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 Albert.io

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.


email:  rwarren@rusd.k12.ca.us

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