What did we do?

All missing work and book talks are due May 18th.





10 May 2018
We are starting class with reading, so be sure to bring a book.
1. We continued reading the play, Twelve Angry Men, today. If absent, get notes from someone.

9 May 2018
We are starting class with reading, so be sure to bring a book.
1. We continued reading the play, Twelve Angry Men, today. If absent, get notes from someone.

8 May 2018
We are starting class with reading, so be sure to bring a book.
1. We continued reading the play, Twelve Angry Men, today. If absent, get notes from someone.

7 May 2018
We are starting class with reading, so be sure to bring a book.
1. We continued reading the play, Twelve Angry Men, today. If absent, get notes from someone.

4 May 2018
1. We took he quiz over Latin Roots #9. If absent, come in before or after school with your list for extra credit to make up the quiz.
2. We continued reading the play, Twelve Angry Men, today. If absent, get notes from someone.
 
3 May 2018
1. We finished going over Latin Roots #9 . We will quiz on Friday due to WYTopp testing.
2. We continued reading the play, Twelve Angry Men, today. If absent, get notes from someone.

2 May 2018
1. We finished going over Latin Roots #9 . We will quiz on Friday due to WYTopp testing.
2. We continued reading the play, Twelve Angry Men, today. If absent, get notes from someone.

1 May 2018
1. We finished going over Latin Roots #9 . We will quiz on Friday due to WYTopp testing.
2. We continued reading the play, Twelve Angry Men, today. If absent, get notes from someone.
 
30 April 2018
1. We copied Latin Roots #9 into four columns. We will quiz on Friday due to WYTopp testing.
2. We continued reading the play, Twelve Angry Men, today. If absent, get notes from someone.

27 April 2018
1. We continued reading the play, Twelve Angry Men, today. If absent, get notes from someone.

26 April 2018
1. We started reading the play, Twelve Angry Men, today. If absent, get notes from someone.

25 April 2018
1. We put together our notes for Twelve Angry Men. If absent, get your notes from me.

24 April 2018
1. We finalized our research paragraph. Be ready to present when we get to your topic in the play.

23 April 2018
1. We went to the library to write the paragraph that summarizes both sources together. Be sure to fill up as much of the space as possible.

20 April 2018
1. We went to the library and spent time summarizing the second source. Be sure to fill up as much of the space as possible.

19 April 2018
1. We took the  Latin Roots #8, 7, and 6 quiz. If absent, come in before or after school to make it up. Brink your list #8 for extra credit.
2. We went to the library and found the second source. By the end of class, you need to write down your work cited.

18 April 2018
1. Remember to study Latin Roots #8, 7, and 6 for the quiz on Thursday.
2. Today, we spent time reading the source from yesterday and wrote down a summary of the source. Try to fill the space provided on the hand out.

17 April 2018
1. Remember to study Latin Roots #8, 7, and 6 for the quiz on Thursday.
2. We started researching on the Twelve Angry Men topics. By the end of class today, find one source and write down the work cited.

16 April 2018
1. We copied Latin Roots #8 into four-columns and went over the list. Quiz on Thursday.
2. I handed out the research topics for Twelve Angry Men. If absent, get your copy from me. We will start researching on Tuesday.

13 April 2018
1. We wrote a sentence for rule 518.2 To Create New Words from the Write for College in the Beyond GrammarPunk packet. If absent, write a sentence using the rule, no passive verbs, and a vocab word from list 7.
2. We finished our rhetorical essay over Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech. Don't forget to add your work cited to the last page of the paper. Submit it to turnitin.com. Print off a final copy for me.
 
12 April 2018
1. We wrote a sentence for rule 518.1 In Compound Words from the Write for College in the Beyond GrammarPunk packet. If absent, write a sentence using the rule, no passive verbs, and a vocab word from list 6.
2.  We continued writing our essay over Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech with the body paragraphs following the outlineThis paper is due at the end of class on Friday. Some people may be able to write their conclusion paragraph. Be sure to restate thesis first and then two sentences that go over the points covered, or what happened to Martin Luther King, Jr., or what happened after the speech.

11 April 2018
1. We wrote a sentence for rule 517.4 To Introduce a quotation, a sentence, or a question of the Beyond GrammarPunk packet. If absent, write a sentence using the rule, no passive verbs, and a vocab word from list 7.
2. We continued writing our essay over Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech with the body paragraphs following the outlineThis paper is due at the end of class on Friday.

10 April 2018
1. We completed rule 515.4 Before Tags of the Beyond GrammarPunk packet. If absent, write a sentence using the rule, no passive verbs, and a vocab word from list 6.
2. We continued writing our essay over Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech. We finished intro paragraphs and started on the body paragraphs following the outlineThis paper is due at the end of class on Friday.

9 April 2018
1. We completed rule 515.2 of the Beyond GrammarPunk packet. If absent, write a sentence using the rule, no passive verbs, and a vocab word from list 7.
2. We started writing our essay over Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech. We completed our format for the paper. We started writing our intro paragraph following the outlineThis paper is due at the end of class on Friday.

30 March 2018
1. We finished reading Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech. We finished looking for examples of figurative language and syntax. We went over examples everyone found.

