Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Claire J

Lexi M

Briana M

Dani C

Kate B

Lauren F

Lucy L

Connor D

Kyle B

Anisha C

Catherine H

Jack L

Jordan C

Sydney M

Katelin G

Bella H

Jackson C

Clayton C

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Scribe, Grace Carlson. Wednesday 11th of December.

Scribe: Grace Carlson
Presentation tools
Google Slides/Presentation
Start working on presentation, find you attention getter, and put your link on the group shared document(make sure to have it on public view)
Speech must be between 2:50 and 3:10 minutes long. At 2:50 the timer will raise on hand, and at three they’ll signal you to start wrapping it up. At 3:10 you will be cut off.

Write the speech in a style similar to how you talk, and find something to engage people (attention getter, and slides) Change the slide enough that it stays interesting, but not enough to distract from your speech.
Don’t just read off the board, use pictures.
PRACTICE!!! In front of family, friends, anyone. You are encouraged to memorize your speech but some people do prefer to just “wing it”.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Scribe 12/10/13 Elizabeth Brandel Period 5

How to move essay into speech-

Once you are done with presentation, go to agenda and on the 5th slide there is a link for your class hour. Make a link of your presentation on your name.
Also on the presentation go to share and change who has access to Public on the web.

Then we got some work time. The rest of the week will be used for work time on the speech and presentation

Monday, December 9, 2013

Scribe 12/9

Peer editing was done on TIB papers in class today
- look for 5 things on rubric
Sign up for time to give speech
Share Essay with Smith- title should be Full name (Kassidy Hogan) TIB
Finish Inherit the Wind

Friday, December 6, 2013

12/6/13 English Period 5 Scribe

12/6/13 - Friday

HW: "This I Believe" essay due on Monday on Google Doc

What did we do today?

  1. Smith informed us that our final is 13.5% of our grade
  2. We finished reading Act 2 then took a quiz on Act 2
  3. Then we started reading Act 3

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Scribe Pd 5 131205

TIB Essay due Monday, Dec 9

  1. This I Believe essays are due Monday (for peer edits). We will also start working on presentations. (Check out Kinetic Typography, MoveNote, Prezi, Microsoft Photo Story,  and Windows Movie Maker for your presentation.)
  2. We viewed photos from the real Scopes trial.
  3. Smith is redoing her teacher page to a Google site and asked us what we would want to see on her site. Also, 2nd semester, we will start working on a digital portfolio of our work.
  4. We started reading/acting out Act 2 of Inherit the Wind and read up to page 99.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Scribe December 4th English 9 Honors Period 3

Today we took two Inherit The Wind group quizzes on Act One and Act Two of Scene One.

After everyone finished the quizzes, we started acting out Scene Two and only got a couple of pages in.

Work on your This I Believe essay which is due Monday December 9th

Scribe Pd 5 131204

~Happy PLC Day~

"This I Believe" essay is due on Monday, December 9
Also, review Act 2 notes

  1. We finished reading/acting Act 1 (page 48 - end of Act 1) of Inherit the Wind then took a group quiz on it.
That's all.

Monday, December 2, 2013

12/2/13 English 9 Period 5 Scribe

12/2/13 - Monday

HW: "This I Believe" essay due next Monday (December 9)

What did we do today?
  1. Smith handed out and read over the "This I Believe" Presentation Rubric linked here (add a * at the top of the rubric telling you to highlight the portions in your essay you're using for your speech)
  2. We discussed the Scopes Monkey Trial (information in this week's PowerPoint) to help us prepare for reading "Inherit the Wind"
  3. We then started reading the book. We got through page 12 in Act 1 Scene 1 in class, we will read more tomorrow

Friday, November 22, 2013

English 9 Honors Scribe 11-22-13

At the start of class, we turned in essay revisions. In the future, turn in work as soon as possible in consideration of Mrs. Smith's time. We then reviewed the previous day's lesson with Mrs. Fisch when we practiced deeper thinking and analysis of schools and education. During Thanksgiving Break it would not hurt to begin thinking about your "This I Believe Essay." At the end of class we were introduced to the “This I Believe Site” and began to brainstorm for our own essays
-personal style, creative liberty when it comes to format, as long as it makes your point, see examples on the site
-3-4 minute memorized speech
-300-500 words
-must be positive
-do not preach or lecture or editorialize
-relate a personal experience that matters to you; speak in a way that makes your experience matter to others
-“tell what you do believe, not what you don't”
Homework: “debrief your head”; plan for your “This I Believe Essay”, prepare to write when you come back from break
Think Big, Think Deep; Don’t Limit Yourself

Example Essays:
There is No God, by Penn Jillette: lacks a storyline: justifies his point with various examples and statements, negative and controversial, unconventional, intense, concrete belief; strongly personal- his choices, his actions based on his beliefs; example of pushing boundaries, no limits, freedom of expression
In Giving I Connect With Others, by Isabel Allende

Final Presentation is on December 19

December 16: 5-6 people need to volunteer to present

Thursday, November 21, 2013

11/21/13 English 9H Scribe

Today in English we needed to come to class with an open mind. We watched a presentation, done by Mr. Fisch. In the presentation, the class discussed what students need to be successful with their education. The class also discussed what they think would help make education better for modern day life. We submitted two Google forms that pertained to Mr. Fisch's presentation, the links to these forms can be found in Mrs. Smith's agenda.

