10/16-10/19 English 1 and 9RCP Agendas


Open your notebooks.  Write in your table of contents “Grammar: M.U.G. Shots” Page 16.

Go to page 16 and set up your page.

Table of contents, page 17, “Grammar: Subject and Predicate.”



Open to your Grammar M.U.G. Shots and be ready to correct another grouping.

Open to your table of contents.  Title: “Leading into Evidence,” Page 18.

– how he leads into a quote

– how  much of the quote he uses

– how he continues after the quote


Textual Evidence:  Follow these instructions with this video:

  1. 3 min: Show an excerpt of Colbert video (minute markers 1:50–2:27*), ask students to notice how he leads into a quote, how much of the quote he uses, and then how he continues after the quote.

discuss what they find

  1. 10 min: Short Text Evidence Presentation
  2. when to quote – Paraphrasingis when you take a passage and put it in your own words. This is usually shorter than the original passage and it basically takes the main idea and breaking it down by how you would explain it. Quoting is when its identical to the original and the author is attributed.
  3. common errors in quoting
  4. ”quote sandwich”–show a second excerpt from Colbert video (minute markers 2:27–4:00), have them talk about what parts were “part of the sandwich”

Read workbook article.  Create thesis and one supporting topic, with two pieces of evidence



Page 19, Title: Bell Ringer Writing

Answer: If you could have dinner with three people (dead or alive) who would they be and why?

ESSAY OUTLINE ACTIVITY – cut out all parts and have students try to arrange in order.  Correct them and have students copy the outline:

I.  Introduction (3-5 sentences)

Hook: Grab the reader’s attention with a quote, scenario, vivid description, etc. Must be related to your topic. (1-2 sentences)

Thesis statement: Simply and clearly state your position on the issue – ROADMAP of the entire essay (1 sentence)

II. Body Paragraph One

Topic Sentence

Quote/Paraphrase Evidence
evidence with a citation – one sentence

Commentary – 2 sentence (analyze/explain)

Quote/Paraphrase Evidence              evidence with a citation – one sentence

Commentary – 2 sentences    (analyze/explain)


III.  Body Paragraph Two
Topic Sentence

Quote/Paraphrase Evidence

evidence with a citation – one sentence

Commentary – 2 sentence (analyze/explain)

Quote/Paraphrase Evidence
evidence with a citation – one sentence

Commentary – 2 sentences    (analyze/explain)


IV. Conclusion Summarize

restate your thesis statement and three arguments in different words

Make a closing statement. Tie your closing statement back to your opening hook.


Get a computer from the white roller cart, and sit down.  Log into the computer using:


If you cannot sign into a computer, put the computer away and wait for instructions.


Begin with a salutation: Dear Ms. Navarro,

Paragraph One: Include information about yourself, (your family, places you have lived, your pets, any travels, jobs, sports, hobbies, unique interests and/or talents, etc.) Be sure to include names and ages where appropriate. Be specific with your information.

Paragraph Two: Include information about you and the subject of language arts. What do you like to read? What movies have you enjoyed? What are your art and music interests? What are your interests outside of academic classes? How do you learn best? What grade do you normally make in language arts?

Paragraph Three: Include information about your goals. These would include goals for this class, for this school year, for all of high school, for life after high school, and for your life’s goal.

Finally, end with a closing: Your student, Sincerely, Yours Truly, etc. Your name should be signed in cursive.

Checklist for writing the letter:


  1. I have used friendly letter format.
  2. I have written a neat copy of my letter to turn in to be graded.
  3. I have signed my first and last name to the letter.
  4. I have written three separate paragraphs, using complete sentence format.
  5. I have used transitions to make my writing flow smoothly.
  6. I have begun each paragraph with a topic sentence.
  7. I have followed rules of spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.







10/15 English 9RCP & English 1 Agendas


Noun, Verb, Adverb, Adjective, Preposition, Article, Conjunction, Interjection, Pronoun Quiz

Correct Quiz

Describe the worst gift you have every received or the worst gift you could possibly give, that would beat the “My First Firestarter Kit” for ages 2 and up.  Write 4-6 sentences.

10/9-10/12 English 1 & 9RCP Agendas


Complete Grammar Practice

Extra Credit Their, They’re, There




Thesis Notes and Modeling Followed by Thesis Throw-down


EXPOSITORY: (Statement about the topic), such as (specific details about the topic).

ANALYTICAL: In (title), (author) examines (theme/idea) through ___________ and _________________.


After examining (topic), it is clear that (position/idea) because (reason 1) and (reason 2).

