Characters from our stories
Birth of the Gods, Apollo and Daphne, Echo and Narcissus, and Orpheus and Eurydice.
How to write a summary paragraph
Finish vocabulary definitions for the following words:
If your student did not finish their paragraph summary in class, they need to do so by Monday. The article they need to summarize is called "Ginormous goldfish are invading Australian rivers" and it can be found in my docs and ppts tab.
The instructions are to read the article and summarize it as best they can. This is a pretest as they should have learned how to summarize information last year. I am only grading the assignment on completion. It is due on Monday. Have a good weekend!
Students must read the current event article given to them in class today. They need to fill out the brainstorming worksheet and then write me a one paragraph summary of the article.
If your student did not finish the Orpheus questions in class, they need to do so for homework.
The homework tonight consists of rereading Echo and Narcissus. The students must also answer the three characterization questions and pick out a theme. Please see the Apollo and Daphne powerpoint in the Greek Mythology Folder if you have any questions as the instructions are posted on one of those slides. Thank you!
Quote of the week:
"We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent."
- Barack Obama
- Students will work on writing paragraph summaries
- Students will develop their reading comprehension skills
- Students will learn how to determine a theme in a piece of literature
- Students will work on reading comprehension
- Students will review capitalization rules
- Students will begin working on writing summaries
The homework tonight for LA is to finish the nouns packet that we began in class. This worksheet can be found under the "grammar" folder in the "documents and powerpoints" tab.
There is no homework tonight for ADV LA
I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!
Quote of the Week:
"Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."
- John F. Kennedy
- Students will analyze characterization in "Apollo & Daphne" and "Echo and Narcissus"
- Students will identify themes in Greek myths
- Students will review subjects and predicates
Assignments and Assessments:
- Students will have a quiz on the vocabulary words and events of "Apollo & Daphne" and "Echo and Narcissus" on Friday
- Students will review common vs. proper nouns.
- Students will understand the distinctions between concrete and abstract nouns.
- Students will work on reading comprehension with the Greek myth "Orpheus & Eurydice"
Assignments and Assessments:
- Students will have a quiz on nouns on Friday.
ADV LA students must read the first two stories in their Greek myths packet (Apollo & Daphne and Echo & Narcissus) and answer the reading questions by Tuesday. I have posted the reading questions, but I cannot post the story for copyright reasons.
I will be out of town (and with out internet or cell phone service) this weekend until Sunday night. I will respond to any emails on Monday.
Have a great weekend!
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