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Week 7: March 15-19, 2010

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Spelling NX-F,  TKM -- the TRIAL!

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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 COMMA 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.

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 29

Today's Quote of the Day:

 "You never really understand a person [. . .] until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

 

 

 

  1. Group Check-in: weekend?  reaction to the end?  Quiz on chaps 22-31
  2. Go over Spelling Pretest NX-F
  3. REMINDER!  Final copy due THURSDAY--WORKS CITED FOR ALLUSIONS SOURCES FROM ALL  FOUR WEEKS (choose one per week) PLUS do TKM, too!  You will have a total of 5 entries on your final WORKS CITED.   Click HERE  for Works Cited pink packet and how to format the Works Cited (see pages WC 2-3).  CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE OF A FINAL COPY!
  4. DISCUSS TKM:  exposition and initial incident & Maycomb caste triangle, small towns vs. cities, more events--school, Discuss themes--click HERE for A/R "Two Angels" story. Boo games (listen to and discuss the song "Sneakin' Up on Boo Radley,") Boo and Miss Maudie's fire and the snow event, Scout's fights, Atticus' decision to defend Tom (WWAD, What's popular isn't always what's right and what's right isn't always what's popular), Chicken Soup for the Soul story, "It's a sin to kill a mockingbird" bluejays vs. mockingbirds ) Mrs. Dubose and courage, visit to Cal's church , discuss TKM chaps 14-20--Aunt Alexandra & the difference between her and Atticus, Dill Runs away, the mob, Dolphus Raymond  "Do I want to be right, or do I want to be happy?" the Idler's Club, the Missionary Tea, chaps 15-Atticus' final summation--the mob, Dolphus Raymond, the Trial, the verdict, the aftermath--Bob's threats, Miss Gates, the Halloween Pageant,what happened in the dark, the "cover-up," leading Boo home, the ending, the lessons.  Examples of 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.

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. none

 

 

 

 

  1. Do Spelling Sentences NX-F  Topic of the week is "TKM."  All sentences have to relate to To Kill a Mockingbird.  TECHNICAL FOCUS OF THE WEEK:  NOUNS!  Underline every noun in each sentence!

  2. M∂ Essay: CONTENT EDITING PART 2  (IVORY packet--pp. E8-E12) Get a willing adult editor to fill out the IVORY content editing packet #2 on your  M∂ Essay paper RD.  Click HERE for a copy of the IVORY  content editing packet #2 . For a pdf. copy of this Multi-∂ Essay packet, click HERE. Click HERE for an example of an outline for this paper and a sample first page of this paper.  Click HERE for a great list of transitions.  Click HERE for a sample of CLICHES to avoid.  For a copy of the MULTI-PARAGRAPH ESSAY PACKET, CLICK HERE!
  3. Final copy due THURSDAY--WORKS CITED FOR ALLUSIONS SOURCES FROM ALL  FOUR WEEKS (choose one per week) PLUS do TKM, too!  You will have a total of 5 entries on your final WORKS CITED.   Click HERE  for Works Cited pink packet and how to format the Works Cited (see pages WC 2-3).  CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE OF A FINAL COPY OF THE ALLUSION WC WITH ALL 5 ENTRIES!

 

 
TUESDAY, day 30

Today's Quote of the Day:

Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

-James Baldwin, writer (1924-1987)

Things are not always as they SEEM

Click HERE for a really cool

A/R "Two Angels" story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:  check each other's NX-F spelling sentences and NOUNS
  2. DISCUSS TKM:  exposition and initial incident & Maycomb caste triangle, small towns vs. cities, more events--school, Discuss themes--click HERE for A/R "Two Angels" story. Boo games (listen to and discuss the song "Sneakin' Up on Boo Radley,") Boo and Miss Maudie's fire and the snow event, Scout's fights, Atticus' decision to defend Tom (WWAD, What's popular isn't always what's right and what's right isn't always what's popular), Chicken Soup for the Soul story, "It's a sin to kill a mockingbird" bluejays vs. mockingbirds ) Mrs. Dubose and courage, visit to Cal's church , discuss TKM chaps 14-20--Aunt Alexandra & the difference between her and Atticus, Dill Runs away, the mob, Dolphus Raymond  "Do I want to be right, or do I want to be happy?" the Idler's Club, the Missionary Tea, chaps 15-Atticus' final summation--the mob, Dolphus Raymond, the Trial, the verdict, the aftermath--Bob's threats, Miss Gates, the Halloween Pageant,what happened in the dark, the "cover-up," leading Boo home, the ending, the lessons.  Examples of 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.
  3.  Maybe Watch TKM video

