September 10, 2014

Our warm-up for today was to write a paragraph about yourself using a metaphor. Here is that sheet: Make Me a Metaphor

During class today, we talked about your self-selected summer reading project. I showed you how to use the HUB and gave you a sheet outlining the project requirements. Pre-AP English 1 Self-Selected Reading Assignment – Discussion Forums I know I emphasized this in class, but I think it bears repeating: I expect your answers for these online discussion forums to be:

  • Analytical – don’t just summarize the book, interpret it
  • Evidence-based – you must back up your claims with accurate, relevant information from the book (hopefully incorporating quotations, if you want a high grade)
  • Professional – your writing should be of the same quality as you would use on a formal essay that you would turn in to me in class

With our remaining time in class, we went over some vocabulary words.

Homework for tonight was to write some awful metaphors! Here is that assignment: Terrible High School Student Metaphors and Similes

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