Friday, June 14, 2019

English 12 (Block 1) and English 11 (Block 3): Homework for Exam Week

English 9 (Block 2 and 4): Homework for  Exam Week
  • Complete the final exam review package!
  • Did you finish the personal essay?
  • Did you write the drama test?

Thursday, June 13, 2019

English 12 Block 1: Homework for Friday

English 9 Block 2: Homework for Friday
  • Miss Thursday's subject-verb agreement test? Take a look here and here for more help.
  • Did you finish your personal essay?

English 11 Block 3: Homework for Friday
    • Miss the 4th OS test? See me soon!
      • Review your essay types package. Pay particular attention to types #1, 3 and 5.

    English 9 Linear: Homework for Friday
    • Finish the personal essay?
    • Did you write the drama test?

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019

    English 12 Block 1: Homework for Thursday

    English 9 Block 2: Homework for Thursday
    • Study for Thursday's subject-verb agreement test. Take a look here and here for more help.
    • Did you finish your personal essay?
    English 11 Block 3: Homework for Thursday
      • Read the rest of October Sky for Thursday and finish the 4th study guide. The 4th OS test is tomorrow! 
      • Review your essay types package. Pay particular attention to types #1, 3 and 5.

      English 9 Linear: Homework for Friday
      • Finish the personal essay?
      • Did you write the drama test?

      Tuesday, June 11, 2019

      English 12 Block 1: Homework for Wednesday

      English 9 Block 2: Homework for Wednesday
      • Finish the rough copy for your personal essay.
      • Did you write the drama test?
      • Start studying for Wednesday's Thursday's subject-verb agreement test. Take a look here and here.

      English 11 Block 3: Homework for Wednesday

        • Read the rest of October Sky for Thursday and finish the 4th study guide. The 4th OS test is next Thursday! 
        • Did you miss last Wednesday's pronoun agreement (aka pronoun antecedent) quiz?
          • Interested in an epub version of October Sky? Right click on the link and choose Save As. Then import it into any epub reader or epub phone app. 

          English 9 Linear: Homework for Wednesday
          • Finish the outline for your personal essay.
          • Did you write the drama test?

          Monday, June 10, 2019

          English 12 Block 1: Homework for Tuesday
          • Did you miss today's Gatsby test?
            • Read Chp. 9 of The Great Gatsby and finish a new page of quote notes or a mindmap for next Monday. Do your own work!
            • Consider some of the following questions:
              • Who is Henry Gatz? What does he tell us about Gatsby?
              • What is ironic (and eerie) about the “The Swastika Holding Company"?
              • Who showed up to the funeral? Who didn't?
              • Who does Nick meet after the funeral?
              • Is Jay Gatsby an appealing character?
              • Is Jay Gatsby similar to Sandor Hunyadi/Alex Hunter in Under The Ribs of Death?
              • In a broad sense, who killed Gatsby? Was it just one person?
              • Is the ending (i.e. Chps. 7-9) of Baz Luhrmann’s movie version of The Great Gatsby similar to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s original novel?
              • Review the 6 essay types (esp. #1, 4 and 5).
          • Did you miss the 3rd vocabulary quiz (Chps. 7-9)?
          • Interested in an epub version of The Great Gatsby? Right click here and choose Save Link As. Then import it into any epub reader or epub phone app. 

          English 9 Block 2: Homework for Tuesday
          • Finish the outline for your personal essay.
          • Did you write today's drama test?
          • Start studying for Wednesday's Thursday's subject-verb agreement test. Take a look here and here.

          English 11 Block 3: Homework for Tuesday
            • Read the rest of October Sky for Thursday and finish the 4th study guide. The 4th OS test is next Thursday! 
            • Did you miss last Wednesday's pronoun agreement (aka pronoun antecedent) quiz?
              • Interested in an epub version of October Sky? Right click on the link and choose Save As. Then import it into any epub reader or epub phone app. 

              English 9 Linear: Homework for Wednesday
              • Finish the outline for your personal essay.
              • Did you write today's drama test?

              Friday, June 7, 2019

              English 12 Block 1: Homework for Monday
              • Be ready for Monday's final Gatsby test!
                • Read Chp. 9 of The Great Gatsby and finish a new page of quote notes or a mindmap for next Monday. Do your own work!
                • Consider some of the following questions:
                  • Who is Henry Gatz? What does he tell us about Gatsby?
                  • What is ironic (and eerie) about the “The Swastika Holding Company"?
                  • Who showed up to the funeral? Who didn't?
                  • Who does Nick meet after the funeral?
                  • Is Jay Gatsby an appealing character?
                  • Is Jay Gatsby similar to Sandor Hunyadi/Alex Hunter in Under The Ribs of Death?
                  • In a broad sense, who killed Gatsby? Was it just one person?
                  • Is the ending (i.e. Chps. 7-9) of Baz Luhrmann’s movie version of The Great Gatsby similar to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s original novel?
                  • Review the 6 essay types (esp. #1, 4 and 5).
              • Did you miss the 3rd vocabulary quiz (Chps. 7-9)?
              • Interested in an epub version of The Great Gatsby? Right click here and choose Save Link As. Then import it into any epub reader or epub phone app. 

