To seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield. - Ulysses

Monday, November 24, 2014

Make it your Monday:

Block B: If you did not finish the quick THIEVES and text-coding work on the short story "The Pedestrian" please do so for homework tonight!

Block C: Great start to the presentations today - we'll finish up tomorrow!

Block D: We have a couple more theme groups to get to - but we'll finish those to start the class - then it is on to the FINAL CHALLENGE!!!! Make sure you read chapter 12 tonight in order to be eligible to compete!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Fabulous Friday!

Block B: Awesome work on the text-coding today! I love that we used two of our key strategies today - THIEVES and text-coding. Nicely done - and for that - you have no homework this weekend!

Block C: Presentations start Monday! Make sure you have backup plans for any technology that you might be using. Can't wait to hear your interpretations of these poems. Hope you had a great time at grad skate!

Block D: Nice work on your glasses challenge today - a lot of interesting insights. Read chapter 11 over the weekend for class on Monday.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thoroughly Thursday

Block B: Thank you for handing in your descriptive paragraphs - I'm looking forward to the vivid experiences. In class today we set the stage for a new strategy that we can use to help us read smarter - text coding! We will continue this strategy tomorrow - no homework tonight!

Block C: Just one more day to work on your 2 ongoing projects - oral analysis projects start on Monday!

Block D: So many amazing words! Read and complete your sticky notes for chapter 10 tonight!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Walk This Way Wednesday:

Block B: The double-spaced good copy of your descriptive paragraph, typed or written in pen is due tomorrow. Make sure you have the web/chart, draft and peer editing sheet to hand in as well.

Block C: Work continues on your 2 poetry projects!

Block D: Great work on the Power and Control challenge today - charting and explaining the ways in which the boys are the beast! Read chapter 9 and complete your sticky notes for tomorrow's class!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Take-Away Tuesday!

Block B: All double-spaced rough drafts are due tomorrow for peer editing. Make sure your writing is as descriptive and vivid as possible!

Block C: Work continues on your two projects - the oral analysis project will be due on Monday Nov. 24 and the larger duo-tang project will be due Wednesday Nov 26. Make sure you are on track with both of these assignments!

Block D: Interesting insights into the novel - we're just over half-way now! Please read and complete your sticky notes for chapter 8 tomorrow.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Masterful Monday:

Block B: I know that descriptive writing is not necessarily something that comes naturally to all of us. But good work on not giving up! Keep working on your point-form outlines - we will write the rough drafts of your paragraphs tomorrow.

Block C: Today I assigned the oral analysis project. If you didn't sign up for your poem today - please do so tomorrow. If you are off on the law field trip - please continue working on both poetry projects - and I'll see you Wednesday.

Block D: Such a fun challenge today! Great job on the beasts from above. Please read chapter 7 and complete your sticky notes for tomorrow!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fabulous Friday!

Block B: If you didn't finish the web or chart on your chosen topic for your descriptive paragraph please do so for a homework check on Monday!

Block C: Most of you were able to finish up your practice TP-CASTT poems in class today - but if you didn't - please complete it for Monday. Don't forget that I want to see your concrete poems in class on Monday! GREAT work so far poets! Seriously, you make me proud.

Block D: Thanks for your work on symbolism today. Make sure you read chapter 6 and complete your 4 sticky notes for the challenge on Monday - it's a good one - so don't miss out!!!