Saturday, November 30, 2013

Weekly Agendas 12.2-12.6; 12.9-12.13

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

DUE DATE REMINDERS:
Recitations 12.9-12.10
Character Squares 12.11
Independent Projects 12.16

WEEK 12.2-12.6
MONDAY& TUESDAY
-----finish movie--------
Review Act 3: 
-irony
-Mercutio language and meaning
-motifs:notes and evidence

Independent
-recitations
-group work

WEDNESDAY
Types of Love
Work on Character Chart and Squares
-edit

THURSDAY & FRIDAY
Review Book Report Structure (see link)
-the effective thesis

Review Acts 4 and 5:
-more motifs
-translating language
-dramatic reading
-the ending!!

WEEK 12.9-12.13
MONDAY & TUESDAY
Recitations!!

WEDNESDAY
Character Squares are due!
Silent Reading (remember: 500 independently read pages due by the day of the final)
-no journals until next semester

THURSDAY & FRIDAY
FINAL Book Test Study Guide
-please see study guide hand out!!
-you may work in pairs
HW INDEPENDENT PROJECT PRESENTATIONS MONDAY

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Weekly Agenda 11.25-11.27

The Tragedy Romeo and Juliet

MONDAY
Review end of Act 2 and beginning of Act 3
-
-
Movie!!
HW Read Act 4 for tomorrow.  
NEW DUE DATES:
Recitations -Dec 9-10th
Character Squares -Dec 11th
Independent Projects -Dec 16th

TUESDAY
Review Acts 3 and 4
-
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Movie!!
HW Finish the play.  Work on various assignments.

WEDNESDAY Early Release Bell Schedule
Finish Movie.
HW Work on various assignments.






Sunday, November 17, 2013

Weekly Agenda 11.18-11.22

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

MONDAY
Review Act 1
-dramatic reading
--voice, tone, delivery
-explication

Terms: pun, soliloquy, oxymoron, conceit, malapropism, irony types review.

Character Squares Assignment: DUE DEC 11th, chart and squares complete.
-chart
-squares

HW Begin filling out your chart; Read Act 2, Scenes 1-3

TUESDAY
Love Types Graphic Organizer
-record evidence to support different types of love in the play

The Balcony Scene
-review scene 2.2
-dramatic reading
-pretend casting and explanation

Recitations due DEC 9th-11th
HW READ and work on chart/squares

WEDNESDAY
VOCAB QUIZ
SSR
-independent book projects 

THURSDAY
Review Act 2

MOTIFS
-light images
-celestial images
-death
HW Translate Friar Soliloquy, READ.

FRIDAY
Review Character Foil
Work on Chart/Squares
or
Plan out Independent Projects
HW READ ACT 3 for MONDAY; work on squares; recitation piece?

NEXT
the movie!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Romeo and Juliet READING SCHEDULE

Read for
FRIDAY, Nov 15th, ACT 1, Scenes 1-3
MONDAY, Nov 18th, ACT 1, Scenes 4-5
TUESDAY, Nov 19th, Act 2, Scenes 1-3
THURSDAY, Nov 21st, Act 2 Scenes 4-6
MONDAY, Nov 25th, Act 3
TUESDAY, Nov 26th, Act 4
WEDNESDAY, Nov 27th, Act 5

For each act, note metaphors, motifs, figurative language.

Weekly Agenda 11.12.2013

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

MONDAY
-holiday-

TUESDAY
Peer edit sonnet drafts
SONNET due THURSDAY

Continue Life and Times of Shakespeare
-notes
-Elizabethan Language Worksheet
-Shakespearean Insult Worksheet

WEDNESDAY
Get Books?
SSR
#13
Journals due FRIDAY
HW Sonnet due tomorrow, prepare to share

THURSDAY & FRIDAY
Finish Life and Times notes
-Queen E
-Chain of Being
-Beliefs and Superstitions
-Theater and Performance
-Biography

Shakespearean Insults!!

Introductions to R&J
-vocabulary
-setting
-background
HW See Reading Schedule

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Weekly Agenda 11.4-11.8

O HOUSE STUDENTS: O HOUSE BREAKFAST IS WED, Nov 6th 8-9!!

A Doll's House

MONDAY
Review Acts 2 and 3
-complete s/m/t chart
Begin Film
A Doll's House
HW Complete your Journal Entry #10 if you haven't already

TUESDAY
Continue Film

WEDNESDAY
NO SSR TODAY (Instead, Ms. Stevens will be out FRIDAY and you will have SSR then and complete Journal #12)
Finish Film
Reflect on themes
-Journal #11: freewrite to prompt (gothic undertones, women's autonomy;  individual versus society; two worlds)
HW Finish Journal for homework if we run out of time.

