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