1/17-1/30 English 9RCP & English 1 Agendas


Quiz on TKAM Chapters 20-22

Read Chapter 23

Once you are done reading, give the chapter a title based on what happened in the chapter.  Write down the title you came up with on a spare piece of paper.  Explain your reason in two or three sentences.

Do the same for chapter 24 for homework. I will collect tomorrow.


Read Chapter 21.  Complete pages 256-258 in your workbook.

Homework: Read Chapter 22 in TKAM and complete workbook pages, if you were unable to do so in class.  Quiz tomorrow on 20-22.

1/23-1/25 FINALS


Review for finals

Paragraph structure and grammar.


Go over Essay Question Options for Final


Quiz on Chapters 17-19

Character Chart

Homework: Read chapter 20


1/16/19 English 1 & English 9RCP Agendas

Ethos or the ethical appeal, means to convince an audience of the author’s credibility or character.

An author would use ethos to show to his audience that he is a credible source and is worth listening to. Ethos is the Greek word for “character.” The word “ethic” is derived from ethos.

Ethos can be developed by choosing language that is appropriate for the audience and topic (this also means choosing the proper level of vocabulary), making yourself sound fair or unbiased, introducing your expertise, accomplishments or pedigree, and by using correct grammar and syntax.

During public speaking events, typically a speaker will have at least some of his pedigree and accomplishments listed upon introduction by a master of ceremony.

Pathos or the emotional appeal, means to persuade an audience by appealing to their emotions.

Authors use pathos to invoke sympathy from an audience; to make the audience feel what the author wants them to feel. A common use of pathos would be to draw pity from an audience. Another use of pathos would be to inspire anger from an audience, perhaps to prompt action.

Logos or the appeal to logic, means to convince an audience by use of logic or reason.

Logos can be developed by using advanced, theoretical, or abstract language, citing facts (very important), using historical and literal analogies, and by constructing logical arguments.

For example:



Textbook page 255 – one example of ethos, pathos, and logos in chapters 17-19

Read chapter 18


Homework: Read chapter 19

1/11/19-1/15/19 English 9RCP & English 1 Agendas



Literary Terms
All types of irony (3)

Essay Outline
I. Intro
IV. Conclusion

Date: 1/11/19

Write your name on it

Heading: Quiz Chapters 12-13

Number your paper 1 – 15. Do not skip lines.

Chapters 14-15 for homework


Read chapter 16 after 14-15 Quiz

1. Atticus disagrees with Aunt Alexandra over many things. Discuss at least two matters of disagreement and each one’s position or point of view.
2. Paraphrase how Atticus explains the mob’s actions to Scout.
3. Why do you suppose a man like Mr. Underwood (who is a known hater of “Negroes”) was covering Atticus at the jail?
4. Mr. Dolphus Raymond is evidently a complicated and interesting person. Describe his way of life and comment on its effect upon the town.
5. Judge Taylor’s appearance and his ability are two different things. Why do you think this difference exists? Does he appear as he does on purpose?

  1. Close reading http://www.drwendyjames.com/the-psychology-of-mob-mentality-and-violence/
  2. Re-read page 200 passage
  3. Mob mentality conversation

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


1/10/19 Page ? “Symbolism”

What is symbolism? What are some examples?

Choose a symbol for how you are feeling today. If you cannot think of one, choose an emoji and draw it. Write two sentences explaining WHY that symbol defines how you are feeling today.

Page ____ 1/10/19 Close Reading Steps
Write down 5 steps to do a close reading. Do a close reading of the TKAM passage
To Kill a Mockingbird – close reading of the symbol of the mockingbird
He did not do the things our schoolmates’ fathers did: he never went hunting, he did not play poker or fish or drink or smoke. He sat in the living room and read.
With these attributes, however, he would not remain as inconspicuous as we wished him to: that year, the school buzzed with talk about him defending Tom Robinson, none of which was complimentary. After my bout with Cecil Jacobs when I committed myself to a policy of cowardice, word got around that Scout Finch wouldn’t fight any more, her daddy wouldn’t let her. This was not entirely correct: I wouldn’t fight publicly for Atticus, but the family was private ground. I would fight anyone from a third cousin upwards tooth and nail. Francis Hancock, for example, knew that.
When he gave us our air-rifles Atticus wouldn’t teach us to shoot. Uncle Jack instructed us in the rudiments thereof; he said Atticus wasn’t interested in guns. Atticus said to Jem one day, “I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it.
“Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

Symbol of Self
Choose a symbol to represent yourself. Describe it to me or draw it in detail. Write THREE sentences that tell me WHY this symbol represents you, and what it means.

HOMEWORK: Read chapter 13 (Quiz tomorrow)


Quiz on chapter 9 through 11

Read chapter 12

Flipgrid assignment

Please ask one “how” or “why” question about your reading. After you ask your question, reply to two of your classmates’ questions with academic and well thought out answers.

FLIPGRID questions and answers are INDIVIDUAL assignments.

One question per person, two answers per person.


1/8/19 English 9RCP and English 1 Agenda

Plans for 1/8/19 – Thank you for helping my classes learn!

STEP 1: IN NOTEBOOK (no need to write questions)

Page 34 1/8/2019 “Chapter 10 Questions”

  1. Why does Scout think Atticus is uncool?
  2. Tell me one example of irony (verbal, situational, or dramatic) that you see in this chapter.
  3. Describe at least four things we learn about Calpurnia in this chapter.

