1/6/20-1/17/20 English 1H & English 1CP Agendas

Monday 1/6/20


Welcome back!

You need:

Your notebooks and a pen.

1/6/20 Page ? “Paragraph Edits”

  1. Review schedule through finals
  2. Go over how to edit paragraphs in class

Per 3

For example, Lakshmi had to make many adjustments to her life and adapt as she made her journey to Happiness House. Lakshmi has to travel across the country and into a new one with people she did not know and has to lie that she is a random man’s wife (McCormick 56).  Lakshmi has to trust the people she is traveling with as she has no other choice.  Lakshmi adjusts to doing as she is told in order to continue to survive and hopefully arrive safe at her destination. Another piece of evidence.  Another piece of commentary.


Period 1

For example, Lakshmi is forced to travel in order for others to earn money. Lakshmi has to travel across the country and into a new one with some random strangers and has to lie that she is a random man’s wife (McCormick 89).  Uncle Husband will exploit anyone he sees fit in order to earn money.  Most people would not exploit others to the tune of prostitution to make a quick dollar.  DIFFERENT EVIDENCE. COMMENTARY.

In this illustration, Lakshmi has to experience some offsetting events to help her family financially. Lakshmi believes that she will provide her family with money by working as a maid, even though the reader understands she is being sold into prostitution (McCormick 104). Lakshmi sacrifices her education, her way of life, and her comfortable circumstances for the purpose of helping her family earn money.  She is leaving everything she knows behind. .  DIFFERENT EVIDENCE. COMMENTARY.

Period 2

In Sold Patricia McCormick, establishes a young Nepali girl being sold into prostitution to reveal the theme that one can be manipulated into doing things they don’t want to do.

For example, Uncle Husband constantly manipulates Lakshmi into behaving in ways she normally would not. For instance, Uncle Husband says to Lakshmi, “‘From now on, I will be your uncle. But you must call me husband. Do you understand?’” (McCormick 76). Based on the information in the text, in order for Lakshmi and Uncle Husband to cross the border, they must say they are married.  Uncle Husband tells Lakshmi to lie and he himself lies to her about where they are going or what they are doing, so that Lakshmi believes she is safe. Also, Lakshmi states “Uncle says I have done well, and he gives me a handful of sweets” (McCormick 80). This demonstrates, that Uncle Husband portrays himself as the good guy in Lakshmi’s eyes. He persuades Lakshmi into lying and then rewards her, making her think she did as needed and he’s her protector.

In Sold, Patricia McCormick presents a young girl that is sold into sex trafficking to reveal the theme that harming a person that isn’t you, can lead to self-harm.

For example, Mumtaz constantly harmed Lakshmi at Happiness House. Mumtaz tells Lakshmi she can either work or starve (McCormick 97). This unwillingness to work eventually impacts Mumtaz’s ability to make money of of her purchase, Lakshmi.  Eventually, this poor treatment leads to a complete loss on her investment due to Lakshmi gathering the courage to escape.

Period 5

People’s beliefs can alter the way they live life is demonstrated by Antonio’s family. Throughout the story we can see that Antonio’s family is very religious because as Antonio’s mother makes the sign of the cross, he prayed for Eugene (Anaya 75). Here, the family relies on religion to save Eugene, and nothing else including seeking further medical attention. Furthermore, it becomes evident that Antonio’s family believes in Ultima, including when she saved Lucas with her medicine that she prepared (Anaya 67). People are saved in this novel because they put their destiny in Ultima’s hands.  Lucas believed so fiercely that Ultima could help, that somehow she did.

In Bless Me Ultima, Rudolfo Anaya presents the life of a young boy who lives his life based off his parent’s dreams and expectations to establish the theme that it is important to have moral and decisive independence.

Having moral freedom and making independent decisions is demonstrated by how Antonio’s parents do not allow him to make those choices and reaps consequences thereof. The Lunas want him to be a priest or a farmer, but his heritage informs him of his vaquero roots (Anaya 667). Antonio is left grappling with his familial and inherited expectations which causes him to question who he really is an what he really wants.  He finds himself becoming more resilient to others’ impressions of himself and begins to grow his own identity as a result of the choices he has made.

Period 6

For example, Uncle Husband often manipulates Lakshmi into behavior she would not normally engage in. For instance, Uncle Husband demands, “‘From now on, I will be your uncle. But you must call me husband. Do you understand?’” (McCormick 76). Uncle Husband demonstrates to Lakshmi how simple it is to lie to someone to get your way, and they will believe you. Additionally, after crossing the border Uncle gives Lakshmi a handful of sweets and states how well she has done (McCormick 80).  The giving of sweets convinces Lakshmi that she is doing well and that Uncle Husband is her protector. Lakshmi is a young girl who trusts those who are simply nice to her when she should not.

