3/1 – Emerson and Bullying Video

Quote Du Jour: “Remind yourself, in whatever way is personally meaningful, that it is not in your best interest to reinforce thoughts and feelings of unworthiness. Even if you’ve already taken the bait and feel the familiar pull of self-denigration, marshal your intelligence, courage, and humor in order to turn the tide. Ask yourself: Do I want to strengthen what I’m feeling now? Do I want to cut myself off from my basic goodness? Remind yourself that your fundamental nature is unconditionally open and free.” -Pema Chodron

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Write down the sentence and highlight the subordinate clause in one color and the independent clause a second color.
1. Television is a medium that is now universal.
2. A chimney sweep is a person who cleans chimneys.
3. I am thankful for everything that I have.
4. How a mother of triplets manages I will never know.

Emerson Reading for Jigsaw Ralph Waldo Emerson Jigsaw

Emerson from Self

Emerson from Nature
Roundtable: 2nd block:
Bullying Stats
Youtube videos:

Bullying is Real at Leon High School-Bullying Awareness Week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5D2kaunXEg&t=31s

To This Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92DfnPY&t=69s

HW: Discuss Research and Project: Due March 22nd – What do you want to learn about bullying? How do you want to show what you learned?

2/28 – ACT

Quote Du Jour: “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.” – Tao Te Ching

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:


Roundtable: 2nd block:

Personal Reflection handout and discussion

2/27 – Tone Wheel and Bullying Intro

Quote Du Jour: “Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson


H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Clause and Phrase handout  phrases and clauses
Finish Tone Wheel


Roundtable: 2nd block:
Intro to Bullying Unit  – KWL for Bullying
Bullying Quiz – bullying information quiz
Step to the Line – Step to the Line Activity

2/23 – Symbolism and Pay It Forward part 2

Quote Du Jour: “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” -Marcus Aurelius

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Write 4 sentences using 4 vocabulary words correctly. Be sure to include context clues.
Finish Symbolism Lesson
HW: Create your own symbol using www.myposterwall.com

Go to https://www.postermywall.com/index.php/authenticate/showlogin, click the ‘Student Login’ button and enter the project name, “Create your own symbol”.

Go to https://www.postermywall.com/index.php/posterbuilder and create a new design.
Click the ‘Save’ button to save your design.


Roundtable: 2nd blocks:
Finish Pay It Forward

2/21 – Intro to Unit 2 and Who Am I

Quote Du Jour: “Your life is an untold story, and you hold the pen. You get to decide what you spend your time doing and what opportunities you let pass by.” – Patrick Combs

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Write 4 sentences using 4 vocabulary words correctly. Be sure to include context clues.
Intro to Unit 2


Standard-Romanticism-notes F14

Roundtable: 2nd block:
Present Who Am I Projects

2/20 – Prezi and Who Am I


Quote Du Jour: “You have the capability, the possibility, and even the responsibility to be lights, because that’s who you really are.” -Maya Angelou

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:

Vocabulary Unit 2

Vocabulary Word Part of Speech Definition Synonym Antonym Sentence
Aloof adj not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant Unfriendly, indifferent, remote, distant Affectionate, sociable The professor was often aloof with people who asked silly questions.
Befall v to happen to someone especially as if by fate, often unpleasant or bad Transpire, occur, develop, happen to, come upon Stop, ebb, dematerialize It’s sad to think of the unhappy fate that befell him.
Condescending adj showing that you believe you are more intelligent or better than other people Arrogant, disdainful, patronizing Humble, modest, deferential His comments were offensive and condescending to us.
Corollary noun a direct or natural consequence or result Result, effect, consequence Beginning, cause, foundation One corollary of the rise of television was a massive makeover of radio’s programming.
Differentiate v 1. recognize or ascertain what makes (someone or something) different*   2. identify differences between (two or more things or people)   3. make (someone or something) appear different or distinct   4. make or become different in the process of growth or development Distinguish, characterize, contrast Confuse, associate, connect,


Can you differentiate between the different species of fish in the aquarium?
Exhibit Verb


show an attribute, property, knowledge, or skill; to show, make visible or apparent Display, demonstrate, evince Hide, Conceal, belie, The dog exhibited no signs of aggression when the little boy pulled his tail.
Feign v pretend to be affected by a feeling, state, or injury, put on an appearance Fake, counterfeit, affect Honest, truthful, real The woman feigned  a neck injury after her accident in order to get more insurance money.
Lethargic adj feeling a lack of energy or a lack of interest in doing things; Sleepy, listless, torpid Energetic, vivacious, animated A big meal always makes me feel lethargic and sleepy.
Paradox n an idea that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory Puzzle, enigma, ambiguity, contradiction Normality, solution, standard It is a paradox that computers need maintenance so often, since they are meant to save people time.
Proficient adj competent or skilled in doing or using something Accomplished, expert, adept Novice, inept, amatuer Anna is proficient in three languages because she speaks them all fluently
Pungent adj having a strong, sharp taste or smell, often painful Sharp, acrid, caustic Bland, tasteless, odorless The smell of cooking liver and onions is pungent.
Trivial adj of little value or importance Insignificant, paltry, inconsequential Vital, important, significant Compared to her problems, our problems seem trivial.

Vocab 2 Words F16 English II Unit 2 Vocabulary

Finish Prezi Presentations


Roundtable: 2nd block:
Finish Who Am I Project