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Friday February 8th, 2019

Good Afternoon,

*Short Story Quiz:  I hope you all studied!

*We will continue to read our novel “If I Should Die Before I Wake”.  We are now on chapter 7.

“Identities” paragraph…where are we at?  Good copies should be ready to hand in on Monday in class.  Please print off a copy so you are prepared.  Please also post to your blog using the TAG:



New Short Story:  “Long Long After School”.  We will be reading this aloud in class.

Long Long After School

Long Long After School content and literary questions

Short Story Summary Sheet


Friday February 8th, 2019

Good Morning!

Friday Writes:  we will spend time each Friday writing.  This writing will mostly be focused on ‘compositions’.  This is an opportunity for you to be creative, reflective and critical with your own writing.

Narrative Writing


*The biggest misunderstanding

*The difficult decision

Yesterday, we read the short story “A Teacher’s Rewards”.

Synthesis Writing:

-Choose a Topic

-Narrow Topic

-Create a Venn Diagram to see the similarities and differences

-Write your Thesis Statement




Thursday February 7th, 2019

Good Afternoon,

Yesterday, we read a chapter from our novel “If I should die before I wake”, worked on “No Red Ink”, and worked on our paragraph for ‘Identities”.

*Reminder:  Quiz on short story terms on Friday February 8th, 2019


Wednesday February 6th, 2019

Good Morning!

Once at this site you will login with the username/password I give to you….When you first log in, it will ask you a series of questions based on your interests in pop culture.  After this, there is an activity for you to complete on Building Compound and Complex Sentences.  Make sure you go through the tutorial!

Yesterday, we completed the short story elements activity for “Long Long After School”, and worked on a Venn Diagram for Wes and Ms. Trethway.

Your good copies will be due on Thursday September 14th, 2018

*Please print off your paragraph and submit on paper (sorry I find it is easier on my old eyes to mark on paper).

*I would also like you to post this on your Edublog.  Please Tag the post with



-We will go over the short story elements Worksheet for the short story “Long Long After School” (D Block)

-We will go over the Venn Diagram for Wes and Ms. Trethway.

-“A Teachers’ Rewards” –read aloud.


Tuesday February 5th, 2019

Good Morning!

Yesterday, we looked at writing rough drafts from the template that you completed.  We also looked at using transitional expressions and style within your writing.  In addition, we continued to look at the short story “Long Long After School.  You had time to complete your group activity on the short story elements of “Long Long After School”.

*Adding Quotes to your paragraph:

Monday February 4th, 2019

Good Morning,

Yesterday, we worked on the paragraph template for the short story “Identities”.  We then moved on to the short story “Long Long After School”.

The template that should be complete:

Some resources I want you to think of as you transform your paragraph template into a rough draft:

You will have time to write your rough draft of your paragraph on “Identities”.

Complete the document below as a group on office 365:

How are Wes and Ms. Trethway alike?  Venn Diagram:  Synthesis