Today in Class: 2017-2018

W, 8/16:  We discussed the ancillary novel requirement.  Also, we went over Q1E1 and began brainstorming; handouts were distributed.  HOMEWORK:  1) Your required ancillary novel is due in class on Monday.  Bring it with you every day.  2) Your prewriting assignment is due Friday.   Use complete sentences.

R, 8/17:  Vocabulary books were distributed along with note sheets for unit one; we began our study of vocabulary unit one.  HOMEWORK:  1) Your required ancillary novel is due in class on Monday.  Bring it with you every day.  2) Your prewriting assignment is due tomorrow. Use complete sentences.  3) Study vocabulary definitions of the words we discussed today in class.

F, 8/18:  Mr. Alig collected everyone's prewriting assignment.  We then continued our study of vocabulary unit one.  HOMEWORK:  1) Your required ancillary novel is due in class on Monday.  Bring it with you every day beginning on Monday.  2) Study vocabulary definitions of the words in unit one.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time.

M, 8/21:  Mr. Alig checked everyone's ancillary novel.  We then continued our study of vocabulary unit one; additionally, we learned about the format of vocabulary tests and how to study for vocabulary tests.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions of the words in unit one.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Start studying synonyms/antonyms as taught in class.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.

T, 8/22:  We worked on vocabulary and Q1E1 today.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions of and notes on the words in unit one.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Continue studying synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) Make sure prewriting has been revised and amended; as a minimum, write your topic sentence for B1.

W, 8/23:  Writing workshop: incidents, topic sentences, and B1.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions of and notes on the words in unit one.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Continue studying synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) Finish B1.

R, 8/24:  Writing workshop:  B1 and B2.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions of and notes on the words in unit one.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Continue studying synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) Finish B2.  Have both B1 and B2 drafted on your tablet for tomorrow.

F, 8/25:  We completed some vocabulary enrichment activities today.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions of and notes on the words in unit one.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Continue studying synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) Finish B3.  Have B1, B2, and B3 drafted on your tablet for Monday.

M, 8/28:  Writing workshop:  introductory paragraphs.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions of and notes on the words in unit one.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Continue studying synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) Finish intro. paragraph for tomorrow.

T, 8/29:  Writing workshop:  conclusion paragraph, formatting and submission guidelines, and rubric.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions of and notes on the words in unit one.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Continue studying synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) Finish conclusion paragraph for tomorrow.

W, 8/30:  Writing workshop:  revision and proofreading.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions of and notes on the words in unit one.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Continue studying synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) Essay due tomorrow prior to 7:50 A.M. in room 2.

R, 8/31:  We learned about test-day procedures and protocol.  We also reviewed for tomorrow's vocabulary test.  HOMEWORK:  Vocabulary test tomorrow:  be prepared.

F, 9/1:  Vocabulary test:  unit one.  HOMEWORK:  Study definitions of all words in vocabulary unit two; be prepared.

T, 9/5:  We began vocabulary unit two.  Also, Friday's vocabulary test was returned for in-class perusal.  Q1E1 was returned, too.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes on the words in unit two.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.

W, 9/6:  We continued our study of vocabulary unit two.  Q1E2 was introduced, too; we began prewriting during class.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes on the words in unit two.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) Finish Q1E2 prewriting for tomorrow.

R, 9/7:  We worked on vocabulary by finishing the Completing the Sentence exercise; we then began drafting Q1E2 after reviewimg the structure of body paragraphs.    HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes on the words in unit two.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) B1, B2, B3, and introductory paragraph are due Monday; have them drafted on your computer.

F, 9/8:  We worked on vocabulary by finishing the Choosing the Right Word exercise; we then discussed intro. paragraph techniques and continued drafting Q1E2.    HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes on the words in unit two.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) B1, B2, B3, and introductory paragraph are due Monday; have them drafted on your computer. 4) Finish Completing the Sentence and Choosing the Right Word for Monday.

M, 9/11:  We went over the Completing the Sentence exercise; we then continued working on Q1E2 by drafting the conclusion paragraph.    HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes on the words in unit two.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) B1, B2, B3, introductory paragraph, and conclusion paragraph (in other words, the entire essay) must be drafted on your computer for tomorrow.

T, 9/12:  We went over the slide identifications for the vocabulary words; we then continued working on Q1E2 by studying an intro. paragraph model and a conclusion paragraph model.  Additionally, we learned two new punctuation rules that must be deployed in Q1E2.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes on the words in unit two.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) Revise Q1E2 according to guidelines discussed during class.

