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October 2013
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by: Edgar Allan Poe

Week Five
Fine Tune the Fluency
Lesson Objectives
Demonstrations of Learning
Daily Target
Learning Target
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analyze summarize
Complete Editing
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Daily Proofreading
I will be able to
employ grammatical rules
to perfect writing.
complete sentences
end punctuation
Write an
informative/explanatory essay
write a clear topic sentence
& concluding statement
organize ideas & concepts
Develop a topic
Write an informative SCR & ECR
DP# 34
use appropriate transitions
DP# 40
DP# 36
DP# 41
DP# 35
Use precise language
DP# 42
DP# 37
DP# 38
DP# 43
DP# 44
DP# 45
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DP# 47
DP# 48
DP# 52
DP# 49
DP# 51
DP# 50
DP# 54
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DP# 55
Complete Editing
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Analyze how the author's choice of specific words convey meaning & tone in literary & information text
Identify figurative language
Determine author's purpose
Determine an author's point of view in an information text
Use subordinate conjunctions
to combine sentences
Use independent and dependent clauses
I will be able to
phrases and clauses
into an SCR.
Assessment Check
a of sentence
to elevate writing
an informational text by
using a
summary frame

time effectively

the way
I plan for a SCR
a full writing process:
main idea
, and
in a variety of texts.
1. Demonstrate proficient responses for four out of five categories.

2. Use the lowest score from today’s jeopardy, and answer the corresponding card question with 80% proficiency or higher.

2. It seem that she answer the question easily but her answer was actualy quite complex.

3. It can be beneficiel too register for clases early yet each student must wait his or her turn.

4. Kimberly sat on the bleachers and cheered for the team, Tom watched her as he vigorously defended the goal.

5. The stone steps having been worn down by generations of students needed to be replaced.
1. Anthony didnt agree with the method he was taught, he found other mean to solve the problem
Equal Groups
Mary Ludwig was born in October 1754. By the time the Revolutionary War broke out, she was married to William Hays. When hays went to war, Mary follow him she carried pitcher's of water to the troops, which earn her the nick name Molly Pitcher. When William was hurt in battle, Mary taken his place as a gunner. "A cannon shot passed between her legs, carrying away the lower part of her petticoat, Says one record of that battle.
1. Hays
2. followed
3. him.
4. She
5. pitchers
6. earned
7. nickname
8. took
9. petticoat."
10. says
On October 31 1864 Nevada became the 36th U.S. state. With more than 110000 square miles of land, it is the seven largest state. Have you heard of Las Vegas! While it is the largest city in Nevada by population, Carson city is the state capital. The state's natural features include large lake's, the Colorado River and high peeks. In fact, Nevada's name comes from a Spanish word meaning "snow capped.
1. 31,
2. 1864,
3. than
4. 110,000
5. seventh
6. Vegas?
7. City
8. lakes
9. peaks
10. snow capped."
1. Rushmore?
2. Jefferson,
3. into
4. Rushmore's
5. Mount
6. "America
7. began
8. 1927,
9. completed
10. Lincoln,
Have you been to Mount Rushmore. Sixty-foot-tall faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln are carved in to Mount Rushmores stone hills. When sculptor Gutzon Borglum first saw mount Rushmore, he said, America will march along that skyline." Borglum begun work in 1927 but he died before the work was finished. The work was complete by his son, Lincoln on October 31, 1941.
October 29, 1929 is know in U.S history as "Black Tuesday." It was on that day that the New York Stock Market crashed. Black Tuesday marked the end of good times and the beginning of the Great Depression. Soon, about one in for Americans would be out of work hardest hit were african Americans. Many people blamed president Hoover for the Great Depression, which last about ten years?
1. 1929,
2. known
3. U.S.
4. four
5. work,
6. Hardest
7. African
8. President
9. lasted
10. years.
15 Errors
Complete Editing
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Semi-colons ;
Complete Editing
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Complete Editing
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Semi-colons ;
compound sentences - complex sentences
compound/complex sentences
the items needed in a summary
a blank summary frame
the following short text.

plan, draft, write, edit, revise, score
Average score = 85% or higher in each category.
the following sentence types.
how using a variety of sentence types can elevate your writing?
your own sentence using each sentence type.

1. Generate
a blank plan.

2. Develop
planned information to answer the prompt in less than two minutes:

If you would be famous for one
thing, what would it be? Why?

the steps in the writing process.

what is completed at each step.

a completed SCR.

Daily Proofread
Challenge Rules
Show off your skills: August and September
convention corrections
citing the applied rule.


, dramatic,


word choice

in a
reading responses
Write answer on tracker

Record Points or
Ready Signal
Discuss and Display
Using the test booklet,
justify three convention
corrections by citing the
applied rule.
The__________ irony in this passage creates a ______ mood. The quote, "______________________" illustrates this irony.
Alicia goes to the library and studies every day.
I tried to speak Spanish, and my friend tried to speak English.
When he handed in his homework, he forgot to give the teacher the last page.
Different Types of Sentences
Can you name all four types?
Sentence Check
Show me your compound sentences
Signal Words
An Independent Clause expresses a complete thought

An independent clause can stand alone as a sentence.
This video game is destructive.
The monkey made me laugh hysterically.
Coutrney surfed massive waves.
A dependent clause does not express a complete thought.

