MR. CARSWELL'S ELA PAGE

  • Video #4- Farewell Encouragement Video! Thank you students and parents!!!

    FAREWELL FOR SUMMER VIDEO-THANK YOU!

     

     

    FINAL DAY SCHEDULE FOR GRADING (MONDAY 6/1/20)

    We've not had any new assignments for almost two weeks, except the final which was posted on Monday evening 5/25/2020, students that waited until the last minute to finish assignments, some over 45 days old, will need to understand that I must review, grade, read most assignments. NO GRADES ARE POSTED AUTOMATICALLY (Commonlit IS NOT CONNECTED TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM...YOU WERE INSTRUCTED TO JOIN USING YOUR STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNT). 

    Here is my grading "sweep":

    Quill- 6-8am

    E-mail review- 8-9:30

    Commonlit- 9:45-11:00

    CALL RESIDENCES (BLOCKED) TO GET PACKET ANSWERS 11:00-12:30

    Google Classroom (All TEST/PROJECT grades) 1:00-3:00 (essays take 20 to 30 minutes if not planned)

    FINAL SWEEP (in sequential order as above) 3:00 to 5:00

    Grades Posted 5:00 - 6:30  THEN DINNER! YAHOO YOU ARE DONE!!!

    THANK YOU TO EACH AND EVERY STUDENT THAT KEPT UP WELL...100 Bonus points were awarded in 5 and 10 point increments! I Have more As and Bs than you've earned all year- WAY TO GO!!!

     

     

     

     

    FINAL WEEK OF SCHOOL! 5-25 through 6-1-2020 (Please review my web page for information and codes!)  ENGLISH GRADES CLOSE MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2020

    -COMMONLIT.ORG -THERE ARE FIVE ASSIGNMENTS.

    -QUILL.ORG- THERE ARE FIVE ASSIGNMENTS

    -GOOGLE CLASSROOM- THERE ARE FOUR TEST/PROJECT ASSIGNMENTS!!! YOUR FINAL IS HERE, IF YHOU DO NOT PUT YOUR E-MAIL AND NAME IT IS A 2PT. DEDUCTION!! ALSO, IF YOU TAKE THE TEST TWICE THERE IS A 2 POINT DEDUCTION ON YOUR LOWEST SCORE!!!

    1. April Test 

    2. "Gutenberg we knew..." mini-project   

    3. Essay on MY VIDEO #3 (on this web page) ESPINOGE!   

    4. FINAL EXAM

    *****Student should first know the CommonLit code for the class they want to be registered in (SEE BELOW). Students should then go to www.commonlit.org/enroll and enter the code, using their STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNT (This is important).

    9th Grade English I

    Period 1- YELLOW       DBKP7G                  

     

    Period 2- RED      B79PDV

     

    Period 3- TEAL             VD9J76                 

     

    Period 6- ORANGE      KZJ6GP    

    PLEASE CLICK ON THE "ASSIGNMENT" PAGE NOW FOR SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS AND ACTIVITIES. Remember which period you have my class, that will make sure you are populated with the correct class. I have added color codes to help in this required step. I know you will each rise to the occasion and too, be successful!

     

    READING PLUS STUDENTS   PERIOD 5-GREEN     KZJ6PP     (NEW, we will have a few assignments via this platform, virtually all other will be onthe Reading Plus Program)

     

    FINAL WEEK OF SCHOOL! 5-25 through 6-1-2020 (Please review my web page for information and codes!)

    A message of encouragement for my parents...it is difficult to simply "stand by" as our children make unwise choices, but they do need to grow up and we do not want to make them weak, because then we, as parents, would have to bear some of the guilt...and we should not!

    "Admonishment is high-octane encouragement. The word literally means "putting in mind." To admonish is to deposit truth into a person's thoughts. It may take the form of discipline, encouragement, or affirmation. It may be commendation or correction. Above all, admonishment is truth spoken into difficult circumstances. It inserts the chlorine tablet of veracity into the algae of difficulty." Max Lucado in "How Happiness Happens"

    Memorial Day 5-25-2020- A day to honor those that dies so that our country could have the greatest freedom in the world! (I will be working since far too many seniors have not completed their assignments)

    ENGLISH I EXAM POSTED MONDAY EVENING ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM- DUE FRIDAY 5-29-20. PLEASE HAVE ALL WORK FINISHED BY FRIDAY IN CASE YOU NEED TO REDO SOMETHING OR HAVE SOME 'SITUATION" on MONDAY! Grades are being posted at 3:40 on June 1, 2020. No new assignments except the final!

