Class 25
HW due: World Lit book; Scene Analysis on your AC wiki page
1. DOL 25
2. Update on World Lit book project
3. Acting Companies
  • grading
  • revise Scene Analysis on your AC page
  • share with class
  • introduce Annotation
  • share example
  • time to work with company
  • read through script
HW:
1. Bring World Lit book (complete over the weekend if necessary)
2. complete Annotation (on script)

Class 26
HW due: Annotation
1. DOL 26
2. Acting Companies
  • complete annotation
    • identify the motivation (why a characters says what he says) and objective (what a character wants) for each character
    • write this at the top of the script
  • rehearsal
    • include production notes on script
      • where do characters stand
      • to whom is each character speaking
  • design set and select costume
3. New World Lit book plan
HW:
1. Character Report (post on your AC wiki page)

Class 27
HW due: Character Report
1. DOL 27
2. Acting Companies
  • review grading sheet
  • insights about characters from Character Report - pair share
  • time to rehearse
  • each group receives comments from Mr. Stephens
  • final decisions about costumes and props
HW
1. final preparations for performances

Class 28
HW due:
1. DOL 28
2. Acting Companies
  • performances C Block: 1.3; 2.4 (the only scene performances completed)
3. World Lit. book podcast - Revised for closure
HW:
1. outline your World Lit book presentation on your World Lit. wiki page (see your class page)
  • the compare and contrast chart is for your use - it will not be collected
C Block Due: Tuesday, October 27th @12:10pm
E Block Due: Wednesday, October 28th@8:00am


Class 29
Class Times for Class 29
C Block: Tuesday, October 27th @ 12:10pm
E Block: Wednesday, October 28th @ 8:00am
Here is what you need to complete for Class 29:
1. Make sure you have posted an outline of your World Lit book podcast on your World Lit book wiki page.
2. The World Lit presentation has been changed into a podcast. Read the requirements here: English 9 World Lit Book Podcast .pdf
3. Complete the podcast by the beginning of the next class - on October 29th. Embed your podcast on your World Lit wiki page.
4. Romeo and Juliet Essay
  • You will recall that we discussed “Who is responsible for the ‘death’ of Juliet?” but now it’s time to consider who might be responsible for the tragic deaths of these two young lovers. Is it Montague, Capulet, Nurse, Tybalt, Mercutio, Romeo, Juliet, Friar Lawerence, Fate, or someone (or something) else? Argue your case in a well developed essay of about 400 - 500 words, using 2-3 pieces of textual support. Each piece of textual support must be no longer than three lines.
  • Essay Question: Who is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?
  • Complete this pre-writing handout for the next class: Romeo and Juliet Essay Prewriting.doc
  • You will need to submit a physical copy of this pre-writing on Tuesday, November 3rd
5. All scene performances will take place during Class 32 - next week
HW due dates for the World Lit Podcast and the Essay Pre-writing:
C Block: Thursday, October 29th
E Block: Thursday, October 29th


