Monthly Archives: March 2019
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English 9 SWS- Thursday night
English 9H- Saturday morning
AP Lang- Sunday lunch
Semester 1 make up- Sunday night
Thursday 21 March
Today is World Down Syndrome Day. “Down Syndrome International (DSi) encourages our friends all over the world to choose their own activities and events on WDSD to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities”. (www.worlddownsyndromeday2.org)
English 9H– Sit in groups of THREE. The assignment is in Classroom, but I want you to work on it in groups. When your group is finished, snap a pic, drop it on the doc, and turn it in.
Future stuff. If you want (and only IF you want), find a nonfiction book about anything you are interested in. You will read and analyze that book next quarter. Only requirement is that it’s a full length book and you are interested in the topic. Also, if you want (and only IF you want), take a copy of Lord of the Flies. We will be reading this book also next quarter.
English 9 SWS- You will be working in groups of THREE for today’s task. The assignment is in Classroom, but I want you to work on it in groups. When your group is finished, snap a pic, drop it on the doc, and turn it in.
AP Lang- Check in. How’s it going? What progress are you making? What do you need going forward?
Wednesday 20 March
English 9H- Continue working on the lit analysis RD. Turn in what you have done this afternoon/ evening.
English 9 SWS- Finish the 1996 film. Discuss differences between the book and the text.
AP Lang- Work time.
Tuesday 19 March
As long as y’all get your stuff done…
English 9H- Thesis workshop.
Your paper should investigate how your book fits the elements of dystopian fiction. It should also connect theme to the author’s criticism of the society in which he is writing.
First, write your thesis on a piece of paper. Next, look around. Make a silent appointment with someone at a different table. Switch papers, read each other’s thesis. Does the thesis include the things above? If not, would it still be able to alert the reader to what the prompt asks you to write about?
Repeat the above process a second time. After you have 2 people’s feedback, go back to your seat. Now, continue working on the rough draft, which you will turn in tomorrow.
English 9 SWS– Watch 1996 film version of Romeo and Juliet.
AP Lang– ICB pgs 54-90. I’ll post my notes later.
Monday 18 March
This is National Introvert’s Week. A whole week for those of us who like to be alone sometimes.
English 9H- Review literary analysis assignment. Questions? For the bucket feedback this week, please let me know what’s NOT working for you lately.
English 9 SWS- R&J final scene.
AP Lang- Reading day. Tomorrow we will discuss the rest of the section titled “The Last to See Them Alive”.
Friday 15 March
Today’s Finish up Friday we will be in Caribou Mode.
- Get comfy. Snacks and beverages are OK.
- You are here to get stuff done, not socialize.
- Headphones are (almost) required.
- No conversations. We are all strangers here. Don’t be that weirdo who talks to people you don’t know. Don’t make it awkward.
English 9H- FW#23. Look over the assignment for next week and PM questions.
English 9 SWS- FW#23. Have one person read over and revise with you. This conversation should only happen at the revision station.
AP Lang- Work time for the project or reading ICB.
Thursday 14 March
This time you are in mixed groups with all five texts represented. You are now the expert on this book and need to be able to tell others about it. Review the questions below before starting the conversation.
Summary– Briefly tell what the book is about without spoiling the ending.
Theme– What is the author trying to get us to understand from this book?
Questions– What 2 questions would you ask the author and why?
Last thoughts– What else can you say about this book?
English 9 SWS- Continue R&J. Act 4 scene 3.
AP Lang- ICB pgs 13-54. I posted my notes in Classroom.
Wednesday 13 March
English 9H- Take a look at the calendar below. Today we will be working on FW#23. There are slides in Classroom to help with organization.
English 9 SWS- End of Act 3. Juliet vs. her father.
Tuesday 12 March
English 9H- Preview and brainstorm FW#23. Act 5, scene 3. This is the end of the play. What did we learn?
English 9 SWS- Act 3, scene 4. Plot complication!!! Save about 10 minutes to go over FW#23.
AP Lang- Weaponized Lies chapter on Plausibility.