Friday, December 22, 2017


Objective:  The students will analyze a poem.

1.  Complete TTSTCANDI for The Weight of Sweetness

2.  Handmaid's (or other book) reading.  Complete the book over the break.

Seniors:  Free Food on me.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

ONE more day

Objective:  The students will complete the Figures of Speech outline 1.

1.  We are holding off on the test practice because some of the info is needed for this AP practice.

2.  Discuss TTSTCANDI for "She Dwelt..."

3.  Complete Figures of Speech outline 1

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

OK Here is the plan for the rest of the week so that you can plan your absences (I mean attendance).

Objective:  The students will analyze a new poem (actually it's old).

1.  Complete the Imagery Chapter Outline

2.  TTSTCANDI for "She Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways"

3.  Here is the plan for the rest of the week:

Wed:  She Dwelt  TTSTCANDI
Thursday:  AP MC Test Practice 15 points to grade.  Figures of Speech 1 Outline
Friday:  The Weight of Sweetness TTSTCANDI

Keep up with reading.  After our return from break I will have a test on Handmaid's Tale or the other approved book that you are reading (and that is only one kid, so everyone else is doing Handmaid's).

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

I Like kitchenette building!

Objective:  The students will discuss the analysis of kitchenette building and then outline the next chapter.

1.  Discuss TTSTCANDI of kitchenette building

2.  Poetry Unit 2 Outline of Imagery Chapter 4.

3.  Reading Schedule

Monday, December 18, 2017

It's a good day! Picking up the boy today with his first semester done.

Objective:  The students will analyze the next poem.

1.  Complete TTSTCANDI for "kitchenette building"

2.  Complete all new vocabulary and terms for Poetry Part 2

3.  Poetry Part 1 Packet due tomorrow.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Happy Friday People!

Paradox:  From Handmaid's Tale:  Offred says that she is "trying to think about how not to think."  That right there is a perfect example of a paradoxical statement.

Objective:  The students will practice for the AP MC Prose Test.

Quiz:  What are the two things that the Commander wants from Offred when he calls her into his office?

1.  AP Test Practice

2.  Discuss "Mirror" TTSTCANDI

3,  New Poem:  "Kitchenette Building" TTSTCANDI.  The last part of our poetry packet 1.  We will turn it in MOnday so have all parts done.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

OK I did some research yesterday....

Objective:  Students will discuss their chapter outlines on how to read a poem.  Then they will read one.

1.  Handmaid's Tale discussion.

2.  Perrine's Poetry Chapter 2 Discussion

3.  TTSTCANDI The Mirror

4.  Handmaid's Reading Schedule or your other book.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Short Day

Objective:  The students will complete the outline of Poetry Chapter 2

OK... After yesterday's reading, I have to offer you all an "out."  If this book is becoming an issue for anyone, you are free to opt out from reading it.  I will find an alternative for you.  Something less "dystopian"....  I guess I should have read the book before....  Frankenstein only has a monster.

1.  Complete Poetry Chapter 2 Outline.

2.  Handmaid's Reading Schedule.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

I forgot my book yesterday when I left... So no quiz because I didn't read.

Objective:  The students will discuss their analysis of "Out, Out" and outline chapter 2 of Perrine's Poetry.

1.  Get into groups of three or four and discuss your TTSTCANDI of Out Out.

Words to know:  Paradox, Social Commentary.  Look these up and tell how they fit into the poem analysis.

2.  Outline Chapter 2 of Perrine's

3.  Handmaid's reading.

Monday, December 11, 2017

A great weekend. Golf: Only hit one house and one lake (twice). Essays: I was happy with most of them. Reading Handmaid's: That Doctor scene....

Objective:  The students will see how they did on their essays and see some sample essays.

1.  Look over the three sample essays.  Grade them using the rubric.

2.  Get your own essays and score sheet.  Bubble in your score and return to me.

3.  Complete TTSTCANDI for Out Out

4.  Handmaid's reading schedule.  I am feeling a quiz tomorrow.

Friday, December 08, 2017

OK What was the Commander doing at her bedroom door?

Objective:  The students will discuss their first poem.

1.  Discuss Handmaid's Chapters 7-8.

2.  Perrine's Poetry Chapter 1 Discussion/Outline

3.  Out, Out.

4.  Handmaid's Reading Schedule (keep up with us!)  Handmaid's Tale Link.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Good Cold Morning! Happy Birthday Cianna C.

