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2018-19 INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS (TOC)

The interactive notebook will be your main collection of work that you will be doing in our class.  It will contain most of your assignments.  Almost all class work and homework will be done in this notebook.  I would like you to know that I see your notebook as an extension and reflection of you and your learning; therefore, your best effort should go into creating a great notebook.  Represent yourself well. This notebook may count for the majority of your grade, so those students with low quality notebooks may not pass.  Quality is a very important aspect of this notebook.  Your work should be done correctly with attention to appearance as well as content.

 

ENGLISH:

Please see Interactive Notebook criteria sheet.  Number your interactive notebook front to back.  Do not skip pages.

ADD EXTENSIONS AS NEEDED

 

Page/Assignment Name/ Date

 

 

SEMESTER 1

 

1. Table of Contents (TOC)

2. Table of Contents (TOC)

3. Table of Contents (TOC)

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6. Table of Contents (TOC)

7. RAP 2 

8. Parent Letter (PRINT AT HOME)  Top/Side Glue

9. Interactive Notebook Top/Side Glue

10. Active Reading Criteria and Active Reading Worksheet  (PRINT AT HOME)  Top/Side Glue

11. Academic Paragraph/ Thesis Criteria Sheet (PRINT AT HOME)  Top/Side Glue

12. Mindwrite/Character Analysis Criteria Sheet and Worksheet (PRINT AT HOME)  Top/Side Glue

13. Habits of Mind Handouts (PRINT AT HOME)  Side Glue 

14. Habits of Mind Handouts (PRINT AT HOME)  Side Glue

15. Habits of Mind Handouts (PRINT AT HOME)  Side Glue

16. Habits of Mind Handouts (PRINT AT HOME)  Side Glue

17. Habits of Mind Notes

18. Depth and Complexity Criteria Sheet

19. Graded Habits of Mind Card Quiz 

20. Thesis

21-26. Epistemologies/ My Beliefs Handouts and Notes (What I See When I Close My Eyes) 

27. What I See When I Close My Eyes Film Answers Returned

28.My Beliefs Reflection HW Retuned

29-39.  Utopia/Dystopia The Giver Active Reading Notes (if using post its, move them into the notebook when we finish)

40-41. Mindwrite Draft Jonas

42-43. Mindwrite Draft Giver

44. Literary Circle Criteria Sheet

45-47.Literary Circles

48. Literary Circle The Giver Ch 1-11

49. Literary Circle The Giver Ch 12-22

50-54. Depth and Complexity Notes The Giver

55-59. Four Worlds The Giver

60. Habits of Mind Jonas

61. The Giver Card Quizzes

62. Animal Farm, Daniel’s Story & The Giver Unit : Utopia/Dystopia: Deconstructing “Truths” Criteria Sheets (Print at Home)  

63. Socratic Seminar Pages (Print at Home

64-65. Active Reading/Four Worlds Notes on Context of the Holocaust and 1917 Communist Revolution (Computer Research) 

66. Mindwrite Draft Notes Snowball

67. Mindwrite Draft NotesNapoleon

68. Mindwrite Draft Notes Daniel

69. Mindwrite Draft Notes Erika

70-73. Active Reading Notes/ Literary Circle Drafts Animal Farm

74-77. Active Reading Notes/ Literary Circle Drafts Daniel’s Story

78-80. Depth and Complexity Notes Animal Farm

80-83. Depth and Complexity Notes Daniel’s Story

84-87. Four Worlds Notes Animal Farm

88-90. Four Worlds Notes Daniel’s Story

91-92. Utopia/Dystopia Notes and Project Notes

93-95. Habits of Mind, Growth Mindset, Grit Animal FarmNotes 

96-98. Habits of Mind, Growth Mindset, Grit Daniel’s StoryNotes 

99-101. Socratic Seminar Notes 

102-104. Manifesto! Drafts and Notes

105. Current Event #1 The Giver(turn in on separate sheet)(

106.  Current Event #2 Animal Farm (turn in on separate sheet)

107. Current Event #3 Daniel’s Story (turn in on separate sheet)

108-118. Journal Entries: Put date you write journal

119. Manifesto Graded Rubric 

120-125. Returned Graded Mindwrites

126-130. Returned Grades Literary Circle Summaries

131. Socratic Seminar Graded Rubric 

132. Card Quizzes 

133-137. Utopia Project Questions/Group Slide Prep and Notes

138. Graded Utopia Project Rubric if returned 

139. How to Write a Film Review Criteria Sheet (Print at Home)

140-142. Defiant Requiem, DUNKIRK, Darkest Hour (Choose one)  Film Review Notes and Graded Review: Top Glue over notes 

143-148. Three Novel TRAWNotes 

149-154 ANIMAL FARM RAPS

155-156. FInal Prep

157-158. Student Led Conference Prep 

 

 

 

SEMESTER 2

 

159. MLK " I HAVE A DREAM " Notes

160. Kafka Graphic Novel Assignment 

161-169. Kafka: The Metamorphosis NEW STYLE Literary Circle Notes 

170-174. Existentialism Notes/Metamorphosis Novel Active Reading Notes Bad Faith/Anguish/Anxiety 

175. Gregor Samsa Mindwrite Draft Notes

176. Gregor Samsa Mindwrite Graded

177. Metamorphosis Exam Prep

178. Metamorphosis Exam Graded

179-185. 2nd Semester RAPS

186. WHO IS WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE? MALALA? Notes

187. Hamlet/Malala/Socratic Seminar Unit Handout

188. Hamlet/Hero’s Journey/Depth & Complexity Packet

189-191. Malala Hero's Journey tracking

192-194 Hamlet Hero's Journey tracking

195-200. Gertrude/Claudius/Ophelia/Polonius/Laertes Depth and Complexity Character Tracking

201-204. Four Worlds Hamlet

205-209. Four Worlds Malala

210-220. Hamlet Five Acts Daily Active Reading Notes

221-230. Malala Daily Active Reading Notes

235-240. SOCRATIC SEMINAR Prep: Debate Mindwrite Live Rubric/Criteria Sheet

241-247. Literary Criticism Analysis Project Handout and Notes (Marxist, Feminist, Psychoanalytic, Postmodernism)

248-249: Thematic Connection Notes

250: Notes on Islam

251-252: READING LOGS

253-256: Notes on Film: Islam Empire of Faith

257-260. Notes on He Called Me Malala Film

261-264. Notes Compare and Contrast Film Review Essay

265-  FINAL PREP NOTES!

 

You will be tracing ISLAM in History 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK TABLE OF CONTENTS

The interactive notebook will be your main collection of work that you will be doing in our class.  It will contain most of your assignments.  Almost all class work and homework will be done in this notebook.  I would like you to know that I see your notebook as an extension and reflection of you and your learning; therefore, your best effort should go into creating a great notebook.  Represent yourself well. This notebook may count for the majority of your grade, so those students with low quality notebooks may not pass.  Quality is a very important aspect of this notebook.  Your work should be done correctly with attention to appearance as well as content.

 

ENGLISH:

Please see Interactive Notebook criteria sheet.  Number your interactive notebook front to back.  Do not skip pages.

ADD EXTENSIONS AS NEEDED

 

Page/Assignment Name/ Date

 

Table of Contents

159. MLK " I HAVE A DREAM " Notes

160. Kafka Graphic Novel Assignment 

161-169. Kafka: The Metamorphosis NEW STYLE Literary Circle Notes 

170-174. Existentialism Notes/Metamorphosis Novel Active Reading Notes Bad Faith/Anguish/Anxiety 

