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Vocab Review Day!!

Standard: L.9-10.4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9–10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Learning Target: Students will expand their vocabulary and review Animal Farm from last week.

Activator: We have FOUR videos today – each a minute long :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzQTsbSMsI0 60 second recap of context

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXhi0eaR0-c 60 second recap of characters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbE2wugE1GM 60 second recap symbols

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dI1YO3EGYs 60 second recap summary/overview

Ok, before we get into things this week, let me outline what the schedule is. Today I want to start off easy with a bit of review, and some vocabulary, and I think a couple of groups still need to do finishing touches on their picture books. Tomorrow we will finish up animal farm!! But first, VOCAB!!!

I would like each of you to define these 30 words…you may work with your table to find definitions :)

Vocabulary List

  1. Bourgeoisie
  2. Communism
  3. Capitalism
  4. Fable
  5. Scapegoat
  6. Ensconced
  7. Benevolent
  8. Plait
  9. Comrade
  10. Tyranny
  11. Knacker
  12. Porker
  13. Gambol
  14. Shirk
  15. Obstinate
  16. Maxim
  17. Windfall
  18. Whelp
  19. Ignominious
  20. Blithely
  21. Sordid
  22. Marshal
  23. Articulate
  24. Repose
  25. Malignity
  26. Capitulated
  27. Gnaw
  28. Menacing
  29. Countenance
  30. Gilded

After you find the 30 definitions, I want you to write a paragraph that summarizes Animal Farm. In this paragraph, I want you to use at least 5 of the vocabulary words above. Be creative!!

We will end class on that today. Good luck, and I’ll see ya tomorro2w!

Don’t forget to answer in the form of a question!!

MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech – Abridged

12 more days until winter break!!! WHOO!!

Today we are reviewing for our test tomorrow. Everyone break into teams and let’s play some JEOPARDY!!!




Review Day!!!

Welcome to our review day, everyone!!


  • RL.9-10.1. Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Learning Target: Students will review for their Monsters are Out There! Unit Test.

Activator: Chupacabras!

Today we’re going to be playing jeopardy, as usual, for extra credit on your test tomorrow! That’s right, tomorrow is test day!!! WHOO!! We will play two rounds, Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy, by standard Jeopardy rules. Good luck, everyone!



Today’s Theme: Review!

Welcome to FRIDAY!! Tomorrow is the WEEKEND!!!!!!


Learning Target: Students will understand the concept of theme, as well as review for their exam on Monday.

Activator: Peter Griffin Gets Theme Music

Today we’re going to focus on the last major concept we’ll learn for this unit, which is appropriate, becuase YOUR TEST IS ON MONDAY!!!! That’s right, I said Monday! So don’t forget to study over the weekend!!

Anyway, that concept is theme. What’s a theme, you ask? Well, I have a Thandy-dandy PowerPoint to tell you! We’ll take some notes, do some examples, and theeeeen…we’re gonna do a little bit of writing 🙂 here’s what I want you to do:

  • Write a paragraph about the theme, or universal truth, in Julius Caesar. Explain what you think the theme is and why, giving examples from the text to support your ideas. Make sure you include the following mistakes in your writing:
    • One comma splice
    • Two run-on sentences
    • Three sentence fragments (either dependent clauses standing on their own, sentences without subjects or verbs, or any group of words that’s otherwise not a complete sentence.)
  • After everyone finishes their paragraphs, we will trade with a partner. Your job is to look at your partner’s writing and find and correct all their mistakes. Then, write three sentences underneath about whether you agree or disagree with their idea of a theme of Julius Caesar. Remember, there can be more than one theme, so you can still agree with soemone else even if they have a different theme than you do!

After we finish talking about theme, we’re going to take some time to review for our test on Monday. I have a Julius Caesar Study Guide that I thought you guys might like 🙂 Enjoy – you’ll have the rest of class to work on it!

Review for the FINAL!!!

I don’t know what it is about the Monday of finals week, but I always seem to forget the blog post that day. Ah, well.

Six Word Memoirs! Spring 2013

Today we’re reviewing for the final, and I thought the best way to do that would be to review the Jeopardy! games we’ve done all semester, soooo…here ya go!

Gilgamesh Jeopardy!

Human Decency Jeopardy!

Monsters are Out There! Jeopardy!

Teen Angst Jeopardy!