    TUESDAY MAY 26, 2020 Graduating Seniors last day of school! CONGRATULATIONS!  FINAL EXAM ON COMMONLIT.ORG

    Congratulations, We Did It!! » Pyranha Blog 

    5-18 through 5-22-2020

    *ENGLISH IV FINAL EXAM ON POSTED TODAY ON COMMONLIT.ORG- announcement on GOOGLE CLASSROOM (Seniors) 5-25-2020 is the MONDAY DEADLINE (YAHOO...right!!! You can do this!!!) ALL WORK FOR THE QUARTER MUST BE FINISHED BY 5-26-2020 if you are participating in graduation in JUNE! (YAHOO AGAIN!)

    *English I- New CommonLit assignment due Friday (Poetry) watch the two videos first, they will also help on your final next week. 

    ENGLISH I (Freshmen) FINAL POSTED BY TUESDAY  5-26-2020 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL MONDAY JUNE 1, 2020! ALL WORK NEEDS TO BE SUBMITTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

    *5th BLOCK- FINAL WEEK TO finish DASHBOARD 18-24! FINAL ASSESSMENT FOR CLASS IS THIS WEEK'S DASHBOARD- TEST GRADE!!! FINISH ALL READING AND VOCABULARY. SCORES WILL BE AVERAGED!

    Every ADDITIONAL four (4) reading assignments you complete, scoring a 70 or more, will substitute each zero (0) with a "C". If you are failing this is the time to get busy!!!

    Textbook/Chromebook Return Procedures

     

    Senior Returns – May 27th & 28th (1:00-3:00)

    Underclassmen Returns – June 2nd & 3rd (2:00-4:00)

     

    1. Returns will take place in front of the gymnasium, utilizing student parking lot
    2. Three stations will be set up: textbooks, chrome books, library books
      1. Textbook returns will be scanned in through Destiny via laptop
      2. Chromebook serial numbers will be cross-referenced with signed parental consent form
      3. Library books will be scanned in via laptop
    3. All textbooks, chrome books, and library books will be taken into the gym via staff members
      1. Items will remain there for 2 weeks
    4. Textbooks will be stacked in the gym by course/content area

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    5-11 through 5-15-2020 click on the two videos (underlined and in purple) and watch, keep a sheet of paper to take notes!

    POETRY- The Basics of Poetry 4 minutes...take notes!

    HOW TO UNDERSTAND POETRY Love what you love...Breaking down a poem EASILY! 6 minutes...the video that follows will give you instructions on writing a poem!

    ENGLISH I- Please finish Quill assignments and Commonlit.org assignments. FINAL EXAM IN TWO WEEKS

    ENGLISH IV- FINAL EXAM ON THURSDAY 5-21-2020

    Please finish Commonlit, Google Classroom and Quill Assignments!

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    5-4 through 5-8-2020 New Video on Thursday and Commonlit.org assignment!

    COVID 19 Video (9+ min) COVID 19 VID This will help in FINAL EXAM...think about taking some notes!

    Quill difficulties on final one? Resolved on Friday! 

     Important upcoming calendar dates:

    o   May 18 – student enrollment for the next school year begins by appointment only.  Students can also start retrieving items from their classrooms by appointment only.

    o   May 26 – last day for seniors

    o   June 1 – last day for students.  The school year was extended to make up days missed due to COVID-19. This extension meets state requirements for 900 hours of instruction annually.

    o   June 3 – Chromebook and textbook returns begin.  More details on these plans are forthcoming.

    QUILL CODES- Please DO NOT just create a new account unless you e-mail me, otherwise  of you will lose ALL your work for 4th Quarter. If you are NEW or failed to create an account, or remember your created password (remember, I asked you to use your student e-mail and your student ID number as a password) please use the codes AND your student e-mail account to create a new account: 

    YELLOW- 1st Period    draw-trees

    RED- 2nd Period     cheese-pets

     

    TEAL- 3rd Period    piece-target

    PURPLE- 4th Block   worker-life

    GREEN- 5th Block     brain-access

     

    ORANGE-6th Period    quilt-beds

     

     

    * TRY CHROME FOR INTERNET ACCESS...some programs, like Quill.org ONLY RUN PROPERLY ON CHROME!

    Less than 10 minutes of instruction for writing an essay, take notes for future quiz: ESSAY (she screams) DO NOT USE THIS AS YOUR PROMPT...SCROLL DOWN FURTHER- 

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    4-27 through 5-1-2020 New Assignment in COMMONLIT.org #3, Essay due Wednesday 4-29 (based on video #3 prompt) and Quill packet Due. ALL PROGRESS REPORT GRADES IN BY 4-30-2020! Please go back to the text with Commonlit.org, I had a score of "8" and one of "100"...if you chose not to go back to the text you will risk a low grade!


