Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Homework 3/30

Othello 1.3
-keep on the look out for the we vs. they separations

ROAR posts! 1&2

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Homework 3/29

read and notes, Othello 1.2

ROAR posts 1 and 2 for Wednesday

Vocab quiz #9 on Friday

Monday, March 28, 2011

Homework 3/28

-Read and notes: Othello Act 1 Scene 1

-ROAR posts #1 and #2 for Wednesday

-Vocab quiz #9 on Friday

Friday, March 25, 2011

Homework 3/26

-Read p.1082-1089 in the Blue Textbook. It is an introduction to Shakespeare; please take strong notes

online refresher?
Go to: classzone
-select Language Arts/MA then find your book
-select McDougal Littell Literature, Grade 10
-click "online book" at bottom left
-create a "student account"
-use ACTIVATION CODE: 4726324-650 for the book

-posts 1 and 2 are due on Wednesday

-lesson 9 (15 words) on Friday

Monday, March 21, 2011

2011 Long Composition Prompt Contest

Here are your entries to the competition. Students with the closest guess will earn a non-school lunch of their choice.

In literature as in life...

-character trait that helps overcome obstacles
-struggle with honesty
-change of mind
-character that inspires others
-fidelity in a character
-coming of age
-character matuaration
-dual narrative voice [this one will NOT be the question :)]
-foil character
-character that prevents the protagonist from reaching their goals
-emotional journey
-secondary character that affects the main character
-perseverance through difficult situations
-struggles with a new environment
-importance of setting
-symbolic object
-friend to the protagonist
-character makes a drastic change
-downfall that leads to success
-struggle with society
-difficult decision
-coping with guilt
-courage in a character
-moral dilema
-struggles with assimilation
-mood of the story
-racial discrimination

Homework 3/21


Long Composition is tomorrow, bring your dictionary and review the cheat sheets

ROAR posts: post 1 and 2 will be due on Wednesday, March 30. You can still post this week, but will check for two posts on next Wednesday

Vocabulary lesson 7 and 8 on Friday

Reaching Out Socratic Circle on Friday

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

ROAR IV: History

Time for some historical ROAR! Make a selection by Monday, March 14

No biographies, think about reading a history of a topic that interests you.
-math (the history of zero)
-chem (the discovery of an element)
-history (the Doner Party)
-ELA (history of curse words)

Here are some choice selections from past years:

This book is perfect for anyone who has ever touched a joystick or a D-pad. The premise of this book is how each big company or person that has made gaming history, from Nolan Bushnell (founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese), to Shigeru Miyamoto (the man behind Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Yoshi, and Star Fox).

This book was about the war of chocolate. It started off telling about these two men who wanted to pursue a career in creating the best chocolates. The two men were Forrest Mars, and Milton Hershey.

Blue: The History of a Color By Michel Pastoureau
Certain colors were forbidden outside certain social groups. The moral issue was not the actual color, but the product used to create it. This became part of how people distinguished social outcasts. "The crippled, the deformed, lepers, the 'weak bodied,' and those who were 'cretins and funny in the head' were often to wear bright colors" (Pastoureau 91).

Chewing Gum By Michael Redclift
Michael Redclift shows a history of how gum was created. Thomas Adams introduced chicle to the Americans but Wrigley offered baking powder to customers who would buy two packs of gum. He convinced millions of Americans to buy his gum.

As the 1918 season ended it was a significant moment for the Red Sox. Unfortunately, it was the last moment worth mentioning for the next 86 years. That year was full of controversy due to the player strike, threat of government shutting down the season, and the lack of players on rosters.

Beer, spirits, wine, cola, coffee, and tea are six beverages that were each the most influential drinks at particular eras in history. These six beverages form a chain of drinks that were important to many people because they were used for important events.

The book takes you back to when ice cream first came to be, and what an interesting history it is. Marilyn Powell did a great in writing this book. She sure knew how to draw her readers in by intriguing stories, myths, and facts about ice cream.

Chocolate, referred to as "the gods' breakfast" is "just about everyone's drug of choice." In the book Chocolate, Mort Rosenblum describes the history and the processes that make chocolate. Based on history, it is said that one hundred beans of cacao was worth one slave.

The book Can't Stop Won’t Stop was about the hip-hop generation and how it started. Hip Hop was a very popular type of music in the 1979 when it started. It appealed to people because it was a type of music like no other. Hip Hop originated from the Bronx, New York when DJs began isolating the percussion break from funk and disco songs.

In the book the idea of “teenager” was discussed. Amazingly, this word did not always exist. According to Thomas Hine and many other people, teens were invented. "The word was coined during the early 1940's by some anonymous writer or editor to describe an age group that had suddenly become a great interest to marketers and social reformers."

Heroin By Humberto Fernandez
Heroin, the notorious drug known for its addiction and devastation, dates back over 7,000 years ago as the Sumerians made the discovery of opium. One of the main cereal crops that the Sumerians grew was the poppy flower, in which they referred to as "hul gil", or "the plant of joy."

The two men were very alike in physical features, but had different careers. One is an architect, while the other is a killer. Burnham, the architect, was well known for many of his like the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington. H. H. Holmes was at first a doctor who then built a hotel called "World's Fair Hotel” where the guests were brutally murdered.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Homework 3/4

One week left for the research paper!

Tuesday- printed Works Cited
Wednesday- should be at page length requirement (6 or 8)
Friday- Perfectly formatted paper printed by the end of class

Vocab review quiz lesson 1-4 on Wednesday

ROAR proposal due 3/14

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Homework 3/1

March, March, March. Here we go!

It's the final week of term, so get your extra credit done and keep afloat of all assignments.

-Vocab #4 Quiz 3/2
-Modified Annotated Bibliography 3/2
-upload Research Paper rough draft to