2019-2020



Wednesday & Thursday--August 21-22, 2019
Business:

  • Disclosure Statements
  • Return to me

Reading Books

  • Reading book check
  • 15 points every three weeks
  • Non-recoverable if you get dinged (3 points per ding)

Chocolate/Spinach Speech 
Quiz on full poem next time

Plutarch Quiz


Monday & Tuesday--August 19-20, 2029
Business:

  • Have your name tag on your desk today
  • Collecting signed disclosure statements this week
  • Reviewing class stuff
  • Quiz on first two stanzas of “Say Not…”
  • Review third and fourth stanzas
  • The “Life of You” assignment
  • Plutarch annotation check while you’re working on the “Life of You”
  • Quiz on Plutarch reading next class

Technology Points

  • You get 20 points for free
  • You lose them for being on your phone when you shouldn’t be

Reading Books

  • Reading book check
  • 15 points every three weeks
  • Non-recoverable if you get dinged (3 points per ding)

Discussion Points

  • 20-40 points every three weeks
  • You need to make at least one informed comment per major discussion
  • Missed discussion points can be made up using the Discussion Make-up Form


The Poem: Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth

  • Quiz on first two stanzas of “Say Not…”
  • We reviewed the 3rd and 4th stanzas--quiz on these next time. 


The Life of You






Thursday--August 15, 2019
Business:
  • Bring a reading book to class every day, all year.
  • Bring a 70 page, college ruled notebook to class every day, all year. 


  • We went through the first two stanzas.
  • Memorize the first two stanzas for next time.
Plutarch Summer Reading
  • We reviewed the assignment.
  • Annotation check next class.
  • Quiz in two classes.




2018-2019



10 Points of Discussion Make-up Form


Monday-Tuesday--May 20-21, 2019


  • We’ll be doing this in class this week. It will be the final assignment.


Thursday-Friday--May 16-17, 2019
Business:
  • Quiz on The Chosen
  • Pronoun Quiz second chance



Tuesday-Wednesday--May 14-15, 2019
Business:

  • You’re reading chapters 16-18 of The Chosen for next time. 
  • Book check follow-up.  
  • Quiz on The Chosen next time. 
  • Pronoun quiz today.
  • Second chance pronoun quiz next time.  
  • Final Life Write today. 
  • Three Life Writes will be graded after today:
    • Reuven
    • What Unites; What Divides
    • Light and Sight

Life Write: Reuven 
Do this on your “Life” document on Google Drive.
How would you sum up the significance of Reuven’s experiences in chapters 14-15? What is the main result?

  • Begin with a brief, insightful introduction that ends with a  one or two sentence complex claim that answers the above question. 
  • In your support paragraphs, include general, text-based and quote-based comments. 
  • Bold all claims and sub-claims.
  • Write the most complete piece you can in the time you have. Insight is better than volume this time.




Friday & Monday--May 10-11, 2019
Business:

  • You’re reading chapters 14-15 of The Chosen for next time. 
  • Second book check today.   
  • All Discussions Make-up is due today.
  • Writer’s Notebook is due today:
    • First Off: Jewish Culture
    • New Friend, New World: Chapters 5-6
    • Three-mode Writing: Chapters 8-9


We did the next 25 sentences in the Pronoun packet.

Pronoun Kahoot

DQ: College and Politics

What do the pressures of college and politics reveal about what drives the main characters?


Wednesday-Thursday--May 8-9, 2019
Business:

  • You’re reading chapter 13 of The Chosen for next time. 
  • Today is a writing day.
  • Book check today to see what books are still out (while you’re writing).  
  • All Discussions Make-up is due Friday (odd), Monday, (even).
  • Next class, the Writer’s Notebook is due and it may not be turned in late. For the rest of the term, all assignments will be turned in at the end of class.
    • First Off: Jewish Culture
    • New Friend, New World: Chapters 5-6
    • Three-mode Writing: Chapters 8-9


Pronoun Packet: We did Chapter 9 Review: Posttest 1

DQ: Good times and bad times in chapters 10-12. 

  • Bad Times: Where do you see conflict existing or increasing?
  • Good Times: Where do you see conflict lessening or being eliminated?


Life Write: What Unites; What Divides
Basing your observations on chapters 10-12, address the following prompt:

  • What unites people; what divides them?


  • Begin with a brief, insightful introduction that ends with a  one or two sentence complex claim that answers the above question. 
  • Then write three well-developed paragraphs (10 sentence minimum): 
    • 1) generalized 
    • 2) text-focused 
    • 3) quote-focused
  • Bold all claims and sub-claims.




Monday-Tuesday--May 6-7, 2019
Business:

  • You’re reading chapters 10-12 of The Chosen for next time. 
  • Discussion points for The Chosen are double.
  • Reading Points deducted for tardies for last three weeks.
  • We will finish up Pronouns in the next few days. 


In the Pronoun Packet, we went over “Minor Problems in the Use of Pronouns” and did Exercise 8.

DQs:
Looking at Learning

  • What are we learning about Reuven and Danny by their study goals, habits and attitudes?

Horizontal vs Vertical Learning

  • Explain horizontal and vertical learning.
  • Cite illustrations and examples of horizontal and vertical learning in chapter 8.
  • What do these learning postures suggest about culture or philosophy of life?



Three-mode Writing: Chapters 8-9 (see file #17)


Thursday & Friday--May 2-3, 2019
Business:

  • You’re reading chapters 8-9 of The Chosen for next time. 
  • Discussion points for The Chosen are double.
  • Reading Points deducted for tardies for last three weeks.
  • Today you’re doing the Reading Inventory.


We took the Reading Inventory:

  • Go to my blog:
  • suthys10honorsenglish.blogspot.com
  • Click on the link labeled, "Reading Inventory URL".
  • Click the blue icon on the bottom left that says, "Reading Inventory".
  • Log in with your student ID and this password: ths123
  • Click on the right blue box labeled, "Reading Comprehension".
  • Select three book genres that interest you. This will not affect your score--it just helps the computer know which books to recommend to you at the end of the test.
  • Average lexile level for 10th graders is 1085L to 1400L


Hasidism and Jewish Enlightenment (file #16)

  • This was due and the end of class. Turn it in your second day back if you were absent. 




Tuesday & Wednesday--April 30 & May 1, 2019
Business:

  • You’re reading chapter 7 for next time.


New Friend, New World: Chapters 5-6

Friday & Monday--April 26 & 29, 2019
Business:

  • You’re reading chapters 5-6 of The Chosen for next time. 
  • Discussion points for The Chosen are double.
  • Reading Points deducted for tardies for last three weeks.


DQ: Identify profound statements and moments in chapters 3 & 4.


Time to read--no make-up work. 


Wednesday-Thursday--April 24-25, 2019
Business:

  • Today is a writing day. 
  • You’re reading chapters  3-4 of The Chosen for next time. 
  • Discussion points for The Chosen are double.


DQ: What is Potok trying to establish as he moves the story from the ballgame to Reuven’s stay in the hospital?

  • themes? motifs?


    • motif: In a literary piece, a motif is a recurrent image, idea, or symbol that develops or explains a theme, while a theme is a central idea or message.


WN: Three-Mode Writing

  • Part 1: pages 46-48
    • How would you describe the way Reuven and his father communicate?
  • Part 2: pages 48-50
    • How are Reuven and his father different?



  • Include the following for Part I and Part II:
    • A one-sentence interpretive claim
    • General Paragraph (2+sentences)
    • Text-focused Paragraph (2+sentences)
    • Quote-focused Paragraph (2+sentences and the quote)


Example:
Claim: The pain and confusion Reuven is experiencing is teaching him things he could not learn any other way.

