Wednesday Update

All classes — No new homework assigned for tonight. As always, though, please keep up with what’s posted on Progress Book.

Tuesday Updates

All Classes: I now have Study Island login info for new students and will pass it out tomorrow — thanks for your patience. 

English II: If you were absent today, please check the “MISSED WORK” box (on the help yourself table) when you return. We did a quick review of some literary terms.

English IV: Bring your books tomorrow!

Pre-AP English: Here are the last few sections of notes we didn’t have time to discuss (my apologies for one of the images appearing twice; I’ve tried deleting it but it still shows up):

Monday Update

English IV — Due to the 2nd period senior class meeting we held off on starting literature for one more day.  You’ll need to print Vocabulary List #1, which the rest of us (9th period) went over before I explained the procedure for vocabulary units and the format of the quizzes. I also handed out passwords to access your textbook online. Please note that you have a Study Island (yes, good ol’ Study Island!) assignment due on Wednesday, Mrs. Hanratty will be with us on Thursday to go over your Career Portfolio requirements, and AoW #1 is due on Friday.

Pre-AP English — Good job with the Catcher in the Rye activity today! I apologize that we got cut off at the end of both classes, but I snapped images of what you put on the board so your work is not lost. We’ll finish up the last few minutes of discussion at the beginning of class tomorrow before we move on to new material.

English II — Everyone was in class today, so you should all have your new vocabulary list. Please check Progress Book and/or Study Island to be sure you’re keeping up with recurring assignments.

Welcome Back!

Thank you to all of my students for a good start to the year. I am looking forward to working with you and seeing the great work you are capable of doing.

Here is your first daily update post. Be sure you’re reading the correct class’s update!

ALL CLASSES:  Please begin looking for your first Independent Reading book if you haven’t already. Due dates for commitments are creeping up!

Pre-AP:   We will be focusing on The Catcher in the Rye this upcoming week, so if you have your own copy of the book please bring it to class with you. I will return your graded study guides to you on Monday, and there will be a test over the novel on Friday. Please bring your Reading Journals with you to class on Monday — you’ll be doing one more entry and then leaving them with me for the week to be graded.

Also, I’ve put three pretest assignments in Study Island for you to complete so I can gauge where each of you is  with reading, grammar, and other English-related skills. They are also listed in Progress Book; please note the due dates for each.

English IV:  Please bring your textbook to class on Monday. Also, don’t forget that Article of the Week #1 is due on Friday — follow the directions at the top of the article I distributed. If you weren’t in 9th period because you were setting up for The Great Class Challenge, I will give you a copy on Monday.

English II: Please check the Study Island schedule that is in your syllabus. Your first assignment is due by the end of the day tomorrow, and I noticed that no one has done it yet. If you need your login information from last year, please ask and I can get it for you.

Also, please have your binder set up for class on Monday. You’ll need it!