Dear Parents and Students:
This is a "gentle-reminder" that Cobb County's dress code must be adhered to every day. Students who wear inappropriate clothing will be sent to the ISS room and will remain there until parents bring a change of clothing.
A Separate Peace Reading Schedule
Study guide for A Separate Peace: complete chapters by the due date listed below.
Monday, August 17 Begin reading Chs. 1-5
Monday, August 24 Quiz: Chapters 1-5; Study guide 1-5 due.
Thursday, August 27 Chapter 6 due; Study guide 6 due.
Monday, August 31 Chapters 7-9 due; Study guide 7-9 due.
Friday, September 4 Chapters 10-13; Study guide 10-13 due.
Thursday, September 10 TEST
Upcoming Tests & Quizzes
Monday, August 10 - Summer Reading Test
Thursday, August 27 - Vocabulary List #1
Monday: Test over Anthem and Night. You may use your books if they are annotated, or if you used an electronic version you may have one piece of paper with notes over both books. Homework: bring your sketchbook to class Tuesday.
Tuesday: We will begin our creative writing today using your sketchbooks. We will review the syllabus, bathroom policy, cell phone policy, and class procedures.
Homework: Have the Syllabus and Class Policy Acknowledgement Form signed by parent or guardian and return by Friday.
Wednesday: Sign up for Vocabulary.com tonight and begin practicing your exercises at home.
Creative writing activity!
Homework: Read "The Plot Thins." Begin reviewing your list of vocabulary words by completing practice activities on your Vocabulary.com account. List #1 Night and Anthem. Our first vocabulary quiz will be on August 27.
You will have a vocabulary every two weeks from this point on.
Vocabulary.com links for each class at the bottom of this post.
Creative writing prompt for today:
Using figurative language, paint a picture of the view from a window in any home (yours or someone else’s), a hotel, lodge, cabin, tent, cruise ship, spaceship, or any place from your imagination.
The goal is to make it “colorful” so that any reader can see the exact same view. Remember, part of the view we see may involve the other senses such as sound or smell.
Thursday: Discuss archetypes and plot types from "The Plot Thins." Begin short story "The Sniper" in class (complete reading for homework if needed).
Homework: look up definitions for literary terms given out in class. Due by Monday.
Friday: Bring sketchbook to class today with your finished "Word Picture." You will write a description of the view from either your real or imaginary window. The goal is to describe what you see so well that anyone who reads it can "see" the exact same view as you.
Complete discussion and work on literary terms. 1st period will read the "The Sniper" at home and answer the "Story Analysis Chart" and bring to class on Tuesday along with your copy of A Separate Peace.
NOTE: Friday is Picture Day and the spirit-day theme is GQ, so dress up!
On Friday, 1st period will be extended to 2 hours and 2nd period will not meet.
On Monday, 1st period will not meet and 2nd period will be extended to 2 hours.
Homework: Read "The Scarlet Ibis" by Wednesday and be prepared for a short reading quiz (know your characters, setting, plot).
Make sure you click on the link for your class to join. If you just type in Vocabulary.com you will not be connected to the class.
If you are having difficulty with Vocabulary.com, please read this document for help:
Go to "Resources" page for literary terms definitions.