January 8-12, 2018

Monday, January 8th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Issue new roots. See the roots tab for a copy of this 9 weeks roots.
  • Check Friday’s homework: Identifying Active and Passive Voice for a 24 pt. silver grade.
  • Read and discuss the use of APV in two authentic texts: Active and Passive Voice in Authentic Pieces
  • Answer the question, “Why do writers sometimes use passive voice?” in the following format:
    • Each answer should be 2-3 sentences.
    • R/A = Restate question & give short answer.
    • C = Cite source →  verbatim quote (name in parentheses)   Example: In his speech, the UAB president says, “I want to thank you for all your hard work” (Watts).
    • E = Explain why he used passive voice.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish RACE writing if needed.
  • APV test is Thursday.
  • Bring a book to read Thursday after the test.

Tuesday, January 9th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments: 

  • Review this week’s roots.
  • Turn in yesterday’s RACE assignment.
  • Complete this review sheet: AP revision.docx 
    • For the right side, do #s 3,6, and 9 as well as one of choice to revise to active voice. Label the DVR in each sentence.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish today’s worksheet if you did not in class.
  • APV Test is this Thursday.
  • Bring a book to read after the test on Thursday.

Wednesday, January 10th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review roots.
  • Take pop quiz on APV terms.
  • Check yesterday’s classwork/hw for 18 silver points.
  • Work on study guide. Here is the key: SCAN0022

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Study for your test tomorrow.
  • Bring a book of choice to class tomorrow.

Thursday, January 11th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Take SVA test.

Tonight’s Homework: None

Friday, January 12th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Index cards for the root activity are due Wednesday.
  • Bring a novel to class W-F of next week.

January 1-5, 2018

Wednesday, January 3rd

Welcome back to school! I hope you all had a restful and fun break!

Today’s Agenda:

  • Use the attached Google slide presentation to get ready for this semester. Please follow the directions about binder organization, the writer’s notebook entry, the crystal ball activity, and the exit slip. Slides: Jan 3, 2018  *I will provide the crystal ball template for you.

Tonight’s Homework: None!

Thursday, January 4th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • We took notes on active and passive voice. If you were absent, you will need to ask for a copy of the APV handout. You will then take a sheet of a paper, fold it hamburger style, and record your notes from the APV sheet on the top half of your folded paper.

Tonight’s Homework: APV test one week from today! If you chose to redo your crystal ball, it is due tomorrow.

Friday, January 5th:

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

Tonight’s Homework: 

December 11-15, 2017

Monday, December 11th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review for roots test using Quizlet:
  • Work on final project.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Projects are due at the end of class tomorrow.
  • Final roots test is tomorrow. Use the Quizlet to review if needed.

Tuesday, December 12th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Take roots test.
  • Work on projects. They are due at the end of class.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Make sure you take care of missing work.

Wednesday-Thursday, December 13-14th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Get back papers.
  • Watch the film.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • None

December 4-8, 2017

Monday, December 4th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Issue new roots. *See the roots page if you were absent.
  • Analyze model first paragraph. Link to teacher first paragraph: Acton Model First Paragraph
    • Notice what is in the first sentence: title, author, prompt, character
    • Notice how to correctly set up quote: context + quote + page #
    • Notice explanation sentence
  • Work on revising your first paragraph and then writing your second paragraph (about reality).

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish appearance and reality paragraph of paper.

Tuesday, December 5th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

Tonight’s Homework:

  • If you are behind in your paper (as in you have not finishing paragraphs 1 and 2), finish those for homework. 
  • Permission forms are due back Thursday.

Wednesday, December 6th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Final papers are due tomorrow. You must submit on your own time.
  • Permission forms are due tomorrow.

Thursday, December 7th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review roots.
  • Plan final project. Students worked to create a rough draft of their project. Tomorrow, we will work on the final product.
  • Project Guidelines and Directions: Project Options (1)

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Bring permission forms tomorrow if you have not already done so. If you have lost it, bring a handwritten note from your parent.
  • If you want anything special for your project, bring it in tomorrow.

November 27-December 1, 2017

Monday, November 27th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Issue new roots. See the roots page if you were absent.
  • Finish Google slides about the mystery “puzzle” and present findings to the class.
  • Read and annotate the epilogue. See the ATTWN page for a detailed list of annotations.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Final reading quiz Thursday on chapter 16, epilogue, and manuscript.

Tuesday, November 28th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Participate in Jigsaw reading of manuscript. If you were absent today, choose a section to write out the answers to on a sheet of paper. For the remaining sections, just highlight/annotate the answers in the book. See me if you have questions. Here is the handout: Jigsaw Reading of the Manuscript 2017

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Final reading quiz Thursday on chapter 16, epilogue, and manuscript.

Wednesday, November 29th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review for tomorrow’s quiz.
  • Read Agatha Christie article, and complete RACE writing assignment. See me if you were absent.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Final reading quiz tomorrow on chapter 16, epilogue, and manuscript.

