Tuesday, May 22, 2018

May 22

IRT: ~20 minutes
WNB: Outside entry (Notebook check Thursday, 5/31)

Students completed a form to share their top reads from this semester. We also practiced our reading skills with a 12-minute PSAT reading passage.

With the remaining class time, students worked on Day 3 of the project, writing summary paragraphs and an analysis of a central poem or summary paragraphs and their view on humanity. The paragraphs are due by the end of class Thursday, and the analysis/essay is due at the end of class Tuesday.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

May 21

Students had a substitute today. Here's the agenda they followed. I'll be back tomorrow!

Today's Agenda


Friday, May 18, 2018

May 18

IRT: ~20 minutes
WNB: Students completed a survey from the Hawk Eye about immigration. They then wrote their thoughts on immigration in their notebooks.

We began a major project that we'll be working on for the next several days. Students will choose to study a poet or study works about humanity. Students should bring their iPads (and chargers) to class each day while we're working on this project.

Here's an overview of the project.
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Thursday, May 17, 2018

May 17

IRT: ~20 minutes

To extend our work with the AP multiple choice questions over To Kill a Mockingbird, we watched the trial scene of the film and looked for some of the major themes.

Tomorrow, we begin a major project!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May 16

IRT: ~20 minutes
WNB: Article of the Week - "Why Teens Should Understand Their Own Brains (And Why Their Teachers Should, Too!)" (This is a fascinating article, and I can't wait to read the book!)

After annotating the article of the week and responding in their notebooks, students resumed reading their independent reading books, began studying for the AP world history exam that is tomorrow, or read for other classes.

We ended class with a final question: laurel or yanny? (A great explanation of this on Wired!)

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

May 15

I passed back the scored rubric for the mandala assignment. Students who have questions about this grade should plan to come in during A block tomorrow (or before or after school).

Students completed an AP-style timed writing. They were given 2 prompts (the ones we planned yesterday) and chose one to complete in 50 minutes. They scored themselves using the AP rubric.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

May 14

IRT: ~20 minutes
WNB: Students brainstormed reasons and evidence for 2 possible prompts for tomorrow's timed writing.

Prompt 1
Prompt 2
We completed some practice AP multiple choice questions using passages from To Kill a Mockingbird.

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