Assignments

Exhibition Work Time (12/13/19)

Dec. 13, 2019 Max Points: 20

Exhibition Work Time (12/12/19)

Dec. 12, 2019 Max Points: 20

Exhibition Work Time (12/11/19)

Dec. 12, 2019 Max Points: 20

Extra Credit- Working Quietly 12/11/19

Dec. 11, 2019 Max Points: 1

Re-write lyrics with your favorite songwriters

Dec. 10, 2019 Max Points: 15
Description:

Take the lyrics from a song you love. Paste them on a Google Doc, cross out every other line, and insert your own lyrics.

For example: Bright Eyes' "First Day of My Life":

This is the first day of my life
(Swear I was born right in the doorway) Write a new lyric.
I went out in the rain suddenly everything changed
(They're spreading blankets on the beach) Write a new lyric.
Yours is the first face that I saw
(I think I was blind before I met you) Write a new lyric.
Now I don't know where I am
(I don't know where I've been) Write a new lyric.
But I know where I want to go

Using the attached image, create a fictional narrative about the pictured child. BE CREATIVE! The narrative should be a total of 8 sentences.

Dec. 09, 2019 Max Points: 15
Description:

You may use personal pronouns.

Timed Writing- 'Night' and 'Life is Beautiful' (Handwritten)

Dec. 09, 2019 Max Points: 100
Description:

Completed in class.

What are the differences between the relationship that Elie and his father have and the relationship that Guido has with his son? What are the differences between the themes of each story? Please respond in a minimum of 10 sentences.

Dec. 06, 2019 Max Points: 10

1. Which creative medium are you going to use to complete your exhibition project?
2. Which text are you basing your project on?
3. Make a list of supplies you need to get together over the weekend.

Dec. 06, 2019 Max Points:

Night Theme Activity (Handout)

Nov. 22, 2019 Max Points: 24
Description:

Completed in class. Please get a copy of the assignment from me if you were absent.

Night Summarizing Activity (Handout)

Nov. 22, 2019 Max Points: 10

Night- Chapter 2 and 3 Quiz (Handout)

Nov. 22, 2019 Max Points: 50

Think about the Socratic Discussion we had on the themes in Elie Wiesel's "Night". So far, what is the overall theme of the novel? Remember that the theme will evolve as we continue reading, so your answer may change throughout the chapters.

Nov. 20, 2019 Max Points: 10

'Night' Chapter 3 Summarizing Activity (Handout)

Nov. 19, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Handout distributed in class.

"The Lowest Animal" One-Pager

Oct. 30, 2019 Max Points: 50
Description:

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.

RACE FORMAT ALWAYS.

"Werewolf" TIMED Quick-Write

Nov. 01, 2019 Max Points: 50
Description:

Consider the game "Werewolf". In a one-page response, EXPLAIN how this game allows for team building. In addition, discuss the larger implications that this game demonstrates and analyze how these implications are apparent in our society today. In other words, do the situations that play out in the game (scapegoats, lies, misinformation, misplaced blame, etc.) also play out in our world at a larger scale? If so, how? Please be detailed.

The goal here is to make a connection between the game and today's society.

Night- PreReading Notes and KWL Chart (Handout packet)

Nov. 05, 2019 Max Points: 25

Critical Thinking Questions

Nov. 05, 2019 Max Points: 20
Description:

Please answer using the RACE method. You may work with a partner.

Consider what Elie Wiesel describes in terms of having to separate from his mother and sisters forever. He states that he did not realize at the time that he would never see them again. Put yourself in his position. How would you feel if you were pulled away from your family unexpectedly and forever?

Nov. 06, 2019 Max Points: 20
Description:

Please respond in a minimum of 8 sentences.

Night- Chapter One Vocabulary Terms (Handout)

Nov. 07, 2019 Max Points: 30
Description:

Complete the definitions on the Vocabulary Handout distributed in class.

Night- Chapter 1 Quiz (Handout)

Nov. 08, 2019 Max Points: 50

How does Roman Kent's arrival to Auschwitz compare with Elie Wiesel's description of his arrival to the camp? How are they similar and how are they different? Cite directly from the novel when describing Wiesel's experience.

Nov. 15, 2019 Max Points:
Description:

Please respond in a minimum of 5 sentences.

Do you think it is appropriate for people to be "relieved of their duties" based on race and/or religion? Why or why not?

Nov. 13, 2019 Max Points:
Description:

Please respond in 3 sentences.

Consider the video viewed in class. Why do you think Barbara's neighbors did not stand up for her and her family? What do you think of her statement, "It was so shameful, so humiliating. But I know now that the shame was theirs, not ours"? Can you relate to this statement? If so, How?

Nov. 13, 2019 Max Points: 10
Description:

Please respond in a minimum of 8 sentences.

Announcements

Dec. 12, 2019

Spirit week schedule:

Monday: Holiday colors (green, red, blue, white)
Tuesday: Polar Express (PJs)
Wednesday: Holiday socks
Thursday: Holiday headgear
Friday: Holiday sweater

Dec. 02, 2019

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

Thank you for understanding.

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.

Nov. 13, 2019

Follow this link and download a full PDF of 'Night'.
https://birdvilleschools.instructure.com/courses/82598/files/774829

Nov. 05, 2019

Today, you will be reading and annotating "Genocide of European Roma (Gypsies), 1939-1945".

Nov. 04, 2019

Your warm-up today is to complete the KWL handout on the Holocaust and Elie Wiesel's "Night"

Nov. 01, 2019

If you finish your timed writing early, you may research a man named Elie Wiesel. We will be reading his autobiography in class.