Archive | October, 2012

Google Docs! -Night Ch 1-3 / Into the Wild Chapter 3

10 Oct

All Classes:  I will be showing you how to access Google Docs, an online word processor.  It allows you to type papers (much like Microsoft Word) and save them online, in the cloud.  Sachem has kindly set up a Google account for all students (email is disabled).  Your user name is your computer login plus  The password is “Sach.(last four digits of your school id#)” Here’s how to get on…

So if you had a student John Smith. You would go to click the “sign in” in the top right.
The students username would be jsmith2 (or whatever it normally is for them to sign on the computer)
Password would be Sach.1234 (“Sach” “.” “last four of their ID”)“Sach.1234”
They’ll need to put in the captcha word and agree to the TOS. Then they’ll be in.

11th Grade:

  • Discuss notes on Night Chapters 1-3.
  • Read Ch. 4 for Friday and Ch. 5 for Monday

12th Grade:

  • Skill: Use Better Verbs  (are you saying something like “walk” when a word like “strut” or “limped” would be better?)
  • We will read and discuss Ch. 3 of Into The Wild
  • If time permits we will have time for college essays
  • Here are some examples of college essays

11th Grade Baselines/ 12th Grade College Essays

9 Oct

11th Grade:

  • Skill: Using specific examples
  • In Your Notebook Answer Two Questions on Chapter 2 and 3:  What are your thoughts about Madame Schacter and how the passengers treated her?  What happened to Elie and his family when they arrived at camp?  Give Specific Evidence.
  • Take baseline essay exam, good luck!
  • For Friday read Ch. 4-5 of Night

12th Grade:

Week of 10/9/12

8 Oct

Here’s what is on the schedule for this week:

11th Grade:

  • Make sure you have read chapters 1-3 of Night for Tuesday 10/9… I will have a few questions for you.
  • Wednesday will be another baseline exam (I know 😦 we just found out about this).

12th Grade:

  • College essays and Into the Wild
  • On Tuesday 10/9, Bring in any college essay you will need to write.