Monday, September 18

  • Remember: vocab quiz tomorrow!

  • vocab warm-up:

    • Write a mini-story on a small piece of paper

    • Use: pugnacious, mottled, slew, and slough (either meaning)

  • Trip to Italy & Greece w/ Mr. Stewart

  • PSAT study guide

    • Test on Oct. 11 - all morning

    • more news as it comes in!

  • Book Love Experiment
    • read
    • log your pages!
    • How's it going?
  • character notes

    • dreams?

    • loneliness?

  • Time to work on Ch. 4 & Ch. 5 q&a

  • Big Test on book on Thursday

Tuesday, September 19

  • vocab quiz

  • Book Love Experiment
    • start reading after you turn in your vocab quiz
    • read
    • log pages
  • MLA style notes

  • Time to finish Ch. 5 q&a

  • index card for Socratic Seminar tomorrow
    • name
    • three higher level questions
  • Of Mice and Men test on Thursday

Wednesday, September 20

  • Socratic Seminar

  • Do you have your index card?
    • get another one if you need it
    • Name
    • 3 higher level questions
  • After we talk:

    • Write on the back of the card

    • How do you think this conversation went?

      • Was it a good discussion?

      • Interesting or helpful?

Thursday, September 21

  • discussion of Curley's wife

  • index card from yesterday
    • name
    • 3 higher-level questions
    • on the back: how did the conversation go?
  • end of book quiz

  • Then - Book Love Experiment reading

    • remember to log your pages

  • Last 20 minutes of class:

    • Draw a scene from the book
      • paper, colored pencils, markers, and crayons available on the front desk
      • remember your helpful pages on how to draw horses, skeletons, and hot air balloons!
    • Use at least 4 colors

    • Include:

      • at least two characters

      • a clear setting

Friday, September 22

  • Grammar books! (How exciting!)

    • Section 19 - look at the blue tab at the top of each page

      • Sentence fragments

      • Independent clauses vs. subordinate clauses

    • Exercise 19 - 1

  • Book Love Experiment

    • read

    • log pages


  • Mississippi - Nina Simone

    • how do we deal with some of what we see going on around us?

    • How do you deal with injustice you see?

  • Theme Video

  • Steinbeck's themes?

    • about dreams?

    • about loneliness?

  • start posters on different characters

  • Picture of your character

  • Four passages from the text that show this character's

    • dreams - 2 passages

    • loneliness - 2 passages

    • include page number!