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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 11/12

Act I Quiz Act II 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. … Continue reading

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February 7/8

I.Homework is due – Act I questions II.Julius Caesar Act I Dramatic Reading III.Act I Quiz next class

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February 5/6

Class work: Read Act I in Interactive Readers – You will read pages 404 through 418 in the Interactive Reader. Follow directions and answer all questions in the margins. Homework – Act I Questions – Answer questions 1 through 5 … Continue reading

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February 1/4

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: … Continue reading

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January 30/31

No Fear Shakespeare Shakespeare class work – Read pages 1186 through 1189 in the Literature textbook. Answer the following questions with good details and complete sentences. Where and when was William Shakespeare born? What is the Elizabethan Age and when … Continue reading

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January 23-29

Mid-term exams Day 1 – Wednesday, January 23, 2019:    EVEN  – Full Day Block 2 Exam (8:25-10:15) Day 2 – Thursday, January 24, 2019:       ODD  – Half Day Block 1 Exam (8:25-10:15) Block 3 Exam (10:20-12:25)  Teachers and … Continue reading

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January 18/22

Notes to improve writing Notes on Fragments, Run-on Sentences, and Comma-splices   A sentence fragment is missing a subject, a verb, or a complete thought.   A run-on sentence contains two or more clauses with missing or incorrectly used punctuation: … Continue reading

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January 16/17

Midterm Essay – Quiz grade – See me if you missed this essay.

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January 14/15

Comparison/Contrast Essay Pre-write – Class work Rough Draft – Quiz Mid-term Essay next class – Next class, you will be writing a three or four paragraph essay on characters from something you have read in school. Take some time before … Continue reading

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January 10/11

Review Sentence Structures – We reviewed the answers for the class work. Comparison/Contrast Essay – We compare objects (or people) to see how they are alike; we contrast them to see how they are different. We usually write a comparison … Continue reading

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January 8/9

Sentence Structures (This is a class work) – double-space the sentences – label all the subjects and verbs, label all the clauses, and label each sentence structure. Organizing the rummage sale, the Key Club requested donations from everyone at school. … Continue reading

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January 4/7

Idiom Homework is due Notes – Sentence Parts Independent and Subordinate clauses Independent Clause – A word group that contains a subject and a verb and that form a complete thought. Subordinate Clause – A word group that contains a … Continue reading

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January 2/3

Idioms and Euphemisms – An idiom is figurative language used to mean something other than its literal meaning. Idioms are shorthand for a longer message members of a group want to use. A euphemism is a polite way to say … Continue reading

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December 19/20

Diagramming Sentences Have a good winter break.

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December 17/18

I.Grammar Test II.Notes on Diagramming Sentences – See PowerPoint here: 121718 Notes

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December 13/14

Review Prepositional Phrases CW Grammar Practice Double space the sentences below and label the parts of the sentence: s, hv, av, lv, io, do, pa, pn.  Also underline prepositional phrases. Note: Parts of the sentence will never be in a … Continue reading

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December 11/12

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 7/10

Homework is due Class work is due Poetry Test

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December 5/6

Shakespearean Paraphrase – Student finished their paraphrases of Sonnet 18, and we discussed the main message of the poem. Class work – Poetry Test Prep Poetry Test Prep 2016 Answer the questions in complete sentences on your own paper in MLA … Continue reading

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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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