Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Scribe -- Pierce Haltom

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
  • Kyle Sutherland here
  • Work on presentation: slides/ link due tomorrow
  • Practice for 1:30
  • HW: Final, presentation, visuals-due by Thursday, memorization, eye contact, gestures, facial expression, enunciation
  • PRACTICE first 2:00

Essential Question: How do our beliefs define and shape who we are meant to be? What does it to challenge the system?

First 30 minuets quiet to work on poem

Practice Poem with a partner

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Scribe -- Pierce Haltom

Tuesday, December 9, 2014Final Example: Shake the Dust:  by Anis Mojgani (some controversial elements)- Notice repetitive structure.Finish Act 3Quiz on Act 3Practice with partner 1:30Homework: Final, presentation, visuals-due by Thursday, memorization, eye contact, gestures, facial expression, enunciation, Kyle here tomorrow,PRACTICE first 1:30

- Visuals on Final
-Make it automatic -Hint: Maybe you don't want to click on the screen every time you want to change the background

-Practice for 15 minuets, on the first 1:30
-enunciation -memorization -eye contact -gestures -facial expression -Kyle her tomorrow

Discussion on Shake the Dust:
      -No movements
      -The whole thing is talking in a normal voice (wants you to hear every word)
      -Repetitive words

Work time on Poem

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Scribe - 12/3/14 - Alyssa Leiby

Smith - Honors English 9 - Scribe by Alyssa Leiby
December 3, 2014

Today we talked about the finals schedule.
Remember - If you have a class for five, four, or three days a week - it will be first period - NOT SECOND. EVER.
HW: Final : poem due by Friday,  writing conference

Remember to think about performance and structure of the poem.

We also did the Act 1 Scene 1 quiz and barely started the Act 1 Scene 2 quiz.

Sophie Aldrich Scribe P3 12-3-14

  • Check in books
  • Missing Books
  • Introduce final-look over; Honest Poem: by Rudy Francisco
  • Scopes Background: why does this matter?
  • Begin reading ITW: check out books, quizzes at Act 1.1, act 1.2, act 2, act 3,
  • Read and Assign parts Act 1
HW: Final: poem due by Friday, writing conferences

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Scribe 12.2.2014: Annabel K (p5)

Tuesday, December 2:

          REMINDER- don't forget to turn in any checked out books to Smith! (SAT, Othello, etc.)
                                 Cramfest is tomorrow morning (PLC) it's a study session for finals+donuts
          HOMEWORK- Poem is due by Friday (rubric linked on Monday's date)
          QUIZ- Act 1 of ITW is tomorrow!

     Poetry example for the day- Totally Like Whatever, You Know? by Taylor Mali
                                                  *speak with conviction
                                                  *speaking with emotion and using gestures
                                                  *talking about modern society, relateable
                                                  *uses humor to connect with the audience
                                                  *makes his point known, is very confident
                                                  *changes the pace of his speech
      Read Inherit The Wind Act 1
               *finished reading the previous section
               *started scene two
                             -moved the desks to make a 'courtroom'
                             -continued to act out the scenes
                             -What does Drummond mean by 'when you lose your power to laugh you lose your power to think straight'?
                             -Drummond will call the whole thing off if...?
                             -What does Drummond say is the loneliest feeling in the world?
                             -What is Brady asking Rachel to do?
                             -What is Drummond attributing the phrase 'the man who has everything figured out is probably a fool. College examinations notwithstanding, it takes a very smart fella to say 'I don't know the answer!'' to Bert?

Monday, December 1, 2014

Scirbe 12/1/14 - Alyssa Leiby

Smith - Honors English 9 - Scribe by Alyssa Leiby
December 1, 2014
We passed out books today so if you were absent get one from Smith
  • Check in books (LWG, Othello, Long Way Gone, SAT Books) - YES, THAT'S RIGHT
  • Missing Books
  • Introduce final-look over; Honest Poem: by Rudy Francisco
  • Scopes Background: why does this matter?
  • Begin reading Inherit the Wind: check out books, quizzes at Act 1.1, act 1.2, act 2, act 3,
  • Read and Assign parts Act 1
  • HW: Final: poem due by Friday, writing conferences
  • Essential Question: How do our beliefs define and shape who we are meant to be?  What does it take to challenge the system?

    Cramfest the morning of December 3rd (PLC morning). Cramfest is a study session for finals for freshmen to come and learn about finals, the final's week schedule, and more. We will have donuts.

