June 1st, 2018

May 31/ June 1

  1. Novel Test
  2. Start Novel Themes Essay1.Follow the outline on your notes

    2.Double-space the essay.

    3.Write at least six sentences per paragraph.

    4.Write in a formal tone.

    5.Do not use quotes from the novel to write ideas for you.  If you want to quote a few words from the novel as part of your sentence, explain what the quote means in your own words!

    1. Examples of using quotes:
      1. Christopher knew he could not live with his father because he was afraid of him. Christopher wrote, “Father had murdered Wellington. That meant he could murder me” (Haddon 122).

        Christopher was able to face his fear of strange places because it was balanced with his fear of his father. He explained he was both “frightened of being far away from a place I was used to” and “frightened of being near where Father lived”, “so the total fear remained a constant” (Haddon 136).

May 30th, 2018

May 29/30

  1. Novel Test Next Class
    1. There will be forty multiple-choice questions and twenty vocabulary words.
    2. 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
  2. Novel Themes Outline
  1. Introduction
      1. Introduce the title of the novel and give a two or three sentence overview of the plot.
      2. Introduce the theme topics the paper will explain.
      3. Thesis statement – provide the three themes the essay will explain.
  2. Theme 1
      1. Introduce the first theme.
      2. Explain how the details of the novel reveal the theme (at least two quotes).
      3. Provide page numbers as internal citations (Haddon 54) for each specific event.
  3. Theme 2
      1. Introduce the first theme.
      2. Explain how the details of the novel reveal the theme (at least two quotes).
      3. Provide page numbers as internal citations (Haddon 54) for each specific event.
  4. Theme 3
      1. Introduce the first theme.
      2. Explain how the details of the novel reveal the theme (at least two quotes).
      3. Provide page numbers as internal citations (Haddon 54) for each specific event.
  5. Conclusion – Write five to six sentences to summarize how the three themes bring meaning to the novel.

These are examples of quotes used in a sentence:

Christopher knew he could not live with his father because he was afraid of him. Christopher wrote, “Father had murdered Wellington. That meant he could murder me” (Haddon 122).

Christopher was able to face his fear of strange places because it was balanced with his fear of his father. He explained he was both “frightened of being far away from a place I was used to” and “frightened of being near where Father lived”, “so the total fear remained a constant” (Haddon136).

 

 

May 16th, 2018

May 15 through 25

  1. Novel Quiz 3
  2. Finish reading the novel

Schedule for the next eight days:

Testing (8:25 -11:54) Tutoring (11:59-3:10)

May 16 – Extended 1st block for tutoring (8:25-10:55)

May 17 – 1st  block May 17- 2nd block

May 18 – 2nd block May 18 – 3rd block

May  21 –3rd block May 21- 4th block

May 22 – 4th block May 22- 5th block

May 23 – 5th block May 23- 6th block

May 24 – 6th block May 24- 7th block

May 25 – 7th block May 25- regular bell

Class work – Christopher and Temple

We watched the movie Temple Grandin and compared Christopher’s behavior with Temple’s.

Create three columns for a Venn diagram about Christopher Boone and Temple Grandin.

Create notes to show differences and similarities:

Christopher Both Temple
Male Autistic Female
Fictional Hate loud noises Real person

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)

 

Class work and Homework – Christopher and Temple
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

On the second day we met, students completed a group classwork: The title is Themes.

List ten theme topics for the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. These must be approved by me first.

List five themes developed by your group and approved by me.

 

May 16th, 2018

May 11/14

1.Group Work for Entry 4

2.Novel Quiz III next class

May 10th, 2018

May 7 – 10

  1. Novel Quiz 2
  2. Class work – Entry 4 – Pages 126 through 177 – two notes per page except for the first and last page.
  3. Continue reading into the next section

May 3rd, 2018

May 3/4

  1. Homework is due by 3:10 on Google Classroom
  2. Group Work for Entry 3
  3. Quiz on Section 2 next class

May 2nd, 2018

April 27 – May 2

  1. Novel Quiz 1
  2. Class work – Entry 3 – Pages 90 through 126 – two notes per page except for the first and last page.
  3. Continue reading into the next section
  4. Homework – On google classroom, complete Autism Awareness Homework

May 2nd, 2018

April 25/26

  1. Class work – in groups – Journal Entry #2
  2. Returned students answers for Journal Entry #1 and explained expectations.
  3. Quiz next class on Section 1 of the novel.

May 2nd, 2018

April 19-24

  1. Class work – Entry 2 – Notes on pages 45 through 90 of the novel – two notes per page.
  2. Students reviewed the group work questions for section two.

May 2nd, 2018

April 17/18

  1. Class work – Journal Entry #1 – Group work – Students answered questions, made personal connections, and defined vocabulary from section one of the book.

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