September 30, 2013

English 11:  The students read “The Seafarer” poem from the Exerter Book, and completed their post-reading questions.  We will continue reading two addtional poems from the Exerter Book (“The Wanderer” and “The Wife’s Lament”) tomorrow.

English 10:  The students began reading Act 2 of The Crucible, and began working on their story review questions.

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September 27, 2013

English 11:  The students completed their grammar work covering Subject Complements (1.5,) and were assigned to complete their grammar worksheet for homework.

English 9:  The students began watching the film adaptation of The Crucible.

September 26, 2013

English 11:  The students had their essays proofread and edited by two students, and after making the needed revisions, typed their final drafts in the computer lab.  All essay final drafts must be either e-mailed to me or saved in my inbox folder.

English 9:  The studnents finished reading Act 1 of The Crucible, and completed their post-reading questions.  We will begin watching Nicholas Hytner’s film adaptation of the novel tomorrow.

September 25, 2013

English 11:  The students worked in the computer lab, typing their rough drafts of their Beowulf Comparison Essay.

English 10:  The students finished reading Act 1 of The Crucible.  We will begin working on the post-reading questions tomorrow.

September 24, 2013

English 11:  The students read an excerpt from Venerable Bede’s A History of the English Church and People, and completed their notes and post-reading questions.  The students also had half of the class period to continue working on their Beowulf Comparison Essay.

English 10:  The students continued reading Act 1 of The Crucible.

September 23, 2013

English 11:  The students received their Beowulf Hero Comparison Essay that will be their first project of the year.  The students began working on their chart that required them to list the person they’re comparing to Beowulf, three or four character traits each person demonstrated, and how each person embodied each trait.  The students will have the next two days (half of each class period) to work on their essays in class.  The project is due this Thursday.

English 10:  The students began reading Act 1 of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.  We will continue reading and working on the story review questions tomorrow.  The students were also assigned homework to define McCarthyism and hysteria, and write one paragraph explaining the effects of mass hysteria and its dangers.

September 19, 2013

English 11:  The students took notes for their Beowulf test review,  which they need to finish for homework.  Afterwards, we continued watching the film adaptation of the poem.  We will be taking our Beowulf test tomorrow.

English 10:  We went over the grammar test review, and the students took their chapter one test.  Afterwards, we discussed the conventions of drama.  We will begin reading Arthur Miller’s The Crucible tomorrow.

September 18, 2013

English 11:  We reviewed the student’s post-reading questions for Beowulf, and took their chapter 7/8 quiz.  Afterwards, we continued watching the film adaptation of the poem.

English 10:  We reviewed the student’s post-reading questions for “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” and completed our grammar test review.  We will be taking our chapter one test tomorrow.