Today we did DOL 2 on more capitalization rules and I put you in a seating chart. We had a book check and then read aloud Langston Hughes poem, "Let America be America Again" and discussed the poem in groups. See the handout for more information. Finally, we started partner introductions. Make sure that you keep bringing your personal reading book to prepare for your book report on September 20.
Today we turned in our scavenger hunts and the "All the Books I've Ever Read" Assignment. We took the writing and reading pretest (and you'll need to come in and do this quickly) and we did our first DOL of the year on capitalization. Finally, at the end of class, we got with our partners and finished the partner activity we started the first day of class. Be prepared next time to introduce your partner to the class.
Today we turned in our disclosure documents and wrote down a list of books you've read recently. I passed back your first writer's notebook and your Term 1 hall passes and we discussed classroom procedures. We talked about Battle of the Books and I passed out that booklet and had you propose a book you would like to read for Term 1. Finally, we took pictures.
Remember to print off and complete your scavenger hunt for Monday. You will also need to bring your personal reading book because there will be a book check in class on Monday; there will also be some time to form your Battle of the Books groups.
Welcome back! It was so good to meet all of you today. I can't wait to get started and hope you have a great experience in English 10 this year. This blog is the place you go to see missing or missed work and print off handouts or homework assignments from the previous day. Today we learned each other's names, did writer's notebook #1 (responding in two paragraphs to the video clip about American stereotypes), and started working on our partner get-to-know activity. Also, I passed out the disclosure document and announced that there will be a quiz next time on the information therein.
I've attached your homework assignment below, which is due on Monday the 28th (A) and Tuesday the 29th (B). The directions should be self-explanatory, but let me know if you have any questions. Also, I posted some pictures of things I did over the summer as well as a poem below. If you can come to class and tell me what the last line of the fourth stanza says, I'll give you candy. May the Force be with You. Mr. Gagnier
End of Summer by Stanley Horowitz
An agitation of the air,
A perturbation of the light
Admonished me the unloved year
Would turn on its hinge that night.
I stood in the disenchanted field
Amid the stubble and the stones,
Amazed, while a small worm lisped to me
The song of my marrow-bones.
Blue poured into summer blue,
A hawk broke from his cloudless tower,
The roof of the silo blazed, and I knew
That part of my life was over.
Already the iron door of the north
Clangs open: birds, leaves, snows
Order their populations forth,
And a cruel wind blows.
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