Priority List: 11/14 – 11/18

Welcome back, Monarchs!

Click on the title of this post to see your priority list for the week. The English 9 priority list is first, and the English 10 priority list is second. Remember: if you are absent, I expect you to refer to this priority list for your make-up work! Be sure to get your work turned in within two days of your return to class. If you missed a quiz, email me at kelly.dutro@aps.edu to make an appointment to make up your quiz during lunch or after school.

English 9

Essential Question: What makes a good short story?

Monday, 11/14: Vocabulary Day! 

  1. Take your vocabulary quiz using Schoology. Make sure you use the same account you made last week! If you need help logging in, see me. I can tell you your username and password. You may not talk to another student as you take your quiz or as they take their quiz. You may not use your notes.
  2. Once you’ve finished taking your vocabulary quiz, please go to All Things Vocabulary Week Nine to find your new words for the week. Watch the video and make your vocabulary foldable for next week.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 11/15-11/16: Group Proof Reading – 2nd and 6th in K222; 7th in Library

Today, we will work in groups of three to four to proof-read each other’s papers and create a list of tips for using literary devices to write strong short stories. Then, we will individually proof-read and revise our stories using the tips from the list we create as a class. As evidence of your proof-reading, you must have ten meaningful explaining how you’ve communicated each of the literary devices we’ve discussed in class. Click on the link below for a complete list of the literary devices and tips.

Thursday and Friday, 11/17-11/18: Short Story Revision in D16

Go to Tips for Using Literary Devices to Write Strong Short Stories. Continue revising and commenting on your short story using the tips for literary devices from yesterday. This is the last day to work on the short story project in class. Final drafts are due on Monday, November 21st.

If you finish your project early, please spend the rest of the period working on your vocabulary foldables due on Monday, or work quietly on an assignment from another class. Do NOT distract your peers by talking to anybody else in class.

English 10

Essential Question: How does literature explore real-world issues?

Monday, 11/14: Vocabulary Day! 

Take your vocabulary quiz using Schoology. Make sure you use the same account you made last week! If you need help logging in, see me. I can tell you your username and password. You may not talk to another student as you take your quiz or as they take their quiz. You may not use your notes.

Create your foldable for next week. The words are available below.

  1. Virulent
  2. Whimsical
  3. Zenith
  4. Explicit
  5. Implicit
  6. Inference
  7. Anecdote
  8. Aesthetic

Tuesday and Wednesday, 11/15-11/16: Eleven-Sentence Paragraph Modeling Continued – 4th in K222; 3rd in Library

Today, we will continue with the eleven-sentence paragraph modeling lesson from last week. To access the live documents from class, click on the link for your class below.

When you get to the lab:

  1. Double check your explanations for each of your sources. You should have one or two main idea chunks for each source.
  2. Apply what you’ve learned about writing eleven-sentence body paragraphs to your Thematic Notebook Essay.
  3. Create your Works Cited page at easybib.com.

Thursday and Friday, 11/17-11/18:  4th in D16; 3rd in K222

This is the last day to work on the thematic notebook project in class. Printed notebooks are due on Monday, November 21st at the beginning of the period. I will not have access to a printer in class, and I will not provide passes to the library to print notebooks. Have them printed before class starts.

  1. Double check your explanations for each of your sources. You should have one or two main idea chunks for each source.
  2. Apply what you’ve learned about writing eleven-sentence body paragraphs to your Thematic Notebook Essay.
  3. Create your Works Cited page at easybib.com.

If you finish your project early, please spend the rest of the period working on your vocabulary foldable due on Monday, or work quietly on an assignment from another class. Do NOT distract your peers by talking to anybody else in class.

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