Category Archives: Lit Circles

English 9

“Concise Writing” The goal of concise writing Lessons 1-4 ; The goal of concise writing Lessons 5-8

Choose a piece of prose (NOT poetry) from your Writing Portfolio (or Google Classroom) to revise, using the rules of Concise Writing we studied in class.

Here is a Powerpoint for final exam on Romeo and Juliet that will help you study for the Final. Additionally, study the “Shakespeare in the Classroom” handout you received, all the Literary Terms (see your notes), the Grammar, and Confused Words you have had this semester.

Honors English

Finished Presentations – Very impressive! – Turn in your books.

Begin “Concise Writing” The goal of concise writing Lessons 1-4

Here is a Powerpoint for final exam on Romeo and Juliet that will help you study for the Final. Additionally, study the “Shakespeare in the Classroom” handout you received, all the Literary Terms (see your notes), the Grammar, and Confused Words you have had this semester.

English 9 and Honors English

Begin Presentations today! So far, pretty impressive!

As you watch each group present, you will become part of the evaluation, so for each group, write:

  • Title of their book
  • One thing you noticed about the presentation (good, bad, or neutral)
  • At LEAST one positive comment about something you really liked (please be specific)
  • One suggestion you have for making the presentation better (again, be specific, please)
  • One question you have for the group

Due Today: Literary Analysis

NOTE: If you have received your Literary Analysis back to make corrections, please do so and turn in again on Tuesday, 05/31. As a reminder, here again is the 12-sentence paragraph format you should be using for body paragraphs 12 sent para structure with Juliet example. Obviously, don’t plagiarize the Juliet paragraph. Also, follow the guidelines in the assignment LitAnalysisAssessment2016.

 

English 9 and Honors English

Finish Literary Analysis – Proofread for correct sentence structure and punctuation, grammar, capitalization, etc. Part of your grade depends on this. If you are unable to finish in class, finish at home. If you choose to type your paper, you must also turn in your written version that you have been working on in class. This needs to be completed by the end of the day tomorrow.

Group presentations for Lit Circle Books begin tomorrow.

English 9 and Honors English

Confused Words Wednesday – I know we’ve had these before, but I’m still seeing the same mistakes, so let’s review:

  • Then: shows sequence – In a triathlon, first you swim, then you bike, then you run.
  • Than: makes a comparison – She is faster than her sister.

Final Day in the Computer Lab: Use today to check slides for grammatical accuracy, spelling, capitalization, etc. Check to be sure EVERYTHING is cited. Create a correctly MLA formatted Works Cited page, using Microsoft Word for easier formatting. If you are not sure how to cite something, check OWL Purdue; Check to see that your Works Cited page is correct. Print a copy with all of your names on it to turn in.

Check the timing on your presentation – 10 to 20 minutes

Presentations will begin mid next week

REMINDER: Vocab Quiz – Friday, 05/20