Thursday, February 25

Agenda:

  • The Sea Devil vocab/spelling quiz
  • Homework Check for MJ questions and the plot diagram
  • discussion of the above
  • Write one theme statement that applies to BOTH stories
  • Work on the Chart for the COL assignment – will be posted after the theme statement is completed.
  • HOMEWORK for Monday:
    • make sure you have completed the COL assignment/chart for BOTH The Sea Devil and A Mountain Journey – the document is in the Short Story Tab of the blog but I have posted it here as well: Short Story Chart for COL assignment
    • it is very important that you have quotes and page numbers in the above chart!

Monday, February 22

Agenda:

  • Homework check and discussion of questions #1, 2, and 3 of the Sea Devil, during the HW check, do the following
    • finish any editing or tweaking of your composition – it is due at 6:00 pm today; remember to use the checklist BEFORE you turn in your work in
    • work on The Sea Devil vocabulary: the vocab/spelling quiz for The Sea Devil is Thursday, February 25
  • Finish the Sea Devil Questions for tomorrow
  • New Grammar concepts – start working on this package

Friday, February 19

Agenda:

Wednesday, February 17

Agenda:

  • homework check and review of the Parts of Speech Quiz B (in the WG tab of the Blog)
  • work on the FEC writing composition: Questions?
  • review the rubric for the FEC composition – steps:
    • re-read the story
    • read the notes on the story on the blog
    • read the Gandalf connections notes
    • read over the instructions and the rubric
    • start a draft – and just write – nothing is perfect the first time around – get your thoughts down, then you can go back and edit and organize
  • Grammar Quiz is on Friday:
    • What to study:
      • parts of speech – be able to identify what a word is in a sentence
      • you will also have to write a sentence using the required parts of speech AND label the various parts of speech
      • everything you need to study is in the WG tab of the blog

Thursday, February 11

 

Agenda:

  • review page two of the Grammar package
  • finish discussion of Characterization of Miss Ralston
  • discuss theme and how to write a theme statement
  • Discuss the Gandalf quote: what does it mean?
  • Reminder: you have a vocab/spelling quiz tomorrow:
    • spell four of the 10 words
    • write two sentences; each with one word from the list (teacher’s choice) demonstrating your understanding of the word
  • Reminder #2 – write a theme statement for The Friday Everything Changed on a piece of paper, to be handed in; make sure you are following the rules of writing theme statements:
    • NO details from the story in the statement (sentence)
    • NO words of absolute; instead, use words of possibility: can, sometimes, perhaps, often… etc.
    • NO cliches, slang, or conversational language
    • your statement should be a generalization of the ‘big idea’ that emerged from our ‘unpacking’ of the story
  • MOVE4MANA presentation: M4M App sign up instructions