• April 8-12

    Posted by Taylor Hildebrand on 4/8/2019

    Monday

    April 8, 2019

    Lesson Plans

    Room 230

     

     

    A Day:

     

    2ndblock:

     

    • Students will take a reading quiz on Animal Farm chapters 1-4
    • Students will then take part in a classroom discussion on issues, concerns, and questions concerning the quiz
    • The teacher will lead a whole group discussion on Communism, Socialism, and the allegorical structure of the novel
    • Teacher/students will reading, together, chapters 5-6

     

     

    Homework: Read chapter 7. Wednesday quiz on Chapters 5-7

     

     

    3rdblock:

     

    • Students will take a reading quiz on Animal Farm chapters 1-4
    • Students will then take part in a classroom discussion on issues, concerns, and questions concerning the quiz
    • The teacher will lead a whole group discussion on Communism, Socialism, and the allegorical structure of the novel
    • Teacher/students will reading, together, chapters 5-6

     

     

    Homework: Read chapter 7. Wednesday quiz on Chapters 5-7

     

    4thblock:

     

    • Students will take a reading quiz on Animal Farm chapters 1-4
    • Students will then take part in a classroom discussion on issues, concerns, and questions concerning the quiz
    • The teacher will lead a whole group discussion on Communism, Socialism, and the allegorical structure of the novel
    • Teacher/students will reading, together, chapters 5-6

     

     

    Homework: Read chapter 7. Wednesday quiz on Chapters 5-7

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  • March 4-8

    Posted by Taylor Hildebrand on 3/4/2019
    1. Hildebrand

    Lesson Plans

    March 4-8

    GHS

     

     

     

    Monday (A Day) March 4, 2019

     

    2ndblock Acc. English I-

    • Students will finish up reading Homer’s The Odyssey.
    • On Canvas, students will copy and paste their study guide questions to a word document
    • Students will work with a partner to answer 1-20
    • Students will work independently to answer the essay portion of the study guide

     

    Homework: Begin studying for The Odyssey major test. Students will take the test this Friday, March 8

     

     

    3rd/4thEnglish I-

    • Students will finish up reading Homer’s The Odyssey.
    • On Canvas, students will copy and paste their study guide questions to a word document
    • Students will work with a partner to answer 1-20
    • Students will work independently to answer the essay portion of the study guide

     

    Homework: Begin studying for The Odyssey major test. Students will take the test this Friday, March 8

     

    Tuesday (B Day) March 5, 2019

     

    6thblock- Mississippi Writers

    • Students will continue work on their short stories. Their short stories must follow the following guidelines:
    • 2 pages
    • 1 central character
    • GHS must be the main setting
    • The character must go through a hardship and come out of this on a positive note

     

    7th/8thblock- English I

    • Students will finish up reading Homer’s The Odyssey.
    • On Canvas, students will copy and paste their study guide questions to a word document
    • Students will work with a partner to answer 1-20
    • Students will work independently to answer the essay portion of the study guide

     

    Homework: Begin studying for The Odyssey major test. Students will take the test after Spring Break

     

     

    Wednesday/Thursday

     

    • ALL CLASSES WILL BE TAKING THEIR BENCHMARK III ASSESSEMENT

     

     

    Friday (A Day) March 8th, 2019

     

    • All classes will be taking The Odyssey Major Test

     

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  • Feb. 11-15 Plans

    Posted by Taylor Hildebrand on 2/11/2019 8:00:00 AM
    1. Hildebrand

    GHS

    February 11, 2019

    A Day      

     

    Today, we will begin the 2ndphase of this Major Grade Odysseus: Comic project.

    2nd, 3rd, 4thblock: English I

     

    Odyssey: The Comic

     

    Description of assignment:

    • You are creating a comic strip detailing the adventures of Odysseus and his men.
    • To make your comic strip work, you will need to create six panels – a Sunday comic. (A Sunday comic, you might recall, is always color; yours should be colored too.)
    • Each panel will represent one of the six points on the plot line- exposition, inciting moment, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.

    Your choice of these six important parts of the episode should therefore reflect/retell the story accurately.

    • You'll need to choose the lines and hand them in separately. On that page, write the parts of the plot line, the lines you chose, and then 2-3 sentences explaining how the line you chose fits that part of the plot line.
    • Each box will have text beneath/above it showing what part of the story is illustrated. The text can be a direct quote or a paraphrased version. You may also invent short bits of dialogue if needed.

