Bertolucci English 7

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Classroom News and Information

Updated Tue, May 23rd

Parents,

I returned the Research Paper grading rubrics today (5/23) and have updated PowerSchool with the scores. Students have the opportunity to improve their scores by talking to me, and if agreed upon, resubmitting their paper with changes (made at home) by Wednesday, 5/31. In addition, the original rubric must be returned by Thursday, 6/1 for re-grading (I won't regrade if the rubric isn't returned). No late work will be accepted. I will be available for help this Friday, 5/26 & Tuesday, 5/30 after school.

No Bellringer for either day

Activities for both days:

  • Complete District Performance Task

Homework:  None

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Mon, May 22nd

No Bellringer today

Activity:

  • Spring District Performance Task
    • Go over instructions and articles
    • Begin writing plan

Homework:  None

Assignments Collected: None

Handouts:  None

Updated Thu, May 18th

Parents,

Tomorrow, May 19th, is Renaissance Day. This full-day event will transport your child back to the time of the Renaissance with a play, activities, and a lot of fun. There is no homework over the weekend.

May 18th:

Activities:

Shakespeare:

  • Finish interpreting "The Seven Ages of Man" monologue; go over
  • Sonnet  XVIII
    • Structure
    • Put in modern language

Homework:  None

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  Shakespeare Sonnets

Updated Wed, May 17th

Bellringer:  What are you most excited about for Renaissance Day?

Activities:

  • Two Gentlemen of Verona
    • Act IV, Scene II:
      • Script
      • Video
      • Translation
  • "The Seven Ages of Man"
    • Monologue
    • Translate to modern English

Homework:  None

Assignments Collected:  Research Paper Rubric

Handouts: "The Seven Ages of Man"

Updated Tue, May 16th

Bellringer:  How many words can you create from the letters in "Two Gentlemen of Verona"?

Activities:

Two Gentlemen of Verona

  • Synopsis + Setting
  • Key Events/Scenes
  • Act II, Scene I
    • Script
    • Video 
    • Translation

Homework:

Same as Monday (research paper, rubric)

Assignments Collected:   None

Handouts:  Play Information

Updated Mon, May 15th

REMINDER: The Research Paper (100 points) must be turned in by 11:59 pm tomorrow, 5/16, or it will be marked late and points will be deducted. This is a Google Doc and is turned in via Google Classroom.

Bellringer: What do you know/remember about the Renaissance time?

Activities:

  • Renaissance Day
    • Schedule
    • Activities
    • Other Info
  • Shakespeare
    • History
    • Plays

Homework:

  1. Reminder: Research Paper turned in (Google Doc).  DUE: 5/16 
  2. Turn in self-graded rubric.  DUE: 5/17

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Fri, May 12th

Due to block schedule, I only had Periods 4 & 5 for English today.

No bellringer today

Activities:

Water is Life

  • Peer Editing/Finalizing Info
  • Peer Edit or continue finalizing paper

Homework:  

  • Finish paper; turn-in (Google Doc).  DUE: 5/16

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Thu, May 11th

Tomorrow is our last block day schedule -- Periods 4, 5, 6 only

No bellringer today

Activities:

Periods 1, 2, 3:

  • How to grade self on rubric
  • Continue working on/finalize paper

Periods 4, 5:

  • How to grade self on rubric
  • Finish/fix paper for Peer Editing

Homework:

Periods 1, 2, 3:  Finish paper, turn in.  DUE: 5/16

Periods 4, 5:  Make final fixes for peer editing.  DUE: 5/12

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts: None

Updated Wed, May 10th

Parents:  Today was a normal Wednesday schedule, but the activities by period vary due to the block schedule yesterday.

No Bellringer today

Activities

Water is Life Research Project

Periods 1, 2, 3:

  • Peer Edit Paper
    • Share
    • Comment Only

Periods 4, 5:

  • Fixing/Finalizing Paper info
  • Type Introduction & Conclusion

Homework:  

Period 1, 2, 3: Make all fixes for finalizing essay.  DUE:  5/11

Periods 4, 5: All elements of paper typed in Google Doc + Sources.  DUE: 5/11

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  Finalizing the Paper (Per. 4 & 5 only)

Updated Tue, May 9th

Today was a block schedule; only Periods 1, 2, & 3 had English class.

No Bellringer today

Activities:

Water is Life Research Paper

  • Type Intro/Conclusion
  • Fixing/Finalizing the paper
    • Go over instructions
    • Start working on fixing own paper

Homework: 

All elements of paper typed in Google Doc, including sources.  DUE: 5/10

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts: Finalizing the Paper