175. Gregor Samsa Mindwrite Draft Notes

176. Gregor Samsa Mindwrite Graded

177. Metamorphosis Exam Prep

178. Metamorphosis Exam Graded

179-185. 2nd Semester RAPS

186. WHO IS WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE? MALALA? Notes

187. Hamlet/Malala/Socratic Seminar Unit Handout

188. Hamlet/Hero’s Journey/Depth & Complexity Packet

189-191. Malala Hero's Journey tracking

192-194 Hamlet Hero's Journey tracking

195-200. Gertrude/Claudius/Ophelia/Polonius/Laertes Depth and Complexity Character Tracking

201-204. Four Worlds Hamlet

205-209. Four Worlds Malala

210-220. Hamlet Five Acts Daily Active Reading Notes

221-230. Malala Daily Active Reading Notes

235-240. SOCRATIC SEMINAR Prep: Debate Mindwrite Live Rubric/Criteria Sheet

241-247. Literary Criticism Analysis Project Handout and Notes (Marxist, Feminist, Psychoanalytic, Postmodernism)

248-249: Thematic Connection Notes

250: Notes on Islam

251-252: READING LOGS

253-256: Notes on Film: Islam Empire of Faith

257-260. Notes on He Called Me Malala Film

261-264. Notes Compare and Contrast Film Review Essay

265-  FINAL PREP NOTES!

Get To Know Your Teacher: Mr. Brian L. Jacobs MFA


Brian Jacobs grew up in Southern California and has been teaching GATE English and Humanities for twenty-seven years in both K-12 and college settings. Along with teaching English, he has been a Gifted and Talented Coordinator. He is 49, lives in Pasadena and has been married for 13 years to Thye, a Professor of Nursing and a Nurse Practitioner. After graduating with his BA in English Brian began teaching and ventured into studying towards a Master’s degree in Women Studies & a Master of Fine Arts in Writing & Poetics (where he was the assistant to the Poet Allen Ginsberg) while also earning his Teaching Credential in English. During this time he walked half way around the world (No!  Really?) while on a peace pilgrimage with Buddhist monks commemorating WWII visiting Europe, the Middle East, India and South East Asia. He returned a few years later to walk though India with the same monks to commemorate the anniversary of Gandhi’s famous Salt March.  He went back to India in the summer of 2017. Brian is also a three time Fulbright Scholar, which has allowed him to study in Brazil, where he studied its water issues; China, where he studied its vast 10,000 year history; and Japan, spending time to participate in a case study in one of its small towns near the Japanese Alps. He had also earned a National Endowment of Humanities grant to China, studying its philosophies and histories while living in Xi’an. He subsequently participated in a grant from Fund For Teachers visiting South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho, plus earning other various grants that have taken him to places all over in the United States. He teaches teachers at a university in Fuzhou, China every summer under a grant from SABEH for the last five years. Last summer marked his 22nd trip to China and where he also visited Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, India, Nepal and Malaysia.  He also earned an Earth Watch grant to the rainforest of Ecuador, to study climate change and caterpillars. He continues to love travel and has taken students all over the world to places like The South Pacific, China and all over Europe where he will JUST returned with his students this last June 2018! He has been to over 105 countries and had visited all 50 states.  He will take the Model United Nations students to New York this November.  He loves to visit New York City, London, Paris and Amsterdam the most, but has a soft spot for Machu Picchu, Iceland and Easter Island.  His current hobbies include practicing Yoga, taking Ballet, vegan cooking, travel, politics, activism for many causes, reading, concerts/shows/plays, watching reality TV, as well as fostering his “addictions” collecting music from Radiohead (Wow!  He got to meet them last summer for they were on his plane home from abroad) to anything 80’s, to championing his obsession with Ai Wei Wei & Keith Haring’s artworks. His favorite films are Get Out, Forks Over Knives, Evil Dead II, Wings of Desire, Dancer in the Dark, Tarnation and Pedro Almodovar's, High Heels. He loves to read authors of health, philosophy, education and fiction like Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron, Jonathan Kosol, Dr. Michael Gregor, Kurt Vonnegut, Lao Tzu, Albert Camus, Leo Tolstoy, DH Lawrence, Oscar Wilde, Michele Foucault and Jean Rhys.  He STILL believes his students are all~WONDERFUL BEAUTIFUL HUMANS!!! He wants you to have a fabulous 2018-2019 school year and soak up the intense growth.

 

Sites about his pilgrimage around the world:

http://teeksaphoto.org/Archive/Exhibits/95PilgrF/AshesLightPDFs/00Cover_Contents_Foreword.pdf

http://fqa.quaker.org/types/t02-endwar.html

 


 

TRAVEL!
TRAVEL!

Mr. Jacobs in CTA Educator Magazine

Mr. Jacobs' 2018-2019 Documents: Stay tuned for updates
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Mr. Jacobs' 2017 Archived Docs: Old Stuff!
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Mr. Jacobs' 2016 Archived Docs: More Old Stuff!
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MR. JACOBS: GATE/HIGHLY GATE MAGNET 7TH HONORS ENGLISH

MODEL UNITED NATIONS HEADED TO THE BIG APPLE THIS NOVEMBER 2018!


 

CORE LITERATURE FOR GATE ENGLISH 7

The Giver by Lois Lowry (Any Ed)

Animal Farm by George Orwell (Any Ed)

Daniel's Story by Carol Matas (Any Ed)

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Bantam Classic Edition

Hamlet by William Shakespeare Folger Edition

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai Regular Edition, Not watered down edition

COLLECTIONS

 

Lit/Film Class (only)

BEOWULF

THE OUTSIDERS

GATE MAGNET WEBSITE

California Common Core Standards

California Gifted and Talented Standards

Bell Schedule Link

GRIT! Jacobs' Earthwatch Grant in Ecuador Studying Caterpillars
GRIT! Jacobs' Earthwatch Grant in Ecuador Studying Caterpillars
The First Public School House in America
The First Public School House in America
YOU ARE ALL WONDERFUL BEAUTIFUL HUMANS!
YOU ARE ALL WONDERFUL BEAUTIFUL HUMANS!

THE LY'ON ZONE! CHECK OUT JOURNALISM'S ONLINE NEWSPAPER

THE LY'ON ZONE!
THE LY'ON ZONE!
HIGH FIVE!
HIGH FIVE!
MODEL UNITED NATIONS 2019
MODEL UNITED NATIONS 2019

MODEL UNITED NATIONS HEADED TO LONDON/PARIS 2019!

Sign up today @ explorica.com/Jacobs‐4237

Project Based Learning
Project Based Learning
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FIELDTRIP!
FIELDTRIP!
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Interdisciplinary Practice with History
Interdisciplinary Practice with History
One with Nature! Interdisciplinary
One with Nature! Interdisciplinary
Model United Nations Trip to New York City
Model United Nations Trip to New York City 12/16
Interdisciplinary Practice with History
Interdisciplinary Practice with History
GIZA, EGYPT 2019
GIZA, EGYPT 2019
EGYPT 2019
EGYPT 2019
KAFKA'S PRAGUE 2018!
KAFKA'S PRAGUE 2018!
Iceland 2018!
Iceland 2018!
ICELAND 2018!
ICELAND 2018!
India 2017!
India 2017!
Varanasi, India 2017!
Varanasi, India 2017!
Kathmandu, Nepal 2017!
Kathmandu, Nepal 2017!
Hong Kong 2017!
Hong Kong 2017!
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Halong Bay, Vietnam
TIBET
TIBET
Shanghai Disneyland
Shanghai Disneyland Summer 2016
Keith Haring Radiant Baby: JACOBS' FAVORITE ARTIST
Keith Haring Radiant Baby: MY FAVORITE ARTIST

THANK YOU! YOU ARE ALL WONDERFUL BEAUTIFUL HUMANS!

Thank you to everyone that donated this year!  Please continue to donate as the year progresses.  Great job.  You really are helping out all students.