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Due:

BRING 3 POEMS

Due:

TONE OUTLINE: MACBETH SOLILOQUY
  • due Thursday at end of class for periods 2 & 5
  • due Friday at end of class for periods 1, 3, & 4
  • template/directions as well as a sample are posted

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ORIGINAL SONNET -- typed copy
  • for McCloud's Periods 2 & 5 only
  • submit to turnitin.com
  • shared in class are posted/linked here for you

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MACBETH TYPED DRAFTS
  • Submit typed drafts of essay to turnitin.com either Thursday night or Friday during class. You will be walking through a checklist as well as reading aloud your essay during class, so you won't have time to craft the actual essay; hence, have it completed before arriving to class.
  • If you won't be in class on Friday, see the attached powerpoint, which is what will be used to guide you through checking your essay.

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MACBETH PACKET--ACTS 2-5
  • summaries for all scenes (keep them brief)
  • you do not need to answer the questions (woo hoo!)
  • you can skip quotes for the following scenes:
    • 2.4, 3.3, 3.5, 3.6
  • for Act 5, not all scenes need quotes; look for any quotes throughout that apply to Macbeth's character development, so you choose from which scenes you select quotes

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MACBETH PACKET 1.5--1.7
  • summaries, question response, and quotes notes page

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VOCABULARY 3 CUMULATIVE TEST

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GRAMMAR: USAGE AND PUNCTUATION TEST RETAKE
  • optional
  • Usage powerpoint attached here
  • Punctuation powerpoints posted in Posts section of website
  • from textbook: Usage Ch. 9; Punctuation Ch.'s 12 & 14

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MACBETH PACKET 
  • Pages 29-32, Act 1, Scenes 1 & 2

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VOCABULARY 2 CUMULATIVE TEST

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LOSS ESSAY
  • DUE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6TH 
  • guidelines provided in class
  • samples shared in class
  • both guidelines and samples posted on Edlio, too

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VOCABULARY PART I TEST
  • new packets for semester 2 were distributed in class
  • practice worksheets and flashcards are optional

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TRACKING NOTES for The Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 21-26
  • by chapter, briefly keep track of who/what/where
    • you will use this as reference for group and class discussions

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TRACKING NOTES for The Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 8-20
  • by chapter, briefly keep track of who/what/where
    • you will use this as reference for group and class discussions

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TRACKING NOTES for The Catcher in the Rye, Chapters 1-7
  • by chapter, briefly keep track of who/what/where
    • you will use this as reference for group and class discussions

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1984 Reflection
 
  • See attached handout.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote Response
  • select ONE quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • respond to that quote in paragraph format (1-2 paragraphs will suffice)
    • share your thoughts, comments, reactions, etc.
  • You can find 270 on this site: http://wisdomquotes.com/martin-luther-king-jr-quotes/
  • post responses on the Discussion Board of turnitin.com by Tuesday night, 1/22, 10pm

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Create an outline for the short story "Lamb to the Slaughter," addressing the prompt for the semester final: Write an essay in which you analyze how the author uses literary elements to reveal the theme.
 
Follow the outline guidelines provided in class. If you have misplaced your handout, a copy will be posted on this website.

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1984 ESSAY
  • hard copy due rather than submission to turnitin.com

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1984 Novel
  1. TRACKING NOTES
    • track scenes in which leadership tactics are used
  2. READING/DISCUSSION
    • Part One: Ch. I-IV     M 11/5
    • Part One: Ch. V-VIII  F 11/9
    • Part Two: Ch. I-V      W 11/14
    • Part Two: Ch. V-X     T 11/27
    • Part Three: Ch. I-VI  M 12/3

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1984 Novel
  1. TRACKING NOTES
    • track scenes in which leadership tactics are used
  2. READING/DISCUSSION
    • Part One: Ch. I-IV     M 11/5
    • Part One: Ch. V-VIII  F 11/9
    • Part Two: Ch. I-V      W 11/14
    • Part Two: Ch. V-X     T 11/27
    • Part Three: Ch. I-VI  M 12/3

Due:

ROOTS VI CUMULATIVE TEST
  • last one for semester one--woo hoo!

Due:

1984 Novel
  1. TRACKING NOTES
    • track scenes in which leadership tactics are used
  2. READING/DISCUSSION
    • Part One: Ch. I-IV     M 11/5
    • Part One: Ch. V-VIII  F 11/9
    • Part Two: Ch. I-V      W 11/14
    • Part Two: Ch. V-X     T 11/27
    • Part Three: Ch. I-VI  M 12/3

Due:

1984 Novel
  1. TRACKING NOTES
    • track scenes in which leadership tactics are used
  2. READING/DISCUSSION
    • Part One: Ch. I-IV     M 11/5
    • Part One: Ch. V-VIII  F 11/9
    • Part Two: Ch. I-V      W 11/14
    • Part Two: Ch. V-X     T 11/27
    • Part Three: Ch. I-VI  M 12/3

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FINAL COMMA TEST (50 points)
 
To prepare for test, I suggest the following worksheets in the Comma Packet:
  • pages 17-18   T 11/6
  • pages 20-21   W 11/7
  • page 22          W 11/7
  • page 23          Th 11/8
On all worksheets, make yourself identify the comma rule for comma placement. This will help you better absorb and understand the rules. 
 
