For the ill and the absent-minded -

Here, you will find a very brief summary of class discussions and activities, lists of assigned readings and links to other resources. It should serve as a reminder of what we covered in class and/or of what you missed by being absent physically and/or mentally. Please read the posts and talk with your classmates before stopping me in the hallways to ask me if "we did anything important the other day". Feel free to make comments and if you're still confused, please email me!

(NB: I do not condone class absences - you must be present, in class, actively listening and participating whenever possible. Always communicate your absences with the school office as well as with me. It is your responsibility to make arrangements for missed work and/or quizzes. You MUST meet all assignment deadlines.)

06 June 2014

B - The one with half and half.

Students used part of the period to finish work on their PechaKucha.

Tracy and Jasmine presented on how Elizabethan fashion determined class.

My apologies to Laureen and Michael for not getting to your presentation today.  You're up first next week!

A - ...when it was a work period.

Students used the entire period to work on their novel presentations.

NEXT CLASS: Presentations!

NB: Here's some helpful vocabulary for your final exam.

05 June 2014

F - ...when we finally got through everything we were supposed to get through!

Students had a final opportunity to work on their book club novel presentations.

We discussed the allegorical figures in "The Firing Squad" and discussed conflict, with particular attention to dilemma.

FINAL EXAM OUTLINE:
Part A - Informational Text - 7 multiple choice questions
Part B - Sight Text (Poetry) - 6 multiple choice questions, 1 extended paragraph response
Part C - Familiar Text (Prose) - 1 literary essay response
Part D - Original Composition

Here's some vocabulary that you might find helpful for the exam.

NEXT CLASS:  Novel presentations

E - final project presentations, class three

Braden, Vanessa, Diana, and Kelsey presented their projects today.

NEXT CLASS:  Rebecca, Jennifer, Austin

H - The one when Holly and Daniel presented on the right of succession.

Holly and Daniel presented their PechaKucha on monarchy since the Elizabethan period.

REMINDER:  Please be ready to present next class.  You must have your own media ready or send me your files beforehand.

04 June 2014

A - ...when Amy, Maddy, and Taryn took us into the stuff of allegory.

I gave an outline for the final exam:
Part A - Informational Text - 7 multiple choice questions
Part B - Sight Text (Poetry) - 6 multiple choice questions, 1 extended paragraph response
Part C - Familiar Text (Prose) - 1 Literary Essay
Part D - Original Composition

We discussed "The Firing Squad" with quite a bit of depth.  Bravo, everyone!

Students used the rest of the period to work on their book club novels.

NEXT CLASS:  Work day for your book club presentations!

D - The class with more work time.

Students used the period to polish off their exit projects.

NEXT CLASS:  Presentations!