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Discussion Questions: Chapters 11 and 12 in Google Classroom

Discussion Questions: Chapters 11 and 12

Chapter 11: Castle Rock
1. Describe in detail what happens when Jack and Ralph’s tribes come together in direct conflict.
2. What two major symbols are destroyed in this section of the novel?
3. What has happened to Ralph by the end of the chapter? How is this an ironic twist from the beginning of the novel? 

Chapter 12: Cry of the Hunters
1. Why has Jack set the jungle on fire in this chapter? What was the result of this action?
2. Describe the irony at the end of the novel. What ironic twists are evident as they boys are rescued by the naval officer?
3. Describe the boys’ reaction to being rescued? How do they react? How is this another ironic twist?


Lord of the Flies- Character Rough Draft in Google Classroom

Lord of the Flies- Character Rough Draft

LT: I can develop my character statement into a rough draft. 

Using the character statement you created about your assigned character, develop a rough draft (your final paper will be 5 paragraphs) about why your character is the most significant character in the text. You will want to incorporate evidence and citations from the text as well as analysis.

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DINs: Weeks 16 and 17 in Google Classroom

DINs: Weeks 16 and 17

April 26: What's the kindest thing a stranger has done for you?
April 27: Describe your dream house.
April 28: Have you ever gotten lost? What was that experience like for you?
April 29: How have you grown over the past year?

May 3: What has been your favorite thing you have ever created/made? why?
May 4: What cultures are you a part of? What parts of your culture do you enjoy the most? Which do you enjoy the least?
May 5: Are there any rules or laws you disagree with? Why?
May 6:  How do you like to relax? Why?


Discussion Questions: Chapters 9 and 10 in Google Classroom

Discussion Questions: Chapters 9 and 10

Chapter 9: A View to a Death
1. What does Simon discover at the beginning of the chapter?
2. What is Jack’s role during the feast on the beach? What does Jack physically look like by this point in the novel?
3. Describe what happens to Simon when he enters the feast.
4. Analyze the importance of “the beast” figure. Why is the idea of “the beast” critical to Jack holding on to his power position on the island?
5. Describe the storm that hits at the end of the chapter. How does the storm impact the events of Chapter 9? 

Chapter 10: The Shell and the Glasses
1. Describe Ralph and Piggy’s reaction to Simon’s death. How does each character deal with what has happened?
2. By this point in the novel, what has happened to the balance of power on the island? Which character is now in control over the island?
3. Describe what is happening at Castle Rock. What type of leadership is Jack displaying? How does this play into the overall theme of the novel?
4. What is stolen from Piggy at the end of the chapter? How is this act of thievery symbolic?


Character Statement (Independent Work) in Google Classroom

Character Statement (Independent Work)

LT: I can write a thesis about my assigned character and provide evidence that supports this thesis. 

1. Open the attached document and make a copy. 
2. Follow the instructions included in the document. 
3. Turn in your completed Character Statement.


Discussion Questions: Chapters 7 and 8 in Google Classroom

Discussion Questions: Chapters 7 and 8

Chapter 7: Shadows and Tall Trees
1. How does Ralph feel about the rest of the boys as Chapter 7 opens? How does Simon attempt to console Ralph?
2. Discuss the symbolic nature of the ocean at the beginning of this chapter. What could the ocean represent here?
3. Describe in detail the pig hunt that takes place in Chapter 7. What is different about this hunt?
4. What terrifying discovery do the boys make at the end of the chapter? What could this be symbolic of? What could this foreshadow?
5. Discuss Ralph’s character shift in this chapter? What is happening to Ralph?
6. Describe the instincts the boys are using throughout Chapter 7. How does this tie into the theme of savagery versus civilization? 

Chapter 8: Gift for the Darkness
1. At the beginning of Chapter 8, the boys are frightened of “the beast”. What could the beast represent symbolically?
2. Describe Jack in this chapter. How does he react to Ralph’s control of power on the island? How do Jack’s actions potentially impact the rest of the story?
3. Describe Simon’s confrontation with the “Lord of the Flies”. What is the “Lord of the Flies”? What could this symbolize?


