Daily Archives: September 19, 2017

Tuesday, September 19

Thank you for an excellent second day of school! Today I passed out the syllabus (you can see an electronic copy of it under the “Syllabus” tab at the top of the website). I’m going to eventually ask you and your parent to fill out an electronic form acknowledging that you have read it (I’m having trouble getting the form to work on non-HISD computers right now).

With the rest of our class time, we went over the prequel to the Odyssey, the Trojan War. We used this slideshow as the basis for our discussion:

The Odyssey Schema Guide

I also told you that we will have a special showing of an edited version of the movie Troy this Thursday, from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. You can earn 10 points of extra credit on Monday’s vocabulary quiz by attending, and I think this is a great way to become more familiar with the mythology you will need to know for the Odyssey.

Please also remember that your Hero’s Journey diagrams are due tomorrow!

Create a Turnitin.com profile.

You will use Turnitin.com to submit your summer reading essays (and other assignments throughout the year). Please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Turnitin.com.
  2. Click “Create an Account” if you have never used the system before. If you already have an account, click “Log In.”
  3. You will be prompted to join a class. Enter the Class ID for the period in which you are taking English:
  • Pre-AP ELA 1 – Period 3 – 16302712
  • Pre-AP ELA 1 – Period 4 – 16302722
  • Pre-AP ELA 1 – Period 6 – 16302742
  • Pre-AP ELA 1 – Period 7 – 16302751

4. The password/key to join the class is “chapman.”

You should see assignments for both of your summer reading essays. Review the rubrics before you submit to make sure that you are happy with your work. Turn in your essay by Monday, September 25.

If you are having technical difficulties, come see me during lunch on Thursday.