Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Humanities: Work, Work, Work

Monday and Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving break are all about the work.  We've put a lot on the plate -- though in bite sized chunks -- and here are two class periods to accomplish goals.

Tuesday we introduced Roots 6.  This is a big deal because it is a reset. You need only know these ten roots for the next quiz.  That quiz will happen on Thursday, December 5.

Today we will do a couple of activities designed to help you come up with alternative ways of demonstrating understanding of roots other than word maps.

And here's pics of them!


Closing Argument: Due Friday, December 6
Photo Essay/Story Corps: Due Tuesday, December 10
Blogs: Get caught up!  Should be 12 posts as of Nov 22; be sure to make connections to others and to do the req'd posts for each week.

AP Lit: Hamlet & More . . . ?

Today we start with a couple of key questions that will determine our next steps in the day.

Before lunch, though, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.  We will read aloud and dissect and analyze and consider.  It shall be glorious.

Post the time of the lunch eating, well, we shall see.  We shall be spending some time in the inspiration corner, ideating and brainstorming.  That's for certain.  The rest of the time is largely dependent upon the answers to questions that yet to be asked as I write these lines.

Blog: NONE!  Take the week to catch up on past entries or just plain chill.  And if you want to blog, I will read it!  Blogs continue to be a source of inspiration for me.  So much good stuff.  If you haven't read through your classmates' thoughts yet, do so post haste!

Synthesis Essay 2: Due Tuesday, November 26th.  Google Drive that sucker.

Hamlet:  We will pause until we have read in class up to where we have read outside of class.  We will be calibrated when we are back from Turkey Day.

PACE: Repetition Rhyme & Unpacking Standards

Here's some pics of what we did in class on Tuesday the 26th.