Week 2

3.20.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Chew on This, 198-201.
  3. Finish up Coraline/Archetype work.  You should have the following for each section:
  • Characteristics of the Heroine: 8-9 examples from Coraline
  • Archetypal Setting Elements: 9-10 examples from Coraline
  • Archetypal Characters: 6-7 examples from Coraline
  • Common Archetypal Journey Patterns: 2-3 that apply to Coraline

4. This will be due at the end of the period today, for a gold grade.  Update: a lot of you needed more time.  So, you can work on this tomorrow for a few minutes, and it will be due at the end of class.

 

3.21.17

  1. Independent reading.
  2. Finish and turn in the Coraline/Archetype work from yesterday, if necessary.
  3. Chew on This, 202-210.
  4. Begin work on “Hero’s Journey/Stages of the Adventure.”  We’ll be using Coraline as our example.  First watch this video: Hero’s Journey

Then, start thinking about how each stage applies in Coraline.  For example:  1. Status quo: Coraline explores her house, and she is bored.

Today, we will get through stages 1-7 (Status Quo–Crisis).

The stages can be found here: http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/ngerhart/heros-journey/

 

3.22.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Finish up “Hero’s Journey/Stages of the Adventure” work from yesterday.  Today we will write about stages 8-13 (Treasure–Status Quo).  Keep this work in your journal for now.
  3. Briefly discuss reading in Chew on This from yesterday.
  4. Read pages 211-223 in Chew on This.

3.23.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. This week, we read three sections of Chew on This :
    pages 198-201
    pages 202-210
    pages 211-223Today, for each section, do this:
    a. Write 2 practice quiz questions, answers, with citations.
    b. Write down the 3 most important ideas from each section.

    So, you should have 5 items for each section, 15 total.

    This will be due at the end of the period for a silver grade.

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4th Nine Weeks

Week 1

3.13.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Chew on This, 169-174.
  3. Begin new TP-CASTT, “Autobiography in Five Short Chapters.”  Do this in the back of Journal 1.  Today, try to complete:
  • Title
  • Connotation
  • Attitude/Tone

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

3.14.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Chew on This, 175-182.
  3. Continue work on TP-CASTT.  Today, try to finish the work from yesterday, and complete:
  • Shifts
  • Title

4. Begin Coraline/Archetype work.  Begin this on a clean sheet in your journal.  You will turn this in on Friday.  You will be looking for archetypal connections with Coraline, under the following categories: Characteristics of the Heroine, Archetypal Setting Elements, Archetypal Characters, Common Archetypal Journey Patterns.  You will have several days to work on this.

3.15.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Chew on This, 182-191.
  3. For today’s reading, write 5 possible quiz questions/answers/with citations.  This is due at the end of the period for a grade.
  4. Continue working on Coraline/Archetype assignment from yesterday.

3.16.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Chew on This, 192-198.
  3. Make a tip sheet for tomorrow’s quiz.  The quiz will cover pages 169-198 in Chew on This.
  4. If you finish this, continue with Coraline/Archetype work.

3.17.17

  1. Independent reading.
  2. Chew on This Quiz
  3. If you have time after the quiz, continue with Coraline/ Archetype work.
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Week 10

3.06.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Class reading, Coraline, 127-137.
  3. Chew on This, 163-169.  Read independently.
  4. Short video about water and beef: https://vimeo.com/93865589

3.07.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Finish Coraline, 139-162.
  3. Get caught up on any missed reading.
  4. Quotation Interpretation 3.07.17, front of J2.

3.08.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Benchmark.  Open book.

3.09.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Watch Coraline movie…look for changes, especially the ending.

 

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Week 9

2.27.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Read Coraline, 89-103.  Write 5 possible quiz questions/answers/with citations for these pages.
  3. Read Chew on This, 128-139. Write 5 possible quiz questions/answers/with citations for these pages.
  4. Turn in written work at the end of the period.

2.28.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Read Coraline, 105-114.  Write 5 possible quiz questions/answers/with citations for these pages.
  3. Read Chew on This, 139-150. Write 5 possible quiz questions/answers/with citations for these pages.
  4. Turn in written work at the end of the period.

3.01.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Read Coraline, 115-126.  Write 5 possible quiz questions/answers/with citations for these pages.
  3. Read Chew on This, 150-155. Write 5 possible quiz questions/answers/with citations for these pages.
  4. Turn in written work at the end of the period.

3.02.17

  1. Independent reading.
  2. Get caught up on any reading from the past three days.
  3. Make a tip sheet over the reading from this week.  You can use ideas from all the questions you wrote each day.
  4. Turn in your classwork from the last three days for credit.
  5. Bring your tip sheet for the test tomorrow.

3.03.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. CoralineChew on This Test
  3. Watch first 10 minutes of the Coraline movie.  Important differences.

 

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Week 8

2.21.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Class Reading, Coraline, 67-80.
  3. Chew on This, 121-124
  4. Notes for  today’s reading, back of J1.

