English II 2017-2018
Wednesday, August 16: 

Welcome to Ms. Liebl's class!

1) Quick Write: Discuss anxieties, concerns, expectations, and hopes for the year. If there is a "need to know" about you, please write your information down now, and turn this in to me. 

2) Procedures discussed (seating, lining up, phones, etc.)

3) "Would You Rather?"


Thursday, August 17: 

1) Obtain "On Turning 10"  poem from me. 

2) Analyze the poem. 


Friday, August 18: 

Syllabus Day (Oh, joy! However, this is important. See "English II Important Documents" for a copy. Bringing this back signed is imperative.)


Monday, August 21: 

****Choice Reading starts Wednesday! We will visit the library Tuesday to choose books. Wednesday we will begin class with 10 minutes of silent reading. You may be given a grade simply for bringing your book, so bring one, and be prepared! 
****Your signed syllabus is due on Friday. 
****I passed back the quick writes that were completed the first day of school. These are worth a grade, so make certain you get this complete. 
****6th hour: Turn in your handbook page! 

1) DGP (Daily Grammar Practice) Obtain the booklet from me. This is yours to keep. 
2) Copy down the answers for the DGP. 
3) Complete the backside of the "On Turning 10" handout. See me if you are uncertain what this handout is. This is due first thing Tuesday in class. 

Tuesday, August 22: 
*****TURN IN your "On Turning 10" handout. (You were to answer the questions on the back that were about you.) 


****Choice Reading starts Wednesday! We visited the library today to choose books. Wednesday we will begin class with 10 minutes of silent reading. You may be given a grade simply for bringing your book, so bring one, and be prepared! 
****Your signed syllabus is due on Friday. 
****6th hour: Turn in your handbook page! 

1) DGP (Daily Grammar Practice): For today, copy down what we did for Tuesday's DGP on your DGP page. 

2) Library Visit


Wednesday, August 23: 

*****TURN IN your "On Turning 10" handout. (You were to answer the questions on the back that were about you.) This is LATE!
****Your signed syllabus is due on Friday. 
****6th hour: Turn in your handbook page! 

1) DGP: Copy the DGP for Wednesday. Be certain to get the notes we made ONTO our DGP packet as well. 
2) Silent Reading: Your homework is to READ!!!

Thursday, August 24: 

****Your signed syllabus is due on Friday. 
****6th hour: Turn in your handbook page! 

1) Silent Reading! Reading is your homework. READ!
2) DGP: Correct the punctuation and grammar in our sentence of the week. 
3) Short Film: Google, The Feast Disney short film to watch. Watch this seven minute film twice. Tomorrow you will record the literary "things" you noticed, such as the internal conflicts, character development, etc. 


Friday, August 25: 

***Your signed syllabus is due. 
***HOMEWORK: Read! Be prepared for a pop quiz on your choice reading. You should have your book finished by September 15. You will have assignments along the way to go with your choice book, and you will do a short presentation on the book to the class. 

1) Silent reading! 
2) On a notecard, record your title, author, and two details about the protagonist of your choice book. See Ms. Liebl if you have questions about what to do for this. 
3) We reviewed our answers for the Feast video. Turn in your completed paper if you have not already. 


Monday, August 28: 

**Choice reading is your homework. Be prepared for a quiz over your book at any time. Your entire book is due on Friday, September 15. 

1) Silent Reading: Record your page number (to where you've read)
2) DGP: Get our sentence of the week and record the parts of speech. 
3) Read the beginning of "The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant," starting on page 27 and ending on 28. Record the setting, characters thus far, and three details on each character. 


Tuesday, August 29: 

**Choice reading is your homework. Be prepared for a quiz over your book at any time. Your entire book is due on Friday, September 15. 

1) Silent Reading: Record your page number. 
2) No DGP today. 
3) Finish reading "The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant," starting on page 28. (You may take pictures of the pages to complete this assignment.)
4) Complete questions 1-8, starting on page 27. TURN THIS IN for credit!!


Wednesday, August 30: 

**Choice reading is your homework. Be prepared for a quiz over your book at any time. Your entire book is due on Friday, September 15. 

1) Silent Reading/Pop Quizzes on Choice Reading (If you missed the quiz, be ready at any time to take a make up quiz on your choice book.) 
2) DGP: Mark prep phrases, appositive phrases, subjects, and verbs. (See a classmate's if needed.) 
3) Write a short paragraph describing Sheila Mant's personality. Include two pieces of evidence (quotes from the story) along with why these quotes prove your point for her personality type. (Turn this in.)

Thursday, August 31: 

**Choice reading is your homework. Be prepared for a quiz over your book at any time. Your entire book is due on Friday, September 15. 

1) Read!!
2) DGP: Mark clauses and whether they are independent or dependent, the sentence type, and the sentence purpose. 
3) We double-checked our Sheila Mant personality answers to make certain that we have the subject, introduction to the quote used, the quote, the citation, and an explanation. SHOW ME THIS to make certain you are getting the idea how to write an answer with evidence and a citation. 
4) We took notes on climax, falling action, and resolution for "Sheila Mant." 


Friday, September 1: 

**READ your Choice Book!! 

1) DGP: Fix punctuation and grammar and turn in last week and this week's DGP. 
2) Turn in notes and work for Sheila Mant. 
3) Read the opening of "Possibility of Evil," starting on page 188 and read through 195. Take notes on each character, and turn in the notes. (You may take pictures of the story.) 

(1st, 2nd, and 3rd hours had pop quizzes on the choice book. You will get yours later. READ!)


Tuesday, September 5: 

***READ your Choice Book! This IS your homework. You have 10 days to finish it and present over it. 

1) DGP (grammar): Label the parts of speech of our new sentence. 
2) Read the rest of "The Possibility of Evil," starting where we left off Friday (page 192 for first hour and page 194 for other hours). Take pictures (or check out a book from the library) of pages through the end, page 198. 


**I handed back the graded pop quizzes over the Choice Books, the graded DGP, and the graded "Sheila Mant" work. You should have three new grades as of this weekend. Do you, or do you have something missing? 


Wednesday, September 6: 

***READ your Choice Book! This IS your homework. You have 9 days to finish it and present over it. 

1) DGP: Label the prepositional phrase, the participle phrase, the subject, the verbs, and the ONE complement. Also, determine which verb is transitive and which is intransitive. 

2) Tone Handout: Get the tone definition and example tones from a classmate after picking up the handout from Ms. Liebl. See which tones fit "Feast" and which ones fit "Possibility of Evil." 

3) On the same handout, write down the three types of irony. 


Thursday, September 7: 

***READ your Choice Book! This IS your homework. You have EIGHT days to finish it and present over it. 

1) Story Flappers: See me for a handout, or view the handout under "English II Important Documents." See me with any questions. This is a quiz/test grade. 

2) Picture Day


Friday, September 8: 

***READ your Choice Book! This IS your homework. You have less than a week to finish and present it.

1) DGP for Wednesday (clauses, sentence types, and sentence purposes) and Thursday (punctuation and capitalization)----COMPLETE this! Being absent is not an excuse for not having it finished if this assignment is taken up later on in the month. 
2)  Story Flappers: Finish this assignment. 


Monday, September 11: 

***READ your Choice Book! This IS your homework. You will finish and present it this week.

1) DGP: New sentence---label parts of speech
2) Choice Book Presentations---
On a card, write the following: 

*NAME: 
*Title of Book: 
*Author: 
*Conflict/Plot Description: 
*Recommend? Explain. (In other words, would you recommend your book to others? Why or why not? Saying that it is "great" or "boring" will not suffice. You must give a valid reason for WHY it is great or boring.) 

3) Finish the Short Story Flapper. Turn this in! This counts as a test grade. See "English Important Documents" for a copy of the assignment. 

4) Choice Reading


Tuesday, September 12: 

**Your choice book is due Friday! Be prepared to give your presentation on your book. 
**Short story flappers are due! Late assignments will receive a 50% off. 

1) DGP for Tuesday: mark the prep phrases (2), the subjects (2), the verbs (2), and the two complements as well as if the verbs are transitive or intransitive. 

2) Quick Write: make a list of the advantages and disadvantages of a world where everyone is forced to be average. 

3) Read the story "Harrison Bergeron," which starts on page 34. 

4) Make a list of the characters and what you know about each character. 


Wednesday, September 13: 
1) DGP
2) Handout explaining rubric for book talk and tone poster assignment. See Ms. Liebl or "English Important Documents" tab on this website for this handout and information. 
3) Time to start on tone word poster assignment. See Ms. Liebl to pick a tone word. 


Thursday, September 14: 
1) DGP: Punctuate and capitalize. 4th and 6th hours: Turn your DGP in for the last two weeks. 
2) Books Talks began. You must be ready on the due date (tomorrow). Some people went early today. 
3) Time for the tone poster. 