THURSDAY
Shakespeare
-historical background
-biography
-Elizabethan England
-sonnets
HW For TUESDAY, begin to draft your sonnet; research definitions for Shakespearean insult flinging!

FRIDAY
SSR
Journal Entry #12

NEXT WEEK
Romeo and Juliet
-sonnets
-insults!
-stage
-structure


Friday, October 25, 2013

A DOLL'S HOUSE Reading Schedule

Read ACT 1 by Thursday, Oct 31
Read ACT 2 by Friday, Nov 1
Read ACT 3 by Monday, Nov 4

JOURNAL ENTRY #10: For each act, complete Reading Journal Obligatory A, and 1 other option.

Weekly Agenda 10.28-11.1

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

MONDAY
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
2nd period: Study Guide, Study Groups
3rd period: Quick Draw Poster Presentations
HW Study, book test tomorrow.

TUESDAY
Jekyll and Hyde Book Test
Return J&H books, get new books.
HW A Doll's House:
Read ACT 1 by Thursday
Read ACT 2 by Friday
Read ACT 3 by Monday

WEDNESDAY
NO SSR, NO JOURNAL ENTRY
Bridge from J&H to A Doll's House
-similar motifs: gothic, role of women
-background on the era, and place
-brief Ibsen bio.

Play Structure pyramid
Domestic symbolism, imagery, language
Egalitarianism vs. Traditionalism

THURSDAY & FRIDAY
For each day on this book, the first part of the class will be spend reviewing the reading: questions, imagery, language, symbols, characterization
Then, we will watch the accompanying film.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Weekly Agenda 10.21-10.25

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

MONDAY
Mask Gallery postponed until tomorrow
Practice Quote analysis:
Mark up quotations, then write a short analysis, which includes an identification of the context of the quotation.  You may use your book.
"It was a wild, cold, seasonable night of March, with a pale moon, lying on her back as though the wind had tilted her, and a flying wrack of the most diaphanous and lawny texture" (Chapter 8).
-connect to duality, gothic, foreshadowing
"O, I know it's not evidence, Mr. Utterson; I'm book-learned enough for that; but a man has his feelings, and I give you my bible-word it was Mr. Hyde" (Chapter 8).
-connect to Victorian times, duality
"I knew myself, at the first breath of this new life, to be more wicked, tenfold more wicked, sold a slave to my original evil; and the thought, in that moment, braced and delighted me like wine" (Chapter 10).
-connect to addiction, gothic, duality
See handout
HW Make sure you have finished reading chapter 10.

TUESDAY
Review 3Qs discussion: Ch 6-10
Mask Gallery
Group Paragraph Assignments
-model paragraphs

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#9

THURSDAY
Group Paragraph Analysis
-complete a s/m/t chart for assigned chapter
-write paragraph analysis
-edit, include transitional expressions
HW Type (1 page only with all group members) paragraph

FRIDAY
Group Quick Draw
J&H Book Test
-study guide
HW Study, Book Test Monday

Monday, October 14, 2013

Weekly Agenda 10.14-10.18

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

MONDAY and TUESDAY
3-Level Qs Discussion
-s/m/t --motifs
(intoxication, escapism, light and dark(shadow), duality)
-quotations to support motifs
-Mask Assignment: due next Monday, Oct. 21st
HW See Reading Schedule

WEDNESDAY
Journal Return
SSR #8 (last week we skipped it)

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Reading Quiz? 
Notes: Chart timeline of events
Return to gothic theme
Practice analyzing quotations
-what belongs in a "short answer"
HW See Reading Schedule

NEXT
Mask Gallery
Finishing the text
Group Paragraphs: embedding evidence into analysis
Quick Draw posters
Letter to a Victorian Audience: Quaker Share

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Weekly Agenda 10.7-10.11

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

MONDAY
Continue Victorian Times Article
-questions
Review Chapter 1 & 2
-3Q discussion
HW Read Chapter 3 for tomorrow; Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow.

TUESDAY
Vocabulary Quiz
Review Motifs

  • intoxication
  • escapism
  • light and dark (shadow)
  • duality

 and evidence to support them: s/m/t chart
HW Read Chapter 4 for Thursday

WEDNESDAY
SSR 
#8

THURSDAY
Review Demian Paragraphs
-writing reflection sheet
Review Chapter 4
-chart timeline of events
-quote analysis, practice embedding within context; practice with transitional expressions and active verbs
HW Read Chapter 5 for Friday

FRIDAY
Review Chapter 5
Mask Assignment (Creative category)
Connect specific Stevenson vocabulary to gothic
HW See reading schedule

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Jekyll and Hyde Reading Schedule

Chapter 1 due Thursday,  Oct 3rd
Chapter 2 due Monday,   Oct 7th
Chapter 3 due Tuesday,   Oct 8th
Chapter 4 due Thursday,  Oct 10th
Chapter 5 due Friday,      Oct 11th
Chapters 6 and 7 due Tuesday, Oct 15th
Chapters 8 due Thursday, Oct 17th
Chapter 9 due Friday,      Oct 18th
Chapter 10 due Monday,  Oct 21

Complete 3-level Questions for each Chapter read.

