Archive | March, 2018

Fix Me Friday and Independent Reading

16 Mar

Today we will start with a Fix Me Friday and then go on to do independent reading.

Two Word Thursday?; Lobsters Reading; Twilight Zone Human Nature

15 Mar

All Classes: Bring Your Independent Reading Books to Class Tomorrow!

9th Grade:

Two Word Thursday(?): Stagnant and Impartial 9th Grade Vocabulary

We will also go over the Lobsters handout: 1 Lobsters

12th Grade:

Twilight Zone and Human Nature- We will go to A206 to post your answer to the following prompt on Kidblog.

We can often learn a lot about human nature when it is tested in difficult or unusual ways. It may expose strengths and/or weaknesses. Often the characters themselves are representations of humanity as a whole. We can learn about our common traits, morality, and what we are really made of. What motivates us? What happens to people when situations are challenging? Do we hide our true intentions and feelings behind our civilization? How so?

After watching episodes of the Twilight Zone, what commentary can you make about human nature? Explain how the show, the characters, and the events make this commentary. Make connections to real life as well. In what ways do you see these common human traits emerge in our everyday life?

Structure:

Paragraph 1: The Twilight Zone and how the episode makes commentary on human nature.

Paragraph 2: Make connections to everyday life.

Number Twelve Looks Just Like You

The Masks

The Eye of the Beholder

The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

I Shot an Arrow into the Air

People Are Alike All Over

Escape Clause

Selective Attention; Lobsters Reading

14 Mar

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Wednesday Wisdom:

Selective Attention 

Quick Write: Do you consider yourself an optimist or a pessimist? Give an example from your life.

9th Grade:

Read these two passages and answer the questions: 1 Lobsters. Label where you found the answer to each question on the reading itself. At the bottom of the page, write what the main idea is.

Read Harrison Bergeron; Twilight Zone and Human Nature

12 Mar

9th Grade:

Today we will be reading Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron. Here’s a link to read the story online.

12th Grade:

Twilight Zone and Human Nature…

We can often learn a lot about human nature when it is tested in difficult or unusual ways. It may expose strengths and/or weaknesses. Often the characters themselves are representations of humanity as a whole.

We will be watching a few episodes of the Twilight Zone. In your notebook, take some notes about what happens and what the reactions of the characters shows about the nature of people as a whole.

Today: A Short Drink From A Certain Fountain

Number Twelve Looks Just Like You

The Masks

The Eye of the Beholder

The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

I Shot an Arrow into the Air

People Are Alike All Over

Fix Me Friday; Independent Reading

9 Mar

All Classes

Today we will work on some editing for Fix Me Friday.

Then you will have time to do independent reading. Just a reminder, all you have to do for independent reading is read! At the end of class, write down what you read in your notebook, along with a brief recap and/or your thoughts on what you read.

Harrison Bergeron Vocab and Grammar; Find a Book for Independent Reading

8 Mar

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9th Grade:

Today we will go over the Harrison Bergeron Vocabulary and the grammar worksheet.

Remember to bring a book with you tomorrow for independent reading!

12th Grade:

We will head to the library to find a book to read, in class, on Fridays. You are, of course, free to read something you bring in from home.

Grammar Worksheet

7 Mar

All Classes:

Work on this grammar worksheet.