Wednesday, December 17, 2014





A-Day: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 and B-Day: Thursday, December 18, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Complete the FDR Reading and Assessment

a. We will read the FDR 1941 State of the Union Address and complete the included assessment. 

b. Remember: you need some academic stamina to do well on this assessment:


2. Review any Missing Assignments:

a. Look to any missing assignments. They need to be in before this Friday!


3. Study for Final Exams:

a. Over the long break, make sure you take some time to prepare for the final exams which will be the first couple of days we get back.
b. Here is the study guide:

2nd Quarter Final Exam(s) Study Guide


6. Homework:

a. Study for final exams!
b. Any missing assignments will be due on FRIDAY!







Monday, December 15, 2014




A-Day: Monday, December 15, 2014 and B-Day: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Final Gettysburg Study: Reading and Quiz

a. We will take a quiz on the new SAGE Formative Program. I will have the login requirements for you in class. 


2. Vocabulary 

a. If you any questions about Vocabulary Chapter Ten, we will take a few minutes to cover any questions.
b. If you have not started Vocabulary Chapter Ten Worksheet, it is relinked below:

b. Submit your finished Vocabulary Chapter Ten to your English 10 folder.

3. American Historical Documents: 

a. So far we have studied two classic American documents, the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg Address. Thanks for being so willing to study this documents with such focus and sincerity.
b. Today, we are going to start studying a new document: FDR's 1941 State of the Union Address.
c. Before we do this, we need to give some background and discussion about what is going on in the world and our country at this time. 
d. I will be sharing background information from the following essay (you do not have to read this, but it is here for your use):

Essay Author: James J. Kimble (Seton Hall University)

e. Note: FDR's 1941 State of the Union Address is given in January (It is often called "The Four Freedoms" speech). Pearl Harbor would happen eleven months later on December 7, 1941 which changed everything and brought the U.S. fully into WWII.


4. Background of the WWII Time Period:

a. Here are a couple videos about the WWII Time Period. We will watch them for background.



5. SAGE Formative: FDR's State of the Union Address

a. You will now complete the following SAGE Formative Assessment for FDR's State of the Union Address in January 1941. Remember that this took place eleven months before Pearl Harbor.
b. Read the entire speech and take the assessments after. This will require some academic stamina:


6. Homework:

b. Vocabulary Chapter Ten Worksheet is... DUE TODAY!







Thursday, December 11, 2014






A-Day: Thursday, December 11, 2014 and B-Day: Friday, December 12, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Grammar - Sentence Variety: Using Appositives

a. We will go over, correct, and discuss the following worksheet in class. 

Appositives and Appositives Phrases Worksheet #1


b. Submit the completed worksheet to your English 10 folder.


2. Vocabulary 

a. If you have not started Vocabulary Chapter Ten Worksheet, it is relinked below:

b. This will be due next class.

3. Gettysburg Address Stimulus Material

a. We will continue to study the Gettysburg Address.
b. First, just LISTEN to the two videos of The Gettysburg Address below (Don't watch them yet!):

Gettysburg Address Video #1

Gettysburg Address Video #2

c. What impressions do you have of the two videos just listening to them?
d. Now, WATCH and listen to the two videos again. How do you feel about the two videos now? Did your impressions change? Why?
e. What can we learn about argument and argument writing from this?
f. Do some research about the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address. Answer the questions on the following link and submit your answers to your English 10 folder:

Background of the Gettysburg Address


4. Close Reading Review

a. We will reread and discuss the actual Address one more time.
b. If you have not started the assignments associated with the Gettysburg Address it is relinked below:

Assignment Relinked:
Download, make a copy, rename, and complete a close reading (ten comments at least) of the following copy of The Gettysburg Address:
The Gettysburg Address

d. Download, make a copy, rename, and complete a GIST Reading Strategy of the following copy of The Gettysburg Address:

Get the GIST

e. Submit the two assignments above to the form below (put them on the same form, please):

6. Homework:

a. Vocabulary Chapter Ten Worksheet is... DUE NEXT CLASS!
b. Appositive Worksheet #1... DUE TODAY!
c. The Gettysburg Address with Comments and Gist Assignment ... DUE TODAY!
d. Background of the Gettysburg Address is . . . DUE TODAY!
d. Gettysburg Address Quiz ... NEXT CLASS!











Wednesday, December 10, 2014





A-Day: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 and B-Day: Tuesday, December 10, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Grammar - Sentence Variety: Using Appositives

a. One way to add variety to your writing is to learn the skill of Appositives and Appositive Phrases:
b. Download, make a copy, rename and complete the following Appositives and Appositive Phrases Worksheet #1:

Appositives and Appositives Phrases Worksheet #1


c. We will go over, correct, and discuss this next class. It will be due next class.