Our homework was to come with an open mind tomorrow as well, also the redo essays for the c, d, and f grades on the LWG paper, these are technically due tomorrow, Friday 11/22/13, but Smith would've preferred them sooner. Another piece of homework was to look into the "This I believe" project, details can be found in the agenda.

Further details about the class and this past week can be found here

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Scribe 11/20, Tatum Ramsey

Wed November 20th:
  • Homework is to redo LWG essays for C, D, and F grades
  • Fishbowl on 91-136
  • Quiz on Part III
  • Paper on 451: connect to Little Brother and 451, HB and Pedestrian

451 136-end Period 5


451 136-end Period 3


Monday, November 18, 2013

Scribe 11/18 (Spencer Morton)

Scribe: Smith English 9 Honors, Monday November 18

Today in class we had our fourth fishbowl over pages 91-136. Remember that our next and final fishbowl is on Wednesday. Be sure to read pages 136-end for that fishbowl on Wednesday. As you read, think about the essential questions: What does it take to challenge the system? How can literature be a motivator for social change?

Other Homework:

  • On Tuesday (tomorrow) we will have a quiz over part 2-you may want to review annotations
  • Final fishbowl on Wednesday-read 451 pgs. 136-end
  • Redo Long Way Gone papers for C, D, or F due on Friday

Check the agenda for a few essay/poetry contests that are available. Lets show our Warrior spirit and win those things!

451 91-136 Period 5


451 91-136 Period 3


Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday, 11/15/13- Scribe (Tatum R.)

Today’s agenda:
This is a work day. Mrs. Smith is meeting with students who had been scheduled to talk about their essays.
Things to do:
  • Work on Redo of Long Way Gone Essay if below a C, D, or F grade
  • Read & Annotate Fahrenheit 451 pages 91-130 (or 136 depending on which book you have)
  • Return S/R peer editing rubrics
  • Continue to edit Summary/Response: DUE 9:00 AM ON SUNDAY MORNING

Redo of Long Way Gone papers are due earlier than the 22nd of November.
Overview of the final- most likely will be a speech.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Scribe 11/14 period 5


  • Summary response rubric filled out and turned in by tomorrow

                  -Summary response will be due Sunday at around 9:30 AM
                  - You have till then to edit and correct it

  • If you received a C, D, or F on the A Long Way Gone essay, redoes will be due by next Friday
                 - Analysis and explanation will be re-graded 
                 - Old paper, rubric, and new paper must be turned in
  • 91-130 451 by Tuesday
                 - Test over 91-130 Tuesday

Today in class:

451 68-91 Period 5


451 68-91 Period 3


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

451 41-68 Period 5


451 41-68 Period 3


Monday, November 11, 2013

Scribe 11-11-13
By Jordan Chandler

Today was great class!
In class we first heard from the daily announcements. Below is a link to the announcements said in class.

After we heard from the announcers we handed in our SAT books because we have finished our work with SAT for the semester.
After this we recieved a Summery-Response Peer Editing paper linked below:
On this we filled out S/R Evaluatee: with your name and for the Blog Address you put in your blog address. After this Mrs. Smith collected them and handed different ones out to everyone. We were then assigned to grade someone else's Summary/Response. This was assigned as our homework. We were supposed to leave good comments and an accurate grade.

Tomorrow we have a fish bowl over pages 41-68 on 451.
The presenters are:
The Discussers are:

Come prepared to participate in conversation!
We then in the class had work time to either work on our fishbowl or our peer editing.
This is the link to the slides and Mrs. Smith's email is for further updates.

Scribe 11/11 period 5

Homework: Read 451 41-68
annotate, connections to text, world, and essential question, connections to other writing pieces we read
Fill out Summary response peer evaluation paper (you will grade someone elses) off the blue rubric given by Ms. Smith- PEER ASSESSMENT DUE FRIDAY

Quiz on 1-40 in groups of 3-4 people

Fishbowl tomorrow
these are the presenters and discussers

Friday, November 8, 2013

Scribe: November 17, 2013 P5

November 17th, 2013

On right of whiteboard:
On the left side of the whiteboard:

  -class size/connections with students

       traditional college is irrelevant

-education in classrooms doesn’t deal with patterns in the world      

 -tech used more than textbooks
   -disconnections with tech can be formed into engagement with tech       

-comfortability with tech, constraints of traditional education

-tech can be beneficial or detrimental     

-tech can be distracting

  -students grow with tech use but  teachers are not using tech     
^block learning^    

mass education= quantity of work vs. quality of work

students pay for this??

E9H Week 12: Thursday
  • scribe
  • SAT 10
  • Watch A Vision of Students’ Today” (take notes)
    • discuss- Smith suggested the book The World is Flat by Thomas Friedman as a great thinking book to make you really think about education. connect to essential question (see above notes on whiteboard)
    • connect to you, education, world (see above notes on whiteboard)
  • Brainstorm for S/R
  • Polleverywhere- We took a poll on whether or not history books are accurate. 9 people said yes; 16 people said no. Then we took another one on whether or not censorship is ever justified. 8 said no; 16 said yes.
  • Fishbowl sign up: once to present; once to discuss
  • Read 451 1-40:
    • annotate
    • make connections: to you, to text, to world, to essential question
Essential question:
What does it take to challenge the system?  How can literature be a motivator for social change?

HW: SAT,  S/R due Monday; post to personal blog, Read 451: 1-40, quiz, Fishbowl