Class 30
1. Did you complete your podcast, posting it to your World Lit book wiki page? Several of you mentioned that you only had one reflection. If this is the case, simply add another one to your wiki page - write about your thoughts after your completed the novel.
2. Did you complete your Romeo and Juliet essay pre-writing? You did not need to post it to the wiki - I will check it when you return.
3. Now it's time for the next step on the essay - the rough draft.
  • First, read the example essay titled "The Symbolism of the Conch" on pages 10-13 in the following PDF document:
  • A Guide to the Literary-Analysis Essay.pdf
  • While the essay is not perfect, it does have a number of strong points:
    • an opening paragraph that indicates the work, author, interesting introductory information, and a clear thesis
      • read the explanation of a "major thesis" on page two of the PDF document
    • body paragraphs that each begin with a strong topic sentence directly relating to the thesis
    • careful use of textual evidence - note that the author explains HOW the textual evidence supports the thesis - this is sometimes known as "commentary"
      • read the explanation of "commentary" on page three of the PDF document
    • the author writes in the PRESENT TENSE when discussing the book, "In the beginning, the boys view (not viewed) the conch as an important symbol that unites (not united) them and gives (not gave) them the power to deal with their difficult situation."
    • the concluding paragraph explains WHY the ideas discussed in the paper matter - also known as the 'SO WHAT?' factor
      • read the explanation of "conclusion" on page four of the PDF document
    • quoted and paraphrase material is correctly formatted
      • for Romeo and Juliet see "quoting poetry" on page eight of the PDF document
  • Second, write a rough draft of your Romeo and Juliet essay, using your pre-writing ([[file/view/Romeo and Juliet Essay Prewriting.doc|Romeo and Juliet Essay Prewriting.doc]])
    • once again, here are the requirements: You will recall that we discussed “Who is responsible for the ‘death’ of Juliet?” but now it’s time to consider who might be responsible for the tragic deaths of these two young lovers. Is it Montague, Capulet, Nurse, Tybalt, Mercutio, Romeo, Juliet, Friar Lawerence, Fate, or someone (or something) else? Argue your case in a well developed essay of about 400-500 words, using 2-3 pieces of textual support. Each piece of textual support must be no longer than three lines.
  • Third, submit your ROUGH DRAFT to Turnitin.com by the beginning of your next class - Tuesday, November 3rd.
4. Scene performances: We need to have scene performances next Wednesday (C Block) and Thursday (E Block). You will have a short amount of time to consult with your acting company on Tuesday, but not very much. I know that this is not an ideal situation, but do your best. If you need to rehearse with your group, you may use Skype this week or my classroom next week on Tuesday or Wednesday after school, but let me know in advance.
HW:
1. submit your Romeo and Juliet ROUGH DRAFT to Turnitin.com by the beginning of your next class - Tuesday, November 3rd.
2. be ready for your scene performance next Wednesday or Thursday

Class 31
We will be back in school for Class # 31
HW due:
  • World Lit book - two reflections, outline posted, and podcast embedded on World Lit wiki page
  • Romeo and Juliet essay pre-writing
  • Romeo and Juliet essay rough draft submitted to Turnitin.com
1. No DOL - book check out:
  • C Block: 8:30am - Candide and The Art of Styling Sentences
  • E Block: 1:00pm - Candide and The Art of Styling Sentences
2. Essay Writing
  • review example essay - strengths and weaknesses - focus on Ideas and Content
  • peer revise partner essay for Ideas and Content
  • explain revising homework
3. Check in with your Acting Company
HW:
1. reflect on and revise your essay by completing the following: Revising a Literary Analysis - REVISED.pdf
2. prepare for scene performance

Class 32
HW due: Revising analysis
1. Scene Performances! (Review the requirements so you are prepared: Acting Company Grading Sheet.pdf)
C Block: 3.3; 3.5; 5.3 (all completed)
E Block: 1.3; 2.4; 3.3; 3.5; 5.3
  • performances
  • complete written reflections and turn in
2. Essay revision
  • use "Revising a Literary Analysis" on example paper
  • complete peer review
  • conference with Mr. Stephens
HW: (make sure you read the correct block)
C BLOCK
1. complete your self-evaluation on your AC wiki page if you didn't complete it in class
2. Make sure you have the following with you for the next class:
  • Romeo and Juliet essay prewriting
  • Romeo and Juliet essay "Revising a Literary Analysis"
  • Romeo and Juliet - the text
  • Candide and The Art of Styling Sentences

E BLOCK
1. All scene performances on Monday - contact your partners if they have been absent
  • if you are missing someone on Monday, we will improvise
  • bring all papers relating to the scene performance - script etc.
2. Make sure you have the following with you for the next class:
  • Romeo and Juliet essay prewriting
  • Romeo and Juliet essay "Revising a Literary Analysis"
  • Romeo and Juliet - the text
  • Candide and The Art of Styling Sentences
3. Continue revising your Romeo and Juliet essay

Class 33, C Block
HW due: RJ prewriting, "Revising a Literary Analysis"
1. The Are of Styling Sentences #33
2. Romeo and Juliet Essay
  • incorporating textual evidence
  • punctuation of textual evidence
  • revise textual evidence - context, text, analysis
3. Candide
  • introduction - satire, etc.
  • reminder on Post-it reading strategy
HW:
1. complete final draft of Romeo and Juliet essay
  • submit to Turitin.com in the folder "2a Revision 1" under the Romeo and Juliet Essay
2. Candide - read chapters 1-3

