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    parents and students, All weekly directions can be found on this page.

    scroll down a bit to find detailed instructions and links for our current week, just under the course directions and expectations :) 

     

     

    Daily Expectations 

    • Attend our classroom check-in by attending our live Teams meeting.  Access the link through your calendar.
    • Check Canvas for our daily/weekly assignments.  Scroll down this page for weekly directions. https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26530/modules.
    • Complete and submit asignments by the due dates posted.
    • Abide by CB Online Meeting Guidelines, found here.   

    Class Schedule: 

     

    MONDAYS

    Period 1

    • Teams Meeting - 9:30AM  (Join through Teams calendar) 
    • Independent work - On Canvas and OneNote. See weekly directions by scrolling down this page, and attend to due dates. 
    • Office Hours - Thursday from 12-1:30.  Email Mr. V for an appointment. 

    Period 2

    • Teams Meeting -  12:30 PM (Join through Teams calendar) 
    • Independent work - On Canvas and OneNote. See weekly directions by scrolling down this page, and attend to due dates. 
    • Office Hours - Thursday from 12-1:30.  Email Mr. V for an appointment. 

    TUESDAYS 

    Period 3  

    • Teams Meeting - 9:30 AM (Join through Teams calendar) 
    • Independent work - On Canvas and OneNote. See weekly directions by scrolling down this page, and attend to due dates. 
    • Office Hours - Thursday from 12-1:30.  Email Mr. V for an appointment. 

     Period 4  

    • Teams Meeting - 12:30 PM (Join through Teams calendar) 
    • Independent work - On Canvas and OneNote. See weekly directions by scrolling down this page, and attend to due dates. 
    • Office Hours - Thursday from 12-1:30.  Email Mr. V for an appointment. 

    WEDNESDAYS 

    Period 5 

    • Teams meeting - 9:30 AM (Join through Teams calendar)
    • Independent work - On Canvas and OneNote. See weekly directions by scrolling down this page, and pay attention to due dates. 
    • Office Hours - Thursday from 12-1:30.  Email Mr. V for an appointment.

    Classroom Tools: 

    • Our classroom will be using  Canvas as the primary mode of assigning and collecting work and Teams as a virtual meeting place for live classes.  OneNote and Flipgrid are also used at times to compile notes or review key elements of instruction. 

    Resources: 

     

    Method of Communication:

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

     

    DISTANCE LEARNING WEEK OF 5/25:

    Academic and Honors English: 

     

    Our two objectives for this week are to:

    1. Read Act 3 of Romeo and Juliet

    2. Comprehend and discuss Act 3 of Romeo and Juliet

     

    All students must complete this Peardeck assignment for our final collaborative writing piece of the year: https://app.peardeck.com/student/tmakhxspz

     

     

    If you attended class this week AND participated in the LIVE DISCUSSION after our reading, you only have to complete this five-minute Peardeck, linked above, and you have no other homework. 

    If you attended class this week and DID NOT participate in live discussion after our reading, first complete the Peardeck link above.  Then click on the following link and follow the directions on the discussion board. This assignment is due Friday, 5/29: https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26530/discussion_topics/36703?module_item_id=760694

    If you missed class this week, even if it was because of Memorial Day, first complete the Peardeck link above.  Then read all scenes in Act Three found at this link: https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26530/assignments/350629?module_item_id=741315 Remember that you will need to use the "Scene Select" and "Next Scene" buttons to navigage. 

    Then respond on the message board here, following directions closely. Due Friday, 5/29: https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26530/discussion_topics/36703?module_item_id=760694

     

    DISTANCE LEARNING WEEK OF 5/18:

    Academic and Honors English: 

     

    Our two objectives for this week are to:

    1. Read Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet

    2. Comprehend and discuss Act 2 of Romeo and Juliet

     

    All students must complete this 15-second Flipgrid to show what books you need to return and tell me where you are keeping them:

    https://flipgrid.com/67680560

     

    If you attended class this week AND participated in the LIVE DISCUSSION after our reading, you only have to complete this 15 second flipgrid, linked above, and you have no other homework. 

