Thursday, January 31, 2008
Make sure you know how to define a compound sentence and a complex sentence.
Page 570 & 571
Part A #1-10 answers only
Part B #11-15 write out the sentences
Part C #21-24 write out the sentences
Part D #31-40 answers only
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Exposure Review (due tomorrow) Page 564 PART A #1-10, Part B, write out sentences #12-16
Page 569 Part A #1-5 (write out sentences), Part B #11-14
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Next we discussed complex sentences on pages 565/566 and you took some notes. You also tried problems 567 #17 &20, page 568 #34-35 and put those in your notes as well.
Page 566 #1-10, write out sentences and underline according to directions in the book
#21-30--write out sentences and label according to the directions in the book.
Tomorrow I will not be here. You will have Ms. Stefanakis as your guest teacher. Please treat her as a guest in the building and show her what a great class you are!
You will need your Big Wave book in class tomorrow!
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
The Big Wave worksheet is due tomorrow.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Next we reviewed the first section of The Big Wave. Make sure that when you are working on the second and third section you are being complete with your answers.
You received sections 2 & 3 of The Big Wave. You had a portion of today, and will have about 15 minutes of class time to work on it. This assignment is due on Friday when you come in. I would wager that you will need to designate some time either tonight or tomorrow to also work on it!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Next we discussed the next unit of grammar: compound and complex sentences. You had time to read, take notes, and attempt a few problems beginning on page 556.
Take notes on pages 556/557 & 559
Page 557 #1-10, #11-20, answers only
Page 560 #1-5 write out the sentences
#11-15 write out the sentences
Friday, January 18, 2008
Next we read a few pages together to start The Big Wave. You had the remainder of the hour to work on the questions and read up until page 17.
- The questions for The Big Wave worksheet (front and back completed)
- The final package of your Eulogy. On Tuesday you MUST turn in your rough draft (with signs it has been edited), your final copy, and the rubric (see the blog entry below. Copy and paste in a WORD document and print off a copy). If you do not have a printer or yours is not working, you must bring it to school on a disc so I can print it for you. I will only print off what you bring me.
____/20 main focus is to honor your subject and tell the audience what he/she should be remembered for
____/20 carefully edited and contains about 250 words, (about 1 1/2 pages long), uses proper MLA style heading w/name/date/hour/teacher/class (see your red MLA book if you have questions)
____/10 contains specific details or an anecdote about the subject to illustrate what they are remembered for
____/10 gives a conclusion (does not leave the reader/audience hanging)
Thursday, January 17, 2008
A handful of students chose to share their eulogies aloud with the class. Afterward we took time to critique them. Take those same points of critique and apply them to your eulogy if you chose not to read yours.
- Does your eulogy center around honoring your subject and telling your audience what he/she should be remembered for? Or does your eulogy go a bit too far creatively and lose that focus?
- Does your eulogy share anecdotes/short detailed stories to SHOW your audience what he/she should be remembered for? Or is your essay very TELLING in nature?
Remember that there is a word count of about 250 words (a little more or a little less is fine). Also, make sure if the eulogy is about yourself to write it in 3rd person.
I will post a rubric for this assignment tomorrow. Your final package for this assignment (including the rough draft, the final draft and the rubric) is due when you come to school on Tuesday.
Although I am not assigning it or grading it, it would be in your best interest to edit your rough draft thoroughly so you will be able to turn in the best possible paper on Tuesday!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Next we discussed the Eulogy assignment.
Here are some of the requirements and options you have:
- 250 words (a little less or a little more is fine)
- includes specific details
- your main focus should be to celebrate the life of yourself or someone else
- ask yourself: what do I (my subject) to be known for? what mark did he/she/you make on the world?
You may choose to write a eulogy:
- about yourself using 3rd person
- about a family member or someone close to you (they may be living or not)
- about a famous person you know/care a lot about
You must have a strong connection with the subject so you are able to include vivid, specific details.
Your rough draft is due tomorrow. You MUST have a completed rough draft in class or you will not be able to participate in the editing session. Your rough draft can be handwritten, but it must skip lines. You may also choose to type it.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
We also heard a song by Will I Am that was inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.
Finally we read the last portion of MLK's The Drum Major Instinct Speech that he gave two months before he died. It talked about what MLK wanted to be known for when he passed.
This will lead into a new writing assignment we will begin tomorrow.
Think about the things you want to be known for when you pass away.
Also, complete worksheet Writing Effective Sentences in the packet I handed out on Monday. This should be completed when you come to class tomorrow.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Page 106/107 of the worksheet following the Martin Luther King speech you were given. Make sure you have it completed by tomorrow.
Also, make sure you have your $1 for The Big Wave book by Wednesday! Thank You!
Friday, January 11, 2008
Next you did a writing on "survival" for the remainder of the class period. You were to choose the topic "Surviving ___________" or "The time I survived _______" or a creative title that would be similar of your own.
We will revisit these writings following our reading of The Big Wave by Pearl S. Buck. Keep this writing piece in your writing folder and bring it to class everyday.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
With the remainder of the hour we began work on conjunctions and interjections. You added today's class/homework to last night's work. I will be checking and collecting all of it tomorrow.
Page 546 notes
Page 547 Part A & B
Page 548 Part A & B
Your test will be on Thursday! Start preparing now :)
Monday, January 7, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
We began a new grammar unit today: Prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections on page 537.
You took notes on page 536/537 and we discussed your findings.
**Page 538 #1-10 & #11-20
**Worksheet: Run-ons and Fragments portion