Continued working on literary analysis papers. HW: If you missed class, or are trailing behind (you should have at least 2 body paragraphs done) you should work on it at home. You can work on it for homework early next week if you rather; just budget your time.
Worked in lab on literary analysis essays. HW: If you do not have your quotes yet, or need better ones, make sure you gather them tonight. If you have been missing classes due to field trips, make sure you budget your time. You will have tomorrow in the lab to do this (some of you) and Monday and Tuesday in the lab. The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, June 4th for this paper. Look at previous posts if you need to see the assignment again.
Planned literary analysis essays in class. See previous post for handouts. HW: Make sure you have 3-5 quotes from your book ready to use as evidence in each of your body paragraphs. Don't forget to record page numbers when you find your quotes.
All classes: HW: Practice writing thesis statement for your essay assignment using the attached handout. You need to show me at least 3 attempts. Here is the example of a formula to write them. Remember your thesis statement is in response to one of the prompts. Your paper will only be about 1 prompt, but while you are practicing you could try a few prompts and see which one comes out the best. Elephant Run prompts. Tom Sawyer prompts. Youtube video about literary analysis. Rubric for assignment. Stay calm about the assignment. It's almost the same as the War Party paper; the prompts are just more varied..
ACD: Group work to prepare for essays. HW: Finish Tom Sawyer B&F: DiAmerican Valor Film.
B & F: Group discussion on Elephant Run. HW: 2/3 page journal entry extending an idea discussed in class. ACD: HW: Read Tom Sawyer up to chapter 33.
ACD: Quiz on chapters 16-25 in Tom Sawyer. HW: Read chapters 26 & 27.
B&F: Quiz on chapters 24-end of book. Elephant Run. HW: Read SSR books.
Discussed summer reading requirements. Passed out form for ordering books for purchase through the school. If you want to order a book, money and order form must be submitted to me by June 3rd. See the high school website under the summer reading link for further details. ACD: Submitted paraphrased paragraphs. Reviewed study guide for Tom Sawyer. HW: Finish reading chapter 25 in Tom Sawyer and review for quiz on chapters 16-25. B&F: Finish reading Elephant Run and review your reading to prepare for a quiz on chapters 24-end of book.
Vocabulary quizzes all classes. ACD: New study guide questions for Tom Sawyer. Chapters 16-24. You will need to do some independent reading to answer these questions. HW: Finish reading and study guide questions. Also, if you did not submit your paraphrased passages we did in groups yesterday, make sure to turn them in on Monday.
B& F: Study guide questions on Elephant Run HW: Finish the questions you started answering in class today.