11/13 Sneeze

Here is a story starter!  Use this phrase to help you write a story:

“I will never forget the day I became a raccoon…”

TOMORROW: I will collect your notebooks.  We are meeting here, dropping off your notebooks, taking attendance, and going to PAC to watch rehearsal of the play.

 

TODAY:

  • Sneeze
  • Get a computer and log in
  • Add Ms. Navarro’s Google Classroom
  • Complete the assignment in Google Classroom, which is step THREE in your monologue assignment
  • If you do not have steps one and two finished, you cannot do step three; I suggest you get busy!

REMEMBER THIS FOR YOUR CHECKLIST:

A monologue is a speech delivered by one person, who exposes inner thoughts and provides insights into his or her character.

Then, what shall we die for? You will listen to me! Listen! (stares into their eyes) The Brethren will still be looking here, to us, to the Black Pearl, to lead. (Pause) And what will they see? Frightened bilge rats aboard a derelict ship? No. No, they will see free men and freedom! And what the enemy will see is the flash of our cannons. They will hear the ring of our swords, and they will know what we can do. By the sweat of our brows and the strength of our backs, and the courage of our hearts. Gentlemen. Hoist the colors!

  1. Stage Directions
  2. Repetition
  3. Imagery and metaphor
  4. Pause and silence
  5. Changes of tone (attitude)

 

11/9 & 11/13 English 9RCP

`11/9 Today we finished the Socratic Seminar.  Great job guys!  I think we really made some progress!  If you were absent, you might want to see me to earn those TEN POINTS!  Before class was adjourned, we answered the four questions listed on the previous seminar class in our notebooks.

11/13 – SUBJECT + Predicate = complete sentence

11/13 Sneeze

How do you warm up? It’s easy. Just take an empty sheet of paper and a pen and write down any thought that comes to your mind, for TEN minutes. The only thing that matters is that you put words on paper, period.

You might think: “But what if I have nothing to say? What if I run out of ideas?” The truth is your mind is never completely empty. However, there may be thoughts you may feel uncomfortable putting on paper, thoughts that are too incoherent, too embarrassing, or too silly. For the purpose of the warm-up, none of this matters. Just write it down anyway.

And if you truly don’t know what to write, just write that. It is fine to just write “I really have no idea what to write now. I’m supposed to write without pause, but my mind is empty. What can I write when I have nothing to write?”

What does this mean?  What is a subject?  What is a predicate?  Learning definitions, identification, and application through a worksheet in our notebooks and flashcards.

11/9 & 11/13 English 1 Agendas

11/9 Subject and Predicate worksheet – we worked the majority of class mastering that a complete sentence must have a subject and a predicate.  Some students worked with flashcards as well.

11/13 Sneeze

How do you warm up? It’s easy. Just take an empty sheet of paper and a pen and write down any thought that comes to your mind, for TEN minutes. The only thing that matters is that you put words on paper, period.

You might think: “But what if I have nothing to say? What if I run out of ideas?” The truth is your mind is never completely empty. However, there may be thoughts you may feel uncomfortable putting on paper, thoughts that are too incoherent, too embarrassing, or too silly. For the purpose of the warm-up, none of this matters. Just write it down anyway.

And if you truly don’t know what to write, just write that. It is fine to just write “I really have no idea what to write now. I’m supposed to write without pause, but my mind is empty. What can I write when I have nothing to write?”

Subject and Predicate Comprehension check – are you prepared for a quiz tomorrow?

What is a Fragment?

Choose your groups for your group project.

11/9 Drama

Let’s Get Monologue-ing!

  • If you don’t develop a good character, you cannot have a good monologue
  • Don’t sit in the easy seat when you want to write monologue. Write about something that is NOT about YOU. (Note: You must admit, this will challenge you, and I love a challenge.)
  • Go to where people tell you not to go — Taboo Land.
  • Find your hook – this is your first sentence and it makes me want to know more!
  • We MUST feel your character’s heartbeat in their monologue. Should have attitude.
  • Monologue does not have to have just one emotion.
  • If you write something phony, it brings your work to a standstill.
  • Do not write about something you do not have feelings about.
  • To make it real– it must have connections to other things:  place, personalities that are insinuated, etc.
  • Need a tone to your dialogue. Needs to sound individual. Imbed the tone into the monologue.
  • When writing a monologue, remember what it is– don’t make it its own novel within your novel.
  • You must know who you are to write good dialogue.

 

Order of writing:

 

  1. You must choose a topic from within the parameters previously discussed and get it approved
  2. Write the first three sentences of your monologue to perfection and get them approved
  3. Next, write a character sketch for your character using the questions provided and get that approved
  4. Look back at your notes from the PowerPoint to determine what is NECESSARY for a monologue. Do you remember that slide that looked like a rubric? Make a check list.    Make a checklist.
  5. Write your monologue keeping in mind the requirements, who your character is, what the tone should be, and the conflict. Get your rough draft approved.
  6. Type your monologue. Mark up your monologue by underlining, highlighting, and changing font colors to demonstrate where the check list is met.
  7. Make the document double spaced and try to write in subtext. Get the subtext approved.
  8. Find your voice. What does this character sound like?  Stand like?  Try saying your monologue in character.