    4-20 through 4-24-20 PROGRESS REPORTS COMING! No new assignments this week-time to complete, read and/or view all activities to complete. CHECK SKYWARD FOR activities that have been graded/are being graded for English I and English IV -5th Period should be on Reading Plus which is on your student dashboard, complete your dashboard weekly.



    PLEASE BE HONEST WITH YOUR PARENTS! I have a few students that HAVE NOT been doing their work but playing on the internet and misrepresenting the truth to their parents...BEWARE- it isn't worth the hassle and this is a GREAT chance to develop your independence, maturity and self-direction, skills and characteristics that WILL help you have a great life!

     

    Mr. Carswell's VIDEO #3- Writing Assignment DUE 4/29/2020: ESPIONAGE

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     4/6 through 4/17/2020 GOOD MORNING, or afternoon if that fits your schedule! TEST ONLINE GC 4-14-2020

    OLDER ITEMS WILL NOW BE CONDENSED WITH MORE RECENT OR IMPORTANT ITEMS IN LARGER, BOLDER PRINT! PLEASE READ AND REREAD BEFORE ASKING SOMEONE TO THINK FOR YOU!

    Mr. Carswell's VIDEO #3- Writing Assignment DUE 4/29/2020: ESPIONAGE

    Details on Google Classroom and submissions at that site!

     DISCOVER MESSAGE BELOW! 4-17-20

    Following directions is very, very important in not only your classes, but LIFE! It could save your life in many situations. If you chose not to sign up with your STUDENT E-MAIL for Google Clasroom then you may not have access to certain things, like the TEST! This was a protective feature that I am lifting for the next few hours. PLEASE REREAD ALL INSTRUCTIONS...it WILL help your grade and one day, may save your life:

    Remember:

    PLEASE JOIN GOOGLE CLASSROOM, COMMONLIT.org  WITH YOUR NAME, USING YOUR STUDENT E-MAIL AND YOUR PROPER NAME AS APPEARS IN MY GRADE BOOK: CASE SENSITIVE  SCROLL DOWN FOR CODES AND CLASSROOMLIT.org! updated 4-21-2020

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     4-14-2020 TEST DAY!

    SCAMMER ARTICLE FROM GOOGLE CLASSROOM: SCAMMER embedded link, just click)

    YIKES!!! The answers are IN THE TEXT/VIDEO and I should not be seeing scores in the 40s...guessing will not help you pass this quarter. This test is "OPEN BOOK" and failure to go back and reread/re-view is simply unexplainable! PLEASE DO YOUR BEST! 

    GUESSING IS USUALLY NOT GOING TO GET YOU THE RIGHT ANSWER! Grades are slipping on Commonlit.org simply because students ARE NOT going back to reread the text. Easy questions are being missed because of GUESSING...if you guess on the test it will not result in a strong grade!!! GUESSING= Cheap and usually wrong!

     

     

    *DISCOVER!!! 4-10-2020 If you are having a struggle at home this article will encourage you!  DO NOT SPEND OVER 4 HOURS A DAY ON INTERNET FOR CLASS (click on the underlined title's connection, the article is embedded!)

     

    4-9-2020 PLEASE SCROLL DOWN (up...depands on what you see) TO COMPLETE WORK BEGINNING 4/1/2020! Grades are going into skyward- please e-mail me if you are having any issues. Most items are really clear, just read the instructions a few times. Write notes to help yourself!   

    LOOK TO THE LEFT AND YOU'll SEE THE "ASSIGNMENT" TAB, YOUR ASSIGNMENTS ARE LISTED FROM MOST RECENT AT THE TOP AND OLDEST AT THE BOTTOM. PLEASE NOTE THE MESSAGE ONLY ASSIGNMENTS ABOVE THAT MESSAGE ARE FOR 4th QUARTER. 

    NEXT, is the "VIDEO and ..." TAB, OPEN THAT AS DIRECTED IN ASSIGNMENTS. PLEASE, PLEASE REREAD DIRECTIONS AND UNLOCK ACTIVITIES FOR YOURSELF! Thank you

     

    4-7-2020 Tuesday: The World is banning together for VICTORY! Please watch the Queen's recent speech  Queen of England Addresses her nation and the world! (click, video embedded)  

     

    PLEASE take notes on each reading and video assignment, you may use them on the test. We have a TEST on Tuesday 4/14/2020. I will post a Study Guide- it will include: 1. My videos (3)  2. The Quill Publication 3. Queen's Speech  4. SCAMMERS video.

