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Tone Review and a Test

English 8 students worked tone a bit more after going over another term from our article of the week.

English I Honors students worked on their poetry unit test. We were not quite able to finish it, so we’ll have a few more minutes tomorrow to work on it.

All classes took a test today. Homework only in that case.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: none.
  • English I Honors: review the two poems “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” and “One Art” to determine three rules for villanelles.

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school day left

I was out today for my daughter’s award ceremony, but English 8 students had the opportunity to finish the test they began on Tuesday.

One day to go!

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school days left

English I Honors students wrote their letters to next year’s students today. English 8 students took the final test on The Diary of Anne Frank.

Both English I Honors and English 8 students have completed units today — more or less.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: prepare for the stems test tomorrow.
  • English I Honors: prepare for the act four/act five test tomorrow.

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 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.

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.
Review and Project

English I Honors began working on a quick project of analyzing sonnets. English 8 students began reviewing for the tests coming up during the next few days.

Homework
  • English 8 Studies: prepare for test tomorrow.
  • English I Honors: 
    • work on the article sentence of the week;
    • read your group’s sonnet;
    • print out your sonnet for work tomorrow.
Article Practice and More

English 8 Studies and Strategies both went over some additional steps for annotating the article of the week.

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Marked article of the week
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Marked article of the week

Afterward, Strategies went over yesterday’s test while Studies did some practice annotating for next week’s lit circles.

English I Honors stepped out of the Odyssey to see how allusions can affect a piece of writing.

Homework
  • English 8 Strategies: continue working on the article of the week.
  • English 8 Studies: continue working on the article of the week.
  • English I Honors: 
    • continue working on the article of the week;
    • continue evaluating/assessing the Romeo and Juliet papers.
Class Notes

Notes for the day's classes are available here.

Please note that this is a composite file including notes from all classes, though occasionally it might only be one or two classes. I don't differentiate in the file; that is up to you to do.

English 8 Strategies students had a test on the MAP preparation work they completed over the last few days. We’ll be starting a new unit as soon as MAP testing is over this week.

English 8 Studies students had a quiz over the first reading selection for the lit circles before completing a self-evaluation and a library visit.

English I Honors students completed the cyclops section, seeing once again just how important hospitality is to the ancient Greeks.

Homework
  • English 8 Strategies: continue working on this week’s article of the week.
  • English 8 Studies: continue working on this week’s article of the week.
  • English I Honors: 
    • continue working on this week’s article of the week;
    • evaluate the Romeo and Juliet projects;
    • read “The Land of the Dead” and “Scylla and Charybdis” for tomorrow.

English I Honors had time to complete a final check of their work for the Romeo and Juliet project before turning it in.

English 8 Studies had their final day of literature circles for the first part of The Glory Field.

English 8 Strategies had a practice test before the review test we’ll be having Monday.

And Operation Get Smart ended the day with us.

Tests

All students had tests today. We’ll all be starting new units tomorrow.

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Homework
  • English 8 Strategies: continue working on your article of the week.
  • English 8 Studies: continue working on your article of the week.
  • English I Honors: 
    • continue working on your Romeo and Juliet project;
    • continue working on your article of the week.