11/15/19 English 1CP and 1H Agenda

Go to Google Classroom


Yearbook survey: http://bit.ly/YBK_LOVE
This survey is for the yearbook class to help them build the yearbook.

Baby survey:


Some students have requested to be able to guess the sex of the baby and suggest names. Correct guesses of gender get a prize.


WOW survey: http://bit.ly/WOWdiagnostic

Now go to NoRedInk and complete your pre-diagnostic and the short Adjective Practice



11/14 English 1H Agenda


Quiz on Reading


In groups of four or less, choose two people to act out the meeting of Ultima and Antonio.  The other people will read the section out loud while the two actors follow along with their actions.

Rewrite Antonio’s dream…from Ultima’s perspective.

Homework: Read chapters 3 and 4


11/11/19-11/13/19 English 1H


Finish presentations

After reading through page 13 as a class:

a. Close reading of Antonio’s dream of his birth and how it inspires Antonio to want to know more.
b. Close reading of the first meeting Antonio/Ultima and how the two of them have an unseen bond.

Highlight important words/parts, circle words you do not know, write notes in the margin of the book asking questions, pointing out detail, or showing that something is vital.  Feel free to use symbols like ! or ? or 😊 or ☹


Read through chapter Dos.


Presentations BURP


Veteran’s Day

10/28-11/8 English 1CP & 1H Agendas

I’m out of the classroom.
NoRedInk – complete assessment and new assignment
BURP Presentation Notes
BURP due Tuesday (50 points)
All Classes: Mini Writing Lesson (Quote Sandwich)
                          BURP Projects
English CP (Periods 1, 2, 3, 6): Work on BURP
English H: Presentations Continued
All classes: Present Projects
All Classes: Last work day for Novel Projects
10/31-11/1 Fire Days – No School
Minimum Day
Periods 1, 2, 3, & 6:
Read for 10 minutes
Assign group BURP project (on Google Classroom)
Period 5:
Complete reading “The Metamorphosis”

Choose two elements of Marxist Literary Criticism that you feel are seen throughout the literary piece.

Find two examples of how each one of those elements are met using concrete details (evidence/quotes/paraphrase).

For example:

First Element Chosen:
1) First concrete detail for first element
2) Second concrete detail for first element
Second Element Chosen:
1) First concrete detail for second element
2) Second concrete detail for second element

Type using complete sentences, spelling, and mechanics. Submit here by creating your own document and turning it in. Due tomorrow before class.

Period 5: instructions in Google Classroom.
Periods 1, 2, 3, and 6:
Silent read individual books for 15 minutes.
Open notebooks. Make a new page titled “Sold Vocabulary.” I will check this work,on Wednesday. On that page write down the following vocabulary words and look up/write down their definitions:
1. Haughty
2. Tawny
3. Perpetual
4. Auspicious
5. Indignation
6. Entranced
7. Shorn
8. Mongrel
9. Bleating
10. Seering
11. Sheen
12. Tentative
13. Pariah
14. Furtively
15. Vexed
16. Antic
17. Paltry
18. Feign
19. Fervor
20. Stew
21. Bray
22. Formidable
Periods 1, 2, 3, & 6:
Get “Sold” From the library
Silent read independent books and work on novel project

10/21/19-10/25/19 English H Agendas


Log into noredink.com and begin assignment.


Literary Marxism


Please get a Dell Computer from the front if you want to read “Metamorphosis” on the computer. If you want to read on your phone, read using the attached PDF. As discussed, read through paragraph 60 while writing a few key words for each paragraph. This must be done tomorrow. Expect a quiz.


The Metamorphosis SELECT analysis – Google Classroom

TODAY! You have three main tasks to focus on:

1) If you did not finish your CAASPP, you may complete it by entering the air test by entering this code:

2) Done with the CAASPP? Move onto your CommonLit work that you probably did not complete from last week. CommonLit.org
QUESTIONS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

3) Done with CommonLit? Go back and look at your book check slides on GC. Did you finish them and turn them in? Are you unhappy with your grade? Fix it.

