Homework: No new reading, but fill out Plot chart on back of questions. 6 Events with 2-3 statements about each event (for full credit). 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Objective:  The students will begin their second essay.  This one will be an expository/argumentative essay. 

1.  Get lit books and folders. 
2.  Get the new writing prompt.  Yes, another essay!
3.  Finish "Long Way Home" assignment.
4.  Pre-write the essay using the Venn Diagram
5.  Write the intro paragraph.

No homework tonight!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Oko's Second Big Mistake!!!

Objective:  The students will read a new story, with a different view of what the future may hold for us.

1. Get folders
2. WP #9
3. Pre-Test
4. "Long Way Home" close reading and assignment

Homework: Finish Character Chart and Questions for Chapters 5-8, due tomorrow! Catch up on reading if you are not there yet, Quiz tomorrow on Chapters 7-8.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hope You Had a Great Weekend!

Objective: Students will practice continued use of specific word choice and connotation in order to change the tone/mood of a short story.

1. Get your Lit Books and Folders
2. WP #8
3.TFA Quiz 5-6 Quiz and Discussion
4. "The Pedestrian" Activity parts 7 & 8

Homework: Read TFA Chapters 7-8 and answer study guide questions

Friday, September 12, 2014

Relax and Enjoy your Weekend

Objective: The students will practice word connotation and how works create the tone in writing.

1. Get folder
2. WP #7
3. Discuss TFA 5-6 and Quiz ?
4. "The Pedestrian" Activity

Homework: Make sure you are up to date on TFA/ CT Questions/ and Character Chart.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

TFA Discussion and Pedestrian

Objective: Students will analyze and critique "The Pedestrian" for plot and thematic elements.

1. Get folders and lit books
2. TFA 3-4 Discussion & Quiz
3. WP #6
4. "The Pedestrian" Activities. Here's the Handout

Homework: Read TFA 5-6, Complete Critical Thinking Questions for those chapters, Download, Print and Sign the Syllabus by tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Objective:  The students will read the cautionary tale called "The Pedestrian."

Get lit books and Folders
1.  "The Pedestrian" Intro Technology Chart
2.  Plot Notes
3.  Read "The Pedestrian"
4.  Complete "The Pedestrian" Assignment

Homework: Read Chapters 3-4 TFA, Answer CT questions, and Download, print and sign Class Syllabus

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Who was Okonkwu?

Objective: The students will prepare to read a cautionary story by Ray Bradbury that will be part of our next essay.

1. Get Folders Out (correct vocabulary Quickly)
2. WP #5
3. TFA Reading Quiz 1-2 and Discuss
4. Review TFA Final Project
4. The Pedestrian Assignment (before reading)

Homework: Read Chapters 3-4 (18 pages)

Monday, September 08, 2014

Essays... Not Quite There

Objective: The students will be introduced to Chinua Achebe and Things Fall Apart

1. Achebe/TFA Presentation
2. TFA Character Map directions
3. TFA Critical Thinking questions
4. Complete "The Pedestrian" Vocabulary

Homework: Read first two chapters of TFA and answer CT questions. Quiz tomorrow!

Friday, September 05, 2014

TFA & The Pedestrian

Objective: Students will learn important vocabulary from two short stories.

Before class: Get your folders and lit books out and ready. Staple your paper and turn in to the white wire basket

1. Things Fall Apart Library Book Checkout
2. "The Pedestrian" story & vocabulary

Bring your Things Fall Apart (TFA) novel to class EVERY DAY!!!

Thursday, September 04, 2014

First Essay Due Tomorrow!

Objective:  The students will share their first two body paragraphs and then complete the writing of the essay.  The paper will be turned in tomorrow.

1.  WP # _____
2.  Share one or two student essays.  Be brave... volunteer.
3.  Closing Paragraph Discussion:  Apply what you have proven to the "Bigger Picture."
4.  Finish Essay.  Read it and edit.  Print out.  Edit again.  Print it again for me.

Remember:  MLA.  Heading.  Title.  Double Space.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Objective:  The students will see some examples of how to start the essay and then write some of the body.

