Author Archives: Mr. Bunch

About Mr. Bunch

I am an English Teacher at Nansemond River High School, and I enjoy playing chess in stolen half-hours of my life!

November 1/2

Exam Essay – This must be completed in class. Subjects, Verbs, and Complements practice – Use the following labels: s, av, lv, hv, pn, pa, do, io. Double-space the sentences. After lunch, the students grew tired. Bibbo is helpful to … Continue reading

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October 30/31

Action and Linking Verbs Action verbs express a physical or mental action: shout, jump, run, think, believe, guess The dog ran to the front yard. Jones always thinks about money. Linking verbs connect the subject to a word or word … Continue reading

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October 26/27

Literary Criticism Final Draft – This assignment must be completed in school on our Google classroom.

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October 24/25

Group work: Themes For each of the four stories, your group will write 6 to 8 theme topics and at least two new themes. “Everyday Use” 48 “To Build a Fire” 78 “The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant” 31 … Continue reading

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October 20/23

Literary Criticism Rough Draft – Students finished writing their Literary Criticism Rough Drafts. The draft should follow the outline. It must be double spaced. It should be written in a formal voice. It counts as a quiz grade.

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October 18/19

Short Story Test Writing Folders – I returned the sample essay, a writing rubric, and the Literary Criticism Pre-Write in the folders. Literary Criticism Rough Draft – Students started writing their Literary Criticism Rough Drafts. The draft should follow the … Continue reading

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October 16/17

Subjects and Predicates In your notes – Complete Exercises 4, 5, 7, 8 on pages 443 through 450. Create two columns: one for Simple Subjects and one for Simple Predicates Study Guide for Short Stories Complete this guide to prepare … Continue reading

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October 12/13

Literary Criticism Pre-Write – See instructions from October 9/10 Subjects and Predicates – All the words in a sentence are either part of the complete subject or part of the complete predicate, which includes the verb or verb phrase. Ex/ … Continue reading

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October 9/10

Vocabulary Quiz – See me or Mr. Sood after school if you missed this quiz. Theme Topics Versus Themes Themes must … apply to everyone. be written in complete sentences. be written in prose (not metaphors). connect to the details … Continue reading

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October 5/6

Steps to a Theme Notes A theme is an insight about life or human nature which gives a story meaning. Follow these steps for finding a theme: How does a main character change? How is the conflict resolved? What is … Continue reading

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October 3/4

Sample Essay – If you missed this essay, you need to see me or Mr. Sood for a make-up prompt. The essay is an important grade, and it must be written in school or after school with us. “The Bass, … Continue reading

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September 29/ October 2

Homework is due “To Build a Fire” – If you missed this assignment, read the story on page 80 of the textbook. Starting on page 32 in the workbooks, underline the plot parts and write the labels in the margins: … Continue reading

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September 27/28

“Everyday Use” – On pages 18 through 28 in the workbooks, underline the plot parts and write the labels in the margins: exposition – setting, time frame, characters conflict – internal and external problems complications – make the conflicts harder … Continue reading

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September 21/22

Parts of Speech Test Guidance Survey – See me if you missed this. Short Story “Everyday Use” – See me to use a workbook. Issue Textbooks – See me for a textbook.

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September 19/20

Homework is due New Fire Drill Rules – If we have a fire drill, we will go out the door and go to the right. We will make another right at the double doors and go out to the front … Continue reading

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September 15/18

Parts of Speech review Parts of Speech practice Practice: Double space the sentences and label the verbs (v) and adverbs (adv): We explained that we wanted to grow a large plant but that our room never has bright sunlight and … Continue reading

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September 13/14

POS Quiz Verbs and Adverbs Notes Verbs show action or existence: Actions can be physical: run, jump, sit, stand, or they can be mental: think, guess, ponder. A verb can show existence: am, is, are, was, were, been Helping verbs … Continue reading

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September 11/12

Guidance Visit – Mrs. Porter spoke to the class about the upcoming PSAT administration. Please see me if you missed this information. Grammar review – We review the definitions of the eight parts of speech and reviewed examples of nouns, … Continue reading

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September 7/8

Homework is due – I collected the flashcards and graded them. Blog – I discussed the location of this blog. If you miss a class, I expect you to come to this blog for your make-up work. Written Rules – … Continue reading

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September 5/6

Welcome to the first class!   Seating Chart – Students assigned their own seats, and we will be using this chart for attendance. Supply List – A one-inch binder Standard loose-leaf paper Several black or dark-blue ink pens Classroom Expectations … Continue reading

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