29 March 2018
1. We started reading Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" Speech. First, we completed the work cited for it (see the Internet format on page 24 of the Writing Guide). Then, we read the text for diction. Our prompt for this essay is: Explain two rhetorical strategies Martin Luther King Jr. uses in his "I Have a Dream" speech to gain justice for all. When reading for diction, find words or phrases that gain justice for all. Mark and label the examples as diction.

28 March 2018
1. We finished writing our rhetorical paragraph over syntax. Copy these paragraphs down for your own examples. 2nd hour, 4th hour, 7th hour

27 March 2018
1. We started writing a rhetorical paragraph over syntax in "I Am Offering this Poem."
26 March 2018
Snow Day

23 March 2018
1. We finished scoring and revising the  "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" paragraph by Dylan Thomas. This was turned in at the end of class.

22 March 2018
1. We took Latin Roots #7 quiz today. If absent, come in before or after school to make it up.
2. We finished writing our rhetorical paragraph over  "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas. We went over how I will score it. We will finish tomorrow and revise.

21 March 2018
1. We studied Latin Roots #7 list. We will quiz on Thursday.
2. We wrote a rhetorical paragraph over "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas. The prompt is Explain how Dylan Thomas shows to never give up with examples of figurative language in "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night."

20 March 2018
1. We studied Latin Roots #7 list. We will quiz on Thursday.
2. We read "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas. First, complete a work cited (see page 17 4(b) in the Writing Guide for the format).

19 March 2018
1. We copied Latin Roots #7 list into four-column notes. We will quiz on Thursday.
2. We wrote a rhetorical paragraph over  "I Am Offering this Poem". Copy it onto a sheet of paper if absent.

16 March 2018
2. We read "I Am Offering this Poem" and wrote down examples of personification, simile, metaphor, and repetition.

15 March 2018
2. We wrote a rhetorical paragraph over  "When Does Snow Stop Being Fun?" by Justin Shatwell. We paired up with another student when writing this. The prompt is Explain how Justin Shatwell uses diction to show when snow literally stops being fun in the article "When Does Snow Stop Being Fun?". Refer to the practice paragraph from yesterday, your pink rhetoric paper, talk with your partner, etc. This paragraph is due at the end of class.

14 March 2018
1. Beyond GrammarPunk- Commas 511.2 To Determine Equal Modifiers.
2. We finished the diction paragraph over "Pride." Here is 2nd hour's, 4th hour's7th hour's.
3. We read "When Does Snow Stop Being Fun?" by Justin Shatwell. Complete a work cited first (Internet site pg. 24), then read the article and write down examples of diction the author used to show when snow literally stops being fun.
4. We discussed what words the author used.

13 March 2018
1. We continued working on Beyond GrammarPunk. We wrote a sentence for the second part of 510.3, the second rule.
2. We wrote a rhetorical paragraph as a class over the diction in "Pride." Here is 2nd hour's, 4th hour's, and 7th hour's.

12 March 2018
1. We started working on Beyond GrammarPunk. If absent, get your copy from me. We wrote a sentence for 510.3.
2. We read the poem "Pride" and looked at the diction (word choice) the author uses to show the fragile nature of everything. We talked about the examples that we found.

9 March 2018
1. We finished the paper today. Be sure to print off the paper and submit it to turnitin.com.

8 March 2018
1. We continued typing our research paper. We went over the format of the paper. Be sure to add your work cited of your sources on the last page of the paper. 

7 March 2018
1. We continued typing our research paper. We went over the format of the paper. Be sure to add your work cited of your sources on the last page of the paper. 

6 March 2018
1. We started typing our research paper. We went over the format of the paper, review of the intro paragraph (two sentences of background, thesis-mention career will help me lead a successful life and the essay plan (list three topics you will cover).
We also went over what you need to fix in your argument paragraph)this will be the first body paragraph of your paper.

5 March 2018
1. For some classes, we finished presentations.
2. We read for the rest of class. Keep bringing your book this week.

2 March 2018
1. We continued with presentations today. You need your typed work cited, final argument paragraph, intro, and conclusion. We are also taking two-column notes.

1 March 2018
1. We continued with presentations today. You need your typed work cited, final argument paragraph, intro, and conclusion. We are also taking two-column notes.

28 February 2018
1. We continued with presentations today. You need your typed work cited, final argument paragraph, intro, and conclusion. We are also taking two-column notes.

27 February 2018
1. We started presentations today. You need your typed work cited, final argument paragraph, intro, and conclusion. We are also taking two-column notes.
 
26 February 2018
1. We wrote our intro and conclusion paragraphs.
Intro
-three sentences total
-two sentences of background
-thesis mention career and will help me lead a successful life

Conclusion
-restate thesis first
-two sentences wrapping up the presentations
Presentations on Tuesday.

23 February 2018
1. We wrote our argument paragraph over this prompt: Explain how your researched info will help you lead a successful life.
T.S. mention career and will help me lead a successful life.
RDF Transition (mention first piece of info and topic of quote), "Quote from text." or "Quote from text" (15).
Explain quote in own words.
Toulmin Because (perspective)
therefore the career, __________________, will help me lead a successful life,
since why successful- be sure to include a form of the word success in the since part. 
C.S. like topic sentence
We begin presentations on Tuesday.