     

    Examples: You can be artistic, or not so much. It’s okay; I’m not an artist either! J

     

     

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  • February 4-8

    Posted by Taylor Hildebrand on 2/4/2019
    1. Hildebrand

    Monday

    February 4, 2019

     

     

    B Day

     

    6thblock – Mississippi Writers

     

    • Today, students will begin a unit on the North Mississippi genius writer Larry Brown.
    • Students and teacher will read, together, Larry Brown’s “Boy and Dog”
    • Teacher will lead a classroom discussion on memory and how our brains arrange our memories. We will make the connection of looking at someone’s Instagram timeline. Not all things are accounted for and not all things are included.
    • Students will begin to think about a memory that stands out in their mind.
    • Students will develop a “Snapshot memory” on copy paper that resembles the style of Brown
    • Students will write 15 lines that are snap shots of an actual event in their life
    • Students will turn in a rough draft before the class is over.

     

     

    7th/8thblock- Regular English I

     

    Today you will be developing and writing an essay on the idea of being a hero. Use the following outline to type your essay in the text box below. This is DUE AT THE END OF CLASS!!!  I wish you the best of luck. See you next week.

    Each paragraph must consist of at least 4 sentences. Remember to develop good main ideas for each paragraph. Each sentence following a paragraph's main idea should be about the main idea.

     

    Outline:

    Paragraph 1: In this paragraph, I want you to tell me what you think a real hero is. What characteristics does a hero possess? What must a hero do to be the true hero? What makes heroes different from normal people in society?

     

    Paragraph 2: In this paragraph, I want you to focus on Odysseus. Do you think Odysseus is a hero? Do you think he is capable of being a hero? If so, what must he do to become the true hero he is destined to be? Discuss in detail.

     

    Paragraph 3: In this paragraph, I want you to discuss what you would do if you were in Odysseus' shoes? How would you get your men home? What would you do to ensure their safety? What would be your motivation for making it home? What would you do once you made it home?

     

    Paragraph 4: In this paragraph, I want you to think about one, real-life hero that you have in your life. What makes them a hero?

     

    Ok. Go get it. Type hard. Think hard. Be great. Proofread your work before submitting.

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  • January 28- February 1

    Posted by Taylor Hildebrand on 1/28/2019 8:00:00 AM
    1. Hildebrand

    GHS
    January 28, 2019

    Lesson Plans

     

    Monday, A DAY

     

     

     

    1st: block: PLANNING

     

    2ndBlock: Acc. English I

     

    • Students will continue work on their Change Poetry Project. 7thblock will be working on their rough draft. 8thblock will be turning in their final drafts. The students have been reading Homer’s The Odyssey. We learn that Odysseus, our hero, must make some significant changes in his life to become the true hero (putting his shipmates safety before his own). This project requires the students to reflect on the change that they need to make in their lives to become their best version of themselves. The poem must be ten lines and follow all other guidelines posted on side board.

     

     

     

     

    3rd/4th blocks: English I

     

    • Students will continue work on their Change Poetry Project. their rough draft will be turning in their final drafts. The students have been reading Homer’s The Odyssey. We learn that Odysseus, our hero, must make some significant changes in his life to become the true hero (putting his shipmates safety before his own). This project requires the students to reflect on the change that they need to make in their lives to become their best version of themselves. The poem must be ten lines and follow all other guidelines posted on side board.

     

     

    NO HOMEWORK:  Students will have the option to take their rough drafts home for closer editing and work. If not, students will complete their rough drafts and final drafts by the end of class on Wed., January 30

    We will work on these for two class periods.

     

    Today you will be developing and writing an essay on the idea of being a hero. Use the following outline to type your essay in the text box below. This is DUE AT THE END OF CLASS!!!  I wish you the best of luck. See you next week.

    Each paragraph must consist of at least 4 sentences. Remember to develop good main ideas for each paragraph. Each sentence following a paragraph's main idea should be about the main idea.

     

    Outline:

    Paragraph 1: In this paragraph, I want you to tell me what you think a real hero is. What characteristics does a hero possess? What must a hero do to be the true hero? What makes heroes different from normal people in society?

     

    Paragraph 2: In this paragraph, I want you to focus on Odysseus. Do you think Odysseus is a hero? Do you think he is capable of being a hero? If so, what must he do to become the true hero he is destined to be? Discuss in detail.

     

    Paragraph 3: In this paragraph, I want you to discuss what you would do if you were in Odysseus' shoes? How would you get your men home? What would you do to ensure their safety? What would be your motivation for making it home? What would you do once you made it home?

     

    Paragraph 4: In this paragraph, I want you to think about one, real-life hero that you have in your life. What makes them a hero?

     

    Ok. Go get it. Type hard. Think hard. Be great. Proofread your work before submitting.