General Paragraph
     Growing up usually includes developing maturity through painful lessons. Since young people often lack the experience to understand many complex realities, the only way to change this is to go through the pain and discomfort of 
situations that provide new insight. 
Text-focused paragraph
     When Reuven finds himself in the hospital with a serious eye injury, he is forced to observe  things that make him think deeply about perspectives that are new to him. The result is that he is sometimes confused, sometimes angry, sometimes terrified. But he is learning. 
Quote-focused paragraph
     When bedtime approaches, the evening of his father’s visit, Reuven observes Billy (who is blind) with a lot of thoughtful attention. He thinks: “I couldn’t imagine what it was like to know that no matter whether my eyes were opened or closed it made no difference, everything was still dark” (53). His eye injury at the hands of Danny Saunders forces his young mind to grapple with struggles that are totally new to him. He didn’t want this experience, but it is giving him a chance to acquire some of the kind of understanding and insight his wise father has.  

“Life” Write
Light and Sight (Do this on your "Life" document on Google Drive)

  • What is Potok trying to suggest about Reuven’s journey toward enlightenment by all the references to light and sight in chapter 2?
  • Begin by stating a one or two sentence complex claim that answers the above question. 
  • Then write three well-developed paragraphs (3-5 sentences each): 
    • 1) generalized 
    • 2) text-focused 
    • 3) quote-focused





Monday-Tuesday--April 22-23, 2019
Business:

  • If you were absent last time, you need to:
  • Turn in the writer’s notebook right now
  • Take the quiz 
  • Check in TFA and check out The Chosen
  • Turn in the pagetracker after you take the quiz
  • I’m passing back writer’s notebooks today.
  • You’re reading chapter 2 of The Chosen for next time. 
  • Discussion points for The Chosen are double.


DQ: Compare and contrast Reuven and Danny.


First Off: Jewish Culture 


Thursday-Friday--April 18-19, 2019
Business:

  • All “Life” writes should be completed. Formatting and bolding claims are essential for a good score.
    • Achebe Interview Review
    • Okonkwo Family Culture 
    • Life, Love and Enlightenment 
    • Community and Enlightenment
  • Writer’s Notebooks due today.
  • Quiz on Things Fall Apart today. 
  • After you finish the quiz, you’ll start reading The Chosen. 
  • We’ll check in TFA and check out The Chosen at the end of class.


Things Fall Apart Writer’s Notebook

  • Power and Enlightenment: Chapters 4-6
  • Review and Reflection: Chapters 10-13 (I’ll pass back)
  • Motherland and Missionaries: Chapters 14-16
  • WN: Three Communities
  • Dialogue and Enlightenment: Chapters 20-22


DQ: What lessons about the dynamics of culture do you learn from chapters 23-25.

Quiz on Things Fall Apart

Pagetrackers for Things Fall Apart were turned in. 

We turned in Things Fall Apart books and checked out copies of The Chosen.

Pagetracker with reading schedule for The Chosen--read the assignment for day 1. (file #13).



Tuesday-Wednesday--April 16-17, 2019

Testing on Tuesday and catch-up day on Wednesday.


Friday & Monday--April 12, & 15, 2019
Business:

  • All “Life” writes for Things Fall Apart need to be completed by next class. Formatting and bolding claims are essential for a good score.
    • Achebe Interview Review
    • Okonkwo Family Culture 
    • Life, Love and Enlightenment 
    • Community and Enlightenment
  • Review and Reflection: Chapters 10-13 (purple handout) was turned in at the end of class--if you were absent, it’s due the day after you get it. 
  • Things Fall Apart reading for next time:
  • Chapters 23-25
  • Be ready for the quiz for Things Fall Apart is next time.
  • Have you Writer’s Notebook for Things Fall Apart ready to turn in next time. 


Writer’s Notebook for Things Fall Apart

  • Power and Enlightenment: Chapters 4-6
  • Review and Reflection: Chapters 10-13 (I’ll pass back)
  • Motherland and Missionaries: Chapters 14-16
  • WN: Three Communities
  • Dialogue and Enlightenment: Chapters 20-22


DQ: How goes the conflict?

  • How are interactions going between the clan and the church?
  • Where are indications of enlightenment or the lack thereof?



Dialogue and Enlightenment: Chapters 20-22



Wednesday-Thursday--April 10-11, 2019
Business:

  • Today is a writing day!
  • “Life” assignments so far for Things Fall Apart:
    • Achebe Interview Review (15 quotes...comments)
    • Okonkwo Family Culture (sentence, 2-3 paragraphs)
    • Life, Love and Enlightenment (sentence, 3 paragraphs)
  • Things Fall Apart reading for next time: Chapters 20-22


WN: Three Communities
Identify three communities you’re a part of and comment on how your involvement in each community impacts your level of enlightenment.

  • three short paragraphs


DQ: Community and Enlightenment

  • How does involvement in community impact levels and types of enlightenment in chapters 17-19?


“Life” Community and Enlightenment (done on your “Life” document on Google Drive)
What part does community play in enlightenment? In other words, what correlation is there between  a person’s level and quality of engagement in communities and their degree of enlightenment?

  • Include three communities, three individuals or three ideas about community found in chapters 17-19 in your discussion. 
  • Include name, date, interesting title.
  • Begin with a brief introduction that leads toward your complex claim in an interesting way.
  • Bold all claims and sub-claims.




Monday-Tuesday--April 8-9, 2019
Business:

  • “Life” assignments so far for Things Fall Apart:
    • Achebe Interview Review (15 quotes...comments)
    • Okonkwo Family Culture (sentence, 2-3 paragraphs)
    • Life, Love and Enlightenment (sentence, 3 paragraphs)
  • Things Fall Apart reading for next time:
  • Chapters 17-19


DQ: Change and Enlightenment

  • How do reactions to change reveal levels and types of enlightenment in chapters 14-16?


Motherland and Missionaries--chapters 14-16 (see file #11)



Thursday-Friday--March 29-30,
Business:

  • “Life” assignments so far for Things Fall Apart:
    • Achebe Interview Review (15 quotes...comments)
    • Okonkwo Family Culture (sentence, 2-3 paragraphs)
    • Life, Love and Enlightenment (sentence, 3 paragraphs)
  • Things Fall Apart reading for next time:
  • Chapters 14-16


DQ:
Power, Submission & Enlightenment

  • How do power and submission expose enlightenment’s cultural roots in chapters 10-13?


Review and Reflection: Chapters 10-13 (file #10)

  • This was an in-class assignment due at the end of class. If you were absent, it is due for you the next class.



Tuesday-Wednesday--March 26-27, 2019
Business:

  • Today is primarily a writing day--you will write an essay on your “Life” document. We will probably have one writing day a week the rest of the term. Why write? Because writing is a deeper conversation with yourself and can create more enlightened conversations with others. 
  • The activity next class, based on chapters 10-13, will be and in-class assignment due at the end of class. 
  • “Life” assignments so far for Things Fall Apart:
  • Achebe Interview Review (15 quotes...comments)
  • Okonkwo Family Culture (sentence, 2-3 paragraphs)
  • Things Fall Apart reading for next time:
  • Chapters 10-13


Pronouns

  • We did Exercise #6 in the packet.


DQ:
Life, love and Enlightenment

  • What different attitudes toward the value of life and the value of love are on display in chapters 7-9? Do they affect people’s level of enlightenment?
  • [Enlightenment: understanding, insight, education, learning, knowledge, awareness, information, erudition, wisdom, instruction, teaching; illumination, light, edification, awakening; culture, refinement, cultivation, civilization, sophistication, advancement, development, liberalism, open-mindedness, broad-mindedness]


“Life” Life, love and Enlightenment (done on “Life” document on Drive)

  • How does the valuing of life and love factor into enlightenment? In other words, how is a person’s level of enlightenment impacted by the way they value life and love?
  • Use three characters from chapters 7-9 to discuss this. 
  • Include name, date, interesting title.
  • Begin with a one-sentence statement of your claim.
  • Bold all claims and sub-claims.




Friday & Monday--March 22 & 25, 2019
Business:

  • Thematic Graphic Novels--worth 5 points.
  • Pagetrackers for The Odyssey--no longer worth points.
  • “Life” assignments so far for Things Fall Apart:
    • Achebe Interview Review (15 quotes...comments)
    • Okonkwo Family Culture (sentence, 2-3 paragraphs)
  • Things Fall Apart reading for next time:
    • Chapters 7-9


Pronouns

  • We finished Exercise #5
  • We discussed the “Usage Note” about parenthetical expressions.