Today we watched Honest Poem: by Rudy Francisco
  • We watched it once through listening to the words
    • Notice all literature elements
    • Metaphor
    • Hyperbole
    • Juxtaposition
    • Etc
  • We watched it a second time paying more attention to his performance
    • Loud and soft
    • Fast and slow
    • It sounds like he's speaking personally
    • Smooth and memorized
    • Hand motions when appropriate
    • He has mood in his tone
We talked about the Scopes Trial- Very basic info:
  • Scopes was teaching evolution
  • Evolution was banned
  • There was anger between evolution and creationism
  • A trial ensued over convicting Scopes or not
  • More information
We read to page 30 in Inherit the Wind

Friday, November 21, 2014

Scribe 11/21 Jackie Durnford


  • Prepare for final, look over examples given in the slideshow
  • Begin preparation 
  • Purchase Inherit the Wind- will begin reading after break

During Class:

  • SAT 10 quiz
  • snoopy extra credit video
  • present symbol projects 
    • Fire
    • Kerosene 
    • Salamander
    • Books
    • Clarisse Mccleffan
    • TV
    • Dandelion 
    • Mirrors
    • Mechanical Hound
    • Sieve and the Sand
    • The Bible
    • Color


  • Examples, Honest Poem, Pass On, An Original Story (found in slideshow)
  • Time: 3:10
  • Be Breif
  • Name your Belief
  • Be positive
  • Be personal
  • Eye contact
  • Memorization
  • Use visuals-due Thursday of next week

Finn W. Period 3 Scribe 11/21/2014

Homework: No homework unless you have to redo your essay, also look over poems for inspiration on final

During Class: 
  • Presentations
  • We took the SAT 10 quiz
  • Example "pass it on"
    • On the website
  • Use visuals
    • Due next Thursday of next week
  • Eye Contact
  • Gestures
  • Memorization 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Scribe Period 3 11/20/14 Haley Lewin

Homework: SAT quiz and exercises, symbol presentation tomorrow,  begin composing final, Inherit the Wind book

During Class

  • Quiz Part III
    • Section 3 of the book
  • Finalize Symbol Projects (Work time)
    • Present TOMORROW
  • Introducing the Final
    • Performance and creative writing assessment
    • Performance Rubric on Smith's website
The Final
    • Performance Poem You’ve Written;Then Perform it
    • All Information Online
      • Write Poem first
      • Look up Example of Slam Poetry
        • Some have been given
    • Start Finals The Last Monday we have class
      • 3 Minutes 10 seconds
        • 500-600 Words
    • Use a Theme/Story
      • Be Personal
      • Write with phrases/words that you are comfortable with
    • Framework
      • Samples online
        • “I Bet” example
        • “Open Letter to Myself”
        • “Instruction Manual for Life”
        • “3” (number’s in general)
    • Performances
      • “PRACTICE”
      • Embody the attitude of the Poem
      • Poetic Devices
      • Eye Contact
      • Projection
      • Enunciation

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November 19, 2014 Wednesday- Scribe (Alicia) Period 5

  • First everyone wrote in their agendas of the homework which was:
    • Symbol project
    • quiz tomorrow over all of the section “burning bright”
    • SAT work
  • Answered a couple question about exercises for SAT
    • Exercise 3:
      • number 2: lecture
      • Number 3: recollect
      • Number 4: renegy
  • Went over meeting times with Smith in her agenda (“feel sympathy for Smith”)
  • Set up for the fishbowl
    • outside circle live blog
    • discussers and presenters inside circle
  • What we discussed- main ideas:  
    • Is it important to tell the truth or please the masses? -kira
    • talked about how Mildred and Montag’s relationship
    • Mildreds love to defend and her subconscious
    • poetry and society’s version of sadness to cause people making rash decision
    • How was the war so distant, then all of a sudden appeared?
    • what do you think happened if you wrote a sequel?
    • How one would survive in the wild with evolving technology?
    • What is the significance of the bible, shakespeare, and dover beach?
    • If ash is all montag left behind, what does everyone think of a cookie cutter society?
    • Is it ironic that the firemen’s code was written in a book and that book is the only thing allowed?
    • what was montag’s breaking point?
    • who shapes society? -kira, josh, and Thomas
    • Is this a false democracy? -josh
    • Does society know they’re making mistakes? -seth
    • Was this in the US? -ji wei
    • what influences would poor have if they don’t have technology? -Ivey
    • LOF was also a distopian
    • What is innocence in faith in this book -seth

Scribe 11/19/14 Period 3 Olivia Maloney


-Symbol project due Friday
-Quiz over 136-end tomorrow
-SAT 10 test on Friday

Agenda today:

