12/9 – Cyber Bullying and OMAM movie

Roundtable, 1st block:
New York Times lesson on cyber-bullying

English III, 2nd and 3rd block:

Vocab 5 Quiz
OMAM movie

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12/8 – Videos on Bullying and OMAM test

Roundtable, 1st block:
Youtube videos on bullying
Writing activity


English III, 2nd and 3rd block:

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12/7 – Ellen Foster and OMAM ch 6

Roundtable, 1st block:
Socratic Seminar on Ellen Foster


English III, 2nd and 3rd block:
Read ch 6
Book discussion
Ch 6 handout

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12/6 – Art and OMAM ch 5

Roundtable, 1st block:
Finish artistic representation of bullying


English III, 2nd and 3rd block:
Read ch 5
Ch 5 handouts
ch 4-5 quiz



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12/5 – Bullying and OMAM ch 4

Roundtable, 1st block:
Artistic Representation of bullying


English III, 2nd and 3rd block:

Vocab 4 Words

Vocab Unit 5

Vocabulary Word Part of Speech Definition Synonym Antonym Sentence
Anecdote n a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person Tale, short story, account Novel Good speakers often use anecdotes in their speeches to engage listeners.
Characteristic adj typical of a particular person, place, or thing Distinctive, innate, unique Common, atypical, irregular One characteristic of North Carolina is the red clay in the ground.
Compose v 1. write or create* 2. constitute, make up Construct, formulate, devise Destroy, ruin Stan Lee composed some of the best superheroes ever!
Critical adj 1. expressing or involving an analysis of the merits and faults of a work of literature, music, or art*   2. involving the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment* 3. expressing adverse or disapproving comments or judgments Analytical, discerning,


Cursory, superficial, perfunctory My friends become annoyed when they watch a movie with me, and I am critical of the errors in the movie.
Emerge v become apparent, important, or prominent Appear, arise, materialize Submerge, fade, recede I wonder who will emerge to be the Valedictorian of the school this year.
Glaring adj extremely obvious or conspicuous Flagrant, blatant, conspicuous Unnoticeable, obscure, covert The bright yellow Volkswagon bug was glaring in the midst of all of the other cars in the parking lot.
Immerse v involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest* [or] dip or submerge in a liquid Engulf, inundate, soak Reject, neglect, dry Every summer I immerse myself in good books, the beach, and the sun.
Justify V 1. show or prove to be right or reasonable* 2. be a good reason for Excuse, vindicate, exonerate Blame, accuse, abrogate Laura justified her presence at her friend’s house by saying they were studying together.
Obsolete adj no longer used because something newer exists : replaced by something newer Dated, antiquated, outmoded Modern, contemporary, advanced I have six obsolete cell phones in my junk drawer.
Potent adj having great power, influence, or effect Powerful, vigorous, efficacious Weak, ineffectual, unproductive Chocolate is a potent weapon against sadness.
Relevant adj closely connected or appropriate to the matter at hand (antonym: irrelevant) Germane, pertinent, apropos Irrelevant, immaterial, irrelative What you were doing is very relevant to whether or not you are grounded!
Unrealized adj not made real or actual; not resulting in accomplishment, as a task or aim Unfulfilled, unsuccessful, futile Successful, triumphant, thriving If you never try, your dreams will always be unrealized.

Finish Ch 4 reading
Ch 3 and ch 4 handouts

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12/2 – Art and OMAM ch 3

Roundtable, Block 1:
Create an artistic representation of the effects of bullying


English III, Block 2 and 3:
Vocab 4 quiz
OMAM ch 2-3 quiz

Ch 3 handout OMAM ch 3 – vivid details

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12/1 – Personal Reflection and OMAM ch 3

Roundtable, Block 1:
Personal Reflection handout and discussion

HW: Read Ellen Foster ch 4-6


English III, Block 2 and 3:
Write 4 sentences that use vocab words correctly.
Read OMAM ch 3

HW: Study for vocab quiz tomorrow

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11/30 – Bullying Intro and OMAM ch 2

Roundtable, Block 1:
Intro Bullying Unit bullying survey
Bullying quiz
Step to the Line activity and discussion
English III, Block 2 and 3:
Write 4 sentences that use vocab words correctly.

OMAM ch 1 quiz
Read OMAM ch 2

HW: OMAM ch 2 Handout  OMAM ch 2 – analyzing poetry

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11/29 – Ellen Foster Intro and OMAM ch 1

Roundtable, Block 1:
Get Ellen Foster prezi  https://prezi.com/bo24enrf0vfd/ellen-foster/

HW: Read ch 1-3
English III, Block 2 and 3:
Write 4 sentences that use the vocab words correctly.

Read OMAM ch 1

Complete OMAM ch 1 handout OMAM ch 1 dialogue

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11/28 – Presentations and OMAM Intro

Roundtable, 1st block:
Finish Presentations
Book journals due

English III, 2nd and 3rd block
Vocab 4

Vocabulary Word Part of Speech Definition Synonym Antonym Sentence
Analyze v examine in detail, typically for purposes of explanation and interpretation (analysis, analytical) Examine, scrutinize, evaluate Ignore, neglect Jake analyzed the game and realized there were several hidden easter eggs.
Arcane adj secret or mysterious : known or understood by only a few people Mystic, esoteric, cryptic Common, evident, obvious Many fraternities have arcane practices about which only members know.
Attribute noun a quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or something Feature, facet, quirk commonality An attribute of a successful person is organization.
Coherent adj logical and well-organized : easy to understand; able to talk or express yourself in a clear way that can be easily understood Logical, lucid, articulate Irrational, confused, disordered Many of his speeches do not seem to be coherent, and therefore I do not understand what he is trying to say.
Devoid adj entirely lacking or free from a usual, typical, or expected attribute Vacant, barren, vacuous Full, complete, abounding The madman was devoid of any scruples or conscience.
Diffuse adj spread out over a large area; not concentrated Dispersed, disseminated, scattered Concentrated, condensed, compressed The scent of apples was diffuse throughout the orchard.
Hurtle v move or cause to move at a great speed, typically in an uncontrolled manner Rush, dart, lunge Linger, dawdle, creep Late again, Joe hurtled through the halls to his classroom.
Incremental Adj increasing gradually by regular degrees or additions Gradual, cumulative, progressive Sudden, abrupt, meteoric The incremental collection of my Pokemon  has reached level 10 on Pokemon Go.
Inevitable adj incapable of being avoided or evaded Predestined, inexorable, inescapable Avoidable, preventable, unlikely The only thing in life that is inevitable is change.
Nostalgia n pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again Longing, reminiscence, wistfulness Unconcerned, apathetic, forward-looking Grandma often tells stories of her childhood when she is feeling nostalgia.
Reflect v think deeply or carefully about; embody or represent (something) in a faithful or appropriate way; Meditate, ponder, contemplate Ignore, disregard People who do not reflect on their mistakes are bound to repeat them.
Superlative adj of the highest quality or degree Excellent, sterling, consummate Inferior, mediocre, execrable The New England town meeting is a superlative example of grassroots democracy.

OMAM intro Of Mice and Men Intro

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