Homework 2020-2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL: KBARR Responding is getting mighty lazy! You might notice me coming for you in the forum. So, the responding part of KBARR is now more valuable than the chart. Response = 25, Chart =10. Get to thinking and writing!

ANNOUNCEMENT: I will NOT CLEAR ANY ZEROS via e-mail.
YOU MUST come to the afternoon minutes to clear a zero.
REPEAT: ZEROS MUST BE CLEARED “IN PERSON” IN THE AFTERNOON MINUTES.


Current Homework: Beginning 3/1.

  • KBARR (3/1-3/4). Read 25 minutes Monday – Thursday, get kbarrform2020 signed (in notebook, cross out the 5th line). Respond 3-5 sentences/day in current forum.

  • VOCAB 13. Defns due Wednesday 3/3 (Periods 1,2,3) – Thursday, 3/4 (Periods 5,6).

  • NO SMYK’s THIS WEEK!

  • NO 600 Words due until the week of 3/9-3/16!
  • INTERVIEW: Rough Draft due Friday, 3/5 (Periods 1,2,3) or Monday, 3/8 (Periods 5,6).

    • FINAL DRAFT DUE THURSDAY 3/11 FOR ALL CLASSES.

    • Introduction: Setting. Description of scene/setting. How it was set up. Why you chose this person. Relationship to this person.
    • Description of person. Show, don’t tell.
      • Looks. (Details.)
      • Voice and choice of words. Delivery.
      • Personality. (Bitter? Enthusiastic? Happy? Lost in memories? Crabby?  What?)
    • The intro/description should be 350-400+ words. Interview Opener Examples.
    • Interview.
      • Questions you asked, followed by answers and follow up.
      • You may summarize their answers, but please include at least three good quotes (word for word, as close as you can get) that use the person’s actual words.
    • Conclusion: Discuss what you learned, most surprising info, most interesting, change in attitude toward older people, etc. About 75-100+ words.
    • Come up with a creative title that sums up the interview.
    • Extra Credit: pics.

Beginning 2/22.

  • KBARR (2/22-2/25). Read 25 minutes Monday – Thursday, get kbarrform2020 signed (in notebook, cross out the 5th line). Respond 3-5 sentences/day in current forum.
  • 600 (NEW) Words/Week due (Every) Tuesday.
  • Test #12 is Thursday, 2/25 for Periods 1,2,3 and Friday, 2/26 for Periods 5,6. Here is the Preview: Test12-2021-Preview
  • Interview Notes are due March 1 (Periods 1,2,3) and March 2 (Periods 5,6)! (Create a Google doc for them and share it with me.)

 

Beginning 2/16.

  • Vocab 12. Defns. due Wednesday, 2/17 for Periods 1,2,3 and Thursday, 2/18. SMYK’s due Friday, 2/19 for Periods 1,2,3 and Monday 2/22 for Periods 5,6.
  • KBARR (2/16-2/18). Read 25 minutes Tuesday – Thursday, get kbarrform2020 signed (in notebook, cross out the 4th and 5th line). Respond 3-5 sentences/day on current forum.
  • Preliminary interview2021 Questions due Wednesday, 2/17 for Periods 1,2,3 and Thursday, 2/18 for Periods 5,6.
  • 600 (NEW) Words/Week due (Every) Tuesday.
  • Interview Notes are due March 1 (Periods 1,2,3) and March 2 (Periods 5,6)! (Create a Google doc for them and share it with me.)

Beginning 2/9 (Monday is a Holiday)

  • KBARR is back (2/9-2/12). Read 25 minutes Tuesday – Thursday, get kbarrform2020 signed (in notebook, cross out the 4th and 5th line). Respond 3-5 sentences/day on current forum.
  • Test #11 is Friday, 2/12 for Periods 1,2,3 and Tuesday, 2/16 for Periods 5,6. Here is the Preview: Test11-Preview.
  • Preliminary  interview2021 Questions due Wednesday, 2/17 for periods 1,2,3 and Thursday, 2/18 for periods 5,6. COUNTS for 600 words.

 

Beginning 2/1.

  • KBARR is back (2/1-2/4). Read 25 minutes MONDAY – THURSDAY  (NEW!), get kbarrform2020 signed (in notebook, cross out the 5th line). Respond 3-5 sentences/day on current forum.
  • VOCAB11: Defns. due Wednesday, 2/3 for Periods 1,2,3 and Thursday, 2/4 for Periods 5,6. SMYK’s due Friday, 2/4 for Periods 1,2,3 and Monday, 2/8 for Periods 5,6.
  • 600 Words/Week begins. First 600 due Tuesday, 2/9 FOR EVERYBODY. Share your Google Doc called “Your Name-600 Words” ONCE, after the first 600 (by Tuesday,2/9). I will check it every Tuesday after that; no need to share again.