For example, harming another person can lead to self-harm as demonstrated by Lakshmi. Mumtaz told Lakshmi that she’s either going to give herself away or she’s going to starve herself. Lakshmi would rather starve than engage in acts of prostitution (McCormick 19). Lakshmi’s response to Mumtaz’s threats result in Mumtaz losing money and harming her own pocketbook.

Commentary: love/hate phrase: This shows that (delete later)

Tuesday 1/7/20

Get YOUR computer.

Log-in.  Go to noredink.com

Review your essay.  What went right? What went wrong? Copy down feedback notes.

Begin copying essay in notebook.  Revise as you copy.


Complete writing your essay down in your notebook. As stated all week, you will no longer have access to your online version.  Ensure you have written down your entire essay.

You need highlighters.

Pink:                      Topic Sentence

Yellow:                Evidence

Other Color:       Commentary

Thursday 1/9/20

Give essay to a person you trust.  No, you may NOT keep your own.

They will use a check list to give feedback on what should be a somewhat revised version of your essay.

Begin final revision of essay.  Handwrite.

Friday 1/10/20

Complete revision.

Bring something SILENT to do if you finish early.  With scores the way they are, you should not be finishing super early.

Monday 1/13/20

Review as a class for finals

Tuesday 1/14/20

Study day.

You will be allowed ONE page of notes, on ONE side, for your final.  This will be mostly a skills based final.




Period 0 7:00 – 7:54
Period A 8:00 – 10:00
NUTRITION 10:00 – 10:20
Period B 10:26 – 12:26
LUNCH 12:26 – 12:50


Wednesday:       Periods 0, 1, 2

Thursday:            Periods 0, 3, 4

Friday:                  Periods 5, 6

12/18/19-12/20/19 English 1CP and English H


Write essay using guided draft posted on your noredink.com account.


Review paragraph structure and quote sammy.

Page 6 or 7 of your notebook is where you will find the Essay Outline.

Go over graphic organizer for essay, its parts, and how to use it: on Google Classroom

Fill out graphic organizer and turn in by the end of the period.

12/16 – 12/17/19 English 1CP Agendas


You need:

A loose-leaf piece of lined paper

Your notebook open to page 13 where your theme thesis statement is

  1. Write your theme thesis statement starting on the first line of your loose-leaf paper
  2. Write your group number in the upper right-hand corner (NO NAMES)
  3. Send up a group representative to staple your group’s thesis statements together
  4. Give the packet to Ms. Navarro

What the heck are we doing?

  1. I will give you another group’s papers. Do not concern yourself with whose they are.  I mean, who really cares anyway?
  2. You will use your sentence frames, examples, and editing statements from the other day to edit the statements in your group
  3. Edit ONE statement AT A TIME. That means your group should be working on the same theme thesis statement TOGETHER to write down an improved version of that thesis statement below the original statement.
  4. I will give you five minutes to try to edit one, and when the timer goes off, you must turn the page to the next statement and begin editing this one.


English 1CP 12/16/19

You need:



Read 225-244 Alone

Read 245-end of book together



Page 14 12/16/19 Sold Reflection

Did you like the ending?  Why or why not?  If you had to end the book in another way, how would you have ended it?

Minimum of 3-5 Sentences

12/9/19-12/11/19 English 1CP Agendas


Go over Thesis statements that worked.

Put up ones that didn’t work and edit as a class.

Read 205-225; find yet another example

CHECK for concrete details of your theme


Theme sentence frame:

Adapt your theme using this sentence frame (write down the sentence frame first so I can scroll down to the examples):

In TITLE, AUTHOR ______(what the writing/book/novel is about)_______ to reveal the theme that_____(my theme)___.


In “All Summer in a Day,” Ray Bradbury presents a young boy struggling with feelings of jealousy to establish the theme that the behavior of hurting others through cruelty eventually hurts the cruel person as well.

In “Born Worker,” Gary Soto contrasts the lives of two cousins to reveal the theme that a life of hard work is better than a life of lies.

In Morely Callaghan’s “Luke Baldwin’s Vow,” the main character faces the difficult choice to follow the advice of his exceedingly practical uncle or to follow his own emotions to suggest the theme that the value of something is not always the same as its monetary worth.

