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English I: 1st Six-Weeks 2017

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Transcript of English I: 1st Six-Weeks 2017

Using your tone word handout, assign a tone word for the following paragraph. Write the tone word in your journal as well as text evidence (words that support why you chose that tone word).

“And the trees all died. They were orange trees. I don’t know why they died, they just died. Something wrong with the soil possibly or maybe the stuff we got from the nursery wasn’t the best. We complained about it. So we’ve got thirty kids there, each kid had his or her own little tree to plant and we’ve got these thirty dead trees. All these kids looking at these little brown sticks, it was depressing.”

*** depressing is not an acceptable choice. Try to pick something else.
Copy the following definition:

Tone is the attitude an author expresses toward a subject in their work.

Six Weeks Test
Extra credit opportunity due TODAY via turnitin.com
View "2081" (if time)
Homework: Read library book
Day 13: 9/25A 9/26B

Note the difference -


Name these devices in your journal. Don’t forget to explain the why!

Journal #9: Tone
Figurative Language Practice - Name these devices!
POP QUIZ (pay attention above *hint hint*)
Mind Mirrors: project grade!
Continue reading library book

Day 12: 9/21B 9/22A

Directions: Add rich adjectives and specific nouns to make the following sentences come to life. Try to use the five senses!

Ex.: The lady had lots of cats. → The wrinkled, decrepit grandmother had countless fluffy, yarn-chasing felines.

1. A person was chewing gum.
2. My shoes rubbed blisters on my feet.
3. The food at Thanksgiving smelled good.

Journal #7: Scream
"The Interlopers"
Read library book
**Optional credit recovery for "Fish Cheeks" questions - this is a QUIZ grade! (due next class)

Day 9: 9/13A 9/14B

Day 6: 9/5B 9/6A
Wednesday-Back to School Night

1. Re-read your journal entry describing the beach scene.
2. CIRCLE your verbs.
3. Rewrite your scene in the past tense.
4. Add more description to each sentence.

For example:
The man
→ The man in the red shorts
as his picture was taken.

in the water.
→ Jim
in the water completely unaware of the shark swimming behind him .

Journal #3: Verb revision

Journal #2: What do you see?
Review verb tense Prezi: past, present, future
Begin presenting projects
Discuss how home is part of identity - How is a NAME part of your identity? How do both deal with belonging?
Read Names/Nombres: https://jkriksciun.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/names-nombres-reading.pdf
Continue reading library book

“I smiled to myself as I remembered the game that made me a star ten years ago… The rain was pouring down as I stepped out onto the football field. It was the last game of the season, and we had yet to lose a game. Today might be different. We were playing the state champions, and they were undefeated. I took a deep breath and fastened my helmet.”

What is the conflict in this selection? Provide evidence to support your answer.

Definitions in journal (back page): Simile, Personification, and Alliteration - write the following definitions and examples in the literary terms section of your journal.
Fill out clock partner table
Noun Lesson (ppt) and handout
Work on Origami Home Project - due day 5
Work on paragraph
Peer Edit
Create origami/illustration (due next class for major grade!)
Origami Project due day 5
Continue reading library book

Day 4: 8/29B 8/30A

JOURNALS! #1 – Define "house" and "home" in your own words. What is the difference between these two words? List 5-6 places where you feel the most at home.
Connotation vs. Denotation discussion
Watch video on the meaning of home.
Read "The Circuit" author biography and discuss: https://www.learner.org/workshops/tml/workshop8/authors2c.html

Introduce Origami Home Project - begin working on paragraph
Origami Home Project - due day 5

Day 3: 8/25B 8/28A


Turn in signed papers and set up journals
Warm-up: "High School"
Create class expectations
Discuss Blend and begin "Tell Me About Yourself"

Day 2: 8/23A 8/24B
8/24: Receive one to one devices

Receive first day handouts
"New Boy" lesson with Venn diagram
"I Am" poem
Share in small groups
Discuss revision

HW: Return signed forms next class.
Day 1: 8/21A 8/22B

Write a 1-page reflection on what your experience has been so far in English class. Here are some questions and thoughts to consider:
Look back at your first few journals (first day at Anderson, goals for the year). How have those things changed? Is Anderson what you thought/hoped? Are you any closer to reaching those goals for this class?
What have you learned that you didn’t already know?
What are you struggling with?
What method of learning seems to work best for you? (audio, visual, hands-on, etc.)
What has been your favorite lesson so far?
How can you work to be more responsible or pay better attention?


