Posted in Writing

Descriptions – Period 2

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Posted in English 10

Short Stories – Period 2

Hello everyone,

I have been enjoying reading your sci-fi short stories. I am looking forward to reading more. Please make sure you post the link of your story in the comments below if I have not commented on yours yet. We are off to such a great year!

Well done everyone! I am proud of all of you!

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Posted in English 9

English 9 ~ Agenda

 Unit 1: Text Types and Foundational Literacy Skills. Various short stories & novel Of Mice and Men

First Grading Period (6 Weeks) 

WEEK 1

Monday (traditional) August 15th: 
1) Introduction & Syllabus

2)All about me Gazette Activity 

Tuesday (traditional) August 16th: 

1) Instagram activity (practice summarizing)

2) Name Plates

Wednesday (traditional) August 17th:

  1. Summer Activity (review topic sentence)

Friday (block) August 19th:

  1. CHAMPS
  2. Organize Literacy Notebooks
  3. MLA Header – Anchor Chart
  4. Review Plotchart
Posted in English 10

English 10 ~ Agenda

UNIT I: Analyzing Narrative Text: Theme as revealed by Irony, Flashbacks and Foreshadowing ~Unit Focus Objectives: *Reading – Citing Evidence, Theme, Characters, Mean of Words impact, Irony, Flashbacks, foreshadowing *Writing – Topic/Thesis Statement, Sufficient evidence, concluding statement, Quote integration *Language – Word meaning in context.

First Grading Period (6 Weeks) 

WEEK 1

Monday (traditional) August 15th: 
1) Introduction & Syllabus

2)All about me Gazette Activity 

3) Name Plates

Tuesday (traditional) August 16th: 

1) Agree or Disagree: My school is considering participating in the national ‚ÄúShut Down Your Screen Week.‚ÄĚ This would mean a whole week without electronics.

2) Agree/Disagree Continuum – Share out

3)Free Write – AXES review

Wednesday (traditional) August 17th:

  1. Finish up AXES
  2. Free write Share out
  3. Set up/Assign notebooks Рnumber pages, sections, design cover/names 

Friday (block) August 19th:

  1. CHAMPS
  2. Anchor charts Рtext types & Take notes in notebooks
  3. MLA Header – Anchor Chart
  4. Deconstruct prompt – Write an essay in which you identify a theme in a short story. Explain how the author develops this theme through literary devices such as irony, foreshadowing and flashback. Use textual evidence as support.
    1. Instructional priority: W8 – Flow of ideas; quote integration

 

Posted in Prose

What is Prose?

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Definition: Prose, or Prosa Oratio ~Latin, means: straightforward discourse.

Do you remember your little baby brother, sister, cousin (or even the baby at the grocery store) who just started to speak? Did you ever wonder why do we learn to speak? What is the reason behind it? And if your answer is something like this: to tell us something: a need, a desire, a wish; then you understand the reason for prose.

In other words, it is the message we try to communicate to the audience without using any rhythm, or rhyme, or beat. It just flows and it sets on our pages like blocks obeying the margins. We use prose everyday when we talk to our parents, siblings, grandmas, grandpas, teachers, friends, boyfriend or girlfriend. We write it; sometimes it is true and sometimes it is made up (we call that fiction.)

The most well known types of prose at school are: novels, short stories, essays, or articles. The expectation of how you write your homework during your student career, will always be prose, unless the teacher tells you to write it in poetry form.

When it comes to you and when you want to express your feelings, do you feel through prose or poetry?