Monday, December 7, 2015

Weekly Agenda 12.7-12.11

Romeo and Juliet

MONDAY-TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY
Gallery Walk Sonnet/Squares DUE

Book Test Study Guide

Act V
-Fate versus Human Error

Watch Act IV and V


THURSDAY-FRIDAY

BOOK TEST

WORK On Independent Projects


MONDAY, DECEMBER 14th
WORK On Independent Projects

--all parts of your project and presentation are due on the day of your final

Independent Projects due Finals Week: December 15



Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Sonnet/Character Squares Description and Rubrics

Linked Here: HP Character Squares

Both the Sonnet and the Squares are due December 9th in class (ideally, in a nice format/presentation).
Please also turn in your sonnet to turnitin.com for plagiarism purposes.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Weekly Agenda 11.30-12.4

Romeo and Juliet


MONDAY-TUESDAY
--Vocabulary QUIZ--
Optional Sonnet Drafts, Peer Review


WHAT ARE CHARACTER SQUARES?
-designed to be turned in with your sonnet, the character squares require you to use vocabulary, analysis, and creativity to interpret your text.
-SEE SAMPLE


Discuss Act II
-Juliet as empowered female (she is staged higher than Romeo)
--insists upon her own terms
--goes against parents
--J handler, R bird
-translate Friar soliloquy


WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Watch ACT II


Act III
-irony
-Mercutio language and meaning
-types of love
Watch Act III


ACT IV: TWO WORLDS

-R is “fortune’s fool;” J defies parents and tradition; controls own destiny

R&J Book Test December 10
-sonnets, lit. terms, analysis, essay-

Act III for MONDAY, Nov. 30
Act IV for THURSDAY, Dec. 3
Act V for MONDAY, Dec. 7

**JOURNAL DUE DECEMBER 4TH-DECEMBER 9TH

Sunday, November 22, 2015

November 23rd*, 24th, 25th

Monster Essays Due

Romeo and Juliet

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Watch Act I
-characterization
-examples of oxymoron

Act 2
-Queen Mab Monologue
-”He Jests…”
Balcony Scene
-imagery of light, celestial bodies
-death, animals

Watch Act II


WEDNESDAY
SSR
-no journal entry
HWOriginal Sonnet due December 7th
Vocabulary Quiz November 30th
Character Squares due December 7th

Act III for MONDAY, Nov. 30
Act IV for THURSDAY, Dec. 3
Act V for MONDAY, Dec. 7

THANKSGIVING BREAK

Friday, November 13, 2015

Weekly Agenda 11.16-11.20

5 Weeks to Finals!
See full Agenda 9HP r&J 5 Week Agenda


**
JOURNAL DUE DECEMBER 4TH-DECEMBER 9TH



Romeo and Juliet

MONDAY-TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY
Elizabethan England
-chain of being
-beliefs, superstitions
-language
Shakespeare Life and Times
-theater and performance
-biography

Sonnets
-background
-themes
-rhyme and meter
WORKSHEET

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Vocabulary List

TERMS: pun, soliloquy, conceit, oxymoron, malapropism, irony

R&J-5 Act Structure
Setting and Background
-dramatic reading

Guiding Themes: loyalty, fate vs specific action, unrequited love, parental rebellion

Examples of Independent Projects
-no Book Report Requirement (this year-you guys are about to turn in essays!)
Vocabulary Quiz November 30th

Original Sonnet due December 7th
Character Squares due December 7th


The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet READING SCHEDULE (Quiz if necessary)

(For each act, write post-its on metaphors, motifs, figurative language)
Act I for THURSDAY, Nov. 19
Act II for MONDAY, Nov. 23
Act III for MONDAY, Nov. 30
Act IV for THURSDAY, Dec. 3
Act V for MONDAY, Dec. 7

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Weekly Agenda 11.9-11.13




"What is a Monster?" Essay Writing

MONDAY
Review Rough drafts
-independent edit
--see rubric checklist
HW Draft #2 due Thursday, online document, okay.

