The Latest in English Class

Hello! As most of you know, everything is on Google Classroom, but for parents who don’t know how to access it through their child’s email, here is what we have been up to this past week anGreat-Gatsby-Memesd what’s on the horizon.

On Monday, we were off for Labor Day!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016:  Bellringer #14, then took notes from the Prezi slideshow (on Google Classroom site) and started reading some of chapter one of The Great Gatsby.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016: Bellringer #15, we started summary squares for TGG, then finished chapter one.

Thursday, September 8, 2016: Bellringer #16, we read chapter 2 of The Great Gatsby

Friday, September 9, 2016: Bellringer #17. We took a break from Gatsby and read Anna Quindlan’s essay about 9/11 that is in our textbook but also online “One Day Now Broken In Two” that was in Newsweek in 2002.

No homework over the weekend.

On Monday we will get back into The Great Gatsby with chapter 3.

On Tuesday,  I will give you a reading guide with questions for chapters 1-3. Please complete and put in your notebook as pages 9,10, and 11

On Wednesday we will watch the video up to where we are in the book (1999 version).Wednesday is also when bellringers are due (11 to 20).

On Thursday we will read chapter 4 of Gatsby after we take a notebook test. Gold grade.

On Friday, I will be at Tech Academy (a county professional development class) and I want you to practice your grammar knowledge with work in Writer’s Choice. You will be practicing the use of the dash.  After you are done, please turn in. Finish reading chapter 4 of Gatsby by Monday.


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Coming Up: September 1 and 2

As you know, most of the information is on the Google Classroom, but here are some things on the horizon:

Thursday, September 1:

  1. Bellringer 12
  2. Pass back papers that have been graded. Please check for NO Name papers and claim yours/turn it back in.
  3. Review of Nobel Prize questions that you should have in your notebook.
  4. Semicolon and Colon review (test tomorrow) using No Red Ink and the videos on Google Classroom
  5. Anticipation Guide for The Great Gatsby (Will not need book until Tuesday after Labor Day)
  6. Discussion

Friday, September 2, 2016

  1. Bellringer 13
  2. Test on Colons and Semicolons (gold grade)
  3. Discuss the anticipation guide from yesterday (if not done)
  4. Introduction to the novel’s setting, etc. using Prezi powerpoint
  5. We will be taking notes on the Prezi.
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Google Classroom, Remind Texts, and Textbook Info


Remind 101 information:  Send a text to the following—   81010 and text this message: @culver11

Helena High School is going full steam with Google Classroom. Here are the Google Codes to get into your class account:

Google Classroom Code:

2nd Period: ys6c16

3rd Period: ufw1ik

4th/PACK 60: 1p83upa

7th Period: wz0l0k

8th Period: qigx99

Textbook used this year: Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience, Course 2

If you need a physical textbook to take home, please let me know asap.  I will have a classroom set for daily use.

Online textbook:

Go to


USER NAME: HelenaHuskyReader

PASSWORD: English11

*****YOU will need F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby by Thursday, September 1.

You can buy from the Helena High School Media Center if you would like to.cropped-great-gatsby1.jpg

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Creative Writing Final Projects: Publish Your Book!


Scoutt’s Book!










IMG_6357Here they are so far!

Sara Grace’s Impermanent and Other Things

Tamar’s Thoughts fIMG_6356rom Junior Year

IMG_6358Kaitlyn’s Sunday Evenings on a Crescent Moon

Sarah Ellen’s Black Fading Blue

Ashley’s Very Pessimistic Things

Ann’s The Intake

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Kahoot Review: Test on Wednesday

Kahoot Act One

Act Two Kahoot

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof—Creative Writing


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The Basics: May 9-May 26, 2016 ******UPDATED 5/13/16

raisinMonday, May 9

  • Bellringer: Conflicts so far in A Raisin in the Sun: Man vs. Self, Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature, Man vs. Society
  • Quiz on Act One moved to Tuesday

Tuesday, May 10: YEARBOOK DAY

  • No bellringer–Quiz on Act One
  • Third and 8th need to read to 96 before you start on packet.
  • Packet given—complete at your desk.



Wednesday, May 11

Bellringer: How would your life be different if you were a male instead of a female or a female instead of a male? Why? Is there anything you feel you would be able to do that you can’t do now?

  • 8th period will have Act One Quiz
  • Reading  from page 96—as much as we can.
  • HW: Work on that packet. Due tomorrow for silver grade.

