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9B Week 2: April 19-23, 2010

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DEAR week 2, Pronouns, 9B Vocab week 2,

Effective Writing Technique #1: Use Sensory Details

       

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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 PPP (pink poetry packet), click HERE.

For a copy of the entire EWP (Effective Writing Packet), click HERE.

For a copy of the Selected Writing Paper packet, 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 Romeo & Juliet packet, click HERE.

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

For a copy of the DEAR Reading Project & Journal Topics, click HERE.

For a copy of the DEAR Reading Log Template, click HERE.

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

To get a copy of the bright yellow SURVIVAL PACKET documents, click HERE.

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

       

EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL   (rev. 11.22.09),

Click HERE for the entire manual full size

or  HERE for the entire manual half size.

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

CLICK HERE for the BUYBACK PACKET (rev. 2008) 

  For a sample template, click HERE--> SAMPLE TEMPLATE FOR BUYBACKS (You can cut and paste this into a WORD DOCUMENT and make changes--add more rows or delete categories etc. to make it work for you.  Remember to print it out in landscape format!)  CLICK HERE FOR THE ACE simplified version without the categories of errors.

 

 

DATE In-Class plan Homework (due next day almost always):
MONDAY, day 6

 

 

  

  

  

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:  Weekend and how you like your book so far,
  2. Explain "Breakfast Story 1 and Give out Mystery Codes

  3. Explain PRONOUN AD CHART ACTIVITY:  Find an ad/article with at least 5 different pronouns.  Circle each one and draw an arrow to each pronoun's antecedent.  Then fill out the chart on the worksheet, identifying each pronoun in column 1, each antecedent in column 2, and the type of pronoun (S, O, P, R) in column 3. Click HERE if you need the hand-out. 

  4. Effective writing technique #1--EWP p. 8.  Answer Question 1.  Discuss JKF and the Kennedy assassination and what you already knew (question 1) and what the person whom you interviewed told you (question 4).  Listen to tape of  "A White House Diary" (10 1/2 min.)  During and after, answer questions 2-3 on EWP p. 8. Share responses of any cool sensory words and  in large group. Write down how effective this piece of writing was, whether the SD's contributed to that, and how this piece struck you.  Click HERE to read a copy of "White House Diaries" Click here to read Carly Ness' mom's communication about President Kennedy.

    BEST VIDEO QUALITY

    Beyond Conspiracy Assasination part 1 (8 min. 25 sec.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um0f7NuM_3Y&feature=related

    Beyond Conspiracy Assasination part 2 (10 min. 48 sec.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljTwq_B2d_Y&feature=related

    Beyond Conspiracy Assasination part 3 (10 min. ??.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7qoPbWfi-8&feature=related

    NOT SURE ABOUT THIS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSBXW1-VGmM&feature=related

    Zapruder film--single bullet theory 10 min

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVOhk63dEIQ&NR=1

    Zapruder film--single bullet theory 5 min

     

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HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. stamp J16 Dear week one
  2. stamp Reading Log week one
  1. Vocab Cards week 2   For a master pdf list of all the vocab words, click HERE.

  2. Week 2 VRS worksheet     For VRS sheets, click HERE.

  3. PRONOUN AD CHART ACTIVITY:  Find an ad/article with at least 5 different pronouns.  Circle each one and draw an arrow to each pronoun's antecedent.  Then fill out the chart on the worksheet, identifying each pronoun in column 1, each antecedent in column 2, and the type of pronoun (S, O, P, R) in column 3. Click HERE if you need the hand-out.     Pronoun Ad Activity:  Follow the directions ofon the pink pronoun Ad Activity Sheet passed out today in class.  Use your Parts of Speech packet--pink section on pronouns to refresh your memory as to what SOPR means:  S = subject pronouns which do action   O = object pronouns which receive actions   P = possessive pronouns which own things    R = reflexive pronouns which reflect things back on one's own self.   Click HERE for a copy of the Pronoun Ad Activity Sheet.  Click HERE for a copy of the Elvis ad I used for the example on the bottom of the Pronoun Ad Activity sheet.  If you cannot find an ad in a newspaper or magazine, you can click HERE and use this one or use 5 different pronouns in an article.  NOTE:  YOU MUST BRING THE AD TO CLASS TO GET FULL CREDIT FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT!
  4.  EWP WORK:  Follow the directions in the Effective Writing Packet (EWP) p. 9.  You will read "Breakfast Story 1," fill out a an idea chart for sensory details that could be added to the story, and then write your own "Breakfast Story 2"--new, improved.  DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THIS PAPER.  If Wally gave you a code, write the code on the top.  If you didn't get a code, you'll get one tomorrow.  DOUBLE-SPACE & # the lines! For a copy of the entire EWP (Effective Writing Packet), click HERE.
  5. ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITY!

