Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015 Scribe

  • Review SAT: are there any questions?
  • Discuss sample S/R: let’s take them up a notch: need multiple colored highlighters and pens
  • Outline: where are we struggling?
    • Topic sentences, concluding sentences
    • Lead in
    • Citations
    • Rebuttal
  • Read Act 5:
    • assign roles; act out
    • discuss as going along

HW: SAT 5, S/R Act 4 due tomorrow,  questions, Copy of A Long Way Gone

Today in class we proposed any questions we had about summary responses. We read sample Othello summary responses. With these samples, we highlighted the important components such as topic sentences, rebuttals, claims and more. Our homework is to finish the summary responses for Othello Act 4, finish our SAT Lesson 5 exercises and grab a copy of A Long Way Gone.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Scribe- 9/29/15- English 9H

Today in class we watched more of Act 4, and took a group quiz on act 4. We also wrote quotes on Act 4 that related to each of the words on the posters around the room.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

September 24, 2015 Scribe

Today in class we met in the forum to discuss dour high school careers with the guidance councilors. They covered many different aspects of our high school life. We learned how to average our GPA and how many credits we need in each school category. We learned about different aspects colleges require for students wanting to attend a certain college. We then asked any questions we had that regarded anything with graduating and coarse credits. All of the information we learned today can be found on the Arapahoe web page.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Scribe September 23, 2015

Today in class, we did our wonderful Othello performances. First we met with our groups to gather all our materials and set up.  Then, we performed and turned in the rubric, questions, and script.  We then watched Act 3.

Our homework

  1. All redos and incompletes are due in class on Friday
  2. SAT exercises due on Friday
Make sure tomorrow we meet in the forum!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Scribe: September 22, 2015

HOMEWORK: Work ahead on SAT 4 exercises, turn in rubric, turn in annotated copy of scene-printed out, performances. All redos due by Friday before class; incompletes will turn to zeros.

What we did in class today:

  • Watch Act 3
  • Quotes on posters
  • Act 3 Quiz
  • Performances tomorrow

Friday, September 18, 2015

Scribe 09-18-2015 (Zach C Block 5)

HW: Reader's Theatre Work; turn in rubric, turn in annotated copy of scene - printed (Monday), Performances (Tuesday), S/R 3 due by Sunday morning, all redos due by next Friday (all incomplete turn to 0).


Progress grades were added to Infinite Campus; keep in mind they are only PROGRESS grades, and the goal is to keep them moving up to the end of the semester. They will be replaced every six weeks,.

1 = 13?
2 = 15
3 = 17
4 = 19/20

Vocab quiz. Contact Smith to make up.

Work time on Reader's Theatre.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Scribe~ September 17, 2015

Homework: SAT 3 Due tomorrow, SAT quiz, S/R 3 Act 2, Reader's theater work
Goals~ get started with Reader's Theater and review Act 2 for Othello

  • Students get quizzes passed back
  • Reader's theater is handed out
  • Groups are assigned
  • Work time for S/R
  • 8th graders shadow

Scribe - September 17, 2015 (Block 5 Zach C)

HW: SAT 3 (Due Tomorrow), S/R 3 on Act 2 (Due Tomorrow), Reader’s Theatre (Monday?)

  • Goal is to put it in a different context + perspective.
    • Turn in script early
    • Read through parts before, rehearse twice
    • Be prepared, know what you need to do.
    • Act what you should be doing, stay in character.
    • Rubric attached at end of guidelines above.

After: Work time on Reader’s Theatre and S/R

Scribe - September 16, 2015

Today in class we:

1. Changed our Self Assessment numbers
2. Watched Othello Act 2
3. Took the quiz on Act 2

S/R act 2 Due Friday - We will have half of the class to work on Thursday
Vocab 3 Test Friday - We will be given one of the 3 components

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Scribe- September 15, 2015 (Allie!)

September 15, 2015
English scribe period 5


Things we did:

  • Today we had a talk about our self assessments yesterday. Smith was impressed! She reminded us to look at the rubric while doing it and that if we didn't have every piece of the "3" category, we were a 1/2. 

  • We talked about ways to feel more in control of summary response writing. Smith said it would be a good idea to come in during off hours and discuss feedback in order to get a better grade. She talked about the importance of coming in and self-advocating. 

  • We talked about being overwhelmed and Smith said that our classroom was a safe space and if we're feeling crazy overwhelmed, just say so. Also, no question is stupid.

  • Smith said to watch the Seinfeld episode "The Airing of Grievances."

