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May 19th through May 22nd- the 4 day week- SPEECHES! Be ready and on time.

posted May 15, 2014, 1:43 PM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated May 20, 2014, 5:53 AM ]

On Thurs and Friday (May 15 and 16) we read and interpreted A Midsummer Night's Dream in class. A quiz will follow Act III. 
Speeches begin on Monday, May 19th and go through the week...DON'T MISS your date!

I have posted both hours lists so you can see when you are scheduled.

Remember that your speech MUST be a minimum of 4 MINUTES, and try to limit it to 6.  PRACTICE!  Your visual should be a help, too.

Put forth your best effort.

May 12th through 16th

posted May 12, 2014, 12:44 PM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated May 12, 2014, 12:44 PM ]

Work on speech and presentation Mon-Weds.  Laptops in class. I need to see draft Monday.
Tues- more work on laptops; prepare visual using Power Point or a poster.  PP need to sent to me the day before your speech with NAME and HOUR on it so I can place it in a folder for quicker access.

Weds- finish and practice! Practice! Practice! We start on Monday May 19th and I will first ask for volunteers; then I will randomly pull names.
Thurs and Friday- more A Midsummer Night's Dream

See below if you are missing a Sales Speech Doc.

April 21-25

posted Apr 21, 2014, 11:58 AM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Apr 21, 2014, 11:58 AM ]

Monday - Humor Terms Quiz; Intro to Midsummer with Notes; Hand out books; sign up for parts to read
Tuesday - Start reading Act 1 scene 1
Wednesday - 
Thursday - 
Friday - 

April 14-18

posted Apr 18, 2014, 12:11 PM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Apr 18, 2014, 12:11 PM ]

Monday - Intro to Shakespeare; What do you know about Shakespeare?; Tea Party - Getting to know A Midsummer Night's Dream
Tuesday - Finish Tea Party; Comedy Terms
Wednesday - Update Writing Folders; Pass back Poetry Papers; Go to library to find new independent reading book
Thursday - Finish Comedy Terms; Intro to Argumentative and Persuasive Writing
Friday - Continue with Argumentative and Persuasive Writing; Persuasive Techniques and Rhetorical Devices; Analyzing a commercial; HW: Find a commercial and analyze the claim, support, counterargument, techniques used, Audience, and Action - See PowerPoint for examples

March 24-28

posted Mar 30, 2014, 9:22 AM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Mar 30, 2014, 9:22 AM ]

Monday - Talked about "The Lanyard" by Billie Collins; Went over Nature Poem's homework
Tuesday - Went over Final Paper and Recitation Requirements; Practiced Recitations
Wednesday - Recitation Practice in groups
Thursday - Analysis of "Fifteen" from textbook (page 805, 828-834)
Friday - Paper outlining

March 17-21

posted Mar 18, 2014, 1:41 PM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Mar 21, 2014, 12:47 PM ]

Monday - Poetry Recitation Intro. Pick out your mini-recitation poem from unit 7 of your textbook. 
Tuesday - Review poetic terms. In groups, find poetic terms in "The Weary Blues".
Wednesday - Finish "The Weary Blues"; Real Life Examples of Poetic Devices with notes. 
Thursday - Mini Poetry Recitation Day
Friday - Analyse "'Hope' is a thing with Feathers" By Emily Dickinson (What is the poetic device being used in the poem? What is being compared? What is Dickinson trying to say about hope?); Analyzing Nature poems in textbook (pg. 778-784); Homework: Page 784 #1-9 - Due Monday

March 10-14

posted Mar 11, 2014, 12:50 PM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Mar 14, 2014, 11:59 AM ]

Monday - Rough Draft Writing Time for Theme Analysis Paper
Tuesday - Peer Editing and Writing Time for Theme Analysis Paper. Use Peer Editing Guide attached. 
Wednesday - SNOW DAY
Thursday - Scheduling (Attendance Only)
Friday - Scheduling; Intro to Poetry - Complete Poetry Anticipatory Guide; Complete Language of Poetry Worksheet with Vol. 2 of your textbook. 

March 3-7

posted Mar 6, 2014, 12:25 PM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Mar 11, 2014, 12:49 PM ]

Monday - Mid Winter Break
Tuesday - ACT Day No Class
Wednesday - Morning Classes
Thursday - Introduction of Theme Analysis Paper (See attachments for assignment sheet). Thesis Writing work shop (see attachments for guide). 
Friday - Outlining for Theme Analysis Paper

Feb 17-21

posted Feb 17, 2014, 11:22 AM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Feb 22, 2014, 10:30 AM ]

Monday, 2/17 - PLAN Registration.

Tuesday, 2/18 - Snow Day

Wednesday, 2/19 - Ch. 9/10 Reading Quiz; Checked Ch. 9/10 Reading Guides; RAFT Brain Storm (2 ideas as Exit Ticket); Ch. 9 Discussion

Thursday, 2/20 - Finish Ch. 9/10 Discussion. HW: LOTF Ch. 11 and Reading Guide. 

Friday, 2/21 - Ch. 11 Reading Quiz; Went over and started working on RAFT writing. HW: RAFT Due Monday in class and to 

Feb 10-14

posted Feb 11, 2014, 12:32 PM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Feb 17, 2014, 11:21 AM ]

Monday, Feb 10 - Reading Quiz on Chapter 5. Work on Notes sheet for ch. 5. Talk about chapter 5.

Tuesday, Feb 11 - Reading Quiz on Chapter 6. Finish Chapter 5 discussion and talk about chapter 6. 

Wednesday, Feb 12 - Theme Concepts chart with groups. HW: Find 3 examples to add to theme chart. 

Thursday, Feb 13 - Chapter 7 Reading Quiz. Discuss Ch. 7. Finish Theme Charts with groups. 

Friday, Feb 14 - Ch. 8 Reading Quiz. Discuss Ch. 8. 

NOTE: Change in reading schedule. Please see revised schedule attached. 

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