W, 9/13:  We went over the Choosing the Right Word exercise; we then continued working on Q1E2 by revising and editing.    HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes on the words in unit two.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) Submit your final essay, stapled, tomorrow in room two prior to 7:50 A.M.

R, 9/14:  A vocabulary sentence review sheet was distributed and completed.  Q1E3 was introduced, and we began prewriting for Q1E3.  Check answers tp the vocabulary sheet; they are posted on my web page at the "Vocabulary Sentence Review Sheet Ansewrs" link.     HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes on the words in unit two. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) Vocab. test will take place tomorrow.  4) Q1E3 prewriting is due Monday; show your brainstorming on separate paper, and be prepared to submit that, too, on Monday.

F, 9/15:  Vocabulary test:  unit two.     HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions in unit three so that you are ready to begin that unit in class on Monday.  2) Q1E3 prewriting is due Monday; show your brainstorming on separate paper, and be prepared to submit that, too, on Monday.

M, 9/18:  We began vocabulary unit three.  Q1E2 was returned and discussed, too.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes on the words in unit three.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) Keep Q1E3 prewriting and brainstorming with you:  we'll be starting class work on Q1E3 soon.

T, 9/19:  We continued vocabulary unit three.  We then went over the organization of body paragraphs in Q1E3 and began drafting B1.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes on the words in unit three.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) B1 due tomorrow; have it drafted on your tablet.

W, 9/20:  Writing workshop:  B2.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes on the words in unit three.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) B2 due tomorrow; have it drafted on your tablet.

R, 9/21:  We did "Completing the Sentence" in the vocabulary book. Writing workshop:  B3 + topic sentence and body paragraph models.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes on the words in unit three.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) B3 due tomorrow; have it drafted on your tablet.

F, 9/22:  We did "Choosing the Right Word" in the vocabulary book. Writing workshop:  B3, intro., and conclusion + information about the challenge to incorporate appositives and participials.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes on the words in unit three.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) Have the entire essay drafted on your tablet for Monday.

M, 9/25:  We discussed "Completing the Sentence" and then had writing conferences centering on introductions. Additional non-conference time was spent revising and proofreading.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes on the words in unit three.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) Continue revising and proofreading; use the "All in One Place..." PPT posted under "Q1E3 Handouts."

T, 9/26:  We discussed "Choosing the Right Word" and then continued our writing conferences. Additional non-conference class time was spent revising and proofreading.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes on the words in unit three.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) Continue revising and proofreading; use the "All in One Place..." PPT posted under "Q1E3 Handouts" as a starting point.

W, 9/27:  We continued our writing conferences. Additional non-conference class time was spent revising and proofreading.  Q1E4 information was distributed.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes on the words in unit three.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left. 3) Continue revising and proofreading; use the "All in One Place..." PPT posted under "Q1E3 Handouts" as a starting point. 4) Q1E3 (the current essay) is due TOMORROW morning, stapled, prior to 7:50 A.M. in room 2. 5) Q1E4 pre-writing is due Monday.

R, 9/28:  Vocabulary sentence completion review sheet + Q1E4 brainstorming.  HOMEWORK:  1) Vocabulary unit three test will take place tomorrow as scheduled; study.  2) Q1E4 pre-writing is due Monday. 3) Vocabulary sentence completion review sheet answers will be posted by 2:30 P.M. today; be sure to check your work.

F, 9/29:  Vocabulary test:  unit three.  HOMEWORK:  1) Q1E4 pre-writing is due Monday; include your brainstorming on separate paper.

M, 10/2:  We began vocabulary unit four.  Q1E3 was returned and discussed, too.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.  Honors students must check online for the two additional words from now on. 3) Have B1 drafted for tomorrow.  Use the same organizational standards as previous essays.

T, 10/3:  We continued vocabulary unit four.  Conferences regarding Q1E3 began.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.  Honors students must check online for the two additional words from now on. 3) Have B1, B2, and B3 drafted by the time you arrive to class on Thursday.  4) Have the introductory paragraph drafted by the time you arrive to class on Friday.

W, 10/4:  Conferences regarding Q1E3 continued.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.  Honors students must check online for the two additional words from now on. 3) Have B1, B2, and B3 drafted by the time you arrive to class tomorrow.  4) Have the introductory paragraph drafted by the time you arrive to class on Friday.

R, 10/5:  Conferences regarding Q1E3 continued.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.  Honors students must check online for the two additional words from now on. 3) Have B1, B2, and B3, and introductory paragraph drafted by the time you arrive to class tomorrow.  4) Have the entire essay  (B1, B2, B3, intro. and conclusion) drafted by the time you arrive to class on Monday.