***Keep reading! Your next "choice book" is due Friday, October 6. 

Friday, September 15: 
1) Books Talks! Almost everyone finished up presenting today. 
2) Tone poster time
**Tone posters are due on Wednesday. Hand to Ms. Liebl directly. 
**Reading is your homework. We will have a test on the next book, which is due on Friday, October 6. Pick your book, and get started. 

Monday, September 18: 
**Tone poster due on Wednesday. 

1)Choice reading continues! Your book is due Friday, October 6. 

2) Writing Assignment: Prove your opinions on Miss Strangeworth from "The Possibility of Evil." See "English Important Documents" or Ms. Liebl for a copy of the assignment. 

Tuesday, September 19: 

*Tone poster due Wednesday (tomorrow). 
*Short story test on Monday (next week). 

1)Choice reading continues! Your book is due Friday, October 6. 

2) Short Story Test Review Fall 2017 (See Ms. Liebl or "English Important Documents" for a copy.)

Wednesday, September 20: 

**Tone poster due. Short story test on Monday. 

Catch up day--tone and book presentations, reading, and finishing Monday and Tuesday's assignments.  All work should be finished and turned in. 

Thursday, September 21: 

**Short story test on Monday. Examine your review to prepare for this multiple choice test. You will read two short stories and apply the terminology and skills from our short story unit. 

1) We wrote down the conflict and climax from "Harrison Bergeron." We generated ideas for the theme statement. 
2) We watched 2081, which is the short film adaptation of "Harrison Bergeron." In order to make up this assignment, answer the questions on page 41. You may eliminate three of the questions. Turn in this assignment. 
3) The short story review with the vocabulary you need to study for the test on Monday was handed back to students. Check with Ms. Liebl to obtain yours. This was taken as a participation grade. 

Friday, September 22: 

1) Practice Test
2) Discussion of short story terminology
3) Reading

**Test on Monday. Study the review.


Monday, September 25: 
***Your choice book is due next Friday! We will have a test over your choice book. 
**Check your grade! Grades have been entered for two major assignments (short story flappers and the writing prompt from "The Possibility of Evil"). 

1) Test
2) Read


Tuesday, September 26: 
***Your choice book is due next Friday! We will have a test over your choice book. 
**Check your grade! Grades have been entered for two major assignments (short story flappers and the writing prompt from "The Possibility of Evil"). 

1) DGP: New sentence (week five)---label parts of speech and tense. 
2) Read! 
3) Passed back several papers: 
*Book Talk (counted as a "choice reading" grade)
*Tone Poster (counted as a "daily grade")
*Short Story Flapper (counted as a "test/quiz" grade)

4) Took notes over graded papers. Get these from a student. Also, on the same piece of paper, write down your strengths and weaknesses on the short story flapper. You will turn in these notes attached to Wednesday's notes. 

Wednesday, September 27: 
***Your choice book is due next Friday! We will have a test over your choice book. 
**Check your grade! Grades have been entered for two major assignments (short story flappers and the writing prompt from "The Possibility of Evil"). 

1) DGP: label the infinitive phrase, two subjects, two verbs, and two complements. 
2) Read! 
3) Obtain your writing assignment from "The Possibility of Evil" from me.
4) Write three sentences over your strengths and weaknesses in this assignment.
5) Get notes from someone who was in class. We took notes over good writing tips.  


Thursday, September 28: 
1) DGP: label the two clauses and their types along with the sentence purpose and type. 
2) Google this video to watch: "Football player shows you can't judge a book by its cover." This is a three minute video from Steve Hartman's CBS news series "On the Road." Write down your two favorite quotes. 
3) Read "The Visit" on page 265 of our textbook. Write down the six best examples of imagery, your favorite line of dialogue, and both examples of inner monologue (when the author is talking to himself). 

**Write #2 and #3 on the same paper as where you recorded your strengths and weaknesses and writing notes. Now, turn this in for a grade. 

Friday, September 29: 
1) DGP: label the punctuation and capitalization for our sentence. 
2) Ask Ms. Liebl to see how you did on your short story test. 
3) Read!! Your book is due on Friday when will take a test. 
4) Obtain these two stories from Ms. Liebl: "ALS" and "Alone on a Pond." 
5) On a new piece of paper, write down why the beginning of each story is attention-grabbing as well as four examples of imagery, one example of dialogue from "Alone on a Pond," and both example of inner monologue from "Alone on a Pond." Then, write out a lesson for each story. HAND THIS IN. 


Monday, October 2: 
1) DGP: label parts of speech and the verb tenses. 
2) Read "Girl Dreams." Explain why the beginning is good. Describe the setting, pick out four examples of imagery, identify the inner monologue and your two favorite examples of dialogue. 
3) Obtain the personal assignment either from Ms. Liebl or from "Important Documents English II" tab on this website. 

Tuesday, October 3: 
1) DGP: Label the prep phrase, gerund phrase (which is also one of the direct objects), two subjects, two main verbs, two direct objects, and one indirect object.
2) Obtain the graphic organizer. This is due on Thursday.
3) Brainstorm: We brainstormed as a class for possible topics. Once you have picked your topic, fill out your graphic organizer, and then get to drafting! :)

**Rough draft due Monday
**Choice reading test Friday.

Wednesday, October 4: 
1) "Punctuating Dialogue" assignment given. 
2) Read! 

Thursday, October 5: 
1) DGP: Label the two clauses and the sentence type and purpose. 
2) The "Punctuating Dialogue" handout was returned. We went over the one common error. Check with me for understanding. 
3) Time was given to draft. 

*Graphic organizers are due. Hand yours in to me. 
*Choice reading test Friday. Read. Your. Book. 
*Rough draft of the personal narrative due at the end of the hour Monday. 

Friday, October 6: 
1) DGP: punctuate the sentence. 
2) Work on the rough draft, which is due (printed or handwritten) at the end of hour Monday. 
3) Book Test: See Ms. Liebl to set up a time for the test. 

**Keep reading! 
**Did you turn in your graphic organizer? It is due for a grade. 


Monday, October 9: 
1) We discussed our personal narratives. Take note of the following points made in your absence: 
**You must have a TITLE for your final draft. Try to write a clever title.
**For your last paragraph, fully expand on your lesson. Take your super specific personal lesson, and make a general life lesson that all could consider.
**Check your FORMAT. Google: Purdue Owl Online Writing Lab MLA sample paper. No excuses for poor format. 

2) Rough drafts are due. Bring your printed rough draft for me to assign a grade. 

**Keep reading! Your next book is due October 30. 


Tuesday, October 10: 
1) **Check your FORMAT. Google: Purdue Owl Online Writing Lab MLA sample paper. No excuses for poor format. We looked at an example today. 
2) Peer Edit! Get handout from me or check for English documents on my website to download a copy. Someone around your OWN age needs to read your paper and provide feedback. 

**Final drafts (with the rough draft attached as well as the rubric and the peer editing page) are due on Wednesday (or Thursday at the latest).
Anything turned in past Thursday will receive 1/2 credit.  

**Choice reading is due October 30. 


Wednesday, October 11: 

**Final drafts (with the rough draft attached as well as the rubric and the peer editing page) are due on Wednesday (or Thursday at the latest). 
Anything turned in past Thursday will receive 1/2 credit.  

Here is the order of the papers to turn in: 
*Rubric (on top of the stack and loose---not stapled)
Then, staple the following in this order: 
*Final Draft
*Rough Draft
*Peer Editing Paper

**Choice reading is due October 30. 


Thursday, October 12: 
1) Turn in your final draft. See yesterday's list to know how to organize and hand in your paper. 
2) Pick up the "Anticipation Guide" for Antigone from me. Write "agree" or "disagree" next to each statement. Then, on the same piece of paper, write a 1/2 page response to numbers one and two from the "Anticipation Guide." Explain why agree/disagree. 



Friday, October 13: 
1) Read! Remember your "choice reading" is due on October 30. 
2) We reviewed the "choice reading" test taken last week. Ask to see yours. 
3) Vocabulary for Antigone was handed out. Get your copy from Ms. Liebl, and turn this in for a grade. 
4) We discussed more of the "Anticipation Guide." 


Monday, October 16: 
1) Read! Your reading is due in TWO weeks! 
2) DGP: Get the new sentence and mark the parts of speech. 
3) Obtain the Antigone background handout. (If you are at home trying to make up work, take notes from page 967 of the textbook.) 
4) Record the notes that you missed. 

**Any late vocab from last week must be handed in. 


Tuesday, October 17: 
1) Read! Your choice reading is due in less than two weeks. 
2) DGP: Mark the two subjects, two verbs, and two complements. If this makes no kind of sense, speak up. Ask a classmate or me! 
3) Get the rest of the notes on the background for the play. 
4) Start the play. Read the prologue, starting at page 968. Summarize what is happening. 


