MUG: Who/Whom Whoever/Whomever
Who's =Who is or Who has
We do: Pretest, practice packet & Cheat Sheet
Now You Practice:
1. Whoever/Whomever Quiz #1
2. Take the Who or Whom Quiz
3. Practice with this quiz on Who or Whom
4. Take another quiz on Who or Whom
Now Complete: I'll record the better score
the Who/Whom/Who's/Whose assignment at Quia (22 points)
the Who/Whom assignment at Quia (22 points)
When you finish above, Log in to Newsela and choose ONE article today!
Arming Teachers or Chloe Kim's Hangry Tweet
Previous Days' Lessons:
Log in to Newsela. Read two articles and complete the 4 question assessments.
Read Night QUIETLY until the bell rings!
It's time to begin to prepare for the ELA (English Language Arts) portion of the Common Core.
The ELA test is an untimed test that contains several different types of questions.
Students answer multiple choice questions based on short passages they read
and write responses to open-ended questions based on stories, articles, or poems they listen to or read.
Again, drill improves skill, so we will be practicing regularly until test time utilizing Newsela,
a data base of current event non-fiction stories tailor-made for classroom use.
The current event stories are both student-friendly and can be accessed in different formats by reading level.
Newspaper writers rewrite a story four times for a total of five Lexile (reading) levels per story.
All articles have embedded Common Core aligned quizzes that conform to the reading levels for checking comprehension.
What is Newsela
Join NEWSELA--I will give you class code
Read: Matching Grade level to Lexile levels in Newsela
Assignment: 4 articles have been assigned to you. You MUST read the Elie Wiesel article. Then choose
ONE of the other three articles to read and answer questions.
Log in to see the 3 articles.
For each article, choose the lexile level closest to your grade level (so either MAX or one of the top 2 numbers).
When you finish reading, go to the activities link on top right.
Click the Quiz link and answer the 4 questions for each article. Results come directly to me.
Again, choose TWO of the articles to read and answer the 4 questions for each.
This is precisely what the ELA Common Core exams will be like.
**One more tricky rule: Always use the POSSESSIVE case before an -ing word.
Incorrect: I am tired of HIM whining.
Correct: I am tired of HIS whining.
Incorrect: The teacher was upset about HIM coming late every day.
Correct: The teacher was upset about HIS coming late every day.
Incorrect: Him coming late every day was annoying.
Correct: His coming late every day was annoying.
Quickly review Pronoun Agreement with these two exercises:
Pronoun Case Exercise 1
Pronouns at GrammarBook.com
Complete Quiz on Pronoun Usage
Complete Choosing the correct pronoun Quiz 1
Now submit: I'll record the better score of two--no feedback will show right away! Do both!
At Quia: Pronouns in the Subject, Object and Possessive Case
At Quia: Pronoun Agreement
Now do Newsela articles!
Grammar Lab Expectations
View: Celebrity Grammar with Ariana Grande
Continue Pronoun Agreement packet pp. 108-end
One more tricky pronoun situation--possessive before gerund (-ing word)
Practice Quiz on Pronoun Usage
Practice Choosing the correct pronoun Quiz 1
Practice ChompChomp pronouns
Now Complete 2 assignments:
I will record the better of the two.
Even if you get them all right on the first one, do both!
USE your packet!
1. Pronoun Usage Assignment #1 (20 pts)
2. Using Pronouns Correctly #2 (20 pts)
Turn in Of M&M book if you did not.
Blue 4 Upload FINAL paper to Turnitin. Log in. Upload your file in .doc or .pdf
Background on Night (packet)
Night (109 pgs.) by Elie Wiesel is a memoir of man’s inhumanity to man
during the Holocaust in the 1940s. Elie Wiesel survived the Holocaust when 6 million of
others did not. You’ll experience his forced deportation in at age 12 and his experience
at Auschwitz, the largest of the Nazi concentration camps where 1.5 million Jews were
murdered in the gas chambers. Wiesel was silent for years before he could come to
terms with what happened to him and write about it and lecture about it. Wiesel won
the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 and still travels the world encouraging others not to
allow Holocaust-like events like those in Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur to ever occur
again. Wiesel, now in 80s, has twice spoken at Augustana College in recent years. Wiesel
says, “Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are endangered, when dignity
is in jeopardy…whenever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion
or political views, that place must—at that moment—become the center of the
universe.” Wiesel wrote two more novels, Dawn and The Accident, which are both
fictional stories of Holocaust survival.