Objective:  The students will discuss the development of The Handmaid's Tale and complete the Poetry outline of Chapter 1.

1.  Discuss Chapters 3,4,5, and 6.

2.  Complete Perrine's Chapter 1 Poetry.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

So what did you see in the first two short chapters?

Objective:  The students will discuss the first two chapters and look into the importance of several different things.

1.  The reading schedule for this book is on on the Handmaid's Tale link.  Follow it each day, even if you are absent, on vacation, or just plain taking the day off (or late... Sisler).

2.  Discuss the chapters that were read.  What did you see as a deep AP reader that would be good to follow through the rest of the book?

3.  Complete Poetry Unit Chapter 1 Outline (p. 717 to 725)

4.  Read Handmaid's according to schedule on

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Objective:  The students will be introduced tho their new novel.

1.  District Writing Test discussion.  Grading being done right now.  So far three are done!

2.  The Handmaid's Tale intro discussion notes.

3.  Read chapters 1 and 2 for class discussion tomorrow.

Monday, December 04, 2017

On to poetry

Objective:  The students will begin their first poetry unit.  Now I am not a poetry guy, so this will be interesting!

1.  Put your Handmaid's Tale book on your desk for 10 points.  We will start tomorrow with an intro and some reading.

2.  Get the Poetry Unit 1 Handout and complete all vocabulary.  Do it on separate sheets for easy grade checking please.  I know it's a bit wasteful but I am lazy. 👊

Friday, December 01, 2017

AP Writing Test

Objective:  Students will show knowledge of Grendel analysis in a well written essay.

1.  Get prompt and three sheets of paper.

2.  Complete the essay by the end of the period.  Write on one side only.  Write a neatly as possible.

Have a great weekend.  If you don't have The Handmaid's Tale yet, you have until Monday.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tomorrow We Write

Objective:  The students will get some writing tips for tomorrow's essay.

1.  Writing Tips Discussion

2. Assignment 2.  Nine Questions from "Everyday Use."  Prose selection.

Period 1:

Period 2:

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Last Day for Q3 Study Form

Objective:  The students will complete the Q3 Study Form and be ready to write the district writing test.

1.  Sign up at the main computer for  When you are done with the Q3 Study Form you must submit it through the program for a grade.  If it is more than 20% from any other source, it will fail.  Twenty percent is average with quotes and format that will be similar.

2.  Complete Form and submit.

3.  Print out form to turn in tomorrow.  On top, write your percentage from

I am thinking that we will write the essay on Friday.  I have a few more things that I want to discuss with you about he writing and passing of the essay.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Q 3 Study Form

Objective:  The students will complete the Q 3 Study Form for the District Writing Test.

1.  If you turned in your packet it is graded in the back of the room.  If you need to turn it in, do that now.

2.  If you missed yesterday's test, take it now.

3.  Complete the Q3 Study Form on your device.  It must be complete.  If you don't work on it in class (in front of me) I will ask you to turn it in NOW.  In other words, I am not going to give you credit for just copy and pasting someone else's work as your own.

Note:  You will be putting this through Turn It so if you cut and paste from Sparknotes, Schmoop, Fuzzy Bear,, or whatever...  It will catch you.

Note:  Very important to find at least 4 good quotes that you can memorize for the essay.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Hope you all had a nice break. We can do one more month!

Objective:  The students will complete the final for Grendel and a Q3 Study Form.

1.  Get test and answer sheet.

2.  Complete the test.

3.  Turn in Grendel Packet

4.  Work on Q3 Study Form.  It is a Google Doc that I have shared with you.  You must complete it TYPED and it is due on Wednesday.

Have you all bought Hnadmaid's Tale?  We start it this week.  It's good so far!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Objective:  The students will complete their theme and allusion work on Grendel.

1.  You know how I said I was getting sick....  well it's actually true today.  So just chill and work on your Grendel packet.

2.  Tomorrow I will be out.  It will be the last work day on Grendel packet.  It is due on Monday of our return from holiday.

Have a great break.  Buy Handmaid's Tale.  Or get a copy. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Finishing Grendel Today

Objective:  Students will complete their first AP Lit novel.

1.  Group work for Chapter 11.  Poor Unferth!

2.  Grab the handouts for Chapter 12.  We are done with the first book when you read it.

3.  Tomorrow will be the last day to complete the 12 Chapters of Analysis and prepare the packet.

Have you bought The Handmaid's Tale yet??

