Act 1, Scene 1

The three witches meet on a heath and they conspire to where they shall meet again. They say they will meet with Macbeth after the battle.

Act 1, Scene 2

King Duncan meets a bloodied soldier left in the battlefield. The soldier tells King Duncan about how Macbeth and Banquo are doing in terms of battle, which they are doing tremendously well in. Then, the Thane of Ross meets them and they talk about the battle.

Act 1, Scene 3

Banquo and Macbeth meet the 3 witches and they say the prophecies to Macbeth and Banquo. Then they disappear and the messengers Ross and and Angus meet with them and tell Macbeth that he is Thane of Cawdor. This makes Macbeth and Banquo believe the witches and focus on the bigger prophecy, if Macbeth will be King of Scotland.

Act 1, Scene 4

Ducan meets Banquo and Macbeth and announces that his son Malcolm is now the Prince of Cumberland which means he is the next king. Macbeth is outraged because he believes in what the witches say that he will be King so he will do anything to reach that.

Act 1, Scene 5

Lady Macbeth learns about what happened to Macbeth and the prophecy. She summons her evil spirits to give her power to do what she must to make Macbeth King. Macbeth comes in and is not persuaded by Lady Macbeth to do what they must to King Duncan to become King.

Act 1, Scene 6

King Duncan arrives and talks about the beautiful castle and Banquo says states that it is being haunted. Lady Macbeth is the first to meet them and greets them to bring them inside. King Duncan only wants to meet Macbeth.

Act 1, Scene 7

Macbeth is indecisive if he should keep going with the plan of killed Duncan so he tells his wife that they should no longer do it. Lady Macbeth still persuades Macbeth by calling him a coward and questioning his love to her. Macbeth then changes his mind and decided to kill Duncan.

Act 2, Scene 1

Banquo and his son are seen walking in the courtyard and Banquo is thinking about the witches. He asks Macbeth, when he comes, about the prophecy and how he feels about it. Macbeth tell him that he does not thinking of it and Banquo leaves. Macbeth then talks to himself about what he is about to do, which is kill King Duncan.

Act 2, Scene 2

Lady Macbeth has ringed the bell and so Macbeth goes into Duncan’s room to kill him. Macbeth comes back out with the daggers and bloody hands talking about what he has done, he is know in disbelief of what he has done. Lady Macbeth then tells him to put the daggers back to the guards but Macbeth refuses causing Lady Macbeth to do it herself. She comes back out with bloody hand and the daggers put back with the guards.

Act 2, Scene 3

Macduff and Lennox arrive at the castle to meet King Duncan and Macbeth meets them with the Porter. Macbeth goes into the chamber to see that Duncan has been murdered. Macbeth and Lennox go in and Macbeth kills the guards saying that his passion of seeing the King’s killers was what was driving him to kill them. Malcolm and Donalbain then agree to run to England and Ireland to make their lives safer.

Act 2, Scene 4

Macbeth has now been crowed king and Donalbain and Malcolm have run away making them suspects of their father’s murder.

Act 3, Scene 1

Macbeth has been crowned and is thinking about Banquo’s connection with the witches. Macbeth then asks for 2 men at the gate to kill Banquo and Fleance while they ride in the afternoon. He persuades them into thinking Banquo is the enemy.

Act 3, Scene 2

Lady Macbeth and Macbeth angry that they are feeling bad about killing Duncan and taking his throne. And Macbeth is saying that he wants to kill Banquo and Fleance.

Act 3, Scene 3

A third murderer is hired by Macbeth to kill Banquo, Fleance and the 2 murderers after the deed is done. They kill Banquo but Fleance flees as his father screams and the third murderer kills the other 2 murderers.

Act 3, Scene 4

Macbeth finds out that Banquo is dead but Fleance has run away. He has 2 hallucinations about Banquo on the dinner table this causes the guests to run off by Lady Macbeth. Lady Macbeth then says that he needs to sleep it off. Macbeth then says that he will meet the 3 Weird Witches again to see if he will keep what he has.

Act 3, Scene 5

He meets the witches end they give him 2 more prophecies. 1. Beware of MacDuff 2. Don’t be afraid of anyone born from a woman 3. You will be good until the Dunsinane Woods go to Dunsinane Hills. Then the witches leave.