     

    GRADING TODAY! ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENTS! 4-6-20 9:52 AM Please have ALL assignments due by 4-6-20 submitted by 3:40pm. Any missing will have a .01 grade, reduced by 5 points total, until 4-16-20,  from actual grade earned, until submitted. We have a mini-project on Google Classroom! Stay steady and establish your classroom hours. Some students have told me they are working from 9 AM until 11 AM and then back 1:00 PM through 3 or 4 PM! Also, if working in the evening, establish your 4 to 5 hour window and please, TAKE BREAKS!


    UPDATE VIDEO #2- 4/3/2020: Video #2 Encouragement and instructions ( click, video embedded)

    Please remember to scroll down to make sure you are completing work as it is added! This week we will need to ADD to our Google Classroom Account- there is a mini-project assignment that should be interesting and a simple way to utilize critical thinking in a review and reflect activity. CONTINUE TO THE BOTTOM OF PAGE...COMMONLIT.ORG

    ****PLEASE JOIN GOOGLE CLASSROOM WITH YOUR NAME, USING YOUR STUDENT E-MAIL AND YOUR PROPER NAME AS APPEARS IN MY GRADE BOOK: CASE SENSITIVE

    Period 1- YELLOW       5a74ce3                 

     

    Period 2- RED      mawkvkj

     

    Period 3- TEAL             ossijtu               

     

    Period 6- ORANGE      5nzjhmv

    SENIORS

    Period 4- PURPLE    ij63khh

     

    *QUILL ASSIGNMENTS FOR 1st- 4th and 6th periods assigned! Complete one each week!

     

     

     

    MR. CARSWELL'S VIDEO #1 Shout Out...We're ALL upside down here, but we WILL be stronger! YAHOO! Click for a meeting! (click, the video is embedded!)

     

    3/31 through 4/3/2020  UPDATE- PERIOD 6 CODE HAS A "Z" for second letter!!!   9:30 AM 4-1-20


    HELLO STUDENTS AND PARENTS!  We begin online learning today, Wednesday April 1, 2020! You will receive assignments each week requiring you to use one of a myriad of platforms: Google Classroom, Commonlit.org, Myhrw.com, quill.org and, if applicable, Reading Plus. As we progress, through the next four weeks, you may have some new sites introduced and various videos to enhance learning. PLEASE be mindful of assignment dates as that grades will begin to go into Skyward on Monday, April 6, 2020. The first assignment will result in a grade of 100 if you create your student account, in Commonlit.org, using YOUR STUDENT E-MAIL. The grades decrease by 10 points for each day after the due date work is received. If you have any constraints PLEASE e-mail me with a way to call or otherwise confirm with your parent/guardian. This is an excellent opportunity to step up and mature- make the most of this forum and you will discover that 3 to 5 hours a day, cumulative for all classes,  will result in excellent learning opportunities, improved critical thinking skills and good grades!!!

     

    *****Student should first know the CommonLit code for the class they want to be registered in (SEE BELOW). Students should then go to www.commonlit.org/enroll and enter the code, using their STUDENT E-MAIL ACCOUNT (This is important).

    9th Grade English I

    Period 1- YELLOW       DBKP7G                  

     

    Period 2- RED      B79PDV

     

    Period 3- TEAL             VD9J76                 

     

    Period 6- ORANGE      KZJ6GP    

    PLEASE CLICK ON THE "ASSIGNMENT" PAGE NOW FOR SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS AND ACTIVITIES. Remember which period you have my class, that will make sure you are populated with the correct class. I have added color codes to help in this required step. I know you will each rise to the occasion and too, be successful!

     

    SENIORS- English IV

    Period 4- PURPLE    W5QEVW

    PLEASE CLICK ON THE "ASSIGNMENT" PAGE NOW FOR SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS AND ACTIVITIES. Remember which period you have my class, that will make sure you are populated with the correct class. I have added color codes to help in this required step. I know you will each rise to the occasion and too, be successful!

     

    READING PLUS STUDENTS   PERIOD 5-GREEN     KZJ6PP     (NEW, we will have a few assignments via this platform, virtually all other will be onthe Reading Plus Program)

    PLEASE CLICK ON THE "ASSIGNMENT" PAGE NOW FOR SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS AND ACTIVITIES. Remember which period you have my class, that will make sure you are populated with the correct class. I have added color codes to help in this required step. I know you will each rise to the occasion and too, be successful!

