English 10 Term 3

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REMINDERS

You may have some grammar questions that you could look up and practice here: The Guide to Grammar and Writing

For help with MLA Format click here: The OWL

3-30-09:  Work on the Interjection, Conjunction & Preposition Packet.  You must complete and hand it in before you leave tomorrow.  Study parts of speech and vocabulary.  Look over old study guides from Night and Cyrano.   The I.S. Speeches continue in class today.

  • Each speaker must BE PREPARED! 
  • Get your visuals ready immediately.
  • Make sure I have your speech outline and grading rubric.
  • No audience members talking during speeches!
  • If you talk during other presentations, I will take points off of your speech.  I’m not even going to tell you when I’m taking points off, so don’t talk.
  • Do not use your cell phones, calculators, books, headphones, etc. during the presentations. I will take points off of your speech.
  • No passes to the bathroom or anywhere until all the speeches are over!  Don’t even ask.  You can go when everyone is done.
  • Please pay attention!
  • Each of you is responsible to write down the speaker’s name and topic.  You must also pick out something interesting, productive, helpful, positive, etc. to say to the speaker.

3-27-09:  Please take home the Interjection, Conjunction & Preposition PowerPoint.  You must complete your new Parts of Speech Packet by Tuesday.  The I.S. Speeches continue in class today. 

3-26-09: Remember to hand in your Final Papers today.  The I.S. Speeches continue in class today.  

You must submit your IS Final Draft online at www.turnitin.com before midnight on Wednesday.  Please wait for your originality report.   
Class ID: 2599541 - The password is: independent
•    Click on the colored box next to the percent match
•    This creates an originality report
•    Please only print the first page of your report
     (page 1 of 1). 
•    Circle your percent match and the word count before
     you hand it in. 
•    Staple the Originality Report and IS Paper Grading
     Rubric to the back of your Final Draft. 
•    Paper clip all of this to your rough draft and hand it all
     in together.
 

3-25-09: Remember to hand in your Final Papers to www.turnitin.com today.  The I.S. Speeches begin in class today. 

3-24-09: Take Home Essay Test, Study Guide and Vocabulary are due today.  You have only the class period to finish the test.  When the bell rings the test s over, and you must stop where you are.  Remember to hand in your Final Papers to www.turnitin.com.

3-23-09: Final Speech Outlines and all visual Aids are today.  Please attach your Works Cited and  Speech Scoring Rubric. We will finish reading and watching the play today.  Your take home essay test and study guide are due before the test tomorrow.

3-23-09: Final Speech Outlines and all visual Aids are today.  Please attach your Works Cited and  Speech Scoring Rubric. We will finish reading and watching the play today.  Your take home essay test and study guide are due before the test tomorrow.

3-20-09: Sign up for reading parts in Cyrano for today and Monday. We are going to read through the end of Act IV today.  Do your study guide. Final Speech Outlines are due on Monday.  MAKE SURE YOU HAND IN YOUR VISUAL AIDS IF YOU WANT CREDIT!!!

3-19-09: ADJ/ADV Quiz today!  IS Project rough draft is due today!  Sign up for reading parts in Cyrano for today and tomorrow. We are going to  read through page 142.  Do your study guide. 

3-18-09: Sign up for reading parts in Cyrano for today and tomorrow. We only read through page 120.  Do your study guide.  Work on your IS Projects.   Your rough draft is due tomorrow.  You also have an ADJ/ADV Quiz tomorrow!

3-17-09: The Caricature Assignment is due today. Sign up for reading parts in Cyrano for today and tomorrow. We'll read through page 101.  Do your study guide as we go.  Work on your IS Projects.   Your rough draft is due on Thursday!

3-16-09: The Rough Speech outline (see page 8-9 of your packet) and Adjective/Adverb Packets are due today.  I've moved the Caricature Assignment to tomorrow. Sign up for reading parts in Cyrano for today and tomorrow. We'll read through page 88.  Do your study guide as we go.  Work on your IS Projects. 