 

 

Beginning 1/20 and 1/25 (Semester 2!)

 

 

Beginning 1/11. LAST WEEK OF THE SEMESTER!

  • KBARR! Read 25 minutes EVERY SCHOOL DAY, get kbarrform2020 signed (in notebook). Respond 3-5 sentences on current forum.
  • Test #9 is Thursday, 1/14  for Periods 5,6 and Friday, 1/15 for Periods 1,2,3. Here is the Preview Copy: Test0921Preview!

Beginning 1/4

  • KBARR! Read 25 minutes EVERY SCHOOL DAY, get kbarrform2020 signed (in notebook). Respond 3-5 sentences on current forum.
  • Vocab 9:
    • Defs due Wednesday, 1/6 (Periods 5,6) – Thursday 1/7 (Periods 1,2,3)
    • Show Me You Knows due Friday, 1/8 (Periods 5,6) – Monday 1/11 (Periods 1,2,3)

Beginning 12/14

  • KBAR – NO RESPONSE! NO KBAR FRIDAY! You’re welcome!
  • Outsiders Assignments assigned in class in the morning are due by next morning class.
  • Vocab is review; no defns. etc.
  • Writing Assignment. Explanation Paper.
    • Explain how to do something step by step.
    • Start by showing WHY you might want to learn this.
    • Explain step by step what to DO. Be sure to use appropriate transition words.
    • Conclude with tips for trying it out and/or taking it further.
    • 450+ words. Shared GDoc. Title. NDP. Wednesday, 12/16 for Periods 1,2,3 and  Thursday, 12/17 for Periods 5,6.

 

Beginning 12/7.

  • KBARR!  Read 25 minutes EVERY SCHOOL DAY, get kbarrform2020 signed (in notebook). Respond 3-5 sentences in current forum.
  • Test #8 is Thursday, 12/10 for Periods 1,2,3 and Friday, 12/11 for Periods 5,6.
  • Preview is here: Test08-preview.
  • NEW! Writing Assignment. Explanation Paper.
    • Explain how to do something step by step.
    • Start by showing WHY you might want to learn this.
    • Explain step by step what to DO. Be sure to use appropriate transition words.
    • Conclude with tips for trying it out and/or taking it further.
    • 450+ words. Shared GDoc. Title. NDP. Due Monday, 12/14 Wednesday, 12/16 for Periods 1,2,3 and Tuesday, 12/15 Thursday, 12/17 for Periods 5,6.

 

Beginning 11/30.

  • KBARR! Read 25 minutes EVERY SCHOOL DAY, get kbarrform2020 signed (in notebook). Respond 3-5 sentences on current forum.
  • Vocab8-2020:
    • Definitions due Wednesday, 12/2 for Periods 1,2,3 and Thursday, 12/3 for Periods 5,6.
    • SMYK’s due Friday, 12/4 for Periods 1,2,3 and Monday, 12/7 for Periods 5,6.

 

Beginning 11/16

 

Beginning 11/9

  • KBARR! Read 25 minutes EVERY SCHOOL DAY, get kbarrform2020 signed (in notebook). Respond 3-5 sentences on current forum.
  • Test06-2020 Preview Link. Test #6 is Tuesday, 11/10 for Periods 1,2,3 and Thursday, 11/12 for Periods 5,6.
  • Vocab7-2020:
    • Due 11/13 for Periods 1,2,3 and 11/16 for Periods 5,6: Look up definitions at learnersdictionary.com and write them IN YOUR NOTEBOOK! 
    • Due 11/16 for Periods 1,2,3, and 11/18 for Periods 5,6: Copy and finish the Show Me You Know Sentences

(Beginning 11/2)

  • vocab6-2020: Definitions due MONDAY, 11/2 for Periods 1,2,3 and Tuesday, 11/3 for Periods 5,6.
  • Vocab Show Me You Knows due Wednesday for Periods 1,2,3 and Thursday for Periods 5,6.
  • KBARR! Read 25 minutes EVERY SCHOOL DAY, get kbarrform2020 signed (in notebook). Respond daily in the current forum.  NO RESPONSE 11/2-11/6!