**Vocab was handed back. Did you turn yours in? 

Wednesday, October 18: 
1) Read! 
2) DGP: Complete Wednesday's and Thursday's. 
3) We analyzed a painting. 
4) On your notes for the play, write down Antigone's plans for Polyneices. Also, examine Antigone's lines 61-14 on page 971 and explain what she is saying. Then, explain what Ismene is saying on page 972, lines 82-83. 
5) Read the first three pages of scene one, which starts on page 974, and summarize what the king, sentry, and choragus say. 


Tuesday, October 24: 

Our internet was down all day, so I didn't get to post on my website on Tuesday. 

1) Read! Your book is due on Tuesday! 
2) DGP: Mark the parts of speech and the verb tense. 
3) 
Read the rest of scene one from the play Antigone. It starts in page 974. Then, summarize the main points, including King Creon's views on leadership from page 974, the sentry's news, the King's reaction to this news, Choragus' advice on line 102, the King's orders on lines 123-126, and who the King blames. **Turn this in!
**Personal Narratives were handed back. 



Wednesday, October 25: 
1) Read! Your choice book is due on Monday. I have not decided if we will take a test or do a project or what. Read! 
2) DGP: Get the two phrases, appositive, two subjects, two verbs, and two complements marked. 
3) Under the "Why?" on the scene summary paper for scene one, write down two possible themes and character traits for Antigone and Creon. 
4) Read scene two of the play, starting on page 980. Summarize the main events, including what the sentry reports, what Antigone says, and how King Creon reacts. 


Thursday, October 26: 
1) Read! Your choice book is due on Monday. 
2) Personal Narratives: On a "clean" sheet of paper, write out your strengths and weaknesses for personal narrative type of writing. Examine your rubric closely to see where you scored well and where you scored lower. Use complete sentences as you reflect on your writing skills. **Turn this in along with your graded personal narrative. 
3) Antigone: Fill out your scene summary paper for scene two. Answer where, who, and what happened. Be certain to include the following for what happened: Antigone was caught doing what? Paraphrase page 983, lines 80-84 and page 984, lines 106 and 116. 
4) Read the rest of the scene (starting on page 985) and write down what you discovered about Ismene (in regard to her feelings about Antigone) and what you discovered about Creon's son and Antigone.
5) Now, under "Why?" write down FOUR conflicts that are taking place in the play.  


Friday, October 27: 
1) Your choice book is due on Monday. You will be responsible for discussing your characters and their growth. 
2) Define tragedy, tragic hero, and tragic flaw. These are defined on page 958 of the textbook. They are long definitions but important ones. 
3) Read scene three of the play. Fill out the where, who, what happened, and why on your scene summary page. Pay close attention and read carefully. 

Monday, October 30: 
Choice reading assessment. See me to schedule a time to make this up. 

Tuesday, October 31: 
1) READ! Your next choice book is due Friday, November 17. 
2) DGP: New sentence---mark parts of speech
3) Antigone: Summarize scene three on the scene summary page. 
4) Read scene four, starting on page 994. 
5)Summarize scene four and turn in your scene summary handout for scenes one through four. 


Wednesday, November 1: 
1) Read! Your choice book is due November 17. Obtain a card from me to write the following: three traits for your protagonist of your choice book (on the front of the card) and the main conflict on the back of the card. 
2) DGP: Complete Tuesday and Wednesday's requirements. 
3) On your Antigone scene summary page, write out the meaning for page 996, lines 57-60, and page 997, lines 7-9. Explain what new conflict is highlighted with these last lines. 


Thursday, November 2: 
1) Read! Your choice book is due November 17.
2) Antigone: Read scene five. Fill out the scene summary sheet, including what the birds are doing in lines 12-17 and what is happening with the sacrifice in lines 18-22. Then, include what Creon accuses Tiereisias of and what Tiereisias warns in lines 70-78. Also, paraphrase lines 88-90, 91-93, and 95-96. 
***Turn this in! 
*I handed back the reading tests to examine. 


Friday, November 3: 
1) Read! 
2) Antigone: Read the last scene, which is called "Exodus." Record the where, the who, and what happened, paying close attention to what the messenger says: Where did Creon go first? What did they do with the body? What did Creon see and witness at Antigone's prison? What did Creon's wife (Eurydice) do?  Summarize the following lines: 87-90, 134-135, 138, 140, 141-142. **Turn this in! 


Monday, November 6: 
1) Read! Your book is due next Friday. 
2) DGP: New sentence. Label parts of speech. 
3) Antigone: We discussed what Creon finally admit and wrote a theme statement based on what is shared on page 1,000. Make certain you understand this page. 
4) Writing Prompt for Antigone. See me. (I will post it tomorrow.) 

Tuesday, November 7: 
1) Read! 
2) DGP: Mark the infinitive phrase, subjects, verbs, and complements. 
3) Finish the writing assignment. This is due now, meaning if you missed a day, you get one day to ensure that it is finished and turned in. (See "English II Important Documents" for a copy of "Antigone Writing Prompt 2017.") 


Wednesday, November 8: 
Antigone Recall and Thought Questions---See Ms. Liebl for a copy. 

**Antigone test Monday! 

Thursday, November 9: 
**Antigone test Monday! 

1) Read! Book due next Friday! 
2) We reviewed Antigone Recall and Thought Questions
3) We picked up the Antigone review. See "English II Important Documents" for a copy. 



Friday, November 10: 
1) Read! Your book is due Friday. 
2) DGP for Wednesday and Thursday
3) Reviewed questions from Wednesday 
4) Kahoot Review

**Antigone test on Monday! 


Monday, November 13: 
Announcements: 

Get your Night book by Elie Wiesel. We will start this after Thanksgiving break. 
Your "choice" reading book is due on Friday. Keep reading! 

1) Test
2) Read

Tuesday, November 14: 

Announcements: 
Get your Night book by Elie Wiesel. We will start this after Thanksgiving break. 
Your "choice" reading book is due on Friday. Keep reading! 

1) We completed "Thankfulness Writing" about people who have made a difference in our lives. You may see "English II Important Documents," or you may see Ms. Liebl to get this assignment. 
2) We completed a KWL Chart about the Holocaust: Divide your blank notebook paper into thirds. Label one column "What I Know," one column "What I Want to Know," and the last column "What I Learned." List as much as you can about what you already know about the Holocaust and what you would like to know. Then, leave the last column blank to be filled in later. 
3) Read! 

Wednesday, November 15: 
Announcements: 
Get your Night book by Elie Wiesel. We will start this after Thanksgiving break. 
Your "choice" reading book is due on Friday. Keep reading! 

1) We played a Kahoot on the Holocaust. Try it out and see how you do. Fill in what you learn on your KWL chart. Here is the link: https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/cc2b1c9f-7b14-473a-87a3-c5180fce8352
2) We discussed our KWL charts and turned them in. Turn yours in after completing the Kahoot. 
3) The "choice" reading assignment was given. See Ms. Liebl for a copy, or go to "English II Important Documents" to get a copy. On Thursday and Friday, we will do presentations on the "choice" books following what this handout lays out for you to know. 

Thursday, November 16: 

Announcements: 
Get your Night book by Elie Wiesel. We will start this after Thanksgiving break. 
Your "choice" reading book is due on Friday. Keep reading! 

1) We worked on the "choice" reading assignment that is due tomorrow. 
2) Students began presenting. 
3) Some classes had time to start on the preview for the Holocaust. 

Friday, November 17: 
Presentations! 


Monday, November 27: 
Get your Night book by Elie Wiesel. We will start this Wednesday! 
1) Presentations for Choice reading
2) Glossary for Holocaust terms
**Handed back tests and presentation grades. 


Tuesday, November 28: 
Get your Night book by Elie Wiesel. We will start this Wednesday! 

1) Anticipation Guide (See me for this.) 
2) Reviewed glossary. (Check answers with classmate.)
3) We debated answers on Anticipation Guide. 


Wednesday, November 29: 
1) We read the first few pages of Night. Take note of the timeline and the people you "meet" through the reading. Write down what is most important to Elie. 
2) Pick up the Inner Voice paper from me. While reading chapter one, record your thoughts and reactions. 

**Chapters one and two are due by Friday as well as Inner Voice for those chapters. 

Thursday, November 30: 
**4, 5, and 6th hours we reviewed the Holocaust terms. 
**Anyone who hasn't seen their Antigone test grades took a look. 
**Chapters one and two are due tomorrow for the Night book. 
**Complete Inner Voice for chapters one through three of the book. 
1) We worked on the timeline. 
2) We discussed Elie's relationship with his dad. 
3) We read and worked on Inner Voice. 
4) We got help understanding assignments and reading as needed. 

Every class did something different. Two classes debated if Nazis should still be put on trial if they are found now like the 94 year old who was captured last year. Three classes were tested to see if they would trust authority figures they are already knew. One class studied euphemisms to understand how they are used by some governments and the news to cover up the truth. No make up work for this. 

