Update

Daily classwork and homework updates.

4
school days left

English I students had a chance to work on the extra credit opportunities available to them, all of which are due on Tuesday.

English 8 students finished The Diary of Anne Frank. We’ll have a test on Tuesday on the work as a whole.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: prepare for the test on Tuesday.
  • English I Honors: work on extra credit.

5
school days left

English I students finished Great Expectations, getting yet another chance for a bit of extra credit.

English 8 students have almost finished The Diary of Anne Frank.  Students will be finishing tomorrow and having a final test on it on Tuesday

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: work on extra credit opportunities as needed.
  • English I Honors: work on extra credit opportunities as needed.

6
school days left

This time, it was the math SC Ready test. The good news: except for makeup testing, we’re done with the testing beast for the year.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: take advantage of the extra credit opportunity.
  • English I Honors: 
    • work on outline for the letter to next year’s students;
    • take advantage of the extra credit opportunity.

7
school days left

English I Honors students had the phrase test today and also learned a bit about the option for extra credit now available.

English 8 students continued their final work on The Diary of Anne Frank and also learned a bit about the option for extra credit now available.

8
school days left

English 8 students worked on The Diary of Anne Frank, act two scene three. Lots of changes going on in that seen, and students got some resolution to some conflict that has been building through the entire play.

English I Honors students began a couple of lessons focusing on final things in the novel. We will have a small test tomorrow on phrases.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: prepare for the phrase portion of the phrase/clause test tomorrow; begin preparing the outline for the final project, a letter to next year’s students.

9
school days left

English I Honors students completed the EOC today. Since most students were still taking it into fourth period, we didn’t do anything in class third period or fourth period.

English 8 students worked on the second scene of act two. We’ll be pushed to finish the play by next Friday, but we will make it — we must.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: complete Great Expectations.

10
school days left

I was out with my sick little boy today.  If all went according to plans, English I students did more EOC practice while English 8 students worked on 5.2 from The Diary of Anne Frank.

11
school days left

We had the SC PASS science test, which means that each subsequent class was only half an hour long.

English I Honors students worked on another practice text for the EOC exam, which will be Friday.

English 8 students read act two scene one of The Diary of Anne Frank.

12
school days left

English I Honors had another day of EOC preparation. We used an informational text as our practice today and looked quickly at using subordinating conjunctions to join sentences.

English 8 students finished up scene five of the first act in The Diary of Anne Frank. This concludes the first act.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: work on practice EOC tests (see above).

13
school days left

English 8 students are finishing up the first act of The Diary of Anne Frank. We’ll be finishing scene five tomorrow.

English I Honors students had their first of four days dedicated solely to End of Course Exam preparation. We’ll be having a practice text with questions every day and going over how we’ll be using clauses and/or phrases in the test (if at all).

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: complete act one scene five for tomorrow.
  • English I Honors: continue reading Great Expectations.

14
school days left

Today was the final reward day of the year, so all classes were shorter.

English 8 students finished scene four, and a few managed to start scene five.

English I Honors students had a double reward day, taking a brief break for chess.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: read act one scene five (as necessary).
  • English I Honors: continue reading through chapter 45 of Great Expectations.
Lit Circles and Final Phrase Work

15
school days left

English 8 students began scene four after looking at the conflicts already present in the play.

English I Honors students worked on a phrase review in preparation for a test coming later.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: read act one scene four (as necessary).
  • English I Honors: continue reading through chapter 45 of Great Expectations.

16
school days left

English I Honors students went over last night’s homework of five sentences to analyze. We’ll be applying this in a more general manner next week.

English 8 students continued working on their Anne Frank lit circles, though we didn’t get into the lit circles today because of the shortened class due to testing.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: work on act one scene four of The Diary of Anne Frank as necessary.
  • English I Honors: 
    • prepare for quiz tomorrow (this will happen, come Moodle or no Moodle);
    • read chapters 31-45 for Monday. (We’ve been practicing our skimming skills on the book recently, but students needs to slow down and to actually read chapter 39 when they get there.)