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Sophomore English B

~~Block, 3/3 & 3/4~~

Today we did a grammar review to prep for Friday's quiz. Remember to study on your own as well. See Monday's entry for a study list and link.

We also talked about the Catcher unit and read to page 11. See me for handouts and your classmates for notes. 

 

 

~~Tuesday, 3/3~~

Today we took notes on two more ways to correct comma splices. See me if you were gone. 

We also read and discussed the first paragraph of The Catcher in the Rye. See a classmate for notes. 

For homework spend a minimum of 15 minutes studying for Friday's grammar quiz. See Monday 3/2 for a list of all the possible things the list will cover and a link to review exercises. 

 

~~Monday, 3/2~~

Today students took the first part of the Fahrenheit 451 Test. Be certain to see me if you were gone

Tomorrow we begin Catcher in the Rye

Friday there will be a Grammar & Punctuation Quiz. Start reviewing your notes and past quizzes now. A list of the concepts follows. Below that I will provide a link to where you can find review exercises. 

List of Grammar and Punctuation Issues Covered This Year

transitive verbs, direct objects, indirect objects

intransitive verbs

linking verbs, predicate adjectives, predicate nominatives

auxiliary verbs

subjects

Dreaded 18 (see your copy of the list)

prepositional phrases, prepositions, objects of prepositions

dependent clauses, subordinating conjunctions

independent clauses

Comma Rules

IC, IC            comma splice, an error, creates a run on sentence

IC, [fanboys] IC        mandatory, shows relationship between the clauses

S V, [fanboys] V         optional within a independent clause

IC; IC            creates a slight pause between the clauses

IC; [conj adv], IC         shows relationship between the clauses

IC: IC            use when the second clause elaborates on first

DC, IC            mandatory

IC, DC            optional


This site has brief explanations and lots of practice exercises and quizzes:

http://www.dailygrammar.com/archive.html

 

 

~~Friday, 2/27~~

Nothing due Monday. If you have new ideas for your claim, jot them down this weekend.

Grammar quiz at the end of next week. You may want to start preparing now. More info. Monday.

 

 

~~Thursday, 2/26~~

Today we continued discussing the prompt for the 451 essay. Tomorrow we will begin building claims, outlining and--hopefully--writing the essay itself.

~~Tuesday, 2/24~~

Get comma splice notes if you were gone.

Also, see me about the 451 free write.

Remember to do the survey. See Monday, 2/23 below.

 

~~Monday, 2/23~~

Remember to fill out the preregistration survey for your English classes next year.

https://docs.google.com/a/vashonsd.org/forms/d/1yPHrCALXou2_wlV78PY47VVIbk-0DVhGz93_bthAwOs/viewform

Here's the course description link if you lost your paper copy.

https://docs.google.com/a/vashonsd.org/document/d/1hVwJz9cod9FKAnyByaRARrlY9YiMhuvi45FROi167F4/edit

Also, we'll be starting Catcher in the Rye on Wednesday

I have plenty of copies for everyone, but I recommend buying your own copy of the book so you can take notes directly in it.

Here's the isbn for the correct edition: 978-0316769488

 

 

 

~~Friday, 2/13~~

Enjoy your break. 

We'll be starting Catcher in the Rye on the week of our return. 

I have plenty of copies for everyone, but I recommend buying your own copy of the book so you can take notes directly in it.

Here's the isbn for the correct edition: 978-0316769488

 

~~Tuesday, 2/10~~

Today we spent most of the period working with commas. See me if you were gone in order to pick up handouts and assignments. 

 

 

~~Monday, 2/9~~

Today we started with a little grammar review and discussion of comma rules. 

Then we read and discussed Fahrenheit 451 to page 72.

Check in with me if you were gone, and be certain to talk to your classmates about notes you missed. 

 

~~Friday, 2/6~~

As per our discussion of Fahrenheit 451 today, the homework is to set a timer for five minutes and to sit still and do absolutely nothing. On Monday, be ready to discuss what you experience and its connections to the novel.

 

~~Thursday, 2/5~~

Today we read and discussed Fahrenheit 451 to page 59. Check in with me if you were gone, and be certain to talk to your classmates about notes you missed. 

 

~~Wednesday, 2/4~~

Today we spent time reflecting on the Persuasive Essay. If you were gone, be certain to check in with me about the assignment.

 

~~Tuesday, 2/3~~

Today we read and discussed Fahrenheit 451 to page 57. Check in with me if you were gone, and be certain to talk to your classmates about notes you missed. 

 

~~Friday, 1/30~~

First we wrote about and discussed the conflicts that have been developed in Fahrenheit 451 so far. See me if you were gone.

Then we continued reading in class. We got to the bottom of page 40. 

No homework this weekend. Monday we'll continue reading 451.

 

 

 

~~Thursday, 1/29~~

Today we continued reading Fahrenheit 451 in class. We got to the space break at the top of page 32. See me if you were gone. 

No homework today. Tomorrow we'll continue 451.

 

~~Wednesday, 1/28~~

Today started class by close reading three excerpts from Fahrenheit 451. See me if you were gone.

Then we continued reading Fahrenheit 451 through to the space break on page 18 where Montag dissolves the sleeping lozenge on his tongue.

No homework this evening. Tomorrow we'll continue 451.

 

 

~~Tuesday, 1/27~~

Today we started reading Fahrenheit 451 in class. See me if you were gone. 

No homework today. Tomorrow we'll continue 451.

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