Friday, December 1: 
**Chapters three and four are due on Monday. Be certain to complete "Inner Voice" for chapters one through three. (You may do chapter four as well if you wish.) 
**Chapter five is due on Tuesday. 
**We took a quiz.
1) Reading Check Questions: See me. 
2) Define, identify, and analyze motifs in the memoir. See a classmate's notes on this. 
3) Some hours also identified and explained the irony in the book. See a classmate's notes on this. 
4) We debated statements from the anticipation guide. 

Monday, December 4: 
**"Inner Voice" was collected. It is due NOW---not tomorrow, now. Chapters one and two were actually due on Friday but were not taken up until Monday, so there is no excuse. 
**Pop Quizzes were given. It's a pop quiz; thus, I will not tell you when you will have yours. Keep current on the reading that is due. 

1) Quiz
2) Some classes had time to work, and some classes examined motifs and irony. See that you know both ironies and motifs that are present in the book. 

Tuesday, December 5: 
**"Inner Voice" is LATE. Graded papers were handed back. Get yours in if you have not. 
**Keep up with reading. Chapter six is due on Wednesday. 

We did group work. In order to make this up, get the notes over the following topics: selection, dehumanization, Elie's relationship with his dad, examples of faith, and examples of losing faith. Turn in these notes for a grade. 


Wednesday, December 6: 
**Keep up with reading. Chapter six was due today, chapter seven is due on Thursday, and chapters eight and nine are due on Friday. (Chapters eight and nine are short---only 11 pages. Get it done.) 

1) Explain what is ironic about each situation: 
*The patient in the infirmary has more faith in Hitler than anyone. pages 80-1
*Elie's father gives him his inheritance, which is a spoon and a knife. page 75
*Elie and his father decide to leave with the Nazis when the camp is evacuated. page 82 
*The Nazis demand that the camp be cleaned before they leave. page 84

2) Read the passage that describes the hanging of the pipel, pages 63-5. Pick out the two most important lines, and describe why they are the most important. Also, write down two motifs that are shown in this passage. 

3) Some classes took a quiz. See Ms. Liebl. 


Thursday, December 7: 
**Finish your book by tomorrow. Yes, you can do it. The final chapters are very short. 

We looked at lots of pictures from students who have visited the concentration camps and from the pictures that the allied troops took. I guess there is no way to make that up. We had good discussions. 


Some classes took a quiz. See Ms. Liebl 

Friday, December 8: 
1) Write down what happens involving fathers and their sons on the following pages: 90-1, 101, 105, 110, and 112. 
2) Complete the Night handout called Chapter Nine Rhetorical Devices. You can find this on the "Important Documents" tab. Hand this in on Monday. 

Monday, December 11: 
1) We had "exemption talks" about whether students are exempt from the final or not. If you are uncertain, see Ms. Liebl.
2) We watched Oprah Winfrey's interview with Elie Wiesel. You can google this and watch. Record two observations---anything that stood out to you as new information, two connections---any connection that reminded you of the book, or something else you have heard, seen, or read, and at least one question that came up as you were watching. Turn this in. 

Tuesday, December 12: 
1) We had "exemption talks" AGAIN since the report was incomplete due to computer glitches. 
2) We watched the rest of the interview. 
3) We annotated Sara Holbrook's "Naked" poem, and we identified and explained the tonal shift, at least 10 different tones, and sentence structure changes. 
4) A review was handed out to those needing it. See "English II Important Documents" for a copy. 


Wednesday, December 13: 
1) Review: See "English II Important Documents" if you have misplaced or missed the review handout. 
2) Creative stories

Thursday and Friday, December 14 and 15: 
Finals


Wednesday, January 3: 
Welcome back! :) 

1) Quick Write: Reflect on last semester. Write down any observations you have about how last semester went for you. Also, reflect on the "results" of last semester. Were you pleased or disappointed with how your semester went? Why? Look forward to this semester. What are your expectations, hopes, and goals? Do you want this semester to go the same as last semester? Why? 

2) Library Visit! We start "Choice Reading" again today. Bring your book EVERY day to class. We will have an assignment over your new book SOON! 

Thursday, January 4: 
1) Read! Write a one sentence plot summary about your book. Ask for help if this does not make sense. 
2) Watch this video: 

https://youtu.be/FeCz5fy02JE

3) Take note of the definition of ethos, pathos, and logos. 
4) Get handout over fallacies. Write an example of each type of fallacy. 


Friday, January 5: 
1) Read! Record your page number on your notecard. 
2) I handed out hall passes. Get yours from me. 
3) Go to "English II Important Documents" and get these two handouts: "Analyzing Ads" and "Persuasive Techniques." 
4) Complete 1-10 on "Persuasive Techniques." 
5) Complete the chart on the "Analyzing Ads" page. You may look up six advertisements online instead of using magazines and TV. 
6) Hand both of these in on Monday. 

Monday, January 8: 
1) Read! Record your page number on your notecard. You should be 1/3 of the way finished with your book on this Wednesday; we will take three weeks for this book. It was assigned one week ago Wednesday, so make certain you have read 1/3 by Wed.
2) Turn in your ads that you found that used ethos, logos, pathos, and/or other strategies. (This is the chart we started in class on Friday. It is due today.) 
3) We presented our ads. 
4) Quick Write: Describe a time that you persuaded a person OR a time someone tried to persuade you. Mention which technique (ethos, pathos, or logos) that was used in the persuasion. 

Tuesday, January 9: 
1) Read! Record your page number on your notecard. You should be 1/3 of the way finished with your book on this Wednesday; we will take three weeks for this book. It was assigned one week ago Wednesday, so make certain you have read 1/3 of your book by Wed.
2) We discussed persuasion a bit more. 
3) We made a list on everything we knew about Shakespeare. Write this list on the same page as your quick write from yesterday. If you do not know 10 things about Shakespeare, look up some facts and write them down. We discussed Shakespeare and his influence. 
4) We looked at an example of Old English. Look it up. Write down one sentence of "Old English." Take note of how it is extremely different from how Shakespeare writes. We often mistakingly think Shakespeare wrote in Old English, but he didn't. 
5) Look up five phrases and five words coined by Shakespeare. 
6) Write down five facts about the Globe Theatre. 
7) Turn in your work. 

Wednesday, January 10: 
1) Read! Check with me to see if your class had a reading check for a grade. Your book is due two weeks from today. 
2) Notes on Shakespeare background from the book. See me for this handout, and take pictures of pages 1082 and 1083 of the textbook to use for the work. 

Thursday, January 11: 
1) Read! 2/3 of your book is due on next Wednesday, which is 140 pages approximately. 
2) Finish your Shakespeare notes on pages 1082 and 1083. We discussed them and added to them. Turn these notes in. 

Friday, January 12: 
***TURN IN YOUR NOTES FROM THE TEXTBOOK. These were the two column notes we did last week.

1) Read! 2/3 of your book is due on next Wednesday, which is 140 pages approximately. 
2) Your entire book is due on January 24; we will do a Twitter-style assignment giving details on the book. More details will be given soon; however, you could start planning by thinking of what your character's profile (short biography) would be and what you would say about your book's over major events. 
3) We took notes and discussed Shakespeare background utilizing a Powerpoint presentation. (See me for this.)

Tuesday, January 16: 
1) Read! 2/3 of your book is due tomorrow, which is 140 pages approximately. 
2) We took time to go over the assignment for "choice reading." This is due Wednesday, January 24. This is a Twitter-style book report; under the "English II Important Documents" tab, you will find the handout explaining what to do and a handout that is a blank template that you could fill in to do the assignment. 
****Ask if you have questions!!****** You may create your own real (fake) Twitter account online posing as one of your characters, but be certain to lock this account and make it where you will not be held accountable for anything your character tweets. For example, your character may be a drunk. No one needs to think that you are tweeting inappropriately. OR, you may draw out the Twitter account, or you may copy and paste the blank template and fill in your information and tweets. 

Wednesday, January 17: 
1) Read! 2/3 of your book is due TODAY. 
2) Drama terms: See me for your handout. 
3) Quick Write: Are you more loyal to friends or country? Why? Explain? (This topic will tie into the play we are about to begin.) 

**Complete both of these assignments and turn them in for a grade. 

Thursday, January 18: 
***Did you turn in your drama terms and quick write from yesterday? See me if you are uncertain or need to turn it in.
1) Read! Your book is due Wednesday next week. 
2) Twitter assignment time: See "English II Important Documents" for copies of the instructions and/or a blank template to use. This is due Wednesday next week. 
3) Some classes took notes over Shakespeare and/or Julius Caesar. Check with me to see. 

Friday, January 19: 
1) Read! Your book is due Wednesday as well as your Twitter project. If you need a copy of the assignment or a blank template, look for "Twitter Book Assignment" and/or "Twitter Blank Template" under the "English II Important Documents" tab on this website. 
2) Get notes from a classmate. We took notes on "Shakespeare Background" and "Caesar Background" during class. 
3) Turn in your notes for credit. 
(First and second hours are ahead and debated the "country vs. friends" quick write topic.) 


