Friday-Friday, 16-23 June 2017

Interesting Fact: Henry Moseley was the scientist who rearranged the Periodic Table based on atomic mass. He died aged only 27 in WW1. Isaac Asimov said of his death, 'in view of what he might still have accomplished … his death might well have been the most costly single death of the War to mankind generally'.

Welcome to the culmination of our 20% projects.

These next few days will be a showcase of your accomplishments.

Agenda

  • 20% Presentations
  • Any work time is time to complete Much Ado stuff or study for finals in other classes.

Wednesday-Thursday, 14-15 June 2017

Interesting Fact: Spacesuits take 5,000 hours to make and cost around $1 million.

Welcome to the final few days of Freshman English. These next couple days are going to be work days for you (and me – I'll be grading late work & revisions).

You have plenty of things you can work on.

Agenda

  • Work on MAAN Notes (Due Friday 6/16)
  • Work on MAAN Final (Due Friday 6/23)
  • Work on 20% Presentation
  • Finish up any revisions (Due Friday 6/16)

Monday, 5 June 2017

Interesting Fact: The English word cereal is derived from 'Ceres', the Roman goddess of harvest and agriculture.

Welcome back. We're fast approaching the end of the line and many of you are pretty much Sophomores.

Grades

Some of you are currently not set to move on to sophomore year. IF THIS IS YOU, you need to come in for conference period and make a plan with me. If this doesn't happen today, I will be sending e-mails home.

Late Work

I graded all ungraded work, this weekend, but I was unable to get to late work. I'll be making one final pass through late work very soon. If you feel I have missed something you turned in, please e-mail me with the name of the assignment. Adam.Webber@Camas.Wednet.Edu

Revisions

June 16 is the final day you can turn in revisions.

Agenda

 

  • Read 3.3-3.5
  • Watch 3.3-3.5

Learning Target

  • I can read and understand complex forms of literature.
  • I can present in front of my peers.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Interesting Fact: James Earl Jones used to use Darth Vader as a CB radio handle while traveling cross country and spoke in character. "The truck drivers would really freak out — for them, it was Darth Vader. I had to stop doing that."

Welcome to Friday! And our final TLT Friday.

Agenda

  • Go Over 20% Presentations
  • Work on 20% Presentations
  • Reminder: 20% Journals Due Today
  • Reminder: All late work Due TODAY
  • All Revisions Due 6/16

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Interesting Fact: The phrase "pull yourself up by your own bootstraps" was originally meant to describe an absurdly impossible action. The phrase is an adynation, a figure of speech in the form of hyperbole taken to such extreme lengths as to insinuate a complete impossibility.

Welcome to Thursday. Today we continue our odyssey through Much Ado About Nothing.

FYI : I'm preparing a digital "No Fear Shakespeare" copy, in case anyone is interested. It'll be posted in classroom soon.

Agenda

  • Finish Watching 2.3 (If needed)
  • Read 3.1
  • Watch 3.1
  • Read 3.2
  • Watch 3.2
  • Read 3.3-3.5

Learning Target

  • I can read and understand complex forms of literature.
  • I can present in front of my peers.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Interesting Fact : The US solar industry employs twice the amount of workers than that of coal, oil, and natural gas combined.

Welcome to the final day of May! More Billy Shakespeare today.

Agenda

  • Finish up 2.1
  • Watch 2.1
  • Read 2.2-2.3
  • Watch 2.2-2.3
  • Read 3.1
  • Watch 3.1 (If Time)

Learning Target

  • I can read and understand complex forms of literature.
  • I can present in front of my peers.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Interesting Fact : There are approximately 3.04 TRILLION trees on Earth. More than the number of stars and planets in the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies combined.

Welcome to the last Tuesday of May (And your last 30th of Freshman year.) Today is more playing!

Agenda

  • Finish up 2.1
  • Watch 2.1
  • Read 2.2-2.3
  • Watch 2.2-2.3 (If Time)

Learning Target

  • I can read and understand complex forms of literature.
  • I can present in front of my peers.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Interesting Fact: US Police officers wear blue, because the first US police uniforms were made from surplus US Army uniforms from the Civil War.

Welcome back to more Shakespeare. Today we'll watch Act 1 and get on with Act 2 – Scene 1

Agenda

  • Watch Act I
  • Read Act II : Scene I

Learning Target

  • I can read and understand complex forms of literature.
  • I can present in front of my peers.

Monday, 23 May 2017

Interesting Fact: There was a phenomena named "Angel's Glow," a condition observed in soldiers at the Battle of Shiloh, when their wounds began to glow blue and heal faster. In 2001, a 17yo discovered it was caused by nematode vomit, the beneficial bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens.

Welcome to Tuesday.

Today we'll discuss the note-taking required for reading Much Ado About Nothing, do a fun assignment, and sign up for parts.

Agenda

  • MAAN Notes
  • Introduce Roles
  • Assignment
  • Work Time

MAAN Notes

Choose 1 major character(s) and chart his/her whereabouts and actions throughout each scene in the play. This person can be:

  • Benedick
  • Beatrice
  • Don Pedro & Claudio

If the person is not in the scene, suppose what they were doing at the time.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Interesting Fact: The movie Troll (1986) features a character named Harry Potter who navigates a world full of witches, wizards, and magic to save his family – 15 years before the Harry Potter franchise.

Welcome back to just 5 more weeks left of school. Today we'll be doing some R+J, some fun storytelling, and some translating.

Agenda

  • Quick Warm-Up
  • Reading Shakespeare
  • Translation
  • Romance
  • Sign-Ups