Class 33, E Block (picture day)
HW due: RJ prewriting, "Revising a Literary Analysis"; 1.3,2.4,5.3 - prepared for performance
1. Scene Performances: 1.3, 2.4
3. Romeo and Juliet Essay
  • incorporating textual evidence
  • punctuation of textual evidence
  • revise textual evidence - context, text, analysis
HW:
1. complete final draft of Romeo and Juliet essay
  • submit to Turitin.com in the folder "2a Revision 1" under the Romeo and Juliet Essay
  • also remember to bring: RJ essay prewriting, "Revising a Literary Analysis"
2. scene performances
  • 5.3 be prepared to perform
  • all other scenes: make sure you completed you self-evaluation (on paper or the AC wiki page)
  • also remember to bring your: script; costume/set design (a sketch); grading sheet for project

Class 34, C Block
HW due: final draft of Romeo and Juliet essay; Candide ch1-3 with 5 post-its
1. The Art of Styling Sentences #34
2. Pictures @ 9:25am
3. Candide
  • introduction and background
  • satire - focus on literary devices used to create satire
  • Key Question - assign parts of the text
  • read aloud ch1-3, identifying literary devices and pondering the key question
  • check post-its for accuracy
4. RJ essay
  • self-evaluation using the 6-traits
HW:
1. Candide ch 4-12
  • 5 quality post-its (demonstrate thoughtfulness and accuracy)
  • assigned students answer key question and post to designated wiki (see your class page)
    • C block: Jane, Jenny, Carol, James

Class 34, E Block
HW due:
  • RJ essay final draft submitted to Turnitin.com; prewrititing; "Revising a Literary Analysis"
  • scene performances: self-evaluation; script; costume/set design (a sketch); grading sheet for project
1. scene performance 5.3
  • collect scripts, etc.
2. The Art of Styling Sentences #33 and 34
3. Candide
  • introduction and background
  • satire - focus on literary devices used to create satire
  • Key Question - assign parts of the text
  • read aloud ch1-3, identifying literary devices and pondering the key question
  • check post-its for accuracy
4. RJ essay
  • self-evaluation using the 6-traits
HW:
1. Candide ch 1-12 (I realize this is a lengthy reading, but we are behind)
  • 10 quality post-its (demonstrate thoughtfulness and accuracy)
  • assigned students answer key question and post to designated wiki (see your class page)
    • E block: PeterK, John, Joanna, Susie, Joon, and PeterP

Class 35, C Block
HW due: Candide ch 4-12 with 5 post-its (note to Mr. Stephens - check chapters 1-12 post-its)
1. Sentence Patterns #35
2. Candide
  • summarize plot events in 1-12
  • restate why Voltaire wrote Candide
  • review how Voltaire satirizes Optimism - uses literary devices to create satire
  • read aloud ch 3, identifying literary devices and pondering the key question
  • assigned students share their thoughts on the Key Question
  • check post-it notes for completeness and accuracty
3. Time to read Candide in class
4. A note on attending the play for EC
HW:
1. read Candide ch 13-18 with 5 'high quality' post-it notes
2. assigned students answer key question and post to designated wiki (see your class page)
  • C block: Eldred, Jonathan, and Arnold

Class 35, E Block
HW due: Candide ch 1-12 with 10 post-its (note to Mr. Stephens - check chapters 1-12 post-its)
1. Sentence Patterns #33,34,35
2. Candide
  • summarize plot events in 1-12
  • restate why Voltaire wrote Candide
  • review how Voltaire satirizes Optimism - uses literary devices to create satire
  • read aloud ch 3, identifying literary devices and pondering the key question
  • assigned students share their thoughts on the Key Question
  • check post-it notes for completeness and accuracty
3. Time to read Candide in class
4. A note on attending the play for EC
HW:
1. read Candide ch 13-18 with 5 'high quality' post-it notes
2. assigned students answer key question and post to designated wiki (see your class page)
  • E block: Rachel, Sally, and Stella