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. Spelling sentences NX F
 

 

 

 

  1.  TKM vocab cards 53-70 (for chapters 23-31).  For a list of all the vocab words in context, that is in the sentences in which they appear in TKM, click HERE.  You can actually print this document off and cut out the sentences and paste them onto your notecards!      For an example of how to do a vocab card, click HERE FYI:  You can access the 2008 pdf version of the TKM packet for easy printing the TKM study guide by clicking HERE.
  2. Journal J 10: TKM Scout's or Jem's or Dill's or Cal's or Boo's or Atticus' backpack (1 side minimum) and YOUR OWN backpack (1 side minimum)  Follow the directions on page 4 of the TKM packet.  It's the last journal at the end of the page. Choose at least 5 items that would be in your character's backpack that would identify him or her.   Then on the back, choose a minimum of 5 items that you could envision being in YOUR OWN backpack that would ABSOLUTELY identify you if found.  NOTE:  NO ACTUAL PERSONAL INFORMATION (like your name or driver's permit) COUNTS AS AN ITEM.  DESCRIBE EACH ITEM FULLY!  This part must be a minimum of 1 side also.
  3.   M∂ Essay: TECHNICAL EDITING (white packet pp. 13-17)  Get a willing adult editor to fill out the white technical editing packet on your  M∂ Essay paper RD.   Click HERE for a copy of the white technical editing packet. For a pdf. copy of this Multi-∂ Essay packet, click HERE. Click HERE for an example of an outline for this paper and a sample first page of this paper.  Click HERE for a great list of transitions.  Click HERE for a sample of CLICHES to avoid.
  4. Final copy due THURSDAY--WORKS CITED FOR ALLUSIONS SOURCES FROM ALL  FOUR WEEKS (choose one per week) PLUS do TKM, too!  You will have a total of 5 entries on your final WORKS CITED.  Click HERE  for Works Cited pink packet and how to format the Works Cited (see pages WC 2-3)  CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE OF A FINAL COPY!
  5. DUE THURSDAY!  TKM chaps 22-24 (pages 212-237--25 pages)
  6. DUE THURSDAY TKM SQ's 91-98 FYI:  You can access the 2008 pdf version of the TKM packet for easy printing the TKM study guide by clicking HERE.
 

 

WEDNESDAY, day 31

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY

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TKM MOVIE DAY #2!

 

Today's Quote of the Day:

"I wanted you to see what courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a  man with a gun in his hand.  It's when you know you're licked before you  begin but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what."

from To Kill A Mockingbird  Harper Lee

 

  1. Group Check-in:  predictions for after the verdict
  2. Go over TKM vocab words 53-70
  3. TKM MOVIE DAY #2!

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. TKM vocab words 53-70 (17 pts)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. M∂ Essay: DO A FORMAL OUTLINE FOR YOUR MULTI-PARAGRAPH ESSAY.    Click HERE to see a sample of what this outline (as a finished product) should look like.  Click HERE to see a marked up copy of a sample outline (topic is not for this assignment, however) with handwritten tips!  CLICK HERE  TO READ THE FORMAL RULES OF OUTLINING AND TO SEE SAMPLES.  If you would like to print this document out, click HERE for full size and click HERE for half-size (to save paper) If you would like to view this documents interactively online, click:  http://ephs.edenpr.org/index.php?option=com_qcontacts&view=category&catid=76&Itemid=123  and click on the Manuscript form link on the left side of the screen.   Read the un-numbered section of your Multi-Paragraph Essay Packet (actually would be pp. 34-35 if numbered.)  Following these msf rules as to what an OUTLINE should look like, do a rough draft outline of your paper.
  2. DUE THURSDAY!  TKM chaps 22-24 (pages 212-237--25 pages)
  3. DUE THURSDAY TKM SQ's 91-98 FYI:  You can access the 2008 pdf version of the TKM packet for easy printing the TKM study guide by clicking HERE.
  4.   Final copy due THURSDAY--WORKS CITED FOR ALLUSIONS SOURCES FROM ALL  FOUR WEEKS (choose one per week) PLUS do TKM, too!  You will have a total of 5 entries on your final WORKS CITED.  Click HERE  for Works Cited pink packet and how to format the Works Cited (see pages WC 2-3) CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE OF A FINAL COPY!

