1. Show Job Shadow Calendar; see calendar on the board!
2. Check email for message from Kristy!
3. If/When you are scheduled, pick up make up slip, Interview Questions, Business Info form, and Employer Eval form on back counter.
If you have shadowed, put your Interview Questions and Employer Eval form in folder.
If you have shadowed, complete the QuickTopic Post
If you have shadowed, pick up a STUDENT Evaluation form off the back counter (far right),
complete it, then staple it to your Employer Eval form in your career folder.
If you have shadowed, pick up a West Central thank you note & envelope in the box
on the back counter. Follow instructions on the Job Shadow Assignments page under more... tab.
Week of November 26-30
Intro to The Great Gatsby: pick up book and packets
Read pg. 1 of packet
Complete Character Diagram in packet/on board
Discuss the 4 settings/posters/map last page of packet
Fill in character notes
Read Chapter 1.
Answer discussion questions.
Assign: Finish Chapter 1
View Chapter 1 (to 10:03)
View: Gatsby's American Dream Chapter 1 (5:04)
Kahoot for Chapter 1
Read Chapter 2 for Quiz over Chapter 1-2 tomorrow.. Answer discussion questions as you read.
Listen Here: Files that will download to iTunes
Listen Here! Gatsby Audio Files if you need to listen
View: Great Gatsby Chapter 2 Summary
View: Living the Dream in the Valley of Ashes (JUST through 2:00)
View Chapter 2 (10:03-27:20)
Kahoot for Chatper 2
About the Gatsby quizzes:
1. You will get no feedback until everyone has taken each quiz, so check the following day.
2. If I see or suspect contact with a cell phone any time during the class period, you'll forfeit that day's points. Is seeing, holding, hiding, sitting on, touching, feeling, looking at a cell phone worth losing 25 points? Are you so addicted you can't go 48 minutes without it?
3. The quizzes are all set for 15 or 20 minutes. If time runs out, you won't get more. Prepare for each quiz by READING and answering the discussion questions.
4. For most quizzes, you will be able to use your book (not each other!), but you WON'T
have time to look up every answer without running out of time. Answer the questions WITHOUT the book and then check if you have time. Read carefully BEFORE class!
Take: Chapter 1-2 Quiz at Quia.
Assignment: Read Chapter 3 for Monday and Chapter 4 for Tuesday. Read this weekend!
Friday Focus on the Future
Work on finishing Job Shadow Assignments: Staple together the 3 items in red below (or whatever you have done) and put in my folder so I can take them home this weekend!
1. Post HERE at Quick Topic. (Read directions carefully!)
2. Write Thank You Note following THIS FORMAT. Give me 50 cents for stamp.
3. Give me your Student & Employer Evals stapled together
4. Make sure 20 interviews questions are completed
5.. Complete Business Info form
6. Complete Fast Shadow Facts (hard copy) READ DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY!
Acceptable Fast Shadow Facts
Unacceptable Fast Shadow Facts
7. Upload 5 Images document to Google Drive folder I shared this week! It must look JUST like the example!
Previous Weeks' Lessons:
"Bernice" is such a popular story that a band wrote a song about it!
Read the Lyrics to "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" by Divine Comedy (1993) as you LISTEN.
Read "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" Summary
View: "Bernice" Discussion (at 3:50)
In class Assignment:
Take "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" quiz at Quia using summary notes. As soon as you finish this quiz, hand me the story summary,
View "Bernice Bobs Her Hair "
Find and review notes over 4 short videos over life in the 1920s.
Quickly review F. Scott Fitzgerald's Biography video notes.
Take open notes Quia Quiz over 1920s Intro and F. Scott Fitzgerald
Remember: F. Scott Fitzgerald's short stories and novels are based on personal experiences and very often deal with social status.
Have you ever received a bad haircut? Did you ever cut your own hair when you were little? How did you feel? Today we'll look at a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald that is almost 100 years old but could just as easily have been written about teenagers today. Teens in ANY era struggle with SOCIAL STATUS & trying to FIT IN. Some go to great lengths to fit in.
In "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," we see...
1. how young women were regarded in the 1920s,
2. how tempting popularity can be, and
3.how DANGEROUS it is to compromise your values just to fit in.
Introduction to "Bernice Bobs Her Hair."
We can't underestimate the historical significance and controversy about Bobbed Hair
View Henry Fonda's Introduction to the movie (to 2:28), pause to discuss
3 key characters: Bernice, Marjorie and Warren, then view the short story.
Questions to think and talk about:
1. Through the character of Marjorie, does Fitzgerald paint a flattering picture of the flapper?
Is she a misguided, a superficial flirt or a feminist?
