Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Final Assignment in Drama Packet

Objective:  The students will discuss what they analyzed in the drama Mind the Gap

1.  Get out your Mind the Gap questions for check.

2.  Discuss what we found from the play.

3.  Complete the last assignment of the Drama Packet.  The Tragedy and Comedy chapter outline.

Packet is due tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Well... That was an interesting play!

Objective:  The students will complete the play analysis.

1.  Complete the questions assigned for Mind the Gap

The play is an excellent example of Social Commentary. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Well that's absurd!

Objective:  The students will know the elements of Theatre of the Absurd and discuss their analysis of The Sandbox.

Transcripts for College:  We have a new system called Parchment.

-          On 3/1 all senior students will be receiving an email about creating an account with Parchment (a transcript service). The email will include a You Tube video link.

-          Make sure to follow direction e.g. correct bdays, addresses, registration code etc. *errors will result in multiple accounts and trouble with requesting transcripts.

-          Students need a personal email associated with their Parchment account, since their RUSDLearns expires in August of 2018.

-          Parents should not create accounts on the behalf of their student; leads to multiple accounts and complications.

1.  Theatre of the Absurd PP.

2.  Read the new play:  Page 1120-1131 and complete questions.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Happy Friday!

Objective:  The students will complete Drama Analysis.

1.  Complete All Questions for The Sandbox

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Objective:  The students will read and analyze their first play.

Discussion:  It is time to address "the elephant in the room."  What is our plan if there is a "fire drill" or some situation on campus?
     a)  If the alarm sounds.  Don't automatically start moving toward the door.
     b)  I will lock the door.  I will go out to see if everything is OK.  If everything looks OK, then we will go out.  BUT, we don't need to rush to be the first to the stairs, quad, or the field.  Heck, we can be last.
     c)  If there is a situation, know what your options are:  hide or fight.  Look for something that will help you if you need to protect yourself:  Bats, Hot water, Fire Extinguisher, etc.

1.  Get Chapter 2 Outline Checked for Points.

2.  Chapter 2 Discussion and PP

3.  Read and analyze The Sandbox.  Complete all questions.  You may want to watch the play on Youtube.  I could not find a suitable production to show to the whole class, but if you want to watch it, it may help you understand the overall tone and meaning of the play for your analysis.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday Short Day

Objective:  The students will discuss chapter outline and complete Chapter 2.

1.  Get out your terms and Chapter 1 Outline for me to check.

2.  Chapter 1 Discussion/PP

3.  Outline Chapter 2.  Tomorrow we will read our first Drama:  The Sandbox.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Now it feels like winter!

Objective:  The students will complete Chapter Outline on Drama.

1.  Get your graded essays back.  If they have "No Name" written on them, you need to bring them up to me so that I can put your score in the computer.

2.  Chapter 1 Drama Outline.  Due tomorrow with the terms.  I am going to check them daily.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

I like 4 day weekends.

Objective:  The students will see how they can improve their writing and analysis as suggested by fellow students.

1.  Score Warren's first AP Essay

2.  Get your essay back.  See comments that others made.  On the bottom of the paper, tell if you agree with their scores and why or why not.

3.  Hand back the essays so that I can grade them this weekend.

4.  Drama Packet:  Lit terms.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Essay Grading

Objective:  The students will see example papers of last year's Poetry Response Essay then grade other kids' essays.

1.  Get handout and a pen.

2.  Discuss Rubric:  Look at what makes a 5 (passing) paper.

3.  Look at the sample papers and guess the score.  Discuss the reasons for the score.

4.  Read three papers from another glass and grade, leaving positive and "to grow" comments for the writer.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

AP Essay Day: The Poetry Prompt

Objective:  The students will write a great essay.

1.  Get out three sheets of paper and a pen.  Put phone in backpack or pocket.  NO MUSIC either.  Put ear buds away.  DO NOT TAKE IT OUT UNTIL PERIOD IS OVER.  If you do, it will void your essay.

2.  Do not put your name on it!!  Put your Student ID Number and your period only!

3.  Write on ONE SIDE ONLY.

4.  Get the prompt and write.

5.  When done, STAPLE PROMPT to the back of your essay.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Poetry Packet 3

Objective:  The students will discuss the TTSTCANDI for the last three poems.

1.  Discuss the last three poems.

2.  Turn in packet for 100 points.

3.  Tomorrow is the Poetry Essay

Friday, February 09, 2018

Last Poem of the packet.

Objective:  The students will analyze one of my favorite poems (yes I really like this one).

1.  TTSTCANDI for Do Not Go Gentle

2.  Packet due Monday.

3.  Poetry AP Essay Monday.

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Sort Day: Nice Easy Day

Objective:  The students will know what make up a popular poetic form:  The Sonnet.

1.  Poetry AP MC Practice

2.  Sonnet Notes:

14 line poem
Has a rhyme scheme, they can vary from poem to poem
10 syllables per line.  Usually iambic pentameter.
3 Quatrains and one couplet.

3.  Discuss TTSTCANDI for "Forgiveness"  It's a nice poem.  I it appropriate for today for me.  Hopefully.

4.  Complete TTSTCANDI for new poem today.  The other tomorrow with the sub.  Do work tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

I educated myself on rhythm and meter yesterday!

Objective:  The teacher will impart knowledge upon his pupils with an inspiring lecture. :)

1.  Chapter Overview:  Rhythm and Meter.

2.  Go over "When You Are Old" TTSTCANDI

3.  New poem: "Forgiveness"

John Greenleaf Whittier

My heart was heavy, for its trust had been
Abused, its kindness answered with foul wrong;
So, turning gloomily from my fellowmen,
One summer Sabbath day I strolled among
the green mounds of the village burial place;
Where, pondering how all human love and hate
Find one sad level; and how, soon or  late,
Wronged and wrong-doer, each with meekened face,
And cold hands folded over a still heart,
Pass the green threshold of our common grave,
Whither all footsteps tend, whence none depart,
Awed for myself, and pitying my race,
Our common sorrow, like a mighty wave,
Swept all my pride away, and trembling I forgave!

Monday, February 05, 2018

Good Morning!

Objective:  The students will outline a chapter in Perrine's.

1.  Outline Chapter 12 on Rhythm and Meter.

Friday, February 02, 2018

Who is gonna win? Patriots or the other team? Who are they again?

Objective:  The students will know how poets use musical devices in poetry and analyze a poem.

1.  Chapter 11 Discussion of outline.

2.  TTSTCANDI for "When You are Old"

3.  Homework:  Enjoy the Patriot Victory.

Here's the poem:

When You Are Old 

When you are old and grey and full of sleep, 
And nodding by the fire, take down this book, 
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look 
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; 

How many loved your moments of glad grace, 
And loved your beauty with love false or true, 
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, 
And loved the sorrows of your changing face; 

And bending down beside the glowing bars, 
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled 
And paced upon the mountains overhead 
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars. 

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Seniors... It is time to hit the scholarship trail!!!!

Objective:  The students will outline a chapter about musical devices in poetry.

1.  How is the scholarship hunt going?  You will hear (or already have heard) about college acceptance.  How are you going to pay?  There are scholarships waiting for you.  For all "types" of people.  You just have to get busy an apply.


Use it.  Go ahead and adjust the profile to fit your "type" and see what is out there.  Just don't change my login info please.

2.  Outline Chapter 11 in Perrine's.