Friday, October 12, 2018

Weeks of 8 October and 15 October 2018

The goal of this English class is to produce critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students are not only reading for comprehension but for meaning and relevancy of the work as a whole. Literature is also an example of good writing. The writing improves when a student reads. Vocabulary also improves because the student is learning to read in context. We want successful students who can think critically and communicate effectively. 


 #AllAboard 



English 11:   How does the past continue to affect my present?
                      How do I recognize and analyze Gothic Literature?
         
Students will continue the Edgar Allan Poe Unit.  They will need to complete plotlines for each story.  They will identify setting/mood, conflict/resolution, and theme.  Plotlines will be due no later than Thursday, October 11th.  After picking a short story that they would like to spend more time analyzing, students will identify and apply Gothic elements to the Poe story of their choice.  They will then compare/contrast Poe to a 21st century medium of their choosing.  Students will identify and apply Gothic elements and elements of horror or of mystery to their modern day choice.  They will be required to complete Venn Diagrams and create a PowerPoint.  Tentative Due Date for the slideshow is October 19th.

Broadcast Journalism:  How does what we know about the world shape our perspectives?
                                        How do I get ready for a LIVE broadcast?

Students will continue working as a team to get ready for daily live broadcasts.  Students will prepare scripts and equipment, collaborate, and create.  They will work on making sure that the Newscast progresses and improves.  Students are creating Public Service Announcements (PSA) for Red Ribbon Week, Fire Prevention Week, and Homecoming Week.  They are also creating and producing logos, taglines, promos, sounds, and video for group monthly video segments.


Public Speaking:  How do basic speaking and listening skills help us to communicate?
                              Why are clear, concise, specific organized ideas necessary speech skills ?

Students will complete the following Chapters:  9, 10, 12 and 11.  Dates have been assigned.  Speech Topics are due on October 12th.  Students will begin research on their topic.  They will find valid, reliable resources to help them become experts on their chosen topic..  Students will need to use 4-6 sources in their Informative Speech.  They will need to create an Annotated Bibliography for each source researched.  Annotated Bibliographies will be due no later than October 24th.  Speeches will commence on October 30th.

Keystone Remediation:   How does my interaction with the text provoke thinking and response?
                                         What are my strengths and weaknesses?

This course requires a student to show improvement in standards that need to be strengthened.  Students will be given a set of activities to complete each week.  They will be responsible for meeting, grading, and conferencing with the teacher on areas of strengths and weaknesses.  Every student will focus and work on improving their reading and writing skills for success on the Keystone.  Students will be asked to create projects that will not only challenge themselves, but also their peers.  They will be asked to produce relevant work that will help all of us to rise to the challenge of critical thinking.  Highlighting, annotating, vocabulary dissection, vocabulary in context, fictional and nonfictional analysis, identification and application of literary terms, sample tests, and written responses will be practiced on a regular basis. 

Monday, October 1, 2018

Week of 1 October 2018

The goal of this English class is to produce critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students are not only reading for comprehension but for meaning and relevancy of the work as a whole. Literature is also an example of good writing. The writing improves when a student reads. Vocabulary also improves because the student is learning to read in context. We want successful students who can think critically and communicate effectively. 


 #AllAboard 



English 11:   How does the past continue to affect my present?
                      How do I recognize and analyze Gothic Literature?
           
Students will continue the Edgar Allan Poe Unit.  They will continue reading a variety of short stories.  Students will improve their comprehension of 19th century literature by practicing their vocabulary skills:  vocab. in context, word dissection. They will be asked to read and respond to short stories of their choice.  Students have been given a selection from mysteries and the macabre.  Students will need to complete plotlines for each story.  They will identify setting/mood, conflict/resolution, and theme.  Plotlines will be due no later than Friday, October 5th.

Broadcast Journalism:  How does what we know about the world shape our perspectives?
                                        How do I get ready for a LIVE broadcast?