Monday, January 22: 
1) Read! Your Twitter assignment and Choice Reading book are due on Wednesday. 
2) We analyzed a painting of Caesar's parade/celebration. 
3) Read Act One, Scene Two of the play. Fill out the scene summary completely. See me for this handout. 

Tuesday, January 23: 
1) Read! Your Twitter assignment and Choice Reading book are due tomorrow. See "Important Documents" tab for any Twitter explanations and rubric you may need. 
2) We read more of the play. Make certain that you have read through page 19 of the play and that you have started the scene summary. Include who is sterile, how Antony feels about Caesar, how Brutus feels about Caesar, and how Cassius feels about Caesar. Describe the two occasions that Cassius references that involve Caesar. (In other words, how did Caesar act these two times that Cassius mentions?)


Wednesday, January 24: 
***Your Twitter assignment is due!! Turn it in. If you have an actual Twitter account set up for this, see Ms. Liebl. 
1) We visited the library to check out books for the next round of choice reading. 
2) We finished the scene summaries for Act 1 Scene 2. 


Thursday, January 25: 
***Your Twitter assignment is late!! Turn it in. If you have an actual Twitter account set up for this, see Ms. Liebl. 
1) Read! It's time to get your next "Choice Book." 
2) Read the rest of Act 1 Scene 2, pages 19-33. Summarize the following: 
*What does Cassius say about Caesar in the last paragraph on page 19. 
*What does Caesar say about Cassius on pages 23 and 24? 
*What does Casca report pages 25-31? 
*What does Cassius say when he is alone? (Page 33)

**Turn this in. 

Friday, January 26: 
***Your Twitter assignment is late!! Turn it in. If you have an actual Twitter account set up for this, see Ms. Liebl. 

1) Read! It's time to get going with your "Choice Book!" 
2) Read the rest of Act 1 Scene 2 if you have not already. 
3) Write this under "What happened?" for scene 2: Examining Cassius' soliloquy on page 32, paraphrase in your own words what is said in lines 303-305 and lines 310-314. These two parts set out how Cassius feels about Brutus and what Cassius' plan is. 
4) Under "Why?" complete these sentences "This scene shows that Cassius is......" and "This scene shows that Brutus is...". 
5) Read Act 1 Scene 3, starting on page 35. Complete the where, who, and what happened, including four examples of strange occurrences mentioned in this scene, what news Casca shares about Caesar, what Cassius threatens to do to himself, and who will deliver the letters. 

****TURN this in for participation credit!!!


Monday, January 29: 
**Read! Choice reading is your homework. Due date and details on assignment will be given later. 
1) Read. 
2) Finish your scene summary for Act 1 Scene 3 by explaining what Cassius means on page 46 lines 156-158 and what Casca means on page 46 lines 159-162. Also, answer the "Why?" on this scene. What is going on in terms of the plot chart? 
3) Read pages 49-67 of Act 2 Scene 1. Answer the where, who, and what happened all the way through Portia entering the scene. **Turn this in. 

Tuesday, January 30: 
**Read! Choice reading is your homework. Due date and details on assignment will be given later. 
1) First and Second Hours: Read the rest of Act 2 Scene 1, starting on page 59. 
The rest of the hours: Read the rest of Act 2 Scene 1, starting on page 68. 
2) All classes: Write down the four decisions made by the conspirators. 
3) All classes: Answer the following questions: 
**Why did Mettulus want Cicero to be a part of the conspiracy? Look at page 61. 
**What do these lines mean---lines 163, 164-168, and 174-176? Put ALL of them into YOUR OWN words---not what the book says. 
**Who will get Caesar to the Capitol, and how will he convince him to go? (Page 65-66)
***Why is this scene so important? You decide. Use your own answer---not a classmate's. 

**Turn in your work. 

Wednesday, January 31: 
**Read! Choice reading is your homework along with studying for a quiz we will have on Friday. You should study your drama terms, Shakespeare notes from the textbook (pages 1082 and 1083---this was a handout), scene summaries, and today's handout. 

See Ms. Liebl to get the handout for Act 1 questions. 

Thursday, February 1: 
**TURN IN YOUR ACT 1 STUDY QUESTIONS. 

1) For your "Choice Reading," find a quote from the first 50-100 pages of your book. This quote should represent one of your characters' viewpoints of life---a motto for life. Write down the quote, the page where you found the quote, how this quote reflects your character, and whether you disagree or agree with this outlook, and why.
***This should be approximately half a page to a page of writing. This is due Monday.

2)  We watched two goofy videos on semicolons and commas to get us ready for semicolon practice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Gq5Yl0nvY&sns=em
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/comma-queen-the-semicolon-or-mastering-the-giant-comma


3) We completed a handout over semicolons and commas for practice. Get this from me. 

Friday, February 2: 
**Have you turned in Act 1 Study Questions? 

1) Shakespeare/Caesar Quiz: See Ms. Liebl for arrangements to take this.

2) We reviewed semicolons/commas. You NEED to check your answers on your handout with a classmate, AND ask for help from Ms. Liebl if you do not understand. We will continue working on this grammar skill by utilizing IXL. IXL will be for a grade, so I want you to understand this before your IXL is assigned.

3) For your "Choice Reading," find a quote from the first 50-100 pages of your book. This quote should represent one of your characters' viewpoints of life---a motto for life. Write down the quote, the page where you found the quote, how this quote reflects your character, and whether you disagree or agree with this outlook, and why. 
***This should be approximately half a page to a page of writing. THIS IS DUE MONDAY. 


Monday, February 5: 
**TURN IN your quote response that was assigned on Thursday last week. This assignment involved finding a "life motto" for your character, using a quote to show this motto, discussing how this motto reflects your character's life, and explaining whether this motto relates to you. 

1) Keep up with choice reading. Your book is due in two weeks. 

2) IXL: We worked on semicolons and commas, which we practiced last week. You should reach an 80% on F.3 and F.8 under the "Language Arts" tab on IXL for 10th grade. This is due on Wednesday. Your login information follows the pattern below: 
username: student ID@deercreekps
password: three initials six digit date of birth

**See me with any questions about how to get this done!! 

Tuesday, February 6: 
***Did you turn in your paragraph that was due yesterday? This was the paragraph highlighting a "life motto" for your character. See Ms. Liebl if you do not understand what to do! 

**Your IXL work from Monday is due on Wednesday. Do not delay! See Ms. Liebl if you have any questions. 

1) Read! Your book is due next Wednesday. 

2) Read Act 2 Scene 2, starting on page 79. Complete the where, who, and what happened, including details about the sacrifice, Calphurnia's dream, and what lines 32 and 33 on page 80 mean. Turn this work in. 


Wednesday,  February 7: 

**Your IXL work is due! Did you complete F.3 and F.8? If you ran into an issue, you need to talk to Ms. Liebl; otherwise, it's a zero. 

1) Assignment: Write at least a paragraph response to one of the writing prompts from the "Choice Reading Reader Response" handout. See me for the assignment, or check the "English II Important Documents" tab on this website. This assignment is due on Monday, or you may turn it in early on Friday for bonus. 

2) Under "What Happened?" for Act 2 Scene 2, describe how Decius changed Caesar's mind about going to the Capitol. Examine pages 85 and 86. Go into detail. Also, identify and explain the two asides on page 89. 


Thursday, February 8: 
**Your paragraph is due on Monday (or Friday for bonus). See Wednesday's description of the assignment. 
**Check your enrollment time with your parents. An email was sent out to parents informing them of the time Monday or Tuesday you should try to make for enrollment.

1) Read! Your choice reading is due soon. 
2) Read Act 1 Scenes 3 and 4, starting on page 91. These scenes are short. 
3) Write the scene summaries for both of these scenes. 


Friday, February 9: 
**Your paragraph is due on Monday (or Friday for bonus). See Wednesday's description of the assignment. 
**Check your enrollment time with your parents. An email was sent out to parents informing them of the time Monday or Tuesday you should try to make for enrollment.

1) Read! 
2) Read Act 3 Scene 1 of Caesar, starting on page 99. Write out the where, who, and what happened. Turn this in! 

Monday, February 12: 

**Turn in your paragraph! See Wednesday's description. 
**Handout: Julius Caesar Quotes---See Ms. Liebl for the handout. TURN IN! 

Tuesday, February 13: 

**Did you turn in your most recent reader response paragraph and quote handout? 

1) Read the rest of Act 3 Scene 1, starting on page 117. 

2) Answer these questions: 

1) Explain Caesar's lines 59-60 on page 104. 
2) First cut? Last cut? 
3) Antony's request from the conspirators? p. 118
4) Brutus' decision? p. 118
5) Cassius disagrees about? p. 118
6) Antony's feelings? p. 120
7) Who are the three rulers now? 