According to Wiesel, "By talking about past events, like the Holocaust, we open a disturbing chapter in human history,
but in doing so we spread a message to humanity through the testimony of witnesses that helps
to stir people's emotions. This drives them to prevent a recurrence of such devastating occurrences
by acting against them. If we forget about abominable events like the Holocaust and write them off
as things that could only have occurred in the past we open ourselves up to the possibility of
repeating such unmonitored destructive behavior. Through the retelling of the events our collective
history we spur indignation, we reduce the number of indifferent bystanders and we make it
possible to learn from our mistakes."
Here is a Character List for Night
Here is background on Night Themes
A Book Trailer Introduction (9:24)
Auschwitz 70 years later
Drone over Auschwitz--Spielburg & Schindler's List (2:29)
A Tour of Birkenau (9:10)
Oprah's Interview with Elie At Auschwitz (2:30)
Elie Remembers His Little Sister (3:36)
Night book trailer (stop at 1:25)
Interview with Elie Wiesel (11:32)
Interview with Elie Part 2 (10:59)
Auschwitz 70--full version (6:30)
MUG: Pronoun Agreement Pretest and Subject Pronouns
Pronoun Cheat Sheet
Finish movie Blue 1 (1:07), Blue 2 & 3 (1:13:53)
While movie plays, put together final paper pieces.
Messy Self Edit
Upload FINAL paper to Turnitin. Log in. Upload your file in .doc or .pdf
**I have opened papers in Turnitin that are NOT the final drafts
Some are missing 2 quote sandwiches, some are missing pictures,
some have Works Cited in INCORRECT format, some are only 1 page long.
Upload will be marked as incomplete until all basic requirements are met!
After quizzes today, upload final paper to Turnitin. Log in.
Upload your file in .doc or .pdf
Hand in to me:
1. Messy Self Edit
2. Peer Edit Sheet
3. Article Copy
4. Final Clean draft
Take 3 quizzes over Of Mice and Men.
See Review Activities Below
Finish movie if time allows
Listen CAREFULLY as we View 60secondrecaps (10 minutes)
There is one good reason for reading Steinbeck's short novel Of Mice and Men--it is a very good book.
There is one good reason for teaching it--it is a TEACHABLE good book: simple and clear, yet profound
and beautiful. This short book is easy in the "accessible" sense. But it is NOT easy in the moral sense:
it raises large issues of the sort raised in and by the greatest and often more difficult literature.
Read: Best Critical Analysis out there
Go through review packet, especially back of pg. 1 on title, the Symbols and Themes page,
and the last page that ties Chapter 3 and 6 together.
As we look at all of the characters whose names begin with the letter C,
view Thug Notes Summary & Analysis
Finish reviewing packet
View to 1:07:55 after fight with Curley
You'll take three 30-pt quizzes on Wednesday (Ch 1-2, Ch 3-4, Ch 5-6)
I will record the better TWO scores out of 30. These will not be online.
You'll get all three tests and like the Gatsby test, you'll be allowed to use the book for 10 minutes.
You will also be allowed to use the 2-sided color sheet that shows character connections.
Before tests on Wednesday, do review for Of Mice and Men
Summary Quiz Ch 1
Summary Quiz Ch 2
Summary Quiz Ch 3
Summary Quiz Ch 4
Summary Quiz Ch 5-6
Try this for more practice and review:
1. Gradesaver Of M&M Quiz
If you still have not turned in messy self-edit, give it to Mr. Nash TODAY!!
View Chapters 1 & 2 (to 36:46) of Of Mice & Men.
If you were absent Tuesday, pick up book, packet & webquest.
After video, QUIETLY and by yourself:
1. Finish & turn in Steinbeck Webquest.. if you did not on Tuesday. Give to sub!
See Tuesday homework page for links. (January link).
2. Work on making paper corrections if you get essay back from sub. Do NOT lose messy self-edit!
3. READ the rest of this very short and easy novella.
Assignment: Finish reading the book for Monday. The whole book takes about 3 hours to listen to on tape.
On Monday, we'll do review, along with uploading essay to TurnitIn.
On Wednesday, we'll take 3 quizzes over the book (Chapters 1-2, 3-4, and 5-6)