Friday, November 28, 2008

Week of 12/2 through 12/ 4 - All Quiet on the Western Front

Welcome back 12/2, Tuesday
Bring your binders, planners, & Outside Reading project!
-homework check [Lesson 3 vocabulary - completed packet]
-Propaganda lesson "what does it take to have an elder talk you into something"
*review BT FINAL exam

********AQWF Introduction********
-discuss WWI fact sheet and continue discussion on PROPAGANDAbegin character review[how does author use characterization?]
-Monthly reading calendar + watch blog

HW: Read thru Ch.3: take notes
-Find 5 examples & write-up your found propaganda [what kind of persuasion is it]
Did you know? Remarque wrote novel in poetic form...some entire chapters are written in prose.

12/4 Agenda
-AQWF reading quiz over Ch3
-CAHSEE Cornell notes: imagery & more figurative language
-Discuss characterization, setting, & complete in-class journal
**Last day for Outside reading project
-Binder check [Index/checklist of stamped material - clean-out binder]

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

All Quiet On The Western Front - the video

The copyright was lost on this video, so its in the public domain now. Lucky for you guys!

In the first 20 minutes of the film...look at:
-the class differences [who is working class? who has gone to school?]
-the age differences between Kat and the younger boys who just enlisted,
**this B&W film follows the book best.

Recall the author uses "en media res" --when something starts in the middle of an event. Your mind is expected to catch up to fill-in what happened before we are brought in...the author also uses the literary device "flashback".

Monday, November 17, 2008

Alexie Sherman Interview

Here's a link to an interview with Sherman Alexie.

Week 11-18 through 11-20

Nov 18 - Look at deadlines below - don't procratinate....
**Grades will be posted in E2 & A4 on Tuesday morning.
1) Discuss recent vocabulary tests & Qtr grades.
2) Presentations 11-14
3) Quiz Ch 12-14 bonus questions ...coming here [tomorrow 11/17 eve].
4) Take questions on Outside Reading projects.
5) Review Literary terms for BT test / review themes

**Bean Trees essays are due Thursday / complete novel if you have not already.

Reminder: NO LATE WORK IS ACCEPTED - not essays, not Outside Reading projects...

Nov 20 - **Bean Trees Essay are due / hand-in novels
1) Review for BT Test [test on Monday 11/24] / return packets to students to use for studying
2) Review vocabulary BT#1, Lessons 1-2 & prefixes
3) Review Jeopardy game...
4) Check out novels - All Quiet on Western Front
***Book reports extended - due 11/26 [turn in early if you are leaving town]

Reminder: NO LATE WORK IS ACCEPTED - not essays, not Outside Reading projects... Most of you are doing a great job - keep it up!

Outside Reading: One True Media password...

Email if you want to use this app. I DO NOT want to post our special password on a public BLOG. OR Our account has special options - the highest level of options.
check out samples...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Week 11-10 through 11-14

Wednesday 11/12
1) We will review CAHSEE Word Analysis & take a CAHSEE quiz
2) We will review VOCABULARY words / voting on favorite cards
3) Presentations of Ch 10, 11 (2) and 12 will take place.
HW: Complete Journal #4 - Character/Concept Comparison chart &
Study for Vocabulary test#2 *Make sure you have completed your reading!

We will finish the Bean Trees on Tuesday next week, please continue to read ahead.
NOTE: CHANGE in Outside Reading Book - new Due Date __11/24/08______

Friday 11/14
1) Take vocabulary #2 quiz
2) Take Bean Trees chapter 11-14 reading quiz
3) Complete prefixes worksheet & review
4) Free Time to work on OR presentations / outstanding writing [Ch #13-16 next week].