• Congrats Juniors!

    You've done it!  It has been an honor to work with you this year.  Don't be strangers next year: drop by for a chat anytime.

    Have an amazing summer and I will see you in the hallways next year!  

    • 15 Jun 2017
  • Wednesday, June 14th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Review for final!

    REMINDER: Final is tomorrow AM!

    • 14 Jun 2017
  • Tuesday, June 13th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Viewing and reflecting on our creative projects

    • 14 Jun 2017
  • Monday, June 12th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Independent work time on Creative projects

    • 14 Jun 2017
  • Friday, June 9th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Reading and discussing "Mother Tongue" by Amy Tan: Mother-Tongue-by-Amy-Tan.pdf

    2. Creating a Found Poem using language from Amy Tan

    HW: Work on creative project and begin review for final (see study guide 6/8)

    REMINDER: All late work must be submitted by Monday, June 12th

    • 9 Jun 2017
  • Thursday, June 8th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Connecting multiculturalism to post-modernism (see power point in "files")

    2. Maya Angelou poetry

    3. Reflecting on a variety of poems from 21st century authors: looking for themes and connecting to post-modernism.

    HW: Keep working on TTTC Creative Project

    Study Guide for Finals: 11th Semester 2 Study Guide 2017.docx

    • 8 Jun 2017
  • Wednesday, June 7th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Finishing our Truth stories - submit to TII

    2. Working on our final project for TTTC (see instructions from 6/5)

    • 7 Jun 2017
  • Tuesday, June 6th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Final Discussion of TTTC.  Turned in our last reading guide for chapters "Ghost Soldiers" and "lives of the dead"

    2. Final version of our Truth Stories - due Thursday: 

    • 6 Jun 2017
  • Monday, June 5th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Reading question discussion for "Ghost Soldiers"

    2. Theme analysis and thesis statements (turn in tomorrow if you did not complete in class):

    3. Review the culminating project assignment and timeline.  Final project due Tuesday 6/13: TTTC Creative Proj Final Assessment.docx

    HW: Finish last chapter "Lives of the Dead" and reading qs.

    • 5 Jun 2017
  • Friday, June 2nd

    Today we worked on:

    1. Discussing pouiomena in TTTC

    2. HW due Monday: Reading questions for "Ghost Soldiers" Chapter 20 and 21 Reading Questions Ghost Soldiers Lives of the Dead.docx

    • 2 Jun 2017
  • Thursday, June 1st

    Today we worked on:

    1. Small group Socratic seminars

    2. Adding to our Truth Story:

    HW: Read "Ambush" "Speaking of Courage"

    • 1 Jun 2017
  • Wednesday, May 31st

    Today we worked on:

    1. Discussion of "Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong"

    2. Work time to read next three chapters (Ch. 10-12) and work on reading guide (questions for discussion) due tomorrow: Chapters 10-12 Reading Questions.docx

    • 31 May 2017
  • Tuesday, May 30th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Themes in "How to tell a true war story"

    2. Adding to our Truth Story:

    HW: Read "Sweetheart of Song Tra Bong"

    • 30 May 2017
  • Friday, May 26th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Finishing discussion from yesterday on Enemies/Friends - turned in our thesis statement and group discussion paper

    2. Began discussion of How to Tell a True War Story - turned in reading questions

    Note: Reading schedule is backed up 1 day.  We will continue discussion of "How to Tell a True War Story" on Tuesday.

    Have a wonderful long weekend!

    • 26 May 2017
  • Thursday, May 25th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Reading and discussing "Enemies" and "Friends"

    Due tomorrow: reading questions on chapter 7 "How to tell a true war story" Chapter 7 How to Tell a True War Story Questions.docx

    • 25 May 2017
  • Wednesday, May 24th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Writing prompt:

    2. Discussion of "On Rainy River" or quiet reading time.

    HW: Keep up with the reading schedule

    • 24 May 2017
  • Tuesday, May 23rd

    Today we worked on:

    1. Reviewing Poioumena in chapter "Spin"

    2. Writing letters about the things we carry

    HW: Reading "The Rainy River" using this reading guide: Chapter 4 On Rainy River Questions.docx

    Reading Schedule of TTTC: Reading Schedule.docx

    • 23 May 2017
  • Monday, May 22nd

    Today we worked on:

    1. Finishing vocab notes for post-modernism

    2. Discussion of Chapter 1 "The Things They Carried"

    HW: Read Chapter 3 "Spin"

    • 22 May 2017
  • Friday, May 19th

    Today we worked on:

    1. checking out The Things They Carried (TTTC)

    2. Notes on postmodernism (see powerpoint under "files" and TTTC Unit)

    HW: Read chapter 1 "The Things They Carried" and make notes, answer questions on this worksheet: Chapter 1.docx

    • 19 May 2017
  • Thursday, May 18th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Socratic seminar on TC.  It was a great discussion!

