Friday, March 27, 2015

One more!

Objective:  Make it through the day so we can go on vacation.

1.  Leave me alone (just kidding)
2.  Do the Act V Review.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Let's Finish theis Drama.

Objective:  The students will complete reading of Julius Caesar.

1.  Get books and folders.
2.  WP
3.  Notes
4.  Read
5.  Act V Review (due at the end of the period tomorrow).  If you are going to be gone for the rally, finish it today and get it to me tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Objective:  The students will begin the resolution of the play.

1.  Get your lit books and folders.
2.  Turn in your Poetic Device worksheet.
3.  Act V 1-2 Notes
4.  Read Act V 1-2
5.  Complete Act IV Review and Trans.  It is due tomorrow if not finished today.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Working with poetry (kind of) today.

Objective:  The students will look into Shakespeare's use of poetic devices in his writing.

Get your folder and your books please.
1.  WP #12
2.  Poetic Devices Work
3.  Act III and IV Story Board

Homework:  Have you picked your last outside book?  You owe me 500 pages total.  If you have read 450 pages or more (90% of the pages) you DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANOTHER BOOK.  If you have 449 pages or less... You DO have to complete another book.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Last of the Presentations

Objective:  The students will read all of Act IV.

1.  Get lit books and folders.
2.  WP #11
3.  Presentations:  Second Triumvirate, Calphurnia, Portia and Phillipp
4.  Notes
5.  Read
6.  Act III and IV Story Board

Note:  If you emailed your book report to me... YOU HAVE TO PRINT IT UP, bring it and your book up for oral question at the end of class.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tomorrow be good!

Objective:  The students will complete Act III Review and show that they have completed their outside book.

1.  Put your book and your report on your desk.
2.  Pick up a review handout.
3.  Complete handout and wait to be called up.

Here's what I will do:
1.  Look at Active Reading (100 points for notes/highlights, character page, end notes)
2.  Ask an oral question.  Get first one right=100.  Second = 70.  Third =50.  Miss all, and I don't grade report, or give points for Active Reading or the question.... 400 points.  And no page credit.

My first question to you will be:  "Did you finish the book?"  And by finish, I don't mean skimmed it.  Finished most of it...  Used SPARKNOTES on it.... etc.

If you lie to me and I catch you, it will not be a good weekend!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Translation 3

Objective:  The students will work to complete Act III translation.

1.  get folders.
2.  Get translation handout.
3.  Work in groups to complete it.

Homework:  Finish Outside Book and report

Monday, March 16, 2015

CAHSEE Tomorrow. Good luck!

Objective:  The students will read Act III:2 and 3.  The play's turning point.

1.  Get folders and lit books.
2.  Notes
3.  Read
4.  Soliloquy Translation #3

Get your yellow CAHSEE slip and find out where you are to go for testing.

BOOK REPORTS are still due on Thursday.  Not Friday.  Not Monday.  Thursday.  Send them by email if you have to.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ides of March (minus 2)

Objective:  The students will complete reading of Act III: 1

1. Get folders and lit books
2.  WP 10 (turn in packet)
3.  Video of Caesar's Murder and the News Report that aired the next day in Rome.
4.  Notes
5.  Read

Homework:  That book report is getting closer... and closer...and closer....  Thursday.  Get er done!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tomorrow is Dress Up Day for Points

Objective:  The students will begin Act III, which is the turning point of the play.

1.  Get folders, lit books, and sign up for a role.
2.  WP # _____
3.  Presentations (Rhetoric and Oration, Marc Antony, Helvius Cinna)
4.  Notes
5.  Read

Tomorrow:  Ides of March Dress Day.  See me in the morning (before 1st or 2nd) to get your points and sign sheet.

Next Thursday:  Book Reports and Active Read Book due.  (I will be out the day after.  I will not accept late book reports even if you are sick that day.  You have had 9 weeks, so get it in.  Late papers will not be graded.

AND:  If you are planning on dressing up, but not turn in a book report....  that is not going to happen.  The JC Dress UP does not take the place of the book report.  I will delete dress up points if you don't turn in a book report.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

You work on Story Boards and Book reports... I Grade Research Papers

Objective:  The students will complete the "exposition" and "rising action" part of the play.

1.  Get folders.
2.  Presentations:  Roman Senate and Cicero
3.  Story Board or Book Reports.

 If I see your phone used for non-school stuff, your book report is due tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Roman Clothing? Friday!!!

Objective:  The students will review the two acts that we have read so far.

1.  Get folders.  No books needed today.
2.  Get the handout(s)
3.  Presentations and Notes ( Tragedy and Tragic Hero, Roman Women, Roman Clothing, and Artimidorus)
4.  Complete the Act II Review (if you haven't already)
5.  Complete the Act I and II Story Board.

Book Report:  Due in 9 days.  Remember... I will not accept any late papers.  You can turn them in early, but you can not turn it in late.  Even if you are sick that day, you must turn it in (email, google docs, whatever).

Monday, March 09, 2015

Finish Up Act II... You are doing good!!!!

Objective:  The students will complete all reading of Act II.

1.  Get folders and lit books.
2.  Notes on Act II 2-4
3.  Read Act II 2-4
4.  Act II Review

Book Reports due in 10 days.

Friday, March 06, 2015

A Nice Esay Day

Objective:  Let's get some reading done.

1.  Get your books and folders
2.  Correct Vocab and hand in for points.
3.  Act II 1 Notes
4.  Act II 1 Reading from page 786

Homework:  How about getting some reading done by the pool, it's going to be a beautiful weekend... And you need some sun!

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Easy Day....

Objective:  The students will know important vocabulary for Act II.

1.  Presentations:  Slavery in Rome, Marcus Cato, Roman View of Suicide
2.  Roman Clothing:  Ides of March Dress-Up Day Power Point
3.  Act II Review due.
4.  Act II Vocabulary

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Act II

Objective:  The students will start Act II and read and translate their second soliloquy.

1.  Get your folders and lit books.
2.  Presentations (Astrology, Augury and Year of Confusion)
3.  Notes
4.  Read a bit (3 pages)
5.  Act II Translation Handout
6.  Complete Act I Review Handout and Turn in.

Homework:  15 days until the book report.  If you don't read the book... I will know.  And you will lose 400 points.  SO READ IT!

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Finish Act I

Objective:  The students will complete reading of Act I and complete a review.

1.  WP #8
2.  Notes
3.  Read Act I:3
4.  Act I Review

Homework:  Read, Read, Read.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Counselor Visits Today

Objective:  The students will use this off day to complete some reading of their outside book which is due in17 days.

1.  Go to counselors' office.
2.  Sit respectfully until called into their office.
3.  Come back when you are done.

I would like to see all work from the "done grading" folders returned to your own folders.