Posted: September 29, 2010
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English 112 ~ We are continuing with Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-tale Heart". Complete the handout on Themes and Figures of Speech for tomorrow. English 113 ~ We reviewed sentences and sentence fragments today. For tomorrow complete the handout Practice One and Two. Remember you have a test on the historical fiction "Salem Village, Mass." tomorrow.
Posted: September 22, 2010
English 112 Hello! We learned about the life of Edgar Allan Poe and what events lead him to believe he was cursed. For homework complete the questions for the A & E Biography of E.A.P. English 113 Hello! Today we discussed different examples of historical fictions. We read the historical fiction "Salem Village Massachusetts". Complete the questions that follow for homework.
Posted: September 21, 2010
English 112 ~ Hi! Today we had about 15-20 minutes of silent reading. We are beginning the Edgar Allan Poe portion of our Short Fiction unit, so fittingly we discussed a time when we truly felt afraid and whether that fear was real or imagined. No homework! English 113 ~ Hi! Today we read silently for about 15 minutes. Continuing with our Short Fiction unit we discussed making inferences and how to make judgements based on prior knowledge. Remember to "read between the lines". Dr. Seuss, an author of children's literature, even appeals to an older audience when we read a little deeper. For homework complete the chart for "Yertle the Turtle".
Posted: September 20, 2010
English 112 ~ We had a lab day to work on the final copies of your newspaper article for the short story "Twins". Due tomorrow. English 113 ~ We had the opportunity to see things from a much younger perspective today (Innocent eye) while reading Sarah Salway's short story "Quiet Hour". Complete the 8 questions and the plot diagram for tomorrow.
Posted: September 17, 2010
English 112 ~ Continuing with the short story "Twins" you are to write a newspaper article on the discovery of the body of Mr. Harry Coates. Your drafts are due on Monday and final copies on Tuesday. Have a great weekend all my "little lovelies". English 113 ~ We continued working on the short story "After Twenty Years". As a group we revisited the story and completed a plot diagram. Enjoy your homework-free weekend!
Posted: September 16, 2010
English 112~ Hey folks, today we did a little predicting. After reading 3/4 of the short story "Twins" aloud, I had you shut your books and you wrote the ending. I was impressed with some of your ideas and how you continued to write in the same form and style as the author, Eric Wright. For tomorrow complete questions 1 and 2. Also, your "Your Rich Day" assignments are due tomorrow. English 113 ~ We began our Short Story unit. Remember you have a small quiz on the notes you took today. Also, please finish up the questions for "After Twenty Years" if you didn't get the chance to finish them in class.
Posted: September 15, 2010
English 113 - Hey there, today we completed Terry and had time to work on your Beyond Limits assignment. I had a chance to read through each of your drafts and have made some suggestions. Your final copies are due tomorrow. English 112 - Hey, today we discussed the answers for the short fiction Rich for One Day. We had a quick lesson on comma splices and ways to correct them. I have given you your first assignment "Your Rich Day" and time to get your ideas rolling. Your final copies are due Friday, but try to have your drafts complete for tomorrow as we may have time for some peer editing.
Posted: September 14, 2010
We are continuing with our "What Makes a Hero" unit. Keep in mind your Beyond Limits assignments are due on Thursday.
Posted: September 14, 2010
Rich for One Day (Suzanne Jacobs) pg. 257 Class flew by today and we didn't get a chance to discuss the answers for questions 1-4 (pg. 260) as a whole class so be prepared to share your groups ideas tomorrow.