November 18, 2013 to November 22, 2013
Nov 18th, 2013 by admin

Monday (11/18)

We will be reading and discussing Truman Capote’s holiday story “The Thanksgiving Visitor” this week.  One skill that will be applied as we read, is the identification of literary devices used to create this heart-warming classic.

Therefore, students must have the Literary Terms Chart in class every day.

Vocabulary words in a QUIZLET set titled “The Thanksgiving Visitor” are available for study.  Quiz is Friday.

November 12, 2013 to November 15, 2013
Nov 12th, 2013 by admin

Short Story Literary Terms Final Exam and Essay

4, 5, 6, periods on Friday, 11/15       7th period on Monday 11/18

Study literary terms on QUIZLET set Literary Terms

Preparation for the essay and the essay test will be done in the classroom.


Monday, 11/12

1. Vocabulary cut-n-paste

Due: Periods 5 and 7 Wednesday (11/13); periods 4 and 6 Thursday (11/14)

2. Summary of article (For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov) we read and discussed in class today.

Due: Periods 5 and 7 Wednesday (11/13); periods 4 and 6 Thursday (11/14)

November 4, 2013 to November 8, 2013
Nov 4th, 2013 by admin

Confess Paper Due Tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 8

See Tuesday’s entry for instructions and rubric.

Big sports week: Go Timbers; and Beat  Stanford, Oregon DUCKS!!!!!

(I wake up in the middle of the night worrying about Thursday’s games.)

Wednesday (11/6)

All students should be drafting or revising/enhancing the Confess Paper that is due on Friday, 11/8.

See Tuesday’s post for a link to the specific instructions and rubric.


Tuesday (11/5)

Many creative and well-crafted parodies of “The Raven” were read in class today.

The Confess paper was introduced, samples were shared, and ideas were exchanged.  Drafts are due tomorrow (7th period ) and Thursday (4th, 5th, 6th periods).

Final Paper due on Friday, 11/8

CONFESSInstructions and Rubric


Monday (11/4)

We took the “The Tell-Tale Heart” vocabulary quiz in periods 4,5, and 7.  Sixth period’s quiz is tomorrow.

Periods 4 and 5 are completing the worksheet on Consistent Verb Tense.  A Link to this document is available at the bottom of this post.

Due tomorrow.

Period 7 is writing a parody of “The Raven.” Please look back to last week’s posts for more thorough directions.

Due tomorrow.


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