A dependent clause cannot act as a sentence. It is a fragment
Before, When, If, What, Because, How, That, After
Simple Sentence = 1 independent clause

Compound Sentence = 2 (or more) independent clauses

Complex Sentence = 1 independent clause + 1 (or more) dependent clauses

Compound-Complex Sentence = 2 independent clause +
2 (or more) dependent clauses
Sam and Sally save soda straws.
The birds fluttered and squawked in the trees.
write your own
The dog runs fast,
he jumps high.

Sam collects nickels,
I collect dimes.

The birds squawked loudly,
we went inside.
A compound sentence has:
2 (or more) independent clauses

Subject + Verb+ comma + conjunction (FANBOYS)
write your own
I have been practicing
my guitar skills have flourished.

my parents are
I am happy.

he bought the CD
Chris counted his money.
The Four Types of Sentences
Sentence Fluency
A Compound-Complex Sentence has:
2(or more) independent clauses + 1 dependent clauses
compound - complex
he was here, he helped make dinner
, and
then we cleaned the kitchen.

he came in, he was dressed in pink
, and
he was making pig noises.
write your own
Sentence Search and Rescue
There are fifteen independent clauses around the room.

Three compound sentences
Three complex sentences
Three compound-complex sentences
*and one of your choice.
*Use your formulas to ensure success!
Before the party is over
When you called
If I were you
A simple sentence has one Independent Clause.

Subject + Verb =

complete sentence (thought).
Step Up
A complex sentence has:

1 independent clause
+1(or more) dependent clauses
Identify the sentence type:

1) I passed the English test with an “A”.

I want to keep my parents happy, I should keep passing my English tests,
it might be a good idea to pass my math tests, too.

I pass my English test, I will pass the class.

4) I passed my English test with an “A”,
my parents took me to celebrate.
Now write one sentence for each sentence type
4 sentence types = 4 sentences
Show me your complex sentences
Show me your compound-complex sentences
Combine as many sentences as you can in the following paragraph, using the above examples to guide you.

The Boston Red Sox were three games down. The Red Sox had to win the next four games to advance. Fans were worried. Boston had not won a World Series since 1918. No team had ever come back in the playoffs from a three-game deficit. All of the fans knew this. Red Sox fans watched anxiously as the fourth game of the ALCS began. Yankees fans watched confidently. They also knew that anything could happen. People wanted to watch a good series. They did not expect it to be such a nail-biter! David Roberts stole second base. This move would be remembered as the turning point of the series. Nobody believed the Red Sox would win that year. The Red Sox won that year. The Yankees would not win the World Series for another five years. In 2009, the Yankees won the World Series.
Write your own~
Computer Lab
Write it out!
If you had the opportunity to participate in a game show or be the host, which would you choose and why?
SCR Plan 4

Which country would you want to be the President of and why?
SCR Plan 3
If you could have dinner with any famous person, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
SCR Plan 2

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Why?
SCR Plan 1 -

Speed SCR plans.
1 minute think, 4 minutes write
30 seconds think, 3 minutes write
1 minute think, 3 minutes write
1 minute think, 2 minutes write
Speed Plans
If you were any organism in a biome what would you be and why? Be sure to fully describe the climate and location!
Prompt for your plan…
Attention Grabber:
Main Point 1
Food For Thought
an orchard
. Maybe / ; maybe
Boosting Details
Speed Planning
(You have)
(I give)
Draft your SCR
Edit and Score using Rubric
1 think
4 write
30 think
3 write
1 think
3 write
1 think
2 write
conclusion: restate thesis!
write all transitions on plan!

Most importantly

Explain importance / detail
Real World Example
Figurative Language

Can you plan for figurative language?
Vinata, mother of Garuda, had been enslaved by the Magas after she had quarreled with their mother, Kadru. The Magas offered to release Vinata from servitude if Garuda brought them amrita (nectar of immortality) from the moon.

Garuda brought the nectar after overcoming numerous obstacles, battling even the gods in the process.

The Magas were delighted when he placed the pot containing the nectar before them. They let Vinata go and then they went to wash themselves before partaking of the ambrosia.

On their return they found the pot missing. Indra had taken it away. The Magas feverishly tried to lick up the drops of nectar that had fallen on the darbha grass on which the pot had been kept. They didn't get much nectar, but the sharp blades of the grass slit their tongues. Snakes ever since have had forked tongues.
Restate Prompt:
Include main idea
and three supporting details
Become an expert!
Using a single type of sentence,
analyze and organize information
into a poster that will teach others how
to successfully create the sentence type.
You will be graded in two parts:
1) The quality and presentation of your information.
2) The success of other writers in creating your sentence type.
8 minutes to analyze and organize information into a poster.
Group Switch Up
Sentence Type Delegation
formula/definition * rules/tips * examples
Gallery Walk and Sentence Creations/Additions
, C I
Let's Make Connections
2 Summaries
Follow Frame
Teen Tribune
monitoring and modifying
Blank Paper
If I could possess any superpower, I would choose __________________ because _________,
___________________, and most importantly ____________.
Take time to understand the prompt
Brainstorm multiple responses (choose strongest)
Develop specific and relevant details
Take time to construct a strong thesis!
Watch for complete sentences and clarity.
Develop equal details with transitions to connect ideas.
Look for missing words or phrases (quick write issue)
Look for fluency - DOES IT MAKE SENSE?
Look for clarity - Do ALL idea support the main idea?
Make corrections to spelling and conventions.
Make corrections to choppy,
confusing, or repetitive sentences.
One category at a time
Support each number score with evidence from rubric.
One Success Statement; One Next Step Statement
Independent Re-Read for Missing Pieces
Group Help: EDITING
Group Help: Revising
by using
a tree map
by quoting direct evidence.
When you finish
read * homework * game * organize
three types of irony.