     

    Happy Friday,

     

    Mr. H

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  • Lesson Plans January 14-18

    Posted by Taylor Hildebrand on 1/14/2019 9:00:00 AM
    1. Hildebrand

    Germantown High School

    Lesson Plans

    January 14-18

     

     

    B Day – Jan. 14 – MONDAY

     

    6th block- MS Writers

     

    • The teacher will trigger prior knowledge from last class. Students will talk about the change that Ms. Emily was weary of in Faulkners “A Rose for Emily.”
    • Teacher/students will have a class discussion
    • Teacher will give students five random letters.
    • Students will be responsible for producing a 15 line poem using words that only start with those 5 letters.
    • The poem must address some sort of change that they want to make in there life.
    • Students will present, voluntarily, their poems to the class.
    • This will be turned in for a daily grade.

     

    7thblock- Regular English I

     

    • Students will continue work on Homer’s The Odyssey.
    • In a whole group students/teacher will read The Cyclops pp. 374-385
    • Students will add this portion of Odysseus’ journey on their MAPS
    • Teacher and students will discuss motifs and themes within the book.

     

    Homework: Answer short answer questions on The Cyclops. Due Jan. 16

    QUIZ on Ismarus, The Lotus Eaters, and The Cyclops on Jan. 16

     

    8thblock- Regular English I

     

     

    • Students will begin work on Homer’s The Odyssey
    • Teacher will pass back out the students map for Odysseus’ journey
    • Students/teacher will read pg. 372-373 in class
    • Students/teacher will discuss in the whole group the themes and motifs in today’s reading.
    • Students will work independently to add Odysseus’ path to their Maps.

     

    NO HOMEWORK

    A Day – January 15

     

    2ndblock – Acc. English I

     

    • TKMB Movie Day - FINALLY

     

    3rdBlock – English I

     

    • Students will continue work on Homer’s The Odyssey.
    • In a whole group students/teacher will read The Cyclops pp. 374-385
    • Students will add this portion of Odysseus’ journey on their MAPS
    • Teacher and students will discuss motifs and themes within the book.

     

    Homework: Answer short answer questions on The Cyclops. Due Jan. 16

    QUIZ on Ismarus, The Lotus Eaters, and The Cyclops on Jan. 16

     

    4thBlock – English I

     

     

    • Students will begin work on Homer’s The Odyssey
    • Teacher will pass back out the students map for Odysseus’ journey
    • Students/teacher will read pg. 372-373 in class
    • Students/teacher will discuss in the whole group the themes and motifs in today’s reading.
    • Students will work independently to add Odysseus’ path to their Maps.

     

    NO HOMEWORK

     

     

     

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  • Lesson Plans Jan. 7 - 11

    Posted by Taylor Hildebrand on 1/7/2019 8:00:00 AM
    1. Hildebrand

    Germantown High School

    Lesson Plans

    Jan. 7- 11

     

     

    Monday – A Day- Jan. 7

     

    2ndblock: Accelrated English I

     

    The Journey of the Classical Hero

     

    • Do Now: Log onto Canvas and tell me about your favorite fictional hero
    • Whole group discussion about do now
    • Lecture on the traits of a classical hero- students take notes
    • 365 in Collectionstextbook
    • Students/teacher will read pg. 365-371
    • Students will begin Homer’s The Odyssey

     

    Homework: Do some research on your favorite hero from today’s writing. How many of the classical hero traits does your hero possess? Write your thoughts on a sheet of paper.

     

    3rd/4thblock: Regular English I

     

    The Journey of the Classical Hero

     

    • Do Now: Log onto Canvas and tell me about your favorite fictional hero
    • Whole group discussion about do now
    • Lecture on the traits of a classical hero- students take notes
    • 365 in Collectionstextbook
    • Students/teacher will read pg. 365-371
    • Students will begin Homer’s The Odyssey

     

    Homework: Do some research on your favorite hero from today’s writing. How many of the classical hero traits does your hero possess? Write your thoughts on a sheet of paper.

    1. Hildebrand

    Room 230

    Germantown High School

    Lesson Plans

    Jan. 7-11, 2019

     

    Tuesday – B Day – Jan. 8

     

    6thblock – Mississippi Writers

     

    • Introduction to semester course
    • Explore the concept of being a Mississippian
    • Faulkner Intro.
    • Whole group reading of William Faulkner’s “A Rose For Emily”

     

    7thblock – English I

     

    The Journey of the Classical Hero

     

    • Do Now: Log onto Canvas and tell me about your favorite fictional hero
    • Whole group discussion about do now
    • Lecture on the traits of a classical hero- students take notes
    • 365 in Collectionstextbook
    • Students/teacher will read pg. 365-371
    • Students will begin Homer’s The Odyssey

     

    Homework: Do some research on your favorite hero from today’s writing. How many of the classical hero traits does your hero possess? Write your thoughts on a sheet of paper.

