Review these terms and definitions for your test on Friday. Test will have some matching on terms and definitions, and several cold-reading passages with multiple-choice questions.
NOTE: 1st Period - view this document to see how to add the page numbers of your articles/chapters in the works cited entry. I forgot to add them in during class today.....sorry, Mrs. Greene
Vocabulary quiz and workshop synthesis paragraphs.
Homework: work on revising paragraph, decide which book you want to read and have parents sign permission which is due Friday, 11-13.
Works Cited instruction in class.
Homework: Type Works Cited page, revise and type final copy of paragraph and bring printed copy to class Wednesday to turn in.
Review JFK historical background and the handout titled "Rhetoric and Non-fiction." Turn in synthesis paragraphs with works cited.
Homework: Review all non-fiction notes and terms to prepare for your review session Thursday, and the test on Friday.
Review activity over non-fiction in class.
Homework: study for test Friday. Book selection and signed permission form due Friday.
Test over non-fiction unit.
Bring your book to class to read after test.
Self-Selected Reading List of Young Adult Novels
This list contains 45 novels with a description of each one. They were compiled from a variety of prominent literary organizations such as YALSA, Kirkus Reviews, ALAN and others, then narrowed down by a group of students from my classes to the current list.
Some YA novels address realistic issues teenagers face today, and therefore may contain sensitive or explicit scenes. I have NOT read any of these books, so, students, you may choose any title from this list to read as your third parallel novel, but you must get permission from your parent or guardian stating they agree with your choice. You also must choose your book and turn in your signed permission form (download from this link if you lost it) by Friday, November 13.
You will have a project-based assessment on your book rather than a traditional test. I will provide a variety of options for you to choose from. You may turn in your project early, by Friday, December 4, for a 5 point bonus added to your grade, or by the regular deadline on Monday, December 7.
Creative Writing - Write a story about Halloween
Writing lesson over how to write concisely.
MLK "I Have a Dream" Speech: anticipation guide with questions, view "Bet You Didn't Know" video clip, view speech.
Homework: Write two paragraphs on your response after having viewed the speech. If you would like to watch it again, click here.
MLK "I Have A Dream" Speech analysis.
Homework: Read handout of JKF's Inauguration Speech and complete the analysis packet given out in class and bring to class Friday.
JFK Inauguration Speech review.
Synthesis paragraph review/clarification.