Posted: February 6, 2013
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English 9 - Today, we worked a few bugs out of our netbooks while setting ourselves up for the next step for our research essays. Back at it tomorrow! English 122 - Today, we reviewed your KWL work, and got started with our reading of Hiroshima. The first section (16 pages) is due for tomorrow. Also, don't forget your reflection for Friday. Thanks!
Posted: January 10, 2013
Eng 9 - Today, you completed your Mock ELPA. Tomorrow, we'll compare & contrast this one to the one you wrote last September. Can't wait! Remember, the Reading Comprehension section will be next Tuesday, Jan. 15 in the morning, Writing I will be Wednesday (Jan. 16) morning and Writing II will be Wednesday afternoon. Eng 121 - In class this morning, we determined that we'd read up to page six of Everyman, making tons of notation in order to direct our discussion tomorrow. Also, we took some time to have a look at the rubrics I'll be using on your final exam, and how best to use them. You have three sample questions due for tomorrow (based on Of Mice and Men), which I'll have scored for you by Monday.
Posted: December 17, 2012
English 9 - You were given your Article of the Week (due tomorrow), we practiced punctuating by using our voices, and we had a look at the first of many samples of exemplars from the ELPA. English 121 - You were also give an AotW, but in a different format. You can view it here http://worldreality.org/?p=808 and there is a printed copy for you in class. After that, we took a look at Robbie Burns' poem, "To A Mouse" to see where Steinbeck came up with his title for Of Mice and Men, then you began your final test. We'll complete that tomorrow, then watch the film version on Thursday and Friday.
Posted: December 6, 2012
English 9 - Hi there! This morning, we did some predicting for a Warm-Up, then read the rest of W.W. Jacobs' The Monkey's Paw, and completed all of the questions. Good work! English 121 - We reviewed your chapter two guiding questions, then read most of chapter three. For homework, please complete the descriptive writing you've been assigned, and complete chapter three and its accompanying questions. No reflection, eh?
Posted: December 5, 2012
English 9 - Thanks to those of you rwho handed in your paragraph assignment today. From there, we looked in detail at all of the elements involved in PLOT, and we read the first section of The Monkey's Paw. Great work! English 121 - We reviewed the rest of your chapter one questions, then read chapter two together. Those questions are due for tomorrow.
Posted: December 4, 2012
English 9 - We enjoyed some SSR today and had a great say about last night's AotW. Don't forget your "Who Is Better?" assignment for tomorrow! English 121 - Ditto on the AotW. We then discussed your first four questions and completed chapter one. Please complete the remainder of the questions for tomorrow.
Posted: December 3, 2012
English 9 - Today, you received your Article of the Week (it's an advertisement...we needed a little more work with those), which is due tomorrow. Your paragraph assignment (which of the three characters might be a little morally "better"?) is due on Wednesday, along with all parts of the process. In addition, we completed a "Pie Chart of Responsibility" in class today, followed by a discussion of what we believe, as individuals, are the factors that help direct the way our lives will turn out. Good work! Remember, your One-Pager is due tomorrow, if you haven't already passed it in. English 121 - You also received your AotW, which is due tomorrow. After that, I gave you the Guiding Questions for chapter one in Of Mice and Men and we read part of that chapter. Questions 1 - 4 are due for tomorrow, also.
Posted: November 28, 2012
English 9 - Hi! In class today, I shared some of the great hooks you used in creating your eharmony profiles for the "last person" trapped in the room of There Was A Knock On The Door. Great work!! Ater that, we reviewed your responses to Fredric Brown's Voodoo and we read and responded to another of his short stories, Hobbyist. Tomorrow, we'll use Venn diagrams to compare and contrast the two stories...then try to determine if Mr. Decker, Sangstrom or the Druggist is any "better" than the other. No homework for tonight. English 121 - Thank you, thank you, thank you for such a wonderful day. Tomorrow, we'll begin presenting your Of Mice and Men frontloading projects. Don't forget about your reflection fro Friday, too.
Posted: November 27, 2012
Sorry there was no posting yesterday. I was home sick. English 9 - Thanks for completing your Articles of the Week last night, dealing with Jasmine's "public humiliation". No homework for tomorrow. English 121 - Ditto on the Articles of the Week. Your multi-genre projects are due tomorrow, and we'll also begin the frontloading projects for Of Mice and Men. Can't wait!
Posted: November 22, 2012
English 9 - Hey there! GREAT job today writing your eharmony profile for the "last person" on Earth. We also quickly reviewd your questions for Sentry. On Monday, you'll do a final edit for your character's profile, and we'll take a look at Voodoo, also by Fredric Brown. English 121 - Thanks for handing in your research essays. I'm really looking forward to reading them. Remember, your multi-genre project is due Wednesday, and we'll also begin our frontloading presentations for Of Mice and Men on that day, as well. Enjoy your long weekend. Hope to meet your folks!