Friday, February 23, 2018

Compare your storyboard to the film

Goal: Comparing the film version of Cask of Amontillado to the story board you made.

Agenda: 
Read
Student Survey
Comparative paragraph

Student Survey: 
Some PLHS students are interested in your experience. They would appreciate you completing their anonymous survey. Click HERE to help them with their research.

Comparing your storyboard to the film: 

  • Yesterday you watched the film version of Cask of Amontillado. 
  • Open your English Journal. 
  • Write a compare contrast paragraph about the film and the storyboard you made. 
  • Here is the PROMPT for your compare contrast paragraph. 
Reminders: 
  • Today is the last day to post your #7 book review for full credit. You can still post it later, but your score will be a little lower. 
  • Return your class choice cards, signed. 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Watching "Cask of Amontillado"


Goal: Understanding "Cask of Amontillado" even better by watching a film version.

Agenda:
Read
Watching "Cask of Amontillado"

Watching "Cask of Amontillado"

  • There is a pretty good film version that might help some of you with comprehension.
  • Watch how the filmmakers create mood with the setting, lighting, and dramatic music.
  • Take notes in your English Journal. 
  • How is the film we watched similar or different from your storyboard? 

Reminders: 

  • Keep reading. You should be on book #8. Which reading challenge are you working on? 
  • Don't forget to post your review on book #7 HERE.  (Do it by Friday for full credit.)
  • Return your class choices card, signed. 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Book Reviews, Reading Progress, Yearbook Questions, and Storyboards

Goals: Spoken book reviews.

Agenda (Wow we have a lot to on our plate today.)
Read
Reading progress update
Review of Book #7
Yearbook Questions
Work on storyboards

1. Reading Progress Update:
  • Complete the READING PROGRESS FORM about your current book, which should be #7 or #8. Update the list in your planner too. 
2. Review of Book #7:  I told you for your review of #7 you would be talking about your book. 
  • Tell us about the book you read for #7. Including the title. 
  • Be sure to say what the book was about, how it challenged you, and who you think would like it. 
  • Avoid major spoilers, but include your thoughts about the message the author was sending.  
  • It's great to include your opinion, but save that for the end.
  • You may want to write down some notes before you start. 
  • You have 90 seconds. (You don't need to say your name.)
  • Click HERE and record your review. You have 90 seconds. 
  • Click the + button to start. 
  • These videos are moderated, so a teacher will review your work before it goes live on the grid. 
3. Yearbook Questions: 
The yearbook staff wants to know more about YOU! Click HERE and answer their questions. 

4. Work on Storyboards: 
yesterday you started working on a storyboard for Cask of Amontillado. Keep working on that. Finish by tomorrow. 




Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Storyboards for Cask of Amontillado

Agenda:
Read
Review language of film
Storyboard project

Return your class choice cards: 
You know the green ones that you got signed. Turn those in.

Read:
You should be done with book #7 today. Be prepared to talk about it tomorrow. If you can bring the book to class tomorrow that will really help you too.

Review Language of Film:
Open your English Journal
Last week we began looking at some of the symbolic things filmmakers do in their creations.
We will finish those notes today.

Storyboard: 
Before making a film directors do something called storyboarding.
This means they plan out what will be in each shot of their film.
You are going to make a partial storyboard for "Cask of Amontillado."
I have paper copies if you prefer. OR you can get the digital version HERE.
Finish your storyboard by Thursday.

Reminders:
Keep reading.
Return you choice card asap.
Keep working on your storyboard.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

In order to create a more informed and educated citizenry

Goal: Understanding what the 2nd amendment is and how it impacts our lives.

Agenda: 
Read
Investigate
Write

Note: I can't teach "normal" curriculum today and pretend that 17 students just like you were not murdered yesterday in a school just like ours. We need to know more. We need to do more.

The 2nd Amendment to to Constitution of the United States says that:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Learn more:

  • These materials are provided via a district resource of pro/con issues.
  • Read more HERE.  (Note, you may have trouble accessing these resources from off campus because they are provided through a district resource. I'll share the password you need in a Google Classroom announcement.) 
  • Read something from "viewpoint 1" and something from "viewpoint 2"
  • The goal is to make yourself more informed about these issues.

Respond:
In your English Journal write about what you just read. Include the title of the articles you read and include your thoughts about the viewpoints you read.

Reminders: 
Read this weekend.
Return the card the counselors gave you yesterday. Get it signed.
Do something fun.