11/8 Drama Agenda

We must sneeze!

Sneeze 11/8/17

Describe a presence in your house (childhood home/current place of residence)—a person, a pet, a piece of furniture, an illness, a secret. Use all five senses. Be as detailed as possible.

Monologues.  This should just take a few minutes.

Notecards: Please write your name and the title of the monologue you chose.  Pass your notecard one person to your right.  They will write one compliment and one thing to work on, then pass it to their right, and so on.  I will put on a timer for one minute per person, per card, before it must be passed again.

BE APPROPRIATE.  BE HELPFUL.

Finally, be ready to tell me about your original monologue idea in a writing workshop tomorrow!

11/8 English 1

Sneeze 11/8/17

What would you do if you could travel back in time?

Please write half of a page.

Complete Socratic Circles.

Article choices to practice our close reading skills we have been using for the last two weeks (circling, underlining, etc.):

http://www.thejournal.ie/germany-third-gender-3685871-Nov2017/

https://theathletic.com/149646/2017/11/07/rosenthal-former-teammates-remember-roy-halladay-as-a-great-player-and-an-even-better-person/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/11/04/florida-man-named-donald-changes-middle-name-trump/832258001/

11/8 English 2 Agenda

11/8/17 Sneeze

What would it feel like to have to burn your own house?  Please write half of a page.

Vocabulary!  Quiz Tuesday – words and pages given in class only

Book Test Wednesday – multiple choice on the reading and understanding of the ENTIRE novel F451

Read through 140 F451

11/7 English 1 & English 9RCP

11/7/17 Sneeze: Anticipation Guide

Directions: Before reading the epic, write “yes” if you agree with the statement and “no” if you disagree with the statement.  Tell my WHY you believe that.

  1. Strength of character is more important than physical strength.
  2. One of the greatest accomplishments a person could make is to learn about oneself.
  3. The heroes/heroines of today are good role models.
  4. Killing someone to avenge that person’s wrongdoings is justifiable.
  5. Spouses should always be faithful to each other, regardless of what the other spouse does.
  6. It is better to be old and wise than young and foolish.
  7. People don’t change.
  8. Any goal can be accomplished and any obstacle can be overcome with enough courage and determination.
  9. People cannot escape their fates.
  10. Hubris, or excessive pride, is the greatest downfall of humankind.

 Now copy the following chart and tally whether TEN of your classmates agree or disagree with the ten statements.

Q. No. Agree Disagree
1    
2    
3    
4    
5    
6    
7    
8    
9    
10    

 Socratic Seminar Expectations:

  1. Groups of NINE or TEN in the middle circle
  2. Only the middle circle will talk, though everyone will be expected to talk at some point today
  3. Look at the speaker and use listening body language
  4. Speak voluntarily at least twice – meaningful contributions
  5. Make clear, accurate statements
  6. One person speaks at a time
  7. Listen and respond to what was said
  8. If someone who has not spoken is trying to talk, we must allow them to do so!
  9. Outside circle should be listening and taking notes, not talking or on cell phones

 

Individual Reflection for TOMORROW

Directions: Use the information and discussion from the “Anticipation Guide” responses to answer the following questions on a separate piece of paper. Be sure to use complete sentences.

  1. Which statements triggered the most powerful ideas or heated discussion?
  2. For any of the statements that you discussed, what were some of the strongest arguments or most thought-provoking points made by your group members?
  3. What was your reaction when a class member disagreed with the way you feel about an issue? How did your other group members react when someone disagreed with them?
  4. Was any argument strong enough to make you change your mind or want to change any of your initial responses? Why or why not? What made the argument effective?

11/7 English 2 Agenda

HOMEWORK: Read through page 130

11/7/17 Sneeze

Read “Dover Beach.” Why does the poem bring the women to tears?  What is “Dover Beach” saying, and what key words/phrases give that meaning?

 

Discussion Questions

  1. How has Beatty given Montag hints that he is under suspicion?
  2. Who must have brought the books back to the garden?
  3. Who turned in an alarm against Montag?
  4. What happened to Montag’s green bullet?
  5. Why did Montag burn Beatty’s body?
  6. What is Montag’s plan?
  7. How much money did Montag give Faber?
  8. How many scents can the mechanical hound remember?
  9. Why did Montag want Faber to turn on the air conditioning and sprinklers?
  10. Interpret, “Twenty-million Montag’s running, soon, if the cameras caught him.”
  11. Who died in Montag’s place?
  12. Why did the search for Montag veer inland?
  13. What did Granger mean by, “Welcome back from the dead?”
  14. When Granger and other likeminded people are stopped by authorities, why isn’t any incriminating evidence found?
  15. What does Granger mean when he says, “You’re not important. You’re not anything.”
  16. Discuss the implications of the events in the last 4 to 5 pages.