22 February 2018
1. We worked in the library on our Prezis and typing works cited.

21 February 2018
1. We fixed our four quotes.
Transition (introduces the quote; tell me the author or first piece of info from the work cited; tell me the topic of the quote). "Quote from text" (pg).

20 February 2018
1. We went to the library again. By the end of class, you should have your fourth quote and work cited written down. When you finish that, type up your work cited or work on your Prezi. I collected your four quotes and three works cited. If absent, please turn these in for a grade.

16 February 2018
1. We went to the library again. By the end of class, you should have your third quote and work cited written down. When you finish that, type up your work cited or work on your Prezi.

15 February 2018
1. We went to the library again. By the end of class, you should have your second quote and work cited written down. The you finish that, type up your work cited or work on your Prezi.

14 February 2018
1. Counselors came in and talked about classes for next year. If absent, go visit with your counselor about what you need to know. You will register next Tuesday.

13 February 2018
1. We went to the library. By the end of class, you needed one quote and work cited.

12 February 2018
1. We studied Latin Roots #6 list. Quiz next Thursday.
2. We went over the career research project. You pick a career you would like to research. Students wrote down their topic.

9 February 2018
1. We studied a few minutes the Latin Roots #6 list. Quiz next Thursday.
2. We read our novels. Book talks due on Wednesday morning.

8 February 2018
1. We copied down a new list of Latin Roots #6. Copy them in the four columns. Quiz next Thursday.
 Root and definition Vocab word and definition Picture Additional word with root
2. Some classes finished presentations, some classes read, and I went over grades with some classes.

7 February 2018
1. We continued with presentations over our Science Fiction topics. If you didn't present today, be prepared to go Thursday. Thursday will be the last day we present. We are taking notes over the presentations with two-column notes. In the left-column-topic, right- column-three details. 

6 February 2018
1. We continued with presentations over our Science Fiction topics. If you didn't present today, be prepared to go Wednesday. We are taking notes over the presentations with two-column notes. In the left-column-topic, right- column-three details.

5 February 2018
1. We continued with presentations over our Science Fiction topics. If you didn't present today, be prepared to go Tuesday. We are taking notes over the presentations with two-column notes. In the left-column-topic, right- column-three details.

2 February 2018
1. We started presentations over our Science Fiction topics. If you didn't present today, be prepared to go Monday. We are taking notes over the presentations with two-column notes. In the left-column-topic, right- column-three details.

1 February 2018
1. We wrote our intro and conclusion for the presentation.
Intro
-at least three sentences
-first two sentences give background about your topic
-last sentence is thesis; mention topic, changed people's lives, how (positively, negatively, helpful, hurtful, etc.)

Conclusion
-restate thesis first
-to more sentences (go over points, finish story)
-no new info

We will begin presentations tomorrow. Be sure to have your final copy of the argument paragraph, final copy of your work cited printed off, Prezi completed, and ready to go.

31 January 2018
1. We wrote our argument paragraph for the presentation over this prompt:
Argue how the topic changed people's lives.

Topic Sentence mention topic, changed people's lives, and how (positive, negative, helpful, hurtful, etc.)
RDF give one reason the topic changed people's lives
Explain the reason
Toulmin Because 
30 January 2018
1. We continued creating the Prezi. Look at the requirements on the Science Fiction Research project handout. Please use only quotes and pictures as evidence on the Prezi. Today is our last dedicated time in the library. If you did not finish your presentation today, you will need to work on it at home. Be ready to present on Friday.

29 January 2018
1. I returned your work citeds. Please correct them for the presentation. We also highlighted the first piece of info for each source. This will be used to introduce your quote or picture in your presentation.
2. We started creating the Prezi. Look at the requirements on the Science Fiction Research project handout. Please use only quotes and pictures as evidence on the Prezi.

26 January 2018
1. We continued researching for the Science Fiction Research project. By the end of class, you needed your fourth source and typed it up on a work cited. Look at page 15 in the writing guide for an example of the work cited. Also, refer to the project handout for the work cited info (fill in the blank portion). I collected this to mark up and give points for completing this.

25 January 2018
1. We continued researching for the Science Fiction Research project. By the end of class, you needed your third source and typed it up on a work cited.

24 January 2018
1. We continued researching for the Science Fiction Research project. By the end of class, you needed your second source and typed it up on a work cited.

23 January 2018
1. We started researching for the Science Fiction Research project. By the end of class, you needed one source and type it up on a work cited.

22 January 2018
1. We took the parts of speech quiz. If absent, come in before or after school to make it up.
2. We went over the requirements for the Science Fiction Research project. 
19 January 2018
1. We studied the parts of speech on Quizlet. Be ready for the quiz on Monday.
2. We finished "A Sound of Thunder." We took one example of "A Sound of Thunder" and used it for a three-column rhetorical note for this prompt:
Explain how Ray Bradbury uses repetition to show the danger of time travel in "A Sound of Thunder."
Refer to your pink rhetorical note and turn your note into me.

Three-Column Note

Transition (author and term), “Quote word for word from text” (Last Page).

Explain the author’s purpose in using the term. Because (refer to the example of repetition in the quote), therefore (this shows the danger of time travel), since (draw conclusion why the author wants to convey this purpose).

Explain the audience’s response to the term. Because (refer to the example of repetition in the quote), therefore (identify audience and their response to words), since (draw conclusion about why respond that way to the words).











