Thursday, September 29, 2016

Friday, September 30th

Goals: Practice writing a personal response to an article.  Learn academic vocabulary related to plot and apply our new knowledge while completing a plot diagram.


1)  Practice personal response to AOW
2)  Notes on AOW
3) Slideshow on plot elements-I will give you a sheet to take notes on
Click here to see the slideshow


Here is the AOW due ONE WEEK from today.

AOW #1

Step 1-Read and annotate
Step 2-Summary (you may use template)
Step 3-Personal response (see my suggestions under Article of the Week)

Steps 2 and 3 do NOT need to be labeled on your paper.

You must PRINT out your work and article and turn it in at the BEGINNING of class on Friday.
Remember, I do not take late work.  You may turn it in early.  You get one "free" pass each semester.

Thursday, September 29th

Happy Thursday!  

Goals:  To analyze the effect of certain literary elements on a literary work.  To practice writing an academic summary.


1)Continue to practice the Article of the Week process with the article I gave you on Tuesday.
Today we will practice writing an academic summary.  

Please note that you may need to make changes to the template.  It is just a template!

2) Define and explain:
metaphor and simile

3) Watch this cool clip

Mongoose vs Cobra

4) Begin reading "Rikki-Tikki Tavi"

Click here to read the story


Finish reading the story.  It is available in this blog or you can ask to check out a book

Friday, June 16th

HAPPY LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  It's been a pleasure being your teacher. Please take some time to add a slide to  THIS  slide show and wr...