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!

June 14 – 16

Final Exams – half day schedule Wednesday – Blocks 2 and 4 Thursday – Blocks 3 and 5 Friday – Blocks 6 and 7  

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June 7-13

1. Novel Test 2. Novel Themes Essay – this assignment must be completed in class or after school with me.

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June 5/6

Novel Test next class Forty questions from the novel Fill in the blank answers for the following vocabulary: white noise red herring bloke third degree roisterers Occam’s razor dustbin post hypothetical snooker tether giddy luminous negligible inverse proportion approximation quid … Continue reading

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May 30 – June 2

Class work and Homework are due: Christopher and Temple Finish Entry 4 notes (pgs. 126 – 177) Journal Entry 4 – See assignment below Finish reading the novel. Bring back your textbooks next class.   Journal Entry #4: Chapters 179-211 … Continue reading

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May 17 – 26

Each class will meet for three hours in the afternoon of one day and three hours in the morning of the next day. This is the schedule: Thursday, May 18 – Block 7 – Block 1 Friday, May 19 – … Continue reading

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May 15/16

Journal Entry 3 ( Group CW) Quiz on Entry 3 next class Journal Entry #3: Chapters 149-173 (Class work)   I.  Answer the following questions in complete sentences (6 points each): Why did Christopher want to find his book? Why … Continue reading

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May 11/12

Homework is due – Editing Exercise 4 Research Essay Final Draft – This essay must be completed in school.  See me for a time that you can stay after school if you missed class or you need extra time.

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May 9/10

Review Editing Exercise 3 Entry 3 – CW – This entry is for pages 90 through 126. Make sure you have notes for each PAGE. Remember you will use these notes to help you answer group questions. Editing Exercise 4 – … Continue reading

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May 5/8

Quiz on Entry 2 Entry 3 – CW – This entry is for pages 90 through 126. Make sure you have notes for each PAGE. Remember you will use these notes to help you answer group questions.

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May 3/4

Homework is due Journal Entry 2 ( Group CW) Quiz on Entry 2 next class Journal Entry #2: Chapters 73-139 (Class work)   I. Answer the following questions in complete sentences (6 points each): Why did Christopher’s parents argue often? … Continue reading

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May 1/2

Entry 2 (CW) – This entry is for pages 46 through 90. Make sure you have notes for each PAGE. Remember you will use these notes to help you answer group questions. HW – Editing Exercise 3 – This was … Continue reading

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April 27/28

Curious Incident Quiz 1 MAP Test (if incomplete) Entry 2 (Class work) – Students wrote notes for pages 46 through 90. This assignment will be completed during the next class.

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April 25/26

Homework is due Homework Review MAP Test Entry 1 Quiz next class

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April 21/24

Journal Entry #1: Chapters 2 – 71 (Class work)   Answer the following questions in complete sentences (6 points each): Christopher’s reaction to Wellington’s death is different than readers might expect in what way? How did the policeman upset Christopher? … Continue reading

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April 19/20

Class work – Entry 1 – As you read each entry, you will take notes on the key events, people, and places on each page. Write at least one note per page of the novel. Class work – Editing Students … Continue reading

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April 17/18

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – This is a novel you will be reading and discussing in class. Entry 1 – Chapters 2 – 71 Entry 2 – Chapters 73 – 139 Entry 3 – Chapters … Continue reading

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April 6/7

Nine-week Test

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April 4/5

Nine-week Essay – (Quiz Grade) – Students will write a multiple-paragraph essay on a school-provided prompt as part of their nine-week test. Finish Research Essay Rough Draft

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March 29 – April 3

Research Essay Rough Draft – (THIS MUST BE COMPLETED IN CLASS!) Double space Use a formal voice and AVOID plagiarism! Use internal citations – At the end of any sentence with evidence, write a parenthetical reference to the article before … Continue reading

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March 27/28

Research Essay Outline – Complete the following outline for this class work assignment:   Introduction Attention Grabber – (Write your first sentence of the essay here. See page R30 in the Literature book for examples of attention grabbers.) Background information … Continue reading

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