October 26, 2014 to October 29, 2014
Oct 27th, 2014 by admin

1.  “The Raven” parody guidelines:

Due tomorrow: Tuesday, 10/27

2. Complete Consistent Verb Tense Sheet

Consistent Verb Tense Sheet

Due tomorrow: Tuesday, 10/27

October 20, 2014 to October 24, 2014
Oct 20th, 2014 by admin

First Quarter Book Report:  Due Friday, October  24

book whip  Click for Direction Sheet

1. New vocabulary http://quizlet.com/29252369/the-tell-tale-heart-flash-cards/

2. Periods 4, 5, 7, if you did not complete the EZ Poe mini-bio, you must do so for homework.

3. Period 6: Complete EZ Poe mini-bio; Due Wednesday, 10/22

4. Periods 5 and 7:  Vernaculars: Translate passages from “The Tell-Tale Heart” into 5 different vernaculars.  Click here for handout: vernaculars

Due:  7th period = Wednesday 10/22 and 5= Thursday 10/23

October 13, 2014 to October 17, 2014
Oct 13th, 2014 by admin

First Quarter Book Report

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1.  Monday’s class included the following:

  • a journal write comparing and contrasting book and movie versions

  • a viewing  of “Marionettes, Inc.” (available on youtube)

  • a worksheet to record similarities and differences between the short story text version and film version Book and Movie Comparison_Contrast Guide

  • Book and Movie Comparison/Contrast Guide Due: 7th = Tuesday (10/14 )  ////    4th, 5th, 6th = Wednesday (10/15)
  • Editing Worksheet “The Lazy Editor” Due: Friday, 10/17 The Lazy Editor (click here for copy)


2.  Here’s a fun site where you can practice using parallel structure:http://www.chompchomp.com/structure01/structure01.htm


3.  Wednesday or Thursday we will read Roald Dahl’s “The Landlady.”  You are to respond to the story by composing a post card from Billy Weaver to his friend Winifred.  The postcard’s message must include the following:

  • voice (it should sound like a post card written from a friend to a friend)

  • convention accuracy (spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, etc.)

  • 4 examples of foreshadowing (four details to hint at the landlady’s taxidermy hobby and Billy as her next project)

  • typed prose is always appreciated

  • Due: Friday, 10/17

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