3/9/2020 – 3/13/2020 English 1CP & English H Agendas


Complete No Red Ink work.


Last presentations…

Read 887-891

Two notes per heading on loose leaf paper


  1. Trojan War
  2. Heroic Story
  3. Intervention
  4. People and Places
  5. The Epic
  6. The Heroic Tradition
  7. Epic Hero
  8. The Craft of the Epic

Read Pg. 895: Translate assigned lines (one line at a time).  Put them in your own words.

Assigned lines by last names:

A – E:             lines 1-5

F – L:              lines 6-10

M – S:            lines 11-14



Give in class presentations

Pg. 25 3/10/2020 The Odyssey BURP Presentations

Write at least four notes per presentation


CAASPP Testing

3/3/2020-3/6/2020 English CP & H Agendas



Please have students complete vocabulary and work on presentations.



Page 24 3/5/2020 The Odyssey, “Books 9-12” Vocabulary

Look up and write down: (1) pronunciation of the word, (2) definition of the word from the dictionary (online or otherwise), and (3) reword the definition using your own words. 
I have completed the first word for you as an example.

  1.       Enthrall
    (1) en-thrawl
    (2) to capture the fascinated attention of; enslave
    (3) to enchanted by; to be hypnotized by; to be absolutely engrossed in (take all of your attention)
  2.       Fathom
  3.       Adze
  4.       Mete
  5.       Teeming
  6.       Malinger
  7.       Haggard
  8.       Sere
  9.       Pyre
  10.   Invoke
  11.   Seer
  12.   Blanch
  13.   Flay
  14.   Wraith
  15.   Asphodel
  16.   Tantalus
  17.   Don
  18.   Rive
  19.   Epic Poetry
  20.   Epic Hero
  21.   In Medias Res
  22.   Epic Simile
  23.   Hubris
  24.   Divine Intervention

3/3/2020 – 3/4/2020

Work on group projects.  Due 3/4/2020 at 11:59 PM.  Submit to the assignment on Google Classroom.

3/2/2020 English CP Agenda

Work for 3/2/2020 to be explained in class:

Page 22 “MLA Citations Notes”


Shortcut! Go here:



Research! How do we know if this website is any good? Review the CRAAP Test. You are required to have one filled out for at least two of the sources you use in your project. CRAAP Test checklist

Finally! Follow these instructions:

Type in the search bar:


Click on the red button that reads:

GO TO OHS digital library

Click on the icon that says “High School”

The system will prompt you to use a password/user ID which is: yellowjackets

Use search bar to search topic

Cheat codes:

(1) Scroll to the bottom of any source in the GALE system and you will see that the citation is already done for you! Woooooo hoooooo!
(2) Cheat number two: article too long an don a bunch of stuff you don’t need? Can’t find what you are looking for? CTRL+F will open a find window where you can type in a key word or words for what you are looking for. The arrows on the find bar will allow you to jump to anytime that is used. MAGIC!

2/24/2020-2/27/2020 English Agendas


Please have out your notebooks and open them to “Hero’s Journey Notes”

Complete clock for short story “Thank You, Ma’am.”

Assign project (instructions and rubric posted on Google Classroom today). Begin project.


Open to “Hero’s Journey Notes” from yesterday. Draw a giant clock with the time stamps on it.
Watch the video (on Google Classroom) demonstrating hoe elements of hero’s journey is an endless cycle that you can put into a clock for ease of analytics.
Watch video again and try to write down all titles that go with the time stamps.
Figure out which video title/time stamp goes with which note from yesterday. Draw this clock.
Read “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes as a class. Begin to fill out new clock for this short story.


Create new page in notebook: 2/24/2020 Page ___ “Hero’s Journey Notes”

Use whichever notation style best suits you (Cornell, visual, outline, etc) to take notes on the in class prezi re: what is the hero’s journey and what are its elements?

2/7/2020-2/14/2020 English 1CP & 1H Agendas


Write the essay and turn in at the end of class


Now what is that raccoon doing?  Why did he do this?



the running on of the thought from one couplet, line, or stanza to the next without any indication of a break (comma, period, dash, etc.)


mix of metaphor and a direct message to humans about human behavior in the hopes of getting them to behave differently

Get out your lyrics.

(OMG, where are my lyrics?  Hold on, let me find them.)

Guess what?  We are writing an essay tomorrow!  Hooray! You get to use your lyrics to assist in your essay writing.  You will tell the reader how the lyrics you brought use alliteration, consonance, assonance, enjambment, and/or allegory to convey meaning.  How do your examples from your song choice embody the literary term?  What does this do to help convey meaning?  Four paragraph essay. Let’s talk conclusions.

Page 22 2/13/20 Conclusion Outline


Begin planning your essay!


What is this raccoon doing?  Write a creative story in your warm up section. Holding umbrella and a drum.

Go through Betty Botter’s Better Batter

Assign one line per group to follow my lead on the first one or two lines when finding alliteration, assonance, and consonance.

Have them write on the board.  Review as a class.

Use another tongue twister.  Have them write it down in their notebook and complete the search using the entire twister.

Tupac or Shakespeare? Game

Look up, define, and give an example of allegory and enjambment.

Bring school appropriate lyrics to class for analysis.


Tupac and Shakespeare packet.  Complete the questions on the final page.


Writing warm up.

Complete Friday tone work.

Define consonance, assonance and alliteration.

Try to say the tongue twister Betty Botter.


