Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year! This tab provides additional information for 11students enrolled in my Advanced English classes.4.20.18 The Outsiders. Finish reading the book. Be prepared to discuss the concerns of Tulsa.4.13.18 The Outsiders. Read to p. 130 for Monday, 4/126.96.36.199 Quizizz: Main Verbs: 479400; Subject-Verb: 8171914.4.18 Quizizz: 481676Due 3/28: The Outsiders. Read up to p. 67, end of chapter 4.CANCELLED: Vocabulary quiz scheduled for 3/188.8.131.52 For Grammar Test on Jan. 24; 'virtual practice sheetsQuizizz #s: Quiz 1-000607 or 535581, Quiz 2-994822, or Quiz 3-532171Quizlet: Set entitled Sentence structure12.12.17 Prewriting Notes to help with Fahrenheit 451 paragraphREMEMBER: In order to access commonlit.org, you must sign in or sign up with your student CBSD.org account. Then use the Access code for the class. That code is 8NE7N.11.27.17 Vocabulary List 6. Access list on Quizlet.com. Quiz is FRiday, Dec. 1st.11.27.17 "Burning A Book" by William Stafford. commonlit.org. Use Access Code below. Read using the Guided Questions. Either print out a copy or save an online copy. On that copy show BOTH annotation and paraphrase. DUE 184.108.40.206.27.17 "Allegory of the Cave" Ted-Ed video by Alex Gendler. An explanation of the content. It should be viewed AFTER reading "Allegory of the Cave" on commonlit.org OR access it at www.historyguide.org.DUE 11.28.17. Be sure to have recorded answers on commonlit.org. See Access Code below. As of 11.26.17, I have 36 responses for periods 6 and 7 combined. That's slightly more than 50% of you.11.15.17 "Allegory of the Cave" www.commonlit.org Access Code: 8NE7N Use the Guided Questions.10.31.17 Entries 12, 13, 14, and 15Entries 12 and 13: Paraphrase Eve Merriam's poem "How to Eat a Poem" OR 2 freewritesEntry 14: Purpose: To write an original poem using Merriam's as a template; 14 lines; no rhymeExample: "How to Sink a 3-Pointer"Be grateful Dad made practice a nightly routine.Start close, closer than a free throw.Feel the motion from toesTo heelsThrough spine (5)Into coreExtending into limbsConcluding with a flick of a wristA good-bye wave as follow throughAll the while the eyes look just above the rim (10)The yellow beast tickles the net.Step further out. Practice the motionAgain.Again.Again.....100 to the 4 power (15)Be grateful Dad made practice nightly routine.Some of the best times a father and daughter can spend together.Entry 15: Purpose: to write 1/2 page reflection about 8th grade so farREMINDER: ALWAYS do a freewrite for any missing entries. Absence is NOT an excuse for leaving an entry incomplete.10.5.17 Summer Reading--Personal Choice--Assessment Guidelines9.18.17 FORMAT FOR WRITTEN RESPONSES TO LITERATUREA PARAGRAPH RESPONSE SHOULD HAVE:1. A topic sentence that addresses the question, the literary work, and author, if possible.2. Each sentence refers to the topic. (Unity)3. All sentences are complete.4. Sentences (supporting details) include specific evidence from text. Also may include quoted or paraphrased sections or lines of text.5. A concluding sentence that confirms the topic sentence.6. Be sure all parts of a question has been answered in the response.**Strategy: Creating prewriting notes in any form or per the list above helps improve the logic of the response.***Tip: I always grant extra points to students who show the writing process in their work.9.11.17 Study Strategies PowerPoint studyhelpLink for Technology Survey: Click HEREFor 5.26.17 DUE: The Pearl. Chapter Titles/Main Idea Chart. Be sure that each section of the chart includes the following:a. A title in quotation marksb. An explanation of why the title is appropriate NOT a retelling of what happened in the chapterc. A title is a main idea. It is devised based upon inferences made in the text. It must be accurate yet not too broad (as in representing more than what the section/chapter included) or too narrow (referring only to one specific incident in a section/chapter).d. 30 points formative: 5 points per section/chapter.5 points: all requirements have been met as discussed in class and reiterated above; 3 points: most requirements have been met as discussed in class and reiterated in class; 0 points: partially done or incomplete)CANCELLED--Vocabulary Quiz 15!For 5.1.17 Read Ch. 7 and 8 of The Outsiders. Be prepared for a quiz!4.27.17 Journal Entry for Friday, 4.28.17The Outsiders. Ch. 5 & 6: Consider why a setting changes. What is the obvious reason for the time at Windrixville? What does that time at the church mean for Pony and Johnny?www.sdfo.org/gj/stories/flowersforalgernon.pdf3.3.17 Journal Entry 50Purpose: To select a passage of 3 to 5 sentences that provides some piece of advice or interesting point of view about life and handling challenges. Paraphrase the sentences. Then make a text-to-world or text-to-self connection to it. Finally, if possible, make a text-to-text connection. Structure is passage and 1 well-developed paragraph.3.2.17 Journal Entry 49Purpose: To write a letter to the author of your chosen book. Make comments including compliments about the story, craftsmanship, etc. Also, ask 5 questions about how the author developed the concept, detailed a character, or incorporated ideas from life or experience.2.26.17 Literature Circles: Discussion Question 3Cause and effect. As we have discussed before with motivation and conflict, a cause can lead to an effect or multiple effects. An effect can become then a cause for another action or decision. For about 10-12 minutes, discuss with your group which character AND which decision or incident has had the greatest impact on the book's protagonist.2.23.17 Literature Circles: Discussion Question 2Motivation and conflict. Which one comes first? Depends upon circumstances. Motivation can be to succeed or to avoid. Choices affect motivation and conflict.
