Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Scribe Feb 25 - Shane Masto

Scribe: Feb, 27. Shane Masto

- Received Chap. 21-23 annotation questions for Frankenstein, due Friday 29.

Class begins working on Pro-Creator / Anti-Creation chart
- Quotes taken from text to support this idea of Creation and Creator
- Pictures drawn to visualize these quotes
Class Hard at Work


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Mon. February 23, 2015

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Per. 1

Be sure to set up appointment with Smith for last lecture part 1.

Discussed Frankenstein chap. 9-12 questions
Answered all the questions
-Connections between Hell Unit and Frankenstein

Discussed chap. 13-16
Answered all the questions
-Abandonment from his creator
-Not worthy of being of being alive or with his creator

Add to 17-21 questions:
-Do we see a change in Victor?
-What does the monster want victor to create for him?

Read chap 17 in class, answered first questions.

Homework: LL app, finish reading chap 17-21 and finish annotation questions

Monday, February 23, 2015

February 23

Make sure to set up an appointment to discuss LL1

Discussion over Frankenstein 9-12 

Answered all the questions on guiding questions

We focused mainly on the monster and whether his actions can be considered justified due to his feelings caused by the abandonment of Victor.

Discussion over 13-16

Answered all questions on guiding questions

Discussed the discovery of Victor's journal, and the disdain his creator feels for him.

Started reading and answering questions of 17-21

Homework: Finish reading and answering questions!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Scribe February 20

Have you set up  an appt to go over LL1: LL?
If not make sure to schedule with Mrs. Smith soon.
If you scheduled an appointment today (2/20) ask Mrs. Smith about rescheduling either through email or on Monday.
Cameron brought donuts, but everyone was absent.
We Discussed Frankenstein 9-12: in small groups: and answered any guiding questions we didn't get with the class.
We then began reading 13-16 and began discussing guiding questions.
HW: Finish reading; annotations, answer questions
Guiding question: "To what extent does a creator have responsibility for its creation? When does the creation assume responsibility for its own actions?"

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

EWL Week 7- Wednesday
Scribe by Courtney Cissell Period 4 Smith 2/18/15
New Seating Chart
Set up appt to go over LL1: LL theme (Period 4)
Discuss Frankenstein 5-8 (go over questions- how does this connect to scientific advancements from today’s society?, Period 4: check annotations from 1-4
Read 9-12: annotate and answer questions
HW: Finish reading; annotations, answer questions
Guiding question: "To what extent does a creator have responsibility for its creation? When does the creation assume responsibility for its own actions?"

Check chapter 1-4 and 4-8 annotations. Within the next two weeks we need to see Smith about the Last Lecture to be sure our first and second parts will correlate. We signed up in smiths agenda during class.
Smiths unscheduled hours:
TH- 1, 4, and 6
Smith passed back our first part of “The last Lecture,” “The Fall of Satan” questions, and our quizzes from last week on letters 1-4.
The next thing we did, was discuss all of the questions from chapters 1-8. Every one had to answer 1 question from the sheet as we weaved around the classroom.
*Make sure you understand the first 8 chapters well.
The letters actually take place much later, with victor and elizabeth growing up, but then mom gets sick with scarlet fever and dies. Victor is away at school and develops an interest in Biology, natural science and almost witchcraft because he enjoyed seeing how different specimens would react if they crossed different body parts. For example giving a frog a tail or things like that. At this point Victor created the monster, but as soon as he finished creating it he knew that he made a mistake by making the monster.

After discussing chapters 1-8 we divided into groups of 2 or 3 and found one quote from each chapter (chapters 5-8) and we wrote the quote down and chose an emoji to put by it to show the emotional rollercoaster that had happened with in this book.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday, Feb 13th

  • She handed us the next quiz for chapters 5-8 in Frankenstein
  • Look at the differences in chapter 4 in Frankenstein
  • Watched an old video called "The real story of Frankenstein" and compared it to chapter four in the book. The difference was there was no witnesses in the book because he did it in his home but in the movie there were witnesses. 
  • Since no one read, Mrs. Smith gave us the rest of the time to work and finish chapters and also work on chapter 5-8 as well so non of us get zeros. For homework we have to finish reading, annotate and answer all the questions.
  • Drew a family tree on the board to help us out with the confusion. 
  • Turned in your Last Lecture Part 1

Scribe for February 13, 2015 Chris Davis

Chris Davis
English Lit

Today, we started by passing in our Last Lecture Part 1. Papers. We had to put the theme of our paper on the top and hand it it.


During class, we watched a movie clip of the old Frankenstein movie in black and white.
We discussed the similarities between the movie and the chapters we read for homework.

We also had to get into groups and make an "instagram" post. Using a picture that your group took, we had to find a quote relating to the feelings that Frankenstein would have been feeling during his discovery in chapter 4.

We also went over the reading that we did for homework, and if we had any questions about chapters, 1-4, that was the time to ask them.

  • Read/Annotate chapter 5-9 for Wednesday.
  • Answer questions on question sheet we received from Mrs. Smith. 
  •  Make an appointment with Mrs. Smith to go over your Last Lecture PT. 1 outside of class. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

EWL Week 6- Monday
Scribe By Courtney Cissell Per 4 Smith Feb 9, 2015
What’s it going to take to actually read and discuss?
  • Read Discuss Shelley Background: read vii-xxii,
  • Read Letters 1-4: bring answers to the questions: (see other side)
  • HW: LL1, Finish reading Letters 1-4 of Frankenstein, annotate text: (Question sheet)
Guiding question: "To what extent does a creator have responsibility for its creation? When does the creation assume responsibility for its own actions?"
    • Who is writing the letters? to whom is he writing? what is their relationship?
    • Where is Robert Walton? Why is he there? What are his plans?
    • Analyze, “ What can stop the determined heart and resolved will of man?”
    • What strange accident happened to the sailors?
    • Why does the man picked up by the ship say he is there? what shape is he in? what sort of person does he seem to be? How does Walton respond to the man?
    • How much time has elapsed when Walton begins writing again? What has happened in the meantime? How does the man respond to Walton’s project? Why does the man agree to tell his story?

