IKWTCBS One-Pager- Chapters 11-13

Nov. 22, 2019 Max Points: 50

Read the attached article on The Scottsboro Boys. Write a one page response in which you compare the circumstances and outcomes of the Scottsboro Boys Trial with Maya Angelou's situation. In ADDITION to comparing the two situations, be sure to explain why each case was handled differently. What are the societal implications of the 1930s and 1940s based on the two outcomes?

Why does Maya lie on the stand when asked about whether or not Mr. Freeman had touched her before? Do you think Mr. Freeman's sentence (one year) is justice? If not, what do you think his sentence should have been and why? Do you understand Maya's choice to stop talking? Why or why not?

Nov. 20, 2019 Max Points: 10

'Brave New World' Final Essay (Honors)

Nov. 06, 2019 Max Points: 100

'I Know Why the Caged Bird' Chapter 8 Summary (Handout)

Nov. 19, 2019 Max Points: 10

Handout distributed in class.

'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings'- Prologue - Chapter 5 Packet (Handout)

Nov. 18, 2019 Max Points: 44

Packet distributed in class.

How do you feel about what we just read? What emotions do you feel? Do you understand Maya Angelou's confusion? Why or why not?

Nov. 19, 2019 Max Points:

Please respond in a minimum of 8 sentences.

Maya Angelou- "Civil Rights Movement Questions" (Handout)

Nov. 08, 2019 Max Points: 18

Maya Angelou Background Notes

Nov. 08, 2019 Max Points: 20

Please take notes on the presentations given in class.

"I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings"- Pre-Read Research Activity

Nov. 05, 2019 Max Points: 50

Today you will research key topics in regards to our next unit. You will work in groups and you need to present to the class.

Minimum of 10 slides.

"The Nightmare Before Christmas" TIMED Quick-Write

Nov. 01, 2019 Max Points: 50

Consider the character, Jack Skellington, in "The Nightmare Before Christmas". EXPLAIN Jack's attitude toward himself and Halloween at the beginning of the film and DESCRIBE how this attitude changes by the end of the film.
As you write, think about the following questions to help guide your ideas:
-Why is Jack bored at the beginning of the film?
-Why does visiting 'Christmas Town' change Jack's mood?
-How does Jack's attitude toward Halloween change by the end of the film?
-Who and what causes Jack to change his views by the end of the film?
-Is the change in Jack's attitude going to last? Why or why not?

Your response should be at least one page long.

Which Halloween film do you want to watch?

No Due Date Max Points:
Multiple choice question:
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Halloween Town
  • It's the Great Pumpkin charlie Brown!

"The Lowest Animal" One-Pager

Oct. 29, 2019 Max Points: 50

Without using personal pronouns, explain Mark Twain's view on humans and discuss whether you agree or disagree with him. Your response should incorporate evidence from the text and be at least one page long.



Dec. 02, 2019

Due to an important staff meeting after school tomorrow, ELA support is canceled on Tuesday, 12/3.

Thank you for understanding.

Nov. 15, 2019

Follow this link to access the PDF of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings".

Nov. 15, 2019

Good morning, students!

I woke up feeling sick this morning so I’m going to stay home to recover. Therefore, I had to change some of the lesson plans for today; any activities that require my presence have been postponed until Monday (e.i. Quizzes and Socratic Discussions). Please be good for the sub!

Have a good weekend.