F, 10/6:  Conferences regarding Q1E4 introductory paragraphs began.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.  Honors students must check online for the two additional words from now on. 3) Have B1, B2, and B3, and introductory paragraph drafted by the time you arrive to class tomorrow.  4) Have the entire essay  (B1, B2, B3, intro. and conclusion) drafted by the time you arrive to class on Monday.

M, 10/9:  Conferences regarding Q1E4 continued, this time focusing on conclusion paragraphs. Also, Q2E5 was introduced and assigned.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.  Honors students must check online for the two additional words from now on.
3) Submit your essay, stapled, tomorrow morning in room 2 prior to 7:50. 4) Q2E5 prewriting is due next Tuesday, 10/17.

T, 10/10:  We worked on vocabulary unit four exercises:  "Completing the Sentence" and "Choosing the Right Word."  Also, we began brainstorming ideas for Q2E5.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.  Honors students must check online for the two additional words from now on.  3) Finish both vocabulary exercises if you did not do so during class. 4) Q2E5 prewriting is due next Tuesday, 10/17.

W, 10/11:  Regular classes did not meet due to the freshman activity day.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.  Honors students must check online for the two additional words from now on.  3) Finish both vocabulary exercises if you did not do so during class. 4) Q2E5 prewriting is due next Tuesday, 10/17.

R, 10/12:  Vocabulary tests were returned for quick perusal.  Also, we went over the book's exercises.  The extra sentence completion review sheet was also distributed and begun; answers are posted on my web page.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.  Honors students must check online for the two additional words from now on.  3) Vocabulary test takes place tomorrow, as scheduled. 4) Q2E5 prewriting is due next Tuesday, 10/17.

F, 10/13:  Vocabulary Test.  HOMEWORK:  1) Q2E5 prewriting is due Tuesday, 10/17.

T, 10/17:  We began vocabulary unit five.  Q1E4 feedback and Q2E5 incidents were discussed, too.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.  Honors students must check online for the two additional words from now on. 3) Have B1, B2, and B3 drafted for Friday.  Use the same organizational standards as previous essays.

W, 10/18:  We continued vocabulary unit five, and the recent vocabulary test was returned.  We then continued drafting Q2E5 body paragraphs.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.  Honors students must check online for the two additional words from now on. 3) Have B1, B2, and B3 drafted for Friday's class.  Have the introductory paragraph and conclusion paragraph drafted for Monday's class.  Use the same organizational structure as previous essays.

R, 10/19:  We did "Completing the Sentence" in unit five.  We then continued drafting Q2E5 body paragraphs.  In addition, writing conferences started today.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.  Honors students must check online for the two additional words from now on. 3) Have B1, B2, and B3 drafted for tomorrow's class.  Have the introductory paragraph and conclusion paragraph drafted for Monday's class.  Use the same organizational structure as previous essays. 4) Finish "Completing the Sentence" if you did not do so during class.

F, 10/20:  We did "Choosing the Right Word" in unit five.  We then continued drafting Q2E5.  In addition, writing conferences continued today.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.  Honors students must check online for the two additional words from now on. 3) Have the entire essay drafted for Monday's class.  Use the handouts and PPT under the Q2E5 link on my web page . 4) Finish "Choosing the Right Word" if you did not do so during class.

M, 10/23:  We went over revision and editing goals for Q2E5. Additionally, we began conferences on introductory paragraphs.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.  Honors students must check online for the two additional words from now on. 3) Edit and revise Q2E5; use the handouts and PPT under the Q2E5 link on my web page.

T, 10/24:  We continued revising, editing, and conferencing.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.  Honors students must check online for the two additional words from now on. 3) Edit and revise Q2E5; use the handouts and PPT under the Q2E5 link on my web page.

W, 10/25:  We went over vocab. exercises; ATTWN was disributed.  We then continued working on Q2E5.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary definitions and notes.  Be prepared for a quiz at any time. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.  Honors students must check online for the two additional words from now on. 3) Edit and revise Q2E5; use the handouts and PPT under the Q2E5 link on my web page.  Submit Q2E5, stapled, tomorrow morning in room 2 prior to 7:50.

R, 10/26:  Vocabulary review work in preparation for tomorrow's test.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary; test tomorrow. 2) Study synonyms/antonyms as taught in class; follow the schedule.  Remember:  you must check for any additional synonyms/antonyms by clicking the "Vocabulary Additions" link to the left.  Honors students must check online for the two additional words from now on. 3) Start reading ATTWN on FRIDAY.  Follow the posted schedule.  Use the ancillary materials posted on my web page in order to read closely for detail and comprehension.

