Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Future!....

1. What are your current plans about what you will do after your senior year?
      As of now I plan on going to college for Engineering and Computer Science. I believe that these two things will give me a wide variety of job opportunities after college. The reasons for choosing these two topics is that i have always been fasinated in how things work why they work the way they do and why they look the way they do I decided on compuer science because it would help with Engineering and because I like computers.
2. What specific things are you going to do to help you reach that goal?
      Right now I am taking introduictory  Engineering classes and i'm hoping that i can find some compuer classes also I will be looking out for college scholarship opportunities.
3. What do you feel you need most out of this year of English to help achieve that goal?
      organization skills, planing skills, and and skills that involve working with groups.

Friday, May 12, 2017

A midsummer's night dream act 1

In Athens greece there is a duke(Theseus) who is going to get married to Hippolyta then there is Egeus who is the father of Hermia, Hermia loves Lysander and Lysander loves Hermia back, Demetrius loves Hermia and her father wants Demitrius to marry Hermia but Hermia doesn't love Demetrius. Hermia's friend(helena) loves Demetrius but Demetrius is trying to ignore her.
scene one
Egeus comes it with Hermia, Lysander and Demetrius. Egeus tells Hermia that she has to marry Demetrius or die, Theseus tells her that she has a third option become a nun Hermia rejects this and Theseus gives her time to think while he talks to Egeus and Demetrius. Lysander comes up with a plan to run away to his aunt 7 leagues away from Athens Hermia agrees and they plan to sneak off in the night and meet in the forest. Hermia And Lysander talk to Helena and tell them about their plan to run away, after Hermia and Lysander leave Helena comes up with a plan to tell Demetrius about the plan to run away hoping this will get Demetrius to like her.

Also in Athens there is a group of construction workers planning to put on a play at Theseus's wedding. Quince a carpenter and the director of the play, Bottom a weaver, Flute a bellows mender, Snout a tinkerer, Snug a joiner and Starveling a tailor.
Scene 2
Quince gets the group together to hand out roles for the play. Bottom asks what play they're doing and Quince tells them that they are doing the play of Pyramus and Thisbe. Quince gives Bottom Pyramus- Thisbe's lover who kills himself because he thought Thisbe was dead but he keeps asking if he can be another character. Flute is given Thisbe but he doesn't want to be it at first. Snout is Given the "Wall", Snug is given the part of the lion, and Starveling is given to play the part of "moonshine". Quince tells them to meet that night in the forest to rehearse so no one can hear them.

If I compared myself to one of the characters in the play it would be Flute because even when he's forced to play a part he doesn't want to he still will do it as best he can.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Romeo & Juliet mock trial

The Romeo and Juliet mock trial was the parents of Romeo and Juliet(Lord and Lady Capulet, Lord Montague) vs Friar Lawrence.
The friar was accused of spiritual malpractice and 2nd degree manslaughter. The first day of the trial the prosecution called their witnesses to the stand: Lord capulet, lady capulet, Nurse, The prince, Friar lawrence, Lord Montague and Benvolio, The second day of the trial the defence took their turn calling up witnesses: Lady Capulet Lord Capulet Nurse Friar Lawrence The prince and Benvolio. After this the jury was excused to go make their verdict and Friar Lawrence was found guilty of 2nd degree manslaughter and not guilty of spiritual malpractice. he was sentenced  to 5 years in jail for the 2nd degree murder.

My role of in the trial was to be a witness as The prince and part of the jury before the trial I looked through The prince's lines to see what kind of answers I should use in the questioning of my character and During the trial I payed attention to the evidence from both the defence and the prosecution and decide the verdict of the case and answered questions from both the defence and the prosecution.as a witness.

What is do differently next time is take people that didn't know the story of Romeo and Juliet as jury because I think that might of influenced the verdict just slightly and have the witnesses make a list of how their witness feels about certain subjects so it is easier to answer questions during the trial also I would have the defence and prosecution learn up the rules of court a little more and learn what type of questions help them and what kinds hurt them and maybe have a different type of trial to see who is more responsible for Romeo and juliet's death Friar Lawrence or the parents, Nurse and maybe even Prince.

I learned that Friar Lawrence may not have made the best decisions but neither did most of the other characters in the play, and while friar was found guilty of second degree murder there were others who should be held just as responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet, Etc Nurse Lord and Lady capulet Lord and Lady montague as well as the prince all made bad decisions that led to the death of Romeo and Juliet so Friar Lawrence probably shouldn't have been the only on that was quilty.

I'd grade myself as an A- because I didn't do great as a witness and had a hard time answering questions and  don't think I quite gave the answers that the prince in the play would have given. but took  a lot of care to make the right decision as the jury even though I was asked to be jury after the trial was nearly over. overall I thought i did fairly well considering hafting to switch characters halfway through because I didn't know how to answer the questions for friar lawrence.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Romeo and Juliet scene 2

  1. Ben explains to Lord Montague. how the fight started.
  2. Ben & L.M. talk about how depressed Romeo is.
  3. Romeo tells ben that he is sad with love because a girl doesn't like him back.
  4. Ben & Romeo talk about the troubles of love
  5. Ben tells Romeo to try find love with other girls
  6. Paris asks Lord Capulet if he can marry his daughter, Juliet.
  7. L.C. invites Paris to a party
  8. L.C. gives the servant a list of people to invite to the party.
  9. The Servant asks Romeo to read the list.
  10. Ben learns the Romeo's love is Rosaline.
  11. Ben & Romeo decide to go to the party so ben can show Romeo some other women.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Cupid & Psyche and Beauty & the Beast

Which story did you enjoy reading more, and why?
  1. Beauty and the Beast because it is refined to a specific topic  

Which story do you believe is more worth reading? Why?

  1. Cupid and Psyche because  it has similarities to not only Beauty and the Beast but several disney movies as well

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

tornado myth

Back in the days of gods, demons, and heroes there lived a great Dragon who, unlike other dragons, was not greedy or evil but kind and wise. He lived in a grand castle on the great plains of the earth. He was considered so wise the gods sometimes asked him for advice and men revered and worshiped him.
     Now Zeus saw this and was not pleased because all manner of beings that he had created had left him for the knowledge of the wise dragon. Zeus knew he could not kill the dragon as it would become a martyr and he would likely be overthrown because many of the gods looked up to the dragon for guidance in their troubles.
     He needed people to become afraid and remember that dragons are dangerous creatures. He came up with a plan to anger the dragon and have the people become scared so that the gods would have no choice but to kill the dragon.
      Zeus spent all his spare time thinking of how he would execute his plan. So much so that even the other gods grew worried and asked him what was troubling him. 
     “Me, troubled? No, I’ve just got a lot going on right now,” Zeus lied in a distracted tone.
     “Okay, if you say so,” replied Poseidon, his brother, leaving him to his thoughts.
    After much thought, Zeus finally had a “foolproof plan, as the mortals call it,” thought Zeus. His plan was to have one of the troublesome winds of the prairie steal the Dragon’s fire crystal; which allowed him to talk as well as breathe fire when needed. Simultaneously sending a prophet to declare: “the Dragon will lose his ability to speak and is becoming evil and will destroy us all.”
     So Zeus set his plan into action sending both the fairy and the prophet each to do the instructions they had been given. When the crystal was returned to him, he sent it to be buried deep underground in the vast prairie.
     Once completed, Zeus’s plan worked even better than he had dared hope. The men became suspicious and wary of the dragon. And upon finding that his ability to speak was gone, the once revered dragon became bitter and angry, vowing to destroy all who were responsible.
     Upon hearing this, Zeus sent a messenger to place the blame of the stolen crystal on the mortals that had turned away from Zeus for the knowledge of the dragon.
     As soon as the dragon heard this, he declared that, even without his flame, he would destroy all created by of men and beasts.
     The gods, torn with indecision, finally chose to defend the mortals from the dragon, knowing that his wrath would not stop even after destroying all manner of living things. 
 After a long and hard battle, the gods manage to defeat the dragon and cause him to disappear. What they didn’t know was that the dragon realized he had been tricked and vowed to destroy the gods and everything they had created.
     You can still see the dragon today. He spends his time searching mostly from early spring to late fall—searching for his crystal. His appearance is now a swirling cloud of dust and debris, and he is called by his name, “Tornado”.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

English Outline

Report Outline

Subject: Tornado

  1. Introduction
    1. The most interesting fact about your topic:
      1. Tornadoes rotate at speeds of about 200 miles per hour but only move at about 10 to 20 miles per hour 
    2. Where or when  your audience might have encountered your subject in the past:
      1. during early or late summer during strong storms
    3. The three topics your paper will cover:
      1. what are they
      2. what causes them
      3. Characteristics
    4. Thesis Sentence (e.g. “Though you may have seen [subject] in the past, it’s also important to know about its [Topic I], [Topic II], [Topic III], to really understand and know it.
      1. Though you may have seen Tornadoes in the past, it’s also important to know what they are, what causes them, and their Characteristics to really understand and know it.

  1. Topic I: What are tornadoes
    1. Fact #1
      1. " A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground".
        1. Hyperlink: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/tornadoes/
    2. Fact #2
      1. "Three out of every four tornadoes on Earth occur in the United States".
        1. Hyperlink: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/oklahoma-tornado/about/1-just-how-many-tornadoes-hit-the-u-s-yearly
    3. Fact #3
      1. A tornado when it hits the ground roars like a train
        1. Hyperlink: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/tornadoes/
    4. Analysis:
      1. What is the connection between these three things?
        1. how to identify tornados
      2. How do they help us to understand you subject?
        1. to help understand what they are

  1. Topic II:
    1. Fact #1
      1.  The most violent tornadoes come from supercells
        1. Hyperlink: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/tornadoes/
    2. Fact #2
      1. many tornadoes seem to appear between the hours of 3:00pm to 9:00pm, 
        1. Hyperlink:http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/oklahoma-tornado/about/5-when-are-tornadoes-most-likely-to-form/
    3. Fact #3
      1. "Tornado season begins in early spring for the states along the Gulf of Mexico. The season follows the jet stream"
        1. Hyperlink:http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/tornadoes/
    4. Analysis:
      1. What is the connection between these three things?
        1. The
      2. How do they help us to understand you subject?

  1. Topic III: Characteristics
    1. Fact #1
      1.  Wind Speed - The wind speed of a tornado can vary from 65 to 250 miles per hour.
        1. Hyperlink:http://www.scienceclarified.com/Ti-Vi/Tornado.html
    2. Fact #2
      1. Twisters are usually accompanied or preceded by severe thunderstorms and hlgh winds. Hail is also common.
        1. Hyperlink:http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/tornadoes/
    3. Fact #3
      1. Once a tornado hits the ground, it may live for as little as a few seconds or as long as three hours.
        1. Hyperlink:http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/tornadoes/
    4. Analysis:
      1. What is the connection between these three things?
        1. knowing what tornadoes look like and what they do
      2. How do they help us to understand you subject?
        1. what there like and how they work

  1. Conclusion
    1. What are the main things from this essay that your reader should remember in general?
      1. Tornadoes can be dangerous but they are a piece of nature so we should admire the power and strength of them
    2. How should/might the reader react differently or think about next time s/he encounters your subject?
      1. take the necessary precautions to stay safe around tornadoes
    3. Why?
      1. In 2011 1,704 confirmed tornadoes killed 553 people in the U.S.