I've been pretty bad about updating recently. Oops! So yesterday was a big day. We took our first test and turned in essays. I'll try to have those graded as soon as possible!
Today, our warm-up was talking about the test. What was difficult? What was easy? Do you think you studied enough? Do you think we sufficiently talked about everything that was on the test?
Afterwards, we took (lots of) notes on The Crucible and began reading Act 1. We will watch Acts 1 and 2 once we finish reading Act 1. Get excited. You'll see all sorts of fun things like someone drinking chicken blood and a bunch of "witchcraft."
Here's the rubric for the paper. I'll also try to make copies for y'all to have.
HAPPY THURSDAY! Almost there guys!
Today for warm-up you will be writing a short story using eight of the twenty vocab words you will be quizzed on tomorrow. We will then move on to a vocab review game. Winners will get two extra bonus points on their quizzes.
Next, I will hand out the study guide for the unit 1 test which will be on 8/23, as well as the instructions for paper one (due 8/24). We'll talk more about these in class.
The warm-up for Wednesday was:
Paltry: small or meager
Tattered: old and torn
For our warm-up today, we took the following aphorisms and put them into our own words. So, rephrase them into simpler terms.
Ad Project Presentation Grading Scale
We're almost there! It's almost Friday!!
WE HAVE A VOCAB QUIZ TOMORROW! You can't say I didn't warn you.
Today we finally finished the Equiano excerpt and discussed that. We then went to the king of "fire and brimstone" a.k.a. Jonathan Edwards. We read "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" and did an imagery activity on that. Please come see me concerning that if you were absent.
Tomorrow, we will do a practice CEI paragraph using these texts. We will then have time to use the laptops for our ad projects which we will be presenting Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
Hey guys! Happy halfway-through-the-week! Yesterday we watched a crash course video on slavery (which everyone loved! :P). Then we began reading the excerpt from Equiano's slave narrative which can be found in the book. If you need to borrow a book let me know. There are questions to answer to go along with that. We will go over those tomorrow (Thursday) in class. The remainder of class on Tuesday and Wednesday served as time to work on your Ad projects. Make sure you come prepared to work on those on Friday. Those will be due and you will present starting next Tuesday.
Here's a link to a quizlet page with the vocab for the next two weeks. It does have all 20, sorry!
Happy Monday, everyone! I hope y'all had a great weekend. I spent my weekend moving, so I'm super tired today. :/
Anyway, today for our warm-up we answered the questions, "What effect do advertisements have on our society? Are these positive or negative?" This was a lead into our project that we went over today. If you were absent, please come see me about the project. I have some instruction to add.
We took notes on rhetorical devices and were given flash cards for the first ten vocab words. YOU WILL HAVE A VOCAB QUIZ THIS FRIDAY! It's not a huge deal, just know your words. I'm attaching the words to this post. It won't be the same format as what I gave you in class, but it will be the exact definitions.
Let's have a great week!
abstemious- moderate; characterized by abstinence and self-discipline; temperate, sober
censurable- deserving blame or correction; blameworthy or reprehensible
contingent-(adj): likely but not certain to happen, possible, happening by chance; conditional, dependent; (noun): a representative group forming part of a larger body
corroborate-to confirm, make more certain; verify
denizen-an inhabitant; one who frequents a place; dweller
discursive-passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another; ambling, roving, nomadic; wandering
disseminate-to scatter or spread widely; disperse, broadcast, circulate
dowdy-poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste; frumpy
florid-highly colored, reddish, flushed, ruddy; excessively ornate, showy, flamboyant
foist-to impose by fraud; to pass off as genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion