Priority List: 9/26 – 9/30

It’s the last Monday in September, Monarchs!

Can you believe we’re already almost half way through first semester? Click on the title of this post to see your priority list for the week. The English 9 priority list is first, and the English 10 priority list is second. Remember: if you are absent, I expect you to refer to this priority list for your make-up work! Be sure to get your work turned in within two days of your return to class. If you missed a quiz, email me at kelly.hayes@aps.edu to make an appointment to make up your quiz during lunch or after school. 

English 9

Essential Question: Why do stories have conflict?

Monday, 9/26: Vocabulary Day and Picture Day! 

  1. Take your vocabulary quiz using Schoology. Make sure you use the same account you made last week! If you need help logging in, see me. I can tell you your username and password. You may not talk to another student as you take your quiz or as they take their quiz. You may not use your notes.
  2. Once you’ve finished taking your vocabulary quiz, please go to All Things Vocabulary Week Three to find your new words for the week. Watch the video and make your vocabulary foldable for next week.
  3. Today is also PICTURE DAY! Once everyone is done taking their quiz, we will walk down to the student center so you may have your picture taken. You will need to bring you order form and your money for pictures. Even if you aren’t ordering any photos, you still need to have your picture taken.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 9/27-9/28: : “Sonata for Harp and Bicycle”

  1. There are two different types of conflict: internal and external
    • There is one type of internal conflict:
      • Man vs. Self
    • There are six different types of external conflict:
      • Man vs. Fate/God
      • Man vs. Another Person
      • Man vs. Society
      • Man vs. Nature
      • Man vs. Technology
      • Man vs. Supernatural
  2. We will now read “Sonata for Harp and Bicycle” by Joan Aiken on page 46 of the green literature books.
    • Dialectical Journal Essential Question: How does conflict move the plot forward?
      • You must have three quotes and three commentaries
      • Conflict Map: How many of the different types of conflict exist in “Sonata for Harp and Bicycle”?

Thursday and Friday, 9/29-9/30: “The Most Dangerous Game”

  1. Read “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell on page 214 of the green literature books.
    • Dialectical Journal Essential Question:
      • You must have four quotes and four commentaries

English 10

Essential Question:

Monday, 9/26: Vocabulary Day and Picture Day! 

  1. Take your vocabulary quiz using Schoology. Make sure you use the same account you made last week! If you need help logging in, see me. I can tell you your username and password. You may not talk to another student as you take your quiz or as they take their quiz. You may not use your notes.
  2. Once you’ve finished taking your vocabulary quiz, please go to All Things Vocabulary Week Three to find your new words for the week. Watch the video and make your vocabulary foldable for next week.
  3. Today is also PICTURE DAY! Once everyone is done taking their quiz, we will walk down to the student center so you may have your picture taken. You will need to bring you order form and your money for pictures. Even if you aren’t ordering any photos, you still need to have your picture taken.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 9/27-9/28: The Pearl Chapter 4

Thursday and Friday, 9/29-9/30: “The Monkey’s Paw” by W. W. Jacobs

All Things Vocabulary Week 3

It’s another vocabulary day! Hooray!

It’s that time again, Monarchs: Vocabulary Day! Woot woot! Your next quiz will be on Monday, October 3rd. As always, you also need to be prepared to turn in your vocabulary foldable, so make sure you study so you can earn a good grade on your quiz! Continued

Priority List: 9/19 – 9/23

Happy Monday, Monarchs!

Click on the title of this post to see your priority list for the week. The English 9 priority list is first, and the English 10 priority list is second. Remember: if you are absent, I expect you to refer to this priority list for your make-up work! Be sure to get your work turned in within two days of your return to class. If you missed a quiz, email me at kelly.hayes@aps.edu to make an appointment to make up your quiz during lunch or after school.  Continued

All Things Vocabulary Week Two

It’s another vocabulary day! Hooray!

It’s that time again, Monarchs: Vocabulary Day! Woot woot! Your next quiz will be on Monday, September 26th. As always, you also need to be prepared to turn in your vocabulary foldable, so make sure you study so you can earn a good grade on your quiz! Continued

The Do’s and Don’ts for Teaching with Videos

blog_teaching_toolIt’s been a little more than a year since I started experimenting with video lectures and with flipping my classroom, and I absolutely love it. It seems my students love it too! …as long as they don’t have to do the videos as homework. But then, I believe students dislike most things they have to do as homework. It’s part of growing up.  Continued

English 9 and English 10 Priority List – Week of 9/12 – 9/16

Happy Monday, Monarchs!

Click on the title of this post to see your priority list for the week. The English 9 priority list is first, and the English 10 priority list is second. Remember: if you are absent, I expect you to refer to this priority list for your make-up work! Be sure to get your work turned in within two days of your return to class. If you missed a quiz, email me at kelly.hayes@aps.edu to make an appointment to make up your quiz during lunch or after school.

As a side note, I would like your feedback on the video lectures! Please take a moment to answer three short questions about my video lectures. Also, please be honest! The best way for me to help you learn is for you to tell me what you need. To access the questions, click here.

Click “continue” to see your priority list for the week!  Continued

All Things Vocabulary Week One

It’s the very first Vocabulary day, Monarchs! Hooray!

Today marks the first week you will have vocabulary homework! Hooray! Your first quiz will be on Monday, September 19th. This is also the day your vocabulary foldables will be due, so be sure to study so you can earn a good grade on your quiz! Click on the appropriate button below to see the dates and words for every quiz this year! Continued

English 9 and English 10 Priority List – Week of 9/6 – 9/9

Happy Tuesday, Monarchs!

I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend! Click on the title of this post to see your priority list for the week. The English 9 priority list is first, and the English 10 priority list is second. Remember: if you are absent, I expect you to refer to this priority list for your make-up work! Be sure to get your work turned in within two days of your return to class. If you missed a quiz, email me at kelly.hayes@aps.edu to make an appointment to make up your quiz during lunch or after school. Click “continue” to see your priority list for the week!  Continued

Using Phrases as a Camera Lens

Howdy, Monarchs!

Once you fully understand basic sentence structure (simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences), you’re ready to start zooming in on different details by adding phrases to your sentences.

There are three types of phrases you can use to zoom in on specific details within a sentence: appositive, participial, and absolute. Watch the video below to learn about the differences between these three types of phrases. Take Cornell notes as you watch the video. You will need to know the differences between clauses and phrases, as well as the differences between appositive, participial, and absolute phrases, and also how to use commas and phrases together to avoid run-on sentences. Continued

English 9 and English 10 Priority List – Week of 8/29 – 9/2

Happy Monday, Monarchs!

Click on the title of this post to see your priority list for the week. The English 9 priority list is first, and the English 10 priority list is second. Remember: if you are absent, I expect you to refer to this priority list for your make-up work! Be sure to get your work turned in within two days of your return to class. If you missed a quiz, email me at kelly.hayes@aps.edu to make an appointment to make up your quiz during lunch or after school. Click “continue” to see your priority list for the week!  Continued

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