12/9/19-12/13/19 English 1H Agenda

12/13/19

Theme sentence frame:

Adapt your theme using this sentence frame (write down the sentence frame first so I can scroll down to the examples):

In TITLE, AUTHOR ______(what the writing/book/novel is about)_______ to reveal the theme that_____(my theme)___.

Examples:

In “All Summer in a Day,” Ray Bradbury presents a young boy struggling with feelings of jealousy to establish the theme that the behavior of hurting others through cruelty eventually hurts the cruel person as well.

In “Born Worker,” Gary Soto contrasts the lives of two cousins to reveal the theme that a life of hard work is better than a life of lies.

In Morely Callaghan’s “Luke Baldwin’s Vow,” the main character faces the difficult choice to follow the advice of his exceedingly practical uncle or to follow his own emotions to suggest the theme that the value of something is not always the same as its monetary worth.

Put your theme thesis statement on the Padlet.

Work on Murder Board

12/12/19

Murder Board for Bless Me Ultima

You are a Private Investigator for the New Mexico Criminal Defense Law Firm.  You and your team (four or less…you may work alone) have been e-mailed the wanted poster you just saw and instructions to build a viable defense for the wanted man.  Your job is to build a mini murder board describing the events and explain why Pedro should be set free or convicted.  In order to do this, you will need to track all the murders throughout the novel, why they happened, and how this led to Pedro’s actions.  Please see layout samples.

https://preview.redd.it/bkeiwmxqo9f21.png?auto=webp&s=3a143ebaf1775c642ac7f033a37ce7a241019642

https://media.istockphoto.com/vectors/vector-murder-board-background-vector-id450238065

Wanted Poster of Pedro Luna Unable to Upload Due to Size Capacity

12/11/19

Based on your life experience:

Who and what particularly influences the way people grow up?

Based on your reading:

Describe Antonio’s process of growing up:

Do you think Antonio’s development as described in the novel is realistic for a 6- to 9-year-old?

Homework:

Read chapters 21 and 22

Find 3 more examples of your theme, either in this reading or past reading

12/10/19 

Padlet Quiz

You need your PHONE…If you do not have a phone, get a computer.

Open to page 12 in your notebook

Go here and wait for directions:

https://bit.ly/2RC3bQP

Close reading of the dreams on pages 119-122 and 172-176. (annotation notes)

In how far do these dreams reflect Antonio’s state of mind? In how far do they foreshadow events? In what way is God represented here? And the Golden Carp?

Know the answers to the above questions

Homework: READ Chapter 19 and 20

12/9/19

You need your notebook:

Page 12 12/9/19 “Topics and Themes”

Topics – what is a topic?

A particular issue or idea that serves as the subject of a writing

  1. Love
  2. Death
  3. Good vs. Evil
  4. Coming of age
  5. Power and corruption
  6. Survival
  7. Courage and heroism
  8. Prejudice
  9. Individual vs. Society
  10. War

Watch the following short film and identify some of the topics explored in the film: https://youtu.be/oyjw0ZLyzpE

Theme

Defined as the main idea or underlying meaning of a literary work, which may be stated directly or indirectly

A theme says something/creates a point of view about a topic

UNIVERSAL – APPLY TO EVERYONE

What did we learn?

How did a character change throughout the story?

What life lessons can be taken away from the story?

 

Let’s identify the theme in these songs:

https://youtu.be/T3PJkPsW8_M

Write down topics in your groups, three each.

Send up a rep to write your three topics on the board.  Review as a class.  Choose the ones you like.

Turn them into a theme.  Share some theme sentences.

Identify the theme at least twice in tonight’s reading.

Note what PAGE you find each topic is and how it is being demonstrated in the text (an example/concrete detail)

READ chapters 17-18!!!

12/9/19 – 12/11/19 Criminal Law Agenda

12/13/19

Complete Det. Eisenberg’s testimony

12/12/19

Assign Det. Eisenberg’s testimony in parts.  Distribute to groups who present and type in their notes on the projector.