F, 10/27:  Vocabulary test:  unit five.  HOMEWORK:  1) Start reading ATTWN.  Follow the posted schedule.  Use the ancillary materials posted on my web page in order to read closely for detail and comprehension.

M, 10/30:  ATTWN discussion.  HOMEWORK:  1) Continue reading ATTWN.  Follow the posted schedule.  Use the ancillary materials posted on my web page in order to read closely for detail and comprehension.

T, 10/31:  More ATTWN discussion.  HOMEWORK:  1) Continue reading ATTWN.  Follow the posted schedule.  Use the ancillary materials posted on my web page in order to read closely for detail and comprehension. 2) Study ATTWN notes and definitions (including novel reading strategies).

W, 11/1:  More ATTWN discussion.  HOMEWORK:  1) Continue reading ATTWN.  Follow the posted schedule.  Use the ancillary materials posted on my web page in order to read closely for detail and comprehension. 2) Study ATTWN notes and definitions (including novel reading strategies). 3) Document literary terms at work in the novel; give yourself plenty of examples.

R, 11/2:   ATTWN activity and discussion.  HOMEWORK:  1) Continue reading ATTWN.  Follow the posted schedule.  Use the ancillary materials posted on my web page in order to read closely for detail and comprehension. 2) Study ATTWN notes and definitions (including novel reading strategies). 3) Document literary terms at work in the novel; give yourself plenty of examples.

F, 11/3:   ATTWN discussion and irony lesson.  HOMEWORK:  1) Continue reading ATTWN.  Follow the posted schedule.  Use the ancillary materials posted on my web page in order to read closely for detail and comprehension. 2) Study ATTWN notes and definitions (including novel reading strategies). 3) Document literary terms at work in the novel; give yourself plenty of examples.

M, 11/6:   ATTWN discussion and activity.  HOMEWORK:  1) Continue reading ATTWN.  Follow the posted schedule.  Use the ancillary materials posted on my web page in order to read closely for detail and comprehension. 2) Study ATTWN notes and definitions (including novel reading strategies). 3) Document literary terms at work in the novel; give yourself plenty of examples.

T, 11/7:   ATTWN discussion and introduction of Q2E6.  If you were not in class today, you missed a great deal of information regarding Q2E6.  HOMEWORK:  1) Continue reading ATTWN.  Follow the posted schedule.  Use the ancillary materials posted on my web page in order to read closely for detail and comprehension. 2) Study ATTWN notes and definitions (including novel reading strategies). 3) In preparation for Q2E6, continue to document literary terms at work in the novel; give yourself plenty of examples.

W, 11/8:  More discussion of Q2E6.  If you were not in class today, you missed a great deal of information regarding Q2E6.  HOMEWORK:  1) Continue reading ATTWN.  Follow the posted schedule.  Use the ancillary materials posted on my web page in order to read closely for detail and comprehension. 2) Study ATTWN notes and definitions (including novel reading strategies). 3) In preparation for Q2E6, continue to document literary terms at work in the novel; give yourself plenty of examples.
4) Have your prewriting, introductory paragraph, and B1 ready for class on Monday
.  No need to print out your intro. and B1; just have them drafted on your tablet.

R, 11/9:  ATTWN discussion; ATTWN test information was discussed.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study ATTWN notes and definitions (including novel reading strategies) and re-read: novel test will take place Monday, as scheduled. 2) Have your Q2E6 prewriting, introductory paragraph, and B1 ready for class on Monday.  No need to print out your intro. and B1; just have them drafted on your tablet.

F, 11/10:  No school.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study ATTWN notes and definitions (including novel reading strategies) and re-read: novel test will take place Monday, as scheduled. 2) Have your Q2E6 prewriting, introductory paragraph, and B1 ready for class on Monday.  No need to print out your intro. and B1; just have them drafted on your tablet.

M, 11/13:  ATTWN test.  HOMEWORK:  1) Have Q2E6 B2 drafted on your tablet for Wednesday.

T, 11/14:  Writing conferences:  B1.  HOMEWORK:  1) Have Q2E6 B2 drafted on your tablet for tomorrow.

W, 11/15:  Writing conferences:  B1, continued.  HOMEWORK:  1) Have Q2E6 B3 drafted on your tablet for tomorrow.

R, 11/16:  Writing conferences:  introductory paragraphs.  HOMEWORK:  1) Have Q2E6 conclusion paragraph drafted on your tablet for tomorrow.

F, 11/17:  We finished our writing conferences regarding introductory paragraphs.  HOMEWORK:  1) Revise and edit according to the guidelines and schedule distributed during class.

M, 11/20:  We continued revising and editing Q2E6.  HOMEWORK:  1) Q2E6 due tomorrow, stapled, in room 2 prior to 7:50 A.M.

T, 11/21:  We began vocab. unit six by discussing all 20 words.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary.  Follow the schedule.

W, 11/22 - M, 11/27:  Thanksgiving break.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary.  Follow the schedule.

T, 11/28:  Q2E6 returned; Q2E7 introduced and assigned.  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary for Friday's test.  Follow the schedule.  2) Begin Q2E7 prewriting; have prewriting completed for clss on Thursday.

W, 11/29:  We worked on vocabulary and Q2E7 .  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary for Friday's test.  Follow the schedule.  2) Finish Q2E7 prewriting for class tomorrow.

R, 11/30:  We worked on vocabulary in preparation for tomorrow's test .  HOMEWORK:  1) Study vocabulary for tomorrow's test.  Follow the schedule.  2) Q2E7 intro. paragraph + B1 must be drafted on your tablet for Wednesday.

F, 12/1:  Vocabulary test:  unit 6 .  HOMEWORK:  Q2E7 intro. paragraph + B1 must be drafted on your tablet for Wednesday.

M, 12/4: No school:  in-service.  HOMEWORK:  Q2E7 intro. paragraph + B1 must be drafted on your tablet for Wednesday.

T, 12/5: We began vocabulary unit seven.  We then discussed Q2E7.  HOMEWORK:  1) Q2E7 intro. paragraph + B1 must be drafted on your tablet for Wednesday.  2) Study vocabulary for next Friday's test.  Follow the schedule.

W, 12/6: We did the unit seven "Completing the Sentence" exercise, began Q2E7 conferences, and continued drafting Q2E7.  HOMEWORK:  1) Q2E7 B2 must be drafted on your tablet for Friday.  2) Q2E7 B3 + conclusion paragraph must be drafted on your tablet for Monday.  In other words, the entire essay must be drafted for Monday.  3) Study vocabulary for next Friday's test.  Follow the schedule.

R, 12/7: We did the unit seven "Choosing the Right Word" exercise, continued Q2E7 conferences, and continued drafting Q2E7.  HOMEWORK: 
1) Q2E7 B2 must be drafted on your tablet for tomorrow.  2) Q2E7 B3 + conclusion paragraph must be drafted on your tablet for Monday.  In other words, the entire essay must be drafted for Monday.
  3) Study vocabulary for next Friday's test.  Follow the schedule.

F, 12/8: We continued drafting and conferencing about Q2E7.  HOMEWORK: 1) Q2E7 B3 + conclusion paragraph must be drafted on your tablet for Monday.  In other words, the entire essay must be drafted for Monday.  2) Study vocabulary for next Friday's test.  Follow the schedule.

M, 12/11: We learned and discussed new editing rules for Q2E7.  Also, we went over the proofreading requirements for the essay and the vocabulary exercises completed last week.  Conclusion paragraph conferences start tomorrow.  HOMEWORK: 1) Q2E7 is due, stapled, in room 2 prior to 7:50 A.M. this coming Thursday, 12/14.  2) Study vocabulary for Friday's test.  Follow the schedule.

T, 12/12: Conclusion paragraph conferences began.  HOMEWORK: 1) Q2E7 is due, stapled, in room 2 prior to 7:50 A.M. this coming Thursday, 12/14.  2) Study vocabulary for Friday's test.  Follow the schedule.

W, 12/13: We did more work with Q2E7.  HOMEWORK: 1) Q2E7 is due, stapled, in room 2 prior to 7:50 A.M. tomorrow, 12/14.  2) Study vocabulary for Friday's test.  Follow the schedule.

R, 12/14: The vocabulary sentence review sheet was completed in preparation for tomorrow's test.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary for tomorrow's test.  Follow the schedule.

F, 12/15: Vocabulary test:  unit 7.

M, 12/18: Q2E7 returned; vocab. unit seven test returned.  Q2E8 (semester assessment essay) was assigned and discussed.  HOMEWORK: Work on Q2E8; follow the schedule offered by Mr. Alig.

T, 12/19: Q2E8 work day.  HOMEWORK: Work on Q2E8; follow the schedule offered by Mr. Alig.

W, 12/20: Q2E8 work day.  HOMEWORK: Work on Q2E8; follow the schedule offered by Mr. Alig.

R, 12/21: Q2E8 work day.  HOMEWORK: Q2E8 is due, stapled, in room 2 prior to 7:50 A.M. tomorrow, 12/22. 

