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Sophomore English B
Today, during second, fourth and fifth periods we read through page 105 in The House on Mango Street.
During sixth period we read through page 102.
If you were gone, please stay caught up and take thematic conflict notes on each chapter.
We also took a few notes on participles as well.
Today we read through page 98 in The House on Mango Street. If you were gone, please stay caught up and take thematic conflict notes on each chapter.
We also discussed participles and the new participation rubric. Be sure to get one if you we're gone during your block day.
Today we read through page 91 in The House on Mango Street. If you were gone, please stay caught up and take thematic conflict notes on each chapter.
There was also a handout regarding a comma rule. Be sure to get one if you we're gone today.
Today we read through page 85 in The House on Mango Street. If you were gone, please stay caught up and take thematic conflict notes on each chapter.
I also passed back Friday's grammar quiz and we corrected it. (I re-collected it, and will hang on to it until everyone has taken it. Then I will return it for you to keep.)
The following assignment is due at 11:59pm on Thursday.
1. Read the brief excerpt taken from “Elenita, Cards, Palm, Water” and answer the following questions:
Which conflict does this excerpt develop and what does it help us to understand about the resolution of the conflict? How does the writing do this? Include at least one quotation for support.
2. Write your answer as a four-sentence paragraph, using the following format:
~Sentence 1: The claim.
~Sentences 2-3: Provide evidence to support the claim and commentary explaining how it does this.
~Sentence 4: Closure explaining why this is important, what all this reveals to the reader.
3. Use at least three of four Grammatical Sentence structures.
4. Write a draft of your response on the handout.
5. Type and submit your final answer to Turnitin.com by 11:59PM Thursday. Remember to format it by numbering each sentence.
ALSO: Grammar quiz on Friday.
Nothing due tomorrow.
Feel free to read ahead in Mango Street.Just don't give anything away to your classmates.
ALSO: Sentence structure quiz on Friday (not Thursday); you could study a bit for that.
~Grammar quiz on the four sentence structures on Thursday.
~Type up the two five-sentence paragraphs that you wrote in class today. (The in-class instructions are below.)
~Submit them to Turnitin.com by 11:59 pm tonight, in this format:
IN-CLASS INSTRUCTIONS FOR MONDAY, 2/24
A) Write a free write in which you describe an event or a setting from your vacation (can be totally fictitious).
B) Using your free write as a first draft, revise it into write a four-sentence paragraph following the pattern:
Simple (intro-ish, claim-ish sorta sentence)
C) Now, rewrite a new draft, use three of the structures once and one of the structures twice,
but this time you get to decide which order to use.
No homework over break; take some time to read something that feeds your soul.
Grammar quiz probably Wednesday after we return from vacation.
If you were gone to day and/or are following along from an exotic vacation destination, we have now read through page 42 in Mango Street.
If you were gone to day and/or are following along from an exotic vacation destination, we have now read through page 34 in Mango Street.
If you were gone yesterday, use tonight to read pages 1-25 in Mango Street.
We read the first 25 pages of The House on Mango Street in class today and talked about thematic conflicts.
We also talked about simple and compound sentences.
No homework for tomorrow.
The Secret of Kells Mini-Essay Final Requirements
Through a discussion of related character, symbol and theme conflicts, write a ten sentence pargraph that explains how The Secret of Kells teaches a moral.
~The final should be typed, double-spaced, in 12 point. Use Times, Palatino, or Garamond.
~Due to Turnitin by 11:59pm on Sunday, 2/09.
~Print copy due at the beginning of class on Monday, 2/10.
Have your draft and two conference forms to turn in as well.
-1% for each D17 and comma error (just for the comma rules you learned last semester)
See “Short Answer Rubric” for grading scale.
Unless you are in sixth period, if you did not finish your in-class essay on The Secret of Kells please finish for your next class period (Wed. or Thurs.). Sixth period, I have all your essays and we'll be working with them in class.
Take about fifteen minutes to the following:
~Read through the sample mini-essay on the back of the handout you received in class today.
~Think about what you want your claim to be for tomorrow's in-class mini-essay.
Finished The Secret of Kells today. We'll write a mini-essay about it tomorrow.
We're watching the movie The Secret of Kells in class. It's a availble on Netflix. We saw the first 15 minutes today if you want to follow along at home.