Monday, October 6, 2008

Week 10-6 through 10-10

10-6________Writing Strategies & Grammar____________________
Your _Strong Family_ essay is due in class.
We will also consider these question[s}, how does our weekend essay tie into our semester theme? Our semester theme is how young adults transition into becoming adults, consider the essay you wrote over the weekend when you answer:

How does having a strong family contribute or take away from becoming an adult?
What if someone does not have a 'strong' family - are they doomed to fail?

In class: Read Damon & Pythias and discuss BT chart [p.5] Climax & Building Action. If you COME TO CLASS W/O your essay, please make sure your parents sign your LATE paper on Wed - noting they know you did not complete your homework. [Presentation on Ch 7 Wed].

HW: Complete your vocabulary packet up to page 6. Also please be prepared for a quiz on Ch6-8 on Wed, revisit our BLOG for BONUS quiz questions. Reminder NOTE: vocabulary quiz: WORD Unit1 & prefixes [10/14]

10-8 more BT themes, Grammar & Vocabulary review
Character sheets in packet should be complete, fill-in notes on people while considering the theme of "relationships".

WORD Unit 1 will be reviewed - VISUAL vocabulary will be created. We will have of the most votes will get double points [make sure you have a showing sentence that explains your WORD].
HW: If I can create your accounts in time - we will have an Outside Reading BLOG discussion...for a grade.

10-10 ________Ch 7 & 8 presentations, review "what is a Refugee?"
Literary terms - discuss Symbols & Ch7-8 questions.

HW: _______________and redraft family essay over the weekend.


  1. hi ms.uptegraft!

    its me Elizabeth. I didn't really understand the homework for last night, could you explain it in class tomorrow?

    See you tomorrow:)

  2. The homework was to make sure you completed up to pg6 in vocab, for those who didn't - complete the essay, and be prepared to discuss Ch7 in Bean Trees. **Folks should have read Ch8 also.