Act 3, Scene 6

2 Lords meet to discuss the weird coincidences that happened to make Macbeth King. So the 2 lords plan to tell Macduff that it was Macbeth who killed Duncan and Banquo.

Act 4, scene 1

Macbeth is told Macduff has fled to England. So Macbeth plans on killing everyone in Macduff’s family.

Act 4, Scene 2

Lady Macduff was talking to Ross about how Macduff has gone to England and was told by a messenger that there is danger to kill her but she hesitates saying she has done no harm. This causes the murders to have time to capture Lady Macduff and kill everyone in the castle who are then killed by the murderers.

Act 4, Scene 3

Macduff arrives and Malcolm tests his trust with his army and passes. Ross comes and delivers the news of Macduff”s family’s death. So the prepare them selves for battle with anger with them.

Act 5, Scene 1

A doctor witnesses Lady Macbeth sleep walk. As she sleep walks she reveals all of the murderers she has helped with, Duncan, Banquo, and Lady Macduff. The doctor says its not curable and she does not need a physician.

Act 5, Scene 2

Scottish rebels are waiting for Malcolm’s army and they hear that Macbeth is held up at his castle. So they are ready to attack Macbeth.

Act 5, Scene 3

Macbeth is angry and telling to himself that he will be okay until the forest goes to Dunsinane. He is rude to his generals telling them to not fear about the army of Malcolm. The doctor comes and says Lady Macbeth has to take care of herself and Macbeth is angered.

Act 5, Scene 4

The army arrives at Birnam Woods and Malcolm orders the men to cut branches to disguise them selves and trees.  Which signals Macbeth’s death.

Act 5, Scene 5

Macbeth finds Lady Macbeth suicided and is wondering what he will do now.  A messenger comes and says the woods are moving so Macbeth says he will die valiantly.

Act 5, Scene 6

Malcolm’s army gathers and they throw down their leafy camouflage.

Act 5, Scene 7

Macbeth meets a young man and fights with him. Macbeth kills the man and says he can still win without a man born not from a woman.

Act 5, Scene 8

Macduff fights Macbeth without shields and Malcolm and the rest of the army go into the castle and find out that Siward’s son has died and Macduff is missing. Macduff kills Macbeth and Malcolm is crowned king but Fleance like the prophecy says, will become king.

Tuff Time

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

March 19, 2015

From the first 3 chapters, I can see some major differences between the Socs and Greasers. Such as, the fact that the Greasers stay on the East side of town and the Socs stay at the west side of town. And also the Socs seem to be a lot meaner and as the term as Cherry used “sophisticated” and Greasers “feel more violently”. So from the first 3 chapter I see that the Socs and Greasers are very different in terms of lifestyle and the way they act.

Are there any connections to can make to any of the characters and/or their situations?

March 19, 2015

From the first 3 chapters, I have made some connections to the situations that the Character in “The Outsiders’ have had. Such as Sodapop having the horse that wasn’t his. I have had friends that have cool stuff and when I was younger I would hang out with a friend who had a rocket ship that I really wanted. And whenever I went to his house I would always fight for the rocket because I thought it was always mine. Another connection is that when Ponyboy was screaming his head off and forgot that Cherry and Marcia were right there listen to them. I have had conversations with people that get me really frustrated and I forget, sometimes, that a guest or a bystander may be standing or sitting right next to me.

March 23

Why do you think Johnny killed Bob?

He killed Bob because Johnny was beat up by Bob a while back and he was the one that traumatised him. And as he said if he ever gets jumped again he will kill the one who jumped him.

What could have been some alternatives?

One alternative is that he could have just threatened to kill Bob but not actually do it. Another was he could have fought Bob, knocked him out, and ran away with Ponyboy.

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

Because before he ran away from Darry he was having the best of times with Cherry Valance, Marcia, and Johnny in the movie theater. And that changed into something that basically ruined his life and now he is forced into this situation which is hard for him. So during his time his Cherry he thought that it was the best time every like gold, but now the gold has left thus reciting the poem.