**Turn in! 


Wednesday, February 14: 

**Did you hand in your quote page and your paragraph reader response on Monday? See Ms. Liebl if you are unfamiliar with these assignments. 

1) We analyzed two paintings to learn more about Caesar's 
assassination. 

2) We read a good part of Act 3 Scene 2, starting on page 126 and ending on 142. Read this, summarize this, and turn it in. 

Thursday, February 15: 

1) We wrote a reader response to our choice book as the final grade for this choice book. Number nine on the "Choice Reading Reader Response" handout is the most logical response to write as this time although you can pick one of the other 15 choices. Be certain to tie in a quote from your book and to discuss the part of the book around the 200 page mark or the end of your book since this is counting as the final grade for your choice book. (We are doing this instead of taking a test on your book.) This should be about a page long. If you do not have this handout any more, you can find it under the "English II Important Documents" tab on this website. 

2) We finished reading Act 3 Scene 2, starting on page 142. We also read Act 3 Scene 3. Read it, summarize it, and turn it in. 


Tuesday, February 20: 
**Did you turn in your paragraph that was assigned on Thursday? It is due today. 

We worked on funeral orations from the play. See "English II Important Documents" to find a copy of this handout, or see Ms. Liebl. 

Wednesday and Thursday: Snow Days

Friday, February 23: 
**Did you turn in your paragraph that was assigned on Thursday? It is due today. 

1) We worked on funeral orations from the play. See "English II Important Documents" to find a copy of this handout, or see Ms. Liebl. 

2) We labeled each part of Brutus' and Antony's speeches as logos, ethos, or pathos. 

Finish!

Monday, February 26: 
1) Quote handout for important lines from Act 3: See Ms. Liebl for a copy. 
2) On the back of the quote handout, complete this quick write: 
Describe a time that you did something with the very best of intentions, but it went horribly wrong. (You may use an example of someone else's actions from a movie, story, or show if you cannot think of your own.) Also, relate this topic to the play. In other words, who in Julius Caesar does something for the right reasons with horrid results. 

Tuesday, February 27: 
Act 4 questions: See Ms. Liebl for a copy. 

Wednesday, February 28: 
We watched part of Julius Caesar and recorded observations, comparisons, and questions. 

Thursday, March 1: 
1) We went through a checklist to see that everyone turned in assignments from Monday and Tuesday. Have you turned in these assignments? 
2) I handed back the three paragraphs that were written in response to the choice reading book we just finished. You should have a life motto paragraph, a response to the 15 choices paragraph, and a recommendation paragraph. You will pick the best of these three assignments and REVISE it for your first formal writing grade. You can find the assignment checklist by asking Ms. Liebl or looking under the documents tab for "Choice Reading response Formal Writing." 


Friday, March 2: 
1) "Choice Reading response Formal Writing": This assignment is due. To find a copy of this assignment, see the documents tab.
2) We watched more of the movie to take note of major events and characters.  


Monday, March 5: 
** DID YOU TURN THIS IN? >>>>"Choice Reading response Formal Writing": This assignment is due. To find a copy of this assignment, see the documents tab. 

1) Define rhetorical questions and give two examples. (Look this up online.)
2) Compare and contrast prose and poetry, giving three main points for each. (Look this up online.)
3) We watched Brutus' speech and then checked our answers for ethos, logos, and pathos. (Compare yours with a classmate.) 


Tuesday, March 6: 
** DID YOU TURN THIS IN? >>>>"Choice Reading response Formal Writing": This assignment is due. To find a copy of this assignment, see the documents tab. 

1) We went over Antony's speech to make certain we had each part right for logos, ethos, and pathos. 
2) We went over Act 4 questions. 



Wednesday, March 7: 
We watched the rest of Julius Caesar and took note of details on the last act of the play. Turn in your movie chart if you have not done so already! 

Thursday, March 8: 
Complete these two sections of IXL: P.5 (identifying ethos, pathos, and logos) and N.7 (parenthetical citations). Shoot for a 90% on each. This should be completed by Monday. Scroll above to see instructions for username and password combo. 

Friday, March 9: 
**Complete section P.5 in IXL. This is due on Monday by 8 AM. Your goal is to achieve a 90%.
**The second quote handout was handed back. This page and the first page of the quotes are reviews for the Caesar test that will be on Tuesday. If you do not have these handouts, you will find one under the tab, "English II Important Documents." 

For today's work and to review for the test, complete the following sentence starters: 

1. Brutus utilized rhetorical questions when he asked, “________________________?” (          ).


He expected the crowd to respond by _________________________.


His reason for using rhetorical questions was_______________________________________________________________.



2. A tragic hero must be a _________ person with a __________ that leads to


______________________. The tragic hero of Julius Caesar is _______________


based on the following reasons:


**Turn these in. 



Monday, March 12: 
**Caesar test tomorrow! *IXL P.5 is due today. (Shoot for 90%.)
**Study the following for the test: 

People to know for the test:

  • Artemidorus

  • Soothsayer
  • Portia
  • Mark Antony
  • Julius Caesar
  • Decius Brutus
  • Brutus
  • Calpurnia
  • Casca
  • Cinna, the conspirator
  • Cinna, the poet
  • Cassius
  • Publius

Study: * Sentence Starters (from Friday and today * Funeral Orations (speeches from Brutus and Antony * Quotes (Two handouts with ALL of the quotes---See the tab, "English II Important Documents" if you need to get these handouts.) * Ethos/Logos/Pathos Meaning and Examples

1) Complete these "sentence starters" to practice for the written part of the test: Prove Antony employs the argumentative strategies of pathos and logos when he asserts his three reasons that Caesar was not overly ambitious.

 

*Antony cites the following as evidence that Caesar was not too ambitious:

  1.  
  2.    From the list above, ___#? _________ is pathos or logos (circle one) persuasive strategy,because________________________________.

 

Additionally, when Antony informed the crowd of__#?_(from above)___, that is an example of ____(the other--either pathos or logos)persuasive strategy due to ___________________________________________________.

*Ethos/Logos/Pathos

When Antony said that Brutus’ cut was the “unkindest cut of all” and that this “burst mighty Caesar’s heart” (Shakespeare 140), Antony was using a__ethos/pathos/logos?__ persuasive strategy. Making such a claim [that Brutus caused Caesar to die of heartbreak] is an example ofethos/pathos/logos? _________ strategy because __________________.

*Ethos/Logos/Pathos When Antony claims that he is no “orator,” he is utilizing _ethos/pathos/logos?____ by __________________________________.

 

2) We played a Julius Caesar Kahoot. Look some up and practice! The second one that pops up with 55 questions is a great one. Tuesday, March 13: Test! Study! Wednesday, March 14: We worked collaboratively writing paragraphs over characters from Caesar. See the "English II Important Documents" tab, and look for "Caesar character analysis paragraph with quote." We worked on the paragraph today and will finish tomorrow. Then, we will on the illustrated quote. Thursday, March 15: See Wednesday's plan. We are finishing this. Monday, March 26: **Three graded assignments were handed back. Check to see that you have completed all three of these: 1) The movie chart for Caesar 2) The written portion of the Caesar test 3) The formal paragraph (best of three of choice reading paragraphs) **Two of the above are 30% of your grade at this point. TALK TO ME (Ms. Liebl) if you have ANY questions about completing these assignments. Also, we worked on IXL N.7 (parenthetical citations). I want you to ACE this; we are starting research soon, and it will be super helpful to know how to use citations. You must achieve a 90% on this section. You may also begin on F.1 and F.8 to prepare for the ACT and work on commas, semi-colons, and colons.

 

Finally, did you turn in your group paragraph from last week? This is the paragraph about a character from Caesar. You must share it with me through Google Docs dionneliebl@dcsok.org and print it and hand it in. Tuesday, March 27: *Reminder: IXL N.7 is due by Wednesday morning at 8 AM. Reach the 90% goal. 1) Define and contrast thesis statement and topic sentence. 2) Obtain the signal phrase and parenthetical citation practice page from me. Work through this and turn it in. Be certain to talk to Ms. Liebl if you have questions. We looked at examples together. 3) We looked over our multiple choice Caesar tests.