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Not feeling so good....

Objective:  The students will complete Grendel 10 group work then read Chapter 11.

1.  Here's the plan for the rest of the week:

Tuesday:  Chapter 11

Wed:  Chapter 12

Thursday:  Compile Packet and complete anything missing.

Friday:  Cough... Cough...

Monday, November 13, 2017

Not a good start to the last week before break. My main computer just started smoking... and died. Moral: Don't smoke!

Objective:  The students will complete group work on Grendel Chapter 9 then read 10.

Get your new book.  I will not be photocopying it for you.  And the library doesn't have copies.  But this is a "College" class, so you can be like college students... and get your own.

Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.  I got it for $9.00 on Amazon.  Need it by return of Thanksgiving Break.

1.  Look up Process Philosophy on phone to know what it is and apply it to Grendel Chapter 9.

2.  Group work Chapter 9

3.  Read  Chapter 10.  Almost done with the book!

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Sad, and Happy Day... My oldest kid is moving out!

Objective:  The students will do another AP test practice.  Then read a chapter.

1.  Test Practice.

2.  Chapter 8 Discussion

3.  Chapter 9 of Grendel.

Have a great weekend.  We will finish Grendel next week!  Writing test before the break.  That way you have no homework over the holiday...  Or we can be like the other two AP teachers' classes and read Frankenstein over the break.  Your choice.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Last NIght's Chapter was really long!

Objective:  The students will complete analysis of Chapter 7.

1.  Grendel Chapter 7 Quiz:  20 points.

2.  Chapter 7 Theme/Allusion group work.

3.  Chapter 8 read for tomorrow.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Half way done with the book. What do you think of it so far? Could you use it on the open question on the AP Test?

Objective:  The students will complete Chapter 6 Analysis.

First:  Congratulations to all of the players and cheerleaders who participated in Friday's Powder Puff Game.  It was a great game and everyone was perfect.  I really enjoyed all of you this year.  Both teams!

1.  Chapter 6 PP Discussion of the summary.

2.  Group anaysis.

3.  Grab Chapter 7 sheets and complete reading for tomorrow.  We need to finish this book!

NOTE:  Senior Quotes are due tomorrow night!!

Friday, November 03, 2017

I Hope You all Got Louie's SnapChat Last Night

Objective: The students will complete Chapter 6 analysis.

1.  I asked Louie to send out the message last night that I cancelled homework because I forgot it was the last football game of the season.

2.  So complete reading of Chapter 6 and then do the analysis.  Handout on side desk.

3.  The school news"paper" is now available.  Your friends worked hard to go totally digital for YOU so please visit the website or use that symbol thing on the wall by the front door.  Three extra credit points for everyone who comes up and shows a picture from the site with my face in it.

4.  Enjoy the weekend.  I am tired!  BUT go to the game tonight to see how much football the senior girls have learned in one week.  They are good!!  Powder Puff at 6 pm. 

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Hope you had a great day off. It was nice meeting some of your parents.

Objective:  The students will work in groups to understand the hardest chapter in the book.

1.  Get the Zodiac allusion sheet and the theme sheet for Chapter 5.
2.  Also get Chapter 6.  read it tonight.  I heard from a student in Sjoerdsma's class that it is very easy.

Extra Credit:  Who would like to present Chapter 6 in a Power Point like I make?  It doesn't have to have theme and allusion analysis, just summary.  AND NOT FROM Sparknotes, SCHMOOP, or other internet sources.  Just your brian.  They don't have to be as awesomely brilliant as mine!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

New Technology to help you pass the AP Exam

Objective:  The students will discuss in their groups the themes and the allusions that they found in Grendel Chapter 4.

1.  Sign up for

2.  Group work.

3.  Chapter 5.  It needs to be read by Thursday.  It's the longest chapter yet, so plan your time wisely between all of the Halloween fun.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Grades Due

Objective:  The students will read Chapter 4 of Grendel.

1.  Chapter 3 Power Point discussion now that you all have read it HOPEFULLY (Louie).

2.  Read Chapter 4.

I have grades and about 7 college application recommendations to complete, so just read today please.


Friday, October 27, 2017

Grendel Quiz

Objective:  The students will show their amazing analysis talent with Grendel Chapter 3.

