Thursday, October 11, 2018

HAPPY FALL BREAK! **REMINDERS FOR MON. 10/22

1st British Lit./Comp.

**See you all MONDAY 10/22 after the break to:
  • return to you any misc. graded essays (*Anglo-Saxon Era Historical Summary Ext. Para.) or quizzes (QUIZ #2) I may still have to give you
  • let you know your overall SCORE/% GRADE on the *two* ACT WRITING FIELD TEST PRACTICE WRITING RESPONSES (*best one taken as a daily grade!)
  • continue and wrap up our look at Anglo-Saxon Era England, continue on with reading Beowulf, and review the outcomes of the 1066 Norman Conquest of England 


2nd/3rd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

**See you all MONDAY 10/22 after the break to:

1) REVIEW/REFRESH RE: The Road final reading and possible outcomes at the end of the book
  • ALSO BE READY FOR TWO FINAL DAYS OF GRADED DISCUSSION RE: the novel!
2) I'll return to you and TOGETHER we'll complete THE ROAD READING CHECK #3 FIRST THING Monday

3) BY THE END OF CLASS MON. 10/22, I WILL COLLECT THE FOLLOWING THE ROAD MISCELLANEOUS ASSIGNMENTS you've worked on/been asked to keep up with/together for the past 3WKS. of reading:

  • THE ROAD RDG. CHECK #1 through pp. 69 (*COMPLETED FRI. 9/28)
  • THE ROAD VOCAB SHEET #1 pp. 16-69 (*DUE FRI. 9/28)
  • THE ROAD VOCAB SHEET #2 pp. 56-91 (*DUE WED. 10/3)
  • THE ROAD 'GROUP' RDG. CHECK #2 through pp. 136 (*COMPLETED WED. 10/3)
  • THE ROAD RDG. CHECK #3 through pp. 189 (*COMPLETED MON. 10/8 & MON. 10/22 will pass back to you to finish)
  • THE ROAD VOCAB SHEET #3 pp. 129-287 (*DUE THURS. 10/11) 

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ALSO FYI ALL/**DUE FOR CREDIT AFTER FALL BREAK: for anyone interested, you can earn an EXTRA CREDIT 100% for 'formally' using **'post-it notes/notations' for our entire reading of THE ROAD; I'll check for these and credit earned when we return on MON. 10/22 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

**REMINDERS FOR WED. 10/10 SCHOOL-WIDE TESTING DAY **REMINDERS FOR/HW DUE THURS. 10/11**

1st British Lit./Comp.

**REMINDER: SCHOOL-WIDE "CRAZY TESTING DAY" WED. 10/10**

--JUNIOR/SENIORS know where to report WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR THE SAT/ASVAB and/or **SENIORS** who are visiting a college know what to bring back in order to have an EXCUSED ABSENCE!
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**ALSO, FYI FOR CLASS THURS. 10/12:

1) If not already, I'll be returning your GRADED ASaxon Summary EXT. PARA. as well as GRADED QUIZ #2 ASAP!

2) In class Thursday 10/11, we'll be completing the SECOND/LAST of TWO official ACT PRACTICE *TIMED* WRITING PROMPT RESPONSES

--AGAIN more info/overview of how to respond (*AUDIENCE/PURPOSE/CONTEXT*) AND IMPROVE YOUR RESPONSES FROM THE FIRST TIME (Tuesday) in class THURSDAY before you write

--ALSO: here's a link to the ACT WRITING PRACTICE page with sample/model responses which earned a *score of 5 or 6 (a 10-12 TOTAL SCORE):
ACT WRITING PRACTICE: SAMPLE ESSAYS earning a 5 or 6 score point

--**REMINDER: although BOTH responses (*TUES. and THURS.) will be given a score/grade equivalent, your BEST RESPONSE of the two will be given both a score AND a grade to be entered in the gradebook as a daily grade



2nd/3rd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

**REMINDER: SCHOOL-WIDE "CRAZY TESTING DAY" WED. 10/10**

--SOPHOMORES/JUNIORS/SENIORS know where to report WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR THE PSAT/SAT/ASVAB and/or **SENIORS** who are visiting a college know what to bring back in order to have an EXCUSED ABSENCE!
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**ALSO, HW DUE/REMINDERS FOR CLASS THURS. 10/12:

1) From the "Master Sentences" List #1 (WRITING section of your binder):

Complete/create your own version of sentence #2, labeled:
 "The Compound Sentence" 

REMEMBER:
**follow instructions given/modeled to you in class
**you may write your sentence(s) on this sheet, BUT please do so NEATLY and completely

--BE READY THURSDAY TO SHARE YOUR OWN CREATED SENTENCE FOR POINTS TOWARD YOUR WEEKLY DISCUSSION/PARTICIPATION GRADE!!