18 January 2018
1. We started reviewing the parts of speech on page 10-11 of your GrammarPunk packet. We will take the quiz on Monday.
2. We continued reading "A Sound of Thunder." Today, we focused on finding examples of repetition (a word or phrase is repeated for emphasis). Write down as many examples as you can.

17 January 2018
1. We took the comma quiz. If absent, please come in before or after school with your sentences for the extra credit and make up the quiz.
2. We started reading a short story by Ray Bradbury called "A Sound of Thunder." First, we read his biography. Then, we wrote a work cited of the text following the textbook format on page 17 4(b). When we started reading, we were looking for and writing down examples of figurative language (simile, metaphor, imagery, personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration, allusion, repetition, mood, tone, symbolism, etc.). We didn't finish, so we will continue working on this on Thursday.

16 January 2018
1. Study for the comma quiz for Wednesday. Make sure you have your GrammarPunk sentences finished for extra credit.
2. We continued reading  "The Test." While reading, complete these notes (summary in top oval, pick one problem with the text, give three solutions to the problem, and the consequence for each solution).
3. We discussed the story. If absent, please write down one comment you would have made. Please don't summarize the story; instead, you can talk about why the story is sci-fi, a problem and solution, if you agreed or disagreed with the test, the purpose of the test, etc.

12 January 2018
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor to see what comma sentence we wrote. If absent, include the rule, a vocab rule, and no passives. We finished all the comma rules, so we will take the quiz on Tuesday. Have all sentences completed for extra credit.
2. We started reading a story called "The Test." While reading, complete these notes (summary in top oval, pick one problem with the text, give three solutions to the problem, and the consequence for each solution). We did not finish, so we will continue this on Tuesday.

11 January 2018
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor to see what comma sentence we wrote. If absent, include the rule, a vocab rule, and no passives.
2. We finished reading The War of the Worlds.  
3. We wrote three-column notes over this prompt: Explain how H.G. Wells uses color connotation in The War of the Worlds to show the cruelty of Martians.
Transition (author term), "Quote" (last page).      Author Purpose                                                   Audience Response
                                                                            Because (example of color connotation)              Because (example of color connotation) 
                                                                            therefore H.G. Wells uses color                            therefore audience and response
                                                                            connotation to show the cruelty of                      since (why audience responds this way).
                                                                            Martians, since (definition, why cruel, relate)
10 January 2018
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor to see what comma sentence we wrote. If absent, include the rule, a vocab rule, and no passives.
2. We continued reading an excerpt from The War of the Worlds. Today while reading, you are still writing down examples of color connotation, but I want you to find examples that answer this prompt: Explain how H.G. Wells uses color connotation to show the cruelty of the Martians.

9 January 2018
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor to see what comma sentence we wrote. If absent, include the rule, a vocab rule, and no passives.
2. We started reading an excerpt from The War of the Worlds. First, complete the work cited for the text (Single Author book pg16. Next, we are looking for examples of color connotation (colors have meaning, and how do they apply to the text). While reading, write down sentences that include colors and the definition that fits.

8 January 2018
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor to see what comma sentence we wrote. If absent, include the rule, a vocab rule, and no passives.
2. We created a Wanted Poster over Frankenstein. Look at the last page to the text. Pick one of the characters that you think did the most wrong and create the poster for that character. Make sure the picture is based on the character in the book not what he looks like in a movie.
3. We discussed the text. If absent, please write down one comment about the text (why sci-fi, who's the bad guy, why did the movies change how he looks, etc. ).

5 January 2018
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor to see what comma sentence we wrote. If absent, include the rule, a vocab rule, and no passives.
2. We continued reading chapters 4 and 5 of FrankensteinWhile reading, take two column notes over the characters like this:
Dr. Frankenstein                                 The Monster
Behavior description                           Behavior description




Physical description                                Physical description



4 January 2018
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor to see what comma sentence we wrote. If absent, include the rule, a vocab rule, and no passives.
2. We began reading chapters 4 and 5 of Frankenstein. While reading, take two column notes over the characters like this:
Dr. Frankenstein                                 The Monster
Behavior description                           Behavior description




Physical description                                Physical description




We will continue reading this tomorrow.
3 January 2018
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor to see what comma sentence we wrote. If absent, include the rule, a vocab rule, and no passives.
3. We checked out a fiction book to read for the first six weeks. Sign up your book, and the book talk is due February 14th.
 
15 December 2017
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor to see what comma sentence we wrote. If absent, include the rule, a vocab rule, and no passives.
2. We copied Latin Roots #5 and went over the list. The quiz is on Tuesday. This quiz covers all of the Latin roots from the semester.

14 December 2017
1. We wrote our timed writing over this prompt. If absent, you will need to stay after school soon to make up your timed writing.

13 December 2017
1. We summarized chapter 12.
2. We discussed the chapter. If absent, please write down one comment about the chapter. Do not summarize it.
3. We wrote our third argument paragraph over why Rand shows Objectivism in Anthem. Also, if students finished early, they could write their intro and conclusion paragraph for the essay we will type tomorrow.

