Wednesday, May 25, 2022

    * New!

English 11 Block 1:     

  • *Read Chp. 3 and 4 of October Sky for Thursday.
    • 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. 
    • We'll be writing our first October Sky test on Monday, May 30. It will cover the vocabulary, characters and main events of Chps. 1 to 6.
  • For Tuesday May 24, complete your essay: Generally speaking, is social media a benefit or a weakness for society?
    • Follow the outline on p. 5 of this handout.
    • Review these notes on the essay.
    • To prepare, answer both questions in separate paragraphs:
      • What are the benefits of social media?
        • AND
      • What are the disadvantages of social media?
        • Sample TS: There are many benefits to social media. For instance, ...
        • no line breaks
        • 8-16 sentences
        • TS/Body/CS
        • 2-4 introductory transitions
        • the paragraphs should be neutral and one-sided; don't refer to the other side [yet]
        • avoid I, my, you & your; use us, we, or one instead
        • group your ideas into 3 or 4 body sections
  • Did you miss the Fragments & Run-Ons test on May 18, the Parts of the Sentence test on May 10, or the Fiction Terms test on May 13? See me ASAP!
  • Did you miss the Maus II test on Friday, May 6? See me ASAP!


English 9 Block 3 (Day 2):


English 9 Block 3 (Day 1): 

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

   * New!

English 11 Block 1:     

  • *Read Chp. 2 of October Sky for Wednesday.
    • 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. 
  • For Tuesday May 24, complete your essay: Generally speaking, is social media a benefit or a weakness for society?
    • Follow the outline on p. 5 of this handout.
    • Review these notes on the essay.
    • To prepare, answer both questions in separate paragraphs:
      • What are the benefits of social media?
        • AND
      • What are the disadvantages of social media?
        • Sample TS: There are many benefits to social media. For instance, ...
        • no line breaks
        • 8-16 sentences
        • TS/Body/CS
        • 2-4 introductory transitions
        • the paragraphs should be neutral and one-sided; don't refer to the other side [yet]
        • avoid I, my, you & your; use us, we, or one instead
        • group your ideas into 3 or 4 body sections
  • Did you miss the Fragments & Run-Ons test on May 18, the Parts of the Sentence test on May 10, or the Fiction Terms test on May 13? See me ASAP!
  • Did you miss the Maus II test on Friday, May 6? See me ASAP!


English 9 Block 3 (Day 2):


English 9 Block 3 (Day 1): 

Thursday, May 19, 2022

  * New!

English 11 Block 1:     

  • Read Chp. 1 of October Sky for Tuesday.
    • 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. 
  • *For Tuesday May 24, complete your essay: Generally speaking, is social media a benefit or a weakness for society?
    • Follow the outline on p. 5 of this handout.
    • To prepare, answer both questions in separate paragraphs:
      • What are the benefits of social media?
        • AND
      • What are the disadvantages of social media?
        • Sample TS: There are many benefits to social media. For instance, ...
        • no line breaks
        • 8-16 sentences
        • TS/Body/CS
        • 2-4 introductory transitions
        • the paragraphs should be neutral and one-sided; don't refer to the other side [yet]
        • avoid I, my, you & your; use us, we, or one instead
        • group your ideas into 3 or 4 body sections
  • Did you miss the Fragments & Run-Ons test on May 18, the Parts of the Sentence test on May 10, or the Fiction Terms test on May 13? See me ASAP!
  • Did you miss the Maus II test on Friday, May 6? See me ASAP!


English 9 Block 3 (Day 2):


English 9 Block 3 (Day 1): 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

 * New!

English 11 Block 1:     

  • *For Tuesday May 24, complete your essay: Generally speaking, is social media a benefit or a weakness for society?
    • Follow the outline on p. 5 of this handout.
    • To prepare, answer both questions in separate paragraphs:
      • What are the benefits of social media?
        • AND
      • What are the disadvantages of social media?
        • Sample TS: There are many benefits to social media. For instance, ...
        • no line breaks
        • 8-16 sentences
        • TS/Body/CS
        • 2-4 introductory transitions
        • the paragraphs should be neutral and one-sided; don't refer to the other side [yet]
        • avoid I, my, you & your; use us, we, or one instead
        • group your ideas into 3 or 4 body sections
  • Did you miss the Fragments & Run-Ons test on May 18, the Parts of the Sentence test on May 10, or the Fiction Terms test on May 13? See me ASAP!
  • Did you miss the Maus II test on Friday, May 6? See me ASAP!


