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We had a brief chat about JLC, and then students had time to work on their group essays. Here is tonight’s reading: The Joy Luck Club Reading Guide 15.
Please remember to be thinking about what you would like to do for your Count of Monte Cristo book. You can check one out from the school (but you can’t write in it), get one on your own (make sure that you get the correct edition!), or purchase one from the school for $7.
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On Tuesday, after our JLC discussion, we introduced the group essay for this novel (The Joy Luck Club Essay on Theme – 2017). You’ll have time to work in class throughout this week, and your essay will be due at the end of class on Friday.
Homework was the 14th JLC reading guide (The Joy Luck Club Reading Guide 14).
Four days to go! We can make it!
After your quiz, I gave you some time for tonight’s reading guide, since the chapter is a bit longer that usual (The Joy Luck Club Reading Guide 13).
Also, if you have not already done so, please bring your field trip stuff tomorrow!!!
I asked you to bring headphones tomorrow, but I was looking at our schedule, and I think it would be better to use our time in a different way (I’ll explain tomorrow). So if you were going to go to a lot of trouble for the headphones, don’t worry about it!
Finally, when we return from Thanksgiving, we will begin our next book – The Count of Monte Cristo! You can check a book out from the school, purchase your own copy (here’s a link), or purchase one from the school (which is yours to write in and keep) for $7. If you acquire your own book, it must be the Bantam Classics abridged edition!
I would like to show you the Joy Luck Club film next week (it’s a really outstanding adaptation – Amy Tan co-wrote the screenplay).
This film is rated R and will require parent permission, although I will be skipping over some of the more mature scenes.
I’m trying to figure out if it’s better to have it on Thursday or Friday of next week, though, given that we’ll be on Thanksgiving break the following week and people might have travel plans. Would you please help me decide by responding to this quick survey?
After our JLC discussion today, we looked at the last part of speech we need to cover (although we’ll circle back to some others later) – interjections! Those materials are under the “Grammar” section of the website.
Homework for the weekend is to complete the conjunction and preposition videos and exercises on Khan Academy. Your Monday quiz will focus on conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections, but will also contain some review material from previous grammar objectives. (Just to be clear, there will not be any vocabulary.)
After our discussion of “Without Wood” today, we talked about our next part of speech” conjunctions. That lesson and its notes are under the “Grammar” tab. Your quiz on Monday will cover prepositions, conjunctions, interjections (which we will discuss tomorrow), and review grammar material.
Homework for tonight was the next short story from JLC (The Joy Luck Club Reading Guide 12).
Students wrote their rhetorical analysis essays in class today. If you were absent, please come make this up on Friday during lunch.
Homework for tonight is the next story in JLC (The Joy Luck Club Reading Guide 11).
After our discussion of “Rice Husband” from JLC, we completed a lesson on prepositions (please see the “Grammar” section of the website for those materials). Homework for tonight is the next story (The Joy Luck Club Reading Guide 10).
Today students took their vocabulary and grammar quizzes. Here’s what those scores look like, overall:
I told you about the in-class essay we will be writing on Wednesday (Rhetorical Analysis of The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother – Essay Instructions). Please make sure that you bring your (charged) laptop on this date.
Homework for tonight is the ninth story of JLC (The Joy Luck Club Reading Guide 9).