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Honors Dystopian Literature: F Block 12/16/13 “Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.” – Pauline R. Kezer. Meet Ms. Plackowski Names Where are we going and where have we been? Routines Policies Curriculum.

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Honors Dystopian Literature: F Block12/16/13“Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.” – Pauline R. Kezer
  • Meet Ms. Plackowski
  • Names
  • Where are we going and where have we been?
    • Routines
    • Policies
    • Curriculum
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Honors Dystopian Literature: F Block12/17/13

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” --Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Journal: What’s your favorite reality TV show? (If you don’t watch reality TV, why not?)
  • Let’s go back to The Hunger Games film and do some scene analysis!
  • Homework: Finish Catching Fire over break

DOL #10

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DOL #10

before he listed the three references on his application to the university of marylandbrendan obtained permission from those individuals to do so

the hamilton snow thrower which mom bought at the gifford nature center is small enough in size to fit in our subcompact car

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Honors Dystopian Literature: F Block12/18/13

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” --Eleanor Roosevelt

  • DOL #11
  • Gathering: What are your plans for over break?
  • Journal: Of all the issues that Suzanne Collins critiques in The Hunger Games series, which do you think are the most interesting or the most important?
  • Continue film analysis
  • Homework: Finish Catching Fire over break
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DOL 11

My brother, without consulting us three, bought tickets to last night’s concert and later asked us to go with him.

Several methods can be used to win the game, but Xavier doesn’t know any.

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Honors Dystopian Literature: F Block1/6/14 Day 7

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”—Oscar Wilde

  • DOL #12
  • Gathering: a highlight of your break
  • Journal: If you could create a perfect world, what would it include?
  • Catching Fire reading quiz
  • “Traits of a dystopia” Power Point
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DOL #12

“Cherokee artists create beautiful paintings,” Mr. Hernandez exclaimed, “and many of the paintings are hung in galleries.”

When Mom bought this van, she didn’t know how expensive it would be to operate and maintain it.

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Honors Dystopian Literature: F Block1/7/14 Day 3

“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.” --Ann Landers

  • DOL #13
  • Journal: What will the world be like 25 years from now? 100 years from now?
  • Go over quizzes from yesterday
  • Practice SPA paragraphs in groups:
    • Is Panem a dystopia? Explain why or why not.
    • Is Katniss a dystopian hero? Explain why or why not.
  • Critique paragraphs as a class
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DOL #13

While the woman was walking her greyhound, the leash broke, she lost control of her dog, and it bolted.

“How can it be,” Ms. O’Malley asked, “that since buying an easy-to-use software program, I’ve had nothing but trouble?”

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Honors Dystopian Literature: F Block1/8/14 Day 4

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” –Robert Frost

  • DOL #14
  • Journal: Why do people act morally or obey the law? Do they do it for fear of being caught, or is there more to it?
  • Finish SPA paragraphs from yesterday
  • Critique paragraphs on document camera
  • Introduce book clubs (see next slide)
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DOL #14

Some visitors from another school, we suspect, stole our school mascot’s costume, probably to use it at their own school’s next home game.

My sister-in-law, who lives in Akron, Ohio, called to told us that it’s official: she is now a senior partner in her law firm.

book clubs
Book clubs

Book Club Dates:

January 17th

February 5th

February 14th

March 4th

  • Book clubs will be every Day 4.
  • You must choose a dystopian book for this book club.
  • Choose book clubs and book by the end of the block today.
  • You must have your book in hand by Monday, January 13th
  • You must have read to your first benchmark (determined with your group) and have prepared your first role by January 17th.
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Honors Dystopian Literature: F Block1/13/14 Day 7

You must jump off cliffs all the time and build wings on the way down.” –Ray Bradbury

(not necessarily in this order):

  • No DOL
  • Exam prompt
  • Website: www.msplackowski.weebly.com
  • Mr. Wallingford
  • Finish and critique SPA paragraphs
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Honors Dystopian Literature: F Block1/15/14 Day 2

“Your heart is a weapon the size of your fist.” --graffiti on a wall in Palestine

  • DOL #15
  • Journal: Reflect on Mr. Wallingford’s presentation the other day. What did you learn? What did you find most interesting?
  • Worksheet: an intro to politics in Catching Fire.

Important dates

Friday: first book club meeting

Tomorrow after school: extra-help session for midterm exam

Tuesday after exams:

Extra-help session for midterm exam

Next Thursday: midterm exam

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DOL #15

Today I will find the clothes I have outgrown, wash them, and put them in a bag. Tomorrow I’ll bring the clothes to a charity in Seattle, Washington.

