Assignments 1/30

January 30, 2015

English 9:

  • We read more of The Odyssey
  • We took a quiz over everything up to “The Lotus Eaters”
  • Everyone got a copy of the next Reading Guide
  • We listened to some of “The Cyclops”

Algebra 1:

  • We did the rest of the Review
  • We did a test

English 12:

  • I introduced the Research Assignment
  • Everyone did a Pre-Test
  • By the end of the day Monday, you have to sign up here for a possible topic for your Research Assignment and fill out the Research Proposal

Assignments 1/28

January 28, 2015

English 9:

  • We watched a little introductory movie about The Odyssey
  • Then we took some notes
  • Then we read The first few pages and answered the first few questions on the Guided Reading

Algebra 1:

English 12:

  • Pictures of 3D Projects and the iSearch Paper are due TODAY at 11:59:59 PM
  • Email them to MrJonesHelpDesk@gmail.com
  • Today is the last workday.

Assignments 1/27

January 27, 2015

English 9:

Algebra 1:

English 12:

  • I talked about where everyone should be
  • Then it was a work day
  • Remember: Pictures of the 3D Project and the iSearch Papers are due Wednesday at 11:59:59 PM!

Assignments 1/26

January 26, 2015

English 9:

  • We read “Choice” then answered the questions on page 372
  • Once that was done everyone wrote a paragraph: How effective was the author’s speech?  Quote one logical appeal AND one emotional appeal to prove your point.
  • After that we read “An Indian’s View on Indian Affairs” and answered the questions on page 450

Algebra 1:

English 12:

  • After showing everyone what their grade would be if the Holocaust Project was not completed (you would fail) and what it would be if the Holocaust Project got a perfect 100% (you would get at least 80% in the class), everyone got to work.

Assignments 1/22

January 22, 2015

English 9:

  • We did some notes
  • Then we read “Homeless”
  • Then we answered questions 1, 2, 3, and 6 from Pg. 465
  • Then there were two paragraphs to write: 1) Which category of nonfiction writing is this essay? Why? Use quotes to prove it.  2) What do you think is the most wrong with the world right now?
  • After that, we read “Misspelling” for fun

Algebra 1:

  • We reviewed a little bit
  • We took a quiz
  • We took some notes
  • We did #1-6 on this Pun

English 12:

  • I reminded everyone about due dates and what’s expected.
  • After that, it’s a work day

Assignments 1/21

January 21, 2015

English 9:

  • We finished “The Best Gift of My Life”
  • Then we did the Reading Check and #1,4,5,6 on Pg. 398
  • Once that was done, everyone wrote a paragraph: Why was the concert such a peak experience for Rylant?  Prove it by using textual evidence.
  • Once everyone was caught up, we took notes
  • Then we read “Darkness at Noon” and did the Reading Check on that

Algebra 1:

English 12:

  • I handed out the Speech Rubric
  • I reminded everyone about Edmodo
  • During work time, I asked everyone where they are in their project

Assignments 1/20

January 20, 2015

English 9:

Algebra 1:

English 12:

  • Night Rewrites are due today (old one and new one)
  • We went over what’s expected for the video.
  • After that, it was work time.
  • (the calendar is available here)

Assignments 1/16

January 16, 2015

English 9:

  • Everyone handed in all notes and warm-ups from the Short Story Unit
  • We finished the test from yesterday
  • Then we took notes
  • Then we read “When I Lay My Burden Down”

Algebra 1:

  • We finished any of the worksheets from yesterday
  • We corrected the Vocab that was due yesterday (quiz is now next week)
  • Then we took notes
  • Then we did Pg. 318 #2-11, 14-19 and Pg. 327 #1-7, 11-17

English 12:

  • Everyone got a copy of the iSearch Rubric
  • I talked about Edmodo
  • Then it was work time
  • Night Rewrites are due on Tuesday.

Assignments 1/15

January 15, 2015

English 9:

  • We finished the Practice Test from yesterday on “A Sound of Thunder”
  • Once that was done, we took a real test
  • Warm-Ups and Notes will be collected tomorrow

Algebra 1:

English 12:

  • Everyone worked on their projects.
  • Don’t forget to do your Edmodo stuff!

Assignments 1/14

January 14, 2015

English 9:

  • We did finished the review from yesterday
  • We did a Practice Test by answering these questions:
  • “A Sound of Thunder”
    1. What is the conflict?
    2. What is the climax? How does it resolve the conflict?
    3. What is ironic about the story?
    4. From what point of view (of the four) is this story told?
    5. Name a round character. Describe why they’re round.  Name a flat character.  Describe why they’re flat.
    6. Find one quote that is an example of “direct characterization.” Find one quote that is an example of “indirect characterization.”
    7. What is a possible theme of “A Sound of Thunder”? Prove it by quoting a passage from the beginning of the story, the middle of the story, and the end of the story.

Algebra 1:

English 12:

  • We read some iSearch Examples to see what is expected in the essay
  • I talked about keeping on top of Edmodo assignments
  • Everyone worked on their projects