April 26th, 2019

April 24/25

1.Curious Incident Quiz 1

2.Group Work – Journal Entry 2 –

Journal Entry #2: Chapters 73-139 (Class work)

 

  1. Answer the following questions in complete sentences (6 points each):
  2. Why did Christopher’s parent argue often?
  3. Why does Christopher think he would be a good astronaut?
  4. What made Christopher decide to continue his book after he promised he would stop?
  5. What did Mrs. Alexander tell Christopher about Mr. Shears?
  6. Why does Christopher enjoy reading Sherlock Holmes?
  7. How does Christopher feel about his mother’s affair with Mr. Shears?
  8. What is unusual about Christopher’s memory? Do you wish you had the same kind of memory? Why or why not?
  9. How does Mr. Boone react when he finds Christopher’s book?
  10. Why does Christopher hate the colors yellow and brown? Is this hatred unusual?
  11. How does Christopher define love?
    1. Connections – Give two examples of events in the novel which connected to your life or prior knowledge. Explain in detail what occurred in each event, how the event connected to your life, and how the connection helped you to understand each event better (10 points each).

Example: Christopher says his favorite book is The Hound of the Baskervilles. He likes the book because he thinks that he and Sherlock Holmes are alike: They both notice small details which help them to solve mysteries. I like to read mystery books like Gone Girl because I can usually solve the mystery before the book ends by paying attention to the details.

  1. Definitions: (2 points each)
  1. claustrophobia (50)
  2. anemic (51)
  3. tartan (54)
  4. dungarees (65)
  5. third degree (66)
  6. roisterers (70)
  7. bog (71)
  8. supernatural (72)
  9. nephritis (84)
  10. Occam’s razor (90)

 

April 23rd, 2019

April 22/23

1.Entry 2  – Class work – At least two entries per page for pages 46 through 90.

2.Return and Review Journal 1

3.Quiz on Entry 1 on Wednesday and Thursday

April 12th, 2019

April 11/12

  1. Novel Entry 2 – Class work
    1. Create at least two notes for each page for pages 46 through 90. Only one note is needed for page 90 since the chapter ends in the middle of the page.
    2. Create it to look just like the list for pages 1 through 45:
      1. Mrs. Shears, neighbor (46)
        Wellington, dog
        killed by pitchfork
        large poodle (47)
        Christopher Boone
        Siobhan showed pictures
        Chris upset about pictures (48)
        hugs dead dog
        Mrs. Shears curses (49)
        Siobhan suggested novel
        Chris remembers details (50)
        likes dogs (NOTE* these are examples from pages 1 through 45. Do not copy them!)
    3. If you missed this class, read chapters 73 through 139 to be ready for class when you return from spring break.  The online version of the book can be found here: http://www.metropolitancollege.com/curious.pdf

April 12th, 2019

April 9/10

Journal Entry #1: Chapters 2 – 71 (Class work)

This assignment was completed by students working in groups. Each student submitted his or her own class work.

 

  1. Answer the following questions in complete sentences (6 points each):
    1. Christopher’s reaction to Wellington’s death is different than readers might expect in what way?
    2. How did the policeman upset Christopher? How did Christopher react?
    3. How are prime numbers like life?
    4. How does Christopher feel about metaphors? Why?
    5. When is a simile a lie?
    6. Why does Christopher not tell lies?
    7. How does Christopher react to his mother’s death?
    8. Why does Christopher leave Mrs. Alexander’s yard?
    9. Why does Christopher think Mr. Shears killed Wellington?
    10. What type of school does Christopher attend?
  2. Connections – Give two examples of events in the novel which connected to your life or prior knowledge. Explain in detail what occurred in each event, how the event connected to your life, and how the connection helped you to understand each event better (10 points each).

(Example) – Christopher says he likes dogs because you always know what they are thinking. My family and I have had many dogs for pets, including two poodles named Henri and Jacques. They were intelligent dogs.

  • Definitions (from the dictionary): (2 points each)
  1. stimulus (5)
  2. white noise (8)
  3. dementia (13)
  4. slander (14)
  5. apocryphal (16)
  6. aneurysm (27)
  7. embolism (27)
  8. red herring (31)
  9. bloke (37)
  10. marzipan (41)

April 8th, 2019

April 5/8

  1. Entry 1 from The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
    1. Write at least two entries for each page of pages 1 through 45.
      1. Example
        1. Mrs. Shears, neighbor (1)
          Wellington, dead dog
          killed by pitchfork
          muzzle was still warm
          large black poodle (2)
          Christopher Boone
          Siobhan showed pictures about faces
          C. likes to be alone
          Chris upset about pictures (3)
          hugs dead dog
          likes dogs
          Mrs. Shears curses at C. (4)
          C. covers ears and rolls on ground to avoid loud noises
          Siobhan suggested writing novel

April 4th, 2019

April 3/4

  1. Finish Nine-Week Test
  2. Read Chapters 2 through 71 of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

If you missed the opportunity to read these chapters, go to the novel page above to see the free, online version of the book.

April 2nd, 2019

April 1/2

  1. Nine-Week Test

March 29th, 2019

March 28/29

  1. 9-Week Test on Tuesday
  2. Class work – Semicolons and Colons
    1. Elements of Language Books in the class room
      1. We will review the rules for semicolons on pages 724 through 726; moreover, you will complete Exercises 1 and 2 on pages 725 through 727. For Exercise 1, write out the sentences and add punctuation. For Exercise 2, follow the directions in the book carefully.
      2. We will review the rules for colons on pages 729 through 730. You will complete the following class work assignment: Exercise 3 on page 730.

 

 

March 29th, 2019

March 26/27

1.Editing Exercise

2.Research Paper Exercise

These were practice exercises. If you would like to complete them for practice, see me or Mr. Sood after school.

March 22nd, 2019

March 22/25

  1. Julius Caesar Test
  2. Time for projects

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