9/27-10/8 English 1 and 9RCP Agendas

9/27/18 -9/28/18

Open up your notebooks.  Set up a new entry in your table of contents with the title: What is theme? Set up the page.



What is partition in India? Slideshow and discussion.

Please get a BLACK textbook from the shelf, if there is not one on your desk.

Open your notebooks to What is Partition in India and be ready to complete notes on the subject.  After, we will begin to work on the short story, along with some analysis questions, and then collect notebooks (as promised).



Read “When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine”

In notebook, Page 12 Title: Analyze Lines for Character Development and Theme

Analyze lines:

1-14 Describe the details about Mr. Pirzada’s life and what that reveals about his character.

31-44 What do the details about the narrator’s parents reveal about them?  What broad theme of the story might be suggested by the details?

110-116  Do Lilia’s parents feel she is receiving a good education?  Cite details to support your answer.

9/28 Read and analyze lines:

149-151 What do these lines reveal about Mr. Pirzada’s connection to his homeland, even though he is thousands of miles away from it?

223-232  What do Lilia’s thoughts and processes reveal about theme?

10/4-10/5 Analyze lines:

336-343 (what inferences can you draw about Lilia’s emotional growth?)

366-371 (What do these lines indicate about Mr. Pirzada’s connection with Lilia?)

What do the two different reactions Mr. Pirzada had after heard in the news reports tell us about him?

Answer: What feeling or message is conveyed by the scene of the adults sitting together with the TV turned off and Mr. Pirzada in the uncharacteristic pose of his head in his hands?  What might have happened?

Answer: Paraphrase lines 538-540 in your own words.  How does repetition lend power to the description, here?  Repetition is a rhetorical device writers use to focus attention on a particular idea or image.


Please get out your notebooks.  Open to the table of contents.  The date is 10/8/18, the new title will be Grammar: Parts of Speech.  I think we are on page 15?

Turn to page 15.  Number the page, but do not title it.  Wait for instructions.

I will check the questions from Friday while you are doing this.

9/26 English 1 & 9RCP Agendas


Please get out your notebook and open it to:


Your page should be already set up and ready to go.  Watch the videos and fill out the plot diagrams.  You should write what part of the short film matches up with each part of the plot mountain.  (i.e. What part of the film is the exposition?)



Plot and MDG Quiz

9/24-9/25 English 1 & English 9RCP Agendas


Get out a pen and a piece of paper (not your notebook).

Write your heading (name, class period, date).

Write the title: Thirty Differences Between “MDG” Movie and Short Story.

Due at end of movie.


Get out your 30 Differences notes from yesterday. We will finish the movie and the differences notes, and then turn in the paper for credit.


Get out your notebook.  Table of contents: Plot Mountain Practice, Page 11.

Draw three plot mountains on a piece of paper.

9/21 English 9RCP & English 1 Agendas

Periods 1, 5, 6


Please get your textbook.  Sit in your groups for irony charts.

Get out your irony charts so you can complete them.  If you do not finish them, they will be HOMEWORK.  Worth 10 points .  Incomplete = ZERO credit.  Late = half credit.

Periods 3, 4

“Ummmm Game”

9/20 English 1 & English 9RCP Agendas


Page 10, Title: MDG Character Comparison

Turn to page 10 and set up the page.  Write the bold prompt under the title:

In a Venn diagram, compare General Zaroff and Rainsford.

What qualities, experiences, hobbies, etc. do they share, and what are their differences?


While reading search for Irony.  When done, find three examples of irony, for each type of irony, in “The Most Dangerous Game.”  Due for homework if incomplete.

9/19 English 1 and English 9RCP Agenda


Notebooks Page 9, Irony Application

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 “MDG” and make chart in the notebook under the Irony Application from today.  Three headings on the chart: Situational, Dramatic, and Verbal.  Find three examples of EACH type of irony in MDG, quote them, and write down the page.

9/17-9/18 English 1CP & English 9RCP


“MDG” Warmup

What is your first impression of Rainsford?  Why do you feel this way about him?

Read MDG, fill out character chart, discuss setting


Please find your notebook in the front of the room. We are taking Cornell notes!

Table of Contents:

Page 8, title: Cornell Notes

What did you just ask me to do Ms. Navarro? What are Cornell notes and how do I use them?

Use your new -found Cornell skills to take notes on the following:

  •        Situational Irony Video: This YouTube video provides examples of situational irony and explains why coincidence is not irony.
  •        Verbal Irony Video: This YouTube video provides examples of verbal irony and discusses the differences among verbal irony, sarcasm, and compliments.
  •        Dramatic Irony Video: This YouTube video provides examples of dramatic irony and discusses dramatic irony as a storytelling device.