Monster

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Almost — English 8 Strategies still has a bit of reading to do. All English 8 students will have a chance tomorrow to apply the novel to some extra credit.

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English I Honors finished Monster today and went over the extra credit, finding out whether or not Steve Harmon is guilty. English 8 students are almost done.

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English I students finished Monster in class today. They have a day to complete an extra credit assignment: Did Steve Harmon actually participate in the robbery? This is available on Google Classroom (not on Moodle), and there students can also find a PDF version of Monster for reference only. (Students will need to rotate the view of the PDF.) In addition, students have the option of bringing in an outline for the final assignment, letters to next year’s students.

English 8 students continued with Monster. They should be done by the end of the week.

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English I Honors students are about done with the novel. They will have a chance for some extra credit work based off of the novel this week.

English 8 students are still working on it.

Social Studies and Monster

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testing photoAll classes worked on Monster by Walter Dean Myers after today’s SC PASS social studies test. It will culminate in possible extra credit for students.

In addition, English I Honors students received further instructions about their final project, a letter to next year’s students.

Homework
  • English 8 Strategies: complete the article of the week for Monday.
  • English 8 Studies: complete the article of the week for Monday.
  • English I Honors: complete the article of the week for Monday.

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All classes worked on Monster after today’s SC PASS science test. It will culminate in possible extra credit for students.

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English 8 students, having the Chromebooks back after not having them yesterday for the EOC, returned to the final project of the year for The Glory Field. Students who completed the work and turned it in today will return to reading Monster. Students who did not complete the work will work in a different environment to complete the work tomorrow.

English I Honors students continued reading Monster. They will have an extra-credit opportunity connected to the book.

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English I Honors students took the EOC today. We’ll find out shortly how everyone did.

All classes afterward began Monster by Walter Dean Myers. We’ll be cutting it close to finish it by the end of the year, but we’ll make it.

Homework
  • English 8 Strategies: 
    •  complete project as needed;
    • complete the article of the week.
  • English 8 Studies: 
    •  complete project as needed;
    • complete the article of the week.
  • English I Honors: complete the article of the week.

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First and fourth periods finished Monster today while second period students finished up administrative issues (library books, textbooks, etc.)

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First and fourth periods had their mini-debates on the guilt or innocence of Steve Harmon in Monster. Second period finished up some end-of-the-year administrative issues. Seventh period didn’t really have class because lunch spilled over into their allotted class time.

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Today in first and fourth periods, they started a new book titled Monster. It is about an African-American 16 year-old being convicted for accessory to murder.  It is written as in a story-board format.  We will be reading this in class, and are expected to finish by Wednesday.

Today second and seventh period were working on the story of decisions.

 

Homework
  • English 8 Strategies: none.
  • English I Honors: Write your Letter to Next Year’s Students, due Monday at 11:59

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In first and fourth periods today, they went over three different ends to the book Great Expectations, officially ending our study of it.  Then we also researched more for our annotated bibilography that is due Friday.  For easy creation for your citations, go to www.easybib.com

The annotated bibliography rubric and templates are here.

Today second and seventh periods were working on a storyboard of the book Monster in anticipation of the final project we’ll be working on at the end of this week, a narrative about a choice a student made.

Homework
  • English 8 Strategies: work on the outline for the final exam, a letter to next year’s eighth grade students, which will be 3 June.
  • English I Honors: work on annotated bibliography, due Friday.

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In first and fourth periods today, they worked on their research project all period. Today second and seventh period were debating about the end of the book Monster and Steve’s, the protagonist’s, guilt or innocence.

Homework
  • English 8 Strategies: none.
  • English I Honors: Work on your annotated bibliography
Annotated Details and Debate Preparation

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First and fourth periods looked at annotated bibliographies today. We looked at an example of an annotated bibliography by Mr. Scott, and then discussed the requirements for our annotated bibliographies due next Friday (May 30th). The requirements for our annotated bibliography are as follows:

  • You must have at least one article/journal entry. All of the articles/journal entries are available here temporarily.
  • You must have at least one book source.
  • You must have at least one source that initially looked useful, but you found not to be useful. No more than two non-useful sources.
  • You must have at minimum five sources.
First and fourth period's marked annotated bibliography example
First and fourth period’s marked annotated bibliography example

Today second and seventh were preparing for their debt for tomorrow!!

Homework
  • English 8 Strategies: work on outline for final exam.
  • English I Honors: 
    • Have through chapter 58 of Great Expectations read by tomorrow. We will read chapter 59 in class together.
    • Have your annotated bibliography finished by Friday, May 30th.