Ready for this?!
If you have an iPhone, you can download a FREE ATOTC app and read the entire book on your phone! Just search "Dickens A Tale of Two Cities" on iTunes.
FYI - There are a few different options when it comes to readers of the text on iTunes. Check them out and see whose voice you like better. Here are the links:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/librivox-tale-two-cities-a/id345397759 (You will hear several different voices here, depending on which chapter you are currently reading.)
Homework due Tuesday:
**Chapter 1 study guide on your own sheet of paper.
**ALSO, PLEASE LET ME KNOW ON THIS BLOG
how easy/difficult it was for you to read the first chapter. My hope is that it will get easier as we progress. Use the following scale:
1 - Even though this language is new for me, this was not hard to read. I felt like I already knew his language.
3 - Some of the sentences in this book were difficult, but not all of them. In fact, I found some of them to be fairly straightforward.
5 - This book has been like reading Russian. Every sentence has been excruciating. I really hope it gets easier because my grades will suffer if it doesn't.
Thanks. Tell your classmates about this blog, too, so they can comment.
Today I received the rules to the Chittenango Annual Writers' Chair Contest!! If you submit a well-written piece for this contest, I will add a 200 point quiz grade to your grade as EXTRA CREDIT! Click here for the official rules and check in with Mrs. Klucznik and Mrs. Pitoniak in the LMC for further clarification.
If you are considering doing this, please leave a comment on this blog.
Have a great weekend!
For homework tonight, 9th period will watch the Charles Dickens YouTube video AND the Biographical Power Point (follow ELA 10Honors (blog)/A Tale of Two Cities/Charles Dickens - Life and Times). You will take a BIO quiz on Dickens tomorrow in class.
For the 6th period, you will be handing in the grammatically correct version of your Dickens paragraph/sentence. Tomorrow, you get to watch a video for homework. Hehee!
Have a great night!
Hello, all!! I am back in the classroom after being "gone" for six weeks while my wonderful student teacher held down the fort. If you ever read this, you may know that I occasionally give extra credit on this website if you look and reply to my comments in time. (Today is not one of these extra credit days.)
Today in class, Ms. Hamilton led students to a website that helps you find a possible career path. If you'd like to find out what the computer says you should do for a living, check out http://www.careercruising.com. (I am supposed to be a middle school teacher. Hmm.)
See you tomorrow!
The hunt failed, but led to the rescue of the boys. A British naval officer saw the smoke and came ashore. He was disappointed with the boys for letting things get out of hand, and basically gave them a slap on the wrist kind of reprimand. This is ironic because the boys were basically doing what the naval officer is doing, but on a much smaller scale.
We have found out that Jack's group no longer believes that hunting is the most important thing for them to be doing. They now want nothing more than to hurt people and things. They tie up one of their own for hours simply because Jack does not like the answers he received from Wilfred. Then when they untied him they beat him up, just because they could. Nice leader huh?
Piggy stands up and says that they don't need to worry about Jack anymore and that they can still have a signal fire down on the beach. This reinvigorates Ralph who was depressed by the deterioration of the group's situation, and they all set about building the new fire, littluns included. While the fire is being built Simon slips away unnoticed, as do a lot of the bigguns. When Ralph and Piggy realize this they react differently. Ralph again becomes sullen, but Piggy says in essence "Good riddance!" The twins stayed with Ralph and Piggy and even picked a bunch of fruit so that their group could have a feast of sorts. Where have the others gone? Where did Simon go?
Ralph, Jack, and Roger continue up the mountain in an attempt to find the beast. The rest of the group heads back to the beach, because of a combination of fatigue and fear. Ralph, who wanted to stop the search until morning when they would be able to see better, gets into a verbal sparring match with Jack. Jack continually asks Ralph is he's scared and Ralph responds by saying he's been braver than Jack. Jack then continues up the mountain on his own. He comes back and tells the other two that he saw something. Ralph doesn't believe him, but Jack is scared. They all go to look and see the pilot slumped over with his parachute caught in the wind, but in the darkness they see him as a creature and go running down the mountain towards the beach. It'll be interesting to see how the rest of the group reacts to their story.