DINS: Weeks 14 and 15 in Google Classroom

DINS: Weeks 14 and 15

April 12: How do you relieve stress? Why?
April 13: Are you hard or easy on yourself? Why?
April 14: What would you plan if a local museum paid you to attract teenagers?
April 15: Describe your relationship with social media.

April 19: What 'urban legends' are there about places in your area?
April 20: If you were to create a playlist for your life, what songs would be on it? Why?
April 21: How would you describe your personal style? How did you develop your personal style?
April 22: Things most people don't know me are...


Character Evidence- Chapters 1-6 in Google Classroom

Character Evidence- Chapters 1-6

LT: I can find quotes and make inferences about my assigned character.


Discussion Questions: Chapters 5 and 6 in Google Classroom

Discussion Questions: Chapters 5 and 6

Chapter 5: Beast from Water
1. What is Ralph analyzing at the beginning of the chapter? What does this tell us about his character?
2. What are the littluns afraid of? What could “the beast” symbolize?
3. How do Jack and the hunters react to the fear expressed on the beach? How does this fear affect Ralph?

Chapter 6: Beast from Air
1. Describe what has happened to Ralph’s control of power in this chapter. How do the other boys seem to be reacting to Ralph and his system of rules?
2. What does Jack ask Ralph in front of the other boys? How does this question affect the balance of power on the island?
3. What is the author’s purpose in adding the dead parachutist to the story? What does this remind us as readers?
4. What is going on in the “outside world” while the boys are on the island? How does this add to the theme of the story?


Discussion Questions: Chapters 3 and 4 in Google Classroom

Discussion Questions: Chapters 3 and 4

Chapter 3: Huts on the Beach
1. What is Jack doing at the beginning of this chapter? How does this play into his characterization and the overall theme of the story? Ironically, what is Ralph doing at the same time? Elaborate.
2. What tone is being created in this section of the novel? What division is being created between the boys?
3. Where does Simon end up at the end of the chapter? How is this part of the island described? Why do you think this description is being offered here?
4. Examine the personal conflict between Ralph and Jack in this chapter. How could this conflict foreshadow the rest of the book?
5. Discuss the idea of “human purpose” as seen by the two main characters here. How does Jack view humanity? Ralph?

Chapter 4: Painted Faces and Long Hair
1. How is the setting depicted at the beginning of Chapter 4? What is the daily life like on the island at this point in the novel?
2. Discuss the idea of “visions” or “bad dreams” in the novel. Who is affected by these visions?
3. What role do Roger and Maurice play in this section of the book? Analyze their characterization and potential role later in the story.
4. Describe the reaction of various characters to killing the pig. How does this play into the conflict examined earlier in the story?
5. How is power and control divided on the island? Describe the political system that has been established here.


DINS: Weeks 12 and 13 in Google Classroom

DINS: Weeks 12 and 13

March 29: What are at least 10 things you know to be true and why?
March 30: If you were to start a business, what would your business be and why? What skills would you need to have?
March 31: What is your biggest challenge right now? Why? What are you most grateful for right now? Why?

April 6: If you got to create your own job, what would it look like?
April 7: If you were stranded on an island, what role would you want to have? Why?
April 8: Is your generation more self-centered than other generations? Why or why not?


Discussion Questions: Chapters 1 & 2 in Google Classroom

Discussion Questions: Chapters 1 & 2

Chapter 1: The Sound of the Shell
1. Describe the circumstances surrounding the boys arriving on the island. How did the boys end up there, and what was the political climate at the time?
2. Describe the tone and the mood at the beginning of the novel. Find specific passages to support your answers.
3. Describe the character of Ralph. What details of his personality traits and physical description stand out to the reader?
4. Describe the character of Piggy. How does his nickname and physical description potentially move the plot early in the novel?
5. Examine the potential symbolism of the conch shell. What could the shell symbolize? Be specific in your answer.
6. Describe the character of Jack. How does his arrival mark a change in the plot?
7. How is Jack elected the leader of the boys? Examine this idea carefully and explain the political system the boys have elected to use.
8. How does this compare to how the leader was elected in “Beauty Queens?”
9. Discuss the ideas of civility and barbarianism that exist in the first chapter of the novel.

Chapter 2: Fire on the Mountain
10. What rules and regulations have the boys established at the beginning of Chapter 2? How does this play into the overall theme of the story to this point?
11. How does this compare to how the girls established rules and norms in “Beauty Queens?”
12. Piggy is fearful in this section of the book. Describe the fears that Piggy brings up and examine how this plays into the story.
13. Analyze the details surrounding the younger boy going missing. How do the boys react to this development? Why?
14. How has the idea of civilization shifted from Chapter 1 to Chapter 2?
15. Who is the protagonist here? Antagonist? Why?


"Beauty Queens" - Chapters 17-22 Discussion Questions

1) Describe Nicole’s relationship with her mother.
2) What does it mean to be a “between person?”
3) What do Nicole and Shanti overhear and why is it important?
4) “That was what made winners -- focus. Not getting distracted by the little things” (214). Do you agree or disagree with this quote. Why?
5) Why does Taylor go mad?
6) How would you describe Tayler’s relationship with her parents?
7) What do you think will happen with the group’s leadership given the situation with Taylor?
8) Describe Taylor’s transformation.
9) What happened to Tane Ngata?
10) How do the pirates impact the culture that the girls have established on the island?
11) How do you feel about what Duff does?
12) What developments have you seen in the characters so far? In what ways have they changed or grown?


Final Magazine- Trimester 2 Assessment in Google Classroom

Final Magazine- Trimester 2 Assessment

LT: I can demonstrate language mechanics, writing styles, and citations through the creation of a magazine.

Group 1: Amor, Giovanna, Genesis, Karen
Group 2: Santos, Angel Granados, Josh, Angel Rico
Group 3: Evelyn, Nyla, Dalia, Victoria, Maria

Working Individually:
Jazmin Lopez
Alexis Gonzalez
Antonio Varela


DINS: Weeks 10 & 11 in Google Classroom

DINS: Weeks 10 & 11

March 8: What's your favorite season? Why?
March 9: If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Why? What superpowers do you feel you already have?
March 10: What qualities do you think make a good friend? Why?
March 11: If you could create one law, what would it be? Why?

March 22: Describe your Spring Break. What was a challenge? a highlight? a curiosity?
March 23: What are your thoughts on returning to in-person school?
March 24: What do people ask for your help with?
March 25: Describe your ideal day.
March 26: What was a time when you did the right thing even though it was really hard?


"Beauty Queens" - Chapters 32-Epilogue Discussion Questions

1. What happens with the pageant? Why do the girls decide to still hold a pageant?
2. Do you think it’s important to be “liked?” Do you care about your reputation? Why or why not?
3. What is it about reality TV that people like? How does reality TV play a role in “Beauty Queens?”
4. What do the girls learn as a result of being on the island?
5. Who are the black shirts?
6. What role do Taylor and Miss Miss play in the climax of the novel?
7. How does Tiara feel about being called “dumb” and how does she respond? Have you ever been labeled a certain way? How has that made you feel?
8. In chapter 39, what do the girls do to the corporation?
9. Does Adina achieve her motive for joining the beauty pageant? If so, how?
10. What impact does Nicole’s hallucination on chapter 40 have?
11. What happens on the Barry Rex Live show? How does this affect Ladybird Hope?
12. What are your impressions of what happens to the girls at the end of the story?


Magazine Rough Draft in Google Classroom

Magazine Rough Draft

LT: I can complete a rough draft of my magazine for feedback.

Please submit the rough draft of your articles or the rough draft of your entire magazine here. We will be partnering up with other people in the class to receive feedback on our magazines.


"Beauty Queens" - Chapters 23-31 Discussion Questions

1. What role do the commercial breaks have in the novel?
2. What relationship/friendship stands out most to you in this novel? Why?
3. Who is Miss Miss and what significance might she have?
4. What are we learning about Taylor’s character now that she’s been shot with a dart?
5. What do you make of Duff’s apology to Adina?
6. In chapter 24, whose body was found?
7. What role do the classifieds sections in the book have?
8. Describe Ladybird Hope and MoMo Chacha’s relationship.
9. What further information do we now have about the corporation?
10. In chapter 28 we learn more about the resources that are present on the island. 11. What resources does the Corporation want from the island?
12. What are Ladybird Hope’s motives for doing what she does?
13. Can we trust Tane, the pirates, the Corporation? Why or why not?
14. In chapters 30-31, how do the girls trick the Corporation?


NoRedInk!- Citations Practice 3 in Google Classroom

NoRedInk!- Citations Practice 3

Work on “Citations Practice 3.”


DINS Weeks 8 and 9 in Google Classroom

DINS Weeks 8 and 9

February 22: Describe an experience in your life that has had a big impact on you or changed you in some way.
February 23: How have you changed since middle school?
February 24: If you were to give a TED Talk, what would it be about? Why?
February 25: What song, movie, book, piece of art has had an impact on you? Why?

March 1: What career would you like to go into in the future? Why? How is this similar or different from what you wanted to be when you were little?
March 2: What is the best advice you have ever received? Why?
March 3: How would you describe your relationship with your parents? Why?
March 4: What do you want to learn in your lifetime? Why?


NoRedInk!- Citations Practice 2 in Google Classroom

NoRedInk!- Citations Practice 2

Work on “Citations Practice 2.”


Magazine Brainstorm in Google Classroom

Magazine Brainstorm

LT: I can brainstorm what tone, articles, and audience I will have for my magazine.

Please make a copy of the attached document and fill it out for feedback. You only need to submit one per group.


Beauty Queens- Discussion Questions Chapters 11-16 in Google Classroom

Beauty Queens- Discussion Questions Chapters 11-16

1. “…when it came to love, the message for girls seemed to be this: Don’t. Don’t go after what you want. Wait. Wait to be chosen, as if only in the eye of another could one truly find value.” (p.125, Chapter Eleven) Do you agree? Why do you think society still allows boys so much more freedom in romance and sexuality?

2. Taylor rewards the girls with goodies from her bag after they prepare for battle. What would you want to nab? Why?
How does Sosie realized that she has “…rolled over and showed her belly, Like me and I won’t be any trouble at all?” Have you done this in your life too? What did she learn from the truly angry girl with cerebral palsy? How is she finally changed on the island?

3. Why do the girls outlaw the word “sorry” on the island? Shouldit be outlawed in your own vocabulary? Why do women have a penchant for this word but boys seem unable to utter the two-syllable curse?

4. At Girl Con which workshops would you be most excited to attend? What other panels and workshops would you like to add to the offerings? Could you sit on one of the panels? What for?

5. What is Mary Lou’s backstory? How is she from a long line of cursed women? Does it sometimes feel like all women hold a curse? How do we curse ourselves and each other? How does Mary Lou move beyond her curse with Tane? Are there men that can accept women for exactly who they are? Have you ever found one in a high school?

6. “Maybe girls need an island to find themselves. Maybe they need a place where no one’s watching them so they can be who they really are… They were no longer performing. Waiting. Hoping.” (p. 177, Chapter Fifteen) Do you agree? Why do girls act differently for the audience of boys and adults? Have you ever spent a significant amount of time alone?


"Beauty Queens" - Character Analysis

LT: I can conduct a character analysis on a character in "Beauty Queens."

Choose a character from "Beauty Queens" and complete a character analysis of your character using the attached chart.


DINS Weeks 6 and 7 in Google Classroom

DINS Weeks 6 and 7

February 8: If you could go to any live music concert in time, who would be performing? Where would the concert take place? Why?
February 9: If you could invent a national holiday, what would it be? Why?
February 10: If you could make a documentary, what would it be about? Why?
February 11: Who are three people you'd love to have dinner with? Why?

February 16: What would you do if you found a suitcase full of cash on the street?
February 17: f you had $10 Million to give to any good causes, what would they be?
February 18: What’s your favorite family tradition?
February 19: What's your favorite thing about yourself? Why?


Works Cited Page Exercise in Google Classroom

Works Cited Page Exercise

LT: I can create a Works Cited Page for various sources.

Create a Works Cited Page for the links in the attachment below.


ELA II- Trimester 1 Assessment in Google Classroom

ELA II- Trimester 1 Assessment

Please compete the following assessment: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdPfVnZsidoDA6aiX0WBhsGFJ-3LcanbYTBIqzQX3qLfHP0Dw/viewform?usp=sf_link

You have the entire class to complete the assessment.


DINs - Week 4 and 5 in Google Classroom

DINs - Week 4 and 5

Write at least 1/4 page single spaced for each prompt. If you do not want to write on the given prompt, you can write anything you'd like- how your day is going, a short story, etc. The point is for you to write without stopping and allowing your thoughts to flow.

January 25: If Covid were to miraculously disappear overnight. What would be some of the first things you would do? Why?
January 26: What is something you wish people knew about you? Why?
January 27: Describe your ideal life 10 years from now. What will you be doing? What's important for you? What does it look like from the time you wake up to when you go to bed at night?
January 28: What moments of life have made you feel really proud? Why? What did it take for those moments to happen?

February 1: What makes something or someone beautiful? Why?
February 2: What are your values? How do you know? Why are these things important to you?
February 3: Describe a time when someone was not who you thought they were. Who did you think they were? Who were they really? What was surprising?
February 4: What is your greatest fear? Why?
February 5: Describe yourself in the format presented in "Beauty Queens."


Citations Practice I in Google Classroom

Citations Practice I

Please complete the following Citations Practice: https://www.noredink.com/learn/assigned_practices/6572920


Determining Tone Exercise in Google Classroom

Determining Tone Exercise

LT: I can determine tone from reading a passage.

1. Make a copy of the attached "Determining Tone Exercise" document.
2. Highlight words from each passage that help you identify tone.
3. Highlight the word (a, b, or c) that is the tone.


"Beauty Queens" Discussion Questions (chapters 6-10)

1. “‘Brittani Slocum. First question. The pageant has come under fire for perpetuating an unrealistic image of superthin girls as beautiful, and many people feel this is harmful to girls’ self-esteem. What do you say to these critics? And what do you personally feel about these narrow standards of beauty?’” How would you respond to this question.
2. Who is Sherry Sparks? Why is she important and what does bringing her up point out about society?
In chapter 6, Adina says “You know, people, just being beautiful isn’t enough” (51). Do you agree or disagree? Why might some people believe that this is enough?
3. What is Ladybird Hope’s response to the beauty queens plane crashing?
4. Do you think pageants are “antiquated”? Why or why not?
5. What are Ladybird Hope’s values?
6. How would you describe Jennifer Huberman?
7. In chapter 7, what do Jennifer and Sosie find and why might this be significant?
8. How would you describe Shanti Singh?
9. Shanti’s greatest fear is failure, what is your greatest fear?
10. How is Shanti “humanized?”
11. How would you describe a “happy assimilation story?”
12. What happens when the beauty queens eat the wild berries? What significance might this have?
13. What do you make of the situation happening with Petra West?
14. Describe what happens when the girls eat the red, star-shaped fruit? How does it provide something each of them needed? How else do they end up getting enough to eat and drink? What would you most miss about civilization?
15. When the surprising truth is revealed about Petra she claims, Everybody lies about who they are. Name one person here who isn’t doing that and I will drop out right now!” Do you agree with her or not? How do we lie in both subtle and obvious ways to get through our days and to get what we want? Does Petra’s storyline make you questions your assumptions about gender? How?
16. What is the evil plot of The Corporation and who exactly is MoMo B. ChaCha, aka The Peacock? How does this complicate the world on the island? Why do you think the author added this nemesis to the story?


Topic vs. Theme Exercise in Google Classroom

Topic vs. Theme Exercise

LT: I can identify the topic and theme of a short story.

1. In a small group, choose a story that you're all familiar with.
2. In a document write the name of the story you're working with.
3. In that same document write what topic or topics show up in your story.
4. In the document write the theme of the story. Remember this should be written as a full sentence. The theme is a sentence that shares what the author is trying to get across about the topic.


(Hu)Man vs. Presentations in Google Classroom

(Hu)Man vs. Presentations

LT: I can define and provide examples of a given man vs. topic.

Each group will be given one of the following man vs. topics: man vs. self, man vs. man, man vs. nature, man vs. technology, man vs. fate (supernatural)

In your group create a presentation that includes the following:
1. Be able to define and explain what your topic is and how if appears.
2. Give an example of at least 3 movies, books, real-life experiences where this topic is present.
3. For each of these 3 (or more) examples write what the theme is (this can often be used as a thesis statement). For example, in the topic of man vs. nature a theme might be Nature does not discriminate against the lives it takes.

You will be presenting these next Tuesday

MAN VS. SELF: Evelyn, Maria, Karla
MAN VS. MAN: Giovanna, Jazmin, Nyla, Tony
MAN VS. TECHNOLOGY: Alexis, Amor, Xavier, Victoria
MAN VS. FATE/SUPERANTURAL: Genesis, Ange R., Karen, Santos
MAN VS NATURE: Angel G., Dalia, Kairy, Josh


DINs- Weeks 2 and 3 in Google Classroom

DINs- Weeks 2 and 3

Write at least 1/4 page single spaced for each prompt. If you do not want to write on the given prompt, you can write anything you'd like- how your day is going, a short story, etc. The point is for you to write without stopping and allowing your thoughts to flow.

January 11: What do you need (personally) to survive? Why?
January 12: What do you need to thrive and be your best self? What brings you joy? Why?
January 13: If you were stranded in the mountains by yourself, what would you do to survive?
January 14: What advantages/disadvantages do you feel like girls would have if stranded in the wilderness? What about boys?

January 19: If you were to describe yourself to a stranger what would you say?
January 20: If you were to choose one thing to change about the world what would it be and why?
January 21: What special talents do you have? In what ways do you share them?
January 22: What qualities do you feel make a good leader? Why?


Beauty Queens Discussion Questions (Chapters 1-5) in Google Classroom

Beauty Queens Discussion Questions (Chapters 1-5)

Chapters 1-5
How does the author use footnotes?
What do you think about the special talents people have chosen?
In chapter 2, how do the contestants know that they are the only survivors?
How do the beauty queens behave around one another? How do they monitor and influence one another? (example on page 18).
What are some of the actions that the beauty queens take to survive?
How do the beauty queens choose their leader? What do you think of their approach? How would you choose a leader?
In chapter 3, why do they decide they should still have the pageant even when they’re rescued? Would you also make this choice? Why or why not?
In chapter 3 what role does family tradition play?
In chapter 4, Mary Lou talks to Adina about bragging. Do you agree or disagree with Mary Lou that bragging is a bad thing? When can bragging be a good thing? Why does she say it’s bad to brag about yourself? Does this differ from culture to culture, in different ages, etc?
What are Adina Greenberg’s motives? Why has she joined Miss Teen Dream?
How would you describe Adina?
What is “Operation Peacock?”
What is going on in the “Commercial Break?” How is satire/humor used?
What does the “Commercial Break” say about being a women/girl?
What do we know about Petra West?
What expectations do the pageant officials have of their contestants?


Character Description in Google Classroom

Character Description

DIN: I can describe a character.

1) Using the attached photograph.
2) write a paragraph describing who this person is. Consider physical description, behavior, what they might say or do, etc.


Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs- Article and Discussion Questions in Google Classroom

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs- Article and Discussion Questions

LT: I can demonstrate my understanding of an article.
LT: I can write and elaborate on my thoughts through writing.

1. Please read the attached article "Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs"
2. Make a copy of the document "Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs- Questions" and respond to the questions.
3. Submit the document with your responses to the questions.


Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs- Creating a Pyramid in Google Classroom

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs- Creating a Pyramid

LT: I can create a pyramid of human needs.

Law & Order
Respect for Others

In your class notebook create a 5 layer pyramid using 15 of the words above

+ The bottom of the pyramid should have the 5 things that humans most need.
+ The layer on top of that should have the 4 things that people humans need second most.
+ The middle layer should have 3 things.
+ The second to top should have 2 things.
+ The top layer should have one thing.
+ Think about surviving → thriving.


Classroom Norms in Google Classroom

Classroom Norms

LT: I can collaborate with my peers to create a presentation about classroom norms.

In your group, create a presentation (in Slides or Canva) that incorporates classroom norms for the following categories:
A good student has these qualities...
A good teacher has these qualities...
A good classroom has these qualities...


"About Me" Form

LT: I can complete an "About Me" form.

Please fill out this form so I can get to know you better and can create the best class possible for you.