Thursday, October 25, 2012

Class Agenda for October 22 - 26, 2012

Monday -
  • Organize and update notebooks
  • Review the nine-weeks exam
Tuesday -
  • Review figurative language by preparing flash cards
  • Attach these to the notebook
Wednesday -
  • Review poetry structural elements by creating flashcards and attaching these to the notebook
  • Prepare a foldable for sound devices on page 50 in the notebook
Thursday -
  • Using "The Bells" introduce Poe's beliefs about poetry (lyrical)
  • Read and analyze sound devices, figurative language, and structure of "The Bells"
Friday -
  • Based on Thursday's conversation, begin analyzing the message of "The Bells"

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Assignmnents for October 15 - 19, 2012

This is the last week of our 9-week term.  Make sure all work has been submitted to all of your teachers. 

Monday -
  • Students will continue reading "Sweat" in class, focusing on Hurson's characterization
  • Students will learn of the opportunity to re-earn up to 10 points on one of their earlier summative writings--the writing must be revised in class
Tuesday -
  • Students will finish reading "Sweat" (any text not read in class will be read for homework by Thursday)
  • Students will review the "Sweat" vocabulary
Wednesday -
  • Morning classes will not meet; instead, students will participate in the PSAT or field day
  • Afternoon classes will work on the paragraph revisions
Thursday -
  • Students will complete the 9-weeks exam
Friday -
  • Students will revise a summative writing to re-earn summative points

Monday, October 8, 2012

Assignments for October 8 - 12, 2012

I apologize for last week.  I was unable to get into the blog page to update the lesson.  Quick re-cap:  Monday--The class reviewed basic literary analysis paragraph format using student papers to show the do's and don'ts and we discussed the different types of sentence constructions; Tuesday--Students wrote a literary analysis paragraph for "Cask of Amontillado" and "The River" was introduced; Wednesday--Students were introduced to "The River" and our focus areas for the story and we discussed run-on sentences, comma splices, and fragments; Thursday--Students received copies of "The River" and spent the period reading the story (monitored by a substitute teacher); Friday--students took a quick reading comprehension quiz and we discussed the events of "The River."

For this week . . .
Monday -
  • Students will discuss the differences between possessive form and plural form
  • The class will analyze the basic literary elements of "The River"
Tuesday -
  • Students will review the basic grammar discussed in class over the last week
  • The class will finish its analysis of "The River" and prepare for tomorrow's exam
Wednesday -
  • Students will complete a summative exam for "The River"
Thursday -
  • Students will review common word usage problems (homophones)
  • Students will be introduced to Zora Neale Hurston's "Sweat" and our focus areas for this story
  • Students will be introduced to the characterization dialectical journal
Friday -
  • The class will read and discuss "Sweat," keeping a characterization dialectical journal as we read
  • Students will finish reading "Sweat" at home if we do not finish in class