Monday, November 28

Happy return from Thanksgiving break! We’re only three weeks away from the end of the semester!

Today students took their quiz over the last set of vocabulary words from The Count of Monte Cristo and gerunds. As I type this, 7th period is still testing, so I don’t have the chart yet, but thus far the scores have not been what I had hoped (and I think some of you were disappointed as well).

If you found this quiz to be difficult, it’s a good sign that you need to do more studying for the final, as you’ll be seeing the material that was on it again for that exam (which is worth the equivalent of a cycle grade, and will count for 25% of your semester grade).

So here is what you can do to raise your grade on this quiz if you were unhappy with what you earned:

  • Attend the extra credit film on Friday (the movie version of The Count of Monte Cristo) for 10 points.
  • Master (at 100%) the Count of Monte Cristo vocabulary lists at Vocabulary.com. I will give you 5 extra points for each of the lists that you master. You must complete this by Friday, December 2, and you must come in to see me during lunch tutorials on Friday so that I can verify with you that you have completed them.

Homework for tonight and tomorrow is to complete Reading Guide 8 (cmc-reading-guide-8 – due Wednesday).

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