    We turned in: 1) Socratic seminar prep sheet. 2) Reflection for Socratic Seminar, 3)Act 2 and 3 reading guide.

    Bring any books you want to return to the library tomorrow!

    If you were absent today, please see the make-up assignment here: TC Socratic Seminar Make.docx

    • 18 May 2017
  • Wednesday, May 17th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Finishing the movie

    2. Test on TC

    HW: Complete the Socratic seminar prep sheet (see daily agenda 5/17).  For questions 7-9 choose any three questions listed below from your peers:

    Other class-generated questions:

    Who was Miller referring to in 1950's McCarthy trials with the character Judge Danforth?

    When Tituba said to leave for Barbados, did she mean it figuratively , as a means of dying, or literally escaping?

    Why doesn't Martha Corey confess to witchcraft?

    Why does Giles Corey refuse to confess to witchcraft?

    Why did Abigail continue the witch-hunting?

    Why do the courts not believe Mary Warren's confession to lying about witchcraft, yet they believe guilty confessions of witchcraft?

    If Abigail started the witch trials to be with John Proctor, when he was accused why didn't she try to save him in court?

    • 17 May 2017
  • Tuesday, May 16th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Finishing Act 4; viewing the movie

    2. Prep for quiz tomorrow

    3. Prep Sheet due Thursday for Socratic seminar: Socratic Seminar Prep Sheet.docx

    HW DUE TOMORROW - Please click on this link to add your question to the list of options for questions to prep for Thursday's discussion: https://padlet.com/petersenm2/tc

    • 15 May 2017
  • Monday, May 15th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Reading and discussing Act IV.

    HW: Work on reading packet

    Upcoming: Wed test on TC; Thursday Socratic Seminar

    • 15 May 2017
  • Friday, May 12th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Finish reading Act III

    2. Watching the film

    HW: Complete the ACT III portion of the reading guide.

    • 11 May 2017
  • Thursday, May 11th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Reading Act III to page 113.

    2. Working on reading guide for Act III character motivations

    • 11 May 2017
  • Wednesday, May 10th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Reading Act 3 through page 97.  Reading Guide for Act 3&4:Reading Guide Acts 3 and 4.docx

    • 10 May 2017
  • Tuesday, May 9th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Watching part of Act 2

    2. Discussing Act 2

    3. Group performances about Act 2

    Due Wednesday: Act II Reading Guide.

    • 9 May 2017
  • Monday, May 8th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Turned in Act 1 reading guide

    2. Finished reading Act 2 in small groups

    3. Answered discussion questions in packet.

    Optional HW: Reading the bonus scene at the back of the book under "Appendix" 

    • 8 May 2017
  • Friday, May 5th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Quiz for Act 1

    2. Reading Act using our new reading guide: Reading Guide Act 2.docx

    HW: Complete Act 1 reading guide to turn in on Monday

    • 5 May 2017
  • Thursday, May 4

    Today we worked on:

    1. Finish Act 1 of TC movie

    2. Act 1 packet work time (due Monday)

    Open notes quiz on Act 1 tomorrow.

    • 4 May 2017
  • Wednesday, May 3rd

    Today we worked on:

    1. Finishing Act 1

    2. Viewing the movie

    3. HW: Answer 2 questions in your packet for Act 1

    • 3 May 2017
  • Tuesday, May 2nd

    Today we worked on:

    1. Reading and discussion of Act 1 of TC to page 34

    2. HW - Fill in the Act Reading guide section:

    3. Stop by the College and Career Center May 3rd, May 10th, or May 24th at lunch to get information about how to prepare for college application essays!

    4. EXTRA CREDIT Opportunity: Go watch the school's musical Oklahoma!  Bring me the stamped program AND complete a 200 word response to this prompt:Oklahoma Prompt.docx

    If you are unable to attend the performance and would like to take advantage of the extra credit opportunity, please see me to discuss!