  •  We read Othello Act 2 Scene 3

       1. Re-evaluate your self-assessment based off the rubrics, which can be accessed in your google drive

       2. Othello S/R act 2 due thurs/fri

September 15, 2015 Scribe

Today we started class by discussing how we can help become more in control of our learning. One idea we discussed was scheduling an appointment with Smith about questions or concerns you have with assignments we are doing in class. You can meet with her if you have any questions regarding anything that happens in the class. If you need to schedule a meeting, you can find Smith's planner in her backpack and schedule it, or you can email her. Another thing you can do if you are to busy before or after school and you don't share a common off hour, you can schedule a time with Smith to Skype and discuss any questions. Also bring up questions in class by simply raising your hand. We also went over our self assessments we completed yesterday. After that, we continued reading Act 2 Scene 3 in "Othello". We will start our Summary Responses in class tomorrow.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Scribe: September 14, 2015

Homework: S/R #3, SAT Lesson 3 ( Do problems 1-4, and 5, skip #6, conferences, take notes on Othello pages read today 
  1. SAT lesson 3 terms were covered and defined
  2. students reflected on their 6 week goals (link on Smith's website) Where are you at with your goals and mastery categories? 
  3. SAT work time
  4. Othello Act 2.2 and 2.3 was read aloud and acted out in class

Scribe 9/14/15

-We went over Sat 3 words today, test is on Friday. (Find on page 37-38 of book)
-Do exercise 1-4, skip Exercise 5 Writing but complete Exercise 5 Improving Paragraphs for homework.

-Smith passed out our graphs for Self Evaluation
-Reflected on goals and growth-according to 4 learning targets, where are you at?
-Make a new google doc in your Self Evaluation folder, name it Your Name, 6 Week Reflection.
-Go to Smith’s website, on her slides for today, there is a slide called Learning Reflection. Use this slide to fill out your 6 Week Reflection.
-Smith recommended making a table for Three Areas of Mastery

-Reading Act 2 of Othello (pgs 81-83)
-Homework: Read the pages we read in class and take notes. Prepare for test on Act 2.
S/R of Act 2 due Wednesday or Thursday.

Scribe 9/11/15

  • Scribe
  • SAT 2 quiz and collect exercises
  • Map S/R 1 and S/R 2 on graph
  • Reading of Act 2:
ask questions
make connections: text, self, world
connect to essential question
  • HW: conference, Redo: post sticky note on grade sheet, S/R of act 2
In Smith's class on this day, we reviewed a new rubric and charted our progress on our graphs, acted out Othello Act 2, and tested our knowledge of SAT words with a test. On our graphs, we showed our progress with our first and second summary responses.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Scribe 9/11/2015

Scribe 9/11/2015



-For any redos make sure to put a sticky note on Smith's grade sheet to let her know.

-Begin S/R of Act 2

-Reread Act 2/take notes

Overview of Class:

-Turned in SAT 2 exercises

-Smith handed our graphs out to us and gave us to more sheets to staple to it; argumentative writing and verbal communications.

-We graphed on the argumentative writing the two summary responses we have done.

-After finishing graphing, we took SAT quiz 2.

-Acted out 2.1 from Othello.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Scribe: September 10, 2015

In Class:
  • In class today we worked on Summary Response 2
  • We reviewed SAT 2
  • If time, we closely read Act 2 of Othello
  • Make sure to go to your conference
  • SAT 2 exercises due tomorrow
  • SAT 2 quiz tomorrow
    • You are given the definition
    • You have to know the word and the part of speech
  • Summary Response 2 posted on your blog by class tomorrow
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Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Today in class we wrote on the giant posters in the back of the room, usin quotes to fit each word from the book Othello. We then watched Act 1 scene 2 and 3 of Othello. The rest of class we worked on our S/R's on Othello that is due at the end of class Tomorrow. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Scribe 9/8/2015

Scribe 9/8/2015


-Conference - Don't Forget!

-SAT exercises lesson 2 - due Friday

-Summary/Response on Othello with partner - due by end of class Thursday

-Redo Bully Summary/Response(for some people check your blog to see)

-Quiz on SAT words - Friday

Overview of Class:

-Went over the words on SAT lesson 2. Definition, Part of Speech, Used in a Sentence, Synonyms/Antonyms.

-Checked our Summary Responses to Bully on our blogs. Some need to be redone.

