Daily Archives: December 5, 2016

Tuesday, December 6


Today in class, we will begin our research on heroes for a big project that we will complete in the spring semester. The research notes that you take will count for a major grade and will be due on Friday. Students will have all of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in class to complete this assignment (and your only homework will be to work on this).

Here is the assignment instruction sheet – hero-research-project-assignment-sheet.

And here is the template for the notes that you will need to take – research-notes-template. (Notice that you will ultimately need to print these out after you have typed the notes that you need.)

I have a huge collection of biographies in my room, which you will use to complete this assignment.

Monday, December 5


Here’s the quiz distribution from today. The average score across all classes was an 82.

The only thing that you need to do tonight is to submit your revision of your revenge essay by clicking on the link a few posts down on this website. You’ll turn in the rubric tomorrow in class.

Dog and Cat Food Drive

We’re participating in the pet food drive to benefit Bellaire’s PAWs (People for Animal Welfare) Club. Bring in cans or bags of pet food (a small bag = 5 cans; a large bag = 10 cans), and you class could win a freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie party!

PAWs has asked us to make sure that the pet food is of medium quality (such as Pedigree, Purina, or Alpo) – is doesn’t have to be gourmet, but they want to make sure that there aren’t any ingredients that could hurt the animals.