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Week 4: Feb. 22-26, 2010

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 NX-D Spelling, DOL 5 &TEST, TKM ,

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HEADS UP!  Check the portal.  Make sure your grades are correct.   If you see an error, print out the grade update at home.  Bring it in to Wally with the evidence of the wrong grade stapled to the actual update.  To get to the EPHS home page, click https://www2.edenpr.org/wps/portal/

NEED COPIES OF MAJOR ONGOING HAND-OUTS?  For lost class hand-outs, print them off the website.  Most are linked on the day the assignment was assigned.  Most of the BIG packets are linked at the bottom of my English 9 HOMEPAGE.  Click  ENGLISH 9 HOMEPAGE WITH CALENDAR to go there directly.

For a copy of the  TKM packet, click  HERE.

For a copy of links to cool TKM youtube videos and articles, click HERE.

For a copy of the yellow Parts of Speech packet, click HERE.

For a copy of the pink NO-EXCUSE SPELLING packet, click HERE.

For a copy of the blue Buyback packet & templates, click HERE.

To get an extra copy of the 4 week HW calendar, click HERE.

For a pdf copy of the DOL packet, click HERE.

For a copies of sections from the new

EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL  (rev. 11.22.09)

To print off the entire manual half size or full size or to use the manual online in "navigational mode," go to the EPHS English department home page and click on the buttons to the left of the screen:

http://ephs.edenpr.org/index.php?option=com_qcontacts&view=category&catid=76&Itemid=123

click HERE for the COVER with table of contents  (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the GRS (Grammar Rules Summary) section--yellow

click HERE for the MSF (Manuscript Formatting Rules) section--yellow

click HERE for the PDQ (Parenthetical Documentation and Quotes) section--green  (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) section--pink (rev. 11.22.09)

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) SHORT FORM--pink

 

 

 
DATE In-Class plan Homework (due next day almost always):
MONDAY, day 15

An allusion is not an illusion.

Here are some illusions:

   

 

 

 

 

pix of allusion topics chaps 11-16:

Can you identify any of these?

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:  weekend highlights, share allusion #2
  2. Discuss TKM allusion ENCYCLOPEDIA.  Maybe show youtube video http://youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ
  3. NX-D PRETEST
  4. How to do apostrophes--GRS 25-31 in the yellow GRS section of our EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL
  5. Maybe apostrophe worksheet? Click HERE

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. SQ's 32-48 and bubble map (20 pts)
  2. Allusion #2 & WORKS CITED

Check out  this question on the Who Wants to be a Millionaire? TV Show  (Can you believe it?  The player got it wrong!!!)

 

  1. DOL #5 --remember to use a pencil and that you MUST number the errors, fix the errors, find the appropriate rule in the yellow GRS section of our EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL, and explain the rule in your own words! Do not just write "capitalization," for example.  State the specific capitalization rule that applies to the error in your own words.) For a pdf copy of the DOL packet, click HERE. 

  2. Do Spelling Sentences NX-D Our topic is free time activities and req. grammatical emphasis is an apostrophe in every sentence.  You must use a variety of types of apostrophes. Review the apostrophes rules  GRS #25-31 yellow GRS section of our EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL

     

  3. TKM Quotes #10-16   in TKM packet (yellow sheets after study questions)  As you read TKM, be sure to mark the quotes (maybe in another color?) in your book!  Here is the link to just the quote packet.  Click HERE. Remember that you MUST say who said the quote, to whom, and specifically WHEN in the novel the quote appeared FOR FULL CREDIT!!! FYI:  You can access the 2008 pdf version of the TKM packet for easy printing the TKM study guide by clicking HERE.
  4.  DUE NEXT MONDAY! WEEK 3:  ALLUSION #3 and WORKS CITED for an online or print encyclopedia!   NOTE: WORKS CITED #3 MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 4 ENTRIES ON IT--the online source from last week, your book for this week, TKM, and your encyclopedia, too. For a sample of what the Works Cited for this week will look like, click HERE and scroll down to week 3.  Be sure to consult the EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT WORKS CITED SURVIVAL MANUAL for how to do the works-cited entry for a hard copy of an encyclopedia (pp. WC 19 or -WC 20) or for an online encyclopedia (pp. WC 30 or WC 31 depending on the copyright of your SM), click HERE. BOTH THE NOTES (worth 8 pts.) AND THE WORKS CITED ROUGH DRAFT SOURCE PAGE (worth 2 pts.) ARE DUE MONDAY  FOR THE EXPLANATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT AND THE TOPIC LIST, read pages 13-21 in the TKM PACKET or  click HERE for a PDF file of the Allusion Assignment.         CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE OF A FINAL COPY OF THE ALLUSION WC WITH ALL 5 ENTRIES!        
  5. Check the portal.  Make sure your grades are correct.   If you see an error, print out the grade update at home.  Bring it in to Wally with the evidence of the wrong grade stapled to the actual update.  To get to the EPH home page, click https://www2.edenpr.org/wps/portal/

