Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Argument Mentor Texts

Mentor texts: action-heroes/

1) colleges-concealed- weapons-nra- 20170110-story.html

2) a-legitimate- president-but- we-need- to-know-how-he-won/2017/01/16/524bb00a-dc15- 11e6-918c- 99ede3c8cafa_story.html?utm_term=.83900a519ad8

3) can-make- mexico-pay- for-the- border-wall- heres-how/2017/01/17/7edf7872-dcbf- 11e6-ad42- f3375f271c9c_story.html?utm_term=.96840113d3ea

4) the-lights- go-out.html

5) itself-for- witch-hunts.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

11th Grade writing sample :)

Here is the writing sample

Remember to do your best-- This grade is going in the computer BUT if you improve your writing during this unit I will go back and change this grade.  So do your best!!!!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

British Lit--Thursday, November 5th

Objective: How does fear affect the boys on the Island?

1- Students wrote down times they were afraid and as a class we compiled a list of how fears affect us as humans--

  • frozen, paralyzed by fear
  • survival mode
  • fight or flight
  • selfishness kicks in--we save ourselves first
  • Go against our values or what we think we would normally do
  • denial
  • panic 
  • irrational thinking
  • look to others for protection
2- Next we watched two scare tactics videos to confirm if our list of human behavior was, in fact, accurate. It was. 

3- We made a list of the various things the boys on the Island are afraid of--
  • Beast 
  • Not getting rescued
  • themselves and the other boys
  • losing power (jack and ralph)
  • becoming savage
4- Students did an in class FRQ "How does fear affect the boys on the Island?"

focus on a strong thesis and analysis not summary. Analysis is the how, why, or insight and summary is the what. So if you are simply telling us what happened, you are summarizing. If you are telling is why or how it happened and providing insight or commentary, you are analyzing. If you were absent, please make this up by Wednesday, November 11th. 

Homework: Finish the book

American Lit--Wednesday, Nov 4

Objective: wrap up lessons on transcendental unit

1- Students read for 15
2- We watched Patagonia Video
(As students watched, they wrote down one example of each of the Transcendental Top 5) If you were absent, you'll need to watch this and find examples of

  • Individualism
  • Growth in Nature
  • Optimism
  • Over-Soul
  • Anti-Society
3-Students had free time to work on their portfolio

Homework: Get working on Portfolio. Reminder--it is due on Thursday, November 12th.

The next two class periods (Friday and Tuesday) will be work days!!!