Thursday, March 21, 2019

I decided not to make you write today... A little research before since you LOVE YOUR PHONES!!!

Objective:  The students will look at two educational sources and develop understandins of the important symbols in The Catcher in the Rye.

1.  Symbols Handout.  Use your phones, books and each other to complete descriptions and textual evidence (also tell me the source) for each of the symbols that has been mentioned so far in the book.

2.  Today and Tomorrow:  Catcher Chapters 16-18.

Have a great break.  No homework.  We will finish Catcher when we return.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Catcher, already 1/3 complete

Objective:  The students will analyze the characterization of minor characters in the novel and their importance to revealing the main character.

1.  Get your Catcher Quiz #1 from folder.

2.  Catcher Quiz Number 2:  Discuss how the author characterizes a minor character(s) in the novel and his/her importance in revealing the main character.  You can choose any character(s).

3.  Read Chapters 10-12 and complete study guide.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Catcher... Keep your Kings in the Backrow

Objective:  The students will discuss two important symbols in the story.

1.  Get your essays from the back.  I need to get the score in the computer.

2.  Discuss Catcher Chapters 4-6 and the two symbols.

3.  Catcher Chapters 7-9 and study questions.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Weekend off...

Objective:  The students will analyze and grade 4 student Othello Essays.

1.  Get an Othello essay packet. 
2.  Read and discuss all 4 essays in order to get normed.
3.  In groups, read a minimum of 3 papers.  On the back, write the score (1-9) and write one positive and one to grow on comment.  Try not to be nasty (sometimes it's hard I know).

4. Poetry Assignment 3.  Due by 11:59 on Sunday.  If you are at home right now you are still required to do this.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

This book is funny and sad at the same time!

Objective:  The students will continue analyzing Catcher in the Rye, paying special attention to character and characterization.

1.  Catcher Quiz #1

2.  Discuss Chapters (allusions that you may want to look into)

3.  Read Chapters 4-6 and complete handout.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

New Book Today

Objective:  The students will start analyzing The Catcher in the Rye.

1.  Catcher in the Rye Notes

2.  You will close read the book for 100 points.  Today Chapters 1-3

3.  Complete handout questions.  Due tomorrow

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Catcher Tomorrow

Objective:  The students will write a great Q3 Essay using Othello as the lit.

1.  Get out three sheets of paper.
2.  Write your initials, student ID, and Period.
3.  Write neatly and on one side only.
4.  Staple Prompt to the top when complete and put in white basket.

Catcher in the Rye tomorrow!!!!!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Essay Tomorrow

Objective:  The students will discuss the 12 prompts that were outlined on Friday.

Not so good with Assignment #2.  Not impressed at all.

1.  Get into groups.  Share your ideas with the entire class.  If you are not sharing, it would be smart to write some notes.

2.  I will pick the prompt that has the best discussion/reaction and possibility for everyone writing a good essay.

3.  Catcher in the Rye on Wednesday.  8 bucks at Barnes and Noble or online for free if you print it (but not here)

Friday, March 08, 2019

Friday Already!

Objective:  The students will look at AP Q3 Prompts and figure out what they would do if assigned one of them to write an essay using Othello.

1.  Get into groups.
2.  You will be assigned TWO prompts to outline.
3.  Following written directions and complete for both prompts.
4.  One speaker from each group will discuss and tell the class what your group decided.
5.  While other present, listeners should take notes on paper.  You will write on one of these prompts on Monday.

Turn in Q3 Study Form for 100 points.

Don't forget Assignment Number 2 by Sunday night.

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Happy Thusrday!

Objective:  The students will complete a review of all parts of Othello.

1.  Turn in Othello Packet.  Be sure to check off all the things that are in it AND don't lie.  If it's wrong, the highest grade you get is a 60.  If you only did half of one assigned part, write 1/2 on the space.

2.  Complete Q3 Study Form.  Due tomorrow printed out.

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Sub Today

Objective:  Students will complete Othello Packet

1.  Complete Othello Packet and organize for turn in tomorrow.

2. Poetry Assignment 2

3.  Othello Q3 Study Form


Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Othello... Done. Literally

Objective:  The students will complete Othello reading and analysis.

1.  Notes
2.  Read
3.  Complete Study Questions
4.  Organize Packet in order of cover sheet.  Due tomorrow.

Homework:  Complete by Sunday 11 pm.  Albertio Poetry Assignment 2 (15 pts. for 18 questions)

Monday, March 04, 2019

Finish Othello this week.

Objective:  The students will read the firsts Scene of Act V.\

AP SIGN UPS:  We have 18 signed up.  Getting better!

Please remind your kids that Tuesday 3/5/19 at 11:59 pm is the absolutely last minute they can register and pay for the exams. Exams must be paid for as well as registered for by this time.

1.  Notes
2.  Read
3.  Study Questions. assignment is reopened until 8 pm.

We finish tomorrow!  Have you bought your Catcher in the Rye.  See me if there is an issue.  It is online in a 115 page PDF that you can print out (not here).

Friday, March 01, 2019

Senior Non-Ditch Day

Objective:  The students will complete Poetry AP Test Practice on two poems using

1.  Sorry I couldn't find my electric griddle, so no egg burritos today.  But help yourself to a donut.

2.  If you are here.  You get 5 Extra Credit Points.  Even if you are at DECA or King High Remembers.

3.  Complete the Poetry Assignment on  It is due by 8 pm.  It is worth 15 points.  There are 19 questions possible.  I gave you a new poem, and an old poem that you should be familiar with.  I got 17/19 correct.  89%.  See if you can beat me.

Period 1 Class Code:   55VZZXHPN531
Period 2 Class Code:   Q1DAC5LW1EKF

Homework:  Complete Act IV Questions from Othello if not finished yet.

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