Reviewed homework. New adverb clause worksheet. Reviewed for quiz. Discussed Jack London's credo and the short story "The King of Mazy May." HW: Study for quiz using flashcards and review sheet. If there is a snow day, quiz with be the Monday after Thanksgiving. Flashcards here. Flashcards here too.
New vocabulary words for flashcards. Read "The King of Mazy May" by Jack London. Responded in dialectical (2-column) journal by choosing 3 quotes from the story to examine. Give 1) context (what's going on) 2) something literary (this time I'm giving you the terms: protagonist, antagonist, and setting) and 3) what it shows. Make sure the column is only 1/3 of the way across the page. Also, the "what it shows" section should be the longest of the three sections. Each entry should take up 1/2 of a page. HW: 1)Finish journals if you don't get to it in class and 2) Return corrected memoirs after taking them home for the weekend.
Fanboys editing for comma splices. Sharing stories from journals. HW: Sentence combining exercise using FANBOYS. A, D and E and G block only.
Go over homework on compound sentences. Talk about mood and in small groups, select places in the "Tell Tale Heart" where mood is revealed. Give 1-2 examples of use of the following tools to reveal mood: descriptive words, dialogue, imagery, and setting. HW: Creative writing prompt attached here. One page minimum in journal. Choose a line (or two) and run with it.
Introduced FANBOYS and wrote 7 compound sentences to demonstrate understanding. Listened to the story "The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe. HW: Distinguishing between compound and simple sentences exercises 9 & 10. Be careful, they will try to trick you with compound subjects and verbs. You must have 2 sets of s/v pairs for a compound sentence.
Introduced dependent and subordinate clauses. If you were absent, do the worksheet posted for G block's homework yesterday. Also assembled flashcards. If you were absent, you will have to make these up Monday night. HW: Finish flashcards and complete attached sheet on Independent and subordinate clauses.
Whole class discussion of "Tiger Mom" article. Connected to the story "Rules of the Game" and listed potential ideas for theme of the story. HW: G block only: ID Independent and Subordinate clauses.