     

    3/30/2020

    HELLO STUDENTS AND PARENTS! Today is the first day Educators are back in the building. I am sorry that we are all walking through something so new and difficult for us all and I encourage you each to know that we are thinking about you and want you to know that the caring does not stop with social distancing. Please know that you each are "fearfully and wonderfully" made and there is an awesome plan for your lives (YAHOO)!

    We are finishing grades today, Monday March 30, 2020, and will be attending webinars to learn how to conduct viable distance learning. I want to encourage you each to READ...a book, magazine or even comic book- anything you read will strengthen your abilities and too, be a nice break from television and video. Since you are high school students a great deal of responsibility will come your way, I encourage you to do your very best, be kind to your siblings and friends and LOVE YOUR PARENTS enough to understand that this situation is new for everyone! Please stay tuned for the next few steps...you can e-mail me at any time and I will be glad to help and encourage in any way possible. We'll grow stronger through this transition- know that I actually miss you each, even those students that can be a handful, you are each valuable and important!!!   Mr. Carswell

    QUARTER 4- Virtual Learning (Please read my ELA page, Assignments and Video/Document Support Pages!)WE WILL BE VICTORIOUS IF WE CHOSE TO BE SUCH!

    We Will Be Victorious- A Theme for Mr. Carswell's classes at LWHS 2019-20  click it!

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    2nd SEMESTER - 4th Quarter Virtual Learning is ALL above this line RED ARROW GOING UP

    3/9/20 through 3/13/20

    ENGLISH I- Students will be reading Romeo and Juliet in the Florida Collections, during class, and completing a graded ANALYZE THE TEXT to be turned in on Wednesday. 

    FINAL QUILL ACTIVITIES Block Days Thursday and FRIDAY

    Spring Break Next Week! See you Monday 3/23/2020 as we finish the LAST NINE WEEKS!!! YAHOO, YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

     

    ENGLISH IV- Seniors will complete a reading and discussion of Chaucer's Prologue to "The Canterbury Tales" (26 pages). 

    WEDNESDAY- Florida Collections 123-129 complete ANALYZE THE TEXT on page 129 and class discussion.

     

    3/2/2020 through 3/6/2020

    ENGLISH I Freshmen

    Philosophical Chairs moved to this week- Monday and Tuesday

    QUARTERLY EXAM ON WEDNESDAY 3/4/2020 PLEASE BE HERE FOR THIS RECORDED EXAM! We will use the promulgated grade for the Final Exam Grade for third quarter.

    COMPLETE QUILL (2nd Semester- 19 activities) by Monday 3/2/2020

    Romeo and Juliet Florida Collection- pages 177- 282 Students will have the opportunity to read a great deal in class, should they squander the time they will be required to use the online book. The Public Library is a great source for internet if you do not choose to have internet at your residence.

    PHILOSOPHICAL CHAIRS FACT SHEET- REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION- 2 to 3 facts per question! 

     

    1. Are neighborhood schools a continuation of segregation?

     

    1. Ultimately, the adults in society are to blame for the negative student actions endured by the Arkansas 9.

     

    1. Should only a handful of students been selected to pilot the federally required integration?

     

     

    Next, get a half sheet of paper, from the front, and write your names and then copy some of these websites (they will also be on my website).

    1. 1. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/02/learning/lesson-plans/still-separate-still-unequal-teaching-about-school-segregation-and-educational-inequality.html
    2. https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2018/03/school-segregation-is-not-a-myth/555614/
    3. https://www.urban.org/features/segregated-neighborhoods-segregated-schools
    4. 1. https://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2017/nov/15/how-integration-failed-jacksons-public-schools-196/
    5. https://www.berkeleyside.com/2018/10/16/a-radical-decision-an-unfinished-legacy

     

    1. 1. https://www.nsba.org/-/media/NSBA/File/cpe-school-segregation-then-and-now-report-january-2017.pdf

     

    1. https://www.loc.gov/collections/civil-rights-history-project/articles-and-essays/school-segregation-and-integration/

    ENGLISH IV- 

    Begin Prologue to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

    3/2/2020 Presentation of Medieval Projects

    Completion of Graphic Organizaer on Prologue- Students will have the week to read the 26 page handout.

    BE SURE TO FINISH "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde and The Days I knew on page 112

    “Exploring the Middle Ages”

    Directions: -You are to conduct research on your assigned topic. Once you know your assigned topic, circle below on this page, so you don’t forget!

    -Split up the sub topics within your group to ensure you fully have discovered and understood your part of the Middle Ages.

    -Write down as much as you can about your topic. Don’t forget to record your sources.