the following examples of irony.

an example of each type of irony. Be sure to label each example.

a. verbal
b. dramatic
c. situational

1. List five words that work to establish a mood in the text.

2. Identify the mood.

3. Explain how the connotations of these words create mood.

how irony creates mood in the following passage.
When I woke up and got ready to leave for work, I noticed that all four of my tires were flat and worthless. Needless to say, I arrived forty-six minutes late. I was fired instantly. Poignantly, I dropped my head, began to sob, and left the building in a melancholy daze. Miserably, I had already missed the 9:00 bus and had to wait in the freezing cold for two hours before another bus would come. After finally reaching my door step, I realized that I had inconvieniently lost my keys. One wonderful situation after another. What a great day.
how evidence can make an answer or response stronger.

the following responses to determine which one is stronger.

a reading response that is supported with evidence to answer the following question.
No Daily Proofread
Data Tracking
Goal Setting
Monday 10.7.13
a difference between the appearance of things and reality
Verbal Irony
saying the opposite of what you mean
Situational Irony
Dramatic Irony
doing the opposite of what is expected
when the audience knows
something the characters don't
Isn't it Ironic?
Is it ironic that I posted a video about how boring and useless Facebook is on Facebook?
Is it ironic that someone steps into a puddle and you make fun of them… and the next thing you know – YOU step in one!?
A mean old man ate a large meal at a restaurant. The waitress tried to provide him with excellent service, but every time she brought him a dish, he complained. First he thought that the soup was too cold when it was hot. Then he said that his steak was dry and chewy, when it was moist and succulent. Then he complained that one of her blonde hairs was in his mashed potatoes, but the hair was actually grey like his own. She remained patient and continued to try to help him until the end of the meal, when he left her a quarter for a tip. She replied on his way out, “Thank you for the generous tip, Mister.”
What type of Irony?
Tom has always liked Lucy, but Lucy has always thought Tom was annoying and unattractive. One day, Lucy comes home to find an eviction notice on her door. Apparently, her roommate had been spending the rent money that Lucy was giving her on other things. Lucy only has 24 hours to get all her stuff over to her mom’s house, and Lucy doesn’t even have a car. But Tom has a truck. So Lucy calls up Tom and asks him how he’s doing. She tells him that she’s always thought he was funny, and that they should hang out sometime. Tom thinks that Lucy has finally come around is beginning to like her. He also thinks that his jokes are funny because she is laughing after everything that he says.
The rapper Eminem is well-known for his song writing ability, but he is equally known for his shockingly profane and obscene lyrical content. Eminem has made a fortune selling his curse filled songs to millions of children around the world. But, on a 60 Minutes interview, Eminem claimed that there was no swearing in his own home and that his children were not allowed to play music with curse words, including his own tracks.
When Lawrence saw the posters for the circus hanging on the bulletin board, as he swept up the trimmings at Slim’s Barbershop, he knew he would be taking his little cousins. They loved animals, and he was looking forward to seeing the smiles on their faces as the circus performers amazed them with their stunts. But sweeping up hair clippings didn’t pay a whole lot. Lawrence spent 45 dollars just getting tickets. But it was worth it to see his cousins’ faces. The day finally came and everyone was excited as they walked into that big circus tent. But Lawrence soon realized that he and his cousins would be thirsty and hungry. As they sat in their seats, the drink vendor walked by selling beverages. Desperately thirsty, Lawrence asked him how much a lemonade would cost, and the drink vendor said, “Eleven dollars each.” Lawrence replied, “Oh, that’s it? Just eleven dollars? What a great deal for one cup of lemonade. That’s totally worth it.” The drink vendor walked away.
Mr. Reinhart is the building inspector for the entire county. Anytime a person wants to add a permanent structure to their home or property, such as a deck or balcony, the building plans need to be approved by Mr. Reinhart before construction can begin. Mr. Reinhart checks to see that each plan is safe before construction begins. Once building begins, he checks to see that construction is going according to the plan. In a way, he is responsible for ensuring that every structure in the county is built properly. One day Mr. Reinhart was having a party at his house. He and his three guests were barbequing on the porch attached to his house, when the structure suddenly collapsed. Apparently, termites got into the wood and had been chewing away the support beams for several months.
Mr. Bath is the president of Make-A-Bath Industries, a small company that employs fifteen workers, including Tom Miller, father of six. Ever since the economy went down the tubes, Make-A-Bath hasn’t been selling bath tubs like they once did, and now Mr. Bath has to fire three workers, one of whom will be Tom Miller. But Mr. Bath has never fired anyone before, so he has been delaying giving Tom and the other employees the bad news. But Christmas is approaching. Tom wants to buy nice gifts for his six children, but he doesn’t have any money. So Tom charges a whole bunch of nice gifts on his credit card, figuring that he can pay it back with money from his checks that he will be getting from his job all year. Tom and his family don’t have a lot of extra money to spend, so he likes to get his kids nice Christmas presents. Tom is looking forward to one of the best Christmases ever.
The waitress expresses gratitude
when she intends the opposite
Lawrence expresses the idea that the lemonade is priced fairly, when in fact the opposite is true
One might expect that Eminem, a renouned potty-mouth, would curse in his own home, when in fact the opposite is true.
One might expect that the building inspector would have a safe home, when in fact the opposite was true.
Reader's know that Lucy doesn't like Tom, but Tom believes the opposite.
Tom believes he will continue working, but the reader knows that the opposite is true.
She really doesn't like Nikki's skirt; even though, her tone and word choice lead Nikki to believe otherwise.
Homer boasts about being smart
while doing something incredibly dumb
Bruce Wayne thinks he should go to the hospital, yet the viewer knows Joker is about to blow it up
The opposite of what is expected (written, spoken, acted)
A water park
is burned
to the ground.
A tow truck
broken down
Bo Burnham is a stand up comic that always sits and slouches.