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2) **given to you Tues. 10/9(NOTES section) complete just like the last two sheets:

"The Road: A Big Archaic Vocabulary Assortment (Vocab Sheet #2)**pp. 129-287**

**Note: this FINAL ONE-SIDED vocab. assignment sheet is FOR A GRADE, and it will be assessed for completion, effort, and accuracy in class THURS. 10/11!

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3)**BY THIS THURSDAY 10/11, make sure you've completely finished reading McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel The Road

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4) FINALLY, in class THURSDAY we'll also be completing the SECOND/LAST of TWO official ACT PRACTICE *TIMED* WRITING PROMPT RESPONSES

--more info/overview of how to respond AND IMPROVE UPON YOUR LAST RESPONSE (**AUDIENCE/PURPOSE/CONTEXT**) in class THURSDAY before you write

--ALSO: here's a link to the ACT WRITING PRACTICE page with sample/model responses which earned a *score of 5 or 6 (a 10-12 TOTAL SCORE):
ACT WRITING PRACTICE: SAMPLE ESSAYS earning a 5 or 6 score point

--**although BOTH responses will be given a score/grade equivalent, your BEST RESPONSE of the two (*TUES. and THURS.) will be given both a score AND a grade to be entered in the gradebook as a daily grade

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FYI ALL/**LAST CHANCE THIS WEEK!!!!**: for anyone interested, you can earn an EXTRA CREDIT 100% for 'formally' using **'post-it notes/notations' for our entire reading of THE ROAD over the next couple weeks; **MORE DETAILED INFO TBA in class! 

Monday, October 8, 2018

**REMINDERS FOR TUES. 10/5; 2nd/3rd HONORS AM. LIT. HW REMINDERS FOR THURS. 10/11

1st British Lit./Comp.

**NO HW DUE TUES. 10/9**

**HOWEVER, FYI FOR CLASS TUESDAY:

In class Tuesday 10/9, we'll be completing the first of TWO official ACT PRACTICE *TIMED* WRITING PROMPT RESPONSES

--more info/overview of how to respond (*AUDIENCE/PURPOSE/CONTEXT*) in class tomorrow before you write

--this is the the first of two OFFICIAL ACT Field Test/practice essays you'll be completing (the second one will be THIS THURS. 10/11)

--**although BOTH responses will be given a score/grade equivalent, your BEST RESPONSE of the two will be given both a score AND a grade to be entered in the gradebook as a daily grade




2nd/3rd Pre-AP American Lit./Comp.

**NO HW DUE TUES. 10/9**

**HOWEVER, FYI FOR CLASS TUESDAY:

1) We'll be finishing up/completing any discussion, HW checks, reading overviews, class assignments, etc. we did not get to Monday in class, SO BE PREPARED!

2) In class TUESDAY we'll also be completing the first of TWO official ACT PRACTICE *TIMED* WRITING PROMPT RESPONSES

--more info/overview of how to respond (**AUDIENCE/PURPOSE/CONTEXT**) in class tomorrow before you write

--this is the the first of two ACT practice essays you'll be completing (the second one will be THIS THURSDAY 10/11)

--**although BOTH responses will be given a score/grade equivalent, your BEST RESPONSE of the two will be given both a score AND a grade to be entered in the gradebook as a daily grade

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**BY THIS THURSDAY 10/11, make sure you've completely finished reading McCarthy's post-apocalyptic novel The Road


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FYI ALL/**LAST CHANCE THIS WEEK!!!!**: for anyone interested, you can earn an EXTRA CREDIT 100% for 'formally' using **'post-it notes/notations' for our entire reading of THE ROAD over the next couple weeks; **MORE DETAILED INFO TBA in class!