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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!

February 19 – 20

Act II Homework is due Act II Dramatic Reading Act II Study Guide Identify the importance of each citation below: 2.1.113-126 2.1.141-152 2.1.154-166 2.1.193-211 2.2.1-3 2.2.13-26 2.2.32-33 2.2.83-90 2.2.128-129 Quiz Next Class on Act II (expect the same format as … Continue reading

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February 15/16

Class Work – Brutus’s Soliloquy Class work Assignment – Number and paraphrase the lines of Brutus’s soliloquy (2.1.10-34) on page 1220 of your text. For Example/ 10. Caesar must die, and for me, 11. I have no reason to fight … Continue reading

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February 13/14

Act I quiz – if you missed this quiz, see me or Mr. Sood during block 4 or after school. Read Act II starting on page 1220. No Homework

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February 9-12

Homework is due – Act I questions Julius Caesar Act I Reading – As a class, we read Act I aloud and discussed the main points. These study questions will prepare you for the quiz next class: Who are Marullus … Continue reading

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February 7/8

Homework is due – Dramatic Terms Class work – Shakespearean Dialogue Class work: Write a dialogue between two or more characters in which you use the twenty words above. Underline the key words.  The dialogue must be at least one-page … Continue reading

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February 5-6

No Fear Shakespeare You may access the free translation on the internet at http://nfs.sparknotes.com/juliuscaesar/ Shakespeare class work We will read pages 1186 through 1189 in the literature book. A set of ten questions will follow for a class work assignment. … Continue reading

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January 30 – Feb 2

Midterms Tuesday, January 30, 2018: ODD Full Day – Block 1 Exam (8:25-10:15) – 3 rd Block Class (10:20-11:44) – Regular schedule will be followed for remainder of the day Wednesday, January 31, 2018: EVEN Half Day – Block 2 … Continue reading

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January 11/12

Homework is due (I have extended this assignment until next class) – Title: “On Nuclear Disarmament” – Read pages 654 through 659. Write a paragraph to explain why you think our country should or should not disarm our nuclear weapons. Include … Continue reading

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January 2/3

Evaluating Persuasive Essays – Read pages 646 through 650 in the Literature textbook. As you read the article “Abolishing the Penny Makes Good Sense,” complete the chart on page 647 in your notes. Class work – Persuasive Essay – Answer … Continue reading

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December 19/20

Grammar Test

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December 15/18

Sentence Structure Class work – Complete Exercise 7 on pages 505-506. The title is Sentence Structures.  Write each sentence out double-spaced.  Label the subjects and verbs in the sentence on the lines above them. Place (parentheses) around the dependent clauses and … Continue reading

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December 13/14

Grammar Quiz II Sentence Structure Notes A clause is a word group that contains a verb and its subject. It is used as a sentence or part of a sentence. An independent clause (or main clause) expresses a complete thought … Continue reading

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December 11/12

Review Prepositional Phrases Review Sentence Diagrams Grammar Practice Class work Double space the sentences below and label the parts of the sentence: s, hv, av, lv, io, do, pa, pn Create a diagram under each sentence. The rules of Monopoly … Continue reading

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December 7/8

Finish Diagramming Classwork Review Class work Grammar Practice Class work Double space the sentences below and label the parts of speech: n, pro, adj, v, adv, con, prep Many of my friends have already sent Christmas cards. Justin and Anika … Continue reading

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December 5/6

Poetry Test Notes on Diagramming Sentences – Diagramming notes Diagramming Sentences – class work The porters hiked toward the summit. Someone in the class has seen the movie. Tamara and Dawn floated the raft down the river. The ocean is calm … Continue reading

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December 1/4

Poetry Terms Quiz Complete Poetry Analysis Create one page in your notes for each of the following poems: “Christmas Sparrow” 798 “The Sloth” 800 “We Real Cool” 773 Identify the theme of each poem, and identify at least three poetic … Continue reading

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November 29/30

Finish Shakespearean Paraphrase Class work Parts of the Sentence Practice – Double-space and label the parts of the sentence for the sentences below: Yesterday, Ke’shara told us her plans for the future. Your explanation is very clear. Sitting in the … Continue reading

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November 27/28

Homework is due (blocks 2 and 7 only) Parts of Speech and Parts of the Sentence practice ( see attached file) Sonnet Notes English sonnet (also Shakespearean sonnet) Shakespeare, 16th century 14 lines of iambic pentameter Three quatrains (blocks of … Continue reading

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November 20-22

Class Discussion – We discussed the devices and themes of the following poems: “ Ex-Basketball Player” pg 776 “Those Winter Sundays” pg 256 “The Gift” pg 254 “The Fish” pg 796 “Mending Wall” pg 890 Poetry Analysis Class work Class … Continue reading

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November 15-17

Review Poetry Terms – We reviewed the definitions of the poetry terms, and I gave examples. Group Work – Poems “Ex-Basketball Player” pg 776 , “Those Winter Sundays” pg 256, “The Gift” pg 254, “The Fish” pg 796, “Mending Wall” … Continue reading

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