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    Starting Wednesday April 8, 2020, all daily lessons for Block 3 English 10 will be found on our class Canvas page under Modules. I recommend reading the daily directions for each lesson a few minutes before class "begins" to see what is expected of you. If you have any questions, please email me.

    For parents: please access the following link to learn how to become an"observer" of the course if you wish. As an observer, you can view our lessons, assignments, and more. 

    Below are my Distance Learning expectations if you ever need to reference them.

     

    Mr. Kline's Phase 2 Distance Learning Expectations 


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    Thursday, April 2, 2020

    Link to Distance Learning Class Orientation Directions: Click here!

    See you on Teams at 9:30am!

     


    Wednesday, April 1, 2020

     

    On Thursday, we will be holding our Distance Learning Class Orientation. However, today, please click on the link below for the directions on how class will look for Thursday (we will not be meeting today, Wednesday). If you have any questions, please email me! I will see everyone Thursday for our Teams Meeting.

     

    Link to Distance Learning Class Orientation Directions: Click here!

     


    Day 9: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

    • Overview:
      • Read your independent reading book. Respond to 2 reading prompts involving your book.
      • Reflecting on your own personal thoughts, feelings, and ideas during this time period through journaling.

    • Estimated Time:
      • 45 minutes total

    • Explanation:
      • Students should read their independent reading book and respond to 2 questions on Canvas about their book so far.
      • Students should “journal” by responding to a variety of prompts that ask them to reflect, analyze, describe, or explain their experiences during Distance Learning.

    • Tasks:
      • To being, please read for 20 minutes. It is strongly encouraged that you limit any distractions (find a quiet place to read, put away your phone, etc.).

      • After reading, please go to Canvas, then Assignments, then the page “Independent Reading Response for Tuesday, 3/31.” Here, you will be asked to respond to 2 questions regarding your novel. There will be a link to take you to the questions; try to answer 2 questions you haven’t answered yet. Post your responses in Canvas. Work on this for 10 minutes.

      • Please add another entry in your Distance Learning Journal. You will need to go to Canvas, then Assignments, then find the journal entry for today’s date (Tuesday, 3/31). Try to respond to the prompt about finding something positive in your day. Remember, things will eventually get better! Work on this for 15 minutes.

    • Links/Activities:
      • For today’s lesson, you will be using Canvas and your independent reading book.

    • Methods of Communication:
      • Please send me an email if you have any questions.
      • I will be providing feedback in the “comments” section of your 2 assignments for today (journal and independent reading response).

    Day 8: Monday, March 30, 2020 

    • Overview 
      • Read your independent reading book. Respond to 2 reading prompts involving your book. 
      • Reflecting on your own personal thoughts, feelings, and ideas during this time period through journaling. 
         
    • Estimated Time 
      • 45 minutes total 
         
    • Explanation: 
      • Students should read their independent reading book and respond to 2 questions on Canvas about their book so far. 
      • Students should “journal” by responding to a variety of prompts that ask them to reflect, analyze, describe, or explain their experiences during Distance Learning. 
         
    • Tasks: 
      • To being, please read for 20 minutes. It is strongly encouraged that you limit any distractions (find a quiet place to read, put away your phone, etc.). 
      • After reading, please go to Canvas, then Assignments, then the page “Independent Reading Response for Monday, 3/30.” Here, you will be asked to respond to 2 questions regarding your novel. There will be a link to take you to the questions; try to answer 2 questions you haven’t answered yet. Post your responses in Canvas. Work on this for 10 minutes. 
      • Please add another entry in your Distance Learning Journal. You will need to go to Canvas, then Assignments, then find the journal entry for today’s date (Monday, 3/30). Please respond to one of the prompts provided. Work on this for 15 minutes.  
         
    • Links/Activities: 
      • For today’s lesson, you will be using Canvas and your independent reading book. 
         
    • Methods of Communication: 
      • Please send me an email if you have any questions. 
      • I will be providing feedback in the “comments” section of your 2 assignments for today (journal and independent reading response). 

    Day 7: Thursday, March 26, 2020

    • Overview:
      • Read your independent reading book.
      • Respond in you Canvas Journal about life during Distance Learning.
      • Turn your haiku into a longer, more complex poem.

    • Estimated Time:
      • 45 minutes total

    • Explanation:
      • Students should read their independent reading book.
      • Students should journal about their experiences during Distance Learning.
      • Students should expand upon their haiku from yesterday, including more lines and description.

    • Tasks:
    1. Please use this time to read for 15 minutes. It is strongly encouraged that you limit any distractions (find a quiet place to read, put away your phone, etc.). *You do not need to answer any response questions.