10/11/19-10/16/19 English Honors Agendas


PSAT Minimum Day

Please report to your SECOND period class.


Commonlit.org – Classic Conditioning and Sign Up

Go to commonlit.org/code

Once there type in your corresponding period’s code.  Complete assignment: Franz Kafka.

Period 5 Code: 9B85Q5


Book check and notes on slides up through slide 32

Page 8 “Literary Terms Continued”


Book Check and Work on Projects

10/9/19 – 10/10/19 English 1CP and 1H Agendas


Break apart the essay outline and try to arrange in order while in groups.

Copy essay outline.

  1. 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)

  1. Body Paragraph One

Topic Sentence

Quote/Paraphrase Evidence
evidence with a citation – one sentence

Commentary – 2 sentences (analyze/explain)

Quote/Paraphrase Evidence
evidence with a citation – one sentence

Commentary – 2 sentences (analyze/explain)


III.  Body Paragraph Two
Same as body paragraph 1

  1. 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.


Thesis Statement Discussion and Notes

Sentence frames and examples:



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

World War II has many causes, such as ______ and _______.


In (title)(author) examines (theme/idea) through ___________ and ____________.

In “The Most Dangerous Game,” the author examines irony through Rainsford’s actions and General Zaroff’s words.


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

After examining the death penalty, it is clear that the death penalty must be abolished because it cruel and unusual punishment and there are wrongful convictions.


10/7/19 English 1H Agenda

PROJECTS are DUE!  Please have them ready for a gallery walk.  Put them on your desk with a blank piece of paper next to your project.  We will walk around and give feedback on the paper.


Google Slides Group Project:

In groups of three or four, please make a Google Slide Presentation about your given literary term.  It should be four slides, in this order:

Google Slides Group Project:

  1. In groups of three or four, please make a Google Slide Presentation about your given literary term.  It should be four slides, in this order:
    1. The name of your literary term and the names of group members
    2. The definition for your literary term said in your own words
    3. Two written examples of your literary term
      (1) from something you have read
      (2) from your own brain
    4. Two of the following:
      picture/image/gif/video that represents your term

      AS ALWAYS: Presentation counts

You will present these tomorrow in class.

9/23/19-10/2/19 English 1H Agendas


Go over project options and start working.


Complete MDG in groups.  Answer questions 1, 4, 8 on page 58 of your textbook.  Answer, additionally, “Was the game fair?  Why or why not?”


STEAL chart based on your favorite movie villain


Go over what visual notes are.  Take visual notes for the short story as a listening activity from MDG short story.


Review the reading and give extra time for completing diagrams.  Make sure notebook is complete.


Hello everyone!  I am not here!  

Read your own books silently for the first ten minutes of class.  After…

Get out paper for the following work:

On this page (or another that you glue/staple in your notebook) please create a visual of each of the characters,describing what they look like, what their personality is like, and what major things they have said or done.  One example for you character sketches is attached in Google Classroom.

EACH character, after they are identified and THOROUGHLY described, should then be given a theme song.  Choose a theme song (or walk-up song for baseball fans) from your own music tastes or pop culture that you feel fits the character and what they are about.

There are FOUR characters total. You can use your STEAL notes to help create your characters.  I will collect your notebooks first thing Thursday.

Don’t forget to add Theme/Walk Up Song.


Hello my beautiful students!

After your ten minutes of silent reading, please get out your notebooks and textbooks. Based on the reading done yesterday, you should be able to fill in your STEAL charts pretty thoroughly for EVERY INDIVIDUAL CHARACTER.

I expect at least three items per letter in STEAL for every individual character (not total). You may or may not be able to fill out the letter “T” (“thoughts”) for the characters. This would depend on narration style.


Dates and goals for projects.