Assignments

Museum of Inequality Solutions Page

Dec. 13, 2019 Max Points: 100
Description:

Attach the URL for your Solutions Page.

Participation E.C.

No Due Date Max Points: 100

The Great Gatsby Final

No Due Date Max Points: 250

DOS Final

No Due Date Max Points: 250

Museum of Inequality Website (Final Draft)

Dec. 17, 2019 Max Points: 350
Description:

Today (11/14/19) we created an outline for your website in class. (See me for more detailed instructions).
After creating your website (done today in class) you need at minimum the following in order to receive a passing grade for this exhibition project.

Requirements:
*In total you need to read and summarize at least three articles (two for the home page and one for the solutions page), and then summarize a mix of six additional artifacts (video clips, images linked to articles- what I mean here is when evaluating the significance of an image find an article to cite explaining its significance).
*You must have at a minimum three web pages (Home - provides background/6 artifacts, The SET High Times Editorial - attach a copy of The Great Gatsby Curve Editorial, Solutions - Two artifacts that showcase existing solutions in place by local, state, or federal gov'ts and/or private organizations).
*Attach a copy of your website final draft by linking the URL for your Google Site.

1920s Dress E.C.

Dec. 19, 2019 Max Points: 80

Great Catsby Class Discussion Ch 8&9 E.C.

No Due Date Max Points: 25

Great Gatsby Ch. 4 E.C.

Jan. 13, 2020 Max Points: 25
Description:

Thank you for completing your work on time!

Great Gatsby Questions Ch 1&2 EC

No Due Date Max Points: 15

Great Gatsby Class Discussion E.C. 7&8

No Due Date Max Points: 25

Great Gatsby Class Discussion E.C. Ch 6&7

No Due Date Max Points: 25

Great Gatsby Ch. 8&9 Qs

Jan. 14, 2020 Max Points: 100

Great Gatsby Ch. 6 & 7

Jan. 13, 2020 Max Points: 100

Participation Week of 01/17/20

Jan. 17, 2020 Max Points: 50

Participation Week of 01/10/20

Jan. 10, 2020 Max Points: 50

Participation Week of 12/20/19

Dec. 20, 2019 Max Points: 50

Participation Week of 12/13/19

Dec. 13, 2019 Max Points: 50

Participation Week of 12/06/19

Dec. 06, 2019 Max Points: 50

Great Gatsby Ch. 5

Jan. 12, 2020 Max Points: 50
Description:

Please do this question set on your own.

Great Gatsby Ch. 4 Qs

Jan. 12, 2020 Max Points: 50
Description:

Please do this question set on your own.

Great Gatsby Ch. 3 Qs

Jan. 09, 2020 Max Points: 50
Description:

This question set was completed in class.

Great Gatsby Ch 1-2 Quiz

No Due Date Max Points: 60

Great Gatsby Ch. 2 Qs

Jan. 09, 2020 Max Points: 50
Description:

Please attach in a Google Doc. Do this question set on your own.

Fitzgerald Quiz Bonus

No Due Date Max Points: 10

F. Scott Fitzgerald Biography Quiz

Jan. 07, 2020 Max Points: 40

F. Scott Fitzgerald Video Notes

Jan. 06, 2020 Max Points: 25

Great Gatsby Expenses Worksheet - Class Activity

Jan. 07, 2020 Max Points: 50
Description:

You do not need to attach anything here, this is only a grade marker. Thanks!

Great Gatsby Ch. 1 Questions

Jan. 09, 2020 Max Points: 50
Description:

Please complete this question set in a Google Doc. Thanks!

Marchello E.C.

No Due Date Max Points: 25

DOAS E.C. Jeopardy 3rd Place

No Due Date Max Points: 15

DOAS Jeopardy E.C. 1ST Place

No Due Date Max Points: 50

DOAS Jeopardy E.C. 2nd Place

No Due Date Max Points: 30

CANVA.COM POSTER

Dec. 17, 2019 Max Points: 50
Description:

Good afternoon,

Tomorrow by the end of class, please complete a poster on Canva.com that sheds light on your chosen issue of inequality. 15 Extra credit points to students who can complete their posters by the end of class tomorrow. Thanks!

