Friday, Sept. 7, 2012:Students turned in their "words" assignments from the past two days. We did a group assignment and read some nonfiction articles on the 1960's to begin the novel, The Pigman by Paul Zindel. Students should read ch. 1-6 and write three short responses for Monday.
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012:
Students met in groups to discuss last night's poem "A Major Work" by Wm. Meredith. They then wrote a journal comparing/contrasting that poem and yesterday's poem "I Dwell In Possibility" by Emily Dickenson. Students read "Words to Sit in Like Chairs" and "My Own True Name," both two short stories about words. Today and continuing into homework, students will explaining their own "true" name (identify themselves) with five the top 100 SAT words. (See the notes link to the left for the list). Also, students will come up with their own "Words to ___ In, Like ___" and explain in paragraph form.
Wed. Sept 5, 2012:Students turned in the syllabus signed, and we discussed daily procedures with the Daily Grammar Practice and the stems list for the week. We discussed how to annotate, and students received two poems. They worked on one in class and will do the other for homework.
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012:Welcome to class! We went over the syllabus and class expectations. Students wrote a paragraph on their identity, and we shared. Please remember to bring back part of the syllabus signed by your parent/guardian.