Who is innocent? Who has experience? (Think about all characters)

I think the innocent person here is Ponyboy because he was drowning in the fountain while the Socs were beating him up. Also his family, Sodapop, and Darry, are also innocent because they did not know what happened with Ponyboy until after Bob died. As for experience, I think Dally definitely has some experience of murder from New York so he is able to help Ponyboy and Johnny. It also seems that Johnny has some experience with this situation, being the one with the idea to change their hair and have a disguise.

March 25, 2015

1. What is the difference between Cherry Valance the Soc and Cherry Valance the dreamer?

Cherry Valance the Soc is a person who hangs with her boyfriend Bob and with other Socs. She also buys a lot of things and does only think about herself. Cherry the dreamer on the other hand is a person who lives simply, with what she has. She does not like fighting and wants to stop it.

2. Are Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally heroes? Why? Why not?

The 3 boys are heroes because they did nothing wrong. The reason Johnny killed Bob was to protect Ponyboy and the reason Ponyboy ran with Johnny was to save him from the fuzz. And Dally hit Ponyboy to save him from the fire. From what these boys say, the things they did was wrong but what they did for was for the good and that is why they are all heroes.

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

We can tell Darry truly cares for him by the way he shouts at him. He shouts at him at times where parents are worried about their own children, when they are out late, and when they don’t know where they are. He also does not hate Ponyboy because in Chapter 6 he cried when he was in the hospital not because he saw Ponyboy but because he was sorry that he hit him.

March 26, 2015

1. Write about what you understand about Cherry’s line “I could fall in love with Dallas Winston. I hope I never see him again or I will.”

What Cherry means by that is she is in love with Dally. But because of the social separation she will not be able to fall in love with him. And also the fact that she has/had a boyfriend makes Cherry have a limit on her relationship with him.

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

By realizing this he now knows that there is a middle ground between the 2 groups. There is a person who does not want to be a part of this fighting, or this problem between the 2 groups. And also for the fact that he hates guys with green eyes like socs, it does not mean that all people who are socs are all bad. There are some like Randy and Cherry that hate fighting that are good, and they just want to live life to the fullest, simply.


Sept. 4, 2014

Active Sentence: An active sentence is a sentence which has the subject in front of the verb. This sentence also uses stronger words. An example is, “Vero hit the mountain hard.” From the book “The Ether: Vero’s Rising”

Passive Sentence: A passive sentence is the opposite of an active sentence, it has the verb in front of the subject and sometimes it doesn’t have a subject. It also uses more vague terms. An example is, “There was nothing small about it.” From the book “The Ether: Vero’s Rising” this sentence has the verb “was” in front of the subject “it”, we also don’t know what “it” is.


Sept. 22, 2014

Commas: A comma is a type of punctuation that can be used to add non-essential parts to a sentence such as “My brother, Martin, is 5 years-old.” It can also be used to join 2 independent clauses with a conjunction, such as “I would run my beep test today, but I would rather do it tomorrow. And like the first example it can also introduce someone for example, “Jonah could you get that pencil for me?” It can also be used in lists. You cannot use commas when you are joining 2 dependent clauses with a conjunction. And you cannot use it when seperate an independent and dependent clause.


Oct. 7, 2014

Dialogue Punctuation: When using dialogue you always make an indent and create a new paragraph when a new speaker is talking. There are tow kind of dialogue, uninterrupted and interrupted. Interrupted is when dialogue is stopped and is separated by a comma. For example,

“Hey mom,” I shouted, “I need to go to the mall later.” Uninterrupted is when it is not stopped. For example,

” Sure, John, but you need to be at home by ten,” mom replied. To stop dialogue you usually use a exclamation point, question mark, or comma. Rarely is a period used.


Tenses Table:

Tenses Table

Oct. 16, 2014

Sentence Types Summary:

While watching the video I learned about the different types of sentences, simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex.


– A simple sentence is also called an independent clause, it is a complete clause it has to make sense, it contains a subject and a verb. For example, “The teacher stared at Andrew. “Does not need an object

– A compound sentence is a sentence that contains 2 independent clauses (or complete sentences) They are connected by a coordinating conjuctions: FAN BOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) For example, “The bus pulled into the station but didn’t collect any passengers.”

– A complex sentence it is made up of several clauses or parts. One of these clauses is the Main Clause which says the main idea in the sentence. It is also an independent clause. There will also be one or two more which are called Subordinate Clauses which give extra information about the Main Clause (what is happening). The Subordinate Clause cannot make sense on its own. 