Day 15: 9/29B 10/2A

Day 14: 9/27A 9/28B


Copy the following definitions:
Figurative language
: devices that go beyond the literal to convey meaning.
r: a comparison between two things without using ‘like’ or ‘as’.
: an object that represents something beyond itself.
: details that help paint a picture in the reader's mind.
Sensory Imagery
: images that appeal to the human senses.
: a word that is spelled the way it sounds.

Literary Terms

Day 11: 9/19B 9/20A

Journal #5: Spice it up!
Library visit (maybe)
Short answer strategy – APE (notes - keep these!)
Read and discuss "The Lottery"
Continue reading library book
Imagine you are on the phone with a friend. How would you describe what you see in this picture? Identify the various types of nouns in this scene and describe what each noun is doing.

Warmup: High School

1st Six Weeks

English I
Directions: Write your answers to the following questions in complete sentences. This should be written in paragraph form.

What responsibilities do you have outside of school (extra-curricular activities, jobs, etc.)?
What are your interests and hobbies?
Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years (college, military, work)?
What questions do you have for me?
Is English your first language? If not, what is?
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
What is your favorite school subject?
What is your least favorite subject?
What is your favorite book/magazine/comic?
Where did you go to middle school

Warm-up: Tell Me About Yourself!

Last 10 minutes - enjoy the show!
Day 5:
8/31B 9/1A

Journal #2: What do you see?
Origami Home Project due!
Journal #3: Verb Revision
Using your smart phone or a laptop, research your name. Answer the following questions in your journal:
What does your name 'mean'?
Do you think this fits with your actual identity? Explain.
Who are some famous people with your name?
Why did your parents name you what they did?
Do you like your name? Would you change it?
Do you think you'd be a different person if your name was different?
Finish presenting projects (if need be)
NPR article "Between Swimming and S'mores"
Continue reading library book
Day 7: 9/7B-Late Start

Action verbs
-(sometimes referred to as "dynamic verbs") usually describe actions we can take, or things that happen.
Example: play, hit, melt
Write in back of journal:

describe/modify nouns. Adjectives usually answer one of a few different questions: "What kind?" or "Which?" or "How many?"
Day 10: 9/15B 9/18A
Last Day of the Six-Weeks
Journal: "Conflict"
Day 8: 9/11A 9/12B
SSR: 15 minutes with summary sheet (for a grade!)
Journal #4: Mood
Sample "I Am" poems-Mrs. Prado's class
Write definition in back:
MOOD: atmosphere of a piece that affects the emotions of the reader (mood=me)
Short answer practice with Psycho in journal
"Fish Cheeks" reading and group work
Finish "Fish Cheeks" questions
Read library book
Welcome! Pick up papers and find your assigned seat.
Journal #5: Spice it Up
Review tone, irony, and possessive nouns: write in definition list
Journals due!
Mind Mirrors text: "Names/Nombres," "Fish Cheeks," "The Interlopers," or "The Lottery"
Discuss test review
Homework: Study for Test next class
"When the bus stopped in front of the school, I felt very nervous. I looked out the bus window and saw boys and girls carrying books under their arms. I put my hands in my pant pockets and walked to the principal’s office. When I entered I heard a woman’s voice say: "May I help you?" I was startled. I had not heard English for months. For a few seconds I remained speechless. I looked at the lady who waited for an answer. My first instinct was to answer her in Spanish, but I held back. Finally, after struggling for English words, I managed to tell her that I wanted to enroll in the sixth grade. After answering many questions, I was led to the classroom. "

Read the following selection from "The Circuit" by Francisco Jimenez:
Turn to a partner and discuss:
1. How do you think the main character feels? How do you know?
2. Why do you think he hasn't heard anything but Spanish for months?
3. Have you ever felt out of place? When? How?