Poster Requirements:

Image (persuasive image)
Title
A MESSAGE FROM (YOUR NAME)
2-3 Facts/Statistics that shed light on the problem.

DOAS Study Guide

Dec. 13, 2019 Max Points: 100
Description:

Show me a complete study guide for full credit. (Physical copy not digital... You do not need to attach anything to this post).

DOAS Class Reading E.C.

No Due Date Max Points: 15

DOAS Class Reading E.C.

No Due Date Max Points: 15

DOAS Class Reading E.C.

No Due Date Max Points: 15

DOAS Discussion Bonus

No Due Date Max Points: 10

DOAS Class Reading E.C.

No Due Date Max Points: 15

Museum of Inequality Home Page

Dec. 08, 2019 Max Points: 100
Description:

Attach the URL to your home page.

Newsela 12-03-19

Dec. 03, 2019 Max Points: 50
Description:

Today you will read a Newsela article regarding that outlines income inequality. Please do the quiz AND the written response for full credit. Due to the end of class today (12-03-19). Remember eight sentences with two quotes for full credit.

Newsela 10-31-19

Oct. 30, 2019 Max Points: 50

DOAS Class Reading E.C.

No Due Date Max Points: 15

EC 50 points Editorial Rough Draft

Nov. 22, 2019 Max Points: 50
Description:

If you have at least four paragraphs complete by Friday, I will give you 50 extra credit points.

Newsela 12-10-19

Dec. 10, 2019 Max Points: 50

DOAS Act 2 Questions

Dec. 13, 2019 Max Points: 50
Description:

Attach a digital copy of the Act 2 questions (in your study guide).

DOAS Act 1 Questions

Dec. 04, 2019 Max Points: 50
Description:

Attach a digital copy of Act 1 questions (in the study guide).

CAASPP Interim Exam

Dec. 06, 2019 Max Points: 100

Great Gatsby Curve Editorial Project

Nov. 24, 2019 Max Points: 200
Description:

For your exhibition project you will create a virtual museum using Google Sites (separate post). On page 2 of your virtual museum (The Problem) add the Great Gatsby Curve Editorial Project. Please see attachments for more information. Thanks!

Requirements: Must be 750-850 words in length, have a catchy title, two engaging images, Times New Roman, and cite a minimum of two sources in APA format.

The editorial is due this Wednesday, December 4th, and it will explain the Great Gatsby Curve and the role inequality has in creating low economic mobility across generations. You will also choose an inequality factor such as healthcare, education, injustice, etc. and explain the position of the Editorial Board on that issue (meaning your position). (Criticism of the government's (local, state, or federal) response to the issue...).

*For example...explain Great Gatsby Curve and then showcase how the rising cost of college is contributing to this issue.

In essence, you will be criticizing the response to the inequality problem here in America and choosing a specific issue within inequality which contributes to the Great Gatsby Curve statistic.

American Dream Socratic Seminar

Oct. 31, 2019 Max Points: 50

Participation Week of 11/15/19

Nov. 15, 2019 Max Points: 50

Participation Week of 11/08/19

Nov. 08, 2019 Max Points: 50

Participation Week of 11/22/19

Nov. 22, 2019 Max Points: 50

11/13 DOAS Class Reading EC

No Due Date Max Points: 15

DOAS Reading 11/12 EC

No Due Date Max Points: 15

Intro to Exhibition Project

Nov. 11, 2019 Max Points: 15
Description:

Open Google Sites Page
Edit Title- The Museum of American Inequality
Main Page (Already there)
Select + add Page and title it "The Problem"
Select Advanced under page Title and type in link "The Solution"
Hit Create page
Select + add Page and title it "The Solution"
Select Advanced under page Title and type in link "The Problem"
Hit Create page

Begin Research on Inequality in America
Base your research on today's ouline given in the lecture

Thanks! =)

DOAS Class Reading 11/8 E.C.

