Mrs. Fisher's Classroom

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Lesson Plans 9.18-9.22.17

September16

Monday, 9.18

Students will finish taking notes over Chapter 1, Section 3 and complete a short map activity.

The next SPRITE worksheet was assigned and will be due the next day.

Tuesday, 9.19

Mrs. Fisher will check for completion of SPRITE worksheet 2.1. Students will take their first SPRITE quiz over Chapter 1. Chapter 1 notes will be collected.

The next SPRITE worksheet was assigned and will be due the next day

Wednesday, 9.20

Mrs. Fisher will check for completion of SPRITE worksheet 2.2. Students will take notes over 2.1.

The next SPRITE worksheet was assigned and will be due the next day

Thursday, 9.21

Mrs. Fisher will check for completion of SPRITE worksheet 2.3. Students will take notes over 2.2.

The next SPRITE worksheet was assigned and will be due the next day

Friday, 9.22

Mrs. Fisher will check for completion of SPRITE worksheet 2.4. Students will take notes over 2.3.

SPRITE worksheet 2.5 will be assigned DUE MONDAY. If students would like to work ahead, they can begin working on 3.1.

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Lesson Plans 9.18-9.22.17

September16

Monday, 9.18

Students will review their GRIT goals from last week and write a new GRIT goal for this week. Students will continue to take notes in their grammar basics packet. Vocabulary exercises #3-4 are due Thursday.

Tuesday, 9.19

GRIT posters DUE! GRIT posters must be submitted on Tuesday for full credit.

NWEA testing! It is critical for students to be in class.

Wednesday, 9.20

NWEA testing! It is critical for students to be in class.

Thursday, 9.21

Vocabulary exercises #3-4 will be checked and collected.

Students will present their GRIT posters.

Friday, 9.22

Students will complete taking notes in their grammar basics packet. Mrs. Fisher will assign the next project, which will assess student knowledge of grammar concepts.

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Lesson Plans 9.11-9.15

September8

Monday, 9.11

There will be a supply check. Mrs. Fisher will assist students in organizing their binders. First quarter coupons were distributed. Students were provided limited time in class to complete the SPRITE worksheet for Chapter 1, Section 1. Students need to finish this assignment for homework by Tuesday at the beginning of the hour.

Tuesday, 9.12

Mrs. Fisher checked for completion of the Chapter 1, Section 1. Mrs. Fisher provided examples of illustrations. SPRITE term worksheet for Chapter 1, Section 2 (1.2) will be due Wednesday.

Wednesday, 9.13

Mrs. Fisher checked for completion of SPRITE worksheet 1.2. Students took a brief quiz over Sections 1.1-1.2. Students were permitted to use their worksheets, textbook, and SPRITE graphic organizer. The class reviewed SPRITE concepts. SPRITE worksheet 1.3 will be due Thursday.

Thursday, 9.14

Mrs. Fisher will introduce the procedures for completing daily warm-ups and taking Cornell notes. Students will take notes over 1.1.

If you were absent, please get the daily warm-up question from a classmate. From this point forward, please assume that a daily warm-up was completed every day. If you need notes, please go the power point provided on this website under “World History Handouts.”

Friday, 9.15

Chapter 1, Sections 1-3 SPRITE worksheets were collected. Students will take notes over 1.2.  Students will take their first SPRITE quiz on Monday. Chapter 1 notes will be collected Tuesday.  SPRITE worksheet 2.1 is due Tuesday.

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Lesson Plans 9.11-9.15

September8

Monday, 9.11

There will be a supply check. Mrs. Fisher will assist students in organizing their binders. First quarter coupons were distributed.

Tuesday, 9.12

Students will watch a TED talk and discuss the importance of GRIT – our theme for the year. Mrs. Fisher will introduce the first project of the year – a GRIT movie poster. Students will also write their GRIT goal for the week.

Wednesday, 9.13

Students will continue taking notes in their grammar basics packet. The class will read a handout on using context clues to build their skill as readers and expand their vocabularies. Mrs. Fisher will distribute vocabulary packets which will be used throughout the semester and go over the directions for completing vocabulary exercises. Students will complete vocabulary exercise #1 in class.

Thursday, 9.14

Picture and poster supplies are due. Students will be given time to begin work on their poster.

Friday, 9.15

Vocabulary exercises #1-2 will be checked and collected. Students will continue taking notes in their grammar basics packet.

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Reminders

September8

You will receive a participation grade for bringing for the following items to class on Monday:

1. Student ID

2. No. 2 pencil

3. Black or blue ink pen

4. Red pen

5. Highlighter

6. Loose-leaf paper

7. 1.5″ binder

8. 6 dividers

9. Agenda

10. Textbook (World History students only)

11. Tissue -or- disinfectant wipes -or- deodorizing spray -or- baby wipes -or- disinfectant spray

12. A copy of the flexible seating rules with a student and parent signature

13. A copy of the rules and procedures with a student and parent signature

14. A copy of the website flyer with a student and parent signature

BONUS items include:

1. 3 hole punch

2. A copy of To Kill a Mockingbird (English 9 students only)

3. Items for donation

4. A printed copy of this post (if you do not have a working printer, you can copy this by hand).

Lesson Plans 9.5-9.8

September8

Monday, 9.4

No school – Labor Day

Tuesday, 9.5

Welcome back! Mrs. Fisher went over the supply list and the rules and expectations for our flexible seating arrangement.