On the final test, you will ONLY place commas; no rule identification will be required.

Due:

1984 Novel
  1. TRACKING NOTES
    • track scenes in which leadership tactics are used
  2. READING/DISCUSSION
    • Part One: Ch. I-IV     M 11/5
    • Part One: Ch. V-VIII  F 11/9
    • Part Two: Ch. I-V      W 11/14
    • Part Two: Ch. V-X     T 11/27
    • Part Three: Ch. I-VI  M 12/3

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ROOTS IV CUMULATIVE TEST

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Complete the practice worksheets for the comma unit we began in class:
  • pages 3-4
  • page 5
Remember, answer key packet is posted on this website in the Posts section.

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The final essay, worth 100 points, will be due on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. You will submit the final to turnitin.com by 10:00pm that evening. 
 
Follow guidelines set forth in the Writing Packet, for those are the requirements I will use as I evaluate your essays.

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By the end of class, you will be expected to submit a TYPED DRAFT of your essay.
 
I expect to see a(n)--
  • introductory paragraph
  • several body paragraphs
  • concluding paragraph
This, however, is not your final essay. You will continue to revise and improve your essay, and the final essay, worth 100 points, will be due on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. You will submit the final to turnitin.com by 10:00pm that evening. 
 

Due:

Greek Roots III Cumulative Test

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Roots II
  • cumulative test
  • Thursday, 9/27

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Lord of the Flies
Ch. 10-12
Read the chapters
Take notes

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REFLECTION
  • due to turnitin.com by Monday, 9/24, 10:00pm
  • organized in multiple paragraphs, reflect on performance in--
    • grammar
    • vocabulary
    • writing (BNW response in particular)
      • strengths and weaknesses
      • FYI: I posted the powerpoint I used in class when I reviewed the essays after grading them; several of you were absent that day

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Lord of the Flies
Ch. 5-9
Read the chapters
Take notes

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GREEK ROOTS TEST
  • you will be tested on the first unit only
  • know roots
  • know all the words for each root
  • know any antonyms and synonyms provided in the definitions of the words
  • the Word Study exercise won't be graded for points; completion is up to you, but it will provide you with some practice

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Lord of the Flies
  • read assigned chapters
  • answer discussion questions
  • take notes for each chapter, each chapter on its own page
Due Dates 
  • Chapters 1-4...Tuesday, 9/11
  • Chapters 5-9...Friday, 9/14
  • Chapters 10-12...Thursday, 9/20

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You may practice for the Parts of Speech Test, moved to Monday, 9/10, with this practice test. It resembles how the final test will be structured.

Due:

You can use this to practice for the Parts of Speech test, scheduled for Thursday, 9/6, for the test will be set up similarly to this one.

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For your in-class essay, the only thing allowed will be your three quotes. NO THEME statements/notes/or ideas allowed. You will hand in the quotes at the end of class.
 
All handouts (guidelines, theme info, and samples) are already posted on this website if you need to access any of the materials.

Due:

To prepare for the Brave New World in-class essay, annotate the samples provided in class today, which are also posted on this website in case you have misplaced yours or didn't receive them. Use the guidelines for crafting the essay to help you annotate; this will familiarize you with the format of the writing that I will expect to see. 
 
You also need to bring in some quotes you are thinking of using to share with your group mates tomorrow as well as some theme ideas you have crafted. The goal tomorrow is to share ideas and to gain some new ones and get feedback on what you have come up with.

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Prepare responses to the Brave New World Discussion Questions for Monday, August 27, as you will discuss these in groups and present ideas to class. This activity is intended to help you develop ideas for the In-Class Essay that will take place on Friday, August 31st. 

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Please sign up for turnitin.com by Friday, 8/24. You will be submitting assignments SOON.
Use the following information, and if you have any problems, contact me and I'll help you get set up.

Period

ID

Enrollment Key

1

18628372

mccloud

2

18628407

mccloud

3

18628418

mccloud

4

18628442

mccloud

5

18628463

mccloud

Due:

Summer Reading: Contemporary Novel
due 8/24 by 10:00 pm to turnitin.com
Late work by one day = 50% credit; no credit if more than one day late

Due:

My first assignment for you is the About Me Collage. I love this assignment because it decorates the classroom with a bit of info about each of you. If you happen to be reading this before the first day of class actually begins, feel free to get started on this creative assignment. I also attached the powerpoint I use for it because it has several samples attached.