Monday, January 4, 2010
Saturday, December 19, 2009
- I ordered $300+ of new books! According to an email that I received this morning, they have already been shipped!
- Am grading papers this weekend...keep checking the online grades. As weird as this sounds, I am hoping to have a surgery over break to remove a cyst on my wrist, so I am working to get the paperwork completed before then.
- I will be switching class blog URL's when we return to class next year so that we can go back to using the firstname.lastname@example.org email. With your using gmails, I also need to use one for class, that way all correspondence communicates better.
Please enjoy your break! Should you have time...remember to read a good book! I started a new one last night! My goal is to read some every day!
Take care...and Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
- Writer's Notebooks are due.
- Julius Caesar content and vocab tests.
- Review for semester test.
- Wednesday - Julius Caesar essay...remember strong arguments acknowledge the other side. Also remember...I have read this drama = no need for summaries! Just present the data to support your argument. Line references = great!
- Thurs/Friday - Semester Test
- Friday, 8 AM - Blogs due!
REMINDER: Have you turned in all your books....The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, Seven Habits..., Julius Caesar (may turn in when you submit your essay)....other novels?
Three days left....Merry Christmas!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Your Writer's Notebook and your blog posts (list of topics here) will count as one test grade (see rubric here).
Reminder: blogs are not due until Friday, 8:00 AM.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Listen/read Act 5.
Julius Caesar Test
- Shakespeare/JC Background PowerPoint
- Vocabulary...30 words
Due next week:
- JC Essay...due by Wednesday.
- Blog posts...due Friday (Dec. 18), 8 AM.
- Writer's Notebook...due in class on Tuesday.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Time for Caesar!
- Submit your name paragraphs to email@example.com. Please remember to put your class name and assignment in the subject line: 3B: Name paragraph.
- Vocab quiz today!
- Now let's continue on with Act 2-3.
- Terms to know thus far....blank verse, puns, foreshadowing, soliloquy, imagery, dramatic irony, anachronism.
- Predicting outcomes: Who will assume power after Caesar's death? How will the people react to Caesar's death? Support with evidence from Acts I and II.
- Assignment: Choose your essay!