2. Vocabulary 

a. Download, make a copy, rename, and complete the following Vocabulary Chapter Ten Worksheet:

b. This will be due next week (A-Day: Mon. Dec. 15;                    B-Day: Tues. Dec. 16)


3. Closing Reading for Main Idea 

a. Complete the Declaration of Independence and the GIST Assignment with it:



b. Submit your Declaration of Independence with Ten Comments and the GIST assignment in your English 10 folder


c. Download, make a copy, rename, and complete a close reading (ten comments at least) of the following copy of The Gettysburg Address:

The Gettysburg Address

d. Download, make a copy, rename, and complete a GIST Reading Strategy of the following copy of The Gettysburg Address:

Get the GIST

e. This will be discussed and submitted next class.

4. Homework:

a. Vocabulary Chapter Ten Worksheet is... DUE NEXT WEEK!
b. Declaration of Independence with Comments and Gist Assignment ... DUE TODAY!
c. Appositive Worksheet #1... DUE NEXT CLASS!
d. The Gettysburg Address with Comments and Gist Assignment ... DUE NEXT CLASS!






Friday, December 5, 2014






A-Day: Friday, December 5, 2014 and B-Day: Monday, December 8, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Grammar - Pronoun Case... Continued

a. We will do a final review of both Pronoun Case Worksheets:

Pronoun Case Worksheet #1


Pronoun Case Worksheet #2

b. Submit both worksheets on the same submission form below:

2nd Quarter Submission Form

2. Vocabulary 

a. Go over and review any concerns on the Vocabulary Chapter Nine Worksheet.
b. If you did not get this worksheet last class, it is relinked here:

c. Submit the completed Vocabulary Chapter Nine Worksheet to the following submission form:


3. Final Day of Reading the Declaration of Independence

a. We will continue, as a class, to read and study the Declaration of Independence. We are studying the main idea, the structure, and the craft behind this great document.
b. If you did not get the assignment yet, it is relinked here:


b. We will reread it again to "Get the GIST."
c. Download the following reading strategy Get the GIST reading strategy, make a copy, rename it, and complete it.

d. Be ready to share and discuss your 20-Word Summary and discuss. 
e. Submit your Declaration of Independence with Ten Comments and the Gist assignment on the same entry on the submission form below.

2nd Quarter Submission Form

Due Today:

a. Vocabulary Chapter Nine Worksheet is... DUE TODAY!
b. Declaration of Independence with Comments and Gist Assignment ... DUE TODAY!
c. Pronoun Case Worksheets #1 and #2 will both be... DUE TODAY!






Wednesday, December 3, 2014





A-Day: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 and B-Day: Thursday, December 4, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Grammar - Pronoun Case... Continued

a. I have updated and improved the Pronoun Case Notes. Please Download the following "Updated" Pronoun Case Notes, make a copy, and take notes as we continue to study this grammar concept in class:

Pronoun Case Notes

b. We will go over, correct and discuss Pronoun Case Worksheet #1. If you did not get the worksheet, it is relinked here:

Pronoun Case Worksheet #1

c. Download, make a copy, rename, and complete the following Pronoun Case Worksheet #2:

Pronoun Case Worksheet #2


2. Vocabulary 

a. Continue to work on and complete Vocabulary Chapter Nine Worksheet.
b. If you did not get this worksheet last class, it is relinked here:

c. This will be due next class.

 

3. Reading for Main Idea

a. We will continue, as a class, to read and study the Declaration of Independence. We are studying the main idea, the structure, and the craft behind this great document.
b. If you did not get the assignment last class, it is relinked here:


b. We will reread it again to "Get the GIST."
c. Download the following reading strategy Get the GIST reading strategy, make a copy, rename it, and complete it.

d. Be ready to share and discuss your 20 Word Summary and discuss. 


4. Homework: 

a. Vocabulary Chapter Nine Worksheet is DUE NEXT CLASS! 

b. Pronoun Case Worksheets #1 and #2 will both be DUE NEXT CLASS!







Monday, December 1, 2014






 A-Day: Monday, December 1, 2014 and B-Day: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Grammar - Pronoun Case

a. Download the following Pronoun Case Notes, make a copy, and take notes as we discuss this new concept in class:

Pronoun Case Notes

b. Download the following Pronoun Case Worksheet #1, make a copy, and complete the assignment:

Pronoun Case Worksheet #1

2. Vocabulary 

a. Download, rename, and complete the following Vocabulary Chapter Nine:


3. Reading for Main Idea

a. Download the Declaration of Independence, make a copy, and rename it:


b. After reading the article closely, read it again to "Get the GIST."
c. Download the following reading strategy Get the GIST, make a copy, rename it, and complete it.

d. Be ready to share and discuss your 20 Word Summary and discuss. 








