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Friday, September 26:

Classroom:

  • What is your learning style? You probably have several that are strong.
  • Politics???

 

Thursday, September 25:

Classroom:

  • PROGRESS REPORTS GIVEN OUT IN CLASS

  • Groups read each others' rewrites of "Appointment with Love"

Homework:

  • Multiple Intelligences survey
  • Get your PROGRESS REPORT signed!
  • Think about how you can improve your performance in English I Honors/Principles of Communication. We will have mini-conferences tomorrow to discuss your overall grade. Obviously, for some of you this will mean doing the work enthusiastically and completely as you are doing now!

 

Wednesday, September 24:

Classroom:

  • Finish short story discussion.
  • Groups read each others' rewrites of "Appointment with Love" and choose one to read in class

Homework:  Survey

NEED WORK TO REPLACE A LOW GRADE? THIS IS DUE ON WEDNESDAY, 9/24:

Homophones Worksheet, 1-38. Write sentences.

Tuesday, September 23:

Classroom: 

  • Structure and craft in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty:"
    • Find and discuss the sections of FANTASY and REAL in the story.
    • What character traits do you see in Walter Mitty that are different in each?
    • What are the connections between the various sections?
  • "Appointment with Love" and "The Chaser"--Which, in your opinion is better. WHY? (To be continued...)

Homework: 

  • Rewrite "Appointment with Love"
  • Use first-person point of view
  • Feel free to completely change the plot and ending. In fact, you SHOULD make some major changes!
  • HAVE FUN!

 

NEED WORK TO REPLACE A LOW GRADE? THIS IS DUE ON TUESDAY, 9/23:

Read "The Winner" (page 181).

Do questions 1-15 (except 13) and Literary Elements 1-2 on page 189.

Does someone want to change the sidebar now that we're finished with Lord of the Flies? Feel free!  

(Good job. I love the Walter Mitty cover AND the school pic. Was that you, Ricky?)-nelly

Monday, September 22: (Don't get this confused with Friday's homework; see below!)

Classroom: 

  • Finish Creative Tests
  • Class discussion of "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." Are these both about love? 

Homework:

  • Read "Appointment with Love" and "The Chaser" (handouts)
  • Answer questions on the Study Guide (front and back)

 

Friday, September 19: 

Classroom: Creative Test presentations

Homework:

  • Read "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," page 116-120
  • Questions 11, 12, 14, 15 and Literary Elements 1-3, page 121

 

Thursday, September 18:

Classroom: 

  • A little more editing

  • A look at your vocabulary homework

  • Homophone Contest--Are you competitive?

  • Short story--the genre

  • "One must be poor to know the luxury of giving." (George Eliot) What does this mean???

  • So...O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) is from North Carolina. Did you know that? The first person to email me with the CITY in our state where he was born wins a small token of...chocolate.

  • Discussion of group activity from yesterday

  • Irony in "The Gift of the Magi." What type of irony is in this story?

     

Homework:

  • Homophones worksheet

  • CREATIVE TEST DUE TOMORROW

  • Be prepared to present your Creative Test to the class (no preparation needed--just "show and tell" if it's art or read if it's a speech or story).

     

     

Wednesday, September 17:

Classroom:

  • Continue editing work

  • Group activity with "The Gift of the Magi" (answering questions after story)

Homework:

  • Finish your group activity if necessary

  • Do the "Magi" vocabulary worksheet

     

 

Tuesday, September 16

Almost everyone did really well on the Lord of the Flies test. That was really good to see! Congrats!

  • Classroom activity: On the other hand, yer grammer needs a litle attenshun. Lets see how this here Honors class wrote on there test! Will edit these sentences and they will remain ANONYMOUS, ok? Most of you have a good one on hear!

  • Discuss your blogs, biopoems, the wiki banner and colors, and your reactions to the class wiki. How's is it going? Are you enjoying it? (All work from Friday and Monday should be posted or turned in by Tuesday.

  • So...do you know what COPYLEFT is now? What do you think of this concept?

  • Homework: Read "The Gift of the Magi" We will do activities in class. Think about IRONY!!!

  •     

     

Friday and Monday, September 12 and 15:

MEDIA CENTER

1. Go to the CREATIVE TEST page in the LORD OF THE FLIES folder.

  • Tell me which project you will do.

  • If you change your mind over the weekend, that's okay. You can let me know Monday.

     

2. BLOG about The Twilight Zone. Follow the instructions on the BLOG page

    (in the BLOGGING folder, on the right).

  • What are your thoughts on setting, theme, plot, characterization, symbolism, irony, etc.?  

  • Similarities to Lord of the Flies?

     

3.  BLOG with ideas for our wiki. Vote on colors!

4. . Go to CREATE PAGES, on the right.

  • Make a page for yourself to experiment on, store things, etc.

  • Since only one person at a time can edit a page, your own page can be where you work on your biopoems, blogging, etc. copying and pasting it elsewhere.

  • Store it in the STUDENT PAGES folder.

     

5. Put your biopoem on the wiki--with decorations, if you choose!

  • There is already a page created for this. Go to See All Pages, on the top right.

  • Be aware that since only one person at a time can edit a page, you can work on your poem on your own page, then transfer it.

     

6. Go to the "Copyright and Fair Use Page" (go to See All Pages, on the top right) and answer the following questions:

  • What is copyright?

  • What is copyleft?

  • What is fair use?

  • What is plagiarism?

     

***You MUST write out the answers by hand and turn them in to me. Do not post this on the wiki.

7. Work on your CREATIVE TEST. It's due Friday, September 19.

8. If you are working on the banner for our wiki and have time at school, you may work now. Obviously any of this work can be done at home as well.

 

Thursday, September 11:

  • Influences of Golding's Lord of the Flies on film and literature: The Twilight Zone

  • HOMEWORK: Compare and contrast Lord of the Flies to this episode of The Twilight Zone

     

 

Wednesday, September 10

  • TEST: Lord of the Flies

  • HOMEWORK:

    • Editing assignment-class handout

    • Make up two very ungrammatical sentences! Example: I don't have none of them teachers this year do you. (Ouch! This hurts me to write such a terrible sentence...but...it's for the best, right? RIGHT?)

       

 

Tuesday, September 9:

  • THE WIKI IS HERE! THE WIKI IS HERE! Let's take a look!

  • TEST REVIEW: Lord of the Flies

  • Introduce editing--handout

  

 


 


 

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