Helpful resources for Mrs. Stoops' class.
Last Day to Submit Assignments: June 10th by 11:30pm
Final Exam Day: June 7th at 10:00am
Semester Review Session Dates: June 1st, 3rd, 6th
Study Guide - Semester Review (ANSWERS)
Study Guide - Semester Review (QUESTIONS)
Next Week 5.31.16
Poetry of Ideas Review
Next Week (May 23 - May 27)
How to Find Your Missing Assignments
Below is a quick overview of the poem Ozymandias
Here is what we've got going on over the next week:
We talked about Rising Action, the Climax (and the controversy), Falling Action, and of course the Resolution.
We hit the major Themes Shakespeare so eloquently displays throughout this drama as well.
If you missed class or would like a review, listen HERE.
Video: Spark Notes Review of R & J
Today, we worked on your graded assignment [Romeo and Juliet So Far] HERE is a link for that.
This assignment is Due TODAY!
Next Week (May 9 - May 13)
Here is your pacing guide for the week. I will have the rest of the year paced out soon.
You've made it through ALL of your required testing and you're still alive!
If you missed class, (HERE is the recording) we had a work day. We reviewed how to view your course grade, how to find out if you have any zeros, and looked at possible Extra Credit Points!
Check out the list below.
You are still responsible for assignments. Below is your pacing guide:
ALL of Act I is roughly 45 minutes long.
Shakespeare in Modern Language
For us, SparkNotes made this amazing resource: A MODERN LANGUAGE VERSION of Romeo and Juliet! YES! every single Act and Scene have been translated to modern day language.
Click on the hyperlink above (modern language version) if you're having trouble reading R&J. It's super helpful!
Today, your ROUGH DRAFT 5.04 is due.
Both the essay and the visual representation/poster DRAFTS are due into dropbox 5.04 today.
*If you are submitting a link for me to view, paste it into a word document and submit the word document.
*If you are unsure how to submit to dropbox, click HERE.
You should have already turned in your planning assignment 5.02 to Dropbox. Each assignment has a separate 5.02 within your lesson:
You will not have Class Connect with me on Fridays. We are dedicating time on Fridays to prep for the NWEA test. So, you'll meet with your NWEA Small groups.
HERE is today's recording.
Student Example - Theme Project
Theme Project Pacing Guide
We are beginning our Theme Essay/Project today.
Listen HERE to the explanation of your assignment options.
You may choose between creating a visual representation of a theme from a piece of writing you've read this year OR creating a 2-4 page essay by completing each lesson of the Unit in the OHS.
We will review the details of the assignment and create an example in Wednesday's Live Session.
I will update this page often.
Final Draft Rubric
Rough Draft Rubric
Listen to it in the Video Link below, then view the Class Session.
HERE is the live session if you'd like to take a listen.
We began lesson 4 in our Anne Frank Unit.
Anne is all about making changes. Her personality is changing, her relationships are changing, and her perspective on life is changing too.
Check out today's recording HERE if you missed class.
If you are in the 12:00pm session, you likely weren't able to join class at all (or until the very end). I wasn't able to enter the session until 12:45. Yikes.
HERE is a recording from the morning session.
We quickly finished up discussing MOTIF and worked on our 2.01 Assignment that was due.
The INTERIM ASSESSMENT has been postponed. If you already completed it, please send me a kmail.
Here is the recording.
We made it ALL the way through Session 2 in class, so if you take a listen and understand everything, you won't ave to complete session 2 within your course!
Be sure you are keeping up with your reading. Monday we will be reading in class. Have your book with you!
Enjoy your weekend.
HERE is the recording from our session.
REMEMBER!!!! You should be at page 77 by Friday. When we start session 2.
Below is a tour of the Secret Annex
We started session 1 and will continue that through Wednesday's class.
Today, we did a lot of preparation for our reading. We address the setting, the cultures, and the desperation German citizens were feeling leading up to the beginning of our book.
If you missed class, please take a LISTEN here and be sure to join us on Wednesday.
We broke out into rooms based on the comments/feedback that I left directly on your paper. You will have to access your Grademark document. I've linked below and HERE a guide to accessing that.
See you Friday!
This is what next week looks like. Keep working hard!
How to Double Space
One note, if you choose to add page numbers, please put your last name where the author of this video tells you to put the title.
Unfortunately, I'm not feeling well. So today's session was quite short, but hopefully informative.
We covered some important material that you should know before completing your ROUGH DRAFT (DUE 2/8/16).
Click HERE to listen.
HERE is the link to your Exit TIcket.
Enjoy your weekend and keep writing!
3.05 is due 2.3.16.
I will be grading these as quickly as possible. Please be patient :-) I have a ton to grade.
It's now time to begin your FIRST DRAFT (due 2.8.16).
Interim Assessment #3
15 points Extra Credit
you must complete your interim assessment by 11:30pm Friday (2.5.16).
Click HERE to take your assessment.
As you begin to create your Works Cited Page (the page at the end where you give credit to the people that created the places where you got your work), you'll need to put your sources into MLA format. Here is a great website to enter your information and the site will spit out your citation! AWESOME.
Link to today's session: HERE
(unfortunately, I wasn't aware that all the recordings would run together until AFTER all of my sessions -- You may listen to the first session, or skip forward to your section. Every class got to the same spot today)
We are meeting today to discuss the research paper! How exciting. This is typically one of the most fun units for me. I love watching you grow into better, smarter, more clever students.
With that said, the research paper is a challenge. That's what we're supposed to do here though; challenge you, help you grow. Just know, that this challenge might seem tough, but you will get it. You will succeed if you try.