• Distance Learning (Phase 2 - Mr. Reed) 

    Daily Expectations 

    • Attend our classroom check-in by attending our live Teams meeting.  Access the link through your calendar.
    • Check Canvas/Email/Teams for our daily/weekly assignments. 
    • Read and RESPOND to email daily from Mr. Reed and/or you teachers.
    • Complete and submit assignments by the morning of our weekly class
    • Abide by CB Online Meeting Guidelines, found here.   

    Class Schedule: 

    MONDAYS 

    Period 1  - Study Skills

    • Teams Meeting – Join Through Teams Calendar
    • Independent work – Posted on Teams and Emailed: Study Skills Teams Link
    • Office Hours – anytime, request via email (except during class)

     Period 2  - Pre-Algebra with Mr. K.

    • Teams Meeting – Live event emailed by Mr. K. weekly the day of class 
    • Independent work – IXL IXL Web Link
    • Office Hours - anytime, request via email (except during class)
    • Extra Help also available from Mr. Trunk (email me for help setting up)

    TUESDAYS 

    Period 3  - ELA 7/8

    • Teams Meeting – 9:30am on Teams
    • Independent work – Posted on Teams and Emailed: ELA 7/8 Teams Link
    • Office Hours - anytime, request via email (except during class)

     Period 4  - English 9

    • Teams Meeting – 12:30pm
    • Independent work – Posted on Teams and Emailed: English 9 Teams Link
    • Office Hours -  anytime, request via email (except during class)

    WEDNESDAYS 

    Period 5 – Social Studies with Mr. Kelly

    • Teams meeting – 9:30am
    • Independent work – Canvas: Social Studies 9 Canvas Link
    • Office Hours – anytime, request via email (except during class)

     Period 6 – Time for check-ins and meetings

    • Individual Teams meetings or meet now will be sent via email
    • Email Mr. Reed to set up time for support or to meet live

    THURSDAYS 

    • Individual Teams meetings or meet now will be sent via email
    • Email Mr. Reed to set up time for support or to meet live

    Classroom Tools: 

    • Our classroom will be Teams and Canvas as the primary mode of assigning and collecting work and Teams as a virtual meeting place for live classes.   Work will be listed on Teams with links to Canvas.  Assignments can be submitted on Canvas, emailed to Mr. Reed or shared via Office 365 documents.

    Resources: 

    Method of Communication:

    • If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me at kereed@cbsd.org 

     

     

     

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    Note:

    During Phase 2 of Distance Learning, English 7/8 (Reed) - assignments, meeting times, notes, and instructional information will be posted to Teams and Canvas pages.  Links Below:

    Teams: Reed ELA 7/8 Teams Link

    Canvas: Reed ELA 7/8 Canvas Link

    Regular Online Class Meeting time: Tuesdays - 9:30am-10:30am

    Email: Kelley Reed (kereed@cbsd.org) *email anytime for support or to set up a virtual conference

    Online Meeting Link: Reed ELA 7/8 Teams Meeting Link

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    4/1

    • Attend our Microsoft Teams meeting at 12:30 pm.  This is mandatory.  Use the link below.
    • Continue with work for this week outlined below
    • Attend your practice meetings for your other classes

     

    3/30 and 3/31:

    • Go to Canvas and respond to the Part I summary assignment.  We will be starting new guided lessons on the novel soon and I want to see what you have picked up from the book so far...
    • No students responded to the F-451 Part I prompt on Monday so please do so for 3/31.  Link is below.
    • We will have a practice live class session on Wednesday at 12:30 to 1:00.  

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    • In the meantime visit our Microsoft Teams Channel linked here below.
    • Post a question about F-451 Part I on the Team Channel for me to answer, so I know you have visited.

     

    Link: F-451 part I Summary Assignments

     

    3/25/2020 and 3/30/2020 (Things to know will be updated 3/30)

    • Overview: We are reading the Sci-fi Novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, practicing some grammar and writing
    • Estimated Time: 25-35 minutes
    • Explanation: You will read the novel independently and we will work through reading response activities together on a daily basis. 
    • Three quick things to know: Plot Summary Part I "The Hearth and the Salamander"
      • Montag is now questioning his entire life, society, and his happiness thanks to Clarisse, Millie, and the woman who burned herself
      • Captain Beatty likely suspects that Montag is questioning society, his job, and the rules that govern people, including books
      • Montag goes out on a fire call where a woman refuses to leave her books and ignites herself on fire.  This disturbing event further distances of Montag from his previous way of life and his acceptance of how society without books functions.
    • Tasks: (new tasks in Green)
      • Finsh Part I of F-451 (The Hearth and the Salamander, pages 3-66)
      • Read the Summary on Canvas of Part I linked here: Canvas Link: F-451 Part I Summary
      • Review the following questions linked on Canvas to assess your comprehension of Part I of F-451: Review Questions F-451
        • record your answers as notes...
      • Work on your Grammar Packets as time allows.
    • Links/Activities:
    • Method of Communication:
      • Canvas
      • Email Mr. Reed any Questions
    • Video Instruction/Explanation: n/a

