May 2012 archive

Thursday May 31

Freshman English: Goals: T o put oneself in the role of the character; to practice creative/letter writing skills; to familiarize self with another student's choice book 1. QW: Who do you go to when you need advice? Why this person? 2. Turn in Journals for the LAST TIME EVER 3. Dear Abby Activity.  If absent, …

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Wednesday May 30

Freshman English: Goals: To determine the difference between round and flat characters; to discuss the importance of character development; to examine elements of character in choice novel 1. QW: What do you need to know about a character to really understand who they are? What info is most important? least? 2. Character development overview and …

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Tuesday May 29

Freshman English: Goals: To utilize active reading skills to decode and comprehend choice text; to make progress towards completing choice novel! 1. Reading Day.  Remember, your book must be finished by the start of class on Monday June 4th!!!! World History: Goals: To increase understanding of events in our current world; to clarify the meaning …

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Thursday May 24

Freshman English: Goals: To analyze conflict in a text; to practice the TS/Cx/CD/Cm paragraph format in preparation for the final essay 1. QW: What are some conflicts going on in your life? Don't tell me you don't have any…we all do! Even little conflcts count. 2. 5 types of conflict refresher 3. Conflict Analysis picture …

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Wednesday May 23

Freshman English: Goals: To use active reading strategies to decode and comprehend text; to analyze text for meaning and theme 1. Reading Day!!! Be sure you are keeping track of the time you have left….as of now, you have 11 days before your book needs to be done! World History: Goals: To utilize research strategies …

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Tuesday May 22

Freshman English: Goals: To examine the importance of human nature and gender in literature and society 1. QW: What are the differences between men and women? Think of attitudes, emotions, actions, etc…. 2. human-nature-and-gender.  IF absent, fill out both sides of this and turn in. 3. Video clips and discussion World HIstory: Goals: To utilize …

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Monday May 21

Freshman English: Goal: To use active reading skills to understand and interpret choice novel 1. Reading Day!!!  Use your class time to read your choice novel.  Be sure to take notes!!! World History: Goals: To understand overview and requirements of the Inhumanities Project; to select topics for research 1. QW: Why do you think bad …

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Thursday May 17

Freshman English: Goals: To solidify individual novel choices; to reflect on why book was chosen; to use active reading skills to decode and making meaning of text 1. QW: 2. Record choice books 3. Fill out Individual Novel Unit Book Info 4. Begin reading World History: Goals: To experience the Holocaust through film 1. Continue …

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Wednesday May 16

Freshman English: Goals: To utilize class time to solidify Individual Novel choice; to reflect on criteria for novel choice 1. QW: What are some of the things you will be looking for in your choice book? Explain. 2. Review Library Expectations (Hopefully this is not needed…) 3. To Library to choose novel. When it's checked …

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Tuesday May 15

Freshman English: Goals: To practice identifying theme in different works of literature 1. QW: How are you feeling about the final unit of the year? What are your concerns and thoughts? 2. View the picture books Yertle The Turtle and Oh The Places You'll Go and discuss theme. 3. Partner theme paragraph. If absent, see …

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