1/31/19 English 1 & English 9RCP Agenda


  • Read, in groups or silently, Chapter 25 and 26. You may use the audio.  You may use a computer to play the audio, if you like.
  • Flipgrid Assignment! (also posted on Google Classroom)

Write ONE question that begins with the words “how” or “why.”  Make the question academically challenging.

Answer THOUGHTFULLY and ACADEMICALLY two of your classmates’ questions. Not your own question! You can ask a question about ANY part of the book

Flipcodes are on your Google Classroom.

Homework: Complete Flipgrid.  Quiz on 23 through 26 tomorrow!

1/17-1/30 English 9RCP & English 1 Agendas


Quiz on TKAM Chapters 20-22

Read Chapter 23

Once you are done reading, give the chapter a title based on what happened in the chapter.  Write down the title you came up with on a spare piece of paper.  Explain your reason in two or three sentences.

Do the same for chapter 24 for homework. I will collect tomorrow.


Read Chapter 21.  Complete pages 256-258 in your workbook.

Homework: Read Chapter 22 in TKAM and complete workbook pages, if you were unable to do so in class.  Quiz tomorrow on 20-22.

1/23-1/25 FINALS


Review for finals

Paragraph structure and grammar.


Go over Essay Question Options for Final


Quiz on Chapters 17-19

Character Chart

Homework: Read chapter 20


1/16/19 English 1 & English 9RCP Agendas

Ethos or the ethical appeal, means to convince an audience of the author’s credibility or character.

An author would use ethos to show to his audience that he is a credible source and is worth listening to. Ethos is the Greek word for “character.” The word “ethic” is derived from ethos.

Ethos can be developed by choosing language that is appropriate for the audience and topic (this also means choosing the proper level of vocabulary), making yourself sound fair or unbiased, introducing your expertise, accomplishments or pedigree, and by using correct grammar and syntax.

During public speaking events, typically a speaker will have at least some of his pedigree and accomplishments listed upon introduction by a master of ceremony.

Pathos or the emotional appeal, means to persuade an audience by appealing to their emotions.

Authors use pathos to invoke sympathy from an audience; to make the audience feel what the author wants them to feel. A common use of pathos would be to draw pity from an audience. Another use of pathos would be to inspire anger from an audience, perhaps to prompt action.

Logos or the appeal to logic, means to convince an audience by use of logic or reason.

Logos can be developed by using advanced, theoretical, or abstract language, citing facts (very important), using historical and literal analogies, and by constructing logical arguments.

For example:



Textbook page 255 – one example of ethos, pathos, and logos in chapters 17-19

Read chapter 18


Homework: Read chapter 19

1/11/19-1/15/19 English 9RCP & English 1 Agendas



Literary Terms
All types of irony (3)

Essay Outline
I. Intro
IV. Conclusion

Date: 1/11/19

Write your name on it

Heading: Quiz Chapters 12-13

Number your paper 1 – 15. Do not skip lines.

Chapters 14-15 for homework


Read chapter 16 after 14-15 Quiz

1. Atticus disagrees with Aunt Alexandra over many things. Discuss at least two matters of disagreement and each one’s position or point of view.
2. Paraphrase how Atticus explains the mob’s actions to Scout.
3. Why do you suppose a man like Mr. Underwood (who is a known hater of “Negroes”) was covering Atticus at the jail?
4. Mr. Dolphus Raymond is evidently a complicated and interesting person. Describe his way of life and comment on its effect upon the town.
5. Judge Taylor’s appearance and his ability are two different things. Why do you think this difference exists? Does he appear as he does on purpose?

  1. Close reading http://www.drwendyjames.com/the-psychology-of-mob-mentality-and-violence/
  2. Re-read page 200 passage
  3. Mob mentality conversation

1/9-1/10 English 9RCP & English 1 Agendas


1/10/19 Page ? “Symbolism”

What is symbolism? What are some examples?

Choose a symbol for how you are feeling today. If you cannot think of one, choose an emoji and draw it. Write two sentences explaining WHY that symbol defines how you are feeling today.

Page ____ 1/10/19 Close Reading Steps
Write down 5 steps to do a close reading. Do a close reading of the TKAM passage
To Kill a Mockingbird – close reading of the symbol of the mockingbird
He did not do the things our schoolmates’ fathers did: he never went hunting, he did not play poker or fish or drink or smoke. He sat in the living room and read.
With these attributes, however, he would not remain as inconspicuous as we wished him to: that year, the school buzzed with talk about him defending Tom Robinson, none of which was complimentary. After my bout with Cecil Jacobs when I committed myself to a policy of cowardice, word got around that Scout Finch wouldn’t fight any more, her daddy wouldn’t let her. This was not entirely correct: I wouldn’t fight publicly for Atticus, but the family was private ground. I would fight anyone from a third cousin upwards tooth and nail. Francis Hancock, for example, knew that.
When he gave us our air-rifles Atticus wouldn’t teach us to shoot. Uncle Jack instructed us in the rudiments thereof; he said Atticus wasn’t interested in guns. Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it.
“Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

Symbol of Self
Choose a symbol to represent yourself. Describe it to me or draw it in detail. Write THREE sentences that tell me WHY this symbol represents you, and what it means.

HOMEWORK: Read chapter 13 (Quiz tomorrow)


Quiz on chapter 9 through 11

Read chapter 12

Flipgrid assignment

Please ask one “how” or “why” question about your reading. After you ask your question, reply to two of your classmates’ questions with academic and well thought out answers.

FLIPGRID questions and answers are INDIVIDUAL assignments.

One question per person, two answers per person.


1/8/19 English 9RCP and English 1 Agenda

Plans for 1/8/19 – Thank you for helping my classes learn!

STEP 1: IN NOTEBOOK (no need to write questions)

Page 34 1/8/2019 “Chapter 10 Questions”

  1. Why does Scout think Atticus is uncool?
  2. Tell me one example of irony (verbal, situational, or dramatic) that you see in this chapter.
  3. Describe at least four things we learn about Calpurnia in this chapter.

Write in complete sentences!

Step 2:

Chapter 10 Audiobook – students silently read along while audiobook plays


HOMEWORK: Read chapter 11 – reading quiz on Chapters 9 through 11 tomorrow!

1/7/19 English 9RCP & English 1 Agenda


Get out your novel and your notebook.


Page # 1/7/ 19 “Chapter Nine – Mood”


What is mood?

Read Chapter 9

  1. How and why does the mood of the novel start to change in this chapter? Give at least 3 examples from the reading.
  2. What is Maycomb’s “usual disease?”