Priority List: 10/31 – 11/4

Happy Halloween, Monarchs!

Click on the title of this post to see your priority list for the week. The English 9 priority list is first, and the English 10 priority list is second. Remember: if you are absent, I expect you to refer to this priority list for your make-up work! Be sure to get your work turned in within two days of your return to class. If you missed a quiz, email me at kelly.dutro@aps.edu to make an appointment to make up your quiz during lunch or after school.

English 9

Essential Question: What makes a good short story?

Monday, 10/31: Vocabulary Day! 

  1. Take your vocabulary quiz using Schoology. Make sure you use the same account you made last week! If you need help logging in, see me. I can tell you your username and password. You may not talk to another student as you take your quiz or as they take their quiz. You may not use your notes.
  2. Once you’ve finished taking your vocabulary quiz, please go to All Things Vocabulary Week Seven to find your new words for the week. Watch the video and make your vocabulary foldable for next week.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 11/1-11/2: Short Story Project

  • Kahoot Quiz: Review the literary devices from the unit with a Kahoot quiz. To access the quiz, go to kahoot.it and enter the on-screen code!
  • Introduction to the Short Story Project: Find the directions to your short story project here, or hover over the 9th grade tab on a PC and select the Short Story Project from the drop down menu.
  • Work on Short Story Project in K222screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-8-12-34-am
    • When you get to the lab, open the Short Story Planning Guide. Make a copy of this document and rename it to say LAST NAME, FIRST NAME Short Story Planning Guide. Then, share the document with me at kelly.dutro@aps.edu.

Thursday and Friday, 11/3-11/4: Short Story Planning in room K222 (6th in Library)

Watch the Dialogue video below. Take Cornell Notes as you watch the video so you may refer back to them as you write dialogue for your short story project.

If you haven’t already done so, finish your short story planning guide from yesterday. Then, begin writing your short story. Create a new GoogleDoc. Title it LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, PERIOD #, Short Story Project. Then, share this document with me at kelly.dutro@aps.edu.

Your story must use the literary elements we’ve discussed in class. As you write, make sure you consider the elements listed below. You need to be prepared to answer questions about how your story does uses/communicates the following:

  • Tone
  • Theme
  • Indirect Characterization
  • Plot Structure
  • Internal Conflict
  • External Conflict
  • Foreshadowing
  • Irony (situational, verbal, or dramatic)

English 10

Essential Question: How does literature explore real-world issues?

Monday, 10/31: Vocabulary Day! 

  1. Take your vocabulary quiz using Schoology. Make sure you use the same account you made last week! If you need help logging in, see me. I can tell you your username and password. You may not talk to another student as you take your quiz or as they take their quiz. You may not use your notes.
  2. Create your foldable for next week. Then, continue working on your Thematic Notebook Project. I suggest you create all of the pages of your notebook using Google Slides.

Your vocabulary words for the week are:

  1. Querulous
  2. Recount
  3. Redundant
  4. Rigor
  5. Saturate
  6. Scrutinize
  7. Stealthy
  8. Surpass

Tuesday and Wednesday, 11/1-11/2: Thematic Notebook Project – Room K222

Today we are working on our Thematic Notebook Project. Please follow the steps below to make sure you meet all requirements for the project.

  • See me to have your Thematic Statement and Driving Question approved. These are worth 10 points each!
  • Download the template for your thematic notebook on Google Slides.
    • Make a copy of this template by clicking “File” and “Make a copy…”. Then, rename the document as LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – Thematic Notebook. Share it with me at kelly.dutro@aps.edu just in case you are unable to log in to your account in the future.
    • Remember, each source needs a five to seven sentence paragraph explaining how the source is a modern example of your thematic statement! Please use 1-2 main idea chunks with topic and concluding sentences to write these paragraphs.
  • Once you have finished making your five source pages, please make your cover page, about page, and table of contents.
  • If you finish making your source pages, your cover page, about page, and table of contents page, you may begin working on your essay. Please complete this in Google Docs by copying this outline into a new GoogleDoc. Remember: I will NOT accept your essay or thematic notebook project digitally! You must print out the notebook and turn it in during class on 11/14/16. 

Thursday and Friday, 11/3-11/4: Thematic Notebook Project

You have the period today to work on the essay section of your thematic notebook project. We will meet in K212 for a lecture on thesis statements and introductions. Then, we will move to K222 so you can start your essay.

screen-shot-2016-11-01-at-8-12-34-amTo write your essay outline, copy this outline into a new GoogleDoc. To copy the outline, you must be signed into GoogleDocs. Then, click “File” and “Make a copy…”. Then, rename the document as LAST NAME, FIRST NAME – Thematic Notebook Essay Outline. Share it with me at kelly.dutro@aps.edu just in case you are unable to log in to your account in the future. Remember: I will NOT accept your essay or thematic notebook project digitally! You must print out the notebook and turn it in during class on 11/14/16. You are simply sharing it with me as a way to back up the file. 

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