    -Be thorough in your research. You will be teaching your classmates about your subject.

    -Helpful tip: When in doubt, use these questions as a guide: Who; What; When; Where; Why; or How/Impact?

    -You may record your notes on the back of this sheet.

     

    Happy Researching!!!

     

    1. Marriage
      1. Medieval marriage practices
      2. Medieval perception of marriage
      3. Divorce
    2. Bubonic Plague
      1. Cause/Effect
      2. Impact on society beside death
      3. Result

     

    2/24/20 through 2/28/20

    ENGLISH I- Freshmen

    -Complete Reading "WARRIORS DON'T CRY" in preparation for Pre-test on Wednesday 2/26/20 in order to participate in Philosophical Chairs Exercise for Final Test Grade for novel.

    -PROJECT DUE THURSDAY 2/27/20- (I will accept submissions BEFORE school on Friday morning for Block classes 1 and 3!) Please click below, on the blue PROJECT to see a copy of the assignment and rubric.

    -Working in class on Florida Collections- prologue text to preceded Romeo and Juliet.

     

    ENGLISH IV

    Students are completing Medieval Projects DUE MONDAY 3/2/20   MEDIEVAL PROJECT

    Canterbury Tales Prolouge reading in class (students absent are responsible to complete) This 26 page Prologue will complete information for essay PROLOGUE

    SENIOR ESSAY DUE NEXT TUESDAY 3/3/2020  ESSAY PROMPT

    2/18/20 through 2/21/2020

    INTRODUCTION TO ROMEO AND JULIET

    ENGLISH I- Warriors Don't Cry PROJECT (DUE next THURSDAY 2/27/2020)    PROJECT

    Students should finish reading Warriors Don't Cry Chapters 15- 18 and Epilouge 30 years later.

    FINAL NOVEL TEST ON WEDNESDAY 2/26/2020 

     

    ENGLISH IV

    Complete "The Importance of Being Earnest"

    MID-TERM on THURSDAY 2/20/21

    CANTERBURY TALES PROLOUGE AND ACTIVITIES

     

    2/10/20 through 2/14/2020    BLOCK WEEK

    ENGLISH I- Freshmen:

    3rd Quarter Mid Term on Tuesday 2/11/20 Complete through Chapter 10 in Warriors Don't Cry, know your Quill Practices (Commas, commonly confused words such as they're, their and there- whose and who"s- too, to and two and other practices already completed) and Read/Reflect and Respond.

    New Quill Activities on Thursday and Friday, worksheet on "Why the English Language is hard" and prepare for a quiz, next Wednesday 2/19/20 on Chapters 11, 12, 13 and 14 in Warriors Don't Cry.

     

    ENGLISH IV- Seniors:

    Complete Act II of "The Importance of Being Earnest".

    Quill Activities 

    3rd Quarter Mid-term next Wednesday 2-19-2020

     

    NOVEL DECONSTRUCTION Be sure you are able to complete each of the steps as practiced in class!

     

    2/3/20 through 2/7/2020

    FRESHMEN: 

    Complete reading Chapters 7-10 by Friday

    MIDTERM EXAM next week- 2/11/2020 Warriors Don't Cry, Quill and R/R/R

     

    SENIORS:

    The Importance of Being Earnest and Cantebury Tales Read as directed in class!

    MIDTERM EXAM 2/11/2020 Cantebury Tales, The Importance of Being Earnest and Quill

     

     

     

    1/27/20 through 1/31/2020

    FRESHMEN:

    Complete reading chapters 4-6 in Warriors Don't Cry - Quiz on Friday- Chapters 3 through 6

    Brown Vs Board of Education  Students will be using this document to complete Activities in class. This document will be used on the Quiz along with the chapters.

     

    SENIORS:

    Complete Beowulf project by Wednesday.

    Poetry in class and R/R/R. 

     

     

     

     

     

    1/21/2020 through 1/24/2020

    FRESHMEN- English I

    -READ CHAPTER 3 in Warriors Don't Cry- prepare for activity on Friday

    -Students should finish Digital Citezenship on their Marion Portal

    QUILL COMMAS (4) and INTERMEDIATE DIAGNOSTIC MUST BE FINISHED THURSDAY!

    Quiz on Chapters 1,2 conducted on Tuesday

     

    SENIORS:

    Completing Beowulf Project by Friday (in class)

    Quill Commas and Intermediate Diagnostic due by Thursday 1/23/20

    KEEP READING THE "Importance of Being Earnest" and finish through page 25 by Monday (QUIZ on Monday 1/27/2020)

     

    01/13 through 01/17/2020

    FRESHMEN CLASSES:

           *ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY DUE TUESDAY 1/14/2020 at the Beginning of class!

