Sunday, September 14, 2008

Class this week 9-16, 9-19

9-16 Agenda: Bean Trees: 3 presentations [make-up ch3, Ch4 and Ch5]

Be prepared to discuss the theme you see introduced in Chapter3 dealing with botany.

We will finish Monday preparation with a quiz over ch3-4...visiting winners get **Quiz Bonus question(s): 1) Does Taylor hate the weird garden in Mattie’s yard - no! she loves it. 2) LouAnn named her son _Dwayne Ray_ and he was born on January 1. _Homework: see BT Journal #3 below - due 9/18/08_:

Your journal#3 due on 9/18 Thursday:

"In The Bean Trees, all of the major characters are involved with quests or personal goals. The author, Barbara Kingsolver, seems to suggest that a journey (whether physical, emotional, or intellectual) is necessary for any chance of happiness or satisfaction."

What is your opinion of: we are strongly motivated by the need to prove ourselves or find ourselves?

Your challenge will be to write a 1 page opinion without using any “I” phrases. Please write at least a page to this response. Also, date your journal, _DO NOT_ skip lines and TRY to write in present tense as much as possible. If you do not have your journals, you may use binder paper / or just post here [must be 2 paragraphs on-line]. For example, your position may be, "People are never motivated by the need to prove themselves, but they are often looking for themselves." -or- "People are very motivated to prove themselves - this is shown by ..."

Thursday 9/18: Agenda: vocabulary list #1 quiz & Introduction to Grammar [review parts of speech] Homework: given in-class
______A sample vocabulary test will appear here on Wed eve____


  1. this is how you post! should we postpone the vocabulary test? I'm not sure you all are ready...reply now: postpone - or push forward?!


  2. so journal three doesn't have to be typed . . . right??

  3. Hey Ms.Uptegraft i dont get youre blogspot thingy....

  4. Both Kenya & Alvaro get the bonus passes for logging in first & posting!
    ->Ever see Willy Wonka? You never really know what you'll get if you don't even try!