Thursday, November 30th

If you were absent today, please come see me or ask a buddy about how to set up your paper. We started the planning process.

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Take final ATTWN quiz.
  • Begin planning paper.
    • Choose a character. You may NOT use Mr. or Mrs. Rogers or Anthony Marston. You may only use Mr. Blore with permission.
    • On the back side of your paper, title it “So What?” and respond to the following questions about the character you have chosen.
      • What do you understand about your character already?
      • How did you feel about your character when you first met him/her in the book?
      • How did you feel about him/her by the time you finished the book?
      • What do you think the author wanted you to understand about people based off your character?
    • On the front side of your paper, divide it into 2 sections: Appearance and Reality.
      • In the Appearance section, write one piece of evidence that shows something positive or good about your character.
      • In the Reality section, write two pieces of evidence that show something negative, the truth, about your character.
    • All three pieces of evidence should look like this: context + quote + page number
      • Example: When Vera and Lombard are on the beach, he tells her he knows her motive was because “a man was involved” (Christie 273).

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish finding and writing down your three pieces of evidence.

Friday, December 1st

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Get quotes checked for a completion grade. *If you were absent today, make sure I see your quotes on Monday.
  • Begin typing first paragraph. Look in Google Classroom for the template. You will type the first paragraph of your paper on this template. Your first paragraph includes a topic sentence, your piece of evidence/direct quote about your character’s appearance, and your explanation of that evidence. For your explanation, prove to me why that quote shows the positive side of your character–think positive traits (innocent, trustworthy, kind-hearted, etc.)

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish typing your first paragraph by Monday. See me Monday morning if you need help.

 

November 13-17, 2017

Monday, November 13th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • New roots. *See roots page for list.
  • Take chapters 8-11 reading quiz. *If you were absent, you will need to make this up.
  • Group activity: Discuss and match human motives with characters from novel.
  • Read and annotate chapter 12. *See the ATTWN page for a list of detailed annotations.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish reading chapter if needed.
  • Chapters 12-14 Reading Quiz on Thursday.
  • Roots Quiz Friday. Quizlet: Click here

Tuesday, November 14th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review this week’s roots.
  • Read and annotate chapter 13. *See the ATTWN page for a list of detailed annotations.
  • Respond in your writer’s notebook to the following prompts:
    • Read pages 211-212 carefully. Notice how each character is described as a particular animal. What do you think is the purpose of this animal-like diction?
    • Read pages 213-214 carefully. This is more of that 3rd person omniscient point of view. How does this create suspense for us as readers?

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish reading chapter if needed.
  • Chapters 12-14 Reading Quiz on Thursday.
  • Roots Quiz Friday. Quizlet: Click here

Wednesday, November 15th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish reading/working on reading guide if needed.
  • Quiz on chapters 12-14 tomorrow.
  • Roots Quiz Friday.

Thursday, November 16th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review roots by playing quizlet: Quizlet Review
  • Take quiz on chapters 12-14. See me if you were absent.
  • We watched two video clips about Vera and discussed her good/evil sides.
  • Read chapter 15. Find a list of annotations on the ATTWN page of the blog.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish reading chapter 15 if your class did not finish in class.
  • Roots quiz tomorrow.

Friday, November 17th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Take roots quiz.
  • Read chapter 16. See the ATTWN page for a detailed list of annotations.
  • Post unanswered questions in response to my Google Classroom post.
  • Do group activity about this mystery “puzzle.”

Tonight’s Homework:

Have a wonderful, happy Thanksgiving! If you have been out sick, please catch up with the reading through chapter 16.

 

November 6-10, 2017

Monday, November 6th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments

  • Bell Ringer: Go to Google Classroom to last Friday’s post. Respond to the post of the classmate below you by saying if you agree or disagree AND why. *If you were absent today, make this one up!
  • New roots. *See the roots page if you were absent.
  • Take reading quiz on chapters 4-7.
  • Discuss chapter 7, and read chapter 8. See the ATTWN page for detailed annotations.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish reading chapter 8.
  • Character Quiz Wednesday (gold!)

Tuesday, November 7th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review this week’s roots.
  • Review for character quiz tomorrow.
  • Read chapter 9 in small groups, and fill out this reading guide: Ch 9 Student Handout

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish chapter 9 reading guide (Ch 9 Student Handout)  if you did not finish in class.
  • Study for tomorrow’s character quiz.

Wednesday, November 8th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review this week’s roots.
  • Take character quiz.
  • Work on idiom handout (idioms in attwn)
  • Read chapter 10. See the ATTWN page for detailed annotations.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish reading chapter 10.
  • Next reading quiz…Monday, Nov. 13th

Thursday, November 9th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review this week’s roots.
  • Turn in idiom worksheet (idioms in attwn).
  • Read chapter 11. See the ATTWN page for detailed annotations.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish reading chapter 11.
  • Reading quiz on Monday…chapters 8-11.