Group Directions:
In groups of three, analyze each passage to determine what type of irony is used.
Justify your answers with specific evidence.
Choose the best word to illustrate the mood.
The name poe brings to mind images of murderers and madmen premature burials and mysterious women who return from the dead. His works have been in print since 1827 and include such literary classics as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Raven, and “The Fall of the House of Usher.” This versatile writer’s oeuvre includes short stories, poetry a novel a textbook a book of scientific theory, and hundreds of essays and book reviews.
"The Tell-Tale Heart,"
"The Raven,"
Complete Editing
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Dedicated on October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of france. It is located on Liberty Island in New York harbor, the statue stands as a cymbal of freedom. Inside the statues base is a plaque engraved with the words, Give me you're tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" More than 120 tons of steel was used to build the statue, which were restored for it's 100th birthday celebration.
10 errors
1. France
2. Harbor
3. Harbor.
4. The
5. symbol
6. statue's
7. "Give
8. your
9. was
10. its
"I am only a public entertainer who has understood his time, Pablo Picasso once said. But the famous artists paintings, drawings, prints ceramics and sculptures suggest that he were much more than an entertainer Picasso, who was born on October 25, 1881, influenced many artists of his time. He created a style of art know as cubism? He exspecially excelled as a painter and sculptor. Born in spain, Picasso died, in France in 1973.
10 errors
10 errors
a) A sign tells you how to get to the hidden beach
b) A fire protection company burns to the ground
c) Not knowing Marie just put her gum in the pop can, Michael takes a drink.
Red Literature Books
Flow Map to Track Change in Plot
The narrator is disturbed by his roommates blue eye so he decides to kill him.
At midnight every day for a week the narrator sneaks in to look at his roommate, waiting to find the man with his eye open so he can kill him.
"Whenever it fell upon me, my blood ran cold"
On night eight, the narrator kills his roommate by suffocating him under the mattress.
The narrator hides the body under the floor boards, and he believes he will never be caught.
Trail Markers
Questions A and B
Questions C-E
Question F - end of 382
Questions H and I
Question F - pg 382
f- end of 382
The police arrive and interrogate the narrator. Before too long he is driven to confess by "the beating of the man's heart!"
"The word choice and _________ irony
create a mood of ___________________
because ____________________________."
"The words __,__,__,__ and __ represent strong mood."
"These words create a mood of __________ within the text."
"The words __,__,__,__ and __ all have a ________ connotation causing the text to be overall _______________."
(3 pts) 1. Is the conflict in this story external or internal? Could it be both? Give evidence from the story to support your answer.

(1 pt) 2. As the story opens, what is the relationship like between the old man and the narrator? Find and copy the sentence or sentences that reveal that relationship.

(1 pt) 3. Why does the narrator commit his crime? Find and copy the sentence or sentences in which the narrator reveals his reason.

(1 pt) 4. Why does he wait 8 days to commit his crime? Find and copy the sentence or sentences in which the narrator explains his reason.

(up to 3 pts) 5. What do you think the narrator is really hearing at the end of the story? What makes you think so?

(2 pts) 6. Explain the difference between an author and a narrator in fiction.

(3 pts) 7. In your own words, explain how the term "deathwatches" is used to create meaning or image in the story.

(2 pts) 8. Is Poe's narrator an example of a reliable or an unreliable narrator? Give evidence from the story to prove your point.

(3 pts) 9. How does the narrator feel immediately after he commits the murder? Do his feelings change?
If so, how and why?

(8pts) 10. Locate, copy and cite one example of each type of figurative language used in “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe
a. Alliteration
b. Simile
c. Personification
d. Assonance

Quoted Evidence

Tell-Tale Heart Reading Response
Quoted Evidence
Find a sentence from the text that supports your reading response.
Short Answer Extensions
Do you think the narrator was mad? What particular actions or words make you think so?

Do you think the narrator would have killed the old man if he did not have an “evil eye”?

Write a brief plot summary in your own words.
Q: What point of view did Poe use in "The Tell-Tale Heart"?
Poe used _________________ point of view in "The Tell-Tale Heart". The quote, " ________________________________________ ____________________________________" supports this assertion.
“The Tell-Tale Heart” Reading Response Stems
1. The conflict in this story is ____________. The quote, “__________________” supports this assertion.
2. During the exposition, the relationship between the narrator and the old man can best be described as ___________________. The quote, “____________________”supports this assertion.
3. The narrator commits the crime because _____________________. The quote, “____________________”supports this assertion.
4. The narrator waits eight days to commit the crime because ___________________. The quote, “____________________”supports this assertion.
5. During the denouement of the story, the author is really hearing ___________. The quote, “____________________”supports this assertion.

The conflict in the story is both internal and external. He fights with himself and with his roommate.