Wednesday, March 28: 1) We finished going over examples of signal phrases and citations from yesterday's work. Check yours with a classmate! It's important that you know how to do this. If you are uncertain, tell me. I will show you examples that I shared with the class on the SmartBoard. 2) We read and analyzed an essay, "Proper Spelling? Its Tyme to Let Luce!" Get this essay from me. Write why the hook is good. Mark the thesis statement in the second paragraph. Mark each topic sentence, and write next to each topic sentence what the focus of the paragraph is about. Label each of the paragraphs whether they use ethos, pathos, or logos. Turn this in! Thursday, March 29: 1) Make certain that you have examined the essay from yesterday to determine ethos, logos, and pathos. 2) Obtain the article from me: "The Tragic Risks of American Football." For each section, write down what is done well, what is used in terms of ethos, logos, and pathos (prove it!), and what is important. Turn this in. Friday, March 30: 1) We finished essay about football. Go through each paragraph to note what is done well and when logos, ethos, and pathos are used. Turn this in. 2) Quick Write: Discuss an argument you have had with someone. (1/2 page to a page of writing) 3) Define claim, counterclaim, refute, rebuttal, and call to action. Give examples of each one. **All of the above can go on the same piece of paper. Turn this in. Friday, April 13: 1) Quick Write: 1/2 page over any questions, comments, and annoyances you have over the Teacher Walkout. 2) On the same page, please list every single job that you can think of that has been automated. In other words, what are the jobs that humans were doing that have been replaced by machines? 3) Now, create a pros and cons list for automation of jobs. 4) Still on the same piece of paper, answer this question: have electronic devices helped or hurt relationships? Explain in a few sentences. Monday, April 16: 1) We began the research process for our argumentative essays. You have two choices. Choose one of the following prompts: **Have electronic communications, such as cell phones and social media helped or hurt relationships? **Has automation of jobs helped or hurt society? If you do not understand the prompts/topics, come to talk to me! I am happy to talk this through with you. 2) We went through the process of using our Deer Creek databases to find articles/sources INSTEAD OF USING GOOGLE. Please see the handout on this website under, "English II Important Documents," or see Ms. Liebl for a copy. You need to look for the handout titled, "Research Steps for Using the Databases." Get to it! Your three fully annotated articles are due Thursday. Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18: See above. Continue searching for your three articles for your argumentative essay. You MUST have three solid articles on your topic by Thursday at the start of class. These articles should also be annotated; annotated means that the articles have your notes throughout them. You will take note of important quotes, interesting information, pros and cons for your topic, your thoughts, and so on. YOU WILL HAVE NOTES ON THE ARTICLES that reflect your thoughts and paraphrased information. Print at least one of these articles to show me for a grade. Two of the articles can be annotated on the Google Drive, or you may print all three of them and annotate directly onto all three of the articles. 

**Also, you need to purchase your copy of the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini by Thursday next week. The library has copies for sale for $14.00. 


Thursday, April 19: 
****Turn in your printed annotated article, and be prepared to show your other two annotated articles to me for a grade. 

1) We worked on a graphic organizer (an outline) for the argumentative essay. We took the information gathered in the three articles over automation or electronic communication. We compiled all of the information into the graphic organizer, which is due Monday at the beginning of class. 
2) We worked on reading articles, annotating more thoroughly, and filling in the graphic organizer. 

**See "English II Important Documents" for the graphic organizer example. It is labeled "Argument Writing_Visual example." You may use a more formal outline or bullets but ALL information included in this graphic organizer must be present in YOUR graphic organizer. (You are only required to present ONE opposing view, and your conclusion will be a "call to action." See one of your classmate's notes on what a call to action is.) 


Friday, April 20: 
**Your argumentative essay outline (or graphic organizer) is due on Monday. You may use the graphic organizer from yesterday or use a traditional approach, such as the following: 

I. Introduction
A. Hook
B. Background Information
C. Thesis Statement 

II. First Body Paragraph
A. Claim
B. Evidence
C. Discussion

III. Second Body Paragraph
A. Claim
B. Evidence
C. Discussion

IV. Third Body Paragraph 
A. Claim
B. Evidence
C. Discussion

V. Fourth Body Paragraph
A. Counter claim
B. Evidence
C. Discussion
D. Rebuttal 

VI. Conclusion
A. Restatement of Thesis
B. Call to Action

**Three annotated articles must be used for your sources for your research paper. Check your articles to see that the FULL citation printed off with your article. If it did not, you will need to locate your articles through EBSCO, Gale, or Google and get the citation or at least the information for the citations (author, date, title, website/journal/newspaper, publisher, and place) so that you will be in good shape to write the works cited page next week. 

**Rough Draft due Tuesday! 

**Final Draft due Thursday! 

1) I handed out one more option to use for the graphic organizer. 
2) I gave the "official" assignment guidelines see me for a copy. (There are no surprises. Use MLA format, have your three sources, include a works cited page, and so on.) 


Monday, April 23: 

**Your graphic organizer is due NOW. Remember, you had the choice of using the graphic organizer we drew in class on Thursday or filling in the graphic organizer that you received in class on Friday, or you could write out an outline as given in Thursday's directions above. (See me if you have questions about this.) 

1) Go through the examples of thesis statements in this linked website. Check your thesis to see if it is a good one. 
https://goo.gl/images/ZJe6hh
See me if you have ANY questions about how to write a good thesis. 

2) Obtain the "Quotes and Counterclaims" handout from me. This has some templates to use to set up quotes and counterclaims. This is not an additional assignment; it is a tool to use for writing. 

3) Begin writing your paper. Your rough draft is due on Wednesday, so begin writing your paper if you have not done so already. 


Tuesday, April 24: 
**We begin The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini Friday. 

1) Reminders about citations: 
Remember to use signal phrases (or lead-ins) before using a direct quote AND when using paraphrased information. Plagiarism occurs when you DO NOT cite where your information was derived. You MUST use citations THROUGHOUT your research essay giving credit to the articles you read to learn about your topic. 

Examples: 
According to XX, "Quote" (author's last name 3). 
^^^Note: if XX is the author, only the page number goes in the citation. 

According to XXparaphrased information (author's last name 2). 
^^^Same note as above. 

2) Remember to "build a bridge" between your hook (startling statistic, interesting fact, quick funny example, etc.) and your thesis statement; that "bridge" is explaining what the topic is BEFORE you lay out your thesis (topic and stance). 

3)Get 'er done! Finish your rough draft!!! It's due at the beginning of class Wednesday. 

Thursday, April 26: 
**Turn in your rough draft! 

**Obtain the "Research Peer or Self Evaluation" handout from the website under "English II Important Documents" or from me. Have a PEER (not a parent or other teacher) read through your essay and give you feedback. You will hand in this peer review page with your final essay, which is due on Friday. 


Friday, April 27: 

**Have you turned in your rough draft, annotated articles, and graphic organizer to Ms. Liebl? If you have missed getting any of these steps of the research process in to me, come take care of it. 

**Friday you will hand in the peer review page with your final essay. 

**We worked on the MLA format and the Works Cited page. You should visit the Purdue Owl to get specifics on how to set up everything. Google "Purdue Owl MLA Sample Essay" to see what size font, formatting for the date, a reminder to double space, etc. Google "Purdue Owl MLA Sample Works Cited" to see how to set up the Works Cited page. Google "Purdue Owl MLA" to see a host of choices for looking up specific rules. Get your paper done and ready to turn in Friday! 

FRIDAY, APRIL 27: 
**Your research paper is due. You should share it with me in order for it NOT TO BE LATE. dionneliebl@dcsok.org

Turn in your final draft, works cited page, and peer response page stapled in that order. Hand it to Mrs. Buck or me ONLY. Do not turn it in to a sub. 

1) Quick Write: Choices from your early years make you who you are as an adult. Agree or disagree? Explain. 

2) Copy down the background information over the author, the setting, and religion. 

Monday, April 30: 
**Obtain the handout over The Kite Runner terms and quick write. 

Tuesday, May 1: 
**Have you turned in your research paper? If not, please seek help. I would rather you pass English II than you have to take the class again. 

**Have you turned in your work from Monday (the Kite Runner terms and quick write)? 

1) Read chapter one. Record five important words, two important sentences, and create one question. Turn this in. 

2) Read chapter two. Write down details about Amir and Hassan, including information about their fathers and mothers, whether they are rich or poor, whether they are Sunnis or Shiites, whether they are Hazaras or Pashtuns, and other details. Hand this in. 

3) Homework: Read chapter three. Pay attention to Baba and Amir's relationship.

Homework: 
Chapter four is due Thursday, May 3. 
Chapters five and six and part of chapter seven (through the first paragraph on page 65) are due on Friday, May 4. 
Chapter seven we will read in class Friday. 
Chapters eight and nine are due Monday, May 7. 
Chapter 10 we will read in class on Monday, May 7. 
Chapter 11 is due on Tuesday, May 8. 


Wednesday, May 2: 
**Reading is your homework!
Homework: 
Chapter four is due Thursday, May 3. 
Chapters five and six and part of chapter seven (through the first paragraph on page 65) are due on Friday, May 4. 
Chapter seven we will read in class Friday. 
Chapters eight and nine are due Monday, May 7. 
Chapter 10 we will read in class on Monday, May 7. 
Chapter 11 is due on Tuesday, May 8. 

