Tuesday, October 9

Agenda:

  • visit from the counselor for info on Grad Transition responsibilities
  • Parallelism review
  • review notes on Horses of the Night, specifically:
    • understand the role of the title – the allusions
    • the role of horses – symbolism
    • the allegory – Chris (Christ) fighting for balance in a world that only legitimizes the pursuit of tangible riches over intangible concepts (love, hope, charity etc.)
  • Make sure you have the parent permission form for Shawshank – movie is Wednesday and Thursday
  • Marked discussion questions for Shawshank is on Friday, Oct 12

Tuesday, October 2

Agenda:

  • finish the discussion of The Sea Devil –
    take notes in the ‘Short Story Organizer for Review document
  • Go over (as a class) the pronoun review sheet (in Writing and Grammar Tab)
  • Study for tomorrow’s vocab quiz on the words from SD – the same process as with FEC: you will spell all the words; two are read out for you to use in a sentence. Don’t forget that the words are set up in Spelling City (in SS tab) and that there are helpful links in the RED tab to help you study
  • Thursday, Oct 4 – quiz on Parts of Speech. Be able to recognize and label the following:article, adjective, adverb, subject, verb, noun, conjunction, preposition, and pronoun

Monday, October 1

Agenda:

  • silent reading during homework check for The Sea Devil questions
  • open the Short Story review document and add notes in the appropriate boxes while we are discussing the story
  • Work on grammar or vocab (parts of speech)
  • Wednesday – SD vocab quiz
  • Thursday – Parts of speech test