English I: Today in Class, 2018-2019

T, 8/14 : Today we discussed class policies, signed up for Remind, and learned about this web page. HW: 1) Bring required materials and supplies (discussed today) by your next class meeting. 2) Ancillary novel must be brought to class by 8/20 and every day thereafter.

W, 8/15 (evens): We first reviewed the ancillary novel requirement. Then, we distributed vocabulary books and went over the words in unit one. Next, we learned how to study for vocabulary tests and reviewed the study schedule provided by Mr. Alig. Last, we began Q1E1.

  • HW:
    • 1) Ancillary novel must be brought to class by 8/20 and every day thereafter.
    • 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • 3) Q1E1 prewriting sheet due Friday morning (8/17), prior to 7:50 in room 2.
    • 4) Sign up for Remind by Friday morning (8/17), prior to 7:50.

R, 8/16 (odds) : We first reviewed the ancillary novel requirement. Then, we distributed vocabulary books and went over the words in unit one. Next, we learned how to study for vocabulary tests and reviewed the study schedule provided by Mr. Alig. Last, we began Q1E1.

  • HW:
    • 1) Ancillary novel must be brought to class by 8/20 and every day thereafter.
    • 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • 3) Q1E1 prewriting sheet due Friday morning (8/17), prior to 7:50 in room 2.
    • 4) Sign up for Remind by Friday morning (8/17), prior to 7:50.

F, 8/17 (all): We assigned test numbers and then did more work with vocabulary unit one. Additionally, prewriting sheets were returned and discussed.

  • HW:
    • 1) Ancillary novel must be brought to class by Monday, 8/20, and every day thereafter.
    • 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • 3) Prewriting re-do + original prewriting sheet are due Monday, prior to 7:50 A.M. in room 2. Staple with the new "v.2" prewriting sheet on top.

M, 8/20 (all): We went to the Schaeper Center for school pictures, had the ancillary novel check, and then did the "Completing the Sentence" exercise in vocabulary unit one.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying unit one definitions and notes closely and in detail.

T, 8/21 (odds): We learned about correct body paragraph form and content today. Additionally, we completed the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise in the vocabulary book. We also learned test day procedures.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying unit one definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • 3) Have all three body paragraphs drafted on your tablet pc by your next class meeting.

W, 8/22 (evens): We learned about correct body paragraph form and content today. Additionally, we completed the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise in the vocabulary book. We also learned test day procedures.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying unit one definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • 3) Have all three body paragraphs drafted on your tablet pc by your next class meeting.

R, 8/23 (odds): We did a vocabulary puzzle review activity. Then, the vocabulary sentence review sheet was distributed. Next, we learned about introduction and conclusion paragraphs and began drafting those two paragraphs.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying unit one definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • 3) Have the introduction and conclusion paragraphs drafted on your tablet pc for class on Monday. This means the entire essay must be drafted on your tablet pc by Monday.
    • 4) Sentence completion sheet answers are posted on this web site. Click the link titled "English I: Vocabulary Sentence Review Sheet Answers" to access them.

F, 8/24 (evens): We did a vocabulary puzzle review activity. Then, the vocabulary sentence review sheet was distributed. Next, we learned about introduction and conclusion paragraphs and began drafting those two paragraphs.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying unit one definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • 3) Have the introduction and conclusion paragraphs drafted on your tablet pc for class on Monday. This means the entire essay must be drafted on your tablet pc by Monday.
    • 4) Sentence completion sheet answers are posted on this web site. Click the link titled "English I: Vocabulary Sentence Review Sheet Answers" to access them.

M, 8/27 (all): Vocabulary Test, Unit One

  • HW:
    • 1) Start studying the definitions of the words in unit two.

T, 8/28 (odds): We went over the notes and definitions for vocabulary unit two. The study grid was also distributed. We then turned our attention toward formatting, revising, and editing Q1E1.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • 3) Revise, edit, and format your essay according to class guidelines.
    • 4) Q1E1 is due, printed and stapled in the top left corner, prior to 7:50 A.M. in room 2 on Thursday, 30 August.

W, 8/29 (evens): We went over the notes and definitions for vocabulary unit two. The study grid was also distributed. We then turned our attention toward formatting, revising, and editing Q1E1.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • 3) Revise and edit your essay according to class guidelines.
    • 4) Q1E1 is due, printed and stapled in the top left corner, prior to 7:50 A.M. in room 2 on Thursday, 30 August.

