Monday, September 30, 2019

Nick Adams' Stories Project

Objective:  The students will get into groups and discuss their story and how to get the project done by next Monday.

1.  Project Discussion

2.  Grendel Themes Chart 5-6

No Grendel reading tonight.  Make sure you are all through to chapter7.

Friday, September 27, 2019

This week can't end soon enough!

Objective:  The students will discuss their analysis of Hemingway's story.

1.  Get out your TTSTCANDI so that I can sign it off.

2.  Hills Like White Elephants discussion.  This is an example of what you will do in your group starting next week on the Nick Adams' Stories Project.

3.  Grendel 7

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Your first TTSTCANDI without my help...

Objective:  The students will analyze Hills Like White Elephants.

1.  Get into groups of three to four.

2.  Complete a TTSTCANDI.  Each student must have one completed for the packet.  Work on it together.  DO NOT have one person do 1/3 and then just exchange and copy.  Talk to each other and figure it out.

DO NOT USE YOUR PHONES!!!  USE YOUR BRAINS.  You may be surprised by your insights and interpretations.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Gredel is such a joker!!!

Objective:  The students will read an awesome Hemingway story.

1.  Grendel 5-6 Quiz

2.  Discuss Chapters

3.  Hemingway PP and Notes

4.  Read Hills Like White Elephants

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Let's Look at How Essays Will Be Scored

Objective:  The students will see how essays are scored and get some practice themselves.

1.  Point of View Chapter Outline (again, if it is not done, you can't do it now for your packet)

2.  How to Quote Power Point and Notes

3.  Student Sample Essays and Q2 Rubrics.  DO NOT LOSE THESE!!!

4.  Grendel 6 due tomorrow

Monday, September 23, 2019

How was your weekend? Oregon wins! Pats win! Mine was good.

Objective:  The students will discuss the TTSTCANDI with the entire class.

1.  Get out Eveline, Grendel 5 and Theme Chart 3-4

2.  Discuss Eveline.  Such a great story for characterization and tone.  So sad too!

3.  Complete Chapter outline for Perrine's Prose Unit 2:  Point of View.  Due tomorrow.

Day off from Grendel.  But will pick it back up tomorrow.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Happy Homecoming Day! Good Luck Football Players!

Objective:  Complete analyzing Eveline.

1.  I want all graded papers in YOUR FOLDERS TODAY!  ORGANIZED!!

2.  Theme Chart Grendel Chapters 3-4

3.  TTSTCANDI for Eveline and close reading

4.  Grendel Chapter 5 and handout.  That Dragon is a tricky one!!

Go to the game and support the players, band, cheer and dance.  And the Homecoming Court!  See you there!

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Happy Thursday People!

Objective:  Students will take the multiple choice test and do well.

This is a two day lesson plan since tomorrow is a Rally Day (aka sleep in, go to IHop, ditch the rally, and go home early day).  I am not suggesting that you do this.... I just know seniors!  I am like the Dragon... A realist. 

1.  MC Test #1 (for points in the computer)'

2.  Theme Chart Grendel Chapters 3-4

3.  TTSTCANDI for Eveline and close reading

4.  Grendel Chapter 5 and handout.  That Dragon is a tricky one!!

Same thing tomorrow.  Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

ALICE Training Day

Objective:  The students will TTSTCANDI a sad, but great story about love and change.

1.  Allusion Notes:  Cain and Abel:  What's the connection to Grendel Chapter 4?

2.  Alice Training:  All Periods.

3.  Eveline TTSTCANDI

4.  Grendel Chapter 5.  You have two days to read it.  It is a bit confusing (the Dragon is DEEP), so you have two days to do it.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

That Grendel chapter: The imagery alone is powerful!

Objective:  The students will discuss the social commentary presented in Grendel 3.

1.  Grendel 3 Quiz (get out Grendel text, Grendel 3 worksheet and Outline.  I want to grade them all)

2.  Grendel 3 Discussion and PP

3.  Perrine's Chapter 4 outline discussion

4.  Grendel 4

Tomorrow we TTSTCANDI a new story:  "Eveline"

Monday, September 16, 2019

All essays have been scored. They were... ehhh.

