Wednesday, November 19, 2014

English 9--11/20/2014 (Blocks 1, 2, & 4 BDF)


Reminder (at some point before the end of class):

End-of-Mini-Unit Assessment Writing Prompt:
When writing “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves,” author Karen Russell decided to begin each section of the text with information about a stage of Lycanthropic Culture Shock in the form of an epigraph. Russell also decided to depict each of her characters in certain ways in relation to the five stages of Lycanthropic Culture Shock. How do these decisions by the author help develop an emergent theme/central idea of the short story?

--HW list shared

--Finish your work with Article of the Week #6, which is due at the beginning of class next time (Monday, 11/24 [BDF]). This task will include purposefully reading the directions in the box at the top of the page and completing your best work with regard to the directions. I hope that you see the connection between the quotation integration portion of this week's assignment and other writing assignments that you have completed and will complete this school year!
--Read your free reading book for at least 10 minutes between now and next class. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.
--Next time, we will discuss the homework that was due last class, tear apart and develop a "plan of attack" for the End-of-Mini-Unit Assessment prompt, begin the essay-writing process by reviewing basic paragraph structure and brainstorming/outlining the components necessary for a purpose-driven paragraph about author Karen Russell's structure, and set up Microsoft Word documents in MLA format.  If you come to class with somewhat of a rough outline in place, you will be in GREAT SHAPE!

Backburner Goals (Mr. Martin's Note-to-Self):
  • Review the parts of speech as introduction to our grammar work/in order to aid in vocabulary study