Posted: May 30, 2018
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Posted: April 23, 2018
Thank you so much for suggesting the MadLib for today's writing prompt. I'm sure Bradley and Aaron will be very happy together... Today, we began our next essay assignment - for this one, you'll be working in pairs, and take turns selecting either an analysis or opinion essay for you and your buddy to dismantle. No due dates yet!
Posted: April 23, 2018
We missed all of our drama folk today...but we could hear the kids cheering all the way down the hallway! There is an Article of the Week for you in the folder (due Thursday), and you have a Reflection due on Friday. Also, remember your non-fiction novel study (which includes your novel notes and 5BQ) are due May 8.
Posted: April 23, 2018
Great job today presenting YOUR take on Act 1...especially where the star-crossed lovers realize they cannot be together. We had everything from JMH & MV to Donald Trump & a Mexican woman! Tomorrow, we'll tackle the prologue to Act 2 (another sonnet!), then we'll get to the balcony scene.
Posted: May 2, 2017
English 9 - periods 1 and 6 - we finished the play today, then tried to determine who you thought was MOST responsible for Romeo and Juliet's fate. Be prepared to write your test tomorrow!
English 9 - period 2 - Hopefully, you were able to select a novel today for your novel study. You'll choose your packet tomorrow!
English 121 - Today, you were assigned an additional "on-your-own-time" novel study. You must select a classic, then (after reading it and making copious novel notes) write a one-page literary essay to prove that the novel you selected either should or shouldn't be considered a classic. The guidelines for a literary essay are included on the assignment page, taken directly from your Grade 12 Standards document. Due date is Friday, May 19.
Posted: April 10, 2017
English 9 - Periods 1 and 6 - Terrific work with Act 1...our star cross'd lovers have finally met! What's next? We'll complete some in-class activities this week as we continue reading in Act 2.
English 121 - This week will be dedicated to establishing your theses for the essay you have selected to write. Remember, ALL parts of the process must be handed in with your final copy next Wednesday, April 19. These include the plan/outline (vetted by a peer and Mr. Hache or Mrs. Corlett), your edited draft, your final copy, and the rubric we co-created. In addition, your Article of the Week is due on Thursday.
Posted: April 3, 2017
English 9 - Periods 1 and 6 - Great job with your iambic pentameter! You can read your work (and that of your peers) in the hallway right outside our classroom. Today, we began Act 1, scene 1 - boy, do these families HATE each other!
- Period 2 - You're now at Act 3! Mr. Hache has a little side-step planned for you tomorrow...
NOTE: Grade 9 course selections are tomorrow. Don't worry - we'll take a few minutes at the beginning of class to give you the run-down!
English 121 - Today, we took a different approach to our Article of the Week, viewing a Ted Talk, instead. This is the link, in case you were absent today: https://www.ted.com/talks/jia_jiang_what_i_learned_from_100_days_of_rejection#t-917590
For Thursday, you must have the Food for Thought section completed (we practiced note-making while we viewed the video in class today). Your Non-Fiction assignment is due tomorrow (Tuesday) (novel notes and a typed One-Pager). In addition, you must have read MLK Jr.'s response piece to the Alabama Clergymen for tomorrow (Tuesday). NOTE: If you were absent today, there is a copy in our class folder for you.
Posted: March 21, 2017
English 9 - Good work with your presentations. These will continue into tomorrow and the next day...then we'll get fired up for some Shakespeare!
English 121 - Today was terrific - you have certainly polished your satirical skills! Tomorrow, you'll be frontloading for Mark Twain, as he's the author of the next satirical essay you'll be reading. Please remember that you have the following up-and-coming assignments due:
Thursday - Article of the Week (it's attached below - thanks, Jillian!)
Friday - Reflection
April 4 - Your non-fiction assignment (novel notes and typed one-pager addressing the Five Big Questions)
Posted: February 14, 2017
English 9 - We will continue to work on gathering information for your MLA-formatted essay. Right now, you're accessing ONLY RELIABLE websites, and making your own notes. That should take a couple of days.
English 121 - Thanks, Colton, for the great Article of the Week (I've attached it to this post). Please have it completed for Thursday.