F, 12/22: Introduction to The Bridge Over the River Kwai + ancillary novel reading time.  HOMEWORK: Read Kwai; follow schedule and complete the focus questions -- both of which are posted on my web page

M, 1/8: SNOW DAY #1HOMEWORK: Read Kwai; follow schedule and complete the focus questions -- both of which are posted on my web page

T, 1/9: Essays returned.  Also, we began vocab. unit eight.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read Kwai; follow schedule and complete the focus questions -- both of which are posted on my web page. 2) Study vocabulary.  Double up tonight by studying synonms for words 1-8; you'll then be on schedule for the rest of the unit.

W, 1/10: We continued vocab. unit eight, and Q3E9 was assigned.  HOMEWORK: 1) Re-read Kwai; test will take place Tuesday. 2) Study vocabulary. 3) Begin essay work.

R, 1/11: Q3E9 work:  re-reading and gathering possible incidents.  HOMEWORK: 1) Continue to re-read Kwai and gather possible incidents for the essay; test will take place Tuesday. 2) Study vocabulary.

F, 1/12: SNOW DAY #2HOMEWORK: 1) Continue to re-read Kwai and gather possible incidents for the essay; test will take place Tuesday. 2) Study vocabulary; test will take place Friday.

T, 1/16: SNOW DAY #3HOMEWORK: 1) Continue to re-read Kwai and gather possible incidents for the essay; test will take place Wednesday. 2) Study vocabulary; test will take place Friday.

W, 1/17: Kwai test.  HOMEWORK: 1) Have Q3E9 drafted (all five paragraphs -- the entire essay) for Monday's class. 2) Study vocabulary; test Friday.

R, 1/18: Vocabulary review exercises.  The optional vocabulary review sheet was distributed; answers will be posted on my web page.  HOMEWORK: 1) Have Q3E9 drafted (all five paragraphs -- the entire essay) for Monday's class. 2) Study vocabulary; test Friday.

F, 1/19: Vocabulary test.  HOMEWORK: 1) Have Q3E9 drafted (all five paragraphs -- the entire essay) for Monday's class. 2) Bring TWO printed, stapled copies of Q3E9 to class on Monday.

M, 1/22: We began vocabulary unit nine.  Additionally, we discussed and checked Q3E9 thesis statements.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 2) Continue to bring the same TWO printed, stapled copies of Q3E9 to class each day this week.

T, 1/23: (Periods 1 and 3) We completed Q3E9 revision and editing activities.  New novel was distributed.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 2) Q3E9 final copy is due, stapled, on Thursday morning prior to 7:50.

W, 1/23: (Periods 2 and 6) We completed Q3E9 revision and editing activities.  New novel was distributed.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 2) Q3E9 final copy is due, stapled, on Thursday morning prior to 7:50.

R, 1/25: Vocabulary unit nine work:  "Completing the Sentence" and "Choosing the Right Word."  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 2) If necessary, finish exercises begun during class.

F, 1/26: We discussed background information regardint The Count of Monte Cristo; we then began reading the novel.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 2) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).

M, 1/29: We did an activity on the first three chapters of MC.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 2) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Chapters 4, 5, and 6 are due tomorrow.

T, 1/30: We created a responsibility pie chart in order to gauge the actions of the characters in the first six chapters of MC.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 2) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Chapters 7, 8, and 9 are due tomorrow.

W, 1/31: Q3E9 and the two recent tests were returned; also, we went over vocabulary exercises that were completed last Thursday.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 2) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Chapter 10 is due tomorrow.

R, 2/1: We went over vocabulary exercises in preparation for tomorrow's test.  Optional sentence completion sheet was distributed; the answers are posted.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 2) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Chapters 11-12 are due tomorrow.

F, 2/2: Vocabulary test:  U9.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Read through ch. 20 for Tuesday.

M, 2/5: No classes: car raffle free day.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Read through ch. 20 for Tuesday.

T, 2/6: We began vocabulary unit 10.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Read chapter 21 for tomorrow. 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

W, 2/7: SNOW DAY #4HOMEWORK: 1) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Read chapters 22-23 for tomorrow. 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

R, 2/8: We worked with MC.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Read chapter 24 for tomorrow. 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

F, 2/9: We did vocabulary work.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Read chapters 25-30 for Monday. 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 3) Finish classroom vocabulary work if necessary.

M, 2/12: We completed and discussed a novel activity.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Read chapters 31, 32, and 33 for tomorrow. 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

T, 2/13: We completed and discussed a character map activity.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Read chapters 34, 35, and 36 for tomorrow. 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

W, 2/14: We completed and discussed a novel activity.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Read chapters 37, 38, and 39 for tomorrow. 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

R, 2/15: We went over vocabulary exercises in preparation for tomorrow's test.  Optional sentence completion sheet was distributed; the answers are posted.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 2) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Chapters 40-41 are due tomorrow.

F, 2/16: Vocabulary Test: Unit Ten  HOMEWORK: 1) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Chapters 42-48 are due Tuesday.

M, 2/19: No school: Presidents' Day.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Chapters 42-48 must be read for tomorrow.

T, 2/20: We did a writing activity based on the novel.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Read chapters 49, 50, and 51 for tomorrow. 2) Refer to #1.

W, 2/21: We continued working with yesterday's novel-based writing activity; guidance department members offered a short walk-through of the scheduling process.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Read chapters 52, 53, and 54 for tomorrow. 2) Refer to #1.

R, 2/22: We did a novel-based activity.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Read chapters 55, 56, and 57 for tomorrow. 2) Refer to #1.

F, 2/23: We did another novel-based activity.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Read chapters 58-63 for Monday. 2) Refer to #1.

M, 2/26: The editing rules handout was discussed; you must study this so that Friday's essay test is free from such errors. We then discussed how to prepare for the essay test. Last, we took time to read MC.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Read chapters 64-68 for tomorrow. 2) Review editing rules for Friday's essay test; use the handout posted on my web page.

T, 2/27: An optional editing rules review handout was distributed; answers are posted on my web page under the "Essay Test Editing Information" link. We then discussed Friday's icon assignment, using it to help generate incidents for possible use on the essay test. Last, we took time to read MC.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read MC; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site).  Finish the novel for tomorrow. 2) Study editing rules for Friday's essay test. 3) Find important incidents for possible use on Friday's test.

W, 2/28: We practiced writing an introductory paragraph in preparation for the MC essay test.  HOMEWORK: 1) Review MC; use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site). 2) Study editing rules for Friday's essay test. 3) Find important incidents for possible use on Friday's test.

R, 3/1: We practiced writing and annotating a body paragraph for the MC essay test.  HOMEWORK: 1) Review MC; use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site). 2) Study editing rules for tomorrow's essay test. 3) Find important incidents for possible use on tomorrow's test.

F, 3/2: MC essay test.  HOMEWORK: 1) Review MC and resources in preparation for Monday's objective test.

M, 3/5: MC objective test.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study definitions in vocab. unit 11.

T, 3/6: We began vocabulary unit 11 and did an anticipation activity for our new novel, which was distributed today.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read KMG chapters 1 and 2 for tomorrow; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site). 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

W, 3/7: We did a close reading activity centering on chapters 1-2 of KMG.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read KMG chapters 3 and 4 for tomorrow; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site). 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

R, 3/8: We did a reading activity centering on chapters 3-4 of KMG.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read KMG chapters 5 and 6 for tomorrow; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site). 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

F, 3/9: We did a close reading activity centering on chapters 5-6 of KMG.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read KMG chapters 7 and 8 for Monday; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site). 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

M, 3/12: Tests returned for student perusal; vocabulary exercises.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read KMG chapters 9 and 10 for tomorrow; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site). 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 3) If necessary, finish (for tomorrow) Completing the Sentence; Choosing the Right Word does NOT need to be finished for tomorrow.

T, 3/13: Vocabulary and novel activities.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read KMG chapters 11 and 12 for tomorrow; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site). 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

W, 3/14: More vocabulary and novel activities.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read KMG chapters 13 and 14 for tomorrow; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site). 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 3) If necessary, finish Choosing the Right Word for tomorrow.

R, 3/15: More work with vocabulary.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read KMG; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site). 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 3) Complete optional vocabulary sentence review sheet; answers are posted.

F, 3/16: Vocabulary Test: Unit 11.  HOMEWORK: 1) Read KMG; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site). 2) Complete optional KMG paragraph plug-ins; answers are available in my classroom.

M, 3/19: Vocabulary unit 12 began.  HOMEWORK: 1) Finish KMG for Wednesday; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site). 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

T, 3/20: No classes: state testing.  HOMEWORK: 1) Finish KMG for tomorrow; follow reading schedule and use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site). 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

W, 3/21: SNOW DAY #5  HOMEWORK: 1) Re-read KMG; use the resources provided by Mr. Alig (posted on this web site). 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 3) KMG essay test takes place Monday, as scheduled. 4) KMG bubble sheet test takes place Tuesday, as scheduled.

R, 3/22: No classes: Walk. 

F, 3/23: No classes: teacher in-service. 

M, 3/26: KMG essay test.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study KMG for tomorrow's objective test. 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

T, 3/27: KMG objective test.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

W, 3/28: No classes for freshmen: freshman retreat.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

R, 3/29: No classes: Easter break.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

F, 3/30: No classes: Easter break.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

M, 4/2: No classes: Easter break.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

T, 4/3: No classes: Walk free day.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

W, 4/4: No classes: in-service.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

R, 4/5: Vocabulary Test: Unit 12.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study editing rules.