1.  Student Examples of Intros.
2.  Body Paragraphs:  How do you use a quote?  Quote Sandwich!
3.  Write Body.

Homework:  Complete at least paragraph 2 and 3 of the essay!  I will need more examples tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Seating Chart!

Objective:  The students will begin writing their essays and will learn the easiest way to write an intro paragraph.

1.  Seating Chart
2.  Intro to Student Teacher:  Mr. McDermott
3.  Haiku and Google Docs
           User Name:  firstname+lastname+ last three digits of ID
           Password:  Welcome1 (first time, then change it)

This will get you into Google Docs where you can compose your essay.

4.  New essay prompt.
5.  How to start an essay.  The Inverted Triangle Format.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Objective:  The students will discuss "The Education of Frank McCourt" and how it could be used in their upcoming essay and then read two more short pieces that can also be used as info in their writing.

1.  WP #3  (Put folder and Lit book on desk with names on spine of each)
2.  Some Stuff to Address:
              a)  Food and Drinks Policy:  King Kids Against Cancer and Softball Game.
              b)  Trash and Cleanliness in class and around campus.
              c)  Outside Reading:  We will begin an outside book after Monte Cristo
3.  Discuss "The Education of Frank McCourt":  What influenced him to be what he became?
4.  "Home from the Heart" and "No Irish Need Apply"

Thursday, August 28, 2014

First 100 point assignment due.

Objective:  The students will Close Read an article about the author of Typhoid Fever looking for things that will help them write the essay.

1.  Roll
2.  WP #2
3.  Discuss End Notes (Interpret, Extend, Challenge) from the reading.  Turn in for points.
4.  Close Read "The Education of Frank McCourt"

Typhoid Fever Packet 

Homework:  Folder, Lit Book and all supplies (except outside reading book) DUE TOMORROW!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

So was it hard to get lunch today?

Objective:  The students will finish Close Reading of Typhoid Fever by doing the three Higher Level Reading Skills and begin reading the article about the author.

1.  Roll
2.  WP #1
3.  Angela's Ashes Higher Level Reading Skills
4.  Begin Reading "The Education of Frank McCourt"

Homework:  Just get those supplies ready for Friday!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Did you do your homework?

Objective:  The students will discuss the writing prompt for the essay we will complete with this piece of literature and then complete Close Reading of "Typhoid Fever"

1.  Roll
2.  Webpage Quiz
3.  Discuss Writing Prompt
4.  Go over pages 5-7 of "Typhoid Fever" and vocabulary.
5.  Complete Close Reading of story.

Homework:  Finish Close Reading for points tomorrow.  Due at the beginning of class.

Monday, August 25, 2014

First Day Sophomores!

Objective:  The students will begin their first CLOSE READ of the first piece of lit that we will discuss and write about this year.

1.  Sit anywhere (where you will be tempted to be a screwball).
2.  Intro and Roll.
3.  Supplies Needed ASAP.
4.  Close/Active Reading Notes
5.  "Typhoid Fever" Close Read

Homework:  Go to my website. and read all info.  There will be a quiz on it tomorrow.

1.      One inch three-ring binder
2.      5 dividers:  Handouts, CSTs, Notes, Assignments, Tests/Quizzes
3.      Highlighters
4.      Blue or Black Pens
5.      Pencils for tests
6.      Outside Book (from Honors Book List if you want for Extra Credit 100 points)

Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer School Day 1

Objective:  Students will do all that they need to do in order to pass at the semester.

1.  Brief Intro and Roll.
2.  Classroom Rules:
  • Attendance:  You can only miss 5 hours.  Tardies count against your time.
  • Three Expectations:  Respect, Awake and Work, Phones ONLY during breaks.
  • Class Grading:  100 points for all we do.  NO MAKE UP OR LATE WORK.
  • Units of study on board to your left.
  • Be prepared to WORK.  Paper, pens, pencils.
  • Food and water is OK.  Just clean up and be neat.
3.  Let's start.