Students will continue working as a team to get ready for daily live broadcasts.  Students will prepare scripts and equipment, collaborate, and create.  They will work on making sure that the Newscast progresses and improves.  Students are creating Public Service Announcements (PSA) for Red Ribbon Week, Fire Prevention Week, and Homecoming Week.  They are also creating and producing logos, taglines, promos, sounds, and video for group monthly video segments.


Public Speaking:  How do basic speaking and listening skills help us to communicate?
                              Why are clear, concise, specific organized ideas necessary speech skills ?

Students will meet one-to-one to review and analyze individual speech presentations.  They will identify the strengths and weaknesses of their speech presentations.  Feedback, including constructive criticism is necessary for growth.  Students will continue to read and respond to information found in the text to help them learn the importance of rhetorical skills when writing a speech.  Chapter 6 is due on October 2nd.  Chapter 8 is due on October 5th.  JFK Critiques are due on October 5th.  Students will begin work on the 2nd Speech Presentation:  Informative.

Keystone Remediation:   How does my interaction with the text provoke thinking and response?
                                         What are my strengths and weaknesses?

This course requires a student to show improvement in standards that need to be strengthened.  Students will be given a set of activities to complete each week.  They will be responsible for meeting, grading, and conferencing with the teacher on areas of strengths and weaknesses.  Every student will focus and work on improving their individual reading and writing skills for success on the Keystone.  Highlighting, annotating, vocabulary dissection, vocabulary in context, fictional and nonfictional analysis, identification and application of literary terms, sample tests, and written responses will be practiced on a regular basis.

Week of 24 September 2018

The goal of this English class is to produce critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students are not only reading for comprehension but for meaning and relevancy of the work as a whole. Literature is also an example of good writing. The writing improves when a student reads. Vocabulary also improves because the student is learning to read in context. We want successful students who can think critically and communicate effectively. 



 #AllAboard 



English 11:   How does my interaction with the text provoke thinking and response?
                                         What are my strengths and weaknesses?
             
Students will begin the Edgar Allan Poe Unit.  They will be asked to respond to the Poe Autobiography.  Students will identify main ideas and cite relevancy.  They will b asked to identify perspective and purpose.  The Poe Autobiography with highlighting and annotations are due NO LATER than Friday, 28 September.  Students will begin reading a variety of short stories.  They will be asked to read and respond to stories of their choice.  Students will need to complete plotlines for each story.  Plotlines will be due no later than Friday, October 5th.

Broadcast Journalism:  How does what we know about the world shape our perspectives?
                                        How do I get ready for a LIVE broadcast?

Students will continue working as a team to get ready for daily live broadcasts.  Students will prepare scripts and equipment, collaborate, and create.  They will work on making sure that the Newscast progresses and improves.  Students are creating Public Service Announcements (PSA) for Red Ribbon Week, Fire Prevention Week, and Homecoming Week.  They are also creating and producing logos, taglines, promos, sounds, and video for group monthly video segments.


Public Speaking:  How do basic speaking and listening skills help us to communicate?
                              Why are clear, concise, specific organized ideas necessary speech skills ?

Students will continue to read and respond to information found in the text to help them learn the importance of rhetorical skills when writing a speech.  Speeches will commence on Tuesday, September 25th.

Keystone Remediation:   How does my interaction with the text provoke thinking and response?
                                         What are my strengths and weaknesses?

This course requires a student to show improvement in standards that need to be strengthened.  Students will be given a set of activities to complete each week.  They will be responsible for meeting, grading, and conferencing with the teacher on areas of strengths and weaknesses.  Every student will focus and work on improving their individual reading and writing skills for success on the Keystone.  Highlighting, annotating, vocabulary dissection, vocabulary in context, fictional and nonfictional analysis, identification and application of literary terms, sample tests, and written responses will be practiced on a regular basis.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Week of 17 September 2018

The goal of this English class is to produce critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students are not only reading for comprehension but for meaning and relevancy of the work as a whole. Literature is also an example of good writing. The writing improves when a student reads. Vocabulary also improves because the student is learning to read in context. We want successful students who can think critically and communicate effectively. 


 #AllAboard 



English 11:   How does my interaction with the text provoke thinking and response?
                                         What are my strengths and weaknesses?
               