DQs:
Ibo Culture

  • Revealing events or statements?


Okonkwo’s Family Culture

  • Predictable events?
  • Surprises?


Power and Enlightenment: Chapters 4-6 




Wednesday-Thursday--March 20-21, 2019
Business:

  • Thematic Graphic Novels are worth 10 points lest today. 5 point deduction for every day late (every day, not every school day).
  • Pagetrackers for The Odyssey are worth 10 points less, also.
  • Things Fall Apart reading for next time:
  • Chapters 4-6


Pronouns

  • We did 1-10 in Exercise 5.


Things Fall Apart Essential Focus:

  • The dynamics of culture…
  • Evaluating power and enlightenment in different cultures.


DQs: 

Ibo Culture:

  • Based on chapters 1-3, what are some defining aspects of Ibo culture?


Culture and Voice

  • In the Achebe interview (from last time), what are some of the observations Achebe makes concerning:
    • voice
    • power
    • Enlightenment


“Life” Analysis of Okonkwo’s Family Culture

  • Based on pages 13-14, evaluate Okonkwo’s family culture. 
  • Individually write your analysis on your “Life” document. 
    • One-sentence complex claim
    • 2-3 supporting ideas/paragraphs
    • Include name, date, and interesting title




Monday-Tuesday--March 18-19, 2019
Business:

  • Thematic Graphic Novels due today: worth 25 points, 5 point deduction for every day late (every day, not every school day).
  • Pagetrackers for The Odyssey due today, 10 points off for every day late.
  • Starting Things Fall Apart today: you’ll check in The Odyssey and check out TFA.
  • Reading assignment #1 (chapters 1-3) for next time.

Pagetracker with Reading Schedule (see file #8)

“Life” Achebe Interview Review
An African Voice interview: At the top of my blog is a link to this article featuring an interview of Chinua Achebe, the author of Things Fall Apart.

  • Do this on the top of your “Life” document:
  • Include your name, period, date top left
  • Come up with a title reflective of a theme in the interview.
  • Cut and paste 15 quotes by Achebe--number them and bold them.
  • For each quote, comment on something you learn about Achebe, Nigeria, culture issues in general, or Things Fall Apart
  • You will find the interview, An African Voice, at the top of my blog.






Thursday-Friday--March 14-15, 2019
Business:
  • Quiz today
  • Review of captions (deed & skill)
  • Writer’s Notebook due today:
    • Compare/Contrast Silas Marner and Simple…
    • The Gods, the Creation & the Earliest Heroes
    • Odyssey Notes
    • Highlighted chapter summaries
    • Diplomacy
    • Inside and Outside the Box
    • WN: Lotus Analysis
    • WN: Cosmopolitan Marriage


Thematic Graphic Novels are due next class.

Tuesday-Wednesday--March 12-13, 2019
Business:

  • The quiz will be next time.
  • Reading chapter 24 in The Odyssey for next time.
  • Writer’s Notebook for The Odyssey is due next time: 
    • Compare/Contrast Silas Marner and Simple…
    • The Gods, the Creation & the Earliest Heroes
    • Odyssey Notes
    • Highlighted chapter summaries
    • Diplomacy
    • Inside and Outside the Box
    • WN: Lotus Analysis
    • WN: Cosmopolitan Marriage


WN: Cosmopolitan Marriage
List eight significant details from Odysseus’ reunion with Penelope in chapter 23. For each detail make an interpretive observation on what it might reveal about their marriage.

Thematic/Graphic/Novel (file #7)




Friday & Monday--March 8 & 11, 2019
Business:

  • Reading chapters 22 & 23 in The Odyssey for next time.
  • Be ready for the quiz next time. 
  • Writer’s Notebook for The Odyssey--be ready to turn it in next time:
    • Compare/Contrast Silas Marner and Simple…
    • The Gods, the Creation & the Earliest Heroes
    • Odyssey Notes
    • Highlighted chapter summaries
    • Diplomacy
    • Inside and Outside the Box
    • WN: Lotus Analysis


DQ:

  • Strategy in cosmopolitan life…
  • To what extent does being strategic define Odysseus and his relationship with Athena?
    • Reference book 13







Wednesday-Thursday--March 6-7, 2019
Business:

  • Reading books 13 and 21 for next time. Read the chapter summaries for chapters 14-20.


Pronouns

  • We did Exercise #4 and Review Exercise A.


In-class “Life” Analysis of The Sirens
Present a multi-paragraph analysis of the Sirens in The Odyssey.

  • State what you feel the overall meaning is.
  • Focus on the most telling details and images. What aspects of the story are most suggestive? Explain how each detail contributes to the meaning. 
  • The story is five paragraphs: one on p. 238, four starting on p. 241
  • Do this at the top of your “Life” document. 


Inside and Outside the Box…


  • Do the other side of this from last time.



Monday-Tuesday--March 4-5, 2019
Business:

  • Reading books 11-12 in The Odyssey for next time.


Pronoun Packet

  • We worked through Exercise #3.


WN: Lotus Analysis

  • Lotus Eaters: Analyze the the story of the lotus eaters providing an interpretation of its meaning.
  • Comment on as many details as possible. Explain how each detail contributes to the meaning. 
  • State what you feel the overall meaning is.
  • Be insightful, not predictable, and stay interpretive.



Inside and Outside the Box: The Odyssey--chapters 9-12 


Thursday-Friday--February 28-March 1, 2019
Business:

  • Reading books 9-10 in The Odyssey for next time. 
  • Registration material from the counselling office distributed in class today.


Pronoun Packet

  • We went through Exercise 2.


DQ:

  • Define the culture of the Phaeacians.


The Art of Hospitality--extending and receiving it.

  • Hospitality: The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.


In-Class Chromebook “Life” Document Assignment
The Art of Hospitality: Based on books 7 & 8 of The Odyssey, discuss important do’s and don’ts of hospitality.
  • Present it well.
  • Organize it well.
  • Be insightful, not predictable.
  • Include quotes from books 7 & 8 that really help you make your points. 





Tuesday-Wednesday--February 26-27, 2019
Business:

  • Reading books 7-8 in The Odyssey for next time.


Pronoun Packet

  • We worked through Exercise 1.


DQ: 

  • What cultural attitudes, rules, customs and traditions do we see on display in books 5 & 6?


The Art of Diplomacy: 

  • Diplomacy: The art of dealing with people in a sensitive and effective way. 



Worksheet: Diplomacy (see file #4)



Friday & Monday--February 22 & 25, 2019
Business:

  • Reading books (chapters) 5-6 in The Odyssey for next time.


Essential Question for The Odyssey:

  • What are the essential skills of a cosmopolitan person? (the opposite of Silas Marner)
Cosmopolitan:
--Familiar with and at ease in many different countries and cultures.

Odyssey Themes:

  • A masterpiece, carefully constructed, based on centuries of tradition.
  • Constant theme: Mind over circumstance
  • The style is before there were set styles and conventions. The style is fresh. Everything is plastic (no strong conventions).
  • The Odyssey affected Western civilization more than any book other than the Bible.
  • The dominant forces are often women.
  • It is a world’s book--it has many aspects and cannot be exhausted. It has depth.


Pronoun Packet (see file #24)

  • We did the Diagnostic Quiz.


Selected Book (chapter) Summaries for The Odyssey (see file #25)

  • Read and annotate the summaries for books 1-4.




Friday & Thursday--February 15 & 21, 2019
Business:
  • Check for annotation on “The Gods, the Creation, and the Earliest…”
  • I will collect Silas Marner books and pagetrackers today. 
  • Today: Finish reading the first 52 pages of Heroes, Gods and Monsters… in class. If you don’t finish, you can read it during reading time.
  • Homework for next time: “Odyssey Notes” 
  • Find the reading material on a link on my blog: 
  • Suthys10honorsenglish.blogspot.com
  • Today we will finish A Simple Twist of Fate and the compare/contrast with Silas Marner.
  • No assigned reading in The Odyssey until after the long weekend, but you can check out a copy and get a jump on the reading if you would like.

