I hope you all have a fantastic break! I’m proud of all you have accomplished this semester, and I’m looking forward to seeing you in two weeks!
– Ms. Chapman
PS – Read something!
Today we talked briefly about kinds of sentence structure – if you were absent, please come get a paper copy of the handout from me.
I also gave you some notes on reviewing for the final – here is that document. Fall Final Review
Homework for tonight was to read chapter 6 of The Pearl. The Pearl – Chapter 6
Today in class, students worked in small groups to create thematic vocabulary review posters. If your group did not finish, please have someone come in tomorrow at lunch to complete it.
Speaking of vocabulary, here is the review that I put together to help you study for the final. If you break it up into small sections and work on it every night, you should be ready when the test comes around. Fall 2014 Pre-AP Vocabulary Final Review
Homework for tonight was to read chapter 3 of the Pearl and answer the annotation questions: The Pearl – Chapter 3 – A
Students wrote their final exam essays today in class – it looked like you all worked very hard! I’m looking forward to reading what you had to say.
On Thursday, we talked about our final exam essay (worth 50% of the final grade), which we will write on Monday during class. We talked about generating theses. Here were some that we came up with together:
Heroes can affect (impact/influence) a person by ______________________________.
Here is the prompt sheet: 2014 English 1A Fall Final Exam Essay
Students may make notes on the prompt sheet to help them write their essay in class. They MAY NOT write a rough draft of their essay. If you have a rough draft on your paper, I will take it up.
Also on Thursday, I conferenced with individual students about their cooperation essays. Students worked in small groups to discuss their questions for their Glass Castle Thematic Response essays.
On Friday, students wrote two Short Answer Responses for a major grade. If you did not finish, here is that reading to complete over the weekend: Glass Castle SAR Major Grade
Things to remember for Monday:
Have a good weekend!
On Tuesday, students practiced another short answer response over The Glass Castle. Here is that assignment: TGC Close Reading 3 Homework was to write an essay over adversity (please see me for copies) which will be due on Thursday.
On Wednesday, we discussed some general issues related to your cooperation essays: Notes on Cooperation Essay During class, students began working on a thematic response to The Glass Castle (due Monday) The Glass Castle Thematic Response. Homework (due Friday) was TGC Reading Guide 6: Glass Castle Reading Guide 6
Today in class, we talked about our general reactions to The Glass Castle. I distributed vocabulary lists for the next work of literature we’ll read, The Pearl (available on the Vocabulary section in electronic format). During class, students did a close read of TGC: TGC Close Reading 2
Homework due on Wednesday is the fifth Glass Castle reading guide: Glass Castle Reading Guide 5