R, 8/30 (odds): We went over Q1E2 and discussed essay requirements, brainstorming, and prewriting. We then completed and discussed the "Completing the Sentence" exercise in unit two.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • 3) Q1E2 brainstorming and prewriting are due Tuesday, 9/4 prior to 7:50 A.M. in room 2.
      • Staple the brainstorming on top of the prewriting.
      • Place the sides on which you write your brainstorming ideas and your prewriting ideas face-up.
      • Remember that you are choosing ONE of your brainstormed roles (mine was airplane passenger) and then choosing THREE of your brainstormed unwritten rules--the three that you feel are most important. For each of those three chosen unwritten rules, you'll explain three reasons it is such an important unwritten rule. Follow my lead in the samples I taught you.

F, 8/31 (evens): We went over Q1E2 and discussed essay requirements, brainstorming, and prewriting. We then completed and discussed the "Completing the Sentence" exercise in unit two.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • 3) Q1E2 brainstorming and prewriting are due Tuesday, 9/4 prior to 7:50 A.M. in room 2.
      • Staple the brainstorming on top of the prewriting.
      • Place the sides on which you write your brainstorming ideas and your prewriting ideas face-up.
      • Remember that you are choosing ONE of your brainstormed roles (mine was airplane passenger) and then choosing THREE of your brainstormed unwritten rules--the three that you feel are most important. For each of those three chosen unwritten rules, you'll explain three reasons it is such an important unwritten rule. Follow my lead in the samples I taught you.

T, 9/4 (odds): Q1E1 was returned and discussed. We then completed and discussed the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise in unit two.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.

W, 9/5 (evens): Q1E1 was returned and discussed. We then completed and discussed the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise in unit two.

  • HW:
    • 1) Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • 2) Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.

R, 9/6 (odds): We discussed the method for writing Q1E2 body paragraphs and did more review work with vocabulary unit two. The optional vocabulary sentence review sheet was distributed. Answers are posted on my web page.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Have all three body paragraphs for Q1E2 drafted on your pc for Monday.
    • Bring the sample intro./concl/body paragraph handout (distributed today) to class every day.

F, 9/7 (evens): We discussed the method for writing Q1E2 body paragraphs and did more review work with vocabulary unit two. The optional vocabulary sentence review sheet was distributed. Answers are posted on my web page.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Have all three body paragraphs for Q1E2 drafted on your pc for Monday.
    • Bring the sample intro./concl/body paragraph handout (distributed today) to class every day.

M, 9/10 (all): Vocabulary test: unit two. Also, the syn./ant. study schedule for unti three was distributed; begin tonight, and follow the method you have been taught.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Keep all three body paragraphs for Q1E2 drafted on your pc; we will be working with them later this week.
    • Bring the Q1E2 sample intro./concl/body paragraph handout to class every day.

T, 9/11 (odds): We discussed notes for and uses of the words in vocabulary unit three. Additionally, we learned about drafting the introductory and conclusion paragraphs for Q1E2. Last, we completed and discussed the "Completing the Sentence" exercise in vocabulary unit three.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Keep all three body paragraphs for Q1E2 drafted on your pc; we will be working with them later this week.
    • Bring the Q1E2 sample intro./concl/body paragraph handout to class every day.
    • Have Q1E2 introductory paragraph and conclusion paragraph drafted on your pc for the next class meeting. (This means the entire essay must be drafted for the next class meeting.)

W, 9/12 (evens): We discussed notes for and uses of the words in vocabulary unit three. Additionally, we learned about drafting the introductory and conclusion paragraphs for Q1E2. Last, we completed and discussed the "Completing the Sentence" exercise in vocabulary unit three.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Keep all three body paragraphs for Q1E2 drafted on your pc; we will be working with them later this week.
    • Bring the Q1E2 sample intro./concl/body paragraph handout to class every day.
    • Have Q1E2 introductory paragraph and conclusion paragraph drafted on your pc for the next class meeting. (This means the entire essay must be drafted for the next class meeting.)

R, 9/13 (odds): We learned about the new editing rules for Q1E2 as well as the editing and revision guidelines for Q1E2. Additionally, we completed and discussed the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise in vocabulary unit three. Additionally, Mr. Alig created and taught a mini-lesson regarding how to plan and write your biology essay for Mr. Driehaus.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Bring a printout of your entire Q1E2 draft to class on Monday.
    • Revise and edit your draft of Q1E2 based on the new material we learned in class today.