 

TUESDAY, day 16

ALLUSIONS FROM THE 1930's

in TKM

Can you spot the flying buttresses?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:  Check each other's spelling sentences and DOL #5
  2. Discuss TKM allusion book requirements for this week  show youtube video http://youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ
  3. Go over NX-C PRETEST and Maybe apostrophe worksheet?
  4. DOL #5
  5. TKM quiz on chaps 1-11
  6. Discuss TKM--themes and go over 1930's background
  7. Debrief the film In-context BBC film on TKM (20 min) and TKM--background notes on 1930's and Harper Lee.  What did the film told us about Harper Lee?  and take notes.  
  8. TKM chapter 1-11 and SQ's for chaps 1-11

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. DOL #5
  2. Spelling NX-D sentences
  3. TKM vocab cards 15-30 (16 pts.)

 

  1. Read TKM chaps 12-14  (pp. 115-146) Remember to keep updating your Character List, marking vocab in the TKM book as well as any significant quotations, events, and the introduction of new characters.  (NOTE!  For those of you who are marking in your own copy of the TKM book, the extra credit check for a coupon for this will be on MONDAY!!!!)  FYI:  You can access the 2008 pdf version of the TKM packet for easy printing the TKM study guide by clicking HERE.
  2. Do TKM study questions 49-65.  FYI:  You can access the 2008 pdf version of the TKM packet for easy printing the TKM study guide by clicking HERE.
  3. Study for the first DOL test TOMORROW.  Bring your EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT WORKS CITED SURVIVAL MANUAL and a pencil tomorrow.   Read carefully all of the highlighted yellow GRS rules we have covered.  Read through all of the DOL's we have done so far (DOL 1-5). For a pdf copy of the DOL packet, click HERE.
  4.  DUE NEXT MONDAY! WEEK 3:  ALLUSION #3 and WORKS CITED for an online or print encyclopedia!    WORKS CITED #3 MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 4 ENTRIES ON IT--the online source from last week, your book for this week, TKM, and your encyclopedia, too. For a sample of what the Works Cited for this week will look like, click HERE and scroll down to week 3 Be sure to consult the EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT WORKS CITED SURVIVAL MANUAL for how to do the works-cited entry for a hard copy of an encyclopedia (pp. WC 18-WC20) or for an online encyclopedia (pp. WC30), click HERE.    BOTH THE NOTES (worth 8 pts.) AND THE WORKS CITED ROUGH DRAFT SOURCE PAGE (worth 2 pts.) ARE DUE MONDAY  FOR THE EXPLANATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT AND THE TOPIC LIST, read pages 13-21 in the TKM PACKET or  click HERE for a PDF file of the Allusion Assignment.      CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE OF A FINAL COPY OF THE ALLUSION WC WITH ALL 5 ENTRIES!           
  5. Check the portal.  Make sure your grades are correct.   If you see an error, print out the grade update at home.  Bring it in to Wally with the evidence of the wrong grade stapled to the actual update.  To get to the EPH home page, click https://www2.edenpr.org/wps/portal/

 

 
WEDNESDAY, day 17

the first book cover of TKM

ALLUSIONS FROM THE 1930's in TKM

an old fashioned refrigerator--called an "ice box"

 

 

