February 25, 2013 to March 1, 2013
Feb 25th, 2013 by admin

Monday (2/25)

1.  Today in class we took the MSND vocabulary List 1 quiz.  If you were absent or if you wish to get a higher score, come in before school, during lunch, or after school by Monday, March 4, to take care of this.

2.  As an opening journal entry, we listed common pairs such as peanut butter & jelly, Romeo & Juliet, this & that, rise & shine, cats & dogs, fish & chips.  I related these pairs to Lysander’s line in MSND 1:1 “The course of true love never did run smooth,” and read past students’ narratives when the were to compose a story detailing a ‘pairs’ struggle’ to be together.  After the vocab quiz, we started drafting that piece.  Jacob L wrote a clever on about a ball and bat.   Your narrative must meet the following criteria:

  • pick a pair
  • establish an obstacle (s) that keeps the pair apart
  • devise a plan to reunite the pair or remain apart
  • include 3 paragraphs
  • use size 12 font
  • space with 1.5

Due: Periods 4, 5, 6 are  Thursday, 2/28 and Period 7 is due Friday, March 1.

Wednesday, 2/27

Today in periods 4, 6, and 7 we participated in a Elizabethan theater simulation and watched part of a movie that featured an interesting theater and version of Romeo and Juliet.
Unpaired/paired write due tomorrow for periods 4, 5, 6.
February 11, 2013 to February 22, 2013
Feb 13th, 2013 by admin

Wednesday, February 20th UPDATE!

  • Return MSND movie permission slip.

  • Complete Acts 1 & 2 worksheet. Due Thursday, 2/21 for 7th period/ Due Friday, 2/22 for 4th, 5th, and 6th periods.


1. All Eccentricity Narratives should be submitted. 

2. Your new vocabulary words are available on QUIZLET now.  The set of words is titled MSND (for A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Here are the words: i. expound  ii. transfigured  iii. constancy  iv. mirth  v. nuptial  vi.toil   vii. audacious  viii. eloquence  ix. discourse  x. circumference

Quiz dates: 7th=2/21;  4th, 5th, 6th=2/22

3. You are to find mug shots for the MSND mechanicals and affix them to the graphic organizer in your MSND packet.

February 4, 2013 to February 8, 2013
Feb 4th, 2013 by admin

1. Have you turned in your Banned/Challenged Book packet?  If not, it is now late.

2. Our reading and writing theme this week is humor. We’ll be reading the following short pieces: “I’ll Eat What He’s Wearing,” “The Follower,” “Memories of Dating,” and “Clarence Cleans the Roof.”

2. Here are the vocabulary words for the week.  They are titled “I’ll Eat What He’s Wearing” on QUIZLET. i. disfigured   ii. eccentricity   iii. attributes   iv. spendthrift   v. anemic   vi. hale  vii. droll   viii. parody   ix. slapstick   x. self-deprecation  xi. deadpan  xii. satire

3.  Use the pink handout Idiosyncrasies/Eccentricities Pre-write Chart to identify the person you will use for the topic of your Eccentricity Write.

The flip side of this sheet lists the required elements for this writing assignment.


Periods 4,6,7 The drafts of your eccentricity papers are due tomorrow, Friday, February 8.  Monday is the due date for 5th period.


Vocabulary quiz for periods 4,6,7 is tomorrow; 5th periods is Monday.

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