Archive | February, 2020

Fix Me Friday; Parenthetical Citations

28 Feb

Fix Me Friday:

In the united States, if you hear someone talking about The King,” their probably talking about Elvis. Elvis Presley was known as the King of Rock-andRoll. He was born on January 8, 1935 Growing up, Elvis was shy, but he love to sing and play geetar. He sang in public for the first time and got his first guitar when he was ten. When Elvis was in eighth grade, his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis got to learn a lot more about music and meet people in the music business. Eventually, he got a record deal and become famous. Some of Elvis most popular songs were “Heartbreak Hotel, “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Blue Suede Shoes.”

Research Paper: Parenthetical Citations

Then we will talk about how to cite our sources using parenthetical citations.

What do you want to know? Parenthetical Citations

27 Feb

Quick Write: What do you want to know? What things do you want to learn how to do? What things do you want to learn more about? What questions do you have?

Research Paper: Parenthetical Citations

Then we will talk about how to cite our sources using parenthetical citations.

More Research Paper Skills

26 Feb

Wednesday Wisdom: What Are Paying Attention To?

We will watch a video about attention.

What kinds of things do you pay attention to and think about?

Research Paper Skills:

Then we finish up on Supporting Sentences.

 

 

Two Word Tuesday; Supporting Sentences

25 Feb

We are halfway through the 3rd quarter! It’s progress report time!

Quick Write: How are you doing in school this quarter? What classes are you doing well in? Where do you need improvement?

You should have:

  • 1 Topic Sentence
  • 3 Supporting Sentences
  • 1 Concluding Sentence

Two Word Tuesday

Complacent and Vagrant from the 9th Grade Vocabulary list.

Complete a Connection Chart for these two words and put it in your folder.

Research Paper Skills:

We will finish notes on Topic Sentences.

Then we will go on Supporting Sentences.

Research Paper

24 Feb

Quick Write:

Write a full paragraph about your break. How was it? What was good? What was bad? How will you remember it?

You should have:

  • 1 Topic Sentence
  • 3 Supporting Sentences
  • 1 Concluding Sentence

Research Paper Unit

We will begin working on research paper skills.

Today will have notes on Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences.

Ethical Dilemma Paper

14 Feb

Period 3 and 4 go to the Library

Ethical Dilemma Paper

-Do you think George did the right thing by killing Lennie? Why or why not? Explain the reasons why he should have done it and why he should not have done it.

Format:

Intro Paragraph – Explain the situation with Lennie and why George has to do something about it now. End by stating whether you think George made the right decision.

1st Body Paragraph – Support and explain your opinion about George’s actions. Explain why someone might disagree. Explain why you disagree with those reasons.

2nd Body Paragraph – Explain the opposite view point. Explain why might someone think this is a good point of view. Explain why you feel it is wrong.

Conclusion – Restate your opinion on George’s actions and try to apply your logic to life in general. How does your position on George’s action reflect how we should behave in life?

Short Summary of Events in Of Mice and Men (adapted from shmoop.com)

  • (Before the novel begins: George and Lennie flee the town of Weed because Lennie was accused of attempting to rape a woman in a red dress)
  • George and Lennie spend the night by the Salinas River in northern California. They argue over Lennie’s mouse and obsession with soft things, and discuss their dreams of a farm they can own.
  • After telling Lennie to come back to this exact spot if he does something “bad,” George takes Lennie to the new ranch near Soledad, California.
  • At the ranch, George looks out for Lennie, getting him a puppy, telling him to keep his mouth shut, and warning him to fight back if Curley attacks him.
  • When news gets out about their plan to buy a farm, George is angry. They allow Candy to be part of the plan because with his money, the dream is possible.
  • Curley attacks Lennie. Lennie is severely beaten before he crushes Curley’s hand.
  • Lennie befriends Crooks. Candy is also drawn into this friendship. Curley’s wife is excluded and she threatens Crooks, ending his hope to join George, Lennie, and Candy.
  • Lennie accidentally kills his puppy.
  • Lennie accidentally kills Curley’s wife.
  • George finds out that Lennie has killed Curley’s wife, and has an ethical dilemma when he tries to decide whether to let the guys get Lennie, escape with Lennie, or give Lennie a clean death.
  • George tells Lennie the story of the dream farm just before shooting him in the back of the head.
  • When the other men arrive, George pretends that Lennie had Carlson’s gun.
  • No one understands why George is upset besides Slim. George goes off for a drink with Slim.

Ethical Dilemma Paper

13 Feb

Period 3 and 4 go to A206

Ethical Dilemma Paper

-Do you think George did the right thing by killing Lennie? Why or why not? Explain the reasons why he should have done it and why he should not have done it.

