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English 8 students finished up their presentations today. We’ll be using them tomorrow in our discussions we begin tomorrow.

English I students began act four, looking at subtext in the first two scenes.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: 
    • re-read 4.1 and 4.2;
    • complete the study guide for 4.1 and 4.2.

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.

In English I, students finished up act three, looking at subtext in scenes two, three, four, and five. We also finished up the study guide in anticipation of tomorrow’s test on act three.

In English 8, students had a final day of preparation for their effective habits pretensions tomorrow.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: 
    • work on presentation for tomorrow as necessary;
    • work on the article of the week as necessary.
  • English I Honors: 
    • prepare for tomorrow’s test on act three;
    • turn in the “Decoration Day” paragraphs by tomorrow (will be switching to assessment);
    • work on the article of the week as necessary.

English I students looked at subtext (reading secondary meanings into text) and began examining how it plays out in 3.2, 3.3., 3.4, and 3.5 of Romeo and Juliet. We introduced the idea with Ned Guymon’s “Conversation Piece.”

English 8 students finished up their outlining and worked on their final presentation. We’ll have practice presentations tomorrow before finishing up the unit later this week.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: 
    • prepare for the presentation later this week;
    • work on the article of the week as necessary.
  • English I Honors: 
    • complete the study guide for act 3 (test Thursday);
    • review the act 2 test analytically;
    • turn in the “Decoration Day” paragraphs at the Moodle site (as necessary);
    • work on the article of the week as necessary.

English 8 and English I Honors spent the short class time (due to career day) finishing up their individual projects.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: complete the article of the week for Monday.
  • English I Honors: 
    • read 3.2, 3.3, and 3.4;
    • complete the two paragraphs on “Decoration Day” (if you didn’t in class today);
    • complete the article of the week for Monday.

English 8 students made good progress on their Seven Habits project, and we’re on track to finish the initial work before Thanksgiving break.

English I Honors students went through 3.1 by making tableau vivants. We’ll be adding a little bit of social media fun into it tomorrow.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: complete 3.1 study guide on Moodle.

English 8 students began working in earnest on the preparation of their presentations and outlines of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens.

English I Honors students finished up act 2 and gave 3.1 a read-through before the test tomorrow.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: prepare for the act 2 test.

English I Honors students finished their sonnet projects. English 8 students finished the quarter test with the final part of the test on stems.

English I Honors students worked on their sonnet projects. They’ll have one more day tomorrow to finish it up.

English 8 students finished up work on test materials and prepared for tomorrow’s final part of the quarter test, this time on stems.

Test and Project

English I Honors students continued working on their sonnet project. We’ll be finishing up next week.

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English 8 students had the first part of their test on Nightjohn.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: 
    • study for test on effective readers’ skills tomorrow;
    • complete one-pager for tomorrow.
  • English I Honors: complete the one-pager for tomorrow.

10
days left

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.

12
days left

English I Honors went over a few last loose ends before the EOC tomorrow.

English 8 students continued with their projects. Anyone in English 8 not done with their projects tomorrow will have to complete them during lunch or on their own time.

Homework
  • English 8 Strategies: complete project as needed.
  • English 8 Studies: complete project as needed.
  • English I Honors: none.

13
days left

I am out today. Most students should be continuing with what they’ve been working on the last few days.

15
days left

English I Honors students finished up working with bias while English 8 students continued working on their culminating project.

Homework
  • English 8 Strategies: none.
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: complete the allusions work if you have not already.

16
days left

English I Honors has just about finished up work with the bias review we’ve been working on. English 8 continues working on their final STEAM project. The end of the year approaches…

Homework
  • English 8 Strategies: none.
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: finish the work from class today.