Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

CPR
Day Ten
Happy Tuesday!


When You Come In
  • Please sign in.  
  • Please turn in your Barbie AFTER your write your name on the back.  I’m going to laminate these, and you will present them tomorrow--yay!


Big Idea
  • Start listening and looking now for resonances, echoes, patterns.
  • What have you heard so far?


NEW IDEA:  Importance of Beasts and Creatures
1.      Represented evil in conflicts between good and bad
2.     Gave mortals the chance to slay them and become heroes
3.     Offered so many answers and explanations for disasters such as shipwrecks and volcanoes


(Twenty Minutes)  Reading Assignment--...something else to help you see the patterns!  --but can you tell me how what Professor Foster is saying is connected to Greek Mythology?
  • “How’d He Do That?”--Professor Foster
  • Start today be RE-READING (This is a reading strategy.) your annotations from Thursday/Friday.  What do you notice?
  • Write annotation directions on your packet, please.
    • Define words you don’t know (probably ten to fifteen)
    • Wiki allusions (references), then note
    • Annotate.


  • When you finish annotating, put your name at the top of your packet, and turn it into the drawer, please.  Then, do a few minutes of vocab review for the quiz tomorrow.


...Vocabulary
  • Play quizlet until I stop you.  
  • Quiz tomorrow!


Annotation Conference
  • I’ll be calling you back one at a time to talk about your “How to Mark a Book” annotations.  When you get the call, come meet with me, please!  


Myth Beast Powerpoints:  Models and Turn-In Procedure
  1. Check on the models for your myth beast powerpoint, so you you can begin with the end in mind.
  2. Use google presentation, and save it in the folder called “MYTH BEAST PRESENTATIONS” as “BEAST NAME--YOUR NAME”.


Investigate here, to decide who you want to research:  http://www.greek-gods.info/monsters/


Research Time
1.      Read your yellow biography about your myth creature.
2.     Highlight or annotate details you might want to use on your powerpoint.
3.     Go to my blog, and click on the links for “Greek Mythology”.
4.     Do more research on those three sites, so you have plenty of vivid details for your powerpoint.


Mythology Beast Powerpoint Presentation Grading Criteria
I included the following information about my god/goddess/hero/myth:
·      Slide #1: __________Name of beast; strong image to show who/what it is
·      Slide #2: __________Three most vital details to know about this beast
·      Slide #3: __________Two connections/relationships with other Greek myth figures
·      Slide #4 __________Two reasons they are important to know about in mythology study
·      Slide #5: __________Two modern-day connections  
·      Slide #6:__________Powerful image
·      Slide #7: __________Powerful image


Due:  Thursday, when class begins
Homework
Wednesday: Vocab Quiz
Thursday: Myth Beast Presentation


COMP STRATS
Day Ten
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Howdy, howdy, howdy!

When You Come In—Do these things before the tardy bell, please.
1.      Initial attendance on the clipboard on the front table.
2.     Pick up the orange sheet by the clipboard.
3.     Pick up your book and daily reading sheet.

New Vocabulary Instruction (w/handout and slideshows)
·      New Word #1:      TO ENCROACH
·      New Word #2:     CONNOISSEUR
·      Vocabulary Grid  Draw ten pictures.

Extra Credit Opportunity
Extra Credit Vocab Gets from 2012:



Block Four Extra Credit:

Vocab Grid (Mostly Review)--handout

Now
  1. Draw a good pic for each vocab word, so when you look at it, you know what the word means.
  2. When you finish your ten pics, put your name on the grid, then turn it into the drawer, please, for a daily grade.  Don’t work past 2:55 on this!  Go ahead and go into reading!  :-)
  3. Start read-and-relax, please!  Fill in your start TIME and start PAGE.

Read and Relax
  • …about thirty-five minutes today.
  • If you need a conference today (because you finished a book), type your name here, then read until I come get you for our chat.  
    • Jacob Reighard
    • Mak
    • Mack
    • Maddie

Last Two Minutes of Class
1.      Complete your pink daily reading log
a.     time ended
b.    page ended
c.     TOTAL PAGES READ.
2.     Rate yourself. (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
3.     Put your pink sheet and book over on the table where it was when class started, unless you’re reading outside of class today.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Day Nine
Happy Friday!  (August 29th)
Howdy, peeps!

