Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Also, I think that since we're getting close to start review for the EOC. So, I am planning to have a wrapping up non-fiction quiz/test pretty soon. Just FYI!
Monday, April 28, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
1. Review your notes for the benchmark. Any literary terms that you're not clear on or anything that you need further clarification on - please ask! Leave a comment on this blog entry and I'll do my best to answer.
2. Read to page seventy-eight (78) in The Color of Water. In your journal, write about what you think is the most significant difference between the mom's childhood and James's childhood. Write at least one full paragraph.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
I want to see what people think about the theme of identity that is developing in the text. How are both of the main characters - the mother and James - developing their own identities? How is each character's identity changing?
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Next class we will be having an in class review for our final Benchmark. After that will be the Benchmark and then we will return to our study of non-fiction.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
What is the best part of this book so far? Why? What is the the worst part? Why?
This will be journal entry number five. Also, expect a quiz on the first four chapters soon!
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
- For example: simile - a comparison between two things using like or as. "Love is like a rose." This is a simile because it compares love to a rose (two unlike things) by using like.
2. Write practice questions for poems (either multiple choice or short answer) and attempt to answer them. This is especially effective in preparing for short answer.
3. Review the poems that we have studied in class - make sure that you know some basic information on these. Perhaps you would want to use your notes sheet to take notes.
4. Review any notes from poems that you have.
5. Some people find it useful to study in groups - remember that if you choose to do this you should focus on being productive and discussing the poetry.
That should do it. Remember to bring a pencil, pen and paper to the test. My supplies are running low and I will not be able to lend things to anyone on the test day.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Your poetry test will be on the 14th for A day and 15th for B day - you'll get a study guide next class.
Also...If I have not seen an outline for your poetry analysis, I need to see something by study hall on Monday. If you feel that you need help on your papers, come see me by Monday's study hall.