THURSDAY, day 32

 

"thus began our longest journey together"

Today's Quote of the Day:

 "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."

 

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:  exchange outlines and check each other's
  2. M∂ Essay--review outline format (mark up with RED pen) review the required things to turn in tomorrow for the essay
  3. DISCUSS TKM:  exposition and initial incident & Maycomb caste triangle, small towns vs. cities, more events--school, Discuss themes--click HERE for A/R "Two Angels" story. Boo games (listen to and discuss the song "Sneakin' Up on Boo Radley,") Boo and Miss Maudie's fire and the snow event, Scout's fights, Atticus' decision to defend Tom (WWAD, What's popular isn't always what's right and what's right isn't always what's popular), Chicken Soup for the Soul story, "It's a sin to kill a mockingbird" bluejays vs. mockingbirds ) Mrs. Dubose and courage, visit to Cal's church , discuss TKM chaps 14-20--Aunt Alexandra & the difference between her and Atticus, Dill Runs away, the mob, Dolphus Raymond  "Do I want to be right, or do I want to be happy?" the Idler's Club, chaps 15-Atticus' final summation--the mob, Dolphus Raymond, the Trial, the verdict, the aftermath-- the Missionary Tea, Bob's threats, Miss Gates, the Halloween Pageant,what happened in the dark, the "cover-up," leading Boo home, the ending, the lessons.  Examples of 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.
  4. Maybe Watch TKM video

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. MPE  outline
  2. Vocab Cards 53-70 (18 pts)

 

 

  1. M∂ Essay: FINAL COPY and OUTLINE and all editing sheets (blue, ivory, white--54 points)!  Be sure to fill students parts of grading sheet out beforehand.--due tomorrow. For a pdf. copy of this Multi-∂ Essay packet, click HERE.  Remember to tear out the ivory grading sheet, and please fill out the student sections DON'T FORGET (if you haven't done this already)  to make an OUTLINE of your draft.  Click HERE to see a sample of what this outline (as a finished product) should look like.  Click HERE to see a marked up copy of a sample outline (topic is not for this assignment, however) with handwritten tips!   Click HERE for a great list of transitions.  Click HERE for a sample of CLICHES to avoid.

  2. Final copy due tomorrow--WORKS CITED FOR ALLUSIONS SOURCES FROM ALL  FOUR WEEKS (choose one per week) PLUS do TKM, too!  You will have a total of 5 entries on your final WORKS CITED.  Click HERE  for Works Cited pink packet and how to format the Works Cited (see pages WC 2-3) CLICK HERE FOR A SAMPLE OF A FINAL COPY!

  3. Study for NX-F Spelling Test and do  pink spelling packet.  Finish the pink spelling packet #94-100--make sure you use a dictionary!  If you need another copy of the NO-EXCUSE PINK SPELLING REVIEW PACKET, click HERE.

  4. EXTRA CREDIT FOR SPELLING TEST NX-E:  Read the  really cool A/R "Two Angels" story (click HERE  for the story).  Be prepared to answer a question about it on Friday's Spelling test:

    HINT!  Things are not always as they SEEM

    Two Traveling Angels

    Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. !  The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.  As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.

    When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied,

                "Things aren't always what they seem."

                The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.  After sharing what little food they had the couple let the! angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest.

    When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears. Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field. The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could you have let this happen? The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused. The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die.

                "Things aren't always what they seem," the older angel replied.  "When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall.  Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the  wall so he wouldn't find it. Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife. I gave him the cow instead.

                Things aren't always what they seem."

      Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don't turn out the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that every out come is always to your advantage. You just might not know it until some time later...

                Yesterday is history

                Tomorrow a mystery.

                Today is a gift.

                That's why it's called the present!

                Live and savor every moment... This is not a dress rehearsal!

 

 

FRIDAY, day 30

Things are not always as they SEEM

Click HERE for a really cool

A/R "Two Angels" story.

 

Today's Quote of the Day:

Real Reason

There are things you do because they feel right & they may make no sense & they may make no money & it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other & to eat each other's cooking & say it was

SONG AND SCENE:  Check out the SIBL project a.k.a. Artists For Literacy.  www.artistsforliteracy.org  It is a website devoted to match works of literature with popular and classical music.   A recent contest on the website named Angie Heimann from California a winner for her song, "What's to become of the Mockingbird?"  Go to the website http://artistsforliteracy.org/win_3060.html and listen to this song  

Song Title: Whatís to become of the Mockingbird

LISTEN NOW
 

Songwriter: Angie Heimann
Fort Bragg,
California

Source of Inspiration: To Kill A Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee

How to reach Angie: angieheimann@adelphia.net
Angie's URL: TBA       
Quote from the songwriter:
I love the way this book describes the difference between coming gently into adulthood and losing one's innocence in a way that does irreparable damage. In the song I attempted to articulate this difference through the various "mockingbirds" (the "innocent" characters in danger of a violent loss.)