3-13-09: Your MLA Formatted Works Cited page is due today.  Sign up for reading parts in Cyrano for today and tomorrow. We'll read through page 66.  Do your study guide as we go.  Work on your IS Projects.  The Rough Speech outline (see page 8-9 of your packet) is due Monday as are your Adjective/Adverb Packet.  I've moved the Caricature Assignment to Tuesday of next week. 

3-12-09: I have already assigned reading parts for Cyrano de Bergerac for today and tomorrow. Do your study guide as we go.  We read through page 40.  Work on your IS Projects.  The MLA formatted Works Cited Page is due tomorrow.  The Rough Speech outline is due Monday as are your Adjective/Adverb Packet.  I've moved the Caricature Assignment to Tuesday of next week. 

3-11-09: We took the Verb Quiz.  I have already assigned reading parts for Cyrano de Bergerac for today and tomorrow.  They are posted on the white board in front of the classroom.  Please find your assignment for tomorrow.  Write it down.  You will be allowed and requested to sign up for parts for extra credit in the next two weeks.  Please be mature when signing up.  Don’t sign other people up unless they ask you.  Remaining time may be used to work on your Adjective/Adverb Packet, the Cyrano Study Guide, or the Caricature Assignment from yesterday.

3-10-09: Instead of a journal, look over the Caricature Assignment.  I have already assigned reading parts for Cyrano de Bergerac for tomorrow.  They are posted on the white board in front of the classroom.  Please find your assignment for tomorrow.  Write it down.  You will be allowed and requested to sign up for parts for extra credit in the next two weeks.  Please be mature when signing up.  Don’t sign other people up unless they ask you.  You will review the Verb Packet.  You have a Verb Quiz tomorrow.  You will watch the beginning of the play.  Pay attention!  We are going to read these parts aloud tomorrow.  Look for your character!  Remaining time may be used to work on your Adjective/Adverb Packet, the Cyrano Study Guide, or this caricature assignment.

3-9-09: Verb Packets II were due today, but since so many people were gone, you should turn them in on Wednesday.  We discussed upcoming projects for the IS Project: Works Cited and the Rough Draft of the Speech.  Both have examples in your packet.  We looked at Adverbs, and you were given an Adjective/Adverb Packet, which is due on Monday 3/16/09.  We began discussing Cyrano de Bergerac.  Please get some extra credit by signing up for parts.  Start reading the play and looking for parts you want to read.

3-6-09: You are taking the Night test today.  You must complete the Scantron portion of the test before you begin the essay.  You may use your study guide and book for the essay portion of the test, but you must turn in everything before you leave.

3-5-09:
The IS 2nd Note Check is due today.  Your Study guides for Night are due tomorrow before your test.  We looked at a brief review of ADJECTIVES to prepare you for next week’s new Part of Speech. I handed out Cyrano de Bergerac books and study guides so you can get started, especially if you will be gone on a field trip next week.  We will finished looking over the Night study guide and Verb packets.

3-4-09: You will need to hand in an IS 2nd Note Check this Thursday.  Your Study guides for Night are due Friday.  Continue reading Night and working on the study guide on your own.  The test will be Friday.

3-3-09: The IS Revised Thesis (see pages 8-9 in your IS Packets) is due today.  We looked a the worst IS Paper ever, and some new notes on Verbs.  Your Verb Packet is due next Monday 3/9/2009.  You will need an IS 2nd Note Check this Thursday. Continue reading Night and working on the study guide on your own.  The test will be Friday.

3-2-09: IF YOU HAVE MISSED THE GRADUATION STANDARD TEST, YOU MUST MAKE IT UP AFTER SCHOOL today.  The Tentative Works Cited page is due today (pages 11-14 in your packets and The Online Writing Lab tips at Purdue University will help you format your list of sources). Work on your Revised Thesis (see pages 8-9 in your IS Packets), which is due tomorrow.  You will need a 2nd Note Check this Thursday.  Keep researching.  Continue reading Night and working on the study guide on your own.