TUESDAY
SSR #9

WEDNESDAY--> No School
VETERAN's DAY

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Review Draft #2: Read Around

Return Jekyll and Hyde
Get Romeo and Juliet

Introduction to Shakespeare
-Elizabethan Times
-Shakespeare Biography
HW Final "Monster" Essay due to turnitin.com November 23rd; Lunch Office Hours available to any who wish to have teacher-edits.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Weekly Agenda 11.2-11.6

"What is a Monster?"

LINK TO FULL TEXT HERE: "THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER"

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Finish in-class reading
-vocabulary
-worksheet
Watch: Animated Short: "The Fall of the House of Usher"

Introduce: What is a definition essay.  Prompt.
HW Finish Worksheet; AND, begin planning outline for essay.

WEDNESDAY
O HOUSE-rules presentation

THURSDAY-FRDAY
Brainstorm Monster Tropes

Outline Template

Sample definition essay

Collect evidence

Laptops
HW Rough draft due MONDAY

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Weekly Agenda 10.26-10.30

"The Fall of the House of Usher"

MONDAY
Jekyll and Hyde Book Test





TUESDAY
Introduction: "The Fall of the House of Usher"
-quick Poe bio
-reminder of gothic, allusion, archetype

Class Group Read

WEDNESDAY
SSR
#8

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Finish Class Read
-notes
-worksheet
HW Finish Worksheet

NEXT
Essay Prompt: "What is a Monster?"



Sunday, October 18, 2015

Weekly Agenda 10.19-10.23

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Group Essay work

Clarify Study Guide Questions
HW Complete Study Guide for credit

WEDNESDAY
SSR #7

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Group Essay due
Quick DRAW

Test

NEXT
Class read: "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allen Poe, and worksheet;
AND, Definition Essay "What is a Monster"

Monday, October 12, 2015

Weekly Agenda 10.12-10.16

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

MONDAY
Chapter 9 and 10 T-graph

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY
Symbol Map Gallery Walk (chapter speciality)

Review T-graph: double, duplicate, duplicity

Assign Chapters to Groups

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Group Chapter Meeting:  plotting 3-paragraph Chapter essay
HW Chapter Essay due MONDAY

STUDY GUIDE




Sunday, October 4, 2015

Weekly Agenda 10.5-10.9


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Review Chapter 8
-3-level discussion
-examples of pathetic fallacy, connect to duality, gothic, foreshadowing
Review timeline of events for Chapter 8 "The Last Night"

symbolism: cheval glass -"This glass has seen some strange things, sir."
-loaded language

2nd part of symbol map: Identify a symbol that is present in one of the chapters 1-7, as well as, chapter 8.  On a typed-MLA formatted document write an analytical paragraph about the significance of the one symbol.  See assignment.
HW Read Chapters 9 for Wednesday.

WEDNESDAY
Paired Quote Analysis: approach provided evidence with a close-reading technique
-TAC; allusions; figurative language; s/m/t/; characterization; compare/contrast; dichotomy; denotation/connotation
HW Read Chapter 10 for Friday.
AND, symbol map due TUESDAY.

THURSDAY
SSR #6

FRIDAY
Key Term Reading Quiz (This is a reading check, random key ideas and terms will be on the board for you to write to one of them, just like the Chapter 6 reading quiz).

Review Chapters 9 and 10: double, duplicate, duplicity

Assign Chapters to groups
HW Focus on analyzing language from assigned chapter; finish Symbol Map.

NEXT
Symbol Map Gallery Walk
Group Paragraph
Group Quick Draw
Study Guide
Book Test


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Weekly Agenda 9.28-10.2

Jekyll and Hyde

Monday-Tuesday
Finish "The Shadow"
-questions/share

Turn in Reading Journal /25pts

Review chapter 6
-check in for symbols, and map
-"chief of sinners, chief of sufferers also"

Sketch visuals for Chapter 7
-middle=transformation
HW Read Chapter 7 for Thursday.  

