Thursday, April 14, 2016

English 9--4/15/2016

Block 1: Partial Class Block
Block 2: No Class
Block 3: Full Class Block

Jump Off
--If you would like to use today's class time to work on your essay, take out your materials and get ready to roll!

S. the C.
--Reminder: It is important for you to stay caught up with regard to all of your coursework.  It would behoove you to check the blog and SchoolTool often.  Additionally, if you have an "NG" for a Marking Period, following up with me ASAP is in your best interest.

Film -- Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
--"anchor in" to viewing expectations first

HW (Class Preparation)
--Try to find some time to read your free reading book between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!
--Continue progressing through your essay-writing process in whatever manner you see fit.  The final version of your essay (your absolute best effort) is tentatively due at the beginning of class on Thursday, 4/21.  See the list below for ideas of how to move forward:
  • Finish outlining all of your body paragraphs if you have not already done so.
  • Write multiple potential hooks for your essay if you have not already done so.  Then, decide which hook works best.  Finally, craft a bridge for your essay that logically links the hook you have selected to your thesis statement.
  • Begin handwriting or typing your essay.
--A potentially helpful link about hooks:

--We will have computer access in class on Tuesday, 4/19.  You can expect to receive the rubric for the assignment, review MLA format, and type your essay.  Prepare accordingly.