Write in complete sentences!

Step 2:

Chapter 10 Audiobook – students silently read along while audiobook plays


HOMEWORK: Read chapter 11 – reading quiz on Chapters 9 through 11 tomorrow!

1/7/19 English 9RCP & English 1 Agenda


Get out your novel and your notebook.


Page # 1/7/ 19 “Chapter Nine – Mood”


What is mood?

Read Chapter 9

  1. How and why does the mood of the novel start to change in this chapter? Give at least 3 examples from the reading.
  2. What is Maycomb’s “usual disease?”

12/17-12/21/18 English 1 & 2 Agendas


Good morning!

Please get YOUR computer number.

Log in.  Go to the link:

Create an account using Google and your oxnardunion.org email address.

The system will NOT recognize you if you try to use a different email.

Read chapter 7 in groups.  Respond to your Chapter 6 flipgrid.


  • Read chapter 7
  • Ask a “how” OR “why” question about chapter 6 and record yourself
  • Respond to two of your classmates’ questions using the video option in your flipgrid



Sit in your assigned groups.

Please get out a piece of lined paper.  Write your heading on it.  Write “Chapter 7 Quiz” for the title.

It is ONE question, and you must work ALONE.  Do not write the question.  Answer in complete sentences.

What new treasures do the children find in the knothole?

Please turn in your textbook at the front of the room.




Read chapter 8, create poem or comic based on instructions passed out:


TKAM Chapter Eight Post-Reading Activities

Directions: Respond to one of the following two prompts after reading chapter eight of To Kill a Mockingbird.  You will have thirty minutes at most to complete this assignment in class, so use your time wisely.


  1. Write a poem that retells the major events of chapter eight. Your poem should be at least twelve lines and may or may not rhyme (your choice). You must provide citations (page & paragraph numbers) to validate the major events described.


Description of major events…………………._______/10

Appropriate length (12 lines)…………………_______/5

Textual citations……………………………….._______/10



  1. Create a comic strip that encompasses the major events of chapter eight. You must use color, show effort, and be neat. You must provide citations (page & paragraph numbers) to validate the major events described.


Description of major events………..________/10

Use of color and neatness…………..________/5

Textual citations………………………________/10




CAASPP Test – 2 points extra credit for each question correct

12/10-12/13 English 9RCP & English 1 Agendas


Read through chapter 2, then open textbooks to 231.  Answer questions one and two.  Write the answers in your textbook.  Whatever is unfinished is homework.


Page ___ TKAM Warm Up Continued

In chapters 2 and 3, Scout begins her public school career. What were your “first days” of school like? Think about your earliest school experiences and how they compare to Scout’s.

Four sentence minimum.


Check work from yesterday

Progress reports

Read Chapter 3



Sit in the same groups.  Get out one phone for group.  Be ready for your reading quiz by going to join.quizizz.com

Read chapter 4

Open to page 236.  Let’s go over directions together before you begin.

Answer questions 2, 3, and 4.

Didn’t complete the work?  It is HOMEWORK.


OMG! We are taking another CAASPP today!

Get your computer.  DO NOT log in.  The secure browser is before log in.

This is the real deal.  Volume level ZERO!!

12/6-12/7 Agendas English 9RCP & English 1


Open your notebooks to TKAM Warm Up


Answer the following in four sentences or more:


In Chapter 1, Scout, Jem, and Dill are fascinated by the Radley house. When you were a child, was there a neighbor, family member, or place that scared you? Describe that person/place as you remember them. Four sentences.




Open your textbook to page 229.  Take two minutes to read questions 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11 to yourself.



Page 229, questions 5-8 and 11.


The excerpt from the text helps you with questions 5, 6, and 7.  The first chapter we read in class helps with questions 8 and 11.


Please answer questions 5, 6, 7 and 8 on a separate piece of lined paper with all two or three of your group members’ names on one answer sheet.  Please use a blank piece of printer paper and colors (with all names again) to answer number 11.  Due at the end of class.


Do not rewrite the question.

12/3-12/5 English 9RCP and English CP Agendas


Page 29 12/3/18 “TKAM Warm-Ups”

Write about a time you were judged, punished, or discriminated against unfairly.  What happened?  Why do you think it happened?  Write at least SIX sentences.\

Groups of 2 or 3 working on TKAM Research Presentation.  Google Slides and Oral Presentation using Google Slides due Wednesday at the beginning of class.  Rubric for presentation is on GC, along with specification for slides.

Your Google Slide Presentation should have this order:
___/2 (1) Title slide with your name(s) and research topic
___/3 (2) At least one slide answering “who?”
___/3 (3) At least one slide answering “what?”
___/3 (4) At least one slide answering “where?”
___/3 (5) At least one slide answering “when?”
___/3 (6) At least one slide answering “why this                                      information matters?”
___/3 (7) At lest one slide answering “how things have or                        haven’t changed since the time this research                      is set in?”
___/3 (8) At least three questions posted that check your                        audience’s understanding! A quiz, or a quick                      game.
___/2 (9) Resource page

The presentation should be neat, attractive, and easy to follow.

There MUST be images.

You must ensure that the presentation is no more than 6 minutes and no less than 4.

No typos, misspellings, grammar errors, etc.