Welcome to Ms. Durhams Classroom! Please find your

Welcome to Ms. Durhams Classroom! Please find your seat number. I will be with you in a minute. B4 Sci-Fi / Fantasy 1 Allen, Zachary J 2 Baker, Ryan R 3 Baughman, Cameron M 4 Blyth, Henry K

5 Brown, Renee M 6 Cruz Hernandez, Llisel 7 Davenport, Trinity P 8 Dowell, Draven Z 9 Gal, Reka A 10 Gedaly, Andres 11 Gonzalez, Petra L 12 Harris, Ethan C 13 Lewis, Adrian A 14 Martinez, Lizeth 15 Moore, Logan K 16 Pantoja, Elvira S

17 Schubarth, Caleb E 18 Spencer, Dakota R (Cody) 19 Styer, Jacob D 20 Sumuano, Paola N 21 Vazquez, Jose A 22 Vorkpor, Narwunu D 23 Wrentmore, Rocco A 24 Yoder, Katie A Who is Ms. Durham? You should also know. . .

Currently reading Grading Policy Formative assessment is about measuring where students are in their learning and giving them feedback. It is akin to practice; therefore, it should not factor into their final grade. This is major shift so we are phasing in a gradual change to reduce formative assessments impact on student grades down to zero over a two-year period.

Grade Categories 65% - (Summative) Tests, quizzes, major writing assignments, presentations/projects and outside reading these are assessments that demonstrate mastery of skills and standards we have practiced multiple times throughout a unit. 20% - (Formative) Homework, daily work, binder checks, warm-ups, grammar/vocabulary, group work and structured class discussions, and other class activitiesthese are assessments that are practicebased that help you reach mastery of a skill or standard. 15% - (End of Course Exam) At the end of each semester, you will take a final exam that assesses all major skills and concepts we cover in classthese are cumulative assessments of skills and standards

that demonstrate mastery of an entire semester of content. Degree of Mastery for each skill will be evaluated on a 4 point scale. 4 = Exceeds Expectations: O, wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful, wonderful! And yet again wonderful, and after that, out of all whooping! (As You Like It 3.2) 3.5 = One that excels the quirks of blazoning pens. (Othello 2.1) 3 = Meets Expectations: A hit, a very palpable hit. (Hamlet 5.2) 2.5 = The hand that hath made you fair hath made you good. (Measure for Measure 3.1) 2 = Approaching Expectations: So-so is good, very good, very excellent good: and yet it is not; it is but so-so. (As You Like It 5.1) 1.5 = Nothing will come of nothing. (King Lear 1.1)

1 = Not Yet. No Evidence Not Yet Approaches Expectations Meets Expectations Exceeds

Expectations M 1 1.5 2 2.5

3 3.5 4 0% 50% 60%

75% 85% 92% 95% 100% My Classroom Guiding Principle: Respect yourself,

respect others, and respect this space. Procedures Expectations Classroom Expectations 1. Come to class prepared; have all books and materials ready, and take them w/ you when you leave. 2. Treat each person in the room

with dignity and respect, in both words and actions. Remember, if you want respect, you must first give it to others. 3. Come to class on time and leave the classroom at appropriate times. 4. . Follow directions the FIRST

time they are given. 5. Follow all procedures and policies as outlined in the PLD and Fayette County Schools handbooks. Following Guidelines will result in . . . Verbal acknowledgement A stress-free learning environment A pleasant and orderly classroom atmosphere

Occasional TREATS! Not Following Guidelines will result in . . . Warning/documentation Action Plan (a form you fill out stating how you will correct the issue) and Parental Contact Referral Classroom Procedures When you enter

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Come in quietly. Sit in your assigned seat . Prepare materials. Review agenda. Begin writers notebook/opener.

If you are tardy Come in quietly Place your tardy note on my desk Begin work for the day If you do not have supplies... Quietly borrow from my supplies (red basket o paper, pencils on my desk). or Quietly ask a neighbor. (Always Be Sure to Return Them!)

If you have been absent Check the work from the previous class: Agenda on the classroom calendar and handouts in the make up work folders. You can also find the agenda on my class website: https://msdurham.wordpress.com/ See me before or after class, for additional materials/work not present there. When you may NOT use personal

technology I will ask that you: Turn it face down (or close it) and place it on the corner of your desk OR park it in the basket at your table (if you cant seem to be parted from it!) I will specifically tell you when you CAN use technology, otherwise you need to ignore it. Bathroom Privileges BEFORE raising your hand, please make sure you consider: 1. Is this an inappropriate time to leave the classroom? (i.e.