Objective:  The students will outline Perrine's Chapter 4 on theme and read Grendel chapter 3

1.  Your essays will be put in the grade book today.  I will give them back tomorrow after everyone has written it,  You have until today to do it.  Or it's a zero.

2.  Summer Work points go in today also.  50 points.

3.  Outline Perrine's Chapter 4 Theme

4.  Read and analyze Grendel Chapter 3 and complete handout.

Friday, September 13, 2019

It is a happy Friday!

Objective:  The students will analyze the first two chapters of Grendel for development of the two UTs.

Summer Work:  Due September 16.

1.  Allegory of the Cave Notes

2.  Allegory of the Cave video:

3.  Grendel 2 Quiz:  I need scores for period 2 for yesterday too.

4.  Grendel Social Commentary PP

4.  Theme work through chapter 1-2.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Grendel Quiz: Hope you read this one Miles!

Objective:  The students will analyze Grendel chapter 1 and then read Chapter 2.

1.  Grendel 1 Quiz

2.  Work in pairs on Chapter 1 analysis.

3.  Read Chapter 2 by tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

We start our first possible Q3 Work today: Grendel

Objective:  The students will know some background information on our first book.


2.  Allusion Notes:  Zodiac

3.  Grendel Notes and Intro

4.  Chapter 1:  Close Read Chapter 1.  Quiz tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Your First AP Essay

Objective:  The students will use what they have learned so far and write a great essay on a character that we have discussed and analyzed.

1.  Get out three sheets of paper and a pen.

2.  Write on ONE SIDE ONLY or it will not be graded.

3.  Write neatly.

4.  Remember how it will be scored.  1 point for thesis.  4 points for proving it.  1 point for great writing.  You are shooting for a 4 or higher.

You need Grendel Chapter 1 by tomorrow.  Printed.  Not on a phone. 

Monday, September 09, 2019

Oregon wins!!!! Patriots win!!! That was a good weekend.

Objective:  The students will discuss Miss Brill, an excellent character study.

Note:  Have you bought or printed Grendel yet?  We start Wednesday!

Get out your Miss Brill TTSTCANDI so that I can grade it.

1.  AP Notes:  Characters:  Foils and Mirrors

2.  Discuss Miss Brill and TTSTCANDI

First Essay tomorrow.  This will be worth 100 points and it will set a baseline for your writing on the new AP Essay Rubric.

Friday, September 06, 2019

OK I HAVE to get these essay rewrites read, so you need to let me!!

Objective:  The students will read a great short story and look into its characterization and deeper metophoric  meanings to figure out the Universal Truth.

1.  Miss Brill TTSTCANDI.  Due Monday completed!  Probably a quiz too.  Tatum.

Here is the link if you're absent (Tatum and Nadia):

Note:  Tomorrow is the first UCR AP Test Prep Seminar.  Info is posted by the door.  If you go to the English Lit Sessions you will get 50 points of Extra Credit.  Save all notes and materials to show me.

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Happy Pre-Friday!

Objective:  The students will discuss TTSTCANDI for How I Met and complete MC Practice.

REWRITES!!!!  They were due Tuesday!!!!! BUT I will take up to tomorrow.   YOU NEED TO PAY ATTENTION!!!!

1.  How I Met My Husband discussion:  Power Point

2.  MC Practice:  This is our third one.  Next week it will be individual and for points in the gradebook.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

I love that story! Mrs. Bird is a Hoot! (haha, I made a joke)

Objective:  The students will analyze the story with a partner.

1.  Quiz (10 points)

2.  Notes on colors

3.  TTSTCANDI chart for How I Met My Husband

4. Vote Maya Moore for Homecoming Queen this Friday!

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Hope you had a relaxing weekend!

Objective:  The students will discuss characters and characterization.

1.  St. Paul allusion

2.  Chapter 3 Discussion and Outline

3.  Read "How I Met My Husband" by tomorrow.