Weekly Agenda 9.30-10.4

TWO WORLDS
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde  by Robert Louis Stevenson

MONDAY
Seating Chart
Growing Picture Gallery
Collect Demian/ Assign J&H
Stevenson Bio
-the times
-allusions and footnotes
-vocabulary (Quiz NEXT MONDAY)
HW Journal Due Wednesday; Sentence Portrait due Thursday

TUESDAY
What are we reading, reactions and shared favorites.
Sign-up
Vocabulary Fun Sheet
Chapter 1: syntax and diction; style of the times
-narrator characterization: is he reliable?
HW See Reading Schedule.

WEDNESDAY
SSR 
-self-grade, log in table of contents, tally  and turn in journal

THURSDAY & FRIDAY
Sentence Portrait Quaker Share
The Victorian Times
-article and elaboration
-answer questions in notes
Review Chapter 1 3Qs
-evidence of devices? which, and why?
-motifs? how do you know, find evidence
HW See Reading Schedule.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Weekly Agenda 9.23-9.27

DEMIAN

MONDAY
Peer Edit (Optional)
Vocab Quiz-matching
Dream Interpretation (for fun!)
HW Read Chapter 7 & 8 and write 3-level Qs for each chapter.
AND, turn in typed paragraph to turnitin.com by 11:59pm.

TUESDAY
Review Chapter 6 3Qs
Check in on Growing Picture
Creative Writing: model Sentence Portrait
-characterization
HW Continue reading; AND, Journal Check begins tomorrow.  

WEDNESDAY
SSR #6
Journal Check: I will collect your journals and calibrate expectations in terms of your writing.

THURSDAY
Review Chapter 7 and 8
-Quotation analysis
HW Collect Quotations for Timed Writing tomorrow.  Study Jungian ideas as they apply to Demian.

FRIDAY
In Class timed writing-45 min.
Journal #7: see prompt.
Quaker Share
END OF GRADING PERIOD #1 NEXT FRIDAY, Oct. 4th.
 GROWING PICTURE DUE MONDAY -Gallery Walk.
TURN IN YOUR READING JOURNALS ON WEDNESDAY -Self-Graded.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Weekly Agenda 9.16-9.20

Demian

MONDAY
Review Chapter 3 3Qs
-Demian/Sinclair friendship
Journal Option F
-s/m/t -->TAC: write a paragraph about their friendship based on symbols they share
HW Read, Chapter 5 due Wednesday, and 3Qs

TUESDAY
Review Chapter 4
NOTES: citing evidence form Chapters 1-4, predict potential developments in the story.  Be prepared to share.  Tie your predictions to theme.
Allusion: Dante's Beatrice
-vocabulary
Share Dreams, meanings, purpose, etc.
HW SSR tomorrow, bring Independent book; AND, make sure you are caught up on Demian reading for Thursday!

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#6

THURSDAY & FRIDAY
Chapter 4: "Beatrice" The Dream
Group Analysis
-draft an outline explaining what each symbol in Sinclair's dream means
-tie each symbol to Sinclair's character
-predict future developments based on his character
Individual Analysis
-draft a paragraph: How does Sinclair's dream reflect how he straddles two worlds; and, how the pull of each world is necessary for his development?
--use most of your evidence from the dream; use Jungian/Freudian ideas when appropriate
--include transitional expressions to tie together ideas
--practice writing a concluding statement that articulates implication of dream for Sinclair, and dreams for humanity.
HW Type your paragraph (follow elaborate TAC), use proper MLA and submit to turnitin.com by Monday, 11:59pm.   
AND, don't forget to read chapter 6, and add to Growing Picture.

NEXT
Chapters 6-8
Sentence Portraits: Sinclair, Demian, Frau Eva?
You-->two worlds (________)
Style Quiz?

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Weekly Agenda 9.9.-9.13

Demian by Hermann Hesse

MONDAY
Review Chapter 1 3Qs
-class discussion for credit
-Venn diagram: Two Worlds
CLASS NOTES:
-Jungian ideas
-synthesizing the notes
HW See reading schedule

TUESDAY (Back-to-School Night)
 "The Shadow" by H.C. Andersen
Worksheet: apply your knowledge of Jungian philosophy to "The Shadow"
HW See reading schedule

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#5

THURSDAY
Review Chapter 2 3Qs
-identity crisis
Vocabulary List
-concept circles
Review literary terms: allusion, paradox
HW See reading schedule

FRIDAY
Review/Share Growing Picture
Relationship of Demian and Sinclair
3Q Discussion SAVE for next week
HW See reading schedule,
And, Dream Analyst prompt SAVE for next week
Read chapter 4 and 3Qs for Monday.




Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Weekly Agenda 9.3-9.6

KINDRED

MONDAY
Happy Labor Day

TUESDAY
Collect HW: Reflective paragraph
Character Foil
-Find evidence
-write sample paragraph
-pair share, group share, class share
Find a book for tomorrow's SSR!!
HW In your class notes, write a fluid paragraph about how Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters from TFIOS, and, Dana and Alice from Kindred live in TWO WORLDS.  Then, complete your paragraph with an informal analysis of how high schoolers live in two worlds.  Be prepared to P,G,C share -->due FRIDAY.

WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal Entry #4
(Choose 3 letters, always do A as 1 of the 3)

THURSDAY
Happy Rosh Hashanah
Happy School Holiday
Happy School-on-Friday day

FRIDAY
Class Discussion
DEMIAN by Hermann Hesse
-give out books and reading requirements
-Hesse Biography
-Growing Picture-
-practice T.A.C. (beginning with a s/m/t chart)
HW Read Chapter 1 of Demian  and write 3Qs


Sunday, September 1, 2013

DEMIAN Reading Schedule

Get Books 9.6

Read

Chapter 1 due 9.9
Chapter 2 due 9.11
Chapter 3 due 9. 13
Chapter 4 due 9. 16
Chapter 5 due 9.18
Chapter 6 due 9.20
Chapter 7 due 9.23
Chapter 8 due 9.25

Please see Weekly Agenda for daily homework and activities.

Gunter B√∂hmer's -  Illustrationen zum Buch

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Weekly Agenda 8.26-8.30

MONDAY
Course Outline
-signature required
Setting up your Journal
Review Journal Entry #1
-pair share
-class reflection on places to improve
TFIOS
-characterization, structure, dialogue
Review Journal Entry Options E, F & H
-opportunity to practice E
-self-grading
HW Signature please.  Reading Journal Entry #2 on KINDRED due WED.

TUESDAY

TFIOS Rhetorical Analysis Practice Essay Prompt in your Journal, #3.
-timed writing, 45 minutes, 4 paragraphs
-peer reviewed
-self graded
Class reflection
HW Write 3-level questions on Kindred  for tomorrow.


WEDNESDAY
Review 3Qs, review Journal #2
Figurative Language Graphic Organizer
-characterization (dynamic, static, foil), irony, metaphor, simile, imagery, personification/pathetic fallacy, digression, conflict/parallel conflicts, hyperbole, symbol, motif, theme, etc.
HW find evidence in Kindred of two or more kinds of figurative language; answer, how do these devices enhance the story.

THURSDAY
Review homework
Group-Class discussion: How does time travel work in Kindred; why does Butler use it (rather than some other device); and, is it a metaphor for slavery?  Does it make Butler's message more persuasive?
HW Complete literary terms quiz to be turned in for a grade.

FRIDAY
Turn in Lit. Terms Quiz
Read Octavia Butler Interview
-respond to prompt
Find language to share aloud
-Quaker Share.
MLA Review to prepare for homework.
HW Typed Paragraph explaining the successes and failures of your education in regards to the Af. Am. slave's experience; compare/contrast them to what you learn from Butler's novel.
DO NOT turn in to turnitin.com.
Due TUESDAY, printed copy.
NEXT
TWO WORLDS unit
more Kindred
Demian, by Hermann Hesse

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Weekly Agenda 8.22-8.23

Welcome to the 2013/2014 school year!  This is where you will be able to find the daily agenda and homework.  You will also be able to access some of your class handouts.  Please bookmark this resource.

THURSDAY
The Fault in Our Stars by John Greene
-3-level Questions
HW Create a student account for Turnitin.com (ID# 6814758, PASS: Stevens)
EMAIL msstevens@gmail.com with you user email and password.
Sign up with email on homework blog.
BRING BOOK TOMORROW, Recommended composition/note book for Reading Journal.

FRIDAY
Read Joan Didion's "The Santa Ana"
Review Reading Journal Options (see document)
-practice A, C, D
-review CHECK +/- grading
Revisit The Fault in Our Stars
-Journal Entry #1
-practice A, B,C, D (A is obligatory, choose 2 from B,C, or D)
HW Complete Journal Entry #1

NEXT WEEK
more TFIOS
-characterization
-structure
-dialogue
Review HW
-self-grade
Portfolios
-student survey
-course outline
-portfolio log

Monday, May 27, 2013

Weekly Agenda 5.28-6.6

2nd Period Final, June 5th
3rd Period Final, June 6th

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

TUESDAY
Review Acts 2-3
-types of love
-irony
-theme and motif

WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY
Recitations!
-each performance will be  graded check +, check, or check -, dependent on lines memorized, clarity of voice, and fluidity.  
CONTINUE Movie
HW See Reading Schedule
Begin to review notes in foldable: sonnet rules.