A-Day: Monday, December 1, 2014 and B-Day: Tuesday, December 2, 2014






 A-Day: Monday, December 1, 2014 and B-Day: Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Grammar - Pronoun Case

a. Download the following Pronoun Case Notes, make a copy, and take notes as we discuss this new concept in class:

Pronoun Case Notes

b. Download the following Pronoun Case Worksheet #1, make a copy, and complete the assignment:

Pronoun Case Worksheet #1

2. Vocabulary 

a. Download, rename, and complete the following Vocabulary Chapter Nine:


3. Reading for Main Idea

a. Download the Declaration of Independence, make a copy, and rename it:


b. After reading the article closely, read it again to "Get the GIST."
c. Download the following reading strategy Get the GIST, make a copy, rename it, and complete it.

d. Be ready to share and discuss your 20 Word Summary and discuss. 








Monday, November 24, 2014





A-Day: Monday, November 24, 2014 and B-Day:  Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Midterm Exam Part Two

a. Go to the following link and take the midterm part two:

Midterm Part Two - Writing


2. Check and Make Up Grade

a. When finished with the midterm. Check your grades and make sure you have everything in for credit.

3. Review Midterm: Parts 1 and 2








Thursday, November 20, 2014




A-Day: Thursday, November 20, 2014 and B-Day:  Friday, November 21, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Midterm Exam Part Two

a. Go to the following link and take the midterm part two:

Midterm Exam 2nd Quarter


2. Check and Make Up Grade

a. When finished with the midterm. Check your grades and make sure you have everything in for credit.

 






Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A-Day: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 and B-Day: Wednesday, November 19, 2014







A-Day: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 and B-Day:  Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Midterm Exam Review:


2. Check and Make Up Grade
Check your grades and make sure you have everything in for credit.


3. Homework:

a. Finish creating your 3 x 5 "cheat sheet" for the test. You may use this on both the language/reading portion and the writing portion.

b. Practice for the writing midterm...Monday and Tuesday! Go to Canvas and practice on various argument prompts.






Friday, November 14, 2014






A-Day: Friday, November 14, 2014 and B-Day:  Monday, November 17, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Grammar - Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

a. Review and correct the Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Worksheet #1:

c. Final chance for any questions on...


2. Vocabulary 

a. Review and correct the Vocabulary Eight Worksheet: 

Vocabulary Chapter Eight Vocabulary Worksheet

b. Make sure you study chapters six through eight for the midterm exam.


3.  Submit Assignments:

a. Submit both assignments above to the following submission form:

Assignment Submission Form

b. You will need to submit them separately on the above form.


4. Argument Writing Continued...

a. This is the last day to improve your score... 
b. Share ideas on how to improve with your peers and the class... What is working? What seems to be some of the BIG keys to getting a better score?



5. 2nd Quarter Midterm Study Guide

a. Download the following 2nd Quarter Study Guide:

2nd Quarter Midterm Exam Study Guide

b. Create and study a card for the test.

 

6. Homework:


a. Continue to read November's Home Reading Assignment... It will be due the first week of December.
b. Argument Writing on Smartphones DUE BY THE END OF CLASS!
c. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Worksheet #1 - Due TODAY!
d. Vocabulary Chapter Eight Worksheet - Due TODAY!





Wednesday, November 12, 2014





A-Day: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 and B-Day:  Thursday, November 13, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Bell Quiz #4 - Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

a. Go to the following link and complete the bell quiz:




2. Grammar - Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

a. If you did not get the notes last class, there are relinked below:



b. Download, make a copy, rename, and complete the following Pronoun Antecedent Agreement Worksheet #1:

Pronoun Antecedent Agreement #2

c. This will be due next class...


3. Vocabulary 

a. Download, make a copy, rename, and complete the following Vocabulary Chapter Eight Worksheet:

Vocabulary Chapter Eight Vocabulary Worksheet

b. This will also be due next class...


4. Argument Writing Continued...

a. We will continue to work to improve the Smartphone Argumentative Essay... 
b. Spend time looking at the lessons Utah Compose suggests. Use these suggestions to improve. 
c. When you have received the score you want, work to help others improve their writing as well.




5. Last Year's SAGE Results:

a. Each student will come up and receive last year's SAGE Test Scores from me. We will discuss keys to improving test scores as well as College-Career Readiness.