12 December 2017
1. We summarized chapter 11.
2. We discussed the chapter.  If absent, please check Powerschool to see if you needed to discuss. If you did, then write down one comment about the chapter.
3. We began reading chapter 12.
4. I looked at your notes and gave you credit for finishing them. If absent, please turn them in for credit.

11 December 2017
1. We summarized chapter 10.
2. We discussed chapter 10. If absent, please check Powerschool to see if you needed to discuss. If you did, then write down one comment about the chapter.
3. We began reading chapter 11. You need to finish your Objectivism notes for tomorrow.

8 December 2017
1. We summarized chapter 9.
2. We wrote another argument paragraph using one of the quotes from the Objectivism notes. Here is the prompt. Today, we wrote it using this graphic organizer. Please write about the following: Explain why Ayn Rand shared her Objectivist philosophy in Anthem.
If you need help, please come in before or after school to make this up.

7 December 2017
1. We discussed chapter 8.
2. I collected your Objectivism notes to give you some credit for doing them. If absent, please turn them in to me.
3.  Begin reading chapter 9 and find one Objectivism note.

6 December 2017
1. We discussed chapter 7.
2. Begin reading chapter 8 and find one Objectivism note.

5 December 2017
1. We summarized chapter 6.
2. We wrote an argument paragraph using one of the quotes from the Objectivism notes. Here is the promptPlease write about the following: Explain why Ayn Rand shared her Objectivist philosophy in Anthem. We only wrote one body paragraph. If absent, please come in to get help.

4 December 2017
1. We discussed chapter 5.
2. Begin reading chapter 6 and find one Objectivism note.

1 December 2017
1. We discussed chapters 3 and 4.
2. Begin reading chapter 5 and find one Objectivism note.

30 November 2017
1. We discussed chapter 2.
2. We began reading chapter 3 and 4 and found one quote for the Objectivism note.

29 November 2017
1. We discussed chapter 1. 
2. We began reading chapter 2. 
For homework, finish reading chapter 2 and your note (find one quote that represents a trait of Objectivism).

28 November 2017
1. We took the quiz over the semicolon rules. If absent, come in before or after school with your sentences to make up the quiz.
2. We started reading chapters 1 and 2 of Anthem. While reading, find one quote that represents Objectivism. Write under the flap a transition (mention author and trait), "Quote from the book representing the trait" (author pg).
Homework: Finish what we didn't finish of 1 and 2 in the book.

27 November 2017
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor to see what semicolon sentence we wrote. If absent, write the sentence using the rule, a vocab word, and not passive verbs. We are finished with the semicolon rules so be ready for the quiz tomorrow.
2. ACT Prep: We looked at the directions on the English portion of the test and the types of questions.
3. I handed out the Objectivism notes, discussed them, and students checked out Anthem from the library.

22 November 2017
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor to see what semicolon sentence we wrote. Include the rule, a vocab word, and no passive verbs.
2. We created some redacted poetry. If absent, you missed out on some fun.

21 November 2017
1. We finished the reflective narrative. If absent, you need to finish, submit it to turnitin.com, and give me a printed copy.

20 November 2017
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor to see what semicolon sentence we wrote. If absent, write the sentence using the rule, a vocab word, and not passive verbs.
2. We continued working in the reflective narrative. Here is the promptThe reflective narrative is due at the end of class on Tuesday.

17 November 2017
1. We completed the semicolon diagnostic test to see what you know about using semicolons. If absent, remember that if you bomb this, it's okay.
2. We continued working on the reflective narrative. Here is the prompt. We wrote our first body paragraph. The reflective narrative is due at the end of class on Tuesday.

16 November 2017
1. We took the Latin Roots #4 quiz. If absent, come in before or after school to make up the quiz; bring your list for extra credit.
2. We started writing our reflective narrative. We covered the formatting and intro paragraph.
The reflective narrative is due at the end of class on Tuesday.

15 November 2017
1. We went over part of the Latin Roots #4. Quiz is on Thursday.
2. We started brainstorming for our next reflective narrative over dystopian texts. Here is the prompt. We will start writing it on Thursday.

14 November 2017
1. We went over part of the Latin Roots #4. Quiz is on Thursday.
2. We finished reading "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Read his biography, and while reading the story, take notes over the dystopian traits in the story. Also, complete a work cited over the story.
3. We discussed the story. If absent, write down one comment about why this is dystopian, how Vonnegut's bio influenced his writing, your response to aspects. Do not summarize the story.

13 November 2017
1. We copied Latin Roots #4 into four-column notes. Quiz is Thursday.
2. We started reading "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Read his biography, and while reading the story, take notes over the dystopian traits in the story. Also, complete a work cited over the story. We will finish this on Tuesday.

9 November 2017
1. We went over the Dystopian notes. Ask me for a copy if you were absent.
2. We read a story called "The Censors" and found traits from the Dystopian notes.
3. We discussed the story. If absent, please write down one comment about why the story is dystopian.

8 November 2017
1. We continued with presentations today over the supernatural topics. Be sure to have your intro and conclusion, Google Presentation, final work cited, and final argument paragraph for when you present.
2. We are taking notes during presentations. Left-topic, right-three details.

7 November 2017
1. We continued with presentations today over the supernatural topics. Be sure to have your intro and conclusion, Google Presentation, final work cited, and final argument paragraph for when you present.
2. We are taking notes during presentations. Left-topic, right-three details.

6 November 2017
1. We continued with presentations today over the supernatural topics. Be sure to have your intro and conclusion, Google Presentation, final work cited, and final argument paragraph for when you present.
2. We are taking notes during presentations. Left-topic, right-three details.

3 November 2017
1. We started presentations today over the supernatural topics. Be sure to have your intro and conclusion, Google Presentation, final work cited, and final argument paragraph for when you present.
2. We are taking notes during presentations. Left-topic, right-three details.

2 Nov. 2017
1. We wrote our intro and conclusion paragraph for our supernatural presentation.

Intro
-two sentences of background info about your topic (who, what, when, where why)
-thesis (last sentence, mention topic and fascinates society today)

Conclusion
-restate thesis first (topic, fascinates society today)
-two more sentences (go over points you covered in presentation, why it's fascinating)
Be ready to present starting Friday. Have your presentation completed, work cited finalized an printed off, a final copy of your argument paragraph.

1 Nov. 2017
1. We wrote our argument paragraph over this prompt:
Explain why your topic still fascinates society today.
Topic sentence mention topic and fascinates society today. 
RDF Transition and one reason why it fascinates society today (hint: it needs to be supernatural)
Explain your one reason (be sure it is supernatural). You may need more than one sentence to explain.
Toulmin Because (reason it's fascinating)
therefore this fascinates society today
since (why is your topic fascinating. You should tell me what is fascinating and why).
Closing Sentence like topic sentence mention topic and fascinates society today

If you need help, come in before or after school for help.

31 October 2017
1. We went to the library one last time to continue working on our presentations.

30 October 2017
1. We started creating our presentations. Remember to add source info on your presentation. Also, correct your work cited.

27 October 2017
1. We continued researching for the Supernatural research project. By the end of class, students needed to type and print off the work cited with three sources.

26 October 2017
1. We took the quiz over quotation mark rules. If absent, come in before or after school to make it up and bring your sentences for extra credit.
2. We continued researching for the Supernatural research project. By the end of class, students needed to find and write down one more work cited source.

25 October 2017
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor about what quotation mark question we wrote. Be sure to include  the rule, a vocal word, and no passives. We finished all the rules, so we will quiz on Thursday.
2. We started researching our topics for the Supernatural research project. By the end of class, students needed to find and write down one work cited

24 October 2017
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor about what quotation mark question we wrote. Be sure to include  the rule, a vocal word, and no passives.
2. We picked our topics for the Supernatural research project. If absent, ask me for a topic, so we don't double up.

23 October 2017
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor about what quotation mark question we wrote. Be sure to include  the rule, a vocal word, and no passives.
2. We wrote a rhetorical three-column note over the following prompt: Explain how Edgar Allan Poe uses figurative language (onomatopoeia,
archetype, or mood) in "The Masque of the Red Death" to show no one can outrun death.
Transition (author term), "Quote" (last pg).

Because (mention example of term in own words) therefore Poe shows no one can outrun death since (why does Poe want to show can't outrun death with this example).

Because (mention example of term in own words) therefore audience (Party Goers, Prince Prospero, Red Death) and response (ethos, logos, pathos), since why do they respond this way to the example you gave.

If you get stuck, please come in for help.

18 October 2017
1. We took a quiz to see what students know about quotation marks. Remember: If you bomb it, it's okay.
If absent, grab a copy from me.
2. We re-did the three-column note for the CDC text.

17 October 2017
1. We took the  Latin Roots #3 quiz. If absent, come in before or after school to make up the quiz. Bring your list for extra credit.
2. We finished reading "The Masque of the Red Death." Complete a work cited over the text first. Write down an example of each of the following terms:
onomatopoeia- a word that sounds like a sound (boom, crash, meow)
archetype- a color, number, symbol, or character that means something across cultures
mood- the feeling or emotion of a piece
3. We discussed the story. If absent, write down one comment about the examples you found and why Poe used them, the content, make connections to other stories, etc.

16 October 2017
1. We studied for the Latin Roots #3 quiz. Quiz on Tuesday.
2. We started reading "The Masque of the Red Death." Complete a work cited over the text first. Write down an example of each of the following terms:
onomatopoeia- a word that sounds like a sound (boom, crash, meow)
archetype- a color, number, symbol, or character that means something across cultures
mood- the feeling or emotion of a piece

13 October 2017
1. We copied the list of Latin Roots #3 into four columns. Quiz on Tuesday.
2. We finished reading the  CDC Zombie Apocalypse disaster preparedness text. While reading, complete the bottom part of these notes for Thursday.

12 October 2017
1. We took the question mark quiz. If absent, come in before or after school to make up the quiz and bring your sentences for extra credit.
2. Today, we read the CDC Zombie Apocalypse disaster preparedness text. While reading, complete the top part of these notes for Thursday.

11 October 2017
1. GrammarPunk:  Check with a neighbor to see what question mark sentence we wrote. Include rule, vocabulary word, but leave out passive verbs. Quiz on Thursday.
2. We finished reading a short story called "The Monkey's Paw." Complete a work cited for the story (pg 17 of writing guide 4 (b)), while reading find an example of supernatural, suspense, and horror. Also, after finishing, draw a picture (full page and color) of what Mrs. White or Mr. White expects to see when they open the door. On the back, explain why they see what they see.
3. We discussed the story. Please write down one comment about the story with your picture. Turn in the picture and comment.