FRIDAY
Share Character Squares
Continue Film
Study GUIDE for FINAL


MONDAY-TUESDAY (6.3-6.4)
Discuss play through end.
Study for Final.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY
FINAL
Return portfolios

TUESDAY, JUNE 11th
Final writing/reading reflection.
Prepare for Summer Reading:
SAMO Reads and 10Hp selection.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Weekly Agenda 5.20-5.24

Romeo and Juliet

MONDAY
Share original sonnets
Role Play: skits to set up major themes from play
Model: read and translate 1.1&1.2
Notes: Types of Love
Character Chart and Squares Assignment: DUE May 31st
HW See reading schedule;
AND, for your independent reading book, see class discussions available on Turnitin.com.

TUESDAY
Work on Character Chart

WEDNESDAY
Guided Reading:
-Queen Mab
-Pilgrim's Sonnet at the party
SSR #

THURSDAY
Review The Balcony Scene
-a different interpretation of Juliet
Motifs
-death
-light (celestial)
Select recitation material: Due May 29th and 30th.
HW see reading schedule;
AND, participate in appropriate turnitin.com discussion.

FRIDAY
BEGIN film!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Romeo and Juliet Reading Schedule

Read ACT I, Scenes 1-5 for Friday, May 17th
Read ACT II, Scenes 1-3 for Monday, May 20th
Read ACT II, Scenes 3-6 for Thursday, May 23rd
Read ACT III, Scenes 1-5 for Tuesday, May 28th
Read ACT IV, Scenes 1-5 for Thursday, May 30th
Read ACT V, Scenes 1-3 for Friday, May 31st

Assignments for R&J:
Character Chart
Recitations
Vocabulary Quiz
Types of Love
Performance
R&J Final (Book Test)

Weekly Agenda 5.13-17

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

MONDAY-TUESDAY

Peer review A Doll's House essay

GET BOOKS: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
Introduction to Shakespeare:
Elizabethan Era
Queen Elizabeth
Chain of Being
Beliefs and Superstitions
Theater and Performance
Shakespeare Biography
Play Structure
Family Feud and Structure

SONNETS
Types
Versification: iambic pentameter, rhyme scheme
Figurative Language
Shakespeare's sonnets
Original Sonnet
HW Your original sonnet is due Monday (draft on Friday).  It must adhere to all sonnet rules.  25 pts to your writing category

WEDNESDAY
SSR #
Are you reading a new book?
HW See Reading Schedule

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Shakespearean Insults
R&J Vocabulary
Devices
-pun, soliloquy, character foil, oxymoron, malapropism, conceit, characterization, irony
Review reading
-language
-characters and relationships
-dramatic readings: voice, tone, delivery
See Reading Schedule



Sunday, May 5, 2013

Weekly Agenda 5.6-5.10

The Doll's House  by Henrik Ibsen

MONDAY
J&H Book Test (2013 Version)

TUESDAY
Introduction to Ibsen
THE DOLL"S HOUSE
-play versus movie
Movie Notes:
-parallel characterization
-two worlds
-roles of women

WEDNESDAY
Continue Watching
THE DOLL'S HOUSE

THURSDAY
Continue Watching
Timed Writing in Journal #16

FRIDAY

GET BOOKS: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
Introduction to Shakespeare:
Elizabethan Era
Queen Elizabeth
Chain of Being
Beliefs and Superstitions
Theater and Performance
Shakespeare Biography
Play Structure
Family Feud and Structure
HW Continue Reading Independent Book

NEXT 
Write an original sonnet

Monday, April 29, 2013

Weekly Agenda 4.29-5.3

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

MONDAY/TUESDAY
Review the end of the novella
JOURNAL # 14: Letter to a Victorian Audience
-Quaker Share
HW Practice Studying for Jekyll Test by analyzing important quotations.

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#15

THURSDAY/FRIDAY
Study Day
Test Day

NEXT 
THE DOll's HOUSE

Monday, April 22, 2013

Weekly Agenda 4.22-4.26

CST TESTING -SPECIAL SCHEDULE
http://www.samohi.smmusd.org/Students/bells.html

JOURNALS DUE THIS WEEK: #9-#13=25pts

MONDAY/TUESDAY
Review J&H Chapter 6,7
Symbolism: analyzing specific language for theme
LOok at Freudian terms.
HW Read Chapter 8 for the next time we meet, and complete 3-Qs.

