Thursday, November 16, 2017

Daily Agenda: Thursday, November 16

  • Bingo board - teach your classmates about your deep reading and research on The Boys Who Challenged Hitler.
  • Kahoot on word roots in, sub, pro, ob, con/com, ob, ex, im and related new vocabulary words: obsequious, insidious, subversive, infamy, propaganda, infallible, and imperious.
  • Upload your reading + research doc to Google classroom.
  • Talk with your book club to create a reading assignment for tonight.
  • Long Block: Revise six sentences due on Tuesday using new vocabulary and send Ms. H. an e-mail by the end of the period for a rescore.

HW Eng: Read the pages your book club was assigned + bring choice book to class tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Daily Agenda: Wednesday, November 15

Wednesday 11/15

Today, you are going to become the authority on your allusion or reference in The Boys Who Challenged Hitler.

  • Take time to make a list of where you found the allusion or important reference/concept as you read; read a website or two.
  • Learn new vocab: implicit+explicit
  • EX - often means out or more.  Examples of EX words include extravagant, extreme, exciting, example, exit, external, exude, exile, and extinct.  
  • IM - often means in or less.  Examples of IM words include impress, implode, imply, imperious, important.  
  • Explicit meaning: Something that is stated “right there” in a text.  An explicit example of bicycles meaning freedom is when the boys cut down German telephone lines by bike in Chapter Two.
  • Implicit meaning: Something that is hidden but related and implied by a pattern.  An implicit instance of bicycles mean freedom is when Hoose writes about Edvard Pedersen pinning a swastika to his car.  The car, the tank, and the truck are metaphors for oppression, but the bike represents fighting for freedom.  Finding implicit meaning is a huge part of becoming a deeper reader.
  • With a partner, help each other find authoritative implicit + explicit examples in chapters 1-4.

Use this template to write up your reading notes:
Create a google doc in the folder called The Boys Who Challenged Hitler.  The title of your google doc is your allusion or reference.  

Website notes: In complete sentences, write about what you learned.  Give the source(s).

(Put the page number of an example/examples from Chapter 1 here) Write the example in complete sentences.  State whether the example is explicit or implicit.

(Put the page number of an example/examples from Chapter 2 here) Write the example in complete sentences.  State whether the example is explicit or implicit.

(Put the page number of an example/examples from Chapter 3 here) Write the example in complete sentences.  State whether the example is explicit or implicit.

(Put the page number of an example/examples from Chapter 4 here) Write the example in complete sentences.  State whether the example is explicit or implicit.

HW Eng: Write up your reading notes on your allusion or reference to an important aspect of the book using the template explained in class and found on the blog.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Daily Agenda: Tuesday, November 14

Vocabulary Development
  • Review and add words to the IN tree
  • Kahoot on OB, PRO, IN, COM/CON, and SUB
  • Check and give feedback on vocabulary either in person or online; you should check out your grade on PowerSchool.
  • Begin this activity in closer reading today, finish tomorrow

HW Eng: Read Chapters 3 ("The Churchill Club") and 4 ("Learning to Breathe") in The Boys Who Challenged Hitler.  These chapters are on pages 25-43.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Daily Agenda: Monday, November 13

Do Now: In the first five minutes of class, you are expected to complete the following writing and reading:
  1. Go to the choice reading folder and title a new doc “quarter 2 book questions”
  2. Walk the gallery of genre posters and literary questions we created last quarter
  3. In that document titled “quarter 2 book questions” write three or more questions you would like to ask your partner or group members about your quarter 2 choice book, which you started reading on thursday.  You may use some of the questions from the posters or you may create your own questions that relate well to your book.
  4. Show Ms. Hodgens your questions for credit and feedback. Some exemplar questions on The Book Thief are here.


Participate in the first book club and score yourself out of 3 points for on task participation as you answer the questions you and your group members created. See pictures from our end-of-quarter-one-day celebration of reading. Some books getting especially high reviews already are Masterminds, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Chains.


Create, brainstorm, and learn about IN words as we create a vocabulary tree. Star the following six words, which give more insight as we read The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: intervene, incense, innocuous, indifferent, integrity, and indubitably. The definitions on a sample vocabulary tree are here.


