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  • 09-17-21

    English IV

    HOB Chapters 6-10 questionsHOB Chapters 6-10 Questions

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  • 09-15-21

    English IV

    1. Reviewed for Writing Exam

    2. Spent the rest of the hour showing them again how to access classwork. went through it step by step. Allow them to use their laptop. Showed them how to save their work to a OneDrive folder and how to share it with me. 

    3. Signed up for Commonlit account. 


    English III

    Spent the hour showing them again how to access classwork. went through it step by step. Allow them to use their laptop. Showed them how to save their work to a OneDrive folder and how to share it with me. 

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  • 09-15-21


    English III

    The Custom House questions



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  • I am working on getting the video for English III to work. Go ahead and read. I may send an alternate video. 


    English III and IV make sure you are completing your work. 

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  • 09-10-21

    English IV 

    1. Unit One OPTIC 

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    Worksheet for OPTIC

    The first two pages are directions and explanations, you need to fill out the last page for all 3 pictures.  

    We fill out worksheets and discussed the images as it relates to the Unit Theme Humanity vs. Fear.


    English III

    **We went outside and began reading The Scarlet Letter--The Custom House.

    7th hour--Writing Exam 


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  • 09-09-21

    English IV 

    1. Grammar p. 137-138

        Rember that adverbs are modifiers. Adverbs anwer the questions. When? How? Where? To what extent? 

    2. Quiz on the notes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    3. Thesis Statements--p. 49-53 in your writing section. You will have to start writing active thesis statements. 

    4. Writing Exam scheduled for Wednesday 9-15. It will start with the writing terminology and end with topic sentences. All of this can be found in the notes in your booklet.


    English III

    1. Brain Teaser # 3 

         Brain Teaser # 3 

    2. Reviewed OPTIC for The Scarlet Letter. 

    Scarlet Letter Artwork

    The last page of this OPTIC work is the one that you need to complete. 

    OPTIC worksheets

    3. Copied in your unit one handbook, in the literature section on to The Cornell note taking sheet. We discussed what we will do for the rest of the nine weeks. 

    Unit One Goal 

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  • 7th hour 



    writing exam


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    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


    English IV 

    1. Writing Unit—Read about the Thesis for essays, take notes, put on index card (if you do index cards). Do not start the exercise, we will do this in class together.
    2. Read through the PowerPoint on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle taking notes using the Cornell note taking technique or by using an outline. The PowerPoint link is on my teacher page. (SHHS web site)   



    English III 

    1. Read through the PowerPoint on Nathaniel Hawthorne taking notes by using the Cornell note taking technique or by using an outline. The PowerPoint link is on my teacher page. (SHHS web site)

    Nathaniel Hawthorne


    Cornell Notes--copy and paste into word document you shouold be able tom edit and take notes. Save to your One Drive, make a folder for English then save with a title in that folder . 

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  • 01 September 2021

    English IV 

    • 1. Turn in task cards 1 & 2 NOW (20 pts)
    • 2. ACT # 2 Barron's book p. V-X write down 5 facts from these pages that you need to know about the ACT.
    • 3. Writing Folders—Last name, First name
    • 4. give back essays, put in your folder

    English III

    • ACT # 2 Barron's book p. V-X write down 5 facts from these pages that you need to know about the ACT.
    •  Writing Folders—Last name, First name
    •  give back essays, put in your folder
    • Finish Thesis practice activity and turn in
    • Deconstructing a prompt (very important) 
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  • 31 August 2021

    English IV

    • Grammar p. 133-134 
    • Talk about HOB
    • Assignment—Task cards 1 & 2  (make sure to cite your information) Due tomorrow 20 pts
    • Review annotation skills.
    • You cannot write in my novels, but I do have post-it notes
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  • 27 August 2021


    English IV

    1. 10 min before test
    2. log in on your laptop
    3. I will email the test to you.
    4. When finished take out yourHOB packet and start activities p.2-4.

    English III

    1. Finish action verbs

    2.Turn in and pick up The Scarlet Letter packet. Bring to me and I will assign your book to you 

    Put in the literature section of your binder. We will talk about it next week. 

    1. Continue with Writing Unit 
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  • 26 August 2021

    English IV

    1.BT # 2 

    1. Test tomorrow-laptop with you and charged

    3.Assigned The Hound of Baskervilles and packets. 



    English III

    1. BT # 2 
    2. Today we will finish all notes onthe Multi-paragraph essay. Test on Friday 9/03 

           3. Active voice activities


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  • 08-25-21

    English IV 

    • WOD #2 nefarious (Main, cc main)
    • Today we will continue with High School English vs. College
    • Rhetorical Modes 
    • Test on Friday  

    English III 

    • WOD #2  amenable  (main, cc main) 
    • Today we will finish lecture notes for the Multiparagraph Essay
    • I will announce test date when I get word that all Juniors have received their laptop 
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  • 08-24-21

    English IV

    • GWB p. 131-132
    • Organize binders
    • Senior Loved One Assignment Due by October 7th.
    • Handouts, sheet protectors
    • College vs. High School Notes This is an embedded High School English vs. College
    • Test on Friday. Make sure you have your laptop and it is charged

    English III

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  • 23 August  2021 English III & IV 

    1. ACT # 1 Booklet p.1  
    2. How to get your work on-line
    3. Grade Essays-take everythingoff ofyour desk. 
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  • 19 August 2021

    English 3 and 4


    Continue working on Assessment essay. You should be finished with your rough draft by the end of the hour. 

    Homeroom 3rd hour


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  • 20 August 2021

    English IV and English III

    Writing for Assessment 

    Pick up your essay.

    Finish final draft and turn in at the end of the hour. Staple in this order.

    1. Final Draft--MLA format heading, in blue or black ink, skip a line.

    2. Rough Draft

    3. Prewrite

    4. English IV video notes

    4. English III Grammar 


    Will start taking fees Monday!!! 

  • 18 August 2021 

    English IV

    • Write a well-developed persuasive, cause/effect, argumentive, or  exemplification essay: Requirements 
    • 400-600 words. Do not count the words “a, an, the”, do not use “a lot” or “very”.
    • Final draft must be written in blue or black ink  Must be handwritten skip a line.   Due End of class on Friday 08-20-21
    • Video notes (25 pts)
    • Make sure you have plenty of details. 
    • Prewrite (25 pts)
    • Handwritten rough draft (25 pts.) Can be in pencil. With revisions
    • Final Draft (25 points) 
    • Misspelled words are not allowed, 5 points will be deducted for each word that is not spelled correctly.
    • Every day your work must be turned in at the end of the hour, you cannot take it home.
    • Work diligently every day. Due at the end of class Friday!
    • Some thoughts and ideas
    • If procrastination isn’t about laziness, then what is it about?
    • We procrastinate because of bad moods?
    • Do we procrastinate to feel better?
    • How do we get to the root cause of our procrastination?
    • What are some other, healthier ways to manage your feelings that typically trigger procrastination? 

    English III

    • Brain Teaser #1 (This will go in the ACT section, label Brain Teasers)
    • Begin Writing Unit 
    • Writing for Success in the writing section take out the very first pg. The assignment is on the back of the pg.