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We continued peer editing today in class prior to introducing our next unit, Shakespeare’s Macbeth. I’m going to make some initial changes (already) to the calendar and post a new one later this week. We will start with Shakespeare tomorrow. … Continue reading
We spent the hour working on peer editing our definition essays using this checklist to help guide our editing process. We will finish up tomorrow before transitioning into Macbeth. The essay is due by Wednesday night to turnitin.com.
I didn’t see third hour. Fifth hour finished our symbol work after the lockdown drill was over, and then watched a few scenes from the 2013 film. Sixth hour then was able to watch more scenes after finishing our symbol … Continue reading
We first went through a bunch of examples of definition essays as your full rough draft is due next Monday, October 19th (changed from Friday, Oct. 16th). We talked about what the assignment is and how this will look. You … Continue reading
I returned Grapes of Wrath essays to 5th and 6th hour today. Third hour will get theirs back on Monday. Here’s the comment key and general feedback regarding the essays as a whole. I gave you the Definition Essay instructions … Continue reading
We watched several clips from the 1974 and 2013 versions of The Great Gatsby, jotting down cinematic observations and how it contributes to the significance of the novel depicted on screen. Here’s the handout we used. Your Definition Essay is … Continue reading
We took the Gatsby exam today. Please bring a hard copy of your Definition Essay Rough Draft tomorrow to work with in class.
After Mrs. Weiss and Mrs. Belski came in to talk to us about applying to colleges, our transcripts, stress and the ACT, we looked at another definition essay example. The rough draft is due by Friday 10/10. And speaking of … Continue reading
First hour had to to finish going over their Ch. 8 questions from last Thursday. Both classes then shared their symbol work I turned into posters, and when sharing we went through each question in detail taking notes on the … Continue reading
Both hours continued the conversation from yesterday involving the Eliot poem or the definition essay. We annotated “The Fire Sermon” as a class in connection to Gatsby, and I made sure to go through a full draft of a decent Definition … Continue reading