Category Archives: Writing

Friday October 28th, 2016


Yesterday, we did a kahoot to review our poetry terms….we then completed our activity of analyzing the five poems and reported out.  The five poems were: The Road Not Taken, If, Oh Captain My Captain, I Too Sing America, and Art Reflecting Life.

*To start class today, we are writing our Poetry Terms Quiz

-We did not finish going over the five poems…we will do so today

-Reflection: what will my Path be?  Take 10 minutes and write a reflection about what your path may be being thoughtful of the poems we have just read and analyzed in class.

-Building Understanding: Complete a Building Understanding for One of the Poems we studied and analyzed.

Tuesday February 2nd, 2016

Good Morning!

Yesterday, we looked at the non-fiction essay by Bertrand Russell “What I Have Lived For” as well as various videos that reflect upon our theme ‘The Human Condition’. Today we will continue our search of our inquiry theme “The Human Condition”.

-We will be doing a ‘modeling’ exercise –going through a children’s book to explore various themes.  This book is called “The Forgiveness Garden”.  As I read, and after, you will be responsible for two worksheets:

-“Pathways To A Theme” (found on Sharepoint)

-“Building Understanding…”

-If time, you will do the same exercise in groups of 3. You may choose from a variety of children’s books on hand.


English 10: Friday October 16th, 2015

Good Morning!

*We may be able to go over the short story test that you all wrote on Wednesday…a few students may have to leave for a few minutes as they have not yet written the test….

-Riddle poems (also on Sharepoint in the Poetry folder)

  • Similes and metaphors:  We will go over this (Homework from yesterday)
  • Personification and hyperbole
  • Alliteration, Onomatopeia and hyperbole
  • West Beast East Beast
  • Greetings from an Invisible Woman

English 10: Tuesday October 13th, 2015

Good Morning!

I hope you all had a good long weekend! On Friday we started a new short story “The Tell Tale Heart“, and we finished class by doing a peer edit of our  essays on “The Metaphor”.

*Your good copies of your essay are due today.  I would like you to post your good copy of your essay to your edublog.  In addition, I would like you to email your essay to me….I will give you a few minutes to clarify any questions and to post and will demonstrate how to post.  Please tag your post with “TheMetaphorNelsonA”

-Reminder:  Test tomorrow on Short stories:  Sam the Athlete, The Chaser, House, Forgiveness in Families, The Metaphor and The Tell Tale Heart.  Also know the prose fiction terms and your short story summaries.

-although we read “The Tell Tale Heart” on Friday, we did not have class time to work on a short story summary….we will do so today (approximately 15-20 minutes to work on and then we will go over so that you have this in preparation for your test.

English 10: Friday October 9th, 2015

Good Morning!

-Yesterday we worked on our essay outlines/drafts for “The Metaphor”. Your drafts should be complete for today so that we can peer edit.

-We are starting a new story today “The Tell Tale Heart”

*write down the elements that make a story spooky or scary (brainstorm)

*we will read the story aloud

*post writing (write your thoughts of the story/discuss)

*we watched (youtube) a version of the short story

-Peer Edit:  we matched up with partners to complete a peer edit.  In the writing folder there is a “peer edit review” that you can use as a guideline to help you look for items in your partners essay.

Reminders:  Essay is due on Tuesday October 13th, 2015

*Test is on Wednesday October 14th, 2015

Stories on the test:  Sam the Athlete, The Chaser, House, Forgiveness in Families, The Metaphor and The Tell Tale Heart.

*Also know the prose fiction terms, short story summaries and how to apply the terms to the stories.

*Format of Test:

Short Answers (terms)

Multiple choice (terms)

Character identification

Point of view (Name the story and point of view it is told in)

Quotes:  Name the quote and significance of the quote to the story

Sight story (a story you have not read before along with multiple choice and a paragraph.

Good luck and enjoy your long weekend!