ENGLISH 4 Agenda 3/12/2009

Posted on March 12, 2009 by tanya_thienngern.
Categories: Seniors English Period 1.

TODAY IS THE DISTRICT-TWELFTH GRADE WRITING ASSESSMENT

IF ABSENT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE IT UP DURING ADVISORY BY WEDNESDAY MARCH 18TH.

UPDATES:

engish 4 stragglers! get it! monomyth

Posted on March 11, 2009 by tanya_thienngern.
Categories: Seniors English Period 1.

http://www.monomyth.org/?page_id=20

Agenda 3-9-09

Posted on March 10, 2009 by tanya_thienngern.
Categories: Creative Writing Period 2.

 Journal 18

option 1: write a proposal to the end of traffic at PVHS.

option 2: write a letter to someone you admire(from afar who doesnt know yet)

option 3: You are moving out, you can only take 10 things with you what are they and why did u choose them?”

Option 4: Write about your dream 18th or 21st birthday

option 5: You fell in love with his or her scent, now you follow them around (they dont know)

Activity

Watch Chocolate- write 1pg of character notes.

HW :

bring data usb full of poetry and images for digital poetry project due next week.

Digital Bridge Academy comes to PVHS

Posted on by tanya_thienngern.
Categories: Seniors English Period 1.

On March 20th- Seniors earn double attendance points for coming to class.

This is an excellent presentation about Cabrillo College.

ENGLISH 4 Agenda 3/10/2009

Posted on by tanya_thienngern.
Categories: Seniors English Period 1.
  • Journal#20

-Dialectel Journal on either reading you have(Beowulf or Iliad)

  • Finish Reading Beowulf or  the Iliad
  • Vocabulary test- either Beowulf or Iliad; depending what reading you have or both for extra credit
  • And talk to Ms.T for extra credit opportunities!!! (this week)

Agenda 3/9/09

Posted on March 9, 2009 by tanya_thienngern.
Categories: Ninth Grade English Periods 3, 5 and 6.

 No Reading Responses today!

Instead: 1. Get out a #2 pencil

2. Put everything away

3. Wait quietly for instructions

Watch: The Man Who Planted Trees

follow allong in reading-you will need this later.

Did you say SF and Extra Points? The 13th Annual Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam

300 points possible for attending an all day event in SF (applicable to CW or English)

On April 11th

A museum TBD,  lunch and

The Finals at the SF Opera House.

GRAND SLAM FINALS: 7PM : $6 Youth (24 & under) & $18 General
$50 VIP tickets include reception & box seating
Featuring Emcee: Marc Bamuthi Joseph
April 11: San Francisco Opera House-
301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA

The 13th Annual

Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam

March 12 – April 11, 2009

A Certain Kind of Fire

Over 500 poets from across the Bay Area participate in the annual celebration of youth voice, literacy, and lyricism.
Join the movement – sign up now!

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The Slam begins with preliminary rounds in San Francisco and the East Bay from March 12-21.

It all leads up to the Grand Slam Finals at the San Francisco Opera House on Saturday, April 11.

English 4

Posted on March 6, 2009 by tanya_thienngern.
Categories: Seniors English Period 1.

Journal #18

The Greater Cause
Some Good Reasons for Doing Good
With all that takes place in our lives, it can sometimes be easy to overlook the fact that we’re part of something greater than ourselves—a collective consciousness, the Universe, a greater cause. Because of our tendency to forget this, we might make decisions in our lives that don’t reflect that responsibility that comes with this belonging. All too often, we focus just on the short-term, tangible gain to ourselves without worrying about its consequences. Other times, we may discard the greater cause because it seems like “hard work.” The challenge is to expand our minds so that we transcend the distinction between self and others, so we are aware of how our choices and actions can impact a greater cause.

Respond to the Daily Om above. What does it mean to your life?

Ms.T goes over Dialectic Journals and Vocabulary requirements for Beowulf and Iliad. 

PPT presentation on how to read an Epic Poem.

Students take notes and will receive credit later for these notes.

Examples of a Chunk Paragraphs

The following are examples for the reading of “Greener Diet”

Reading Response #15

TS: It appears that cows are bad(harmful) for the world(environment). CD: According to Stephen Ornes, if Americans eat less beef, then there would be less greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere(Ornes).CM: Then perhaps the threat of Global Warming would not be such a threat to the people and animals of this world.CM: …….. CS: I know Americans what a bright future but I am not sure they will be able to give up eating beef.

EXAMPLE #2

TS:Did you know that the food we eat effects the environment? CD: Specifically cows are contributing to the abundance (massive amounts) of greenhouse gases that cause Global Warming (Ornes) Cm:Wow! I can’t believe that the meat I eat contributes (adds to) the warming of the world. CM: It is sad to think that Americans care more about their stomachs than the state of the environment. CS Therefore, Americans should change the way they eat so the world can survive. 

 http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/articles/20090225/Note2.asp

English 1 Agenda for March 5

Posted on March 5, 2009 by tanya_thienngern.
Categories: Ninth Grade English Periods 3, 5 and 6.

READING RESPONSE #15

WE WILL REVIEW THE PROCESS OF “CHUNK PARAGRAPHS”

READING=  Greener Diet BY Stephen Ornes

http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/

Read Article- Choose 2 words you don’t know write in Margin of your journal RR#15

By the time a hamburger finally lands on a dinner plate, it has taken a heavy toll on the environment. According to Swedish scientist Ulf Sonesson, the process of making a one half-pound all-beef burger adds the equivalent (made up of other greenhouse gases) of about 19 times that hamburger’s weight in carbon dioxide.

PhotoDisc

FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE:

GROUP ASSIGNMENT DUE AT THE END OF THE PERIOD.