September 2013 archive

Wednesday Sept. 25 and Thursday Sept. 26

Freshman English: Learning Targets: I can use the paragraph scale to sort and score example paragraphs 1. QW: What do you think you need to work on most when it comes to your paragraphs? What are you doing well? Any confusion? 2. Paragraph sorting. If absent, see me for directions when you return. 3. Group …

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Tuesday September 24

Freshman English: Learning Targets: I can prepare for and participate in class discussions to further my understanding of a text; I understand the grading rubric for class discussions 1. QW: How do you feel about class discussions? Like them? Not so much? Why? 2. Go over Socratic Seminar Discussion Rubric 3. Class Discussion. If absent, …

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Monday September 23

Freshman English: 1. QW: Describ a time that you have felt uncomfortable or out of place. How did you deal with it? 2. Horse vocab  Copy into your journal! 3. Read "A Man Called Horse" in your textbook.  While reading, write 4 discussion questions to bring to our graded discussion tomorrow. Homework: Finish reading and …

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Friday September 20

Freshman English: Learning Targets: I can define this week's 10 vocab words; I can use active reading strategies to read, discuss, and analyze a short story 1. QW: What are your plans for the weekend? 2. Vocab Quiz. If absent, you have one week to make this up before it becomes a ZERO 3. Read …

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Thursday September 19

Freshman English: Learning Targets: I can demonstrate my understanding of the plot, conflicts, and characterization in TMDG 1. QW: How did you prepare for your quiz? 2. TMDG Quiz. If absent, you have one week (Until next Thursday) to make up this quiz. Make arrangements to come in before or after school. 3. Video Clip: …

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Wednesday September 18

Freshman English: Learning Target: I can write an anlysis paragraph that includes a quote that SHOWS a character trait rather than TELLING about it. 1. QW: Reactions to the story? Like it? Not so much? Thoughts on the ending? 2. Discuss "The Most Dangerous Game"  If absent, think about how each of the story elements …

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Tuesday September 17

Freshman English: Learning Targets: I can use active reading strategies to understand a text 1. QW: What do you think of the situation Rainsford is in? What would you do? 2. Finish reading "The Most Dangerous Game" with Active Reading Notes. If absent, divide a piece of notebook paper into 4 sections. Label the sections …

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Monday September 16

Freshman English: Learning Target: I can define this week's vocabulary words; I can consider multiple perspectives on controversial issues 1. QW: Describe a time you were scared or suspicious. 2. MDG Vocab If absent, copy vocab into your journal. Quiz on Friday! 3. Agree/Disagree activity. 4. Begin reading "The Most Dangerous Game". We'll finish in …

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Thursday September 12

Freshman English: Learning Target: I can demonstrate my understanding of the symbols, plot, and details in "The Yellow Wallpaper" 1. QW: If you were to make a movie of TYW, who would you cast to play the roles of Jane, John, and Jenny? Explain why. 2. TYW Quiz.  If absent, you must come in after …

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Wednesday September 11

Freshman English: Learning Target: I can identify the 4 parts of an analysis paragraph and explain each part's job. 1. QW: How do you feel about writing? What types of writing do you enjoy or think you're good at? What do you need to work on? 2. Discuss Paragraph progress tracking  If absent, cut this …

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