     

    8thblock – English I

     

    The Journey of the Classical Hero

     

    • Do Now: Log onto Canvas and tell me about your favorite fictional hero
    • Whole group discussion about do now
    • Lecture on the traits of a classical hero- students take notes
    • 365 in Collectionstextbook
    • Students/teacher will read pg. 365-371
    • Students will begin Homer’s The Odyssey

     

    Homework: Do some research on your favorite hero from today’s writing. How many of the classical hero traits does your hero possess? Write your thoughts on a sheet of paper.

    1. Hildebrand

    Room 230

    Germantown High School

    Lesson Plans

    Jan. 7-11, 2019

     

    Wednesday – A Day – Jan. 9

     

    2ndBlock Accelerated English I

     

    • Teacher will do a quick review of the Classical Hero Archetype. Students will participate in a group discussion of Classical Hero characteristics in modern-day heroes.
    • Students/Teacher will read Part One: The Wanderings of Odysseus pg. 371
    • Students/Teacher will read and discuss “I am Laertes’ Son” “The Lotus Eaters”
    • Students/Teacher will have a discussion in the whole group of what is going on in these first two stories
    • Teacher will remind students that each segment is the same as an episode in a Netflix series

     

    Homework: prepare for quiz on “I am Laertes’ Son” and “The Lotus Eaters” on Friday, Jan. 11

     

    3rd/4thBlock Regular English I

     

    • Teacher will do a quick review of the Classical Hero Archetype. Students will participate in a group discussion of Classical Hero characteristics in modern-day heroes.
    • Students/Teacher will read Part One: The Wanderings of Odysseus pg. 371
    • Students/Teacher will read and discuss “I am Laertes’ Son” “The Lotus Eaters”
    • Students/Teacher will have a discussion in the whole group of what is going on in these first two stories
    • Teacher will remind students that each segment is the same as an episode in a Netflix series

     

    Homework: prepare for quiz on “I am Laertes’ Son” and “The Lotus Eaters” on Friday, Jan. 11

    1. Hildebrand

    Room 230

    Germantown High School

    Lesson Plans

    Jan. 7-11, 2019

     

    Thursday – B Day – Jan. 10

     

    Mississippi Writers – 6thblock

     

    • Students will continue reading William Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily”
    • Students will focus on the theme of change and the time needed to make social changes
    • Student/teacher will read the story together during class time, along with discussions.

     

    7th/8th Block Regular English I

     

    • Teacher will do a quick review of the Classical Hero Archetype. Students will participate in a group discussion of Classical Hero characteristics in modern-day heroes.
    • Students/Teacher will read Part One: The Wanderings of Odysseus pg. 371
    • Students/Teacher will read and discuss “I am Laertes’ Son” “The Lotus Eaters”
    • Students/Teacher will have a discussion in the whole group of what is going on in these first two stories
    • Teacher will remind students that each segment is the same as an episode in a Netflix series

     

    Homework: prepare for quiz on “I am Laertes’ Son” and “The Lotus Eaters” on Friday, Jan. 11

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Semester I Exam Week

    Posted by Taylor Hildebrand on 12/17/2018 8:00:00 AM

    Exam Week – Germantown High School

    Semester I

    1. Hildebrand

     

    Students,

     

    This week is sure to be a busy but productive time. This week we will preparing and taking our Semester I exams in Acc. English I, English I, and Mississippi Writers. Everything you need to study is in CANVAS under PAGES. Use the links on the CANVAS PAGE to access the links to the study material. Your semester exam will be broken down into 3 sections:

     

    Section I: Story Stories

    • The Interlopers
    • The Cask of Amontillado
    • The Most Dangerous Game

     

    Section II: Novel Work

    • To Kill a Mockingbird

     

    Section III: Grammar Work

    • Subject Verb Agreement

     

    Use your time wisely and ask questions. I am always here to help. I will give you further instruction during your review period. You can find the schedule for this week below:

     

    Monday, December 17: 5thblock review, 6thblock review, 7thand 8thblock regular class

    Tuesday, December 18: 5thblock exam, 6thblock exam, 1stand 2ndblock review

    Wednesday, December 19: 1stblock exam, 2ndblock exam, 3rdand 7threview

    Thursday, December 20: 3rdblock exam, 7thblock exam, 4th/8threview

    Friday, December 21: 4thblock exam, 8thblock exam

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  • December 10-14

    Posted by Taylor Hildebrand on 12/10/2018 8:00:00 AM
    1. Hildebrand

    Germantown High School

    Lesson Plans

     

