Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween!

Objective:  The students will discuss Frankenstein in Handmaid's, and complete a MC Practice.

1.  Frankenstein and Handmai'ds notes for themes and help with your projects.

2.  MC Practice:  Perfect for Halloween

Be safe tonight.  Don't do anything stupid! 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Start our book!

Objective:  The students will be introduced to one of their books and the project.

1.  Discuss The Grave

2.  Turn in Perrine's Prose Packet II

3.  Discuss Project

4.  Intro Handmaid's Tale and Notes

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The Grave

Objective:  The students will TTSTCANDI The Grave and discuss.

1.  TTSTCANDI The Grave

2.  Compile Perrine's Prose Pact II in order with stories and terms.  Due organized tomorrow.

Tomorrow we talk Handmaid's and Frankenstein reading and projects.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Last Story of Prose II Packet

Objective:  The students will analyze a great piece of short prose.

1.  You have had 10 days to get your book.  Put it on your desk for 200 points.

2.  Get the new story and the TTSTCANDI sheet.

3.  Close Read the story.  You will have a quiz tomorrow.  We will also complete the TTSTCANDI tomorrow in groups, but if you fail the quiz, you will not get points for the assignment in the packet.

It is a cool story!  Very deep!

Grendel Essays are done.  Not so good you all!!!

Friday, October 25, 2019

On the fifth day, they rested. (What is this?)

Objective:  Students will continue Beowulf for Grendel context.

1.  Have you found your copy of our new book?  Frankenstein or Handmaid's Tale.  By Monday

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Extra Credit

Objective:  The students will watch Beowulf for context and understanding of Grendel which we just read.

1.  Extra Credit:  5 Points:

RUSD Gallop Survey (This is optional)

2.  Discuss the Cat in the Rain

3.  Beowulf

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Objective:  Complete the last Hemingway story of the unit (not a Nick Adams story)

Miles and Dylan talked me into showing you all a movie (Beowulf) tomorrow and Friday and context for our reading of Grendel.  I will show it to you and you will have NO WORK if we have 100 percent of today's story complete tomorrow)

1.  Discuss TTSTCANDI of Three Day Blow.

2.  TTSTCANDI Cat in the Rain.  Another cool, but sad Hemingway story.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Good Morning AP Students!

Objective:  Complete analysis of Three Day Blow

1.  Close Reading and TTSTCANDI Analysis of Three Day Blow.  Due tomorrow for points and packet approval.

Monday, October 21, 2019

New Q3 Piece starts next week!

Objective:  The students will present final Nick Adams stories.  Then read another cool Hemingway story.

1.  Presentations completion.  I think we have 3 in each class.

2.  Three Day Blow TTSTCANDI.

3.  You need your new book by next Monday:  You choose:  Handmaid's Tale or Frankenstein. 

Note:  Handmaid's Tale is sexually explicit and graphic in it's imagery.  Frankenstein is not.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Grendel Essay

Objective:  The students will write an incredible essay to show that they have read and understood Grendel on a deep level.

1.  Grab a prompt.

2.  Get three sheets of paper and a pen.  Write on one side only (I will not read it otherwise) and write.

3.  Staple prompt to the top.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Congrats Volleyball on the HUGE win!

Objective:  The students will discuss three Hemingway stoies and complete a MC Practice piece.

1.  Nick Adams Presentations (let's do three)

2.  MC Practice:  The River

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

"Why don't we do anything fun in here?" A. Aponte.

Objective:  The students will brainstorm what they would write about if given these 10 prompts to write about.

1.  Get handouts and your graded Grendel Packet.

2.  When called to the front, have your printed Q3 Study Form ready to be graded.

3.  In groups, look at all 10 prompts.  Highlight the key words that you would focus om in your essay.

4.  Rank the essay prompts.  Which possible three would you like to write on?  Mark the board.  Three marks.

We write Friday!!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Should Not Be Here...

Objective:  Wrap up Grendel.

1.  Turn in Grendel Packet

2.  Grendel Q3

3.  Grendel Close Reading Check

Friday, October 11, 2019

Our First Q3 Piece is Done

Objective:  The students will see what a Q3 Prompt looks like and discuss how they need to be able to have a book in mind to address the prompt in an essay.

1.  Sample Q3 Prompts

2.  Complete Q3 Study Form:  Due Tuesday printed out (not shared with me)

Here is the link:

3.  Grendel Packet (100 points) and Close Reading (50 if printed 60 if in book) is due Monday.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Finish Grendel Today

Objective:  The students will complete analysis of their first Q3 piece:  Grendel.

1.  Two Nick Adams Presentations

2.  Grendel 12.  Read and analysis.

3.  Grendel 11-12 Theme Chart

Put together Grendel Packet.  12 Chapter Analysis papers and 6 Theme Charts in order!  If you didn't have one when I checked it, do not add it to the packet.

Essay Paragraphs:  They are graded:  Here is what I saw:

2.  You have to have a complete UT, not just the subject of it.
3.  You need to go deeper.  Don't just list a bunch of metaphors without analyzing each.
4.  Some of you have to work on neatness.
5.  Five sentence paragraphs are for regular kids!  Not you!

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Nick Adams Presentations

Objective:  The students will participate in lively discussions of two Hemingway stories.

Here is the link to Hemingway Chart for your project:

1.  Two presentations

2.  Grendel 11.

Tomorrow off.  Grendel 12 Thursday.  Huge 300 point test Friday.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Three Day Weekend...

Objective:  The students will work on presentations for Tuesday.

1.  I am feeling a bit sick... cough... cough... so I will be out Monday.

2.  I will have Grendel 10 for you and a themes chart for 9-10.

You need to work well.  The sub is probably going to be an Ex-King kid of mine.  So be super!!

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Grendel Thinks He's Shakespeare

Objective:  The students will complete theme analysis of Grendel 7-8 and analyze 9.

1.  Get the two handouts

2.  Grendel 8 Discussion/PP

3.  Themes Chart 7-8

4.  Read Grendel 9

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Essay Practice

Objective:  The students will get some writing practice using the story "The End of Something" as the focus piece.


FFASA opened yesterday.  Don't wait too long to do it.  It sucks!  Remember passwords!!

Go on college board and check yes or no to taking the AP Exam.  You don't have to pay and I think that you can change your mind at any time until you actually pay. 



Check your email.  Pick the sessions that you want to attend next week for the College and Career Day.  If you don't pick, someone will for you.

1.  Discuss your TTSTCANDI

2.  Put the TTSTCANDI away.  You can keep your story out.  Get out one sheet of paper and a pen.

3.  Write to the following prompt:

AP Prose Prompt: “The End of Something”
In the following short story by Ernest Hemingway, “The End of Something,” the author describes a dramatic experience. Read the passage carefully. Then, in a well-organized essay, show how Hemingway’s techniques convey the impact of the experience on the main character to reveal his purpose.

Write the intro paragraph and your first body paragraph.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

A super cool story. Great for symbolism.

Objective:  The students will analyze a Hemingway story much like they will for their project.

1.  TTSTCANDI "The End of Something"

This will be done in class.  Right now.  In pairs or groups.  I want to see deep thinking, rich discussion and analysis.

This means everyone.  I may collect at the end of the period!!!

Get at it!