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY/FRIDAY
Review Chapter 8
Read Chapter 9 together: comments, connections, predictions.
HW Finish Reading Chapter 9 and read Chapter 10, 1 set of 3Qs, for MONDAY.

NEXT
Group Paragraph and Quick Draw

Friday, April 19, 2013

JOURNALS DUE

Journals #9-#13 due Monday/Tuesday of next week.
Should include The Metamorphosis essay corrections from turnitin.com; dream analysis of Demian's chapter 2; Victorian Times questions.
5 entries at 5 points each equals 25, please self-grade and total out of 25

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Weekly Agenda 4.15-4.19

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

MONDAY
Finish Qs for Victorian Times piece
Review 3Qs for Chapter 2
-laying out the setting
-looking closely at the langage
--close analysis, embedding with context (practice)
HW Read Chapter 3 and 3Qs for tomorrow, Tuesday

TUESDAY
Review Chapter 3 and 3Qs
Literary Devices Sheet:
-look up examples of pathetic fallacy
-evidence of gothic imagery: grotesque, mysterious, desolate; words: medieval, natural, primitive, wild, free, authentic, romantic
Motifs
-intoxication
-escapism
-light and dark (shadow)
-duality
HW Read Chapter 4 and 3Qs for Thursday

WEDNESDAY
SSR
Journal Entry #
HW Study Vocabulary and Read

THURSDAY
Vocab Quiz
Review Chapter 4
-chart timeline of events
More writing, practice with embedding and context
-quotation analysis
-transitional expressions and active verbs
HW Read Chapter 5 and 3Qs for Friday

FRIDAY
More writing practice
Review Chapter 5
HW Read Chapter 6&7 and 3Qs (1 set okay)

NEXT
Freudian notes
Modern perspectives on Multiple-Personality Disorder

Monday, April 8, 2013

Weekly Agenda 4.8-4.12

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ( End of Grading Period-April 26th)

MONDAY
Growing Picture Gallery
Packet review
Return books
Metamorphosis Essays available for viewing
HW: -Journal Entry # ____: View your essay comments on turnitin.com.  Select 8 comments, record them in your journal and make corrections.  Some may be longer than others, all will require you to write the sentence(s) you are correcting.

TUESDAY
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Background
-Stevenson short bio
-the times
-allusions and footnotes
-vocabulary
HW Read Chapter 1 for Thursday and write 3-Qs

WEDNESDAY
Sharing excerpts from our Journals
Book Talk (new titles for Two Worlds Unit)
Selecting our next Ind. Read book

THURSDAY
Review Chapter 1
-plot clarity
-write 1 paragraph characterizing our narrator, use language from Stevenson
--determine whether or not he is reliable
Vocabulary Fun Sheet
HW Read Chapter 2 for Monday and write 3-Qs

FRIDAY
the Victorian times (packet and Qs)
-answer questions in journal # ___
HW Read and study for Vocab Quiz next Thursday

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Open Share via Link: Demian Packet Questions

This is the exact handout from class.
You should be able to find the document by clicking on the link below.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_eMdpjyBIRrbSuM_WsqLCEZqDt3LNXJlXXpXu3Ia4cc/edit?usp=sharing

Friday, March 15, 2013

Weekly Agenda 3.18-3.22

DEMIAN

MONDAY
Write in response to the dream analysis prompt.
Share with neighbors.
HW See Reading Schedule, Chapter 3 is due tomorrow.

TUESDAY-FRIDAY
Review Chapters and T.A.C.
Elaborate on "Growing Picture" assignment
Mini paragraph topics:
-looking at characters
1) How does the description of Demian match his personality?  Would Demian be your friend, would you want him to be?  What is infatuation and how might it play a role in Sinclair relationship with Demian? (p32)
2) What is the purpose of the "tricks" Demian plays on people?  How do these tricks empower Sinclair? (pp34-35)
3) Analyze the passage on Dover Edition, page 39 (full paragraph), and connect it to "Two Worlds" and Jungian theory.
-apply Jungian theory to text
-analyze relationships
-explain symbols
--s/m/t chart
--dream analysis: recall an image from a recent dream and analyze its significance (for example: flying)
-identifying allusions
-vocabulary in context
-Style/Grammar quiz
-Creative writing: Character Sentence Portrait
HW Over break, complete DEMIAN, you do not have to worry about writing 3-level questions, just  work on the T-graph.  Complete all the poem from the "packet."  Complete your Growing Picture.  
BOTH ARE DUE MONDAY, APRIL 8th.

AND, Write one journal entry on either an independent reading book, or a book of your choice.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

DEMIAN READING SCHEDULE

3-Level Questions and T.A.C. due for each Chapter; organize in a t-graph (see sample for board notes).  Add to Growing Picture as well.