WEDNESDAY
SSR, but no Reading Journal Entry!

Thursday-Friday
Review Chapter 7
-allusions

Work on Symbol Map
s/m/t\

Independent Book Project Preview
-details, where to find
HW Read Chapter 8 for MONDAY; select evidence to focus on for analysis.



Sunday, September 20, 2015

Weekly Agenda 9.21-9.25



MONDAY-TUESDAY
Finish Victorian Times article
-Answer questions in complete sentences, with evidence, in your Reading Journal, #4.

Review Chapter 4
Class Discussion: 3Qs, symbols

-motif/dichotomies: old world and new world, civilized and primitive
-symbols: cane, Hyde's apartment, the maid

Quote Analysis: Writing
HW Read Chapter 5 for Thursday, Sept. 24th

WEDNESDAY is a school holiday
-no journal entry

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Review Chapter 5

Read "The Shadow" by H.C. Andersen
HW Read J&H, Chapter 6 for Sep. 28th;
AND, READING JOURNAL #5:  finish the worksheet for "The Shadow"
AND, TOTAL JOURNAL for Grading Period, 25pts



Sunday, September 13, 2015

Weekly Agenda 9.15-9.18

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde/ "The Shadow"

Tuesday
Book Assignment: Chapter Symbol Map-for each Chapter a specific location (on occasion, 2 locations) is the focal point of the events for the chapters.  Choose 1-2 symbols to represent that chapter and draw a simple map to represent the main locations of the story with symbols as a key to the events that occur within each location.  See demonstration for chapter 1.  Due before the Book Test.

Review Chapter 2
-Utterson's role as a narrator
-gothic, paradox, irony, dichotomy
-motifs: intoxication/addiction, escapism, light and dark (shadow), duality

Begin "Victorian Times" Article: include responses in READING JOURNAL #3 -No need for letters format, just answer questions.
HW Read Chapter 3 for Thursday

WEDNESDAY
SSR  #3

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Vocabulary Quiz: Matching and Filling in the Blank

Continue reading "The Victorian Times"
-include responses in READING JOURNAL #4 -No need for letters format, just answer questions.
-share and discuss
-apply to Jekyll and Hyde

Review Chapter 3: chart timeline
-review symbols for map

"The Shadow" by H.C.A.
-worksheet: vocabulary, level questions, archetypes
HW Read Chapter 4 for Sept. 21st, Monday; 
AND, complete worksheet

Monday, September 7, 2015

Weekly Agenda 9.8-9.11

Short Week: Tuesday-Full day; Wednesday-Late Start; Thursday-Minimum Day; Friday-Full Day

TWO WORLDS

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde READING SCHEDULE



READ
Chapter 1 for Sept. 10th
Chapter 2 for Sept 15th
Chapter 3 for Sept 17th
Chapter 4 for Sept  21st
Chapter 5 for Sept 24th
Chapter 6 for Sept 28th
Chapter 7 for
Chapter 8 for
Chapter 9 for
Chapter 10 for 


TUESDAY
Stevenson Biography
-brief on Jung and Freud
define allegory, archetype, shadow, paradox, allusions

Assign Books: Chapter 1, consider language and allusions

Book Assignment: Chapter Symbol Map-for each Chapter a specific location (on occasion, 2 locations) is the focal point of the events for the chapters.  Choose 1-2 symbols to represent that chapter and draw a simple map to represent the main locations of the story with symbols as a key to the events that occur within each location.  See demonstration for chapter 1.  Due before the Book Test.
HW Finish Reading Chapter 1, 3-Qs in notes, record symbol; for THURSDAY.