12/11/19

Start and complete Casey’s testimony.

12/10/19

Complete Desi’s testimony and move onto Casey’s.

Save expert witnesses until last.  Do in tandem.

Save Bailey until right before the expert witnesses.

Casey

Det. E

Quinn

Val

Bailey

Dr. J

Dr. W

 

12/9/19

DISCOVERY!

Gathering all the evidence and sifting through it to find what is relevant AND admissible

Go through Desi’s witness statement together paragraph by paragraph.  It is extremely dense with information.

Take thorough notes.  Identify HS as we go.  Left off on page 25 line 15.

12/9/19-12/11/19 English 1CP Agendas

12/13/19

Go over Thesis statements that worked.

Put up ones that didn’t work and edit as a class.

Read 205-225; find yet another example

CHECK for concrete details of your theme

12/12/19

Theme sentence frame:

Adapt your theme using this sentence frame (write down the sentence frame first so I can scroll down to the examples):

In TITLE, AUTHOR ______(what the writing/book/novel is about)_______ to reveal the theme that_____(my theme)___.

Examples:

In “All Summer in a Day,” Ray Bradbury presents a young boy struggling with feelings of jealousy to establish the theme that the behavior of hurting others through cruelty eventually hurts the cruel person as well.

In “Born Worker,” Gary Soto contrasts the lives of two cousins to reveal the theme that a life of hard work is better than a life of lies.

In Morely Callaghan’s “Luke Baldwin’s Vow,” the main character faces the difficult choice to follow the advice of his exceedingly practical uncle or to follow his own emotions to suggest the theme that the value of something is not always the same as its monetary worth.

Put your theme thesis statement on the Padlet.

Read 185-205; find one more example of your theme. You should have a total of SEVEN for your check in on Friday!

English 1CP 12/11/19

Theme

Defined as the main idea or underlying meaning of a literary work, which may be stated directly or indirectly

A theme says something/creates a point of view about a topic

What did we learn?

How did a character change throughout the story?

What life lessons can be taken away from the story?

 

Let’s identify the theme in these songs:

https://youtu.be/T3PJkPsW8_M

 

Pick a topic and write a sentence describing what the writer believes about that topic

The author believes that _______________.

Cross out “the author believes that”

Is it vague or is your theme fully described in an academic manner?

Choose a THEME.  You must find at least 8 examples of (either in past reading or from the reading we will do in the future).

Find at least 2 examples from today’s reading.

Read 165-185

English 1CP 12/10/19

Padlet Quiz

You need your PHONE…If you do not have a phone, get a computer.

Open to page 13 in your notebook

Go here and wait for directions:

bitly for each period posted in your Google Classroom

Choose 3/5 topics from yesterday

type out: topic-page number-a few words about the example

Review others’ ideas and write down anything that you like for your now CHOSEN topic

 

Read 145-165; find 2 more examples of your chosen topic (page and example)

Page 13 12/9/19 “Topics and Themes”

Topics – what is a topic?

A particular issue or idea that serves as the subject of a writing

  1. Love
  2. Death
  3. Good vs. Evil
  4. Coming of age
  5. Power and corruption
  6. Survival
  7. Courage and heroism
  8. Prejudice
  9. Individual vs. Society
  10. War

 

Watch the following short film and identify some of the topics explored in the film: https://youtu.be/oyjw0ZLyzpE 

Assignment

  • Read pages 125-145
  • Find at least FIVE topics in your reading
  • Note what PAGE you find each topic is and how it is being demonstrated in the text (an example/concrete detail)

There will be a quiz tomorrow

 

12/5/19-12/6/19 English 1H Agendas

12/6/19

Book Talks

NoRedInk.com – “Verbs Assignment”

12/5/19

Students are to use the “Vocabulary Comics” instructions to complete the assignment.  I have printed enough copies of the instructions to have one instruction sheet per table group (plus some extras, in case they go missing).  Please collect the instructions at the end of class and redistribute to the next class; repeat.  

