January 21, 2019

English 12 – Period 5 & 7: Compositions and dialogue worksheets due at the start of class. Mark grammar sheet as a class. Read p. 190-222 in Medicine Walk.

English 9H – Period 6: Finish group magazine analysis and presentations. Read “Long, Long After School” (p. 112). Anaylsis sheet + p. 116 #3 (due Weds).

English 9 – Period 8: Read Act 5, Scene 1 in TN. P. 237 #6. Hand out criteria for children’s lit final project for TN which is due Feb 1/19.

January 17, 2019

English 12 – Periods 5 & 7: Grammar sheet. Note taking on punctuating dialogue. Worksheet on dialogue due Monday. Read p. 169-189 in MW. Essays due Monday – must include: good copy; check list and brainstorm.

English 9H – Period 6: Go over analysis for “Golden Girl”. Read “I Was a Teenage Ingenue” (p. 142). Group magazine analysis assignment. Analysis of short story due for Monday.

English 9 – Period 8: Act 3 reading quiz. Read Act 4, Scenes 1-3. P. 191 For the next scene (short answer); p. #202 # 1 (letter) and p. 209 For the next scene (paragraph).

January 15, 2019

English 12 – Periods 5 & 7: Watch short doc on overview of the Korean war -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1wFrXKanC0 . Read p. 151-169 in Medicine Walk. Composition assignment DUE Mon, Jan 21/19: “Frank compares his life with Eldon to war/battle. Explain.” Level 2/3 writers aiming for three paragraph composition; level 4-6 = five paragraph essay.

English 9H – Period 6: Read “Golden Girl” (p. 78). Short story analysis form; p. 92 # 2a (paragraph response) + character tetrad (Donna and Anna, @8 points in each category for each character).

English 9 – Period 8:  Read Act 3, Sc 4 in TN. Reading QUIZ on lines 208-382 at the start of class Thursday. 

January 11, 2019

English 12 – Periods 5 & 7: Paragraphs due at the start of class. Read p. 135-151 in Medicine Walk. Reading quiz.

English 9H – Period 6: “Gore” questions due at the start of class. Go over analysis of “Gore” as a class. Read “Lamb to the Slaughter” (p.10); analysis sheet + worksheet w extension (due Tues).

English 9 – Period 8: Read Act 3, Scenes 1-3 in TN. P. 137 “For the next scene” (short answer); p. 146 #4 (lists) and p. 155 “For the next scene” (paragraph).

** reminder that entries for the Words writing contest are due by Feb 7/19 

January 9, 2019

English 12 – Periods 5 & 7: peer edit paragraphs from last day using 6 point scale; good copy of paragraph due Fri. Read p. 113-134 in Medicine Walk. Persuasive paragraph: “Another letter for his 10th birthday. Is it nice that Eldon is trying to keep in touch with Franklin or is it just damaging to the boy?” Due Friday. 

English 9H – Period 6: Health survey. P. 8 # 2 & 3.

English 9 – Period 8: Act 2, Scenes 4 & 5 in TN. P. 120 #2 (including poem).

January 7, 2019

Happy New Year and welcome back!

English 12 – Periods 5 & 7: Read p. 99-113 in Medicine Walk. Paragraph response: Explain what the following quote means to you personally – “‘Gettin’ half killed once’s gotta be better ‘n bein’ half alive forever'” (p. 101).

English 9H – Period 6: Collect A Christmas Carol texts. Curious George intro to short story group activity. Read “Gore” p.3.

English 9 – Period 8 – Read Act 2, Scene 3 in TN. P. 93 #4 – journal response.

December 20, 2018

English 12 – Periods 5 & 7: Frame story – a literary device. Read p. 80-98 in MW.

English 9H – Period 6: Finish watching “A Christmas Carol”. Paragraph review.

English 9 – Period 8: Read Act 2, Scenes 1-2. P. 78 #1.

December 18, 2018

English 12 – Periods 5 & 7: Review Parts 4-6 worksheet in class. Read p. 60-82 in MW. Synthesis writing assignment: Discuss the role of women in both Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and Wagamese’s Medicine Walk. (min 2 paragraphs).

English 9H – Period 6 – Review Fezziwig graphs as a class. Finish reading Stave 5 in A Christmas Carol. Begin watching the film version of ACC.

English 9 – Period 8 – Read Act 1, Scene 5. Questions: p. 61 #1 and p. 63 #6 and 7.

December 14, 2018

English 12 – Periods 5 & 7: Collect worksheets for Parts 4-6. Read p. 39-62 in MW. Paragraph response: Explain the symbolism of the “varmints” in both Eldon and Frank’s lives. Due Tues.

English 9H – Period 6: Collect Fezziwig graphs and Scrooge tetrads. Read Stave 4 and up to p. 83 in Stave 5 of A Christmas Carol.

English 9 – Period 8: Read Act 1, Sc 1-4 in Twelfth Night. P. 39 “For the next scene” – paragraph response.

December 12, 2018

Thanks to Mr Terpening for coming in to sub for me today as my whole family was wiped out with that nasty flu bug! I’ll be back for classes on Friday.

English 12 – Periods 5 & 7: Read p. 17-39 in Medicine Walk. Worksheet of questions for Parts 4-6 in the novel.

English 9H – Period 6: Read Stave 3 in A Christmas Carol. Character tetrad assignment on Scrooge.

English 9 – Period 8: P. 2-3 # 1-5 in Twelfth Night text book.