English 12
Date Activities
 9/15 Bellringer: fix what the sub miscommunicated and re-turn in assignment from Monday.
Mini-lesson:  Kennings (literary device)--get notes from a CLASSMATE with examples
Exit Slip Activity:  half-sheet with a) line number(s) b) kenning = what it renames, and c) relation to one of 6 areas regarding the overall story (characterization, theme, point of view, values, beliefs, or mores, plot, and I thought there was one more...I collected exit slip for re-teaching direction for Thursday.
 9/8 &9/10 Bellringer:  Quiz over values, beliefs, mores, alliteration
New section on Beowulf torn neatly from workbook--SEE ME
Activity:  Share unfamiliar words with the class Battle w/Grendel Vocab.
We went over definitions--not for memorization or a quiz--only for understanding the text.
Homework: Read over the text--assignment on Monday will be based on your reading.
 9/3 Bellringer:  continued filling out the Frayer Method organizer for beliefs, values, and morals
Review:  I read aloud from Beowulf and used your organizers to point out beliefs, values, and morals as we went along
Practice: using any section except one, identify two (2) examples of alliteration in the text I read (up through section 5).  It should be written as follows:
       Letter sound: words with the sound; line numbers
       Ex.  P--proud, pound, prove, protect; lines 114-115
Make sure you show your examples to a classmate or me for checking--you can do that via email or text (with peer).
Homework: Study the text including the values, beliefs, mores, and alliteration for a quiz on Monday.

 9/1  Bellringer:  took scores from Alliteration Worksheet--show me yours, if you have not done so already.  I also passed back papers, so see me to find out where to pick up your paper.
Review: looked at data from your summary/list of major events to see our next learning goal--mainly it is to do the homework when you are asked, only include one event summary for each section (Beowulf has numbered sections.), and put plot details in order for a high assessment.
Activity: Checked homework and students put samples of each on the chalkboard and the promethean.  We will review these on Wednesday.

Our second activity, however got cut short, so we will continue with that on Thursday.  We broke up the rest of the story and each group looked for evidence of beliefs, values, or mores of the Anglo-Saxon culture.  You are going to want to see me on that one.  
No homework unless you still need to read the story!!
 8/31 Bellringer:  list as many Anglo-Saxon beliefs, values, and mores as you can
Review:  shared one item from each person's list; take a look at notes
Activity:  Worksheet--MUST GET FROM ME--We went over the example in the paragraph (top of worksheet), then practiced with #1, then tried #2 alone
Homework: try the last two on your own for practice  Due Tuesday 9/1
 8/27 Bellringer:  Write a summary or list of major events in Beowulf
Review: beliefs, values, and mores of the Anglo-Saxon Period--you can print off objective pages from slide presentation (link below), but we looked at the following wordcloud: Anglo-Saxon Word Cloud.png
Notes with further examples:  one page each to do each of the following--name main characters and their qualities/relationships; events in the story that relate to the Anglo-Saxon culture; alliteration examples with sounds and words that beginning with those sounds.  See notes: Beowulf Notes.docx
Activity:  work with a partner to find examples of each in lines 30-40
Homework: Re-read the story again at home, concentrating on events/meaning.
DUE: Monday 8/31
 8/25 Bellringer: Review content of Bellringer @ beginning of slides from 8/24
Notes w/further examples: Slide Presentation Epic Poetry with notes.  Be sure to see a classmate regarding notes I want you to take--not every slide is important.
Activity: Wrote down aspects of beliefs, values, and mores of the Anglo-Saxon period (share with classmate) and on poster paper.
Homework:  Read Beowulf excerpt AND record plot.  You may not understand everything but everything you think you do understand about what is happening in the story.  Try to work on your own--we will have time to share as an in-class activity, but you will not be able to participate, if you haven't done the work.
DUE:  Thursday 8/27
 8/24 Bellringer:  Review Alliteration examples.  Make sure you show me yours.
Exit slip: Slide Presentation with short cartoon--(slide title "Bellringer")
write what it has in common with notes on Anglo-Saxon Period. We will review this as a Bellringer on Tuesday.
 8/20 -seating chart update for six rows
Discussion:  continue sharing examples of heroes--this time, class noted the types of heroes illustrated and came up with a list of common attributes/qualities of heroes--noted the top five
Notes: on alliteration Alliteration Notes
Activity: came up with a list of common attributes/qualities of heroes--added to notes the top five
Homework: Alliteration practice worksheet (assessment) Alliteration
DUE:  Monday 8/24

Bellringer: Based on what is written in this country, 100 years from now, what will people surmise about our society? Notes: British lit./Anglo-Saxon society: literature is a reflection of society (story, values, etc.) I will publish notes later, but for now, you can get them from a classmate. Discussion: why write about heroes of their time? Activity: find and share visual example of hero from the internet (can do this at home and save source info. to display at school