HW Eng:
1) Create a folder called "The Boys Who Challenged Hitler" and a document within that folder called "Vocab 1." You can make a copy of this document here.

2) Review and read 1-23 of The Boys Who Challenged Hitler and write an accurate sentence about events on 1-23 using six chosen IN words (intervene, incense, innocuous, indifferent, integrity, and indubitably).  Sentences should be written alone.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Daily Agenda: Wednesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 9

Welcome to quarter two and two new books ~

Wednesday:
  1. The Boys Who Challenged Hitler
    1. Begin reading this new whole class book as you check out a copy, review your debate prep materials with Ms. Hodgens, and return quarter one choice books.
  2. Your new choice book  - our approach will be book groups.
    1. Begin looking at book choices, with the list of our quarter two options.  If you are interested in reading a book that is off the list, please ask Ms. Hodgens about it.
    2. Read up on the books that interest you at the Harvard Public Library website.
    3. Start making a list of the five books that interest you the most, and talk with potential book club friends.
    4. The book groups will be 2-4 people in a section.
  3. Return choice book reviews from your quarter one choice book tomorrow.  Save this rubric in your binder.


Announcement about Returning Quarter One Choice Books~
  1. Tomorrow, please bring any choice books you have finished back to class.  
  2. These books include titles from the classroom, Bromfield, and Harvard Public libraries.
  3. If you checked out a number of HPL books and are making your way through them, which I know many people did, please see a librarian tomorrow to renew them.   G and A period students, if you would like to renew a book, please see me tomorrow in the classroom, and I will help you renew online.  


HW Eng: 1. Think about the book you and your group want to read, and finish writing your list of the five books that interest you most, using the list and HPL website, linked on the blog.  
2. Please bring any choice books you have finished, from the classroom, Bromfield, or Harvard Public libraries.

3. Read and review the choice book review you received back today on your second major review of the year, and, as noted above, make sure to save it in your binder.  

Thursday:
Go to the Harvard Public Library to check out new books with your book club and begin reading.
HW Eng: NONE!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Daily Agenda: Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3

Friday: Debate Day.

HW Eng: Bring all of your debate prep materials to pass in on Monday with the grid of 10 points.

Thursday: Prepare for tomorrow’s debate

  • Choose how to help and lead as your team prepares for the debate
  • You will earn an excellent preparation grade on the debate rubric by preparing productively all throughout class today, with the writing + reading + speaking activities on the back board, found here.
  • By the end of class, you will have completed many of the activities you chose and will finish them up for HW, with a total of 10 or more points achieved.
  • Most importantly, by the end of class today, each team will be ready to start the debate at the beginning of class tomorrow.

HW Eng: Today is debate prep, and tomorrow is the debate.  By the end of class, you will have completed many of the activities you chose and will finish them up for HW, with a total of 10 or more points achieved.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Daily Agenda: Tuesday, October 31 and Wednesday, November 1

Tuesday
Halloween Choices Day Activity is here

Wednesday
Do Now:
Start a new folder in English called debate.  Over the next three days, we will be preparing and participating in a debate on cell phones.


For now, please start a document with your table partner in Debate called Cell Phone Observations. Together, please write 8-10 observations written in complete sentences about the way people use cell phones and related technology in public.


Please come over to me and show me your work; I will return your self-graded rubric from our first incredible debate, on Kino.


The agenda is to prepare for cell phones in public debate
  • Introduce the debate resolution: Should looking at your cell phone while crossing the street be illegal? Or should the government combat distracted walking and protect pedestrians through other means?
  • Return self-graded rubrics, which were entered on PowerSchool. We will use the same rubric again this time around, and I will grade you.
  • Read a New York Times article in tandem with the debate resolution
  • Discuss with your group or table partner, as you start a google doc for your side in the debate.
  • Determine research focus for your paragraph writing tonight.


HW Eng: Write a paragraph or more on your groups google doc on a particular focus area or aspect of your argument.  This is preparation for the debate, and additional research or appeals from experience are really persuasive.