• The Hue Poem, which was assigned last Thursday, is due on this Thursday, September 28. Remember that you must submit the rubric you were given along with your poem. On the rubric you need to write the pronouns and similes/metaphor you used in your poem. To fill out pronoun part, use the Pronoun Reference sheet, which should be glued in your journal.

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  • The "Highwayman" quiz, originally scheduled for Friday, has been moved to Tuesday, October 3rd, to allow for more time to review.

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Past Due Assignments

  • October 18, 2017

    Today we took notes on Dialogue (punctuation & capitalization of dialogue). Then we completed a practice on dialogue. Those who finished had time to work on their Plot Outlines, due tomorrow.

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  • Cornell Notes on Personal Narrative

    Cornell Notes on Personal Narrative

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  • October 17, 2017

    Period 6-- We started completing the Plot Outline for our personal narratives. The Plot Outline is due Thursday.


    Period 7-- Those who hadn't finished yesterday's work on American Childhood started with that. Then we moved on to 1) Central Idea worksheet, and then 2) Plot Outline (both due Thursday).

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  • October 16, 2017

    Today, we read an excerpt from An American Childhood by Annie Dillard (found in Texas Treasures (red) textbook starting on page 390. The excerpt qualifies as a personal narrative. We analyzed the plot of the narrative (filled out a plot diagram) and also its use of the characteristics of a personal narrative (second handout). This was done in preparation for the planning and drafting of our own personal narratives this week.

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  • October 11, 2017

    Today we read and annotated "Fish Cheeks" by Amy Tan. We began the questions about the narrative. 

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  • October 10, 2017

    Today we watched a video lesson, which can be found at the following link:




    We took Cornell Notes (see attached) over the video. We summarized the notes.




    Review notes and paste them into notebook. (There are two pages of notes, so paste them on opposite pages from each other.)

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  • October 3, 2017

    Today we took a quiz on "Highwayman" and graded each other's quizzes as a class. Then we had time to complete our Figurative Language posters, and begin presenting.

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  • October 2, 2017

    Today we did two stations:

    In station 1, students joined our class on Google Classroom, where they completed a review/practice quiz for "Highwayman" (actual quiz on 10/3).

    Here are the class codes for Google Classroom pages:

    Period 6: 9rplwj

    Period 7: fimi9q

    In station 2, students responded to a writing prompt. If they did not finish, they had to do it for homework and bring it back the next day.

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  • September 29, 2017

    Today a few students shared their Hue Poems. Then we worked in groups on Poetic Device posters (with examples of poetic devices from "Highwayman"). Students will complete their posters on Monday and share.

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  • September 28, 2017

    We continued our work on "Highwayman," watching a video depiction and discussing the questions in the packet, which were supposed to be completed yesterday in class and for homework.

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