Alternatively, each student will be given their own blank comic frame and asked to write and draw directly on it.  Presentation and neatness count, as always. Please have them write their names on the back.  If they want to make their own comic frame and not use mine, they are welcome to do so. Only tell them this if they ask.  Comic frames are due at the end of class.

12/5/19-12/6/19 English 1CP Agendas

12/6/19

You need:

Your novels

Your notebooks

  • Read silently pages 114-124
  • On the same page number of your “Reader Response,” please reflect silently on what you just read

    Questions to Guide You (if you need it)

  • What are your impressions of Lakshmi after reading this section?
  • Do you have a prediction as to what Lakshmi will do next?
  • What do you want her to do next?
  • Anything else you may want to say or reflect on regarding the reading
  • When done with the reading and the Reader Response get YOUR computer
  • Go to com and complete the “Verbs Assignment”

Passive voice verb:

Example: Monkeys adore bananas

The subject performs the action

Active voice verb:

Bananas are adored by monkeys

The subject is acted on by the verb

12/5/19

Students are to use the “Vocabulary Comics” instructions to complete the assignment.  I have printed enough copies of the instructions to have one instruction sheet per table group (plus some extras, in case they go missing).  Please collect the instructions at the end of class and redistribute to the next class; repeat.  

Alternatively, each student will be given their own blank comic frame and asked to write and draw directly on it.  Presentation and neatness count, as always. Please have them write their names on the back.  If they want to make their own comic frame and not use mine, they are welcome to do so. Only tell them this if they ask.  Comic frames are due at the end of class.

12/5/19-12/6/19 Criminal Law

12/6/19

Hand back opening statements

Get out 5 sentence summaries

Come up with 5 movie titles that you would use to illustrate who you should be rooting for

Turn and share with group. Pick the one you like best out of your list of five.

Send one person from your group to write all the top titles on the board

Choose top 5 out of 20 or so titles

Put stars next to favorites

Choose the one you would like best.  This is the first statement out of your mouth when addressing the jury.

12/5/19

I have printed out an “Objections Worksheet” for the class to work on.  I need one turned in per person by the end of the period. The students should use their objections notes in their notebooks to better answer the question.  The answer should be phrased in objection form. For example: “Objection, your honor. This question is _____ because _____.”

 

12/3 and 12/4 Agendas English 1CP and English 1H

Please read the assigned pages/chapters in your novel for the particular day it is.  Complete the “Reading Response” assignment for each day in your notebook.

Page ___ 12/3/19 “Reading Responses”

Instructions and Rubric on Google Classroom under Dec 3

12/2/19 English 1H Agenda

In your notebook:

Page ___ 12/2/19 “Chapters 9 & 10 Questions”

Do not rewrite the questions. Just number them and write the answers, following directions.
READ CHAPTER 10 FIRST

Directions: Please be prepared to answer all questions. Use examples from the book to support what you say. Answer ALL parts of a question given and EXPLAIN yourself thoroughly!

1. What conflicting desires are revealed in Tony’s dream (70-71)?

2. Why don’t Tony’s brothers want to go to California with their father? What other choices do they have? Do you think they are making the best choice? Explain.

3. What do you suppose Andrew meant when he said that some day Tony would beat the Vitamin Kid and “Some day you will beat us all” (75)? Do you think he is right? Explain. How do Andrew and Tony feel about each other? Explain.

4. Why do Tony and the others wait for the world to end?

5. What story does Samuel tell Tony about the Carp? How do you think the story made Tony feel?

6. Who is Lucas? What does he see before he grows ill?

7. Why do you think Ultima takes Tony along with her to cure Lucas? Why do you think he throws up in the morning?

8. Why do you suppose Ultima succeeds in a cure for Lucas where others have failed? Why wasn’t she called to help sooner?

9. Why does Ultima stick a pin into each of three dolls?

10. What does Grandfather give Ultima following the cure? Why? What have you learned so far about Mexican custom from this story?

11. Prediction: Will Tony’s classmates praise or bad-mouth Ultima? Explain.

Homework: Read chapters 11 and 12