MR. CARSWELL'S ELA PAGE

  • 2nd SEMESTER

    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:

    +*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+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)

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