No Due Date Max Points: 15

DOAS Reading EC

No Due Date Max Points: 15

Good Student Sub Bonus 11/5

No Due Date Max Points: 15

Newsela 11-05-19 - What is the American Dream?

Nov. 05, 2019 Max Points: 50

Thesis Activity E.C.

No Due Date Max Points: 10

DOAS Class Reading EC

No Due Date Max Points: 15

11/1 Reading EC DOAS

No Due Date Max Points: 15

Thesis Class Activity Worksheet

No Due Date Max Points: 15

DOS CLASS DISCUSSION E.C.

Oct. 31, 2019 Max Points: 15
Description:

Introductory class discussion regarding defining the American Dream.

American Dream Freewrite

Oct. 31, 2019 Max Points: 25
Description:

Students complete a set of eight questions in the Death of a Salesman Student Guide. (Independent Class Assignment)

Participation Week of 11-01-19

Nov. 01, 2019 Max Points: 50

Announcements

Jan. 14, 2020

Again, you have to download the documents on the question set and the pdf full copy in order to read. Please do so.

Jan. 14, 2020

If you are having trouble reading the Ch. 4&5 QS PDF, please download the document. Thanks!

Jan. 10, 2020

Here is the audio link to what we read in class today. Great Gatsby Ch.5

Jan. 10, 2020

I will give an extra 25 points per question set for students who complete Ch. 4&5 questions this weekend by Midnight on Sunday. Don't give up now, push through!

Jan. 10, 2020

Great Gatsby Ch. 6 & 7 Audio

Please read/listen to Chapter 6&7 for hw this weekend. Also, complete Ch. 4 &5 Questions as well. We will complete 6&7 questions in class.

Jan. 09, 2020

I will give extra credit to a student whom I will choose at random can which can spell MISCELLANEOUS correctly.

Jan. 08, 2020

Heads Up! Tomorrow we will discuss the Chapter 1&2 Questions for Great Gatsby!

Jan. 07, 2020

There will be a quiz tomorrow on Chapters 1-2 of the Great Gatsby. Please be ready!

Here are a few hints... :-)

Ch. 1:
1.Know abou Nick and Tom.
2. Know about Jordan Baker...
3. Know about Tom's affair....

Ch. 2:
1. Know about Tom and Myrtle's relationship....
2. Know about the Wilson's wedding...
3. Who is Chester McKee...

Jan. 06, 2020

Here is the F. Scott Fitzgerald video that we watched today in class.

Jan. 06, 2020

Great Gatsby Unit Reading/Exam Schedule:

Chapter 1 (Class Reading) 01/07/20
Chapter 2 (Read at Home) 01/07/20
Chapter 3 (Class Reading) 01/08/20
Chapter 4 (Class Reading) 01/09/20
Chapter 5 (Class Reading) 01/10/20
Chapter 6 & 7 (Weekend Reading) 01/11/20-01/12/20
Chapter 8 (Class Reading) 01/13/20
Chapter 9 (Class Reading) 01/14/20

Watch The Great Gatsby Movie (01/15/20)
Great Gatsby Final Review (01/16/20)
Great Gatsby Final (01/17/20)

Jan. 06, 2020

Friendly reminder... Please don't throw away your notes from the video today. The quiz tomorrow will be open note. :-) I will give you credit for your video notes tomorrow. Make sure you get a star on your video notes for credit. Also, if you didn't turn in your Fitzgerald Expenses Worksheet please do so tomorrow.