 

Last week:

  • vocab5-2020:
    • Definitions due Wednesday, 10/21 for Periods 1-3, due Thursday, 10/22 for Periods 5,6.
    • SMYK’s due Friday, 10/23 for Periods 1-3, due Monday, 10/14 for Periods 5,6.
    • Extra Credit Sentences due on Test day.
  • Show not Tell: You Pick! This one has to be TRUE! Due Thursday, 10/29 for Periods 1,2,3 and Friday, 10/30 for Periods 5,6.
    • “What a mistake!” SHOW you making a big mistake or doing something you regret. Don’t tell me what you did, SHOW you doing it.  350+ words, shared Gdoc, ndp, title
      OR
    • “Wow, that was unexpected!” SHOW an unexpected BIG event in your life.  Don’t tell me what happened, SHOW it happening to you.  350+ words,shared Gdoc, ndp, title
  • Test #5 is Thursday, 10/29 for Periods 1,2,3 and Friday, 10/30 for Periods 5,6.

 


“Week” of 10/7-10/20

  • KBARR! Read 25 minutes EVERY SCHOOL DAY, get kbarrform2020 signed (in notebook), respond 3-5 sentences on the Forums EVERY SCHOOL DAY. (Here are some more ideas for responding.)
  • vocab4-2020:
    • Definitions due Friday, 10/9 for Periods 1-3, due Monday, 10/12 for Periods 5,6.
    • SMYK’s due Tuesday, 10/13 for Periods 1-3, due Wednesday, 10/14 for Periods 5,6.
    • Extra Credit Sentences due on Test day.
  • Perfect Paper#1
    • Share the Google Doc with me by Monday, 10/19 for Periods 1,2,3… Due Tuesday, 10/20 for Periods 5,6.
    • CONTENT IS NOT GRADED: ONLY MECHANICAL ERRORS!
    • 300+ words. Word count at end.
    • At least 4 vocabulary words, marked in some way.
    • At least 2 paragraphs.
    •  Name, Date, Period. Title. (Yes, those words count.)
    • You start with 40 points. I subtract 5 for each mechanical error until I reach zero.
    • If you are PERFECT, you are done! You don’t have to do the next one.
    • Topic: Music

 

“Week” of 9/22 – 10/5.

  • KBARR! Read 25 minutes EVERY SCHOOL DAY, get chart signed (in notebook), respond 3-5 sentences on the Forums EVERY SCHOOL DAY. (Here are some more ideas for responding.)
  • Vocabulary:
    • Definitions due Thursday, 9/24 for Periods 1-3, due Friday, 9/25 for Periods 5,6.
    • SMYK’s due Monday, 9/29 for Periods 1-3, due Tuesday, 9/30 for Periods 5,6.
  • Show not Tell: “It Was So Much Fun…” Show me you having fun. What does that look, feel, sound like? Don’t tell me what you like to do; SHOW me you in the middle of doing it! 350+ words, share your Gdoc with me, ndp, creative title. No opinions!
    • Due Friday, 10/2 Monday, 10/5 for Periods 1-3.
    • Due Monday, 10/5 Tuesday 10/6 for Periods 5,6.
    • Dates changed due to Teacher Work Day, Friday, 10/2.

 

 

“Week” of 9/8 – 9/21.

  • KBARR begins! Read 25 minutes EVERY SCHOOL DAY, get chart signed (in notebook), respond 4-5 sentences on the Forums EVERY SCHOOL DAY. (Here are some more ideas for responding.) That means 4 responses and 4 lines in the chart by end of the day on Friday!
  • Vocabulary: 
    • Definitions due Thursday, 9/10 for Pers 1-3, due Friday, 9/11 for Pers 5,6.
    • SMYK’s due Monday, 9/14 for Pers 1-3, due Tuesday, 9/15 for Pers 5,6
  • “My Room is Such a Mess” due next Friday, 9/18 for Periods 1-3, due Monday, 9/21 for Pers 5,6. Details Thursday, Friday.

 

“Week” of 8/24-9/4.

  • Vocabulary due Wednesday/Friday (pers 1-3)  and Thursday/Monday (pers 4-6). (See sheet.) HANDWRITTEN IN NOTEBOOK!
  • Get a spiral notebook (for English only) by Tuesday/Wednesday.
  • Get a KBARR book this week.
  • Due Thursday, 9/3-Friday, 9/4: Short Slang Paragraph. Share a Google Doc with me by then.