Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014


Wednesday, January 8th, 2013

Homework Due
1.      “Geography Matters”—put your name on page one, and write a solid sentence that summarizes your take-away.
2.     Lay it by my candle, please.

1.      Update your Vocab War sheets.  Final sheets are due MONDAY, 1/13.
2.     Study Frankenstein vocab on quizlet.  The vocab quiz will be MONDAY, 1/13.

Literary Lesson:  Professor Foster
1.      Review:   “It’s More Than Just Rain or Snow”—what are our reminders from the reading?  …connections with the novel?
2.     New Discussion with your annotations:  “Geography Matters”
3.     New Assignment:  “…So Does Season” is due FRIDAY, read and annotated

Literary Background:
1.      Power Point (handout)
2.     Note-taking (handout)

Novel Reading
Ø  For Thursday’s Class:                        81-104
Ø  For Friday’s Class:                 104-128
Ø  For Monday’s Class:             128-149
Ø  For Tuesday’s Class:              149-166

Homework for Tonight
1)         Use YouTube (or another site of your choice), and find three different clips of movie versions of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Some Biggies
·      James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931)
·      Terence Fisher’s The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
·      Victor Bialanella’s Frankenstein (1981)
·      Kenneth Branagh’s Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994)
·      But there are many more you can choose, so search far and wide!  I’d love to see some that aren’t on this list.

2)         Comment on the following on our google spreadsheet called, “Frankenstein Viewing Comments.”

1.      How did the clip you viewed feel similar to the novel?
2.     How did it feel different?
3.     What do you think of the “classic” monster?  Does he look how you picture him?  Does he speak the way he does in the novel?


When You Come In
1.      Sign in, and pic up a blue checklist four the next four days of class.
2.     Grab your folder and a green sheet off the circle table.
3.     Get out your Porfolio Packet (pink).

Organization:  Folder and Portfolio-Readiness
1.      Get papers back.
a.     Free Write #6
b.    Russian Tailor
c.     Elf Letter
d.    Show, Don’t Tell Poem
2.     Review the new green sheet.
3.     Reminder:  you have THREE green sheets that, combined, show you everything you’ve done this term and can put into your portfolio.
4.     Make a pile of the paper copies of pieces you want to put in your portfolio, and paperclip them.
5.     I need a guinea pig who knows SEVEN OR EIGHT PIECES HE/SHE is putting in the portfolio:  https://docs.google.com/a/washington.k12.ia.us/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aopq4r-bWrm_dEozTTlsOWE5RHVtYTdEWFlkRkEyemc&usp=drive_web#gid=0

10:15-10:45 Work Period
1.      Conference w/me at my desk about WE#9 when I call you back.
2.     Conference w/Megan about your portfolio progress when she calls you back.
3.     Revise:  Do ONE piece you know you need to revise for your portfolio.

Last New Writing Assignment:  Fifty-Word Stories!
1.           Handout—please follow the directions.
2.          You need to complete the reading and selecting your three favorites done today.
3.         If you finish, you can start writing yours, but I will give you half forty minutes tomorrow for writing them.

1.           Revision
2.          Portfolio

3.         Quizlet


January 8, 2014

Please put the Listening to College Podcasts pink sheets by my candle AFTER you put your name on them.  Thanks!  J

1.   Which story from Friday would you recommend as a strong story?
a.  “Good Guys and Good Old Boys”
b. “The Reveal”
c.  “Ruthie’s Dinner”
d. “Crashing the Democratic Party”
e.  “Stars, Rockets and Moons”
f.   “Sibling Rivalry”
2.  What made it a good story?
3.  What are some of the important elements of a short story (quizlet terms?).
4. Today’s Story = “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” by James Thurber
Ø Journal started at 11:42; ending at 11:52
Ø Only I will read it.

Ø Please write your name in big letters across the top of your packet!  Thanks!

Reading and Annotating
1.      I read aloud for ten minutes before lunch, and we discussed as we went.
2.     After lunch, read and annotate the rest of the story on your own.
3.     Label each fantasy scenario.  For example, so far we have the following:
a)    Commander--on a Navy ship during intense weather
b)    Doctor—performing a difficult surgery on a prominent patient
2.     When you finish reading, see me, and I’ll assign you one question from page seven. 
3.     Use a highlighter to find and mark evidence that will support your answer.  (Pretend you’re a lawyer, trying to prove your case to a jury.  What you highlight will be the evidence you pile up to convince the jury you are correct.)
4.     Write a paragraph that answers your assigned question (at the bottom of page 7 and on the back, please).
5.     If you finish everything above, study fiction terms on quizlet, please.

6.     We will share these _______.

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