"While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions"
Choices and Consequences

How do authors lead us to an understanding of right choices?
How might literature help us to resolve dilemmas in our lives?
How do authors use language to develop and resolve conflict?
How might literature help to guide us in making future choices?
How does literature help us connect choices to their consequences?
How does literature help us to understand the choices we make in our lives?






Tuesday: 6.5.12:
Objective:
Review and discuss misused words
Evaluate literature through essential questions
Examine the final essay

HW
Essay


Monday: 6.4.12:
Objective:
Examine and discuss choices and their consequences
Evaluate literature through essential questions


HW:

Friday: 6.1.12:
Objective:
-Interpret literature through reading, analysis and discussion
-Examine and discuss choices and their consequences


HW:
One paragraph:
How does literature help us connect choices to their consequences?



Respond:
In your opinion, what was the most interesting aspect of the book? Why?


Thursday: 5.31.12:
Objective:
-Interpret literature through reading, analysis and discussion
-Examine and discuss choices and their consequences

HW:
Prompt: In your life, how has someone helped you in a positive way?

Wednesday: 5.30.12:
Interpret literature through reading, writing, and discuss

Today, we are going to read and discuss literature

HW:
Choices and Consequences worksheet
Fill out both sides and CITE the tex!


Tuesday: 5.29.12
Objective:
Interpret literature through reading, writing, and discuss

Today, we are going to read and discuss literature

Friday. 5.25.12:
Objective
Interpret literature through reading, writing, and discuss

--We will discuss the book through page 130....

HW:


Thursday: 5.24.12
Objective
Review homework and discuss reading
Interpret literature through reading, writing, and discuss

Tuesday: 5.21.12:
Objective
Review homework and discuss reading
Interpret literature through reading, writing, and discuss

HW:


Monday: 5.20.12
Objective:
Review homework and discuss reading
Interpret literature through reading, writing, and discussion

HW:
Period 1:
Please read through page 88 with notes on each of the chapters.
Be prepared for a quiz
Writing Prompt: Write a poem about something in your life. It needs to be 4 stanzas with 4 lines in each stanza. (A stanza is like a paragraph for a poem) Ideas: school, friends, family, love, hate, fun.

Period 7:


Friday: 5.17.12
Objective:
Interpret literature through reading, writing, and discussion

DA: Check point quiz

HW:


Period 1: Read pages 50-62 and take notes
One paragraph: What is my relationship with my parents?

Period 7: Complete the chapter: psychologist round 2
- 6 bullet points that describe Andy's emotional state-using quotes
- Paragraph: What is my relationship with my parent (s), guardian

Thursday: 5.16.12:
Objective:
Interpret literature through reading, writing, and discussion

HW:
1: Period 1: Complete reading chapter: Hoops and Dunks: Take Notes
Period 7: How do I feel?
2: 1 Paragraph: If I could change the world

Wednesday: 5.15.12:
Objective:
Interpret literature through reading, writing, and discussion

HW:
1- Complete chapter with notes
2- Write one paragraph on a moment that frightened you.





Monday: 5.14.12:
Objective:
Review Characterization
Identify plot structure, summary, characterization
Interpret Literature through reading and discussion

HW:



Wednesday: 5.9:
Objective
Present narrative

DA:
CFA

HW:
Presentation and continue work on your choices and consequences


Tuesday 5.8:
Objective:
Examine personal choices and the consequences that follow through narrative composition

HW:
Essay and Presentation

Wednesday: 5.2.12 through Monday 5.7
Objective:
Identify with personal voice through written narrative

HW:

Tuesday: 5.1.12
Objective:
Explain, Discuss, Review Narrative essay and Narrative assessment

Narrative choice: Choose to write about a moment that inspired or changed you.

DA
Compound Sentences


HW:
Create an idea for summative assessment presentation and complete outline/graphic organizer for essay
external image vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document.png Narrative Outline 2.docx
Or here: Click for Online Outline

Monday: 4.20.12:
Objective:
Interpret literature through reading and discussion
Discuss text with emphasis on voice and essential questions

DA:
Coordinating Conjuctions and Compound Sentences

HW:
You need to write down three (3) ideas for your narrative with a three sentence explanation for each idea that tells why you would like to write about that moment.


Friday: 4.27.12:
Objective:
Discuss text with emphasis on voice
Interpret literature through reading and discussion

DA
Active vs. Passive Voice


HW:
Finish reading the book for Monday!