2-27-09: IF YOU HAVE MISSED THE GRADUATION STANDARD TEST, YOU MUST MAKE IT UP AFTER SCHOOL ON MONDAY 3/2/2009.  Your Verb Packet and your midterm parent signatures are due today. Due to the early release yesterday, we are going to finish up the 10th Grade Graduation Standard Test today.  You will have the rest of class to research your topics and start your Tentative Works Cited pages, which is due on Monday. (Please see pages 11-14 in your packets and look at The Online Writing Lab tips at Purdue University to help you format your list of sources) and work on your Revised Thesis (see pages 8-9 in your IS Packets).  Continue reading Night and working on the study guide on your own.

2-26-09: Your 1st Note Check is due today along with your fallacy notes and practice packets.  Your Verb Packet is due tomorrow as are your midterm parent signatures. The 10th Grade Graduation Standard Test was given to you today.  Continue reading Night and working on the study guide on your own.

2-25-09: Your 1st Note Check is due tomorrow.   Click here for a sample Your Verb Packet is due on Friday as are your midterm parent signatures. We looked at a short movie: The Story of Stuff to help students understand more bias, controversial issues and presentation style. We continued listening to an audio recording of Night.  Continue reading Night and working on the study guide on your own. 

2-24-09: Your 1st Note Check is due on Thursday. Click here for a sample.  We continued looking at the article analysis for the 10th grade standard today.  We continued listening to an audio recording of Night.  Continue reading Night and working on the study guide on your own.

2-23-09: Note that I have changed due dates for the IS Project next week.  Your 1st Note Check is still due on Thursday.  We took some notes on Verbs.  We continued looking at the article analysis for the 10th grade standard today.  We continued listening to an audio recording of Night.  Continue reading Night and working on the study guide on your own.

2-20-09: IS Rough Thesis is due today.  Note that I have changed due dates for the IS Project next week.  We began looking at the article analysis for the 10th grade standard today.  We began listening to an audio recording of Night.  Continue reading Night on your own.

2-19-09: Continue reading Night.  Your Pronoun quiz is today.  Please make sure writing assignments for the IS Project are in MLA Format from now on.  You can find out more about this online: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/.  Mr Sieling came in to help you with databases today.

2-18-09: Continue reading Night.  Your Pronoun quiz is tomorrow.  We continued taking notes for the Bias and Fallacy Graduation Standard.  Afterward we began to watch: First Person Singular: Elie Wiesel: from: http://www.pbs.org/eliewiesel/. Please make sure writing assignments are in MLA Format from now on.  You can find out more about this online: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/.

2-17-09: Your Pronoun Packet and IS 5 Websites for the IS Project are due today.  Continue reading NightWe continued taking notes for the Bias and Fallacy Graduation Standard.  Afterward we began to watch: First Person Singular: Elie Wiesel from http://www.pbs.org/eliewiesel/

2-12-09: Nothing was due today.  We continued taking notes for the Bias and Fallacy Graduation Standard.  We’ll looked at notes on helping you with a five-paragraph essay. Your pronoun packet and 5 websites for the IS Project are due on Tuesday.  Begin reading Night through about page 50 by Tuesday.

2-11-09: Nothing was due today.  We began taking notes for the Bias and Fallacy Graduation Standard.  We’ll looked at a PowerPoint online to get started on Elie Wiesel’s Night.  Note the pronunciation in Hungarian: http://forvo.com/word/elie_wiesel/. 

2-10-09: Hand in your Questions from “No News from Auschwitz” p. 415 #1-4 .  Today you'll go to the Media Center to help you research your IS
Project. Be nice to Ms. Van Blarcum and your sub and behave yourself. Make sure you do your Five Websites assignments, so you can turn them in next week.

2-9-09: Hand in Questions from “The Lowest Animal” p. 466 #1-8 .  Today you'll go over the Independent Study Packet.  Read  “No News from Auschwitz” pages 409-413 and “The Butterfly” p. 414.  Answer questions on p. 415 #1-4, which will be due tomorrow.