    BEST VIDEO QUALITY

    Beyond Conspiracy Assasination part 1 (8 min. 25 sec.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um0f7NuM_3Y&feature=related

    Beyond Conspiracy Assasination part 2 (10 min. 48 sec.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljTwq_B2d_Y&feature=related

    Beyond Conspiracy Assasination part 3 (10 min. ??.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7qoPbWfi-8&feature=related

    NOT SURE ABOUT THIS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSBXW1-VGmM&feature=related

    Zapruder film--single bullet theory 10 min

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVOhk63dEIQ&NR=1

    Zapruder film--single bullet theory 5 min

     Click HERE to listen to "Abraham, Martin, and John" on youtube:

    Dion song with stills EXCELLENT--all 4--Abraham, Martin, John, Bobby 3 min. 14 sec.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dHvYB5JdSs&feature=related

    Dion song with videos 3 min. 16 sec.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfWNnw_0Isg&feature=related

    little kid interviewed 6 min. 22 sec.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpk5LRRb-X4&feature=related

    or here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbnaaz75M4g&feature=related

    or here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsYscCNWRiY&feature=related

    Images from

    November 22, 1963--a day that lives in history

         

     

     

 

TUESDAY, day 7

 

 

  1. GROUP CHECK IN-
  2. EWP WORK: Do page 24!   Journal # 18 "Scary Times in My Life" PREWRITING (cluster--side 1 and journal--sides 2-3 because you DOUBLE-SPACE and NUMBER THE LINES) 
  3. Explain take-home pronoun practice test. Click HERE for a copy.
  4. Do Pronoun section in Parts of Speech packet, pp. 7P-10P. Warning!  These can be very, very tricky.  Make sure you read and follow the HINTS! that are given in the side margins!  Click HERE if you need a copy of the Parts of Speech Packet.

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. PRONOUN AD CHART
  2. VOCAB CARDS WEEK 2
  3. VRS WEEK 2
  4. BREAKFAST STORY #2

 

 

  1. EWP WORK: (If needed, see page EWP 24!)   Finish Journal # 17 "Scary Times in My Life"   1.)Do the cluster first on side 1 and the sensory detail chart and then the journal--sides 2-3 because you DOUBLE-SPACE and NUMBER THE LINES) Do the cluster for brainstorming and then write two sides of a page (DOUBLE SPACED) on a scary time in your life.  Then circle all the sensory details you have.  Next, fill out a sensory detail chart of all the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touch, and emotions.  Now, go back to the draft and CHANGE (add or revise) at least 15 sensory details.  DO THIS IN RED and number the changes!  TRY TO INCLUDE AS MANY SENSORY DETAILS AS POSSIBLE FROM ALL CATEGORIES--sights, sounds, smells, tastes, touch, emotions!  Try to use words from the SENSORY WORD PAGES in the EWP.  Click HERE for a list of these words (some packets might be missing these sheets).F or a copy of the entire EWP (Effective Writing Packet), click HERE.

  2. DOL #7 For a pdf copy of the DOL packet, click HERE.

  3. Do Pronoun section in Parts of Speech packet, pp. 11P-12P. Warning!  These can be very, very tricky.  Make sure you read and follow the HINTS! that are given in the side margins!  Click HERE if you need a copy of the Parts of Speech Packet.
  4. Do take-home pronoun practice test. Click HERE for a copy.
  5. Start to STUDY for Thursday's PRONOUN TEST!!!!  Be sure to review the Noun packet and the PINK noun practice quiz carefully!  To review, use the Parts of Speech packet  (Click HERE if you need a pdf. copy of the Parts of Speech packet.), the practice pronoun quiz (Click HERE if you need a copy)
  6. Get your R&J book (Signet Classic Edition)--$3.50 in the EPHS school store (or at Barnes & Noble)! (Scholarships are available.  Talk to Wally ASAP, however.) Here's what it looks like:

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, day 8

Review for PRONOUN TEST!!!! 