Odyssey Notes (see file #23)
  • The reading material for this is found at the top of my blog. 

We finished watching A Simple Twist of Fate.









Wednesday-Thursday--February 13-14
Business:

  • I will collect Silas Marner books and pagetrackers next time. 
  • Today and next time you will read the first 52 pages of Heroes, Gods and Monsters… in class. 
  • Homework for next time: Read and annotate “The Gods, The Creation, and the Earliest Heroes”.
  • Today and next time we will watch A Simple Twist of Fate and compare/contrast it with Silas Marner.
  • No assigned reading in The Odyssey until after the long weekend.
  • We are going to read ½ of the actual text of The Odyssey and read summaries of the other chapters. We will skip the first four books (chapters) and start reading at chapter five. If you would like to read chapters 1-4 over the break, or just get a jump on the reading, go for it.  


Homework: Read and annotate:
“The Gods, The Creation, and the Earliest Heroes” 


We watched the first half of A Simple Twist of Fate






Monday-Tuesday--February 11-12, 2019
Business:


  • We worked on the essays. They are due at midnight. 



Thursday-Friday--February 7-8, 2019
Business:

  • Silas Marner quiz today.
  • Writer’s Notebooks turned in today.
  • Pagetrackers and books will not be turned in, yet. 


Writer’s Notebook for Silas Marner: 

  1. WN: Tale of Two Villages Notes
  2. WN: Rank a Character
  3. Power and Fulfillment (green)
  4. WN: Five Quotes
  5. WN: Healthy & Unhealthy Power
  6. WN: Strong Determiner
  7. Power and Fulfillment (yellow)


DQ: What kind of power and fulfillment are on display in chapter 19?

Essay: Power in Silas Marner 

Quiz on Silas Marner





Tuesday-Wednesday--February 5-6, 2019
Business:

  • Be prepared for the quiz next time.
  • Be prepared to turn in writer’s notebooks next time.
  • Silas reading for next time is chapters 18, 19, 20, 21, conclusion.
    • 18: Godfrey shares news with Nancy…
    • 19: Godfrey and Nancy visit Silas and Eppie…
    • 20: Godfrey and Nancy react to everything…
    • 21: Silas and Eppie visit Lantern Yard…
    • Conclusion: Eppie’s wedding...
Writer’s Notebook for Silas Marner--due next time. 

  1. WN: Tale of Two Villages Notes
  2. WN: Rank a Character
  3. Power and Fulfillment (green)
  4. WN: Five Quotes
  5. WN: Healthy & Unhealthy Power
  6. WN: Strong Determiner
  7. Power and Fulfillment (yellow)


DQ: After 16 years how are these characters doing?

  • Silas
  • Eppie
  • Dolly
  • Aaron
  • Godfrey
  • Priscilla
  • Nancy

Power and Fulfillment in Society (yellow sheet) 

Do this for Silas, Dolly, Godfrey and Nancy after the 16 year jump.


Friday & Monday--February 1 & 4, 2019
Business:

  • Lard Cake Day today! 
  • Silas reading for next time is chapters 16-17.
  • 16: Sixteen years later: Silas & Eppie…
  • 17: Sixteen years later: Godfrey & Nancy…
  •  We will watch a segment of the movie today.


WN: Strong Determiner
Address the prompt for each situation below in a well-written paragraph that incorporates two quotes. So, two paragraphs with two quotes each.

Prompt: Identify a strong determiner of Power and Fulfillment in Relationships and Society and explain how it plays out for:

#1: Silas as Eppie’s adoptive father
#2: Godfrey, unassociated publicly with Molly and Eppie

Note: You can use a different “strong determiner” for each scenario.


We watched a segment of the video.


Wednesday-Thursday--January 30-31, 2019
Business:

  • Sentence Parts Retakes--talk to me. 
  • Next time is Lard Cake Day. 
  • Silas reading for next time is chapters 13-15.
    • 13: Silas brings the baby…
    • 14: Silas learning…
    • 15. Godfrey thriving...
  • We will watch a segment of the movie today. 


DQs: Discuss the Power and Fulfillment in Relationships and Society exhibited in the following. We did not use a worksheet:

  • Person/Situation #1: Nancy Lammeter at the New Year’s party. 
  • Person/Situation #2: Godfrey at the New Year’s party.
  • Person/Situation #3: Molly in bringing her child to the party.
  • Person/Situation #4: Silas in receiving the baby.


WN: Healthy and Unhealthy Power

  • As we watch a segment of the Silas Marner video, take notes of examples of Healthy Power in relationships and society (left side of page) and Unhealthy Power in relationships and society (right side of page). 
  • If you were absent, you can do this with any events from Part I (up through chapter 15).

Monday-Tuesday--January 28-29, 2019
Business:

  • Sentence Parts Retakes--talk to me. 
  • Silas reading for next time is chapters 11-12.
  • Mr. Van Orden’s AP Art History Class.


DQs: Discuss the Power and Fulfillment in Relationships and Society exhibited in the following. We did not use a worksheet:

  • Person/Situation #1: Godfrey in his talk with the Squire. 
  • Person/Situation #2: Mr. Macey in his visit with Silas.
  • Person/Situation #3: Dolly Winthrop in her visit with Silas.
  • Person/Situation #4: Silas in his visits with Mr. Macey and Dolly

WN: Five Quotes 

Thursday-Friday--January 24-25, 2019
Business:

  • Sentence Parts Quiz #2 today.
  • You’ll keep your highest score. 
  • Silas reading for next time is chapters 9-10.


Worksheet from last time: Power and Fulfillment in Relationships and Society. Do the following on the two tables on the back side:

  • Person/Situation #3: Silas deals with the loss of his money. 
  • Person/Situation #4: Godfrey reacts to Dunstan’s disappearance.


Three large groups discussion

Small groups reading of chapter 9



Friday & Wednesday--January 18 & 23, 2019
Business:

  • Sentence Parts Quiz today.
  • Re-take next time. 
  • Silas reading for next time is chapters 5-8.
  • Read chapter 6 if you want a long look at the culture of the Rainbow--Raveloe’s local tavern. 


Sentence Parts Quiz #1

Worksheet from last time: Power and Fulfillment in Relationships and Society

  • First “person/situation”: Godfrey’s predicament involving Molly and Nancey.
  • Second “person/situation”: Dunstan’s performance fetching money for Godfrey.
  • Do both of these on the tables on the front side. 



Our discussion was based on the above



Wednesday-Thursday--January 16-17, 2019
Business:

  • Review PT instructions for Silas.
  • Sentence Parts Quiz next time.
  • Incentive to read for next time: If you declare and can demonstrate you have read, I’ll stamp your worksheet...or the equivalent thereof. 


Sentence Parts

  • Sentence Parts quiz could happen any day…
  • Mark sentences 44-53 of Practice Sentences #7.


Theme Intro: Power and Fulfillment in Relationships and Society
Four Parts:

  1. Power in Relationships
  2. Fulfillment in Relationships
  3. Power in Society
  4. Fulfillment in Society


WN: Rank a Character
Choose a character from a book we’ve read and rank them in the four areas. Provide a brief reason for each ranking.

Slide Show: Cass Family Subplot

Notes not required.

Power and Fulfillment in Relationships and Society

  • We didn't end up getting to this, yet. 


Monday-Tuesday--January 12-13, 2019
Business:

  • I believe I am on track to include the Personal Narrative on term 2.
  • We’re starting Silas Marner today.
  • Tip for the term: Stay up on your reading and everything is easier.  


Sentence Parts

  • Sentence Parts quiz could happen any day…
  • Mark sentences 36-43 of Practice Sentences #7.

WN: Notes on Two Villages Slideslow

  • Capture main ideas from each slide.


Reading chapters 1-2 of Silas Marner for next time. 



