January 25, 2012

Exam Review / Recuperation

January 24, 2012

English Goal-setting for Student-led Conferences.
Exam Review / Recuperation

January 23, 2012

Conventions Correction Assignment for Persuasive Essays.

Exam Study Guide

January 20, 2012

Final hour for editing and sharing with peers
Final copies of Persuasive Essays due at the end of the school day.

January 19, 2012

Draft Writing continued.
Peer and self-editing using the
Conventions Error List

January 18, 2012

Draft Writing.

January 17, 2012

Outlines and all research for Persuasive Essays due.
Review Conventions Error List

Grammar Assignment. Review and correct errors from Soliloquoys / Dramatic Monologues

Due in class.

Begin essay drafts.

January 16, 2012

Bibliographies
Brainpop Online Video
Bibliography stations activity for online sources


January 13, 2012

Internet Research may be allowed in class, depending.

Begin Outlines


January 12, 2012

Persuasive Essay Notes.

Brainstorming Essays



January 11, 2012

Videos on Persuasion: class discussion and analysis.
Logical appeal video
Emotional appeal

Candian military recruitment videos
from 1980
Current






December 9, 2011

Performances of Irony Skits
Remember: You must email me a typed copy of your skit the night before if you want me to print copies for you and your group.

December 7, 2011

Work on Irony skits. Finish Writing. Begin rehearsing.
Performance: Any students not attending school Friday.

December 6, 2011

Work on Irony Skits. Writing

December 5, 2011


Begin working on skits. Assign groups, brainstorm ideas
Begin writing.

December 2, 2011

Finish Lamb to the Slaughter

December 1, 2011

Lamb to the Slaughter Vocabulary

Begin Story Lamb to the Slaughter p. 148 in INTERACTIVE READERS



November 30, 2011

Irony + Ambiguity Notes


Create and write examples:
1 Ambiguity
1 Verbal Irony
1 Situational Irony

November 29, 2011

Reveiew Story and Poem "Catch the Moon," and "Secret Heart." Chart due Tomorrow (Wednesday)
Finish Evaluating Arguments Tests (30 minutes)

November 28, 2011

Interactive Reader Story -"Catch the Moon," and "The Secret Heart," p. 116
Answer all the questions in the sidebars and complete the chart on p. 130


November 24, 2011

In class writing test - Evaluating Arguments from Two Articles.

November 23, 2011


Oral Practice - Making emotional and logical arguments

November 22, 2011

Vocabulary: Good samaritan articles: p. 287
Reading of "If Decency Doesn't, Law Should Make Us Samaritans" p. 286.

November 21, 2011

20 minutes of class time: Sharing / Finishing Armero Poems
Notes on Evaluating Arguments. Ppt.

Mini Assignment - Using a list of Issues on the board. Students write a 2 sentence attack or defense with
1. a logical appeal, using expert opinion, statistics, facts
2. an emotional appeal, using anecdotes and loaded words
Reading of "The Parable of the Good Samaritan." p. 278.
Discussion

November 18, 2011

Sharing Day - No Classes

November 17, 2011

Finish 3rd column of chart with information from video. DUE AT THE END OF CLASS


Choose purpose for your poem.
Poem due Monday.

November 16, 2011

Armero news video (Spanish).

November 15, 2011

Read article "Ill-equipped Rescuers Dig out Volcano Victims..." p. 267
Answer questions #8-9 p. 270

Question #10 - Comparison of Article and Story.p. 270
Create a 3 column chart comparing the story and article, and a 3rd blank column for the news video tomorrow.

November 11, 2011

Read "And of Clay are we Created" p. 256


November 10, 2011

Isaiah 64:8
But now, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand.


Class discussion on this bible quotation:

Vocabulary Practice:

10 words and Sentences.

November 9, 2011


Theme Cut-up Activity:
Look at the themes, subjects, and morals and make a mini-plot summary for each story.

November 8, 2011

Finish excerpt from Catcher in the Rye and answer questions attached.

November 4, 2011


Quotation Marks worksheets due (5 sheets from Nov. 1-4)
Read 1stt half of Catcher in the Rye excerpt.


November 3, 2011





November 2, 2011


Finish Narrator and Voice Powerpoint

Quiz on Narrative Voice and Tone

November 1, 2011



Notes on Narrator and Voice



October 31, 2011

QUIZ on Informational Unit, articles and documents from the Interactive Reader

October 28, 2011

Review of Informational Text Unit with Mr. Olsen

October 27, 2011

10B
Day 7 – “Teen Driver’s Guide and Permit Application”
p. 374 Read the “before you read” section and take notes on the information on a separate piece of paper in the reading section of your English notebook. Make sure you write down and understand the definitions of all of the words on the page that are in boldface (eg. “Boldface” “Bullets” “logical sequence” etc.). This is an example of a functional document. It gives a set of instructions for you to interpret.
p. 375-379 Read the Guide and the Permit application Form. Pause and answer all the questions in the sidebars and circle/underline all of the text where it tells you to in the instructions. On p. 378-379, fill out the form as best you can (you can be creative and invent things for fun).
p. 380 Complete the test practice questions.

