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About VRBurton

Educator, Facilitator, Lifelong Learner, Mother, Daughter, and Friend. I am an English Teacher, Business Teacher, Computer Science Teacher, Louisiana Computer Using Educators Teacher of the Year, Jefferson Parish Distinguished Digital Leader, & Techno Geek who is trying to improve education one tweet, blog, and wiki at a time.


You will need to COMPLETE your paperslide movie if you haven’t done so already. I am a little disappointed that it has taken us so long. So far, I only have 1.5 videos completed. Each group will be given 15 minutes to complete the last minutes clean ups so that videotaping can be done. We will completing the Macbeth today and tomorrow.

Today’s do now is to select 1 of the topics from the Supernatural questions to complete. Compose a meaningful response to the prompts on the paper. Please include examples to support your viewpoint. These examples can come from your life or movies/books that you are familiar with. Those of you with an ePortfolio will post to your blog/journal.

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Posted by on September 29, 2013 in Curriculum


Modern day pilgrimage

Create a pilgrim for our Modern Day Canterbury Tales.

Here is a cheat sheet to help you. 

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Posted by on September 16, 2013 in Curriculum


Wednesday, 9/10

Today we begin our journey into the Medieval period. Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales” introduces us to characters from his time that are all on a journey/pilgrimage. They took part in a storytelling contest on their way to Canterbury.

Chaucer’s Tales starts off with a prologue that describes each character and gives us insight into how true feelings about each. Your mission is to take a character card and locate text that supports the mini bio provided for each character. With your shoulder partner you will need to help create a class Book of Pilgrims.

Posted from WordPress for Windows Phone while I was on the go…

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Posted by on September 10, 2013 in E4


Tuesday, Aug 26

Beowulf predictions

Begin Book.

Begin reading Beowulf

Discuss Senior Project

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Posted by on August 26, 2013 in E4


Monday, Aug. 25

English IV

Anglo Saxon Notes

Read pages 3-9 in the Holt Reader

Homework: Study Notes

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Posted by on August 25, 2013 in Curriculum


Wednesday, August 21

Do Now:  Students will define unknown vocabulary words using context clues

Obj1:  RI4 – Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text…

Act2: We will read and take notes from the Holt Reader about the Anglo Saxon period

Obj2: RI1 – Compare literary forms of major literary periods.

Act2: Students will identify the characteristics that make Gilgamesh part of the Anglo Saxon Period

Obj2: RL2 – Students will identify the characteristics of the Anglo Saxon period

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Posted by on August 21, 2013 in AP, E4


Tuesday, 8/20

Do Now and Do Later:  Students will complete a pre-test for this course that requires them to complete multiple questions

Act2: Students will check notes from yesterday’s story, Gilgamesh

pics from week 1 class

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Posted by on August 20, 2013 in AP, E4