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Planning, Inferences, Book Fair, and Chess

English I Honors students worked on their planning for their third Schaffer paragraph. We’ll be finishing up in class Monday, so make sure you are done with your regular planning and writing and just need to put the finishing touches and complete some editing. They also went to the book fair.

English 8 students worked on their regular Friday work and went to the book fair.

Journalism students took a break and played (or learned) chess.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: complete the first draft of your paragraph on “Thank You, Ma’am.”

English 8 students worked on their Friday inference work that we will be doing through at least the first semester.

English I Honors students worked on their newest Schaffer paragraph, which is on point of view in “The Interlopers.”

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: 

English 8 students completed their normal Friday work (see lesson plan at right) while English I Honors students had the final day of writing for their Mockingbird writing project.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: complete Mockingbird by Monday.
Friday Update

English I Honors students continued working on their very close reading and diagramming of the case against Tom Robinson.

English 8 students completed their normal Friday inference and article of the week work.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: 
    • complete the diagramming of Mayella Ewell’s testimony;
    • read chapter 19, Tom’s testimony.

English I Honors students began a short look at how to create voice in writing by examining the first few pages of To Kill a Mockingbird to look for various elements used to create voice.

English 8 students worked on Friday work (see lesson plan at right).

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: 
    • read chapters one through four of Mockingbird;
    • complete the narrative as needed.
Finishing and Starting

English I Honors began the final stages of the Odyssey project.

English 8 students began their new unit, a STEAM unit with social studies and math.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: continue with the poetry project.
  • English I Honors: read the final section of the Odyssey (to page 416 — not sure about the hundreds in that, but it is definitely x16).

English 8 students worked on their Friday inference work. English I Honors students finished up the opening of the Odyssey, seeing in the process that it is a prayer to the Muse for inspiration as well as a prologue.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: read the “Kalypso” excerpt.

English I students had their semester exam. English 8 students continued with poetry in their usual Friday inference work.

Homework

English 8 students did their usual Friday inference and article of the week work. Any student that didn’t complete inference practice four need to do so this week or over the weekend.

English I Honors students worked on their project by assessing students’ articles in the workshop on Moodle. We also debriefed our new and apparently popular form of test which uses confidence-based marking.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: complete inference practice four as needed.
  • English I Honors: 
    • assess “Decoration Day” paragraphs on Moodle;
    • read 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3 from Romeo and Juliet.

English I Honors students finished act 1 from Romeo and Juliet with a test. We’ll begin act 2 Monday.

English 8 students worked on their normal Friday inference work.

English 8 students did their standard Friday inference work while English I students had an odd, uncommon split day. Third period students had a guest speaker for Red Ribbon Week, and so fourth period had a bit of make-up time to get caught up.

Homework

English I Honors students had a final opportunity to do some in-class writing about “The Cask of Amontillado,” which is due tonight (for those who didn’t finish in class) at midnight.

English 8 students continued with their Friday individual work regarding the article of the week and our inference work.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: 
    • turn in the “Amontillado” paragraph (if you haven’t already);
    • begin assessing the paragraph (due Monday).