Thursday, October 11, 2018

Friday/Monday, October 12/15, 2018

Announcements and Reminders:
 Short Story or Memory                          
If you had written a story by October 9-11, you have received feedback from Ms. Dorsey on MyAccess, in an email or message, or as a hard copy, and as comments and embedded comments on MyAccess.   Here are links to  the  handouts:

I am working on getting all of the stories graded or regraded.   Term 1 Grades will be finalized on Skyward by Saturday, October 20, 9 pm. 
Book sign-ups are due by

October 11 is the deadline for all late or missing work for
Term 1, and for extra credit work.
You will be able to hand in your unused hall passes
by the last day of the term.

Completing revisions of your short story or memory has been extended to Friday the 12th for A2, B5, and B6.
The B8 class may continue to work on yours until Monday morning, October 15.

See this post for some fun suggestions: October and Halloween!

This is the handout for collecting evidence of themes.

Targets for Today:

I can notice evidence in a fictional text that will help me identify major themes. 

Today’s  Agenda:

Conventions in Sentences Investigations 
1.  In your composition book copy this sentence.
Label this CSI # 7,   and add today's date. 

 Harold's eyes were glued to the floor.  He couldn't look.   

[Harold is in the principal's office.]  
         -Dav Pilkey, Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Potty People (2006)

Write three or more (English class type) things that you notice about this sentence.
Today noticing beginning capitalization and end punctuation do not receive tickets. 
Just do it when you write!  

2. Notice and Note
Theme- gathering evidence 

Here are the Notice and Note Signposts. 
Students received a bookmark summarizing these
 clues to important points in the book.
When any of these come up in a book, notice them and take note.
They may help reveal a theme, a plot point you should remember,
foreshadowing, or something else very important in the story. 

(The signposts are from Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst.)

3. The Outsiders 
Keep your Outsiders Vocabulary when you get it back.
Last time:  
A2 -- from page 10  "He liked fights, blondes, and for some unfathomable reason, school." to Chapter 2, 15:43, page 28.
B5 -- from page 5 --  Chapter 1 -- 9:23 -- "I could smell English Leather shaving lotion and stale tobacco. . . .  to page 15, chapter 1, 28:13.  
B6 -- -- from  page 10, Chapter 1, 18:00 minutes --   He liked fights, blondes, and for some unfathomable reason, school to page 24 "Leave her alone."  chapter 2, minute 9:37.
B8 -- from  page  10  same --  to chapter 2, 12:45, page  27, "Just not dirty." 

Will Rogers was a famous comedian in the 1960s.
Notice and Note:
Notice this for later:  Johnny wouldn't open his mouth unless he was forced to.  page 14

Possible themes for The Outsiders:  
Nothing good ever comes of violence.  -- Martin Luther 

If You Were Absent:

See above.

This is the handout for collecting evidence of themes.


apostrophe -- a punctuation mark ( ’ ) used to indicate either possession (e.g., Harry's book ; boys' coats ) or the omission of letters or numbers (e.g., can't ; he's ; 
class of ’99 ).

comma: a punctuation mark (,) indicating a pause between parts of a sentence. It is also used to separate items in a list and to mark the place of thousands in a large numeral.

omit: leave out or not include (someone or something), get rid of
When writing, omit words you don’t really need.

 Help and Enrichment 

I wish America would stop judging and criticizing teens and instead, try to understand the battles they have to fight every day. Laurie Halse Anderson

Parts of Speech for Harold's Eyes Sentence