2. Who would you prefer to have as a friend--Marjorie, Bernice, or Warren?
What are the most striking character traits of each person?
3. Does Bernice change for the better or for the worse over the course of the story?
Was the “sophisticated” environment that Bernice enters corrupting or character building?
4. Does this story have a “happy ending?” Did Marjorie deserve her fate?
Friday Focus on the Future
Jared Morken (SD Army National Guard) will visit all classes
Wednesday 11/14 and Thursday 11/15
View: F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great American Dreamer
Take notes on the 50-minute video
Click to open and take notes on the worksheet that goes with the video;
If you are absent for class, have no fear! The video is also available on YouTube,
broken into short 9-minute pieces:
Click to access the video online
Read Follow up article on F. Scott Fitzgerald
*On Monday, we'll take quiz over 1920s intro videos and F. Scott Fitzgerald video
View: (fill in this Listening Guide! I'll give you a copy. Keep in folder!)
1. The Roaring 1920s Part 1 (11:56) Watch in class
2. To Live in the 20s--6 minutes of video clips from the 1920s depicting many aspects of the culture of the decade. Watch in class
3. Life in the Roaring 1920s--(5:57) a student project
3. Bet You Didn't Know: Prohibition History(2:45)
4. Prohibition in the 1920s from CBS Sunday Morning --video dated out--fill in notes from story
5. Prohibition: The Nobel Experiment
You will need earbuds or headphones on Tuesday!
Many of you need a little more practice with
comma splices=using a comma between 2 sentences when you need something stronger like a period or semicolon
run-ons=2 or 3 complete sentences run together with no punctuation
sentence fragments=group of words that CAN'T stand alone as a sentence
View this document for definition/clarification
Do practice pages together
Assignment: Complete these practice activities:
Repairing Run-On Sentences
Pick the Run-On Sentences
Comma Splice or Fine?
Comma Splice Quiz
Complete Sentence or Fragment #1
Complete Sentence or Fragments #2
Now complete one more
15 point Fragments, Run-ons, Comma Splices assignment.
I'll record the better of the 3.
Friday 11/9: No School!
View: Comma Splices on the ACT
View: Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices
Comma Splices Exercise 1
Comma Splices Exercise 2
Multiple Choice Quiz #2
Last best practice here!
Assessment: (I'll record the better 18 and the better 11 and the better 15.)
3. Complete and submit Comma Assignment #2 at Quia (11 pts)--(no feedback)
4. and Finally Comma Assignment #3 at Quia--this is another 18 point one (no feedback).
5. Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences (15 pts)
6. Comma Splice or Run on?(15 pts)
Wednesdsay 11/7 #1→
Finish #17-32 on last page of comma packet.
Now--with a CAN DO attitude-- practice with these activities to prepare for assessments! Before you leave class today, complete:
Multiple Choice send me a screenshot of results from upper right corner (see example #1)
click on the link labeled Multiple Choice in the menu on the left!
Insert the commas!--send me a screenshot--see example #2 to right #2→
Practice commas here!
Multiple Choice Quiz #1 . send me a screenshot (see example #3 to right)
DON'T do the assessments below without completing practice and scdreenshots FIRST!!
Assessment: (I'll record the better 18 and the better 11. You'll do two more tomorrow.) Use your rules packet!
1. Complete and submit Comma Usage Assignment #1 at Quia. (18 pts)
2. Comma Usage at Quia (11 pts).
Continue with 14 Comma Rules packet we started Monday
Practice Commas at Owl Online Writing Lab:
For a completion grade, send me
Screenshots of scores for SWABIs, FANBOYS, Interruptors.
Send all 3 screenshots in 1 email. See the Show my score! example to the right.
2. Introductory Phrase or Clause
3. Screenshot score SWABIs
4. Screnshot score FANBOYS
6. Screenshot score Interruptors
Monday 11/5-1:30 dismiss; 33 minute classes
Intro to 14 comma rules
Do Comma Rule Sheet & practice that I will share
Complete Assessment on "Plainswoman" and O Pioneers at Quia
Use notes packets from both works.
Finish O Pioneers (last 15 minutes). If you are absent, the movie is accessible on Youtube
"Pioneers, O Pioneers" poem by Walt Whitman was the inspiration for Willa Cather's novel title.
Whitman's poem was written as a tribute to the pioneers who had set out in search of a more fulfilling
life by settling in the American West. Throughout the poem, Whitman pays homage to the pioneers' courage
and fearless choice to set out to find a brighter future.
View: Levi's Commercial --this is Walt Whitman's poem
Do analysis of "The Pioneers" poem in packet
"O Pioneers" Kahoot and "Plainswoman" Kahoot