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Welcome back! Please be sure that you purchase your vocabulary book. Freshmen should puchase Vocabulary Workshop, Level E. Juniors should purchase Vocabulary Workshop, Level G. We will begin using the books the first full week of school, so please be sure that you have purchased the vocabulary book in a timely fashion. Thank you.
Learning should be fun! I believe strongly that while my students learn from me, I too learn from my students. Come in with a great attitude, ready to work hard, laugh a lot, get involved in class discussions, and learn every day.
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Test and Quiz Information
Periods 2, 3, 6, 7--Friday, Nov. 21--SAT Essays--Typed in MLA format. Title 1st essay prompt as Essay 1 and 2nd essay prompt as Essay 2. Staple pages together. Per the handout I gave you, the essays will count as a quiz grade.
Periods 2, 5, 7--Tuesday, Dec. 9--Test on Nonfiction will include the notes I gave you on Nonfiction as well as "A Celebration of Grandfathers" and "The Washwoman."
Period 3--Tuesday, Dec. 9--Test on Nonfiction will include the notes I gave you on Nonfiction as well as the excerpts from Survival in Auschwitz and Night.
Period 6--Tuesday, Dec. 9--Test on "Speech in the Virginia Convention," "Speech in the Convention," and "To His Excellency, General Washington."
Periods 2,3,6,7--Monday, Dec. 22--Vocab Quiz, Unit 5.
Period 5--Monday, Dec. 22--Vocab Quiz, Unit 3, words 11-20.
Period 6--Due: Tuesday, Nov. 18 by your class period--Pg. 107, questions #1-3. Type the question and answer. Upload assignment to Edmodo via Google Doc, PDF, or directly on the site.
Periods 2, 5, 7--Due: Tuesday, Nov. 25 by your class period--Read "The Washwoman" (see link below), then write a summary of the story. Summary must be a minimum of five sentences. Upload assignment to Edmodo via Google Doc, PDF, or directly on the site.
Period 5--Due: Tuesday, Dec. 2 by your class period--Finish your responses to the questions we worked on in class today. Type the question and your response. Upload assignment to Edmodo via Google Doc, PDF, or directly on the site. Below are the questions in case you did not finish them in your group today:
1. What is the author’s attitude toward his subject matter in “A Celebration of Grandfathers”? What is the author’s attitude toward his subject matter in “The Washwoman”?
2. What is the message conveyed by each author in each piece?
3. What are the similarities AND differences of the relationship each author has with the elderly person in his piece? Explain.
SAT Essay Scoring Guide
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All posts must be completed by 6:00 pm the Thursday after the video is shown in class. For example, if a video was shown on Friday, December 2, your post is due by 6:00 pm on Thursday, December 8.
Freshman Blog link http://livelearnblog.edublogs.org/
Junior Blog link http://thejourneybegins.edublogs.org/
Please be aware that it is your responsibility to check your post each week to see that it has been accepted and posted on the blog. If it has not been accepted and posted in a timely manner, relevant to the date you submitted it, then there is an issue with it in terms of format or content as discussed in class.
You can always update your post and resubmit it for approval, provided you get it in by the due date.