4/29/19-4/30/19 English Agendas


UMMMMM Game OR Flipgrid About me

  • What would peanut butter be called if it wasn’t called peanut butter?
  • If you became invisible for 10 minutes RIGHT NOW, what (school appropriate!) things would you do?
  • What is a saying or expression that you probably say too much?
  • What actor/actress would you want to play you if they ever made a movie about your life?
  • Do you put your cereal in the bowl before the milk or the milk in before the cereal?
  • If you could have one song play every time you entered a room what would it be, and why?
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Sorry, Elsa…but I’m leaning toward DJ Khaled’s All I do is Win
  • You discover a beautiful island where you decide to build a new society. What is the first rule you put in place?
  • Would you rather win $10,000 or let your best friend win $100,000?
  • What one invention would you uninvent and why?
  • You accidentally ate some radioactive pizza. The good news is it tasted great! The even better news is that its given you one superpower of your choice. What do you choose?
  • What five things would you take with you during the zombie apocalypse and why?
  • What is your favorite smell?
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It’s new book smell, Janis…and it’s heaven.
  • Your English teacher is actually a witch! One day, she gets tired of you not paying attention and zaps you into a novel. Which novel would you hope she zapped you into and why?
  • Would you rather never be able to explain yourself correctly or alwayshave to tell the exact truth?
  • Are pets better than humans?
  • What thoughts instantly make you feel more relaxed?
  • What is your favorite combination of colors?
  • Would you rather give up breakfast, lunch, or dinner…forever?
  • Which day do you consider to be the true start of the week, Sunday or Monday?
  • You’re asked to cook dinner for your family and are sent to the store with $20. On the way, however, you stop for at Starbucks and meet a friend you owe $10 dollars to and she wants her money now. By the time you get to the store, you have $6 and 10 minutes to shop. What’s for dinner?
exhausted grocery store GIF by Catastrophe 40 Weird Questions to Ask Your Students to Help You Get to Know them Better
Oh, come on…some Ramen, some chicken…we can make it work!
  • If humans started colonizing Mars, would you volunteer to move there? Why or why not?
  • Is there an app you hate, but you still use it anyway?
  • What is something about yourself you could totally brag about, but usually don’t?
  • Would you rather have a photographic memory or be amazing at one thing, but only so-so at everything else?
  • If you had to work when you graduated high school but you didn’t need the money, what would you choose to do?
  • Where do you not mind waiting?
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This is a toughie…I’m genuinely struggling to come up with something.
  • Is cereal soup?
  • You can either leave your hometown forever or never leave your hometown. Which do you choose?
  • When scrolling through Instagram, do you prefer celebrity posts or ones from your friends?
  • Would you rather be a master at every musical instrument or fluent in every language in the world?
  • What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever done because someone dared you?
  • Would you rather live forever in a roller coaster park or a zoo?
  • You are given the option of keeping your name or choosing a new one. What do you choose?
  • If animals could talk, which would be the rudest?
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Apparently, llamas give cold shoulder like a BOSS!
  • What is an unwritten rule in school that everyone knows anyway?
  • If our state was represented by just one food, what would it be?
  • If life were a video game, what two cheat codes would you want?
  • What ridiculous and untrue, yet slightly believable, theories can you come up with for common ailments like headaches, cavities, or sunburn?
  • What is something you really dislike but have no good reason for disliking?
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Banana-flavored anything…yuck. Actual bananas? Delicious. But a banana milkshake, banana candy? #nottodaysatan
  • Is a hot dog a sandwich?


Pre-Reading Socratic Seminar on Romeo and Juliet

4/22/19 – 4/26/19 Agendas


Mentor talks with the Juniors down the hall.

4/23 and 4/24 Block Schedule

Begin Shakespeare Webquest (on Google Classroom)

Pause Webquest

Teach Iambic Pentameter/Apply

4/25 and 4/26 Block Schedule

Complete Shakespeare Webquest

Review Iambic Pentameter

Prep questions for Romeo and Juliet Socratic seminar

4/8-4/12 Block Schedule Agendas

4/8 & 4/9

Complete Book 10 packet questions
Grade checks and mini conferences – time to work on your grade

4/10 & 4/11

  1. Review Book 9 through 11; Read Book 12; Draw some really great drawings
  2. Prepare for the Essay:Sometimes a hero is not who we think they are in a story.  Who in The Odyssey, other than Odysseus, is a hero?  Use your Hero’s Journey elements to prove you are right.
  3. NoRedInk.com Assignment

4/3 and 4/4 Block Agendas English 1(R)CP

  1. First 40 minutes: read pages 1-2 of The Odyssey packet, annotate using 5 steps, and answer questions in the margins.
  2. Complete The Odyssey scavenger hunt.  Directions in Google Classroom.
  3. Listen to Book 10 of The Odyssey and take visual notes on it.

4/1 and 4/2 Agenda (Block Schedule)

  1. Complete the visual notes for TKAM
    Gallery walk
    Give shout outs to students who:
    most visually appealing
    most academically helpful
    most creative/artistic
  2. Complete Book Nine of The Odyssey as a class
  3. Complete questions 1-7 on your 9 focus questions we put in our notebooks last week\

    Whatever you do not finish is homework.

3/25/19-3/29/19 9CP and 9RCP Agendas


Start Book Nine of The Odyssey

3/26 and 3/28 Agenda

Make mini-book on the first part of Book Nine – get worksheet from Navarro


Counselors for schedule


Visual Notes….what are they??

Take visual notes in notebook while watching TKAM.  Use your class’ focus question to guide your visual notes.