10A
Day 8 – Catch – up day.
This last day is for catch up. If the class is not finished the work from any of the above articles, you may finish the work this day. If the class is finished all the articles, you may use the time to study your notes from the unit or work on assignments from other classes.

October 26, 2011

10A
Day 7 – “Teen Driver’s Guide and Permit Application”
p. 374 Read the “before you read” section and take notes on the information on a separate piece of paper in the reading section of your English notebook. Make sure you write down and understand the definitions of all of the words on the page that are in boldface (eg. “Boldface” “Bullets” “logical sequence” etc.). This is an example of a functional document. It gives a set of instructions for you to interpret.
p. 375-379 Read the Guide and the Permit application Form. Pause and answer all the questions in the sidebars and circle/underline all of the text where it tells you to in the instructions. On p. 378-379, fill out the form as best you can (you can be creative and invent things for fun).
p. 380 Complete the test practice questions.

10B
No class - early dismissal

October 25, 2011

Day 6 –“The Great Blizzard of ’88; The Land Is an Ocean of Snow” Continued
p. 341-347 Read the second article “The Land Is an Ocean of Snow.” Pause and answer all the questions in the sidebars and circle/underline all of the text where it tells you to in the instructions.
p. 348-349 Complete the Elaboration Chart and the test practice questions. You may use information you have already created in your elaboration chart from your notes, p. 337.

October 24, 2011

Day 5 – “The Great Blizzard of ’88; The Land Is an Ocean of Snow”
p. 336-337 Read the “before you read” section and take notes on the information on a separate piece of paper in the reading section of your English notebook. Be sure you understand the difference between primary and secondary sources. Also understand how to identify main ideas and elaborate on them. Create a chart in your notes like the one on p. 337 to fill in as you read the articles.
p. 338-340 Read the first article “The Great Blizzard of ’88.” Pause and answer all the questions in the sidebars and circle/underline all of the text where it tells you to in the instructions.

October 21, 2011

Day 4 - “Iceman: Mummy from the Stone Age; The Iceman Ate-eth Meat; Iceman of the Alps Was Slain, X-ray Shows” Continued
p. 330-332 Read the 3rd article: “Iceman of the Alps Was Slain, X-ray Shows.” Pause and answer all the questions in the sidebars and circle/underline all of the text where it tells you to in the instructions.
p. 333-334 Complete the Synthesis chart and the test practice questions

October 20, 2011

Day 3 – “Iceman: Mummy from the Stone Age; The Iceman Ate-eth Meat; Iceman of the Alps Was Slain, X-ray Shows”
p. 324 Read the “before you read” section. We have already taken notes on synthesising sources, so you do not need to take notes on this section (unless you don’t have them from before). Make sure you understand the key steps in bold: “Find the main idea,” “Compare and contrast,” etc.
p. 325-329 Read the 2 articles: “Iceman: Mummy from the Stone Age” and “The Iceman Ate-eth Meat.” Pause and answer all the questions in the sidebars and circle/underline all of the text where it tells you to in the instructions.

October 19, 2011

Day 2 –“Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World” Continued
p. 318-320 Read the second half of the article. Pause and answer all the questions in the sidebars and circle/underline all of the text where it tells you to in the instructions.
p. 321-322 Do the 5W-HOW Research Question chart and the test practice questions.

October 18, 2011

Hi students. I'm away for 8 days to be with Ms. Marcos and our new daughter, Lucy. No sleep for us anymore!

Below is an independent study unit that I have prepared for all of you to do. Please read the instructions carefully. I'm sorry I won't be there to explain everything in person, but I'm sure you will help each other. You should receive a copy of the 8 day schedule of what to do each day. If you are able to, I encourage you to work together to understand the material.

Everything you need to do is in your Interactive Readers



Day 1 – “Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World”
p. 312 Read the “before you read” section and take notes on the information on a separate piece of paper in the reading section of your English notebook. Make sure you write down and understand the steps on how to think up research questions. Remember, research questions are questions for further research that are based on the article. They are not questions that are already answered in the article.
p. 313-17 Read the first half of the article. Pause and answer all the questions in the sidebars and circle/underline all of the text where it tells you to in the instructions.