    2. After reading, let’s turn back to our haiku from yesterday. The goal is to add more lines and description to it (basically, turning it from a haiku into a longer poem). Try to: 1. Add 1-2 more similes, 4-5 more lines, and use the word “vanishing.” Please submit your new poem in Canvas under Assignments under “Poem for Thursday, 3/26.” I’m excited to see what you come up with! Work on this for 20 minutes.

    3. Please end the lesson adding to your journal. Go to Canvas then Assignments then click on the journal titled “Journal for Thursday, 3/26.” Work on this for 10 minutes.

    • Links/Activities:
      • For today’s lesson, you will be using Canvas and your independent reading book.

    • Methods of Communication:
      • Please send me an email if you have questions. I will be checking my email throughout the day.
      • I will be providing feedback through Canvas on your poems!

     


    Day 6: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    • Overview:
      • Read your independent reading book. Respond to 2 reading prompts involving your book.
      • Write a haiku and comment your classmates’ writing.

    • Estimated Time:
      • 45 minutes total

    • Explanation:
      • Students should read their independent reading book and respond to 2 questions on Canvas about their book so far.
      • Students should write a haiku and post it on Canvas then comment on 2 of their classmates’ posts.

    • Tasks:
    1. By now, you should have selected an independent reading book. If you have not done so yet, please refer back to last week’s lessons on how to acquire an e-book if you don’t have any physical books at your house. Please use this time to read for 20 minutes. It is strongly encouraged that you limit any distractions (find a quiet place to read, put away your phone, etc.).

    2. After reading, please go to Canvas, then Assignments, then the page “Independent Reading Response for Wednesday, 3/35.” Here, you will be asked to respond to 2 questions regarding your novel. There will be a link to take you to the questions – feel free to choose any 2 questions you’d like to answer! Try choosing 2 new questions for today. Post your responses in Canvas. Work on this for 10 minutes.

    3. Now, we’re going to do something a little different. You’re going to write a haiku (a three-line poem, 1st line has 5 syllables, 2nd line has 7 syllables, 3rd line has 5 syllables). Don’t worry about sticking to these parameters exactly… Modern haiku allows some flexibility with the syllable count. However, try to write your haiku about what you’ve been observing, feeling, or noticing while away from school. Traditionally, haiku were about nature; see if you can describe the “nature” you’ve been viewing, even if that means looking around in your room or outside your window. Post your haiku in Canvas under Discussions in the page titled “Haiku for Wednesday, 3/25.” Then, please comment on 2 of your peers’ poems. Work on this for 15 minutes.

    • Links/Activities:
      • For today’s lesson, you will be using Canvas and your independent reading book.

    • Methods of Communication:
      • Please send me an email if you have questions. I will be checking my email throughout the day.
      • I will be providing feedback through Canvas on your poems!

    Day 5: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    *Please note: from now on, all journal entries will be completed in Canvas under "Assignments." Please see the directions below.

    • Overview:
      • Read your independent reading book. Respond to 2 reading prompts involving your book.
      • Reflecting on your own personal thoughts, feelings, and ideas during this time period through journaling.
    • Estimated Time:
      • 45 minutes total
    • Explanation:
      • Students should read their independent reading book and respond to 2 questions on Canvas about their book so far.
      • Students should “journal” by responding to a variety of prompts that ask them to reflect, analyze, describe, or explain their experiences during Distance Learning.
    • Tasks:
    1. By now, you should have selected an independent reading book. If you have not done so yet, please refer back to last week’s lessons on how to acquire an e-book if you don’t have any physical books at your house. Please use this time to read for 20 minutes. It is strongly encouraged that you limit any distractions (find a quiet place to read, put away your phone, etc.).
    2. After reading, please go to Canvas, then Assignments, then the page “Independent Reading Response for Tuesday, 3/24.” Here, you will be asked to respond to 2 questions regarding your novel. There will be a link to take you to the questions – feel free to choose any 2 questions you’d like to answer! Post your responses in Canvas. Work on this for 10 minutes.
    3. Please add another entry in your Distance Learning Journal. You will need to go to Canvas, then Assignments, then find the journal entry for today’s date. Please respond to one of the prompts provided. Work on this for 15 minutes.

     

    • Links/Activities:
      • For today’s lesson, you will be using Canvas and your independent reading book.
    • Methods of Communication:
      • Please send me an email if you have questions. I will be checking my email throughout the day.
      • I will be providing feedback through Canvas on your independent reading responses.

    Day 4: Monday, March 23, 2020

    *Please note: from now on, all journal entries will be completed in Canvas under "Assignments." Please see the directions below.

