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!
We started today with a few important announcements:
- Next week, we will begin reading The Hot Zone. I recommend trying to find your own copy of the book that you can write in. There should be quite a few available at Half Price Books, or you can order one from the school for $8.50 (please try to bring exact change).
- We will have an extra credit movie this week — Selma, the story of Martin Luther King Jr.’s march from Selma. Because of the early release day, we’ll show it on Thursday after school. If you can’t make it, you are allowed to watch it at home with a parent signature. This extra credit will apply to your quiz over grammar on Tuesday.
During class today, we discussed the ending of The Count of Monte Cristo and had a lesson on appositives (under the grammar section of the website).
Today we took our quiz over the vocabulary from The Black Count and prepositional phrases. Tomorrow, our last CMC reading guide (cmc reading guide 10).
On Friday, we wrote our essays about revenge — if you weren’t here, please make sure that you bring me yours ASAP!
We began today with a lesson over prepositional phrases — materials are available under the grammar tab. Monday’s quiz will be over this lesson and the vocabulary words from The Black Count.
We spent the second half of today preparing for an essay on revenge (revenge essay prompt). Students will compose that tomorrow in class after we go over the CMC RG 9.
Students continued to work on The Black Count in class today; afterwards, they took our Middle-of-the-Year universal screener (Lexile reading level test).
We had a lengthy discussion today about The Count of Monte Cristo, as the Count’s plots for revenge are finally coming to fruition! You used the remainder of class time to begin looking at an excerpt from The Black Count to see how Dumas’s father might have inspired the plot of the book.
The penultimate reading guide (cmc reading guide 9) will be due on Friday of this week.
Finally, we will have an extra credit movie this week — “Belle” — which should conclude at 5:45 PM.