10 October 2017
1. GrammarPunk:  Check with a neighbor to see what question mark sentence we wrote. Include rule, vocabulary word, but leave out passive verbs. Quiz on Thursday.
2. We started reading a short story called "The Monkey's Paw." Complete a work cited for the story (pg 17 of writing guide 4 (b)), while reading find an example of supernatural, suspense, and horror. We will finish the story on Wednesday.

9 October 2017
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor to see what question mark sentence we wrote. Include rule, vocabulary word, but leave out passive verbs.
2. We read a short story called "Moonlight Sonata." Before reading, complete the work cited following on page 17 4 (a), while reading find one example each of supernatural, suspense, and horror.
3. We discussed the story.

6 October 2017
1. We took the question mark diagnostic quiz to see what you know about question mark rules.
2. We updated the bulletin board for October.
3. We copied notes over Supernatural and Horror.

5 Oct. 2017
1. We finished the reflective narrative over this prompt. We printed a copy and submitted it to turnitin.com. If absent, I need it by Monday morning.
 
4 October 2017
1. We spent all hour working on the reflective narrative over this prompt. This is due at the end of class on Thursday.

3 October 2017
1. We took the  Latin Roots #2 list quiz. If absent, come in before or after school to make it up.
2. We kept working on our reflective narrative over this prompt. This is due on Thursday, so if you have been absent, please come in before or after school to get caught up.
 
2 October 2017
1. Remember the  Latin Roots #2 list quiz is on Tuesday.
2. We continued working on the reflective narrative over this prompt. We wrote our first body paragraph together.

29 September 2017
1. We copied Latin Roots #2 list. If absent, put it into four-column notes- left-root and definition, next- vocab word and definition, third-picture, right-words with root. We will quiz on Tuesday.
2. We continued working on the reflective narrative over this prompt. We did some brainstorming and began writing our intro paragraph. If absent, come in before or after school to get caught up.

28 September 2017
1. We took the Parentheses Quiz. If absent, please come in before or after school to make it up and bring your GrammarPunk sentences along.
2. We started working on the reflective narrative over this prompt. If absent, we will continue working on this Friday.

27 September 2017
1.  GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor about what parentheses rule we wrote. Add a vocab word, pronoun, and no passive verbs. We finished our sentences, so be ready for the quiz on Thursday.
2. We finished presentations over the True Crime topics. Remember to print off your final work cited, revise and rewrite your argument paragraph, finish your presentation, and bring your intro and conclusion to class for presentations.
3. We are taking two-column notes over the presentations-topic in left column, three details in the right column. I collected these notes for points.

26 September 2017
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor about what parentheses rule we wrote. Add a vocab word, interjection, and no passive verbs.
2.  We continued presentations over the True Crime topics. Remember to print off your final work cited, revise and rewrite your argument paragraph, finish your presentation, and bring your intro and conclusion to class for presentations.
3. We are taking two-column notes over the presentations-topic in left column, three details in the right column. 

25 September 2017
1. We continued presentations over the True Crime topics. Remember to print off your final work cited, revise and rewrite your argument paragraph, finish your presentation, and bring your intro and conclusion to class for presentations.
2. We are taking two-column notes over the presentations-topic in left column, three details in the right column. 

22 September 2017
1. GrammarPunk: Check with a neighbor about what parentheses rule we wrote. Add a vocab word, preposition, and no passive verbs.
2. We continued presentations over the True Crime topics. Remember to print off your final work cited, revise and rewrite your argument paragraph, finish your presentation, and bring your intro and conclusion to class for presentations.
3. We are taking two-column notes over the presentations-topic in left column, three details in the right column.

21 September 2017
1. We completed the Parentheses Diagnostic quiz to see what you know about using parentheses. Remember: If you bomb it, it's okay.
2. We began presentations over the True Crime topics. Remember to print off your final work cited, revise and rewrite your argument paragraph, finish your presentation, and bring your intro and conclusion to class for presentations.
3. We are taking two-column notes over the presentations-topic in left column, three details in the right column.

20 September 2017
1. We wrote our intro and conclusion paragraph for the presentation.
Intro
-at least three sentences total
-two sentences of background info
-last sentence is thesis mention topic, negatively impacted, and who

Conclusion
-restate thesis first
-two sentences after
-no new info
2. We scored and revised the argument paragraph we wrote on the 19th.
Remember to print off your final work cited, revise and rewrite your argument paragraph, finish your presentation, and bring your intro and conclusion to class for presentations.

19 September 2017
1. We wrote the argument paragraph for this prompt:
Explain how and who the act of violence negatively impacted. 
Refer to the outline on your presentation packet. If absent, come in before or after school for help.
Everyone needs to be ready to present on Thursday.
 
18 September 2017
1.We continued working on our Google Presentation. 
Remember: Don't fill the slide with words, do use interesting pictures, refer to sources on the slide.

15 September 2017
1. We went to the library and began putting together a Google Presentation for your research topic.
Remember: Don't fill the slide with words, do use interesting pictures, refer to sources on the slide.

