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Maps of Panem!

Mrs. Connell and I went all “obsessive fan” on The Hunger Games today and made our own maps of Panem! See what you think:

Mrs. Spiceland’s Map:

Mrs. Connell’s Map:

1-There is a graphite mine in British Columbia and 1 needs to be relatively close to the capital

2- Is a large district in the Rockies. You have to cross through it to get to the capital.

3- Current gadgets are produced near here (silicon valley)

4- Currently a large fishing industry with sea weed harvesting. Finnick is tan and that makes me think of the south.

5- District 5 is reliant on the capital so it needs to be close

6- Chicago is currently a large railroad hub.

7. In Mockingjay Joanna says pine smells like home. This area is home to one of the largest pine forests in North America.

8. Large textile industry, close to district 12

9. Largest wheat farming area in North America

10. Cattle farming is a large industry in the Texas area

11. Hot when other places are cold, produces cotten and their major city was built on the ruins of a large city.

12. In Appalachia, coal mines from 100’s of years ago are where they mine for coal.


Computer Lab Friday

Standard: ELA10W3 The student uses research and technology to support writing.

Learning Target: Students will complete and turn in their Julius Caesar essay.

Activator: The Hunger Games official theatrical trailer! Because….


YAAAAY! This is so awesome! I know you guys have all been waiting your ENTIRE LIVES for this very day, and NOW IT’S HERE!!! YAAAAAY!!!!

I’m a liiiitle excited 🙂 And yes, of COURSE I’m going to see the movie this weekend 🙂 I hope you guys are too!!

Anyway, I hate to interrupt your Hunger Games excitement, but today we’re back in the computer lab to finish typing our Julius Caesar essay. Remember that your essay should be 750 words, contain 6 quotes, all that jazz.

When you’re finished, you’re welcome to complete work for another class or play on USA Test Prep.

I hope you guys have a great weekend! (That’s the cast of The Hunger Games movie in the picture below 🙂 )

Don’t get testy with me, the unit’s almost over!

Welcome to Tuesday! Did you study? I hope you studied!!

Standard: ELA10RL4 The student employs a variety of writing genres to demonstrate a comprehensive grasp of significant ideas in selected literary works. The student composes essays, narratives, poems, or technical documents.

Learning Target: Students will test over Julius Caesar and then continue reading The Hunger Games.

Activator: Gretchen Weiners and Caesar

So, good morning my lovely students! I hope you guys are psyched up for your test today 🙂

But the good news is after your test, we’re just reading more Hunger Games and catching up from everything we missed last week. When you’re done with your test, if you finish early, you can pick up  this worksheet and start brainstorming for your essay, which is due FRIDAY! We’ll have plenty of time in the computer lab and in class to work on this, so don’t stress, but don’t just ignore it, either!

….man, short post. OK, here’s a picture of an otter:

Monday Review!

Standard: ELA10RL1 The student demonstrates comprehension by identifying evidence (i.e., examples of diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot events and main ideas) in a variety of texts representative of different genres (i.e., poetry, prose [short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography], and drama) and using this evidence as the basis for interpretation.

Learning Target: Students will review for their Julius Caesar test tomorrow, and read more of The Hunger Games.

Activator: Marlon Brando as Mark Antony

Welcome to Monday, everyone!! Yes, yes, the blog is late, I know, stop complaining -_- I forgot to blog over the weekend, so I’m writing now 🙂

Anyway, today we need to review for our test, which is tomorrow!! Your test will cover Julius Caesar, but I’m not going to ask you questions like
“What was Brutus’s wife’s name?” or things like that. Rather, you’ll see questions such as “Here are several lines from a Shakespearean play. What is the character saying?” and that sort of thing.

So, today we’ll be quizzing over act V, and afterward I’ll put some examples up on the board for you guys to deal with. Then we’ll finish out the day with The Hunger Games. Yaaay!!

Friday: Act V!

Morning, students! We’re not only almost finished with the week, we’re almost finished with Julius Caesar! Tuesday will be our test over Julius Caesar. Don’t forget to study, study, study!

On Monday, I’ll give you a study guide, but today, we’re gonna continue reading with act V. That’s the last act! YAY!

Standard: ELA10C1, Bullet A: The student demonstrates an understanding of proper English usage and control of grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, diction, and syntax.

Learning Target: Students will understand Act V of Julius Caesar, as well as see the grammatical issues of comma splices, sentence fragments, and run-ons in the context of The Hunger Games.

Activator: Caesar’s Speech to the Senate

After we finished act V, we made thinking maps that showed the entire sequence of events as they happened. We’ll use these Monday for review for your test!

We also reviewed the concept of unity of time, place, and action, as well as reviewed our grammar that we covered yesterday.

(Next, we had planned a little grammar activity, but thanks to our lovely fire drill in first block, we’re gonna hold off on the grammar and do some other stuff 🙂 )

And we finished the day by reading more of The Hunger Games. I know you’re all pretty invested at this point, so I’m excited that next week it can be all Katniss, all week!