1.  Grendel Chapter 3 Quiz

2.  Grendel Chapter 3 Theme and Philosophy work.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Help me stay out of trouble... Do the survey!

Objective:  The students will discuss Grendel's Chapter 2

1.  Complete Mandatory Voluntary Survey 

2.  Video Allusion Notes "Allegory of the Cave" by Plato

3.  Complete Chapter 2 Handout and discussion.

4.  Grendel Chapter 3 Reading

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Grendel Analysis 1

Objective:  The students will discuss the first chapter of the book.

1.  Warren's Grendel Analysis Chapter 1

2.  Read Chapter 2 and do theme work.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Our first novel

Objective:  The students will know important info in order to read Grendel.

1.  Finish presentations.

2.  Grendel Intro Notes

3.  Read Chapter 1

Friday, October 20, 2017

Presentations Day 2

Objective:  The students will continue Nick Adams presentations to complete this unit.

1.  Yesterday's presentations in both classes were very good.  There were only a few mistakes and each class has discussed them and shown how to clean them up.  So grading on this next batch of presentations will be harder if the same errors are made.

Homework:  Relax!  We start Grendel next week.  I spent five hours researching and putting together a brilliant intro presentation for you.

If you want to buy the book and close read it, it's 25 extra credit points.  Grendel by Gardner.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Nick Adams Presentations 1-6

Objective:  The students will present their Nick Adams story to the rest of the class.

1.  Presentations 1-6 (hopefully)

2.  I need one grade sheet with all members names clearly written on it for your group.

If any phone is used during presentations by audience, your group loses 25 points.  You lose 40.

Monday we start our first novel.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sub Tomorrow

Objective:  Students will practice the MC section of the AP test.

1.  MC Practice.

2.  Group work on presentation.

Note:  You will have a sub tomorrow.  Be great for him.  He is an ex student/football player tyhat I taught/coached.  Great kid.  Please be respectful and hardworking for him.

Presentation due Thursday.

Monday, October 16, 2017

I did me some grading this weekend!! During the Oregon game... which they lost... so I took out my frustrations on your essays!

Objective:  The students will see what they did well on in their essays, and see what they need to improve on.

1.  Essay Notes

2.  Look over your essays and see how you can improve the  next one.

3.  Group projects.  Be sure to have a slide where you show where your story would fit on the Nick Adams Timeline.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Project Day 1

Objective:  The students will work collaboratively to make a presentation on one of the summer reading stories.

1.  Get your old packet and all graded papers out of the folder on the back shelf.

2.  Put your new packet together in the order that is printed on your cover sheet.

3.  Group Midterm:  We will work in class on this for four days.  Presentations next Thursday and Friday.

If I see a phone used for a non educational way at any time during these work days (Netflix, Snapchat or any of the other crap that you waste your time with while you should be working), your entire group gets a ZERO).  Yes I am still pissed.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Too many A's in the class.... Not enough people who are working....

Objective:  The students will analyze "The Grave" which is our last short story.

1.  "The Grave" quiz.

2.  "The Grave" TTSTCANDI.  Use your own paper to complete your own analysis.

3.  Unit 2 Packet Due tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Last story of Unit 2

Objective:  The students will read the last story from Unit 2

1.  Discuss "Three Day Blow" TTSTCANDI
2.  Read "The Grave"
Bad printing on handout:
Top of page 2:  sunlight, she saw that the inside of the hollow was cut in little whorls. She scrambled out, over the pile of loose earth that had fallen back into one end of the grave, calling

Top page 3:   “Well, you just stay behind and stop spoiling my shots,” said Paul, who, when he made

Bottom page 3:   with a big sash, and sit in a wicker chair under the trees. . . . These things were not all

Bottom page 4:   before. He had never said a word to her, but she knew now a part at least of what he

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Ok let's take our time today and see what we could have written about yesterday...

Objective:  The students will re-look at yesterday's story and break it down to see what they could have included in yesterday's essay.

1.  I have not graded he essays.  Mr. Sjoerdsma is grading his and giving me examples of pass and fail papers so that I can grade them correctly.

2.  Symbol Notes:  Celestial Bodies and Weather

3.  TTSTCANDI The Cat in the Rain

Monday, October 09, 2017

First AP Essay

Objective:  The students will write their first AP Essay on a great Hemingway Story.

1.  Clear your desk of phones.  You need two sheets of paper and a pen.  That's it.

2.  You have 45 minutes to read, analyze and write.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Finish Three Day Blow

Objective:  The students will complete the Hemingway story.

