Archive | December, 2018

Have a Great Holiday Break!

21 Dec

I hope you have a happy holiday break and a great new year!

Finish Speak

20 Dec

Quick Write: What is one day of your life you wish you could re-live? Why?

We will finish Speak!

Wednesday Wisdom; SPEAK

19 Dec

Today we carry on with Speak.

But first, some Wednesday Wisdom.

The following is copied and pasted from:

Our fundamental attribution error

When someone else screws up, it’s because of who they are, their race, their upbringing… a glimpse into their true character.

When we do something, it’s because the situation we’re in caused it to happen.

The fundamental attribution error is based on a glitch in the way we understand causation and statistics, and it’s fueled by our unique view of ourselves. Because I’m the only person who can hear the story in my head.

It’s obvious that gender and other easily visible traits are not completely correlated with behavior. And yet we act as if they are, writing off countless individuals instead of embracing the contribution they can offer.


Two Word Tuesday; Speak

18 Dec

Two Word Tuesday: Apathy and Articulate from the 9th Grade Vocabulary list.

We will be reading more Speak.

Note! Any work you want considered for the progress report must be in today!


17 Dec

Quick Write: What are some things you hope to do during the holiday break?

We will be reading more of Speak. We will get to approximately page 150.


Read Speak; Finish FDR Essay

14 Dec

Today in class we will be reading Speak. We will almost finish the third marking period section.

Don’t forget to finish you FDR Task 3 Regents Essay! It is due tonight at 11:59PM EST on Google Classroom. Here’s a link to all the information you need.

FDR Essay in Computer Lab A206

13 Dec

FDR Pearl Harbor Task 3 Essay

Go to A206 to write the FDR Essay.

We will be using the FDR Pearl Harbor speech to write a Regents Task 3 style essay.

Make sure you complete a SOAPSTone and outline for the essay. These are separate grades!

Wednesday Wisdom; FDR Essay; Speak

12 Dec

Wednesday Wisdom

Some quotes from Mark Twain:

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

“If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.”

FDR Essay

You may use the template found in these notes to start your Essay.

Be sure to complete a SOAPSTone and outline for the essay. They will be collected with your essay and counted as separate grades.

Tomorrow we will type our essays in room A206

Read Speak

Today we will continue reading Speak.

Vocab; FDR Essay; Speak

11 Dec

Two Word Tuesday

Bolster and Undermine from 9th Grade Vocabulary list

FDR Essay

Be sure to complete a SOAPSTone and outline for the essay. They will be collected with your essay and counted as separate grades.

Read Speak

Today we will continue reading Speak.

SOAPSTone and Outline for FDR Regents Task 3 Essay

10 Dec

Quick Write: Write about something you did this weekend.

FDR Pearl Harbor Task 3 Essay

We will be using the FDR Pearl Harbor speech to write a Regents Task 3 style essay.

Today we will complete a SOAPSTone and outline for the essay.

Improve Your Vocabulary Quizizz Grade

Thursday we were in the computer lab to do an online vocabulary quiz.

You may retake the quiz as many times as you like, until Monday night at 11:45PM EST

Go to this link and use the code: 669510