Monthly Archives: October 2018
Tuesday 30 October
English 9H- LAST day for video essays! Make them awesome! Then start on FW#9
English 9 SWS- Water Wars? Step 1 in jigsaw.
AP Lang- Laziness and Broccoli. Making connections between texts, focusing on syntax and its effect on the reader.
Monday 29 October
Friday 26 October
English 9H- Continue working on video essay
English 9 SWS- Dialogue punctuation mini-lesson. Finish your FW!
AP Lang- Scoring student samples of yesterday’s timed writing. Read “On Laziness” for Tuesday.
Thursday 25 October
English 9H- Continue working on video essay and FW#8. BTW, I posted the FAQ’s on Classroom.
English 9 SWS- Continue reading and working on FW#8
AP Lang- Timed writing. Yay!
Wednesday 24 October
Today is Unity Day!
English 9H- Continue working on your video essay.
English 9 SWS- Reading groups. A bit of time to write also.
AP Lang- “Dumpster” connections with Bird
Zeitoun Reading Schedule
Part 1 (p. 3-18) November 5 [26-29 August 2005]
Part 2 (p. 85-170) November 12 [30 Aug- 6 Sept 2005]
Part 3 (p. 173-202) November 19 [7-19 Sept 2005]
Part 4 (p. 205-290) December 3 [6-29 Sept 2005]
Part 5 (p. 293-325) December 7 [Fall 2008]
Tuesday 23 October
It’s Mole Day. Not that kind of mole… The kind in chemistry.
English 9H- Rough draft of your video essay is due. Let’s talk about how to take this from a rough draft to the final product. BTW, this week’s Friday writing is posted. Have fun with it!
English 9 SWS- We need to focus on reading our books! Friday #8 is posted. Do you have any questions?
AP Lang- “Dumpster”
Monday 22 October
English 9- Hours 2,3, and 6 will be going to room 2-257 for a guest speaker. Hour 5 will stay in the classroom and work on this week’s Friday writing.
AP Lang- Today we will be working with the essay “On Dumpster Diving” by Lars Eighner. This excerpt is from a longer work titled Travels with Lizbeth, which the author wrote when he was homeless. The book is written in vignettes because the author says “a homeless life has no story line.” Take a few minutes to review the text. Then, choose THREE of the comprehension questions. Don’t pick the easy ones; pick the ones that will help you understand the text.
Next, do numbers 1,4 and 6 of Purpose and Audience and 1-4 of Style and Structure. For tomorrow’s class, review the chapters we have read in Bird by Bird. Find a section that reminds you of Eighner’s essay. The connection is up to you, and you will be closely examining these two texts with regard to diction and syntax. Please bring the excerpt and some notes to class on Tuesday.
Wednesday 17 October