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  1. Academic Discourse
  2. Formative Assessment
  3. Parallelism
  4. CCSS: Clarify, Elicit, Interpret, Act On

Beginning Of The Year Shopping List !

  1. Tissue
  2. Markers
  3. Poster Paper
  4. Alcohol Pads/Spray 90%
  5. Mop (Swifter)

Ideas for Next Year 2016-2017

  • STEM/MEDS Group Meetup
  • Teacher Website Assignment 
  • Put Classroom Rules on Website
  • Discussion Assignments (Schoolloop)
  • Tissue Box Assignment (Rhetorical Square)
  • Buy the book Embedded Formative Assessment


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English 3-4 Accelerated

Weekly Agenda

May 2-6, 2016          

Monday, May 9th

  • Group discussion of short stories (1,2)

  • Continue with Everyday Use prompts (4,5,6)

Tuesday, May 10th

  • Video "Everyday Use (4,5,6)

  • Mini Lecture Theme (All Periods)

Wednesday, May 11th

  • Peer editing short stories (1,2)

  • Continue Drafting Prompts

Thursday, May 12th

  • Portfolio requirements (1,2,4)

  • Career Development Workshop 3 of 5 (Periods 5 and 6)

Friday, May 13th

  • Continue with prompts (periods 4,5,6)

  • Collaborative Conversation Groups or short stories(periods 1 and 2)

Weekly Agenda

May 16-20, 2016          

Monday, May 16th

  • Turned in Unit 4 essay packet 

  • Resumes due (5,6)

  • Work on book reports (periods 1 and 2)

Tuesday, May 17th

  • Introduction to college prompts (1,2)

  • Drafting of short stories (4,5,6)

Wednesday, May 18th

  • Collaborative Groups (All periods)

Thursday, May 19th

  • Return Textbooks (500 points)

Friday, May 20th

  • TBA

  • Type short stories due, Monday 23 (4,5,6)

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Tyra Banks

"If they close the front door, go to the back door; If the bar the back door, then climb atop the roof and stomp a hole in it."

Accelerated English 3-4 Mural Study: An Analysis of Art and Culture

Hire or Become A Peer Editor!

*   If you need help with proofreading your essays, visual interpretation responses, poems, TDQ's, let me know. I have identified peer editors for you.

*   If you want to be a peer editor, let me know. You can earn extra credit points, free homework passes, free time in class, et cetera.

*   This position is available after quarter 2 .


Rhetorical Devices

Student STEM Project

Student STEM and ELA Project


Collaborative Conversations


Collaborative Conversations Part II: Pinwheel Discussions


Universal Ideas: Elementary Students Helping Us "Collaborate" !


A Peek At Literature University Style


Jacques Lacan:The Theory of Fantasy?

"Fantasy is at the heart of every creative process."

                                                                                      Kay Coulter

Beyond Latino Isolationism


The Asian Literary Voice


Writing Beyond The Black Voice Into The Power of Polyphonics


Racial Specificity, Not Predjudice!

It's all the result of a dizzying social construction.

What Is Your Favorite Line?


MLA Formating


Formating Pages for MLA Papers


Writing an Effective Introduction Paragraph

Thesis explanation starts at counter 11:20.


What About That Personal Experience (Anecdote)?!


Never Give Up!

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Summer Reading Suggestion

Summer Reading Suggestions

Summer Reading Suggestion

Argumentative Reading