     

     

    ELA 7/8 (ready)

    3/25/2020

    • Overview: We are reading the Sci-fi Novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, practicing some grammar and writing
    • Estimated Time: 25-35 minutes
    • Explanation: You will read the novel independently and we will work through reading response activities together on a daily basis. 
    • Three quick things to know: Notes of F-451 - Character Review
      • Captain Beatty: Montag's boss at the fire station. It is clear he has read books, yet his job is to destroy them
      • Mildred Montag: Montag's wife.  She is unhappy, but drowns her sorrows by taking pills and distracting herself with TV and mindless distractions.
      • Mechanical Hound: A robot dog that "works" for the fire men.  The hound can be programmed to track certain people suspected of hiding books.  It has a lethal needle that can be used to knock people out or even kill them.
    • Tasks: (new tasks in Green)
      • Write your second Distance Learning Journal Post - click here: Distance Learning Journal Post #2
      • Answer the following questions (from 3/23) on Canvas Linked Here:  F-451 Reading Check #2
      • Continue reading F-451 - you should be through page 29 (Bottom, ends at "...put stop to his plan."
    • Links/Activities:
    • Method of Communication:
      • Canvas
      • Email Mr. Reed any Questions
    • Video Instruction/Explanation: Youtube Link Ray Bradbury Talks about F-451 - Bradbury Interview #1

     

     

     

    ELA 7/8 (ready)

    3/23/2020

    • Overview: We are reading the Sci-fi Novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, practicing some grammar and writing
    • Estimated Time: 25-35 minutes
    • Explanation: You will read the novel independently and we will work through reading response activities together on a daily basis. 
    • Three quick things to know: Notes of F-451
      • Plot - Mildred (Montag's wife) keeps herself distracted with her TV shows - she wants a 4th screen for her TV room
      • Clarisse makes Montag question everything, including his job and if he is in love...(he is not).
      • Bradbury uses Clarisse's personality characteristics to highlight his fears about technology, mass media, and censorship.
    • Tasks: 
    • Links/Activities:
      • All materials/tasks on Canvas: Mr. Reed - Canvas Page
      • Submit work on Canvas as instructed
      • Work on Activities from 3/18
    • Method of Communication:
      • Canvas
      • Email Mr. Reed any Questions
    • Video Instruction/Explanation: Youtube Link Ray Bradbury Talks about F-451 - Bradbury Interview #1

     

    3/20/2020

    • Overview: We are reading the Sci-fi Novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, practicing some grammar and writing
    • Estimated Time: 25-35 minutes
    • Explanation: You will read the novel independently and we will work through reading response activities together on a daily basis. 
    • Three quick things to know: 5 facts about F-451
      • It is the only pure science fiction novel Ray Bradbury ever wrote.
      • From science fiction to science fact: In the novel, Bradbury described the wall-to-wall interactive TV and the Walkman (precursor to the iPod), the latter in the form of a “seashell radio.” Now, both are science fact.
      • Bradbury only found out after the fact that “Montag” is also the name of a paper company that puts out all kinds of stationery and “Faber” (professor and philosopher in the novel) is also the name of a pencil manufacturer.
      • In a 1974 interview with James Day, Bradbury stated, “My character, Montag, is myself, discovering me.”
      • In summer 2018, Fahrenheit 451 will be released as a major motion picture.
    • Tasks: 
    • Links/Activities:
      • All materials/tasks on Canvas: Mr. Reed - Canvas Page
      • Submit work on Canvas as instructed
      • Work on Activities from 3/18
    • Method of Communication:
      • Canvas
      • Email Mr. Reed any Questions
    • Video Instruction/Explanation: Youtube Link Ray Bradbury Talks about F-451 - Bradbury Interview #1

     

