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Posted: November 13, 2012

Today, we discussed the part that social networking plays in our lives.  We read an argument mentor text called "Turn off the Phone (and the Tension)" from the New York Times.  It lead to some interesting class discussion about electronic devices and the mini-society that exists online.  For homework (due tomorrow), students are to track the amount of time that they spend on electronic devices and we will be discussing tomorrow.
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Posted: November 6, 2012

Assignments owing:  1.  3 leads or introductions for the same story (Due last week)                                2.  Energy Drink label and write-up (Due Tuesday, November 6)   Homework:  Write 5 questions in your writer's notebook that you would ask a Holocaust survivor.   Bring spare change in for poppies   Remembrance Day Ceremony is Friday 1st period.

Posted: October 29, 2012

Good copy of 3 different style of leads for the same story due tomorrow.
Write a strong lead for a story.  The story can be a personal narrative or a fiction story.  We will be creating 2 more styles of leads for the same story tomorrow.   Quiz Friday on apostrophes, AAAWWUBBIS, FANBOYS and quotations
Write a strong lead for a story.  The story can be a personal narrative or a fiction story.  We will be creating 2 more styles of leads for the same story tomorrow.   Quiz Friday on apostrophes, AAAWWUBBIS, FANBOYS and quotations

Posted: October 23, 2012

Do the the 2 practice sheets on quotation marks and FANBOYS.   Quiz Friday on apostrophes, AAAWWUBBIS, FANBOYS and quotations.   We will be working on leads tomorrow.

Posted: October 15, 2012

Homework: Due Wednesday october 17, 2012   Do the reading comprehension questions for "A Sound of Thunder" on looseleaf.  They are to be passed in for Wednesday.   http://www.lasalle.edu/~didio/courses/hon462/hon462_assets/sound_of_thun...   Link to story

Posted: October 10, 2012

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Mon, Oct 15/12 9:00 pm

Posted: October 10, 2012

Homework:  Close reading of A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury.  Read and highlight the story like a writing, looking for writing strategies that make this a good narrative. Sensory Imagery Voice Word Choice Slowing Sown Time Speeding Time Up Conventions Figuartive Language Repetition   Write in the margins what the strategy does for the reader and the understanding of the text.

Posted: October 10, 2012

Homework:  Close reading of A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury.  Read and highlight the story like a writing, looking for writing strategies that make this a good narrative. Sensory Imagery Voice Word Choice Slowing Sown Time Speeding Time Up Conventions Figuartive Language Repetition   Write in the margins what the strategy does for the reader and the understanding of the text.

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