Thursday, May 12

  • Bellringer: Have you ever grown a plant like Mama is growing? Have you ever had a garden? Describe the experience. If you have never grown plants, then what would you plant/grow if you could?
  • Create a tableau/frozen picture from the play (volunteers)
  • Read Act II, scene 3
  • Packet due

Friday, May 13

  • Bellringer: ACROSTIC: F, A, M, I, L, Y
  • Reading Act III (Finishing the play)



Monday, May 16

  • Movie A Raisin in the Sun

Tuesday, May 17: Heavy Schedule

Kahoot Review for Test on Raisin in the Sun

Wednesday, May 18: Heavy Schedule


Finish movie, review for exam

Create comic strip review (the play in 6 scenes), illustrate and display

Thursday, May 19: Heavy Schedule

Complete comic strip review, illustrate and display

Movie if need to finish

Complete end of year survey on favorite stories/novels/plays, etc. on Google Classroom Form




Friday, May 20: EXAMS BEGIN

First and fifth period exams
8:10 – 8:30 AM 1st Period
8:30 – 10:00 AM 1st Period MORNING EXAM

Lunch Schedule:
10:05 – 10:35 AM 2nd Period
10:40 – 11:40 PM 4th Period
11:45 – 12:05 PM 5th Period
12:05 – 1:35 PM 5th Period AFTERNOON EXAM

1:40 – 2:10 PM 3rd Period
2:15 – 2:45 PM 6th Period
2:50 – 3:22 PM 8th Period

Monday, May 23, 2016
8:10 – 8:30 AM 2nd Period
8:30 – 10:00 AM 2nd Period MORNING EXAM 
10:05 – 10:35 AM 1st Period
10:40 – 11:40 PM 4th Period
11:45 – 12:05 PM 6th Period
12:05 – 1:35 PM 6th Period AFTERNOON EXAM
1:40 – 2:10 PM 3rd Period
2:15 – 2:45 PM 5th Period
2:50 – 3:22 PM 8th Period

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
8:10 – 8:30 AM 3rd Period
8:30 – 10:00 AM 3rd Period MORNING EXAM 
10:05 – 10:35 AM 1st Period
10:40 – 11:40 PM 4th Period
11:45 – 12:05 PM 8th Period
12:05 – 1:35 PM 8th Period AFTERNOON EXAM
1:40 – 2:10 PM 2nd Period
2:15 – 2:45 PM 5th Period
2:50 – 3:22 PM 6th Period

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
8:10 – 8:30 AM 4th Period
8:30 – 10:00 AM 4th Period MORNING EXAM
10:05 – 10:35 AM 1st Period
10:40 – 11:10 AM 2nd Period
11:10 – 11:40 AM Lunch (All students will report to the lunchroom)
11:45 – 12:05 PM 3rd Period
12:05 – 1:35 PM 3rd Period MAKE-UP EXAM
1:40 – 2:10 PM 5th Period
2:15 – 2:45 PM 6th Period
2:50 – 3:22 PM 8th Period

Thursday, May 26, 2016
8:10-9:40 MAKE-UP EXAM
1:00 Dismisal

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Creative Writing Thursday

i can't imagine life withoutCreative Writing: Thursday

Journal Topic 96: Dear _________: Get your frustrations out and write a letter (without putting their name on it) that you wish you could send to someone. Or pretend it’s an email you will never send. You Generation y/z people… 🙂

10 Worn Out Cliches in YA Fiction

I Can’t Imagine Life Without…activity

Don’t forget: Today during seventh period they are presenting two of your one act plays. Get a pass from me if you want to go.


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Help with Hanging Indention on WORKS CITED!

Check it out.

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Week of April 18 to April 22

Plans for 11th English


****FINAL DUEof2bmice2band2bmen DATE FOR ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY has been pushed from APRIL 21 to APRIL 27th. It MUST be submitted through Google Classroom.

****TEST on OF MICE AND MEN on Tuesday, April 26

Monday, April 18


  1. Bellringer: Refresher on how to write a Works Cited page
  2. Using Chromebooks to work on your argumentative paper

Tuesday, April 19—ACT TUESDAY

  1. Bellringer: Discussion/Viewing of summary of chapters 1-3
  2. Questions I have for you: no writing, just answering orally
  3. Reading Of Mice and Men (chapters 4/5)

Wednesday, April 20

  1. Bellringer: Refresher on finding more proof to back your claims up. AVL, etc.
  2. Using Chromebooks to work on your argumentative paper.

Thursday, April 21

  1. Bellringer: Discussion/viewing of summary of chapters 4/5
  2. Reading the rest of the novel Of Mice and Men
  3. I will have Chromebooks available for those who need one.

Friday, April 22

  1. Bellringer: Quick Writing about Of Mice and Men
  2. Viewing movie Of Mice and Men 
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