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, September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014 in class

Period 2B

1.  Writing:  The best thing about me
2.  Introductory clauses
3.  Working with partners to review vocabulary using introductory clauses
4.  Reading quiz on the story
5.  Started story format

Period 6

1.  Writing:  Are test scores a good indicator of the school?
2.  Reading quiz on Crime and Punishment
3.  Meaning of the words crime and punishment in the title
4.  Started reading Taming of the Shrew

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

September 17, 2014 in class

Period 2A

1.  Writing:  How I spend my free time
2.  Group work for story questions
3.  Reading quiz on the two stories
4.  Discussion about the message of "The Most Dangerous Game" and "The Scarlet Ibis"

Period 6

1.  Writing:  Should teachers share their opinions or remain quiet?
2.  College essay conferences
3.  Reading quiz on Crime and Punishment
4.  Discussion of the characters in the story--Razumihim

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 in class

Period 2A

1.  Went over vocabulary with working definitions
2.  Got story for homework

Period 2B

1.  Vocabulary test
2.  Started going over vocabulary
3.  Got story and talked about the word "Interloper"

Period 6

1.  Writing topic:  Abuse or discipline?
2.  Reading quiz on Crime and Punishment
3.  College essay conferences

Monday, September 15, 2014

September 15, 2014 in class

Period 2A

1.  Got vocabulary words
2.  Took vocabulary test

Period 2B

1.  Reviewed with working definitions for tomorrow's test
2.  Got vocabulary words

Period 6

1.  Writing:  Mandatory seat belts for everyone
2.  Vocabulary test
3.  Got vocabulary words
4.  Reading quiz on Crime and Punishment
5.  Socratic circle about the reading

Thursday, September 11, 2014

September 11, 2014 in class

Period 2B

1.  Writing topic:  September 11
2.  A look at what newspapers have
3.  Vocabulary review in pairs
4.  Reading quiz on "The Most Dangerous Game"
5.  A look at the difficult language in the story using context clues

Period 6

1.  Writing:  Oscar Pistorius verdict
2.  Reading quiz on Crime and Punishment
3.  Interaction of the characters
4.  College essay pointers

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 in class

Period 2A

1.  Writing:  A person you admire
2.  Reading the newspaper
3.  Quiz on "The Interlopers"
4.  Who was the interloper in the story?
5.  Vocabulary review with partners

Period 6

1. Writing:  Is good grammar important?
2.  Reading quiz on Crime and Punishment
3.  Discussion of what other cultural values are important--off on tangent about education/knowledge

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

September 9, 2014 in class

Period 2A

1.  Talked about working definitions
2.  Went over vocabulary

Period 2B

1.  Began story and found figures of speech
2.  Practiced writing some figures of speech

Period 6

1.  Writing:  Voting
2.  Reading quiz on Crime and Punishment
3.  Introductory elements in the story
4.  Started going over vocabulary

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