    If you attended class this week and DID NOT participate in live discussion after our reading, first complete the Flipgrid link above.  Then click on the following link and follow the directions on the discussion board. This assignment is due Friday, 5/22: https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26530/discussion_topics/36309?module_item_id=756542

    If you missed class this week, first complete the Flipgrid link above.  Then read all six scenes in Act Two found at this link: https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/Learn/Teachers/TeachingResources/PerformancePlus/RomeoAndJuliet You will need to use the "Next Scene" button to navigate to all six scenes in ACT 2 of the play. Then respond on the message board here, following directions closely. Due Friday, 5/22:https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26530/discussion_topics/36309?module_item_id=756542

     

    DISTANCE LEARNING WEEK OF 5/11:

    Academic and Honors English: 

     

    Our two objectives for this week are to:

    1. Read Act 1 of Romeo and Juliet

    2. Comprehend and discuss Act 1 of Romeo and Juliet

     

    If you attended class this week AND participated in the LIVE DISCUSSION after our reading, you have no homework before next week. 

    If you attended class this week and DID NOT participate in live discussion after our reading, click on the following link and follow the directions on the discussion board. This assignment is due Friday, 5/15: https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26530/discussion_topics/35761?module_item_id=751576

    If you missed class this week, read all five scenes in Act One found at this link: https://www.stratfordfestival.ca/Learn/Teachers/TeachingResources/PerformancePlus/RomeoAndJuliet You will need to use the "Next Scene" button to navigate through all five scenes. Then respond on the message board here, following directions closely. Due Friday, 5/15: https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26530/discussion_topics/35761?module_item_id=751576

     

     

    DISTANCE LEARNING WEEK OF 5/4:

    Academic English: 

    FIRST -- HAVE YOU TURNED IN YOUR RESEARCH PROJECT, DUE LAST THURSDAY?  IF NOT, FOLLOW DIRECTIONS IN ONENOTE FOR "WEEK 4" AND TURN IT IN. 

     

    Our two objectives for this week are to:

    1. Understand why Shakespeare is considered to be such a great writer. 

    2. Practice notetaking skills

     

     

    If you did not attend class this week, read the Prologue to Act 1 here and seek to answer the question, "What do we know about the play based on the prologue?" 

    Asynchronous assignment: Complete Romeo and Juilet Pre-Reading found here: https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26530/assignments/350487?module_item_id=741319

    Honors English:  

    Complete and upload the Lord of the Flies Unit Assessment here: https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26530/assignments/350484?module_item_id=746450

    Watch the videos in Romeo and Juilet Pre-Reading, but no need to upload the assignment: https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26530/assignments/350487?module_item_id=741319

     

     

    DISTANCE LEARNING WEEK OF 4/27 DIRECTIONS:

    Academic English: 

    NOTE:  PERIOD 4 ONLY -- WE WILL NOT HAVE A MEETING THIS WEEK BECAUSE TUESDAY IS A DAY OFF. YOU MUST COMPLETE LAST WEEK'S WORK BEFORE MOVING ON TO THIS WEEK'S WORK. YOU MAY REACH OUT FOR A PERSONAL TEAMS CALL FOR FEEDBACK ON YOUR WORK.  I SCHEDULE THESE ON THURSDAY BETWEEN 12-1:30. 

    Our two objectives for this week are to:

    1. Understand how to correctly use in-text citation and what to do when you have no author's name. 

    2. Write a brief opinion piece based on your research using direct quotes, paraphrases, and accurate in-text citation to support a thesis statement. 

     

     

    Do a little dance!  When this item is uploaded, you will have finished your first unit and your first major grade of Distance Learning.  Woohoo!

     

    Honors English:  

    Period 5 will meet at our regular time. 

    PERIOD 3 WILL NEED TO FOLLOW ALL OF THE STEPS BELOW AND FINISH THE BOOK BEFORE OUR MEETING NEXT TUESDAY. 

     

    DISTANCE LEARNING WEEK OF 4/20 DIRECTIONS:

    Academic English: 

    NOTE:  PERIODS 1 AND 2 -- YOU MUST COMPLETE LAST WEEK'S WORK BEFORE MOVING ON TO THIS WEEK'S WORK.

