Monday- Thursday: Quarterly and Short Stories

16 Apr

Monday we prepared for the quarterly, which was given on Tuesday.

Wednesday Short Stories:

While reading the your short story, take notes and be sure to cover the following aspects of the story

  • who- characters
  • what- plot
  • when and where- setting
  • why- author’s purpose and the theme

12th Grade Read “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut (p. 7 in Welcome to the Monkey House) – answer Harrison Bergeron Questions

9th Grade Read “The Necklace” in our literature books.  Answer the questions in the back.

10th Grade Read “The Monkey’s Paw” in our literature books.  Answer the questions in the back.


Thursday we are discussing the short stories and going over the answers the questions.  You will also get your research paper back!

Have a Great Spring Break!

1 Apr

Enjoy the time off!!

Please remember if you are revising any pieces, I need them by Monday 4/13.

Homophones Worksheet; Last Day for Research Papers!

31 Mar

Today we will be working on a homophones worksheet.  It will count as a notebook grade. Download it here:  homophones worksheet.

If you are using your extension on your research paper, today is the last day to turn it in!


30 Mar

Today we will be doing vocabulary. For each word:

-Define (give part of speech)
-Write a sentence
-Create a word cloud with five items (draw the word in a circle and connect five words, items, things to the word to help you remember it).

12th Grade Words:

  1. reiterate
  2. conflagration
  3. induce
  4. anarchy
  5. strident
  6. nonchalant
  7. malleable
  8. ludicrous
  9. abridge
  10. lucid

9th Grade Words:

  1. Skeptical
  2. resignation
  3. illuminate
  4. resolution
  5. servile
  6. diligent
  7. refute
  8. anarchy
  9. miser
  10. apprehensive

10th Grade Words:

  1. remorse
  2. repress
  3. gullible
  4. repite
  5. scrutinize
  6. coalesce
  7. orthodox
  8. innate
  9. preclude
  10. efface

Research Papers are Due Today!

27 Mar

Today we are in the lab to put any last minute, final touches on the research paper.  Your printed copy is due today in class.

Computer Lab to Finish Research Papers

26 Mar

Today and tomorrow we will be in the computer lab a206 to work on our research papers.  Come to class prepared with articles, rough drafts, outlines, etc!

Research Paper Rough Draft Due; Formatting and Grading

25 Mar

Today we are in class to discuss formatting and grading of your research paper.

Your rough drafts will be checked today.  

I will go over the rubric for grading (found in your packet).  We will also discuss the example papers in the packet that show how your paper should be formatted.  Use these examples as a guide.  Your paper should look exactly the same.

After we are finished, check over your paper and give yourself a grade based on your work so far.  Then exchange your paper with someone else in the class and examine their paper as he/she examines yours.  By the end of the day you should have a clear idea on what needs to be done to get the highest grade possible.

Tomorrow and Friday we will be in the computer lab a206 to finish our papers.


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