The conflict in the story is both internal and external. The narrator wants to kill his roommate because of his, "pale blue eye". Furthermore, he is convincing the readers of his sanity when he is clearly unreliable.

The conflict in the story is both internal and external. The narrator wants to "kill" his roommate because of his eye.

What words were used by Poe to describe how the narrator entered the old man's room?
In 1919, president Woodrow Wilson proclamed November 11 Armistice Day to celebrate the end of, the fighting in World War I. Congress change the name of Armistice Day in 1954 in order to include American veterans of all wars. Veterans Day honors our countrys military men an women for there willingness to help protect the United States Every year on this day, a national ceremony is held exact at 11 a.m.
Complete Editing
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When I woke up and got ready to leave for work, I noticed that all four of my tires were flat and worthless. Needless to say, I arrived forty-six minutes late. I was fired instantly. Poignantly, I dropped my head, began to sob, and left the building in a melancholy daze. Miserably, I had already missed the 9:00 bus and had to wait in the freezing cold for two hours before another bus would come. After finally reaching my door step, I realized that I had inconvieniently lost my keys. One wonderful situation after another. What a great day.
1. List five words that work to
establish a mood in the text.

2. Identify the mood.

3. Explain how the connotations of
these words create mood.

how irony creates mood
in the following passage.
"The words __,__,__,__ and __ all have a ________ connotation causing the text to be overall _______________."
"These words create a mood of __________ within the text."
"The words __,__,__,__ and __ represent strong mood."
The__________ irony in this passage creates a ______ mood. The quote, "______________________" illustrates this irony.
word choice
mood in a
can shape a
by describing
external conflict

can shape a
by describing
external conflict
first person
third person limited
, and
third person omniscient

plan and draft
an explanatory SCR.
Benchmark SCR #2
Point of View
Write the
main idea
and identify
three supporting details
Often when it rains, a particular dreariness descends upon the earth. Most people hide out in their houses sending forlorn glances out the window. Animals scamper off to nooks and crannies, poking their heads out to timidly sniff the air for signs of dry weather. Despite the pellets of water cascading from the sky, an occasional brave soul will venture out for a jog in the drizzle or a bird will chirp merrily in a mud puddle, dismissing the downpour. Some people call these adventurers crazy, but others celebrate the willingness of these individuals to embrace negativity and turn it into something positive.
Answer the following question by restating the main idea and providing an answer that can be supported by the text.
Why do people still spend money to go see the movies in theaters?
Going to the movies has become a weekend activity that many people pay large amounts of money to do. Movies are pricey these days, but the medium never fails to draw crowds. And while movies have excellent plots, characterization and cinematography, others are simply horrible in just about every way. Yet once in awhile, a film will appear on the big screen that will earn itself a rightful place in history as a magnificent film, one that touches the lives of people. And really, isn't that all people are really looking for as they trek out to the show, weekend after weekend? A brief glimpse into a life where people express what the moviegoer is also feeling? It must be, otherwise people would spare their wallets and stay home.
Using three short passages, differentiate between first person, third person limited, and third person omniscient point of view and justify your answers with evidence.
1. She went to her best friend’s house to study. When she got there, she started to wonder how big her best friend’s dog Jasper had gotten. They went outside and rode their bikes for 20 minutes, went back to the house to study, ate dinner, and then she went back home.

2. “Do you love candy?” I asked my friend Roxis. I always make friends with other people.

3. One day Tina went to the movies. She went to see Epic Movie. Tina thought she should purchase a plate of nachos, a pop, and a box of candy, but her friend thought she shouldn't Tina purchased the food anyway.
Benchmark SCR #2
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In 1884, representatives from 25 countrys held a meeting in Washington D.C. The purpose of that meeting was to establish time zones around the World. On november 1, the meeting participants come up with a plan. Greenwich england, became the Prime Meridian at 0 degrees longitude and, in the pacific, the International Dateline was set at 180 degrees. The creation of timezones braught order to time worldwide.
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On November 4, 1922 english archeologist Howard Carter made one of the most import discoverys of modern times. While on an expedition to Egypt, Carter discovered the tomb of king Tutankhamen. King Tut has became Egypts ruler when he was 9 years old he died just a few years later. Discovered 3,000 years after Tuts's death, the tomb contained many priceless treasures that are now display in a Museum in the city of Cairo.
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Near Springfield, ohio, a great Native american leader, Tecumseh, was born in march 1768. As a leader of the shawnee Indians, tecumseh did not except treaties that had give Indian land to whites he was a powerful speaker who hoped all tribes would join together to save Indian lands. Though he wanted peace, Tecumseh did not ruleout the use of force. He lost his life in the War of 1812. He was shot by a bullet from an American's gun.
John Adams is born in massachusetts in October 30, 1735. Educated at harvard university, he wanted the colonys to been independent from england. After two terms as vice president, Adams became president. He was the first president to live in the White House. On his first night their, Adams wrote "May none but honest and wize men ever rule under this roof." John Adams served one term. President Thomas Jefferson replace him.
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The perspective from which a story is told is known as the point of view.

