WEEK 3 English 9 A

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WEEK 3 & 4 English 9 A
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16
Monday September 16
 New vocabulary #3 check study Tool Quizlet???
Norsemom
 Vocabulary Due Tuesday start of hour
 Journal #4 Kid President: Respond to the video
clip…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwlhUcSGqgs
 GRAMMAR~ define … complete for tomorrow
 Spider Legs:  List and define parts of speech on
hand out/ in class assignment…
Monday
 Definition to be used as a answer on test.
 Grammar is the whole system and structure of
rules for a language.
Tuesday September 17
 Correct Vocabulary #3
 Go over 8 parts of speech
 Give tip to remember 8 parts of speech
 Intro to diagramming
 A couple practice diagrams
 Intro to The Odyssey: Themes challenges &
character Read in class pages 887, 888 and 895
Eight parts of speech 3rd hour class notes
 Interjection: shows emotion( a word or phrase)
 Verb: expresses an action or state of being
 Adverb: modifies a verb or adjective or another adverb (often
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ends in ly)
Noun: a word that names a person, place, thing, or idea ( or
quality or action)
Conjunction: connects words, phrases, and simple sentences
Adjective: describes a noun or pronoun or limits the meaning
Pronoun: a word that takes the place of a noun
Preposition: it relates one word to another; shows the
relationship between a noun and a pronoun
Eight parts of speech 5th hour Notes
 Interjection: a word or phrase used to express emotion
 Verb: words that express action, condition, or state of being
 Adverb: modifies a verb, adjectives, or other adverb (often
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ends in ly)
Noun: a word that names a person place or idea
Conjunction: connects words or groups of words, clauses,
phrases, and simple sentences
Adjective: modifies or limits the meaning of a noun or
pronoun
Pronoun: is a word used in place of noun or another pronoun
Preposition: shows the relationship of noun or pronoun and
another word in a sentence
Eight parts of speech 6th hour Notes
 Interjection: word or phrase used to express emotion
 Verb: an action, a condition, or state of being
 Adverb: modifies a verb, adjective or adverb:
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 Noun:
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person, place thing or idea
Conjunction: joins words, phrases, clauses & simple
sentences
Adjective: modifies or limits the meaning of a noun or
pronoun
Pronoun: a word used in place of a noun or another pronoun
Preposition: a word that shows the relationship between a
noun or pronoun
Wednesday September 18
 Intro to diagramming
 The dog ran home.
 A couple practice diagrams
 HOW WOULD BEGIN TIO DIAGRAM THIS
SENTENCE?
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WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU ASK?
 ( 5th hour did not start Cornell notes)
The Basics! How to gain points diagramming!!!
 Baseline : required (written words do not hang in the air!!!)
 Divide:
 Subject: always on the left
 Predicate: always on the right
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NOTE: divide is just a straight line no little hook on top
Wednesday September 18,2013
 Journal #5
 Although they may not be an epic
hero, _______ is a hero to me.
 WHY? WHY? WHY?
 Give Examples
 Full Page
Wednesday September 18
 The Odyssey by Homer translated by Robert Fitzgerald
Cornell Notes
Read The Odyssey 886-893 in class
Plan… read to page 915
Norse Notes
I want one more column to the far right for page
numbers and web locations( reference made easy !! )
Thursday September 19,2013
 Vision testing ½ of 3rd hour.
 Hand out Pink Diagramming packets
 Page One HW if not done in class:
 Ask students to underline simple subject once
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underline simple predicate twice
circle any prepositional phrases
Then create a baseline with only the simple subject and
simple predicate  shift |key next
The boy swam.
____boy|__swam__
The Norse are strong. ____Norse|___are strong__
Cornell Note Norse Notes(Ex. How to take notes)
Main
Points
Notes
Page #
Web
site…
Age of
Homer’s
Epic
Poem
800BC 2013+800= 2813 years old
Pg 887
The
Odyssey
One of the greatest masterpieces of epic form
Pg 887
Epic
Poem
A long narrative poem about a hero who reflects the
ideals and values of a nation or race
Page 890
Odysseus
Crafty Greek!! Master minded the end of the Trojan War
by offering a Trojan Horse ( tricked them)
Page 890
Epic Hero “a larger than life figure, usually male, who embodies the Page 890
ideals of a nation or race.”
Epic
Simile
An elaborated simile: extends for several lines( a
comparison using like or as…)
Page 891
Thursday September 19
 The Odyssey
 Cornell Note taking: keep it simple, clean & specific
 HW: 1. Study 8 parts of speech for quiz Friday
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2. Lesson 3 Quiz Friday~ use Quizlet tool to study
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3. Review pages 886-891
4. Bring Biography/Autobiography for free reading
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Friday September 20
 Quiz
 Check for diagramming of baseline page one
 Free reading
 Conferencing with teacher individually: may only
get through a few people….
Monday September 23
 New Vocabulary due Tuesday ~ Quiz Friday
 Diagramming New packet page 1, skip page 6,
complete page 8
 The Odyssey: Book 9
Book 9 The Odyssey/New Coasts & Poseidon’s Son
Main?Key
Point
NOTES
Page #
Odysseus
Laertes’ son home is Ithaca
Page 896
Love of
Home
“I shall not see on earth a place more dear”
896
Circe
challenges
him
Odysseus stays true to his wife, ‘”my heart never gave
consent” She overpowered him.
