Diary of Anne Frank

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I was out today for my daughter’s award ceremony, but English 8 students had the opportunity to finish the test they began on Tuesday.

One day to go!

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English I Honors students wrote their letters to next year’s students today. English 8 students took the final test on The Diary of Anne Frank.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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English I Honors had the EOC field test today. We’ll be having a quiz on chapters 21-30 tomorrow, so students need to make sure they’re ready for that. The actual EOC is not until Friday 19 May.

English 8 students continued with their Anne Frank literature circles. Students should be working on act one scene three.

Homework

  • English 8 Strategies: none.
  • English I Honors: 
    • prepare for quiz tomorrow;
    • 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.)
Reading Day and Lit Circles

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English 8 students continued with their lit circles for The Diary of Anne Frank. All students should now be done with act one scene two and all the accompanying work.

English I Honors students went over their sentence homework in which they were to identify both independent and subordinate clauses.

Afterward, we had a reading day to let kids get caught up on their Great Expectations reading.

Homework

  • English 8 Studies: work on act one scene three of The Diary of Anne Frank as necessary.
  • English I Honors: read through chapter 30 in Great Expectations.
Sentence Types and Lit Circles

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After going over the extensive phrase homework, which has excited students so much that it is with the greatest regret that they realize we could have done sentence diagramming proper this year,

English I Honors classes got to the summit of the sentence quest: sentence types.

Afterward, we worked to identify the name and function of every part of given sentences:

English 8 students continued working on the lit circles for The Diary of Anne Frank. Today is the last day for students to work on act 1 scene 2. The due-date schedule is below:

Homework

  • English 8 Studies: complete all act 1 scene 2 work by tomorrow.
  • English I Honors: complete chapters 21-30 by Monday.

English I students continued working with sentence analysis in Great Expectations. English 8 students continued with the lit circles for The Diary of Anne Frank.

Homework

  • English 8 Studies: complete through page 104 (at least) of act one scene two of The Diary of Anne Frank.
  • English I Honors: 
    • continue reading chapters 21-30, using the new skimming technique;
    • complete the analysis of the third sentence.