Thursday: 4.26.12:
Objective:
Discuss text with emphasis on voice
Interpret literature through reading and discussion

D.A.
Active vs. Passive Voice

HW:
Period 1: The Stranger, Dr. Holiday, Being Black
Period 7: Being Black, 1954, Sweet Sixteen, The Typist

Wednesday: 4.25.12:
Objective:
Identify and analyze voice and influence in various poets

HW:
Period 1: REad one chapter in last packet: Marks on Paper
Period 7: Read first three chapters in last packet: Marks on Paper, The Stanger, Dr. Holiday

Tuesday: 4.24.12:
Assess understanding of the text
Discuss and analyze the text


HW:
Please write about something you like to do that noone or very few know about because it isn't part of your "image"

Monday: 4.23.12:
Objective:
Discuss and analyze text with focus on voice and change


Latin Roots:
Acu
Cide/Cise
A/An
De
Pel/Puls

Acupuncture
Exercise
Anhydrous
Deject
Compulsive

HW:



Friday: 4.13.12:
Objective:
Review voice within text



HW:
Finish reading the packet




Wednesday: 4.11.12:
Objective:
Discuss and examine voice within text

Latin Roots:


HW:

Tuesday: 4.10.12:
Objective:
Identify and Analyze elements of voice within the text.

Latin Roots:
Acupuncture
Exercise
Anhydrous
Deject
Compulsive

HW:
Complete classwork Today


Monday: 4.9.12:
Objective:
Review changes within the class
Interpret and analyze the text

Latin Roots:
Acu
Cide/Cise
A/An
De
Pel/Puls

HW:
1-Look up new root word definitions
2-Read and take notes on both packets. Be prepared for a quiz. Unless everyone has GOOD notes on the text, we will not have discussion prior to the quiz. As well, if EVERYONE gets a 100, I will have a treat for you all!


Friday: 4.6.12:
Objective:
Identify changes within class
Interpret and analyze text

Subject-Verb-Object

HW:
Please read Arithmatic and and Bad Boy chapters.
You must take notes on the chapters for credit.
Expect a quiz on Monday.


Thursday: 4.5.12:
Objective:
Interpret and analyze the text in search of voice


HW: Please expand on the trouble time.

Wednesdy: 4.4.12:
Objective:
Interpret and analyze the text in search of voice

Grammar:
Subject: Verb: Object

HW:
Write about your first memory of getting in trouble.
What did it feel like? What words can you use to truly describe it?
How can you write about this and make me feel what you felt at that moment?


Tuesday: 4.3.12
Interpret and analyze the text in search of voice
Assess understanding of latin roots

HW:
What voices are heard through literature?
Please answer in one paragraph (7 sentences)
Please note that voice=you and your personality
voice=the author's personality
voice=the character's personality



Monday: 4.2.12:
Objective
Interpret and analyze the text in search of voice


Latin Roots:
Capture
Telegram
Dialogue
sanction
vivacious

HW


Friday: 3.30.12:
Objective:
Interpret and analyze the text in search of voice

Latin Roots:
Except
Autograph
Catologue
Sanction
Revitalize

HW:
1-Please create a family tree chart that goes back as far as you and your family can remember.
2-Please finish reading the packet. Take notes on voice and character for credit.


Thursday: 3.29.12:
Objective:
Interpret and analyze the text in search of voice

Latin Roots
Intercept
Graphic
Monologue
Consecrate
Vivid

HW:
Period 1: Continue reading
Period 7: Background: Where are your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, great-great grandparents from?
Both Classes:
Latin Root definitions: create on your own and then look it up

Wednesday: 3.28.12:
Objective:
Develop understanding of voice

Discuss An American Childhood

Week 1:
1. Cap, Cip, Cept
2. Graph, Gram
3. Log, Logo
4. Sacr, Sanc, Secr
5. Viv, Vita, Vivi

Words:
1: capable, biography, prologue, sactify, revive

HW:










The Search for Meaning...
Overarching Questions:
How can fiction express truth?
How does writing about personal experiences help people to understand the truth about who they are?
How do authors use language to express their understanding of the truth?
How does fiction relate to nonfiction?

The Things They Carried
Online Text:


Tuesday: 3.13.12:
Objective:
discuss how to write a literary analysis

HW:
Fill out the first page of the introductory paragraph paper.
Make sure that you have a thesis statement for tomorrow's class!!!!!!!!!