896
Lotus
Eaters
“honeyed plant, the lotus, never cared to report, nor
return….forgetful of their homeland”
897
Odysseus
saves his
men
“ I drove them all wailing to the ships tied them
down…no one had taste of the lotus”
898
Cyclopes
“Giants…without law…ignorance…no plow …no tribal
ways”
898
Cyclopes
“ A prodigious man” enormous, Hugh
899
Notes
Page
Odysseus
character
clever
“ one cupful-ruby colored…in twenty more of water …no
man turned away when cups came around” “I brought
along a victuals in a bag” (Cyclops try some wine”904)
899
Weakness/
Curiosity
refused sound advice of his men= “Take these cheeses
get them stowed, put out again on good salt water”
900
Cyclops
doesn’t
care for
Gods
“ We Cyclops care not a whistle for your thundering Zeus” 902
Cyclopes
Poseidon’s ( god of the sea and earthquakes) son
889
Cyclopes
Eats Odysseus’s men ( & they are stuck in the cave)
903
Clever
Gives the wine to Cyclopes
Clever
Calls himself “Nohbdy…my name is Nohbdy”
906
Tuesday September 24
 Correct Vocabulary 4
 Diagramming
 The Odyssey
Continued Begin packet
 HW for 3rd hour (page 6 Skill Builder Epic Hero)
Notes Tuesday September 24
Key Point
Page
Plan: Skill of
Odysseus
“I tied them silently…slung a man under each
belly…sheepskin” to hide his men
908
Weakness:
Proud
Brags “Tell him Odysseus raider of cities took your
eye”
911
Personification
Human qualities to a non human thing “young Dawn
with fingertips of rose touched the world”
913
Respects
Gods
“My ram…I Slew by the seaside…to Zeus” sacrifice
for safe sailing
912
Wednesday September 25
 Partner work Book 9 pages
 Conference for possible retakes on Thursday
 Discuss answers to packet on Quiz page
 Pre reading for Book 10: read questions to focus for
listening
 Listen to Book 10 and begin note taking
 Bring a free reading book for Thursday retake
quizzes
Wednesday September 25 Book 10
Key
word/
point
Notes
page
Aeolus
Gives two parting gifts( a bag of fair west blowing winds & a
bag of stormy winds)
916
Circe
challenge
“no bed of love with you upon it, you’ll work no more
enchantment to my harm” he is faithful to his wife
921
Circe frees
Odysseus
She asks why he doesn’t eat? “put heart in me to eat and
drink - you may by freeing my companions”
922
Small
group of
survivors
“ Swine, wolves, and lions she will make us all…Remember
those the Cyclops held?” Men give caution on Odysseus’s
judgment
924
Thursday September 25
 Retake Quiz opportunity: conferenced with all students
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on Wednesday ( or free read )
Packet pages for Book 10
Review diagramming for Friday Quiz
Intro for Odysseus Essay Due Oct 4
Log on to Eli-review (getting ready for peer writing )
HW: study for Vocabulary Quiz 4 & Diagram Quiz
 Bring Free Reading Book( 0/5 if you ask to go to locker)
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Friday September 27
 Take Quizzes: Vocabulary & Diagram
 Silent read:
 Recording personal goal ______ for pages to read in time remaining
start page
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end page
 Introduce Essay Assignment
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Previous Student: Writing Sample
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Does this fit our assignment? What changes need to be made?
The epic poem “The Wanderings of Odysseus the Odyssey” by
Homer and translated by Robert Fitzgerald. A hero ,in the Homeric
period, was a warrior-chieftain of special strength, courage, or
ability (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/hero). Odysseus is
a great hero to many people because he is loyal, intelligent, and
brave when he spreads from his armada, however Odysseus is also
only human and has weaknesses one major weakness, his curiosity.
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Odysseus is loyal. “Eurylochus tells Odysseus what has
happened and begs his captain to sail away from Circe’s island.
Against Eurylochus’ advice, however, Odysseus rushes to save his
men from the enchantress.” (920).
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Friday September 27
example opening paragraph
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What is working and where is there room for
improvement?
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The epic poem The Wanderings of Odysseus from
The Odyssey is by Homer, and translated by Robert
Fitzgerald. According to Mc Dougall Littell, “An epic
hero is a larger-than-life figure, usually male, who
embodies the ideals of a nation or race. Epic heroes take
part in long, dangerous adventures and accomplish great
deeds that require courage and superhuman strength”
(890). Odysseus is a hero because he is brave, intelligent,
and loyal, however Odysseus is also human and
therefore, has one major weakness, arrogance.
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Have students go to http://elireview.com and sign in (or sign up for an
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Give students the course code displayed at right (you could send it to them
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Have students enter the code in the "Join a Course" box on the Eli for
Students tab on their dashboards.
Once they've entered the code, they are automatically enrolled in your
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Happy Weekend
 Students: I am so sorry I made a couple typos with
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Eli Review and hit submit before I caught them!!
I am not able to go back and edit after a student has
used the assignment which happened within the
hour. 
Corrections are
Odysseus ~ misspelled
Hero ~ should have been “epic hero”

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