Wednesday, 9.6

Mrs. Fisher discussed basic daily procedures including how to access the class website, attendance policy, and make-up work. Mrs. Fisher introduced the six main social studies themes that will be empathized throughout the year: social, political, religious, intellectual, technological, and economic (SPRITE). Students received a SPRITE graphic organizer and began using it to take notes.

Thursday, 9.7

Mrs. Fisher discussed more basic class procedures including reading the board for daily announcements, locating handouts, passes, cell phone policy, and grading. Students continued to take notes on their SPRITE graphic organizer.

They also completed an activity to practice making inferences.

Friday, 9.8

Students were given an opportunity to select their seat and record their name on the seating chart. Students completed taking notes on their SPRITE graphic organizer. All students received their first SPRITE terms worksheet. Mrs. Fisher provided a model of how the worksheet is to be completed. Students may hand-write and hand-draw their work -or- they may download an electronic copy to type and print.

HOMEWORK: All students need to select 5 items from their bedrooms that represent who they are and bring them to class on Monday in a plastic grocery bag. All items must be classroom appropriate. School supplies or other items found in a locker will not be accepted for credit.

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Lesson Plans 9.5-9.8

September8

Monday, 9.4

No school – Labor Day

Tuesday, 9.5

Welcome back! Mrs. Fisher went over the supply list and the rules and expectations for our flexible seating arrangement.

Wednesday, 9.6

Mrs. Fisher discussed basic daily procedures including how to access the class website, attendance policy, and make-up work. Mrs. Fisher also explained the structure of class each week.

Thursday, 9.7

Mrs. Fisher discussed more basic class procedures including reading the board for daily announcements, locating handouts, passes, cell phone policy, and grading. Students also completed an activity to practice making inferences.

Friday, 9.8

Students were given an opportunity to select their seat and record their name on the seating chart. Students received a copy of the grammar basics packet and completed notes over the following concepts: nouns, pronouns, and verbs.

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End-of-the-Year Schedule

April28

Yes, it’s that time of the year again! As always, we are on a super tight schedule. Click on the link below to view a listing of everything we need to complete between now and the final day of school. While these lesson plans represent a tentative schedule, we will be sticking very closely to it! If you know about an absence in advance, this will given you an opportunity to plan and stay on top of your work.

World History End of the Year Lesson Plans NOTE: Parts of your project are due prior to the final due date in order for you to meet with Mrs. Fisher and receive feedback to ensure success. DO use your class time wisely! This means that good attendance is important! DO NOT wait until the last minute to start this project. Mrs. Fisher will be sad. Your parents will be sad. YOU will be sad. Spare yourself this pain.

English 9 End of the Year Lesson Plans NOTE: Any work not completed in class is automatically homework. At this point in the year, students must complete some work independently. If students are cooperative, over 75% of these assignments CAN be completed in class.

EXTRA CREDIT: Please print a copy of the lesson plans for your class. Share it with your parents, get a signature and submit by May 5, 2017.

 

 

Romeo and Juliet Comparison and Contrast Essay

April28

STEP 1: Watch the alternate versions of Romeo and Juliet using the links provided below. NOTE: At the end of each link, it will take you to the next segment of the film. You will need to watch ALL film segments.

Romeo and Juliet (Directed by Franco Zeffirelli): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZBjlKf3AW4&list=PLjT3Z589ba7OpE9o1zsLA1U3Q3HLHCtBq

West Side Story (Directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxoC5Oyf_ss&list=PLC1AFC5346DA2D242

NOTE: The film we watched in class was directed by Baz Luhrmann.

STEP 2: Write a comparison and contrast essay. The requirements of which are listed below.

  1. The essay must be typed in MLA format.
  2. The essay must have introduction with a clear attention getter. The background information should contain a brief summary of the play’s overall plot. Finally, the introduction should end with the following three-part thesis: Over the centuries, many directors have interpreted this Shakespearean play in a variety of ways as illustrated by Baz Luhrmann, Franco Zeffirelli, and Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise.
  3. Body paragraph 1 must discuss similarities and differences between the Baz Luhrmann film and the original play as written by Shakespeare.
  4. Body paragraph 2 must discuss similarities and differences between the Franco Zeffirelli film and the original play as written by Shakespeare.
  5. Body paragraph 3 must discuss similarities and differences between West Side Story (directed by Robbins and Wise) and the original play as written by Shakespeare.
  6. The essay must have a conclusion which restates the thesis using different words, summarizes the main ideas of the essay, and ends with a clincher statement.
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World History Audio Questions

April28

Please be able to identify the composer and title of the composition for each of the pieces of music below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwWL8Y-qsJg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCi2u265wxQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLjwkamp3lI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI6dsMeABpU

BONUS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bK9h12Qdvs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fa2wZEsRWM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrVDATvUitA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho9rZjlsyYY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPlhKP0nZII

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