Point of view is important because it influences how the reader interprets the story and how much information the reader is given.
Point of View
What is Point of View?
3 Different Points of View
First person (1p)

Third person limited (3PL)

Third person omniscient (3PO)
There are more - we just aren't going to cover them.
First Person
The narrator is usually a character in the story.
This narrator tells the story by using the pronouns I or we
Hey, I play Video Games
Think of a first person video game
What does it look like.
The day Shiloh come, we’re having us a big Sunday dinner. Dara Lynn’s dipping bread in her glass of cold tea, the way she likes, and Becky pushes her beans over the edge of her plate in her rush to get ’em down. Ma gives us her scolding look.
Third Person Limited
The narrator is
not a character
in the story and tells the story of one
(and is limited to only one) of the character’s thoughts and feelings.

The narrator uses the pronouns he, she, or they.
Hey, I play Video Games
Think of a third person video game-
What does it look like.
Leslie sat in front of Paul. She had two long, brown pigtails that reached all the way down to her waist. Paul saw those pigtails, and a terrible urge came over him. He wanted to pull a pigtail. He wanted to wrap his fist around it, feel the hair between his fingers, and just yank. He thought it would be fun to tie the pigtails together, or better yet, tie them to her chair. But most of all, he just wanted to pull one.
Third Person Omniscient
The narrator is
not a character
in the story and tells what every character is thinking and feeling.

The narrator uses the pronouns he, she, or they.
Omni = All
At dawn, Mae Tuck set out on her horse for the wood at the edge of the village of Treegap. She was going there, as she did once every ten years, to meet her two sons, Miles and Jesse, and she was feeling at ease. At noon time, Winnie Foster, whose family owned the Treegap wood, lost her patience at last and decided to think about running away.
As she walked up the hill, she realized that the atmosphere was just too quiet. There was no sound from the cardinal who she so often heard singing from the top of the maple tree. She thought she saw a shadow move high up on the slope, but when she looked again it was gone. Nevertheless, she shuddered as she felt a silent threat pass over her. It felt like a cloud creeping over the sun.
Example One
As the girl walked up the hill, she realized that the atmosphere was just too quiet. The cardinal tipped his head back and drew breath to sing, but just as he was about to sing the first note he heard the crack of a dead branch below the tree. Startled, he looked down, and watched with great interest while the man hid behind a tree. The man saw her start up the hill, he moved quickly to vanish behind the tree. If she saw him now, everything will be ruined. She thought she saw a shadow, but when she looked back it was gone. The girl shuddered as she felt a silent threat pass over her. The man stayed hidden until she came into range.
Example Two
Class Challenge: P.O.V.
Station Voting
Six Stations
3 minutes to
Read and Differentiate

which Point of View is being used.
Complete G.O.
Thirty Seconds to . . .
Write your groups answer on the card and place your vote in the voting envelop.
Voting Review
Open you envelop and review your answers.
Share out* Be able to justify why!
1. The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum

The Scarecrow found a tree full of nuts and filled Dorothy’s basket with them, so that she would not be hungry for a long time. She thought this was very kind and thoughtful of the Scarecrow, but she laughed heartily at the awkward way in which the poor creature picked up the nuts. His padded hands were so clumsy that he dropped almost as many as he put in the basket. But the Scarecrow did not mind how long it took him to fill the basket, for it enabled him to keep away from the fire, as he feared a spark might get into his straw and burn him up (49).

Narrative Perspective: Third-Person Omniscient

How do you know? Dorothy and the Scarecrow's thoughts are revealed.
Holes by Louis Sachars

The next morning Mr. Sir marched the boys to another section of the lake, and each boy dug his own hole, five feet deep and five feet wide. Stanley was glad to be away from the big hole. At least now he knew just how much he had to dig for the day. And it was a relief not to have other shovels swinging past his face, or the Warden hanging around (80).

Narrative Perspective: Third-Person Limited

How do you know? Narration is limited to Stanley's perspective.
To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

We lived on the main residential street in town—Atticus, Jem and I, plus Calpurnia our cook. Jem and I found our father satisfactory: he played with us, read to us, and treated us with courteous detachment… Our mother died when I was two, so I never felt her absence. She was a Graham from Montgomery; Atticus met her when he was first elected to the state legislature (6).

Narrative Perspective: First Person

How do you know? The story is written from "we" and the perspective of "I."
No Way Out by Peggy Kern

Harold Davis took a deep breath and slowly started to peel the gauze from the wound on his grandmother’s leg. “Hold on, Grandma. I’m almost done,” He said quietly. “Don’t worry, baby. It doesn’t hurt too much,” she replied, wincing slightly. “Just take your time.” Harold glanced up at his grandmother lying on the couch. He could tell she was in pain from the way she gripped the cushions, but still she managed to smile back at him (1).

Narrative Perspective: Third-Person Limited

How do you know? The narrator reveals Harold's thoughts.
The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

We crossed the road to a white house inside a walled garden, and found some food—two loaves of bread, and uncooked steak, and half of a ham. We also found several bottles of beer, a sack of beans, and a dozen or so cans of soup, salmon and vegetables. We sat in the kitchen in the dark—not daring to strike a light—and ate bread and ham and drank beer out of the same bottle. The priest wanted to keep going instead of resting and eating. I was urging him to eat and keep up his strength when, all of a sudden, disaster struck! (134)

Narrative Perspective: First-Person

How do you know? The story is told by "We" and "I."
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

The girl stopped and looked as if she might pull back in surprise, but instead stood regarding Montag with eyes so dark and shinning that he felt he had said something quite wonderful. But he knew his mouth had only moved to say hello. “Do you mind if I ask? How long’ve you worked at being a fireman?” the girl asked. “Since I was twenty, ten years ago,” said Montag. They walked farther and the girl said, “Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out instead of going to start them?” “No,” Montag replied, “houses have always been fireproof, take my word for it,” but the girl knew this was not true (8)