1) We went over characters again: Amir, Baba, Rahim, Hassan, and Ali. (If you have ANY questions about who is whom, let me know!!)
2) We went over several Afghani words. Really you will understand almost everything---even hard words---simply from the context, and if you don't know some of the words, don't let that stop you!! The only word that would be super helpful to know if "agha," which means "master, Lord, superior." 
3) We took a few notes over Pastuns, Sunnis, Hazaras, and Shiites. 
4) We read over three important quotes on pages 21 (at the bottom about "coloring books), 22 (about Amir not standing up for himself), and 23 (about Baba hardly believing Amir is his son). Read over the quotes, record who says them, to whom, about whom, what they mean, and the significance. 
**BOOM** You are ready for chapter four. Keep going. Keep reading. 

Thursday, May 3: 
Homework: 
Chapter four is due Thursday, May 3. 
Chapters five and six and part of chapter seven (through the first paragraph on page 65) are due on Friday, May 4. 
Chapter seven we will read in class Friday. 
Chapters eight and nine are due Monday, May 7. 
Chapter 10 we will read in class on Monday, May 7. 
Chapter 11 is due on Tuesday, May 8. 

1) Summarize what happened to Ali when he was a child. Take note of details about him on your card. 
2) Read the passage on pages 28-29 where Amir calls Hassan an "imbecile." Explain what is happening in this scene. Describe what this shows about Amir. 
3) Paraphrase Amir's story, and discuss Rahim, Baba, and Hassan's reactions. Pick out the irony and the plot hole in Amir's story. 
**Boom** Chapter four is done. You are ready for chapter five. 
4) From chapter five, record seven characteristics about Assef. 
5) From chapter five, describe the scene with Assef and his "disciples." This starts on page 41. How is this foreshadowing? 


Friday, May 4: 
**Chapters eight and nine are due on Monday. Be prepared for a quiz. Chapter 10 will be read in class on Monday. Chapter 11 is due on Tuesday. 

1) We took some notes on Afghanistan's history. 
2) We discussed what kite-running is. Look it up. 
3) We read the rest of chapter seven. 

Monday, May 7: 
**Read through most of chapter 10 by tomorrow (page 120 for most versions of the book). Chapter 11 is due on Wednesday. 

**We took the second pop quiz. BE READY FOR QUIZZES AT ANY TIME. 

1) Quiz 
2) From chapter eight, summarize the main information for the following: 
* List the ways that Amir's guilt manifests, "comes to the surface" 
* Give example of how Amir and Baba's relationship is going in this part of the book (chapters eight and nine). 
* Give example of how Amir and Rahim's relationship is going in this part of the book (chapters eight and nine). 
* Give example of how Amir and Hassan's relationship is going in this part of the book (chapters eight and nine). 

3) From chapters eight and nine, discuss the ironies of Amir's party. (What is opposite from what one would think in regard to the guests, gifts, servers, etc.?) 

4) From chapter nine, read the passage toward the end that involves Baba confronting Hassan about "stealing" Amir's watch and money. (This starts on page 105 for most books.) Pick out two details that make this passage "come alive."

**Turn in today's work. 


Tuesday, May 8: 
1) Quick Review: Beginning of chapter 10---summarize what happened when the Russians stopped Amir and Baba and the other refugees. 
2) Read the rest of chapter 10. We started on page 120. Write a response to the rest of chapter 10. 
3) Get handout from me about the lit devices in this chapter. 

**Chapter 11 is due on Wednesday, chapter 12 is due Thursday, and chapter 13 is due on Friday. 

Wednesday, May 9:

**Chapter 12 is due on Thursday, and chapter 13 is due on Friday. Chapters 14-16 are due on Monday.

1) "Refugees" poem: Read and respond. Write at least a half page reaction. 2) Parallelism: Define and find two places in the poem that have parallelism. 3) In The Kite Runner, find examples of parallelism from page 123 in the first paragraph after the page break. (Ask a classmate or me for help if needed.) 4) Using the lit device handout from yesterday, make the sentences in number 10 parallel. **Hand in!

Thursday, May 10:

**Chapter 12 is due today, and chapter 13 is due on Friday. Chapters 14-16 are due on Monday. It will help you understand what is happening if you know that chapter 14 takes you to the "present day"---the beginning of the book, which is the day Rahim calls Amir. Also, chapter 16 is from Rahim's point of view instead of Amir's point of view.

1) Using a T chart or Venn Diagram, compare and contrast Baba and Amir's experience in the United States. Include general statements, such as "America is ___________ for Amir," but also include specific examples of what all is going on in their lives. Adding a quote or two to support your claims is even better.

2) Also, read the passage where Amir goes to talk to Soraya at the flea market (pages 145-146). Write down what you learn about Amir from this exchange with the young woman; include what you learn about Soraya too. Finally, include what you learn about the Afghani culture from this passage as well.


Friday, May 11: 
**Chapters 14-16 are due on Monday. It will help your understanding to know that chapter 14 takes you to "present day"---the day that Rahim Kahn called Amir, which was the first page of the book. Also, chapter 16 is Rahim's point of view instead of Amir's point of view. 

1) We read an excerpt of the graphic novel version of The Kite Runner. See me to get a copy and complete the assignment that goes with it. This IS for a grade. Get it done. (Add the notes mentioned in number two.) 

2) We took notes over Afghanistan history and the Taliban. Use a trusted, legitimate website to look up information on the Taliban. Record 10 details about the Taliban, including their rules for people. Understanding how the Taliban thinks will help you to understand what Amir encounters as he heads back to Pakistan and Afghanistan. (These notes will be turned in with the work over the graphic novel.) 

Monday, May 14: 
**Chapters 18 and 19 are due on Tuesday. 
**Chapter 20 is due on Wednesday. 
**Chapter 21 is due on Thursday. 

1) We reviewed chapters 14-16. 
2) We read chapter 17 and 18 in class and discussed. ***Write a summary of what happens and a response to what happens in chapter 17. 

Tuesday, May 15: 
Announcements: 
**Are you enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) English for next year? If so, see me for the summer assignment!
**Have you checked out a novel/book from me? If so, please return it!! 
**Were you absent on Friday? If so, have you completed Friday's work? If not, get it done! 

1) Research papers and quizzes were handed back. 

2) Assignment: Reflect upon what you did well and what you need to improve upon in your research writing. Write using complete sentences all of your strengths and weaknesses. Hand this in! 

3) Time to read! 


Wednesday, May 16: 
***The reading schedule has CHANGED!! We read chapter 21 during class today, so part of chapter 22 (through page 287) is due on Thursday. Thursday we will read the rest of chapter 22 in class. Chapter 23 is due on Friday, and chapter 24 is due on Monday. 

1) Chapter 19 handout (see me). 
2) Literary Analysis: read pages 255 to the end of chapter 20. (See me if your pages are different from the version of the book that most of us have.) Record all of the vivid words in the section. Then, decide two tones that could work for this section. Also, summarize what happened in this scene. Finally, evaluate Zaman's actions. Do you blame him for what he does? Explain. 


Thursday, May 17: 

***The reading schedule has CHANGED!! We read chapter 21 during class today, so part of chapter 22 (through page 287) is due on Thursday. Thursday we will read the rest of chapter 22 in class. Chapter 23 is due on Friday, and chapter 24 is due on Monday. 

1) We read a passage on 281. Who is the Talib official? Is this character static or dynamic? Explain. 

2) We read a longer passage starting on page 288 and ending at the end of the chapter. First, write a response to this scene. What stood out? What is your opinion on the scene? Second, pick out the irony, alliteration, personification, similes, metaphor, repetition (and the effect of the repetition), etc. 

Friday, May 18: 
**Chapter 24 is due on Monday. You may read chapter 25 in class on Monday. 

1) Turn in your "Strengths and Weaknesses" (what you wrote for your research paper). Also, hand in your research paper and rubric. 

2) For the daily work grade, list Amir's injuries as they are described in chapter 23. Explain which injury is most ironic. Summarize Rahim's letter point by point. Describe what is discovered about the orphanage and the Caldwells who were to take Sohrab. Describe Farid and Amir's relationship by the time they say good-bye. 

**Hand in all daily work for this week stapled together. 

3)Read! 


Monday, May 21: 
** See "English II Important Documents" to obtain a copy of the review. 

1) Check in with Ms. Liebl to see if you are exempt from the final exam. 
2) Work on the review. See "English II Important Documents" to obtain a copy of the review. It is entitled "Kite Runner Test Review." 
3) Some classes had time to read and to watch the movie. 

Tuesday, May 22: 
** See "English II Important Documents" to obtain a copy of the review. 
**Return your books!! 
**Your exemption forms that were sent to your parents are due tomorrow. 


1) We read the last passage starting on page 367. Do the following: respond to the ending. Write a paragraph about what you think of the ending. Also, write down examples of personification, similes, metaphors, flashback, and imagery. Take note of the unusual sentence structure on the last two pages. Why are there short, choppy sentences? What are they highlighting and trying to show? 

2) We examined the review super quickly to see if there are any questions. 

3) We watched a bit of the movie. 

Wednesday, May 23: 
**Return your books. 
1) An opportunity to ask questions about the test was given. 
2) We watched The Kite Runner movie.