Monday, May 25, 2009

Time to Review!

As of Monday afternoon, the school server was down, so I could not update your grades. Will do so early in the morning...if I can.

Please click here to see more of your review.

REMINDER: Please return any novels you have checked out...whether in-class reads or from our class library.

DUE TOMORROW ~ Tuesday, May 26:
  1. Cover Letter with classified ad from a newspaper attached.
  2. Resume

By the way, I will not be able to be there...or least for very long...for my husband must have a much-needed knee surgery on Tuesday.

Plans for Monday:

  1. Turn in resume.
  2. Read this blog post.
  3. Gather your notes together.
  4. Share your notes.
  5. Print what you no longer have by accessing the class wiki.
  6. Study.

Summer is almost here! Just a few more days...we can do this!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Book Reviews and Blog Grading

Few of you are abiding by the book review rubric! Uh oh! Few points awarded for one paragraph reviews. Also, remember unless you designate how many pages a book is, I am counting it as one.

Also, PLEASE remember to run spell check before publishing. This will also gain you points on works turned in for grades!

I have completed the grading of the blogs (Sunday afternoon)...please let me know if you would like for me to review your blog again. Unless asked by you, I am assuming you are finished with the blog for this year...these blogs will be used next a senior!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Final Assignments

Do you have the following ready to submit?
  1. Writer's Notebook
  2. Blog Posts
  3. Resume draft

The following is some of the information you might be gathering together from your three-ring binder for the semester test:

  1. Novels: The Great Gatsby (and vocabulary) and Night
  2. Poems: "Nothing Gold Can Stay," "Fifty Years Later," and "Ex-Basketball Player"
  3. Usage: Which word means what?!
  4. Formatting of letters and MLA reports/essays.
  5. Paragraph and essay structure


Friday, May 8, 2009

The Overlap

Over the weekend, please complete/revise your essay...remember, check yourself for plagurism!

Format for Essay:
  • Cover Page
  • Outline (just body of essay should be included on this introduction or conclusion info)
  • Essay...with parenthetical citations
  • Works Cited Page
  • Essay Rough Draft

Read The Wrestling Match: Chapters 1-7

Ongoing Assignments:

  • Blogs
  • Writer's Notebook
  • Grammar

Three weeks left...two of classes and one of testing!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Week

Please consider taking a moment...or two...and thanking your teachers on your blog. Then send them an email with a link to your note. I promise you they will appreciate YOU even more!

Here's my note about my teachers...


Monday, May 4, 2009

More Courage?

This week we complete this unit and begin a sports-focused one!

But first:
  1. Have your short stories read for class. Remember links to these stories are on the class wiki.
  2. Next class, we will review for the test.
  3. We will also discuss your research essay.
  4. Haven't presented your Holocaust topic? Must do so next time!