- The Photo Journal - because we had some computer lab scheduling issues, we will be turning in this assignment on Monday. Make sure you have the pictures A) emailed to you, B) uploaded to your google drive, C) have them on a USB or SD card, or D) printed out (D is the worst of the options).
- Snapshot of a Modern Learner and Questions - read this article and follow the instructions. Then answer all the questions from the end of the document. The final question requires a full page answer.
- Visual Art Assessment, Part 1 - we created a piece of visual art to represent the important ideas in any of the warm-up videos we've watched this year.
- Visual Art Assessment, Part 2 - we did the same process for the another video. Each group chose one of the following four videos: A) Mysterious Workings of the Teenage Brain, B) How to Learn Anything in 20 Hours, C) The Power of Belief: Mindset and Success, and D) School Kills Creativity.
- What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work? Notes - we watched the first 12 minutes of this video and took notes.
This week, we worked on the following assignments:
This week we had some unusual events that messed with the schedule:
The assignments completed this week were:
Here is the work we completed this week:
Week #1 (8/27-8/30):
This week, we did a collective close-read on the first page of the book. That is in the playlist for this unit. We also set up blogs and completed Blog Post #1. This week, we got through chapter 3 in The Great Gatsby.
This week, we made our first Video Reaction for Looking for Alaska. We read all of packet 1 and completed reading journals (you have one reading journal per packet).
This week, we worked on character profiles and watched Apocalypse.
On Monday, SF Stories read chapter three in Crown of Dust, and on Tuesday (3/12) we read chapter four - both of those chapters are covered in Reading Journal #1. Wednesday (3/13), we read chapter 5 and on block day, we read chapters 6-7; those chapters (5-7) are covered in Reading Journal #2.
In Humanities, we wrote this essay in class on Monday (3/11), and on Tuesday (3/12) we read pages 1-19 in Looking for Alaska. On Wednesday (3/13), we read to page 36. All of those pages are covered in Reading Journal #1. On Thursday (3/14), we read to page 64 and did Reading Journal #2. The Night Essay was due on Thursday.
In American Literature, we started the week with a discussion of how we write essays, and what we want to do differently in the next unit to make sure we’ve all read and understood the book. Then watched the entire movie version of Gatsby in 1st period (the 1974 version), and we read chapters 1-3 in 4th period. All of those chapters are covered in Reading Journal #1. The final DOAS Essay was due block day.
Monday & Tuesday’s lesson plans can be found here.
On block day, we had a discussion and worked on our BWP blogs. The first project is due the week before Spring Break (April 1-5). On Friday, we read the end of chapter 2 and chose project groups.
On block day, we worked on the Night Essay. On Friday, we selected the book for the new unit and decided how we were going to read it.
On block day and on Friday, we worked on the essay for Death of a Salesman.
This week was mostly spent finishing the play and preparing for the essay. All the essay instructions can be found here. We did a sample set of claims with Linda. That document is here.
This week was mostly spent finishing Night and starting the collaborative essay. We did a close read with evidence that could be used in the essay, and we spent a lot of time writing in the computer lab. Here is the essay instruction/topic document.
This week, we read chapter 1 and the first part of chapter 2 in Crown of Dust and annotated pages from it. We are keeping track of the things we don’t understand.
English 10 and English 10 H
Today in class, you'll be reading "Only Daughter" (or listening to it being read to you). Then you will complete this three-page questions/writing prompt handout.
Your questions should be answered completely, and you need to write a full page (minimum) story for the final question.
All of your instructions are on this document. The assignment is due at the end of class.
Cheryl Morris & Andrew Thomasson