Book Analysis Reminder

November 30, 2011

Honors English students– be mindful that you must be ready to write  your novel analysis essays IN CLASS on Monday! 

You must staple your parent sign-off to the paper that you submit.


Blocks 1, 3, and 5: Homework

November 30, 2011

Today, we spent time on literature.  We introduced “The Necklace” by viewing part of an educational film version

We then read the first few pages silently and annotated our thoughts. In blocks 3 and 5, we had to adjust the lesson plan and allow time for reading because the substitute didn’t show you the lesson plan.  After students had reading time, they completed the reading check.

We copied a chart about the narration to complete for homework.

We copied and discussed the new vocabulary.

Finally, in block 1, we reviewed direct and indirect objects.  We glossed over these last quarter in the rush to the test, so I want to review them in greater detail before moving on.

Homework: 

1. Complete the narrator chart.  Narrator chart

2. Write vocabulary sentences.

3. Be prepared to write your dynamic character essay (Quiz Grade) on Mathilde.  You may bring in a chart or other graphic organizer.


Block 2: Homework

November 30, 2011

Yesterday, we worked primarily on pairing our writing with the literature.  One of the key objectives at the high school level is to write analytically about literature, so we developed a chart of imagery related to death (from “The Scarlet Ibis”) and then students wrote a paragraph integrating the quotes into a paragraph about the mood of the story.  I provided the students with a model paragraph.  This will be a classwork grade.

Then we introduced “The Necklace” with a video and discussed how society viewed women quite differently in the 1880′s in Paris, France.

We finished class by reviewing direct and indirect objects.

HOMEWORK: Study for your vocabulary quiz.


Blocks 4 and 6: Homework

November 29, 2011

Today, we spent time on literature.  We introduced “The Necklace” by viewing part of an educational film version (B1, 3, and 5– don’t worry; you’ll get to do this tomorrow BEFORE your reading check.)

We then read the first few pages silently and annotated our thoughts.  We played “raid the other side” in which we dialogued about the questions and the story’s content.

We copied a chart about the narration to complete for homework.

We copied and discussed the new vocabulary.

Finally, we reviewed direct and indirect objects.  We glossed over these last quarter in the rush to the test, so I want to review them in greater detail before moving on.

Homework: 

1. Read “The Necklace” and be ready for a reading check.

2. Complete the chart. Narrator chart

3. Write vocabulary sentences.


Blocks 1, 3, and 5: Lesson Plan for 11/28

November 28, 2011

Hello– Sorry that I can’t be there with you today.

You are scheduled to go to a computer lab.  The media specialists will tell you which one (I think that we are scheduled for 114.)

Attached is your lesson plan for today.  It includes an example paragraph.  Make sure that you COMPLETE this quiz grade.  I will NOT accept late work!

You may use a Holt Reader book or access “The Scarlet Ibis” online. 

Lesson Plans for November 28

Remember that when you finish, you can start reading “The Necklace.”    It is homework for Wednesday.  You will have a reading check.

You can read “The Necklace” online at http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/necklace.html .

Good Luck!


Blocks 4 and 6: Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2011

Today we finalized our extended paragraphs. I noted in Parent Connection whether each student submitted on time.

Since we had a short day, that’s all we accomplished.

No new homework– enjoy your time with your family.


Block 2: Homework

November 23, 2011

Today, students worked in pairs to read and answer questions related to “The Scarlet Ibis.”

I collected the homework essays and I will enter “missing” for any students who failed to submit these.  They are quiz grades.  I will accept them again on Tuesday for reduced credit (-10 points).  After that I will not accept the work and I will not drop the grade.

Homework: Bring your literature book to class.  Our next story is NOT in the class set of booklets.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Grade Changes from First Quarter Update

November 22, 2011

I have completed the grade changes from the first quarter.  This involves those students who stayed after to make up work or to revise an essay.

If you have completed work, please check your grade and let me know if I overlooked anything.   I have cleared out the make up work file, but someone may have left an essay in a writing folder, etc.

I will be submitting the grade change forms tomorrow, so I want them to be complete.

I still have a few students who have made appointments to make up work next Thursday– 12/1.  I’ll talk with Mr. McLemore about updating those grades then.

 


Blocks 1, 3, and 5: Homework

November 22, 2011

Today, we worked primarily on using quotes to develop an essay.

We started class by reviewing our vocabulary sentences from homework.

Then we took our vocabulary quiz, and I collected the vocabulary sentences.

Next, I went over a sample extended paragraph that I had constructed to show the students how to integrate quotes effectively.   I uploaded this paragraph into our temporary storage files so that the students could use the paragraph as a model while writing their own essays.

I checked for the homework chart on imagery.

We went to the computer lab and wrote our essays.  At the end, students uploaded their essays to Edmodo and turned in their charts.

We will revise and polish the essays on Monday.

There is NO homework.  Students may develop a new chart but they are NOT to write the essays at home.  This is a school only activity.

PLEASE BRING YOUR LITERATURE BOOKS TO CLASS!

Those students who were absent on THURSDAY because of the field trip need to make sure that you make up your work on Monday.  If you remind me, I will allow you to complete what you are missing!


Blocks 4 and 6: Homework

November 21, 2011

Today, we worked primarily on using quotes to develop an essay.

We started class by reviewing our vocabulary sentences from homework.

Then we took our vocabulary quiz.  I collected the vocabulary sentences.

Next, I went over a sample extended paragraph that I had constructed to show the students how to integrate quotes effectively.   I uploaded this paragraph into our temporary storage files so that the students could use the paragraph as a model while writing their own essays.

I checked for the homework chart on imagery.

We went to the computer lab and wrote our essays.  At the end, students uploaded their essays to Edmodo and turned in their charts.

We will revise and polish the essays on Wednesday.

There is NO homework.  Students may develop a new chart but they are NOT to write the essays at home.  This is a school only activity.


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