Head Outta the Book

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Head Outta the Book

Wednesday, April 9

Eng H2: A pasage quiz on the chapter. Read chapters 2-3 for tomorrow. Lots of good stuff for a reader response or two.

Eng 12: A lesson on rhetoric: ethos, pathos, and logos. More time to be choosing a topic.

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Tuesday, April 8

Eng H2: You did an expert jigsaw on topics in Book 2. Read chapter one of Book Three for tomorrow.

Eng 12: We began the AoW Research and Discovery Project¬† in the English Resource Room, where we will be until May 2. Once you select your topic from this year’s AoWs, you are to use the KWWL¬†organizer to guide your research.

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No AoW this week

There is no AoW for the week of 4/7. We will resume AoWs after break.

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Friday, April 4

Have I really forgotten to post since Monday? Crazy week. Sorry.

Eng H2: A great day of discussion (on AoW and reading), then in first period we began to work on the allusion of the Loadstone Rock. No new reading for Monday.

Eng 12: A discussion on finding books you love, followed by an AoW discussion. Today, I must say, the best part was the last part of class when we went to the IB art exhibit. Wonderful work, especially by two of our own, Erin Willis and Chelsea Clark.

Finish the book for Monday.

All students: All back work and one pagers are due Monday, April 7. No exceptions.

Regarding finding high interest books FOR YOU: In second period, I made a list of the hot titles that students loved and couldn’t put down. Unfortunately, I lost the list, so please use the comment section on this post to list titles of books that you loved.

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All 1984 Fan Fiction Graded

All papers have been graded now. Pleas go to turnitin.com and read the feedback I gave you on the paper, in general comments, and on the rubric.

They were fun reads. Thanks. And thanks for your patience.

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Monday, March 31

Eng H2: Today was a reading day, with chapters 19-20 due tomorrow. Tuesday, we will cover all four chapters, 17-20.

Eng 12: The first part of the period, you read the article on North Korea and EMPs, turning in a statement of claim based on the article and three bullets of information from the article to support that claim. The second half of the period was used for reading tonight’s assignment, chapter nine (251-290).

Sorry for the confusion with the schedule. I forgot that Day 163 was actually two chapters, 9 and 10. Read 9 tonight and 10 tomorrow night.
Rest of the week:
Thursday, Chap 11
Friday, Chap 12

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AoW 21: The price of knowledge

AoW 21

This is the last AoW of the third quarter and is due by Thursday night, April 3.

If you are going to makeup any earlier AoWs, they are due by Monday, April 7.

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Thursday, March 27

Eng H2: Ms Vymislicky did a lesson with you on writing with precision. Keep these techniques and the things I went over last week about topic sentences in mind as you write you next piece of analysis. Read chapter 16, “Still Knitting” for Friday.

Eng 12: Zombies were on the menu today, specifically which states would best survive a zombie apocalypse and how does that information translate to surviving in a post EMP world. No AoW tonight. The next reading assignment is Chapter eight for Monday.

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Tuesday, March 25

Eng H2: All caught up in our discussions, we continue reading tonight with Chapter 14. No AoW this week.

Eng 12: Some good discussion on topics associated with Chapter six. No new reading tonight, but it might be a good night to catch up or get ahead.

If you are liking this genre of literature, affectionately known as SHTF or TEOTWAWKI, I present a few of the titles I enjoyed after reading One Second After: 77 Days in September, Holding Their Own, Patriots, Lights Out, and Alas Babylon.

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Monday, March 24

Eng H2: We looked at the use of stone imagery in “The Gorgon’s Head”. Read chapters 12-13 tonight.

Eng 12: We covered chapter five, in various ways, today. Period 4 did a jigsaw on John as an American hero, period 5 discussed things in general, and period 7 discussed the impact of the executions.Because so few had actually read the assignment, period 7 was incapable of having a meaningful discussion.
Read chapter 6 for tomorrow.

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