Edina High School English 10
The class website for Mr. Hatten's English 10

LINKS

Persecution Primary Sources

The Odyssey

Odyssey study guide

Odyssey resources (maps, other Mythology, etc.)

Odyssey SparkNotes

My Favorite Poem Project

Favorite Poem Project videos

Slaughterhouse-Five

Bombing of Dresden, Germany

Semester 1 final study list

English 10 syllabus

Mr. Hatten's blog

First semester blogs

First hour blogs

Second hour blogs

Fourth hour blogs

Fifth hour blogs

Research paper

Research paper topic list

Research paper help links

How-to help with works cited

Online source credibility form

SIRS

GALE/Infotrac

Proquest

Google Scholar

Wikipedia

ELM

Debate

2nd Quarter Outside Reading

Correct paper format

Diving Bell and The Butterfly

This I Believe

Six Traits of Writing

Alternative assessment for outside reading memoir

Helpful links

List of memoirs

All My Sons links

How to make a Zine

Vivisimo cluster search

Quotations page 1

Quotations page 2

Quotations page 3

Types of attention-getters

Mr. Hatten's email

Journalism class page

Mr. Hatten's Sept. 11 page

Day 33 (Friday, March 14)

Agenda

  • Books 2-3 quiz
  • Hand in outside reading project assignment
  • Discuss Books 2-3

Homework

  • Read Book 4 for Monday

Day 32 (Thursday, March 13)

Agenda

  • Odyssey Book 2 dialogue summary (in class)
  • Review Poetry test
  • Book 2 discussion/group work

Homework

  • Read Book 3 for tomorrow
  • Outside reading project (#5 due Friday!)

Day 31 (Wednesday, March 12)

Agenda

  • Odyssey Book 1 quiz (10 points)
  • Discuss Book 1
  • In-class reading/work day

Homework

  • Read Odyssey Book 2 for tomorrow
  • Outside reading project

Day 30 (Tuesday, March 11)

Agenda

  • Trojan War PowerPoint and lecture (notes)
  • Watch Discovery Channel video on Odyssey
  • Hand out books
  • Begin reading Book 1 of the Odyssey

Homework

  • Read Odyssey, Book 1 for tomorrow
  • Outside reading project

Day 29 (Monday, March 10)

Agenda

  • What is Mythology? PowerPoint and lecture (see EdLine for the powerpoint)
  • Notes

Homework

  • Outside reading project

Day 28 (Friday, March 7)

Agenda

1) Hand in Outside Reading Assignment #4

2) Poetry test

  • Poetry terms
  • How to Read a Poem
  • "The Road Not Taken"
  • "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening"
  • "Sonnet 18 (Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day?"
  • "Richard Cory"
  • "Abandoned Farmhouse"
  • "We Real Cool"
  • "Steam Shovel"
  • "Dream Deferred"
  • "Facing It"
  • "Out, Out --"
  • "Mother To Son"
  • "Fire and Ice"

Day 27 (Thursday, March 6)

Boys Hockey team in state tournament: abbreviated schedule

In-Class work time

Day 26 (Wednesday, March 5)

Agenda

  • Finish group poetry presentations
  • Talk about poetry test on Friday

Homework

  • Outside reading assignment #4 due Friday
  • Read poems listed on the board for test and review terms

Day 25 (Tuesday, March 4)

Agenda

Homework

  • Read poems in packet
  • Work on outside reading project

Day 24 (Monday, March 3)

Agenda

  • Group poetry presentations

Homework

  • Work on outside reading project

Day 23 (Friday, Feb. 29)

Agenda

  • Happy Leap Year!
  • (Mr. Hatten absent)
  • Turn in Outside reading assignment #3
  • Poetry test moved to Friday, March 7
  • Graded reading/work day
  • Bring your book

Homework

  • Outside reading assignment #4 due next Friday

Day 22 (Thursday, Feb. 28)

Agenda

  • Poetry packet reading of poems

Homework

  • Outside reading assignment #3 due tomorrow!

Day 21 (Wednesday, Feb. 27)

Agenda

  • MIDTERM GRADES TURNED INTO OFFICE
  • Create outside reading porfolio folders
  • Reading time for 20 minutes
  • "Mother To Son"

Homework

  • Outside reading assignment #3 due Friday
  • Read selected poems for tomorrow

Day 20 (Tuesday, Feb. 26)

Agenda

  • Teacher directed late start day (school begins at 10:15 a.m.)
  • Poetry in rap music day
  • Take a look at rapper Eminem's video of his song: "Lose Yourself."   Eminem's rapping features strong assonance and consonance in his poetry to create a rhythm and tone.

Here's Kanye West.  Kanye has two common poetic devices he uses in his music.  Can you name them?

Kanye West's mother died in 2007.

Here's another of his rap songs, "Diamonds from Sierra Leone ".  Again, listen for his poetic forte:

Old school rappers had a different poetic style.  Check out this old school style by a rap pioneer, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: "The Message"

 

  Homework

  • Assignment sheet #3 for outside reading due Friday.

Day 19 (Monday, Feb. 25)

Agenda

  • Finish poetry terms (now posted on EdLine)
  • Finish 7-step how to read a poem (on EdLine)
  • Read Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken"

Homework

  • Assignment sheet #3 for outside reading due Friday.

Day 18 (Friday, Feb. 22)

Agenda

  • Outside reading assignment #2 due!
  • Poetry terms
  • How to read a poem, part 1

Day 17 (Thursday, Feb. 21)

Agenda

  • Poetry terms
  • More outside reading project work time

Homework

  • Outside reading project assignment #2 due tomorrow!

Day 16 (Wednesday, Feb. 20)

Agenda

  • Graded reading day
  • Bring your outside reading book and read quietly in class for points

Day 15 (Tuesday, Feb. 19)

Agenda

  • What is Utopia?
  • Group work to create utopia
  • Large group utopia discussion
  • Read Vonnegut's short story "Harrison Bergeron"
  • Discuss "Harrison Bergeron"

Homework

  • Bring outside reading book tomorrow
  • Outside reading project assignment #2 due Friday!

Day 14 (Friday, Feb. 15)

Agenda

  • Utopia circle maps
  • "Harrison Bergeron"
  • Outside reading packet #1 due!

Day 13 (Thursday, Feb. 14)

Agenda

  • Hand out more outside reading material
  • Overview and questions about outside reading

Homework

  • Outside reading packet #1 due tomorrow!

Day 12 (Wednesday, Feb. 13)

Agenda

  • Hand out outside reading packet
  • Read outside reading book
  • Did you bring your outside reading book?

Homework

  • Outside reading packet #1 due Friday with parent signature

Day 11 (Tuesday, Feb. 12)

Agenda

  • Slaughterhouse-Five final test

Day 10 (Monday, Feb. 11)

Agenda

  • Hand in book talk sheet
  • Group work/presentations on timeline from Slaughterhouse-Five

Homework

  • Complete book (if you haven't already)
  • Study for test
  • Get an outside reading book

Day 9 (Friday, Feb. 8)

Agenda

  • Book talk with librarian Sara Swenson
  • Fill out book talk sheet during presentation and turn in Monday

Homework

  • Read Chapters 7-10 for Tuesday (test changed Tuesday)

Day 8 (Thursday, Feb. 7)

Agenda

  • (Mr. Hatten ill second half of the day)
  • SAT preparation quiz (3 questions)
  • Class time to read

Homework

  • Read Chapter 6 for tomorrow, Feb. 8

Day 7 (Wednesday, Feb. 6)

Agenda

  • (Mr. Hatten home ill)
  • Read three packets: Bombing of Dresden, Battle of the Bulge, Vonnegut biography
  • Create a double-bubble mind map comparing Vonnegut to Billy Pilgrim
  • Take Chapter 4-5 quiz

Homework

  • Read Chapter 6 for tomorrow, Feb. 7

Day 6 (Tuesday, Feb. 5)

Agenda

  • Daily openers: vocabulary (motif, satire)
  • SAT usage practice quiz (3 questions)
  • Book discussion

Homework

  • Read Chapter 5 for tomorrow

Day 5 (Monday, Feb. 4)

Agenda

  • Take Chapter 2-3 quiz on Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Discuss Chapters 1-3

Homework

  • Read Chapter 4 for tomorrow

Day 4 (Friday, Feb. 1)

Agenda

  • Take Slaughterhouse-Five Chapter 1 quiz
  • Discuss Chapter 1

Homework

  • Read Chapters 2-3 over the weekend for Monday

Day 3 (Thursday, Jan. 31)

Agenda

  • Begin reading Chapter 1 of Slaughterhouse-Five in class

Homework

  • Read rest of Chapter 1 for tomorrow

Day 2 (Wednesday, Jan. 30)

Agenda

  • Check out Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five to students
  • Students may purchase their own copies by Friday for extra credit
  • Use your bookmark with due dates on it to remind you of assignment due dates

Homework

  • Read Chapter 1 for Feb. 1

Day 1 (Tuesday, Jan. 29)

Agenda

  • Welcome to Semester 2!
  • Write three paragraphs reviewing your performance last semester and setting goals for this semester:

1) what was your favorite unit or lesson from last semester?

2) what was most challenging for you last semester?

3) what are two goals you have for second semester and how do you plan to attain those goals?  What specific strategies do you have to accomplish them?