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Posted: September 16, 2010

1. First Article of the Week is due.  Make sure you have it in your duotang.   2.  Finish reading A & P by John Updike.  As you read closely, make notations concerning the following two questions:       1. Do you think the girls meant to cause trouble by coming to the store in bathing suits? Find supporting evidence. 2. Explain the sheep references in the story. Is Sammy a sheep? Why or why not?  

Posted: September 15, 2010

Complete questions 5 - 8 for "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and So Forth".  Do not forget about your Article of the Week for Friday.

Posted: September 14, 2010

Complete questions 1- 4.  Be sure to use supporting details from the story.  Do not forget your Article of the Week for Friday.

Posted: September 13, 2010

Finish reading the John Updike story, "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and So Forth".  Look up the vocabulary words presented on the question sheet.

Posted: September 13, 2010

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Posted: September 10, 2010

Copy and read through the list of reading strategies (see attached document).  Select 5 that you use or are intereted in using.  Comment briefly on each.  Be prepared to discuss your response on Monday.

Posted: September 6, 2010

As part of your 122 English course, you will be keeping a Writer's Notebook.  For clerical purposes, these will be colour-coordinated as follows:   Period 2  -  red duotang Period 4 -   yellow duotang Period 6 -  blue duotang   Please pick up the assigned class colour before the end of first week. Thanks and see you Wednesday!!

Posted: June 1, 2010

Poems were due today.  A number of you did not pass them in.  Get them in on Wednesday!!

Posted: May 27, 2010

First draft of your 'I Grew Up' poem has been started.  Tomorrow will be a writing workshop with peer editing/revising.

Posted: May 27, 2010

We have completed chapters 1 -3 for Of Mice and Men.  All questions and terms should be in your duotang.

Posted: May 26, 2010

Read the poem "I Grew Up' on page 26.  Complete questions 1 - 2 on page 34.

Posted: May 25, 2010

Read the poem 'Digging' (page 47 of Echoes).  Answer your assigned question; be ready to share your answer with your group.

Posted: May 19, 2010

Read the poem 'Siren Song' (page 28 of Echoes text).  Answer question 1 - 4 on page 35.

Posted: May 11, 2010

All work for The Americans Are Coming must be passed in by Friday. Research Project work is now due.  Do not forget essay, personal response, and power point. We started Of Mice and Men today.  Good attendance is needed.

Posted: May 11, 2010

Quiz will be Friday May 14.