– Subordinating Conjunctions can be used at the beginning, middle ,or at the end of the sentence. Such as: after, although, as, as if, as long as, as much as, as soon as, as though, because, before, even, etc. When using these words are always complex sentences. 

  • For example, “ Although he was well fed, the dog howled.”, “The dog howled although he was well fed.”, “The dog, although he was well fed, howled loudly,”. “Although” which is a subordinate conjunction can be put anywhere, it does not need a comma.
  • “Although the cat has just eaten, the cat paced back and forth in front of the fish bowl,  hungrily staring at my goldfish.”

– Ways to make complex sentences: Start with 2 adjectives, Start with a ‘ly’ word, Start with a ‘ing’ word, End with a ‘ing’ word, Sandwich technique, Prepositional phrase, Start with a conjunction, End with a conjunction, Simile.

– Subordinate Clauses are incomplete sentences and need commas afterwards. 

-Compound-Complex sentences have at least 2 main (independent) clauses and at least one subordinate (dependent) clause. For example, ‘“Although I like to go camping, I haven’t had the time to go lately and I haven’t found anyone to go with.”

Tenses Notes:

There are 3 different tenses Past, Future, and Present. Past Tense is when something has happened before. Verbs in this type of sentence are usually ended with a ‘ed’. For example, I walked to school this morning this is the Simple Past Tense. Future tense is when something will happen in the future. The verbs in these sentences are usually after the word ‘will’. For example, I will walk to school later this is the Will-Future tense. Lastly, the Present tense is when something is happening in this moment. Verbs in this tense usually end with a’ing’ for example, I am walking to school now this is the Present Progressive Tense. But when talking about one person you usually end it with an ‘s’ for example, Mark walks to school everyday. Also when talking about one ore more person who don’t for example, Mark and John walk to school everyday. This is the Simple Present Tense it is used when talking about something happening frequently.


Quarter 1

Reading SMART Goal:

To finish reading at least 5 books by the end of this quarter, my evidence is my reading log.

Writing SMART Goal:

To revise and edit my writing pieces at least 3 times, my evidence is how many times I print out the piece to edit by hand.


Goals Presentation Rubric and Grade


Quarter 2

Reading SMART Goal:

To finish reading 10 books by the end of the quarter or more my evidence is the reading log and the dates of when I finished the book.


Writing SMART Goal:

To revise and edit my writing pieces and saving each draft separately at least 2 or 3 times, my evidence is how many drafts are saved in my LA folder.


Work Habits Rubric:

Work Habits Quarter 2


Quarter 2 Goals Presentation

Quarter 2 Goals Rubric and Grade


Quarter 3

Reading SMART Goal:

To finish reading 25 books in total by the end of the quarter and with at least 7 different genres of books.


Writing SMART Goal:

To save drafts of my writing pieces and hand-edit at least 1 piece of writing by the end of the quarter.


Goals Presentation Rubric:

Goals Presentation Rubric Q3


Quarter 4:

Reading SMART Goal:
By the end of the fourth quarter, my goal is to read 35 books in total with at least 10 different genres of books. My evidence is my Reading Log and the genres I put my books on with dates on when I finish each one.

Writing SMART Goal:

By the end the fourth quarter, my goal is to edit at least 1 writing piece by hand as well as saving the drafts that I have for each writing piece. My evidence is my scan of my writing pieces.


May 27, 2015

Q4 Work Habits Rubric


June 3, 2015

Q4 Presentation Rubric


Sept. 4, 2014:

Using our journals, we brainstormed short stories about ourselves. Some stories were about gross and uncomfortable stories and some were stupid or dumb things that we did. We shared the stories to our partners and they gave us a helpful tip to make the story better like adding more detail or telling us describe the scene more. We also learned about different types of hooks and conclusion that were effective in giving the reader more interest in the story such as humor, suspense, reflective, and irony. For our stories, we used planners to plan our story so we know the lesson, some sensory details we can use, the events in the story, and characters. We had also used these planners to help plan the story of the short stories “I Confess” and “The Follower” so we had experience with them already.



