2/28/19-3/1/19 English 1 & English 9RCP Agendas


Page _____ 2/29/19 “West Essay”

Explain how the song “Homecoming” by Kanye West uses two of the following literary terms: simile, metaphor, figurative language, assonance, consonance, alliteration, allegory, and/or enjambment.

Hint: choose two only. Make one body paragraph about one (two examples) and make the second body paragraph about the other choice (two examples).  After you give your evidence, be sure to explain WHY the example is the literary term you claim it to be and why the author chose to use it/what it means.

Due at the end of class.


…Assignments on Google Classroom…


2/25-2/27 English 1 & English 9RCP Agendas


Page ____ 2/27/19 “Hip Hop Vocabulary Continued” – Write down, look up, define:


Find two examples of each one of these in Kanye West’s song “Homecoming.”  Put on the same page in your notebook. I will check your work tomorrow.


Read the packet on Google Classroom with Tupac and Shakespeare’s poems.  Respond to all questions on the last page and a half in your notebook.


Watch first half of To Kill a Mockingbird movie.

2/20-2/21 English 9RCP & English 1 Agendas


Vocabulary.com Jam

Tone v. Writing Style in Notebook

Shmoop Video on Tone Notes:

Tone – the attitude the author has about the topic he/she is writing about

Mood – the way a reader feels while reading

Writing Style – the way in which something is written (ie word choice, order of sentences, sentence structure, punctuation, etc.)

Objective tone – used when a writer wants to deliver information in a neutral, factual and unbiased way. Objective tones can be achieved by avoiding personal pronouns, judgmental words that may indicate personal feeling and emotive words that indicate an opinion on the part of the writer.

Subjective tone – perspective is one open to greater interpretation based on personal feeling, emotion, aesthetics, etc.  Author’s opinion; biased.

Pass out “Hip Hop Planet” article and tone word list.  Instructions:

  1. Read the article and determine what tone the article has (one only). Write a sentence or two at the end of the article explaining why.
  2. Complete your FIVE annotation steps.


Spend first 15-20 minutes of class completing annotations from yesterday.

Begin Hip Hop History Prezi.


Complete Hip Hop History Prezi

No Red Ink Assignments

2/19/19 English 1 & 9RCP Agenda


Get YOUR computer (try to remember which one you used last Friday, and I will pass around a signup sheet)

Sign into noredink.com

Complete “Timed Writing”

  1. Introduction
    1. Hook and/or background information
    2. Thesis Statement
  2. Body Paragraph I
    1. Topic Sentence (is this paragraph about simile, metaphor, imagery, or allusion?)
      1. Evidence (QUAMMMMMMMMYYYY!!!!)
      2. Commentary
  • Evidence
  1. Commentary
  • Body Paragraph II
    1. Same as above, but about a different literary term
  1. Conclusion
    1. Wrap it up!
    2. Restate thesis


2/14 & 2/15 English 9RCP & English 1


Good Morning!

Get out your notebooks and open to the “Hip Hop Reflection” from Tuesday.

Under your initial response please answer this prompt in four sentences or more:

What is your favorite song or one of your favorite songs?  Why?  What makes the song appealing to you?




What are things I can do in order to better my quality of life (1) at school and (2) at home.

Please have an introduction paragraph, a body paragraph with two pieces of evidence, a second body paragraph with two pieces of evidence, and a conclusion.




Get a computer

Go to noredink.com

Sign in using Google.  Start the assignment “Timed Writing”

You may use all of your notes and the lyrics on Google Classroom.

Explain how the two songs “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” by Lauryn Hill and “Hard Times” by Run DMC use two of the following literary terms: simile, metaphor, allusion, and/or imagery.

Hint: choose two only. Make one body paragraph about one (two examples) and make the second body paragraph about the other choice (two examples).


2/12/19-2/13/19 English 1 & English 9RCP Agendas


Sentence starters and gallery walk

Page __ “Hip Hop Reflection”

Four Sentence minimum

To me, Hip Hop is…



Today the students will need to follow these steps:

Step 1:


Notebook work:

Page ____ 2/13/19 Hip Hop Unit Vocabulary


Look up the following words and write down the definitions:

  1. Credibility
  2. Permeate
  3. Embrace
  4. Legacy
  5. Hypocrisy
  6. Defiant
  7. Enigma
  8. Clarion
  9. Moral
  10. Metaphor
  11. Simile
  12. Allusion
  13. Imagery
  14. Rhyme
  15. Slant Rhyme

Step 2:

Make a vocabulary chart like the one outlined on the board (example with these instructions) for the four words metaphor, simile, allusion, and imagery.


Used in a Sentence



Draw a picture that represents what the word means.

You may work in PAIRS (no more than two people, no excuses) and you may listen to music while you work so long as you keep it at a decent volume. 

Your volume should be at a VOLUME 2 AT ALL TIMES.


2/8/19 English 1 & English 9RCP Agendas

Go to:


Sign up using Google and your school email


Classroom Code:

Period 1:  popular taffy 56

Period 3: spicy curtain 36

Period 4: stormy horse 1

Period 5: rich cupcake 31

Period 6: free eagle 82

Select your interests…make sure you go through all the options.  Select as many as you like.

Start your first assignment: No Red Ink DIAGNOSTIC

When done with your second assignment, begin the new assignment: NEW

2/5-2/7 English 1CP and English 9RCP Agendas


Hand out syllabus

Go over syllabus as a class.  Due back to me, signed by both you and guardian by 2/8/19

Hand out project Maycomb Times


Work diligently on project.  It is worth 100 points and due at the end of class on Thursday 2/7/19.  No excuses.

2/5 English 1 & English 9RCP Agendas


Find your seat on the seating chart.  It is in the front of the room on the board.

Get out a piece of paper and a pen.

Write you heading.

Title: Chapter 29-30 Quiz


Read chapter 31


Go over project that will need to be completed over the next 2 class days.  Due Thursday at the end of the period.

2/4/19 English 1 & English 9RCP


We were going to have assigned seats in a different pattern, but as you can see…there is a hole in my ceiling.  So sit where you like, but where you will be the most productive.

Please get a syllabus from the front of the room.  Get out a pen.

Syllabus!  Due 2/8/19

Read 29 and 30 Quiz