Pagetracker with reading schedule for the Silas Marner reading. 



Thursday-Friday--January 10-11, 2019
Business:

  • Bring in unused Sub-for-Santa envelopes--I’ll take them. 
  • All discussion makeups are due today. 
  • Finishing the Personal Narrative in class today.
  • Collecting Fahrenheit pagetrackers and books.
  • Collecting Compare/Contrast Fahrenheit and The Truman Show
  • Passing out next year’s schedules...




Tuesday-Wednesday--January 8-9, 2019
Business:

  • Bring in unused Sub-for-Santa envelopes--I’ll take them. 
  • Talk to me if you have any issues with your grade. All discussion make-ups are due next time. 
  • We’ll be starting Personal Narrative based on Fahrenheit 451 or The Truman Show today.
  • It will go on term 2 if I can get them graded in time. If not, I’ll put it on term 3. 


WN: Idea or Life Experience

  • Identify and discuss three prominent ideas or life experiences portrayed in Fahrenheit 451 or The Truman Show.
  • 1 page


Personal Narrative Essay Assignment 

This is an in-class assignment. We spent about 30 minutes on it in class today and students will have 30 minutes in class next time to finish.



Tuesday-Wednesday--December 18-19, 2018

  • Extra-credit quiz is on!
  • Pick up your writer’s notebooks on the way in.
  • Get started on the test right away.
  • We will not turn in Fahrenheit books or pagetrackers today.
  • We’ll start The Truman Show today.
  • You’ll start “Compare/Contrast Fahrenheit 451 and The Truman Show” 
  • Ask me for info about the Creative Writing class if you’re interested. 



Friday & Monday--December 14 & 17, 2018
Business:

  • Quiz bumped until next time.
  • Writer’s Notebook due today.


Today:

  • Bradbury’s Images . . .
  • Sentence Parts
  • Bradbury Video


Bradbury’s Images: Pages 139-165

WN: Bradbury Notes and Quotes

  • One page of notes and quotes about him and his philosophy based on the following video:




Writer’s Notebooks turned in:

  1. WN: Four Revealing Quotes
  2. Plato’s Cave Allegory (reading)
  3. WN: Plato’s Cave Drawing
  4. Growing Conflict: Pages 21-42
  5. Three Conversations: Pages 42-68
  6. Montag is Changing: Pages 71-91
  7. Montag Escapes from the Cave…
  8. Bradbury’s Images: Pages 139-165
  9. WN: Bradbury Video Notes




Wednesday-Thursday, December 12-13, 2018
Business:

  • Reading pages 139-165 for next time . . .
  • Quiz on Fahrenheit next time
  • Writer’s Notebooks due next time


Today:

  • Sentence Parts
  • Montag escapes…
Writer’s Notebook for Fahrenheit:

  1. WN: Four Revealing Quotes
  2. Plato’s Cave Allegory (reading)
  3. WN: Plato’s Cave Drawing
  4. Growing Conflict: Pages 21-42
  5. Three Conversations: Pages 42-68
  6. Montag is Changing: Pages 71-91
  7. Montag Escapes from the Cave…
  8. WN: Bradbury Video Notes



Sentence Parts:

  • Review helping verbs
  • Mark sentences 21-35 of Practice Sentences #7


Montag Escapes from the Cave: Pages 113-139 

DQ:


  • What signs of enlightenment or unenlightenment do we see in pages 113-139?




Monday-Tuesday--December 10-11, 2018
Business:

  • Describe phases Montag experiences during this reading. 
  • How are these phases Plato’s Cave-like?

Sentence Parts:
  • We marked sentences 6-20 in practice sentences #7. 


Thursday-Friday--December 7-8, 2018
Business:
  • Reading pages 91-110 for next time . . .
Today:
  • Sentence Parts
  • How Montag is changing?


DQs:
  • Describe how Guy’s reading with Mildred goes.
  • What happened in Guy’s first encounter with Faber?
  • What does this reveal about Guy?
  • What role does the Bible play in today’s reading?
  • What’s going on during Guy’s subway trip?
  • Who is Faber?
  • What does Faber teach Montag?
  • What does Montag teach Faber?
  • Compare these events to the Cave Allegory






Tuesday-Wednesday--December 4-6, 2018
Business:

  • Reading pages 71-91 for next time . . .

Today:

  • Themes in the Allegory
  • Montag and the Allegory


DQs:

  • What is the major theme of Plato’s Cave Allegory?
  • What are the big sub-themes? 


Three Conversations...pages 42-68 


Friday & Monday--November 30 & December 3, 2018
Business:

  • Reading pages 42-68 for next time . . .

Today:

  • Finish Cave Allegory drawings/discuss
  • Discuss Montag and the cave
  • Maybe Sentence Parts


Plato’s Cave Allegory

  • Finishing drawing it and labelling 20 things.


DQ:

  • Use Plato’s allegory to explain what Montag is experiencing in pages 21-42.


Growing Conflict: Pages 21-42 (file #8)




Wednesday-Thursday--November 28-29
Business:

  • Read pages 21-42 for next time


WN: Four Revealing Quotes 

  • Select quotes that are highly leveraging in terms of introducing themes.
  • Use quotes from throughout the reading.
  • For each quote, explain its significance in terms of introducing theme. 


Plato’s Cave Allegory 

  • We read this twice--once individually, once in groups


WN: Plato’s Cave Allegory Drawing

  • Use a two-page spread in your writer’s notebooks.
  • Read the allegory again aloud in your groups. 
  • Draw what Plato describes in his allegory.
  • On your drawing, label 20 significant things . . . 
  • Labels are phrases or brief sentences


Monday-Tuesday--November 26-27Business:
  • Starting Fahrenheit 451 
  • Turning in Graphic Novels and pagetrackers for Frankenstein
  • Sub for Santa . . . 
  • Check in Frankenstein and check out Fahrenheit 451 at the end of class.
  • Pagetrackers with reading schedules for Fahrenheit
  • Read the “Day 1” reading assignment in Fahrenheit



Monday-Tuesday--November 19-20, 2018
Business:
  • Quiz today.
  • Graphic Novels due end of class
  • Pagetrackers due end of class
DQs:
  • Considering the end of Frankenstein and the monster . . . 
  • What is your appraisal of Frankenstein? Of the monster?
  • What moral for mankind is there?
Thursday-Friday--November 15-16, 2018
Business:
    Reading chapter 24 for the next time.
    Writer’s Notebook due today
    Quiz on Monday/Tuesday
    Graphic Novels due end of class today. Don’t rush. Get as far as you can doing quality work. You will be graded on:
  1. Insight 
  2. Presentation

    Writer’s Notebook turned in:
  • Pre-reading for Frankenstein
  • Revealing Moments: The Letters and Chapter 1
  • WN: Fishbowl Discussion
  • Victor Becomes Creator: Chapters 2-5
  • Justin Moritz and the Ghost Story
  • The Nature of the Creature--Chapter 12
  • Generalizing from the Monster’s Rise and Fall
  • Paragraphs and Parts: Chapters 13-16
Graphic Novel Planning
DQs:
Considering Victor’s marriage with Elizabeth:
  • Evaluate:
    Victor’s handling of his marriage with Elizabeth.
    Victor’s efforts to involve law enforcement.
    Victor’s remorse--is it legitimate?

Time to work on Graphic Novels

Tuesday-Wednesday--November 13-14,  2018
Business:
  • Chapters 21-23 for the next time
  • 24 for the next time
  • The quiz will be in Monday/Tuesday
  • Writer’s Notebook is due next time:
    • Pre-reading for Frankenstein
    • Revealing Moments: The Letters and Chapter 1
    • WN: Fishbowl Discussion
    • Victor Becomes Creator: Chapters 2-5
    • Justin Moritz and the Ghost Story
    • The Nature of the Creature--Chapter 12
    • Generalizing from the Monster’s Rise and Fall
    • Paragraphs and Parts: Chapters 13-16
    • Graphic Novel Planning
DQs:
  • Did Victor do the right thing in destroying the monster’s mate? Evaluate Victor’s reasoning in chapter 17 when he agrees to create the mate. Evaluate his thinking in chapter 20 when he decides to destroy the mate. Which decision is more rational?
WN: Graphic Novel Planning
Before you start the actual graphic novel, brainstorm in your writer’s notebook. Do the following:
  • State your theme.
  • List and briefly describe what will go on each of your 20 frames.