2/3/20-2/7/20 English 1CP Agendas


Go over answers from yesterday’s work.

Vocabulary jam.

Complete 2/7/20 Activity 13 in the packet.


2/6/20 Page 20 “Daily Writing Warm Ups”

Write down this prompt:

The world is full of useless inventions or terrible invention ideas.  Come up with one of your own, describe it to the reader, and pitch your idea in a convincing manner.

Respond in at least SIX well developed sentences.

My First Fire Starter Kit

Activity 12 in packet 2/6/20

2/5/20 Page 20 “Daily Writing Warm Ups”

Write the question and respond in four or more sentences:

Should cameras or drones watch all public spaces to prevent crime, or is that a violation of privacy?

Go over SOAPSTone Elements.  Apply to the article annotated from yesterday. (Activity 9)


Article: “Hip Hop Planet”

Read as a class and annotate.


Complete Impeachment close reading activity.  Turn in.  Due by 11:59 pm tonight.

1/29/20 – 1/31/20 English 1CP & 1H Agendas

Open your notebooks

1/29/20 Pg. ___ “Tone vs. Style”

Set up as Cornell Notes EQ: What is the difference between tone and writing style?

Watch this video and make notes on your notebook page based on the video


Clear up essay issues – rewrite


Making Predictions and Asking Questions

Complete the following Discussion and Prediction Chart with your partner by reading and then discussing each question. Then, come to an agreement on some common predictions. Take turns reading the questions aloud, and alternate who responds first to the questions.

As your partner responds, take notes in the right column.

GET OUT YOUR NOTEBOOK AND COPY: 1/30/20 Page 19 “Discussion and Prediction Chart: Hip Hop Planet”

Question What I Think What My Partner Thinks

Based on the title, what do you think you will be reading about?

Paragraph 1:

What does this paragraph tell you about how McBride feels about hip hop?

Paragraph 1:

What does McBride realize in this nightmare scenario?

Paragraph 1:

What do you predict McBride will discuss in his essay?

Begin Prezi

Hip Hop Prezi Supplemental Videos
https://youtu.be/9J3lwZjHenA Afrika Planet Rock

https://youtu.be/YxD0oWguVZ0 Zulu Nation

https://youtu.be/PobrSpMwKk4 Grand Master Flash

https://youtu.be/SxEbYoWsRnc DJ Kool Herc interview

https://youtu.be/Kb3Tg0N2k7M DJ Kool Herc music

https://youtu.be/UVtpXvzzXiA Get By – Talib


Impeachment Process – What is going on??

See Google Classroom

1/27/20-1/28/20 English 1CP & H Agendas


Open to your pre-write from Thursday

Answer the following in four or more compound complex sentences:

What influence does hip hop have on society and life that you have observed?  Why do you think this is?

6 minute timer

Go through the lyrics from Friday and locate allusion, metaphor, simile, and imagery (2 examples of each).

Use wheel of doom to choose random students to locate them on the projection.  Go through them and talk about them.

Warn about the essay tomorrow.



Write essay.  Due at the end of class.


Explain how the two songs “Hard Times” by RUN-D.M.C. and “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” by Laurent Hill use TWO of the following terms: simile, metaphor, imagery, and/or allusion.  Write a four-paragraph essay on the matter.  Skip the hook.


Get out your notebooks and open to the “Hip Hop Reflection” from Thursday.
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? Does not have to be any specific genre.

Four sentences, minimum.
6 minutes




Complete diagrams from yesterday

15 minutes




Play two songs, pass out lyrics.



In the two songs “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” by Lauryn Hill and “Hard Times” by Run DMC locate at least two examples of each literary term: simile, metaphor, allusion, and/or imagery. Label and/or highlight each example in a way where you know which literary term is exemplified.

https://youtu.be/iiUOi0l7oE0 – how she changed hip hop

“The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” by Lauryn Hill https://youtu.be/3hvntSfvqGQ
My world it moves so fast today
The past it seems so far away
And life squeezes so tight that I can’t breathe
And every time I try to be, what someone else has thought of me
So caught up, I wasn’t able to achieve

But deep in my heart, the answer it was in me
And I made up my mind to define my own destiny

I look at my environment
And wonder where the fire went
What happened to everything we used to be
I hear so many cry for help
Searching outside of themselves
Now I know that His strength is within me

And deep in my heart, the answer it was in me
And I made up my mind to define my own destiny

And deep in my heart…
And deep in my heart, the answer it was in me
And I made up my mind to define my own destiny
“Hard Times” by RUN DMC
Hard times spreading just like the flu
Watch out homeboy, don’t let it catch you
P-p-p-prices go up, don’t let your pocket go down
When you got short money you’re stuck on the ground
Turn around, get ready, keep your eye on the clock
And be on point for the future shock

Hard times
Hard times

Hard times are coming to your town
So stay alert, don’t let them get you down
They tell you times are tough, you hear that times are hard
But when you work for that ace you know you pulled the right card
Hard times got our pockets all in chains
I’ll tell you what, homeboy, it don’t have my brain
All day I have to work at my peak
Because I need that dollar every day of the week

Hard times
Hard times
https://youtu.be/5DMyz1KvWYU this is the hard times video and song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLJpxTZEtso How RUN DMC changed hip hop
https://youtu.be/qOhRE4wDK6w this is for background while they work



Step 1:

Notebook work:

Page ____ 1/22/20 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.