When You Come In
  • Please sign in.  
  • Please get out your Professor Foster article, “How’d He Do That?”
  • Reading Critically--Advice to Harvard Freshmen was due at 8AM this morning.
  • I need the first fifteen minutes of class for businessy stuff--then I want to give you a broad overview of Greek Mythology.
  • Then you’re going to pick a Greek myth figure, and you’ll start researching him/her.

Schoology
  1. Let me show you how materials are organized.  Please note especially the right-hand column, where upcoming items are listed.
  2. Go by your grade in schoology.  There is some syncing problem between schoology and powerschool, so the powerschool grade for this class is a little bit off.  Go by your grade in schoology.  Tech support is working on this issue.
  3. Read my comments to you on your assignments in schoology, especially note-taking websites assignment.
  4. Note-Taking Websites:  Did you bookmark the three you thought would be most helpful?  If not, do so now.

Vocabulary
  • Play quizlet for a few minutes. (quiz Wednesday)

KW:  LAN School

Professor Foster's "How'd He Do That?"

  • ...something else to help you see the patterns! 
  • Tell me how what Professor Foster is saying is connected to Greek Mythology


Greek Mythology Intro
1.      A word about note-taking
2.     Literary Eras (may push until Tuesday)
3.     Unit Overview (may push until Tuesday)
4.     Introduction to Backbone Literature—Greek Mythology

Research Time from Now Until 9:35
1.      Read your yellow biography about your god/goddess.
2.     Highlight or annotate details you might want to use on your Barbie.
3.     Go to my blog, and click on the link for “Greek Mythology”.
4.     Do more research on those three sites, so you have plenty of vivid details for your Myth Barbie.

Homework for Tuesday
1.   Myth Barbie Presentation

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

CPR

Day Eight
Thursday, August 28th
Howdy, peeps!

When You Come In
  • Please sign in.  
  • Install the quizlet app on your phone now.  It’s free, and it takes two seconds.
  • Note-taking assignment was due at 8AM.

Papers Back / Folder Organization
  • Reading tan-ish
    • Archetype packet
    • How to Annotate
    • “How to Mark a Book” (when you get it back)
  • Vocabulary orange and white
    • orange vocab lists
    • white vocab lists
    • vocab quiz
  • Journals Notebook paper
  • 8/19 Whitman
  • 8/20 LeGuin
  • 8/22 Meaning-of-Life Quote
  • 8/26 Lessing or Wiesel

Big-Picture Thinking:  Archetypes!
  • Let’s look at plot together, since we haven’t talked about it as a class yet:
Where would you put these plots?
  1. High School Musical 1
  2. Finding Nemo
  3. Holes
  4. Star Wars
  5. The Dark Knight
  6. Inception
  7. Gravity
  8. She’s the Man
  9. Silver Linings Playbook
  10. Shrek

Big Ideas
  1. What are the four wells we draw from again and again--backbone lit?
  2. We keep telling the same stories over and over again--why?
  3. If you know what to look for, you’re  better able to see patterns in what you’re reading.
  4. The purpose of our work  in trios is to familiarize ourselves with literary archetypes in more detail.

Reading Assignment--...something else to help you see the patterns!
  • “How’d He Do That?”--Professor Foster
  • Write annotation directions on your packet, please.
    • Define words you don’t know (probably ten to fifteen)
    • Wiki allusions (references), then note
    • Annotate.
  • I’ll start you off by reading aloud, and then you’ll take over.

Annotation Conference
  • I’ll be calling you back one at a time to talk about your “How to Mark a Book” annotations.  When you get the call, come meet with me, please!  

Vocabulary
  • Everybody Up!
  • You can have your vocab list out (the new one).

Journal Revision
  1. Re-read each of your four journals, then select one to revise for me to read:
    1. 8/19 Whitman
    2. 8/20 LeGuin
    3. 8/22 Meaning-of-Life Quote
    4. 8/26 Lessing or Wiesel
  2. Which one is the most interesting to you?
  3. Which one shows your most creative or strongest thinking?
  4. Go to schoology for submission.  Thanks!

Homework Assignment:   

  • Reading Critically--Advice to Harvard Freshmen (due 8AM Friday)




COMP STRATS