  • This is done entirely in class and due at the end of next class.



Friday & Monday--November 9 & 13, 2018
Business:
Read chapters 17-20 for next time.

LT: Provide strong text-based commentary through the use of generalizations.

DQs: Considering the arrival of the Arabian and the creature’s failed attempt to make friends, evaluate:
Shelley’s storytelling
The creature’s thoughts and actions
Victor’s role in all of this

Generalizing from the Monster’s Rise and Fall: Chapters 13-16
Paragraphs and Parts: Chapters 13-16

Wednesday-Thursday--November 7-8, 2018
Business:
  • Reading chapters 13-16 for next time.
  • Today we will take a reading inventory that assesses your reading ability.


DQs:
  • How are things for Victor and Elizabeth?
  • How does nature affect Victor?
  • Describe the relationship between Victor and the creature.
  • Hows does Shelley portrayal the creature’s first days and months?
  • How do Victor and the monster compare morally, intellectually, and emotionally?
  • What virtues and vices does Shelley highlight in chapters 11-12?


Reading Inventory (mandatory for all sophomores)
  • Go to my blog and click on “Reading Inventory”
    (suthys10honorsenglish.blogspot.com)
  • Click the blue icon on the bottom left that says, “Reading Inventory”
  • Log in with your student ID # (no zero at the beginning) and this password: ths123
  • Click on the right blue box labeled, “Reading Comprehension”
  • Select three book genres that interest you (this will not affect your score--it just helps the program to know which books to recommend).
  • Average lexile level for 10th graders is 1085L to 1400L

The Nature of the Creature--Chapter 12 (file #24)




Monday-Tuesday--November 5-6, 2018
Business:
  • Read chapters 9-12 for next time.


Sentence Parts
  • Mark everything in Practice Sentences #6.


DQs/WN: Fishbowl Discussion

  • Write a page of responses to the following discussion points:
  • Compare/contrast Victor with Clerval.
  • What have we learned about the nature of the monster?
  • Critique Victor’s handling of the Justine Moritz incident.
  • Comment on Shelley’s storytelling skill in these chapters.
  • What vision of education does Shelley showcase so far?



Thursday-Friday--November 1-2, 2018
Business:
  • Reading chapters 6-8 for next time.


Sentence Parts
  • Mark the remaining sentences in Practice Sentences #5


DQ:
  • Discuss Victor’s successes and failures?
  • Identify effect elements of Shelley’s storytelling.




Tuesday-Wednesday--October 30-31, 2018
Business:

  • Hobbit essays should be ready to be graded.
  • Read chapters 2-5 for next time.


DQ: What themes are introduced by the characterization of Robert Walton and Victor Frankenstein in The Letters and Chapter 1?


Revealing Moments: The Letters and Chapter 1 


Friday & Monday--October 26 & 29, 2018
Business:
  • Hobbit essays should be finished on Google Drive.
  • Hobbit books and pagetrackers are due today.
  • The reading schedule on the Frankenstein pagetracker starts today.
Sentence Parts:
  • Read Section IV: Helping Verbs. 
  • Mark sentences 1-10 in Practice Sentences #5 


DQ:
  • What did you learn from the Pre-reading assignment?

Slideshow on Frankenstein


Wednesday-Thursday--October 24-25, 2018
  • Finishing the Hobbit essay in class today.
  • Hobbit books and pagetrackers will be turned in next time.
  • Homework for next time is:
    • Pre-reading for Frankenstein (see file #19)
    • This involves reading 12 pages of information and responding to the questions.

Essay Priority #1: Your Idea Structure
  • An Interesting, Intriguing or Compelling Claim
  • Sub-claims truly prove and add depth to the Overall Claim


Essay Priority #2 Make every line of your intro worth reading.
  • Say something interesting in your first line.
  • Keep it up as you transition to your claim.
State your claim emphatically at the end of your intro.






Tuesday-Wednesday—October 16-17, 2018
Business:
  • PLot vs. Analysis--Chapters 12-13 is graded.
  • Highs and Lows--Chapters 14-16 is graded.
  • Remaining scores for this term:
    • Reading score
    • Discussion score
    • Hobbit quiz
    • Writer’s Notebook score
  • Hobbit Quiz today.
  • The Writer’s Notebook due today.
  • Begin an essay based on The Hobbit today.
    • We will finish the essay the day after after Fall Break.
    • Keep your book and Pagetracker to work on the essay.

The Hobbit Writer’s Notebook:
1.   Nature of Adventure
2.   WN: Nature of Adventure
3.   WN: Four Themes from Rivendell
4.   WN: Swagger
5.   Paragraphs and Parts: Chapter 6
6.   Beorn
7.   Scouting Bilbo
8.   Statements that Matter—Chapters 10-11

Essay: Adventure/Heroism in The Hobbit 

Friday & Monday—October 12 & 15, 2018

Business:
  • End of term is next Wednesday.
    • Quiz on The Hobbit--no retakes
    • Writer’s Notebooks due--no re-scores
  • The Writer’s Notebook so far:
    • Nature of Adventure
    • WN: Nature of Adventure
    • WN: Four Themes from Rivendell
    • WN: Swagger
    • Paragraphs and Parts: Chapter 6
    • Beorn
    • Scouting Bilbo
    • Statements that Matter—Chapters 10-11
  • Quick review of Plot vs. Analysis from last time.
  • Pagetracker Stamping for chapters 14-16

Sentence Parts
·      Mark everything in Practice Sentences #4, sentences 14-20.

DQ: Who is morally or intellectually impressive in chapters 14-16?
    • Who is morally or intellectually unimpressive?








Wednesday-Thursday—October 10-11, 2018
Business:
  • End of term is next Wednesday.
    • Quiz on The Hobbit--no retakes
    • Writer’s Notebooks due--no re-scores
  • The Writer’s Notebook so far:
    • Nature of Adventure
    • WN: Nature of Adventure
    • WN: Four Themes from Rivendell
    • WN: Swagger
    • Paragraphs and Parts: Chapter 6
    • Beorn
    • Scouting Bilbo
    • Statements that Matter—Chapters 10-11
  • Pagetracker Stamping for chapters 12-13

Sentence Parts
  • We classified verbs and labeled direct objects and subjective complements in Practice Sentences #3

DQs:
  • Big themes in chapters 12-13?
  • New dimensions of old themes?

On Google Drive “Life File: Plot vs. Analysis
Practice separating plot from analysis in chapters 12-13. You’ll find this table at the top of your Life file. On the left, provide only plot as described. On the right, provide only commentary and analysis as described. 30 minute time limit.

The Hobbit--Chapters 12-13
Plot
(events, quotes, author observations)
Commentary & Analysis
(interpretations, insights, discussions and elaborations)











Monday-Tuesday—October 8-9, 2018
Business
·         End of term is next Wednesday. Next Tuesday & Wednesday will be the quiz on The Hobbit and the Writer’s Notebook will be due. There will be no re-takes on the quiz and no re-scores on the Writer’s Notebook.
·         The Writer’s Notebook so far:
1.      Nature of Adventure
2.      WN: Nature of Adventure
3.      WN: Four Themes from Rivendell
4.      WN: Swagger
5.      Paragraphs and Parts: Chapter 6
6.      Beorn
7.      Scouting Bilbo
8.      Statements that Matter—Chapters 10-11

Sentence Parts
·         We classified verbs and labeled direct objects and subjective complements in Practice Sentences #2

DQ: Characterization in Chapter 10
Describe Tolkien’s characterization of the following characters in chapter 10:
·         The  Master
·         The Elves and the Elvenking
·         The townsmen of Laketown
·         Thorin and the Dwarves
·         Bilbo

DQ: Tone, Art & Theme
What does Tolkien accomplish artistically and thematically in chapter 11?