-Went over questions for SAT exercises
         -What connections do we see?
     -Common themes of fishbowl:
          -Is challenging the system good or bad?
          -What do books symbolize?
          -The moon symbolism
          -The butterfly effect

451 period 5 136-end

Live Blog 451 136-end period 5

451 136-end period 3

Live Blog 451 136-end period 3

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Smith Period 5 Scribe 11/18//14 Aden Tomasson

Daily Schedule
  • Scribe
  • SAT
  • Part II Quiz
  • Read 136-end
  • annotate
  • Make Connections: to you, to text ,to world
  • Connections to what Bradbury and Vonnegut trying to warn society of?
What we did

We took our reading comprehension quiz of Fahrenheit 451 and then had work time on either or reading (136-end) or our symbol project

Scribe November 18, 2014

Mrs. Smith's slides for English 9 Honors 

Quiz on Fahrenheit 451 today, we worked in groups of 3-4.
Deliberate Acts of Love and Kindness card were passed out. You can ask for extras.
After the quiz work on the cards for Deliberate Acts of Love and Kindness.
After the cards are finished we have a workday to focus on the symbol project.
Thursday is also a work day for your symbol project.

  • Read pages 136-the end. (Annotate and make connections. Keep in mind the essential question.)
  • Fishbowl Tomorrow on pages 136-the end. 
  • Quiz on Thursday for Fahrenheit 451.
Essential Question:
What does it take to challenge the system? How can literature be a motivator for social change?

Extra thing to think about:
To what is Bradbury and Vonnegut trying to warn society of?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Scribe 11/17/14 Period 3 Tyla Merrill

To start off class we went over the SAT vocabulary words in lesson 10. Remember to start on the SAT exercises! This is our last vocabulary lesson of the year! We start grammar soon.

The fishbowl over pages 91 through 136 of Fahrenheit 451 was today!
Here are some questions that were asked and the responses.

  • No matter how many times we stray from the fold and go against society, are we really unique, or will we always just go back to the fold and conform with society?
    • Sheep tend to stick with the herd. They can’t always think for themselves.
    • When you try something new it’s just an experiment.
    • You can change. That’s why we have free will.
    • You can’t return back to normal because things are always improving.
  • Could Montag change things then, if backtracking isn’t possible?
    • Returning to books would be progression and improvement.
    • They were backtracking when they banned books, but not returning to normal.
  • Do they know how things used to be?
    • They have an altered version of history.
  • How did Beatty know the quotes that he heard in his dream?
    • No one really knows.
  • How did society evolve so quickly?
    • It has only been around for 10 years.
  • What do you think about the way people elect leaders based on looks?
    • They started campaigning on TV so there was a visual.
    • JFK voted for because he was young, vibrant, attractive, and fresh.
    • The party that wins our elections today is always the party that spends the most money.
  • Who is doing the thinking? Who is in charge?
    • It could be a puppet election. The elections are just to appease the people.
    • Some select group of people.
  • Are we bound to our roles or can we change them?
    • In India there are “untouchables” but some of them have risen through social ranks.
    • You can change, it’s just difficult.
  • Are we being fed information?
    • When you have a book it has a path in general that you follow, but you can branch off a little bit. We learn what the government wants us to learn even today.
    • The government hides a continent in the book Alcatraz. There’s war in Syria, but technically no one knows that because no one has been there.
    • Information is centered towards the wrong things, like celebrities.
  • Can we teach ourselves not to be selective learners?
    • The government controls everything in North Korea.
  • Is the society in Fahrenheit happen in other places in the book as well?
    • All the continents are probably all in poverty and much of the Earth could be uninhabitable because of the nuclear wars.
    • The government only tells people it’s horrible out there because they don’t want people going out there.
    • The government can ignore the outside world because there’s nothing to stop them.
  • Is our government is controlling what we learn?
    • Common core
    • Curriculum doesn’t want to show us our mistakes.
  • White used to be water, black fire, but now it has switched. Why?
    • Transitioning of Montag’s world
    • White is the reflection of light, black is the absorption of light.
    • White shows on the surface, black light shows everything underneath.
  • Did Clarisse get hit by a car?
    • Yes - that’s the society they live in.
    • No - that was the government. They have a file on her family.
    • Either way, Clarisse’s family didn’t move away. That was the government.
    • Her getting hit by a car is symbolic of her getting swept away by society.
    • The sacrifice of Clarisse caused Montag to act.
Overall, good discussion, everyone!
There's a quiz on Part 2 tomorrow, remember to do your SAT work, and start reading the rest of the book! Symbol projects are due Friday.