Class 36, C and E Blocks
HW due:
1. read Candide ch 13-18 with 5 'high quality' post-it notes
2. assigned students answer key question and post to designated wiki (see your class page)
  • C block: Eldred, Jonathan, and Arnold
  • E block: Rachel, Sally, Stella
Class Activities:
1. Sentence Pattern #36
2. post-it note review
  • look at examples
  • look at own post-its
3. quick discussion groups
  • summary
  • share notes
  • What questions do you still have?
4. Key Question sharing
  • Jonathan and Arnold
HW:
1. Candide ch 19-22
  • 5 quality post-its (demonstrate thoughtfulness and accuracy)
  • assigned students answer key question and post to designated wiki (see your class page)
    • C block: Jasmine, PeterK, Christine, Sam
    • E block: Eric, PeterL, Roas, Christina

Class 37, C and E Blocks
HW due: Candide ch 19-22 with five post-its; Key Question presentations for assigned students
1. Sentence pattern #37
2. quick discussion groups
  • summary
  • share notes
  • What questions do you still have?
3. Key Question sharing
4. Creating a Satire - hunt for literary devices
  • post findings on designated class wiki page
HW:
1. Candide ch 23-27
  • 5 high quality post-its (demonstrate thoughtfulness and thoroughness)
  • assigned students answer key question and post to designated wiki (see your class page)
    • C block: Katie, Hyeunjin, Eric
    • E block: Jane, SeungHyon, TaeYoon

Class 38, C and E Blocks
HW due: Candide ch 23-27 with five post-its; Key Question presentations for assigned students
1. Quiz
2. ML #38 (E Block only)
3. Sentence Pattern #38
4. Key Question sharing
5. Creating a Satire - hunt for literary devices
  • post findings on designated class wiki page
HW:
1. Candide ch 28-30
  • five high-quality post-its (demonstrate thoughtfulness and thoroughness)
  • assigned students answer key question and post to designated wiki (see your class page)
2. Be prepared for a Shared Inquiry Discussion based on our key question and one additional question:
  1. Why is this not the best of all possible worlds? But, at the same time, Candide is not an entirely hopeless novel. What 'rays of hope' do you see?
  2. How does Voltaire suggest that we live (focus on chapter 30)? Why?
  • be prepared to share specific examples that have not yet been discussed in class
  • participation is graded

Class 39, C and E Blocks
HW due: Candide ch 26-30 with five post-its; prepared for discussion
1. Sentence Pattern #38 and 39
2. Key Question sharing for assigned students
3. Shared Inquiry Discussion
  • pre and post-discussion reflection
4. Creating a Satire - hunt for literary devices
  • post findings on designated class wiki page
5. Return and review quiz
HW:
1. Complete the literary devices hunt, posting your findings on the designated wiki page (located on your class page)
  • each group member should contribute at least TWO examples of literary devices
  • see you class page for instructions

Class 40, C and E Blocks
HW due: literary devices hunt - two per student posted on designated wiki page
Note to Mr. Stephens: check post-its from final section of Candide
1. Sentence Pattern #40
2. review quiz
3. Shared Inquiry Discussion continued
  • with post discussion reflection
4. literary devices sharing
  • one from each section
  • introduce Satiric Comic Project introduction
HW:
1. Satirical Comic Proposal - posted to the designated wiki page (see your class page)

Class 41, C and E Blocks
HW due: Satirical Comic Proposal - posted to wiki page
1. Sentence Pattern #41
2. Satiric Comic Project
  • further introduction
  • example
  • note on literary devices
  • review rubric
  • note on copyright
3. time to work
  • share your ideas with partner
  • review proposal with Mr. Stephens
  • silent work time
HW:
1. Comic Project
  • four frames minimum - don't upload to wiki

Class 42, C and E Blocks
HW due: four frames on comic project
1. Sentence Pattern #42
2. Comic Project
  • review requirements
  • literary device examples
  • time to work
HW:
1. first draft of comic project
  • have all the text completed
  • backgrounds and other visual details can be incomplete

Class 43, C and E Blocks
HW due: text of comic project
1. Sentence Pattern #43
2. Comic Project
  • revise text with a partner
  • focus on Word Choice - every word counts in a comic
  • discuss your literary devices - are they correctly used?
3. time to work
  • remember to check rubric
  • discuss due date
  • Note: When you save your comic as a picture to your desktop include your first name and last initial in the title of the project - you might also include your block letter, for example: "Satirical Comic FrederickS 9B" If you don't make the name unique, it will get erased when someone else uploads his/her "Comic Project."
HW:
1. continue working on your comic project...