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:  Get ready for DOL test!
  2. Discuss TKM allusion book requirements for this week  show youtube video http://youtube.com/watch?v=pQHX-SjgQvQ
  3. DOL TEST #1
  4. Debrief the film In-context BBC film on TKM (20 min) and TKM--background notes on 1930's and Harper Lee.  What did the film told us about Harper Lee?  and take notes.  
  5. TKM chapter 1-11 and SQ's for chaps 1-11

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. DOL packet
  2. TKM SQ's 49-65 (17 pts)
  3. TKM quotes 10-16 (7 pts)

 

 

 

  1.   ♥ ☺CARPE DIEM!!!! ☺♥   (That's Latin for "Seize the Day")  ENJOY YOUR NO HOMEWORK NIGHT!  You deserve it!

      

     

     

     
  2.  DUE NEXT MONDAY! WEEK 3:  ALLUSION #3 and WORKS CITED for an online or print encyclopedia!    WORKS CITED #3 MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 4 ENTRIES ON IT--the online source from last week, your book for this week, TKM, and your encyclopedia, too. For a sample of what the Works Cited for this week will look like, click HERE and scroll down to week 3 Be sure to consult the EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT WORKS CITED SURVIVAL MANUAL for how to do the works-cited entry for a hard copy of an encyclopedia (pp. WC 18-WC20) or for an online encyclopedia (pp. WC30), click HERE.    BOTH THE NOTES (worth 8 pts.) AND THE WORKS CITED ROUGH DRAFT SOURCE PAGE (worth 2 pts.) ARE DUE MONDAY  FOR THE EXPLANATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT AND THE TOPIC LIST, read pages 13-21 in the TKM PACKET or  click HERE for a PDF file of the Allusion Assignment.      CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE OF A FINAL COPY OF THE ALLUSION WC WITH ALL 5 ENTRIES!           
  3. Check the portal.  Make sure your grades are correct.   If you see an error, print out the grade update at home.  Bring it in to Wally with the evidence of the wrong grade stapled to the actual update.  To get to the EPH home page, click https://www2.edenpr.org/wps/portal/
THURSDAY, day 17

What's wrong with this sign below?

What's wrong with this sign?

 

 

FOR FUN!  For a copy of links to cool TKM youtube videos and articles, click HERE.

WE LVE TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD!

The biography of Harper Lee

 (unendorsed by Harper Lee, however)

  1. Group check-in: How did you Carpe Diem yesterday?
  2. TKM--background notes on 1930's and Harper Lee.  What did the film told us about Harper Lee?  and take notes.  
  3. 3rd hour:  begin TKM chapter 1-11 and SQ's for chaps 1-11 Notes on Plot chap 1 exposition and initial incident & Maycomb caste triangle, small towns vs. cities
 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. nothing

 

 

  1. J6 either  "Paranoia" (topic #4) or "Prejudice" (topic #5) from p. 4 in the TKM packet)  Remember to write at least one side of a page. FYI:  You can access the 2008 pdf version of the TKM packet for easy printing the TKM study guide by clicking HERE.  To get a copy of the ongoing journal list, click HERE.  FOR THE OPTIONAL JOURNAL IDEAS, CLICK HERE.
  2. Study for Spelling Test NX-D  (see extra credit options below!) 
  3. Do pink Spelling packet #49-80 If you need another copy of the NO-EXCUSE PINK SPELLING REVIEW PACKET, click HERE.

    EXTRA CREDIT ON  tomorrow's spelling test: 

    Learn more about some of the fun facts about the life of Harper Lee!  Read one or more of the articles linked below and be ready to share something you learned that was NOT mentioned in class discussion

    The FOUR topics you can choose from are:

      TOPIC 1: Harper Lee herself:

    http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1126  OR CLICK HERE or  HERE  or HERE FOR MORE ARTICLES on HARPER LEE!

    TOPIC 2: Harper Lee & Truman Capote:

    Check out this website: http://www.southernliterarytrail.org/monroeville.html

    and read about the friendship of Truman Capote and Harper Lee. 

    TOPIC 3: The movies about Truman Capote with Harper Lee:

        

    The movie Infamous with Toby playing Truman and Sandra Bullock playing Nelle Harper Lee.