“My goodness!” Aunt Betty exclaimed.

“When was the last time we sat here and talked?”

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Honors Dystopian Literature: F Block1/16/14 Day 3
  • DOL #16
  • Journal: Do you think it’s possible that we will ever have a TV show similar to the Hunger Games, where people die and/or kill each other on TV?
  • Review and discuss liberal / conservative chart
  • Introduce concept circles
  • Homework: Concept circles due Tuesday, January 28th (after midterms)

Important dates

Friday: first book club meeting

Today after school: extra-help session for midterm exam

Tuesday after exams:

Extra-help session for midterm exam

Next Thursday: midterm exam

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DOL #16

Carl drove across the Charles River to Walden Park and skated there, regardless of warnings about thin ice.

“Your wallet and watch were behind the Victorian vase on the table when I left for Yolanda’s office,” Mom said.

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Honors Dystopian Literature: F Block1/17/14 Day 4
  • DOL #17
  • No journal
  • Book club in F101
  • Homework: Complete Concept Circles Worksheet by Tuesday, January 28th
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DOL #17

Because of heavy rains over several years, the level of Lake Erie rose to a dangerous point; many buildings along the shore were threatened by erosion.

Ms. Goldberg’s sister Laurie is a psychologist at Northeastern Social Services, Inc.; her brother Jack is a professor of European studies at Colgate University.

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Honors Dystopian Literature: F Block1/27/14

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the promise of progress, in every society, in every family.”—Kofi Annan

  • DOL #18
  • Journal: Reflect on your senior year so far. What have you learned, and what goals do you want to accomplish before the end of the year (in English or in general)?
  • Website, Remind 101, Turnitin.com
  • Homework for tomorrow: Read “The Triumph of the Trivial”
  • Review and discuss midterm
    • Common writing issues
    • Images and texts
  • Hand back papers
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DOL #18

To the students seeing Verdi’s opera Aida for the first time, the performance at the Sarasota Opera House was both spectacular and stunning to hear.

The Daily News reported that the Omaha City Council will vote on new basketball courts at Tuesday’s meeting.

version a
Version A

What is the illustrator’s argument?

What does each element of the picture evoke or represent?

What texts relate to this image and how?

version b
Version B

What is the illustrator’s argument?

What does each element evoke or represent?

What texts relate to this image and how?

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Honors Dystopian Literature: F Block1/28/14

“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.” –Khalil Gibran

  • DOL #19
  • Journal: Write your thoughts and reactions to the article from yesterday.
  • Class objectives: To understand main points and supporting details of the article; to make our own judgments about the article’s strengths and weaknesses; to learn how to take Cornell notes using the article, and to learn how to write a precis.
  • New semester: new seating arrangement, new grading system
  • How to take Cornell notes
  • Practice taking Cornell notes in groups with “The Triumph of the Trivial.”
  • How to write a precis
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DOL #19

While living in Burlington, Vermont, Jennifer had jobs at two supermarkets, Grand Union and Price Chopper, in order to save money to attend Georgetown University .

Dad and Uncle Reggie decided not to go fishing last Saturday; instead they took us kids to Elkhorn State Park in Helena, Montana.

grading system
Grading System

Term Grades

  • Homework and quizzes = 30%
  • Papers, tests, projects, and other assessments = 40%
  • Book club = 10%
  • Journal = 10%
  • Participation = 10%
  • Grades will be based on points, not percentages. For example, a minor homework assignment with ten questions might only be worth ten points, while a major paper might be worth 50 points.

Full Year Grades

Term 1: 20%

Term 2: 20%

Term 3: 20%

Term 4: 20%

Midterm: 10%

Final: 10%

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Honors Dystopian Literature: F Block1/30/14
  • DOL #20
  • Journal: What do you think are some of the most effective ways to create social change?
  • Handouts
  • How to write a precis
  • Practice writing a precis using “The Triumph of the Trivial” in groups
  • Critique precis
  • Homework: Mechanisms of Control and Rebellion Worksheet—due Monday
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DOL #20

When Gov. Pazienzaopened his briefcase, he saw the book Upside Economics, which he had forgotten to give Sen. Drake earlier in the day.

Four members of the French Club decided among themselves to ask Madame Barbaudto arrange a luncheon at Chez Claude on May 25, 2000.

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