    • 2 May 2017
  • Monday, May 1st

    Today we worked on:

    1. Reading Act 1 out loud.  Focus on theme of reputation - Abigail and Parris.

    2. We will be working on this packet for Act 1: 0068.Reading Guide Act 1.docx

    No HW

    • 1 May 2017
  • Friday, April 28th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Turned in our independent book reviews

    2. Finishing notes on historical background and drama vocabulary (use the notes worksheet from 4/27)

    3. Begin Reading Act 1.

    No HW

    • 28 Apr 2017
  • Thursday, April 27th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Finishing presentations on Salem Witch Trial Characters

    2. We began to take notes on The Crucible. Use google slide presentation and this notes sheet: TC Packet 2017.docx

    HW: COMPLETE the book review and submit to the library website.  Bring your completed pink sheet to turn-in in class tomorrow.

    • 27 Apr 2017
  • Wednesday, April 26th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Using our attention with purpose (cell phone pouches)

    2. Character presentations for Salem Witch Trials and notes. 

    No HW

    • 26 Apr 2017
  • Tuesday, April 25th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Research our assigned characters for the Crucible.  4454.Research Salem Witch Trials.docx

    Due Tomorrow: Be prepared to present your info to the class.

    • 25 Apr 2017
  • Monday, April 24th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Checking out The Crucible

    2. 15 min. reading time. REMINDER - your book review is due this Friday 4/28

    3. Finishing Pleasantville

    4. Discussion of Pleasantville and the 1950s poetry

    5. Instructions for tomorrow's research day for the Crucible: Research Salem Witch Trials.docx

    No HW 

    • 24 Apr 2017
  • Friday, April 21st

    Today we worked on:

    1. Turning in our Beat Assignment

    2. Viewing Pleasantville (we will turn-in the viewing guide on Monday)

    No HW!

    • 21 Apr 2017
  • Thursday, April 20th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Viewing Pleasantville: Pleasantville Viewing Guide.docx

    HW: Finish up the Beats assignment (submit digital portions to TII and anything handwritten tomorrow in class).

    • 20 Apr 2017
  • Wednesday, April 19th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Beat Poetry assignment - see daily agenda for 4/18

    • 19 Apr 2017
  • Tuesday, April 18th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Sharing our Modern Interpretations of "Howl"

    2. Beats Poetry Assignment (Due Friday): Beats Assignment.docx

    • 18 Apr 2017
  • Monday, April 17th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Notes on the key figures of the Beat movement (see google slides and the note guide from April 7th daily agenda

    2. Analysis of "Howl" Interpreting Howl.docx

    HW: Complete you own modern interpretation of Howl using the guide on the worksheet above. Due tomorrow

    • 17 Apr 2017
  • Friday, April 7th

    Today we worked on:

    1. 15 min to finish up our analysis of a confessional poem.  We discussed and turned these in.

    2. Notes on the beat movement (we got through just the first half of the first page of this document: 1950s Beats Notes.docx).  See google slides under the "files" tab for info.

    3. We watched about 15 minutes of this documentary on the Beats (start about 5 minutes in of section 1 and part of section 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6JqjCB_7_I.

    No HW


    • 7 Apr 2017
  • Thursday, April 6th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Overview of Confessional Poetry - reading and discussing a variety of poems from our Confessional Poetry Packet (see daily agenda for 4/5 for packet)

    2. Application Assignment: Your choice (due end of class on Friday)

    • 6 Apr 2017
  • Wednesday, April 5th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Computer Lab writing time for our final edits on Jr. Project!

    • 5 Apr 2017
  • Tuesday, April 4th

    Today we worked on:

    1. We turned in our peer edit TKAM rough draft #2 (Final was submitted to TII)

    2. Basic background on 1950s Confessional poets (see google slides)

    3.. Annotating "History" by Robert Lowell:

    We used this packet for our notes and annotations:1950s confessional poetry packet.doc

    No  Homework - focus on Jr. Project (we will be in the computer lab tomorrow for a final revising day)

    • 4 Apr 2017
  • Monday, April 3rd

    Today we worked on:

    1. Discussion and notes on 1950s context and gender expectations.  See google slides under files - unit 7 and these note guides and text pages:

    1950s Context Notes.docx50s Feminism Documents.docx

    • 3 Apr 2017
  • Friday, March 31st

    Today we worked on:

    1. Peer editing polished draft of TKAM.  If you were unable to peer edit today, please have someone, a friend or family member, give you feedback on your paper using this form: Essay Peer Edit.docx

    2. We voted: We will be moving on to the next unit on Monday; no creative project for TKAM - please ignore this portion of your reading guide.

    Reminder: FINAL draft of TKAM is due Tuesday 4/04 to Turnitin.com.  You will turn in your copy of polished rough draft with peer edits and the peer edit form in class on Tuesday.

