Today we did a lesson on direct and indirect objects — please see the “Grammar” section of the website for those materials. We will have some questions over those subjects on your quiz on Monday.
We spent all of today on our quiz and sentences! Homework was to read Chapter 8 and complete the reading guide.
Happy Friday! We began today with a piece of literary criticism and some multiple choice (The Zoophagous Maniac). Next, we listened to the “captain’s log” portion of Chapter 7. For homework, please finish reading that and complete the reading guide (and of course, turn it in through Turnitin.com).
Don’t forget to study for your quiz on Monday! There will be vocabulary, grammar review, subjects and predicates, and sentence composing with gerunds.
We spent most of Thursday working on some sentence composing with gerunds (Sentence Composing with Gerunds) — please remember that those will be on your quiz on Monday. With the rest of class, we looked at Chapter 6 of Dracula, in which we meet the lunatic Renfield! Homework was to finish the chapter and complete the reading guide.
On Wednesday, we had a lesson over subjects and predicated — those notes are under the “Grammar” tab. We finally took a break from Jonathan Harker in Dracula and instead got to hear from his fiance, Mina, and her best friend, Lucy, in Chapter 5. Homework was to finish and submit the reading guide.
After our lesson on Dracula Vocabulary List 2 today, we watched a portion of the 1931 film version of Dracula; students analyzed the film for the acting of two characters.
Homework is to read and complete the reading guide for Chapter 4 and submit it through Turnitin.com.
After we took our vocabulary and grammar quiz, we did a close look at some of the most interesting passages from Chapter 3. Homework was to complete the Chapter 3 reading guide.
On Friday, we spent about half of the class reviewing the Dracula 1 vocabulary list for our quiz on Monday. With the rest of the period, we listened to a small portion of Chapter 2 from the audiobook. Homework was to read Chapter 2 and complete the reading guide.
Welcome back from our five-day weekend!
Lots of stuff today. We started with some important announcements:
- Please bring your blue vocabulary book to class tomorrow, as we will be covering Dracula Vocabulary List 1. We will have a quiz over those words (as well as review over gerunds, participles, and appositives) on Monday.
- There will be an extra credit movie this Friday afternoon! It will be Dracula Untold. The film should end slightly after 5:00 PM. If you choose to attend, you must make sure that you are not talking or disrupting others who are trying to watch. I will ask noisy students to leave.
In class, we spent most of our time going over some important background info about the novel (Dracula Schema Guide).
Homework for tonight is to read Chapter 1 and complete the reading guide by going to the “Dracula” tab of the class website, scrolling all the way to the bottom, clicking “Chapter 1,” scrolling all the way to the bottom of that page, downloading the reading guide, and responding to the questions via Turnitin.com. Make sure that you are submitting your assignment to the correct section — if you turn your homework in to the wrong period, you will not get credit.