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!

February 17/20

CW – Act III Questions Scene 1 – Page 1238 What does the conversation between the Soothsayer and Caesar reveal about Caesar’s mood? What happens when Artemidorus tries to give Caesar his letter of warning? Where is Antony during the … Continue reading

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February 15/16

Act II Quiz Read Act III, pg. 1238

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February 13/14

Homework is due Dramatic Reading Act II Act II Notes In Brutus’s soliloquy, to what does he compare Caesar? (2.1.10-34) What are the three decisions that Brutus makes when he is talking with the conspirators? Why do the other conspirators … Continue reading

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February 9/10

Quiz – Act I Quiz Class work – Shakespearean Paraphrase 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 … Continue reading

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February 7/8

Homework is due – Act I questions Julius Caesar Act I Reading – Students volunteered to read a part in the first act. Quiz next class on Act I Study questions to prepare for the quiz: Who are Marullus and … Continue reading

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February 3/6

Homework is due – Dramatic Terms 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 long. Example: Jonas. … Continue reading

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February 1/2

No Fear Shakespeare You may access the free translation on the internet at http://nfs.sparknotes.com/juliuscaesar/   Class work – Shakespeare’s World Read pages 1186 through 1189. Answer the following questions in complete sentences with good details. Title: Shakespeare’s World Where and … Continue reading

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Exam Schedule – January 26 – 31

Student Exams started today for Block 1 classes.  The remainder of the classes will be tested on the following schedule: January 27 – Blocks 2 & 4 January 30 – Blocks 3 & 5 January 31 – Blocks 6 & … Continue reading

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January 25/26

Idioms Homework due Make up work – Students were given more time to complete their Persuasive Rough Drafts and Midterm Essays.

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January 23/24

Midterm Essay – See me after school if you missed this essay. Idioms In groups of three or four, students discussed All of the idioms on the handout. Be prepared to ask questions on all the idioms your group does … Continue reading

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January 19/20

Semicolons and Colons – Class work We reviewed pages 724 through 731 in the Language book: Students completed the following exercises: 1,2, and 3. Persuasive Essay Rough Draft – I gave an extra 30 minutes to complete the rough drafts.

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January 17/18

Persuasive Essay Pre-write – Class work Grade Should students’ textbooks be replaced by notebook computers? Should the driving age be raised to twenty-one? Should the death penalty be used to punish violent criminals? Should high school students have to complete … Continue reading

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January 12/13 (after 9-11 snow days)

Grammar Test Notes on Writing a Persuasive Essay A persuasive essay is usually written as a six-paragraph essay: Introduction – Explanation of the basic issue and your position. Start with an interesting fact. First argument Second argument Third argument One … Continue reading

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January 5/6

Grammar Test Review We reviewed parts of speech, verbs, and parts of the sentence. Test next class.

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January 3/4

Notes on Prepositional Phrases A phrase is a group of related words that is used as a single part of speech. It does not contain both a subject and a verb. A prepositional phrase starts with a preposition and ends … Continue reading

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December 19/20

I.Collect homework II.Notes on Diagramming Sentences -121916

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December 15/16

Complete Class work Class work – Action and Linking Verbs grow, smell, feel, sound, appear, look, stay, taste, turn, remain Choose any five of the verbs above, and use each first as a action verb in a sentence, and then … Continue reading

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December 13/14

Turn in Poetry Study Guide – Class work Poetry Test Verbs – Action and Linking Action verbs express a physical or mental action: shout, jump, run, think, believe, guess Linking verbs connect the subject to a word or word group … Continue reading

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December 9/12

Poetry notes A ballad is a type of narrative poem which is meant to be sung or recited. Frosty the Snowman, and T’was the Night Before Christmas are examples of ballads. Poetry Test Prep – Class work grade – click … Continue reading

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December 7/8

Guidance Visit – See Mrs. Fike in Guidance if you missed this presentation. MAP Test (NWEA) – See me if you have not completed this test. This is a quiz grade, and it will be reflected in your upcoming interim … Continue reading

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