1. Draw a circle on the first page of your journal
2. Put numbers at the 12, 3, 6, and 9 positions (as if it were a clock)
3. Draw lines out from each number (just 12, 3, 6 & 9)
4. Get up, mingle, and find a partner for each time

Partner Clocks
Connotation - Connotations are the associations people make with words that go beyond the literal or dictionary definition. Many words have connotations that create emotions or feelings in the reader.

Denotation - Dictionary definition.
Directions - Turn to the LAST page of your journal and copy the following definitions in your journal:

A. The team is undefeated.
B. The team is playing the state champions.
C. It is raining.
D. The game made the narrator a star.

Verbs are doing words. A verb can express a physical action, a mental action, or a state of being (
"to be" verbs - I am, You are, etc
How does Alfred Hitchcock create mood in the film
Give specific examples to support your answer.
In the film Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock creates a ______ mood through his use of _________. For example, ____
This shows that ___________________________.
SSR: Take out your book OR get an Upfront magazine. *If you do not have your own, you will lose credit.
Journal #8: "Conflict"
Copy Literary Terms in back of journal
Plot Diagram notes: http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/teaching-plot-structure-through-401.html?tab=4
"Flowers" short story breakdown
Complete the APE "The Interlopers" writing

"The Lottery" APE question with 3:00 partner
Journal #6: Respond to
of the following:
What does the lighthearted attitude about such a dark event suggest about the citizens? Explain.
Are the citizens of the town bad, immoral people? Explain why or why not.
Can you think of a historical or current event that deals with these ideas of tradition and people not questioning customs? Explain.
Timed write - Expository Essay - remainder of class - due at the end!
Silent reading (when you finish your essay)

Continue reading library book
Journal #7: Scream
Write FIVE mood words that you associate with this famous painting.
Write PROOF/CONCRETE EVIDENCE from the painting that supports each mood word.
For example: panic - fast strokes of paint make it look chaotic
He whiffed the aroma of brewed coffee.
Warm-up #11 "Conflict"
Review Literary Terms
View and answer short answer question for "The Lottery"
Plot Diagram notes
Read and discuss "The Dinner Party"
Due Friday, 9/25 - Finish questions on "The Dinner Party"
Due Monday, 9/28 - Journals due
Due Wednesday, 9/30 - 1st Six-Weeks test
What is Irony?

Irony is a technique that writers of all kinds use, sometimes for laughs, to create an outcome that is contrary to what was expected.
"Ladies and Gentlemen," said the ballerina, reading the bulletin. She must have been extraordinarily beautiful, because the mask she wore was hideous" (Vonnegut 3)

Frustrated - "We complained about it."
Gloomy - "I don't know why they died, they just died."

Possessive Nouns Practice
1. The room was full of
(Elvis's or Elvis')

2. On stage, the ten

or performer's)
props are organized by last name.

3. I only see one
(athlete's or athletes')
gym bag on the bus.

Symbolism TEDTalk - take notes in journal as we watch!
Reflection Letter on separate sheet of paper - turn in when done!

If you read a novel (or novels!) over the summer, you may use the book to complete this OPTIONAL assignment. You may also use a book that you are reading this six weeks. It must be submitted through Blend. It will replace a low daily grade with a 100 (if done correctly).

Class Expectations:
In your journal, write down THREE expectations you think are fair for this class. Put a star by the most important one. Be ready to share.
Consider the following for your comparison/contrast:
How is the information presented in the two pieces?
What emotions are presented in the video? What about the graphic?
What difference is there in large numbers and percentages versus single person stories?
How would you classify the information given in each?
Which is more impactful? Why?
Which is more informative? Why?
Any other similarities or differences you see!
Favorite food OR favorite show/movie/book from this summer
Goals/Hopes for the year
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