November 9, 2010: Community Scrapbook Due FRIDAY!!! Physical scrapbooks
2) 8-12 artifacts explained
3) Creative element (song, artwork, plan for demonstration)
November 3, 2010: Start brainstorming "artifacts" for your Cultural
Community Project. Be sure to ask your families for help; they are a great
October 13, 2010: Period 3: Read The Misfits Chapter 7
October 12, 2010: Period 3/4, Read Misfits Chapter 5 and 6
Period 5: finsih your quote responses
September 28, 2010: We are wokring on our Seedfolks Citizenship Awards in
class. Please continue brainstorming at home to make class time more
September 21, 2010: Summer Reading Due Tomorrow!!! Be sure it is stapled
and ready to hand in before class.
September 16, 2010: We will be working on the summer reading assignment in
class, but the rough draft is due Monday for peer editing and final product
will be due on Wednesday Sept 22.
September 13, 2010: If you did not complete the "Summer Reading Pre-Writing
Sheet" in class, please do so for homework.
We will begin writing the Summer Reading Writing Assigment in-class on
Tuesday. Feel free to work on it at home.
November 9, 2009- We are currently working on The Pearl essay in class. Use
the time wisely and you will only need to edit at home. Final copy due
Friday November 13, 2009.
October 28, 2009- Finish Chapter 4 of The Pearl. Don't worry about the study
questions tonight, just read the chapter for discussion.
October 26, 2009- Finish Chapter 3 with the guided questions in The Pearl
Answer the following questions as you read Chapter 3.
1. What does Kino hope for now that he owns the Pearl of the World?
2. Explain what quotation means? What does this reveal about Kino?
“He was trapped as his people were always trapped, and would be until, as he
had said, they could be sure that the things in the books were really in the
books. He could not take a chance-not with the life or with the straightness
of Coyotito” (30).
3. What are your thoughts about the medicine the doctor gave Coyotito?
4. Where does Kino first hide the pearl?
5. Where is the second hiding place?
6. Passage What happened in the middle of the night:
“Kino could feel warm blood running from his forehead, and he could hear
Juana calling to him. ‘Kino! Kino!’ And there was terror in her voice. Then
coldness came over him as quickly as the rage had, and he said, ‘I am all
right. The thing has gone’ (38).
6. What does Juana want Kino to do with the pearl?
7.What does Kino mean by this quote:
“This is our one chance,” he said. “Our son must go to school. He must break
out of the pot that holds us in” (38).
8. What do Kino and Juana plan to do with the pearl?
9. How do they begin the next day?
October 23, 2009- Finish your extended metaphor poem / paragraph by Monday
Take a central metaphor and using relating imagery, extend
that metaphor for 8-10 lines. Please type and decorate (where appropriate).
October 14, 2009- The Pearl vocabulary, Chapters 1-2 due FRIDAY!
October 13, 2009- I hope you found a good book during Mr. Leif's book talk.
Tomorrow we are starting The Pearl in class.
October 7, 2009- If you have not finished your "Goin' Fishin'" persuasive
paragraph in class, it is due at the start of class tomorrow!
Sept 28-29: Prepare for Neckalce Mock Trial in class and at home.
Sept 22, 2009- Necklace vocabulary sheet
(ten words and sentences)
Sept 18, 2009- Summer reading paper due. Typed, double spaced.