Put your theme thesis statement on the Padlet.

Read 185-205; find one more example of your theme. You should have a total of SEVEN for your check in on Friday!

English 1CP 12/11/19


Defined as the main idea or underlying meaning of a literary work, which may be stated directly or indirectly

A theme says something/creates a point of view about a topic

What did we learn?

How did a character change throughout the story?

What life lessons can be taken away from the story?


Let’s identify the theme in these songs:



Pick a topic and write a sentence describing what the writer believes about that topic

The author believes that _______________.

Cross out “the author believes that”

Is it vague or is your theme fully described in an academic manner?

Choose a THEME.  You must find at least 8 examples of (either in past reading or from the reading we will do in the future).

Find at least 2 examples from today’s reading.

Read 165-185

English 1CP 12/10/19

Padlet Quiz

You need your PHONE…If you do not have a phone, get a computer.

Open to page 13 in your notebook

Go here and wait for directions:

bitly for each period posted in your Google Classroom

Choose 3/5 topics from yesterday

type out: topic-page number-a few words about the example

Review others’ ideas and write down anything that you like for your now CHOSEN topic


Read 145-165; find 2 more examples of your chosen topic (page and example)

Page 13 12/9/19 “Topics and Themes”

Topics – what is a topic?

A particular issue or idea that serves as the subject of a writing

  1. Love
  2. Death
  3. Good vs. Evil
  4. Coming of age
  5. Power and corruption
  6. Survival
  7. Courage and heroism
  8. Prejudice
  9. Individual vs. Society
  10. War


Watch the following short film and identify some of the topics explored in the film: https://youtu.be/oyjw0ZLyzpE 


  • Read pages 125-145
  • Find at least FIVE topics in your reading
  • Note what PAGE you find each topic is and how it is being demonstrated in the text (an example/concrete detail)

There will be a quiz tomorrow


12/5/19-12/6/19 English 1CP Agendas


You need:

Your novels

Your notebooks

  • Read silently pages 114-124
  • On the same page number of your “Reader Response,” please reflect silently on what you just read

    Questions to Guide You (if you need it)

  • What are your impressions of Lakshmi after reading this section?
  • Do you have a prediction as to what Lakshmi will do next?
  • What do you want her to do next?
  • Anything else you may want to say or reflect on regarding the reading
  • When done with the reading and the Reader Response get YOUR computer
  • Go to com and complete the “Verbs Assignment”

Passive voice verb:

Example: Monkeys adore bananas

The subject performs the action

Active voice verb:

Bananas are adored by monkeys

The subject is acted on by the verb


Students are to use the “Vocabulary Comics” instructions to complete the assignment.  I have printed enough copies of the instructions to have one instruction sheet per table group (plus some extras, in case they go missing).  Please collect the instructions at the end of class and redistribute to the next class; repeat.  

Alternatively, each student will be given their own blank comic frame and asked to write and draw directly on it.  Presentation and neatness count, as always. Please have them write their names on the back.  If they want to make their own comic frame and not use mine, they are welcome to do so. Only tell them this if they ask.  Comic frames are due at the end of class.

12/3 and 12/4 Agendas English 1CP and English 1H

Please read the assigned pages/chapters in your novel for the particular day it is.  Complete the “Reading Response” assignment for each day in your notebook.

Page ___ 12/3/19 “Reading Responses”

Instructions and Rubric on Google Classroom under Dec 3

12/2/19 English 1CP Agenda

  1. Read “Sold” through page 71 (up to 61 as a class, the rest independent)
  2. Page 11 12/2/19 “Journal Entry”
    Write a journal/diary entry about the content from page 56-70. Write the entry in first person (I, me, we, us, you) from Lakshmi’s perspective.
  3. Call up students one at a time and go over class grade.  Given them progress report.  Return signed by Friday.

11/22/19 English 1CP Agenda

Please have out your novel and a piece of paper.

We will read pages 45 – 55 together.

Please write a reflection that is at least 5 sentences on the reading.  You may speak about whatever stuck you as interesting.  If you are stuck, focus on questions like these:

  1. What happened in this part of the novel?
  2. Why would step-father do this?  What are his motivations?
  3. Does Lakshmi know?
  4. Does Ama know?
  5. What do you think is going to happen in the story (predictions)?

Go over plot mountain.  Write notes on bottom of reflection.

Watch these videos and apply the plot mountain to it on the back of your piece of paper.  Do not lose this as we will need this when you come back from break.