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.

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.

12/16/19-12/17/19 English 1H 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.



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.


Gallery walk of the murder boards

12/9/19-12/13/19 English 1H Agenda



Work on Murder Board – turn in


Murder Board for Bless Me Ultima

You are a Private Investigator for the New Mexico Criminal Defense Law Firm.  You and your team (four or less…you may work alone) have been e-mailed the wanted poster you just saw and instructions to build a viable defense for the wanted man.  Your job is to build a mini murder board describing the events and explain why Pedro should be set free or convicted.  In order to do this, you will need to track all the murders throughout the novel, why they happened, and how this led to Pedro’s actions.  Please see layout samples.



Wanted Poster of Pedro Luna Unable to Upload Due to Size Capacity


Based on your life experience:

Who and what particularly influences the way people grow up?

Based on your reading:

Describe Antonio’s process of growing up:

Do you think Antonio’s development as described in the novel is realistic for a 6- to 9-year-old?


Read chapters 21 and 22

Find 3 more examples of your theme, either in this reading or past reading


Padlet Quiz

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

Open to page 12 in your notebook

Go here and wait for directions:


Close reading of the dreams on pages 119-122 and 172-176. (annotation notes)

In how far do these dreams reflect Antonio’s state of mind? In how far do they foreshadow events? In what way is God represented here? And the Golden Carp?

Know the answers to the above questions

Homework: READ Chapter 19 and 20


You need your notebook:

Page 12 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


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:


Write down topics in your groups, three each.

Send up a rep to write your three topics on the board.  Review as a class.  Choose the ones you like.

Turn them into a theme.  Share some theme sentences.

Identify the theme at least twice in tonight’s reading.

Note what PAGE you find each topic is and how it is being demonstrated in the text (an example/concrete detail)

READ chapters 17-18!!!

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


Book Talks

NoRedInk.com – “Verbs Assignment”


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