9/27 Eng 1 and Eng 9RCP

Today was a work day on the advertisement project.

The project is due tomorrow at the beginning of class.  It should have three items in the packet:

  1. rough draft advertisement with dialogue
  2. final draft original pictures storyboard and dialogue
  3. grading rubric


9/25 English 9RCP


“It was death by notebook.”

Write your creative response to the above.

Today we continued working on our advertisements, and organized to make a real storyboard using original photographs, props, and costumes.  Creative process, writing, imagery, and persuasion are important factors of this assignment.  See attached for rubric.



9/22 English 1 and English 9RCP Agendas

(1) Go to the computer lab so we can learn how to look up personal accounts and grades.

(2) Back to class to Sneeze and start a project!

Create an advertisement for this product: liquid cereal! I would like two paragraphs, at least four sentences each. Convince me to buy this product!

Now in groups of four, please choose a commercial that you wrote using either liquid cereal or a brand-new product you invented. Write six frames of a storyboard using dialogue and pictures to illustrate what you want to do if this were a video. This is a rough draft for what you will be doing for the rest of the project.


9/21 English 1 & English 9RCP Agenda

Today we went over the plot point definitions for review purposes.  After, the students drew three plot mountains on a piece of paper, and then watched one Pixar short film.  They filled out where the plot points were for the short film, discussed in small groups, and then discussed as a class.  We did this for three short films, and had a quiz on the concept at the end of class.





9/20 English 1 & 9RCP Agenda

Today we watched the rest of “The Most Dangerous Game,” and then shared compare/contrast notes.

After we did so, we immediately jumped into defining and understanding plot points.  The “plot mountain” included the terms: exposition, inciting action, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, and denouement.


9/19 English 1 & English 9RCP

Today we talked about what words we use when comparing an contrasting.

Next, using a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the movie and short story “The Most Dangerous Game,” we filled out the differences and similarities while watching the first 30 minutes.

9/18 English 9RCP Agenda

Sneeze: What is your favorite song?  Why is it special to you?  How do you personally relate to it?

Irony!  The three categories!  Can you find three examples of each type of irony from within “The Most Dangerous Game?”

Vocabulary – find nine more words from your classmates and write them down in your notebooks!

9/15 English 9RCP

Sneeze: At the end of the story, all we find out is that Rainsford defeated General Zaroff.  Fill in the blanks with a half page rewrite of the ending.

Hand out and review irony worksheet.

Irony search for three examples of three types of irony withing “The Most Dangerous Game.”  Have at least three examples before class is over, or finish for homework.

Check composition books.

9/14 English 9RCP

What kind of irony do you see, and why?  Answer in complete sentences.

  1. In Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Macbeth appears to be loyal to Duncan, but he is actually plotting his murder. Duncan doesn’t know Macbeth’s plans, but the audience knows what is going to happen.
  2. The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin tells the tale of a wife who learned her husband was dead. She felt a sense of freedom, thinking about her new life out from under his thumb. Suddenly, the husband returns (he never was dead) and she dies of shock.
  3. A snobbish woman – who perceives moonstone to be a poor man’s gemstone – is given a pair of moonstone earrings by her fiancé. When she opens the box, she says, “Thank you, honey. I just love moonstones. They’re so – simple.”

Read the rest of “The Most Dangerous Game”

Discuss ending of story.

Compare/revise notes using Cornell Strategies

Irony worksheet in pairs due at the end of class.