Monday, January 25


  • you should have reviewed the project and the materials for it (see Friday’s agenda), and started the process of thinking about themes, devices, secondary sources, etc.
  • What questions do you have? – post them here – no name is needed – password = 451project
  • Other items (materials are on the blog):
    • the poems – review for themes
    • the PowerPoint of instructions

Thursday, Friday – January 20, 21


  • wrap up the summative comments on the novel
  • discuss the Padlet activity on The Story of Stuff
  • Discuss the Summative Notes (on the Novel Tab)
  • watch Wall-E (complete the chart in the Novel Tab) – make sure your Chart is posted to the Padlet!
    • Homework for Monday:
      • read over the Content portion of the Novel assignment to make sure you understand; if not, write down some questions to bring on Monday
      • Review the resources on the blog: The Intro to the Novel Notes; The Class/teacher notes on the  questions for the three reading sections in the novel; the Summative Notes
      • Start reviewing the resources: the essays and the videos on the blog
      • start taking notes and organizing your thoughts; choose which literary device you might want to explore (info dot #1) and the resources on the blog you want to use for your thematic connections (info dot #2, 3)

Thursday, January 14



  • Review the reading check quiz and the Grammar quiz
  • work on the questions for the Sieve and the Sand – due Friday, along with a Reading Check quiz at the beginning of class
  • work on the Vocabulary for 451 – remember, there is a multiple-choice test towards the   (75 words in the Novel tab)

Wednesday, January 13

Today’s schedule:


Block 1 – 7:30 – 8:45 am
Block 3 – 9:00 – 10:15 am
Lunch – 10:15 – 11:00 am
Block 5 – 11:00 – 12:15 pm
Parent-Teacher Conferences 1:00 – 4:00 pm



  • Review the tests
  • continue listening to The Sieve and the Sand
  • start working on the questions for part two – they are due on Friday, January 15