Today we took Quiz #5 and read and annotated Emily Dickinson's poem "A Certain Slant of LIght." You can get the poem and the questions from the manila folder by the door.
Today we took Quiz #4 and discussed the reading. Then we wrote our book summaries in a Google doc with our partners and shared them with my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Today we took Quiz #3 and started preparation for writing our An Imperial Affliction or The Price of Dawn book summaries. The handout is in the manila folder near the door.
Today we took Quiz #2 and discussed the following writer's notebook prompt, "John Green derived his book's title from a famous line in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings." What does the line mean--and why would Green have used it for his title? Even more importantly, why would he have altered it? How does Green's meaning differ from Shakespeare's?
Today we starting reading our whole class novel and did the anticipation guide. We took the first reading quiz and turned in the anticipation guide. You'll need to come in and take the quiz that you missed during flex or before or after school.
Today we got our whole class novels for 3rd Term and our bookmarks. We worked on our book reports (because last class ended up being a snow day) and then we started the anticipation guide and began discussing in tables.
Today we summarized and critiqued our books for our third term reading. Make sure that you come in and get a book report paper and do your book report during flex.
Today we wrote our bucket list. Make sure that your list is MLA format, Times New Roman, 12 point font and that it uses the elements of argumentation as well. Your essay is due at the end of class.
Today we watched the TED Talk about Bucket Lists and then created our own bucket lists. We then discussed the argumentative paper and prepped for it by brainstorming a big list of bucket list events. We also turned in our writer's notebooks. .
Today we read and analyzed and discussed in groups Emily Dickinson's poem "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" and watched the video "Boston Strong" below and turned in our textual analysis paper. Make sure that you look at all of the texts and fill out the handout before turning in your paper.
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