F, 9/14 (evens): We learned about the new editing rules for Q1E2 as well as the editing and revision guidelines for Q1E2. Additionally, we completed and discussed the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise in vocabulary unit three. Additionally, Mr. Alig created and taught a mini-lesson regarding how to plan and write your biology essay for Mr. Driehaus.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Bring a printout of your entire Q1E2 draft to class on Monday.
    • Revise and edit your draft of Q1E2 based on the new material we learned in class today.

M, 9/17 (all): We completed a body paragraph revision activity and then reviewed vocabulary.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Bring a printout of your entire Q1E2 draft to our next class meeting. You may bring the same printout that you used today or a freshly printed one.
    • Continue revising your other body paragraphs based on today's lesson. Here is the guide we used during class.
    • Continue editing Q1E2 based on the new punctuation rules we learned last week.

T, 9/18 (odds): We completed a revision activity centering on the introductory paragraph and another on the conclusion paragraph. We then turned our attention toward editing and adherence to the new rules we have learned.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Continue revising Q1E2.
    • Continue editing Q1E2.
    • Absent today or want to go over your paragraphs again?
      • Find the introductory paragraph highlighting instructions here.
      • Find the conclusion paragraph highlighting instructions here.
    • Q1E2 is due Thursday in room 2 prior to 7:50 A.M. Be sure it is properly stapled.

W, 9/19 (evens): We completed a revision activity centering on the introductory paragraph and another on the conclusion paragraph. We then turned our attention toward editing and adherence to the new rules we have learned.

  • HW:
    • Study vocabulary; follow synonym/antonym schedule and method taught in class.
    • Also be sure to keep studying definitions and notes closely and in detail.
    • Continue revising Q1E2.
    • Continue editing Q1E2.
    • Absent today or want to go over your paragraphs again?
      • Find the introductory paragraph highlighting instructions here.
      • Find the conclusion paragraph highlighting instructions here.
    • Q1E2 is due tomorrow in room 2 prior to 7:50 A.M. Be sure it is properly stapled.

R, 9/20 (all): Vocabulary test: unit three

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit four.
    • Honors students: beginning with unit four, you now have 22 words per unit. The two extra words, along with their definitions, synonyms, and antonyms, are a part of the "Vocabulary Additions" document which you've already been accessing this year for any additional synonyms and antonyms for each unit.

F, 9/21 (all): We went over Q1E3 and learned about the new words in vocab. unit four.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit four.
    • Honors students: beginning with unit four, you now have 22 words per unit. The two extra words, along with their definitions, synonyms, and antonyms, are a part of the "Vocabulary Additions" document which you've already been accessing this year for any additional synonyms and antonyms for each unit.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Have Q1E3 T-Chart completed for class on Monday. Be neat and thorough.

M, 9/24 (all): We went over Q1E3 prewriting expectations and body paragraph structure. Also, Q1E2 and the recent vocabulary test were returned and discussed.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit four.
    • Honors students: you now have 22 words per unit. The two extra words, along with their definitions, synonyms, and antonyms, are a part of the "Vocabulary Additions" document which you've already been accessing this year for any additional synonyms and antonyms for each unit. You are responsible for working these words, their definitions, their synonyms, and their antonyms into your study schedule; this is your responsibility.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Have Q1E3 prewriting completed for next class meeting. Be neat and thorough.
    • Q1E3 B1, B2, and B3 must be drafted by Thursday. Bring a printout of these three paragraphs to class on Thursday.

T, 9/25 (odds): We completed and discussed "Completing the Sentence" in unit four. We also had writing conferences on Q1E2 and took time to begin drafting Q1E3 body paragraphs.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit four.
    • Honors students: you now have 22 words per unit. The two extra words, along with their definitions, synonyms, and antonyms, are a part of the "Vocabulary Additions" document which you've already been accessing this year for any additional synonyms and antonyms for each unit. You are responsible for working these words, their definitions, their synonyms, and their antonyms into your study schedule; this is your responsibility.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Q1E3 B1, B2, and B3 must be drafted by Thursday. Bring a printout of these three paragraphs to class on Thursday.