Chapter 1 due Thursday, March 14
Chapter 2 due Monday, March 18
Chapter 3 due Tuesday, March 19
Chapter 4 due Thursday, March 21
Complete book over Spring Break.  Prepare Demian Packet and complete Growing Picture.
Upon our return from break, be prepared to discuss the end of Demian.

Weekly Agenda 3.11-3.15

TWO WORLDS
DEMIAN By Hermann Hesse

MONDAY-TUESDAY
"The Shadow" by H.C. Andersen
-read and write 3-level questions
GET DEMIAN
HW Finish classwork;
AND, Read first chapter and write 3-Qs for Thursday

WEDNESDAY
SSR #9

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
-two worlds Venn
Review Chapter 1 Qs
Growing Picture Assignment

NOTES:
-Sigmund Freud
-Karl Jung
--yin-yang
--Taoism
--archetypes
T-Graph Assignment
HW Read Chapter 2 and T.A.C. for MONDAY



Monday, March 4, 2013

Weekly Agenda 3.4-3.8

RHINOCEROS by Eugene Ionesco
HW FINISH READING YOUR INDEPENDENT BOOK THIS WEEK

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Presentations
Finish ACT 1 and ACT 2, Scene 1
-characterizations
-symbolism
-collect and connect
-movie clips


WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY
Presentations
ACT 2, Scene 2-ACT 3

-characterizations
-symbolism
-movie clips
-connections to Metamorphosis



Sunday, February 24, 2013

Weekly Agenda

The Rhinoceros

MONDAY
Turn in Journals #1-7 =35pts (+5ec)
Peer editing
Poster Project extra, extra!
Introduction to Play
-background to Theater of the Absurd
-assign characters
HW Draft #2 due tomorrow

TUESDAY-FRIDAY
Draft Read Around
Reading the Play
-t-graph analysis
-connections to The Metamorphosis
-NOTES: play elements
FINAL ESSAY due to turnitin.com FRIDAY, March 1st , by 11:59pm.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Weekly Agenda 2.19-2.22

END OF GRADING PERIOD THIS WEEK

MONDAY holiday

TUESDAY
3-D Gallery Walk!
Outline requirement
s/m/t chart
HW Thesis and Outline due tomorrow

WEDNESDAY
SSR #8
HW Draft #1 due tomorrow

THURSDAY
Peer Edit draft
-pair share quote analysis
Share out s/m/t ideas
HW Draft #2 due MONDAY

FRIDAY
SPRING ASSESSMENT
-district timed writing


Monday, February 11, 2013

Weekly Agenda 2.11-2.15

The Metamorphosis

MONDAY
Vignettes due today
Metamorphosis
-finish Sartre piece
-Chap. 3 review
-s/m/t chart (group work)
HW Read Independent Book

TUESDAY
Chap. 3 review cont'
"Letter to His Father"
-excerpt and questions
Doodle Analysis
HW Read Independent Book

WEDNESDAY
SSR #8

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Chap. 3 review
"Balance" animation and analysis
-3-D project DUE TUESDAY
Essay Prompts
-quickwrite drafting
-sample theses and outlines (notes)
HW Thesis and Outline due next WEDNESDAY for credit
1st draft due Thursday, 2nd draft Friday, 3rd, optional draft due MONDAY.
FINAL ESSAY due to turnitin.com FRIDAY, March 1st , by 11:59pm.

NEXT
Drafting and writing
Gallery Walk
Rhinoceros

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Weekly Agenda 2.4-2.8

The Metamorphosis

MONDAY-TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY
Review Chapter 1
-share Chapter pictures
Jean Paul Sartre: existentialism
-long definition and reciprocal reading
HW READ Chapter 2 and complete Chapter Picture for THURSDAY

THURSDAY
Review Chapter 2
-share Chapter pictures
s/m/t chart
characterization
HW READ Chapter 3 and complete Chapter Picture for MONDAY

FRIDAY
SSR #6



Monday, January 28, 2013

Weekly Agenda 1.28-2.1

MONDAY
Journal #4: Mango St. Timed Writing
HW Continue to work on Vignette Collection, due next Monday

TUESDAY
Editing Day!  Bring any vignettes you would like feedback on today.
More writing ideas and practice.
-6-word memoir
-Bio-poem
-show language

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#5

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Get The Metamorphosis  by Franz Kafka
Kafka Bio and background
-existentialism, the short definition
Chapter Picture Assignment
Allegory
Jean Paul Sartre and existentialism essay
-GRP (guided reading practice)
HW READ Chapter 1 and complete Chapter Picture for Monday.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Weekly Agenda 1/22-1/25

