Remember, our writing exam will take place on Monday. You will be given time to compose a longer written piece and asked to complete a section relating to our grammar/writing unit.
Please bring a baked item that our class can sell for to raise money for share the spirit.
*This exam will take place on December 18, 2018
Friday, November 9
Review all of the notes we have taken in class about short stories.
The test will consist of a story we have not yet read, and questions that will demonstrate your understanding of the key terms and concepts covered in this unit, and your ability to read for deeper meaning.
Students are working on a 2-3 paragraph short story introduction. Good copies should be completed by Friday. The setting is a secluded mansion.
Remember, a short story introduction should do the following things:
1. Introduce the setting
2. Introduce the main character(s)
3. Hint at the conflict
4. Hint at the story's theme
*Please remember, take the time to construct a well developed introduction. The events of the rising action are not part of this assignment.
Students should now have submitted their questions relating to the story "Catch".
The class has now begun a unit focusing on short stories. Each of the stories connect to the idea that significant events in our lives can become turning points. Students have been gathering notes on the literary terms connected to this unit, and should be sure that these notes remain complete.
Paragraphs describing the most important technological change in your lifetime should now be handed in.
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Students will create a journal, and contribute to it on a regular basis.
The journal will be in its own duotang, which will be left in the classroom.
Each entry should consist of two parts.
1. A quote from the story- something that you found especially meaningful which captures a particular theme or something revealing about a character.
2. Your own thoughts and reflections on that quote. These must demonstrate one of the following skills:
a) Reflecting that extends thinking and comprehension.
b) Examining text in social, historical and cultural context.
c) Making personal connections.
Divide each page of your journal in half, place the quote on one side of your page, and your response to it on the other. (See samples)
As you read, insert post-it notes or bookmarks onto important passages so that these may be saved for later either as discussion items during novel conferences, or for your journal entries.
Your journals will be collected weekly or bi-weekly and marked according to the criteria outlined in class.
• The first page of your journal should be a title page for your novel. Create a new title page for each novel you read.
• This sheet should go at the front of your journal incase you need to refer to it later.
• Please be sure to date each entry and that the page number of each entry is included in the margin.
• Students should complete at least two journal entries per week.
• Happy reading!