Essay Format:

Intro Paragraph

  • Explain ethical dilemmas (in your own words).
  • Explain the situation with Lennie and why George has to do something about it now.
  • End by stating whether you think George made the right decision.

1st Body Paragraph

  • Support and explain your opinion about George’s actions.
  • Give specific examples from the book to support your answer.
  • Explain why someone might disagree.
  • Explain why you disagree with those reasons.

2nd Body Paragraph

  • Explain the opposite view point.
  • Explain why might someone think this is a good point of view.
  • Explain why you feel it is wrong.
  • Give specific examples from the book to support your answer.

Conclusion Paragraph

  • Restate your opinion on George’s actions.
  • Apply your logic to life in general.
  • How does your position on George’s action reflect how we should behave in life?

Short Summary of Events in Of Mice and Men

  • Before the novel begins: George and Lennie flee the town of Weed because Lennie was accused of attempting to rape a woman in a red dress.
  • George and Lennie spend the night by the Salinas River in northern California. They argue over Lennie’s mouse and obsession with soft things, and discuss their dreams of a farm they can own.
  • After telling Lennie to come back to this exact spot if he does something “bad,” George takes Lennie to the new ranch near Soledad, California.
  • At the ranch, George looks out for Lennie, getting him a puppy, telling him to keep his mouth shut, and warning him to fight back if Curley attacks him.
  • When news gets out about their plan to buy a farm, George is angry. They allow Candy to be part of the plan because with his money, the dream is possible.
  • Curley attacks Lennie. Lennie is severely beaten before he crushes Curley’s hand.
  • Lennie befriends Crooks. Candy is also drawn into this friendship. Curley’s wife is excluded and she threatens Crooks, ending his hope to join George, Lennie, and Candy.
  • Lennie accidentally kills his puppy.
  • Lennie accidentally kills Curley’s wife.
  • George finds out that Lennie has killed Curley’s wife, and has an ethical dilemma when he tries to decide whether to let the guys get Lennie, escape with Lennie, or give Lennie a clean death.
  • George tells Lennie the story of the dream farm just before shooting him in the back of the head.
  • When the other men arrive, George pretends that Lennie had Carlson’s gun.
  • No one understands why George is upset besides Slim. George goes off for a drink with Slim.
    (summary adapted from shmoop.com)

Ethical Dilemmas and Of Mice and Men

12 Feb

Ethical Dilemma

An Ethical Dilemma is a problem in which none of the possible solutions are ideal . Usually they involve choosing between personal and societal values.

In your group discuss the following dilemma:

Last week you catch your coworker at the pizza place stealing money from the cash register. You don’t say anything until you see her doing it again today. You confront her and she begs you not to say anything, she needs the money to help her family pay for a life saving operation on her little brother. What do you do?

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Next week you find out an older coworker (a single parent) got blamed for the stealing and was fired. What do you do?

Period 4: Of Mice and Men Film

Complete this Of Mice and Men Film Worksheet by the time the movie is over.

Period 3: George Grey Essay

Today you will create an outline for a task 3 essay using the poem George Grey.

Two Word Tuesday; Ethical Dilemma; Of Mice and Men Film

11 Feb

Quick Write: Ethical Dilemma

An Ethical Dilemma is a problem in which none of the possible solutions are ideal . Usually they involve choosing between personal and societal values.

-Your best friend asks you to tell his/her beautiful, hip, and cool crush of two years that he/she likes him/her.   You start talking to him/her and he/she admits he/she has had a crush on YOU like forever. What do you do?

Two Word Tuesday

Complacent and Vagrant from the 9th Grade Vocabulary list.

Complete a Connection Chart for these two words and put it in your folder.

Period 4: Of Mice and Men Film

Complete this Of Mice and Men Film Worksheet by the time the movie is over.

Period 3: George Grey Essay

Today you will create an outline for a task 3 essay using the poem George Grey.

Ethical Dilemmas; Of Mice and Men Film

10 Feb

Picture Quick Write: What is going on in this image? What is the message? What do you think it means? Is there truth to it?

Ethical Dilemma

An Ethical Dilemma is a problem in which none of the possible solutions are ideal . Usually they involve choosing between personal and societal values.

In your group discuss the following dilemma:

-Your teacher announces that Jenny’s iPhone is missing and we should all keep an eye out for it, or if you know anything to tell him. You remember overhearing the two older kids in the back of the room, that were recently suspended for severely bullying a friend of yours saying something about “she has no idea I took it” and “making mad dough on eBay.”   What do you do?

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.What if Jenny is your best friend?

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Imagine that you are Jenny and your best friend did nothing. How do you feel? What would you have wanted your friend to do?

Of Mice and Men Film

Complete this Of Mice and Men Film Worksheet by the time the movie is over.