    • 31 Mar 2017
  • Thursday, March 30

    Today we worked on:

    1. ELA post-test PART II (essay)

    Due Tomorrow: 1 printed copy of your polished TKAM draft for peer editing; submit to turnitin.com as well.

    • 30 Mar 2017
  • Wednesday, March 29th

    Today we worked on:

    1. ELA post test part I

    Reminder: Jr. Project rough draft due tomorrow (2 printed copies)


    • 29 Mar 2017
  • Tuesday, March 29th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Computer lab time to work on Jr. Project or TKAM

    Due Thursday: Jr. Project Rough Drafts

    Due Friday: TKAM polished draft

    • 28 Mar 2017
  • Monday, March 27th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Reviewing some organization/writing techniques: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_51zIT0NOsvOKCDxkelnzXPxXRkkeqO-P_VDug-tHpk/edit?usp=sharing

    2. Jr. Project work time (including reviewing teacher feedback)

    3. Conferences with teacher on TKAM or Jr. Project

    HW: Make progress on Jr. Project Rough Draft

    • 27 Mar 2017
  • Friday, March 24th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Computer lab time for TKAM papers.  We submitted our rough drafts to TII (3 pages - including a word count and what area of the rubric we would like feedback on)

    Next Week:

    Monday: Jr. Project Work day 

    Tuesday: Choice - Jr. project or TKAM work day

    Wed: ELA district test part I

    Thursday: ELA district test part II

    Friday: TKAM peer edit day



    • 24 Mar 2017
  • Thursday, March 23rd

    Today we worked on:

    1. Computer lab time to write page #2 of our TKAM papers

    Due end of class tomorrow: Three page rough draft to TII


    • 23 Mar 2017
  • Wednesday, March 22nd

    Today we worked on:

    1. Computer Lab: Page one of our rough drafts.

    Due Friday: "Unconventional Rough Draft" 3 pages of text (you can choose to include an intro/conclusion/all or only some of your body paragraphs).  Your rough draft will include a word count and one category of the rubric that you would like me to provide feedback on."

    • 22 Mar 2017
  • Tuesday, March 21st

    Today, in the computer lab, we worked on:

    1.We turned in our TKAM reading guides and character maps

    2. Thesis conferences (individual conference discussing your thesis for TKAM paper with Ms. Petersen)

    3. Outlining our TKAM papers.  See instructions for paper on daily agenda entry for 3/20.  Submit by Wed. to TII

    • 21 Mar 2017
  • Monday, March 20th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Test on TKAM

    2. Independent reading time or time to work on TKAM paper

    3. Instructions, requirements and rubric for TKAM paper: TKAM Paper 2017.docx

    First Due Date: Thesis conference with Ms. Petersen tomorrow; Outline due Wed.

    • 20 Mar 2017
  • Friday, March 17th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Discussion of chapter 29-31

    2. Class discussion based on your created questions:

    3. Work time:

    • 17 Mar 2017
  • Thursday, March 16th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Discussion of ch. 28

    2. Viewing analysis of book and Southern Gothic style (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xM8hvEE2dI). We took notes in DQ#9 on page 15 of reading packet.

    3. Character map (due Tuesday):

    HW: Finish the book! We will have a class discussion tomorrow

    • 16 Mar 2017
  • Wednesday, March 15th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Discussion of chapters 26-27

    2. Wednesday Writing brainstorm with our groups:

    3. Exit slip: One thing I need to focus on as I read the last four chapters is....

    HW: Read chapter 28

    • 15 Mar 2017
  • Tuesday, March 14

    Today we worked on:

    1. Discussion of Ch. 24&25

    2. Quote analysis (see powerpoint) we made an entry for DQ#7:

    3. Movie - mob scene and part of the trial

    HW: Keep up with the reading schedule!

