English H2- Today in class we took a quiz on chapter 8, discussed chapter 7 and part of 8 and did the vocab for chapter 9. In period one we started to discuss some romantic poets, but we didn’t quite get to that in period two.
Homework: 1) Read Chapter 9 2) AoW #3 due on thursday 3) SLVPA and SLVPN sentences due tomorrow
English 12- Today in class we took a quiz followed by a discussion on the two articles about television and its effects. Then we listened to a poem by Neil Gaimen and listened to a song by his wife Amanda Palmer both relating to the effects of technology on our lives.
Homework: 1) AoW due Thursday
Today was the first due date on our rolling schedule, and most people got theirs in on time. If your essay was turned in before the start of school Monday, it is graded and figured into your average on the printout given to you Monday in class.
Your essays are due two weeks from your scheduled appointment with me. If you rescheduled, then it is due from the date we met. I wrote that updated date on your original pass at the end of our meeting.
If you didn’t come to your scheduled conference, your essay is still due two weeks from that original appointment. If you’re not sure when that is, ask me. A late paper will lose 10%, ten points, each day it is late. This is your biggest single grade so far, so don’t fail to do it.
A final note: please do not hand in as a final version your original draft with little to no change. You will not score the same as the original. I expect to see a solid consideration of my feedback in your final draft, as well as all errors in mechanics eliminated.
Dearest English Nerds!
English H2- Today we spent a large portion of the class going over SLVPA and SLVPN sentences for our grammar lessons. Then we moved into discussion of chapter 6 of Lord of the Flies
Homwork: 1) Read Chapter 8 2) Vocab Chapter 9 3) AoW #3 4) SLVPA and SLVPN sentences for Wednesday 5) Blog post if you haven’t done so by 6 am tomorrow morning.
English 12- Today we read as much of pages 48-63 as we could in class.
Homework 1) Finish up to page 63 for a quiz in class tomorrow 2) Make a blog post by 6 am tomorrow 3) AoW due on Thursday 4) Read Crack in the Box and the Plug in Drug for class tomorrow 5) If your essay was due today make sure it gets in today!
Greetings English Nerds!
This is this weeks AoW: Making Time: Can we teach kindness?
This AoW will be due on THURSDAY not Friday due to the holiday and early release drills.
English H2- Today in class we discussed the Article of the Week and then finished discussing Chapter Five.
Homework: 1) Read Chapter 7 for Monday 2) Blog post by tuesday 3) AoW due by friday
English 12- Today in class we did a rotating group work activity to create class notes for pages 31-48 of Fahrenheit 451
Homework: 1) Read Crack N The Box and The Plug in Drug by Tuesday 2) Post a comment on the blog by tuesday at 6am 3) Anyone who didn’t meet with Miss Harris about their college essay or This I believe essay have their final drafts due on Monday 4) Aow #3 due next friday
What about the novel, that we have come across so far, bothers you the most either about the characters and the plot in itself, or because it so closely mirrors things that are going on today?
At the start of the novel, Bradbury included the follwing quote:
If they give you lined paper, write the other way. -Juan Ramon Jimenez
Why do you think he included this before the novel begins?
What would you do if you were one of the characters stranded on the island?
What character do you believe should be leader of the boys on the island?
English H2- Today in class we had some extra SSR time in order for students to ask questions about their Critical Responses, SVDOOC sentences, and other assignments. After that, we broke independantly looked for two important aspects of chapter five and then discussed those quotes with a partner.
Homework: 1) Aow #2 due tomorrow 2) SVDOOC sentences due tomorrow 3) Any due work is due tomorrow 4) Blog post by 6am Tuesday
English 12- Today we read pages 31-48 in Fahrenheit 451.
Homework: 1) Aow #2 due tomorrow 2) Blog post by 6 am on Tuesday 3) All make up work due tomorrow