3/21/19 English 1 & 9RCP Agendas

Get an ORANGE TEXTBOOK from the bookshelves under the window.

Turn to page 890 in your textbooks.

Independently or with neighbors read pages 890-891.  Get out a piece of paper; one per group.

Please summarize the main content of EACH subheading in two to four sentences.  They are in red.  You should have a summary for (1) The Epic, (2) The Heroic Tradition, (3) Epic Hero, and (4) The Craft of the Epic.

I expect well structured, complete sentences that really tell me what it is you read.  I am looking for depth of understanding and for it to be written in your OWN words, not the books.

3/19/19 English 1 & 9RCP Agenda

Sit in groups you will want to work in. I reserve the right to move your groups if you are not being productive.

You will be reading, annotating, and answering questions. You may work in groups, but you will turn in one packet per person. Due at the end of the period.

Periods 1 & 6:

You have received a packet in hard copy (printed out).


Periods 3, 4, & 5:

Your document is in Google Classroom:

In order to annotate this document and answer the questions on the computer, you will need to use an app you may not have used before. Click on the document below to open it. Let the document load. In the top center of the screen, you will see the words “Open With” and a down arrow; click this. Click “connect more apps” and in the search bar with the magnifying glass search for “Doc Hub.” When Doc Hub shows up, click it.

Using the tool bar at the top of the page, you will now be able to highlight, annotate, and edit the PDF.

When you are done, submit the assignment through your Google Classroom.

3/18/19 English 1 & English 9RCP

You may work in pairs or alone. No, you may not work in threes. Failure to follow instructions will result in a zero for every group member. Read the following poem and get out a piece of white printer paper. Fold the paper in half long ways and then fold that paper into equal threes. Write your name and period on the back.

If the sub cannot find my printer paper, there is a box of it located on the bottom shelf of my big blue cabinet.

For each stanza (poetry paragraph), draw a visual depiction of what YOU believe the stanza is trying to communicate. Neatness, creativity, and work put in count. They always count. Due at the end of class. Turn into sub.

Be respectful, be kind, and be productive. We will complete presentations Wednesday.

Caged Bird

BY Maya Angelou

A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn
and he names the sky his own

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.



Choose your groups and your BURP (Before Undertaking Reading Prepare) Presentations for The Odyssey.

Review rubric and expectations.


Use GALE Research system:

Oxnard Library Link and Refresher on Steps to Log In

  1. Go to:


  2. Click RED button that reads, “Go to OHS database”
  3. Click the YELLOW icon that reads, “GVRL Research Matters”
  4. When the system asks you to enter your passcode, it is: yellowjackets
  • conduct research
  • build Google Slides
  • assign roles for presenting
  • SHARE with Ms. Navarro
  • Rubric on Google Classroom


MLA Mini Lesson on 3/13/19 to help you restructure your works cited slides.


Group Presentations

Rubric on Google Classroom

3/6-3/7/19 English 1 & English 9RCP


Make a Hero’s Journey Clock using a story you know….a movie, a comic book, a television show, or a story.  Annotate the whole clock with how it fits your story at each “o’clock” and decorate the clock.  Appearances count!

Rubric is posted on Google Classroom “PBL Rubric.”

Draw it out following the examples that were provided  and are hanging in class.  You may work by yourself, in twos, or in threes.

Due Thursday 3/7/19 at the end of your class period.

3/5/19 English 1 & English 9RCP Agendas


Turn the prezi and the video into a clock using the following idea:

Finally, read “Thank You Ma’am” by Langston Hughes and apply to the Hero’s Journey clock diagram.

PDF of short story found here:


Biography of Langston Hughes: