Story Line Act 1 Scene 1: The setting was very dark and there was lightning. There are 3 witches on a heath and they were talking about when they are going to make the predictions.

Act 1 Scene 2: King Duncan said that Macbeth and Banquo fought well in a battle and he would be named the Thane of Cawdor instead of the Thane of Glamis. Macbeth would be named the Thane of Cawdor and all the land that goes with it but Banquo doesn’t get anything. Macbeth’s best friend is Banquo. King Duncan’s sons are Malcolm and Donalbain.

Act 1 Scene 3: Macbeth and Banquo was walking when suddenly 3 witches stopped them. The witched said that Macbeth will become Thane of Cawdor and that Banquo’s kids will become Kings or Scottland. Later on, the soldiers really did tell them the things that the witch has predicted. Macbeth now has this new title and he seems to be very intrigued.

Act 1 Scene 4: King Duncan said that his son Malcolm will become the Prince of Cumberland. Macbeth has just been named the Thane of Cawdor but now he is unsatisfied because a prince(Malcolm) is higher than a thane(Macbeth).

Act 1 Scene 5: Lady Macbeth receives Macbeth’s latter of saying that he might be the King. Lady Macbeth summons the evil spirits and now wants to kill King Duncan so that Macbeth and she will become King and Queen since King Duncan is going to their castle the next day.

Act 1 Scene 6: King Duncan goes to the castle and says that the air smells really nice but really the smell is rotten just like the people inside it (Lady Macbeth). Lady Macbeth greets him and they go into the castle together.

Act 1 Scene 7: Macbeth doesn’t really want to kill King Duncan but Lady Macbeth told Macbeth that is he doesn’t, then he is a coward and he does not love her anymore. At last they plan to kill King Duncan by getting the 2 guards drunk and stab King Duncan when he is asleep.

Act 2 Scene 1: Macbeth meets Banquo but Macbeth doesn’t want to talk about what the 3 witches had predicted. Macbeth then goes into a soliloquy (when a person thinks out loud) before he goes inside and kill Macbeth. Then the bell rang which is a signal for him to kill King Duncan.

Act 2 Scene 2: Macbeth then goes and kills King Duncan and comes out really scared. Lady Macbeth then smears all the blood and put the daggers on the drunk guards hands saying that they were the ones that did it.

Act 2 Scene 3: A person opens the door for the guards and the guards realise that King Duncan was murdered. After that, everyone else in the castle comes and knows that King Duncan was murdered but nobody knows that it was Macbeth and Lady Macbeth who did it. At last, Donalbain and Lennox separated and left.

Act 2 Scene 4: This is a transition scene and it just Macduff tells Ross that Macbeth would be the new King/leader. People think that Donalbain and Lennox were the people who killed King Duncan because they were the ones that ran away.

Act 3 Scene 1: Now, Macbeth is starting to get really evil and would do anything to become King. He has a feeling that Banquo knows that he was the one that murdered King Duncan because Banquo is the only one that also knows about the 3 witches. Macbeth also doesn’t want Banquo’s son to be King, as the 3 witches prohesised.  Macbeth will try to kill Banquo and his son.

Act 3 Scene 2: Macbeth is starting to have bad and terrible dreams. He is starting to be very evil and has many evil thoughts in his head.

Act 3 Scene 3: Macbeth sent 2 people to kill Banquo. Then a 3rd man came in that was also sent by Macbeth. When Banquo walked passed, the 3 murderers jumped out and killed Banquo. But couldn’t kill his son, his son fled. At last, the 3rd murderer killed the original 2 murderes, to make sure nobody knew except for himself and Macbeth (part of the plan).

Act 3 Scene 4: Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and some other people are eating supper together. Macbeth suddenly sees the ghost of Banquo and hullucinates. He starts speaking to himself and starts going crazy. Then, everybody left and Lady Macbeth tells Macbeth that he just has lack of sleep. At last, they leave the dinner table and goes to sleep.

Act 3 Scene 5: Macbeth goes to the 3 witches and asks them for advice. The 3 witches were boiling potion(to create trouble) and they told Macbeth that he needed to beware of 3 things. 1. Continue what you are doing(killing people) and you have to beware of Macduff. 2. Do not be scared of any man born of a woman (beware of people that are born c section). 3. The forest will move closer to your castle. At last, the 3 witches disappeared and Macbeth has a lot more confidence because he knows what is going to happen next (the witches are tricking him).

Act 3 Scene 6: Lennox and this other guy suspects that Macbeth is the murderer. Macduff fled to England with Malcolm to build an army so they can come back and become King(take over Macbeth), because Macduff thinks that Macbeth murdered King Duncan. Of course, Macbeth doesn’t like that idea so now Macbeth is going to murder Macduff’s family.

Act 4 Scene 1:

Act 4 Scene 2: Lady Macduff and her son found out that Macduff fled to England. She is very mad and tells her son that Macduff is dead and he is a traitor but his son challenges her and says he’s not dead and not a traitor. They go into a small argument but then 4 murderers come. They murdered both Lady Macbeth and her son.

Act 4 Scene 3: Macduff meets Macolm in England and Macolm is afraid that Macduff is sent from Macbeth. So Maclolm pretends to want to overthrow Macbeth’s throne to test Macduff’s reaction. Through this test, Malcolm then learned that Macduff i a good person and not sent from Macbeth. Macduff hears about the news that his whole family was murdered by Macbeth. Malcolm and Macbeth wants to get revenge on Macbeth.

Act 5 Scene 1: Lady Macbeth’s servant reported to the doctor that Lady Macbeth has been going mad and sleep walking. The doctors goes to the castle and saw Lady Macbeth sleep walking. Lady Macbeth was washing her hands from the blood of people she has murdered. She admitted out loud that she murdered King Duncan, Banquo, and Macduff’s family. The doctor and the servant heard this but they will not say anything about it.

Act 5 Scene 2: The Scottish army(lead by  are going to join with the English army(led by Macduff and Malcolm) to fight with Macbeth. Macbeth right now is in the castle with his army planning to fight the Scottish army and English army.

Act 5 Scene 3: Macbeth is inside the castle preparing for the battle. He puts his armour on and is very confident because of what the witches has told him. The doctor comes along and says there is no cure for Lady Macbeth.

Act 5 Scene 4: The armies are going towards the castle and Malcolm said that each of the soldiers should use a branch for camouflage in the woods of Birnan. This fulfils what the witches said about the woods moving closer to the castle.

Act 5 Scene 5: Macbeth is preparing for the battle and hears a scream. It was from Lady Macbeth before she jumped off there roof and died. Later on, a guard tells Macbeth that the woods of Birnan are moving closer to the castle. Macbeth gets mad at this and says he is ready to fight.

Act 5 Scene 6: Malcolm and Macduff arrives close to the castle and throws of their camouflage layer(branch) and prepares to attack.

Act 5 Scene 7: Young Siward (soldier)challenges Macbeth to a fight and Macbeth easily kills him.

Act 5 Scene 8: Macduff comes into the castle to find Macbeth and challenges him to a fight. Macbeth is very confident and said that he is afraid of no man born of a woman. But then Macduff said that he was not born of a woman. He was untimely ripped from his mother’s womb. Macbeth knows he screwed up because he interpreted the witches prophecies wrong. At last, Macduff kills Macbeth with a sword and Malcolm is crowned King of Scotland. (The person in the end of the movie was Fleance. Banquo’s other son).



Frame Analysis Exemplar



Macbeth Adjective Story


Active voice is when you put the subject before the verb in a sentence. Example: John drove a car.

Passive voice is when you put the verb before the subject or no subject at all. Example: The car was driven by John.


September 23, 2014


When to use:

– When separating our phrases

– When using a conjunction to link 2 independent clauses together

– When you’re addressing a person

– When making list

– When you have more than one adjective modifying a noun

– After introductory phrases

When NOT to use:

– When separating 2 independent clauses with no conjunction

– After the conjunction

– When separating a dependent and independent clause with a conjunction


October 6, 2014

Punctuating Dialogue

– Keep the punctuation in the quotation mark.

ex. “Hey!” not “Hey”!

– An uninterrupted speech needs quotation marks only at the beginning and the end.

ex. “You’re so mean! You stole my cookie!”

– Start a new paragraph each time the speaker changes.

ex. “What’s up,” said Fred.

“The sky,” replied Billy.

“Okay,” said Fred.

– When only two people talking you do not have to keep using their names.

ex. “What’s up.”

“The sky.”


– Always put a punctuation in the inside of the dialogue.

ex. “That kitten is so cute,” yelled Bill. (exclamation mark)

“The sky is blue.”(period)

– Use commas before quotation marks.

ex. Billy said, “Hi Sam.”(notice hi is also uppercase)


October 16, 2014

Tenses Table


May 13, 2015

The Outsiders Vocabulary Quiz



Quarter 1 Reading Goal:

To read more than 6 books this quarter. Evidence: Reading Log

Quarter 1 Writing Goal:

Make less grammar mistakes while writing. Evidence: Conventions on rubric ME.


Quarter 2 Reading Goal:

To read more than 6 books this quarter but they have to be more challenging. Evidence: Book titles on Reading Log and Wonder Words Wall.

Quarter 2 Writing Goal:

Improve on sentence fluency, work on sentence structure and have more sentence variety. Strategy: Use WPP Online and working with Ms. Bevear. Evidence: Sentence Fluency on rubric ME.


Quarter 2 Work Habits


Quarter 2 Work Habits


Quarter 2 Goals Presentation Rubric


Quarter 2 Goals Rubric


Quarter 3 Reading Goal:

To read more than 6 books this quarter but more than half of the books must not be NF Informational. Strategy: Check out more fiction books from the library because most of the books at my home are NF Informational. Evidence: Book titles on Reading Log

Quarter 3 Writing Goal:

To improve and add more word choice variety to my writing while still working on my sentence fluency. Strategy: Use at least 5 words from my wonder words wall in each of my writing pieces and also working with Ms. Bevear. Evidence: Word Choice and Sentence Fluency on Rubric ME.


Quarter 3 Goals Presentation Rubric


Quarter 3 Goals Presentation Rubric


Quarter 4 Reading Goal:

I will read at least 9 books of different genres by the end of Quarter 4. I will keep track of the books I read on my reading log. I will achieve it by consistently reading 25 minutes per night. I can easily read 25 minutes per night so by the end of Quarter 4, I should be able to finish at least 9 books. 

Quarter 4 Writing Goal:

I will continue to improve on word choice by updating my wonder words wall every week. I will measure this by writing down 5 new words I learned for each book I read on my wonder words wall. I will achieve this by updating my word wall every week. This is realistic because 5 words per book is not a lot and I think I can reach my goal by the end of the quarter. 



Quarter 4 Work Habit Rubric



Quarter 4 Goals Presentation Rubric


We have been analysing at different types of text by using a Personal Narrative Tracker. We brainstormed/mind mapped our ideas of personal stories and embarrassing moments and learned how to explode the moment. Then we wrote our planned our own personal narrative by using a planner and I find it very helpful. Lastly, we had some practice on how to write a hook and conclusion.


Reading Comprehension Popularity Formative


Personal Narrative Formative Final

Personal Narrative Formative Final RUBRIC


Personal Narrative Summative Final

Personal Narrative Summative Final RUBRIC


Simple, Compound & Complex Sentences

Simple Sentences is also called an independent clause, contains a subject and a verb, and it expresses a comped thought.

ex. The teacher(subject) stared(verb) at Andrew(object).

Compound Sentences refers to a sentence made up of two independent clauses (or complete sentences) connected to one another with a coordinating conjunction. Coordinating Conjunctions are FAN BOYS: For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So.

ex. The bus pulled into the station, but didn’t collect any passengers.

Complex Sentences are made up of several parts or clauses. At least one of these will be the Main Clause which contains the main information in the sentence. There will also be one or more Subordinate Clauses which give extra information about what is happening. The Subordinate Clauses cannot make sense on its own. Subordinate clause can come at the beginning of the sentence, at the end of the sentence, split in two, or sandwiched in the middle.


Although he was well fed(subordinate clause), the dog howled(main clause).

The dog howled (main clause) although it was well fed(subordinate clause).

The dog(main clause), although he was well fed, howled loudly(subordinate clause).



Persuasive Essay Argument Paper Jigsaw

Persuasive Essay Legalise It Jigsaw



Euthanasia Summative Assessment



Dystopian Novels Summary and Rubric



The Outsiders Essay Summative Assessment Rubric

The Outsiders Essay Post-It Notes



Reading Log

Personal Narrative Tracker Follower

Personal Narrative Tracker Confession


Reading Comprehension Popularity Formative

Reading Comprehension My First Conk Formative

Reading Comprehension Chinese Cinderella Summative


Euthanasia PSA


Reading Comprehension America the Not-so-Beautiful Formative

Reading Comprehension My ‘Reprehensible’ Take on Teen Literature Summative


8 Traits of Conversation Rubrics

Phoenix Rising Sticky Notes 1

Phoenix Rising Sticky Notes 2

Categorize Sticky Notes 1

Catergorize Sticky Notes 2


Tuff Times 3/19/2015

1. Are the Socs and Greasers really that different? Why? Why not?

I think that even though there may be some similarities between the Socs and the Greasers, I think that they are still 2 different and distinctive groups of people. This is because the Greasers are from the East side and are much poorer than the Socs. Also they don’t get the resources that the Socs get. Cherry also mentions that the Greasers have a different set of values and are more emotional than the Socs. The Socs are so cool to the point that they don’t feel anything anymore.

2. Are there any connections you can make to any of the character and/or their situations?

I can definitely make a connection to Ponyboy when he decided to leave home. I have heard about these stuff on TV and seen many of these situation in movie films. Being yelled at and choosing the decision to leave home and not return is a very big decision because you are basically risking your life. This is why I can totally feel how Ponyboy is feeling when he leaves home and finds Johnny.

Tuff Times 3/23/2015

3. Why do you think Johnny killed Bob?

Johnny had to kill Bob because firstly, Johnny said that he would kill any Socs that jumped on him, and secondly, his friend Ponyboy was drowning in the fountain so Johnny had to kill Bob.

4. What could have been some alternatives to killing Bob?

I think some alternatives is to have a fist fight with the Socs and say that it is not right to drown Ponyboy. If this doesn’t work then killing should be the only option.

5. What do you think in Ponyboy and Johnny’s situation prompted  Ponyboy’s recitation of “Nothing Gold Can Stay”?

I think that because they are feeling insecure going to the abandoned church. It is just like saying nothing good can last forever. This is because if the church was the gold that meant it wouldn’t stay much longer because according tot the poem, nothing gold can stay.

6. Who is innocent? Who has experience?

I think Ponyboy is innocent because he didn’t really do anything wrong but he always get in trouble and has to deal with really mean Socs. I think Dally and Cherry Valance have the most experience because Dally always does illegal things (bad things) and Cherry Valance is a spy, which means she has probably experience a lot of things from the Socs’ perspective.

7. What is the difference between Cherry the Soc and Cherry the dreamer?

The think Cherry the Soc is like Cherry being really mean and nasty and being with her boyfriends. Cherry the dreamer means like her being the double agent which means she is on the Greasers side.

8. Are Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dallas heroes? Why? Why not?

I think Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dallas are all heroes because they were very brave when they went into the church that was on fire to save the little children. Even Jerry the teacher said that they were really brave and that he hadn’t seen many boys like them in a very long time. Like they were sent from heaven.

9. How do we know Darry does truly care for Ponyboy?

We know that Darry does truly care for Ponyboy when Darry showed up in the hospital with soda pop that day. Also, Darry explained to Ponyboy that the things he said was misinterpreted because what he had meant was that he was very worried and not he was very angry.

10. Write about what you understand about Cherry’s line in the book that we marked about her loving Dallas Winston “I could fall in Love with Dallas Winston,” she said. “I hope I never see him again, or I will.” Pg 37

I think Cherry could fall in love with Dallas Winston because she truly loves Dally(despite him being a Greaser), that’s why she agreed to be a spy for the Greasers in the first place. She also said that I hope I never see him again because maybe she is afraid that other Socs will be suspicious and start realising that Cherry is in love with Dally. However, she says that “or I will” because Cherry knows that Dally is the person she really loves and wants to see Dally again.

11. In realising that Cherry has green eyes, what does this signify for Ponyboy and his understanding of people and the world?

When Ponyboy found out that Cherry has green eyes, in the beginning of the book, he said that he didn’t like people with green eyes. But now, after he met Cherry, Ponyboy feels that people with green eyes aren’t that bad and that eye colour juste represents different personalities. For example, Darry and Dally who are strong and brave have icy blue eyes. Johnny who is scared and nervous have black eyes. Cherry who have green eyes, isn’t that bad after all.



Quarter 4 Reading Assessment

Wonder Words Wall

dogmatic=stubbornly opinionated


surreptitious=stealthy, secret


serendipity=having good things by accident

reminisce=remember the past  

defiant=rebellious harbinger=sign of something to come; hint

divulge=reveal; make known

charisma=charm, personality

remorse=deep regret

induce=lead, influence, initiate

yield=give up, surrender

stricken=troubled, seriously affected

cosmic=related to the universe

relentlessly=unceasingly intense

strewn=be scattered or spread widely untidily over a surface

mast=metal pole that holds sails on a boat

marvel=wonder or astonishment; marvellous

scuttle=quick pace

stipulate=demand or specify

Every Living Thing By: Cynthia Rylant

trudged=walk slowly with heavy steps

zinnias=an American plant

commending=praise formally


The Simple Gift By: Steven Herrick

cannery=a factory where food is canned

crests=a comb

doona=a quilted eiderdown or duvet.

clutter=cover or fill

pub=an establishment for the sale of beer

unworldly=having little awareness of life

veranda=a roofed platform

filtering=a porous device for removing impurities

cobwebs=a spider’s web

bloom=a flower

Horrible Science: Microscopic Monsters By: Nick Arnold

hydrocarbons=a compound of hydrogen and carbon

amoebas=a single-celled animal

microbes=a microorganism

autotrophs=an organism that is able to form nutritional organic substances

hitches=to move

eatery=a restaurant or cafe

bellowing=emit a deep loud roar

Golgi complex=a membranous structure found in plant and animal cells

101 Great Bombers By: Robert Jackson


militated=be a powerful or conclusive factor in preventing

prototype=a preliminary version of a device

power plant=an industrial facility for the generation of electric power

balkan=a range of mountains stretching eastwards across Bulgaria

armament=military weapons and equipment

rearward=directed towards the back

windward=facing the wind

intruders=a trespasser

Wonder By: R.J. Palacio

deformed=not having the normal or natural shape or form


sickened=feel disgusted

fashionista=a designer

bungalow=a low house having only one storey

halter=a strap

incantation=a series of words said as a magic spell or charm

concession=a thing that is granted

intentions=an aim or plan

Euthanasia By: Linda Jackson

active euthanasia=when a person actively cause a person’s death

hippocratic oath=the international code of medial ethics

involuntary euthanasia=this occur without the patients consent

voluntary euthanasia=this is carried out at the request of the person who dies

assisted suicide=when a person provides a patient to kill themselves

The Invention of Hugo Cabret By: Brain Selznick

succession=a number of people

fanned=an apparatus with rotating blades

trance=a half-conscious state

pity=the feeling of sorrow

embossed=carve or mould a design on a surface

reassemble=gather together

American Revolution By: Natalie Pope Boyce


colonial=characteristic of a colony

congress=a formal meeting

propaganda=information that is usually biased

representation=an action of representing

continental=forming or belonging to a continent

The Lightning Thief By: Robert Venditti

undetermined=not determined

sponsors=organisation that pays for or contributes to the costs involving in an event

perished=die in a violent way

panhandled=a narrow strip of territory

fertile=land that is able to conceive young or produce seed.