2.22.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Class reading, Coraline, 81-87
  3. Chew on This, 54, 56-61.
  4. Notes for today’s reading, back of J1.
  5. Two videos of “Still I Rise”:

Maya Angelou

Serena Williams

6. Continue TP-CASTT of “Still I Rise”, front of J1.  Today, write about Attitude/Tone.

 

2.23.17

  1. Independent reading
  2.  Get caught up on reading: Coraline 67-87
    Chew on This: 54, 56-61, 121-124
    3. Notes for reading, back of J1.  Make sure this is updated for the quiz tomorrow.  Bring both journals for the quiz.
    4. Quotation Interpretation 2.23.17, front of J2.
    5. TP-CASTT: Attitude/Tone, Shifts, Title. Front of J1.

6. “Still I Rise”

Nicki Minaj

 

2.24.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Coraline/Chew on This Quiz.  Open notes.
  3. Start reading/responding to this article:

Talking to our Devices

Respond in the back of J1.  We’ll finish this on Monday.

 

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Week 7

2.13.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Class reading, Coraline, 23-33.
  3. Independent reading, Chew on This, 25-34.
  4. When you finish the reading, make a note of important ideas, facts, people, statistics—anything you think is a big idea.  Back of J1.

2.14.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Class reading, Coraline, 35-47.
  3. Chew on This, 35-36.
  4. Finish notes from yesterday, and notes for today’s readings. Back of Journal 1.
  5. Work on TP-CASTT of “Still I Rise”, front of Journal 1. Work on Title and Paraphrase.  For this poem, you don’t have to paraphrase every line, as we did in “Fire and Ice”.  Instead, write down any words/phrases you don’t understand, and look up their definitions.

2.15.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Quotation Interpretation 2.15.17.  Front of Journal 2.
  3. Coraline, 49-59.
  4. Class reading, Chew on This. Pages 42-43, 48-50.
  5. Notes for above readings. Back of J1.
  6. Finish Paraphrase of “Still I Rise”. Front of J1.

2.16.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Class reading, Coraline, 59-66.
  3. Make a tip sheet for the test tomorrow.  The test will cover:
  • Chew on This, 7-36, 39, 42, 48-50.
  • Coraline, 3-66
  • Title/Paraphrase work on “Still I Rise”.

This test will be a gold grade since it covers a lot of material, and since you had plenty of time to take notes/make a tip sheet.

 

2.17.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Coraline/Chew on This/”Still I Rise” Test.
  3. Staple your tip sheet to the back of your answer sheet.
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Week 6

2.06.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. “90 Seconds”—book pass.
  3. Quotation Interpretation 1.05.17—-Revisited.  Go back and think about these quotes again, and how these quotes apply to Phineas Gage and his life.
  4. Quotation Interpretation 2.06.17.  Front of Journal 2.

2.07.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Aspire interim test

2.08.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Short writing exercise, back of J1.  For 3-4 minutes, write about the fast food experience.  Your experience eating fast food, friends/relatives who work in the industry—anything connected to this business.
  3. Intro/begin Chew on This, 7-12.
  4. Intro/begin Coraline, 3-5.  Focus on the mood of the story, and how Gaiman is trying to establish it early here.
  5. Short writing exercise, back of J1.  Write down 6-7 details from the first few pages that help establish the mood.  Examples: the black cat, the snakeskin (but no snake).

2.09.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Continue Coraline, 5-12
  3. Continue Chew on This, 13-18
  4. Write down the important ideas from pages 7-18 in Chew on This.  Important facts?  Important statistics? New ideas?  Stuff you didn’t know before that surprised you?  Put these ideas in the back of Journal 1.
  5. Begin new TP-CASTT, front of J1.  Today, only think about the Title of the poem, “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou.  See this page if you need a refresher about the TP-CASTT process:  http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/ngerhart/tp-casst/

2.10.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Classwork for Coraline and Chew on This.  You can use your notes and the books.  This is due at the end of the period.

 

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Week 5

1.30.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Phineas Gage, 65-67.
  3. Take notes for this reading.  Here are some ideas to think about:

Notes 65-67 1.30.17

• frontal cortex
• executive functions
• Antonio and Hanna Damasio
• the Damasio’s patients: what do they all have in common?
• CTs and MRIs
• describe the other tests the Damasios give their patients

4. Continue work on TP-CASTT of “Fire and Ice”.  Today, think about Connotation.  Are there other possible meanings/associations for these five words than the literal?

1. Fire:
 Denotation: the hot stuff that burns other stuff

 Connotation: anger, prejudice, hatred, rage, murder, Hell, love/passion, panic, nuclear war, war
2. Ice:
 Denotation: frozen water (32 degree F)
 Connotations: ?
3. Tasted:
 Denotation: to experience the flavor, usually of food
 Connotations: ?
4. Desire:
 Denotation: to have passion for something
 Connotations: ?
5. Destruction:
 Denotation: something destroyed
 Connotation : ?

1.31.17

Presentation by Dr. Cound

2.01.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Phineas Gage, pages 67-75.
  3. Notes for these pages.  Here are some ideas to think about:

Phineas Gage Notes 67-75, back of J1.

• Summarize the Damasio’s procedure to construct a brain scan for Phineas Gage
• What is Brainvox?
• What does Dr. Damasio learn from the computer model?
• We are “hard wired” to be sociable. Explain this. (70)
• Does the writer think Phineas was lucky or unlucky? Explain his thoughts.