W, 9/26 (evens): We completed and discussed "Completing the Sentence" in unit four. We also had writing conferences on Q1E2 and took time to begin drafting Q1E3 body paragraphs.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit four.
    • Honors students: you now have 22 words per unit. The two extra words, along with their definitions, synonyms, and antonyms, are a part of the "Vocabulary Additions" document which you've already been accessing this year for any additional synonyms and antonyms for each unit. You are responsible for working these words, their definitions, their synonyms, and their antonyms into your study schedule; this is your responsibility.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Q1E3 B1, B2, and B3 must be drafted by Thursday (tomorrow). Bring a printout of these three paragraphs to class on Thursday (tomorrow).

R, 9/27 (all): We did a revision activity on Q1E3 body paragraphs.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit four.
    • Honors students: you now have 22 words per unit. The two extra words, along with their definitions, synonyms, and antonyms, are a part of the "Vocabulary Additions" document which you've already been accessing this year for any additional synonyms and antonyms for each unit. You are responsible for working these words, their definitions, their synonyms, and their antonyms into your study schedule; this is your responsibility.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Q1E3 introductory paragraph and conclusion paragraph must be drafted by Monday. (That means the entire essay must be drafted by Monday).
    • Continue revising and editing Q1E3 this weekend.
    • Bring a NEW printout of the ENTIRE essay to class on Monday.

(F, 9/28: In-service)

M, 10/1 (all): We did a revision activity on Q1E3 introductory and conclusion paragraphs. We also did the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions and notes of the words in unit four.
    • Honors students: you now have 22 words per unit. The two extra words, along with their definitions, synonyms, and antonyms, are a part of the "Vocabulary Additions" document which you've already been accessing this year for any additional synonyms and antonyms for each unit. You are responsible for working these words, their definitions, their synonyms, and their antonyms into your study schedule; this is your responsibility.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Bring a printout of Q1E3 (the entire essay) to our next class meeting; it can be the same printout you used today. 
    • Continue revising and editing Q1E3 based on today's revising and editing handout.
    • Finish today's vocabulary exercise if necessary.

T, 10/2 (odds): We discussed the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise and then worked on editing Q1E3. The unit four sentence completion practice sheet was also distributed; answers are posted.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions and notes of the words in unit four.
    • Honors students: you now have 22 words per unit. The two extra words, along with their definitions, synonyms, and antonyms, are a part of the "Vocabulary Additions" document which you've already been accessing this year for any additional synonyms and antonyms for each unit. You are responsible for working these words, their definitions, their synonyms, and their antonyms into your study schedule; this is your responsibility.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Continue revising and editing Q1E3 as taught in class.
    • Q1E3 is due, stapled, prior to 7:50 A.M. in room 2 this Thursday (10/4).

W, 10/3 (evens): We discussed the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise and then worked on editing Q1E3. The unit four sentence completion practice sheet was also distributed; answers are posted.

 

  • HW:
    • Study definitions and notes of the words in unit four.
    • Honors students: you now have 22 words per unit. The two extra words, along with their definitions, synonyms, and antonyms, are a part of the "Vocabulary Additions" document which you've already been accessing this year for any additional synonyms and antonyms for each unit. You are responsible for working these words, their definitions, their synonyms, and their antonyms into your study schedule; this is your responsibility.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Continue revising and editing Q1E3 as taught in class.
    • Complete the unit four optional practice sheet?
    • Q1E3 is due, stapled, prior to 7:50 A.M. in room 2 tomorrow (10/4).

R, 10/4 (all): Vocabulary Test: Unit 4.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit five.
    • Honors students: you now have 22 words per unit. The two extra words, along with their definitions, synonyms, and antonyms, are a part of the "Vocabulary Additions" document which you've already been accessing this year for any additional synonyms and antonyms for each unit. You are responsible for working these words, their definitions, their synonyms, and their antonyms into your study schedule; this is your responsibility.

F, 10/5 (all): We discussed and learned the new words in vocabulary unit five. Q2E4 was introduced and explained.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit five.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Honors students: you now have 22 words per unit. The two extra words, along with their definitions, synonyms, and antonyms, are a part of the "Vocabulary Additions" document which you've already been accessing this year for any additional synonyms and antonyms for each unit. You are responsible for working these words, their definitions, their synonyms, and their antonyms into your study schedule; this is your responsibility.
    • Have brainstorming (including the required thinking and planning done on separate paper) and prewriting ready for class on Monday.

