Monday, 9/26/16. Media Center
- Your Vocab 1 HO is due. See Ms. Priest for a Vocab 1 Picture Page.
- Log into Schoology and go to the Useful Links and Log-In Information folder. Sign in to Essay Scorer.
- Copy your descriptive writing from Kidblog and paste it into the assignment box. Save, get feedback, and edit your paper using the tutorials in the Essay Scorer.
- Grammar Set 1 quiz.
- Independent Reading Time. Turn in a log at the END of the hour.
- Your Formatting and Punctuation activity is due. Go over in class.
- Grammar. Correct 1.5.
- Grammar. Get the HO on Combining with Who, Which, That. This HO includes the rule you need to follow for the sentence combining part of the grammar quiz tomorrow. Complete the HO and go over in class. Get the HO in class.
- Draft a Memory Poem--Any memory that you'd like to write about. Specifics: a) must be at least 20 lines; b) must include some type of unique formatting; c) must incorporate vivid language (remember all the other techniques we have dealt with). This is due on Wednesday, 9/28.
- Vocabulary. Get the Vocabulary Unit 1 HO. Find the HO on the Vocabulary page. This is due on Monday, 9/26.
- Your Meeting at Night paraphrase is due.
- Grammar. Correct 1.4.
- Groups. Write a group paraphrase and show it under the hover cam. Also, find two examples of imagery and write those quotes on the same page. This is a practice activity and doesn't need to be made up.
- Poetry: Format and Punctuation. Get the HO with "The Rabbit" and "The Enemy." First, summarize each poem. Next, look at the Basic Poetry Formatting Decisions. For each poem, discuss three formatting techniques the poet used, and infer why each technique was used. Due tomorrow at the beginning of the hour.
- Your passion poem draft is due. Share with a clock partner. Specifics: a) Highlight all of the zombie verbs in your partner's poem. b) Circle all of the vivid action verbs. c) Respond thoughtfully using one of the Non-Judgmental Response Sentence Starters. The response must be at least two sentences long. Help with any other issues you might find on your partner's draft.
- Grammar. Notes on Comma Use with Adjectives. Correct #1.3.
- Academic Vocabulary. Write the definitions for paraphrase vs. summary (see pg. 96 in the textbook). Also, write the definition for meter (rhythm).
- Memory Poem. "Meeting at Night," by Robert Browning. First, paraphrase the poem. Then write examples of imagery from the poem (sight, smell, sound, feel, taste). You might not find all five types. Due tomorrow at the beginning of the hour.
- Academic Vocabulary. Write the definitions for alliteration, metaphor, implied metaphor, direct metaphor, extended metaphor, onomatopoeia, personification, simile, tone.
- Passion Poem HO: "Baseball." Read the poem and answer the questions. Then, draft your own passion poem. Due tomorrow at the beginning of the hour.
- Your Monumental Event/Important Year poem draft is due.
- Grammar HO. Possessives and Plurals. Complete the HO and go over in class.
- Poem Share. With a partner, read each other's Important Year poem. Using a Non-Judgmental Response Sentence Starter, respond in writing to your partner's piece. Your response must be meaningful; it must include at least two sentences. To get full credit, the poem you turn in MUST have a response at the bottom of the page. Feel free to help each other too! Turn in your poem when you have a response to it at the bottom of the page.
- Independent reading time. Turn in a log at the end of the hour. Absent students must also turn in a log.
- Finish discussing the bird HO from yesterday.
- Read "On Turning Ten." Find the poem on the back of the Connotation Practice with Birds HO from yesterday.
- As practice during class, answer the On Turning Ten Questions.
- For tomorrow at the beginning of the hour, draft a 20-line poem. See complete directions at the bottom of the On Turning Ten HO above.
- Bring your independent reading book tomorrow.
- Grammar. Correct 1.2.
- Academic Vocabulary. Get the List of Terms to Know for Semester 1 from the Vocabulary tab. Write the definitions for imagery, connotation, denotation, speaker (poetry), mood.
- Complete the Connotation Practice with Birds HO. Special Instructions: Skip coot. Make sure at least six bird connotations are abstract ideas.
- Turn in your independent reading log.
- Grammar. Get Editing and Proofreading Marks HO. Get HO in class.
- Grammar. Get the Set 1 Sentence HO. Get HO in class. Proofread #1.
- Grammar Notes. Notes on Comma Use with Coordinating Conjunctions. Get the notes from a classmate or Ms. Priest.
- Create clock appointments.
Monday, 9/12/16. Media Center
- Discuss Independent Reading. Be sure to go to the Reading tab and download a Sentence Starters for Reader Response and an Independent Reading Log.
- Check out a book.
- Independent Reading Time. You need to turn in a log at the end of the hour or at the beginning of the hour tomorrow.
- Your Kidblog post on your favorite place must be posted by 11:59 tomorrow night.
- Your Tweet Draft is due. Choose a partner and edit each other's writing. The final copy must be turned at the beginning of the hour on Monday, 9/12.
- English 10A Pretest
Thursday, 9/8/16. Flex Lab
- Go to the Kidblog tab at the top and click on the Set Up Your Kidblog tab. Follow directions carefully.
- Create your first post on Kidblog. See Ms. Priest's post (with the kitten header) for directions.
- Your tweet draft is due at the beginning of the hour tomorrow. You need a paper copy.
Wednesday, 9/7/16. New Unit: Vivid Language and Poetry
- Seating Charts
- Vivid Language Practice. In-class activity.
- Autobiographical Tweet Activity. The rough draft is due on Friday, 9/9. Be sure to note the ZOMBIE VERBS below the rubric!! Avoid using these on this assignment. The final copy is due on Monday, 9/12.
Tuesday, 9/6/16: First Day of School
- Turn in Pi Picture Pages.
- Flex Lab. Join your Honors English class in Schoology. You can find directions on how to access this at the very bottom of the Home Page. You must see Priest for the access code.
- Complete the Interest Inventory on the Schoology page.