This week is the last week to turn in anything that is missing. This is the last week to retake any of my tests. A new quarter begins when we return from fall break.
Because we had a couple of days last week with a strange schedule, we did not get all the vocabulary practice in I would have liked, so the vocabulary test is being pushed to Wednesday.
We are reading THE CALL OF THE WILD, as you know. Students will be expected to do a significant amount of reading at home, as we don't have time to read the entire novel together in class. Students will be held accountable for reading via occasional reading quizzes.
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Hello, everyone. This week, we will begin THE CALL OF THE WILD by Jack London. We have copies here, but not enough for every student. If you can provide a copy for your child please do. Make sure it is not an adapted or abridged version of the book. If your child borrowed a school copy of THE OUTSIDERS, it needs to be returned. Lost copies will be treated like lost textbooks. Report cards will be held until they are returned or paid for.
New Vocabulary: 1. Domain, 2. Imperiously, 3. Sated, 4. Insular, 5. Progeny, 6. Deft, 7. Futile,
8. Vile, 9. Impending, 10. Calamity, 11. Primitive, 12. Dormant, 13. Cunning. The vocabulary test will occur next Monday or Tuesday.
SECOND PERSON POINT OF VIEW CREATIVE NARRATIVES ARE DUE BY THIS WEDNESDAY.
Thank you for checking in. Have a good week. -Mr. Nettles
Vocabulary test is Monday for first and sixth period, Tuesday for third and fourth. This week, we conclude THE OUTSIDERS; therefor, text dependent questions on chapters 10-12 will be due by the end of the week. Also, students will be writing narratives in 2nd person point of view.
Hello, everyone. I am currently grading personal narrative essays. These were due this past Friday. I'm half way done, so students will be getting their grades back quite soon. No more class time will be given to work on this particular essay, as we have to move on.
The next narrative writing assignment will be to compose a story using the SECOND PERSON POINT OF VIEW. More details to come.
Our new vocabulary list:
Due to the short school week, the next vocabulary test won't be until next Monday.
New Text Dependent Questions will go out Wednesday of this week. Some students have already started them. They cover chapters 7, 8, and 9 of The Outsiders, and they are due Friday.
Thank you for checking in. - Mr. Nettles
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