F, 4/6: Vocabulary unit 13 began; tests were returned.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.

M and T, 4/9 and 4/10 (block days): We began our study of Shakespeare.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 3) Begin memorizing Shakespeare titles.

W, 4/11: We read, discussed, and took notes on MV 1.1.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read the material we read today in class. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Begin memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets to class every day.

R, 4/12: We read, discussed, and took notes on MV 1.2.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read the material we read today in class. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Begin memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets to class every day.

F, 4/13: We read, discussed, and took notes on MV 1.3+2.1.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read the material we read today in class. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Begin memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets to class every day.

M, 4/16: We read, discussed, and took notes on MV 2.2-2.4.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read the material we read today in class. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day.

T, 4/17: No classes: Mr. Klusman Day of Service.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read the material we read today in class. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day.

W, 4/18: We read, discussed, and took notes on MV 2.5-2.6.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read the material we read today in class. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day. 6) Optional vocabulary sentence review sheet was distributed today; answers will be posted tomorrow.

R, 4/19: We read, discussed, and took notes on MV 2.7-2.9.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read the material we read today in class. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day. 6) Optional vocabulary sentence review sheet answers are posted.

F, 4/20: Vocabulary test: unit 13.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read the material we read today in class. 3) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 4) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day. 5) Re-read acts 1 and 2 in MV.

M, 4/23: We began our study of vocabulary unit 14. Also, Friday's test was returned. Last, we watched MV 2.9.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read all acts/scenes we have read so far in class. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day.

T, 4/24: We read MV 3.1 + 3.2.1-39.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read all acts/scenes we have read so far in class. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day.

W, 4/25: We finished reading and discussing MV 3.2.1-148.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read all acts/scenes we have read so far in class. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day.

R, 4/26: We finished reading and discussing MV 3.2.148-3.3.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read all acts/scenes we have read so far in class. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day.

F, 4/27: We finished reading and discussing MV 3.3-3.5.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read all acts/scenes we have read so far in class. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day.

M, 4/30: We read and discussed MV 4.1.1-181.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read all acts/scenes we have read so far in class. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day.

T, 5/1: We read and discussed MV 4.1.182-end.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read all acts/scenes we have read so far in class. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day. 6) Optional vocabulary sentence review sheet was distributed today; answers are available in Mr. Alig's room.

W, 5/2: We read, watched, and discussed MV 4.1 + 4.2.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read all acts/scenes we have read so far in class. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day. 6) Optional vocabulary sentence review sheet was distributed yesterday; answers are available in Mr. Alig's room.

R, 5/3: Vocabulary test: unit 14.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read all acts/scenes we have read so far in class. 3) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 4) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day.

F, 5/4: No classes: Elderfest.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read all acts/scenes we have read so far in class. 3) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 4) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day.

M, 5/7: We began vocabulary unit 15 and began discussing  MV 5.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read all acts/scenes we have read so far in class. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day.

T, 5/8: We discussed MV 5.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read MV in its entirety. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day.

W, 5/9: We viewed MV 5; project was assigned and explained.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read MV in its entirety. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day. 6) Work on project.

R, 5/10: Mini-lessons on participial phrases and absolute phrases; project work day.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read MV in its entirety. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day. 6) Work on project.

F, 5/11: MV essay test.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study Shakespeare materials: notes and handouts. 2) Re-read MV in its entirety. 3) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 4) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. TITLE TEST WILL TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY, 5/16. 5) Bring yellow guided reading sheets and MV glossary handout to class every day. 6) Work on project.

M, 5/14: MV objective test.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.
2) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. TITLE TEST WILL TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY, 5/16. 3)
Work on project.

T, 5/15: MV project work day + test return day.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class.
2) Continue memorizing Shakespeare titles. TITLE TEST WILL TAKE PLACE TOMORROW, 5/16. 3) Work on project.
4) Optional vocabulary sentence review sheet was distributed; answers are available in Mr. Alig's room.

W, 5/16: Shakespeare Titles Test + MV project work day.  HOMEWORK: 1) Study vocabulary; follow schedule and method taught in class. 2) Work on project. 3) Optional vocabulary sentence review sheet was distributed; answers are available in Mr. Alig's room.

R, 5/17: Vocabulary Test: Unit 15 + MV project work time.  HOMEWORK: Work on project.

F, 5/18: MV project work day + test return day.  HOMEWORK: Work on project.

M, T, W; 5/21, 22, 23: MV project turn-in + MV book collection + farewells.