Thursday, March 30, 2017

Extending the Debate to the Text


  • Tips for future debates (what went well and what didn't)
  • Summative worksheet: Apply the information from the debate to Wang Lung.  Will his arranged marriage survive? 
  • Make sure that you have read chapters 9-11 for tomorrow



  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate
  • Read Ch 9-11 w/ reading questions

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Short Period: Arranged Marriage Continued


  • Review video link and article interview
  • Pros/cons list with partner
  • Continue adding to list and to the paragraph at the end with chapters 2 and 3
  • WS due tomorrow
  • Ch 2-3 w/ reading questions due tomorrow
  • Comma test Friday

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Short Period: Eastern Thoughts on Arranged Marriage


  • Sign out books and reminders about the Chinese Dictionary entries
  • Viewing:
  • Reading interview
  • Partner activity: start pros/cons list

  • Read ch 1 and answer reading questions

Monday, March 20, 2017

O Pioneers Presentations


  • Presentations
  • Review of comma post-test

  • Chinese Dictionary entries due tomorrow
  • Comma test will be Friday unless you achieved an MP

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Workshop Day


  • Choice
    • Group project
    • Chinese dictionary entry
    • Enrichment: poetry

  • Presentation due Monday
  • Chinese dictionary entry due Tuesday

Friday, March 10, 2017

Intro to The Good Earth


  • None, think about which term you would like to work on tomorrow

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Comma Work and Group Time


  • Hand in comma revisions
  • Complete ch 24 Posttest on pg 584-585 (all questions)
    • Your grade could exempt you from a summative
  • Continue group work

  • Summative on 3/16 if do not pass
  • 3/14 group projects due

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Directions for Presentation Project


  • Presentation directions and rubric
  • Time to work in groups

  • Comma work due on Thursday
  • Presentation due on Tuesday

Monday, March 6, 2017


Group Work continued


  • WIN boxes due tomorrow
  • Comma exercises due Thursday
  • Check Missing Work asap

Friday, March 3, 2017

Informational Text Reading Strategy, Group Project

Gender on the Great Plains: O Pioneers! Project

Ms. Hoffmann
English 10
Gender on the Great Plains Project
  • To practice understanding and discussing information from informational texts
  • To discuss literary works in light of informational text
  • To create multimedia presentations to share information with peers

Now that you have read your assigned encyclopedia article, it is time for you to share your findings with others in your group. You will be using these findings to analyze ideas in O Pioneers!, which you will share with the rest of the class through Google Slides or Prezi.

Due Date:  Monday, March 13th

Step 1: Compare reading notes with others in your group.  It is essential that you make sure you all are on the same page now before you begin your analysis or presentation.  Take the time to help each other and ask questions.

Step 2: Consider the questions below.  You should have someone record notes as you discuss for your presentation.

Note: If you have the journal article by Dyck, you will be focusing on whether or not you agree with his interpretation of the novel, why, and what that means for the deeper message of the novel.

  • How does Alexandra compare to the woman pioneers discussed in your text?

  • What makes them similar or different?  Please refer to specific details from the text and your article.

  • Why does Cather make Alexandra so like or unlike the depictions in the articles?  Hint: Think about how it helps her get across her message or theme to have Alexandra so alike or unlike these New Women pioneers.
Step 3: Create your presentation in Google Slides or Prezi.  Make sure all members of your group can access it.  Your presentation needs to contain the following information.  It also should be completed keeping in mind the presentation rubric (
  • Title Slide
  • Summary of information from the article.  (This should happen over a few slides. If you have one slide you either do not have enough information, or you are putting too much on single slides. Please do not let any of your slides get too wordy.)
  • Slides comparing Alexandra to the women pioneers of the article
  • Explanation of what the similarity or difference means for the theme of the text
  • Concluding slide (if the previous explanation did not tie your ideas together)

Step 4: Edit! Proofread!  Yes, even for a presentation.

Commas Revisited


  • Complete Exercises for the questions that you got wrong on the diagnostic test
  • Vocab List if finished early
  • Finish comma exercises by next Thursday
  • Vocab list due Monday