Short and Sweet!
Your homework DUE THURSDAY is to comment on yesterday's blog regarding THREE of the questions listed. Please tell me:
*Your name (of course)
*What question you are answering
*What chapter or event in the text you are discussing
*What your answer is
Have fun reading in class today!
Hey, Folks. This is what Mr. Cashman and I decided:
Questions to ponder:
Today we worked in groups again, this time to read and complete the literature circles for chapters 7, 8, and 9 of Things Fall Apart. In case you don't have the LC packet on you, I will link it here:
The 7-9 Lit Circle work will be due on Thursday. Until then, you can work in class with your groups. Don't forget that most questions can be answered with a DEPARTMENT meeting, meaning that all illustrators will meet, all discussion leaders will meet, etc.
Have a great day!
This mid-term will be given to all 10th graders on the 16th and 17th of January. You have to know the following list of terms and how to utilize them while reading and writing. (The worksheet linked below is the one we worked on in class.)
Have a great night! We will review again tomorrow, then begin working in our groups on chapters 7-10.
Based on our discussion for chapter three of Things Fall Apart, I found some really interesting web pages full of quotations and proverbs from various countries and time periods. Check them out by hovering your mouse over ELA10H (Blog), then finding THINGS FALL APART and PROVERBS.
Just so you'll know, we have been doing a study guide and tons of notes on Ibo culture and names of characters in the text. The study guides are below in case you want to print them off for your notes, but please keep in mind that I may not use all of the questions for your class. So far, we have just done chapters 1-3.
Study Guide for TFA
Today, we will begin working with literature circles, meaning that we will get into groups of four or five and we will keep those groups for the remainder of the unit. You will receive roles in your group and instructions on how to work with your group. Click here to get the role sheet with instructions and further information.
Have a great day!
This is a different ORB than you are used to. It is an OUTSIDE assignment for which you need a certain genre of book, in this case, a mystery.
Find a mystery at your local school library (The LMC) or Barnes and Noble or Amazon.com. I don't care. But you need to know which book it is by Monday, January 7 for a 50 point homework assignment.
ALSO - you need to know that you will have a midterm on January 16 and 17.
Today, we read chapter 3 of TFA in class. I hope you enjoyed it and saw the proverbs embedded in it. You'll deal with those tomorrow.