4. Finish up the Connotation for “Fire and Ice” today, front of J1.

 

2.02.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Finish up notes from Monday/Wednesday for Phineas Gage, pages 65-75.
  3. Work on the following for the TP-CASTT of “Fire and Ice”: Attitude, Shifts, Title.  Information about the  TP-CASTT method of analysis can be found here: http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/ngerhart/tp-casst/
  4. Tomorrow’s test is a Gold grade.  It will cover the pages we read this week in Phineas Gage, as well as the work we’ve done on the TP-CASTT.  Also, make sure your journals are up to date with any other writing/work we’ve done in the last couple of weeks.
  5. Four videos on “Fire and Ice”: one reading by Robert Frost, one scene from a movie, and two interpretive videos.

2.03.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Phineas Gage Test/ Journal check
  3. More Phineas Gage info: articles, photos, videos.  Plus this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nikOxNfjqs
  4. Quick reading survey
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Week 4

1.23.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Read Phineas Gage, 43-49, independently.
  3. Notes for pages 43-39.  Here are a few things to think about:
  • T. Barnum’s museum
  • Phineas at P. T. Barnum’s museum (?)
  • Information from Phineas’ mother
  • A Concord stagecoach/driving it
  • Phineas in Chile (?), driving the stagecoach

Write your notes in the back of Journal 1.

4. Begin the TP-CASTT poetry analysis of “Fire and Ice”.  This will be written in the front of J1.

5. Today: Title.  Paraphrase.

 

1.24.17

  1.  Independent reading
  2. Phineas Gage 49-59.
  3. Notes for these pages, back of J1.  Here are some ideas to think about:
  • “Phineas is not a good invalid.”
  • fits/epileptic seizures
  • What’s probably causing Phineas’ seizures? (52)
  • How/why/when does Phineas die?
  • hypothermia
  • Broca’s discovery (55)
  • aphasia
  • What did Dr. Wernicke discover? (55)
  • receptive aphasia
  • where do Phineas’ skull and tamping iron finally end up?

4. In the front of J1, right under “Paraphrase”, copy these two definitions:

Denotation: the definition of a word

Connotation: possible meanings beyond the literal (negative/neutral/positive)

Examples: House

Denotation: a building people live in

Connotations:

negative: shack

neutral: house

positive: mansion

 

1.25.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Phineas Gage, 59-63, class reading
  3. Back of J1: finish notes from yesterday, and add notes for today.

Here are some big ideas to think about for today’s reading:

• Explain why “Being social” is a hard skill to measure.
• Explain why listening is a complicated social behavior.
• To act human, you mix___________.
• Why is social behavior so important in Phineas’ job as a foreman?

4. Continue TP-CASST for “Fire and Ice”.  Today, we should finish Paraphrase.  Front of J1.

1.26.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Finish all notes, for pages 43-64 in Phineas Gage.  Copies of all suggested notes are on my desk and on my blog.
  3. Finish Paraphrase today.  Remember, you are just translating, not trying to interpret or analyze the poem at this point.
  4. Written response, front of Journal 2.  Think about this excerpt from an article about Phineas Gage on Slate.com:

The log book at the Harvard museum has recorded pilgrims from Syria, India, Brazil, Korea, Chile, Turkey, and Australia within the past year. Comments in the book include “An odd treat,” and “Phineas Gage was on my bucket list.”

In the front of Journal 2, respond to the following question:

Why would people travel from all over the U.S., and the world, to see Phineas’ skull and tamping iron?

 

1.27.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Phineas Gage Open Notes Quiz 1.27.17
  3. Finish written response from yesterday, front of J2
  4. Quick exercise with comic strip.
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Week 3

1.17.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Phineas Gage, 23-27, as a class.
  3. Finish your AECEC paragraph.
  • Copy your rough draft onto a clean piece of paper.
  • Indent
  • Label each sentence with brackets, and A, E, or C, as I showed you on the board.

4. In the back of Journal 1, take notes for today’s reading.  What did you think was important?

5. At the end of the period, turn in your AECEC paragraph.

 

1.18.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Phineas Gage, 27-34, on your own.
  3. “Gross anatomy” definition.
  4. Take any notes you think are important for the above pages.
  • Facts
  • Parts of the brain and their function
  • Terms/definitions.
  • You might want to copy the drawings of the brain with its labeled parts, as well as the drawing of the neuron and its parts.

5. First reading of “Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost.

 

1.19.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Phineas Gage, 34-40.
  3. Finish your notes from yesterday.
  4. Take notes for pages 34-40, back of J1.  Here are a couple of ideas to consider:

• a. What do the “whole brainers” believe? b. How does Phineas “prove” their theory? c. What’s the problem with their theory?
• a. What do the “localizers” believe? b. How does Phineas “prove” their theory? c. What’s the problem with their theory?

5. Quiz tomorrow on pages 23-40.  Make sure you are caught up with your reading, as well as your notes.

1.20.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Finish up your notes for the quiz today.
  3. Phineas Gage Open Notes Quiz
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