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Posted: February 13, 2013

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Posted: February 13, 2013

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Posted: February 13, 2013

Have finished reading to the end of chapeter 4 of The Outsiders.   Things due: 1.  Collage on '60's (2 weeks ago) 2.  6 Word Memoir (last week) 3.  Motif assignment (see attached) 4.  Critical Questions Ch. 1-3 (Due Feb. 13) see attached   Things we continue to work on nightly: 1.  Reading 2.  Characterizations chart (see attached)

Posted: February 10, 2013

On Friday, we discussed chapter 1 & 2 with "One question/one comment".  We also looked at 6 Word Memoirs and created one through the eyes of one of the characters in The Outsiders.   Ex:  Ponyboy's 6 word memoir:  I don't believe my own lies.         Darry's 6 word memoir:  Lost a family; gained new one.         Johnny's 6 word memoir:  Scared to walk alone; half dead.   Homework:  Create a six word memoir from the perspective of one of the charcters.

Posted: February 7, 2013

Quick write:  Do you think Ponyboy is being fair when he talks about his brother Darry? We compared slang from the era of The Outsiders with slang used today.  Finish Chapter 2 and make sure the characterization chart is filled in for the physical characteristics.

Posted: February 1, 2013

We have started the new semester with The Outsiders novel study.  To get students familiar with the time ad setting of the novel, we are doing an assignment about the different aspects of the 50's and 60's.  We are creating a visual time capsule about the hair styles, fashion, politics, family life, cars, music and careers of the era.  See attched for the assignment.   Due:  Wednesday, February 5, 2013
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Posted: December 11, 2012

Today we looked at figurative language and some examples.    Homework:  Do a close reading of the song "Sound of Silence", finding as many figures of speech as possible.

Posted: December 6, 2012

Wordberry reflection sheet due tomorrow.

Posted: December 3, 2012

Homework:  5 paragraphh essay is due   Please bring in old magazines tomorrow that can be cut up.  This is for a poetry activity.    

Posted: November 29, 2012

Homework:  5 paragraph essay on Electronic devices due tomorrow.  (Monday for period 1)

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