     

    December 10-14

     

    Monday – Dec. 10 – A Day

     

    1stblock: Planning

     

    2ndblock: Accelerated English I

     

    • Students have finished reading Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
    • Teacher will give students TKMB study guide.
    • Students will work with a partner for 45 minutes to complete the study guide questions.
    • Whole group: teacher/students will review answers.
    • TEST on TKMB will be Wednesday, Dec. 12

     

    Homework: Study for TKMB TEST on Dec. 12 (Wednesday)

     

     

    3RD/4THblock: Regular English I

     

    • Students have finished reading Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
    • Teacher will give students TKMB study guide.
    • Students will work with a partner for 45 minutes to complete the study guide questions.
    • Whole group: teacher/students will review answers.
    • TEST on TKMB will be Wednesday, Dec. 12

     

    Homework: Study for TKMB TEST on Dec. 12 (Wednesday)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tuesday – December 11 – B Day

     

    6thblock: Mississippi Writers

     

    • Students will begin their final semester unit on Ms. Eudora Welty
    • Students will participate in a lecture on the life and times of Ms. Eudora Welty
    • Students will view, per YouTube, an interview of Ms. Welty in her home in Jackson, MS
    • Students will write a 500-word reflection on what they learned this class.
    • Students will submit their reflection on CANVAS

     

    No Homework

     

     

    7thblock: Regular English I

     

    • Students have finished reading Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
    • Teacher will give students TKMB study guide.
    • Students will work with a partner for 45 minutes to complete the study guide questions.
    • Whole group: teacher/students will review answers.
    • TEST on TKMB will be Thursday, Dec. 13

     

    Homework: Study for TKMB TEST on Dec. 13 (Thursday)

     

     

     

    8thblock: Regular English I

     

    • The remaining Social Injustice Powerpoint presentations will take place.

     

     

    Homework: Read TKMB Chapters 13-17 QUIZ on Chapters 13-17 on Thursday, Dec. 13

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wednesday – December 12 – A Day

     

    2ndblock: Accelerated English I

     

    • TKMB TEST DAY

     

    3rd/4thblocks: Regular English I

     

    • TKMB TEST DAY

     

     

    Thursday – December 13 – B Day

     

     

    6thblock: Mississippi Writers

     

    • Students will continue the Eudora Welty Unit
    • Students will receive a copy of Ms. Welty’s short story, “A Worn Path”
    • Student/teacher will read and discuss the short story for the remainder of the class

     

     

    7thblock: Regular English I

     

    • TKMB TEST DAY

     

     

    8thblock: Regular English I

     

    • Students will take a quiz on TKMB Chapters 13-17
    • Students will read in whole group with teacher TKMB Chapters 18-22

     

    Friday – December 14 – A Day

     

    2ndblock: Accelerated English I

     

    • Students and teacher will watch the movie version of TKMB and discuss differences between the movie and film
    • Teacher will prep students for review next week for Semester I exam.

     

    3rd/4thblock: Regular English I

     

    • Students and teacher will watch the movie version of TKMB and discuss differences between the movie and film
    • Teacher will prep students for review next week for Semester I exam.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • December 3-7

    Posted by Taylor Hildebrand on 12/3/2018 8:00:00 AM

    Monday – B Day – Dec. 3

     

    5thblock: Planning

     

    6thblock – Mississippi Writers

     

    • Students will be introduced to Richard Wright and his book Haiku: This Other World
    • Students will read several of Wright’s poems
    • Students will deconstruct poems
    • Students will have 45 minutes to produce as many Haikus that they can using the following quote from Neil Gaiman as inspiration:
    • “Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside… Outside, they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing.Inside, they look like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. Truth is, there aren’t any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.”

     

    7thblock – Regular English I

     

    • Students will get back their TKMB quizzes back from the Trial and the Aftermath Chapters 17-25
    • Students and teacher will discuss questions and answers addressing any concerns that the students have about story elements and arc
    • Teacher/students will collectively read Chapter 26/27.
    • Students will discuss Story Arc
    • On CANVAS students will produce a Story Arc for To Kill a Mockingbird

     

    Homework: Students will finish their TKMB Story Arc on CANVAS. Submit by midnight.

     

     

    8thblock – Regular English I

     

    • Student groups will present their Social Injustice PowerPoints
    • Students will be graded on style, presentation, organization, and understanding of content.
    • MAJOR GRADE

     

     

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