First we all sat in a circle and discussed what we want our reading to look like over the remainder of the semester and what it would take to actually read and discuss the book.
Some things Mrs. Smith suggested are:
  • Small quizzes- 3-5 questions
  • Annotations
  • Reading time in class
  • Not an excessive amount of reading assigned outside of class

Mrs. Smith and the class agreed that we would do all of the above until Mrs. Smith can trust we will do the reading at which point we will have the ideal classroom of: Assign a short amount of reading, less than 20 pages and the reading is tough so we will discuss the book in class and there will be no quizzes or annotating.
Mrs. Smith then passed out I have sheet of paper with questions on it for letters 1-4. In terms of annotating the book, all we have to do is answer the questions on the sheet and for all quizzes there will only be information taken directly from our reading sheets.

We then began to read letter 1-4 and the introduction about Mary Shelley as a class.

Introduction to Mary Shelley:
  1. She was perfect and yet she lead a terrible life
  2. She was surrounded by death
  3. Bringing inanimate objects to life plays a large theme or motif in this novel.
Themes to look at while reading Frankenstein:

  1. Family conflict
  2. Mistrust of science
  3. Sympathy of mankind abandoned by your creator
  4. Is the scientist, which is Doctor Frankenstein, more about hurting himself or hurting others
  5. Corruption
  6. Guilt
Jack Marion
English lit.
Scribe 1st hour

Today in class we stated class off with how Smith will check if we are reading and if we understand it. It will be a combination of quizzes, random summaries, 3-5 questions at the start of class, and she we will be randomly be checking annotations. BE ON TIME TO CLASS! There has been many tardies lately and from now on for every tardy there will be 5 points taken from your grade for every tardy. We then proceeded to read Frankenstein as a class.

The first part of our LL is due Friday. Childhood dreams.

Finish reading letters 1-4 in Frankenstein.  

Friday, February 6, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015 Period 1

Scribe: Kristen Stucker

  • Checked out Frankenstein books
  • Mrs. Smith checked everyone's five discussion questions
  • Turned in "The Fall of Satan" packets (We talked through the first question about Genesis instead of answering it in the packet.)
  • Had a fishbowl discussion for the rest of class over the unit and the Main Focus Question: To what extent does a creator have responsibility towards its creation?
  • Check out Frankenstein and bring copy to class on Monday
  • Last Lecture #1 due next Friday(2/13): Childhood dreams: one common theme

Scribe 2/6 - Shane Masto

Scribe - 2/6 Shane Masto
Period 4, Smiths Class.

HW: Check out Frankenstein, LL1- due in one week: childhood dreams; one common theme.
Today: Finish Fall of Satan Packet/collects. Fishbowl: To what extent does a creator have responsibility towards is creation?

Class gets in fishbowl and has "Fall of Satan Packet" and their 5 questions for the discussion.
- (Questions should be over what we have learned so far, Dante, Paradise lost and other media we have studied.)

  • Discusses Dante's and Paradise Lost interpretation of hell (fire and ice)
Ideas talked about during discussion:
  • Satan and God's power?
  • Long discussion on free will and humanistic choices and religious views. 
  • "We are all pure until we shown sin". Idea of experiencing sinful acts and free will.
  • Sinful acts and how and why we commit them.
  • How we view heaven and hell? 
  • Are we scared of hell? 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Febuary 4

 So we started the day with going over our homework for Friday.
HW: Milton Packet questions to be completed and think of five fishbowl questions to this topic: To what extent does a creator have responsibility towards its creation?

Afterwards we went over our options for what the rest of the semester would look like. As a class, we collectively chose option one with Frankenstein, BNW, and Last Lecture.

Next we got into groups of three and did quote board races from the 2 Gallants story. Under each of the seven deadly sins we put a quote from the text and voted on which quote under the topic was the best. The winners received bonus points.

Next we started to read Milton's "The Fall of Satan" as a few small groups and one large group. We read it together and began to answer the questions from the Milton packet. We didn't finish, so the rest was for homework.

The End

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Scribe: Kristen Stucker

  • Read letter regarding Aleana
  • Frankenstein unit and the rest of semester
  • Given three options for rest of semester:
Frankenstein Excerpts
Picture of Dorian Grey
Stranger Than Fiction
Brave New World
Last Lecture

Read all of Frankenstein (two projects one creative and one paper)
Stranger Than Fiction
Brave New World
Last Lecture

Read all of Frankenstein (two projects one creative and one paper)
Read all of  Dracula (And watch movie Dracula rated R)
Watch "Stranger Than Fiction" Possibly
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Last Lecture
**Narrowed it down to Option 2 and 3. We're going to vote on Wednesday
  • Started to discuss "Two Gallants" - connect to guiding question, connect to seven deadly sins. Will finish on Wednesday
  • Passed out Milton's "Paradise Lost" and answer packet of questions (go to Mrs. Smith for copy) . Read from pages 435-437 together as a class.
  • Review guiding question: "To what extent does a creator have responsibility for its creation? When does the creation assume responsibility for its own actions?"
  • Hw: 
    •  How does a just and good God allow evil to exist?- final fishbowl over unit- be prepared with questions that relate to the guiding question for Friday (2/6)
    •   LL1 due 2/13
    • Finish "Two Gallants" if you haven't done so already for Wednesday
    • Milton's "Paradise Lost" Packet and reading needs to be finished by Friday