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Sophomore English B

 ~~Tuesday, 3/31~~ 

Today we finished working through the infinitive handout and read/discussed the rest of chapter 14 in Catcher. Talk to me if you were gone. 

You'll be taking your grammar midterm on April 7th, so start studying a little bit each night, and make appoinments to study with me during lunch or SMART.

Here are some practice sentence. I'll try to post the answers tomorrow.

 Fleeing for our lives, we hopped on the raft, as reports of the huge, sticky orange juice flood reached us via the telegraph.

After the raft, which had been tethered to a building, sank, we used our straws to save our lives. 

Also, here's a good place to find grammar lessons and practice: http://dailygrammar.com/archive.html .

 

 

 ~~Monday, 3/30~~

Today we disussed and took notes on infinitives and read the first two paragraphs of chapter 14 in Catcher. Talk to me if you were gone. 

You'll be taking your grammar midterm on April 7th, so start studying a little bit each night, and make appoinments to study with me during lunch or SMART.

Also, here's a good place to find grammar lessons and practice: http://dailygrammar.com/archive.html .

~~Friday, 3/27~~

We finished discussing the rest of the gerund handout and read Catcher  through the end of chapter 13. Talk to me if you were gone. 

You'll be taking your grammar midterm on April 6th, so start studying a little bit each night, and make appoinments to study with me at SMART.

On Saturday, I'll post some practice sentences. Also, here's a good place to find grammar lessons and practice: http://dailygrammar.com/archive.html .

 

~~Wed. & Thurs. Block, 3/25-3/26~~

We started our discussion of gerunds and read Catcher  up to where he meets Maurice for the first time (near the beginning of chapter 13).

See me for notes and handouts. 

Homework: study grammar for at least 15 min. Organize and study your notes and past quizzes, check out this link for more practice: http://dailygrammar.com/archive.html AND make appointments with me for lunch, break and SMART.

The grammar midterm will be either during the block periods next week or the beginning of the following week. Study!!!

 

~~~Monday, 3/23~~~

Today, we discussed participles and read Catcher to the end of chapter 11. See me for handouts and a classmate for notes. 

You'll be taking your grammar midterm next week, so start studying a little bit each night, and make appoinments to study with me at SMART.

Here's a good place to find grammar lessons and practice.

http://dailygrammar.com/archive.html

~~~Friday, 3/20~~~

Today we worked through a complicated grammar review and started  reading chapter 10 in Catcher. 

I also passed back "Grammar and Punctuation Quiz 3.13." 

Remember to talk to me if you were gone.

 

 

~~Wed. & Thurs. Block, 3/18-3/19~~

Today Ms. Martin talked to us about registration. (See the four links below.)

I also passed back "Grammar Quiz 3.13" and we read through chapter 9 in Catcher.

Registration Links:

Here's the link to Ms. Martin document discussing registration issues for junior year:

https://docs.google.com/a/vashonsd.org/document/d/18htDl94-2B17-s2Hq_xBO0ITfAFBShK5scjtXCHPO3o/edit?usp=sharing

Here's the link to the official registration instructions for juniors:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1meSungAyusRx5XXkwsn3YqNuofYkuxP3Q2ULkY_JpWk/edit?usp=sharing

Here's the Course Availability List for juniors:

https://drive.google.com/a/vashonsd.org/file/d/0B-nZCTGK3A9-N2JYdzVWX1NzdDViQXVWS1RIVERhTzVfX0dR/view

Here's the link to the course catalog:

https://docs.google.com/a/vashonsd.org/document/d/1GCBuz-fZDnXK19jaEA_UVMzkW2-GugVJCSBT2be7nw0/pub

 

~~Tuesday, 3/17~~

Today we read through chapter eight in Catcher. Talk to classmates about notes and discussion issues.

We also took notes about restrictive and non-restricitive clauses and phrases. See me for handouts. 

~~Monday, 3/16~~

Today we read through chapter seven in Catcher. Talk to classmates about notes and discussion issues.

We also took notes about relative pronoun clauses. See me for handouts. 

~~Friday, 3/13~~

Today we took a grammar quiz and read through the end of chapter six in Catcher

If you were gone, see me about a make-up time for the quiz, read through chapter six and talk to a classmate about our discussion of Catcher.

 

~~Wednesday, 3/11~~

Today, I returned and we corrected "Grammar & Punctuation Quiz 3.9"

We also read, took notes on and discusssed Catcher

All periods read through the end of chapter 5

This Friday: Grammar and Punctation Quiz.

It will include this week's two new comma rules, plus everything else. Study now. Make study appoinments for lunch and SMART.

Many people need to study and practice grammar more in order to get up to speed!

 

 

~~Tuesday, 3/10~~

Today we discussed a new comma rule--pick up the handout and get notes if you were gone. 

We also read, took notes on and discusssed Catcher. 

3rd &4th period finished chapter four.

5th & 6th read to near the end of chapter four where Holden turns his hat around to the front. 

This Friday: Grammar and Punctation Quiz.

It will include this week's two new comma rules, plus everything else. Study now. Make study appoinments for lunch and SMART.

Many people need to study and practice grammar more in order to get up to speed!

 

 

~~Monday, 3/9~~

Today we discussed a new comma rule--pick up the handout and get notes if you were gone. 

We also read, took notes on and discusssed Catcher

3rd period finished chapter three.

4th & 5th read to Stradlater's entrance on page 25.

6th read to page 22, right where Holden turns his hat around to the back again. 

This Friday: Grammar and Punctation Quiz.

It will include this week's two new comma rules, plus everything else. Study now. Make study appoinments for lunch and SMART.

Many people need to study and practice grammar more in order to get up to speed!

 

~~Friday, 3/5~~

There was a grammar quiz today and we ready a little more of Catcher. Got to page 13.

Nothing due Monday. 

 

~~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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