All Things Vocabulary 2.3

Hey, Jags!

Check out your vocabulary 2.3 video below. As always, be sure to make your foldable and add the new roots, prefixes, and suffixes to the appropriate section of your notebook to earn the full twenty points for the foldable. Also, make sure you study your foldable to prepare for the vocabulary quiz. You guys didn’t do as well on your vocabulary 2.2 quiz, and I suspect that is because many of you made your foldable during the break and then didn’t look at it again before your quiz. It isn’t enough to make the foldable, you also need to study the foldable by quizzing yourself or having a friend or family member quiz you on both the vocabulary words AND the unit two root words.

If you forgot how to make the foldable or if you aren’t sure where to write the other roots, prefixes, and suffixes, check out the video explaining how to make the vocabulary foldables below.

Study study study, and I’ll see you tomorrow!

Priority List – 10/20/15

Good morning, Jags!

I’m sorry I was unable to make it to school today. My cold is quite persistent, and I don’t want to infect any of you with my nasty cold cooties. Also, since I am not well enough to make a worthy vocabulary video, your vocabulary quiz has been postponed until next Friday. I’m terribly sorry to disappoint you.

Periods 1, 3, 4, and 5, your priority today is to complete Mr. Rasberry’s bell ringer and exit ticket and to read “Penelope” and “The Challenge.”

Periods 2 and 6, next Monday and Tuesday we’ll have a Socratic seminar in class. For those of you who don’t know what a Socratic seminar is, it is basically a discussion led by the students with the teacher acting solely as a facilitator. In order to prepare for the seminar, you will need to think deeply about how you will answer your assigned questions. You may also decide to bring your own questions about the text to the seminar.

Due to the lengthy process of Socratic seminar, we must split the class into two groups: an A group and a B group. To know which group you belong to, simply consider your assigned class number. This is the same number that determines which book you use and which iPad or computer you use:

  • Odd numbers belong to group A. Click here to access your questions.
  • Even numbers belong to group B. Click here to access your questions.

You have the class period today to answer your assigned questions and to come up with any others you may wish to ask during the seminar.

I’ll (hopefully) see you tomorrow!

Ms. Hayes

Priority List: 10/13

English 9: Periods 1, 3, 4, and 5

Bell Ringer: Odysseus has been through many adventures in Part 1 of The Odyssey. Make a list of his adventures. Of these, which has been the most difficult for Odysseus? Why?

Hero’s Journey

With a partner, fill out the Hero’s Journey chart up to The Reward. Then independently brainstorm ideas for your own hero’s journey narrative.

Exit Ticket

Hero’s journey narrative proposal – who is your hero? What will be the plot of your narrative?

English 9 Honors: Periods 2 and 6

Read

“The Return of Odysseus” (1089-1096)

Discussion

Odysseus is home, but he can’t go home to see his wife. How frustrating! What effect does this have on the reader?

Exit Ticket

How might you mimic this effect in your own narrative?

All Things Vocabulary 2.2

Happy Monday, Jags!

I hope you had a restful fall break and you’re prepared for the next stretch of the school year! Your vocabulary 2.2 video is below. Make sure you create your study guide foldable BEFORE your quiz on Friday!

Can’t remember how to make the vocabulary foldable? Check out the video below.

I’ll see you tomorrow! 🙂

Ms. Hayes

Priority List: 10/12

October 12, 2015

English 9 – Periods 1, 3, 4, and 5

Bell Ringer

Summarize the three most important parts of The Odyssey so far. Write three main idea chunks supporting your claim.

Read

“The Cattle of the Sun God” (1076-1082)

Exit Ticket

Answer these two questions on the same page as your bell-ringer.

  1. If you were one of Odysseus’ crew, how would you feel about having him as your leader? Explain using 1-2 main idea chunks.
  2. Why do you think The Odyssey has remained such an enduring text for thousands of years? Explain using 1-2 main idea chunks.

English 9 Honors – Periods 2 and 6

Read

Read “Desiderata” (17) by Elizabeth McCracken.

Write

Respond to the following prompt on a blank sheet of notebook paper: “Authors often write about the things that are most important to them, whether directly or indirectly. How will you communicate what is most important to you through your hero’s journey narrative?

Plan

Plan the details for your own hero’s journey using the right-hand column on your hero’s journey planning guide.

Priority List: 10/6 – 10/7

English 9 – Periods 1, 3, 4, and 5

October 6, 2015

Bell Ringer

Please pick one of the questions below to answer on a blank sheet of paper using blue or black ink.

  1. Write a well-developed paragraph highlighting on one or two similarities between Odysseus and Polyphemus.
  2. Write a well-developed paragraph with one or two main idea chunks explaining the importance of “The Cyclops” to The Odyssey as a whole.

Read

Read “The Land of the Dead” (1064-1069).

Exit Ticket

So far, we’ve seen Odysseus endure many trials on his journey home. How are they different? How are they similar? You may use a graphic organizer such as a Venn diagram or a three-column t-chart.

October 7, 2015

Bell Ringer

Watch the clips of rousing speeches below. Then, on a blank sheet of loose leaf paper, explore the qualities that make speeches inspirational.

Read

Read “The Sirens” and “Scylla and Charybdis” (1071-1076). Pay particular attention to Odysseus’ speech in lines 765 – 781. How is Odysseus’ speech similar to the speeches from the clip?

Exit Ticket

What lines from the speech are most effective? Why? How might they demonstrate Odysseus’ strengths as a leader?

English 9 Honors – Periods 2 and 6

October 6, 2015

In groups of three or four, take turns reading “The Land of the Dead,” “The Sirens,” and “Scylla and Charybdis” aloud to the rest of the group (1064-1076).

As you read, consider what qualities make Odysseus a good or bad leader.

Exit Ticket

As a group, summarize the events in these three sections. What do we learn about Odysseus as he continues his journey home?

October 7, 2015

Read “The Cattle of the Sun God.”

Exit Ticket

We learn about this challenge at the beginning of the story in the opening verse. What effect does this repetition have on the reader?

Priority List – October 2nd, 2015

Good morning, Jags! Happy Friday!

  1. Take your Vocabulary 2.1 Quiz on Schoology.
  2. Finish reading “The Cyclops” on pages 1050-1063 in your textbook, or you can read it digitally with this PDF (the story starts on page 4). 
  3. Participate in the online discussion about “The Cyclops” on Schoology.
    1. Responses should follow the format “I agree/disagree with so-and-so that restate their claim because provide new evidence for agreeing or disagreeing with them.”
    2. Please keep comments respectful and productive. You must comment a minimum of three times to earn credit.