Tuesday, November 24: Oral Quiz and Philosophical Chairs November 24, 2015Posted by garvoille in Uncategorized.
- Students wrote down who they thought was most responsible for Tom Robinson’s guilty charge.
- We did an oral quiz over chapters 14-21.
- Some students work on their blog posts and some students participated in a Philosophical Chairs debate about who is responsible for the guilty charge.
HW: Finish reading Mockingbird by next Monday. Blog entry #1 and #2 should be complete. Blog entry #4 due 12/2. (Don’t do entry #3)
If you want to do the extra project, finish reading “Go Set a Watchman” by Monday and do at least two of your blog entries using passages from “Watchman.”
Monday, November 23: Discussing the Trial and Blog Workday November 23, 2015Posted by garvoille in Uncategorized.
- Students discussed the trial in Mockingbird. Specifically, we examined who was lying and why.
- Next, we looked at some examples of excellent blog posts.
- Finally, students had time to work on their blogs. We will NOT do Blog #3 — just Blog #1, 2, and 4 so far!
HW: Finish reading through the end of Chapter 21 for an oral quiz tomorrow. Finish Blog Posts #1 and #2 for tomorrow. Here is the blog assignment: Motif Blog Posts.
Wednesday, November 18: Beginning Our Blogs November 18, 2015Posted by garvoille in Uncategorized.
- Students got out their Motif Blog Posts Assignment and (if they didn’t yesterday) completed a freewrite on three of the questions listed under their motif here: TKAM Motifs and Themes for Lit Circles.
- Next, student checked their emails! Ms. Neale and Ms. Garvoille invited each student to participate in a group blog via Blogger. Here are the sites:
3. Then, students began working on their blog post assignment #1 which is:
Choose a quote from TKAM that relates to your motif and creates a personal response for you. State what happened (with textual evidence) in the events surrounding the quote, state what was right and wrong with what happened, and what should happen to make the event right. Then relate the event to something that happened in your own life. Honors: to earn a 3.5 or above, compare what happened with one other event from TKAM or in the news.
(this is outlined on the Motif Blog Posts sheet).
We will continue working on this tomorrow and Thursday in class!
HW: Read through Chapter 13 for tomorrow.
Friday, November 6: Seminar on Poetry November 6, 2015Posted by garvoille in Uncategorized.
- Students got Seminar notes for poetry.
- Then, we discussed the images from yesterday and the Love Song. Here is what we talked about: Socratic Seminar Images
HW: None. If you want your own copy of To Kill a Mockingbird, get it by Thursday. Optional Honors Project: also read Go Set a Watchman.
Art Analysis November 5, 2015Posted by garvoille in Uncategorized.
Image 1: Bar at the Folies-Bergeres (click on it!)
Image 2: Picture for Women (click on it!)
Tuesday, October 27: Memory Quiz and Poem Intro October 26, 2015Posted by garvoille in Uncategorized.
- We started class with a memory quiz. Students wrote all the words to their poem on lined paper and then corrected themselves.
- Students then wrote an introduction to their poem explaining what it is about and telling the audience what to listen for to understand it.
- Next, we practiced!
HW: Prepare for your recitation on Thursday and Friday!
Friday, October 23: Hand motions October 23, 2015Posted by garvoille in Uncategorized.
Today, we learned how to add hand motions to our poems using this handout: L5 – POL Movement.
HW: Memorize your poem for a memory quiz on Monday.
Thursday, October 22: Memorizing and Speaking techniques October 22, 2015Posted by garvoille in Uncategorized.
- Students created a visual memory sheet by drawing cues to help them remember their poems.
- We watched a video of an excellent recitation and took notes:
3. We then looked at L3: speaking poems revised and students marked their poems to show what to stress.
HW: Work on memorizing your poem!
Friday, October 16: Choosing a poem and getting to know it October 16, 2015Posted by garvoille in Uncategorized.
Students chose a poem from poetryoutloud.org and received POL Get to Know Your Poem shortened.
HW: Complete “Getting to Know Your Poem” by Tuesday
Thursday, October 15: Writing a poem and choosing one to recite October 15, 2015Posted by garvoille in Uncategorized.
- We first did an exercise with Theme for English B where we wrote our own version. Here is the handout: Theme for English I outline. This is homework due tomorrow!
- Next, we watched some Poetry Out Loud videos to get in the right mindset for choosing a poem to recite.
- Finally, we began choosing our poems. We will continue this tomorrow.
HW: Finish Theme for English I outline and your Theme for English B TPCASTT by tomorrow.