Tomorrow we will have an extra credit movie: The Painted Veil. It should be finished by 6:00 PM — please join us if you would like!
Today we talked about The Hot Zone Vocabulary List 2. Make sure that you finish vocab.com by Sunday to prepare for your quiz on Monday!
We spent the second half of the period watching a short documentary about the recent Ebola outbreak in Liberia; students practiced analyzing the film for rhetorical strategies.
After our conversation about The Hot Zone today, students began looking at a related article called “Wild Flavor” — this isn’t for homework, and you’ll get a chance to finish it tomorrow during class.
We took our vocabulary quiz in class today, and afterwards students had a chance to work on the next reading guide (the hot zone reading guide 2), which will be due on Friday.
Today we went over the vocabulary from The Hot Zone List 1. Please study up and be ready for your quiz on Monday! Remember that Vocab.com must be completed by Sunday night.
After a quick chat about the podcast, students finished the mock STAAR. Most of you had some extra time, so I gave you the first Hot Zone reading guide (the hot zone reading guide 1), which will be due on Tuesday of next week. Remember that you can also be working on your vocab.com for Hot Zone List 1 (due Sunday night).
Today students began taking the Mock STAAR exam — hopefully this will help us to prepare for the real thing, which you will take in April.
Please remember that homework for tonight is to finish the podcast from yesterday!
Students are taking their quiz over appositives and gerunds today in class. Afterwards, I asked you to get started listening to this podcast and answering these questions (radiolab patient zero podcast questions). Your podcast questions will be due on Thursday.
Today students took a summative quiz over The Count of Monte Cristo. If you were absent, please come make it up next Friday during lunch.
On Thursday, students composed their essays about forgiveness — please see me if you need to make yours up.
If you haven’t yet turned in your Count of Monte Cristo book, please bring it tomorrow!
Today we talked about gerunds — please see the grammar section of the website. Students also did pre-writing for their essays over forgiveness, which we will write tomorrow in class. No homework other than to be ready to write your essay!