Monday, October 29, 2018

Grendel Essays Graded.... I was kinda happy.

Objective:  The students will complete the last TTSTCANDI of a Hemingway story for Prose Packet 2 complettion.

1.  Essays:  There were some bright spots.  And there were come that just frustrated me....  Like I have been talking to myself for the last 10 weeks.  Here is what I saw:
    a) Many of you still are writing EPIC intros.  How long should it be?  What should be in the most important part on a Q3 when the prompt asks, ""the meaning of the work as a whole"?
    b) How do we punctuate a title correctly?  You must know this.  It just makes you look bad in the first sentence of the essay.
    c)  Read the prompt.  What does it repeat?  If it repeats something (three times) you better focus on that!  Mention it several times in the paper.
    d)  STOP slapping in quotes.  Man I hate that.
    e)  Some of you wrote about how the author used devices.  This prompt didn't ask for that.  Your paragraphs should not have been limited to TTSTCANDI analysis.
    f)  Some of you have made it this far in High School on BS.  You are a good writer, so you think BS will be enough to pass.  But if you don't know the book, your essay grade will reflect your BS.

2.  Complete the last TTSTCANDI for Prose Packet 2.  "Three Day Blow"  The whole packet is due on Thursday.

3.  Tomorrow and Wednesday you will work on Hemingway Presentations.  They start Thursday.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Happy Friday

Objective:  Students will pick their Nick Adam's Story to present to the class.

1.  MC Practice:

2.  Project Discussion

Here is the link:

3.  Pick story and get into groups to work.

4. sign up.  Come to the front computer and enter your email address to get the "Invitation" email to create your place in the "class."

Monday we will read the last story in Prose 2 Packet.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Softball game last night... I was steller! :)

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

No MC Thursday today.  I forgot to do my homework.  We will do it tomorrow.

I have Letters of Rec to do, so work quietly and let me write nice things.

1.  Discuss "The Cat in the Rain" with a partner. 

2.  Read and TTSTCANDI "The End of Something"

Tomorrow MC Practice and Group Work

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Cool Little Story...

Objective:  The students will discuss their analysis of Hills Like White Elephants.

1.  Discuss Hills Like White Elephants

2.  Complete your TTSTCANDI for Cat in the Rain.  This is due tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Let's Not Talk About It!

Objective:  The students will read and analyze one of the simplest, yet complex stories by Hemingway.

1.  Close Read "Hills Like White Elephants"

2.  Complete a TTSTCANDI with a partner.  Discuss things you see and the overall meaning of the story.

3.  Look closely at the characters.  How does the American fit a typical male character in a Hemingway story (yesterday's notes).

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Grave and Hills Like White Elephants

Objective:  The students will discuss their analysis of The Grave.

1.  Get with a partner and discuss "The Grave" TTSTCANDI.

2.  Discuss "The Grave" with me.

3.  Heminway Notes

4.  Read "Hill Like White Elephants" and complete TTSTCANDI.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Happy Friday!!

Objective:  The students will write a darn good essay.

1.  Grendel Q3 Essay.  You have one perios.

No phones.
Write in pen.
Write one side only.
Do all the things that I told you to do... and it will be good.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

It was nice meeting 15 of your parents yesterday!!!

Objective:  The students will see 10 different REAL AP Q3 Prompts and brainstorm in groups how they would approach each one on an essay for class.

NOTE:  RUSD has decided to NOT PAY for anymore.... so feel free to plagiarize.

1.  "The Grave"... we will work with that on Monday.  Today and tomorrow we have to put Grendel to rest.

2.  Let's look at what a Q3 Prompt looks like.

3.  Grendel Prompt worksheet.  In groups, look at all prompts and figure out what you would write about if you were given the prompt TOMORROW to write an essay for Grendel.

4.  On the board, pick your top 2 prompts that you would LOVE to have tomorrow.  NO PROMISES!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Good Morning!!! Missed You!!

Objective:  The students will complete the next story in the prose unit 2.

1.  Get your folder and Q3 Study Form out.  I will call you 1 at a time for grading of each.  Be prepared to show me 3 of the following:

a)  The Destructors TTSTCANDI
b)  Allusion Notes on Pandora's Box
c)  MC Practice "New York"
d)  Essay Number 1 Miss Brill
e)  Chapter 2 Outline or Notes: Plot and Structure

2.  Read and complete TTSTCANDI for "The Grave."  If I were you, I would read the TTSTCANDI questions/prompts and that will aid your reading/analysis.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

MC Test

Objective:  The students will complete their MC Midterm and a Grendel Q3 Study Form.

1.  No phones today or your MC tests will not be graded.  Write you name in the left hand corner.  And put your student number.  If I have to look up your number, it is -10% on your score.

2.  Grendel Q3 Study Form.

Here is the link:  It will be typed and submitted into  If it is more than 25% similar to another student, both will get zeros.

Q3 Study Form you will work on tomorrow and Monday in preparation for your Grendel Q3 Essay on Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Finish Grendel Today

Objective:  The students will complete reading of Grendel and prepare their Grendel packet for grading.

1.  Grendel 11 PP Discussion (very short today)

2.  Grendel 12. 

3.  Complete packet.  There are 12 chapter questions and 12 theme sheets to include.  In order for easy grading.  Due Thursday.

4.  MC Q. 1 Final on Thursday.

Monday, October 08, 2018

Finish Grendel by Tuesday!!

Objective:  The students will complete Grendel Analysis.

1.  Get your Pedestrian Writing.  If you want to see GREAT paragraphs, look at Sienna's or Angela's from 1st period and Sofia's from 2nd.

2.  Discuss Grendel 10

3.  Grendel 11 reading and analysis.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Happy Friday My Favorite Class!!!

Objective:  The students will practice MC and complete Grendel 10 analysis.

1.  MC Practice:  Now, you think YOU have a tough life??  Well...

2.  Complete Chapter 10 Grendel Analysis

Have a great weekend.  If you have not organized your binder yet, get to it!

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Grendel, must finish!

Objective:  The students will get through Grendel Chapter 9.

1.  Discuss Grendel 8

2.  Grendel 9

Here is the schedule for the rest of Grendel:

Today:  Grendel 9
Friday:  Grendel 10

Mon:  Grendel 11
Tuesday:  Grendel 12
Wed: SAT PSAT etc....
Thursday:  Multiple Choice First Quarter Midterm and First Quarter Binder Check and Grendel Packet Due
Friday:  Grendel Q3 Study Form (I will be in Illinois)

Monday:  Grendel Q3 Study Form (I will be in Illinois)

For Grad Gowns:  

Notes: Seniors only need to fill the form out once and will need to be logged in to their RUSD learns account in order to fill out the form. 

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Short Day

Objective:  The students will discuss Grendel Chapter 7.

1.  Grendel 7 Power Point

2.  Grendel 7 Theme Work and Questions

3.  Grendel 8

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Eveline: What a great story... but so sad.

Objective:  The students will get into groups of four to really look deeper at Eveline.

1.  Get out your close read story. 

2.  Go over my close reading and highlight the specific sections you need to look at more closely.

3.  Complete TTSTCANDI in your groups.  I am going to visit each group and I want to hear/see some insightful analysis.

4.  Grendel Chapter 7

Monday, October 01, 2018

Today we have a great, but pretty depressing story!

Objective:  The students will read Eveline and TTSTCANDI Analyze.

1.  Allusion Notes:  Helen of Troy

2.  Eveline:  Close Reading and TTSTCANDI (All due tomorrow!!!