Monthly Archives: January 2020

Friday January 31st, 2020

Good Afternoon,

Yesterday, we looked at the “yes/no chart” for Identities and looked at persuasive writing techniques as seen through commercials.

Yesterday, each group was to identify a different lens.  What are some examples of lenses throughout “Identities”?  Share aloud

Persuasive Writing

What techniques are used in these?

We probably will not get to the documents below…roadmap for next week:)

*Find Examples of ‘Irony’

Complete the document below as a group on office 365:

Friday January 31st, 2020

Good Morning!

On Thursday, we  read a children’s book and worked on “Pathways to a Theme” after reading through a children’s book.

Please return to your group of three.  I want you to read through another children’s book  and complete another “Pathways to a Theme.”

pathways-to-a-theme 

pathways-to-a-theme

  1. How to write an Inquiry Question

how-to-write-an-inquiry-question

Go back and complete #5 on the document “Pathways to a Theme for the two children’s book that your group chosen so far….can any of your questions be phrased more strongly?

If so, rewrite your question so that it is more strongly phrased.

Reading a Children’s book Power Point

After your group reads the children’s book, as a group you will complete a “Pathways to a Theme”.  The most important part will be the question(s)  (#5) that your group generates…these questions will be written on sheets of paper and posted on the back wall.

Human Nature:  Pink Paper

Human Society:  Blue Paper

How we live our lives:  Yellow Paper

3)   Your group will read another children’s book and go through the same process…..your group will be reading three children’s books in total….

Thursday January 30th, 2020

Good Afternoon,

Yesterday we started to get to know each other through ice breaker questions but we didn’t get through everyone…so we will finish this today.

On Tuesday, you read a short story “Identities” and you were to complete a yes no chart.

What is your decision:  Four Corners

“Identities”

Identities Yes No Chart

*Group Activity:  Each Group will identify a different lens.  Each group will have a different lens.  Your task is to identify how the story could be interpreted based on the lens your group is responsible for…

Persuasive Writing

What techniques are used in these?

 

 

Thursday January 30th, 2020

Good Afternoon,

We are continuing with Inquiry today…On Thursday, we watched several youtube clips and at the end of each one you completed a “Building Understanding”.

Discussion:  What is the connection between the video clips that we watched?  I would like to hear your thoughts on this question…

  1.  We are reading an essay by Bertand Russell

bertrand-russell-and-three-things-i-have-lived-for

How does this connect to our theme of “The Human Condition”?

2.  We are starting an exercise with Children’s books.

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I will show/read a book aloud to the class and we will read through together as a class.

Pathways to a Theme:

pathways-to-a-theme 

pathways-to-a-theme

3)  In groups of three you will choose and read a children’s book.  After, you will complete a “Pathways to a theme” as a group.

Wednesday January 29th, 2020

Good Morning,

Sorry I was not here yesterday.  Today we will get to know each other and do the icebreaker activity that was posted yesterday.

Welcome to English 10!  Today, we will better get to know each other as well as go over our class outline.

 

Ice Breaker Interview uestions

*Course Outline:

-Short story Terms

“Identities”

“Identities”

Identities Yes No Chart

We are starting with our short story unit:

*Group Activity:  Each Group will identify a different lens.  Each group will have a different lens.  Your task is to identify how the story could be interpreted based on the lens your group is responsible for…

Tuesday January 28th, 2020

Good Morning!

Welcome to English 12!  Today, we will better get to know each other as well as go over our class outline.

*Getting to know Ms. Nelson  (We will do this tomorrow upon my return).

*We will also do the Ice Breaker questions below upon my return tomorrow.

Ice Breaker Interview Questions   

 

-Short story Terms: we will be starting with short stories.  Please open the document below and read through the various terms.  There will be a few more added compared to your English 11 terms.  Highlight the terms you do not know:)

“Identities”:  Read this short story aloud

Discussion Question:  Do you think the officer was justified when he killed the man?

“Identities”

Discussion Question:  Do you think the officer was justified when he killed the man?

*Complete the chart below

Identities Yes No Chart

Thursday January 9th, 2020

Good Afternoon,

I hope you are all doing well…

*Silent reading

* Time to connect with your group and ensure you are all on the same page/ roles for our next discussion.  We should have done the discussion today but….we changed things up yesterday and watched the movie.

*Time to complete your role for tomorrow

*After you have connected with your group and have had time to work on your role for tomorrow, I would like to hear your thoughts on your novel so far…likes/dislikes as well as the process of Literature Circles.