Journal entry written in class in response to the movie and story read in class, "Flowers for Algernon."
MCAS practice test. HW: Finish essay part if you didn't finish in class.
MCAS Practice. Read "Flowers for Algernon." HW: Finish reading "Flowers for Algernon."
Checked homework for accuracy. Wrote dialectical journals on 3 quotes from "Flowers for Algernon." Read silently if finished early. HW: Make sure your journals are in order. Here is a list of the journals you should have from this term. A journal check is worth a quiz grade, so please be thorough. "Flowers for Algernon" link to story.
Reviewed homework on adjective clauses. Finished discussion of quotes on first part of "Flowers for Algernon." Continued reading "Flowers for Algernon" together. HW: Write 5 original, complex sentences with adjective clauses, using each of the following relative pronouns to begin the clause: who, whom, which, that, & whose. Things to remember: these clauses occur in the middle or end of sentences. "Who" is used as the subject of the clause. "Whom" is followed by a subject and a verb.
Writing conclusions. HW: Literary Analysis Papers Due Friday.
Talked about introductions for literary analysis paper. See previous post for student samples. Make sure you are caught up on your paper so the Friday deadline does not surprise you. Finish introduction if you have not done so. Honors: A minimum of 15 lines including thesis. Non-honors 10 lines including thesis. HW: Quotes Dialectical Journal (2 column) on "Flowers for Algernon"
Listened to/read "Flowers for Algernon" to page 228. HW: 3 body paragraphs due at the beginning of period on Wednesday.
Started typing thesis statements and body paragraphs for literary analysis essays. HW: Three body paragraphs are due at the beginning of the class Wednesday when we go back into the lab.