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Monday January 25th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Reminder:  If you have not yet handed in a Late assignment…you need to do so as soon as possible.

*Last week we watched a movie to tie in all our novels –so we did not get a chance to do our last literature circle discussion.  Today, we will meet in our groups to discuss our books:)

*Complete the Literature Circle Reflection Debrief.

*You have time to work on your Novel Inquiry Projects

Wednesday January 20th, 2020

Good Afternoon!

*Head’s up:  Some of you have fallen behind and have not yet submitted your Wednesday Write Portfolio or Best Write.  You need to do so ASAP!!

*Postcard Activity:  you will receive a piece of paper to do this activity on…

  • Draw one event from your novel so far that has significance and impact to the theme and/or ending of your novel.
  • Write as the persona of one of the characters in your novel to another character in your novel describing this event.

*Literature Circle Discussions

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*Connection Based Novel Inquiry Project:  You will have time to work on your projects.

Monday January 18th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Silent Reading

*Reminder: Wednesday Write Portfolio and Best Write is due on Monday January 18th. (Today!)

*Reminder:  Poetry Test will be on Tuesday January 19th. What to prepare was posted on my last week so you can scroll back:)

*Kahoot

*Novels:  Please prepare you role sheet for you next discussion.  If we do not have time to have a literature circle discussion tomorrow due to the poetry test, then we will have it on Wednesday.

*Yesterday, I posted a new project for our novels.  Today, you have time to start to put your thoughts together and work on this project.  Your proposals should be posted today…

Friday January 15th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Silent Reading

*Reminder:  Background Information Infograph is due Friday January 15th.

*Reminder: Wednesday Write Portfolio and Best Write is due on Monday January 18th.

*Reminder:  Poetry Test will be on Tuesday January 19th. What to prepare was posted on my last two posts so you can scroll back:)

*Novels:  We will get together in our groups to have our Literature Circle Discussions.

*Background Information Infograph:  please ensure these are complete and posted…they are due today.

*Yesterday, I posted a new project for our novels.  Today, you have time to start to put your thoughts together and work on this project.

Thursday January 14th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Silent Reading

*Reminder:  Background Information Infograph is due Friday January 15th.

*Reminder: Wednesday Write Portfolio and Best Write is due on Monday January 18th.

*Reminder:  Poetry Test will be on Tuesday January 19th.  Please study the following…

-poetry terms (this should be review)

-rhythm and meter

-Poems: Because I Could Not Stop for Death, My Mistress’ Eyes, Shall I Compare Thee, I Hear America Singing, I Too Sing America, This is America, What Do I Remember of the Evacuation, Caged Bird, Walking on Both Sides of an Invisible Border.

-The test is a mix of  fill in the response, short answer, multiple choice, synthesis questions and a paragraph.

-There will be a ‘sight poem’ one that we have not studied in class.  This poem will have multiple choice questions and a paragraph response (so you may want to look at the paragraph writing template as a refresher…)

Poetry:

*Kahoot:  To Review our poetry terms

*Novels:  Connections –How do our novels connect to other literature we have read this quarter.  On an Orange piece of paper, write down the title of your novel on one half of the paper.  On the other half of the paper, write down some of the titles of other literature we have studied.  Draw a line connecting the novel title to each of the titles of the other literature.  On the line, write how the two pieces of literature are connected.

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Novel Inquiry Project:  This is an inquiry based project where you will be making connections between the novel you chose to read with other literature.  Please Read the following document:

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Planning Sheet: Please hand in your first task of this project by the end of class on Monday January 18th (you will have class time to work on/complete.) The first task is the document below…it is the English 12 Connections Based Inquiry Project Planning Sheet:

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Literature and Document Part 1:  Due Wednesday January 20th

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Literature and Document Part 2:  Due Friday January 22nd

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Final Project Due: Tuesday January 26th

fingers crossed these dates work…

Wednesday January 13th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Reminder:  Background Information Infograph is due Friday January 15th.

*Reminder: Wednesday Write Portfolio and Best Write is due on Monday January 18th.

*Reminder:  Poetry Test will be on Tuesday January 19th.  Please study the following…

-poetry terms (this should be review)

-rhythm and meter

-Poems: Because I Could Not Stop for Death, My Mistress’ Eyes, Shall I Compare Thee, I Hear America Singing, I Too Sing America, This is America, What Do I Remember of the Evacuation, Caged Bird, Walking on Both Sides of an Invisible Border.

-The test is a mix of  fill in the response, short answer, multiple choice, synthesis questions and a paragraph.

-There will be a ‘sight poem’ one that we have not studied in class.  This poem will have multiple choice questions and a paragraph response (so you may want to look at the paragraph writing template as a refresher…)

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Novels:

Literary Analysis: the novels are class are studying touch upon the themes of conflict and  identity.  Your task is to find quotes in your novel that demonstrate examples of these two themes.

Light Yellow Paper: 

1) put your novel title at the top

2) Find and write 5 quotes in your novel up to where you have read so far that pertain to the theme conflict.

3) Briefly write down the significance of this quote in relation to the book/theme.

Light Pink Paper:

1) put your novel title at the top

2) Find and write 5 quotes in your novel up to where you have read so far that pertain to the theme identity.

3) Briefly write down the significance of this quote in relation to the book/theme.

*When you are done, touch base with your partners to work on your Background Infograph assignment.

*Prepare your role for your next Literature Circle Discussion on Friday January 15th.

*Work on Wednesday Writes

 

Tuesday January 12th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Silent Reading (15-20 minutes)

*Rhythm and Meter

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Novel:

*Literature Circle Discussions: you will be meeting with your group to have your 3rd Discussion

*Background Information Assignment:  you will have time to work on this with your partners.

*Reminder:  Wednesday Writes…your 5th draft is due tonight.  Your Portfolio and Best copy are due on Monday January 18th.

*Reminder:  Your Background Information Assignment is due on Friday January 15th.

Monday January 11th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Silent Reading (15-20 minutes)

*Poetry:  I Hear America Singing/I Too American Sing/This is America

I would like you to create a 3-Way Venn Diagram for these three poems.  These will be done on paper and placed on the back bulletin board.  You can do these on your own or in a group of 2-3.

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Novel Study:

*Thinking about our Novels

  1.  Blue Paper:  Write “I wonder” statements for your novels.  What are some ideas or messages that you wonder about from reading your novel?
  2. Pink Paper:  Write “I learned” statements.  What are some things…facts or otherwise about your novel, history or other that you have learned.
  3. Yellow Paper:  Write “I connected” statements.  What are some ways that you have connected the novel you are reading to your own life, other books/stories etc. you have read, or the world at large?
  4. Purple Paper:  Write the title of your novel down and a “Theme Statement” to represent your novel.

*Please prepare your role for tomorrow’s Literature Circle Discussion

*Background Information Infograph Assignment:  you will have time to get together as a group to work on this…

Friday January 8th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Silent Reading (15-20 minutes)

*Poetry:  I Hear America Singing/I Too American Sing

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/31/opinions/walt-whitman-200th-birthday-karbiener/index.html

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/what-langston-hughes-powerful-poem-i-too-americas-past-present-180960552/

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Novels:

*Literature Circle Discussions

*Background Information Infograph Assignment:  Your group will have time to meet and work on this collaboratively.