Students wrote their essays on forgiveness, worth a major grade. If you missed this, please come make it up with me ASAP.
I also gave out the CMC Reading Guide 9 (due Monday): CMC Reading Guide 9.
And please make sure that you study for your vocabulary quiz over The Black Count!
I told everyone on Friday, but just a reminder – you will have a substitute on Monday. I will be overseeing the Mock STAAR for the Academic students (which you will be taking the following Monday – February 8).
Students in period 4, because I won’t have a chance to remind you on Monday, please remember that you are to meet at the MPR for class on Tuesday – we’ll be hearing a special speaker.
Today, students read an excerpt from The Black Count (the biography of Alexandre Dumas’s father, and the inspiration for The Count of Monte Cristo). Students completed a reading guide. The Black Count Reading Guide The Black Count Reading
Homework is just to finish CMC Reading Guide 8!
We discussed The Black Count vocabulary list today (quiz on Monday!). Students had the rest of the class period to finish their CMC character charts.
I passed out Reading Guide 8, which is due on Friday: CMC Reading Guide 8
Students had the whole period today to work on character relationship diagrams for the Count of Monte Cristo: Count of Monte Cristo Character Poster. I’ll give you about 15 minutes during tomorrow’s class to finish. Please make sure that you complete your CMC Reading Guide 7 tonight.
I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend!
We started today by going over the scandalous revelations of the most recent section of The Count of Monte Cristo. I passed out the next reading guide (due Wednesday): CMC Reading Guide 7. Then students took their vocabulary quiz. If you were absent, please come make it up on Friday during lunch tutorials.
Today students wrote their essays over happiness. There were no new materials, but please remember to study for your CMC Vocabulary 3 quiz (there will NOT be subjects and predicates or prepositional phrases on this quiz – although you will see those later) and be ready to turn your CMC Reading Guide 6 in.
We discussed CMC Reading Guide 5, and I passed out CMC Reading Guide 6 (due Monday): CMC Reading Guide 6. We also talked about the Friday essay on happiness. Here are those materials:
Finally, we talked about subjects and predicates:
We talked about Reading Guide 4 and CMC Vocabulary List 3 today. I gave students a handout on prepositional phrases (I don’t have an electronic copy, so come see me if you need one). Homework is the prepositional phrases packet and the CMC Reading Guide 5.
Also – you can come watch Marie Antoinette on Friday at 3:30 after school! I’ll still give you extra credit points! 🙂
We took our vocabulary quiz over CMC List 2 today. If you missed, please come to Friday lunch tutorials. I also gave you the CMC Reading Guide 5 – that will be due on Thursday. Here’s an electronic copy: CMC Reading Guide 5
Today we began by discussing students’ ambition essays. I mentioned that the biggest issue that I’m seeing is theses that are convoluted and imprecise. Here are some notes to help guide you as you write your next essay: Ambition Essay Notes – 2016.
I also gave students a new prompt and rubric: Revenge Essay Prompt. We discussed the new strategy I would like for you to incorporate into this next essay, counterargument: Revenge Essay – Counterargument Handout. Students should pre-write for this essay tonight and come in tomorrow ready to write.
We also discussed participles: Participles Notes and Practice. Please be ready to answer questions about infinitives, gerunds, and participles on your vocabulary quiz on Tuesday.
Finally, students read an article called “The Complicated Psychology of Revenge” and answered multiple choice questions about it. If you were absent, please come see me next Friday to make this up.