Shark Tank Presentation Slides

Genius Hour-# 7-The Pitch Requirments

For those of you who might still be tweaking your presentations, I’ve attached the sheet that contains the 7 questions you need to address. You should answer the 7 questions, and ONLY the 7 questions listed. Answer one question per slide, for a total of 7 slides.


9th Lit Assignment/Work over the break

9th Lit: Your sole required assignment over the break is to come up with your claim for your argumentative essay and brainstorm 3 pieces of evidence to support your claim.

Your essay prompt is to argue which path is the best to take after high school: 4-year college, 2-year college, trade/tech school, entrepreneurship, or military.

Your claim and evidence need to be written down on the graphic organizer I passed out in class today. I’m attaching a copy here for those students who were absent.

Argument graphic organizer (1) (1)


If you would like, you have the opportunity to revise your short stories for a better grade. You must follow these steps:

  1. Email me or Ms. Mapp (if you are in 2nd block), and let one of us know that you would like us to edit your story again.
  2. Copy and paste your story from Google Docs into a Microsoft Word document. (This will assist with grammar, punctuation, and spelling mistakes not caught by Google Docs)
  3. Print your final draft to bring in on Monday when we get back, or save to a flash drive or your email so we can print at school.


Please, if you have any questions at all, email me! I can’t help if I don’t know there is a problem. Have a great break!!!

“Everyday Use” discussion questions

I’m attaching the discussion questions for “Everyday Use”. I’ll also include a link to the short story. This assignment was due 8/11. I will accept it through tomorrow 9/22. Otherwise, it stays a zero in the gradebook.

Schedule 9/18-9/22


1st Block- Unpack Argumentative Writing prompt and rubric. Review Ethos, Pathos, and Logos.

2nd Block- Computer Lab to work on Shark Tank Presentations; begin working on logo using


Tuesday:  Unit 1 Test



1st Block- Computer Lab to work on Shark Tank Powerpoint

2nd Block- Shark Tank Presentations for Genius Hour project.

Thursday: Computer Lab- Written Response


1st Block- Shark Tank Presentations

2nd Block- Media Center Orientation




Schedule for 9/11-9/15

We will begin reading Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian this week. For future posts, I will abbreviate it “PTI”.


9/11: Anticipation Guide for PTI. Read and annotate “13 Issues Facing Native Americans”

9/12: Read and discuss Chapters 1-3 of PTI. Introduce Double-Entry journal.

Homework: Read Chapters 4 and 5 (Because Geometry is not a country somewhere near France and Hope Against Hope) by FRIDAY


9/13: Watch “Big Think” video of Sherman Alexie and respond to worksheet; read and respond to “A Dream Deferred”.

9/14: Read “Spirit in Me” and do TPCASTT model. Unpack Embedded Assessment 2. Common Assessment 2.

9/15: Reading quiz over Chapters 4 and 5 (Because Geometry is not a country somewhere near France and Hope Against Hope). Analyze chapter titles and illustrations. Time will be provided at the end of class for silent sustained reading.

Homework: Read Chapters 6-9 (Go Means Go, Rowdy Sings the Blues, and How to Fight Monsters) by Tuesday.