Thursday, August 3, 2017

Summer School: Day 19 - The Truman Show, Plato, Descartes, and The Matrix

- Watch and discuss the Matrix and compare the film to Truman Show, Plato, and Descartes
- Make-up work
- Link to The Matrix script

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Summer School: Day 18 - The Truman Show and Plato's Cave and Rene Descartes

- Watch and discuss the short videos on Plato (What is real?) and Descartes (Can We Be Certain?)
- Watch and answer philosophical questions from The Truman Show









Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Summer School: Day 17 - The Truman Show and Plato's Cave and Rene Descartes

- Complete episode 12 questions from Serial
- Watch and discuss the short videos on Plato (What is real?) and Descartes (Can We Be Certain?)
- Watch and answer philosophical questions from The Truman Show





Monday, July 31, 2017

Summer School: Day 16 - Serial Episode 12, What We Know

- Complete news cast and notes on ISIS
- Read article on the LGBT community under ISIS
- Quiz on news cast
- Listen and discuss final episode of Serial: Ep. 12 What We Know
- Written Response to episode




Friday, July 28, 2017

Summer School: Day 15 - Serial Episode 11, Rumors

- Listen, read, and discuss episode 11, Rumors from Serial.
- Written response to the episode
- Notes on news cast on ISIS
- Take very good notes on the news cast
- Open note test on the news cast tomorrow


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Summer School: Day 14 - Serial Episode 10, The Best Defense is a Good Defense

- Lessons 4-6 test
- Listen, discuss, and read episode 10: The Best Defense is a Good Defense
- Written responses to episode 10 in google drive
- Notes on news cast on ISIS


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Summer School: Day 13 - Serial Episode 9, To Be Suspected

- Listen, read, and discuss episode 9: To Be Suspected
- Written response
- Lessons 4-6 review
- Lessons 4-6 test


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Summer School: Day 12 - Serial Episode 8, The Deal With Jay

- Listen, read, and discuss Episode 8, The Deal With Jay
- Written Responses
- Work on vocabulary lessons 4-6 review sheet
- Quizlet review activites
- Vocabulary test tomorrow on lessons 4-6


Monday, July 24, 2017

Summer School: Day 11 - Serial Episode 7, The Opposite of the Prosecution

- Episode 7: The Opposite of the Prosecution
- Listen, read, and discuss
- Respond by writing
- Lesson 6 vocabulary
- Quizlet review activities


Friday, July 21, 2017

Summer School: Day 10 - Serial Episode 6, The Case Against Adnan Syed

- Listen, read, and discuss episode 6 of Serial: The Case Against Adnan Syed
- Written responses to episode 6
- Vocabulary lesson 6
- Quizlet activities


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Summer School: Day 9 - Serial Episode 5, Route Talk

- Episode 5: Route Talk
- Vocabulary Lesson 5 worksheet
- Review answers
- Quizlet


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Summer School: Day 8 - Serial Episode 4, Inconsistencies

- Listen, annotate, and discuss Episode 4, Inconsistencies
- Written response for the episode
- Lesson 4 vocabulary worksheet
- Review activities


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Summer School: Day 7 - Serial Episode 3, Leakin Park

- Listen, discuss, and annotate Serial: Episode 3, Leakin Park
- Written Response
- Review for vocabulary test lessons 1-3
- Administer lessons 1-3 test


Monday, July 17, 2017

Summer School: Day 6 - Serial Episode 2, The Breakup

- Episode 2 of Serial: The Breakup
- Annotated notes on the transcript
- Written response to podcast
- Vocabulary review: Lessons 1-3
- Quizlet activities


Friday, July 14, 2017

Summer School: Day 5 - Technology and Ourselves

- Lesson 3 vocabulary
- Quizlet activities for lessons 1-3
- Episode 1 of Serial: Alibi
- Begin Our Computers, Ourselves

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Summer School: Day 4 - Technology and Our Brain

- Complete Future Self and classwork
- Lesson 2 vocabulary
- Quizlet activities for lessons 1-2
- Begin Our Computers, Ourselves
- Link to transcript
- Complete classwork for Our Computers, Ourselves

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Summer School: Day 3 - Future Self

- Vocabulary lesson 1-3 and review lessons
- Quizlet join link
- Listen and respond to podcast: TED Talk and Future Self
- Notes for Future Self


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Summer School: Day 2 - Expectations

- Complete and review Fearless questions from yesterday
- Introduce and complete vocabulary lesson 1-2, pages 8-11.
- Create quizlet cards for base words
- Play quizlet activities
- Listen, annotate, and discuss: Batman episode
- Respond through writing

Friday, July 7, 2017

Summer School Day 1 - Fearless

- Google form information sheet
- Listening, annotating, and discussing: 1. World With No Fear 2. Disappearing Fear
- Responding by writing: Respond to questions in google drive, "Fearless"


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Objective:
- Introduce Lesson 1 Vocabulary
- Create google accounts
- Create quizlet accounts
- Create a new quizlet definition set

Agenda:
- Collect summer assignments
- Pronounce lesson 1 vocabulary
- Explain lesson 1 definitions and examples
- Fill out student info form
- Setup google accounts and reset passwords
- Setup quizlet accounts
- Join Mr. Chiang's Google Classroom
- Create definitions and work on HW

