Next Year with Guidance

1 Dec

Today we will meet in class. Then guidance will talk with you about next year’s schedule.

2 Word Tuesday; Speak 4th Marking Period

30 Nov

Two Word Tuesday

Today we will go over the words Precarious and Congregate from our 9th Grade Vocabulary list.

Vocabulary Connections Project on Google Classroom

This a quarter-long project using our vocabulary words from Two Word Tuesdays. 

Create a Google Slides presentation. You will do all of your work in this one presentation.

For each word, create a new slide. 
On that slide include the word’s definition. 
Then find 3 different pictures that are related to the word in some way. 
Under each picture include a sentence long explanation of how the image connects with the word. 

Words to include in the project:
Precarious
Congregate
Bolster
Undermine
Apathy
Articulate
Fervent
Virulent
Complacent 
Vagrant
Trivial
Eloquent
Oblivious
Indifferent

Speak 4th Marking Period

We will begin reading along with the next section of Speak.

Speak; How Do author’s Make Their Points?

29 Nov

Quick Write – How was your Thanksgiving? What did you do? Any notable moments?

Monday Meditation – notice how random your thoughts are and how you don’t decide to have them. Some of them make sense and others are complete nonsense!

Intro Regents Task 3 Essay

We will look at the Regents Task 3 Question – In fiction we can always count on finding: characterization, setting, narrator’s point of view, and conflict.

Let’s look at page 130, Stupid Stupid, in Speak. What is the point the author is trying to make? What literary devices/skills is the author using to make that point?

101 Things I am Thankful for Piece is Due Today!

23 Nov

Write a poem of 101 things you are thankful for. 

Be sure to:

  • Write 101 lines (do not number them).
  • Be Descriptive, Don’t Just List. Don’t just mention a thing you are thankful for, mention a quality about it for example: Don’t say “My Dog,” say “When my dog plays catch with me” This way you can mention multiple qualities about a single thing.
  • Write it in 4 stanzas of 25 lines, with a 1 stanza line for a super special item.
  • Give your piece a creative title besides “101 Things I am Thankful For.”
  • Avoid repetitive structure “when my team wins; when my team rides the bus to a game; when my uncle cooks spare ribs; when my dog chases her tail.”

Example Pieces: 101 Little Things In Life That I Love and 101 Reasons to Wake Up Early

Grading:

  • Piece Contains 101 Lines (25pts)
  • Lines are descriptive, not just a list (25pts)
  • Organized into Stanzas, Lines aren’t numbered, Original Title (25pts)
  • Grammar, Spelling, Lines aren’t repetitive (25pts)

101 Things I’m Thankful For Rough Drafts/Notes/Outlines

19 Nov

Today you will continue working on your 101 Things I’m Thankful For Piece. By the end of the class, be sure to post whatever work you have so far to the Google Classroom Assignment “101 Rough Draft/Notes.” This is a separate assignment for doing work in class.

Speak Marking Period 3

Read Speak Marking Period 3 and answer the questions on Google Classroom by Monday.

Gratitude; 101 Things I’m Thankful For

18 Nov

Quick Write: Overall, how did you do the first quarter of your freshman year? What classes did you do well in? Why? What classes did you do poorly in? Why? What are some of your strategies for success? What can you change?

101 Things I am Thankful for Piece:

Write a poem of 101 things you are thankful for. 

Be sure to:

  • Write 101 lines (do not number them).
  • Be Descriptive, Don’t Just List. Don’t just mention a thing you are thankful for, mention a quality about it for example: Don’t say “My Dog,” say “When my dog plays catch with me” This way you can mention multiple qualities about a single thing.
  • Write it in 4 stanzas of 25 lines, with a 1 stanza line for a super special item.
  • Give your piece a creative title besides “101 Things I am Thankful For.”
  • Avoid repetitive structure “when my team wins; when my team rides the bus to a game; when my uncle cooks spare ribs; when my dog chases her tail.”

Example Pieces: 101 Little Things In Life That I Love and 101 Reasons to Wake Up Early

Grading:

  • Piece Contains 101 Lines (25pts)
  • Lines are descriptive, not just a list (25pts)
  • Organized into Stanzas, Lines aren’t numbered, Original Title (25pts)
  • Grammar, Spelling, Lines aren’t repetitive (25pts)

Speak Marking Period 3

Read Speak Marking Period 3 and answer the questions on Google Classroom by Monday.

Wednesday Wisdom; Gratitude

17 Nov

Quick Write: Yesterday you made a list of things you are thankful for. Pick one of them and write down some aspects of that thing you like.  (Example: My Dog: when my dog catches the frisbee, the sound of her collar jingling as she runs across the room, seeing her play in the sand at the beach, etc.) See how many things about the thing you are thankful for you can come up with.

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is img_1699.jpeg

Share!

Wednesday Wisdom – Gratitude by Sam Harris

Thoughts on Gratitude by Sam Harris. Some powerful perspective about being thankful.

365 Thank Yous

101 Things I am Thankful for Piece:

Write a poem of 101 things you are thankful for. 

Be sure to:

  • Write 101 lines (do not number them).
  • Be Descriptive, Don’t Just List. Don’t just mention a thing you are thankful for, mention a quality about it for example: Don’t say “My Dog,” say “When my dog plays catch with me” This way you can mention multiple qualities about a single thing.
  • Write it in 4 stanzas of 25 lines, with a 1 stanza line for a super special item.
  • Give your piece a creative title besides “101 Things I am Thankful For.”
  • Avoid repetitive structure “when my team wins; when my team rides the bus to a game; when my uncle cooks spare ribs; when my dog chases her tail.”

Example Pieces: 101 Little Things In Life That I Love and 101 Reasons to Wake Up Early

Grading:

  • Piece Contains 101 Lines (25pts)
  • Lines are descriptive, not just a list (25pts)
  • Organized into Stanzas, Lines aren’t numbered, Original Title (25pts)
  • Grammar, Spelling, Lines aren’t repetitive (25pts)

Speak Marking Period 3

Read Speak Marking Period 3 and answer the questions on Google Classroom by Monday.

Two Word Tuesday!

16 Nov

Quick Write: Make a list of as many things as you can think of that you are thankful for.

Two Word Tuesday

Today we will go over the words Corroborate and Assess from our 9th Grade Vocabulary list.

Speak

We will listen to some of Speak part 3. As we go, answer these questions in your notebook.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fKDQhvVe4GzVsJb6uVC4ti03rs7iVI7d/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=109848166531836635792&rtpof=true&sd=true

Speak Part 3

15 Nov

Quick Write: Quick Write: What is something in your life that you can’t live without? Come up with as many as you can or go into detail about one.

Today we will look at some important parts of Speak part 2 and then listen to some of Speak part 3. As we go, answer these questions in your notebook.

Memoirs! Fun Fact Friday!

12 Nov

Work on Memoirs and any work you wish to revise!

How many single sheets of paper do you think is here?