English 11 2016-2017

Review sheet for English 11 exam

posted Jun 7, 2017, 11:24 AM by Helen Wynkoop

English 11 Weekly Update (5/22/17)

posted May 25, 2017, 6:02 AM by Helen Wynkoop

Last week we worked in the lab to complete a 10 point rough draft that was due last Friday. We have one more in-class work day on Monday, and the final draft is due, printed and turned in to turnitin.com, on Thursday May 25th. 

We've been taking it pretty slow with the reading during this process, but after the final draft of the Narrative is in, we'll be increasing our reading pace. You should be through Chapter 12 (page 166) by the end of this week. In Chapter 13 you’ll meet an amazing new character! 

English 11 Weekly Update (5/15/17)

posted May 12, 2017, 1:30 PM by Helen Wynkoop

Looking ahead to this upcoming week….

Monday: An in-class writing assignment on Jeremiah Land

Tuesday and Wednesday: Work time in the lab for the Personal Narrative essays

Friday a full rough draft is due for the Personal Narrative, for a Peer Evaluation. Then a revised draft will be due next Monday the 22nd.

We will slow down the pace of the novel because we’ll be focusing on the Narratives, but you should have up to Chapter 10 (pg 134) read by the end of this week. 

English 11 Weekly Update (5/8/17)

posted May 12, 2017, 1:29 PM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated May 12, 2017, 1:29 PM ]

You need to read through and including Chapter 8 of Peace Like A River by Friday. 

There will be a reading Quiz and Vocab 11 Quiz on Friday. 

We're starting the Personal Narrative essay, and I'll attach the assignment sheet for that. 

You should annotate and evaluate​​ example essays 2 and 3 in the assignment packet and have your introduction drafted by the end of this week. 

English 11 Weekly Update (5/1)

posted May 1, 2017, 12:17 PM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated May 1, 2017, 12:22 PM ]

Hello everyone! I'm Ms. K., filling in for Mrs. Wynkoop while she's out on leave. I'll do by best to leave a weekly breakdown on here every Monday. If you need anything, my email is hkeusch@portageps.org. Thanks! 

English 11:
Monday: Reading Chapter I: "Clay" in class from the novel "Peace Like A River." You should have notes on the following questions: 
1.Chapter 1 is entitled “Clay”- What is the significance of the title of this chapter?
2.Characters introduced are Jeremiah and Helen Land. What kind of man is Jeremiah?
3.How does Reuben relate what he says about miracles and witnessing to himself and his own reason for being alive today?
4.Reuben ends the chapter by repeating what his father has told them: they need to arm themselves for a war. What kind of war do you think he’s talking about?

Have you taken both the Mockingbird test and the Vocab 10 test?? If not, let me know! You'll need to step out into the hall during class to take them. 

Tuesday: Reading Chapter 2: "His Separate Shadow" in class. You should have notes on:
1.How old are the three Land children?
2.What do we learn about Davy as a person in this chapter?
3.Why is there tension between Davy and their father?
4.What are Reuben’s father’s miracles so far?
5.New characters: Swede, Dolly, Israel Finch, Tommy Basca, August Schultz
6.What is a desperado?
7.Why is the goose hunting scene with the family so comical?
8.What are the relationships between the kids?
9.How does Davy’s advice to Reuben show that he is older and more mature?

Wednesday: Reading Chapter 3: "Beauteous Are My Cake Indeed" (I know, it's a ridiculous title) in class. You should have notes on:
1.New characters: Ted Pullet, Tim Lurvy
2.Why is Reuben's breathing described it in terms of bellows? What is wrong with his lungs? 
3.What does Jeremiah mean by escalation? How does the word escalation apply in this chapter?
4.Why does Dolly laugh as she watches Jeremiah respond?
5.What do you think that Jeremiah means when he responds to Rueben’s asking what they should do next this way: “What those fellows don’t realize is, we’ve already won. The victory is ours” (25)?
6.What is the “King James” referred to in the chapter?
7.The ballad within the chapter/novel begins…a Western flavor is added although it is in the early 1960s. What kind of poem is Swede writing?
8.What is somewhat funny about Reuben and Bethany’s kitchen escapade? What serious business is going on upstairs?
9.What foreshadowing do we see or feel in this chapter?

Thursday: Reading Ch 4 "Your Toughened Heart"  in class and talking a little about the Personal Narrative essay. You need to be here on Monday, if possible, to hear more about the essay. You should also take  notes on these:
1.How does Ted Pullet indicate his uselessness to the Lands?  
2.What malevolent information is revealed about Israel?  
3.How does the encounter with Finch affect Swede both physically and emotionally? Give evidence.  
4.Is Tim Lurvy a welcome guest?  
5.How is the reference/allusion to the good Samaritan an apt one for Jeremiah’s response to the salesman?
6.What is Lurvy telling Dad that he just purchased?
7.What is the final scene of chapter 4?  How is it relevant to the title?
8.The final scene kicks off the pace for the rest of the novel, and it is extremely important.  Consider Davy’s thought process.  Do you think he has fully considered what life changes his actions will bring about?

Friday is a half day, PM schedule. 

April 17-21 Test next week

posted Apr 18, 2017, 5:42 AM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Apr 20, 2017, 11:44 AM ]

Monday- start new vocab 10- follow normal due time for these assignments Discuss chapters 19-20 TKAM
Tuesday- review chapters 21-22; read 23-24 for Weds, and finish the novel by Friday
Wednesday- WRITING ASSN DUE today. "CTS"; Quiz on 19-23. Review chapters 23-24 w/ discussion board?- finish the book by Friday
Thursday-Review 25-26; finish the book! Final discussion on Monday- 
Friday- (vocab on MOnday 4/24)
 and sub will show video.

April 10-14- Bring vocab next week

posted Apr 14, 2017, 9:27 AM by Helen Wynkoop

Monday- Welcome back! Review where we have been, and read TKAM 15-16 for Thurs. 
Tuesday-SAT; read if you are in my class
Wednesday- ACT Workkeys- same as above for pm hours
Thurs- review of TKAM 15-16 and then a quiz will follow
READ FOR THE FOLLOWING DATES: Chapters 17-18 for Friday; Chapters 19-20 by Monday the 24th; Chapters 21-22 for Tuesday April 25; and Chapters 23-24 due Wednesday; more to come

BRING YOUR VOCAB #10 for next week, April 24. 

March 27-31

posted Mar 31, 2017, 6:05 AM by Helen Wynkoop

Monday-counselors pulled students all hour to pre-register for the SAT
Tues- Chapters 10 and 11 of To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM).HW: read 12-13
Weds- Review of semicolons, colons, and dashes...one last gasp for the SAT! Remember that you have your own account through the Khan Academy and can practice on your own.
Thurs-Discussion and quiz on TKAM on Chapter 10-13, TKAM
Friday- 1/2 day and we will have makeup completed for those that need it.  We have word games, too.

HAVE a restful break and get some sleep.  You will need it for the SAT when you return:>)

March 20-24

posted Mar 22, 2017, 12:10 PM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 12:17 PM ]

Mon- review of vovab "CTRW" and discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird. Read for a quiz on 6- 7 on Thurs;
Tues- discussion board of chapters 3-5 of TKM. (Quiz on 1-3)
Weds-finish vocab review for quiz on FRIDAY. We reviewed COMMA rules extensively on the Owl@purdue.  **You can do this on your own if you were absent.  We will review semicolons next week. 
Thurs- quick quiz on TKM 6-7 and into lab for SAT practice.
Friday- vocab quiz; your observation of the SAT from yesterday, video for TKM. Up through Chapter 9 by today and keep reading.

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