Blog of daily classwork.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Students worked on their essays. Here are the directions I put on the board:

1. Get out these resources:

a) Essay assignment sheet (There is a correction to make. On the bottom of the page, #3--You MAY use first person pronouns. Just don't use second person (you, your, y...

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Today you missed the test on literary terms. If you were absent yesterday as well, then make sure you read yesterday's blog to see what to study, etc. If you are back tomorrow (Friday), then it'd be great if you could make up the test during class. (The other students...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tomorrow is a test on some of the literary terms on your handout. Please go to the Handouts, Etc. tab of this website to access the literary terms review. On this document, you'll find a list of words to study as well as a review. You don't have to print out the review...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Essay #1 was assigned today, and it is due on January 31. You may get a copy of the assignment from me when you return, or you may find it under the Handouts, Etc., tab. Here are your other assignments:

1. Read the story "A&P" for tomorrow. It's on page 512. Expect a qu...

Monday, January 20, 2020

Today you missed a rewrite of the paragraph assigned last week: What does the title "A Rose for Emily" mean? When you return to class, please get your first draft from me. Then go to the Handouts, Etc., tab on this website for the lesson on how to improve your draft. T...

Friday, January 17, 2020

Today you missed the quiz on "Young Goodman Brown." If your absence is excused, then the next quiz will count twice. If not, then your grade will sadly be zero. :( Students finished the character study posters on "A Rose for Emily," and we began discussing "Young Goodm...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Tonight your homework is to read "Young Goodman Brown" on page 937. The story is quite long and slow-going, so give yourself plenty of time, and visit or after reading to help with comprehension. Expect a quiz on the story tomorrow.

When you re...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Students continued working on their "A Rose for Emily" character posters today. Hopefully, your group left you something to do because we will finish up tomorrow. :) After that, we read "The Tell-Tale Heart" aloud using an audio I found on YouTube. Please make sure you...

Monday, January 13, 2020

We missed you today! Here are the deadlines for this week. Use your pacing guide to locate page numbers of stories:

1) "The Tell-Tale Heart." We will read this selection during class on Tuesday.

2) "Young Goodman Brown." We will have a quiz on this story Thursday. Read i...

Friday, January 10, 2020

Today we continued discussing "A Rose for Emily" with two songs to aid our discussion. If you want, listen to/check out the lyrics of The Police's "Every Breath You Take" and The Zombies' "A Rose for Emily." We also charted the plot of the story: exposition, rising act...

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