M, 10/8 (all): Q1E3 and the vocabulary unit 5 test were returned and discussed. We then turned our attention toward drafting B1 in Q2E4.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of and notes on the words in unit five.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Honors students: don't forget to study the two bonus words.
    • Draft B1 (of Q2E4) for tomorrow.
    • Bring a printout of B1 to class tomorrow.

T, 10/9 (all): We revised Q2E4 B1 and then began drafting B2 and B3.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of and notes on the words in unit five.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Honors students: don't forget to study the two bonus words.
    • Draft B2 and B3 for Thursday.
    • Bring a printout of all three body paragraphs to class Thursday.

W, 10/10: No classes  d/t freshman activity.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of and notes on the words in unit five.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Honors students: don't forget to study the two bonus words.
    • Draft B2 and B3 for tomorrow.
    • Bring a printout of all three body paragraphs to class tomorrow.

R, 10/11 (all): We did the "Completing the Sentence" exercise, discussed end-of-quarter issues, and discussed introduction paragraphs.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of and notes on the words in unit five.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Honors students: don't forget to study the two bonus words.
    • Bring the printout of B1, B2, and B3 again tomorrow.
    • Draft introductory paragraph and conclusion paragraph for Monday.
    • Bring a printout of your entire essay (all five paragraphs) to class on Monday.
    • Have a picture of each item mentioned in your essay's body paragraphs saved on your tablet pc and ready for immediate use on Monday.

F, 10/12 (all): We did the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise and then did an introductory paragraph activity.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of and notes on the words in unit five.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Honors students, don't forget to study the two bonus words.
    • Draft introductory paragraph and conclusion paragraph for Monday.
    • Bring a printout of your entire essay (all five paragraphs) to class on Monday.
    • Have a picture of each item mentioned in your essay's body paragraphs saved on your tablet pc and ready for immediate use on Monday.

M, 10/15 (all): We worked at revising our introductory paragraphs and conclusion paragraphs. We also discussed methods of insertion, text wrapping, neatness, and other aspects of the images we will use in this essay. The revision and editing goal sheet was also distributed.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of and notes on the words in unit five.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Honors students, don't forget to study the two bonus words.
    • Bring a printout of your entire essay (all five paragraphs) again tomorrow.
    • Continue revising; start editing.

T, 10/16 (odds): We worked at editing Q2E4. We also discussed reading strategies for our study of literature, which begins next week. The optional vocabulary sentence completion sheet sheet was also distributed; answers are posted.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of and notes on the words in unit five.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Honors students, don't forget to study the two bonus words.
    • Do the vocabulary practice sheet.
    • Continue revising; start editing.
    • Looking for some steps to follow for editing? Click here for a good starting place. STUDY THE RULES BY USING THE DETAILED EXPLANATIONS PROVIDED ON SEPARATE HANDOUTS. IF YOU DON'T, THE EDITING STEPS WILL BE OF NO USE TO YOU.
    • Q2E4 is due, stapled, Thursday morning prior to 7:50 in room 2.

W, 10/17 (evens): We worked at editing Q2E4. We also discussed reading strategies for our study of literature, which begins next week. The optional vocabulary sentence completion sheet sheet was also distributed; answers are posted.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of and notes on the words in unit five.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Honors students, don't forget to study the two bonus words.
    • Do the vocabulary practice sheet.
    • Continue revising; start editing.
    • Looking for some steps to follow for editing? Click here for a good starting place. STUDY THE RULES BY USING THE DETAILED EXPLANATIONS PROVIDED ON SEPARATE HANDOUTS. IF YOU DON'T, THE EDITING STEPS WILL BE OF NO USE TO YOU.
    • Q2E4 is due, stapled, Thursday morning prior to 7:50 in room 2.

R, 10/18 (all): Vocabulary Test: Unit 5.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit six.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
      • The unit 6 study schedule, distributed today, begins Monday, 10/22.
    • Honors students, don't forget to study the two bonus words.

T, 10/23 (odds): We learned about the words in vocab. unit 6. We then began our study of And Then There Were None. Q2E4 was returned.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit six.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Honors students, don't forget to study the two bonus words.
    • Read novel and take notes; follow schedule posted on this site.
    • Study novel class notes and information, including "Unfamiliar Words and Phrases" handout (posted on this site) + literary terms.