              English 9 Block 2: Homework for Friday
              • Be ready for Monday's drama test.
              • Start studying for Wednesday's subject-verb agreement test. Take a look here and here.

              English 11 Block 3: Homework for Friday
                • Read Chps. 22 and 23 (and beyond) of October Sky. The 4th OS test is next Thursday! Start your 4th study guide.
                • Did you miss last Wednesday's pronoun agreement (aka pronoun antecedent) quiz?
                  • Interested in an epub version of October Sky? Right click on the link and choose Save As. Then import it into any epub reader or epub phone app. 

                  English 9 Linear: Homework for Monday
                  • Be ready for Monday's drama test.
                  • Your essay was due at the beginning of class last Friday! Is it handed in? Make sure it follows the following steps: 
                    • Putting together an essay from the inside out!
                      • 1. Carefully consider the order of body paragraphs. They should conform to your overall thesis: best paragraphs go last. You always want to finish strongly.
                      • 2. You’ll probably have to rework the introductory sentences of the body paragraphs, since they now must work with other paragraphs. Transitions should be used!
                      • 3. Eliminate some sentences that don’t really answer the overall question. You never want to re-tell the story. Instead, use those parts from the story that address the issue.
                      • 4. Formatting:
                        • a. Put your title and name on top.
                        • b. Spacing should be 1.5.
                        • c. Use a size 12 or 14 font.
                        • d. Use a standard font (e.g. Calibri, Times New Roman, etc.).
                        • e. Indent each paragraph one Tab.
                        • f. Eliminate any sub-titles but leave an extra space between paragraphs.

                  Thursday, June 6, 2019

                  English 12 Block 1: Homework for Monday
                  • Be ready for Monday's final Gatsby test!
                    • Read Chp. 9 of The Great Gatsby and finish a new page of quote notes or a mindmap for next Monday. Do your own work!
                    • Consider some of the following questions:
                      • What is ironic (and eerie) about the “The Swastika Holding Company"?
                      • Is Jay Gatsby an appealing character?
                      • Is Jay Gatsby similar to Sandor Hunyadi/Alex Hunter in Under The Ribs of Death?
                      • Who killed Gatsby? Was it just one person?
                      • Is the ending (i.e. Chps. 7-9) of Baz Luhrmann’s movie version of The Great Gatsby similar to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s original novel?
                      • Review the 6 essay types (esp. #1, 4 and 5).
                  • Did you miss the 3rd vocabulary quiz (Chps. 7-9)?
                  • Interested in an epub version of The Great Gatsby? Right click here and choose Save Link As. Then import it into any epub reader or epub phone app. 

                  English 9 Block 2: Homework for Friday
                  • Be ready for Friday's 14th spelling quiz!
                    • 1. pollination
                    • 2. pollution
                    • 3. possessed
                    • 4. potatoes
                    • 5. practice (Cdn. noun)
                    • 6. prairie
                    • 7. preferred
                    • 8. prejudice
                    • 9. preparation
                    • 10. privilege
                    • 11. propaganda
                    • 12. protein
                    • 13. psychology
                    • 14. publicly
                    • 15. pursuit
                  • Be ready for Monday's drama test.

                  English 11 Block 3: Homework for Friday

                    • Read Chp. 21 of October Sky. The 4th OS test is next Thursday! Start your 4th study guide.
                    • Did you miss Wednesday's pronoun agreement (aka pronoun antecedent) quiz?
                      • Interested in an epub version of October Sky? Right click on the link and choose Save As. Then import it into any epub reader or epub phone app. 

                      English 9 Linear: Homework for Monday
                      • Be ready for Monday's drama test.
                      • Your essay was due at the beginning of class last Friday! Is it handed in? Make sure it follows the following steps: 
                        • Putting together an essay from the inside out!
                          • 1. Carefully consider the order of body paragraphs. They should conform to your overall thesis: best paragraphs go last. You always want to finish strongly.
                          • 2. You’ll probably have to rework the introductory sentences of the body paragraphs, since they now must work with other paragraphs. Transitions should be used!
                          • 3. Eliminate some sentences that don’t really answer the overall question. You never want to re-tell the story. Instead, use those parts from the story that address the issue.
                          • 4. Formatting:
                            • a. Put your title and name on top.
                            • b. Spacing should be 1.5.
                            • c. Use a size 12 or 14 font.
                            • d. Use a standard font (e.g. Calibri, Times New Roman, etc.).
                            • e. Indent each paragraph one Tab.
                            • f. Eliminate any sub-titles but leave an extra space between paragraphs.