1.  Symbol Notes (these may help with today's story)

2.  Finish TTSTCANDI for Three Day Blow

No homework:  First Essay Monday

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Warren Needs to Catch UP Day

Objective:  Students will analyze another Nick Adams story. 

1.  Important Symbols Notes

2.  Discuss your interpretation of "The End of Something"

3.  TTSTCANDI:  The Three Day Blow (work well in class and this is NOT going to be homework).  Use your time wisely.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Some insights about Hemingway to help understand his stories.

Objective:  The students will learn about Hemingway's Code Hero.

1.  Hemingway Discussion and notes.

2.  Complete TTSTCANDI with a partner.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

How are those scholarships coming?

Objective:  The students will know how to identify POV and how an author uses it.

1.  Allusion NOtes:  The Last Supper

2.  Show me your completed outline of the chapter.  Today I am making it worth points.  10 points.

3.  Discuss Point of View.  You add to your outline as needed.

4.  "The Three Day Blow"

Note:  If you want to use My Scholly for scholarship apps...  Use my account.  I don't have to pay for it.  Just don't change any settings as far as the account goes.  You can adjust scholarship "interests" for you though.


password:  Jeffrey1

Monday, October 02, 2017

Hug a friend today.

Objective:  The students will practice the MC part of the AP Test.

1.  Fifteen minutes MC on your own.

2.  15 minutes in a group.

3.  After grading, sit with group and discuss how and why you missed the correct answers.

Homework:  Outline Chapter Five:  Point of View

Friday, September 29, 2017

Let's discuss that strange conversation in Hills Like White Elephants

Objective:  The students will see how Hemingway presents his theme that people don't know how to communicate when there is an important issue that will affect their lives.

1.  Help me teach my sophomores a lesson.  They are cheating and I want to show them it's not a good idea.

2.  Discuss "Hills"

3.  Complete the MC Terms

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Man Man. that Eveline story is so well written, it bummed me out!

Objective:  The students will discuss what they would write about in their essay on Eveline.

1.  Allusion Notes

2.  Discuss Outlines

3.  Hills Like White Elephants TTSTCANDI

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Essay Thesis Writing and Outlining

Objective:  The students will create a solid thesis statement and outline for an essay on Eveline.

1.  Get into groups at desks. 
2.  Read the prompt and how to create a solid thesis.  If you follow this simple formula, your thesis will be two-three sentences.  This is your intro paragrapgh.

3.  Together with group, each one of you will complete an outline for the essay.  What would be your three (or four) body paragraphs.  What would you write in each paragraph.  Use bullets.

Homework:  MC Terms.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Good Morning!

Objective:  The students will know what a theme is and how to identify it in a piece of lit.

1.  Allusion Notes

2.  AP Essays:
          1) Prose: Usually a very short story or a small piece of a novel.
          2)  Poetry:  The entire poem
          3) Open Response:  You can choose the novel you want to write about.

          The open response will always be about the theme, but the poem and the prose may ask you to write about something else.

3.  Chapter 4 Outline:  Theme

4.  Read "Eveline" page 218

Monday, September 25, 2017

Done with Prose Unit 1. Now on to Prose Unit 2

Objective:  The students will know important terms and tones for this unit's readings.

1.  Allusion Notes:  Christ's Wounds

2.  Prose Unit Two:  Complete Tone Terms and Lit Terms.  Do on separate papers for easy grading.

3.  Homework:  Perrine's Chapter 4 intro on theme.  Just read it.  I outlined it for you and we will discuss tomorrow. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

A little Test Practice

Objective:  The students will take a section of a multiple choice AP exam for practice and extra credit.

Turn in Prose Packet in order.
Staple in order:  Put the checklist on top with your proper MLA Heading.
Chapter 1 Outline
Chapter 2 Outline
Chapter 3 Outline (the notes on Characterization)
The Destructors TTSTCANDI
How I Met My Husband TTSTCANDI
Tone Terms
Lit Terms
MC Terms

1.  10 minutes individual work.

2.  25 minutes group work.

3.  Grade and discuss.  Winning group gets 5 extra credit points.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Miss Brill: After reading it a tyhird time... I think I have it! I could write a passing AP essay on it... or is that just an illusion?

Objective:  The students will share their insights on "Miss Brill" and compare them with the teacher's brilliant analysis.