Motivation Conflict Motivation or Resolutionman vs man man vs s=nature man vs supernatural/machine man vs. societyExternal like extrinsic means outside of someoneInternal like intrinsic means within someoneFocus on 3 conflicts. Identify the type, why it happened, and the motivation or lack of motivation to solve it.2.22.17 Literature Circles:Discussion Question 1
Motivation is the consent and desire to do something. Motivation is the reason or 'why' a character (or a person) acts a certain way. Hence, the motivation to speak or act a certain way affects the events of a story (or one's life).
Motivaton stems from both extrinsic (external) and intrinsic (internal) rewards. Extrinsic is food, power, greed, etc. Intrinsic is pride, confidence, praise, etc.
Choose 3 characters from the novel for your literatue circle. Discuss and record in phrases the motivations for each.2.10.17 PowerPoints: Grammar Test: Parts of a Sentence Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017Parts of Speech: noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, interjectionParts of a Sentence: subject, verb, direct object, indirect object, predicate word, phrase, clauseRemember that each of these PowerPoints was reviewed in class AND send directly to your student email accounts.10.13.16 Writer's Assignment #1:Purpose: to write a well-developed paragraph about one of the following topics:Audience: people unfamiliar with the topicTopic 1: Discuss an invention that has harmed or been harmful to society.Topic 2: Discuss a lesson that you learned from a book, movie, tv, or play.Topic 3: Provide advice to a historical figure or living person.Topic 4: Explain why your hometown, vacation home, or neighborhood is a wonderful place.Topic 5: If life had a delete or re-do button, what incident from your life would you use it.Requirements: Prewriting notes, A well-developed paragraph, Typed10.6.16 Entries 11-15Purpose: to create prewriting notes only for the following promptsEntry 11: Think of an invention that has harmed or harms society. Identify the effects of it.Entry 12: Imagine you can give advice to a living person or a historical figure. Identify the person, the need for advice, and the advice.Entry 13: Books, movies, plays, and tv provided opportunities for people to learn lessons about life. Select one of these and explain what it taught you.Entry 14: Think about a game you enjoy10.6.16 Entries 11-15Purpose: to create prewriting notes only for the following promptsEntry 11: Think of an invention that has harmed or harms society. Identify the effects of it.Entry 12: Imagine you can give advice to a living person or a historical figure. Identify the person, the need for advice, and the advice.Entry 13: Books, movies, plays, and tv provided opportunities for people to learn lessons about life. Select one of these and explain what it taught you.Entry 14: Think about a game you enjoy. Your audience has never played it but wants to learn. Describe how the game is played, # of players, rules, and equipment.Entry 15: Explain why your town, neighborhood, or vacation home. Explain what makes it a wonderful place to live.9.27.16 Prepositions and Prepositional Phrase Quiz: Use worksheets and notes done in class.Also: 1. www.englishgrammar101.com, Lessons 1, 4, and 52. www.quiz.com, Prepositional Phrase Quiz3. FLING THE TEACHER Prepositional Phrase Game4. My Quizlet page (same as one for vocabulary): Prepositions and InfinitivesAdjectives answer: which one? what kind? what color? how many?Adverbs answer: where? when? how? to what extent?Purpose of a phrase: to add detail to writingPhrase--a group of words that acts as one part of speech (think of 3 people linking arms to form one group: in the room (where--adverb) from the class (which one--adjective)Phrase begins with a preposition and ends with the object of a preposition.The object of a preposition is a noun or pronoun (ex. to Peter or to him)A prepositional phrase may have more than one object: (ex. to a barn or a home)If you remove a prepositional phrase(s) from a sentence, you are left with a main sentence.Welcome to School Year 2016-17!An overview of our curriculum includes:1. Major Literary works: The Outsiders, Fahrenheit 451, Phineas Gage, Tuesdays with Morrie, Twelve Angry Men, "Flowers for Algernon," The Pearl, Million Pound Bank Note; nonfiction articles from various disciplines; poetry2. Major Writing Pieces: 2 informative pieces, 2 argumentative pieces, Most Valuable Idea, research paper in tandem with science, poetry booklet or small collection, writer's notebook/journal (100 entries-25 per marking period)3. Reading comprehension: inferential and critical reading skills, fact, inference, and mixed fact and opinion statements; bias; propaganda; cause/effect; comparison; contrast; problem/solution; descriptive; sequence; figurative language4. Vocabulary development: structural analysis, context clues, study strategies5. Oral Presentations: 2 formal presentations--1 for The Outsiders and 1 for "Flowers for Algernon" and multiple informal presentations such as poetry reading groups