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English I Honors students worked with the Joseph Campbell text on the monomyth. We’ll be finishing it up tomorrow.

English 8 students began their final project for the poetry unit.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: continue working on the article of the week.
  • English I Honors: continue working on the article of the week.

English 8 students finished up the overview of figurative language and next week will begin working on poems that include figurative language.

English I students had a final day of work on the Romeo and Juliet project.

The midterm exam is tomorrow. Make sure you’re prepared.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: study for tomorrow’s exam.

English I Honors students continued working on the Romeo and Juliet project. Since we have an exam Friday, we decided it would be best to spend class time working on the project.

English 8 students had a lightning-fast review of figurative language before we start hitting poetry hard later this week. We need the necessary vocabulary to talk about poetry!

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: 
    • study for the semester exam on Friday;
    • work on the project (as necessary).
Metaphors and a Project

English I Honors students continued working on the Romeo and Juliet project. We’ll have a couple of more days’ work in-class this week before the semester exam on Friday.

English 8 students worked on “Because You Asked” from yesterday, with both classes realizing what the poem was about:

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: 
    • work on the project;
    • prepare for Friday’s exam.
First Day Back

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.

A great first day back.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: 
    • prepare for the midterm exam;
    • work on the R&J project.

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.