English 10: SSR and Grammar

We read today for SSR, and then we did a quick sentence grammar assignment. You had to write 8 sentences that adhered to the following sentence types:

1. Simple

2. Compound

3. Complex

4. Items in a series/list

5. Appositive

6. Begin with an adverb

7. Begin with an infinitive phrase

8. Adverb Clause

HOMEWORK: Ch. 17-19 of Catcher + annotations

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Honors 11: A Small Place

We began the day sharing, in a book club format, the issues being discussed in our indy reading books. I assigned the following journal entry assignment due on Wednesday, April 30th:

About 1-2 pages, double-spaced.

  • 1 paragraph summary and explanation of author’s argument or perspective

o   What important issues/problems are developing in your book at this point? Where is the author coming from? Does he/she have a clear or developing argument related to globalization? Do his/her experiences place him/her on one particular side of an issue?

  • 1 paragraph response related to what you’re thinking about researching

o   What interests you the most about your book? How might the issue(s) in your book direct your research?

We spent the rest of the hour discussing Kincaid’s first chapter in A Small Place.

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English 10: Catcher Defense Mechanisms and Ch. 14-16

We finished the defense mechanism worksheet from Thursday, and I stamped it in for points. Then, I stamped in your ch. 14-16 annotations. Your job was to add two important quotes to each chapter that indicated significant aspects to the chapter and Holden’s psyche.

HW for Thursday: Ch. 17-19

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Honors 11: Globalization, cont.

We had EDPs today. You will have a 300-word response (remember those?) due to turnitin.com by midnight tonight on the attached piece by Antiguan-American novelist/essayist/gardener Mrs. Jamaica Kincaid from her fictional/autobiographical 1988 novel  A Small Place. We will discuss your responses and continue discussing Barber’s piece on Wednesday.

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English 10: Catcher Ch. 7-13 Quiz + Holden’s Defense Mechanisms

We went over, after I checked them in, your Ch. 11-13 annotations. You’re welcome. We then took the Ch. 7-13 quiz. Afterwards, you had an assignment regarding the types of defense mechanisms Holden uses to protect himself. The handout is attached. We will finish it and go over it Tuesday. Also, for homework, please read Ch. 14-16 + annotations for Tuesday.

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Honors 11: Jihad vs. McWorld

We discussed globalization today–outsourcing, Barber’s ideas concerning globalization, and your own after having watched, listened to and read from several sources.

Your outline on the Barber piece is due Tuesday. Meet in the Rm. 257 for EDPs.

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English 10: SSR and Grammar/Writing/Lit Term Quiz

We read for the first 35 minutes today silently from our SSR books, and then we took a post-writing/grammar/lit. term quiz. We have already taken it once, but now we’re seeing how we do months later.

HW: Letter from one character of Catcher to another (or from you to a character) and Ch. 11-13 + annotations. You will have a Ch. 7-13 quiz tomorrow.

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