Jan. 06, 2020

Great Gatsby Ch. 2 Qs (Done in Class)

Jan. 06, 2020

F. Scott Fitzgerald Quiz (Tomorrow) - I will pick three question from the ten listed below and you can use your notes. :-)
1. When F. Scott Fitzgerald was just a teenager, he realized that he had a talent for writing. He decided to use this talent to write plays, which he produced at his school. What was his main motivation for creating these plays? (2 pts.)
2. Where did Fitzgerald attend college? (1 pt.)
3. After Fitzgerald was kicked out of college for failing grades, what did he decide to do next? What ended up disappointing him about this venture? (2 pts.)
4. What was the first name of Fitzgerald’s wife? (1 pt.)
5. What was the title of Fitzgerald’s first big commercially successful novel? Why was it so successful? (2 pts.)
6. Describe the Fitzgeralds’ marriage (3 pts.):
7. Name Fitzgerald’s friend/drinking buddy who became his literary rival (1 pt.):
8. Why did Fitzgerald lose his audience (and, consequently, the flow of money into his bank account) in the mid-to-late 1930s? (2 pts.)
9. How did Fitzgerald’s wife die? (2 pts.)
10. What lesson can we learn from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life? (3 pts.)

Dec. 16, 2019

Good afternoon,

Tomorrow by the end of class, please complete a poster on Canva.com that sheds light on your chosen issue of inequality. 15 Extra credit points to students who can complete their posters by the end of class tomorrow. Thanks!

Poster Requirements:

Image (persuasive image)
Title
A MESSAGE FROM (YOUR NAME)
2-3 Facts/Statistics that shed light on the problem.

Dec. 13, 2019

Don't forget that the Museum of Inequality Solutions Page is due Sunday by Midnight. Simply attach it to the assignmemt post and don't hit the submit button.

Dec. 13, 2019

Final thoughts for the week:

I graded the Museum of Inequality Home Page. Please make the necessary changes, as described in the comments section, and I will change your grade for this assignment. Also, spend the weekend through Monday, polishing your editorials as well. Finally, many students in English 11 Period 5 forgot to show my your DOS study guide. If you bring the packet Monday, I will update your grade for this assignment too. Have a great weekend! :-)

Dec. 12, 2019

http://www.wcusd15.org/kershaw/ENG%20302/DS%20Death%20of%20a%20Salesman%20Complete.pdf

Dec. 08, 2019

Hello all, I was sick all weekend with a terrible cold. I will review your editorials tomorrow. See you tomorrow!

Dec. 03, 2019

Interesting article on income inequality for those looking for another article.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/income-inequality-in-america-is-at-its-highest-level-in-more-than-50-years-census-report-today-shows/

Dec. 03, 2019

Please remember to turn in ACT 1 questions by Midnight today. Today is the final deadline. Thanks!

Dec. 03, 2019

Today we will read a Newsela article that outlines income inequality. Please do the quiz AND the written response for full credit. Due to the end of class today (12-03-19). Remember eight sentences with two quotes for full credit.

Nov. 25, 2019

I graded the editorials, if you received a zero or any other type of undesirable grade, you have until 12/03/19 to turn it in for review. Thanks!

Nov. 22, 2019

Here’s the general format for creating a reference for a video found on YouTube and other video-posting websites:
If both the real name of the person who posted the video and the screen name are known:

Author, A. A. [Screen name]. (year, month day). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxxx
If only the screen name of the person who posted the video is known:

Screen name. (year, month day). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxxx The in-text citations include the author name outside of brackets (whichever that may be) and the date.

Nov. 20, 2019

I am extending the deadline for the Great Gatsby Curve Editorial to Sunday, 11/24/19 at Midnight for those students who need extra time. If you have and your family have vacation plans this weekend, you should aim for this Friday, 11/22/19 at Midnight.

Also, I attached below a copy of a graphic organizer to help you make sure you include all of the necessary elements of an editorial discussed in class. (Hard copies were handed out in class today as well).

Nov. 05, 2019

In my absence...

Please complete the Newsela I assigned on the American Dream. Students who earn a score of 4 on their Newsela today (quiz and written response) will get 25 points extra credit. Ms. S will also give me a list of students who were on their best behavior today. If you are disrespectful to Ms. S or anyone else covering the class today you will earn a score of 0 for participation this week.