English I Honors students began the grammar portion of the To Kill a Mockingbird unit. We’ll be focusing on phrases: prepositional, participial, gerund, infinitive, and appositive. Today’s focus was prepositional phrases, including an examination how they act as adjectives or adverbs. (See the notes section for a downloadable copy of what we did on the Promethean Board.)
English 8 students had Friday work on Thursday.
English 8 Studies: continue working on the vocab work on Quizlet (see previous days’ updates for the link).
English I Honors:
complete the Romeo and Juliet project, making sure you have an electronic copy on Google Drive for turn-in on Tuesday;
English I Honors students worked again on their Romeo and Juliet projects. We’ll be having our act four/five test tomorrow, and then we’re starting a new unit Thursday.
English 8 students finished up the second of three excerpts from Frederick Douglass’s autobiography. We also went over the new type of test questions we’ll be having on our short test Thursday on vocabulary (on Quizlet), subordinate clause identification, and pronoun/antecedent identification.
English 8 Studies: study vocab words on Quizlet for the test on vocabulary (on Quizlet), subordinate clause identification, and pronoun/antecedent identification.
English I Honors: prepare for tomorrow’s test, including vocab on Quizlet.
English 8 students finished up their second close reading portion of Frederick Douglass’s autobiography. We worked in groups and will be debriefing/correcting tomorrow. We’ll have a small test on subordinate clauses, pronouns and antecedents, and vocabulary on Wednesday or Thursday.
English I Honors students had their first of two days of group work to work on their Romeo and Juliet projects.
English 8 Studies: prepare for test on Wednesday or Thursday.
English I students worked on a revised Socratic Seminar, repeating Friday’s discussion with some additional preparation completed over the weekend.
English 8 students finished up the first portion of the Frederick Douglass text by going over annotations and creating an objective summary of the text. We also reviewed vocabulary and subordinate clauses.