-Reviewed Rebuttal Progression

-Examined proper format for a quotation. Make sure your PUNCTUATION is correct. Example:
Ja'Meya in Bully said she could not take it anymore, "I tried to tell someone but it just got worse" (Hirsch).

-Took quiz on Act 1 of Othello

Friday, September 4, 2015

Scribe SP 9/4

Homework: Conference, reread act 1: take notes; act 1 S/R outline; quiz on Act 1
  • Do S/R outline with a partner, work on it over the weekend (optional)
    • Ideas - treatment of women as property, revenge, betrayal
  • Work on SAT Lesson 2 (optional)
    • Due next Friday, Printed (with quiz)
We took our SAT Lesson 1 vocabulary test
Acted out the Othello Act 1 scenes 2-3
Added to the revenge, power, honesty, betrayal, jealousy, prejudice, anger, racism, power of words, and gender posters.

Scribe: 9-2-2015 SAT quiz tomorrow. Smith is looking for knowledge of the words, definition, and part of speech. Memorizing each word is highly recommended Othello notes: Iago is working with Rodengo Iago wants to be the 1st lieutenant and Roderigo is in love with Desdemona. Othello is secretly married to Desdemona Iago is now the ensign/ ancient Brabantio(the senator) is Desdemona’s father Cassio is the 1st lieutenant Othello is colored and dishonored the senator’s family. When Othello and Desdemona’s marriage is discovered, they are described as animals. Referred to as animals. Iago and Roderigo shout to Brabantio to tell him that his daughter is secretly married. They referred to Othello and Desdemona as animals. The story made it seem like Othello had “stolen” Desdemona’s virginity. Had students act out/ read out the script

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Scribe September 2, 2015 Fuller

Scribe: 9-1-2015 Mr. Rosenberg was our substitute today Reviewed our vocabulary from Power Plus vocabulary book Background on Othello Shakespeare is uses a different language and tone compared to today. Changes the basic sentence structure Be mindful of when the book/play was written Watched the opening scenes of Othello two different videos- older version and more modern version Notes: the language pronunciation is much different than modern english, grammar is very “proper” sounding, and the tone in which they talk in. Othello married the senator's daughter and the senator is not happy Read act one in Othello- act one scene one for homework

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

E9H scribe September 1, 2015

Checked out Othello (see Mrs. Smith if you missed class)
might need your student id to check out a book

after we checked out Othello we worked on our summaries and responses
indicate and work with partner in post
if you finish you can post it on your blog
Summary Response Outline

  • Topic sentence: title, author, strong verb, main idea
    • Bully, by Lee Hirsch, demonstrates the harsh reality of what occurs in a bullied child’s life, like the constant and endless harassment, a loss of feelings, and even a choice to take one's life.

Supporting ideas and explanations to prove main ideas
    • Bullying can be change lives for the worst, or end them.
      • In the Documentary, 7 different victims of bullying, 2 of them had taken their own lives and several others had tried and failed at taking theirs
    • Bullies constantly physically, mentally and emotionally abuse their victims for any reason they choose.
    • Some people are bullied so much that they assume that they never have been bullied and accepted it as their life

  • Topic sentence: title, author, strong verb, agree/disagree (correctly portrays/ incorrectly portrays) because ___________ .
      • In Bully, by Lee Hirsch, acknowledges the awful physical, mental, and emotional aggression and correctly portrays how horrible and deadly is/can be.
  • Claim 1:
    • Set-up In smaller and schools, the bullying epidemic is fatal. Kids are bullied so badly that they have killed themselves because of how severe the abuse became.
    • Evidence: Lead-in  “ quotation” (  I, iii, 233-236  ) Ty Field, age 11, made the decision to take his own life. The superintendent said, “There is no indication that bullying was a factor”, while Ty’s friends stated that it was the entire reason.
    • Explanation of quotation to prove claim
  • Counterclaim 1: However, in the documentary, it was stated that bullying is everywhere all over the world and at one point, everyone has been bullied.
    • Set-up This statement is somewhat of an exaggeration. Bullying is not as common as it seems in many places. Although some places suffer from extremely severe bullying epidemics, other places have either very minor bullying or none at all.
    • Evidence: Lead-in  “ quotation” (“Bible Belt Oklahoma,” has to endure locker signs saying “Faggots aren’t welcome here.”)
    • Explanation of quotation to prove counterclaim
  • What are the strengths/ flaws of this argument?
  • Concluding sentence: restate main idea
Although there are some overstatements, Bully very accurately shows the harsh nature of bullying and abuse that modern children have to go through every day.