           *Warriors Don't Cry- complete the previous reading assignments and finish THROUGH CHAPTER 2 (page 23) BY                 FRIDAY MORNING 1-17-2020

    SENIOR CLASS:

    Oscar Wilde's "THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST" CHOOSE A CHARACTER TO PLAY AND READ THROUGH PAGE 18 by Friday 1-17-2020

     

    01/7/2020 through 01/10/2020

    FRESHMAN: Final Argumentative Essays are DUE MONDAY 01/13/2020

    HIROSHIMA BASED ARGUMENTATIVE FACT SHEET

    EXAMPLE OF SENTENCE FORMAT FOR INITIAL ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY

    ***COMPLETE BY FRIDAY 1/10/19- "WARRIORS DON'T CRY" read Acknowledgements, Author's note and Time Brings About a Change: Updating Warriors Don't Cry in 2007.

     

    SENIORS

    FINISH READING "THE BATTLE WITH GRENDEL" pages 415 through 419 (BEOWULF) 

    FRESHMAN SYLLABUS

     

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    EXAM WEEK- 12-16 through 12-19 (12-20 Half Day of school)

    TUESDAY 1st and 5th EXAMS

    WEDNESDAY 2nd and 6th EXAMS

    THURSDAY 3rd and 4th EXAMS

     

    ALL FRESHMAN (9th grade) WILL NEED TO FINISH THEIR ROUGH DRAFT FOR THE ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY. Remember, you may play the videos on this site to help you formulate your paper.

    REMEMBER, ONCE YOUR INTRODUCTION IS COMPLETED, EACH OF THE THREE BODY PARAGRAPHS SHOULD CONTAIN:

    CLAIM (this is the reason you chose the fact you did to support your position)

    DATA (put the quote right here.)

    WARRANT (your opinion about why this is an important fact supporting your position.)

    COUNTERCLAIM ( Note any counter claim someone might have..."Some might say...)

    REBUTTAL ( Decimate their potential counterclaim)

     

    3rd QUARTER BEGINS ON JANUARY 7, 2020

     

     

     

     

     

    12-9 through 12-13-19

    HIROSHIMA TEST for BLOCKS 1,2,3 and 6 on Thursday 12-12-19 PLEASE HAVE BOOK FINISHED

    Seniors will complete Hiroshima and begin Florida Collection.

    ROUGH DRAFT DUE NEXT WEEK! Periods 1,2,3 and 6!!!

    ALL QUILL ASSIGNMENTS DUE 12-12-19 FINAL FOR SEMESTER 1

    SYLUBUS TO BE SIGNED BEFORE DEPARTURE 12-19-19

     

    EXAM SCHEDULE, FOR SEMESTER 1 EXAMS, ON LINE!

     

     

    12-2 through 12-6-19

    All 9th grade students, in periods 1,2,3 and 6 are completing their INTRODUCTION for the Argumentative Essay. The Introduction is due on the block schedule. Video was watched and notes taken to create this vital first step. This is a HOMEWORK grade and will help unfold the entire essay.

    HOW TO WRITE A GOOD INTRODUCTION FOR 12-5 and 12-6     

    MORE POINTERS AND BODY OF AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY-  Argumentative Essay-Paragraph structure (press Ctrl (bottom left) and then hit ENTER)

    Students are choosing a side, whether the USA should have used the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima during World War II. PROMPT: "AMERICAN SHOULD/SHOULD NOT HAVE USED NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS DURING WORLD WAR II."

     

    Students should be finished through Chapter 4, of HIROSHIMA, by Monday, December 9. 2019. THe Book is to be finished by Wednesday 12-11-19 and the final exam is slated for THURSDAY 12-12-19.

    We will have class time, on Tuesday and Wednesday to complete the novel.

    FACT SHEET FOR ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY 1,2,3 and 6th blocks

    HIROSHIMA BASED ARGUMENTATIVE FACT SHEET

    FRAMEWORK FOR FORMULAIC ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY...this is a good way to learn to develop your writing style! The FOURTH body paragraph sentence will usually be used for a COUNTER ARGUMENT in each of the three paragrphs. 

    EXAMPLE OF SENTENCE FORMAT FOR INITIAL ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY

     

    * ALL QUILL ACTIVITIES ARE DUE BY THURSDAY 12-12-19! THIS IS A NON_NEGOTIABLE DATE AS THAT SEMESTER EXAMS ARE NEXT WEEK!

