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!

December 3/4

Poetry Terms Quiz – If you missed the quiz, see me to make arrangements for a make-up time. Notes on Sonnets Copy the notes on sonnets from page R113 in the textbook. Shakespearean Paraphrase This is a class work assignment: … Continue reading

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November 29/30

Grammar Quiz Poetry Review and notes The key notes we took in our class room discussion were about the structure of the five poems you read and discussed for class work: “Ex-Basketball Player” pg. 776 Free-verse poem Theme: People who … Continue reading

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November 27/28

Review Subjects, Verbs, and Complements Class work: Subjects, Verbs, and Complements Double-space and label the parts of the sentence: s, hv, av, lv, do, io, pn, pa Yesterday, Ke’shara told us her plans for the future. Your explanation is very … Continue reading

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November 19 – 26

Review Poetry Terms Poetry Group and Class work – Working in discussion groups, students created individual class work assignments following these instructions: “Ex-Basketball Player” pg 776 , “Those Winter Sundays” pg 256, “The Gift” pg 254, “The Fish” pg 796, … Continue reading

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November 14/15

Complete Subjects, Verbs, and Complements CW (see post for November 9-13) Define Poetry Terms in notes Use the reference section of the Literature textbook (R102 – 114), to define these terms: Alliteration Analogy Blank Verse Diction Free Verse Hyperbole Iambic … Continue reading

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November 9-13

Subjects, Verbs, and Complements Subjects Find the verb, and then ask “who” or “what” before the verb. The subject is NEVER in a prepositional phrase. Ex/ Many of the students were surprised! The subject is many. “You” is sometimes the … Continue reading

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November 7-8

Nine-week Formal Essay – This essay will count as a quiz grade on the second marking period. It is a prompt from downtown to test your writing and organization skills.

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November 2-5

  Finish Literary Criticism Final Draft in Google Classroom

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October 31/ November 1

Parts of Speech Quiz Begin Literary Criticism Final Draft in Google Classroom

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October 29/30

Finish Literary Criticism Rough Draft Review Parts of Speech Homework Study for Parts of Speech quiz which will be given next class

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October 25/26

Homework is due Using quotes from stories Quotes from a story cannot stand alone in your essay as a sentence. You must use quotes as support for the sentence you are writing: Quote: “She’d probably be backward enough to put … Continue reading

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October 23/24

Short –Story Test II Literary Criticism Pre-Writes – Students finished the assignment. Parts of Speech Homework – Double –space the following sentences and label each word. When the small monkey and the white cat played outside, they fell in the … Continue reading

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October 19/22

Parts of Speech review and class work – Complete this worksheet: Practice Sentences for Parts of Speech 1 Review Short-Story Test – See me if you missed this review. Short –Story Test II Next Class

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October 17/18

Literary Criticism Pre-write A theme is an insight about life or human nature which gives a story meaning. Themes must … apply to everyone. be written in complete sentences. be written in prose (not metaphors). connect to the details of … Continue reading

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October 15/16

School pictures Themes and Theme Topics Literary Criticism Pre-Write – For more information from the PowerPoint I used to present this information, visit the Google Classroom for your class, or check your school email for the invitation I sent you, … Continue reading

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October 11/12

Short-Story Test – See the instructions on the page above. School pictures will be taken next class. Class discussion – Returned assignments

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October 9/10

Main and Helping Verbs Verbs show action or state of being: 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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October 3/4

Vocabulary for Quiz next class Conscientiously – Carefully following the rules Contrition – Being sorry for sins Promontories – A high point of land or rock projecting into a body of water Supplication – To ask humbly, especially to pray … Continue reading

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October 1/2

October 1/2 POV Homework is due “Through the Tunnel” Notes https://www.hasd.org/faculty/ThomasKraus/throughthetunnel.pdf Class Discussion Writing in Formal Voice Notes Write complete sentences. Avoid the use of personal pronouns (I, me, you, he, she, they) You may use “I” and “me” if you … Continue reading

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September 27/28

Short Story Quiz – If you missed the quiz, see me or Mr. Sood to arrange a make-up time. Point of View – Notes Read pages 302 of the Literature book. In your notes, answer the following questions: What is … Continue reading

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