Class 44, C and E Blocks
HW due: progress on your comic project
1. Sentence Pattern #44
2. The Narrative Essay
  • introduction
  • example
  • Narrative Essay assignment #1 (on your class page)
  • Narrative Essay assignment #2 (on your class page)
3. Comic Project
  • time to work
HW:
1. Final Draft of Comic uploaded to your designated wiki page
  • Note: When you save your comic as a picture to your desktop include your first name and last initial in the title of the project - you might also include your block letter, for example: "Satirical Comic FrederickS 9B" If you don't make the name unique, it will get erased when someone else uploads his/her "Comic Project."

Class 45, C and E Blocks
HW due: Comic Project uploaded to wiki
1. Sentence Pattern # 45 (E Block skip)
2. Satirical Comic Project
  • fill out comic project final reflection on wiki
  • peer evaluations
    • evaluate the person on your right and one person of your choice
    • after reading his/her comic, please answer the following on the discussion tab:
      • What did the comic satirize? (don't ask!!)
      • What did the author do well? (be specific)
      • What might the author improve on?
      • Final comment
3. Narrative Essay continued Narrative Writing
  • complete assignment #1 and #2 for the Personal Narrative
  • begin work on Narrative Essay prewriting
HW
1. none - Winter Break

Winter Break

Class 46 - Snow Day

Class 47
HW due: none
1. Sentence Pattern #46 (E Block needs Sentence Pattern #45)
2. Narrative Essay Narrative Writing
  • review "A Shirt Full of Bees"
  • E Block needs Part 1
  • complete prewriting in class - see Narrative Writing page for details
    • post prewriting to your narrative wiki page
3. Return papers / grading sheets
HW:
1. first rough drat of narrative essay - about 500 words

Class 48
HW due: first rough drat of narrative essay - about 500 words
1. C Block: Sentence Pattern - completed for the Semester - there will be a few questions on the final
1. E Block: Sentence Patter #46 - last one for the semester
2. Narrative Essay
  • "Narration" handout
    • have a point
    • pacing
    • POV
  • consultations with Mr. Stephens
    • What is your point? (thesis)
    • What is the focus of your narrative? (pacing - quickly pass over non-critical events)
    • What is your POV?
  • review requirements for full first draft
  • time to work
HW:
1. complete first draft of narrative essay - 750 words minimum

Class 49
HW due: full first draft - draft #1
1. Narrative Essay
2. Reflect on progress
  • After reviewing the requirements and completing today's revising, on what areas do you still need to focus? (post response on your Personal Narrative wiki page)
3. Final Study Sheet
HW:
1. Complete revising assignment, and save your revised paper as a new document. You need to have two drafts to show Mr. Stephens for the next class. (Your revised paper is 'draft #2'.)
2. SKIP THIS - Complete a brief reflection on your progress so far on this project. See "Reflection #1" above your Personal Narrative wiki page (on the class page).
3. Submit your draft #2 to Turnitin.com the the beginning of the next class.
4. BRING A DOUBLE SPACED PHYSICAL COPY OF YOUR NARRATIVE ESSAY TO CLASS.

Class 50
HW due: revising assignment; draft #2 submitted to Turnitin.com; double spaced, physical copy of narrative essay
1. reflect on progress with partner (Mr. Stephens checks revising assignment)
  • How thoroughly did your revise your paper?
  • What still needs improvement?
2. Narrative Essay
  • underline your "thesis"
  • underline your two "sentence pattern" sentences
  • peer editing - 6 trait editing circles
  • review your trait : student_version_writing_scoring_guide.pdf
  • edit peer papers, focusing your trait
3. review for final
  • questions?
  • discuss essay, passage analysis, sentence patterns
HW:
1. Final draft of narrative essay submitted to Turnitin.com by 8:00am January 15th
  • Remember:
    • You must use TWO Sentence Patterns in your paper.
    • You need to have an insightful title.
2. Bring a double spaced, physical copy of your FINAL DRAFT -MLA format

Class 51
HW due: final draft submitted to Turnitin.com; double spaced, physical copy of Final Draft - MLA format
1. Narrative Essay reflection
2. study for final

HW:
1. study for final

Semester 1 Final: English 9 Sem 1 Final Study Sheet 2009-10.pdf
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