Students will be asked to complete a Beginning of the Year Test so that we may monitor progress throughout the year.  They will be asked to complete tests 2 more times throughout the year.  From these tests, we may be able to identify individual strengths and weaknesses.  Skills will be stressed so that there will be significant improvement in critical reading and writing.

Broadcast Journalism:  How does what we know about the world shape our perspectives?
                                        How do I get ready for a LIVE broadcast?

Students will continue working as a team to get ready for daily live broadcasts.  Students will prepare scripts and equipment, collaborate, and create.  They will work on making sure that the Newscast progresses and improves.


Public Speaking:  How do basic speaking and listening skills help us to communicate?
                              Why are clear, concise, specific organized ideas necessary speech skills ?

Student will write, edit, and practice the Introductory Speech . Students will continue to read and respond to information found in the text to help them learn the importance of rhetorical skills when writing a speech.  The application of information will aid with the writing of their Introductory Speech.  Chapter 4 is due on Tuesday, September 18th.  Speeches will commence on Wednesday, September 19th.

Keystone Remediation:   How does my interaction with the text provoke thinking and response?
                                         What are my strengths and weaknesses?

This course requires a student to show improvement in standards that need to be strengthened.  Students will be given a set of activities to complete each week.  They will be responsible for meeting, grading, and conferencing with the teacher on areas of strengths and weaknesses.  Every student will focus and work on improving their individual reading and writing skills for success on the Keystone.  Highlighting, annotating, vocabulary dissection, vocabulary in context, fictional and nonfictional analysis, identification and application of literary terms, sample tests, and written responses will be practiced on a regular basis.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Week of 10 September 2018

The goal of this English class is to produce critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students are not only reading for comprehension but for meaning and relevancy of the work as a whole. Literature is also an example of good writing. The writing improves when a student reads. Vocabulary also improves because the student is learning to read in context. We want successful students who can think critically and communicate effectively. 



 #AllAboard 



English 11:  How do we make meaning of the world around us?
                     How do I create a Native American Myth for children?
                 
While working in groups, students will use sample myths to create a myth of their own in the form of a children's book.  Students will be able to identify and apply elements of Native American Myth while writing, editing and creating their own myth. They will identify and engage their reader, children through storytelling, pictures, and dialogue.  Students will utilize technology to complete their project.They will be given the requirements and a rubric.


Broadcast Journalism:  How does what we know about the world shape our perspectives?
                                        How do I get ready for a LIVE broadcast?

Students will continue working as a team to get ready for daily live broadcasts.  Students will prepare scripts and equipment, collaborate, and create.  They will work on making sure that the Newscast progresses and improves.


Public Speaking:  How do basic speaking and listening skills help us to communicate?
                              Why are clear, concise, specific organized ideas necessary speech skills ?

Speech Outline is due today, Monday, September 10th..  One-to-one conferencing will help students with ideas, organization, and transitions. Students will continue to read and respond to information found in the text to help them learn the importance of rhetorical skills when writing a speech.  The application of information will aid with the writing of their Introductory Speech.  They will view and critique an Introductory Speech on Wednesday, September 12th.  Through discussion, students will know what to include in the upcoming written critiques.  Chapter 5 is due on Tuesday, September 11th.  Chapter 7 is due on Friday, September 14th.


Keystone Remediation:   How does my interaction with the text provoke thinking and response?
                                         What are my strengths and weaknesses?

This course requires a student to show improvement in standards that need to be strengthened.  Students will be given a set of activities to complete each week.  They will be responsible for meeting, grading, and conferencing with the teacher on areas of strengths and weaknesses.  Every student will focus and work on improving their individual reading and writing skills for success on the Keystone.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Week of 4 September 2018

The goal of this English class is to produce critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students are not only reading for comprehension but for meaning and relevancy of the work as a whole. Literature is also an example of good writing. The writing improves when a student reads. Vocabulary also improves because the student is learning to read in context. We want successful students who can think critically and communicate effectively. 



