Archive | March, 2018

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.

Two Word Tuesday, Harrison Bergeron; Human Nature and the Twilight Zone

6 Mar

9th Grade: Two Word Tuesday… Harrison Bergeron

Two word Tuesday: 9th Grade Vocabulary

We will watch Harrison Bergeron. Take notes on the plot.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yrvk5zgzTyBjYQ5hF18g4qu-JhYlCCF4/view?usp=sharing

12th Grade: Human Nature and the Twilight Zone Continued…

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.

Harrison Bergeron Vocabulary; Human Nature and the Twilight Zone

5 Mar

9th Grade: Harrison Bergeron Vocabulary

In your notebook, define the words listed here: Harrison Bergeron Vocabulary

 

12th Grade: Human Nature and the Twilight Zone

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.

Fix Me Friday, Independent Reading; Research Papers Due Today

2 Mar

12th Grade: Research Papers!

We will be in A206. Research Papers are due by 11:59PM tonight. Complete them on Google Docs. Share them with my email address BFunk@sachem.edu.

Here is the Research Paper Rubric! Study it carefully before submitting!

9th Grade: Fix Me Friday and Independent Reading

Fix Me Friday:

“A persons a person, no matter how small, said author and illustrater Theodor Geisel. Geisel’s first book for children, And to Think That i Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected by 27 publishers before it was printed. Geisel, who was born on March 2, 1904, was also know as Dr. Seuss. He published The Cat in the Hat at a time where many childrens books were dull since then, millions of Dr. Seuss books has been sold!

Independent Reading- spend the rest of the period reading a book of your choice. At five minutes left in the period, write down what you read and a few thoughts about it in your notebook.

Class Participation Evaluation; Research Paper

1 Mar

12th Grade: A205 to work on research paper

Once again we are in A205 to work on the Research Paper! It is due tomorrow!

9th Grade:

Class Participation

Complete this Class Participation Evaluation Sheet for the first half of the quarter. At the end of the quarter, you will receive another one for the second half of the quarter. Complete these thoroughly; they will count as classwork grades.

Story Rules and Shapes

Today you will get into groups and share your work on Of Mice and Men and Vonnegut’s Story Rules and Shapes with your partners. Decide what your best answers are and you will share them with the class.

Remember to bring a book to read in class tomorrow.