November 17, 2017 to November 27, 2017
Nov 17th, 2017 by admin

Look at all those 7s in the title: This has to be auspicious!

Letters About Literature

  1.  Read about this national contest:  Click here:  http://www.read.gov/letters
  2.  Review a few student samples:

3.  Think about books you have read or have been read to you that influenced your choices or point of view.

4. Begin drafting your letter.


  • Book Selection = 11/27

  • letter draft = 11/30

  • final  = 11/4

Piecing Me Together

  1. Read pages 1-137
  2. Complete the retrieval chart you drew in your COLLAGE BOOK on Tuesday (11/14) + used for class work on Wednesday (11/15). Click here for a visual:PMT Pages 137
  3. Fill in MOTIF chart, which should be glued in your COLLAGE BOOK.  Click here for a copy:  Motif_ Language (a recurring idea that develops a theme).  Remember, this info is NOT the chapter titles, and it may not be Jade’s desire to learn Spanish.  These are passages that express how language, such as precise word choice, enable Jade to navigate her world + relationships.

DUE: Monday, Nov. 27



November 13, 2017 to November 17, 2017
Nov 13th, 2017 by admin

Tuesday (11/14)

  1.  Opening

2.  Reading

  • Go to library to check out Piecing Me Together.
  • If you were absent, I checked out a book for you; all choir students have a book!
  • Set up Collage book; make retreival chart to track info regarding book’s chapter titles.
  • If you were absent, ask a classmate who was present who to make the chart.
  • Now, you are set up for tomorrow’s classwork.

3. Reading/Writing

  • Letters About Literature required contest introduced.
  • Read sample letter:  Dear Valerie Tripp
  • Click here for a copy: Dear Valerie Tripp
  • Highlight in YELLOW all details about the book Kit Learns a Lesson.
  • Hightlight in GREEN all details that are Gregory’s thoughts  and connections to the book

Homework:  Complete highlighting of letter Dear Valerie Tripp (see 3. Reading/Writing for more information).

Due: Thursday, 11/16

Monday (11/13)

  1. Opening
  • Conventions: Colon Lesson
  • Click here for a copy:  Colons

2. Writing/ Editing

  • Peer- edit Confess papers

3.  Writing/ Self-assess

4.  Writing/ Revisions

  • Re-see it
  • Fix + Enhance

Homework: Confess Paper

Due: 11/13 by 11:30 pm; submit through Google Classroom


November 6, 2017 to November 9, 2017
Nov 6th, 2017 by admin

Monday (11/6)

I’m not sure what was accomplished in class today.  I think it was 3rd period that was cut very short.

I want  you try to write the “The Raven” Parody based on what Mr. Louie covered in class, so I expect you to study the analysis sheet + sample that I’ve posted below.

Click here for “The Raven” Literary Devise worksheet:“The Raven” Literary Devises and Parody

Click here for a parody example: parody sample 2

Yours must have the abcbbb rhyming pattern, and  yours must share at least four (4) other literary devises with Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven.”

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