    To find out what Sandra Bullock said about playing Harper Lee in Infamous, click http://movies.about.com/od/everywordistrue/a/infamussb100606.htm

         

    The movie Capote with Philip Seymour Hoffman playing Truman and Catherine Keener playing Nelle Harper Lee.

    To read about the differences between the two films, click http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/16/business/media/16adcol.html

    Capote dedicated his bestseller In Cold Blood to Harper Lee:

    TOPIC 4:  Harper Lee's latest award:

     To read about the 2007 award Harper Lee won, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest US honor that can be bestowed on a civilian, read one of these two articles:

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/books/harper-lee-wins-top-honour/2007/10/31/1193618936575.html    OR

    http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2007/11/harper_lee_given_presidential.html

  4.  DUE NEXT MONDAY! WEEK 3:  ALLUSION #3 and WORKS CITED for an online or print encyclopedia!    WORKS CITED #3 MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 4 ENTRIES ON IT--the online source from last week, your book for this week, TKM, and your encyclopedia, too. For a sample of what the Works Cited for this week will look like, click HERE and scroll down to week 3 Be sure to consult the EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT WORKS CITED SURVIVAL MANUAL for how to do the works-cited entry for a hard copy of an encyclopedia (pp. WC 18-WC20) or for an online encyclopedia (pp. WC30), click HERE.    BOTH THE NOTES (worth 8 pts.) AND THE WORKS CITED ROUGH DRAFT SOURCE PAGE (worth 2 pts.) ARE DUE MONDAY  FOR THE EXPLANATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT AND THE TOPIC LIST, read pages 13-21 in the TKM PACKET or  click HERE for a PDF file of the Allusion Assignment.   CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE OF A FINAL COPY OF THE ALLUSION WC WITH ALL 5 ENTRIES!             
  5. Check the portal.  Make sure your grades are correct.   If you see an error, print out the grade update at home.  Bring it in to Wally with the evidence of the wrong grade stapled to the actual update.  To get to the EPH home page, click https://www2.edenpr.org/wps/portal/

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, day 19

What's wrong with this sign?

 

Pictures from the 1963 Oscar-winning TKM movie

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Scout and Jem

Scout and Atticus

Dill

Here's Harper Lee and Gregory Peck (who played Atticus in the TKM movie and received a Best Actor Award

 

WHICH TKM SCENES ARE THESE FROM?

  1. Group Check-in:  weekend, share sthg about your allusion (highlight it),
  2. Spelling Test NX-D
  3. FRIDAY FIVE MINUTE JOURNAL To get a copy of the ongoing journal list, click HERE.   FOR THE OPTIONAL JOURNAL IDEAS, CLICK HERE. (reduced size)
  4. TKM VOCAB WORDS 15-30
  5. TKM--background notes on 1930's and Harper Lee.  What did the film told us about Harper Lee?  Truman Capote, characters, etc. Modern Fun facts: records of TKM impact of TKM today:  Chicago choosing TKM as "One City, One Book", St. Cloud couple, use of TKM part of court's sentence for racial crimes, etc.
  6. TKM chapter 1-11 and SQ's for chaps 1-11 Notes on Plot chap 1 exposition and initial incident & Maycomb caste triangle, small towns vs. cities
  7. Watch TKM video

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. J6 Paranoia, Fear, or Prejudice
 
  1. STUDY TKM VOCAB WORDS 15-30
  2. NOUN PACKET (pp. 1N-7N--yellow section in the front of the packet) due MON  Click HERE if you need a pdf. copy of the Parts of Speech packet. NOTE: YOU MUST USE THE OLD BLUE GRAMMAR TEXTBOOK (called EWS) PAGES 300-312 TO FILL OUT THIS PACKET.  YOU WILL NEED TO START ON PAGE 300.  Look below:
  3. Study  for TUESDAY's TKM Vocab Test #2 (words 15-30)
  4.  DUE MONDAY! WEEK 3:  ALLUSION #3 and WORKS CITED for an online or print encyclopedia!    WORKS CITED #3 MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 4 ENTRIES ON IT--the online source from last week, your book for this week, TKM, and your encyclopedia, too. For a sample of what the Works Cited for this week will look like, click HERE and scroll down to week 3. Be sure to consult the EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT WORKS CITED SURVIVAL MANUAL for how to do the works-cited entry for a hard copy of an encyclopedia (pp. WC 18-WC20) or for an online encyclopedia (pp. WC30), click HERE.    BOTH THE NOTES (worth 8 pts.) AND THE WORKS CITED ROUGH DRAFT SOURCE PAGE (worth 2 pts.) ARE DUE MONDAY  FOR THE EXPLANATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT AND THE TOPIC LIST, read pages 13-21 in the TKM PACKET or  click HERE for a PDF file of the Allusion Assignment.              

