9/13/18-9/14/18 English 9RCP & English 1 Agendas


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If one is not at your desk, please get an orange textbook.  Put the following into your notebook:

“MDG” Prewrite (10 minutes)

What constitutes a valuable life? Why? Where do you get your beliefs about this from? Please write at least SIX sentences.


(If you don’t believe that all lives are valuable, give examples of types of lives that are not valuable and explain why they’re not. If you believe that all lives are valuable, explain why even serial murderers’ lives and terrorists’ lives are valuable.)

9/12/18 English 1 & English 9RCP Agendas


Get an orange textbook from under the windows on your way in the classroom.

Open your notebook to our discussion questions from yesterday.  Take one minute to review what you wrote and why.


Please open your notebook to your table of contents.  Write the date and page 6.  The title will be “Survival!”

Prompt: You are shipwrecked with one other friend!  You must survive!  What are the most important traits and skills to have?  Why? List at least six traits or skills.

Make a character chart for the three characters.  Begin to fill it out as we read.

Sketch what the house on the island and the land around it looks like according to the text.

9/11 English 1

Complete slides.

Open to your table of Contents. Before Reading Warm Up – Page 5 in notebook (10 minutes)

True or False?  Why do you feel that way? Write down your well thought out reasons for why each option is true or false, in complete sentences.

  1. Hunting is a sport.
  2. Animals have no feelings.
  3. Hunting is evil.
  4. Hunting is unfair.
  5. Strength is more important than intelligence.
  6. Bringing a gun to a knife fight is fair.

Share in groups.

Discuss as a class.

9/10/18 Agenda

Continue Literary Devices Notes

Here is the powerpoint we used in class:


9/6-9/7 English 1 Agenda


Please take out your notebooks.  Open to the table of contents.  Date and write page 3 in column one.  Write the title: Writing Warm Up in the second column.

Next, turn to page 3.  Label it page 3 in the upper right hand corner.  Write the title on the top line.  Write the prompt below that.


Write a thank you note to a friend who gave you onion and garlic-flavored chewing gum.  Minimum of four sentences.

Begin taking notes on literary definitions and traits from power point.

9/7/18 Agenda

Continue taking notes on Characterization and Irony.

Agendas 8/29-9/5 English 9RCP and English 1

8/29/18 Agenda

Welcome to your first year at Oxnard High School.

Today we will review the syllabus by using an annotation technique that we will utilize all year.  After, I will answer any questions and clarify.



Good afternoon!  You are in PERIOD 6!

Please take a seat and have a pen out.  Please be prepared for class BEFORE the bell rings.  You will need every second you can get.

Core Standard: Demonstrate your command of English grammar through writing or speaking

Give it your best try!  It isn’t your fault if you do not know how to do something.

Please place the diagnostic below this screen when you have completed it to THE BEST of your ability.

At this point you may work on something else and use your phone silently.


Today you need NOTHING on your desk.

Task One:

  1.     Sit in birthday order so that the person with the birthday closest to January 1 sits in Seat 1. The year you were born doesn’t matter. Don’t skip seats.
  2.           When everyone is seated, the student in Seat 5 will raise his or her hand and report that the class is ready


  1.             Sort yourselves into groups by the color of your shoe sole.
  2.             Next, each group forms two subgroups: students with curly hair and those with straight hair. You have curly or straight hair if you think you do.
  3.             Each sub-group finds enough chairs and sit in order from the person with the shortest hair to the person with the longest hair.


1)    Complete this challenge in complete silence: Remain silent for the entire activity. Do not talk or whisper after you enter the room.


2) In the room, line up in order of color of shirt, starting with the darkest color and moving to the lightest.


3) Then take your seats in order with the darkest color shirt in Seat 1.


4) Do not skip seats.


5) When the class is seated, the student in Seat 21 raises his or her hand, and when called on reports that the class is ready.

Please take one bowl per person.  The task is that you put the worm through the lifesaver gummy without touching the gummies with your hands.  You may only use the paperclips provided.

Fill as many boxes on the Bingo as you can.  Do not reuse a person.

9/4/18 Agenda

Good afternoon!  Please have your desk cleared and be ready to work.

