Assignments

Final Exam- Animal Farm

Jan. 17, 2020 Max Points: 70
Description:

Final curved from 75 points to 70 points.

Extra Credit- ELA support attendance 1/14/20

Jan. 16, 2020 Max Points: 1

Animal Farm- 'Boxer' Analysis Chart

Jan. 14, 2020 Max Points: 20

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

Dec. 09, 2019 Max Points: 100
Description:

Completed in class.

Animal Farm- Character Analysis Chart (Handout)

Jan. 10, 2020 Max Points: 24

Discuss and analyze the dynamic between Snowball and Napoleon. Describe Squealer's role in manipulating the other farm animals. Your response should be at least 5 sentences long.

Jan. 10, 2020 Max Points: 20
Description:

As always, respond using the RACE format.

Animal Farm Chapters 2 and 3 QUESTIONS

Jan. 08, 2020 Max Points: 25
Description:

Please answer each of the following questions in a complete sentence on a Google Doc:

Chapter 2
1. Name the three pre-eminent pigs on the farm and their main characteristics.
2. What was the name given to the school of thought, which the three pigs had turned
Major's teachings into?
3. What was the situation which caused the beginning of the rebellion earlier than
expected?
4. What did the animals decide to do with the farmhouse where Mr. Jones lived?
5. What was the final, and perhaps most important, of the seven commandments?

Chapter 3
1. Why was it that the animals worked as hard now as they did before the rebellion, and
yet there was no stealing or quarrelling as there used to be?
2. Which type of animal quickly became recognized as the most natural leader?
3. How were the pigs able to persuade the other animals that they should get all the
milk and apples, instead of sharing them equally amongst all the animals?

Animal Farm- Unpacking Fables (Handout)

Jan. 06, 2020 Max Points: 14

Animal Farm "Key Terms and Political Concepts" (Handout)

Jan. 07, 2020 Max Points: 5

Using the information from class today, come up with your own fable. Your fable should be at least six sentences long and must use animals to convey a moral. At the end of your story, let us know what the moral of the story is.

Jan. 06, 2020 Max Points: 10

What did you do over break? Please write at least 5 sentences.

Jan. 06, 2020 Max Points: 5

Exhibition Project

Dec. 18, 2019 Max Points: 200

Exhibition Attendance

Dec. 20, 2019 Max Points: 25

Printed Work?

Dec. 18, 2019 Max Points:
Description:

Please attach any work you need printed for Exhibition here!

Please only attach work needed for my classes.

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:
Description:

You may use personal pronouns.

Re-write lyrics with your favorite songwriters

Dec. 10, 2019 Max Points:
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

Timed- Writing Essay Revision

Dec. 18, 2019 Max Points: 20

What is the overall theme of Elie Wiesel's "Night"? What is the overall theme of Roberto Benigni's "Life is Beautiful"? Which is more powerful and why?

Dec. 17, 2019 Max Points: 5
Description:

Theme: a subject or topic of discourse or of artistic representation.
Example: 'Guilt and punishment' is one theme of the story.

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

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

"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

Jan. 13, 2020

A few reminders:
- This is the last week of Semester 1. Therefore, all late work is due by Wednesday, 1/15/20. No Exceptions!
- An extra credit opportunity will be offered Tuesday, 1/14/20, ONLY to those students who attend ELA support from 3:15 - 4:15 after school.
- If you think you will need additional time on your final (per an IEP or 504), you must attend ELA support on Thursday, 1/16/20. This will be the only opportunity for additional time.

Jan. 10, 2020

For class today:
1. Go over the Character Analysis chart as a class/turn in after.
2. Individually listen to/read chapters 5 and 6 of Animal Farm (audiobook is attached on Google Classroom).
3. Discuss chapters 5/6.
4. If time remains, work on missing assignments.

Jan. 10, 2020

Remember that your Character Analysis Chart for Animal Farm is due at the beginning of the period today!

Jan. 09, 2020

Students,

As I’m sure you all know, I’ve been feeling pretty under the weather the last few days. Unfortunately, I’m so sick that I will not be at school on Friday.

All work will be posted on Google Classroom.

Have a great weekend!

Jan. 09, 2020

Link to PDF of Animal Farm

Jan. 07, 2020

Chapter 1 of 'Animal Farm'

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.