 #AllAboard 



English 11:  How do we make meaning of the world around us?
                     How do I create a Native American Myth for children?
                   
There has been a slight change to the first Unit that we will be working on.  Students have demonstrated an interest in Native American Mythology.  As an important aspect of American Literature, I have encouraged the students to pursue this interest through research, analysis, and creation. While working in groups, they will use sample myths to create a myth of their own in the form of a children's book.  Students will be able to identify and apply elements of Native American Myth while writing, editing and creating their own myth.  Students will utilize technology to complete their project.They will be given the requirements and a rubric.


Broadcast Journalism:  How does what we know about the world shape our perspectives?
                                        How do I get ready for a LIVE broadcast?

Students will continue working as a team to get ready for daily live broadcasts.  Students will prepare scripts and equipment, collaborate, and create.  They will work on making sure that the Newscast progresses and improves.


Public Speaking:  How do basic speaking and listening skills help us to communicate?
                              Why do I get nervous?

Students will be reading and responding to information found in the text to help them learn the importance of both listening and speaking skills when writing a speech.  The application of information will aid with the writing of their Introductory Speech.  They will view and critique an Introductory Speech on Wednesday, September 5th.  Through discussion, students will know what to include in the written critiques.  Chapter 3 is due on Friday, September 7th.  The analysis of 2 short introductory speeches will be due no later than Monday, September 10th.


Keystone Remediation:   How does my interaction with the text provoke thinking and response?
                                         What are my strengths and weaknesses?

This course requires a student to show improvement in standards that need to be strengthened.  Students will be given a set of activities to complete each week.  They will be responsible for meeting, grading, and conferencing with the teacher on areas of strengths and weaknesses.  Every student will focus and work on improving their reading and writing skills for success on the Keystone.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Week of 27 August 2018

The goal of this English class is to produce critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students are not only reading for comprehension but for meaning and relevancy of the work as a whole. Literature is also an example of good writing. The writing improves when a student reads. Vocabulary also improves because the student is learning to read in context. We want successful students who can think critically and communicate effectively. 


Welcome Back!


I hope you have had a memorable summer!  Getting back into the school schedule is going to be tough on all of us, but we got this!  I am excited to motivate all of you with creative, relevant, and interesting content that will help you towards all future success.  #AllAboard 



English 11:  How do we make meaning of the world around us?
                     How do I create a Native American Myth for children?
                     
Students have been introduced to to the course requirements.  There has been a slight change to the first Unit that we will be working on.  Students have demonstrated an interest in Native American Mythology.  As an important aspect of American Literature, I have encouraged the students to pursue this interest through research, analysis, and creation. While working in groups, they will use sample myths to create a myth of their own in the form of a children's book.  Students will be able to identify and apply elements of Native American Myth while writing, editing and creating their own myth.  Students will utilize technology to complete their project.They will be given the requirements and a rubric.

Broadcast Journalism:  How does what we know about the world shape our perspectives?
                                        How do I get ready for a LIVE broadcast?

Students have been introduced to the course requirements.  They will begin working as a team to get ready for daily live broadcasts next week.  Students will get acquainted with scripts, equipment, collaboration, and anxiety!  Wish us all luck as we prepare for our first live broadcast on Tuesday, September 4th!


Public Speaking:  How do basic speaking and listening skills help us to communicate?
                              Why do I get nervous?

Students have been introduced to the course requirements.  They will engage in discussions about Public Speaking in order to create a safe, comfortable environment.  Students will be reading and responding to information found in the text to help them learn the importance of both listening and speaking skills when writing a speech.  The application of information will aid with the writing of their Introductory Speech.  The first Chapter will be due on Friday, August 31st.



Keystone Remediation:   How does my interaction with the text provoke thinking and response?
                                         What are my strengths and weaknesses?


Students have been introduced to the course requirements.  This course requires a student to show improvement in standards that need to be strengthened.  Every student will focus and work on improving their reading and writing skills for success on the Keystone.

Weeks of 8 October and 15 October 2018

The goal of this English class is to produce critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students are not only reading for comprehension but for...