Items of importance:

Beginning TOMORROW your syllabus should be ANNOTATED and signed.

You MUST have a notebook for this class and a pen that is blue or black.  I will randomly collect your notebooks throughout the year and grade them.

Today, we are going to talk about PRIDE and Professional Courtesy.

I will number you off into groups and you will work with those groups as instructed.  Listen carefully.

  1.                        Each group will have one and a half minutes to be at each station.
  2.                        You will write a word your group associates with the headlined word on the board.


Please take a seat anywhere and have your syllabus, notebook, and pen out.

Flip past your pride work, and go to the next blank page.  Label that page TABLE OF CONTENTS. Go to a whole new page, not the back of the last page.

8/29 Welcome to Another Year!

Hello ninth graders and brand new Yellow Jackets.  I am excited to have you in my class this year, and you should be excited as well.  We have a lot to do and a lot to learn.

Please know that my expectations are high because I know you can meet them.  My goal is to help you realize your potential and benefit your future self.  More on that later.

I look forward to getting to know you all this year!

5/29-6/1 English 1


Read Act 1 Scenes 1 through 2


What do you think the word “oxymoron” means?  Write a definition.



a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g., faith unfaithful kept him falsely true).

Read Scene 3; Write a paragraph describing what, beyond the obvious, this scene is about.


How hard is it to keep a secret? Are there circumstances when you think you should break a promise about keeping a secret?

Select play groups and two scenes.  Requirements:

1 Sounds rehearsed

2 Actually acting – meaning is clear (No Fear Shakespeare)

3 We can all hear you

4 Costumes


What is your opinion of “love at first sight?”  Explain.


Read through the rest of Act 1


5/21-5/26 English 1 Agenda


Write Essay

How does the novel, The House on Mango Street, use figurative language to create meaning?

  1. Introduction
    1. Hook
    2. Bridge
    3. Thesis Statement – The House on Mango Street uses _____ and _____ to create meaning.
  2. Body Paragraph 1 – First type of figurative language you chose
    1. Topic Sentence
    2. evidence – embedded quote
      1. Commentary (2 sentences) explaining how this proves your TS and WHY we care
    3. evidence #2 embedded quote
      1. Commentary (2 sentences) explaining how this proves your TS and WHY we care
  • Body Paragraph 2 – Second type of figurative language you chose
    1. Topic Sentence
    2. evidence – embedded quote
      1. Commentary (2 sentences) explaining how this proves your TS and WHY we care
    3. evidence #2 – embedded quote
      1. Commentary (2 sentences) explaining how this proves your TS and WHY we care
    4. Conclusion – wrap it up offering new insight of some kind (ie relate the novel to present day, or provide a new thought on figurative language)


Finish Essay


Read pages about Shakespeare in textbook and mind-map what you learned about him in pairs or by yourself.  After, read textbook pages that describe Shakespearean literary terms and take notes on the graphic organizer provided.


Watch Shakespeare Video and write down 25 facts in bullet point form describing what you learned from the video.


You need to complete two tasks in your groups today. Whether you do one at a time, or do both at the same time, they both need to get done.
(1) Answer all 5 questions, one answer sheet per group, following all instructions. Do not rewrite questions.  This is the Romeo/Juliet Pre-reading Activity that asks 5 questions about love and their experiences.
(2) Create a family crest for your group.

5/16-5/18 English 1 & 9RCP Agendas


Sneeze 5/16/18

Describe a situation where you were not able to communicate with another person.  Be sure to describe when and where it happened, how you felt, and what you did to deal with the situation.

Topic Sentence (Thesis/Mini-Thesis)

Evidence (Fortify)

Half page.


“Four Skinny Trees”

“No Speak English”

While reading:  identify TWO quotes/examples that show how ONE of your figurative language terms are used in this reading to answer the following prompt in a complete body paragraph.

How does House on Mango Street use figurative language to create meaning in the text?

5/17 –  5/18

Write a 1-2 sentence description of each of the woman neighbors listed in class.

Call up random students and copy their paragraphs.  Put them out of order.  Re-write the paragraphs so they are error free and so they students can see how what they did compares to what their peers did.  Several of the mistakes are often the same or similar.