Narrative Perspective:Third-Person Omniscient

How do you know? The narrator reveals both Montag and the girl's thoughts.
Review Last Benchmark Stats to Determine Focus.
S.M.A.R.T. goals
Benchmark S.C.R.
Some people think that school cafeterias should be required to provide low-fat/vegetarian lunch options to accommodate the eating habits of all students. Develop a short constructed response that states your position. Be sure to use specific reasons and examples as support. Remember, the more detail, the better!
Monitor Your Time Limit
Writing Challenge:
Mental Challenge
Change a Next Step into a Strength
Universal Challenge
Use your sentence variety tool page to perfect your sentence fluency.
“A work of art is never finished.
It is merely abandoned.”
― - E.M. Forster
Editing Checklist:
____ Complete Sentences
____ Punctuation

____ subject/verb agreement
____ Spelling
Edit in pencil, so changes are easy to make.
Scoring Guide:
____ Content
____ Organization
____ Sentence fluency
____ Style and voice
____ Language usage
Using your benchmark S.C.R., fill in the following 3,2,1:
advanced transitions
killer examples of word choice
complete thesis
Check List
Student-Led Conferences
*It is your job to lead the conference
*It is my job to prepare you!
Error Free
The template is there to help . . . not to constrict.
Needs to be PERFECT!
If you aren't 100% sure that you know how to spell a word –

Neat and legible handwriting

Correct Letter Format

Correct Indention
Electives Goals
You have six minutes to create both electives goals.

Sticky Two Tuesday: Write a short informational thank you note to your parents/guardians for coming

Sticky Three Wednesday: List the order of materials that you will present at conferences.
Demonstrations of Learning
Lesson Objective
Letters to Guardians
Final Draft
I will be able to

S.M.A.R.T. goals
informational letter


in a logical order in
preparation for student-led conferences
"One specific goal I have for this class is to score proficient on a district assessment for my writing."
"I can measure this goal by comparing my current score with the next assessment."
"One action I can take to achieve this goal is to track my in class writing scores up until the assessment."
esults driven
"Some one that can help me achieve this goal is my teacher, NAME."

Option: You can help me achieve this goal by . . .
"They can help me by giving me strategies to work on each time."
"I will meet this goal by (date) the next assessment set in December / by CSAP / by the end of the year."
1) Neatly write your first and last name on the tab of the folder.

2) Title and write your first hour class and teacher on the back of the folder.

3) Title and write your sixth hour class and teacher on the back of the folder.
Present your materials in a planned and organized way.
Informs your parents about your eighth-grade year.

Summarizes the most important details of the year.

Provides specific areas where they can help you improve.
When you finish your letter template, let me check for perfection before you construct your FINAL draft!

Make a mental list of the things you need to gather for your folder!

You will get things from each class tomorrow!
Three Stickies!
Pick a Partner and Practice!
Your Letter:
of your folder.

Teacher Job: Be aware of elective teachers, so communication can be smooth
Sticky One Monday: Develop a S.M.A.R.T. goal for your personal life.

Carry your folder around to each class

1) Create a S.M.A.R.T. goal during warm-up
2) Gather exemplary work to show off
3) Leave your folder with your 6th hour teacher
12 minutes

Plus info
The Checklist
by using classroom data
Develop a S.M.A.R.T. goal for your personal life.
Write a short informational thank you note to your parents/guardians for coming
an informational letter
detailing my eighth grade year.
conference materials
by using a presentation checklist.
List the order of materials that you will present at conferences.
Each October, thousands in India gather to celebrate the live of Mahatma Gandhi. Born in Porbandar, India, on October 2 1869, Gandhi receive world attention for his belief in peace ful protest. When he seen violence, he sometime stoped eating. This was a model to every one watching, thankfully, soon the violence would stop "You must be the change you wish to see in the world, Gandhi said. Sadly, he was killed by an assassin at the age of 79.
Every october, people harvist pumpkins. they are used for many different thing. Some carve them into jack-o’-lanterns, while others bake deserts such as pie’s and breads. Pumpkin seeds can be a special treat when roasted The bigest pumpkin ever recorded waighed over 1,800 pounds. Thats as much as a car!

President, Jimmy Carter grew up in the small town of Plains Georgia. No one could have predicted what his future hold when he was born on October 1, 1924. The death of his father brought Jimmy into the families farming business he became a community leader, then Georgia's governor; eventually, he become president of the United states. As president, Carter was nown as a piecemaker. Since then, he has build many homes for families in need.
SCR to Mr. Rogerson

Does writing a S.M.A.R.T. goal contribute to your academic success? How?
If you have any unfinished materials
complete them now!
October is generally known as the month of haunts scares ghouls leafs changing color and falling from the trees and the first frost of the year settling in. Theres more to the month than that, though. A lot more! Did you know October is National Chili Month. Really! It’s one of many things celebrated in the month of October besides columbus day and halloween.
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from first quarter
by achieving at least
on a post-assessment.
I will be able to
my RWC knowledge

areas of strength on the Quarter One Post Test

areas of weakness on the Quarter One Post Test

way to improve my assessment score on the Quarter Two Assessment

show how much you've grown
If you finish early, create a Halloween story in third-person limited point of view.
Organize your in-class binder
Choose a personal book to read
Begin/Complete your SCR response
I will be able to
by completing a
benchmark assessment.

reading comprehension skills
I will be able to
quality thesis statements
statements including a
main idea
and three
supporting details

I will be able to
plan and draft
an by using the FMMS planning template.

