SUB - I was gone at a training, but this is what you did in class with the substitute.
Warm up: Describe “flashback”. Why might an author use a flashback in their story?
Read "The Leap" found on page 37 of your Holt textbook.
When you have finished reading, get out a separate sheet of paper and put an MLA heading on top. Create a flowchart to put the events in the story in CHRONOLOGICAL order. Look back at your notes to make sure you remember what this means.
Page 43: Answer questions 1-4 and 10-13 and the “Writing Skills Focus”.
I will be back tomorrow to collect this. If you don’t finish in class this is homework.
SUB - I was at a training today so here is the agenda from when the substitute was here.
Warm up: Vocab #2 1/4
Read "Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket" on page 17 of the Holt textbook.
When you are finished reading, get out a separate sheet of paper and do the following questions (don’t forget your MLA heading):
Page 31: Questions 1-9 and the “Writing Skills Focus”
This will be collected in class tomorrow so if you don’t finish in class you need to finish as homework.
Warm up: VOCAB QUIZ #1
Students took Cornell notes on elements of short stories. The presentation can be found below.
We then started reading "The Pedestrian" on page 8 of the Holt textbook.
Finish reading "The Pedestrian".
Warm up: Verb Notes
Students logged into noredink.com and did online grammar practice.
Warm up: Adjective Practice
After a brief instruction on how the final draft of the essay on happiness should look, students were given time in class. Students are expected to turn in their final draft tomorrow during class.
Finish the final draft of your essay and turn it in on Google Classroom.
Warm up: Vocab #1 4/4 - TEST FRIDAY!
Since our rough drafts of our essay are done (right? you all finished?), we moved on to doing our peer editing in class today. I passed out a peer editing sheet to fill out as you read through someone else's paper. I then gave time in class to finish peer editing.
Finish the peer edit FIRST and then finish your rough draft if you didn't have that done for class today.
Warm up: Vocab practice! That test is next Friday so be sure to study your words!
Students were expected to come to class prepared with a rough draft of their essay. Today we took notes on a brief lesson on how to write the introduction and the conclusion paragraphs of the essay. The presentation can be found at the link below. Students were then given the rest of the period to add their introduction and conclusion paragraphs to their rough draft.
Finish your rough draft! Your rough draft should start with your introduction, have three complete body paragraphs, and end with a conclusion. You will need this on Tuesday to do peer edits.
Warm up: Adjective notes, set 2
Today was designated as a work day for students to write the rough draft of their essay. I uploaded an essay layout on Google Classroom for students to complete.
Students were expected to have their thesis, topic sentences, and evidence written at the beginning of class. This class period was provided as a work day for adding two sentences of commentary for each sentence of evidence.
Finish the rough draft of your essay.