    Our two objectives for this week are to:

    1. Use Noodletools to create and export a Works Cited page

    2. Create a thesis that takes a stand on our topic

     

    These two objectives will prepare us for writing next week, which will be the last step of our research project. 

    Here are the steps for this week. 

    • Step 1: Look at feedback on last week's OneNote page, "Research Week 2"
    • Step 2: Attend our class meeting at the scheduled time.  You will begin completing "Research Week 3, pg 1" on OneNote during our time together and Mr. Vogelsinger will be available at any point to ask a question.
    • Step 3: Export and upload your Works Cited Page for this project: https://cbsd.instructure.com/courses/26530/assignments/345119?module_item_id=735097  
    • Step 4: Complete "Research Week 3, pg 2" on OneNote sometime between the time class ends and our class next meets. 

    Two video clips (which can also be found on "Research Week 3, pg 1") that can help you with Noodltools:

    Tutorial for setting up Noodletools: https://flipgrid.com/afcd793f

    Tutorial for exporting your Works Cited page to Word: https://flipgrid.com/5c0ebd9e

    Honors English: 

    We will meet at our regularly scheduled time, 9:30 Tuesday for Period 3, 9:30 Wednesday for Period 5. Asynchronous work directions are as follows: 

     

    DISTANCE LEARNING WEEK OF 4/13 DIRECTIONS:

    Academic English: 

    Period 4 will meet at our regular time, 12:30 on Tuesday. There are no class meetings on 4/13, so students in Periods 1 and 2 will be responsible for reading the directions below and completing asynchronous work this week. Remember, that if you would like a meeting face-to-face with me, I am available to help coach you through the research process from 12:30-1:30 on Thursday.  Just email me and we will set up a time within that hour. All work for students listed below is due by Thursday, end of the day. 

    Honors English: 

    We will meet at our regularly scheduled time, 9:30 Tuesday for Period 3, 9:30 Wednesday for Period 5.  Period 5 will have an author's visit with Randy Ribay built into our class time.  Both classes will haave some time scheduled during our class time for small group meetings, which I will explain at the beginning of our class time together.  Looking forward to a different structure this week that should allow you to finish steps 1 and 2 below during our class time this week.  

     

    Distance Learning Week of 4/6 Directions:

    Academic English: 

    • Complete the Poem of the Day writing piece found in OneNote>Collaboration Space>Distance Learning. 
    • Complete the Research Week 1 assignement found in OneNOTE>Your Name>Research
    • Work completed by Thursday will receive feedback by next class meeting
    • PERIODS 1 and 2 -- Since we miss our meeting on Monday, be sure to complete Research Week 2 assignment next week found in OneNote>Your Name>Research . You will find this assignment posted on or before Monday of next week for your asynchronous learning. 
    • If you missed our class meeting this week, go to www.joinpd.com and use code "grugj" to see the Peardeck presentation you missed. Pay special attention to the last slide which reviews directions for the assignments above.  Any student may revisit this presentation throughout the week as needed. 
    • As always, keep on reading :)

    Honors English: 

    • Read Chapters 1-2 in Lord of the Flies
    • Post to Chapters 1-2 Discussion on Canvas.  Directions found on the Discussion Board. 
    • Period 3, if you missed class this week, please contact me via email.  The Prezi from this week's class is available here for absentees and for those who would like to revisit it for some details.  
    • Period 5, your class will not meet until next week.  Plan on a class period slightly longer than an hour next Wednesday 4/15 at 9:30 AM, as we will have an author, Randy Ribay, dropping in on our class as well.  There are FOUR THINGS for you to do this week to start studying Lord of the Flies

     

    POEM OF THE DAY RESOURCES: 4/1/20

    We will still start weekly meetings with Poem of the Day, but we will only meet once a week.  To continue getting a poem every day, sign up for one of these websites to deliver a poem to your PERSONAL EMAIL not SCHOOL EMAIL which will block these poems:

    Academy of American Poets: https://poets.org/poem-a-day

    The Writer's Almanac: http://www.garrisonkeillor.com/subscribe/

    The Poetry Foundation: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/poem-of-the-day

     Distance Learning (Phase 2)