HEADS UP!  For ALLUSION #4 you may watch a special movie connected to the 1930's or themes, etc., in TKM.  You will take a page of notes on what you learned from it and how that connects to TKM.  To get a jump on it, you could watch that movie this weekend!  

 Here are some example movies

Cinderella Man  (a terrific film about Fighter James Braddock

and what life was like in the 1930s)

Cinderella man trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlbHzcH4VJY

Cinderella man clip & review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRbQz4ZcBb8&feature=related

clips Cinderella Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbuJIre87j0&feature=related

The Grapes of Wrath--the story of the Joad family who is forced to leave everything home in Oklahoma to find the promised land and a new life picking grapes in California

            

12 Angry Men   (another interesting movie you can watch is called

It tells the story of a jury who cannot come to consensus.)

The Great Debaters  (A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.)

 

   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnezpSJwr8c

trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD1PjS2ltrM

Oprah discussion with Denzel

 DUE NEXT MONDAY, MARCH 8th WEEK 4:  ALLUSION #4!  and WORKS CITED for an  "OTHER SOURCE."  (TKM allusion #4 and the WORKS CITED is due Wednesday, Oct. 14th.)Here are your options and the page numbers in the pink Works Cited Packet that show you how to do these:  a magazine (pp. WC 21) or for newspaper (pp. WC 23-25), a web source that would work for this week (pp. WC 26-31), an interview (p. WC 37), a TV/RADIO program (pp. WC 38), a sound recording such as a CD (pp. WC 38-39), a film or DVD (p. WC 40), class notes (p. WC 41).  Topics you might choose this week are interviewing someone on any of the topics from lists 1-2-3-4., view a movie like The Great Debaters, The Grapes of Wrath, 12 Angry Men, Cinderella Man.  Write up a page of notes on what you learned of the era or how the movie connects to TKM. Be sure to add these new sources to your week 1 works cited page!     FOR THE EXPLANATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT AND THE TOPIC LIST, read pages 13-21 in the TKM PACKET or  click HERE for a PDF file of the Allusion Assignment--FOR THE EXPLANATION OF THE ASSIGNMENT AND THE TOPIC LIST!     REMEMBER TO CHOOSE ONE TOPIC !   You are to write at least one side of a page of "meaty" notes.  Also, another another sheet of paper, do a works cited page--write up your source info (author, title of article, source, date of publication, place of publication, page numbers (if applicable), URL (if applicable))   It might be a really, really good idea to print out an actual copy of the online source in case you need it later to do the works cited.  print out the first  page from the website you used OR photocopy a page from the source you used.    BOTH THE NOTES (worth 8 pts.) AND THE WORKS CITED ROUGH DRAFT SOURCE PAGE (worth 2 pts.) ARE DUE Wednesday, Oct. 14th.   For a sample of how to do the notes (the sample is a topic for week 4, however) and the Works Cited Rough Draft Source Page  (the sample is a topic for week 4, however), click HERE. For a sample of what the actual final Works Cited for all four allusion sources plus TKM looks like, click HERE.  To consult the pink EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT WORKS CITED SURVIVAL MANUAL (click HERE for a copy) for how to do the works-cited entry for a magazine (pp. WC 21) or for newspaper (pp. WC 23-25), a web source that would work for this week (pp. WC 26-31), an interview (p. WC 37), a TV/RADIO program (pp. WC 38), a sound recording such as a CD (pp. WC 38-39), a film or DVD (p. WC 40), class notes (p. WC 41).