Thursday, January 7, 2010

Jan 7, 2010

Spring semester is here and it's time to get busy with work.

Seniors - You will be working on Senior Memory Book, Research Paper and Macbeth and Writing Portfolio

Senior IB - It's time to get on your Extended Essay and reading. Commentary in a month

Junior IB - Start thinking about your scheduling for next year and we're going to be reading some World Lit and writing many papers.

Gear up for a busy spring.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dec 13

Oral Presentations and Practice Commentaries begin TOMORROW. Be prepared and at school. Late is not an option. Luck of the draw and all that. Good luck!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Dec 1

Testing took half the day (or close to) today.

Seniors - Working on research papers - right now just looking to research. We'll work on works cited pages on Thursday. Tentative Works Cited pages due on the 11th. Also looking at vocab again, quiz on Friday.

IB Seniors - Continuing with Plath. We'll be working on Hughes by Thursday. Plath and Hughes will take us through the 11th. Practice commentaries start on the 14th.

IB Juniors - Working on ACT practice. Invisible Man/The Stranger test is Friday. Presentations begin on the 14th. Make sure you've discussed your topic with me by next week.

Be sure to comment on your partner's writing. This should have already be done. Also post some new work (I suggest your essays you've been writing) by Friday.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Nov 19

Students should be putting new writing pieces up in the next week. Just in time for the many vacations coming up.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nov 10

Seniors - Canterbury Tales Prologue Test tomorrow. Research paper topics due on Friday. Let's get to it

Senior IB - Lear is dead! Plath/Hughes unit begins tomorrow. Time for fun with poetry

Junior IB - Almost done with the Waste Land. ACT work for the next few weeks. We're about to take a fast ride to get through work so we can have our presentations the week before Winter Break.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November 3, 2009

Seniors - Canterbury Tales work (we're up to the Miller in 2nd and the Reeve in 5th). We were in the lab today working on personal/literary pieces. Work is due on Friday (typed and with cover pages)

IB Seniors - Finishing our discussion of King Lear. Today we looked at the storm and Lear's mindset. Tomorrow nature/animal imagery and character mapping.

IB Juniors - We fully "translated" the first section of T.S. Eliot's "The Waste Land"

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Oct 21

All students should have their blogs set up with at least one piece of writing posted by Friday Oct 23. This is for your grade so make sure you do it by the due date. You should also be actively reading and commenting on your partner's blog as well.

On a side note - I have relinked twice to all students and half the time the link is fine while the other half of the time it links to the feeds. I do apologize for the issue but my suggestion is to follow or link directly to your partner. That way you can avoid unnecessary steps. (But I'm pretty sure I fixed it!)

Good luck and keep up the good work.