14 September 2017
1. By the end of class, everyone needed to turn in a typed, work cited following MLA format. 

13 September 2017
1. We went to the library and continued researching. By the end of class, you needed another source and work cited. You may want to type your work cited at home because I can't guarantee computer space.

12 September 2017
1. We took the quiz over the colon rules. If absent, come in before or after school to make up the quiz.
2. We went to the library to begin researching the True Crime topics. By the end of class, each student needed one source and work cited completed.

11 September 2017
1.We completed a colon rule in GrammarPunk. If absent, please ask a neighbor to see what sentence we wrote. Do the following in your  in your sentence: conjunction, a vocab word, and no passives. We finished all the colon sentences, so we will take a quiz over the rules on Tuesday. Bring your sentences to class because I will collect them to give you some points. Please make up any sentences you missed, so you don't lose points.
2. We finished reading "Strawberry Spring" and talked about traits of the story. This was not a graded discussion.
3. We started looking at the research project over the True Crime topics. If absent, please get a copy of the packet from me.

8 September 2017
1. We completed a colon rule in GrammarPunk. If absent, please ask a neighbor to see what sentence we wrote. Do the following in your  in your sentence: adverb, a vocab word, and no passives.
2. We read a short story by Stephen King called "Strawberry Spring." While reading, do the following on your detective notes:
-write your work cited (page 16 Single Author section in writing guide)
-read the story
-write down examples of atmosphere, priorities, and preoccupation of the era
We will discuss the story on Monday.

7 September 2017 Picture Day
1. We discussed "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." If absent, please write down one comment about the story. Please do not summarize the text, instead you can talk about the examples ratiocination, atmosphere, priorities, or preoccupation of the era that you found. You can also talk about the content of the story, but draw a conclusion about it.
2. We wrote a Toulmin sentence over this prompt:
Explain how Poe's use of ratiocination helps Dupin solve the mystery.
Because (one example of ratiocination)
therefore Poe's use of ratiocination helps Dupin solve the mystery
since (why did your example help him solve the mystery)
If you need help, come in before or after school.

6 September 2017
1. We completed a colon rule in GrammarPunk. If absent, please ask a neighbor to see what sentence we wrote.
2. We continued reading "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." You need to finish this for Thursday. While reading, find examples of ratiocination, atmosphere, priorities, and preoccupation of the era. Pay attention to Dupin's use of ratiocination.
Remember: Pictures on Thursday!

5 September 2017
1. We completed a colon rule in GrammarPunk. If absent, please ask a neighbor to see what sentence we wrote.
2. We continued reading "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." We will continue reading on Wednesday. While reading, find examples of ratiocination, atmosphere, priorities, and preoccupation of the era.

1 September 2017
1. We completed a colon rule in GrammarPunk. If absent, please ask a neighbor to see what sentence we wrote.
2. We continued reading "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." We will continue reading on Tuesday. While reading, find examples of ratiocination, atmosphere, priorities, and preoccupation of the era.

31 August 2017
1. We completed a colon rule in GrammarPunk. If absent, please ask a neighbor to see what sentence we wrote.
2. We began reading "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." We will continue reading on Friday. While reading, find examples of ratiocination, atmosphere, priorities, and preoccupation of the era.

30 August 2017
1. We went to Class Meetings that took most of class.

29 August 2017
1. We finished the Toulmin sentence over "The Three Apples." If absent, come in before or after school to do this.
2. We are starting to do some grammar and punctuation practice. Today, we took two quizzes to see what students know about Parts of Speech and Colon rules. These are just to see what you know, so if you bomb it, it's okay, you'll get 100% for completion. If absent, you need to make these up. 
3. We copied some notes in order to start our next detective fiction story, "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." Please add these notes to your detective fiction notes.

28 August 2017
1. We took the Latin Roots #1 quiz. If absent, please come in before or after school with your list in order to make up the quiz.
2. We finished listening to "The Story of the Lady Who was Murdered" and taking the detective fiction notes.
3. We discussed the story. If absent, please write down one comment about the story. Please do not summarize; instead, draw a conclusion about what happened in the story, make connections between the story and what you have read, talk about traits of detective fiction and how they showed up in the story.
4. We started looking at the Toulmin Model, and we wrote a Toulmin sentence together. If absent, come in before or after school to do this.
 
25 August 2017
1. We spent five minutes studying Latin Roots #1 list. The quiz is on Monday.
2. Today, we listened to "The Three Apples" and "The Story of the Lady Who was Murdered"   from 1001 Arabian Nights. While listening, jot down examples of the detective traits. We did not finish this, so we will finish on Monday.

24 August 2017
1. We finished going over the Latin Roots #1 list.
2. We copied notes about the traits of Detective Fiction/Non-Fiction. If absent, please copy them from here or a neighbor. 

23 August 2017
1. We went over class expectations.
2. We copied Latin Roots #1. We put this into four-columns. Left- root and definition, next- vocab word and definition, third- picture, right- words with the root. The quiz is Monday. You need to know the root and definition and the vocab word and definition.

22 August 2017
1. We checked out a book from the library. This can be fiction or non-fiction.
2. I handed out the calendar for August and September. If absent, ask me for a copy.
3. We talked about how we are "turning over a new leaf" for this year. Students wrote down one thing they want to work on for this new year and we stapled it to the bulletin board.