January 30, 2015
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”
We did the rest of the Review
We did a test
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
January 28, 2015
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:
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.
January 27, 2015
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!
January 26, 2015
“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:
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.
January 22, 2015
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
January 21, 2015
“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:
I handed out the
Speech Rubric I reminded everyone about Edmodo
During work time, I asked everyone where they are in their project
January 20, 2015
We did the Reading Check on Pg. 363
Then we answered Questions #1, 4, 5, 6 on Pg. 363
Then we read
“The Talk” and discussed that. Then we started to read
“The Best Gift of My Life”. We’ll finish it tomorrow. Algebra 1:
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.
calendar is available here)
January 16, 2015
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:
Everyone got a copy of the
iSearch Rubric I talked about
Edmodo Then it was work time
Night Rewrites are due on Tuesday.
January 15, 2015
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
Everyone worked on their projects.
Don’t forget to do your
January 14, 2015
We did finished the
review from yesterday We did a Practice Test by answering these questions:
“A Sound of Thunder”
What is the conflict?
What is the climax? How does it resolve the conflict?
What is ironic about the story?
From what point of view (of the four) is this story told?
Name a round character. Describe why they’re round. Name a flat character. Describe why they’re flat.
Find one quote that is an example of “direct characterization.” Find one quote that is an example of “indirect characterization.”
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.
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