The classes have sort of split today.
First period is finishing up their Arthur Miller outline so that they can hand it in tomorrow.
Fifth period students are continuing to work on their Arthur Miller outlines until Friday.
Ninth period students have until Monday to complete their outlines.
To hand them in, choose the PAPER or ELECTRONIC hand-in option.
Have a good day!
Today we began working on some background information about The Crucible. We want to know WHY the author wrote it, so we seek out information on the time period in which it was written.
Our assignment today was to continue to search out information on McCarthy and Arthur Miller using the worksheets and the links below.
Have a good night.
Today we will begin looking at the background information for THE CRUCIBLE.
Why, you say?
Every book has:
Let's begin by opening and PRINTING the following document:
I am amazed at how many people were out today, the day of the test we have been discussing for a week.
If this pertains to YOU, you may want to stay after a bit to make up the test. Otherwise you will find yourself with a ZERO in the grade book very quickly.
We, as a class, have been STUDYING.
The devotion of time and attention to acquiring knowledge on an academic subject, esp. by means of books.
Devote time and attention to acquiring knowledge on (an academic subject), esp. by means of books.
noun. research - learning - investigation
verb. learn - read - examine - investigate
There is a TEST THURSDAY!!
What is on the test? Good question!
See you tomorrow. Be ready!!
1st period - We continued to read Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Minister's Black Veil", wherein a Puritan minister chooses to wear a veil to church one Sunday, causing his parishioners alarm and making them think that he is slightly crazy. Later that day, he wears the veil to a funeral, which people think is more appropriate, and then a wedding, where the guests and the happy couple are all sadly affected by the presence of this dark symbol of gloom.
Tune in Monday for the exciting continuation of this riveting tale. (dun dun dunnnnnnnn)
If you missed class, you can go to ELA11R/short stories/Minister's Black Veil on this site.
Have a great weekend!
Okay. We are taking a small break from memorizing parts of speech, subject and predicate, etc. Today we are just going to take a closer look at Jack London's "To Build a Fire". You will be answering questions in groups to hand in tomorrow.
This exercise is for those of you who read, but only ON THE SURFACE. You need to practice reading for understanding. This means you should basically have a little movie going on in your head when you read. The author helps you, with his powerful wording, to visualize the storyline, to understand the concepts, and to get familiar with the characters.
In case you forgot the homework at school, click here to find a PDF to print on your own. Also, if you don't have the actual TEXT of "To Build a Fire" (and you don't want to sit in front of the computer to read the whole thing), just click here to get a PDF to print.
Today we had the pleasure of sitting quietly and reading. Whew. I know you are all busy playing sports, cleaning your rooms, and chatting with friends via text, so reading time may be limited in your life. I hope this time can give you a love for literacy. As for me, I love delving in to a good book; of course, I would love to add a fireplace and a steaming cup of hot chocolate, but they are harder to find in the school than in my imagination.
(Mmmmm. I'm just thinking about fire and chocolate....)
Have a great weekend!