October 2011 archive

Monday October 31

Freshman English: Goals: To broaden vocabulary comprehension and usage; to utilize active reading skills to understand AF Ch. 3 1. QW: What are your plans for Halloween? If you don't have any, tell me what you did as a child. 2. Finish the last ten minutes of "Hitler and Stalin: Roots of Evil" and discuss …

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Friday October 28

Freshman English: Goals: To demonstrate mastery of vocabulary; To make connections between Hitler and Stalin, and AF and the RR 1. Vocab Quiz.  If absent, come in before/after school ASAP to make up. 2. Hitler and Stalin: Roots of Evil video with viewing questions. See me if absent to make this up. Homework: None, enjoy …

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Thursday October 27

Freshman English: Goals: To demonstrate understanding of AF CH. 1/2; To participate in discussion to deepen allegorical connections to the RR 1. QW: Do you know anyone who is a bad leader? Describe why. Discuss what kinds of traits make a bad leader. 2. Worksheet and vocab check off 3. Chapter 1 and 2 Quiz …

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Wednesday October 26

Freshman English: Goals: To work collaboratively to actively read AF Ch. 2; To reflect on previous reading; To utilize discussion strategies to enhance understanding 1. QW: What are the pros of working in a group?  The cons? What are some of the responsibilities of being a group member? 2. Group reading of Ch. 2 with …

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Tuesday October 25

Freshman English: Goals: To enhance understanding of Animal Farm Chapter 1; To continue perfecting the TS/Cx/CD/Cm paragraph format 1. Quickwrite: How did you feel about chapter 1 of AF? Reactions? Questions? 2. Discuss Ch. 1 as a class….clarify any confusion 3. AF Paragraph 1.  Prompt: In a quality TS/Cx/CD/Cm paragraph, answer the following question:  How …

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Monday October 24

Freshman English: Goals: To introduce AF Vocab #1; To actively read AF Chapter 1 1. QW: What did you do over the weekend? What was your favorite part? 2. Choice Book Check.  If absent, I need to see your ASAP when you return. 3. AF Vocab #1.  If absent, copy into your journal. You will …

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Friday October 21

Freshman English: Goals: To familiarize students with this year's award winning novels; to spark ideas for book choices for the rest of the year 1. Book Talks with Mrs. Knapp Homework: Get your choice reading book! It is required in class on Monday, worth 25 points.  Remember, you only have until Friday Oct. 28th to …

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Thursday October 20

Freshman English: Scroll down for yesterday's post… Today is the same World History: Goals: To broaden understanding of world religions and cultures; to dispell stereotypes about Islam and the Middle East 1. QW: 2. Watch Islam: Empires of Faith with Vocab sheet.  If absent, see me when you return to make this up. 3. Discuss …

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Wednesday October 19

Freshman English: Goals: To introduce the next unit; To acquire background information on the Russian Revolution through quality notetaking. 1. QW: How do you feel about books/movies that relate to history? Explain. 2. Animal Farm Book Talk.  3. Animal Farm Trailer 4. Russian Revolution Learning Stations.  If absent, click on the link and take notes …

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Tuesday October 18

Freshman English: Goals: To submit final essay draft; to review short stories and vocab 1. QW: What is your favorite game and why? Explain. 2. Turn in Essays! If absent, essay will be due the day you return. 3. Choice book info:  Your next choice reading book needs to be in class on Monday October …

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