W, 10/24 (evens): We learned about the words in vocab. unit 6. We then began our study of And Then There Were None. Q2E4 was returned.

 

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit six.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Honors students, don't forget to study the two bonus words.
    • Read novel and take notes; follow schedule posted on this site.
    • Study novel class notes and information, including "Unfamiliar Words and Phrases" handout (posted on this site) + literary terms.

R, 10/25 (odds): We worked with vocabulary unit 6, doing the "Completing the Sentence" exercise, and took time to read ATTWN.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit six.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Honors students, don't forget to study the two bonus words.
    • Read novel and take notes; follow schedule posted on this site.
    • Study novel class notes and information, including "Unfamiliar Words and Phrases" handout (posted on this site) + literary terms.

F, 10/26 (all): We did an  ATTWN character inference activity.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit six.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Honors students, don't forget to study the two bonus words.
    • Read novel and take notes; follow schedule posted on this site.
    • Study novel class notes and information, including "Unfamiliar Words and Phrases" handout (posted on this site) + literary terms.

M, 10/29 (evens): We completed and discussed the "Completing the Sentence" exercise in unit six. The optional sentence review sheet was distributed. We then learned about Q2E5, which is due 11/8. If you missed class today, you missed the entire introduction to and explanation of Q2E5; this is serious.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit six.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Honors students, don't forget to study the two bonus words.
    • Read novel and take notes; follow schedule posted on this site.
    • Study novel class notes and information, including "Unfamiliar Words and Phrases" handout (posted on this site) + literary terms.
    • Have Q2E5 completely drafted for Monday, 11/5. Have a printout of your complete draft ready for class by 11/5.
    • Here is your prewriting sheet for Q2E5. Print it and fill it in so that you can plan your essay.

T, 10/30 (odds): We completed and discussed the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise in unit six. The optional sentence review sheet was distributed. We then learned about Q2E5, which is due 11/8. If you missed class today, you missed the entire introduction to and explanation of Q2E5; this is serious.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit six.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Honors students, don't forget to study the two bonus words.
    • Read novel and take notes; follow schedule posted on this site.
    • Study novel class notes and information, including "Unfamiliar Words and Phrases" handout (posted on this site) + literary terms.
    • Have Q2E5 completely drafted for Monday, 11/5. Have a printout of your complete draft ready for class by 11/5.
    • Here is your prewriting sheet for Q2E5. Print it and fill it in so that you can plan your essay.

W, 10/31 (evens): We completed and discussed the "Choosing the Right Word" exercise in unit six. We also reviewed irony. Extra time was spent reading ATTWN.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit six.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Honors students, don't forget to study the two bonus words.
    • Read novel and take notes; follow schedule posted on this site.
    • Study novel class notes and information, including "Unfamiliar Words and Phrases" handout (posted on this site) + literary terms.
    • Have Q2E5 completely drafted for Monday, 11/5. Have a printout of your complete draft ready for class by 11/5.

R, 11/1 (evens): Independent Q2E5/novel work.

  • HW:
    • Study definitions of the words in unit six.
    • Study synonyms/antonyms; follow schedule and method taught in class.
    • Honors students, don't forget to study the two bonus words.
    • Read novel and take notes; follow schedule posted on this site.
    • Study novel class notes and information, including "Unfamiliar Words and Phrases" handout (posted on this site) + literary terms.
    • Have Q2E5 completely drafted for Monday, 11/5. Have a printout of your complete draft ready for class by 11/5.

F, 11/2 (all): Vocabulary test: Unit 6.

  • HW:
    • Finish novel for Monday; take notes.
    • Study novel class notes and information, including "Unfamiliar Words and Phrases" handout (posted on this site) + literary terms.
    • Read and study both stapled packets of Q2E5 information; do not merely file those papers away and ignore them.
    • Have Q2E5 completely drafted for Monday, 11/5. Have a printout of your complete draft ready for class by Monday, 11/5.

M, 11/5 (odds): We discussed editing and revision goals for Q2E5 and then began those processes.

  • HW:
    • Study novel class notes and information, including "Unfamiliar Words and Phrases" handout (posted on this site) + literary terms + Mr. Alig's Reading Strategies handout.
    • Read and study both stapled packets of Q2E5 information; do not merely file those papers away and ignore them.
    • Bring your printout of the complete draft of Q2E5 again tomorrow.