The House on Mango Street

TUESDAY
Share mimics or original vignettes
Review Q's from "Sire
Revisit Influential Women chart
"Sally" Look at figurative language
"A Smart Cookie" Chart; What does this vignette say about regret?
"What Sally Said" What is Sally's reality?  What happens to children when parent's expectations suffocate?
Writing:
Memory Freewrite
HW see reading schedule; write 2 original vignettes

WEDNESDAY
SSR #3

THURSDAY
Review Collection assignment: DUE MONDAY, FEB 11th.
-look at student models
Last day to share.
Reading Quiz
"The Monkey Garden" How does this story follow a similar schemes as a rite of passage?
"Red Clowns" Explore the racial implications of this vignette.; How is the moon voyeuristic?  What do the "red clowns" represent?
"The Three Sisters" Mythological Allusion: 3 Fates; What does "You must remember to come back.  For the ones who cannot leave as easily as you." mean?  Analyze.
"A House of My Own"  Literary Allusion: Virgina Woolf's A Room of One's Own
HW Work on collection

FRIDAY
Suspense writing: "Ghost Walk;"
Techniques: the lead, thoughtshots, baby steps, unique perspective.
 Ideas: tone, sensory language and imagery
HW Collection due next Monday. 

NEXT
Journal Entry #4: Timed writing in response to Mango Street prompt.
The Metamorphosis

Friday, January 11, 2013

The House on Mango Street


MONDAY
-Share Mimics
continued from Friday:
Our Good Day" Create a t-chart to document bicycle symbolism.  
Write short paragraph 
"Gil's Furniture Bought and Sold" What is the significance of the music box?  Chart sensory language.
"Louie, His Cousin & His Other Cousin" What is the significance of the Cadillac?  Do people of this neighborhood progress like the rest of the world?  Why or Why not?
"Marin" Create a chart to document the characteristics of women who influence Esperanza.
HW see reading schedule 

TUESDAY
Revisit chart, what additional characters can we add.  How do they influence Esperanza?
'The Family of Little Feet" What do the shoes symbolize?  
Brainstorm different Rites of Passage.  Write about a significant rite of passage, how did it change your life.  Detail the experience and explain how you are different now.
HW see reading schedule 

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#2

THURSDAY
In pairs, work on handout.  Several of the vignettes relate to rites of passage.  Explain how and what is the significance of the experience(s).
Neighborhood Freewrite
HW see reading schedule 

FRIDAY
Share Mimic
"Born Bad" Identify figurative language and its effect on the reader.  Complete s/m/t chart.
"Edna's Ruthie" Cinderella syndrome.
"Sire" How is Esperanza different from Sire's girlfriend?  What is the significance of her not knowing how to tie her shoes?
"Sally" 
HW see reading schedule 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Spring Semester 2013!

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Reading Schedule
Wednesday 1/9 -read pp3-11: Write "Hairs" or " My Name" Mimic, due Friday
Thursday 1/10 -read pp12-20
Friday 1/11 -read pp21-32 Write 1 mimic, due Monday


Monday 1/14 -read pp3345
Tuesday 1/15 -read pp46-57 Write 1 mimic, due Friday
Thursday 1/16 -read pp58-71
Friday 1/17 -read pp72-83 Write 1 mimic, due Monday


Monday 1/20 -read pp84-93
Tuesday 1/21 -read pp84-110 Write 2 original vignettes, due Thursday

AGENDA
TUESDAY
Get books
Return Work
-midterm portfolio review
Define vignette
-draw a portrait, add details to appeal to senses
-recall figurative language and the "umbrella" of literary devices
HW see reading schedule


WEDNESDAY
SSR
#1
HW see reading schedule


THURSDAY
SENSORY WHEELNotes: after reading the first vignette on page 3, comment on the first sentence: how does it grab your attention?
"The House on Mango St"  Describe the places the narrator lived before she live on Mango St.? Find  a quotation that describes the house.  What kind of house is it?  What does the nun reveal about how the narrator feels about her house?
Comment: How does repetition work?  What effect does it have on the reader?
"Hairs" What hair characterize her family members?  Write down all of the words and the senses they appeal to, you can use a pie sensory chart.
"Boys and Girls" Identify motif(s) How does the narrator's circumstances (family situation and responsibility) affect her freedom? Identify and analyze the metaphor.
HW see reading schedule


FRIDAY
Share mimics
"Cathy Queen of Cats" Comment on the figurative language and devices, what is their effect?  Comment on gentrification and Socio-economic status.  Comment on narrative or embedded dialogue
"Our Good Day" Create a t-chart to document bicycle symbolism.
"Gil's Furniture Bought and Sold" What is the significance of the music box?  Chart sensory language.
"Louie, His Cousin & His Other Cousin" What is the significance of the Cadillac?  Do people of this neighborhood progress like the rest of the world?  Why or Why not?
"Marin" Create a chart to document the characteristics of women who influence Esperanza.
HW see reading schedule