Homework for Periods 1-3 Tonight…

I had to cancel tonight’s homework because we didn’t get as far in class as I had hoped.

Again, there is no homework in periods 1-3 for today only.

Thanks!

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Week of October 9, 2017

Hello! Happy Monday!

In periods 1-3, we are reading selections from Collections unit 1, as well as finishing up our study of the famous (albeit slightly inaccurate) poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride.”

In periods 5-6, we are also reading/studying “Paul Revere’s Ride” while continuing to read Jack London’s classic, The Call of the Wild.

All five classes have a quiz on the poem tomorrow. You need to understand the basic plot of the poem, as well as general terms such as setting and purpose. Be prepared to identify all of the following literary devices:

  1. alliteration
  2. personification
  3. polysyndeton
  4. symbolism
  5. metaphors
  6. similes
  7. parallelism
  8. moods
  9. foreshadowing

Homework for the Week in Periods 1-3:

  • Monday-Finish Critical Thinking WS and Write Evaluation Paragraph of the poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride.” (Evaluate means to judge and analyze, so write about what you like and don’t like about the poem. Be specific and give examples.)
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip.
  • Wednesday-Answer the questions on page 51 in your Collections text in complete sentences, restating the questions in your answers.
  • Thursday-Reading Slip

Homework for the Week in Periods 5-6:

  • Monday-Complete the yellow Critical Thinking WS about “Paul Revere’s Ride.” Write in complete sentences and answer ALL parts of each question. Use quotation marks and cite the line number(s) in parentheses.
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip
  • Wednesday-Vocab WS #3 (#41-60) and short reading assignment in The Call of the Wild.
  • Thursday-Reading Slip and Study for Vocab Quiz #3.

Have a good week! Don’t forget that we have a minimum day on Friday. 🙂

 

 

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Period 5 Only…

I forgot to give you the Vocabulary worksheet for homework! Sorry about that. I will send it to you in google classroom around 5:15. The quiz is still tomorrow.

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Week of October 2, 2017

Hello! Happy October!

I will be absent on Friday, and I am really sad to miss the Color Run. I hope you all have fun and raise a lot of money! Ms. Doerksen will be our substitute teacher again.

Here’s the homework for the week in English, Periods 1-3:

  • Monday-Add Paul Revere papers to lit log. Update pink poem-of-the-week list.
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip
  • Wednesday-Answer questions #1-7 about “Bonne Annee” on page 38 in Collections textbook.
  • Thursday-Reading Slip

And here’s the homework for the week in Pre-AP English, Periods 5-6:

  • Monday-Add Paul Revere papers to lit log. Complete the Paul Revere DOL paper.
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip
  • Wednesday-Vocab #21-40 Practice WS. Also, study for Vocab Quiz #2.
  • Thursday-Reading Slip

Have a good week!

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Week of September 25, 2017

Happy Fall! I’m so glad the weather cooled down last week… 🙂  My son left for his fourth year at UC Berkeley in early August, and this weekend, my daughter just headed off to UC Santa Cruz for her first year. I also had to put my dog down about ten days ago (it was heart-breaking) so my house seems really empty right now. 😦

Reminders:

  1. The quarter ends on October 13, so if you’re worried about your grades, you still have time to bring them up.
  2. Check your grades at least once a week.
  3. The Color Run is on October 13. Keep getting pledges! Thank you.

Here’s the homework for Periods 1-3:

  • Monday-Bring Close Reader by Thursday. Read Grammar article. Underline or highlight the five most important passages or sentences.
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip
  • Wednesday-Write Summary of Grammar article.
  • Thursday-Reading Slip. Finish activities in CR for “The Golden Glass.”

And here’s the homework for Periods 5-6:

  • Monday-Finish CW Vocab Chart
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip. Jack London Biography Quiz tomorrow.
  • Wednesday-CW Chapter 1 Text Evidence WS (in google classroom)
  • Thursday-Reading Slip. Study Vocab #1-20 for quiz tomorrow.

Have a good week!

 

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Week of September 18, 2017

Hello! This month is flying by for me… I went to a Cal football game on Saturday which as tons of fun. I hope you are all doing well!

Here are a few reminders:

  1. If you’re absent, make sure you check the Absent Student Binder when you return. It’s pink, and it’s in the back corner by the door. That binder lists everything we did while you were gone. (Hint: It’s never a good idea to ask your teacher if you missed anything, because the answer is always yes.) 🙂 I usually place handouts for you in the black pockets on the wall (look in your period number’s slot). If you don’t find what you need, go ahead and ask me!
  2. My classroom is a gum-free zone. In addition, I do not allow food and drinks (other than water and other than special occasions). Please eat your snacks outside during passing period and discard your gum in the trash by the door. I’ve had too many ant and cockroach invasions in the past to want a repeat of those occurrences! Thank you for following this rule.
  3. Please continue to monitor your grades online or by checking the back wall once a week. Thank you!

Homework for Periods 1-3:

  • Monday-Finish Freak the Mighty Study Guide.
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip
  • Wednesday-Finish LAP worksheet and put Close Reader in your backpack.
  • Thursday-Reading Slip and you should make sure you have your Close Reader.

Homework for Periods 5-6:

  • Monday-Parenthetical Notation (Citation) WS
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip
  • Wednesday-The Call of the Wild vocabulary chart
  • Thursday-Reading Slip

Have a good week!

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Week of September 11, 2017

Hello! Sorry for the delay…

Here’s the homework for the week in Periods 1-3:

  • Monday-FTM Debate/Attitude WS
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip. Check your grade on the back wall or online.
  • Wednesday-Lit Terms Practice WS (Lit Terms Quiz #4 Tomorrow)
  • Thursday-Reading Slip

And here’s the homework for periods 5-6:

  • Monday-Make flashcards. Reread “The Bet.” Pre-read “The Names” a 9-11 poem by Billy Collins.
  • Tuesday-Reading Slip. Check your grade on the back wall or online.
  • Wednesday-Finish activities for “The Lady or the Tiger?”. (Study for Lit Terms Quiz #4 Tomorrow.)
  • Thursday-Reading Slip.

Thank you, students, for your cheerful attitudes, effort, and kindness. Those of you that make a point to say “thank you” or “have a good day” really make my job so much more pleasant. 🙂

I have to be out tomorrow for a doctor’s appointment and some lab work. It’s all routine; don’t worry… but that means I will have a sub again, and I am fortunate that it’s going to be Ms. Doerksen again. Please get another good sub note. Thank you!

 

 

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