    • Overview:
      • Reading an independent reading book from home or accessing an independent reading book through an online source.
      • Reflecting on your own personal thoughts, feelings, and ideas during this time period through journaling.

    • Estimated Time:
      • 45 minutes total

    • Explanation:
      • Students should read their independent reading book and respond to a prompt in writing.
      • Students should write a paragraph about their experiences during Distance Learning.

    • Tasks:
      • Hello again class! Happy Monday (although what is a Monday anymore when we’re not in school?). I hope everyone found an independent reading book. If not, please see Thursday’s lesson on how to acquire a book. To begin, let’s sit down and read for a good 15 minutes. Find a quiet, cozy place to read and put your phone/electronics/computer away so you can really focus. Enjoy reading!

      • Now, please go to Canvas and then to the Discussions section and then to the page titled “#1 Reading Response.” Here, please respond to the 2 questions provided. I will be commenting on your posts throughout the day. Total time: 15 minutes.

      • Add another entry in your Distance Learning Journal (NOTE: Instead of going to OneNote, please GO TO CANVAS for Journal Entries from now on. You will need to go to Canvas, then Assignments, then find the journal entry for today’s date. It will read: “Journal for Monday, 3/23"). Please respond to one of the prompts provided on Canvas. Work on this for 15 minutes.

    • Links/Activities:
      • For today’s lesson, you will be using different pages in Canvas.

    • Methods of Communication:
      • Please send me an email (tkline@cbsd.org) if you have questions. I will be checking my email throughout the day.
      • I will be checking on your post in Canvas!

     


    Day 3: Thursday, March 19, 2020

    *Please note: from now on, all journal entries will be completed in Canvas under "Assignments." Please see the directions below.

    • Overview:
      • Reading an independent reading book from home or accessing an independent reading book through an online source.
      • Reflecting on your own personal thoughts, feelings, and ideas during this time period through journaling.

    • Estimated Time:
      • 45 minutes total

    • Explanation:
      • Students should acquire an independent reading from either their house or an online resource (I will explain how to use various online resources below).
      • Students should write a paragraph about their experiences during Distance Learning.

    • Tasks:
      • Since we are at home, now is an excellent time to finally read that book you’ve been wanting to read! First, let’s acquire a book. There are a few ways you can do this. #1. If you have a book lying around your house that you want to read – perfect! Choose one of those books (it can be fiction or nonfiction, but make sure your parents are comfortable with the choice you make). Now, say you don’t have a book at home. That’s okay! Here are two great resources to access an e-book:
        • #2. First resource to access an e-book: Sora (https://soraapp.com/welcome). This website is great because it allows you to check out books from East’s school library. Once you go to the website, you will have to find C.B. East and then you can search through hundreds of books in our library’s catalogue.
        • #3. Second resource to access an e-book: Bucks County Free Library (https://buckslib.org/practicing-social-distancing-you-can-still-use-the-library/). Now, this does require you or one of your family members to have a library card. If you do have a library card – great! Click on that link above and scroll to the bottom of the page and look for a section titled “Everyone.” Here, there are links to various websites that work with the Bucks County Free Library where you can digitally checkout e-books and audiobooks. I would recommend Hoopla (it’s pretty user friendly).

      • (continued) If you’re searching for an e-book, take your time navigating through the different options and let me know if you have any trouble. As always, please check with your parents/guardians about the book you are selecting. Once you’ve chosen a book, please read for 20 minutes! From choosing a book to actually reading, this entire activity should take 30 minutes.

      • (continued) Once you’ve finished reading, please go to Canvas, click on the section “Discussions” and then on the discussion titled “Distance Learning: Independent Reading.” Here, please post the title of your book and author! I’m curious to see what you’ve chosen to read!

      • Add another entry in your Distance Learning Journal (NOTE: Instead of going to OneNote, please GO TO CANVAS for Journal Entries from now on. You will need to go to Canvas, then Assignments, then find the journal entry for today’s date. It will read: “Journal for Thursday, 3/19”). Please respond to one of the prompts provided on Canvas. Work on this for 15 minutes.

    • Links/Activities:
      • For today’s lesson, you will be using Canvas.

    • Methods of Communication:
      • Please send me an email (tkline@cbsd.org) if you have questions. I will be checking my email throughout the day.
      • I will be checking on what book you’ve picked to read!

    Day 2: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

    • Overview:
      • Reading a poem and responding to questions about it in an online class discussion.
      • Reflecting on your own personal thoughts, feelings, and ideas during this time period through journaling.

    • Estimated Time:
      • 45 minutes total

    • Explanation:
      • Students should read a contemporary poem and engage in a discussion with their peers in an online Canvas discussion board.
      • Students should write a paragraph about their experiences during Distance Learning.

