MR. CARSWELL'S ELA PAGE
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.
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
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.
* 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:
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.
- 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?
- Why is Dr. Fujii not at Asano Park helping the wounded?
- 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?
- How do the children in the park react to all of the tragedy surrounding them?
- In what way(s) has Father Kleinsorge changed in the twenty-four hours since the bomb explodes?
- What evidence is there in this chapter that the Japanese government is not giving survivors of the bomb accurate information concerning the disaster?
- What is the Japanese word for the atomic bomb?
- Describe the Japanese customs and attitudes concerning the dead.
- What evidence is there in this chapter that the Japanese people revere the Emperor?
FACES OF HOPE- Optional You Tube Video and Essay option. As our classes study about the past and prepare to write an argumentative paper stating a position on whether the USA should have dropped the atom bomb on Hiroshima, students will have a choice to write about "Faces of Hope". Operation Smile is an organization that offers free services to perform cleft palate surgery, and other surgeries, to children in communist and otherwise impoverished countries. The You Tube video may be disturbing to some, albeit factual truth that has a very happy ending in most cases. Students may write an essay arguing that innocent children should be allocated medical surgery by all nations, to repair medical needs erroneously considered "cosmetic". Whether choosing to write the essay or not, anyone would benefit from watching the loving and kind work done on behalf of innocent children who truly may have lives more difficult than many of us might imagine! So too, this may help students better sympathize with the pain of the survivors in Hiroshima, thereby adding a new perspective to their essay.
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
HIROSHIMA- CHARACTER CHARACTERIZATIONS:
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)