Final Week of School for Both Juniors and Sophomores

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Sophomores: we’ll be shooting photos of our Othello puppets this week, and sending the pictures to our teacher for our digital tests. If you’re gone this week, however, you will be excused from this test, as there’s no way to make it up.

Juniors: we’ll be reading the poems of Robert Frost and discussing his unique style this week. There will be no more assignments for the remainder of the school year.

Grade 10: We Finish Reading Othello, Act IV (Week 15, Semester 2)

DAILY JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS: Copy this section of journal notes under IV:

Act 4

Copy this section of journal notes under V:

Act 5

DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: 

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Monday, May 9 – Thursday, May 12:

This week we’ll be reading Shakespeare’s famous play, Othello, out loud in class. If you were gone, you can find the entire text at this link. Try to find where you left off and catch up on the parts you missed. It’s also possible to listen to an audio version of the play here.

 

Grade 11: We Watch The Crucible Film (Week 15, Semester 2)

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DAILY JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS: 

Monday, May 9: There was no journal today.

Tuesday, May 10: There was no journal today.

Wednesday, May 11: List three events/people who are missing from the film, The Crucible, when you juxtapose the film against the play’s script.

Thursday, May 12: Copy the first rule of parenthetical citation found under the heading, “Addenda,” at the back of the English Handbook Pages (or just follow that link to find the rule under the heading, “Parenthetical Citation.”

DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: 

Monday, May 9: Today we started watching the movie version of The Crucible.  Anyone who didn’t turn in an EOC test last week was given an opportunity to finish their test at the library today, while we watched the movie.

Tuesday, May 10: Today we continued watching the movie version of The Crucible.  Anyone who didn’t turn in an EOC test last week was given an opportunity to finish their test at the library today, while we watched the movie.

Wednesday, May 11: Our teacher passed back our graded EOC tests today, and we used the outline in the EOC to help us write the first draft of our essay.

Thursday, May 12: We continued working on our essays’ first drafts today.

Grade 10: We Take the Final for Othello (Week #15, Semester 2)

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DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: 

Monday, May 16: There were no journals this week, to allow us more time for testing. Today we reviewed for the final exam by making a giant poster-sized outline on the topic of the play, Othello.

Tuesday, May 17: There were no journals this week, to allow us more time for testing. Today we took our final exam on Othello. If you were absent for this, be sure and take the test on or before Friday, May 20th.

Wednesday, May 18: There were no journals this week, to allow us more time for testing. Today we registered for next year’s classes. See Ms. Choate if you need a registration form.

Thursday, May 19: There were no journals this week, to allow us more time for testing. Today we started our digital test over the play, Othello. If you were gone for this, you will be excused from it, due to the late nature of this test.

Grade 11: We Write Essays for The Crucible (Week #15, Semester 2)

Pilgrim Woman1Monday, May 16: There will be no formal journals this week. However today we edited each other’s The Crucible essays.  If you were gone today, please edit your essay at home, using the PowerPoint called “5 Para Essay Edit” on this page (bearing in mind that yours is actually a 6 or more paragraph essay, so paragraph counts should be higher). Have your parent sign a note saying that you did edit your own essay for at least a half hour, and bring that to school with you to earn today’s editing participation points.

Tuesday, May 17: There will be no formal journals this week. However today we edited our own The Crucible essays.  If you were gone today, please edit your essay at home, using Thesaurus.com to improve your vocabulary, and using the notes from English Emporium on “Parenthetical Citation in a Literary Essay” (scroll down to that title and read about it before you self-edit).

Wednesday, May 18: There will be no formal journals this week. Today we went to the computer lab to type our The Crucible final drafts, making changes according to the edits we were given by our peers and through our self-editing. The final draft will be collected for a grade on Thursday, May 19.

Thursday, May 19: There will be no formal journals this week. Today we turned in our final drafts of The Crucible essay. The following items will be collected:

  • The E.O.C. test sheet
  • The outline you made for the E.O.C.
  • The vocabulary sheets that apply to the outline and essay
  • The edited first draft
  • The final draft

Grade 10: We Finish Reading Othello, Acts IV and V (Week 14, Semester 2)

 

DAILY JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS: Copy this section of journal notes under III. 

 

Act 3 Part 2

Copy this section of journal notes under IV:

Act 4

CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: 

Monday, May 2 – Thursday, May 5

On Monday, May 2nd, your teacher gave everyone a progress report. If you look inside the front cover of your file folder, you should find your progress report. Please check it for errors. If your teacher made any mistakes, please let her know so she can correct them.

This week we’ll be reading Shakespeare’s famous play, Othello, out loud in class. If you were gone, you can find the entire text at this link. Try to find where you left off and catch up on the parts you missed. It’s also possible to listen to an audio version of the play here.

At the end of the week, journals may be collected and graded. Please ask your teacher if journals were collected, and she can let you know how to make that up.

Grade 11: We Take the E.O.C. Assessment Test on The Crucible (Week 14, Semester 2)

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No journal assignments will be given this week, as it’s testing time.

DAILY CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES: 

Monday, May 2: Today we started our E.O.C. Assessment test. This test will be slightly different from past tests because a.) you’ll be applying 15 vocabulary words from all of the vocab you’ve collected throughout the semester in this E.O.C.’s outline and b.) after writing the outline, you’ll be asked to create an essay that follows your outline. So come to school prepared, with all of your vocabulary lists, your Crucible journal notes, paper, a pen/pencil, and highlighter pen.

Tuesday, May 3: We continued working on our E.O.C. Assessment tests. These tests will be collected for scoring on Wednesday, May 4. You need to have your outline completed, with 15 vocabulary words, by the end of class on Wednesday. Students who finished their E.O.C. outline today were able to begin their essay’s first draft.

Wednesday, May 4: We turned in our E.O.C. tests today (just the test form and the outline–which should indicate that you’re planning to write an essay of 6 or more paragraphs). Yours will be scored over the weekend, even if you were absent today. However, if you need more time on Thursday (due to sports-related absences or something), let your teacher know. You can catch up on Thursday.

Thursday, May 5: Today we learned how to make a Google slide show. Please take a look at this video, which also demonstrates how to make a Google slide show. Of course, that video shows a science teacher turning his Chapter 6 notes into a Google slide show, but we’re not studying science. So you will have to create a slide show that turns your literary notes into a Google slide presentation, as the American Literature course 11B comes to a close.