Complete Sentences; Of Mice and Men

8 Jan

Wednesday Wisdom

“Most people live their lives dwelling on things that happened in the past and worrying about the future. They never live in the present and therefore, never actually exist.” -E. P. Worrel

Quick Write: Do you spend your time living in the moment? Or are you living in the past (which is gone) or a future (which has not and may not arrive)?

Complete Sentence or Fragment

In your notebook, write whether each sentence is complete or fragmented. If it is a fragment, fix it to be complete.

_________ 11. Could you hear the noise of the waterfall?
_________ 12. Before you could see it.
_________ 13. We could not paddle against the wind unless the guide helped us.
_________ 14. The wind blowing spray over us.
_________ 15. Drenched to the skin.
_________ 16. The rapids in the river were occasional hazards.
_________ 17. The excitement of shooting the rapids.
_________ 18. We steered and balanced carefully.
_________ 19. Around boulders in the stream.
_________ 20. Deciding whether to go through the rapids or portage the canoe around
them.

Of Mice and Men

We will continue with Of Mice and Men, starting at the middle of page 73 and 2:05:57  into the Audiobook.

Two Word Tuesday; Of Mice and Men

7 Jan

Quick Write: What story could this image tell? Use your imagination.

Two Word Tuesday

Precarious and Congregate from the 9th Grade Vocabulary list.

Complete a Connection Chart for these two words and put it in your folder.

Of Mice and Men

We will continue with chapter four of Of Mice and MenAudiobook.

Complete Sentences; Of Mice and Men

6 Jan

Quick Write: How was your break? What were some highlights of the last two weeks?

Important Dates:

1/15: Notebooks are Due
1/17: Last day to hand in any work for the 2nd quarter

Complete Sentence or Fragment

In your notebook, write whether each sentence is complete or fragmented. If it is a fragment, fix it to be complete.

_________ 1. Taking a canoe trip in Canada.
_________ 2. Sufficient food for a week’s journey.
_________ 3. Others had camped there before us.
_________ 4. Ashes indicated the place.
_________ 5. Where their fire had been.
_________ 6. How clearly was the trail marked?
_________ 7. A village at the end of the trail.
_________ 8. The group spent the morning together.
_________ 9. Talking over plans for the afternoon.
_________ 10. As we rounded a bend in the river.

Of Mice and Men

We will continue with Of Mice and Men, starting at the bottom of page 61 and 1:45:00 into the Audiobook.

 

Of Mice and Men p 51-61

19 Dec

Quick Write: How will you spend your break? What do you plan to do? What do you look forward to?

We will read pages 51-61 in Of Mice and Men.

Of Mice and Men -full text

Of Mice and Men Audiobook (up to 1:45:00)

Mid-Quarter Self Evaluation

18 Dec

Today we will be writing a Mid-Quarter Self-Evaluation.

Finishing Up Tribute Pieces

17 Dec

Today we will be back in Room A206 to work on our Tribute Pieces. The assignment is on Google Classroom.

Examples:

Skills That Might Work Well:

Grading:

Thoughtfulness, Effort, Detail (25%): How much thought went into your tribute? Are you using specific details to bring it to life? Are you showing the reader how important this person is to you? Is the piece long enough to adequately show your appreciation?

Organization (25%): Are your ideas organized or are your ideas scattered in whatever random way they came into your head? Did you break ideas up into paragraphs?

Skills (25%): Did you use a variety of skill in your writing to make it more interesting? Make sure you label the skills using the comments feature on Google Docs.

Grammar, Spelling, Clarity, Language Use (25%): Is your piece written well and easy to read? Do you use language that is appropriate for your audience (this might mean a more casual or formal tone, depending on who the piece is for)?

Tribute Piece

16 Dec

Today we will be in Room A206 to work on our Tribute Pieces. The assignment is on Google Classroom. Review recent posts on this page for example pieces and skills you can use in your piece.

Grading:

Thoughtfulness, Effort, Detail: How much thought went into your tribute? Are you using specific details to bring it to life? Are you showing the reader how important this person is to you? Is the piece long enough to adequately show your appreciation?

Organization: Are your ideas organized or are your ideas scattered in whatever random way they came into your head? Did you break ideas up into paragraphs?

Skills: Did you use a variety of skill in your writing to make it more interesting? Did you label the skills using the comments feature on Google Docs?

Grammar, Spelling, Clarity, Language Use: Is your piece written well and easy to read? Do you use language that is appropriate for your audience (this might mean a more casual or formal tone, depending on who the piece is for)?