6. Homework:


a. Continue to read November's Home Reading Assignment... It will be due the first week of December.
b. Get your Argument Writing on Smartphones up as high as you can. You must reach 18 for a passing score. 




Monday, November 10, 2014

A-Day: Monday, November 10, 2014 and B-Day: Tuesday, November 11, 2014




A-Day: Monday, November 10, 2014 and B-Day:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Bell Quiz #3

a. Go to the following link and complete the bell quiz:



2. Grammar - Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

a. We will begin our study of Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Rules. Download the following notes sheet for our study today... you may want to take your own notes:


b. Go to the following links and practice Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Skills... you will have to logon to Utah Compose First:

Utah Compose

c. If the following links do not work, just find the three "Pronoun Sets" in the "practice"  and "grammar exercises" part of Utah Compose.



3. Argument Writing Continued...

a. Work to improve your essay... 
b. Spend time looking at the lessons Utah Compose suggests. Use the suggestions to improve. 


4. New November Book

a. If you have not submitted your book for November... do it today:

November Home Reading Submission Form


5. Homework:


a. Continue to read November's Home Reading Assignment... It will be due the first week of November.
b. Get your Argument Writing on Smartphones up as high as you can. You must reach 18 for a passing score. 




Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A-Day: Thursday, November 6, 2014 and B-Day: Friday, November 7, 2014



A-Day: Thursday, November 6, 2014 and B-Day:  Friday, November 7, 2014

Today's Tasks

1. Bell Quiz #3

a. Go to the following link and complete the bell quiz:

Bell Quiz #3

2. Subject-Verb Agreement Lesson Continued

a. Correct and discuss any issue on the last worksheet... Subject Verb Agreement Worksheet #2

Subject-Verb Agreement Worksheet #2


b. Submit the worksheet to the following submission form:

2nd Quarter Assignment Submission Form


2. Argument Writing Continued...

a. Just for fun, watch the following silly video about Cell Phones:

Cell Phone Video

b. Today, we begin to write the essay on Smartphones in the Classroom.
c. Go to the following link for Utah Compose:

Utah Compose

d. Log in to the Utah Compose website.
e. Go to the Prompts section of the website and select the Smartphones in the Classroom prompt.
f. Listen to the instructions in class and begin writing and revising on this assignment.


3. Home Reading Book for October

a. We will finish checking off the Home Reading Book for October.
b. This will be the last day we do this in class.


4. Vocabulary:

a. Submit the completed Chapter Seven Worksheet to the following form:

2nd Quarter Assignment Submission Form

b. Don't forget to use Quizlet to study your vocabulary lists:

Quizlet Link


5. Homework:


a. October's Home Reading Assignment IS PAST DUE!
b. Vocabulary Chapter Seven Worksheet -- Due TODAY.
c. Subject-Verb Agreement Worksheet #2 -- Due TODAY.
d. November Home Reading Book must be submitted TODAY!




A-Day: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 and B-Day: Wednesday, November 5, 2014






A-Day: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 and B-Day:  Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Today's Tasks


1. Subject-Verb Agreement Lesson Continued

a. For the next and final exercise in Subject-Verb Agreement, you are going to need the original notes. They are reattached here:

Subject-Verb Agreement Notes

b. Download, make a copy, and complete the following Subject Verb Agreement Worksheet #2

Subject-Verb Agreement Worksheet #2


c. This will be due next class.


2. Argument Writing Continued...

a. Today, we will continue to organize our writing by completing the outline. If you did not get this started last class, it is relinked below. 

Argument Essay Outline (Updated)

b. We will go deeper into the organization of this essay, looking at the two articles and the side of the issue you have taken. 
c. We will also begin to look into the transitions, as described on the outline, that are expected in this essay.


3. Home Reading Book for October

a. While students are completing the essay outline above, we will begin to check off the Home Reading Book for October.
b. This will again be an oral examination. 
c. You will also need to pick a book for the November Home Reading Assignment.


4. Vocabulary:

a. If you have not begun to work on Vocabulary Chapter Seven, it is reattached below:

Vocabulary Chapter Seven Worksheet

b. This will be due NEXT CLASS.
c. Don't forget to use Quizlet to study your vocabulary lists:

Quizlet Link


4. Homework:


a. October's Home Reading Assignment IS DUE TODAY!
b. Vocabulary Chapter Seven Worksheet -- Due NEXT CLASS.
c. Subject-Verb Agreement Worksheet #2 -- Due NEXT CLASS.
d. November Home Reading Book must be selected by NEXT CLASS!