Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Welcome to 2009!

Glad to have you back on our journey through English 10...Gillmore Style.

So far we have...
  1. Reviewed run-on sentences. What are the two types?
  2. Wrote in our Writer's Notebooks about a time in which you took a stand...served as a prewrite for our next writing assignment and as a starting point for our next thematic unit entitled Taking a Stand.
  3. Assigned Antigone pages 65-74 and a bio of Sophocles to read for Friday.
  4. Assigned a paragraph. Draft due on Friday. Check here for that handout. Remember to proofread aloud!
  5. Assigned vocabulary for this drama. Quiz on the words on Tuesday.
  6. Reviewed your semester test.

Now, for the rest of the week:

  • Grammar Time: Review of parallel structure.
  • Edit/Revise/Type paragraph.
  • Read Antigone: Prologue-Act 2

What is in our near future?

  • Completing Antigone and beginning The Call of the Wild.


  • You have to read six books this nine weeks. As a class, we will read Antigone, Call of the Wild, and Animal Farm this nine weeks, so that means you are responsible for reading three novels of your choice.
  • Expectations/Length Requirements:
    1-299 pages = 1 book
    300-599 pages = 2 books
    600 + pages = 3 books
  • I would also like for one of your reads between now and the end of the year to be a selection from the AP Literature exam...will give you that list on Friday.
  • I will post assessment options soon...just as soon as I get that all decided!

Once again...welcome back!

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