Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Keep on keepin' on...

I think that all of the classes did pretty well today.  AP kids, great job in the discussion; I thought that it was pretty productive and hopefully you found yourself understanding the story more than you did when you walked in.  Freshmen, lovely job on your election campaigns.  I'm glad to see that you all are getting into this book really deeply and having fun with it.  Below are your reminders for Thursday/Friday.

AP English III:

Websites.  Websites.  Websites.  We present next class.  Tonight you need to polish these websites and have them ready to be presented.  Please recall what I said today in class about your presentations.  You should not read verbatim what you have written.  Each member should present his/her analysis and then the group will present its synthesis.  I want you to share with the class what you learned from this project. Leave the reading of everything to me.  Also, be sure that you have a copy of The Catcher in the Rye for Monday/Tuesday as we will begin reading it then.

English I:

Tonight you have two things to accomplish.  First you need to read chapter six of Animal Farm.  As you are reading, you want to pay particular attention to the ways in which things are changing for the animals on the farm.  As always, be adding to your vocabulary bookmarks and use the questions to help you understand.

In addition, I would like for you to begin keeping your quote log focused on the ideas of equality, justice, and leadership.  As you are reading if you see a quote that connects to one of these ideas you need to write down the quote word for word and at the end put the page number in parenthesis.  This is an activity which will prepare us for our first formal essay which is coming not too far from now.

As always, let me know if you need any help.

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