 

  1. GROUP CHECK IN--Share your J 17 Scary times and have partner ev. your sensory details
  2. Review for PRONOUN TEST!!!! --Pronoun packet pp. 7P-12P and go over the practice pronoun quiz (Click HERE
  3. Review Vocab tricks week 2

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. J17  Scary times (15 points)
  2. Vocab cards not checked yesterday
  3. DOL #7
 
  1. STUDY for Thursday's PRONOUN TEST!!!!   Be sure to review the Pronoun packet  (Click HERE if you need a pdf. copy of the Parts of Speech packet.) and the practice pronoun quiz (Click HERE if you need a copy)
  2. J18  Perceptions of and Experiences with Poetry and Shakespeare (2 sides minimum = 10 points)  Please follow directions from class--on the FRONT SIDE:  write positive and negative perceptions of and experiences with POETRY and SHAKESPEARE.  On the BACK SIDE: interview 5 people of different ages and jot down each person's name, age (if possible), a description of who each is, and write down his or her perceptions of and experiences with POETRY and SHAKESPEARE.  Code the comments as either POSITIVE (+) or NEGATIVE (-).

  3. Romeo & Juliet Packet "Walk Through"--take a look at the R&J packet.  Note the sections, what helpful things there are in the packet, etc.  Did you take a careful look?  Try the quiz HERE to check.  For a copy of the entire Romeo & Juliet packet, click HERE.

     

  4. Get your R&J book (Signet Classic Edition)--$3.50 in the EPHS school store (or at Barnes & Noble)! (Scholarships are available.  Talk to Wally ASAP, however.) Here's what it looks like:

 

 
THURSDAY, day 9

Pronoun test

J19 Ski Mystery Chapter 1

OR

J 19 Weird Picture Mystery Chap. 1 

 

  1. GROUP CHECK IN--Share your J18 Perceptions of Poetry and Shakespeare and make a list of commonalities FOR OVERHEAD CLICK HERE.
  2. Review Vocab tricks week 2
  3. Review for PRONOUN TEST!!!! 
  4. Pronoun test--3rd hour only

    for fun!  Brian Reagan

    Stupid in School--just soundtrack

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

    Stupid in School with cartoons Spelling BEE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ihM43S6QDQ&feature=related

    1. Stupid in School--science project

    Little League

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

  5. For fun and practice , try these online grammar games: the APOSTROPHE QUIZ.  Click HERE: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/apostrophes.htm

     

  6. J19 Ski Mystery Chapter 1  CHOICE:  If you would like to refresh your memory on the  Ski Lodge Mystery characters, setting, and props on the poster, look above to see pictures of these things! 

           

    OR DO THIS ONE!  Click HERE for all-screen pix for Mystery Chapter One.

    J19 Weird Picture Mystery Chapter 1  

      If you did this freewrite, write your rough draft of chapter ONE of a mystery story based on/inspired by one of the pictures in the Harris Burdick book.   (If you were absent and didn't get a picture, click on the links below and simply choose ONE of the pictures.)

    Use the picture's title as a temporary title.

    Use the quote as the first line or somewhere in your story (Highlight it in your draft). 

    Click HERE for all-screen pix for Harris Burdick Weird Picture Mystery Story Chapter One.

     To see the pictures, click  here:

     http://www.chrisvanallsburg.com/harrisburdick.html 

    or

     http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/davidc/6c_files/documents/mysteries/divmysteries.htm

    or

    http://www.lafsd.k12.ca.us/people/smoe/

    or

    Click HERE.

    Temporary Title:  

    JUST DESERT

    Sentence that must be in your Mystery Chapter 1 somewhere:  

    She lowered the knife and it grew even brighter.

     

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. J18 Perceptions of & Experiences with Poetry and Shakespeare (10 pts)
  2. DOL #7
  3. J17  Scary times (15 points)

 

 
  1. Study for Vocab Test week 2  

    EXTRA CREDIT on the vocab test tomorrow if you read a little bit about Luigi Galvani and can tell me something about him on the bottom of the vocab quiz!  Here are some links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luigi_Galvani 

    or  http://www.corrosion-doctors.org/Biographies/GalvaniBio.htm

    or http://www.geocities.com/bioelectrochemistry/galvani.htm

       

      Yes!  Those are frog legs on the table!

     

     

     

     

     

     

    A GALVANIZED CORPSE! 

     

  2. DOL #8 For a pdf copy of the DOL packet, click HERE.
  3. Verbs -- Do pp. 1V-3V using EWS pp. 354
  4.  Do  J 19 Ski Lodge Mystery Chap. 1  (2 sides minimum--Double-space and number the lines). Write chapter one (only) of a mystery story. Since this is a mystery story, there should be a crime, an eerie mood, and lots of suspense.  The setting is a ski lodge in Colorado in the middle of winter.  Try to use as many of the characters on the poster and the objects that were in our classroom on the table as possible.  The list of these items is on EWP p. 26.  If you would like to refresh your memory on the  Ski Lodge Mystery characters, setting, and props on the poster, look below to see pictures of these items:

     

    the setting =ski lodge in colorado  Time period = ?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    the objects!

     close-ups of the characters

    OR

    J 19 Weird Picture Mystery Chap. 1    (2 sides minimum--Double-space and number the lines). 

    Click HERE for all-screen pix for Mystery Chapter One.

      If you did this freewrite, write your rough draft of chapter ONE of a mystery story based on/inspired by one of the pictures in the Harris Burdick book.   (If you were absent and didn't get a picture, click on the links below and simply choose ONE of the pictures.)

    Use the picture's title as a temporary title.

    Use the quote as the first line or somewhere in your story (Highlight it in your draft). 

     To see the pictures, click  here:

     http://www.chrisvanallsburg.com/harrisburdick.html 

    or

     http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/davidc/6c_files/documents/mysteries/divmysteries.htm

    or

    http://www.lafsd.k12.ca.us/people/smoe/

    or

    Click HERE.

    Here's an example:

    Temporary Title:  JUST DESERT

    The following sentence that must be in your Weird Picture Mystery Chapter 1 somewhere:  

    She lowered the knife and it grew even brighter.

  5. Get your R&J book (Signet Classic Edition)--$3.50 in the EPHS school store (or at Barnes & Noble)! (Scholarships are available.  Talk to Wally ASAP, however.)

 

 
FRIDAY, day 10

Here she is!  Wally's beloved "Woo" in her Halloween costume!  She looks so cute--as if she were just waiting for her Wishbone Romeo  to "woo" here!

Below are some pictures (bad quality--Sorry!  They're over 30 years old) of Wally in 1974 in Uppsala Sweden meeting Carl Gustaf, King of Sweden, at Uppsala Castle, when she made that horrible mistake of using the wrong pronoun to address a KING!

 

  1. GROUP CHECK IN--plans for the weekend? Exchange J19 Mystery Story Chap. 1 and mark all sensory details in RED.
  2. VOCAB TEST 2
  3. maybe FRIDAY 5 min. Journal Click HERE for the journal list  Here's more--click HERE  or HERE or HERE.   FIVE MINUTE JOURNAL To get a copy of the ongoing journal list, click HERE.   FOR THE OPTIONAL JOURNAL IDEAS, CLICK HERE. (reduced size)
  4. Pronoun test--4th hour only

    for fun!  Brian Reagan

    Stupid in School--just soundtrack

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

    Stupid in School with cartoons Spelling BEE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ihM43S6QDQ&feature=related

    Stupid in School--science project

    Little League

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

  5. For fun and practice , try these online grammar games: the APOSTROPHE QUIZ.  Click HERE: http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/apostrophes.htm

     

  6. Effective Writing Technique #1:  Breakfast Story FINALS
  7. Verbs -- Do pp. 1V-3V using EWS pp. 354

     

  8. Start Effective writing technique #2:   Use strong verbs! walk through pp. 12 - 1/2 p. 19. Take J19 Mystery Story Chap. 1 and mark all  verbs AV or LV
  9. Romeo & Juliet Packet "Walk Through" & quiz HERE to check.  For a copy of the entire Romeo & Juliet packet, click HERE.

 

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. J19 Mystery Story Chapter 1 (freewrite, chart, rewrite with sensory details)
  2. DOL #8

 

  1. Fill out READING LOG #2 and get parent signature when done.  HINT:  You can click on a Reading Log link below (either WORD format or pdf.) to print out 4 copies (you need one each weekend) of the reading log template to use rather than copying all the information on your own notebook paper.  For a WORD document copy of the Reading Log template which you can copy and paste and change the document to add more space, click HERE.  For a pdf version of the reading log, click HERE.  For a sample of HOW TO DO THE READING LOG (using my template, hand-written, etc) and HOW TO DO THE JOURNAL, CLICK HERE and SCROLL DOWN!
  2. J19 D.E.A.R. Journal #B for your second section.  For a copy of the goldenrod directions outlining the entire DEAR project and with the journal topics listed, click HERE.   For a sample of HOW TO DO THE READING LOG (using my template, hand-written, etc) and HOW TO DO THE JOURNAL, CLICK HERE and SCROLL DOWN!

 

     
 

 

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, day 52

MCA

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:  Sh
  2. Intro--E
  3. Go

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. J 17

 

 

 

  1. EXTRA CREDIT (3 point coupon) IF YOU DO THIS OVER THANKSGIVING BREAK!  J23 Biographical Sketch. NOTE:  YOU WILL HAVE TO DO THIS NEXT WEEK ANYWAY, SO WHY NOT DO IT NOW WHEN YOU WILL MOST LIKELY SEE MANY FAMILY MEMBERS OVER BREAK   This assignment is explained on the bottom of EWP p. 37 (#2, 3, 4).  DO THIS:  1. READ EWP pp. 37, 38, 39 & 40 CAREFULLY.  Decide on a person for this biographical sketch.  This must we someone who can give you about an hour's time to either interview in person or by telephone.  Set up an interview time.

     2.  Decide on the event/day you will interview this person about.                          

    3. Arrange for the interview and prepare the interview by writing up a minimum of 15 questions about the day or the event right on EWP p. 38.  Remember to follow the suggestions on EWP pp. 39-40 for planning, conducting, and doing the interview. For a copy of the entire EWP (Effective Writing Packet), click HERE.

    4. Conduct the interview using the questions you brainstormed on EWP p. 38. MORE EXTRA CREDIT! If you can (for an extra 3 pt. EC coupon), videotape or tape record the interview. 4. Conduct the interview using the questions you brainstormed on EWP p. 38. EXTRA CREDIT! If you can (for an extra 3 pt. EC coupon), videotape or tape record the interview.   Write your answers to the interview questions either on page EWP 38 if there is room or on a sheet of notebook paper.  THIS IS NOT THE JOURNAL!

    5. DO THE JOURNAL! Once you've done the interview, read through all your notes.  Then take all the notes and questions and write up J23 Biographical Sketch: "A Day/Event in the Life of _______" (this must be at least two sides of a page double-spacedNumber the lines, too.)  Write in either 3rd person ("My grandma's name is Maggie Adams" or 1st person (as if you are that person you interviewed:  "My name is Maggie Adams") Remember to use sensory details, strong verbs, and sentence variety!    NOTE:  THIS JOURNAL IS NOT THE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS!  IT SHOULD BE A PROSE PIECE!

     

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, day 53

 

 

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:  exchange  Journal # 17 "Scary Times in My Life" and circle each other's sensory details and make a SD chart and sign it!
  2. Discuss POETRY TERMS and begin to discuss poems from green anthologies--literal language, figurative language, figures of speech, simile, metaphor, stanza, rhyme, hyperbole, repetition, imagery

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. stam
  2.  

 

 

 

  1. Take a minimum of 1 side of a page of notes over pp. 20-21 then pp. 28-37 in the PPP (pink poetry packet).  Write up at least 1 side of a page of notes on this material showing that you have read and understood what these two projects (the "5 Poems Project" and the "Oral Interpreation project") are all about.  Pay special attention to the Oral Interp Project! For a a sample of how to set up these notes, click HERE A GOOD IDEA TO DO TONIGHT:  Print off 5 poetry response sheets either by clicking HERE or by photocopying 5 copies of p. 21 in your PPP.  You will need these sheets for tomorrow night's HW  For a pdf. copy of the PPP, click HERE. 
  2. On your blue Poetry Terminology Sheet (from the front side only), choose 10 poetry terms to define and give an example (1/2 point each = 5 points).  Write these definitions IN PENCIL (so you can make changes).  For a pdf. copy of this blue sheet, click HERE You may use the poetry/literary terms glossaries in either of your green literature books (See pp. 872-876 in the back of the old green Patterns in Literature or pp. R6-R14 in the back of the   new Timeless Voices Timeless Themes) OR try one or more of the online sources: http://www.poeticbyway.com/glossary2.html  or http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/88/poetic-terms.html or  http://www.k-state.edu/english/baker/english320/cc.htm  or http://ethnicity.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Terms/  or  http://www.northern.edu/hastingw/terms.htm   or  http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_I.html
  3. DOL #9--make sure you read and highlight pp. in the SURVIVAL MANUAL You will need to use GRS rules _______________ to do DOL #9 and DOL #10! For a pdf copy of the DOL packet, click HERE.
  4. EWP WORK:   WORK MORE ON Journal # 17 "Scary Times in My Life." (It's already a 2 sider worth 10 points)    If you didn't do this in class, circle every sensory detail in Journal 17.  At the end of your journal, make a sensory detail chart just like the one on page 9 in the EWP packet.  You can also click HERE to print out a blank copy of a SENSORY DETAIL CHART you can use and attach to your draft. Categorize each of your circled details to see how many examples you have of each category:  sights?  sounds? smells?  tastes?  example of touch?  emotions?   Ask yourself, "Do I have enough sensory details?  What about their quality?  Are there better choices?  Think about the Breakfast Story activity and which stories had the best details!  Make your scary situation come alive! Now, above at least 10 (more is probably better) sensory details, change them to make them better.  Use as many of the words that might fit from EWP pp. 11a-11e!  The sensory detail chart and the RED sensory detail changes are worth 5 more points.  This journal is now worth 15 points! For a copy of the entire EWP (Effective Writing Packet), click HERE.

                                  

FRIDAY, day  54

 

  1. Group Check-in:  weekend?  quiz each other on vocab test words and C/C your pronoun ad chart.  Share your blue terms and copy any terms in pencil from others in your group
  2. Intro 2010 SPRING!!!  How to do the Biographical Sketch--assign HW Lincoln and Ederle in OLD green book instead of Ashe--read some of Ashe aloud instead For a copy of the entire EWP (Effective Writing Packet), click HERE.             DEBRIEF --Effective Writing Technique #1:  Show, Don't Tell--JKF and the Kennedy assassination and what you already knew (question 1) and what the person whom you interviewed told you (question 4).  Listen to tape of  "A White House Diary" (10 1/2 min.)  During and after, answer questions 2-3 on EWP p. 8. Share responses of any cool sensory words and  in large group. Write down how effective this piece of writing was, whether the SD's contributed to that, and how this piece struck you. Click HERE to read a copy of "White House Diaries" Click here to read Carly Ness' mom's communication about President Kennedy.  Click on links below to listen to "Abraham, Martin, and John" on youtube:

    Dion song with stills EXCELLENT--all 4--Abraham, Martin, John, Bobby 3 min. 14 sec.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dHvYB5JdSs&feature=related

    Dion song with videos 3 min. 16 sec.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfWNnw_0Isg&feature=related

    little kid interviewed 6 min. 22 sec.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpk5LRRb-X4&feature=related

    or here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbnaaz75M4g&feature=related

    or here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsYscCNWRiY&feature=related

  3. VOCAB TEST WEEK 2
  4. Pronouns--discuss ad activity, go through sure-fire steps, do pp. 11P-12P, practice test
  5. Pronoun Test #1 Review--go over some ad charts, etc
  6. INTRO TO POETRY: Share J--Perceptions: Discuss How to do Poetry assignments tonight--For a a sample of how to set up these notes, click HERE.  FOR OVERHEAD CLICK HERE.
  7. poet laureate and Watch Robert Pinsky interview about Favorite Poem video (6 min.)
  8. Def Poetry videos

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. notes on PPP pp. 20-21 and. 27-35
  2. DOL #9
  3. stamp EWS pages already done-p. 8
  4. stamp blue terms
  1.   D.E.A.R. Outside Reading Project  Weekend #2:  Read the next 1/4 of your DEAR novel. For a copy of the goldenrod directions outlining the entire DEAR project, click HERE.

  2. Fill out READING LOG #2 and get parent signature when done.  HINT:  You can click on a Reading Log link below (either WORD format or pdf.) to print out 4 copies (you need one each weekend) of the reading log template to use rather than copying all the information on your own notebook paper.  For a WORD document copy of the Reading Log template which you can copy and paste and change the document to add more space, click HERE.  For a pdf version of the reading log, click HERE.  For a sample of HOW TO DO THE READING LOG (using my template, hand-written, etc) and HOW TO DO THE JOURNAL, CLICK HERE and SCROLL DOWN!
  3. J19 D.E.A.R. Journal #B for your second section.  For a copy of the goldenrod directions outlining the entire DEAR project and with the journal topics listed, click HERE.   For a sample of HOW TO DO THE READING LOG (using my template, hand-written, etc) and HOW TO DO THE JOURNAL, CLICK HERE and SCROLL DOWN!
  4. Get your R&J book (Signet Classic Edition)--$3.50 in the EPHS school store (or at Barnes & Noble)! (Scholarships are available.  Talk to Wally ASAP, however.) Here's what it looks like:

  5. Start looking for a poem for your Oral Interp project. As you are doing the "5 Poems Assignment" using the green books, look for a poem for your project (between 13-25 lines), or an anthology from home or the library, or look for one online.  You might find some cool poems by clicking on some of the websites below. 
  6. WEBSITES TO HELP YOU FIND COOL POEMS!!!  Check out these cool poetry websites!  Write up what you learned/found for an extra credit coupon!   http://www.loc.gov/poetry/laureate.html

    AND  www.favoritepoem.org   

    AND   www.artistsforliteracy.org 

    AND www.poems.com   AND www.poetryslam.com   AND  www.taylormali.com   AND    http://www.louderarts.com/faq/

     AND   www.basseyworld.com/main.php   AND    www.poetry.com    AND     http://www.bigsnap.com/billy.html

  7.  www.loc.gov/poetry/180   AND   www.poetry.org

    Check out these poetry websites to find a poem for the Oral Interp Project:

    Scholastic.com

    Giggle Poetry

    Shel Silverstein.com

    Garden of Song at Kidzpage

    Poetry Foundation

     http://www.loc.gov/poetry/laureate.html

    AND  www.favoritepoem.org    Click on the link below to watch other people read their favorite poems for the "Favorite Poem" project: http://www.favoritepoem.org/thevideos/index.html               I especially liked hearing "Elizabeth Wojtusik, a teacher from Humarock, MA,   read "Out, Out-": http://www.favoritepoem.org/thevideos/wojtusik.html 

    Which poetry reading do you like best?

    AND   www.artistsforliteracy.org 

    AND www.poems.com   AND www.poetryslam.com   AND  www.taylormali.com   AND    http://www.louderarts.com/faq/

     AND   www.basseyworld.com/main.php  

       

    Bassey Ikpi

    To watch Bassey "perform" her awesome poem "Homeward"

    on Def Poetry, click on the link below:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTcOWR3uc0E&mode=related&search=

    To watch "perform" Robert Service's chillin' poem "The Cremation of Sam McGee"

    on youtube, click on the link below:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lBkuz1TlVc&mode=related&search=

    For a commentary on Urgelt's reading of this poem, click on the link below:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGjkd2y-vBk

    AND    www.poetry.com    AND     http://www.bigsnap.com/billy.html

     www.loc.gov/poetry/180   AND   www.poetry.org

    What is the pronoun case error the cute little mouse is making? 

     

SEMESTER 1

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  1. Enjoy your family!

  2. Enjoy your friends!

  3. Enjoy some time for

  4. yourself!

  5. Give lots of hugs!!!