1.  Allusion Notes:  Cronus and Zeus

2.  Presentations:  Let's finish them today so that I can give you all 100 points.  I enjoyed seeing each of your personalities come across in your presentations.  Some of you are so soft spoken!!!!

3.  "Miss Brill" discussion.

4.  Turn in Prose Unit One Packet:  100 points

Staple in order:  Put the checklist on top with your proper MLA Heading.
Chapter 1 Outline
Chapter 2 Outline
Chapter 3 Outline (the notes on Characterization)
The Destructors TTSTCANDI
How I Met My Husband TTSTCANDI
Tone Terms
Lit Terms
MC Terms

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

AP Class: No day is a busy work day... But we can chill a little on some days...

Objective:  The students will know what to look for when asked to look at syntax.

I did your homework for you again! :)

1.  Presentations (Two)

2.  Syntax Notes

3.  "Miss Brill" Notes

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Good Morning!!!

Objective:  The students (and teacher) will analyze "Miss Brill."

1.  Allusion Notes:  Sisyphus

2.  Presentations (two)

3.  TTSTCANDY and Close Reading of "Miss Brill"

Monday, September 18, 2017

San Diego State beat Stanford! What a great game!

Objective:  The students will know how authors create characters.

1.  Allusion Notes
2.  Presentations (two)
3.  Chapter 3 Characterization Notes
4.  Multiple Choice Terms

Friday, September 15, 2017

Heading to San Diego to see the kid this weekend. Miss him!

Objective:  The students will teach the class through a great discussion of "How I Met My Husband."

1. Presentations:  Let's do two.

2. I forgot this yesterday:  Scholarship Info:  How is that Info Sheet coming along??  Did you do it?  Have you asked any teachers to write a letter for you yet?

3.  Discussion

4.  Complete Multiple Choice Terms on Unit Handout.

 Homework:  Relax.  Beat Poly.  Hug your parents.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

I really liked that story!!!!

Objective:  The students will get into groups of 3-5 in order to discuss what they were able to understand in "How I Met My Husband."

1.  Allusion Notes:  Baptism

2.  Presentations:  Let's do two.

3.  Scholarship Info:  How is that Info Sheet coming along??  Did you do it?  Have you asked any teachers to write a letter for you yet?

4.  Group work:  TTSTCANDI for story.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Back to School Night

Objective:  The students will read and analyze a story using TTSTCANDI.

1.  Presentations:  

2.  Get the TTSTCANDI sheet for "How I Met My Husband" and complete by tomorrow for some writing and discussion.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Commercial plot vs Artistic Plot

Objective:  The students will know the elements of plot in Artistic Lit.

1.  Allusion Notes:  Adam and Eve

2.  Presentation (three of them)

3.  Plot Presentations and Outline

Tomorrow we read "How I Met My Husband" if you want to start it early.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Objective:  The students will discuss "The deeper meaning of "The Destructors."

1.  Allusion Notes

2.  "The Destructors" Quiz

3.  TTSTCANI "The Destructors"

4.  Plot Terms (all due tomorrow)

Friday, September 08, 2017

The Patriots lost.... :(

Objective:  The students will complete the story and TTSTCANDI Sheet

1.  Allusion Notes #2

1B:  Two Presentations

2.  College Info and Recommendation Letters

3.  Discuss Part 1 of "The Destructors"  FOCUS ON WHAT YOU UNDERSTAND!!!  NOT WHAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND.

4.  Complete story and TTSTCANDI

5.  Rewrites Monday!

College Info:

SAT Dates:  10/7      11/4      12/2
ACT Dates:  9/9        10/28      12/9

UC Applications:  Open NOW.  Filing Period 11/6 to 11/30
CSU Applications:  Open NOW.  Filing Period  10/1 to 11/30
Financial Aid   opens 10/1 (FAFSA)

Recommendation Letters:  Make an info sheet so that you don't just get a form letter!

College Recommendation Letter Information Sheet
Opening statement paragraph:  I have chosen you as someone who has made an impact on my life and who would be able to help me with my college applications and scholarship opportunities.  Would you.....   Sign your name and say Thank You.

Career Goals:
Anticipated College Major:
Three words that describe me:
Academic Specifics:  GPA, rank, AP or Honors classes
School Activites:
Community Service
Honors and Acknowledgements
Statement about you that makes you unique
Close:  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  Cell number and email.