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101 Things I am Thankful For Piece

23 Nov

101 Things I am Thankful for Piece:

Write a poem of 101 things you are thankful for. 

Be sure to:

  • Write 101 lines (do not number them).
  • Be Descriptive, Don’t Just List. Don’t just mention a thing you are thankful for, mention a quality about it for example: Don’t say “My Dog,” say “When my dog plays catch with me” This way you can mention multiple qualities about a single thing.
  • Write it in 4 stanzas of 25 lines, with a 1 stanza line for a super special item.
  • Give your piece a creative title besides “101 Things I am Thankful For.”
  • Avoid repetitive structure “when my team wins; when my team rides the bus to a game; when my uncle cooks spare ribs; when my dog chases her tail.”

Example Pieces: 101 Little Things In Life That I Love and 101 Reasons to Wake Up Early

Grading:

  • Piece Contains 101 Lines (25pts)
  • Lines are descriptive, not just a list (25pts)
  • Organized into Stanzas, Lines aren’t numbered, Original Title (25pts)
  • Grammar, Spelling, Lines aren’t repetitive (25pts)

Due Sunday November 29th

101 Things I am Thankful For

19 Nov

Quick Writes:

Write down as many things as you can think of that you are grateful for. Think in detail. Think small. Think big.

Choose 1 of the things you are thankful for and list as many things as you can think of that you like about it.

101 Things I am Thankful for Piece:

Write a poem of 101 things you are thankful for. 

Be sure to:

  • Write 101 lines (do not number them).
  • Be Descriptive, Don’t Just List. Don’t just mention a thing you are thankful for, mention a quality about it for example: Don’t say “My Dog,” say “When my dog plays catch with me” This way you can mention multiple qualities about a single thing.
  • Write it in 4 stanzas of 25 lines, with a 1 stanza line for a super special item.
  • Give your piece a creative title besides “101 Things I am Thankful For.”
  • Avoid repetitive structure “when my team wins; when my team rides the bus to a game; when my uncle cooks spare ribs; when my dog chases her tail.”

Example Pieces: 101 Little Things In Life That I Love and 101 Reasons to Wake Up Early

Grading:

  • Piece Contains 101 Lines (25pts)
  • Lines are descriptive, not just a list (25pts)
  • Organized into Stanzas, Lines aren’t numbered, Original Title (25pts)
  • Grammar, Spelling, Lines aren’t repetitive (25pts)

Due Sunday November 29th

Speak 4th Marking Period Continued

18 Nov

Speak

Today we will read along with the audio version of Speak (beginning at 04:30:00).

Answer the questions in your notebook as we go.

Speak 4th Marking Period Questions

Speak 4th Marking Period

16 Nov

Speak

Quick Write: Take a look at Melinda’s grades so far (pages 46, 92, 137). In which classes is Melinda doing well? Why do you think that is? How is she progressing throughout the year? Do you find your own grades reflect events in your personal life?

Today we will read along with the audio version of Speak (beginning at 04:02:00).

Answer the questions in your notebook as we go.

Speak 4th Marking Period Questions

Speak Part 3 and Essay

12 Nov

Vocabulary

Today we will go over the words Jocular and Monotonous from our 9th Grade Vocabulary list.

Speak Part 3

We will review important sections on Speak’s 3rd Marking Quarter

Speak Task 3 Essay

It’s due Sunday night! It counts for the first quarter! It is a big assignment! There won’t be time to accept late papers!

Any questions?

You will have some time to either work on the essay or start reading the 4th Marking Period of Speak.

Speak Task 3 Essay

9 Nov

Join Freshman Class Government!

Be part of the Freshman Class Government. Google Class Code: ou6dxqg

Notebooks are Due!

Today we will count up pages in your notebook for the first quarter.

Speak Task 3 Essay

Read “Stupid Stupid” on page 130 of Speak. Then complete the Task 3 essay using this section as your reading. You may use your notes and the template to structure your answer.

Instructions:

Closely read the text provided and write a well-developed, text based response of two to three paragraphs. In your response, identify the central idea of the author and analyze how the author’s use of one writing strategy (literary element or literary technique or rhetorical device) advances this idea. Use strong and thorough evidence from the text to support your analysis. Do not simply summarize the text.

Writing a Regents Task 3 Essay

5 Nov

One of the major parts of the English Regents in 11th grade is the mini essay in Task 3. Here are some notes and a template to follow.

Tree as Symbolism in Speak

2 Nov

Quick Write

Brainstorm as many things as you can think of about trees.

Important Dates!

Any missing work or assignments you wish to revise must be in by Friday November 6th.

Notebooks are due and will be checked on Monday November 9th. Here is the information on how it is graded.

Vocabulary

Today we will go over the words Ambiguous and Miser from our 9th Grade Vocabulary list.

Symbolism of Trees in Speak

Quick Write: We will share our brainstorming on trees. Now brainstorm any similarities or things people have in common with trees.

Symbolism is when an object that represents something besides itself.

We will go over important parts of Speak Part 2.

Read Speak 2nd Marking Period

29 Oct

Periods 4 and 5:

Read the 2nd Marking Period of Speak and answer the reading questions. You will have time to work on the Speak Narrator assignment on Google Classroom.

Period 8

Correct and rewrite this paragraph in your notebook.

Narrator’s Point of View

27 Oct

Vocabulary

Today we will go over the words Cursory and Obscure from our 9th Grade Vocabulary list.

Narrator’s Point of View

Today we will go over the different types of narrators in literature.

Here are the notes.

Speak’s Narrator

On Google Classroom:

Read the Second Marking Period in Speak. Choose a section from the 2nd Marking Period in Speak and write about how having a 1st person narrator either limits or enhances our ability to understand what actually is happening in the passage. How would the passage be different if it was told by a 3rd person observer narrator? What do we learn because we have a 1st person narrator? 200 words with quotes from the text to support your answer.