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September 26th through 30th—this is a B week
Advisory—Class of 2015, don’t forget that you have planned to hold a bake sale as a fundraiser on Friday!
Advanced Composition, you have a critique of When the Emperor was Divine due on Wednesday, the 28th. This must be TYPED! Please check your syllabus for specific instructions regarding assignment formats. I will also collect your reading logs/journals on Wednesday—these may be in any format as they are your personal writing. Additionally, we will begin Chapter 11: “Cause and Effect” on Monday. Please remember to bring a book to read during our sustained silent reading (SSR) time each day! Don't forget that the Classification essay is due next Wednesday, October 5th!
American Short Story, we will continue our reading in Unit One: “Literature from the 1920s to the 1940s.” You should be taking notes from our class discussions as we will have a test on this unit on October 10th.
Fundamentals of Composition, you need to finish The Alchemist as your critique for this book is due on Thursday, October 6th. This must be TYPED! Please check your syllabus for specific instructions regarding assignment formats. I will also collect your reading logs/journals on that Thursday—these may be in any format as they are your personal writing. Additionally, we will finish up Chapter 3: “Planning and Drafting your Paper” and move on to Chapter 4: “Revising and Editing your Paper,” so be sure that you have skimmed these chapters. Please remember that if you have finished The Alchemist, you will need to bring another book to read during our sustained silent reading (SSR) time each day.
Publications and Media, your photo essays are due this week! Those of you who will be out for Yomim Nora'im/High Holydays will need to present on Tuesday, September 27th. We can also include those who want to get this over with! All others should be ready to present on Thursday, the 29th. On Friday we will discuss some photo editing techniques based on the images included in this week’s presentations.
Public Speaking, because some students were absent this week due to illness, we will cover chapters 4 and 5 next week. You have an Audience Assessment Activity, based on the characteristics we assembled in class on Wednesday, to complete for next Friday, October 7th. Also, please look over chapter 4: “Adapting to your Audience and Situation.” Patrick and Johnnie B will be presenting this to us, and they may decide to quiz you!
In The Word, we will continue our reading and discussions in Genesis. I have set up Glogster accounts for those of you who did not have one yet from the Tech 101 Class last spring for the Ten Commandments assignment. I will hand out your login information this week, and you will need to make sure that you are able to access this tool to begin working on this assignment which is due October 28th.
For those celebrating, L'shanah Tova! For Becky, Happy Birthday! I hope everyone has a great week!
Teacher Barb :)