2/2 – Equiano and Wheatley – Finish Freedom Writers

H English III: 1st and 4th blocks:

Finish discussing integrating quotes

Complete Equiano and Wheatley handout: Equiano vs Wheatley MC

Compare answers for handout


Roundtable: 2nd block:

Freedom Writers discussion
Miep Gies, the daughter of the family that sheltered Anne Frank is the ‘hero’ of one of the students. She says that all the kids are ‘heroes’. Define everyday heroism. How are you heroic?

What does Erin Gruwell mean when she tells Andre I see you? Why is this so powerful?
Describe how writing in journals helps transform the lives of the students. How does writing “free” the students from their pain?

Discussion questions:
? What practical responsibilities do you have?
? What moral responsibilities do you think you have?

Many of the characters in the film show ‘moral courage’ and do the right thing even when it will cost them something, such as Eva when she tells the court the truth, and Miep, who protected Anne Frank at risk to herself. What other situations can you think of where someone can show moral courage? Write down your ideas.
Introduce journaling – need a composition book that you will journal in every day (min. of 5 sentences). Journal about your thoughts, your life, reflect on your days. I will not read the journals unless asked to do so, But I will check them every week for a grade.

Welcome to Livaudais’s English Classroom

I have developed this site for both my students and parents as well as other English teachers.  On the main page, you will find daily posts that detail what we are doing in class, homework assignments, and downloads for any notes, handouts, stories, etc that we will use in class.


I also have pages dedicated to the different levels of English as well as particular eras, units, novels, etc. for other English teachers who may be looking for new ideas.  If anyone would like to share their lesson plans as well, please email me.

Lastly, I have put together a research paper section for both students and teachers looking for lessons, help, handouts, videos, etc to assist in the research paper process.  Please email me with questions, suggestions, or ideas.

This semester, I will be using Remind to text homework and due date reminders to students and guardians. To receive messages via text, text 81010.

Round Table block 1 class code: @livy005
Round Table block 2 class code: @livy006
English IV block 4 class code: @livy007

Class Syllabus:

Round Table: Round Table S18 Course Syllabus

English IV: Standard English IV Course Syllabus K. Livaudais



1/30 – Intro

H. English III: 1st block and 4th block:
Review class expectations
Fill out student information form: http://bit.ly/2jyUPIT
Sign up for remind and NoRedInk

English III – NoRedInk is the online grammar program we will be using this semester. Please go to www.noredink.com and register.

Class code for block 1: ea3fc8cv
Class code for block 4: 44m79hm8

H English III students should go to www.quizlet.com/join/zebY76jTf and join my quizlet class.
Roundtable: 2nd block
Review class expectations
Fill out student information form: http://bit.ly/2jyUPIT
Sign up for remind
“The World is Too Much With Us”

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