Homework:
- Complete lesson 1 quizlet definitions
- Complete lesson 1 exercises A-B
- Bring in school forms

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Objective:
- Introduce class expectations
- Introduce Lesson 1 Vocabulary

Agenda:
- Presentation on the class
- Pronounce lesson 1 vocabulary
- Explain lesson 1 definitions and examples

Homework:
- Bring in all supplies (notebook, binder, dividers)
- Bring in Freak the Mighty assignment and extra credit
- Bring in school forms

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Summer School: Day 17

Reading and Media:
- Read the poem by Horace, "Dulce et Decorum Est"
- Answer questions
- Watch the film, Restrepo
Answer questions

Presenting:
- Continue presenting song lyrics

Grammar and writing:
- Absolute phrases

Monday, July 25, 2016

Summer School: Day 16

Reading and Media:
- Read the poem by Horace, "Dulce et Decorum Est"
- Answer questions
- Watch the film, Restrepo
- Answer questions

Presenting:
- Continue presenting song lyrics

Friday, July 22, 2016

Summer School: Day 15

Listening and Responding:
- Listen to "What I did for Love"
- Respond to questions

Listening, Close Reading, and Presenting
- Present annotated lyrics

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Summer School: Day 14

Close Reading and Music:
- Read and listen to music from The Fugees
- Annotate lyrics to the songs
- Individual song lyrics annotation assignment
- Presentations

Writing and Grammar:
- Absolute Phrases

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Summer School: Day 13

Media and writing:
- Finish watching The Matrix
- Complete comparison chart between Plato's Cave, The Truman Show, and The Matrix

Grammar and Writing:
- Absolute phrases

Essay writing:
- Revise and complete final draft of your essay

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer School: Day 12

Grammar and Writing:
- Absolute Phrases in sentences

Writing:
- Complete essay on Plato's Cave and Truman Show

Media:
- Watch The Matrix
- Compare and contrast The Matrix, The Truman Show, and Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"

Monday, July 18, 2016

Summer School: Day 11

Grammar and Writing:
- Delayed adverb

Media:
- Complete The Truman Show

Writing:
- Respond to Plato's "Allegory of the Cave" and The Truman Show

Friday, July 15, 2016

Summer School: Day 10

Responding to Literature:
- Allegory of the Cave responses

Media:
- Watch The Truman Show

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Summer School: Day 9

Grammar and Writing:
- Opening adverb

Literature and Response:
- Read Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"
- Watch short youtube clip of "Allegory of the Cave"
- Answer questions

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Summer School: Day 8

Grammar and Writing:
- Complete Delayed Adjectives

Reading and Listening
- Finish article on Narcissism

Literature:
- Begin Plato's "Allegory of the Cave"


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Summer School: Day 7

Media:
- Complete Smart House

Writing and Grammar:
- Opening and delayed adjectives

Nonfiction reading and writing:
- Narcissism


Monday, July 11, 2016

Summer School: Day 6

Grammar and Writing:
- Opening Adjective

Literature:
- Read "A Sound of Thunder"
- Written response to the short story

Nonfiction reading:
- Article summaries

Friday, July 8, 2016

Summer School: Day 5

Grammar and Writing:
- Delayed Adjective

Literature:
- Discussion on "There Will Come Soft Rains"
- Written response to "There Will Come Soft Rains"

Nonfiction reading:
- Article summaries

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Summer School Day 4

Grammar and Writing:
- Imitating alone
- Opening adjective

Reading, Research, and Media:
- Amazon Echo assignment

Literature:
- Read Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains"

- Respond to the story

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Summer School: Day 3

Grammar and Writing:
- Combining to imitate
- Imitating alone

Literature:
- Finish "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury
- Written Responses

Listening and Responding:
- Research Amazon Echo

- Write a three paragraph description of the Amazon Echo


Summer School: Day 2

Grammar and Writing:
- Unscrambling Sentences
- Combining Sentences
- Imitating Sentences

Reading and listening:
- Watch second TED talk on technology
- Respond to the questions
- Revise writing

Literature and vocabulary:
- "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury

Friday, July 1, 2016

Summer School: Day 1

Administrative:
- Fill out this student information form online

Grammar and Writing:
- Improving your writing by imitating the sentence

Reading and Listening:
- Model video: Right or Wrong?
- Technology in our Lives
- Internet Relationships

1. What is each speaker arguing in each of the videos?  Ensure you provide they main argument and some of their main points.  Explain thoroughly with examples from the transcript.

2. Who do you agree with?  Explain why.


Monday, June 20, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Objective:
- Read and interpret A Midsummer Night's Dream
Identify all eight parts of speech

Homework:
- Reading Logs due on your day of finals
- Study vocabulary
- Finish grammar packet

Agenda:
- Vocabulary lessons 1-13
- Review HW
- MSND

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Objective:
- Read and interpret A Midsummer Night's Dream
- Identify conjunctions and interjections

Homework:
- Reading Logs due on your day of finals
- Study vocabulary
- Grammar review packet pg. 38, 62, 63, 64

Agenda:
- Vocabulary lesson 13
- Review HW
- MSND