Writing Formative Assessment:

Writing Formative Embarrasing Story Final Draft

Personal Narrative Summative:

Personal Narrative Summative


Nov. 13

Essay Jigsaws:

Legalize It

Stay Home Moms


December 9, 2014

Persuasive Essay Summative:

Nuclear Weapons Summative Essay


March 4, 2015

Summaries of The Giver and House of Scorpion: Summaries (Theme)


April 30, 2015

The Outsiders Writing Piece

The Outsiders Stickies


Sept. 4,2014:

Reading Log

Trackers Here:

“The Follower” Tracker

“I Confess” Tracker


Popularity Formative Assessment


My First Conk Assessment:

My First Conk Page 1

My First Conk Page 2


Reading Summative Assessment:

Reading Summative


Jan 5, 2015

PSA Rubric:

PSA Rubric


Jan. 6, 2015

Formative Reading Assessment (Andy Rooney)


Jan 19, 2015

Q.2 Reading Summative


March 18, 2015

Rubric and Stickies

Sticky Notes

Book Club Five Traits



May 27, 2015

Reading Summative

Wonder Words Wall


The Ether: Vero’s Rising by Laurice E. Molinari

dowser-it is a job that excavates for material inside the earth, but they don’t use any scientific apparatus.

fledgling-a young bird who has just learned or is learning how to fly.

haughty-arrogance in that the subject is better.


Agatha Christie “The Unexpected Guest” Adapted as a novel by Charles Osborn

verdant-green with grass or other rich vegetation


Sneak by Evan Angler

inoculating-it is to treat with a vaccine to cure someone


Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

obfuscation- something that is obscure or confusing

sonde-an instrument or probe that automatically tells where it is and what is surrounding it

complicit- involved with others in an activity that is unlawful or wrong

bivouac- a temporary camp without shelter usually used by the military

boughs- a tree’s main branch

Osage- an American Indian formerly living the in the valley of the Osage River in Missouri

esotaric- intended for only a small amount of people to understand with specific traits


The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand

skunking- beating someone overwhelmingly in a game

feelers- an antennae that an animal uses for touch and searching for food


TEN by Gretchen McNeil

isthmus-a land bridge with sea at either side, used as a link between two large pieces of land

garret- the top floor like an attic

mar- weaken the appearance

waterlogged- to be flooded with water

oscillating- in a rhythm, swing back and forth

poignant- to recall a bad feeling or event


The House of Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

eejits- Scottish for idiot

tetanus- an infection that causes spasms to the muscles

bleating- a sound a goat or sheep make

guiless- no guilt, innocent

opium- drug that comes from an opium poppy

creosote bushes- a bush in Mexico and when boiled can be made into a lotion

skulking- to be unnoticed

ibises- a long bird with a curved down beak

convents- a place where Christian nuns work and live

curandera- a healer who uses old medicines

honeysuckle- a shrub that grows on cliffs and are collected as a fragrant

maquiladoras- a factory in Mexico that belongs to another country, and exports to the country of origin

laudanum- a narcotic painkiller that uses opium

Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick

esquimau- eskimo in archaic

mottled- marked with patterns of spots and slashes.

essayist- a person who writes a lot of essays

fulminate- to express great anger or determination

revulsion- a sense of disliking something and disgust

Cherub: Class A by Robert Muchamore

clout-a heavy hit using you hands our with a hard object

vindaloo-a type of curry that is very hot and spicy

extradition- ti hand over someone for a crime

polystyrene- a resin used as light foam

paraphernalia- a variety of articles used for a certain activity

Giver Vocab Test: Giver Vocab Test

CHERUB: Maximum Security by Robert Muchamore

dishevelled- untidy, disorganised

yobs- a British term meaning rude and noisy youth

dozy- being lazy

plimsolls- a light rubber shoe used in sports

dungarees- a British type of clothing used for work and casual wearing

extradited- to hand over a person to the country he or she is from used for foreign arrests

May 13, 2015

“The Outsiders” Vocab

The Mysterious Benedict Society Mr. Benedict’s Book of Perplexing Puzzles, Elusive Enigmas, and Curious Conundrums

Tamil- a dialect spoken in India
Graverdiggers by Christopher Krovatin

ideating- to form an idea

inauspicious- a very unsuccessful possibility

faux- a model, man-made

poultice- a moist material used to relieve soreness and inflammation to a wound