2-6-09: Hand in your IS Question of Intent and Questions on p. 486 #1-8 from “Now you take ‘Bambi’ or ‘Snow White’ – Now that’s Scary!"  We went over Pronouns on PowerPoint. Today we read “The Lowest Animal!” pages 455-466.  Questions p 466, #1-8 are due on Monday.

2-5-09: Hand in questions from EOL “The Man in the Water” p. 476 #1-6. Today we took the noun quiz and read textbooks “Now you take ‘Bambi’ or ‘Snow White’--Now that’s Scary!” pages 480-485. Tomorrow hand in questions p. 486 #1-8 (not #5).  Remember that your IS Question of Intent is due tomorrow. Tear it off of the back of your packet.

2-4-09: Hand in “Into Thin Air”  Questions p. 430 #1-9 and 5-paragraph essays with originality reports. Today we reviewed the noun packets you handed in yesterday and read textbooks p. 468-469 “Persuasion: See it my way” and “The Man in the Water” pages 470-475.  If you would like to see how I will grade your essay, click here for a PDF. Your “The Man in the Water” questions 1-6 are due tomorrow.

2-3-09: Hand in “A Presentation of Whales” Questions p. 443 #1-4 and your Noun Packet.   Today we read EOL “Into Thin Air” pages 418-429 and signed up for www.turnitin.com.  You must submit your essays online.  Please wait for your originality report.  When it's processed, you should click on the color next to the percent match, which will make your originality report show up on your computer.  Please only print the first page.  Circle your percent match and the word count before you hand it in.  If you would like to see how I will grade your essay, click here for a PDF. Your “Into Thin Air” questions are due tomorrow.

2-2-09: Hand in your IS Possible Topics and Questions p 406, #1-8.  We read EOL p 433-446 "A Presentation of Whales" and went over some questions on the Noun packet.  You MUST have an electronic copy of your five-paragraph essay tomorrow.  If you would like to see how I will grade your essay, click here for a PDF.  Your NOUN Packet and Questions p 443, #1-4 are also due tomorrow.

1-30-09: Hand in your parent signature. Remember to work on your IS Possible Topics sheet, which is the last page in your  packet. It is due on Monday, as are the "Titanic" questions on page 406 #1-8.

1-29-09: Bring your textbooks and parent signatures tomorrow.  We went over the IS Project. 

1-28-09: Grammar Pretest is due.  We went over Nouns on PowerPoint and discussed the IS Project. 

1-27-09: Bring in your Grammar Pretest tomorrow.  Please remember to get your letters signed.  Start thinking about controversial issues.   You must write a five-paragraph essay by next Tuesday.  This is your prompt: Think about where people live. People live in small towns, large towns or even big cities. Some people live on farms or in houses in the country. Think about where it is best to live and
why. It could be where you live now or a place that you have visited. Choose the one place where you
would like to live and explain the reasons to persuade people that it is the best place to live. (Essay prompt from: http://www.gower.k12.il.us/Staff/WRITEON/7b_persu.htm.)

IS Project Dates

Topics? 

Wednesday 1/28/09 - IS Project Explained

Thursday 1/29/09 - IS Topic Brainstorm

Monday 2/2/09 - IS Possible Topics Survey Due

Friday 2/6/09 - IS Questionnaire of Intent Due

Tuesday 2/10/09 - Media Center for IS

Tuesday 2/17/09 - Five Websites Due

Friday 2/20/09 - IS Rough Draft Thesis Due

Thursday 2/26/09 - IS 1st Note Check Due

Monday 3/2/09- IS Tentative Works Cited Due

Tuesday 3/3/09 - IS Revised Thesis Due

Thursday 3/5/09 - IS 2nd Note Check Due

Thursday 3/12/09 - IS 3rd Note Check Due

Friday 3/13/09 - IS Works Cited in MLA format Due 

 Monday 3/16/09 - IS Speech Rough Outline Due

Thursday 3/19/09 - IS Paper Rough Draft Due

Monday 3/23/09 - IS Speech Final Outline & Visuals Due

Tuesday 3/24/09 - IS Final Paper Due

3/24/09 to 3/30/09 - IS Speeches