Monthly Archives: March 2020
Monday and Tuesday 16-17 March
OK. So here we are. You will be out for sure until 6 April. Here’s what I think.
This is new to all of us. Be patient and help each other.
You need to keep doing school work. Eventually, school will be back to normal and you don’t want to have lost all the progress you’ve made.
I will still be working and will be available to you via online office hours. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org between 10am and 3pm. Outside of those times, I will also respond to email, but maybe not immediately.
I will start by grading the work submitted in Classroom and posting scored on Skyward. When I return work, I will let you know if something needs revision.
You can still access the library’s materials using MackinVIA. There are 1000’s of articles in the databases as well as digital books and audio books.
English 9H– Today, take the time to make revisions to your research paper. You should be down to grammar editing. There is a checklist in Classroom. Also in Classroom is this week’s Friday writing, the Research Reflection. Do that and have it in by the end of the week. Keep reading your dystopian book. It will either be a good distraction or a helpful instruction manual. Take home another book (or two). You may need them.
English 9 SWS– Take home a copy of Mango and keep reading and doing your 3-2-1 notes. By now, you know how this should work. Don’t forget the creative project too. That will be actually fun to work on during the shutdown. Also, take home a book (or several) and start working on the Q4 project. If you have online access, get a book using MackinVia and do some reading.
AP Lang– If you are taking the AP test, use the CB Classroom for practice. Between now and 6 April, write at least one argument prompt, one rhetorical analysis prompt, and probably 2 synthesis prompts. Email them to me for feedback. Otherwise, work on the Q4 project.
Friday 13 March
English 9H– Dystopian book groups meeting–> Decide on a reading schedule that gets the book finished by 10 April. Make sure you turn in FW#22. Work on that research paper and be ready for grammar editing on Monday.
English 9 SWS– Make sure FW#22 is done and turned in. Let’s read more Mango!
AP Lang– Big Magic
Thursday 12 March
English 9H– Revisions and reading. Spend at least 15 minutes reading over your research paper and making revisions. Then read at least 20 pages in your novel.
English 9 SWS– Mango and another messy draft. Revise and type ONE of these into the document for FW#22.
AP Lang– Weaponized Lies, “Science” and “Fallacies”. Any way possible y’all are going to get this paper done early?
Wednesday 11 March
English 9H– Research editing. Read some in your book. This week’s writing will be a short response to the first 20 pages.
English 9 SWS– Mango. This week’s writing will be to complete ONE of the pieces for the big project.
AP Lang– WL “Science”
Tuesday 10 March
English 9H– “Tears of Autumn” group work. This is in your notebook as Whole Class Reads (purple).
English 9 SWS– Mango. And what about this project thing?
AP Lang– Work time/ peer editing of research paper. See Classroom for directions.
Monday 9 March
Paragraph writing continues.
Comedy paper reflection (in notebook under Personal Reflection)
Don’t forget the short story due tomorrow when you walk in the door.
English 9 SWS– More Mango! Tomorrow–> a sneak peak at the project for this book.
AP Lang– Counterknowledge. AKA Fake News. Rough draft of your paper tomorrow for peer editing.
Thursday 5 March
English 9H– Research check-in. Are you finished with your outline? Ready for paragraph writing? Some helpful hints in Classroom.
English 9 SWS– Check in on FW#21.
AP Lang– Research check-in. How’s that annotated bib going?
Wednesday 4 March