WEDNESDAY
SSR #2

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Review J&H Chapter 1:
-3-Qs
--Is Mr. Utterson a reliable narrator? Characterization:
-literary devices
-Vocabulary: inventory and fun sheet

begin Reading "The Victorian Times"
-group questions, record in NOTES
HW Read Chapter 2 for Sept 15th



Saturday, August 29, 2015

Weekly Agenda 8.31-9.4

KINDRED

MONDAY and TUESDAY
Neighbor-share examples of work of Kindred quiz
-does your neighbor have all 3 parts; can you advise them to improve or add anything?

Re-read sections involving time travel experience (page numbers ...)
-what are the primary methods Butler uses create the effect of "time travel?"
-how is "time travel" a metaphor for slavery?  Does is make her message more powerful?

Book Talk: Independent Book List
-code books and end-of-semester projects

WEDNESDAY
DUE: Kindred Open Notes Quiz
SSR #2: Bring book, or read optional provided story.

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Reread Interview with Butler
-discuss

Examine and mark up Prompt for Friday's Timed Writing.
-Quaker share potential quotations for prompt

Timed Writing #1(15pts to Writing Element)
-4 paragraphs: Introduction, 2 Body Paragraphs, Conclusion
-No 2nd person, Direct evidence and page citation required.
See Reading Journal Packet, Option F: T.A.C. for body paragraph requirements.

Turn in!

NEXT: TWO WORLDS
"The Shadow"
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
-Freud/Jung
-Victorian Times
-Stevenson Bio'

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

8.26-8.28

WEDNESDAY
Reading Journal Entry #1: Kindred; A1 and A2, and 2 other options.
-share
-self grade guide
HW Reread sections that have Dana traveling back and forth in time.  What symbols are evident? 

THURSDAY and FRIDAY
Share complete journal entry
-improve, compare, grade

Discuss symbolism

Characterization
-Dana, Rufus, Alice, etc
--character foil, dynamic, static, 

Imagery
-mood, tone, atmosphere, personification/pathetic fallacy, hyperbole

Other literary devices: digression, conflict/parallel conflict, dichotomy, juxtaposition, idiom, etc.

Independent Book Talk --take notes
HW Prepare for class discussion, focus on time travel, find evidence from the text that time travel is a metaphor for slavery.  Write you evidence in your notes.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Welcome! 8.24-8.25 Turnitin.com Information

Welcome Back to School for the 2015-2016 year!

This is where you will normally find information for weekly agenda and homework assignments. Last week we practiced 3-levels of questions with our school summer reading book, Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline.  We also looked at defining vocabulary within context.

MONDAY and TUESDAY 8.24
HW Due: Course Outline Signatures
We will continue working with Ready Player One by identifying and defining more vocabulary within the context of the text;
as well as, looking at the symbolism of Halliday's "Easter Egg,"
then, we will generate a pathway to one of Cline's critical themes through the "egg" symbol.

Next, we will create a t-graph, wherein, we collect evidence from the text, and make connections to our personal lives, popular culture, and other books we have read.

HW due WEDNESDAY: Bring your Single Subject Spiral or Composition Book dedicated as your READING JOURNAL.  BRING Kindred as well.
AND, create a turnitin.com user profile and log into my class:

TURNITIN.COM
Class Id #: 10460087
Password: Stevens (case sensitive)

Then, email me your turnitin.com password with the email you used to create your turnitin.com account.
Email mstevens@smmusd.org

Sign into our Google Classroom with password: 747z3um
and complete the Freshman Student Survey

Friday, May 22, 2015

3-D Existentialism Projects

Existentialism stresses that people are entirely free, and therefore, responsible for what they make of themselves.


 Kanoa Ichiyanagi
 Stephani Brand
Lila Krop
 Charlotte Leddy
 Samone Alexander
 Judy Durkin
 Chance Weaver
Amanda Welser
 Georgia Mcclain
 Emily Goldman
 Pablo Solano
 Jamie Jones ('17)
Ryu Akiba

Monday, May 11, 2015

MAY Agenda 5.11-5.29


WEEK 1: DATES        5.11-5.15


MONDAY-TUESDAY
MANGO
-style of writing
-short Cisneros Biography, modern work
-define vignette: portrait, appeal to sense,
--review figurative language
HW Read and write,  pp 3-20 for Thursday; Write “Hairs” or “My Name” mimic, due Thursday.

