Friday, November 30, 2007
You also had a chance to turn in your Princess Bride final package (Final draft, Work Cited page and rubric--stapled in this order) today. If you did not turn it in today for 4 points extra credit, you MUST turn it in Monday.
Finally you took a short quiz and received a short book work assignment.
Bookwork: page 524, rewrite the paragraph for part B.
Check Point, follow the directions.
PAPER: if you did not hand in the Princess Bride paper today for extra credit, it is due MONDAY.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Next we corrected the rest of the bookwork homework from when Mrs. Hardy was with you on Monday and Tuesday.
You had the remainder of the hour to work on the new book work assignment and continue revising your paper.
- BOOKWORK: page 521 #1-10 answers only, #11-15 write out the sentence
- FINAL PAPER: copy the rubric below on a separate sheet of paper. Your final paper will include the best version of your paper, your Work Cited page, and a copy of the rubric. This is due on MONDAY, DEC. 3rd. You have the option of turning it in tomorrow, FRIDAY NOV. 30th for 4 points extra credit!
- SHORT QUIZ TOMORROW: There will be a short quiz tomorrow on determining between adverbs and adjectives. What is the difference between adverbs and adjectives? If you were given sentences, could you find the adjective or adverb and tell what word/words it modifies?
The Princess Bride Rubric
____paper is clearly structured and organized (your evidence is clearly explained and is not just "plunked" in your paper) (30 pts.) (paper should end up being about 1 1/2 to 2 pages in length)
_____ paper has been edited for punctuation and grammar (20 pts.)
_____ paper uses the "inverted thesis" structure in the introduction and the conclusion is simply your intro reworded (20 pts.)
_____ paper includes proper MLA style (including proper heading format and work cited page) (10 pts.)
_____ paper includes at least 2 parenthetical citations per body paragraph and they are formatted correctly (24 pts.)
_____ paper includes a copy of the rubric (6 pts.)
_________/11o Points Total
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Today in class you had your rough draft of your Princess Bride paper with the Work Cited Page. You were able to edit to papers and have your paper edited by two editors.
For full credit tomorrow: you must bring in your old rough draft and a new fresh copy with the changes you made this evening. Use the advise of your editors. Additionally, read your paper to mom or dad! Make sure it all makes sense :)
Also, make sure you have your bookwork from Monday/Tuesday Night!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
When you return to school on Monday you will need a COMPLETED, TYPED rough draft.
It should have:
- 5 paragraphs
- 2 citations per body paragraph
- a separate page that will be your Work Cited page
Monday, November 19, 2007
Your entire typed rough draft, along with the Work Cited page is due when we return from break, Nov. 26th.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
On your outline, include the A, B, and C for your introduction and conclusion and have it written out for Monday. I will be making sure that you have it written down for points toward your grade. On Monday we will be writing the rough draft in class. COME PREPARED!!!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Next you took your test.
You have no homework this evening.
Come to class tomorrow WITH YOUR COMPLETED OUTLINE. If I returned your outline and you received less than a 44, I would revise your outline! Make the changes I advised you to make on the outline! I am not going to recollect it for a grade, but I will definitely look at it if you want me to....
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Next you worked on your review for tomorrow's test with plenty of time to ask questions.
Part A--follow the directions
Part B--S=, V=, PA=
Part C--follow the directions
Part D--follow the directions, answers only
Part E--follow the directions, rewriting the sentence correctly
YOUR TEST IS TOMORROW COVERING THE MATERIAL FROM pages 495-510! Make sure you study!
Monday, November 12, 2007
Next I collected your completed outlines.
Finally I assigned Part One of your Review on adjectives. Your test is on Wednesday.
Page 507 Part B
Page 508 Part A & Part B
Monday: Review Pt. 1
Tuesday: Review Pt. 2
Thursday: discussion over Inverted Thesis statements and conclusions
Friday: Meadowbrook Theatre/"A Christmas Carol"
This Weekend: writing your introduction and conclusion (due Monday--you will need to hear the lecture on Thursday before you attempt this though...)
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Page 504 & 506 notes
Page 504 #1-10 answers only, Page 507 #1-10 answers only
Next we discussed outlines for the Princess Bride paper. I showed you how your graphic organizer translates directly to your outline. Please use the worksheet on Edline as a guideline for your own outline.
- Page 504 & 506 notes
Page 504 #1-10 answers only, Page 507 #1-10 answers only
- Completed outline, TYPED, with MLA heading for the Princess Bride paper. Again, please use the sample that is on Edline to help you!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Next you did a short lesson on comparative/superlative adjectives.
- Page 502 Part A #1-12 answers only, Page 503 Part B rewrite the paragraph, and the Check Point.
- Make sure all of your evidence is found for your paper, using the rectangles. Make sure you have at least 2 direct quotes as evidence and 1 paraphrase. All 6 rectangles must be filled and must have the page number(s) next to them. You will need this tomorrow as we talk about inverted thesis statements and outlines!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Vizzini is a mean-spirited character, especially when he is talking to Fezzik. In one instance when he addresses Fezzik, in order to show his anger, he gets eerliy quiet (135).
Vizzini is a mean-spirited character, especially when he is talking to Fezzik. In one instance, "the Sicilian lost control. It was terrifying when he did it. With most people, they scream and holler and jump around. With Vizzini, it was different; he got very very very quiet, and his voice sounded like it came from a dead throat" (135).
Next we discussed predicate adjectives. You took some notes from page 499.
DUE WEDNESDAY Page 499 #1-10 answers only
DUE THURSDAY All evidence to prove your character has those character traits you chose to fill in to the ovals on your paper. All of the evidence belongs in the rectangles on your graphic organizer/brain web I gave you on Monday. In order to complete it properly, you MUST HAVE (for the minimum) 2 direct quotes as evidence, and 1 paraphrase. The rest can be a combination. You MUST also include page numbers for the evidence.
Monday, November 5, 2007
I gave you a brainweb with some possible character traits on the back. You must have chosen a character and filled out three character traits you want to prove your character displays in the book. Remember, by proving them, you must be able to relate scenes from the book and have the exact page #'s they occur on.
Next we discussed our next unit of grammar: adjectives (page 496).
- Character BrainWeb with chosen character and 3 traits due TUESDAY
- Page 497 Page 497 Part A #1-12 in addition to the page directions, also tell which word it modifies, Part B #13-17 follow the directions in the book due TUESDAY
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Next week come prepared with your Princess Bride worksheets as we will begin the planning stages for the character analysis paper.
No Homework for you this weekend! Have fun, rest, and relax...but prepared to work on Monday!