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!

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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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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