WEDNESDAY
Independent Reading Review
HW Mimics due tomorrow.

THURSDAY
-create sensory wheel for notes: record evidence that fits in the appropriate sense
-Review “The House…,” Answer: What kind of house is it?  How does the nun question reveal the character’s true feelings about her house?  How does repetition work in this vignette?
-Review “Hairs,” Answer: What kind of hair characterizes her various family members?  Record evidence in your sensory wheel.
-Review “Boys and Girls” and Identify motifs.  How does the narrator’s circumstances affect her freedom?  Identify and analyze the metaphor.

FRIDAY
Share mimics.
-Review “Cathy, Queen of Cats” and Comment on the figurative language and device, what is their effect?  Comment on gentrification and socio-economic status.  Comment on narrative or embedded dialogue.
-Review “Our Good Day” and examine bicycle symbolism.
HW Read pp21-32 for MONDAY; and write 1 mimic of your choice for TUESDAY.


WEEK 2: DATES        5.18-5.22

MONDAY
-Review “Gil’s Furniture, Bought and Sold” and examine the significance of the music box.  Chart sensory language.
-Review “Louie, His Cousin and His Other Cousin;” What is the significance of the Cadillac?  Do people in this neighborhood progress like the rest of the world?  Why or why not?
-Review “Marin” and create a chart to document the characteristics of women who influence Esperanza.
HW Mimic due tomorrow.  Read pp33-45 for Thursday.

TUESDAY
Share mimics

Brainstorm different RITES OF PASSAGE one encounters in his/her lifetime.  
-which of Esperanza’s rites have been good? bad? Provide evidence.

WEDNESDAY
Independent Reading Review

THURSDAY
-Review Rites of Passage; Review ‘Born Bad” and identify figurative language and its effect on the reader.  Read “Edna’s Ruthie” and begin conversation about CINDERELLA COMPLEX.  (if time, read excerpts from Carter’s The Bloody Chamber).
-Review “SIre” and explain how Esperanza is different from Sire’s girlfriend?  What is the significance of her not knowing how to tie her shoes?
-Review and discuss “Sally,” how does she influence E?
HW Read pp 46-71 for Tuesday, and write 1 mimic.

FRIDAY
-Review “A Smart Cookie” and examine what this charts says about regret.  
-Review “What Sally Said;” What is Sally’s reality?  What happens when parent’s expectations suffocate a child’s developing identity?
MEMORY FREEWRITE (3 step process)
WEEK 3: DATES        5.25-5.29

MONDAY is MEMORIAL DAY!

TUESDAY
-Share Mimic

-Vignette Collection Assignment: see handout

-Reading Quiz

-Review “The Monkey Garden” and explain how the story follows a similar scheme as the rite of passage ones.
HW Read 72-83 for Thursday and write 1 original vignette (see assignment handout for ideas and help)

WEDNESDAY
-Share original vignette
--peer review
--compiling your collection; student examples.

-Review “Red Clowns” and explore the racial implications; how is the moon voyeuristic; what might the red clowns represent?
HW Read 84-110 and write 1 more original vignette for MONDAY.

THURSDAY
-Writer’s Workshop: thoughtshots, baby steps, 6 word memoirs, “Ghost Walk” -suspense writing, etc.
HW Vignette’s DUE TUESDAY!!

FRIDAY
-Share vignettes
-Review “The Three Sisters’ and explain the mythological allusion: 3 fates, Analyze “You must remember to come back.  For the ones who cannot leave as easily as you.”
-Review “ A House of My Own;” Literary Allusion to Woolf.

DAY OF FINAL!!!
Vignette collection due!  
Prepare for timed writing final, collect evidence, etc.