I will be able to
Reading Comprehension #2
At first glance, the Mexican custom of El Día de los Muertos the Day of the Dead may sound much like the
U S custom of halloween. After all, the celebration traditionally starts at midnight the night of Oct. 31 and the festivities are abundant in images related to death.

The customs have different origins, and their attitudes toward death is different: In the typical Halloween festivities death is something to be feared; on the other hand in El Día de los Muertos, death or at least the memories of those who have died is something to be celebrated.
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American's purchases nearly 600 million pounds of candy a year for Halloween. What does that look like. Imagine 16 billion fun size snickers bars or 158 trillion individual Candy Corns. A whopping 90 million pounds of chalkolate candy is sold during Halloween week taking a strong lead compared to other holidays. Almost 65 million pounds are sold during the week leading up to easter and only 48 million pounds during valentine's week. Really, how can they compete. Halloween is the only time of year where the sweet stuff is given away by the handfuls and left in bowls on people's doorsteps free for the taking.
week, taking

Halloween is almost upon us, so here is a freakishly fun ways to celebrate this October in the Colorado Springs region: Emma Crawford Coffin Races and Perade - October 29, 2013

The legend of Emma crawford lives on in this wackey race up Manitou Avenue. Costumed impersonators of Emma Crawford a 19th-century local who was buried on nearby Red Mountain ride on coffin like contraptions pulled by teams of four “mourners.” A parade and awards for the best Emma and most creative coffin complete the daylong event. The night before a Victorian Wake is held at Miramont Castle in Emma’s honor. Emma supposedly still haunts Red Mountian.
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Read more at http://global.christianpost.com/news/should-christians-celebrate-halloween-pastors-discuss-scripture-and-how-to-use-the-day-for-good-107418/#FezgQ6GllUj4erYh.99
Since its inception Halloween seems to be among the most controversial subjects for religious groups. Some argue that it is just a normal day while others claim its a day of the Devil.
The Christian Post spoke to a few pastor's for them to weigh in on the holiday which has a storied and complicated past. It is important to note that although the day has its roots in pagan origins the actual name Halloween comes from All Hallows Eve which is the day before All Saints Day or All Hallows Day a Catholic holy day that remembers the dead saints and those who have died for their faith.


A Guide to Strengthen Writing
Complex and Clear Thesis Statements
What should a thesis include?
By now you should know . . .
restate topic, main idea + 3 supporting details
Let's Practice
a) Although there are many after-school activities, Video Game Club is the most outstanding choice because fun and friends.

b) Video Game Club is the best choice for an after-school program!

c) Even though you can choose many different activities to keep you occupied after-school, you should know that Video Game Club is the the most fun, the most exciting, and the most fun.

d) Although there are many after-school activities to choose from, Video Game Club is a great choice because it builds hand-eye coordination, it is a stress-reliever, and it is plain and simple fun.
Which thesis is complete?
Always be able to back up your choices.
Prove It!

How do you know this?
Starts with clear ideas!
Building a Thesis
Give Me Six
Reasons why Video Game Club is a good after-school option.
Using your
three best ideas
, develop a thesis statement.
Put the
groups best thesis on the whiteboard
In a short paragraph preview a few different ways that the internet is helpful.
The Prompt:
Then add your three supporting details.
Start by restating the prompt:

Although there are many uses for the internet, some of the most common purposes are . . .
social networking
Posting and Listening to Music
Discuss how different modern life would be without computers.
Sticky Number One
Explain steps a person can take to make a new friend.
Sticky Number Two
Describe how your community can be more accommodating to teens.
Sticky Number Three
Sticky Number Four
You are asked to write an informational paper about life here in the U.S. for a foreign exchange student. Think carefully about what information that student will need the most.
Sticky Number Five
Sticky Number Six
Sometimes we under appreciate the people in our lives that help us out the most. Describe three ways to show appreciation.
Many people spend a great deal of time with animals. Describe how relationships with animals can make life better.
Group Shuffle
The Rotating Post
Vote for the overall best at each station by placing a tally on your favorite!
by using
a writing checklist
50 minutes
plan and draft
Using the test booklet, justify three reading responses by citing the applied device or evidence.

1.Describe the components of a quality thesis statement.

2.Compare the following thesis statements, which thesis statement is the highest quality?

3.Develop a clear thesis statement to answer the following prompt:

Generate a 3-2-1...

complete thesis

strategies used to plan

supporting details from the essay

Generate a 3-2-1...

areas of strength based on ECR grading rubric

areas of weakness based on ECR grading rubric.

Category of the ECR grading rubric to improve upon for next time.

By now you should know...
What should a thesis include?
main idea + 3 supporting details
Pick the most outstanding thesis for each writing prompt to represent your group.
Let's see which group had the BEST!
When you finish:
Reading log entry
Letter response
finish Q1 assessment
Describe a major environmental problem and what you think should be done about it.
a) Although there are many after-school activities, Green Club is the most inspiring choice because environment and friends.

b) Green Club is the best choice for an after-school program!

c)Although there are many after-school activities to choose from, Green Club is a great choice because it builds environmental awareness, it is a chance to volunteer, and it is plain and simple fun.
On my command
Move from each station poster and add your best thesis.
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