1.31 | English 11

Today, students completed the StudySyc assignment that posted this morning about yesterday’s reading.

If students had extra time, they completed this week’s NoRedInk.com assignment.

1.30 | English 10

Today, students read independently. Absent students should read independently for 20 minutes and submit a half-page summary of their reading with an absent form attached for credit.

Then, students used the rest of class to write their third supporting paragraph in the essay graphic organizer.  Students should expect to type their essays in class tomorrow.

1.30 | English 11

Today, students read independently. Absent students should read independently for 20 minutes and submit a half-page summary of their reading with an absent form attached for credit.

Then, the class worked together to read “What is the Slave to the Fourth of July?” which starts on pages 23 of their workbooks. We read some together and students were to finish reading for homework. They should expect some StudySync assignments in class tomorrow.

1.29 | English 11

Today, students responded to the ACT Question of the Day below. Students with an excused absence should respond and show to Mrs. Evans during Brave period.

ACT Question of the Day

The sandhills of Nebraska form the largest sand dunes in North America. These dunes spread for more than 20,000 square miles, covering more than a quarter of the state.
What is the best way to combine the sentences at the underlined portion?
A. North America, and these dunes spread
B. North America: they spread
C. North America; and spreading
D. North America, but they spread

Then, students read independently. Absent students should read independently for 20 minutes and submit a half-page summary of their reading with an absent form attached for credit.

We spent a bit of time discussing Study Sync, the assignments so far.  Students shared their insights about the experience so far.

If there was time, we began reading the next piece. This post will be updated if we began the reading.

1.29 | English 10

Today, students responded to the journal prompt below. Students with an excused absence should write a half-page response to the journal and submit to Mrs. Evans with a completed absent work form.

Journal #27 | 1.29

Mary J. Blige once said, “There [are] so many things that life is, and no matter how many breakthroughs, trials will exist and we’re going to get through it. Just be strong.” React to this quote. What does it take to be a truly strong person? Who do you know that is a very strong person? Write them a letter to tell them that you admire their strength and determination.

Then, students read independently. Students with an excused absence should read independently for 20 minutes and submit a half-page summary of their reading and reactions to their reading with an absent form attached for credit.

As students read, Mrs. Evans checked the second paragraph in the graphic organizer, assigned yesterday.

Then, students worked in two different pairs to peer review one another’s first two supporting paragraphs. Students spent the remainder of class correcting/improving their paragraphs. No homework was assigned.

1.28 | English 10

Today, students read independently. Absent students should read independently for 20 minutes and submit a half-page summary of their reading with an absent form attached for credit.

As students read, Mrs. Evans checked the first paragraph of the Essay Graphic Organizer.

Students were to write the second paragraph of the Essay Graphic Organizer after they finished reading.  Students will peer-review the first two paragraphs in class tomorrow.