    3/19/2020

    • Overview: We are reading the Sci-fi Novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, practicing some grammar and writing
    • Estimated Time: 25-35 minutes
    • Explanation: You will read the novel independently and we will work through reading response activities together on a daily basis. 
    • Three quick things to know: (Mr. Reed’s comments in parenthesis)
      • Plot F-451: Pages (3-13) - Montag meets Clarisse McClellan on his way home from work.  She is unlike anyone he knows.  She talks, thinks, and asks questions.  She asks Montag, "Are you happy?"  This question makes Montag aware of his own unhappiness. 
      • Plot F-451: Pages (3-13) - When Montag gets home after meeting Clarisse, he finds that his wife, Millie has overdosed on sleeping pills.  We become aware that she is not happy in life.  Some workers (not Doctors) come and use a device that pumps her stomach and saves her life.
      • Grammar: Why study Grammar? Answer: knowing about grammar also helps us understand what makes sentences and paragraphs clear and interesting and precise.
    • Tasks: 
    • Links/Activities:
      • All materials/tasks on Canvas: Mr. Reed - Canvas Page
      • Submit work on Canvas as instructed
      • Work on Activities from 3/18
    • Method of Communication:
      • Canvas
      • Email Mr. Reed any Questions
    • Video Instruction/Explanation: Mr. Reed F-451 Book Talk, pages 3-13 Click Here: Mr. Reed Book Talk F-451 pages 3-13 

     

    3/18/2020

    • Overview: We are reading the Sci-fi Novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury 
    • Estimated Time: 25-35 minutes
    • Explanation: You will read the novel independently and we will work through reading response activities together on a daily basis. 
    • Three quick things to know: (Mr. Reed’s comments in parenthesis)
      • This is an unprecedented time like most of us have never scene before.  (Share some of your thoughts/activities on discussion board (Task below)).
      • F-451 - Guy Montag is a fireman who starts fires...he likes his job.
      • In the first pages of the book Montag meets a girl on the way home from work.  Her name is Clarisse and she is a thinker.  She asks Montag questions and gets him thinking.  She asks him "are you happy."  This question drives much of the action in the Novel.
    • Tasks: do bolded assignments first
      • Access the Grammar workbooks on My Canvas page.  Start working through the book that is one grade below your current grade. (10-15 Minutes)
      • Go to my Canvas page and respond to Distance Learning Discussion Post #1... - "The past 5 days..."
      • Continuing reading F-451 if you have time...try to finish up to page 10.
    • Links/Activities:
      • All materials/tasks on Canvas: Mr. Reed - Canvas Page
      • Save all work in your F-451 folder in Onedrive
      • Submit work on Canvas as instructed
    • Method of Communication:
      • Canvas
      • Email Mr. Reed any Questions
    • Video Instruction/Explanation: n/a

     

    Notes:

     *Review - discussed with "There Will Come Soft Rains"

     

     

    3/17/2020

    • Overview: We will practice the reading and writing skills we used to read "The Outsiders."  We will practice using a new Novel, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and common lit. online activities from the beginning of the year.  I am also going to have you work on review grammar exercises and keeping a coherent and well-tought out journal of you activities during this unprecedented time.
    • Estimated Time: 25-35 minutes
    • Explanation: You will read the novel independently and we will work through reading response activities together on a daily basis.  You will use the skills and strategies we have already practiced this school year.
    • Three quick things to know: (Mr. Reed’s comments in parenthesis)

     

      • The Novel was published for the first time on October 19th 1953. (as we get into the book think about the accuracy of Bradbury’s technology predictions, since he was writing about the future (close to our time now)).
      • *Definition of Dystopia: an imagined state or society in which there is great suffering or injustice, typically one that is totalitarian or post-apocalyptic (F-451 is a Science Fiction Dystopian novel)
      • *Ray Bradbury said he wrote the novel F-451 “because of his concerns at the time (during the McCarthy era) about the threat of book burning in the United States. In later years, he described the book as a commentary on how mass media reduces interest in reading literature.” (basically he was afraid that the Government was controlling to much of our daily activities, thoughts, and actions and that new forms of media (TV, Radio) would reduce the thought and discussion brought on by reading actual books)

     

    • Tasks: finish up activities from last week...
      • Review the pre-reading powerpoint note sheet using the materials on Canvas from last week
      • Complete the vocabulary list for Part I “The Hearth and the Salamander.”
      • Start reading F-451 (5 pages) there is a pdf of the book on Canvas if you need it
    • Links/Activities:
      • All materials on Canvas: Mr. Reed - Canvas Page
      • Save all work in your F-451 folder in Onedrive
      • Submit work on Canvas as instructed
      • Grammar Practice Workbooks (start one grade below your current grade) Link: Canvas Grammar Workbooks
    • Method of Communication:
      • Canvas
      • Email Mr. Reed any Questions
    • Video Instruction/Explanation: