Welcome to English 9B!

9B Week 3: April 26-29, 2010

BACK TO  ENGLISH 9 HOMEPAGE WITH CALENDAR

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Vocab Week 2, Pronouns, Effective Writing, and

          Intro to Romeo & Juliet!

BRING YOUR R&J book to class EVERY DAY! 

TO SEE PICTURES OF WALLY'S DC TRIP, CLICK HERE!

Romeo & Juliet etching

Meeting Graham Michael Hamilton who played Hamlet

The Bard's 446th Birthday Bash

Shakespeare's Birthday Open House

To see pictures of sem. 2  2010 English 9 students in our class photo gallery, click HERE.

 

To see pictures of sem. 2  2010 English 9 students in our class photo gallery, click HERE.

To see pictures of sem. 1 2010 English 9 students in our class photo gallery, click HERE.

 

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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) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DATE In-Class plan Homework (due next day almost always):
MONDAY, day 8

TKM MOVIE DAY!!!

 

  1. Group Check-in:  Weekend, how DEAR book is going
  2. MOVIES TO INTRO SHAKESPEARE --"A Day at the Globe"--take notes in your R&J packet
  3. TKM MOVIE DAY
HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

1.  Reading Log week 2

2.  J 20:  Dear Journal B

 
  1. NO HOMEWORK!

GOT R&J YET?  DON'T FORGET! YOU MUST GET R&J (Signet Classic Edition) iRIGHT AWAY! (It costs 3.50 in the EPHS school store.  Scholarships are available.  Talk to Wally ASAP, however.)

TUESDAY, day 9

BREAKFAST STORY FINALS!!

How's your DEAR book coming?

To see pictures of sem. 2  2010 English 9 students in our class photo gallery, click HERE.

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!

Today's Quote of the Day:

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. 

~W.T. Purkiser

 

  1. Group Check-in: 
  2. Verbs -- Do pp. 1V-5V using EWS pp. 354-357
  3. BREAKFAST STORY FINALS!!
  4. DOL #8-- For a pdf copy of the DOL packet, click HERE.

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. J 20:  Dear Journal B

     

 

  1. Pronouns (the next set--I, IQ, R, D)! Do pp. 13P-17P-NOTE: YOU MUST USE THE OLD BLUE GRAMMAR TEXTBOOK (called EWS) pp. 324-332 TO FILL OUT THIS PACKET.
  2. Effective writing technique #2:   Use strong verbs!  Do EWP pp. 12 to 15 ONLY.  For a copy of the entire EWP (Effective Writing Packet), click HERE.
  3.  EWP WORK--REVISING VERBS:   Using J19 Ski Lodge Mystery or Weird Picture Mystery, you will identify 10 sentences with WEAK/BORING ACTION VERBS in them and revise the verbs/sentences retaining the original idea.  Then you will identify 5 sentences with LINKING VERBS in them and revise the sentences retaining the original idea but eliminating the "stinking linking" verbs.   CLICK HERE for a WORD DOCUMENT template you can use to do this assignment.

    Here's how to do it:

    TO PRACTICE IMPROVING ACTION VERBS & ELIMINATING LINKING VERBS:

    1.     In blue or black ink, label every verb AV or LV.

    2.     In blue or black ink, cross out ALL stinking linking verbs.

    3.     In blue or black ink, cross out ALL boring action verbs.

    4.     NOW IMPROVE 10 OF THE MOST BORING ACTION VERBS.  Choose 10 sentences from your Mystery Story Chapter 1 and copy those sentences down below.  Mark AV above the BORING ACTION VERB(S) and cross them out.  In red ink, change ALL stinking linking verbs and substitute boring action verbs with new, improved action verbs.  Make LOTS of great changes (more than 20 if you can!).  HINT!  Use a thesaurus to help you.  This is a good one:  http://thesaurus.reference.com/   For example, let's say you have used a boring word like "walk."  Here's what this website would suggest:  accompany, advance, amble, ambulate, ankle, boot, canter, escort, exercise, file, foot it, go, hike, hoof it, knock about*, lead, leg*, locomote, lumber, march, meander, pace, pad, parade, patrol, perambulate, pitter-pattern, plod, prance, promenade, race, roam, rove, run, saunter, scuff, shamble, shuffle, slog, stalk, step, stride, stroll, strut, stump, toddle, tour, traipse, tramp, traverse, tread, trek, troop, trudge, wander

    5.  NOW GET RID OF AND REVISE 5 OF THE SENTENCES WITH  STINKING LINKING VERBS in them. Choose 5 sentences from your Mystery Story Chapter 1 and copy those sentences down below.  Mark LV above the STINKING LINKING VERB(S) and cross them out.  In red ink, change ALL stinking linking verbs and substitute boring action verbs with new, improved action verbs.  Check a thesaurus!

Here is the list of these STINKING LINKING VERBS:

TO BE  (8)

am
is
are
was
were
be
being
been

SENSORY  (12)

smell
sound
 seem
look
feel
 become
stay
grow
appear
remain
turn
taste

For example, take this sentence:     She is angry.  She took it out on her sister.   The stinking linking verb is "is." 

Here are several ways to rewrite it but still express her anger:

1.  Furious, she lashed out at her sister.

2.  Angered, she yelled at her sister.

3.  She exploded at her sister.

4.  She blew her top when her sister . . . .  (Oops!  No cliches!)

5.  She stormed out as her sister entered the room.

 

GOT R&J YET?  DON'T FORGET! YOU MUST GET R&J (Signet Classic Edition) iRIGHT AWAY! (It costs 3.50 in the EPHS school store.  Scholarships are available.  Talk to Wally ASAP, however.)

 

 

WEDNESDAY, day 10

Romeo & Juliet?

To see pictures of sem. 2  2010 English 9 students in our class photo gallery, click HERE.

 

  1. Group Check-in:  c/c EWP p. 12 looking for the best alternative verbs
  2. Intro the J21 Biographical Sketch. This assignment is explained on the bottom of EWP p. 37 (#2, 3, 4).  Read Ayane Nishi's biographical sketch out loud.  Click HERE for a sample biographical sketch written for this class about Nishi's grandmother and  HERE for a sample biography from Tuesdays with Morrie. 
  3.  INTRO DOL #9 For a pdf copy of the DOL packet, click HERE. Make sure you read and highlight pp. in the EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL You will need to use GRS rules 81-87 to do DOL #9 and DOL #10!  For a copy of the yellow GRS section of the Survival Manual, CLICK  HERE .   

       

  4. Linking Verb Competition--English teachers ___ cruel and The freshmen ___ed the seniors.
  5. Effective writing technique #2:   Use strong verbs!  Do EWP pp. 12 to 1/2 of p. 19. For a copy of the entire EWP (Effective Writing Packet), click HERE.
  6. finish BREAKFAST STORY COMPETITION
  7.  Pronouns part 2 13P-17P-Use the blue EWS text, pp. 324-332, to do this.
  8.   ♥    R&J "Prologue" (p. 3 NEW BOOK) and  SONNETS (p. 3) and on p. 47 in R&J packet--Discuss rhyme scheme and rhythm in the prologue and what makes a SONNET.  Discuss the differences between a Shakespearean (English) and a Petrarchan sonnet (Italian). Go over rest of blue sheet (back side) of poetry terms--rhythm, rhyme and sonnet maybe do some blue practice test together on scansion

  9. MAYBE ♥   ♥   ♥  R&J prologue videos of prologue ? R&J videos--1969 (11 min), 1996 (15 min)  and Reduced Shakespeare Company on youtube  For the reduced Shakespeare company's rendition of R&J part 1,click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzVyqiskpMk&mode=related&search=Renaissance Man (10 min) (maybe) 

    ♥ R&J "Prologue" (p. 3 NEW BOOK) aloud at least three times!  Maybe give it to someone else and listen to how he or she reads it. Highlight all the BIG, IMPORTANT WORDS (the nouns and the verbs) to help you find out the main focus of the prologue.

    CLICK HERE IF YOU NEED A COPY OF THIS PROLOGUE PARAPHRASE SHEET!

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. Stamp EWP pp. 12-15
  2. J19 15 sentences (15 pts)
  3. Pronoun Packet pp. 13P-17P
 

 

  1.   POETRY TERMINOLOGY WORK: On your blue Poetry Terminology Sheet (from the front side only),  define your assigned terms and give an example.  For a copy of this BLUE terminology sheet, click HERE. Write these definitions IN PENCIL (so you can make changes).  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://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_I.htmlOR   http://www.northern.edu/hastingw/terms.htm   or  http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_I.html
  2. LEARN ABOUT THE ORAL INTERP PROJECT! Carefully read pp. 28-37 in the PPP (pink poetry packet).  For a copy of the PPP, click HERE.   Take a minimum of 1 side of a page of notes over this material showing that you have read and understood what this  "Oral Interpretion project" is.  For a sample of how to set up these notes, click HERE.For a pdf. copy of the PPP, click HERE.
  3. POETRY RESPONSE SHEETS:  Read 3 poems in the OLD green Lit book and 3 poems in the NEW green lit book.  Choose the 2 that you like most and which you think might be good choices for the Oral Interp Project.  Print off 3 poetry response sheets either by clicking HERE or by photocopying 3 copies of p. 21 in your PPP.  Using two of these sheets, do 2 POETRY RESPONSE SHEETS for these two 2 poems. For help with question 3--"What was your initial emotional response to the poem?", check out this linked hand-out with EMOTIONS words you can use.  CLICK HERE!   It is also on pages 11d and 11e in the EWP.   NOTE:  You can link to a template from here to make 3 copies of these CLICK HERE -> poetry response sheets to save yourself some time ! You can copy and paste them into a WORD document!  Then, you can type your answers right on each sheet!  
  4. Start looking for a poem for your Oral Interp project. As you are doing the "5 Poems Assignment" using the green book, 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. 

    WEBSITES TO HELP YOU FIND COOL POEMS!!!  Check out these cool poetry websites! 

    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

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

    BE SURE TO RE-READ THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS PROJECT CAREFULLY IN YOUR PINK POETRY PACKET pp. 28-36.   For a pdf. copy of the PPP with the requirements of the Oral Interp Project (pp. 28-37), click HERE. Start researching the poet, thinking of visuals, look up pertinent or unknown vocab words, look for poetic devices, personal connections, what you might say/do for your intro, etc.  The YELLOW SUBMISSION FORM FOR YOUR POEM/PARTNER IS DUE Wednesday, Dec. 8th.

  5. GOT R&J YET?  DON'T FORGET! YOU MUST GET R&J (Signet Classic Edition) iRIGHT AWAY! (It costs 3.50 in the EPHS school store.  Scholarships are available.  Talk to Wally ASAP, however.)
  6. Pink Poetry Packet exercises pp. 5a-8a.  Write all answers on a piece of notebook paper.  Use a separate sheet of paper for each page!  That means one side for page 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a (9 sides x 5 pts. = 35 points total)  If you would like to print out the exercises from a pdf. file so you can do the exercises on the actual sheets, click HERE and print them out (then you can just write the answers on the sheets)!
  7. Verbs -- Do exercise on the bottom of p. 5V and then pp. 6V-8V using the blue EWS textbook pp. 354-357
  8. DOL #9 For a pdf copy of the DOL packet, click HERE. Make sure you read and highlight pp. 21-22 in the EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL (GRS rules 81-87) to do DOL #9 and DOL #10!  For a copy of the yellow GRS section of the Survival Manual, CLICK  HERE .

     

  9. WORK ON YOUR J21 Biographical Sketch.  THIS IS DUE TUESDAY, MAY 4th!  This assignment is explained on the bottom of EWP p. 37 (#2, 3, 4).    Click HERE for a sample biographical sketch written for this class about Nishi's grandmother and  HERE for a sample biography from Tuesdays with Morrie.  Click HERE for a copy of an actual biography on Lil Wayne and BB King.

    Tonight, do this:

    1. READ EWP pp. 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 person you will interview and brainstorm the event/day in this person's life you will interview him or her 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.  or BETTER YET, TYPE THE QUESTIONS AND LEAVE ROOM FOR THE RESPONSES.  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.

    AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, DO THIS:

    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!

    BY TUESDAY, MAY 4th, DO THIS:

    5.Once you've done the interview, read through all your notes.  Then take all the notes and questions and write up J21 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!

  10. EXTRA CREDIT COUPON if you go online, take the Character test for Romeo & Juliet, and print out your results (bring them to class on Friday).   NOTE:  There are two separate ones for R&J; you can do either this one: 

     http://www.selectsmart.com/FREEselect.php?client=randj

    or this one

    http://www.selectsmart.com/FREE/select.php?client=romeoandjuliet

    or type in Romeo & Juliet in the search bar if you click :

    http://www.selectsmart.com/FREEselect.php?client=romeoandjuliet  WARNING!  THIS SITE CAN BE A HUGE TIME WASTER!  For example, you can take a test to find out what Pokemon, Matrix, or Twilight character you are, etc., etc. etc.!

     

NOTE:DON'T FORGET! YOU MUST GET R&J (Signet Classic Edition) iRIGHT AWAY! (It costs 3.50 in the EPHS school store.  Scholarships are available.  Talk to Wally ASAP, however.)

 

 

THURSDAY, day 11

HELLO, SHAKESPEARE!

(That's Wally above at the Stratford train station in Oct, 2008!)

 

Wally at Shakespeare's grave in Holy Trinity Church

in Stratford, England  Oct. 2008

Wally in front of Anne Hathaway's cottage 

Anne Hathaway was Shakespeare's wife

 

 

  1. Group Check-in--share EWP p. 12 interesting verbs
  2. DOL #9 For a pdf copy of the DOL packet, click HERE. Make sure you read and highlight pp. in the EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL use GRS rules 81-87 For a copy of the yellow GRS section of the Survival Manual, CLICK  HERE .   

       

  3. Review Linking Verbs--go over pp. 6-8V
  4. Effective writing technique #2:   Use strong verbs!  Do EWP pp. 12 to 1/2 of p. 19. For a copy of the entire EWP (Effective Writing Packet), click HERE.
  5. INTRO ♥   ♥    R&J Assignment A, p. 47, & "Prologue"

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. Stamp EWP SCORESHEET for pp. 12-15
  2. Stamp Verb packet pp. 6V-8V
  3. Stamp DOL #9

 

 

 

  1. Reminder!  Tomorrow is the deadline to retake Pronoun Test #1.  You must get a signature on your original yellow test, show Wally that test, and then arrange for a time to take the test (by 3:00 Friday).  Click HERE or HERE for practice pronoun tests.

  2. Study for Verb Test #1 tomorrow.  Do the pink verb practice test to study.  Click HERE for a copy. For extra credit, memorize the following "stinking" linking verbs:

    TO BE  (8)

    am
    is
    are
    was
    were
    be
    being
    been

    SENSORY  (12)

    smell
    sound
     seem
    look
    feel
     become
    stay
    grow
    appear
    remain
    turn
    taste

  3. ROMEO & JULIET  ♥ R&J ASSIGNMENT A See PINK "R&J Homework Assignment" Sheet for all the specifics of the assignments for R&J.  You can access this list on line by clicking HERE!   For the entire pdf. version of the ENGLISH 9 ROMEO AND JULIET PACKET 2007 (pdf version), click HERE. You will have to scroll down to find what you need! 

    1.  Read the "Prologue" (p. 3 NEW BOOK) aloud at least three times!  Maybe give it to someone else and listen to how he or she reads it. Highlight all the BIG, IMPORTANT WORDS (the nouns and the verbs) to help you find out the main focus of the prologue.

    2.  On the Prologue Paraphrase Worksheet on page 47 in your R&J packet, translate each line as best as you can into modern English.  Do this in pencil so you can make changes when we go over it in class.  If you need a copy of this worksheet, click HERE.

    NOTE:  You can access the study questions online by clicking here:  the study questions and the yellow  significant quotations part of the packet.     EXTRA CREDIT COUPON!  (Due any time during R&J unit)  Fill in the blanks for these two Shakespeare exercises!  Click HERE!

  4. WORK ON YOUR J21 Biographical Sketch.  THIS IS DUE TUESDAY, MAY 4th!  This assignment is explained on the bottom of EWP p. 37 (#2, 3, 4).    Click HERE for a sample biographical sketch written for this class about Nishi's grandmother and  HERE for a sample biography from Tuesdays with Morrie.  Click HERE for a copy of an actual biography on Lil Wayne and BB King.

    If you haven't already done the following, do this:

    1. READ EWP pp. 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 person you will interview and brainstorm the event/day in this person's life you will interview him or her 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.  or BETTER YET, TYPE THE QUESTIONS AND LEAVE ROOM FOR THE RESPONSES.  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.

    AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, DO THIS:

    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!

    BY TUESDAY, MAY 4th, DO THIS:

    5.Once you've done the interview, read through all your notes.  Then take all the notes and questions and write up J21 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!

  5.  
FRIDAY, day 12

THE GLOBE THEATRE

in its glory!

these pictures are of Shakespeare's OLD GLOBE THEATRE:

  

 

The Original Globe vs.

Today's Globe Theatre

Wally's pictures of London from the summer 2006

Wally at the Globe in the summer of 2006

 

PARIS GARDEN--the bear beating arenas!  (Shakespeare's competition)

 

    1. Group Check-in:   Weekend, Quiz each other on verbs
    2. MAYBE FIVE MINUTE JOURNAL To get a copy of the ongoing journal list, click HERE.   FOR THE OPTIONAL JOURNAL IDEAS, CLICK HERE. (reduced size)
    3. Review Verbs--go over pink practice test and take test
    4. finish BREAKFAST STORY COMPETITION
    5.   ♥    R&J "Prologue" (p. 3 NEW BOOK) and  SONNETS (p. 3) and on p. 47 in R&J packet--Discuss rhyme scheme and rhythm in the prologue and what makes a SONNET.  Discuss the differences between a Shakespearean (English) and a Petrarchan sonnet (Italian). Go over rest of blue sheet (back side) of poetry terms--rhythm, rhyme and sonnet maybe do some blue practice test together on scansion

    6. MAYBE ♥   ♥   ♥  R&J prologue videos of prologue ? R&J videos--1969 (11 min), 1996 (15 min)  and Reduced Shakespeare Company on youtube  For the reduced Shakespeare company's rendition of R&J part 1,click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzVyqiskpMk&mode=related&search=Renaissance Man (10 min) (maybe) 

      ♥ R&J "Prologue" (p. 3 NEW BOOK) aloud at least three times!  Maybe give it to someone else and listen to how he or she reads it. Highlight all the BIG, IMPORTANT WORDS (the nouns and the verbs) to help you find out the main focus of the prologue.

      CLICK HERE IF YOU NEED A COPY OF THIS PROLOGUE PARAPHRASE SHEET!

    HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

    1. Stamp Pronouns part 2 13P-17P
    2. Stamp R&J prologue paraphrase in packet p. 47
  1.  

 

  1. D.E.A.R. Outside Reading Project  Weekend #3:  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 #3 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. JOURNAL 23:  D.E.A.R. Journal #C for your third 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. WORK ON YOUR J21 Biographical Sketch.  THIS IS DUE TUESDAY, MAY 4th!  This assignment is explained on the bottom of EWP p. 37 (#2, 3, 4).    Click HERE for a sample biographical sketch written for this class about Nishi's grandmother and  HERE for a sample biography from Tuesdays with Morrie.  Click HERE for a copy of an actual biography on Lil Wayne and BB King.

    If you haven't already done the following, do this:

    1. READ EWP pp. 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 person you will interview and brainstorm the event/day in this person's life you will interview him or her 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.  or BETTER YET, TYPE THE QUESTIONS AND LEAVE ROOM FOR THE RESPONSES.  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.

    AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, DO THIS:

    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!

    BY TUESDAY, MAY 4th, DO THIS:

    5.Once you've done the interview, read through all your notes.  Then take all the notes and questions and write up J21 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!

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  1. DUE MONDAY!  If you didn't turn it in today, fill out the yellow Oral Interp. Project Submission form.  Attach a copy of the poem (number the lines, please) to the yellow sheet.  Partners/trios can submit one sheet per group! (There is copy of it on p. 29 in the PPP.)  Re-read pp. 28-36 (yellow pages in the PPP--Pink Poetry Packet) to get a firm idea on what the Oral Interpretation Project requires. If you need to review a copy of this project and the grading sheet, click HERE. 

    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

     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://project1.caryacademy.org/echoes/main/echoesmain.htm

     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

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

Look for a poem in the green books, 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. Start researching the poet, thinking of a visual to accompany your poetry presentation.  It could be a picture, a video clip, an online clip, a song, a work of art, a poster, a power point, etc.  Try Google images!  For example, what type of poem might fit with this picture.

Also, be sure to look up pertinent or unknown vocab words, look for poetic devices, personal connections, what you might say/do for your intro, etc.  Click HERE to get a copy of the OUTLINE of the presentation.  Click here if you would like a WORD document of this outline, so you can type in it to plan your presentation.  Click HERE to get a copy of just the grading sheet so you can be sure not to miss any major requirements!  Click HERE to review the entire packet explaining the project in detail.  For a pdf. copy of the PPP, click HERE.  

 

  1. 2010--use Lincoln and EDERLE instead

     If you would like to read a biographical sketch as a model for this assignment, go to the NEW green lit textbook, and read about Linda Finch in "Earhart Redux" on pp. 710-714 or about Arthur Ashe in "Arthur Ashe Remembered" on pp. 683-684.For a copy of the entire EWP (Effective Writing Packet), click HERE.

     

    1. Enjoy your family!
    2. Enjoy your friends!
    3. Enjoy some time for yourself!
    4. Give lots of hugs!!!
    5. CARPE DIEM!