English 9 Block 3 (Day 2):


English 9 Block 3 (Day 1): 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

 * New!

English 11 Block 1:     

  • *We'll be writing a small test on fragments and run-ons on Wednesday, May 18.
  • *For Wednesday, write a rough copy introductory paragraph. Include a topic introduction, a thesis, and an outline. Answer the general question: Generally speaking, is social media a benefit or a weakness for society?
    • Follow the outline on p. 5 of this handout.
    • To prepare, answer both questions in separate paragraphs:
      • What are the benefits of social media?
        • AND
      • What are the disadvantages of social media?
        • Sample TS: There are many benefits to social media. For instance, ...
        • no line breaks
        • 8-16 sentences
        • TS/Body/CS
        • 2-4 introductory transitions
        • the paragraphs should be neutral and one-sided; don't refer to the other side [yet]
        • avoid I, my, you & your; use us, we, or one instead
        • group your ideas into 3 or 4 body sections
  • Tp prepare yourself for the paragraphs above, watch the following video, Generation Like.
    • Given the information found in the documentary above, create a full-page +| - chart and generate at least 10 examples of the strengths and weaknesses of social media. This will be an important start to our upcoming writing unit.
    • Categorize your examples on each side of the +/- T-chart. Use this website as a guide. Aim for about three categories on each side.
  • Did you miss the Parts of the Sentence test on Tue., May 10 or the Fiction Terms test on May 13? See me ASAP!
  • Did you miss the Maus II test on Friday, May 6? See me ASAP!


English 9 Block 3 (Day 2):


English 9 Block 3 (Day 1): 

Monday, May 16, 2022

* New!

English 11 Block 1:     

  • *Review your notes on the sentence fragment and the run-on sentence. Then, examine the following sites:
  • *For Tuesday, answer both questions in separate paragraphs:
    • What are the benefits of social media?
      • AND
    • What are the disadvantages of social media?
      • Sample TS: There are many benefits to social media. For instance, ...
      • no line breaks
      • 8-16 sentences
      • TS/Body/CS
      • 2-4 introductory transitions
      • the paragraphs should be neutral and one-sided; don't refer to the other side [yet]
      • avoid I, my, you & your; use us, we, or one instead
      • group your ideas into 3 or 4 body sections
  • Tp prepare yourself for the paragraphs above, watch the following video, Generation Like.
    • Given the information found in the documentary above, create a full-page +| - chart and generate at least 10 examples of the strengths and weaknesses of social media. This will be an important start to our upcoming writing unit.
    • Categorize your examples on each side of the +/- T-chart. Use this website as a guide. Aim for about three categories on each side.
  • Did you miss the Parts of the Sentence test on Tue., May 10 or the Fiction Terms test on May 13? See me ASAP!
  • Did you miss the Maus II test on Friday, May 6? See me ASAP!


English 9 Block 3 (Day 2):


English 9 Block 3 (Day 1): 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

 * New!

English 11 Block 1:     

  • TEST ALERT! We'll be writing a fiction terms test on Friday, May 13.
  • Watch the following video, Generation Like.
    • Given the information found in the documentary above, create a full-page +| - chart and generate at least 10 examples of the strengths and weaknesses of social media. This will be an important start to our upcoming writing unit.
    • For Wednesday, categorize your examples on each side of the +/- T-chart. Use this website as a guide. Aim for about three categories on each side.
    • *For Friday, complete one rough copy paragraph. Answer one of the two questions:
      • What are the benefits of social media?
        • OR
      • What are the disadvantages of social media?
        • Sample TS: There are many benefits to social media. For instance, ...
        • no line breaks
        • 8-16 sentences
        • TS/Body/CS
        • 2-4 introductory transitions
        • the paragraphs should be neutral and one-sided; don't refer to the other side [yet]
        • avoid I, my, you & your; use us, we, or one instead
        • group your ideas into 3 or 4 body sections
  • Did you miss the Parts of the Sentence test on Tue., May 10? See me ASAP!
  • Did you miss the Maus II test on Friday, May 6? See me ASAP!


English 9 Block 3 (Day 2):


English 9 Block 3 (Day 1):