In a courtroom in a southern town
Watchers white and black and brown
Come to see the falling down
Of a mockingbird


They wonít uproot a lie so old
With so much history to uphold
No matter how the truth is told
Against a white manís word
And so the mockingbird is caged
A sacrifice for day and age
To bring the turning of a page
Not just yet, but more near it

Whatís to become of a mockingbird
Singing so sweet in the tree
Whenís this world gonna be a place
Where the innocent go free

High up in the balcony
Nesting as if in a tree
Two eggs among the ebony
In danger of the fall
But they wonít break despite the spill
A fatherís firm unbending will
Cushions where the fall would kill
Innocence and all

He who would protect his young
He who would have justice done
Draws the truth which must be sung
But cannot make them hear it

Whatís to become of a mockingbird
Singing so sweet in the tree
Whenís this world gonna be a place
Where the innocent go free

The path is never clean or sterile
Seeking justice invites peril
Unleashing beasts rabid and feral
Loose upon our streets
A father, though he aims the best
Preparing them for trial and test
Must let the young ones leave the nest
Their own wings for to beat
When their little world is shaken
A friend who know the feel of breaking
Comes out in time to stop the taking
Of their precious songs

Whatís to become of a mockingbird
Singing so sweet in the tree
Whenís this world gonna be a place
Where the innocent go free

 

     

What's popular isn't always what's right and what's right isn't always what's popular!

 

  1. Group Check-in:  Weekend plans, J 10 Backpack, get MPE ready to turn in
  2. Spelling test NX F
  3. TURN IN MPE essay
  4. DISCUSS TKM:  exposition and initial incident & Maycomb caste triangle, small towns vs. cities, more events--school, Discuss themes--click HERE for A/R "Two Angels" story. Boo games (listen to and discuss the song "Sneakin' Up on Boo Radley,") Boo and Miss Maudie's fire and the snow event, Scout's fights, Atticus' decision to defend Tom (WWAD, What's popular isn't always what's right and what's right isn't always what's popular), Chicken Soup for the Soul story, "It's a sin to kill a mockingbird" bluejays vs. mockingbirds ) Mrs. Dubose and courage, visit to Cal's church , discuss TKM chaps 14-20--Aunt Alexandra & the difference between her and Atticus, Dill Runs away, the mob, Dolphus Raymond  "Do I want to be right, or do I want to be happy?" the Idler's Club, the Missionary Tea, chaps 15-Atticus' final summation--the mob, Dolphus Raymond, the Trial, the verdict, the aftermath--Bob's threats, Miss Gates, the Halloween Pageant,what happened in the dark, the "cover-up," leading Boo home, the ending, the lessons.  Examples of 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.
  5. Maybe Watch TKM video
  6. NOUNS

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

    1. J 10 Backpack
    2. in folder--MPE grading sheet, outline, paper
    3. MPE editing packets
    4. TKM SQ's ___ - ____

 

  1.   DUE MONDAY!  Transfer your answers from  the pink spelling packet to the SCANNER SHEET.  Be very accurate.  You will be graded on answers right and wrong!  If you need another copy of the NO-EXCUSE PINK SPELLING REVIEW PACKET, click HERE.

  2. TKM chaps 25-27 (pages 238-254--17 pages)
  3. TKM SQ's 99-104 FYI:  You can access the 2008 pdf version of the TKM packet for easy printing the TKM study guide by clicking HERE.
  4.   Carefully read AND HIGHLIGHT the purple TKM paper packet.  (The "paper"actually in the form of a letter) You do not have to take any notes, but be sure to do the TKM letter quiz in the packet.  For a pdf copy of this TKM Letter packet explaining the TKM letter, click  HERE. For a pdf copy of this TKM Letter packet explaining the TKM letter, click  HERE
  5. TKM Quotes #17-23 (chaps. 12-27) (in TKM packet 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.

    For fun, rent a great movie that reminds me of TKM:

      The Spitfire Grill

     

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