Thursday-Friday—October 4-5, 2018
Business:
·       No name pagetrackers on back board.
·       Missing discussion points should be made up by the end of next week.
·       PT Check with the “Done on Time” stamp
·       Come prepared to write an in-class essay based on chapters 8 & 9 next time.

LT:  Analyze textual passages for themes.

DQs:
·       What changes for Bilbo in chapters 8-9?
o   Include quotes in your answer.



Tuesday-Wednesday—October 2-3, 2018
Business:
  • No name pagetrackers on back board.
  • Missing discussion points should be made up by the end of next week.
  • My blog is: suthys10honorsenglish.blogspot.com
  • PT Check with the “English____” stamp
  • Come prepared to write and in-class essay based on chapters 8 & 9 next time.

Sentence Parts
  • We classified verbs and labeled direct objects and subjective complements in Practice Sentences #1

DQ: Beorn
Use evidence from the text to address the following:
  • Who is Beorn and what does he contribute to the story?
    • What phase are we in?
    • What is revealed about major characters?





Friday & Monday—September 28 & October 1, 2018
Business:
·       No name pagetracker on back board.
·       Writer’s Notebook rescores and quiz retakes on Julius Caesar are due Friday.
·       All Julius Caesar pagetrackers are due Friday. 
·       I have a blog!!!!
·       PT Check with the “English____” stamp

Sentence Parts
·       Marking prepositional phrases, subjects and verbs, classifying verbs as action or linking, and marking direct objects and subjective complements in Practice Sentences #4.

DQ/WN: Swagger
·       Where do you see swagger in chapter 6? Three paragraphs with quotes addressing evidence of swagger with the following:
o   Bilbo
o   Gandalf
o   The Eagles



Wednesday-Thursday—September 26-27, 2018
Business:
  • No name pagetracker on back board
  • The PSAT/NMSQT is coming up.
  • Writer’s Notebook rescores and quiz retakes on Julius Caesar are due Friday.
  • All Julius Caesar pagetrackers are due Friday. 
  • I have a blog!!!!
  • PT Check with the “Excellent Work” stamp

Sentence Parts
  • Marking prepositional phrases, subjects and verbs, classifying verbs as action or linking, and marking direct objects and subjective complements in Practice Sentences #4.

DQs:
  • What significant new elements does Tolkien add to the story in chapters four and five? What do they add to the story?


Monday-Tuesday—September 24-25
Business:
  • The PSAT/NMSQT is coming up.
  • Writer’s Notebook rescores and quiz retakes on Julius Caesar are due Friday. Don’t turn in your WN for a rescore unless it is 100% complete.
  • I have a blog!!!! Read the blog before you ask me about what you missed.
  • And . . . I post at the front of the class what we do and put handouts in numbered files. Read the post and find the handouts before talking to me.
  • PT check—stamp.

DQ: Handling Adventure
  • Evaluate the performance of the group in this chapter. Do they display the ability to capably handle adventure at this early stage?

WN: Nature of Adventure
  • From “Nature of Adventure”
    • One sentence claim (not a whole paragraph)
      • Three CCQC paragraphs

WN: Four Themes from Rivendell
  • Divide a page into four quarters.
  • In each quarter, state a theme and list four or more bullet observations and one quote on that theme.

 Thursday-Friday—September 20-21, 2018
Business:
  • Retakes on the Julius Caesar quiz—by end of next week. Just come at lunch.
  • After Julius Caesar, no more retakes. I will set the quiz scores to average at 80% and we will move on.
  • Rescores on Julius Caesar Writer’s Notebook by end of next week. After Julius Caesar, no more rescores on Writer’s Notebooks.

DQ: What do you make of Bilbo? How do you define him?

Sentence Parts
  • Mark subjects and verbs in Practice Sentences #3.



Tuesday-Wednesday—September 18-19, 2018
Business:
·       Discussion Make-Up: You can do this preemptively (before I actually post scores) if you don’t want them to pile up.

Begin Reading The Hobbit

Pagetracker with Reading Schedule for The Hobbit (see file #11 in the classroom)
·       Read chapter 1 for next time.


Working on Leadership Essay in class

Friday & Monday—September 14 & 17, 2018
Business:
  • Technology Points
  • Discussion Make-Ups for the first score are due today (Friday).

  • Working on it today and next time in class.

Julius Caesar Writer’s Notebook—today, no exceptions.
    1. WN: Ten Prepositions
    2. WN: Cassius at Work
    3. WN: On Conspiracies
    4. WN: On Marriage
    5. Two Roman Marriages
    6. Carefully Chosen Words
    7. WN: Evaluating the Romans
    8. WN: Rhetorical Triangle Notes
    9. Antony’s Speech and the Rhetorical Triangle
  • Turning the WN in:
    1. Remove all previously scored handouts.
    2. Make sure all WN entries have a clearly labeled title.
    3. Put the three handouts together where the Julius Caesar stuff begins.
    4. Make sure your name is on the front.
 Julius Caesar Quiz

Wednesday & Thursday—September 12-13, 2018
Business:
  • Pagetracker check—due next time.
  • Discussion Make-Ups for the first score should be completed by this Friday.
  • Finish play by next time:
    • Read days #6 & 7 for next time.
  • Quiz on Julius Caesar next time.
  • Writer’s Notebook due next time. It can’t be turned in late and if you leave it at home, you’re out of luck.
  • Julius Caesar Writer’s Notebook
    1. WN: Ten Prepositions
    2. WN: Cassius at Work
    3. WN: On Conspiracies
    4. WN: On Marriage
    5. Two Roman Marriages
    6. Carefully Chosen Words
    7. WN: Evaluating the Romans
    8. WN: Rhetorical Triangle Notes
    9. Antony’s Speech and the Rhetorical Triangle
Sentence Parts
  • Mark subjects and verbs in the rest of Practice Sentences #1 and in Practice Sentences #2.
DQ: Evaluating the Romans
  • Evaluate the intellectual and moral depth of the Romans based on Act III, scenes II-III.

WN: Rhetorical Triangle Notes
Logos: Rational or Logical Appeals. Appeal to logical reasoning ability of the audience through use of facts, case studies, statistics, experiments, logical reasoning, analogies, anecdotes, authority voices, etc. Are writer’s claims reasonable? Is there sufficient evidence to support those claims? Does the speaker make logical conclusions? Does he/she talk about counter-arguments, other opinions or points of view?
Pathos: Emotional Appeals. Appeal to beliefs/feelings of the audience. An appeal of pathos can move an audience to anger or tears as a means of persuasion. May attempt to invoke particular emotions such as fear, envy, patriotism, lust, etc. Or, an appeal of pathos may stem from shared values between the author and the audience, or from an argument that caters to an audience’s beliefs.

Ethos: Ethical Appeals. Appeal based on the character, persona, and/or position of the speaker. This kind of appeals give the audience a sense of the author as competent/fair/an authority figure. Such an appeal may highlight the author’s trustworthiness, credibility, reliability, expert testimony, reliable sources, fairness, celebrity, etc.

Monday & Tuesday—September 10-11, 2018
Business:
  • Pagetracker check.
  • Discussion Make-Ups for the first score should be completed by this Friday.
  • Looking forward:
    • For next time, reading day #5 (Act III, scenes II-III).
    • For the next time, reading days #6 & 7 will be combined--so you’ll finish the play.
      • So on Friday (odd classes) and Monday (even classes) you’ll take the quiz on the whole play and any Writer’s Notebook assignments will be due
  • Julius Caesar Writer’s Notebook
    1. WN: Ten Prepositions
    2. WN: Cassius at Work
    3. WN: On Conspiracies
    4. WN: On Marriage
    5. Two Roman Marriages
    6. Carefully Chosen Words
Sentence Parts
  • Mark subjects and verbs through sentence #10 in Practice Sentences #1.

