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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 29, 2016

September 29, 2016 in class

Period 2B

1.  Writing: New Hampshire
2.  Vocabulary review pairing
3.  Reading quiz on "Lady or the Tiger?"
4.  Discussion of what door it was and why
5.  Read "The Open Window" and started the short story chart

Period 6

1.  Writing/Discussion:  Rewarding kids for test scores
2.  Reading quiz on Crime and Punishment
3.  Discussion of the chapters
4.  Thesis statement and evidence about a superior person theme

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

September 28, 2016 in class

Period 2A

1.  Writing:  New Hampshire
2.  Vocabulary review with pairings
3.  Good/ well, fewer /less grammar lesson
4.  Short story charts, figurative language and plot lines for short stories

Period 6

1.  Writing/ discussion:  Police shootings: Can anything be done?
2.  Reading quiz on Crime and Punishment
3.  Discussion on worst character and why

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016 in class

Period 2A

1.  Went over vocabulary
2.  Read the story "The Open Window"
3.  Started short story chart

Period 2B

1.  Went over vocabulary
2.  Read the story "The Lady or the Tiger?"

Period 6

1.  Writing/Discussion: the debate
2.  Went over vocabulary
3.  Socratic discussion about poverty

Monday, September 26, 2016

September 26, 2016 in class

Period 2A

1.  Got vocabulary
2.  Discussed the "The Bass, the River and Sheila Mant"
3.  Coming of age with that story

Period 2B

1.  Got vocabulary
2.  Finished vocabulary test
3.  Worked with Israel on his English

Period 6

1.  Got vocabulary
2.  Writing:  Required vaccinations
3.  Themes and motifs in Crime and Punishment

Thursday, September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016 in class

Period 2B

1.  Writing:  The best thing about myself
2.  Metaphors and similes from the story
3.  Practice improving writing
4.  Irony and dramatic irony
5.  Received next story

Period 6

1.  Writing:  Abuse or discipline video
2.  Reading quiz on Crime and Punishment
3.  Small group work on themes and motifs in Crime

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 21, 2016 in class

Period 2A

1.  Writing:  Makes me smile
2.  Discussion and practice writing metaphors, similes, more expressive sentences
3.  Coming of age stories
4.  Dramatic irony

Period 6

1.  Writing:  At what age are parents finished parenting?
2.  Crime and Punishment reading quiz
3.  Socratic seminar / essay conferences

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September 20, 2016 in class

Period 2A and 2B

1.  Went over vocabulary using working definitions
2.  Discussed "Most Dangerous Game" more

Period 6

1.  Writing: Technology dependency
2.  Went over vocabulary
3.  Reading quiz on Crime and Punishment

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