June 12th, 2017

June 14 – 16

Final Exams – half day schedule

Wednesday – Blocks 2 and 4

Thursday – Blocks 3 and 5

Friday – Blocks 6 and 7

 

June 8th, 2017

June 7-13

1. Novel Test

2. Novel Themes Essay – this assignment must be completed in class or after school with me.

June 5th, 2017

June 5/6

  1. Novel Test next class
    1. Forty questions from the novel
    2. Fill in the blank answers for the following vocabulary:

white noise
red herring
bloke
third degree
roisterers
Occam’s razor
dustbin
post
hypothetical
snooker
tether
giddy
luminous
negligible
inverse proportion
approximation
quid
timetable
rucksack
truncheon

  1. Group work Class workThemes
    1. A theme is an insight about life or human nature which gives a story meaning.
    2. It must
      1. be stated as a complete sentence,
      2. apply to everyone, and
  • be based on the events of the novel.
  1. List ten theme topics for the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. These must be approved by me first.
    1. List five themes developed by your group and approved by me.
    2. While you are working on this assignment, have one person in the group present the ten topics to me first. Then, I will approve each theme as you develop them. After all are approved, each person in the group must create a class work paper containing the ten topics and five themes.

May 30th, 2017

May 30 – June 2

  1. Class work and Homework are due: Christopher and Temple
  2. Finish Entry 4 notes (pgs. 126 – 177)
  3. Journal Entry 4 – See assignment below
  4. Finish reading the novel.
  5. Bring back your textbooks next class.

 

Journal Entry #4: Chapters 179-211 (Class work)

Questions: Answer the following questions in complete sentences (6 points each):

  1. Why did Christopher decide to live with Mrs. Shears?
  2. How did Christopher decide to live with his mother in London?
  3. Why did Christopher decide he could not be an astronaut?
  4. How did Christopher handle the fear of traveling to London?
  5. Why did Christopher become confused while he was looking for the train station?
  6. Why does Christopher not like new places?
  7. Why does Christopher like timetables?
  8. How did Christopher escape from the police officer?
  9. Why does Christopher not believe in God?
  10. Why did Christopher have trouble taking the train to Willesden?

 

Essay – Explain one major problem Christopher had to solve in this section of the novel. Did Christopher follow all the rules and laws he was expected to follow? Is there ever a time when a person should not follow rules and laws? (20 points)

Definitions (2 points each)

  1. luminous (126)
  2. negligible (127)
  3. inverse proportion (136)
  4. clarification (143)
  5. approximation (145)
  6. quid (151)
  7. timetable (155)
  8. rucksack (163)
  9. truncheon (163)
  10. mutation (165)

 

May 17th, 2017

May 17 – 26

Each class will meet for three hours in the afternoon of one day and three hours in the morning of the next day. This is the schedule:

Thursday, May 18 – Block 7 – Block 1
Friday, May 19 – Block 1 – Block 2

Monday, May 22 – Block 2 – Block 3
Tuesday, May 23 – Block 3 – Block 4
Wednesday, May 24 – Block 4 – Block 5
Thursday, May 25 – Block 5 – Block 6
Friday, May 26 – Block 6 – Block 7

  1. Entry 3 Quiz
  2. Finish reading the novel
  3. Class work – Entry 4 Notes (pgs. 126-177)
  4. Temple Grandin movie
  5. Class work – Christopher and Temple
    1. Create three columns for a Venn diagram about Christopher Boone and Temple Grandin.
    2. Create notes to show differences and similarities:
    3. Christopher Both Temple
      Male Autistic Female
      Fictional Hate loud noises Real person
  6. Homework – Christopher and Temple –  Use the class work assignment to write a well-developed, one-paragraph essay about the similarities and differences of Christopher and Temple.  The paragraph should start with a good introductory statement about the two people.  The body of the paragraph should contain several examples of similarities and differences.  The paragraph should end with a conclusion sentence or two to summarize the main points and restate your main idea. (eight to ten sentences)
  7. If you missed the movie, please read these two websites and complete the assignments:

    http://www.biography.com/people/temple-grandin-38062
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Grandin

May 16th, 2017

May 15/16

  1. Journal Entry 3 ( Group CW)
  2. Quiz on Entry 3 next class

Journal Entry #3: Chapters 149-173 (Class work)

 

I.  Answer the following questions in complete sentences (6 points each):

  1. Why did Christopher want to find his book?
  2. Why was Christopher excited when he read the first letter from his mother?
  3. Why did Mr. Boone go out the night Christopher read the other letters?
  4. Why did Mrs. Boone start her affair with Roger Shears?
  5. Why did Mrs. Boone decide to leave Christopher and his father?
  6. How did Christopher react when he realized his mother was still alive?
  7. Why did Mr. Boone lie about his wife’s death?
  8. How are people like computers, according to Christopher?
  9. Why did Mr. Boone kill Wellington?
  10. How did Christopher feel about his father after the truth was revealed?

II. Connections – Give two examples of events in the novel which connected to your life or prior knowledge. Explain in detail what occurred in each event, how the event connected to your life, and how the connection helped you to understand each event better (10 points each).

III. Definitions: (2 points each)

  1. dustbin (91)
  2. post (95)
  3. chow (96)
  4. hypothetical (101)
  5. snooker (104)
  6. tether (107)
  7. plaster (108)
  8. giddy (112)
  9. nocturnal (120)
  10. schizophrenic (121)

May 16th, 2017

May 11/12

  1. Homework is due – Editing Exercise 4
  2. Research Essay Final Draft – This essay must be completed in school.  See me for a time that you can stay after school if you missed class or you need extra time.

May 10th, 2017

May 9/10

  1. Review Editing Exercise 3
  2. Entry 3 – CW – This entry is for pages 90 through 126. Make sure you have notes for each PAGE. Remember you will use these notes to help you answer group questions.
  3. Editing Exercise 4 – HW

May 8th, 2017

May 5/8

  1. Quiz on Entry 2
  2. Entry 3 – CW – This entry is for pages 90 through 126. Make sure you have notes for each PAGE. Remember you will use these notes to help you answer group questions.

May 8th, 2017

May 3/4

  1. Homework is due
  2. Journal Entry 2 ( Group CW)
  3. Quiz on Entry 2 next class

Journal Entry #2: Chapters 73-139 (Class work)

 

I. Answer the following questions in complete sentences (6 points each):

  1. Why did Christopher’s parents argue often?
  2. Why does Christopher think he would be a good astronaut?
  3. What made Christopher decide to continue his book after he promised he would stop?
  4. What did Mrs. Alexander tell Christopher about Mr. Shears?
  5. Why does Christopher enjoy reading Sherlock Holmes?
  6. How does Christopher feel about his mother’s affair with Mr. Shears?
  7. What is unusual about Christopher’s memory? Do you wish you had the same kind of memory? Why or why not?
  8. How does Mr. Boone react when he finds Christopher’s book?
  9. Why does Christopher hate the colors yellow and brown? Is this hatred unusual?
  10. How does Christopher define love?

II. Connections – Give two examples of events in the novel which connected to your life or prior knowledge. Explain in detail what occurred in each event, how the event connected to your life, and how the connection helped you to understand each event better (10 points each).

III. Definitions: (2 points each)

  1. claustrophobia (50)
  2. anemic (51)
  3. tartan (54)
  4. dungarees (65)
  5. third degree (66)
  6. roisterers (70)
  7. bog (71)
  8. supernatural (72)
  9. nephritis (84)
  10. Occam’s razor (90)

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