MR. CARSWELL'S ELA PAGE

  •  

    2nd SEMESTER

    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

     

    ***********************************************

    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:

    +*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+LAST WEEK: 

    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.

    Mr. Carswell and daughter, Cameron Elizabeth Carswell                                       

    Parent hosted Filet Mignon Dinner for Jr. Sr. Prom

    (Dining inside for 20 couples with parents serving

    as chefs and waiters...what fun! 2009)

    Mr. Carswell's ELA Page