House of the Scorpion: Finish book.
Time to silent read in class
Test- Tuesday May 28th.
Monday 5/13- Silent Reading,
Introduction and last section in class
Wednesday 5/15- Silent Reading,
Typed Rough Draft Hard Copy Due IN Class
we will write conclusion in class
Friday 5/17- Silent Reading, Time to work on the computers finishing paper- uploading final draft
Time to work on Notebook
Tuesday 5/21- Silent Reading, Movie. Last Day for Extra Credit for uploading Final Draft Early
Thursday 5/23- Silent Reading, Final Draft due- in notebook and on Turnitin.com
Finals Week! Yay!
Monday- No School :)
Tuesday: Test on House of the Scorpion
Finals begin at 8 A.M.
Finals: 1/3 - Performance Task Essay
Finals: 2/5 - Performance Task Essay
Finals: 4/6 - Performance Task Essay
These two weeks are weeks of fun connecting to what we want to preserve, protect, share, and celebrate.
Now that we have been looking at the pieces, it is time to look at how it all comes together. Below is a slide show on the book and paper. It reviews the notes and discussions.
If you are in a good place, finish the history section this week, then all we have left is fun: culture, food, and symbolism. If you are behind, this is the perfect time to catch-up!
Paper packet dates, outlines, paragraph sheets, introduction and conclusions-
on Google Classroom. :)
Food Presentation: May 9th
Full Typed Rough Draft Hard Copy due on May 17th.
Final Draft Due: May 23rd.
What responsibility do we have for what we create?
Farmer shows us dramatically what it looks like when we do not take responsibility... Is this good?
Farmer uses lots of symbols and allusions to make her point. Watch for them.
Pick the best examples and compare them to their counterparts.
Assignments on StudySync. Do your best! They are rough drafts for your research paper.
Our last book and paper!!
Work through the sources that I have gathered for you and gather your own quality sources. We will be working on a paper to articulate your thoughts on the novel. We will read most of it in class. Take notes, gather sources and take your own notes or annotate, and be prepared to discuss the meaning of the book and its relevance today.
Because it isn't the books themselves that matter as much as it is what you see in them. It is how they weave together human experience and offer you a glimpse of another life-- allowing you to question, argue, and determine meaning for yourself.
Ray Bradbury: "Number one, as I said, quality of the information.
Number two, leisure to digest it.
And number three: the right to carry out actions based on what we learn from the inter-action of the first two."
Once ALL students are on THIS screen, have them click on the blue ‘Join a Class’ button. They will be prompted to provide a REDEMPTION CODE (different from Class Code) in order to join your class.
AKA the Grad Packet!
Due April 4th
Either make a digital packet on Classroom or make a hard copy packet and turn into the box.
Have fun!! Be safe!! Be responsible!!
This is a special event and the creator of Action Mr. Chuck Hyatt will be in attendance this year!!
Essays due tonight on Turnitin.com.
If working as a team, only one partner needs to submit to Turnitin.com.
I finished looking over the rough drafts. I do not keep marking the same mistake all the way through. Use my edits to fix mistakes and then continue to check for those same mistakes (or similar mistakes) throughout. I did already find one essay with plagiarized portions. That cannot happen. Copy and cite or talk about what you think. Do not use other peoples summaries. You read the work(s). If I did not catch plagiarism while I edited, Turnitin.com probably will. I will not be online to fix mistakes tonight, especially at 11:58. Please make sure that you always finish the essay the night before (at the latest) so that I (or any other teacher) can help you with any problems-- before it is late. :)