Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thursday, November 7th, 2013


Welcome, AP! 
Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Big Picture—Stop, Think, Reflect, ___________?

1.      This is what our past week looked like.
2.     How do we SHOW what we’ve learned from this past week?  I’m going to have you take a little comprehension quiz for general reading, but more important, how can you reflect on what you’ve learned, and show me what that is?
3.     And how can you show how it fits in with previous work we’ve done this term?
4.     What would this “showing what I’ve learned project” look like?
a.     What do we have to say to it
b.    How do we pull it all together?
c.     What has been most valuable to you and your learning?
d.    What do you most want me to know?
·      Writing style is as important as content.  (CY)
·      The pen is mightier than the sword. (Jio)
·      Knowledge of historical background can help the reader make sense of the piece.  (MKH)
·      Satire and parody are different.  (Sam)

Pair-Share—Chapters 3, 4, and 5 (Started 2:15)
·       Discuss as many of the Study Guide Questions as you can in the time I give you.  Feel free to skip around, but answer as many as you can together.

Pair-Share--Character Chart Work (Started 2:25)
1.      You and your partner compare character lists.
3.     Don’t duplicate something someone else has said.
4.          Fill in these gaps:
a.          Chapter numbers
b.          Character names
c.           Any references to characters in chapters 1-5

Historical Approach:  Powerpoint and Notes--Russian Revolution
·       …copy of powerpoint to you for note-taking.

Quiz:  Chapters 3, 4, 5
1.      Spread out so you have your own area for quiz-taking and for quiet reading.
2.     When you get settled, come back and grab the quiz.
3.     Take the quiz, then turn it in to me, please.
4.     Start reading and annotating chapter 6 and 7 of Animal Farm, pages 42-62.
5.     Annotate carefully:

a.     lots of making inferences
b.    asking questions
c.     making predictions
d.    Ooohhhh—I forgot MAKING CONNECTIONS!


  • Read and annotate chapters 6 and 7.
  • Study for the vocab quiz we were supposed to have today.


Welcome to CPR!
Thursday, November 7th, 2013

When You Come In
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     Please come grab a sticky, write your beast or creature on it, and stick it on the right side of your Barbie poster.

Barbie Presentation Reminders
1.      Tell the story of your god/goddess, clearly and correctly. 
2.     Show and explain your Barbie on the big screen—completed with color and detail, like the models.

Barbie Presentations
1.      Yesterday, people told a brief story (one minute) about his/her god/goddess, then presented the myth Barbie.
2.     We listened the first time through the presentation, then took notes as we went back through the key points.
3.     The following gods/goddess were presented Tuesday:
a.     Gaea                      (Ashley)
b.    Uranus                  (Willis)
c.     Rhea                     (Emma)
d.    Zeus                      (Jordan)
e.     Hera                      (Mackenzie)
f.      Poseidon              (Kendal)
g.    Demeter               (Willis)
h.    Hestia                   (Willis)
4.     Presented Wednesday
a.     Cronus                  Meredith        (absent yesterday)
b.    Hades                   Celina                         (absent yesterday)
c.     Aphrodite                        Vanessa         
d.    Hephaestus          Jacob 
e.     Ares                      Nathan
f.      Apollo                  Kaytlyn
5.     Presented Thursday
a.     Artemis                                        (Brett)
b.    Athena                                         (not colored yet)
c.     Hermes                                         (Katy is absent.)

Vocab Work Time = 12:35-1:15 
  • Why am I giving you so much time?
  • Because this is important.  If I give you time in class to work on it, it's vital for you to know.

Vocabulary-Building—Do it now!  J

Study these words—they will show you how much of our modern language has been influenced by Greek culture, including mythology:

Study these words—they will make you a more learned person, more prepared for college and the workplace:

Study the Greek god names and their Roman names, so you recognize them when you see them:

Ø Anyone who completes Learn Mode by the end of the block is getting candy!  J
Ø If you’re in first, second, or third place on any other categories, double-candy!

  • IF you score 100% on all three sets in "Test" mode, play free rice.
  • 10,000 grains due by Friday, 11/15/2013

Welcome to Creative Writing!  J
Thursday, November 7th, 2013

When You Come In (Before Tardy Bell Rings)
1.      Please initial next to your name on the clipboard.
2.     5,000 grains of free rice was due today.
3.     Grab a purple packet off the sign-in table, please.

Writing Lesson:  Make Strong Paragraphs.
Why do we need this lesson?  (Think about your pair cliché stories.)
1.      Beginning a New Paragraph—purple page 16
2.     Let’s read it aloud together.
3.     Now practice what you just learned:  put paragraphs into the excerpt from John Green on page 16.  Use the paragraph symbol to show where there should be a paragraph.   (Started 10:01; ending at 10:09)
4.     If you finish before I call time, please read the directions for the Musical Memory Journal on page 17.  Thanks!
5.    Compare your answers with a partner I give you, making changes if needed.
6.   When you and your partner finish your discussion, come get the John Green’s paragraphs from me at the podium.  Discuss the following:
a.    How are your paragraph breaks similar?  Why?
b.   How are yours different?  Why?
7.    If you finish early, talk about possible songs you might use for page 17.
8.   After we finish our discussion, write your name at the top of page 16, then turn it in at my candle, please.

READ ME!     READ ME!     READ ME!      READ ME!

Printing Requirements, Every Time
  1. Front/Back
  2. Word count in parentheses next to your name
  3. Correct MLA format for heading
  4. Do not go get them or ask to go get them; I'll send someone down.

Writing Assignment: Musical Memory (purple page 17)
1.      Read the requirements at the top of the page.
2.     Your length requirement is 400 words, miminum, but I’m guessing many of you will write much more.
3.     One other person will read this and comment on it (peer conference).  E-mail me as soon as we start work time the following:
a.     Name of anyone you do not feel comfortable working with
b.    Name of two people you would prefer to read your memoir, if possible—no guarantees whatsoever
4.     Read AT LEAST THREE of the Musical Memory Models in google drive—begin with the end in mind:
a.     Anderson
b.    Horak
c.     Lillie
d.    Lebsack
e.     Marek
f.      Powers
g.    Wellington
h.    Thomas
5.     Think about your song and your memory.
6.     Start typing!
7.     You have thirty minutes to type, then print.
8.     Print your copy when you finish, then play Free Rice.  I’ll send someone down in a bit to collect all of the printouts.
9.     Where you can be (legally):
a.     Google drive
b. or online dictionary
c.     Blog
d.    Grooveshark or Pandora or iTunes—NO YOUTUBE

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