    • 14 Mar 2017
  • Monday, March 13th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Discussion of Ch. 23

    2. Reader's Theater for Ch. 24

    3. Independent reading time

    • 13 Mar 2017
  • Friday, March 10th

    Today we worked on:

    1. TKAM quiz ch.15-22

    2. Collaborative analysis of Jr. Project Thesis statements

    3. Discussion of chapter 21-22

    3. Brief connections/comparison to modern case in Charlotte, NC.  To listen to the rest of the podcast click here: http://www.npr.org/2017/03/09/519267517/an-off-camera-police-shooting-a-trial-and-the-questions-left-behind.  We made some notes on page 14 of our reading packets under DQ#6

    HW: Read Ch. 23

    • 10 Mar 2017
  • Thursday, March 9th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Analyzing Atticus' closing argument for use of rhetoric

    2. Timed Write #3 on essay prompt #3

    Reminder: Quiz tomorrow on chapters 15-22

    • 9 Mar 2017
  • Wednesday, March 8th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Discussion of chapters 18&19

    2. Review of how to use characterization in (Speech, Thoughts, Effects on others, Actions, Looks) in literary analysis.

    3. Wrote notes to prep for our next timed write on page 13 of our packets DQ#4

    HW: Read chapter 20

    Reminder: Quiz on chapters 15-22 on Friday 

    • 8 Mar 2017
  • Tuesday, March 7th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Time to read chapters 18&19 

    2. Discussing responses to chapter questions for Ch. 17 in our reading packets

    3. Watching the next section of the movie TKAM.

    HW: Read chapters 18 &19  (the Wed. Write is moved to Thursday)

    • 6 Mar 2017
  • Monday, March 6th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Course Request Q&A

    2. Independent reading time

    3. Chapter 15 &16 discussion

    4. We wrote a thesis statement for DQ#3 on page 13 in our reading packets relating to: what is Harper Lee's argument relating to mob mentality in TKAM?

    HW: Read Ch. 17

    • 6 Mar 2017
  • Friday, March 3rd

    Today we worked on:

    1. Reading Quiz on Ch. 7-14

    2. Fishbowl Discussion.  Submitted discussion prep sheet.

    If you were absent for the fishbowl discussion please complete this assignment and submit along with your discussion prep sheet:Fishbowl Discussion Make-up TKAM.docx

    3. HW: Continue to read!

    • 3 Mar 2017
  • Thursday March 2nd

    Today we worked on:

    1. Brief review of Chapter 12

    2. Timed Writing #2

    3. Work time to read next two chapters AND prep for tomorrow's discussion using this worksheet:DiscussionPrepSheet.docx

    Reminder: Quiz tomorrow on ch. 7-14

    • 2 Mar 2017
  • Wednesday, March 1st

    Today we worked on:

    1. Discussion of chapter 10 &11 (see google slides)

    2. Close reading and analysis of one paragraph - individually and discuss with groups

    3. HW: Read chapter 12

    • 1 Mar 2017
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Discussion of Chapter 9

    2. Review of our work on writing prompt from Wed 2/15.

    3. HW: Keep up with the reading schedule.  Tomorrow we will do a timed write based on the writing essay prompt #1 on the first page of the reading packet.

    • 28 Feb 2017
  • Monday, Feb. 27th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Independent reading time

    2. 25 min. of TKAM movie.  We wrote notes in our pink reading packet for Discussion #1 on the differences between the movie and the book

    3. Short discussion of chapters 7&8.

    HW: Read ch. 9

    • 27 Feb 2017
  • Friday, Feb. 17th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Quiz ch. 1-5

    2. Packet - Symbol entry on Tree knot

    3. Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/sra8EUJIqftmSwOw2


    HW: Read the next two chapters over break!

    • 16 Feb 2017
  • Thursday, Feb. 16th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Discussion of Chapter 4 (see google slides)

    2. Listening to chapter 5 (see the link above)

    HW: Read through chapter 6; quiz tomorrow

    • 16 Feb 2017
  • Scottsboro Make-Up

    If you were absent for the viewing of the Scottsboro Boys video, please watch the first 45 minutes online here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?.  

    Complete this viewing guide (only questions 1-7) and the reflection paragraph): 1351.Scottsboro Questions.docx

    • 15 Feb 2017
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Review and discussion of ch. 2-3

    2. Timed Write #1:


    3. HW: Read ch. 4

    • 15 Feb 2017
  • Tuesday, Feb. 14th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Background notes on Harper Lee (see google slides for TKAM)

    2. Analysis of Ch. 1 focus on exposition and characterization (see google slides)

    3. Discussion of Boo Radley

    HW: Read Ch. 2&3 and start thinking about which writing prompt you will want to choose to focus on.

    • 14 Feb 2017
  • Monday. Feb 13th

    Today we worked on:

    1. 15 min. independent reading time

    2. Viewing Scottsboro Boys (had to stop before the end.  Ignore question #8 on your viewing guide.  Please complete the reflection tonight on the back of the page.)

