What you need to do:

In order to get full credit for the blog, you must use correct spelling, punctuation and capitalization. You must discuss any aspect of learning in the classroom. The purpose of this is to think about your learning. It is not to discuss your grades or give a thumbs up or down to what was done in class. Do not restate what was done in class. Fully developed thoughts are expected. You may state if something helped or did not help your learning but you must tell why.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

January 29, 2015 in class

Period 1

1.  Writing: gingerly, gingko, giraffe
2.  Reading quiz on Beowulf
3.  In class clarification of the first section (acted out)
4.  Writing about summer reading

Period 2B

1.  Writing: gingerly, gingko, giraffe
2.  Meeting Michael
3.  Went over vocabulary
4.  Reader reaction journal:  writing style
5.  Work on narrative essay

Period 6

1.  Writing: gingerly, gingko, giraffe
2.  Reading quiz on Bro
3.  More writing for the newspaper
4.  Restaurant review started

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

January 28, 2015 in class

Period 1

1.  Writing: Weird
2.  Went over vocabulary words
3.  Working on essay
4.  Began reading Beowulf

Period 2A

1.  Writing: Weird
2.  Went over vocabulary words
3.  Reader reaction journal: author's writing style
4.  Working on essay

Period 6

1.  Writing: Weird
2.  Went over vocabulary words
3.  Reading quiz on Bro
4.  Groups ask questions about the reading; what questions could be asked?

Monday, January 26, 2015

January 26, 2015 in class

Period 1

1.  Writing:  A winter's day
2.  Got vocabulary
3.  Diary assignment explained
4.  Noodletools accounts accessed
5.  Summer reading essay started

Period 2A and 2B

1.  Found vocabulary from independent reading
2.  Reader reaction journal:  Setting and its importance
3.  Work on essays in 2A

Period 6

1.  Writing:  A winter's day
2.  Got vocabulary
3.  Talked more about newspaper assignment
4.  Brainstormed for sports and editorial
5.  Started Bro in class

Thursday, January 22, 2015

January 22, 2015 in class

Period 1

1.  Writing topic:  New Hampshire
2.  How to do a blog, other items on the blog
3.  More writing and sharing of leads:  allusion, striking statement

Period 2B

1.  Writing topic: New Hampshire
[Fire drill]
2.  Motifs
3.  Filling out the charts for narrative story ideas
4.  Told one story
5.  Began writing in the library

Period 6

1.  Writing:  If I could time travel
2.  Sharing writing
3.  How to do a blog, other items on the blog
4.  More writing and sharing of leads:  allusion, striking statement

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 21, 2015 in class

Period 1

1.  Writing topic: Second semester
2.  Life and Times of Mrs. Beaudin
3.  Brainstorming for newspaper
4.  Three kinds of leads:  dramatic, summary, allusion

Period 2A

1.  Writing topic:  New Hampshire
2.  Persuasive essay topics
3.  Persuasive essay writing including table making with pros and cons; directed research

Period 6

1.  Writing topic: Second semester
2.  Life and Times of Mrs. Beaudin
3.  Brainstorming for newspaper
4.  Three kinds of leads:  dramatic, summary, allusion

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January 20, 2015 in class

Period 1

1.  Class rules and expectations
2.  Syllabus
3.  Attitude
4.  Where is England?
5.  Who are British writers?  What are they all about

Period 2A

1.  Letter to me
2.  Reader reaction journal- Conflict
3.  Brainstorm persuasive essay topics

Period 2B

1.  Letter to me
2.  Reader reaction journal- Conflict
3.  Personal story categories

Period 6

1.  Class rules and expectations
2.  Syllabus
3.  Attitude
4.  Thinking exercise
5.  Went over assignment

Monday, January 12, 2015

January 12, 2015 in class

Period 2A and 2B

1.  Reader reaction journal- A main character
2.  Vocabulary test

Period 6

1.  Finished Taming of the Shrew
2.  Oral quiz on Fahrenheit 451 with quick theme discussion

For full credit!!!

Comment about learning or an activity we did. Example: "I found that reviewing vocabulary this way is most helpful to me." Do not restate what was done in class. Do not comment about your own grades. Blog comments must have correct spelling, capitalization, grammar and punctuation.
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