Teacher talking, class discussion, etc.) 2. Am I working on something that has limited time? 3. Have I already been out of the room this week? The final decision resides with me! I will let you know if you may leave. Lying about where you are going or arguing about bathroom passes will result in limited or no bathroom privileges. When you are working individually Work under the Academic Honesty policy

Do your best When you are working in groups Participate respectfully with members Stay on the assigned task It isnt social time! When we are having a class discussion I will be using popsicle sticks each day (after this week) in order to help with class discussion. You are welcome to add to any discussion.

Participate by speaking and listening. Keep discussion relevant I want to hear what you have to say! When class ends I will verbally dismiss the class AFTER Everyone is seated and quiet. When you have a substitute teacher Work as if I were here. Treat any guest by our Guiding Classroom

Principle. When we go to the computer lab or library Do not take food or drinks. Stay on the assigned task. I have been known to turn off computers that arent being used properly. Revision and Review Clause* I have the right to revise ANY classroom

expectations or procedures that are being abused or neglected. We will continually review ANY classroom expectations or procedures that are being abused or neglected. *Always Read The Fine Print. May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks youre wonderful, and dont forget to make some art

write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself. Neil Gaiman Lets have an awesome year! Mr. Egan Sci Fi / Fantasy Lit August 10 & 11, 2016

Happy National Raspberry Bombe Day! Here is the agenda for today: 1. What is Sci-Fi? Expectations? 2.

Introduction to the Wild 3. How to make a theme statement 4. The Lost Children: French Hansel and Gretel

RL.9-10.2: I can determine the theme of a text. Science Fiction? Science Fiction refers to fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes

Fantasy is a fiction genre that uses magic or other supernatural elements as a main plot element, theme, or setting. While these stories take place in settings that are very unlike our world, they do deal with ideas or issues we are facing today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veSH5877ZGQ What Does Sci-Fi mean to You? Discussion: 1. With your table partner, create a list of your Top 5 favorite Sci-Fi or Fantasy Films, Books,

Graphic Novels, etc. 2. Youll share a few when you finish. Into the Wild Our first unit is called Into the Wild.

Each of the stories we will watch or read deal with the wild. But what does this mean? What does it mean to be wild? What is the wilderness? What does it make you think of? Theme

Theme is the message you are supposed to take away from a story. Theme should be stated as a complete sentence. It is bigger than just a universal idea or topic. How to find a theme

Step One: Read Step Two, Theme Topics: Find out what its about. Narrow the story down to a couple of universal ideas. A universal idea is an abstract noun that includes a topic common to being human. For example: Words like Love, Patriotism, Greed, . . .

What are some other theme topics/universal ideas? How to find a theme pt 2 Step Three: Go back through the story and pick out parts that discuss at least one of the theme topics from Step Two.

Step Four, Theme Statement: Write a sentence that describes what statement the author is saying about the subject. Hnsel and Gretel Hnsel and Gretel is a 19th century German folk tale recorded by the Brothers Grimm, the guys who brought you Cinderella, The Frog Prince,

Rapunzel, and many other unforgettable classics. Like many of the stories the Bros. recorded, Hnsel and Gretel has been interpreted as childrens books, cartoons, movies, etc. And also like many of their stories, the original is much, much, much darker. We are going to look at a French version of this story,

so we are a little less familiar with it. The lost children Step One: Read The Lost Children Step 2: Topics Step 2: With a partner, come up with 2-3 topics that this story deals with.

Step 3: Evidence Step 3: Look back through the story and find evidence that supports one of your topics. Step 4: Write out a Theme

If you are new to theme, you can use this handy, dandy formula. Sometimes in/when (a general situation), a person may (general description of behavior) because/in order to/even though (expalantion).

If theme is not new to you then feel free to not use the formula, but remember it must be a complete sentence. Lets Discuss Write your themes on a half sheet of paper, you may work with a partner on this. Then wait until everyone is finished, we are going to discuss these together.

As we read our theme statement, think deeply about each statement. What works? What does not? Why does it not work? Step 2: Theme topics Step Two, Theme Topics: Find out what its about

Evil I like talking about clever children, so lets look at that a little more closely in the story on the next slide. Cleverness

Neglect Step 4: theme statement Step Four, Theme Statement: Write a sentence that describes what statement the author is saying about the subject. The

Lost Children shows how cleverness can not only save a person from dangerous situations, but can turn a cruel world to an advantage.

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