     

     *SENIORS ARE COMPLETING A HOROSHIMA/NUCLEAR ARMAMENTS WEB-QUEST ON FRIDAY 12-6-19.The completed activity is to be e-mailed to me at:

    randall.carswell@marion.k12.fl.us 

    SEE ASSIGNMENT PAGE FOR THE DETAILS OF THIS ASSIGNMENT!

     

    11-19 through 11-22-19

    (THANKSGIVING NEXT WEEK- Please enjoy family, fellowship and food!)

     

    ALL CLASSES WILL BE FINISHING CHAPTER 2 of "Hiroshima" and beginning Chapter 3 with a substitute on Thursday and Friday. Quill activities on Thursday and chance to review websites to utilize in planning/writing 5 paragraph ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY. If students did not choose to check a novel out, from the Book Room, they know they can readthe novel on the internet. In addition, Chapter 3 is on You Tube, allowing students to read while listening to the novel.

    CHAPTER 2 MUST BE FINISHED by 11/20/19

    QUIZ on Monday, December 2, 2019 for Chapter 3 in "Hiroshima" by John Hersey

    Hiroshima Chapter 3

    In this chapter, Hershey chronicles the actions of each of the six survivors immediately following the explosion.  He relates how each person first reacts, how each survivor comes to understand the magnitude of the attack, and finally what each survivor does after realizing that the whole city has been destroyed. 

    1. Mr. Tanimoto helps men and women with grotesque, putrid wounds.  He is sickened by their injuries, but he is able to help them.  He is a strong man who seems to be in control of his emotions.  Why then does Mr. Tanimoto experience a moment of rage while he is trying to help the wounded in Asano Park?
    2. Why is Dr. Fujii not at Asano Park helping the wounded?
    3. On the short-wave radio, the President of the United States identifies the bomb dropped on Hiroshima as a new atomic weapon.  How do the Hiroshima survivors react to this announcement?
    4. How do the children in the park react to all of the tragedy surrounding them?
    5. In what way(s) has Father Kleinsorge changed in the twenty-four hours since the bomb explodes?
    6. What evidence is there in this chapter that the Japanese government is not giving survivors of the bomb accurate information concerning the disaster?
    7. What is the Japanese word for the atomic bomb?
    8. Describe the Japanese customs and attitudes concerning the dead.
    9. What evidence is there in this chapter that the Japanese people revere the Emperor

     

     

    FACES OF HOPE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5164IwM592s&feature=youtu.be 

     

    11-11 through 11-15-19

    HOMEWORK ITEM: Interview a parent/grandparent/guardian asking them what they know about nuclear war, nuclear bombs or the world's dilemia. This is the brainstorming activity I noted last week and again, today 11-11-19, on the board. Due Tuesday (early Wednesday, before class if absent Monday yet present Tuesday).

     

    SENIORS- We will begin the formal Essay on WEDNESDAY- Block Schedule on Friday (Primary and Secondary Sources)

    FRESHMEN- Characterization of "Hiroshima" by John Hersey continues. 

    *FINAL QUILL ACTIVITIES BEFORE SCHOOL 8:25 to 8:55 in Computer Lab 4-121

     

    ALL CLASSES VIEWED THE FOLLOWING YOU TUBE VIDEOS:

    Hiroshima- Now and Then: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alT8FpCQ6qY

    Comment on the war: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c54PWCz6wk

    Hiroshima after the blast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nye1akYYR2k

    THE BOOK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVofmV37dcc

     

    HIROSHIMA- CHARACTER CHARACTERIZATIONS:

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    11-3 to 11-7-2019 Seniors are reading 57 pages per week to complete The Road and Calloway Reading Project by December 3, 2019

    11-3 to 11-7-2019 FRESHMAN CLASSES are completing Novio Boy play and checking out Media Center Books for a Book Review Project

     

    *SEMESTER TEST Tuesday 10-29-19 (All classes)

     QUILL Activities DUE THURSDAY 11-6-19  (All classes)

     

    -SENIOR CLASS Reading Assignments: THe Road by Cormac McCarthy

    SENIORS SHOULD READ THROUGH PAGE 60 by Friday November 1, 2019

    READING PROJECT CHECK ON MONDAY 11-3-19

     

    -FRESHMAN CLASSES- Parent interview due Thursday or Friday (Block Schedule) 11-1-19

    CLASS READING: Novio Boy by Gary Soto

    READING PROJECT DUE THURSDAY NOVEMBER  14, 2019 Blocks 1,2,3,5 and 6.