prophecies=a prediction of the future

The Inner Game of Tennis By: Timothy Gallwey


dogmatically=inclined to lay down principles as undeniably true

casting=an object made by pouring molten metal

detrimental=tending to cause harm

imperfect=not perfect

tendency=an inclination towards a particular characteristic

Middle School The Worst Years of my Life By: James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts

practically=in a practical manner

chuckle=laugh quietly or inwardly

guilt=the fact of having committed a specified or implied offence or crime

explanatory=serving to explain something

Thomas Edison By: Steve Parker

bulb=short for light bulb

amplifier=an electronic device for increasing the amplitude of electrical signals, used chiefly in sound reproduction

charge=store electrical energy in (a battery or battery-operated device)

circuit=a complete and closed path around which a circulating electric current can flow

photoelectric=characterized by or involving the emission of electrons from a surface by the action of light

The Giver By: Lois Lowry 

intrigued=excited one’s curiosity and interest 

palpable=tangible; something that can be touched or felt 

adherence=holding to and following closely 

remorse=a gnawing distress arising from a sense of guilt for past wrongs 

tunic=hip-length or longer jacket 

Phoenix Rising By: Karen Hesse

mutate=to change form

radiation=energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles

grudgingly=in a grudging manner

accumulated=to gather or collect

lethal=deadly; fatal

After By: Morris Morris Gleitzman 

charisma=charm, personality

remorse=deep regret

induce=lead, influence, initiate

yield=give up, surrender

stricken=troubled, seriously affected

cosmic=related to the universe

Who was Mozart? By: Grosset and Dunlap

musician=a person who plays a musical instrument, especially as a profession, or is musically talented

palace=a large and impressive building forming the official residence of a ruler, pope, archbishop, etc

billiards=a game for two people, played on a billiard table

premiere=the first performance of a musical or theatrical work or the first showing of a film

The Pearl By: John Steinbeck

witnessed=a person who sees an event, typically a crime or accident, take place

prophecy=a prediction of what will happen in the future

hopelessness=feeling or causing despair

tension=the state of being stretched tight

shrilly=high-pitched and piercing

Electricty By: Steve Parker

bulb=short for light bulb

amplifier=an electronic device for increasing the amplitude of electrical signals, used chiefly in sound reproduction

charge=store electrical energy in (a battery or battery-operated device)

circuit=a complete and closed path around which a circulating electric current can flow

photoelectric=characterized by or involving the emission of electrons from a surface by the action of light

The Outsiders By: S.E Hinton 

unfathomable=difficult or impossible to understand 

rumble=slang for fight

defiance=bold resistance to authority

loot=slang for money

aghast=feeling great dismay or horror

Holes By: Louis Sachar

supposedly=according to what is generally assumed or believed

failure=lack of success

magnet=a piece of iron or other material which has its component atoms

twitch=give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement

pedal=each of a pair of foot-operated levers used for powering a bicycle or other vehicle propelled by the legs 

Pocket Guide to Stars & Planets By: Ian Morris & Margaret Penston

red giant=an imaginary or mythical being of human form but superhuman size 

Hertzsprung–Russell diagram=a simplified drawing showing the appearance, structure

illumine=light up; brighten

Wonder Struck By: Brian Sleznick

constellations=a group of stars forming a recognizable pattern that is traditionally named

bolt=a large metal pin, in particular

revelation=a surprising and previously unknown fact that has been disclosed to others

exhibition=a public display of works of art or items of interest, held in an art gallery or museum or at a trade fair


March 2, 2015

The Giver Vocabulary Assessment