    • Tasks:
      • TASK #1: Today we will be conducting an online discussion involving yesterday’s poem, “THE AFTERNOON THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION DECLARED THE PANDEMIC.” Please follow these steps: go to our class Canvas page and then go to the section titled “Discussions.” From there, please click on the page titled “Distance Learning: Poem 1 Discussion.” Note: if you need to access the poem, please go to Canvas then Assignments then "Day 1: Poem" (there is a screenshot of the poem there). You will now have to post your response to 2 discussion questions. After you respond to these 2 questions, you will need to comment on 2 of your classmates’ posts. Commenting on your classmates’ posts can look like this:
        • Providing insightful feedback to their comments.
        • Asking further questions about their comments.
        • Drawing connections between their comments and something else.
        • Explaining in a polite manner why you agree or disagree with their comments


          TASK #1 (continued): Check back throughout the day to see what your classmates have posted and decide which 2 posts you’d then like to comment on. I will be checking the discussion board periodically and adding my own comments/thoughts. Work on this for 30 minutes.
      • TASK #2: Add another entry in your Distance Learning Journal (found on OneNote under our new section “Distance Learning”). The goal for today’s journal is to respond a different prompt than yesterday. Remember, journal prompts are listed at the top of the page. Write in your journal for 15 minutes.
    • Links/Activities:
    • Methods of Communication:
      • Please send me an email (tkline@cbsd.org) if you have questions. I will be checking my email throughout the day.
      • I will be adding my own comments to today’s discussion thread.

     


    English 10 Academic (Block 3)

    Distance Learning Plan

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    Day 1

    Dear Students,

                  As you know, we are beginning Distance Learning starting today, Tuesday March 17th. As we discussed in class, please check this site for our daily lessons. These lessons will center around reviewing concepts and skills we’ve previously covered in class. These lessons will also have you access our Class OneNote and Canvas pages. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. The best way to get in contact with me is through email: tkline@cbsd.org.  

                  I know these are unusual and frightening times. However, one wonderful thing about English is that it allows us to process, understand, reflect, and even rejoice in times of difficulty and uncertainty. I hope these activities allow you to continue reading, writing, and thinking. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you back in class soon!

    Mr. Kline

    Day 1: Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    • Overview:
      • Reading a poem and responding to questions about it.
      • Reflecting on your own personal thoughts, feelings, and ideas during this time period through journaling.
    • Estimated Time:
      • 45 minutes total
    • Explanation:
      • Students should read a contemporary poem and respond to questions about the poem’s content, form, figurative language, and more.
      • Students should write a paragraph about their experiences during Distance Learning.
    • Tasks:
      • UPDATE AS OF 1:00pm on 3/17/20: The link to the poem on OneNote is NOT working. Please now go to Canvas, then Assignments, then to the assignment titled "Day 1: Poem" and submit your responses to the questions there. Sorry for any inconvenience. If you're still having trouble, please email me directly at tkline@cbsd.org. Work on this for 25 minutes.
      • Next, since this is an unprecedented time in history, we will be journaling about our experiences while we are out of school. Please follow these steps: go to OneNote and click on the new section titled “Distance Learning” and then click on the page “Journal.” On this page, start off by writing today’s date and then respond to one of the following prompt. Feel free to answer more than one prompt. The goal is to reflect on your experiences right now and to be able to process what is currently happening. Try to write at least 4-5 sentences. Work on this for 20 minutes. Here are some prompts to follow:
        • Describe what life during this time period. Try incorporating figurative language to describe what you’re feeling, thinking, or doing.
        • Explain how this virus has impacted your daily life. Consider the activities, places, and things you can’t do right now. Express how this makes you feel.
        • Respond to something you read or viewed in the news. This doesn’t have to be about the virus; it could be something related to sports, travel, etc.
        • Reflect on a few positive things from your day. They could be small moments, like laughing while watching a funny TV show, or something bigger. Describe how these moments made you feel.
        • Write some haiku (a three-line poem, 1st line has 5 syllables, 2nd line has 7 syllables, 3rd line has 5 syllables) describing your day or something you’ve been doing while off from school.
        • Ask yourself what questions you have about everything that has been happening and try your best to answer them. These could be questions about the virus, being out of school, or other questions you have about life currently.
      • Links/Activities:
        • For today’s lesson, you will be using different pages in our Class OneNote.
      • Methods of Communication:
        • Please send me an email (tkline@cbsd.org) if you have questions. I will be checking my email throughout the day.
        • I will also be checking your Journal in OneNote and your questions about the poem.