Bertolucci English 7

I'm looking forward to a great year with the students. For copies of materials handed out in class, please to go my Google website: https://sites.google.com/a/campbellusd.org/mrs-bertolucci-s-website/Thank you.

Classroom News and Information

Updated Tue, May 30th

Bellringer: What electronic device(s) do you personally own? How much time do you spend on it/them?

Activities:

Teens and Technology

  • Newspaper Article
    • Elements
    • Sources

Homework:

  1. Bring back the new ELA Textbook.  DUE ON: 6/1 (not earlier)
  2. Reminder: Re-do of research paper.  DUE: 5/31 (via Google Classroom)

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  Newspaper Article on texting

Updated Fri, May 26th

Dear Parents,

Just a reminder that the 8th Grade Course Request Forms are due next Tuesday, May 30th.

Bellringer:  What is your favorite movie and why?

Activities:

  • Shakespeare's Sonnets:
    • Finish Interpretation
    • Theme

Homework:  

Reminder:  8th Grade Course Request Forms.  DUE: 5/30

Reminder:  Redo of research paper (optional).  DUE: 5/31

Reminder:  Turn in original research paper rubric.  DUE: 6/1

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Thu, May 25th

Bellringer: What are your plans for the long weekend?

Activities:

  • Performance Task - Finish
  • Shakespeare's Sonnets:  (finishing tomorrow)
    • Modern Language
    • Interpretation
    • Theme

Homework:

8th Grade Course Request Forms, signed.  DUE: 5/30   (NOTE: This is a school-mandated form)

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

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