DQ: Act III, scene I Theme:
Discuss a theme you see in Shakespeare’s depiction of Caesar’s assassination in Act III, scene I. Use a CCQC (claim, context, quote, commentary) format.
  • Example #1:
Cassius displays a sense of urgency. His impatience with Antony’s extolling Caesar prompts him to declare, “I blame you not for praising Caesar so; but what compact mean you to have with us?” (41) Cassius’s sense of timing forces him to push Antony for a commitment. He knows order must quickly be established before it is too late.
  • Example #2:
The epic mindset is on display in Act III, scene I. In the immediate aftermath of the assassination, the assassins pause to declare how their deed will be seen by future Romans: “How many ages hence shall this our lofty scene be acted over in states unborn and accents yet unknown!” (38). This boast flavors the scene with a feeling of monumental importance and causes the reader to wonder if the boast is accurate or simply an effort on the part of the assassins to justify their deed.  




Thursday-Friday—September 6-7, 2018
Business:
·       Re-do’s for Plutarch Quiz and Poem Quiz at lunch.
·       Pagetracker check. One note per page.
·       All scores are updated on Powerschool.
·       Explanation of Discussion Make-Up.

Sentence Parts
·       Mark prepositional phrases in Practice Sentences #3.

DQ: Discuss significant or revealing moments from the morning of the assassination (Act II, scenes II-V).
·       What do we learn about:
o   Caesar, Calpurnia, Decius, Portia, Brutus

WN: On Marriage
·       Describe what you feel makes marriages strong.
o   Discuss at least three aspects of strong marriages.
o   Length: Three well-developed paragraphs.




Tuesday-Wednesday—September 4-5, 2018
Business:
·       Re-do’s for Plutarch Quiz and Poem Quiz at lunch. Do it sooner rather than later.
·       Pagetracker check. One note per page.
·       All scores will be updated by next time (reading, discussion, poem quiz, writer’s notebook check, Life of Me)
·       Any questions about the reading?

Sentence Parts
·       Mark all prepositional phrases in Practice Sentences #2.

WN: On Conspiracies
·       You work in law enforcement and have been assigned to present a training on the nature of conspiracies based on Act II, scene I of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Organize your presentation as follows:
o   An overall theme or main idea
§  Three supporting ideas. Ideas—not evidence.
·       Evidence from Act II, scene I for each supporting idea. 
o   Organize this in your writer’s notebook however you prefer.

DQ: What is the nature of conspiracies?

·       Answer using evidence from Act II, scene I.


Thursday-Friday—August 30-31, 2018
Business:
  • Re-do’s for Plutarch Quiz and Poem Quiz at lunch. Do it sooner rather than later.
  • Pass writer’s notebooks back
  • Pagetracker check. One note per page.

Sentence Parts
  • WN: Ten Prepositions
    • Choose ten prepositions and write a brief story in which you use them in prepositional phrases.
  • We marked prepositional phrases in the rest of Practice Sentences #1.

WN: Cassius at Work
  • For each of the following five segments, summarize the conversation (left side of page) and comment on what Cassius is up to (right side of page).

  1. “Brutus with himself at war . . .” (p. 4.6-5.4)                              
  2. “. . . can you see your face?” (p. 5.4-6.3)                                   
  3. “. . . a man of such a feeble temper . . .” (p. 6.3-7.6)       
  4. “. . . under these hard conditions . . .” (7.6-9.1)               
  5. “Thy honourable metal may be wrought . . .” (p. 11.9-12.8)                    

DQ: What does Shakespeare accomplish through Casca in these scenes?
  • Consider Casca’s interaction with the following characters in your response:
    • Brutus
    • Cassius
    • Caesar
    • Antony
    • Casca

We read Act I, scene III in class.





Tuesday-Wednesday—August 28-29, 2018
Business:
  • Retakes on Plutarch Quiz at lunch over the next two weeks. Just come when you’re ready.
  • First Reading score will happen after Friday.
    • 15 points
    • Minus 3 points for each day not brining a book
    • Can’t recover missed reading points
    • Being tardy costs you reading points

  • Write your name prominently on your Writer’s Notebook.

Writer’s Notebook turned in:
  1. Positive Double Negative Thinking
  2. Five Words
  3. Two Stanzas
  4. Two More Stanzas
  5. Julius Caesar Play Notes

Quiz on Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth

Sentence Parts Unit Start (see file #5)
  • We marked the prepositions in the first ten sentences of Practice Sentences #1.


Julius Caesar Overview
  • Act I: Cassius talking with Brutus and others about the Caesar problem.
  • Act II: Brutus and the conspirators planning the attack.
  • Act III: The assassination and then addressing the people.
  • Act IV: The two opposing sides (Antony and Octavius versus Brutus and Cassius) talk, argue, and plan.
  • Act V: The two sides battle at Philippi; death of Brutus.

DQ: What conflict or conflicts exist in Act I, scene I?
  • Include a quote in your observation.

Reading Act I, scene II in class . . .





Friday & Monday—August 24 & 27, 2018
Business:
  • Next time:
    • Quiz on Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth—the entire poem.
    • Writer’s Notebook turned in:
      • Positive Double Negative Thinking
      • Five Words
      • Two Stanzas
      • Two More Stanzas (today)
      • Julius Caesar Play Notes (today)
  • Today:
    • Confessions Speech
    • Quiz on last two stanzas of poem
    • Starting Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

Confessions Speech

Poem Quiz
WN: Two More Stanzas
·       Write out the last 8 lines of the poem from memory. We did a practice score on this.

  • WN: Julius Caesar Play Notes
    • Take notes on this slide show.

Read Act I, scene I of Julius Caesar

  • We read Act I, scene I of the play. No additional reading is assigned. 

Wednesday-Thursday—August 22-23, 2018
Business:
  • Any Disclosure Statements or Paragraph Assessments?
  • Plutarch quiz scores will be posted soon.
  • Next two stanzas of the poem need be memorized by next time.
  • “Life of You” will be due next time.

27 Speech
Lazy Ozzie
Next time: Honestly Chat

Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth
  • Discuss third and fourth stanzas
  • Memorize the third and fourth stanzas for next time




Monday-Tuesday—August 20-21, 2018
Business:
  • Reading Books
    • Chocolate/Spinach Speech
    • 27 Speech
  • Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth
    • Quiz on first two stanzas
      • WN: Two Stanzas
        • Write out the first two stanzas without looking at the poem
Preparation for Writing:
            The Life of . . [You]
  • In-class writing assignment next time.
  • Brief autobiographical story of the most defining or important times in your life so far.

WN: Life of [You] Prep
  • List and briefly describe the experiences and lessons that have most significantly shaped your life.
  • Like Plutarch, you’re not going to tell everything about your “Life”--you’ll focus on what stands out the most.

Plutarch Quiz






Thursday & Friday—August 16-17, 2018
Business:
  • Disclosure Statements
    • Bring them back signed.
    • On getting missed work
  • Technology Points
    • You get them for free
    • You lose them for being on your phone when you shouldn’t be
  • Reading Books
    • Reading book check
    • 15 points every three weeks
    • Non-recoverable if you get dinged (3 points per ding)
  • Discussion Points
    • 20-40 every three weeks
    • You need to make at least on informed comment per major discussion
    • Missed discussion points can be make up using the Discussion Make-up Form
  • Quiz on Plutarch reading next time!
    • It’s open-book
  • Spiral Notebooks
    • For written entries
    • For holding assignments until they are turned in
    • WN: Five Words
      • Write down five words that describe Julius Caesar. For each word write a sentence explaining why the word fits.
      • Everyone will share a word. Make your words as distinct as possible so that if someone uses your word, you have another word no one has used.




Wednesday—August 15, 2018
Business:
  • Summer reading check
  • Bring a reading book every day all year.
  • Bring a spiral bound notebook, dedicated to this class only, every day all year.
  • Test any day on Plutarch’s Lives of Caesar and Brutus. Be ready!
  • My blog:
  • suthys10honorsenglish.blogspot.com
    • If you are absent, go to the blog that day!

·       Do the first two stanzas

·       Return with parent signature