Friday: 3.9.12
Objective:
Assess understanding of the chapter How to tell a true war story

Hw:
In one paragraph-using your own words-tell me:
What is the point of the chapter Good Form?
What is the author trying to tell us-as readers?





Thursday: 2.23.12:
Objective:
-Interpret literary works through written and oral responses
-Evaluate the importance of “carrying” items

Hw:
You have a 1 gallon zip lock bag. You have 30 minutes to evacuate your house.
What do you put in your bag? You must choose a minimum of 5 items to fit in the bag.
You must then write 3-5 sentences regarding why you chose each item.

Wednesday: 2.22.12:
Objective:
Interpret literary works through written and oral response

Read The Things They Carried in class

HW:
Please choose two to three items that you "carry" and explain their meanings to you.
You must use one typed double space page or two handwritten double spaced pages for credit.


Tuesday: 2.21.12:
Objective:
Interpret literary works through written and oral response

Read The Things They Carried in class

HW:
No Homework





Wednesday: 2.15.12:
Interpret literary works through written and oral responses

We began reading The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.
Attached are the hand outs we have used thus far...
1- Characterization Chart:
2- Definitions and Acronyms:
3-Vietnam Article:

Tuesday: 2.14.12:
Happy Valentines Day

Objective:
Examine transcendentalism in current society...

AGAIN!!!!!

HW:


Monday: 2.13.12:
Objective:
Period 7:
Examine transcendentalism in current society

Using song lyrics, we will examine and discuss the effects of transcendentalism in today's society.

HW:

Period 1:
Define transcendence
Apply transcendence to the movie

Powerpoint on Transcendentalism:

HW
Find a song that has elements of transcendence in it.
Please bring the song lyrics into class to discuss!!!!

Thursday: 2.9.12/Friday 2.10.12

Objective:
Identify transcendence

You will watch the movie Homeless to Harvard and write down challenges that the main character must overcome

HW:
Period 1: No Homework
Period 7: a) define transcend
b) Write one paragraph about how the main character transcends her life



Wednesday 2.8.12:
Objective:
Identify transcendence

You will watch the movie Homeless to Harvard and write down challenges that the main character must overcome

HW:

Friday 2.3.12 & Monday 2.6.12
Objective:
Explore Individualism

Share your individual writings

HW:
Type two (2) full paragraphs on your individuality---this may mean expanding on your writing in class or just typing it on the computer.


Tuesday 1.31.12--Thursday 2.2.12:
Objective:
Present "American" Presentations
Assess presentations

Monday 1.30.12:
Objective:
Present "American" Presentations

Well, you were supposed to present the presentations, but you didn't.
Please note that everyone who was not prepared to present today will start ther presentation grade with a 90 rather than 100.

The Things They Carried period 7



The Things They Carried period 1
Christian
19933
Ethan
21468
Javaun
21473
Anthony
21455
Jose
21477
Sam
19907
Lorena
21475
Juan
21471
Anastasia
19999
Justine
21478
Jenny
21465
Ronnie
21463
Carlos
19945
Mateus
21452
Antwan
21445
Phillipe
21462
Syed
21446
Trey
21459
Jordano
19994





Book Numbers:-)
Returned
12535
Ronnie
Returned
12597
Phillipe
Returned
12624
Trey
Returned
12539
Kyle
returned
12602
Juan
Returned
12588
Leslie
Returned
12619
Anthony
Returned
12543
Christian
Returned
12617
Syed
Returned
12618
Justine
Returned
12569
Selena
Returned
12585
Ethan
returned
12614
Mateus
returned
12613
Jenny
Returned
12550
Anastasia
Returned
112627
Javaun
Returned
12538
Sam
Returned
12626
Johnny
Returned
12542
Lorena
Returned
12629
Jose
Returned
12533
Niome














Book Numbers:-)
12621
rtn
Alliyah
12630
12630
Cody
12591
rtn
Iver
12601
rtb
Gabriel
12594
rtn
Mickel
12541
rtn
Zohar
12600
rtn
Josh
12620
rtn
Nina
12544

Alec
12603

Mateus
12546
rtn
Yenny
12563
rtn
Jalen
12545
rtn
Maddie
12537
rtn
Briana
12628
rtn
Fabian
12534
rtb
Natalie
12566

Diego
12625
rtn
Jerel
12532
rtn
Jalenn
12605
rtn
Jonathan
12609
rtn
Dan



Syllabus:
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