Archive | September, 2013

Assignments for the week

30 Sep

10th Grade:  By now you should have through Ch.4 of Lord of the Flies and completed a chart documenting the civilized things the boys do vs. the more savage things they do.


9th Grade: We are working on our “I have a dream” Piece, in which you describe your ideal life (similar to George and Lenny).  We are also reading Chapter 3 of Of Mice and Men.

Class Assignments for the week…

26 Sep

Here are a few things that we have done in class…

9th Grade:  

-Finish Chapter 2 of Of Mice and Men.
-Create a character chart for main characters (George, Lennie, Curley, Curley’s Wife, Candy, Slim, The Boss)
-Begin working on writing piece about your dream life.


10th Grade:

-Finished Chapter 2-3 of Lord of the Flies
-Turn in 1,2,3 Piece
-Answer in notebook about chapter 3: 1. How have the boys changed now that they have spent some time on the island.  2.  Discuss Jack and Ralph’s relationship.  Give specific examples for each answer.

Class Updates

22 Sep

Here is an overview of some of the things we have done in class so far.

PS Expect more frequent updates (I was having some technical difficulties with the web site).

9th Grade:  At this point we are finishing ch1-2 of Of Mice and Men.  We have covered the skills of Allusion, Imagery, Metaphor, Foreshadowing, and Repetition.  We also studied Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech.  Below is the video of the speech.

10th Grade: By Tuesday you should have read chapters 1-3 of Lord of the Flies.  On Wednesday, our first writing piece (1, 2, 3 Piece) will be due.  It must be typed and with you in class on Wednesday.   We have covered the skills of Imagery, Characterization, and Tone.

Welcome Back 2013-2014

10 Sep


Welcome back to school.  I’m pretty excited to be back at Sachem East, it’s so nice to see all the friendly faces again.  I’ll miss Sachem North and all the great people there, but it is time to start a new (old?) chapter again.  It’s also nice to be working with 9th and 10th graders for the first time.  This should be an exciting journey 🙂

Here is the first assignment we did last Thursday: Letter to future self.

Here are some other important documents:  1st Quarter Rubric and class rules 13-14. Also, the reading log and writing log.  And here is are some notes about the notebook: writer’s notebook.