T, 11/6 (odds): We did revision and editing work with Q2E5 and discussed Thursday's novel test. We also discussed some loose ends regarding the novel's plot.

  • HW:
    • Study novel class notes and information, including literary terms + Mr. Alig's Reading Strategies handout + any and all of the graphic organizers (provided by Mr. Alig) that you might have used.
    • The test will comprise multiple choice questions, including quotation identifications and questions about the plot, literary terms, background information, and reading strategies taught by Mr. Alig. Be sure to know characters' first and last names.
    • Read and study both stapled packets of Q2E5 information; do not merely file those papers away and ignore them.
    • Q2E5 is due, stapled, in room 2 prior to 7:50 A.M. on 11/8.

W, 11/7 (evens): We did revision and editing work with Q2E5 and discussed tomorrow's novel test. We also discussed some loose ends regarding the novel's plot.

  • HW:
    • Study novel class notes and information, including literary terms + Mr. Alig's Reading Strategies handout + any and all of the graphic organizers (provided by Mr. Alig) that you might have used.
    • The test will comprise multiple choice questions, including quotation identifications and questions about the plot, literary terms, background information, and reading strategies taught by Mr. Alig. Be sure to know characters' first and last names.
    • Read and study both stapled packets of Q2E5 information; do not merely file those papers away and ignore them.
    • Q2E5 is due, stapled, in room 2 prior to 7:50 A.M. on 11/8.

R, 11/8 (all): Literature test: And Then There Were None.

  • HW:
    • Review editing rules.
    • Bring your copy of ATTWN to class on Monday: it will be turned in at that time.

M, 11/12 (all): New novel was distributed and discussed: The Count of Monte Cristo. We went over background information on the novel and we learned about the resources Mr. Alig has created for you as you read the novel. Returns were then handled: vocabulary unit six test, ATTWN test, and Q2E5.

  • HW:
    • Study editing rules.
    • Read chapters 1, 2, and 3 in MC for tomorrow. Use the resources Mr. Alig has provided. (MC) = my abbreviation for the novel title.

T, 11/13 (all): We discussed and learned about some of the characters we meet in chapters 1-3 by doing a group inference activity.

  • HW:
    • Study editing rules.
    • Read chapters 4, 5, and 6 in MC for tomorrow. Use the resources Mr. Alig has provided.

W, 11/14 (evens): Q2E6 was assigned and explained; the semester project was assigned and explained. These two assignments are major, so if you were absent today, you missed a great deal; that's an issue you'll need to redress as soon as possible by seeing me before school. Also, we discussed chapters 4-6 in MC and then did an activity centering on those chapters.

  • HW:
    • Study editing rules.
    • Read chapters 7, 8, and 9 in MC for tomorrow. Use the resources Mr. Alig has provided.
    • Build your list of possible scenes/incidents to use for Q2E6 as you continue reading MC.
    • Work on semester project.

R, 11/15 (odds, 2-hour delay): Q2E6 was assigned and explained; the semester project was assigned and explained. These two assignments are major, so if you were absent today, you missed a great deal; that's an issue you'll need to redress as soon as possible by seeing me before school. Also, we discussed chapters 4-9 in MC and then did an activity centering on those chapters.

  • HW:
    • Study editing rules.
    • Read chapter 10 in MC for tomorrow. Use the resources Mr. Alig has provided.
    • Build your list of possible scenes/incidents to use for Q2E6 as you continue reading MC.
    • Work on semester project.

F, 11/16 (all): We completed a discussion activity on chapter 10 in MC.

  • HW:
    • Study editing rules.
    • Read chapters 11-13 in MC tonight. Use the resources Mr. Alig has provided.
    • Read chapters 14-16 in MC on Saturday. Use the resources Mr. Alig has provided.
    • Read chapters 17-19 in MC on Sunday. Use the resources Mr. Alig has provided.
    • Build your list of possible scenes/incidents to use for Q2E6 as you continue reading MC.
    • Work on semester project.

M, 11/19 (all): We went over the words in vocabulary unit 7 and completed a discussion activity on Edmond's escape in MC.

  • HW:
    • Study editing rules.
    • Read chapter 20 in MC tonight. Use the resources Mr. Alig has provided.
    • Build your list of possible scenes/incidents to use for Q2E6 as you continue reading MC.
    • Study vocabulary; follow the schedule. Don't neglect knowing the definitions, too.
    • Work on semester project.