Monday, April 1, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Secret of Roan Inish

The first clip in the domestic setting is here.

The second clip on the selkie woman is here.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Up

Clip 1

Clip 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2bk_9T482g

Clip 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4Y38i09VLM

Take a screenshot using shit+command+4 and post your screenshot to the google doc.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

"A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" & Culmination Project

On Friday, March 22, in anticipation of our culmination on magic realism, which will be pairing a film with our literary understanding of this genre, please read "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings," another example of magic realism, and answer these questions as you read.

Please also read over and decide on which kind of culmination project you will create.  The assignment possibilities are here, and we will have some in-class time today and next week to work on the project.

We also will be watching Pleasantville later next week.  This film also is magic realism.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Women's History Month Assignment

The documents for the Women's History Month Assignment are here.  We are choosing authors, reading and researching, and beginning to write and design content today at the TBS library.  The assignment is due on Tuesday, March 19 on Google classroom.



Monday, January 28, 2019

Daily Agenda: Monday, January 28

We will draft The Kite Runner essay this week.  A rough draft is due this Friday, February 1; use your research log to begin drafting the essay today.  The final draft is due next Thursday, February 7.  Here are key docs for your quick reference:


On Wednesday, we have our field trip to see Othello at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge.  We are fortunate to have the opportunity to see this performance as we got off the waitlist on Thursday, January 24.

The permission slip for the field trip will be passed out today and will be due back to school tomorrow, Tuesday, January 29, with a check to the Bromfield School for $19, which covers the ticket and bus fees. The itinerary for the field trip is here.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Daily Agenda: Wednesday, January 23-Friday, January 25

Wednesday, January 23
Complete research log step 6, Thinking in Threes, and begin research log step 7, Taking Good Notes.

Thursday, January 24
Complete research log step 7, Taking Good Notes.

Friday, January 25
Complete research log steps 8+9.  Step 8 is writing a theme paragraph. Step 9 is creating a jot outline.  Self-score the research log and turn in the self-scoring along with your work.  It is due today.

Looking ahead, we will draft The Kite Runner essay next week.  On Wednesday, we have our field trip to see Othello at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge.  We are fortunate to have the opportunity to see this performance as we got off the waitlist on Thursday, January 24.

The permission slip for the field trip will be passed out on Monday, January 28 and will be due back to school on Tuesday, January 29 with a check to the Bromfield School for $19, which covers the ticket and bus fees. The itinerary for the field trip is here.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Daily Agenda: Monday, January 14-Friday, January 17

Monday
Generate questions with your discussion partner for Wednesday's fishbowl discussion on Chapters 24+25.  Vote.

Tuesday
Read chapters 24+25.

Wednesday
Fishbowl discussion on Chapters 24+25.

Thursday
Complete research log steps 2+3.  The research log is here.

Friday
Complete research log steps 4+5.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Daily Agenda: Wednesday, January 2 - Thursday, January 10

January 2 and 3
Welcome back --

In addition to discussing Chapters 12+13/14-15 of The Kite Runner on January 2 and 3, we also took note of a number of grades added to PowerSchool.  If you have questions, please ask me.

January 4
Today's research lesson is here, along with the assigned essay on The Kite Runner.

January 7-9
We discussed on Chapters 16-21.

January 10
We began the Research Log process and completed Step 1, Brainstorming Topics, by reading, considering, and writing down relevant and insightful Topics in Literature, due by the end of class with a list of ideas that call your name.  Star the two or three topics which most call your name.

If you were absent today, please see Ms. Hodgens to make up this lesson.

The final draft of the essay will be due at the beginning of third quarter. 

January 11
We discussed chapters 24+25.

Daily Agenda: Tuesday, December 11-Thursday, December 20

We are reading The Kite Runner, and students are discussion leaders in pairs throughout our study of this novel. The discussion leader assignment, rubric, and schedule are published offline. Each student is responsible for opinionated, deep thinking and analysis in the class discussions, and a score is given for each day.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Daily Agenda: Monday, December 10

After turning in the Othello project, we learned and viewed some project.  Good work!

A couple of housekeeping items: turn in Othello copies, receive the Kite Runner and an Ooops/Aaaah waivers, and begin reading The Kite Runner.  Chapters 1-2 are due tomorrow - it is 11 pages.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Daily Agenda: Monday, December 3 - Friday, December 7

Motif presentations took place on Monday and Tuesday.

We will also be doing a final, creative project on Othello; class is dedicated to planning and executing these projects on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  The assignment is here and the due date is  Monday, March 10. 

There are four project options, and the rubrics are here for each one:
film;
character therapy sessions;
mental health assessment; and
missing scene

Also, the mental health assessment template are available in class.

E-mail Ms. Hodgens if you have any questions and you will receive a response.  The projects are due on Monday.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Daily Agenda: Monday, November 26 - Friday, November 30

Monday
The Thanksgiving thank-you note assignment is here.  It is due at the beginning of class tomorrow if you did not turn it in today.

Tuesday
We read most of Act V today.  While reading aloud, we wrote questions, ideas, and quotes of significance in the reading log.  The notes from class today are here.
The homework assignment for tonight is here.

Wednesday
We read most of Act V Scene ii today.  The notes are here.  There isn't homework tonight.

Thursday
We finished reading Othello today, and concluded with a free-write.  After sharing a partner's favorite sentence and tying to other related books, we wrote about each character's fate and then uploaded the reading log to Google classroom.
HW: Motif presentations on Acts III-V are due on Monday and Tuesday.

Friday
Class time today was dedicated to the motif presentations, which are due on Monday and Tuesday.  Please consider using your excellent ideas from the returned quiz in the presentations.  Animals, Hands, and Nature groups are presenting on Monday; Hearts and Blood groups are presenting on Tuesday.  The rubric is here.  Each student will fill out a Group Evaluation Form.

We will also be doing a final, creative project on Othello.  The assignment is here and the due date is Monday, March 10.  There are four project options, and the rubrics are here for each one: film, character therapy sessions, mental health assessment, and missing scene. Class time will be given next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday to work on the project.
HW: Motif presentations on Acts III-V are due on Monday and Tuesday.