Friday, February 28, 2014

Essay Test Today


Today you will use the poems you read yesterday and the organizer you filled out with evidence to write an essay in class. You will be writing it on paper because that will also help you to prepare for the CAHSEE.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Essays due today


TWO book reviews are due on WEDNESDAY March 5th. That is next week.

Comparative Analysis Essays are due TODAY.
I have already given you a progress grade for completion of your essay, but many of them need some work still.

To Do

  1. Open your essay document. 
  2. Add a heading in the upper left corner. Name, Date Period
  3. Give your essay a title, center it, capitalize it correctly.
  4. Be sure your whole essay is left justified, all in the same (easy to read) font, and all the same size (12). 
  5. Trade computers with a partner. Have him/her read and then score your essay.
  6. When you get it back score your own essay. 
  7. Below the rubric write a reflection about your essay. What do you feel you did well and what did you learn from writing this assignment? What would you do differently next time?
Your essay is due today, but you may continue to work on it. I will be grading them this weekend. I start with those that have not been edited recently. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In Conclusion


Last day to work on your essay in class.

Today we have a go at the conclusion.
Click on the picture to see it larger. 
Note: The grading period ends next Friday 3/7. This essay will be a large part of your grade. Also make sure your Writer's notebook is up to date and be sure you have done BOTH your book reviews in Goodreads before 3/5.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Write the Introduction

Let's read.... then write.

The FINAL draft of your paper is due Wednesday.  You should have three paragraphs done already.
Today we are going to try for an introduction.
Click on the Picture to see it larger. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Comparing Poe and Laughton

We read...

I have shared a new document with you in your Google Drive.  It is called "Period, YourName, Comparing Poe and Laughton".

At the top of the document is your essay prompt. Write your essay on the document I shared with you. DO NOT make a copy or I will not see your work.

We will work together today on one of the paragraphs. Tomorrow you will write another. Your completed essay will be due on Wednesday 2/26.

Potential Evidence Poe
Potential Evidence Laughton

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Finding Irony, Mood and Theme in Night of The Hunter

Happy Tuesday,

Now is a good time to get out a book (or get a new one).
Also, turn in your green articulation sheets.

Last week we looked at irony, mood and theme in "The Cask of Amontillado".
This sheet shows your work from that day.

Today you are doing a similar activity for Night of The Hunter.
Work with a partner to find the examples of irony, mood and theme from the film.
Complete the form with your findings.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Gathering evidence

Happy Monday,

Let's read...

We are eventually going to write an essay about "The Cask of Amontillado", but first let's gather some evidence we can use.

Work in a team of two or three to gather the evidence on this form. Be sure to explain your reasoning clearly. I will publish the results for all of you to use when you write your essays.

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Film Version

Happy Friday 

  1. Start with 10 minutes of reading.
  2. Ms. Teixeira will show you a short film version of Cask of Amontillado
  3. Watch closely to see how it is similar to or different from the story board you created yesterday.
  4. You will complete a paragraph (on paper) comparing your storyboard to the film you saw. You will turn this in before you leave.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Flash Storyboard Project

Read while your netbook gets going...

Open: Writer's notebook and the blog

Finish the chart you started in your writer's notebook on Tuesday.

Do not click this link until I tell you to. Seriously.

Work as a group of 2 or 3. Make one copy of the document. Share it among your partners and ME!
Complete ALL SIX scenes today.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Language of Film

We read...

You will be taking some notes in your writer's notebook today. Please get that open.

Today we will be learning about the language of film. If you are absent you must get the notes from me (by requesting an advisory pass) or from another student.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Comparing Characters


Comparing one character to another can help us understand both better. 
Today we will look closely at Montresor and Fortunato while comparing them, so that we may understand their conflict better.

Resources you will need: 
T-chart example (Copy into your writer's notebook.)
Your copy of Cask Of Amontillado (in your Google Drive)

Resources you might need:
Paragraph frame for comparison