    3. HW: TKAM Ch. 1.  We discussed this reading packet briefly.  All you need to focus on tonight is the reading schedule on page 1 and the two Reading Focus Questions (RFQ's) for chapter 1 on pg. 6:TKAM Reading Guide Packet 2017.docx

    OUR TOWN extra credit: NEW prompt!

    Prompt: What was a key theme in the play and how did the writing, stage director, and/or actors highlight that theme?  Submit response to TII and bring stamped copy of program to Ms. Petersen

    • 13 Feb 2017
  • Friday, Feb. 10th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Check-out To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) books from library

    2. Discuss analysis of rhetoric in Trump's executive order.

    3. Civil Rights issues leading to TKAM: Scottsboro trial.  We began to watch the film and used this viewing guide: Scottsboro Questions.docx

    HW: Nothing due on Monday.  First chapter of TKAM due on Tuesday 

    • 10 Feb 2017
  • Thursday, Feb 9th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Looking at anti-Japanese American propaganda from WWII.

    2. Sharing our analysis of Executive Order 9066.

    3. Discussion and notes on the Loyalty Questionnaire (see google slides)

    4. HW: critically read through the lens of rhetoric Executive Order from 2017:Executive Order Trump 2017.docx

    Reminder: Culminating 1930's project due tomorrow.

    • 9 Feb 2017
  • Wednesday, Feb 8th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Culminating project - questions?  Due date extended to FRIDAY, Feb. 10th

    2. Discussion of rhetoric used in anti-Japanese propaganda during WWII (see google slides for "11th Lit TKAM Civil Rights"

    3. HW - critically read and annotate for rhetoric: Executive Order No 9066 1942.docx

    • 6 Feb 2017
  • Friday, February 3rd.

    Today we worked on:

    1. Watch and discuss clip from Modern Times

    2. Read Superman Comics: Superman Comic 1.docx

    3. Discussion

    HW: Begin work on 1930's project (due Wed.)

    • 3 Feb 2017
  • Thursday, February 2nd.

    Today we worked on:

    1. Notes on the Golden age of Hollywood (see google slides).  We used this form for guided notes (this will not be collected): 1930s Escapism Notes Hollywood and Comics.docx

    2. Watched clip from The Wizard of Oz

    3. Notes on Comic Books

    No HW

    • 3 Feb 2017
  • Wednesday, February 1st

    Today we worked on:

    1. Viewing two clips from John Ford's film of The Grapes of Wrath and discussion focused on questions in the 1930's packet.

    2. HW Complete the 1930's packet.  Due Friday (But you can turn it in early tomorrow!)

    • 1 Feb 2017
  • Tuesday, January 31st

    Today we worked on:

    1. 20 min. quiet reading for "Books are Friends" project.  Individual choice.  See daily agenda for 1/27 for details

    2. Jigsaw of Steinbeck chapters and small group discussion

    3. Went over culminating project for 1930s due Tues 2/7 1930s and Escapism Culminating Project.docx

    HW: Begin to think about connections between 1930s and today

    • 31 Jan 2017
  • Friday, January 27th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Partner Discussion and analysis for Steinbeck chapters

    2. Library to check out books for "Books are Friends" project: Individual Book Assignment.docx

    No Homework!

    • 27 Jan 2017
  • Thursday, January 26th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Sharing and group analysis of Woody Guthrie album covers

    2. Notes on Steinbeck (see google slides)

    3. Passed out chapters for Steinbeck jigsaw

    4. HW: Read your chapter of Steinbeck, answer individual question in 1930's packet, and be prepared to discuss with your partner tomorrow

    • 26 Jan 2017
  • Wednesday, January 25th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Woody Guthrie independent research, analysis and presentation project: Album Cover.  See directions in 1930's packet.  You will use information from this link: https://genius.com/albums/Woody-guthrie/Dust-bowl-ballads

    2. Due Thursday

    • 24 Jan 2017
  • Tuesday, January 24th

    Today we worked on:

    1. Recap of Lange photojournalism

    2. Woody Guthrie Intro (see google slides)

    3. Analysis of "This Land is Your Land" song by Guthrie (in your 1930's packet).  Complete analysis as homework

    • 24 Jan 2017
  • Monday, January 23th

    Today we worked on:

    1. New seats and intro of new unit.  We will be taking notes and using this packet: 1930s Escapism Notes.docx

    2. OPTIC analysis of 1930's photojournalism: TKAM GD Pics OPTIC Analysis.docx

    3. Due Tomorrow:

    OPTIC analysis and Google Form Mid-Year Reflection: https://goo.gl/forms/CB3DKsnMXbhPSiBm1

    • 22 Jan 2017