English I Honors students worked on their Romeo and Juliet projects, which will be due next Thursday (January 12). We also went over the mid-term exam, which is coming up this week. We might be moving it back to Friday due to a scheduling conflict.
English 8 students began their new poetry unit, looking at a poem English I students looked at earlier: “Because You Asked About the Line between Prose and Poetry.”
And the chess club today had a chance to use the new boards and chess clocks that PTSA bought for us.
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.
English 8 Studies: complete inference practice four as needed.
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.
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);