March 28, 2012

English 9:  The students took their final To Kill a Mockingbird test, and completed their “Character in a Bag” presentations.

English 10:  The students began reading Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Minister’s Black Veil.  We will finish the short story when we return from Spring Break.

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March 27, 2012

English 9:  The students completed their book reviews forTo Kill a Mockingbird,and began their review for their essay portion of the test that they will take tomorrow.  The students are to complete five notes for each essay prompt prepare them for the test.

English 10:  The students completed their vocabulary worksheet for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story The Minister’s Black Veil.  We will begin reading the short story tomorrow.

March 26, 2012

English 9:  The students finishedTo Kill a Mockingbirdand began working on their post-reading questions for chapters 29-31.  Students that did not finish the questions in class need to complete them for homework.  Chapter summaries for 5,6,7,14,16,24, and 25 are due tomorrow, as well as the chapter illustration/summaries for chapters 19 and 20.

English 10:  The students finished their illustration/summary for Masque of the Red Death, and also wrote a paragraph discussing how the short story served as an allegory.

March 23, 2012

English 9:  The students read To Kill a Mockingbird chapters 26-28 and completed their post-reading questions.  The students that did not finish their questions or reading need to do so for homework.

English 10:  The students finished reading Masque of the Red Death and finished their post-reading questions.

March 22, 2012

English 9:  The students were placed in small groups and read chapters 24 and 25, and completed chapter summaries for each.  We will be reading chapters 26 and 27 tomorrow, and finish the novel next Tuesday.

English 10:  Originally, we were going to read Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The Fall of the House of Usher, however, we will be skipping straight to Poe’s Masque of the Red Death.  The students completed their vocabulary work and we will begin reading the short story tomorrow.

March 21, 2012

English 9:  The students listened to the audio version of chapters 21 and 22, while they filled out their post-reading questions.  Students are to read chapter 23 for homework and complete the post-reading questions.

English 10:  The students worked on their vocabulary worksheet for Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The Fall of the House of Usher.  We will begin reading the short story tomorrow.

March 20, 2012

English 9:  The students watched To Kill a Mockingbird and caught up to the point we’re at in the novel (chapter 20.)  We will continue to read the novel tomorrow.

English 10:  The students highlighted the sensory details, similes, and metaphors in their Turning Point essays.  The class was given half the hour to work in the computer lab to begin typing their final drafts.  The final drafts are due tomorrow.  We will begin to read Edgar Allen Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher tomorrow.

March 16, 2012

English 9:  The students worked on theirTo Kill a Mockingbirdfake Facebook profiles the entire hour.  The students need to finish the profiles for homework.

English 10:  The students worked on their detail outlines for their Turning Point essays.  Each student needs to complete their outline and rough draft (500 words) for homework.

March 15, 2012

English 9:  The students listened to the audio version of chapter 18 (TKAM,) and finished their post-reading questions.  We began working on ourTo Kill a MockingbirdFacebook profiles for four of the main characters (Scout, Jem, Atticus, and either Dill, Calpurnia, or Boo Radley.)  The students were given the format for their fake character profiles, and will be working on them for the entire period tomorrow.

English 10:  The students took notes on literary conventions (simile and metaphor) that were used in Frederick Douglass’ Slave Narrative.  The students began writing their rough draft for their Turning Point narrative that we will continue to work on tomorrow.