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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Unit 3 Study Guide


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Here is a copy of the unit 3 Study Guide that was handed out on Thursday.  The test is planned for Wednesday, January 23.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Thursday, January 17

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Today, after Thursday Thoughts, we worked in groups to analyze "A Wagner Matinee."  We briefly touched on topic sentences for good paragraphs, which you need to take into consideration as you revise your essay.

For tomorrow - bring to class (paper copy or your computer) a well-revised copy of your essay, ready to share with a peer.

Today's slides

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday, January 16


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Wednesday Words - epitaph, insidious, martial, meticulous, repose, salient
There will not be a separate vocab quiz for next Wednesday; these words will be a part of the Unit 3 test that day.  (You will need to turn in your story, though.)

We looked at first-person point of view today, and analyzed its effect in the story, "A Wagner Matinee" by Willa Cather (p. 652).  Finish reading/review that story and be ready for a quiz tomorrow.

I am giving you an extra day to do the revisions on your essay - it will be due on Friday instead of Thursday. 

Today's slides

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tuesday, January 15

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Today we defined irony and 3 types of irony.  We also discussed aspects of your essay that should be easily identifiable.

For tomorrow, read "The Story of an Hour" (p. 628) and be ready for a quiz.  Vocab story is due tomorrow, and there will be a vocab quiz also.

For Thursday, revise your essay as needed so that you are able to identify the parts of your essay.  Write those on the given handout

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14 - Gettysburg Address



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Today is M.U.G.shot Monday!

You should have handed in a rough draft of your essay today.  I will look it over and get it back to you soon so that you can edit, revise, and refine your essay.

We defined diction for our literary terms page.  We spent the majority of our class time analyzing the rhetorical devices of the Gettysburg Address.

For tomorrow, you are to read Robert E. Lee's "Letter to His Son" on pages 541-542.  Compare and contrast Lincoln's and Lee's diction, audience, purpose, and views on war.

Today's slides


Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11 - Essay Writing Work Day


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Today was devoted to refining your thesis statement and developing the rough draft of your essay.  A complete rough draft is due on Monday, ready to hand in to me, either hand-written or typed.

Today's slides

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thursday, January 10

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THURSDAY THOUGHTS:  What do you hope to accomplish in 2019?

We worked to refine our thesis statements which will guide our essays.  We also worked to outline the main points that will follow.

By tomorrow, have a rough draft of an introductory paragraph and at least one other paragraph.  A complete rough draft will be due on Monday.

Today's slides

Unit 3 Study Guide

Here is a copy of the unit 3 Study Guide  that was handed out on Thursday.  The test is planned for Wednesday, January 23.